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1903 Amazing Greenlake Family Home - Walks to the Parks, 12mins to Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,740 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Organic Charming House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleep 6

Our warm and inviting craftsman home features a well-appointed interior, spacious yards and premier location just 3mins walk to Green Lake Park, 15mins walk to Woodland Park Zoo, and 12mins drive to Downtown Seattle. The 115-year-old charming house offers you a cozy living room, spacious bedrooms, organic essentials, lots of natural light and indoor plants. Here, keyless lock is placed for your easy access, exterior camera is installed for your safety and a mini Seattle museum is set up to introduce you to Seattle history at a glance. While the whole house is fully furnished for a perfect home away from home, its elegant furniture and charming decor in every corner invite you to a wonderful relaxing vacation. Welcome!!!


• Indoor plants such as peace lily, bamboo palm, spider plant appear in every room to purify the air for healthier stay (as recommended by NASA)

• High-speed WiFi works perfectly

• Cable, Netflix, Amazon Prime offer various selection for your TV time

• Private parking enough for 3 cars and additional street parking is just in the back of the house

• Free washer/dryer with organic laundry detergent

• Laser color printer that works just by sending an email from your phone

• Made-in-USA water filters are installed in kitchen and bathtub

• Down duvets, 100% cotton sheets, 100% cotton towels

• Bathroom provides weigh scale, hair dryer, and all kinds of organic toiletries you might need

• Kitchen is very well equipped with hard anodized cookware, rice cooker, microwave, coffee maker to name a few. It is also stocked with juice/milk, coffee & tea, and a great selection of condiments and spices. You can cook all your meals here without a hassle

• Kid-friendly home with a convertible wood crib, childproof furniture, books and lots of toys

• 24/7 exterior security camera in the front and back door, and you can turn them off when you don't need


• Spacious living room with wood-burning fireplace, peacefully decorated with Buddishm statues

• Luxury leather sofa and recliners for relaxing time in front of a 50" flat screen TV

• An Yamaha keyboard for music player, especially precious in the family gatherings

• Bright, warm and cozy dining room enough seats for 6

• Cheerfully decorated kitchen to forget Seattle sucky weather outside during winter time


• Master bedroom: has two windows with lakeviews. Here you can go to bed in moonlight and wake up in sunshine over Green Lake park. Queen size bed, walk-in closet and an wood crib. The room is spacious enough to set up a professional working corner and a book case on the other side.

• Magnolia bedroom: Warm, vintage decoration with a large window under the shade of a gorgeous magnolia tree. Queen size bed, walk-in closet and a work desk.

• Birdy bedroom: Has two twin beds, walk-in closet, lovely decorated with lots of birds on the walls.

• Bathroom with bathtub and shower booth fully stocked with clean towels, toilet paper and organic toiletries.


5-15 minutes walk: Greenlake Park, Woodland Park Zoo, Beth’s Cafe, Bongos Restaurant, Duke’s Chowder House, PCC Natural Grocery Store

5 - 15 minutes drive: Space Needle, Seattle Center, Pike Place Market, Safeway, Fred Meyer, The Ballard Locks, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Art Museum, Convention Center, Seattle Waterfront, The University of Washington


More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

Why Alice chose Phinney Ridge

Our 115 year old house is a beautiful treasure across the street from Greenlake park. It offers an easy access to and beautiful views of the lake. The house also locates just a few blocks away from Woodland Park Zoo, a wonderful place for families with kids. With support from my husband - Chi, we try to maintain the vintage beauty and at the same time bring in a healthy life style by promoting the use of organic and environmental friendly household essentials. We are more than happy to share with you our living space and hope you will enjoy the stay as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

We offer you:

- A charming ancient house in a great location, close to everywhere

- A healthy life style making you feel as comfortable as at home

- Every room is so spacious and filled with sunshine

- A carport and a big backyard for private parking

- High speed wifi and free access to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Youtube, TED.

- Keyless lock so you don't have to worry about losing key

- And our thoughtful care for you as our guests that you can only see and feel from your own experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was very clean and beautiful. The parking in the back (access via the alley) was very nice to have. The whole place was comfortable.
Sep 2016
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Phinney Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1740 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • - Please remove shoes when you're in the house. Instead, please use the flip flop I left at the rack; - Please reduce noise level between 10pm - 7am;
  • - Please wash any used kitchen wares and silverwares; - Please put used towels on top of the washer before you check out;
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , The bathroom has one combination tub/shower and one shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Garden View Bedroom - 1 queen
    Magnolia Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms provide with a working desk and a large walk-in closet.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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1903 Amazing Greenlake Family Home - Walks to the Parks, 12mins to Downtown
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 41 reviews
Missoula, Montana

Great location, good value and easy to get around!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a mini vacation and wedding and this place was great! Had everything we needed and was in a great location next to Green Lake. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy home - handy location

  • 4 of 5

This is a very cozy, comfortable house and we had a great time. Super easy, convenient access to Green Lake -a few blocks walk. Right on major bus route to downtown - just minutes away. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is that the house front faces Aurora, a very busy street.

This is was not a huge bummer for our family, but it would have been nice to know this up front.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Claire, thank you very much for your review. It's nice to know that your family had a great time in our home. I believe we've made a clear note in our posting that we are close to a busy street and in spite of that, the traffic noise cannot disturb you if you don't open the front door and windows. This is in fact a very good payoff given that our convenient location makes it super easy to drive to everywhere in town. And a big quiet backyard is a good alternation for those who look for peaceful time outdoor. Also, the main entrance to the house is from the backyard where our carport locates. It is very convenient to get in/out of the house. Thank you!
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Burnaby, BC

An excellent vacation home experience!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 had a wonderful two night stay at this charming Green Lake vacation home! You can tell the owners take pride in it and have been very thoughtful about all the little things they provide, including a binder with lots of great information about things to do in the area, such as restaurants to try out, which we did and loved! It was also a pleasant experience conversing with Alice, who was very kind and genuine. Especially with it being our first ever experience using VRBO, it eased any concerns we may have had to have her be so welcoming. We enjoyed the big TV (and watching shows on Hulu that we don’t get in Canada!) and comfy reclining couches, and all the other amenities the house had to offer. We would definitely consider this home again on our next Seattle vacation, with its convenient location being central to so many tourist attractions. This house does not disappoint!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time to ever rent a vacation home and we were not disappointed.

The Greenlake Charming House made us feel very much at home.

My mom loved it as she was able to sleep better and longer.

Coming from my mom, this means a lot because she is very picky.

The house is very pleasant and welcoming with all supplies provided. The owner’s manual had been very helpful and we felt very safe.

During our stay, the owner (Alice) checked on us if there’s anything we needed.

She wanted to be sure that we were comfortable and enjoying our stay.

At the end of our tiring day, the house gave us comfort, and a nice place to relax and unwind.

We will miss it and we would love to stay there again when we go back to Seattle.

Dallas TX Family

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home Right ON Green Lake

  • 5 of 5

House was exceptionally functional, very well kept, and steps from the Lake. Alice, the owner, was very nice, accommodating, and helpful. Despite it being an older home, the interior was exceptionally modernized, though only 1 bathroom can get a bit dicey when your a guy competing with three women for it's use on a daily basis. The diving boards on the floating platform on Green Lake beach were my favorite! Easy access to downtown and all points south/east/west/north. As soon as we arrived, my daughter ate all the cookies Alice left out for us My bed/mattress was extremely comfortable. Even though I live in OC CA, the driving in Seattle is just insane!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Home

  • 4 of 5

We had a good time sight seeing in Seattle from this home. Convenient to downtown. We ate at the neighboring Bongos restaurant and it was delicious.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17.8 Miles
Seattle - Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Olde 99 Pub
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Seattle Ferry Service
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Greenlake Pitch & Putt
Nearest Train
0.08 Miles
Bus stop: Woodland PL N & N 65th Street
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.04 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
East Green Lake Beach
Car: recommended

- If you have a car, great! Our place is close to most of the must-see spots in Seattle: Space Needle, Chihuly Glass Museum, Public Pike Market, Seattle Museum, Westlake Center, University of Washington, Lake Union, Ballard Lock, etc. You'll get to these places within 15 mins of driving.

- If you don't have a car, no worries! The two-way bus stop is about one minute walk from the house. Just get on the Rapid E, and it'll bring you straightly to downtown in 15 mins.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Transaction fee $20 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 10.1%

- The main entrance to the house is from the back which is very easy to get in/out of.
-Although we live near a busy street, the traffic noise cannot disturb you if you don't open the front door and windows. This is in fact a very good payoff given that our convenient location makes it super easy to drive to everywhere in town. And a big quiet backyard is a good alternation for those who look for peaceful time outdoor.

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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