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Mid-Century Portage Bay View Home adjacent to houseboats just above the water.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Located in the very center of Seattle overlooking the Seattle Yacht Club, UW and the Montlake Cut with private yard and deck. Covered off street parking. Walking distance to UW, UW Hospital, Amazon and Eastlake restaurants. The most incredible view from nearly every room. Fully equipped kitchen, linens and towels, 2 gas fireplaces, barbecue, Cable, wireless internet. 2 Bdr with Queens, 1 Bdr w/ 2 singles. Additional family room on lower level.

Mike Samsel
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2016

About Mike Samsel

A Seattle resident since college. A 'foodie' with years in the food business. A major fan of Seattle with an intricate knowledge of what to do and where. My wife, Mimmi (Swedish!) has worked hard to give our little compound a gracious and welcome atmosphere. You'll find us reading, skiing, bicycling, playing tennis, 'rowing the cut', and, of course, savoring our great Washington wines.

Mike Samsel purchased this house in 2014

Why Mike Samsel chose Seattle

THis little compound consists of the big house (this property), the barn (a small home on the waterfront), an original 1919 floating home, and a dock for our boat. All right in the middle of the city. You will love being here!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Mid-Century Portage Bay View Home adjacent to houseboats just above the water.
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Lake Oswego,OR

Seattle Gem

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location with an incredible view. Owner very responsive. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

This place worked great for our family wedding. One family with children stayed in the lower level and the upper level with a great view was for adults and hanging out. We watched the Cubs win the World Series the same week as our son's wedding! It was a great stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Back again!

  • 5 of 5

This space is so incredible. Open, great lighting, beautiful views of water. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & quiet Lakeview home

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed their stay & memories were made that will last forever. The size of the house & the layout was perfect for us. The beautiful view of the lake were included in almost all of our photos. Thank you for being the perfect host! Hope to stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for us. It had a lovely view from the deck and the basement walked out to a lush garden. There was a huge glass window in the family room that made it appear to be open to the deck. I only wish we were in the house longer to enjoy it! So much to do in Seattle...

The bedrooms were spacious, the bathrooms top notch and plenty of fluffy towels provided. There were some games and binoculars in the family room that my family enjoyed. Loved having the washer and dryer. Plenty of room for the 5 of us to spread out.

The communication was good and there was a whole binder of information about the house and area. We were even given a bottle of wine by the owners to welcome us to the house.

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb view

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great time at this rental property. The view is spectacular. Really nice to chill and relax in living room after a day out sightseeing. The owners were really helpful with dinner and recommendation. We were celebrating 2 birthdays during our visit.

We were visiting our daughter and met up with grandparents, so the 3 bedrooms came in really handy. House is really clean and quite spacious with the 2 separate floors. We slept downstairs (basement) very nice, but if you are a light sleeper you may want to sleep on main floor (floors are very squeaky)

Would love to come back to this house again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In the very heart of Seattle, a 180 degree view of an active waterfront with UW campus across the channel, Amazon, South Lake Union, Downtown, University of Washington and University Village just minutes away. You couldn't be better located for all the best Seattle has to offer.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 9.6%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Northeast Seattle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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