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Heart of Roosevelt District! Walk to Univ of Wash, Greenlake and Whole Foods.

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Green Lake park on a perfect fall day


Last updated: 05/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:0
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom/1 Bath, plus Kitchen With Eating Nook. 500 Sq Ft. Max Occupancy: 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!

Even though we are a new listing for VRBO, we have had rented apts for many years, and many of our tenants have praised us for being wonderful landlords.

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 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 and a newly remodeled Bathroom. 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 - 500 sq ft Apartment with 1 Bedroom, a Kitchen with Eating Nook, and a 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.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    27 for adults, 7 for children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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!...moreless


  • Books:

    Large selection of recently published books. Guests are invited to choose a book to take with them...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    HD local channels over the air. Unlimited Netflix and HuluPlus accounts included. ...moreless

  • Television:

    AppleTV with HDTV flatscreen provided...moreless


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

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


  • Dining:

    There is an Eating Nook in the Kitchen with a round solid oak table and 4 chairs. Two windows look out to the backyard garden....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Community Fitness is close by. Many classes are available on a drop-in basis....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens include quality sheets, pillowcases and pillows, with comforter. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Street parking is available, and a Guest Tag will be provided. There is also one off-street parking spot available....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towel, hand towel and washcloth for each guest. Kitchen towels and dishcloths provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New stacked washer/dryer for private use of this apartment....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    A starter supply of coffee and a variety of teas are provided, along with sugar and alternative sweetener....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, Glassware and silverware included...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New Dishwasher with energy-efficient settings...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    New Kitchen cabinets, quartz counters and a stainless sink. Traditional built-in Kitchen hutch. Pots and pans, mixing bowls and serving utensils included. West windows bring in lots of light....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full-sized Microwave...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some condiments and oils provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Newer Stainless Refrigerator with bottom Freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    New full-sized stainless gas range with 4 burners and oven....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven provided...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Two bicycle rental businesses are within a few blocks...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    12' x 10' patio with chairs and small tables is available to guests and tenant. Washed aggregate surface....moreless

  • Golf:

    There is a great par-3 pitch-and-putt course at the south end of Greenlake. Clubs and balls can be rented. In addition, there are 9-hole and 18-hole courses in north Seattle...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent canoes and more at UW boathouse on Lk Washington, kayaks at NW Outdoor Center on Lk Union, paddle boats on Green Lake....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The backyard is about 15' x 50' and includes the patio, a garden area, potted plants, walkway, and the entries to all apts....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Snoqualmie Pass, Stevens Pass and Crystal Mountain all have ski areas within driving distance of Seattle...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public, lighted, tennis courts are located to the south of Greenlake, on a first come-first served basis....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Greenlake has a public indoor swimming pool and sauna available for a small fee. There are scheduled times for lap swims, open swims and family swim....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna:

    Sauna is available at Evans Pool at Greenlake...moreless



from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Apr 14 - Sep 20, 2017
4 night min stay
$760 $2,600
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$650 $2,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 10.1%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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19 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle-Tacoma Int'l Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Die Bierstube
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Colman Ferry Dock, Downtown Seattle
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Jackson Park Golf Course
6 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-5 Freeway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Salvatore Ristorante Italiano
59 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snoqualmie Pass
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Northeast Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA:
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 siding was in terrific condition, and 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!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Green Lake park on a perfect fall day

    Green Lake park on a perfect fall day

  • Make yourself a cup of coffee in this inviting Kitchen.

    Make yourself a cup of coffee in this inviting Kitchen.

  • Enjoy this sunny Kitchen with new cabinetry, appliances, and quartz counters.

    Enjoy this sunny Kitchen with new cabinetry, appliances, and quartz counters.

  • Enter the bedroom with its queen bed and windows to the garden.

    Enter the bedroom with its queen bed and windows to the garden.

  • Have some tea and read a book from the collection of new releases.

    Have some tea and read a book from the collection of new releases.

  • The apartment enters off this backyard and patio.

    The apartment enters off this backyard and patio.

  • The 2.8 mile path around Green Lake

    The 2.8 mile path around Green Lake

  • Take a walk in the woods at beautiful Ravenna Park

    Take a walk in the woods at beautiful Ravenna Park

  • Ravenna Blvd runs from Green Lake to Cowen and Ravenna Parks

    Ravenna Blvd runs from Green Lake to Cowen and Ravenna Parks

  • The patio is a favorite with our guests

    The patio is a favorite with our guests

  • The Entry and Nook look out to the garden.

    The Entry and Nook look out to the garden.

  • Queen bed in the Bedroom

    Queen bed in the Bedroom

  • Relax and read or watch a movie

    Relax and read or watch a movie

  • The Patio area, with Garden Shed behind, is a great place to start the day.

    The Patio area, with Garden Shed behind, is a great place to start the day.

  • Backyard and Patio area. Raspberries will be ripe soon!

    Backyard and Patio area. Raspberries will be ripe soon!

  • A heron at Green Lake Park

    A heron at Green Lake Park

  • Kids playground at Cowen Park

    Kids playground at Cowen Park

  • Drop-in to one of the many exercise classes

    Drop-in to one of the many exercise classes

VRBO #479586

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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