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North Seattle Charmer

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private Entry, 1 Bed/ Bath, Full-Kitchen, Dining Room, & Private Laundry

Spacious, fully-furnished one bedroom apt. with a full kitchen, bathroom ,and living space. Just two blocks from Rapid Ride Bus Line E direct to city center and other tourist neighborhoods, or stay in this residential neighborhood and enjoy the parks, restaurants, and shops.

About the Apartment:

This 900 square foot daylight basement apartment makes you feel right at home. There are high ceilings with lots of natural light. The kitchen comes with a microwave, oven, fridge/freezer. Also, a tea pot, coffee maker, blender and all the kitchen utensils and silverware and dishes that you will need to prepare meals at home. The kitchen was installed in 2015 and there is bamboo flooring throughout the apartment.

The bedroom has a queen size bed as well as a dresser and ample closet space. As well as two nightstands on either side of bed with reading lamps.

The unit comes with access to broadband high speed internet and Direct TV. Also, there is a private washer/dryer exclusive for guest use that was installed in 2015.

The queen size bed easily sleeps two, and there is a sofa in the living area that sleeps one comfortably. Also, there are two comfy cots.

There are board games and cards available for quiet evenings in, and red box movie rentals are within walking distance and there is a TV and DVD player.

There is a table to enjoy meals as well as a work desk in case you need an office work space.

Guest Access

The apartment has its own private entrance. There is a key code lock on the door so you won't have to worry about keys. This allows you to come and go as you please.

Interaction with Guests:

We live in the home above the apartment, although it is entirely separate. We pride ourselves on good hospitality and we would always be glad to answer any questions you might have about Seattle such as places to go, neighborhoods, restaurants, bars, breweries, daytrips, etc. If time permits, we would even be glad to guide our guests and accompany them to local breweries or to see some of Seattle's hidden gems.

The Neighborhood:

The Bitter Lake neighborhood is one of the more residential neighborhoods in Seattle, so you really get the local feel.

The apartment is walking distance to the community center (playfields, basketball courts, tennis courts, wading pool, playground, etc.), public library, grocery stores, gyms (LA Fitness and Fitness Evolution), shopping, restaurants, the Interurban walking/running/biking trail, and Bitter Lake.

Getting Around:

Easy commute because the apartment is near several bus lines including the Rapid Ride E line which takes you to the city center downtown Seattle. Also, bus lines that will take you to surrounding neighborhoods like Greenwood, Ballard, Fremont, Wallingford, Green Lake, Phinney Ridge, the University District, and Shoreline.

Other Things to Note:

If you were to come with a car, you will find ample street parking.

The property owners have young children and friendly pets - one dog and two cats.

Amenities include:

Fully equipped kitchen

Fresh linens & towels

Hi-Speed Internet (WiFi)

Plenty of free parking

Essentials: Shampoo, conditioner, soap

Cable TV

DVD Player

Washer & Dryer (soap and dryer sheets)

More Details

Property Owner/Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2018

About Property Owner/Manager

I moved from Chicago to Seattle in 2003 to study at Seattle University. I met Teresa who was also a student at the University of Washington and we have been together in Seattle since. We love to go on day hikes, explore Seattle's neighborhoods and restaurants, shop the local farmers markets, and cheer on the Seattle Sounders soccer team. We have developed an insiders knowledge of Seattle and look forward to sharing our insights and experiences with guests. Teresa works in the health care industry and I serve as an advisor to a local government near Seattle.

Property Owner/Manager purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Property Owner/Manager chose Bitter Lake

We pride ourselves on comfort, cleanliness, and privacy for our guests. You will feel like you are home in this 900 square foot spacious garden apartment. We like to go the extra mile to make sure that every guest has an excellent experience in Seattle and appreciates their accommodations while in town.


Bitter Lake Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , with sink
  • The bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet. In addition, there is a medicine cabinet with all the basic essentials - soap, shampoo and conditioner, and a first aid kit.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has a queen size bed, a big south facing window, as well as a dresser, two nightstands, and a closet. The room is very cozy with some wall art.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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North Seattle Charmer
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
Snohomish, WA, U.S.A.

Comfortable and Convenient

  • 4 of 5

We recently spent 5 nights in this property and found it suited our needs really well. The location was easy to access from I-5 and in close proximity to stores and places to eat. Our hosts were friendly and helpful but also gave us plenty of privacy.

Everything was in good working order and clean. The bed was comfortable. The only minor drawbacks were a bit of noise from upstairs (this unit is on the lower level of a single family home), having to walk through the laundry room to get into the unit, and a lack of hooks in the bathroom. Hooks in the bathroom are sort of a "thing" for us, LOL.

That said, I would definitely recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient, easy

  • 5 of 5

During the busy peak summer season in Seattle, this location is s nice break from the city. It is convenient to easy to access.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nice, quiet neighborhood. Easy parking, well appointed full size kitchen, nice to also have the separate laundry room.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet Bitter Lake

  • 5 of 5

This is our first visit to Seattle. This property is about 15 min from downtown. This is an up and coming area that's very convenient to shopping and all of the attractions. The space was quite roomy and has a great feel. So much better than fighting the crowds downtown! Dan and Teresa were great on communication. We had a great time and attribute much of that to the convenience of our VRBO. Thanks Dan & Teresa, your place was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, clean & cozy

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend to anyone

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and well located in North Seattle

  • 3 of 5

Lots of space for two couples or a family of 4 . Well located off the Aurora corridor and for transit options. Lots of parking and quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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