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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 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. 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 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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 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 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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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.

Amenities

North Admiral House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12
  • 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
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 ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

10/10 Experience!

  • 5 of 5

A few friends and I ended a weeklong road trip in Seattle and although the trip would have been an unforgettable experience regardless, being able to cap off the trip in this house made the whole trip that much more special. One of the coolest homes I have ever seen - sometimes we had difficulty getting out and exploring because we were so content just staying in! Easy ferry ride to Pike Place, numerous bike sharing services just across the street and a jaw-dropping view of Seattle's skyline.. what more could you ask for?! Rahel was also amazing - timely and helpful with responses to any questions or inquiries we had and as nice as could be. I am already looking forward to my next visit to Seattle and I'll have to recruit some fellow travelers because there is no way I can pass up staying in this gem if available!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Interesting eclectic property

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful interesting place with superb views, plenty of space and all possible amenities in a very convenient location for downtown Seattle and Alki beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Excellent for a relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I hosted a girls weekend here and it was wonderful. The location can’t be beat. The water taxi to downtown is literally across the street. The view from every level of this eccentric home is incredible. I highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A piece of Alki Beach history...

  • 5 of 5

A unique and historic piece of Alki Beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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ECLECTIC WITH A VIEW TO DIE FOR!!!

  • 4 of 5

This rental felt more like we were guests at a friends home who had just stepped out. I've never stayed anywhere that had so much personal art and collections. There was truly something to see no matter where in the house you went. Everyone of us felt like we needed to tour the home before we did anything else. Fully stocked, and we loved that the guests prior have a seeming "tradition" of leaving extras, so we started our stay with a few things we hadn't gotten at the store yet...and our first taste of Ranier Beer! The view of Seattle was magnificent, and the ease of getting back and forth on the water taxi to visit the city was perfect. We rented kayaks right down the block, saw sea lions and eagles, and although the home was meant to be a base for sightseeing, sitting on the upper deck was one of the best locations ever!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Authentic Alki Experience!

  • 5 of 5

If you want a magical experience that is a true Alki home, this is your place! The views are unbelievable and the house is filled with treasures from the owners' world travels. It is steps from the water taxi that will take you to downtown Seattle in minutes. It is also steps from one of our favorite Alki restaurants, Salty's. They also left kitchen basics for us so that we had breakfast and hot coffee and tea the first morning. Such a thoughtful touch!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee per 2 $175
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 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
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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