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Sleepless in Seattle

Bedrooms 2
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5

2 bedroom fully renovated house boat. Great views of the lake and great sunsets. Located between a a ship building dock and a big ship storage dock. Many easy to walk trails around the lake and into downtown Seattle. Very private and secluded location. Your own private dock included. Very open water expansive view area. Sleeps up to five guest comfortably, each in his or her own bed.Many great activities to enjoy such as Swimming, fishing, kayaking. Great Family vacation adventure perfect for the kids!

Mark Scott
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017


West Woodland Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Trundle bed that pulls out under queen bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Captain double bed, sits up 8in higher than a regular bed.
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Key is in the key box on railing on top of stairs. I will give you combination for key once you book the reservation. Key for boathouse entrance: go down the stairs to the gate, cross small dock. Once inside turn right, on near walkway in boathouse door straight ahead, open houseboat right in front of you. Instructions for key will be given once you make your reservation.


Good! 3.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Sleepless in Seattle
average rating of 3.9473684 based on 19 reviews
Seattle, WA

Quite relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We are local and my husband could not wander far from his work for his birthday, so I booked a house boat instead of getting out of town. The location of the house boat was such that we could ride our bikes wherever we wanted to go, be it the center for wooden boats, downtown, or to fisherman's terminal to buy some fresh fish for dinner. There is no WiFi, but we both worked in the main room from our phones as hot spots for most of the morning and it was quite peaceful and light. We then spent the afternoon playing tourist, made dinner back on the boat and watched an old John Wayne movie on the TV. It was much nicer, larger, more convenient, and less expensive than renting a room downtown. If you want a peaceful place, but want to be in town, this is really nice.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Do not book this houseboat

  • 1 of 5

About a week before we were scheduled to arrive I received a message that the houseboat had to be moved from its location on Lake Union in Seattle to a different location at the Seattle Fisherman's Pier due to a broken water line.

My husband and I and our three young boys (8, 5, 3) arrived to find that the houseboat was not located in a typical marina but in a shipyard directly next to the dry docks where big ships were being repaired, in a completely different part of town than what we had booked. We chose to think of it as an adventure, dropped our luggage off and went to explore the area.

When we arrived back at the houseboat, the owner was there replacing the hot water heater which apparently had not been working. We put our three boys to bed, despite the noise, and the owner and his plumber did not leave until after 10:00 pm. Unfortunately the hot water was still not working. The next morning I had to shower at a nearby gym because there still was not hot water.

The owner indicated that he thought the problem might be electrical in nature and he was going to try to get an electrician out to fix the issue. Communication during the day was minimal, and no one showed up to fix the electrical issue until 7:30 pm when our boys were once again going to bed. The owner and the electrician were at the houseboat until after 11:00 pm attempting to fix the issue, still with no luck. That night we decided that we could not stay any longer without hot water. Our boys had not bathed the whole time we were there and we could not tolerate another night of 5 hours of sleep.

The next morning we packed up to leave (after once again visiting a local gym to shower). As we were leaving, we were approached by a shipyard employee who asked us to leave and told us that under no circumstances was anyone allowed to be staying on board the boats at the shipyard as it is dangerous and their insurance does not cover the liability of people staying on board the boats that are there to be fixed. She told us that the houseboat we were on had been taken there to be painted and accused us of trespassing. We had to find a hotel for what should have been our last night on the houseboat as a result of the negligence and/or deceit of the owner. He put us and our three small children in a situation that was not safe. This was without a doubt the worst accommodation situation we have had in many years of traveling.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ellensburg, wa

So cozy!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the house boat for boat show weekend, it's super charming, Excellent beds, nice linens, super clean! However getting to the house is a little dicey, it worked fine for us, but the dock was sketchy.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes I agree but the lake is low as it comes up it will be better. I am going to also create a better entrance and dock for future guest . Thank you mark
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Denver, Colorado

Such luxury, great location, attention to detail, bargain

  • 5 of 5

This property was conveniently located, beautifully decorated and we'll equipped. The beds were comfortable with down comforters and plush towels. The hosts were responsive and easy to work with. Working the stove was tricky but one call into the host and we figured out how to use it. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anacortes, WA

Well it's not downdown

  • 2 of 5

As you would expect this is a compact arrangement, two individual bedrooms, small bath, and small seating area in the kitchen end. Upon arrival it was clean and neat, situated in the first slip on the dock so the views are so so, land on one side, water on the other. The electric range top did not work which was more than annoying as we couldn't cook breakfast. Range was an OLD electric built for boats, I had the same one in a boat over 35 years ago. Not that you book this for TV reception but reception was abysmal if that is important to you. There are a few scattered restaurants within walking distance but everything else is a drive.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's not downtown I agree it's on lake union close to downtown there is a lite rail system at south end of lake union that can take you downtown . I have my self walked had breakfast on way no steep hills and lots of buildings most people love the location. There is also a bike station at south end of lake union .you walk through the heart of Amazon village for the high quality clean princess stove , same model and look is still made today stove does work I will include better instructions on how to use stove .the location is close to shore very privite and doesn't rock very much and super easy to get to great views out Chanel and saint marks cathedral ,lite up at night.for the tv I will provide CDs and get better reception antena but when I am there I enjoy some music wine and conversation swimming at night . Please understand we can't have it all. I the owner love staying on it when it isn't rented it's like being on vacation and I try and make sure to address all concerns and problems the best I can for every guest .thank you Mark
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5 2

Fun, easy, sexy.....

  • 5 of 5

It rained the whole time..... perfect.

This houseboat was a great option for us..... rain drops on the roof = :)

rain, rain, rain, .....

so much fun......


  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

West Woodland Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rate
May 30 2017 - Jul 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Rate
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sea Fair weekend
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer rate
Aug 8 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer rate
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter rate
Oct 31 2017 - Mar 31 2018
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 9.2%

Weekend minimum stay is 2 nights, weekday minimum stay is 1 night.

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.
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