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Charming Alki Beach Bungalow-1 block from beach!-Cleanest, Newest Rental on Alki

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming, Remodeled Bungalow 1 Block From Beach!

Alki Beach Bungalow: 1 block from Alki beach - newly remodeled! Our bungalow is the cleanest, newest house in this area. Decorated with new furniture and new fixtures!

Imagine yourself in one of hottest but chilled out areas of the city: Alki Beach! As you step out the front door of our completely remodeled and contemporary bungalow, the beach is one block away in either direction.

Note: This isn't a mother-in-law or an apartment, you are renting the entire house. And unlike other vrbos in the area, we do not live on property and we don't live next door. You're renting a private house and we respect your privacy!

Our beach bungalow offers:

* A modern, completely remodeled interior - no musty, rustic kitchens or bathrooms to deal with here!

* Two bedrooms and 1 bathroom with tub and shower.

* The living room also offers a large leather sofa and a daybed (each would sleep 1).

* Sleeps a maximum of 6 (two in master bedroom, two in second bedroom, and 1 each on the large leather sofa and the pullout daybed).

* Spic N Span environment - we clean EVERYTHING from top to bottom before you arrive, even down to laundering the comforters.

* Our cleaning and landscaping service uses green methods & products whenever possible, so you don't have to worry about allergies or sensitivities to chemicals. * Our property is completely NO SMOKING.

* Sheets and towels are high quality, 500 thread count.

* Mattresses in both bedrooms are new and high quality queens. One is memory foam, which means you'll get an excellent night's sleep during your stay. The other is a regular, brand new firm spring mattress that many people ask us about.

* The back yard is expansive - perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring West Seattle and the City. You'll find a barbecue, a fire pit, and comfortable chairs waiting for you. There's also a large lawn area for kids to stretch their legs and burn off energy.

* Everything you need to cook a meal or just fix a snack or drinks is waiting for you in the huge, brand new kitchen. All new appliances, marble counter tops, tons of cupboard space, and new plates, cutlery, pots and pans, a variety of spices and oils, etc.

* Brand new double-pane windows mean no drafty nights.

Please note that this property does not offer Air Conditioning! Most houses in Seattle do not have A/C. There are multiple fans available, and Seattle cools off nicely in the evenings with nighttime temps in summer typically in the low 50s.

THE AREA:

* We have created a guide to staying at our bungalow that is both in hard copy form and also digital form, accessible from a smartphone. Included are photos and videos showing how to use the TV, BBQ grill, lockbox, and more.

* The bungalow's location is just a block from the beach, but in a quiet area with plenty of street parking available. Alki Beach offers everything from open water swimming to sunbathing to beach volleyball. Bikes and surreys are available to rent, and there's a wide bike path and jogging path.

* One block away: a variety of shops and restaurants that line the beach, including Cactus Restaurant, Starbucks, Tullys.

* The city bus stops just outside the front door, with other bus lines stopping just across the street. Incredibly easy access to the rest of West Seattle and downtown Seattle.

* Renting a car isn't really necessary when staying our beach bungalow. There are a variety of other transportation options available to you.

* West Seattle water taxi offers a free shuttle that stops a block away from your beach bungalow. The water taxi is a quick and inexpensive way to get from Alki to Downtown.

* Car2Go offers service on Alki and all of West Seattle, which means a rentable smart car is usually just a block or two away.

* Metropolitan Market is just up the Admiral Hill, as is Safeway, Bartell Drugs, etc.

* We live just two blocks away, and are just a text, phone call or short walk away in case you need any assistance at all! We're happy to meet up with you to tell you about our favorite things to see and do in the city.

* The beach neighborhood is a mixture of bungalows, low-rise apartments and higher-end homes. There are families here, but also plenty of younger folks. Families will appreciate the many close-by parks and ball fields.

If you enjoy beach living, then you'll love our bungalow. The vibe in a beach community is different - laid back and friendly. We love it, and we know you will, too!

More Details

Owner
Desiree Gibson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Desiree Gibson

I'm a native of Seattle and can't imagine living anywhere else! Living on Alki Beach is like being on vacation year-round. I'd be happy to give you insider's tips on my favorite things to do, see and eat in the Emerald City.

I have been in the travel industry since the time I was 8 years old. Don't let the fact that I don't have many reviews sway your decision to stay in our bungalow - we have a wealth of hospitality experience!

Desiree Gibson purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Desiree Gibson chose West Seattle

I've lived close to a beach most of my life. Initially it was in Hawaii, where I went to college. Then after moving back to Seattle, I moved close to Alki Beach. There's something special about this neighborhood. Alki Beach has great energy. There is always something happening, whether it be a street fair, a volleyball game at the beach, or just sitting at Cassis, the French Bistro, and having a glass of wine while watching a technicolor sunset. I own three properties in this area and wouldn't have it any other way.

What makes this bungalow unique

From our bungalow, there is beach one block away, in either direction! It's hard to beat that.

Large back yard is perfect for get-together with friends (there's a fire pit)! - or allowing kids to run of energy.

House looks like a charming bungalow from the outside, and is completely remodeled on the inside. Expect hardwood floors, new carpet in the bedrooms, and marble counter tops in the kitchen. New appliances as well.

The location cannot be beat. Restaurants and shops and the BEACH are one block away!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello,



We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your home. Everything was perfect, including the weather. Thanks for the great house!
Jul 2015
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Amenities

Alki Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom has tub, shower, sink, toilet, etc. All completely redone.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bedroom has 1 queen sized bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2nd bedroom has 1 queen sized bed.
  • 1 large sofa and 1 daybed (sleeps 2) in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming Alki Beach Bungalow-1 block from beach!-Cleanest, Newest Rental on Alki
average rating of 4.85 based on 44 reviews
5

Lovely little house in Alki Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Alki Beach bungalow. The house is adorable and the backyard is a fun place to enjoy a bbq or a peaceful fire. Also, a sunset walk down to the water is a must.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Cable did not work. Too small.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that our bungalow didn't meet your expectations. You let us know when we saw you that the 2.5 hour neighborhood-wide cable outage had ruined your entire vacation. In the same conversation, you also accused us of having A/C, but trying to hide it from guests so that they would not use it. Stunning! We offered to buy your family dinner to make up for the 2.5 hours you couldn't watch TV, but you didn't bother to respond. All we can do is stand behind the many, many five star reviews we have received over the past few years.
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Very nice place

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Desiree was very gracious. House is very nice with a beautiful backyard. No complaints.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable Beach Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Alki Beach on July 4 and needless to say, it was packed! This adorable beach bungalow provided us with easy access to the beach but was also far enough removed from the main drag that we could enjoy a quiet reprieve from the action as needed. We thoroughly enjoyed watching fireworks across Elliott Bay on the 4th, but were not disappointed when the crowds thinned substantially following the holiday. We had a great time exploring town, walking along the beach, and taking in the views.

The house is clean, cozy, comfortable and had everything our family of 5 needed to make the most of our stay in Seattle. There was ample sleeping space for us (2 adults, 3 kids) and all beds were very comfortable - including the day bed in the living room, which my kids all wanted to try out. The kitchen had all supplies we needed to prepare meals as well as a table large enough to seat 6 comfortably. We all enjoyed the spacious backyard and deck seating - awesome outdoor space!

Communication from the owner, Desiree, was excellent. Additionally, she put together a binder full of information and recommendations regarding things to see and do in the area. We appreciated her insights and got a chuckle out of her honest endorsements and critiques of many of the local businesses. They were helpful!!

The trip by water taxi into downtown Seattle is quick and convenient. We loved the ease of leaving our car behind in Alki Beach to explore more congested areas of the city. Additionally, Mt. Ranier was less than a 2-hour drive away. Great little vacation home!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5

This was my first bnb experience, and it went extremely well. I love that the home owner, Desiree, was extremely easy to work with and provided a plethora of useful information about staying in the house and things to do in the surrounding area. The respect of privacy was also highly appreciated, as I'm not sure I would be able to relax the same way in a bnb with on-site residents. Overall, everyone in my group had an awesome time and loved the lodging. No complaints whatsoever!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, and charming!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying in this wonderful bungalow, and we'll be back! Fenced yard for the dog, easy parking, fantastic location, just a perfect rental for our small family reunions.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Sea Tac Airport
Nearest Barpub
Cactus Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
West Seattle to Downtown Seattle Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
West Seattle Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
King Street Station, Downtown Seattle
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
Cassis Restaurant
Nearest Ski
56 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
Alki Beach
Car: not necessary

One block away: a variety of shops and restaurants that line the beach, including Cactus (Mexican) Cassis (French Bistro), Starbucks, Tullys and much more.

The city bus stops just outside the front door, with other bus lines stopping just across the street. Incredibly easy access to the rest of West Seattle and downtown Seattle.

Renting a car isn't really necessary. There are a variety of other transportation options available to you.

West Seattle water taxi offers a free shuttle that stops a block away. The water taxi is a quick and inexpensive way to get from Alki to Downtown.

The BEACH is just a block away, in either direction! Alki Beach offers everything from open water swimming to sunbathing to beach volleyball. Bikes and surreys are available to rent, and there's a wide bike path and jogging path.

The WEST SEATTLE JUNCTION is just a quick Car2Go ride, bus ride away or urban walk away. Many shops and restaurants to browse around in here.

Car2Go offers service on Alki and all of West Seattle, which means a rent able smart car is usually just a block or two away.

Metropolitan Market is just up the Admiral Hill, as is Safeway, Bartell Drugs, etc.

We live just two blocks away, and are happy to meet up with you to tell you about our favorite things to see and do in the city.

The beach neighborhood is a mixture of bungalows, low-rise apartments and higher-end homes. There are families here, but also plenty of younger folks. Families will appreciate the many close-by parks and ball fields.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Damage Deposit $200

Our monthly rates are posted on our rate page. Please don't email us asking for a special monthly rate. Our property is very popular due to its character and location. We don't offer any discounts off the monthly rate.

Additional damage deposit required for pets: $250.00

Cancellation policy: Full refund if canceling a minimum of 30 days before check in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund