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The Happy House - A Seattle Urban Oasis

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms/2 bathroom

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A neighbor coined my house 'The Happy House', because he said it made people happy when they were here. I am hoping that carries over to all the people who stay here. This sweet house, with its cheery décor, has a lot of personality and artistic charm. It is located about 8 miles north of downtown, in the eclectic Lake City/Meadowbrook area of Seattle. There are four bedrooms all with queen beds. The nightly rate includes up to 6 guests. After 6 guests, there is an additional $20 per guest per night fee. The efficient kitchen is well stocked and located conveniently next to the outdoor and indoor dining areas. The house has two bathrooms (one on each floor), a living room, dining room, TV room with DVD player, a washer/dryer, wireless high-speed Internet, and off-street parking for several cars. There is also a hot tub and an outdoor ping pong area! You'll find the beds lovingly made, fresh towels in the bathroom, and a coffee/tea service in the kitchen, in addition to other homey touches, so you can begin your relaxing vacation the minute you arrive.

What makes this house so special are all the different spaces for relaxing or mingling. Build a fire in the cozy living room or outdoor fire pit. Take a long, soaking hot tub and enjoy the night sky. Play a game of ping pong in the covered, outdoor ping pong area (with lights for nighttime playing as well!.) Make a bowl of popcorn and watch a movie in the cozy TV room. Hang out on the front porch with a glass of wine and take in the beautiful garden. You will feel like you stepped out of the city's fast pace into a magical world of its own.

The house is also conveniently located close to many Seattle favorites, all the while being off the main circuit. Greenlake, a popular Seattle park for walking, rollerblading, biking, swimming, paddle boarding and kayaking, is 3 miles away, The Burke Gilman trail is about a mile away. This paved bike and jogging trail is detached from most roads and winds its way from the north end of Lake Washington to just north of Lake Union; connecting you to other parts of North Seattle such as the U-district, Wallingford, Fremont and Ballard. Matthews Beach, where you can swim in Lake Washington, is only 2 ½ miles away. The house is located within walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants, a wonderful nature park, tennis courts and the Meadowbrook Community Center, with adjoining children’s play park and athletic track at Nathan Hale High. You can easily hop on a bus to downtown, just a half a block walk up the street.

More Details

Owner
Melissa Steele
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

Amenities

Meadowbrook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom on each level. One has a tub/shower set up and the other a walk in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have queen beds, dressers, closets. Three have desks.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

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The Happy House - A Seattle Urban Oasis
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews
5

Awesome for any occasion!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Happy House makes for a Happy Stay

  • 5 of 5

First street impression causes a moments hesitation but once inside the property it is like an oasis! The owner of this property has gone well beyond expectations in creating an environment that is warm and welcoming!. The fire pit in the yard was a nightly gathering spot and the hot tub provided for a relaxing escape! We all were more than impressed and happy with the accommodations and highly recommend this site to any and all!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Lovely property with quality amenities

  • 4 of 5

The Happy House is a two story property that has plenty of space that is nestled in a quiet neighborhood. The kitchen is well stocked, and the bedrooms had comfortable mattresses and quality bedding. My family of 7 had plenty of room to sleep and hangout, and we loved the hot tub, the movie room, and the ping pong table. The backyard is very private and beautiful, and there are plenty of stores, restaurants, and pubs close to the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Urban Oasis

  • 5 of 5

The Happy House had absolutely everything we needed and then some! Everyone had their space and privacy as well. The house was charming and much bigger then it looks in the pictures. We felt very well taken care of. Thanks Melissa!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, homey feel with everything we could have asked for. Close to downtown. Great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

Oasis in the city

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house with all the space for 8 people. The back yard was used every day. We enjoyed the flowers, fire pit and out door eating space. Even a hummingbird came by to say hello. It was comforting to be in this older home with the wood floors, laundry shoot and lovely art throughout. The location was great for our day trips too. Thank you again for offering this well loved home for others to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Green Lake Park
"Wonderful place to walk, run, rent boats, swim, paddle board, people watch."
Burke-Gilman Trail
"Trail that takes you from Fremont to the north end of Lake Washington and meets up with anot..."
Carkeek Park
"Great place to bring the kids or have a romantic time on the beach. Playground for beach an..."
Northgate Mall
"Great Mall with a wonderful move complex south of it. Only a short distance from the Happy..."
Zaina Food Drinks & Friends
"Wonderful to go or eat in fast food Mediterranean food. Love their Gyros and a great, frie..."
Matthews Beach
"Great Swimming beach on Lake Washington. Also playground for kids."
Meadowbrook Playfield
Meadowbrook Playfield
Rosita's Mexican Grill
"Great restaurant near Greenlake for Mexican food and margaritas!"
Alki Beach Park
"Worth the drive! Beautiful walk along the water and restaurants where you can eat. "
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Seatac Airport
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Edmonds-Kingston Ferry
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Matthews Beach - Lake Washington
Car: recommended

Located in the North Seattle neighborhood of Lake City/Meadowbrook. The house is set back from the street and surrounded by gardens on all sides. It is a little oasis unto itself, even though it is in the middle of a fairly busy city neighborhood. The house is fenced on all sides, so it is safe for dogs and there is plenty of room for them to roam. You can catch a bus to downtown a half a block away. You can walk to restaurants, tennis courts, a playground for kids and recreation center.

About a mile north, is the center of Lake City, with an eclectic mix of ethnic shops and restaurants, a brew pub, great Thai food, Greek and Mexican food and a great greasy spoon breakfast place!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.5%

Additional charges for each guest over 6 at $20 per night per guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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