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7+ BR/4BA Northwest Contemporary Home with Lake and Mountain Views! Sleeps 20+

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

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

Laurie Milligan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


Phinney Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...


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7+ BR/4BA Northwest Contemporary Home with Lake and Mountain Views! Sleeps 20+
average rating of 4.4761906 based on 21 reviews

We had a great time! The house was perfect for our large group!

  • 5 of 5

The house is easy to get to, location is great. Great kitchen and a huge dining table. Fantastic views of Green Lake. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Large Group or Small Group Home!

  • 5 of 5

My high school group from Juneau, Alaska had an amazing stay at this Green Lake/Phinney Ridge home for 4 nights in January, 2018. I can't say enough about how well laid out the house is, the location near to all things Seattle and the comfort of the sleeping arrangements. We had a full group of 16 students and two adults. The kitchen is very well appointed and the owner was extremely helpful in making sure our group had everything it needed. I recommend this house to any group looking for a quality vacation home in Seattle for a reasonable price.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place in a quiet spot and an spectacular view!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had our yearly friends vacation , Laurie was always really accommodating to us, the place is huge, we were 18 and we had a lot of space, we definitely will be coming back, thank you Laurie for all your help🙏🏽

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Poorly maintained, tacky furnishings, terrible bedding.

  • 1 of 5

On first impression, the landscaping is overgrown to the extent that fully half of the walkway to the front door is unusable, and one step railing is inaccessible to the degree that safety is a concern. There are many loose tiles in the walkway. The driveway is not adequate for two cars because of overgrown landscaping extending 2-3 feet into the driveway surface. You have to fight bushes back to get in/out of your car. The street is crowded with parked cars so convenient parking availability is limited. The front porch leading up to the entry was covered in litter/trash and half of the bench on the front porch was covered with overgrown landscaping. The front door mat had hairballs all over it and was really nasty.

Inside of the house most furnishings were completely worn out and no support in the seats. The kitchen sink water dispenser outlet was dilapidated and water sprayed everywhere. There was a valve for a water filter with the top broken off. When you opened the valve there was a geyser straight up. Some of the pots and pans were grimy and sticky. The refrigerator

water dispenser on the door is very nasty. Upon arrival and walking through the house, we noticed a huge spider web with spider hanging from the hood vent to countertop.

The beds all looked like "hammocks". The mattresses are caved-in in the middle. Some of the linens are very dark and it is impossible to know if they are really clean. It is obvious that the cleaning service does a poor job.

The house has potential and the owner is amiable, but the house in its present condition is very overpriced. Even a one star hotel is generally clean and well maintained and this house was neither. In its present condition, we could never recommend this house. Any questions, we have photos.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: While I am disappointed with the contents of the review, I am always appreciative when my guests take the time to submit feedback. I have communicated the cleaning issues with my cleaning company. While it is possible that the spider web was missed by the cleaning crew, given the described size of it, it is more likely that it appeared in between the time the house had been cleaned, and check-in day In any case, had this guest contacted me upon his arrival, I could have remedied the cleaning problems immediately. I am always available to respond to any communication from a guest--usually within 15”. While I understand that the property did not meet the expectations of this guest, the comments regarding the condition of the furnishings is completely at odds with the descriptions used by the overwhelming majority of guests in my other reviews. Most guests are very happy with the quality and comfort of the furnishings. The majority of mattresses are less than 3 years old-- the queen mattress on the main floor was replaced a couple of days ago. All of the beds (other than the rollaways, as noted in the listing), are on platforms, so I ‘m not sure how they can all be “like hammocks”. My guess is that the description may apply to the rollaway beds. Other than the master bedroom king-size bed, all of the sheets are cream colored, so there is no question as to whether they are clean or not (which, of course, they are). The master bed has silver/grey sheets, so perhaps that was what the reference was. This is a large home, which frequently houses large groups of 20-24 people, and, therefore, takes a lot more wear and tear than the average home. As can happen in any house, breakage and repair issues may come up in the course of someone’s stay. I agree that the landscaping is due for a trimmingFall is a particularly challenging time to keep the outside areas clean and clear of debris, as leaves fall for weeks. Leaves get blown onto porches and walkways within hours (and, sometimes, minutes) of cleanup. Regarding the parking: This is a residential house, in a residential neighborhood, in a large city. 90% of the time, there is parking on the block, within a few houses, and there is always parking within 1-1.5 blocks. I used street parking the week this guest was here, without any problem. To anyone reading this review: Please read my other reviews, and do not hesitate to ask any questions!
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A superb place to enjoy a Seattle summer

  • 4 of 5

Phinney Ridge was perfect for our large family's summer vacation. It is a very nice and well supplied home, with easy access to Seattle, the Ferry terminal, Fremont and Green Lake. My 6 year old will always remember her first high dive... into a lake!


  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, huge family home close to downtown Seattle

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this great kid friendly family home in Seattle. Walking distance to the zoo ( very popular with the kids), a fantastic playground and restaurants. Close to touristy places too. Loved the openness of the home. Lots of areas for the kids to play. Giant table where we all ate many meals together (12 of us). Fantastic kitchen with everything we needed. Very, very comfortable home.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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