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Updated Home in Fabulous Neighborhood overlooks Greenlake and Cascade Mts

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Three bedroom home in wonderful walkable neighborhood of Seattle

This lovely three-bedroom single family home on the east side of Phinney Ridge has a wrap-around deck and views of Greenlake, the Cascade Mountains and Mount Rainier. The home has two full bedrooms with queen-sized beds plus a den (no closet) with a full-size futon. It has an open floor plan with an updated kitchen, two bathrooms, living area and dining area with view windows and lots of light. There are flat screen TVs in the living area and in the downstairs bedroom, and a gas fireplace in the living area. There is also a piano in the den. The house has wi-fi. Have a meal on the deck, or visit one of 15 or 20 restaurants, cafes, and pubs within walking distance. Join the many locals who walk or run around Greenlake. Walk a mile to the zoo. Take the bus downtown, to UW, to Fremont, or to Ballard. Play the piano. Bicycle down and around the Burke-Gilman Trail. It's a friendly, family-oriented neighborhood and you'll love it here!

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Rose

We are a recently retired professional couple who enjoy traveling. We want to share our home here in Seattle when we are not using it. We are both urban planners, and we love our neighborhood here in Seattle because you can walk to just about everything you need - 15 or 20 good restaurants, a grocery store, local pubs, beautiful Greenlake Park, the Zoo, and a hardware store! It's a friendly, very safe, family-oriented neighborhood with public transportation to downtown about 1/2 block away. We are cyclists and Seattle has many great cycle routes accessible from here.

Rose purchased this house in 2009

Why Rose chose Phinney Ridge

We bought the property for all the reasons mentioned above. It's a manageable size, has a lovely garden, and a stupendous view. We often eat meals on our front deck whenever weather allows - which is about 8 months out of the year! There's a swinging seat at the top of the front steps.

What makes this house unique

You'll like the view and the walkability of the neighborhood. Also, there is parking for two cars in the gravel driveway behind the house.


Phinney Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washer and dryer are also in this bathroom. It's small.
    Main floor bathroom - toilet , shower , Roomy bathroom with double European shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom (upstairs) - 1 queen
    Main floor bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full-sized futon, no closet in room
  • Two bedrooms have armchairs, nightstands, dressers, and closets. The downstairs bedroom has a flat-screen TV. The upstairs has a desk, and adjoining bathroom with washer-dryer. The third bedroom has a full-sized futon and large desk but no closet.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Updated Home in Fabulous Neighborhood overlooks Greenlake and Cascade Mts
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Southhampton, MA

Beautiful home! Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Rose and Tim have a beautiful home and the location in Phinney Ridge is convenient for everything that is special about Seattle. The outside space is lovely and we look forward to being able to use it when we return for another visit to our son and his family. Rose and Tim made the entire experience smooth and easy. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Sally. Glad you enjoyed the house and hope you can come again.
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Greenback view home

  • 5 of 5

Rose was fabulous. The home has a stellar view and is a stylish neighborhood. Epic.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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We Loved It Here

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our time in this home, and we really appreciated the off-street parking. The deck view was beautiful and would love to spend time out there on a warmer day :-). We will definitely stay again our next time in Seattle if it is available.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winchester, Virginia

Just right.

  • 5 of 5

This is our preferred place to stay when in Seattle visiting family in nearby Ballard. All the convinces of home.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Richard and Nan. I think we are going to get new mattresses for both beds this spring - so next time, perhaps, greater comfort! Have a good year. Rose and Tim
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  • 5 of 5

Rose & Tim's house was perfect for our family weekend in Seattle. The house is very lovely! It was comfortable, conveniently located and well-equipped. Rose & Tim were easy to communicate with, and kindly welcomed us with chocolate and a bottle of wine. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this place. The location was great to local restaurants, grocery store and bus to Seattle. Do not try to drive in this city. Worst traffic ever. The buses have a bus lane and are the way to go.

The view was great. Only saw Rainer when we first arrived but loved the windows and the upstairs balcony. All the rooms were lovely and we had everything we needed.

Rose was very helpful when booking.

Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Shilshole or Lake Washington
Car: not necessary


We hope you will enjoy our walkable, urban neighborhood as much as we do. Here are a few highlights, but we recommend that you walk Greenwood to get the flavor, or go down to Greenlake and join the thousands of Seattleites who walk, jog, skate, or bicycle its paths every day.

Greenlake Park: In addition to walking or jogging around the lake, there’s a community center on the NE side of the lake which has a public indoor swimming pool. In the summer you can swim in the lake, and there are paddleboats available year-round.

There is a lovely children’s playground close to the community center, and there are basketball courts and baseball and soccer fields.

Grocery Store: Ken’s Market is a full-service grocery store ½ block from our house on the corner of 73rd and Greenwood. It also has some deli take-out food and good soups.

Local restaurants and cafes:

There are about six cafes within walking distance along Greenwood. Closest to us is Herkimers on the corner of 74th and Greenwood. Just across 74th from it, is Café Vitta. On that corner is Bluebird Creamery which has incredibly good ice-cream and also brews some beer. In the same complex with Café Vitta is Cornutos which specializes in thin-crust pizza. Across the street is a long-time neighborhood institution, the 74th Street Ale House. It has very good food as well as a good selection of beers. It has the best Reuben Sandwich in Seattle – or anywhere for that matter! There is another small café on 76th just off of Greenwood. There is a Starbucks down on 67th where Phinney Ave becomes Greenwood Ave.

Next door to that Starbucks is Red Mill Burgers. It is also a long-time Seattle institution, and has long claimed to have the best burgers in Seattle. We absolutely agree on that point.

There are almost too many restaurants to tell you about. For casual dining, in addition to the 74th St. Ale House and Cornuto’s, there is The Ridge Pizza right next door to Ken’s Market. There is El Chupacabra Mexican restaurant down at about 69th and Greenwood. It seems like a favorite hang-out for the twenty-something crowd.

There is a newer Thai restaurant next to El Chupacabra, but we are partial to a small Thai restaurant called Thai Tangerine, closer to the Zoo at about 60th and Phinney. They do great take-out and they also deliver. There’s Yanni’s for Greek cuisine (75th and Greenwood) and Gorgeous George’s (78th and Greenwood) for excellent Mediterranean cuisine. And of course, right at the top of our alley is Hecho’s Mexican restaurant. It serves very good, lighter/healthier Mexican options. There is another new restaurant down close to the Zoo (near Thai Tangerine) that is called Ada’s with a Mediterranean menu.

If you get down to Greenlake and want to dine down in that area, there are also a number of good options. Our favorite is the Greenlake Bar and Grill on Greenlake Way at about Laguna. It has very good food, and excellent happy hour choices.. There’s Duke’s Chowder House at Greenlake Way North and Ashworth, and a new pub at Wallingford and N. Greenlake Way. Across from it is the Urban Bakery Café which is another favorite neighborhood hangout. Beth’s Café on Aurora Ave between 79th and 80th, is famous and popular for its huge breakfasts. There are many other choices around the lake for casual food or coffee.


If you have children or grandchildren, or if you just like to see animals, the Woodland Park Zoo is a fun place to visit. Many of the animals are in fairly well-designed natural habitats. There’s also a very good playground just outside the zoo at about 59th and Greenwood. Inside the zoo there is a lovely old carousel.

Lower Woodland Park is pleasant for a stroll or picnic or cross-country run. At the lower side of the park, across from Greenlake Boat House there are twelve outdoor tennis courts. By car these can be accessed from Greenlake Way South via either Stone Way or Linden Ave, or you can walk there (about 1 mile). They are popular and can fill up quickly on a nice day, but if you are a tennis player, they are great courts to play on.


We have two semi-professional playhouses near us. One is the Greenlake Bathhouse Theatre, and the other is the Taproot Theatre on 85th, just west of Greenwood. Check the entertainment guides for what’s playing there or look online.


Of course, Seattle proper has many amazing things to see and do! Pike Street Market, the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Art Museum and Seattle Sculpture Garden, Lake Washington, University of Washington, the Burke-Gilman bicycle trail, Volunteer Park with its Asian Art Museum, Benaroya Symphony Hall, the Opera House, the Chihuly Glass Museum at the Seattle Center, the EMP (Experience Music Project), and the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) on South Lake Union. There are two local theatres.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Prefer no pets. Basement and garage of home are reserved as storage for owners.

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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