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Alki Beach House with huge beautiful back yard for indoor/outdoor summer living.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home one block from the beach.

Available August! This is a beautiful, elegant beach home with the finest furnishings, but comfy! And colorful! Designed for six guests. Enter on main floor to living room w gas fireplace, flatscreen cable TV, dining room, french doors opening to beautiful deck, furniture, grill, and private sunny back yard, shaded where you want it. Great kitchen, large master w/ queen, smaller bedroom (aka the library) w/ queen sofa bed & french doors, and bathroom w a very small claw footed tub, not really functional for bathing, since the bath has hardwood floors. Think of it as a powder room. Wifi of course. Sleeps 4 on the main floor.

Downstairs is large cozy TV/game room, huge deep L shaped sectional sofa, game table, reading sofa, bedroom w king bed, laundry room, bathroom w/ shower, garage entrance for bikes, golf clubs etc. Downstairs sleeps 2.

The beautiful large, lush back yard with big trees is why I bought the house 20 years ago. The large deck has a large teak sectional sofa with cushions. I put the cushions out in May and remove them in October, and provide a cover for protection when not in use to prevent rain damage and ask that you treat them as if they were your own.

Holidays are excluded from the discounted seasonal rate of $250/night.

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Owner
Jessica Muffett
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2017

About Jessica Muffett

Truly life is a gift and I am so fortunate to have two beautiful homes, this one in Seattle and another home in Princeville where I spend half of my time. (Check it out on VRBO listing # 679905). I have been in the Alki neighborhood of West Seattle since 1972, in the recreational boating business. After sailing offshore with my husband 1978-80 (who has since passed), I co-owned Seattle's Elliott Bay Yachting Center and Yacht Sales for 10 years, then founded YachtWorld in 1995, retiring in 2014. Still write stories for YachtWorld as their Hawaii Correspondent when on Kauai, paddling out on my surf ski on Hanalei Bay to meet visiting cruisers. My current service work includes OceanHeroes, recognizing individuals and their foundations who inspire us with their work in ocean advocacy and friendship with the sea. I serve on the Board of the Benaroya Research Institute of Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle and chair their Illuminations event. In Princeville I paddle 6 man canoes, surf ski kayaks, do yoga and tai chi, bike, too many fun things to name, and have the greatest friends in the world. I'm involved with the service work of Rotary in Seattle and Kauai.

Jessica Muffett purchased this house in 1997

Why Jessica Muffett chose West Seattle

I downsized from a large beachfront home 20 years ago to small cute cottage with the best back yard in the world, but in the same neighborhood, and a block from the beach.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Alki Beach House with huge beautiful back yard for indoor/outdoor summer living.
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
5

Beautiful, comfortable home with perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We spend 4 days in Seattle. The house has very personalized accents and is very comfortable. I loved how the downstairs was like a separate apartment almost. The yard was very beautiful. Alki Beach was just a few minutes walking distance away. We truly enjoyed staying there.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The neighborhood IS wonderful, close to everything yet serene and peaceful. Such a pleasure to know you had a wonderful time. Please come back any time:) Jessica
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3

Lovely home but

  • 3 of 5

The property is a lovely home in West Seattle, and well represented by the photos provided. You are close enough to Alki beach to walk to nearby restaurants but a car is helpful for excursions and groceries. My family of 4 went in high season and paid the premium and the hefty deposit, we have stayed at many VRBOs and never been penalized let alone with held money for " getting dish towels dirty." The owner is proud of her home and has a lot rules, consequently you feel like you are walking on eggshells most of your stay. Good luck.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sigh. This guest asked for a handyman or an über car to refill the low propane barbecue tank and change a ceiling lightbulb in the bathroom for his wife. $100 service call. I paid. Done. My cleaner reported an apparent kitchen accident resulting in 3 bloodied tea towels that had to be replaced and a linen throw pillow that had to be dry cleaned before the next guest arrived. I reimbursed her $50 and charged the guest. Everything else looked great and the next guest arrived to a fresh house. My home is best appreciated by guests looking for a hypoallergenic home with no smoking, no shoes, no pets, hepa-filtered vacuum to remove dust, beautiful furnishings and very clean and fresh everything:)
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4

Perfect location for a Seattle vacation

  • 4 of 5

My family of four, along with my sister, just got back from a week in Seattle. This Alki location was great! It was a quick water taxi ride into downtown. The buses serving Alki could be confusing as they were often mis-marked, and not all stops are listed online. The July weather was perfect, so we were able to get a couple of beach days. Lots of good food around too (Cactus, Cafe Nouveau, Cupcake Royale, Pegasus), plus the Farmer's Market on Sunday is AMAZING. The beds were comfortable and the house is clean and well maintained. One negative was that the den with the pullout sofa doesn't have any shades on the doors that lead out to the deck, making it extremely bright in the mornings. All in all, a wonderful trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always appreciate good tips from my guests! Shades will be ordered:) The nearby restaurants on Alki are within easy summer walking distance.... starting just 4 blocks away on the prominade.
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5

Wonderful location, comfortably furnished, quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of 3 adults and 2 children thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Jessica's wonderful home. Jessica was very personable and easy to deal with. Her home was in a great location and we enjoyed 1 of the 4 bikes provided to ride down nearby Alki Beach. This home is in a quiet neighborhood and is very nicely furnished, with all the necessary amenities. If visiting Seattle again, we would definitely rent this beautiful property again!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was probably my favorite guest story yet! Coming together with family from far off travels, Pat's description made me so excited I wanted to meet them all as long lost cousins at the front door ... But of course I did not. I live in Hawaii much of the year and I want my guests to feel like my Seattle home is their home for their holiday, and make sure the home and grounds are beautiful waiting for them!
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5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

I can't begin to tell you how much we enjoyed this lovely home. The decor is beautiful and the layout is perfect for family entertaining. However, the best part of our stay was the location of the home. Close to shopping, restaurants and picturesque views of the Olympics and the Puget Sound. We were even able to have a bonfire on the beach.

Jessica, the owner, was amazing to work with. I would rent this place again in a heartbeat.

Thanks again Jessica for making our Thanksgiving vacation to Alki our best ever!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Honestly, I can't tell you how much I enjoy knowing that I made someone's stay at my home easy, fun and special. Plus it is a thrill to receive my housekeepers text telling me I had another family of perfect guests. And when I return home right after a visit, as I did this time, the house was filled with more great loving energy.
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5

Beautiful, peaceful escape

  • 5 of 5

Jessica maintains a lovely home. Super cozy and the backyard is a delight. Being able to walk to Alki beach and the tide pools kept the kids entertained and the parents happy. Very conveniently located - just take Admiral to Metropolitan market, Safeway, plus all the shops/restaurants on California.

We would definitely rent again!!!

Thanks Melissa!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beach Drive and Alki Beach with the sandy beach and marine diversity is a perfect place to look for agates and round rocks and peer into tide pools like my lovely guest Ramiro enjoyed with his family and children. Walk the beach holding your flip flops watching the ferries, and bring your Fish and Chips from SunFish or Spuds across the street to the beach or on the bulkhead and boardwalk:) Take the beach chairs or enjoy dangling your legs over the beach bulkhead. Or walk around Alki Point and the Alki lighthouse on the beach at low tide. Please come again Ramiro and family!
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
4 blocks to Cactus on Alki
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
West Seattle Water Taxi or Fauntleroy Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
West Seattle Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Downtown Seattle
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
West Seattle Bridge to I5
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Cactus on Alki
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Alki Beach 3 blocks, Beach Drive across street
Car: recommended

Four blocks from the lighthouse, one block from beach combing, moonfish shell collecting, agate hunting and viewing seastars and other marine life, the only question will be; shall we wander the beach today, or bring our Tommy Bahama chairs down to the beach, or bike ride, and which direction? The 10 mile bike loop down Alki and back, or to Lincoln Park and the saltwater pool? Let's stop for Top Pot donuts, or Starbucks, or fish tacos, or rent a paddle board or kayak, or take the 10 minute ride on the West Seattle Water Taxi over to the Seattle waterfront. Make up a Rotary meeting at Salty's on Tuesdays at noon. Evening? The West Seattle neighborhood one mile up the hill has 500 stores/restaurants with everything you need in a little town. Or take the Fauntleroy ferry over to Vashon Island or the Olympic Peninsula and bypass the ferry mess in downtown Seattle. Driving time into Seattle is 20 minutes if you are lucky.

For children:

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Playground: Whales Tale a few blocks away, on 59th a block off of Alki next to Alki Elementary School

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Rates & Availability

Alki House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Sep 7 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$300
$2,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $240
Tax Rate 9.6%

By booking, the renter agrees to the attached completed signed rental agreement, especially .....
The renter will not exceed the maximum number of guests per agreed to in the VRBO booking and will provide the names and ages of all guests at time of booking
No smoking or pet on the property
No shoes inside
No party events
No feet or spills on upholstered furniture
No watermarks on wood furniture, use coasters
Do not use hot tub
Do not use the tiny upstairs claw footed bathtub for bathing because it splashes on hardwood floors
Abide by house rules including being quiet in a quiet neighborhood
Check in 4pm unless arranged differently with owner in writing.
Checkout at 11am promptly when house cleaner arrives to prepare for next guest
The housekeeper cleans the house, and does laundry from 3 beds, but you are still responsible to clean up your personal use to avoid a deduction on your damage/cleaning deposit refund, for example:
1. Take out garbage, recycle and food waste and pull bins to the curb.
2. Strip beds; toss all used linens and towels into bathtub, or wash and dry as many loads of linens and towels that you have time for. Clean the dryer lint trap before each new load in the dryer.
3. Put all dishes in dishwasher and start the dishwasher.
4. Clean out fridge; throw all of your refrigerated food away.
5. Clean the barbeque if used or have $25 deducted from your damage/cleaning deposit
6. Replace anything you have consumed, i.e., teas, coffee, olive oil
7. Return any borrowed books to my bookshelves.
8. Cover outdoor DRY furniture cushions (keep covered when not using to avoid soaking/damaging in rain.)
9. Turn off the heat, fireplace, lights, fans, radio, TV
10. Leave the garage door opener, lockbox key, and extra key.
11. Lock doors/windows, close garage.

Note that
30 day rentals do not pay tax.
Rentals longer than 10 days must pay additional housekeeping services mid-stay, i.e. for 2 weeks pay one extra cleaning, for 3-4 weeks, pay two extra cleaning

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Alki House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Upstairs - toilet , tub , Toilet, sink, and small claw footed tub with no shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Toilet, sink and walk-in tiled shower with no tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom Upstairs master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 Upstairs bedroom/library - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Green velvet sofa makes into comfortable queen bed.
    Bedroom 3 Downstairs Master - 1 king , King converts to two twins upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
No events please. Please let me know if you need anything else and I'll see what I can do:)))

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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