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Alki Beach House with Huge Beautiful Back Yard for Indoor/Outdoor Summer Living.

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Four bikes and helmets to ride the beach bike trails for miles!!!

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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.


Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Mature adults only. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The expensive light colored upholstered furniture can easily be soiled/damaged by unsupervised children (or adults!) resulting in loss of security deposit. Six people max occupancy includes children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking on property. I have asthma and return frequently. If smoking is reported by house cleaner, the security deposit will not be refunded. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Wheel chair accessible to lower floor thru garage, but stairs are still required to access main level. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom Upstairs master: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 Upstairs bedroom/library: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Green velvet sofa makes into comfortable queen bed. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 Downstairs Master: 1 king

    King converts to two twins upon request....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 Upstairs: toilet, tub

    Toilet, sink, and small claw footed tub with no shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Toilet, sink and walk-in tiled shower with no tub...moreless

Other Amenities

  • No events please. Please let me know if you need anything else and I'll see what I can do:)))...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Many great reads, please enjoy while here but do not remove. Thanks. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    More of a TV room with game table and games...moreless

  • Games:

    Scrabble, monopoly etc...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    HBO...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose radio with cable for iPhone or computer to amplify and enhance audio....moreless

  • Television:

    Upstairs livingroom: 42" flatscreen in cabinet...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A few videos...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Stand on your tip toes on the front porch to see the water 1 block away. The best part is a quiet neighborhood yet just 3 blocks away from the resort feel of Alki. The back yard is delicious....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Not on the beach; 1 block from quiet Beach Drive, & 3 blocks from Alki Beach w restaurants, bars, Starbucks, and 5 miles of sandy beaches, bike paths, promenade, kayak rentals, & Seattle water taxi....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Upstairs gas Downstairs electric...moreless

  • Garage:

    Best for bicycles, golf clubs, recycle bin....moreless

  • Heating:

    Yes, cozy home....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    For 3 beds. The king can convert to 2 twins with advance notice. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Street parking, driveway parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    For 6 people...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Fabulous deck with deck furniture and beautiful back yard...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Sep 7 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$300
$2,300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

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

Notes:

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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

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

Happy Little Traveler - Baby Equipment Rental in my neighborhood - new.happylittletraveler.com

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Alki, Seattle, WA, USA:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

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Photos

  • Four bikes and helmets to ride the beach bike trails for miles!!!

    Four bikes and helmets to ride the beach bike trails for miles!!!

  • Private backyard with beautiful landscaping and great entertaining.

    Private backyard with beautiful landscaping and great entertaining.

  • Indoor/outdoor living in the summer.

    Indoor/outdoor living in the summer.

  • Galley kitchen opens left to dining and right to hall/bedroom.

    Galley kitchen opens left to dining and right to hall/bedroom.

  • Dining room opens to back deck, beautiful yard and barbecue thru french doors.

    Dining room opens to back deck, beautiful yard and barbecue thru french doors.

  • Living room looking towards front door and coat closet.

    Living room looking towards front door and coat closet.

  • Large master bedroom with queen bed and dressing table.

    Large master bedroom with queen bed and dressing table.

  • Upstairs library w/ french doors doubles as second  bedroom with queen pullout.

    Upstairs library w/ french doors doubles as second bedroom with queen pullout.

  • Downstairs family room with huge comfy L-shaped couch, TV, electric fireplace.

    Downstairs family room with huge comfy L-shaped couch, TV, electric fireplace.

  • Large king  in downstairs bedroom.

    Large king in downstairs bedroom.

  • Downstairs bathroom with walk-in shower set up for six guests

    Downstairs bathroom with walk-in shower set up for six guests

  • 5 mile Alki boardwalk to 10 min Boat Taxi to downtown Seattle. Food, rent kayaks

    5 mile Alki boardwalk to 10 min Boat Taxi to downtown Seattle. Food, rent kayaks

  • Welcome home! 13 steps up from street or enter thru garage for inside stairs.

    Welcome home! 13 steps up from street or enter thru garage for inside stairs.

  • Comfy deck furniture on large deck for enjoying peace and quiet.

    Comfy deck furniture on large deck for enjoying peace and quiet.

  • Beautiful function kitchen with breakfast bar opens to outdoor deck and yard.

    Beautiful function kitchen with breakfast bar opens to outdoor deck and yard.

  • Well equipped kitchen with Bose, Meile, Subzero, french press, Keurig.

    Well equipped kitchen with Bose, Meile, Subzero, french press, Keurig.

  • Open the front door to a comfy living room w gas fireplace and TV in credenza.

    Open the front door to a comfy living room w gas fireplace and TV in credenza.

  • Flatscreen TV with network and premium channels hidden in credenza.

    Flatscreen TV with network and premium channels hidden in credenza.

  • Upstairs bath w/ small claw foot bathtub and no shower, best for washing feet.

    Upstairs bath w/ small claw foot bathtub and no shower, best for washing feet.

  • Honestly very comfy pullout bed, looks thru french doors to deck and back yard

    Honestly very comfy pullout bed, looks thru french doors to deck and back yard

  • Downstairs den w game table, stairs lead upstairs, or go right to kingbed/bath

    Downstairs den w game table, stairs lead upstairs, or go right to kingbed/bath

  • Downstairs king bed and bathroom with large walk-in shower.

    Downstairs king bed and bathroom with large walk-in shower.

  • Biking Alki, Starbucks, Tully's, Cactus etc across the street. This runs 5 miles

    Biking Alki, Starbucks, Tully's, Cactus etc across the street. This runs 5 miles

  • Rent my condo in Princeville, Kauai! VBRO 679905

    Rent my condo in Princeville, Kauai! VBRO 679905

VRBO #698180

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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