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Spacious, Remodeled Craftsman home.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 21 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Doug Oakey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 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.

Amenities

Capitol Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Spacious, Remodeled Craftsman home.
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 51 reviews
5

Wonderful home in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The home exceeded our expectations. As a VRBO owner I appreciated that they leave their kitchen fully stocked including seasonings etc. making preparing a meal very easy. A wonderful setting in a very convenient location. Easy to walk to large grocery store and many restaurants. Walking to downtown is very doable. The owners stay downstairs in the basement but we were barely aware they were there. They were very helpful if we needed them. Only negative, which has nothing to do with the home, is that we did have to rent a car because we were moving my daughter to an apartment. Parking was very difficult in this particular part of town despite the fact that the owners provide you with a parking pass.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear K., Thank you for your honest review. Parking has been a challenge for decades, the main drawback of living in a densely-populated neighborhood. It really is a pedestrian-oriented location. We're really glad you enjoyed the kitchen! Doug
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5

Classy, comfortable, & cozy!

  • 5 of 5

This home is the perfect getaway! You can enjoy the hustle & bustle of Capitol Hill, knowing that you have a quiet, spacious, well-appointed home to return to at the end of the day. The house is located in the heart of the neighborhood, and everything you could desire is within easy walking distance. Every nook & cranny of this elegant home speaks to the history of the house, while at the same time you are never left wanting for the comfort of modern accessories. The variety of breathtaking views offered by the multi-level decks are only a small part of what makes this home such a catch - Doug & Jeff's home is truly a gem from top to bottom, inside & out. Do yourself a favor and stay here for the Seattle vacation of your dreams.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Antonio
5

Immaculate, beautifully-remodeled home

  • 5 of 5

The house far-exceded our expectations. Rooms are spacious, and you'll immediately notice the charming contrast of the old vs. the beautiful new updates. The location of the Capitol Hill neighborhood was perfect, and we especially enjoyed the house's proximity to the Light Rail station. I would absolutely recommend a stay at Doug and Jeff's home.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your enthusiasm. We enjoyed having you in the house. It is always rewarding when folks enjoy the charm of an older house. Please come again. Doug
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Canton Ohio
5

Wonderful stay/Great location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect weekend in Seattle. Great weather was only part of the reason. Our hosts provided a beautiful home for 4 of us to explore Seattle. The home is gorgeous and is centrally located in the Capitol Hill area. It is walking distance to many restaurants and bars, but more importantly, it is a short 2 blocks from the light rail station. It is also about 2 blocks from a grocery store.

The well equipped kitchen is a cook's delight and the house has two decks (one of which is rooftop) with great views of the waterfront and the Space Needle.

When compared to reserving 2 hotel rooms, this home is a bargain as well. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael, I wish we had had more time to talk with you. Just after you left, we took a day-trip to Bainbridge Island ourselves, to see the new art museum and an incredible quilt show through the town. You were a good influence on us to explore a little more. Best regards, Doug
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5

Great home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week staying in Doug & Jeff's amazing house. Everything about the house was perfect. The beds are comfortable. The house was clean and well decorated. Great big dining room table. The kitchen is great for those who like to cook. They have nice appliances, decent sharp knives and cookware which I find to be lacking in most other rentals we have stayed. The terrace on the top of the house and the back balconies were such a treat for a little respite and evening cocktail. The location is close to tons of restaurants and bars, shopping and grocery stores. Anything you want, is within walking distance.

Jeff and Doug made themselves available if we needed anything. This was definitely one of our best VRBO rental experiences and would stay here again given the opportunity.

PS. If you do have a car, as mentioned on the rental details, there is only street parking. We were fortunate to have had an off street space (thank you Doug & Jeff) for a few days but then found it a challenge to find parking on the street for the second half of the week. Being from Vermont, it was probably a little more highlighted for us than if you are from a big city and used to cruising around looking for a space. There are parking lots around, which is what we had to do for the last night. It's a very busy little neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and the honest appraisal of the parking situation. We enjoyed having you stay in the house. Please come again. Doug
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5

This is a beautiful home in a good location. We made a good choice!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are gracious and available. They've renovated this old home and it's beautifully restored but with a beautiful new Kitchen. It's well equipped except for regular coffee pot. (They have French press). Huge

dining room and bedrooms with good beds. We really enjoyed the three porches to enjoy the views and breezes.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very enjoyable having you with us. Please come again! Doug
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
SEATAC - Seattle Tacoma International Airport
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
I-5
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Americana
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
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.