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Spacious, Remodeled Craftsman home.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

This classic Seattle Craftsman home sits on a residential street in one of the city's most active communities, Capitol Hill. 'The Hill' is known for its nightlife and diverse dining options, while our home is a private retreat from the busy streets that surround it. Many neighborhood residents do not even keep a car, because it is so easy to hop a bus or walk to neighborhood events, or even downtown.

We have a well-appointed, eat-in kitchen. You can watch dozens of neighbors walking their dogs as you have breakfast. Bring a new recipe or two with you and collect fresh ingredients from the famous Pike Street Market or the Broadway Farmers' Market to cook at home. You won't be disappointed with the amenities the kitchen has to offer, with room for multiple cooks to work together. The dining room is large enough to spread out after dinner for conversation or games.

You might want to take in a jazz show in nearby Belltown, or hear live Indie music a few blocks away in the Pike/Pine Corridor. On Broadway, two blocks away, you can take in a drag show, or enjoy a chocolate martini or dessert at Dilletente, a chocolate artisan of local renown.

Each evening, there is a gradual homecoming of seaplanes which you can view from the roof deck. They approach from the north of the city, circle the Space Needle, and find their berth for the night on Lake Union. These aircraft are sightseeing and commuter flights from Victoria and islands of Puget Sound.

More Details

Doug Oakey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Doug Oakey

My partner Jeff and I have lived in this house for 11 years, watching the neighborhood add amenities that connect it to the city at large. We operated a former residence as a B & B for several years, which allowed us to meet fantastic travelers from around the world. We sell residential real estate, and we have learned that there is something of great interest in every neighborhood of Seattle.

Doug Oakey purchased this house in 2006

Why Doug Oakey chose Seattle

The density of Capitol Hill and the diversity of the people ensures that there is always something or someone to watch. If you like people or dogs, this is the place for you! Whether you have a large entertainment budget or none at all, Capitol Hill will engage you, and is a great place from which to explore any part of the city.

When we are finished working or exploring for the day, we like to relax on the roof deck, from which we watch a gradual parade of sea planes returning from Victoria and the islands of Puget Sound. From their northern approach, they circle the Space Needle and descend to their berth on the south end of Lake Union. We invite you to make this small ritual a part of your summer vacation in Seattle.

What makes this house unique

With its classic craftsman architecture, this home offers a glimpse of the past, a bit of modern luxury, and one of the best locations for shopping, coffee drinking, and bar-hopping in the Northwest. We are literally shoehorned in among multi-family dwellings, which makes our streets some of the most colorful and lively in the city.


Capitol Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , The main bath is in the upstairs hall.
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Fully-tiled shower room and heated floors.
    Powder room - toilet , There is a powder room near the entry hall.
  • Luxurious finishes include heated floors and a vaulted ceiling with a chandelier. Both upstairs bathrooms have over-sized showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • guest bedroom - 1 queen , This room has a cozy window seat for reading.
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , The master bedroom has 3 separate areas and en suite bath.
  • The master bedroom has a large dressing area, a separate sitting room with views, and an en-suite 3/4 bath. The bed is new queen-sized platform bed with a firm mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
Capitol Hill is a popular destination for tourists as well as Seattle residents seeking good restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries, and theatres. The walk score from the house is 98, which means almost anything you might need is within a comfortable walking range. We are 2 blocks from the Sunday Farmers' Market, as well as the streetcar line and buses. Seattle University and Cornish College of the Arts are within walking distance. Capitol Hill is a popular center for casual entertainment (sometimes on the street or in parks) and many dining opportunities. Step outside the door, and you will never be bored.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Spacious, Remodeled Craftsman home.
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews

Great location and patios!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location to get to the downtown and lake union areas, as it was a very short walk to the train. The multiple level patios were very nice to see views of the city and mountains. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home in Capitol Hill

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we've stayed in this beautiful home. The house is gorgeous and impeccably maintained. It has a main floor and rooftop patio with stunning views. The whole place is just so nice, beautiful wood flooring, master bedroom with ensuite, large beautiful kitchen, living room is warm and comfortable. Doug is a super host, we had great communication with him before, during and after our stay. He was very helpful throughout. Hope we can stay here every time we come to Seattle. Thank you Doug.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you G. You are always welcome here. Thank you for your generous review. Doug
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Truly Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Could not have had a more perfect place to call home for a few days. The rooms were set up to ensure the highest comfort for us parents and our kids. The kitchen was divine (even though we decided not to cook during vacation). We enjoyed the view from both decks which were beautiful in the daytime and nighttime. My favorite was the warm and familiar decor - from books and CD's, freshly ground coffee and the french press, nice thick towels to the smaller details - binoculars, a basket of various sized flip flops to access the rooftop deck and games by the large formal dining table. Everywhere I turned made me smile . Truly a home away from home.

This remodeled craftsman is centrally located. We walked to Kizuki Ramen for dinner, Glo's for breakfast, Hot Cakes for a late night snack and QFC for groceries. All our Lyft rides around Seattle to all the standard tourist traps were less than $12.

When concerned about the temperature, Doug immediately helped and we had the pleasure of meeting him in person on the last day. We intend to return to this lovely home in a busy neighborhood when we return to Seattle.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, A. We love sharing the house, which is an interesting piece of history, but the great bonus for us has been the people we have met. It was great to meet your lovely family. Sincerely, Doug
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Beautiful home in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous vacation in this beautiful, well-appointed and conveniently located home. We were within easy walking/train distance to all of the things we wanted to see downtown. Freeway access from the house is easy. The house itself is amazing...lovely and comfortable. Would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Seattle.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful craftsman Getaway Home

  • 5 of 5

Overall marvelous time. There were 4 of us: mom, dad and 2 daughters visiting to celebrate our Uncle and Aunt's 90th Birthday party. The home was so wonderful that we spontaneously invited a bunch of folks over to continue the celebration with a quiet gathering of food and wine on our last day there. All the amenities and space were there to make it a wonderful stay and a wonderful final evening. We definitely hope to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy that the house enabled you to continue the visit with your family in such a way. Please stay with us again when you can. Best regards, Doug
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Lovely, well-located house

  • 5 of 5

This property turned out to be perfect for us. We actually live in Seattle, but needed a place for our 2 daughters and their husbands to stay over Christmas holidays. The owners have done a wonderful job lovingly and expertly restoring the home. The decor is tasteful, and our kids reported the beds were comfy and they slept peacefully. The dining table accommodated the 6 of us with room to spare; and the kitchen!! It had everything we could want for preparing sumptuous gourmet meals... which we did, several times. The owners themselves were super responsive, and pleasant to deal with. Location of the house is perfect for walking anyplace in Capitol Hill or downtown, and only a couple of blocks from bus stops that will take you anywhere in the city. (We did not bother with a car.) We didn't make use of the upper deck because it was freezing, raining and snowing. But the view is great from there. We will make use of this same house again when family comes to visit, if they will have us back!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stan. We are happy that you enjoyed the house, and that you enjoyed the kitchen. Your family are most welcome anytime. Doug
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
SEATAC - Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Coleman Dock Downtown Seattle
Nearest Golf
4.8 Miles
Jefferson Golf Course, 4101 Beacon Avenue South
Nearest Train
300 Metres
light rail 3 blocks away
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Ski
85 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
2.6 Miles
Madison Park on Lake Washington
Car: not necessary

Quick bus service or cab to Experience Music Project, Amazon Campus, University of Washington, Pike Street Farmers' Market, Seattle Sculpture Park, Arboretum and Japanese Garden. There is a surface trolley system between King Street Station (Amtrak and Link Light Rail) and the Broadway district. The terminus is at Seattle Central College, 4 blocks from the house.


Rates & Availability

Capitol Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $75 + Tax
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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