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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

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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

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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Melissa Steele

This is the home where I raised my family. I am happy to share the wonderful memories it has held with others. The happy times continue on!

Melissa Steele purchased this house in 2004


Meadowbrook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Failure to notify owner of pets before booking will result in a $500 damage deposit charge.
  • 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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(46 traveler reviews)

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The Happy House - A Seattle Urban Oasis
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews

Our favorite place in Seattle

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here two years in a row, and it has been perfect for our family, including 2 small kids and 4 adults. There is even an additional room we haven't used, and I think it would be perfectly comfortable with many more people. The house is always very clean, and it has everything you could possibly need, including supplies for babies/kids, a fully stocked kitchen, and lots of spaces for people to hang out and/or find privacy. It's obviously well maintained - everything looks exactly the same this year as last year, which speaks to Melissa's skills as a homeowner and host. She is also very easy to get in touch with, and we love the personal welcome notes and treats. I hope we will stay here again and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas Bliss

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all! Charm, hospitality, and a perfect location. Melissa was a dream to work with and went the extra mile. The 7 of us and dog Tasha give a big thanks. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Always the best!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in the Happy House. We were excited to get back and found the house better than we remembered! Such a comfortable and warm environment! The best stocked kitchen we have ever rented and a great location! This is the best place to stay in the Seattle area!

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

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

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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