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The Happy House - A Seattle Urban Oasis

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


About the property

4 bedrooms/2 bathroom

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

Melissa Steele
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017


Meadowbrook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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


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The Happy House - A Seattle Urban Oasis
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews

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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Great Falls, Mt. 59405

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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not just a happy house - it's a well equipped house!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Melissa for the use of the Happy Home! We could not get over how well equipped the home was - everything and I mean everything was there! The house is in a great location. Loved the hot tub, the outside was so welcoming.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Relaxing comfortable Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the happy house while vacationing in Seattle. It was such a wonderful place to come back to from sight seeing and enjoy the jacuzzi or a game of ping pong. My husband and I just liked having a drink by the firepit each night. Our family always enjoyed eating outside under the lanterns and lights. Melisss was a wonderful host that put out special touches that made us feel welcome. The fresh flowers, chocolate and wine made us feel like family visiting. My children loved the beds because they were so comfortable. Thank you Melissa for sharing your happy home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Dallas, Texas

Didn't want to leave the house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was AMAZING! I knew that I would love the house when I booked it, but I was afraid it would be tight for seven people (6 adults and a teenager). There was more than enough room for all of us! The house was so great and relaxing, it was hard to make yourself leave for the day to go sightseeing (there was even one day that my husband altered our plans so we wouldn't be away from the house for so long)! The yard was amazing with all the lights and plants. We used the fire pit almost every night to unwind after dinner. The hot tub was also great! I just wish we would have had more time to play ping pong! I really could go on and on about this house and how great Melissa was...when we arrived, there was wine, chocolate, and music. The pictures of the home are great, but don't do it justice. It's much bigger than I had imagined! If we are ever back in the area, I wouldn't stay anywhere but here! This home is very accurately makes you feel happy, cheerful and relaxed!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59

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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