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Alki Beach Harbor House & Tipi, 420 Friendly, Where Beach Living Meets City Life

(24 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Canna friendly, waterfront, city view, 4 sleeping area, 3 baths,beach,water taxi

Where Beach Living Meets City Life
Is the most sought after waterfront home on ALKI. It is STEPS TO the Seattle Water Taxi and numerous activities. A home that is an artistic architectural landmark in a superb location, with a phenomenal unobstructed Seattle and Elliot Bay view. The Seattle Water TaxI cruises you in 10 minutes to Seattle’s down town and stadiums. The myriad activities, steps from your door include, kayaking, paddle boards, biking, scuba diving, beach walking and more. It is situated amongst award winning restaurants, and Alki Beach’s popular strip of numerous bars, galleries, and shops. It offer the ONLY authentic, Seattle skyline view TiPi experience, in the world.

Alki Beach Harbor House
Offers four separate sleeping areas, three bathrooms, along with numerous places within and out to relax. Soothe your soul and enjoy the view; be it by the waterfall amidst bamboo, the meditative Tea House, the Green Canna Room (for smoking pleasure, legal in Washington), the tranquil Koi Pond, the Back deck where you are one with nature, or the top City view deck, while observing Orcas, Eagles, people and numerous types of water craft. For added viewing pleasure, walls throughout the house, are adorned with the owner’s art and extensive museum quality collections. Just being will occupy and amuse you for hours.
The THUNDERBIRD TiPi and deck, will bless you with an authentic TiPi experience. Located, through a gate, at the top of the property it will accommodate 6 loungers and 4 sleepers, with a fire pit-chiminea, and stellar view.

The house offers easy commutes to and from SeaTac airport, I-5, 99, and the surrounding Seattle area. The Seattle Metro Bus system, a complimentary local shuttle, and Uber are steps away. You have 2 dedicated onsite parking spaces. You will surely have your needs and desires met as you enjoy all the amenities that accompany this fully equipped home.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Due to architectural elements and numerous water features, Children under 12 years of age are not allowed. Children must be supervised at all times. Owner takes no responsibility. ...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    ONLY in the separate 'Green Canna' room. (Cannabis is legal in State of Washington)House is NON-smoking....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: Master Suite on Top Floor: 1 queen

    Spectacular City View from Bed and sitting area...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: with additional but private sleeping area: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Located on the main floor...moreless

  • There are a total of 4 separate sleeping areas at the Alki Beach Harbor House. Master suite is located on the top floor with an unbelievable view. The 2nd Bedroom is located on the main floor and has a queen sized bed. The 3rd Bedroom has a double bed plus a bonus sleeping area on the lower level. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    main floor bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, jetted tub

    Very large ensuite with deep jetted tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • 3 bathrooms total, 1 full bathroom on each floor. Lower bathrooms are small....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Netflix, Amazon Prime, Antenna HD digital, Roku...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TV's are located on each floor. Smart TV's in the living room and in the main floor bedroom. TV in the master suite. TV in the lower level sitting area includes Roku....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Two beautiful beach coves in front of home. Famous "Scuba Dive" coves. ...moreless

  • Downtown:

    10 minutes by Water Taxi to Downtown Seattle, Taxi is steps from the home....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    View of the Cascades and Mt. Rainier...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Unobstructed view of Elliott Bay and Seattle City Skyline....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Elliott Bay, an extension of Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean....moreless

  • Village:

    West Seattle, a peninsula directly across from Metropolitan Seattle, divided by Ellliot Bay, has a small town feel to it. ...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Unobstructed view of Seattle Sky Line, and Ellliott Bay...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There is a formal dining room table that seats 6. Outside is a covered deck with a large table and chairs to comfortably seat 6. There is additional dining seating at the kitchen bar to seat 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There is a gas fireplace located on the main floor in the comfortable living/TV room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    gas furnace...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality 1,800 thread count linens for each bed, including the fold out couch are provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    This home has many living & sitting areas. On the first floor there's a very cozy living room and a comfortable sitting area for spectacular people watching. Additional seating area in master suite....moreless

  • Parking:

    2 off street parking spot...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Basket coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for 8 people provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen with gas cooktop and full sized oven....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We provide a small amount of local tea, coffee and creamer as well as seasonal fruit and snacks for guests upon arrival for convenience. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full sized refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stoved...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles can be rented directly across the street....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boats can be rented directly across the street....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    7 decks in total. One on the main floor, three off the master suite (one in front, two in back), one off of the Tea House, one off of the TiPi and one off of the pool area....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks can be rented directly across the street....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    This home has a very unique and beautiful Tea House for Meditation or relaxation. Something other rentals simply don't provide....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Koi Pond Waterfalls "Canna" Room (a lovely, unique sun room with couch and cozy seating areas. Perfect for relaxing)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 21 - Sep 10, 2017
2 night min stay
4th of July
Jul 1 - Jul 5, 2017
5 night min stay

flat fee
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay

flat fee
Dec 22 - Dec 25, 2017
4 night min stay

flat fee
New Year's
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning fee per 2 $175
  • Add per each additional $15
  • Tax Rate 10.1%


Alcohol and drug use are prohibited in the TiPi due to liability issues.

Cannabis permitted in Green Canna room only.

Check in 3:00

Check out 11:00

Refunds in full up to 30 days prior to arrival.

Cleaning fees based on one couple, add $15.00 each additional person

If approved, small dogs, treated for tics and fleas, less than 15 pounds may be allowed, with $200.00 non-refundable fee/important note!!! Water features may provide danger!!

No children under 12 years old, due to numerous water features, architectural and design elements.

Payments can be made through Pay Pal, Mastercard, Visa, direct bank deposits

Read rental contract carefully, as we strictly enforce all contractual conditions and exclusions.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
North Admiral (West Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA)
Nearest Barpub
Saltys on Alki, Marination
North Admiral (West Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA)
Nearest Ferry
Seattle Water taxi into the city
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
West Seattle Golf Course
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
North Admiral (West Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA)
Nearest Restaurant
Saltys on Alki, Marination.
North Admiral (West Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA)
Nearest Beach
Alki beach

Car: Not Necessary

Aside from numerous water related activities, West Seattle is known for its numerous walking/bike trails, large 'Old growth Forest Parks',( Lincoln Park, Schmitz Park, Camp Long,) Longfellow Creek walking trail, Duwamish River pocket parks and bike trail and its Chinese gardens. It hosts a Sunday Farmers Market, along with many art, music, and cultural events throughout the year. Trips to many Islands by boat only. The water Taxi will take you to the main Ferry terminal.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1964

About: THE OWNERS: In the mid 60’s the Seattle skyline had the Space Needle to the North and The Smith Tower to the South. There was nothing tall in-between the two notable structures. This is when I purchased this property, thinking I would live in the small beach cottage a few years. As time elapsed Seattle was growing, memories were created that could not be made today. My children diving off the old Sea Crest Marina piers, mooring our boat steps from our front door, sailing across Elliot Bay to Seattle, are but a few. Years went by, the memories and stories flourished and I realized I loved the house and area and was destined to stay. The house was so small it needed to grow. The first growth spurt was in the mid 70’s, when the children and the house grew taller. Next came 1980, the year I met my future husband. We complemented each other’s passion for art and creating with space. The spirit of the house and its land generously continued giving us the opportunity to fulfill our visions and dreams, often in the face of local growth obstacles. Today the Marina and boats are gone, the Seattle skyline is magnificent, and the house is beyond recognition of its former self. It welcomes the multitude of changes it observes and the attention it gets.. It deserves to be shared, through it you know the owners. Our home invites you to create your own stories and memories. Enjoy!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Superb Location, water taxi to Seattle waterfront, downtown, stadiums, museums, galleries and shopping. Beach, water activities and rentals, kayaking, biking, scuba diving, award winning restaurants, home has unique features with numerous places to relax and enjoy the stunning Seattle City Skyline.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • View of Seattle Skyline from top deck

    View of Seattle Skyline from top deck

  • Entry into Alki Beach Harbor House

    Entry into Alki Beach Harbor House

  • Main dining room

    Main dining room

  • Second Sitting Room with gas fireplace

    Second Sitting Room with gas fireplace

  • Master bed area.

    Master bed area.

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Green Canna Room

    Green Canna Room

  • Inside of Tea House

    Inside of Tea House

  • Beautiful zen garden with a Koi pond.

    Beautiful zen garden with a Koi pond.

  • TiPi at night

    TiPi at night

  • Seattle Skyline

    Seattle Skyline

  • A few of the 'locals' right out in front of Alki Beach Harbor House

    A few of the 'locals' right out in front of Alki Beach Harbor House

  • Coming up the front walk way

    Coming up the front walk way

  • Sitting room with a full view of Elliot Bay and the Seattle skyline

    Sitting room with a full view of Elliot Bay and the Seattle skyline

  • Kitchen


  • Main Floor Bathroom

    Main Floor Bathroom

  • Upper Floor Sitting Area

    Upper Floor Sitting Area

  • Sun room, both with or without retractable awning. Lovely view of the bay.

    Sun room, both with or without retractable awning. Lovely view of the bay.

  • Lower level sleeping and sitting area

    Lower level sleeping and sitting area

  •  Waterfall amidst bamboo,seen from t.v. gas fireplace room.

    Waterfall amidst bamboo,seen from t.v. gas fireplace room.

  • TiPi


  • Water Taxi

    Water Taxi

  •  Watching  our eagles who nest close by.

    Watching our eagles who nest close by.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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