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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Where Beach Living Meets City Life

Is the most sought after waterfront home on Alki. It is a short walk to the Seattle Water Taxi and numerous activities. A home that is an artistic architectural landmark in a superb location with a phenomenal unobstructed views of Seattle and Elliot Bay. The Seattle Water TaxI cruises you in minutes to Seattle’s downtown and stadiums. The myriad of activities, steps from your door include, kayaking, paddle boarding, 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.

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 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 Eagles, people and numerous types of water craft. For added viewing pleasure, walls throughout the house, are adorned with the owner’s art and museum quality collections. Just being will occupy and amuse you for hours.

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 1 dedicated onsite parking space. 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
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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

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 advertised...it 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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Amenities

North Admiral House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Extra guest fee applies after first 2 guests.
  • Non-negotiable cleaning fee per stay applies
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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 bathroom on each floor. Lower bathrooms are small.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Alki Beach Harbor House, 420 Friendly, Where Beach living meets City life
average rating of 4.888889 based on 46 reviews
5

a polished gem amidst boulders

  • 5 of 5

great design, beautiful artwork, great purpose. Peace and tranquility yet right in the middle of everything. A wonderful getaway. Thanks Rachel for your kindness. Would definitely stay again if in the Seattle area.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, wonderful house, but falsely accused of stealing

  • 3 of 5

We loved the house, it has everything you would need, and then some.

When we got home, the owner took $150 from our deposit, saying that an item from the walls were missing, she said she had a pic of it the day we arrived from the people who were there bofore us, wanting to purchase it.

I suppose she wouldn’t sell it to them. She continued to think that one of us took it. Apparently it was returned to her w/ an apology note. She thanked ME for sending it back to her & refunded the $150. I was happy to get a refund, but very disappointed to be accused of stealing

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I am enchanted by Harbor House

  • 5 of 5

Words can simply not describe our delight with this home

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous & restful!

  • 5 of 5

Words can’t truly describe the views and the peaceful calm we all experienced at Alki Beach House. Location was beyond perfect - Uber/Lyft and water taxi was all we needed. Comfortable beds, and the very few minor issues we had were quickly addressed with a smile.

Sincerely hope we’ll have occasion to stay here again 😎?🌴?

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Artist oasis with a perfect view of the Seattle skyline

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most unique vacation homes I've ever stayed at. Every wall is decorated with art from different parts of the world. It has several common areas of the house (patios, lounge areas, koi pond, and garden) for your group to socialize and relax in. The house also has huge windows that gives you amazing views of the Seattle skyline. The location is in a quieter area of town, but it's close enough to some of the more lively and hip areas of town too. There are tons of nearby activities (kayaking, bike shares, diving, water taxi to downtown, etc.)

Space wise the house can easily house 6 people while 8 would be stretching it as the two beds downstairs are on the smaller side. The only con I can think of is none of the large windows have curtains which can be hard for light sleepers (or those who want a bit more privacy). I would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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How soon can we get back?

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful home is amazing from the moment you step through the foliage shielding the public sidewalk from the one leading in to paradise. Every space you enter is unique and filled with art. Quite a diverse collection of artifacts from around the world and things like model boats and tiny motors to match! There are many seating areas inside and out, and it's the most relaxing place I've ever stayed. We were a party of 6 and never felt like we were on top of each other. You could always find a quiet corner. The views are even better in real life! It is clean and you can find everything you need easily. The location is perfect for any sight-seeing you want to do with the ferry so close. The lower level was a bit musty.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
SeaTac
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
I-5
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Extra Guest Fee $15 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee per 2 $175

Cannabis permitted in Green Canna room only.
Check in 4:00
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 per night
Water features may provide danger!!
No children under 12 years old, due to numerous water features, architectural and design elements.
Read rental contract carefully, as we strictly enforce all contractual conditions and exclusions.

Manager'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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