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Alki Beach Harbor House & TiPi, 420 Friendly, Where Beach living meets City life

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


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.

More Details

Property Manager
Rahel Cook
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Rahel Cook

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!

Rahel Cook purchased this house in 1964

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Your experience (public)

Just spent a girls' weekend (not nearly enough time) at Alki Beach Harbor House and we're already talking about our next visit. Rahel was an absolute pleasure to deal with and responded to any queries we had almost immediately. The excellent service plus the unique layout of the home, peaceful sitting areas and abundance of art made our stay a wonderful experience. We appreciated having access to bicycles for the weekend and loved taking morning rides alongside Puget Sound. Our only hesitation in booking was location, as we weren't sure that the water taxi service into downtown Seattle would be as easy as absolutely was! $5.25 and a 15 minute ride took us very close to Pike Place Market, Safeco Field and anywhere else we needed to be. There is also a Safeway within a 20 minute walk (or 5 minute car-to-go ride) to stock the fridge during your stay. All in all, Alki Beach Harbor House is a wonderful place to stay while in Seattle...I heartily recommend it!

Stayed (public)

April 2016
Apr 2016
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Alki House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , main floor bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , Very large ensuite with deep jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 bathrooms total, 1 full bathroom on each floor. Lower bathrooms are small.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1: Master Suite on Top Floor - 1 queen , Spectacular City View from Bed and sitting area
    Bedroom 2: with additional but private sleeping area - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Located on the main floor
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Alki Beach Harbor House & TiPi, 420 Friendly, Where Beach living meets City life
average rating of 4.923077 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this house for the weekend. It was everything the pictures show and more. The views are amazing. Rahel was very easy to work with and very accommodating. I would highly recommend renting this property. We came over to go to two Mariners game and having the water taxi right across the street was so handy. The best way to beat busy Seattle traffic. I can not say enough good things about our experience there.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great!!!! Rachel Cook is wonderful

  • 5 of 5

All who encountered the house immediately fell in love with/it.... thank you very much!!!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nothing can prepare you for this place. The pictures only give you a notion. The entire property exudes love, care, and impressive artistic taste. The views are unmatched, the amenities plentiful, and the community accessibility is effortless. It's right across from the water taxi (The road noise is something to note, but seriously, get over it. This place is fantastic!). I took the light rail from the airport and was there in an hour. Uber back was twenty minutes. The owners were super flexible and gracious, the bread and local jams a nice touch. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and every spice known to man (ok, this woman anyway) on site. I look forward to staying again; hopefully that time we can access the tipi. This is definitely a repeat visit! Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bellevue, WA

Spectacular Home

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Harbor House to celebrate my son's and my birthday - we live nearby but wanted to create a special weekend away from our normal lives. And this house and location delivered above and beyond my expectations. a) The view is simply spectacular - I don't know that you can find a better view to celebrate all that is special about Seattle than this; b) The house is so unique and lovely - filled with incredible artwork and personality at every turn; c) The location across from the water-taxi is so convenient; and d) the owner prepped the house with amenities that made it incredibly welcoming - notes on where to shop, beautiful fruit and snacks, etc. We loved our weekend at Harbor House and will definitely come back for another special occasion in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whitefish, Montana

Just stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful experience staying at Harbor House. We had a nice long stay and lacked for nothing. Very well appointed and equipped kitchen and full crock of tasty coffee made us happy. The tasty loaf of sourdough bread Rahel left for us didn't last long!

It's difficult to put into words an accurate enough description of the art, tiny boat collection, artifacts and furnishings. The entire stay I can say we were on sensory overload - in a very good way, discovering something different each day. We loved the brilliant colors, neon lighting, painted ceilings, numerous stairways, ponds, pathways, gardens and hideaways.

This is a very special and intriguing home and property. We couldn't fully enjoy the outside due to winter weather. We would love to return in the summer months to get the full effect of the exterior property and stay in the Tee Pee at the top of the hill.

The location of course is perfect to be based out of. Because of the location on a main through street it is not quiet and traffic inside can be heard round the clock. Most people it will not even phase. We adjusted quickly to the sounds.

The Water taxi is just across the street and ferry boats are a short distance down the street. Great restaurants are within walking distance.

The view from inside the homes middle and top levels of the Seattle Skyline at night is spectacular! Every moment available was spent lounging on the large sectionals and taking it all in.

Our hostess Rahel was responsive and accommodating. A very excellent experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home with a beautiful view! The home is very unique. The home is filled with treasures from the homeowner's adventures. Everywhere you look, you find something new to see. Plenty of room to relax and have a nice getaway. I wished I scuba dived.. we watched lots of scuba diving happening across the street. I highly recommend this home for an adult getaway. I don't recommend bringing children as their are too many treasures that could be broken. My partner and I already want to plan to come back with another couple and share this experience with them.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Saltys on Alki, Marination
Nearest Ferry
Seattle Water taxi into the city
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
West Seattle Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Saltys on Alki, Marination.
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.


Rates & Availability

Alki House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 21 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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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