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7+ BR/4BA Northwest Contemporary Home with Lake and Mountain Views

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Phinney Ridge House Rental Photos and Description

7+ BR/4 Bath Home, With 3200+ Sq Ft Of Living Space In Quiet Family Neighborhoo

Soaring Ceilings, Open Spaces and Incredible Lake and Mountain Views!

Located in one of the most family-friendly, desirable neighborhoods, within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, Woodland Park Zoo and Greenlake Park.

WELCOME to 2B Or Not 2B house! We are situated in a quiet, family residential area, in one of the most popular neighborhoods in Seattle. This custom home was built in 2000, with the finest building materials and construction. The gleaming cherry and granite floors, combined with vaulted ceilings an elegant, and surprisingly warm, organic atmosphere. The main floor family room has a sweeping view of nearby Greenlake, against a backdrop of the Cascade mountain range.

Phinney Ridge is one of the most family friendly and desirable neighborhoods in Seattle. We are located within a few blocks of Woodland Park Zoo, which hosts ZooTunes family-friendly concerts in the summer months. We are just a block away from the Phinney/Greenwood shopping district which has dozens of bars, restaurants, coffee shops and cafes, as well as a grocery store, PCC (natural foods market), independent stores and boutiques.

We are less than .5 miles to Green Lake, an in-city lake with an amazing array of activities, including:

* 3 mile path around the park

* Free community theater

* Soccer field, basketball, tennis courts and 9-hole golf course

* Summer Shakespeare in the Park

* Swimming beaches, tots wading pool and boat rentals

* Playground

We are within a few miles of the very popular University District, Ballard, Fremont and Wallingford neighborhoods.


Quotes generated through the website will automatically include the Main House and Guest Suite,

Rates and terms are subject to change, until a reservation is confirmed and payment made. Availability of dates is not guaranteed until booking is completed (ie dates cannot be held).



Phinney Ridge is the perfect launchpad for a Puget Sound vacation! Quick, easy freeway and Metro bus access to your destinations--bus stop is less than 2 blocks away. The house is a few blocks from a playground and the zoo, as well as a convenience store/gas station, restaurants, shops and café. Less than 15 minutes to Downtown, Ballard, Fremont, Northgate Mall, Woodland Park Zoo, University District, Wallingford, Bathhouse Theater and Lake Union, .5 mile from Greenlake Park and, within a mile of an independent grocery store and, PCC (Puget Consumer Co-op).

The owner is nearby, and is available for questions, concerns or requests. Located in a quiet, tree-lined residential neighborhood, 2B Or Not 2B house is the perfect in-city retreat!



The open floor plan on the main floor creates a natural entertainment and gathering place, and a fantastic venue for showers, dinners etc. The kitchen is fully-equipped with stainless steel appliances and a 6 burner gas stove. There is a small grilling deck off of the family room, with an infrared gas grill.

There is counter seating for 4, and the dining room table seats 14-16. There is an additional table in the living room, that seats another 6.

Note for those traveling with small children:

We provide a pack and play portable crib (second one available by request), infant bath, changing pad and potty seat, 2 full-size high chairs and portable high chair that attacks to a chair. The open floor plan does not provide gated areas or stairs. There is a large free-standing play-yard that can be set up on the main floor, and an activity seat.



MAIN FLOOR—sleeps 3 with 2 beds

• Spacious Living Room with gas fireplace

• Dining

o Living Room table opens up to seat 6

o Dining Room (Table seats 14)

o Kitchen (Counter seating for 4)

• Family Room with flat-screen television and premium cable, expansive lake/mountain view

• Grilling deck with infrared gas grill

• Bathroom with shower

• Bedroom, with soaring wood ceilings (2 beds):

o 1 Queen bed

o 1 Single rollaway bed

UPPER FLOOR-Sleeps up to 10 (6 beds plus portable crib)

Master Bedroom Suite w Sunroom (2 Beds):

• Spacious master bedroom with sunroom (Greenlake/Cascade mountain views)

• Sunroom is separated by frosted glass French doors, and has a pull-out double sofa bed

• Sun-room has Greenlake and Cascade mountain views

• Bathroom-Luxurious soaking tub/free-standing granite shower

• Flat-screen TV w premium cable

• Deck with table seating for 8

• Bathroom with tub/shower combination

• Beds:

o Main bedroom- 1 King bed

o Sunroom (separated by French doors)- 1 Double sleeper couch

• Upper Bedroom 1

o 1 Queen bed

o 1 Single rollaway bed

• Upper Bedroom 2

o 1 Twin (Upper bunk)

o 1 Double (Lower bunk)

o 1 Portable crib

Lower Level-Sleeps 8 (5 beds)

This is basically a mother-in-law apartment.

• Kitchenette with compact appliances

• Small bathroom w/shower

• Bedroom 1 (adjoins Bedroom 2, separated with a sliding barn door) (3 beds)

o 1 Twin Upper Bunk

o 1 Full Lower Bunk

o 1 Twin Rollaway Bed

• Bedroom 2 (adjoins Bedroom 1, separated with a sliding barn door) (1 bed)

o 1 Double Bed

• Bedroom 3 (1 bed)

o 1 Double Bed

*Bedrooms 1 and 2 can be used as a 2 room suite, or separated with sliding barn door. Both rooms have private entry from the hall.


Checkin/Checkout Times

CHECK-IN at 4pm; CHECK-OUT at 10am (unless previously arranged—extra charges may apply). If a morning check-in, or late checkout is needed, an optional half-day can be added to the room charges, if the schedule allows. This may not be confirmed until close to the checkin date, when neighboring bookings are confirmed. The only way to guarantee an early or late checkin/checkout is to pay for an extra day/days.


• No smoking on premises

• Remove shoes at entry

• Quiet family neighborhood

• Gatherings, family dinners and showers are Ok--loud parties are not!

• Pets will be considered--please check before booking



There are 2 spaces provided on the home’s driveway. To minimize the impact on my neighbors, please park additional vehicles on an adjacent street.

Street parking is generally available. However, due to the proximity to Woodland Park Zoo, it is impacted on sunny weekends and special events.


Cancellation Policy

$1500 is non-refundable

Cancellation before 60 days –50% refundable

After 60 days –0% refundable*

*Please see VRBO Cancellation and Refund Policy for vacation-cancellation insurance options

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Laurie Milligan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

7+ BR/4BA Northwest Contemporary Home with Lake and Mountain Views
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

It provided a much appreciated home base for our three chaperones and fifteen students in a very busy College and career week in Seattle.

The driveway wasn't what I expected, but then the vans were big. I had to park one on the street, but this was not inconvenient and very close by.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this property! Very spacious and great location within walking distance to the woodland zoo and green lake! It was perfect for a large group with several young children! Also very easy traveling downtown!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, VA

Perfect spot for our family of 18

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the space on the main floor as it was roomy and had a wonderful, well supplied kitchen that overlooked the spacious dining room table. We managed to seat all of us at the same time which facilitated all age groups in conversation during our time together. The lake view from the TV room attracted us all and we found that it was there that we spent the most time in various activities. We enjoyed having the seven bedrooms and four bathrooms for our various family groupings. Green Lake's close proximity was a plus for us as we hiked around the lake, swam and kayaked there. What a wonderful park! Our hostess, Laurie, was welcoming and gracious as we needed her help on our first day in the house. We needed to be relatively close to the airport as our family members were flying in and out of SeaTac at several different times and days and this property provided that advantage. We would highly recommend this house to other large groups such as ours.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We decided it was a great place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of sleeping space. Near Green Lake and Woodland Zoo. Easy access to downtown Seattle. Great eateries and shops on Phinney. Good conversation places. Amazing view. Close to grocery. All in all we liked it. Would recommend new dining chairs and check burners on stove.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property and location!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family came out to visit my oldest daughter and her boyfriend. We were so pleased with the property and all the space and comfort it offered. The unit provided four full bathrooms and many bedrooms so that there was plenty of privacy and togetherness in the same house. The large table right off the kitchen provided countless hours of family time for food, games and discussion.

The location was convenient to anywhere we needed to go with all of the wonderful sites to see in Seattle. We found a Costco about twenty minutes north to load up with food and stuff for our trip. Also, there are plenty of great little bars and restaurants close by. Some that we even walked to.

The Zoo and Green Lake are five minutes away. Great place to take a walk or a run. We did not make it into the Zoo.

We found the property spotless and easy to use. Plenty of towels, extra blankets, shampoo, plates, flatware, pots and pans, etc. The coffeemaker worked fine for us. Only issue seemed to be that the oven's temperature setting is a bit off. It might need to be recalibrated. The rest of the kitchen was great. It was so convenient for any meal we wanted to prepare.

The TV has cable and seemed to have any channel you might want. The kids stayed up late and watched movies when the old folks went to bed. A separate living room without a TV for those who wish to sit and chat was also a benefit.

The separate downstairs unit had a kitchen as well that we did not need to use.

A nice view can be seen from the living room with the TV or from the Master bedroom. We did not make it to the outside deck area to sit due to the weather. Also, we did not use the outdoor gas grill.

I would recommend this property to any larger group for their family vacations!

Also, Laurie was great to work with. Many thanks to her!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Location But Disappointing

  • 1 of 5

My family and I rented the main and upper floors during the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday. The house is conveniently located for sightseeing and has a nice view of the mountains and the lake. There were plenty of bedrooms to accommodate our 7 adults and some nice toys to entertain the baby. Some beds (including the master) were only a foam mattress on wooden slacks so not very comfortable. The dining room table seated us comfortably but the chairs flaked off onto our clothing and the floor. While the TV room had a nice flat screen TV with premium cable channels, seating consisted of one sofa and cushions for floor and window box seating. The kitchen was large but we had issues with the kitchen appliances. The coffee maker did not work; luckily Starbucks is nearby and open on Thanksgiving! The oven thermostat did not work properly as the oven seemed to cool the longer it was used. We had to cook everything longer which caused the food to be dry. The dishwasher leaked water onto the floor. We also found the house was not as clean as we had hoped. There were cigarette butts on the main floor balcony; yogurt in the refrigerator that had expired the month before, a dish brush and sponges that needed to be replaced and rarely used dishes and utensils were sticky. We had hoped to vacuum away dog hair from our 2 dogs but found the canister bag was overflowing with dirt and hair. We understand that the Seattle area is expensive but this house was not worth the premium lease price that we paid.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Park Pub
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Phinney Market
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Phinney Ridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December 2016
Nov 30 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
December Holiday 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Mar 16 2017 - Jun 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 6 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
September 2017
Sep 7 2017 - Nov 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Dog @$25/nite $0
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $400
Tax Rate 9.6%

Rates are subject to change until booking is completed. Availability is not guaranteed until booking is completed and first payment received.

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Phinney Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • 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 ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor - toilet , shower
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Upper Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level - toilet , shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Lower Level Guest Suite 3 - 1 double
    Master Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Accessed through Master BR-separated by French Doors
    Main Floor Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The twin is a rollaway bed that is 30" wide.
    Upper Level Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Twin over full bunk bed and portable crib (can be moved)
    Upper Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin bed is a 30" wide cot w/mattress
    Upper Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has adjoining sunroom w/sleeper sofa
    Lower Level Guest Suite Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Twin over full bunk bed, plus trundle
    Lower Level Guest Suite Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Portable crib can be moved
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

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