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Heart Of Roosevelt District! Walk To Univ of Wash, Greenlake And Whole Foods.

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom/1 Bath, Sitting Area/Home Office and Kitchen. 700 Sq Ft. Max Occ: 2

Imagine enjoying the comforts of home in one of the most convenient locations in Seattle. Come stay in the separate apartment of our beautifully updated and spacious 1912 Craftsman bungalow and explore all Seattle has to offer!

The Suite at Ravenna Guest House is nestled within the friendly Roosevelt neighborhood located just a short drive to the freeway, allowing for convenient access to the airport (25 min.), downtown Seattle (10 min.), and many other neighborhoods. With 6 bus lines nearby, it is incredibly easy to use public transportation around the city and to and from the airport. Enjoy short walks to the University District Farmer’s Market, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Greenlake, and a variety of restaurants - including brew pubs, coffee shops, family-friendly and fine dining.

This updated, and well-equiped, main floor apartment has its own keyless Entry, and a stacked Washer/Dryer. With its own gas furnace and thermostat, you are easily able to control the heat year-round.

The Suite offers 1 spacious Bedroom, a New Kitchen and Eating Nook, a Sitting Room/Home Office, and a newly remodeled Bathroom with shower and W/D. The Bedroom has a queen bed, complete with bedding including sheets and a comforter. There is a generous closet.

We’ve focused on offering you the comforts of home with quality beds and pillows, and cotton towels and sheets. So plan on a good night’s sleep here!

The new Kitchen is ready and equipped for your stay, with quartz counters, a stainless sink and new gas range and dishwasher.

Relax in the Bedroom - sit back and enjoy a movie on the flat-screen TV or curl up with a good book.

The patio is available at all times. Morning coffee, afternoon tea, an outdoor meal, a glass of wine - you will find this to be an inviting space.

Ravenna Guest House consists of two short-term rentals plus a traditionally rented basement apartment.

The comfort of your stay is very important to us. If you find that something you need is missing, please do not hesitate to contact us directly and we will do our best to meet your needs. We are also happy to provide you with additional information about the neighborhood and other attractions in Seattle.

Accommodation: The Suite at Ravenna Guest House - 700 sq ft Apartment with 1 Bedroom, a Kitchen with Eating Nook, a Sitting Room/Home Office, and a 3/4 Bath, including washer/dryer.

Please contact owner with special requests. Children welcome over 7 years old. Maximum Occupancy: 2.

Payment of one-half of total rental fee is required to confirm reservation. Property will remain listed as available until confirmed and payment has cleared. Full balance (including taxes, and cleaning fee) is due 14 days prior to check-in. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m., Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Elaine

Owners, Tom and Elaine, are locals, having grown up east of Lake Washington. Elaine headed to the University of Washington and found she loved Seattle, and within a few years of marrying Tom, they decided to make NE Seattle their home. She studied architecture at the UW, and went on to start a residential design business. Tom was a home builder for many years, before he joined Elaine in design. We currently live just 5 minutes away, and are here at this house for work every day.

We're happy to answer questions.

Elaine purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Elaine chose Roosevelt

We had lived and worked in the Roosevelt District for several years when this Craftsman home on Ravenna Boulevard came up for sale. It had been 'upgraded' with aluminum siding, but we could see its beautiful lines, and bought it. We moved our office to the main floor and rented out the upper and basement apts. Years later, while prepping for house painting we discovered the original shingle siding was in terrific condition, so we stripped off 700 pounds of aluminum, and revealed the lovely original cedar siding. We spend part of almost every day at our office here in this house and in the Roosevelt District, and we never get tired of it!

What makes this apartment unique

Ravenna Boulevard is a beautiful street with a meridian of grass and trees, 24 blocks long, that runs from close to University Village and the east end of Ravenna Park, all the way to Green Lake. There are dedicated bike lanes, and people run, jog, walk, skate along this route all the time. It's a historic house in a wonderful location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Seattle is a beautiful city, and if you have the chance to stay in a place as friendly as this one, you will have a perfect time. I stayed here for a little more than a week, and if I ever return to Seattle I will return to the Ravenna Guest House. The location is great and Elaine and Tom are excellent hosts.
Apr 2015
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Roosevelt Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly remodeled Bath, with shower stall. Sink with Cabinet and toilet. Stacked Washer/Dryer. There is also a Linen Cabinet and openable window. High ceiling.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Good-sized Bedroom with Queen Bed and three insulated windows. There is a reading corner and the bookshelf is stocked with books. Enjoy the flatscreen HD AppleTV, with Netflix account. High ceiling and a 4.5' closet.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Enterprise and Budget Car Rental offices are in the neighborhood. You can rent a car for just the days you need, and walk or ride buses to get around otherwise!


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Heart Of Roosevelt District! Walk To Univ of Wash, Greenlake And Whole Foods.
average rating of 4.8125 based on 56 reviews

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

We rented the apartment for a dear friend from Spain and he had a great stay. We visited often and found the apartment delightful, light, quiet, and perfectly located. In the future, we will rent this apartment again and recommend it to all our friends since it's also so close to our apartment. A favorite feature for our friend was Ravenna Park, the remarkable ravine that's just a couple of blocks away but feels like you're in the deep woods away from everything. We love the architecture and how nicely decorated it is. Thank you for a great stay! This also reflects our friend's feelings and he wanted to be sure we told you how happy he was in the apartment!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ravenna Guesthouse

  • 5 of 5

This guesthouse was perfect for our needs all week. Everything was tidy, clean and very quiet for being on a corner. Parking was simple and available. Easy access to the University of Washington and downtown Seattle by bus line, Uber and the light rail service. We enjoyed our stay and will recommend it to our friends who may be visiting the Seattle area in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The location was absolutely perfect for my purposes, near the University and within convenient walking distance of 3 groceries: Whole Foods, Safeway, and Trader Joe's. With a complete kitchen I only ate one restaurant meal the entire week. (Hint: Pack a couple cloth grocery bags.) Transportation is much more convenient than you might imagine. A bus (#45) takes you from the Link light rail right to your doorstep (and back), and a downtown bus (#70) is just a short walk away. If you're a hiker then all of NE Seattle is open to you -- one day I walked around Green Lake, up to the Zoo and back.

The apartment is the same size that I live in at home, with all the amenities. I will definitely be going back! (Thanks Elaine!)

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Charming

  • 4 of 5

Very charming, well equipped apartment close to everything we needed. Would stay again when we are in Seattle.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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I would stay there again.

  • 4 of 5

I would stay there again. It was only a 10 minute lyft drive to my friends and anywhere I had to be. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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We highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay! Elaine was very hospitable. Location was great for us us as it very accessible to University of Washington Medical Centre, which was the main reason for our visit. Easy access via public transport and by foot. We found the Roosevelt neighbourhood very convenient with many nice diverse restaurants and bars. Thank You. Bob and Barb

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Die Bierstube
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Colman Ferry Dock, Downtown Seattle
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Jackson Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I-5 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Salvatore Ristorante Italiano
Nearest Ski
59 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Greenlake Park
Car: not necessary

The Ravenna Suite at Ravenna Guest House is located in the heart of the Roosevelt District - an easy walk to University of Washington, Greenlake and Whole Foods. There are 6 bus lines close by, including Express bus service to downtown, and direct bus service to Husky Stadium. Car and bike rentals are available close by, too. Explore the Roosevelt District, with restaurants, pubs, interesting shops, parks and more, all within walking distance.

Join the locals and take a stroll on the 2.6 mile path around Greenlake, where you will also find special events, sport fields, and paddle boats for rent. And don't miss visiting the UW, one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.

Ravenna Park is just blocks away, but it feel like you have left the city behind. The trail through the wooded ravine is a favorite walk for locals.

South of the UW campus, across the Montlake Bridge, is the Washington Park Arboretum and the lovely and tranquil Japanese Garden.

Swimming beaches and boating opportunities abound on Lake Washington, Lake Union and Greenlake. Rent kayaks from the Northwest Outdoor Center on Lake Union and paddle by the Floating Home communities and urban shoreline, while enjoying the spectacular view back to downtown Seattle.

On the western boundary of Seattle is Puget Sound. Visit the Locks, Shilshole Marina and Golden Gardens Park along our saltwater shoreline - all just a few miles west of the Roosevelt District.

Hop on a bus to downtown and you will find the Seattle Center with the Space Needle at its heart, Pike Place Market, ferry terminal, shopping, theaters and restaurants, our professional sports stadiums, and nightlife.

Take a day trip to Mt Rainier, or plan a hike in the Snoqualmie National Forest area. Head out to the many lakes and rivers, experience white water rafting, or bike on our extensive bike trail system. In the summer and fall, the North Cascades Highway opens, and you might feel like you have landed in the Alps.

There is so much to see and do, and we're happy to make suggestions based on your interests.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $100

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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