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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

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.


Seattle 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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.


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Spacious, Remodeled Craftsman home.
average rating of 4.921875 based on 64 reviews

Better than being at home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I use homeaway and Airbnb when we travel exclusively and all of the previous review are spot on! From start (home is beautiful, kitchen is ready for a chef, beds are more comfy than at home) to finish we had the perfect time here! Neighborhood was great to walk around in. Wonderful places to eat and have a drink. I think I was the most impressed with how clean it was(our daughter has a cleaning service and has rubbed off on me so I notice things I shouldn't and I was very impressed).

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your enthusiasm. We love the neighborhood also, and like to walk instead of drive. We appreciate that you notice the property being clean. That is important to most travelers.
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Wonderful Home in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this beautiful home with my sister and our husbands while visiting Seattle. The location was perfect, within walking distance to groceries, restaurants, and nightlife. The bus stop was a quick walk for us to take the bus downtown to local attractions. The bedrooms were very spacious and comfortable, the bathrooms remodeled, but the star of the home for me was the kitchen. Pantry staples were provided along with top of the line pots, pans and appliances. Cooking was an absolute joy in this kitchen! When you're done with your meal, step out on to the patio to enjoy a glass of wine and a nice breeze. The owners are extremely pleasant and accommodating as well. I can't say enough about our stay. I can't wait to come back!

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

  • 4 of 5

Close to Capitol Hill Link Light Rail station (5-minute easy walk). Walking distance (approx 1.5 miles) to Space Needle & Public Market (uphill on way back!). House is comfortable and clean and neighborhood felt safe. Beds & pillows very comfy. Lots of hot water for showers, but not much water pressure. Bathrooms nicely redone; not much space in master bath for toiletries. Shower large; just a window sill for soap & shampoo, though. A shelf or seat in shower would have been helpful. We enjoyed beautiful warm weather during our visit that was great during the day. With no air conditioning in the house, it was uncomfortably warm at night, even with fans. No screens on windows was a little creepy. Owners live in basement apartment, which was reassuring in case we had any problems (we didn’t). This was a less expensive & more comfortable option for two couples traveling together instead of two hotel rooms. Bring a pair of slippers to wear in the house as owners request shoes be removed (good idea to protect original hardwood floors); stairs can be slippery in stocking feet. Glad we found this jewel of a house.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We are very particular about accommodations and this home would be hard to beat! Beautifully restored and updated with comfortable beds and a gourmet kitchen too!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan, We enjoyed having you stay. Doug
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Character Home is brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

Doug was great with arrangements and flexibility. Lovely period home in a great neighbourhood. Everything in the home is first class.

The downside of being in walking distance of shops and cafes is there is a fair bit of foot traffic past the home. With a lively nightlife be prepared to listen to late night conversations from folks on the street. So, light sleepers take note. No off street parking but uber solves that.

Overall a lovely home with great amenity. Will be sure to come back.

I can recommend Analog café, one block from the house for those whom want the real Seattle coffee.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quaint yet very spacious, extremely clean and a GREAT location!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this as a place to stay for your vacation. Tucked into a quiet neighborhood, just 2 blocks from restaurants, bars, shopping and about 4 blocks from the transit system. We never needed a car, and yet, made it around Seattle without a problem. Price was similar to hotel and SO much more comfortable. After a trip to the local grocer, we made several meals ourselves and then sat on the patio and enjoyed the beautiful weather, scenery and saying hello to all the local folks out walking. If you are hesitating and debating on whether to stay here or a hotel, take this option and enjoy your stay! 👍?👍?👍?👍?👍?

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.