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Spacious, Remodeled Craftsman home.

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

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Doug Oakey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 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.


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Spacious, Remodeled Craftsman home.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 44 reviews

Large home with many amenities, excellent location and truly accommodating owners.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the quiet location close to everything we wanted to see or visit. Doug and Jeff are amazing and have done such a wonderful job of restoring this 100 year old house. The home is very spacious and has everything necessary to enjoy a stay in Seattle. The owners were always available to answer our questions and gladly provided information about travel, restaurants and store locations.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a hopping neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

The house itself was great! Beautiful, historic craftsman that has been well renovated. The rooftop deck was great and had a view of the Space Needle. Both bathrooms have nice walk-in showers. There is a nice washer and dryer in the house, which is very convenient, and an iron and ironing board are also provided. The master bedroom is a great size, as it basically consists of three small rooms, including a sitting area with nice views. I thought the other room was also a decent size, even though the other two friends that we were traveling with were a little envious of the master bedroom. The kitchen has top of the line appliances and there is a very large dining room. There is no AC, which is typical for the Northwest, but fans are provided in each of the bedrooms. You are two blocks off of Broadway, which has a lot of restaurants and bars. Glo's located on Olive is about three blocks away, and they have a great breakfast. You may have about a 30 minute wait time, but it's well worth it. There's also a Starbuck's directly across from Glo's. The only negative is the on street parking. Doug provides a guest pass, but because you are in a hopping neighborhood, it can be difficult to find on street parking within a few blocks of the house, specially if you return in the evening. There are a couple of pay parking lots that are within a couple of blocks. We had to park in a nearby pay lot for $12 on our last night. I think the trade-off is worth it though. The owners are very nice and very responsive, if you do have any questions or need anything.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Capitol Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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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
Winter long-term
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
21 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
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.
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