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Modern studio w/180 view,steps from ALKI Beach Seattle-FREE STREET PARKING

Bedrooms Studio
Space 460 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Gorgeous Studio just steps away from ALKI Beach, Seattle,WA-FREE STREET PARKING

Our home was featured in The Seattle Times newspaper in July, 2015.

New unobstructed 180 degree Ocean View studio on the lower half of our house, just steps from the beach. It's so close to the water that you will drift off to sleep while relaxing waves lap upon the beach. We are also minutes walk to several local and large chain coffee shops (Tully's & Starbucks to name a couple), bakery, and restaurants. You can wake up early, have a walk along the beach and grab your morning coffee and come back in the evening to dine at some nearby local favorites.

PLEASE NOTE: Our studio is a ground level rental unit with its own separate entrance and is closed off from the upper/main part of the house where another tenant lives. We do not have Air Conditioning.

Maximum of 2 guests only. No pets.

*We are not beachfront. Our studio is a short walk up the hill from the beach, approximately 1 minute walk.

IMPORTANT: We have 9 steps to get up to the studio, so please keep that in mind for your suitcases, elderly and is not suitable for disabled.

-Our house is also situated on a very steep/hilly area. Definitely manageable, but challenging for the faint of heart and disabled.


*The studio does rent for photo shoots and filming but this is NOT included in the vacation rental fee. Photo/Film shoots are a different price structure, and require acceptance of filming contract. Failure to obtain written authorization will result in full forfeiture of the Fees and Security Deposit.


Just imagine if you could wake up and see the ocean and hear the seagulls in the morning? Or, possibly sight an orca or some resting seals? Our new studio offers you a true beach house stay just a stones throw away from Seattle’s infamous Alki Beach.


Shuttle stop is just down the hill about 1 minute walk and this shuttle takes you straight to the water taxi terminal, water taxi takes you to downtown Seattle. Take the water taxi or drive less than 10 minutes to reach downtown Seattle and only 25 minutes from the airport. Sport rentals such as kayaking, biking, and scuba diving are also nearby our property.

California Ave and the Alaskan Junction are just 1-2 miles away where you will find ample dining, bakeries, a movie theater, grocery stores, banks, gym, yoga studios, and more!

**All local and Seattle recommendations will be provided.


Separate entrance on the opposite side of our entrance-- enables true privacy. You get exclusive use of the expansive front patio overlooking the ocean as seen in the display picture where you can sip on your morning tea and unwind with a glass of wine after a long day of sightseeing Seattle. Morning views of the mountains and beach are always guaranteed along with majestic evening sunsets.

Dining table faces the water views, so you can soak in the lovely view in the morning indoors if you prefer.

Brand new queen sized real bed promises a comfortable nights sleep. Full private bathroom with a standing shower (no tub) with all your shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.

We do NOT HAVE A FULL KITCHEN/stove cooktop. Please see below what we do have in our kitchenette and space.


Microwave, mini fridge with small freezer, coffee maker, water kettle, toaster, flat screen TV with ROKU system for access to Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, & over plenty of other channels, suitcase rack, 2 freestanding fans, towels, sheets, duvet blanket, pillows, full sized dresser, fan, space heater, plates, bowls, glasses, wine glasses, wine & beer opener, utensils, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, 2 umbrellas, iron, ironing board, steamer, hairdryer, emergency kit, fire extinguisher, & coffee, teas, cream, & sugar.

A binder with taxi contacts, local restaurants and business', emergency contacts, bus routes and schedules, ferry schedule, and other pertinent details to help facilitate a comfortable stay.


-We will provide you with a code to gain access to our studio via keypad entry. This enables you to check in more easily and not have to worry about losing keys!

-We have security cameras located at the front entrance (not covering the deck area though).

-Separate Entrance


-FREE Street Parking

ALKI BEACH : 400 feet away (Literally 1 minute walk to the beach)

WATER TAXI: 1.5 miles (scenic walk along the beach)

BUS & SHUTTLE STOP: 100 feet away from studio

Our home is located in a secure and safe neighborhood yet it is steps away from the beach.


With Car: If you have a car, it is an easy 10-15 minute commute , approximately 6-7 miles sans traffic.

Without a Car: there is the water taxi that takes you straight to the Seattle Waterfront and the waterfront is just a short 2 minute walk to downtown Seattle & Pike Place Market.

The water taxi is however 1.5 miles from our house and there is a FREE shuttle steps from our house that runs every half an hour (every hour on weekends) that takes you to the water taxi station. NOTE: The water taxi does stop running pretty early on nights where there isn't a game on, so please keep that in mind when arranging your return. The water taxi schedule will be provided in the studio. $4.75 each way per person.

Taxi, Uber, Lyft or Car To Go: Taxi is always an option. Car to Go is also very common in Seattle.

Uber or Lyft is also a great alternative to a taxi--if you don't have an Uber or Lyft account, please let me know and I can send you a $15-20 credit with Uber or Lyft.


Laundromat is just 1 mile away. We do not offer laundry service.

-We will provide you with a code to gain access to our studio via keypad entry. This enables you to check in more easily and at any time of the day or night and not worry about losing keys.

CHECK IN- any time after 3pm

CHECK OUT- 11 am.

More Details

Marian C
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Vietnamese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Marian C

Our goal when traveling was to "live like a local"--shop at the local markets, walk to nearby cafes, restaurants, catch a local live show, and enjoy the nature at each destination we visited.

When we built our dream home, we immediately knew we had to allocate a space that would become a future Beach escape for others to enjoy. We find ourselves enjoying every minute of hosting & one of our favorite aspects of being a host is the ability to meet colorful people from all corners of the world, helping them get acquainted with our community.

Marian C purchased this studio in 2013

Why Marian C chose West Seattle

Our home was custom built to maximize on the views and location of Alki. We took careful consideration of what makes a space functional with limited space.

Home was also featured in the July 2015 issue of The Seattle Times and we're proud of this milestone with our architect and team who made this home/vacation rental possible.

What makes this studio unique

Studio has sweeping views of the Puget Sound, Olympic mountains and Islands. We are steps away from the beach, restaurants & transportation yet we're situated in such a tranquil area, you'd never guess we were so close to the beach! Avoid all the Summer beach congestion by simply walking to the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the terrific accommodations. This was the perfect place to stay for a weekend getaway to celebrate Adriel's Birthday. We loved the space and loved the beach and waterfront.

Thank you!
May 2014
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Alki Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 460 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with standing shower only. No bathtub.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Comfortable top mattress & duvets
  • We offer a studio style living space, which means there are no closed off bedrooms.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Modern studio w/180 view,steps from ALKI Beach Seattle-FREE STREET PARKING
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 43 reviews

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

To be brief, we were only able to spend 1 night here, but everything was great. The room was clean and close to the beach and restaurants. I would definitely recommend staying here. I really enjoyed the view and the neighborhood. Thanks for having us.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just like the pictures, beautiful ocean view from the bedroom and front seating area

  • 5 of 5

Jone was very pleasant when we arrived. The unit was exactly as advertised. We enjoyed our beautiful ocean view from both inside and outside. It was a block from the beach and the walk around the area is stunning. It's very quiet and peaceful. The unit had everything we could need for our trip. No detail too small. We loved it and hope to make it back again for another visit.

Tom and Alessia February 13-14, 2017

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Angeles WA.

Way Awesome ;-)~

  • 5 of 5

As always, our stay was Awesome, woke to an Amazing View in a Very Cool studio....... ;-)~

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This studio was a perfect location and right around the corner from our daughter whom we were visiting. It was a long enough walk down the hill and along the beach to get to the restaurants and bars with the perfect amount of exercise if you were to do this several times a day, as we did. The studio was small but perfect for two and the small patio with chairs had a spectacular view of the sound with gorgeous mountains in the background. It was truly breathtaking while also being quiet and relaxing since it was off the hustle and bustle of the Alki strip. We will definitely come stay at this comfortable and cozy place again while out on the west coast.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, OH

Very special property

  • 5 of 5

Marian was a very conscientious host. The studio was just as described and the view was amazing. The best feature for me was the lovely porch and view.

The condition was spotless and we had everything we needed.

I would stress that the neighborhood hills are steep ... Parking was just a little tricky but not a problem and we found that the steep hills and neighborhood stairs are not for the faint of heart. We chose to drive to beach and town area although close by ---- the time to walk and challenge of hills made us choose driving. For anyone with walking disabilities this might not be the best choice.

We had a lovely stay and would recommend this property for it's proximity to Seattle, the water, the views, the beachside neighborhood and the hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and welcoming with a STUNNING view!

  • 5 of 5

This property was fun to get to! You have to be able to enjoy exploring the narrow, hilly roads of the Alki beach area, which I do. Parking is a challenge on the hill, but that was well documented so my expectations were set accurately. It is walk-able to the beach and the delicious restaurants nearby; I saw several neighborhood people walking up and down the hill to the beach. It is a quiet neighborhood too. I highly recommend this property for your next Seattle area stay. It is advertised as a basement studio suite and is exactly as described, with concrete walls that I felt, lent it charm and provides for good sound insulation. There was everything you needed from a nice size bathroom to a small refrigerator and coffee machine. I LOVED the "then/now" Seattle book - very interesting to see pictures of then right next to the "now" of same area. My favorite restaurant is Christo's on Alki; because it is family owned, so you are probably going to get a visit to the table from papa. I've been going to this restaurant for years when I used to live in the area. You can also get a permit to have a fire on the beach, if that is your thing! The rental hosts were very easy to work with, and their cleaning staff the next day was super nice! I would easily stay here again for my next opportunity.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rena, Thanks so much for this review! We were happy to host a past Alki resident and happy to know you appreciate our studio and the THEN and NOW book. We would easily rent out to you again! Cheers
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Alki Beach

Just imagine if you could wake up and see the ocean and hear the seagulls in the morning? Or, possibly sight an orca or some resting seals? Our new 450 square foot suite offers you a true beach house stay on Seattle’s infamous Alki Beach. Literally just 1 BLOCK away from the Beach. You can even have your own bonfire on the beach!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $300

We pass on the NON-REFUNDABLE damage protection fee of $69 to our guests to alleviate high upfront costs, BUT if you'd prefer to pay a $300 REFUNDABLE deposit, please let us know, and we'd be happy to accommodate that.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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