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The Seattle Skinny House

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Book your stay at The Seattle Skinny House!

Modern design, centrally located, with breath taking views of the Arboretum, Cascade Mountain Range, Husky Stadium and Lake Washington.

This distinctly modern, new construction home is perched high above the Arboretum and ideally located between Capitol Hill & Madison Park. To give you an idea of the surroundings, the Arboretum is a hidden gem located directly on the shores of Lake Washington and within the Washington Park Arboretum are the Japanese Gardens which span 3 1/2 acres. The Seattle Skinny House is just blocks from this beautiful park! Capitol Hill, which is within walking distance, is one of the city's most prominent nightlife and entertainment districts - boutiques, restaurants, markets, and so much more! Madison Park, just down the hill from The Skinny, is a destination for anyone who wants to enjoy picturesque scenery with beautiful homes, immaculate water views, picnics in the park, and boutique shopping.

Take in the views of Husky Stadium, the Arboretum, the Cascade Mountain Range and Lake Washington from the master suite or entertain guests in the backyard deck- complete with BBQ and outdoor seating in the spring/summer. This location is just blocks from hot spots like the Volunteer Park Café, Harvest Vine, Cafe Lago, Monsoon, Coastal Kitchen, Rachel's Ginger Beer and Vios to name a few. The Skinny house is also located on the Lake Washington bike loop and conveniently located near Montlake Cycle (where they rent bikes!).

In addition, The Seattle Skinny House is located near the University of Washington Campus - go Huskies!, University of Washington Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Harborview, Swedish Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center. All are easily accessible with public transportation routes and easy and quick access to the link rail and Washington State Route 520, I-5 and I-90 - perfect for commuting to Downtown Seattle or the east side cities of Bellevue, Redmond or Issaquah!

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


Stevens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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The Seattle Skinny House
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
Orange County, CA

Great home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long Thanksgiving holiday at the Seattle Skinny House. It was perfect for our family and felt like home. Location was perfect for getting to UW and freeway was easy to get to making downtown trips quick. We will be back for sure

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livermore CA, USA

A great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean and well equipped. The beds are really comfortable, and it is very convenient to have a separate bathroom for each bedroom. It is extremely well situated for all the excellent restaurants and cafes in Madison but, as many other reviews have pointed out, the house is on a very steep hill. so to get around you will need to expect a climb at some point! Good bus services from Madison to downtown Seattle, and a nice walk to the Japanese Garden, Volunteer Park and Capitol Hill. A great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Telford, Pennsylvania

A pleasure to stay here!

  • 5 of 5

We were a travel party of two couples, looking for a two-bedroom place where the two bedrooms were equally desirable, each with its own full bathroom. (Because who wants to "win" the inferior bedroom situation in the coin toss??!!) The Skinny met this and then some! Its layout has each of two BR/bath pairings at the opposite ends of a long hall -- privacy, yet togetherness -- and both bedrooms/baths were really nice. We liked everything else about this house, too. Highlights include a powder room on the first floor; a backyard patio with shade structure and plenty of outdoor seating; a very user-friendly kitchen; a convenient washer/dryer nook on the second floor. The house and its contents were organized, clean, in good working order and indicative of owners who thought of everything. Décor was uncluttered. Plenty of floor space for us! We enjoyed the art on the walls, especially the piece on the mid-landing to the second floor. Stefanie was prompt, thorough, pleasant and considerate in all of our communications (she even contacted US out of concern for our comfort during that surprise heat wave that hit Seattle when we did.) And, our damage/security deposit was back in our hands in record time. Yes, it is true the house is located in the middle of a steep hill, but this happens in many Seattle locations. Probably the only lowlight of this bright and cheerful place is a bright, but not cheerful, outdoor street light that illuminates the rear bedroom all through the night. I wore one of my soft headbands pulled over my eyes and that worked for me. Hubby didn't even care! (And, the Skinny House provided eye masks in the front bedroom for guests.) Thank you, Stefanie and Whitney, for such a nice place to stay in, within the Capitol Hill section of your wonderful city.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great stay at the skinny

  • 5 of 5

Loved the patio and bbq area...great place to sit and relax after a busy day of sightseeing. House was very clean and comfortable

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Bonn, Germany

Perfect little house in a great neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this little house. It is well maintained and has enough of everything you need - even for 6 people. Everything in terms of linens, kitchen equipment and cleaning supplies. Everything is in good condition- all seems pretty new. The beds and linens are comfortable (except the sofa bed mattress). Even though it is a small house, I felt there was plenty of room for us because of the privacy of the bedrooms and separation between living and dining areas (and 2.5 baths). We also enjoyed the central location. It is easy to get into downtown or even head out of Seattle and close by a big park for walking or running. It was the perfect choice for our family of 6 and I would gladly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the Skinny House

  • 5 of 5

Staying for 2 nights in June with 6 adults and all loved the house. Fully stocked with everything you need and awesome location. On our trip we did VRBO in Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver and the entire family couldn't stop talking about how awesome the Skinny was. Only things to be aware of were be prepared for street parking which will be tough if you have multiple vehicles. Also as others had mentioned bright streetlight that shines into living room area with pull out sofa which was fine because we had eye masks. All in all it is an awesome home and owner.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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