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The Happy House - a Seattle Urban Oasis

(26 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    Great house for kids. One pack n play available, high chair and fold up stroller. Electrical outlets and cupboard doors are not childproof (have covers, please ask). May have to move some items to a higher spot....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    outdoors OK...moreless

  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

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....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games such as Life, Apples to Apples, Payday, puzzles, and others provided...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Located in Dining Room with access to Pandora Radio...moreless

  • Television:

    Separate TV room with Comcast entertainment, Netflix, DVD and VCR. Many DVD's and VCR movies to choose from as well....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking


  • Dining:

    Outdoor dining area for 8 also available...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Room and house fans available....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Firewood provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating plus space heaters throughout....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds are freshly made....moreless

  • Living Room:

    with Fireplace...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off Street parking for 4-5 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip and french press available. Coffee, tea and cream provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped with pots and pans, silverware, plates, cups, wine and champagne glasses, many utensils, serving bowls and platters, baking dishes....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with pans, dishes, utensils, serving platters, bowls, coffee maker, toaster, blender, food processor, beaters. Everything you need to make great meals, including an out door grill!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices available, cooking oils, plastic wrap and tin foil, coffee and tea...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    covered with dining area for 8...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large well maintained garden area with fire pit. Private and fenced....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber grill with gas starter and charcoal provided....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Free tennis courts available about 3 blocks away...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Large Hot Springs hot tub for relaxing under the night sky. Or the morning sun. ...moreless



Write a review 5
from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,650 $6,300
Sep 3 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,650 $6,300

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Nov 22 - Nov 27, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,400 $4,000
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,800 $6,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

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


Additional charges for each guest over 6 at $25 per night per guest.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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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. "

22 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seatac Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Edmonds-Kingston Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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Links to more information:



  • House Front

    House Front

  • Yard and Gardens

    Yard and Gardens

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen 1

    Kitchen 1

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Upstairs Bathroom

    Upstairs Bathroom

  • Lower Bathroom

    Lower Bathroom

  • Hot Tub

    Hot Tub

  • House Front

    House Front

  • Buddha Garden

    Buddha Garden

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen 2

    Kitchen 2

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Bedroom 4

    Bedroom 4

  • Upstairs Bathroom

    Upstairs Bathroom

  • Lower Bathroom

    Lower Bathroom

VRBO #664101

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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