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Mt. Baker Garden Apt Near Lake and Downtown 14 Bus

Bedrooms 1
Space 775 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 BR Apt with Full Kitchen Sleeps 5 - Fresh, New, Close to Downtown!

This beautiful home in historic Mt. Baker sits high on a large corner lot. Your private apartment is downstairs. It's an easy 15 min drive to downtown or the Eastside. Take the 14 downtown bus a block away, or walk 15 minutes to Light Rail.

Private keyless entrance, easy street parking, free Wi-Fi. Enjoy a beautiful covered porch overlooking the garden. See why people love living in Seattle with a stay in one of Seattle's nicest neighborhoods, near Lake Washington, parks, restaurants and more!

The Mt. Baker Garden Apartment

Our home, a light-filled 1916 Dutch Colonial, now offers a fresh, private 775 square foot guest apartment complete with living room, kitchen, bathroom, and access to the covered porch overlooking the garden. This is a spacious 1 bedroom unit with separate areas to sleep up to 5.

You'll enter on the left side of the house by the garage and large tulip tree, one of the largest in Seattle. The stairs lead down to a private daylight basement apartment. As you enter, you'll have space to hang coats and remove shoes, and a cozy sitting area with a trundle day bed that can be used for two twins or a king size bed.

Enjoy your breakfast and prepare your meals in the fully stocked kitchen. After a busy day of sightseeing or visiting friends, unwind with a glass of wine in this cozy nook. Through the hallway you will pass a full bath and enter the living room. In the living room, enjoy movie night with the large internet TV (Netflix, Hulu) or catch up on work at the laptop table provided.

Finally, relax in style in your sunny bedroom overlooking the garden. Here you'll find a queen bed, dresser, dimmable lights, TV and large, bright windows facing the back yard. (Back yard is reserved for family use only). Enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine on the shared covered porch overlooking the garden. Our neighborhood is just a short walk down the street to Mt. Baker Beach.

Book your next stay with us today!

The Neighborhood

This home is in a great location in the Mt. Baker neighborhood. It's 3.5 blocks from Lake Washington and Mt. Baker Beach (a sandy beach swimming area with a lifeguard and fishing pier in the summer), a 15 minute walk from the Mt. Baker Light Rail Station, and you can be at Pike Place Market in half an hour by hopping on the downtown bus that passes right in front of the house - the stop is just a block away.

We hope you'll love our neighborhood as much as we do!

Our home sits at the top of Dose Terrace in the Mt. Baker neighborhood, the first planned neighborhood in Seattle. With beautiful Olmstead Brothers parks, views of Mt. Rainier and Lake Washington, it's very easy to fall in love with Seattle from this vantage point. In fact, one of the brick pillars from the original guard house gates sits on the corner of our property.

The historic homes are beautiful, and the Mt. Baker Community Club offers classes and fun programs to the public. Check them out for yoga, pilates or Zumba just a 10 minute walk away.

Getting Around

You can walk to fine dining like That's Amore, or opt for one of 3 walkable coffee shops in the neighborhood. Heyday is a great addition to the neighborhood - a wonderful gourmet burger place nearby.

Cafés and restaurants are just a 10 minute walk or a very quick drive away.

If you're driving, you'll find easy street parking in front of the house. Downtown is just a 15 minute drive, and Bellevue is about 20 minutes away.

If you prefer public transit, light rail is a 15 minute walk and several buses serve the house. The 14 bus goes to downtown, and the stop is one block away. Another bus serves the U District and is down a hill about 3 blocks away. Uber is a quick and affordable option to downtown as well.

Other Things to Note

Please book our property with the understanding that this is our home. Our primary residence is upstairs, and we have two young children. Although great efforts have been taken to make the apartment soundproof, it is likely that you may hear us upstairs walking in the living room. Also, our laundry area shares a wall with your apartment, so you may hear white noise from the washer or dryer running during the day or early evening. All of our bedrooms are on the top floor, so you are unlikely to hear anything after 8:00 at night. Thanks for understanding.

We are happy to make a pack n play, high chair, games and kids' toys and books available for your use while visiting. Miss your crock pot or Instant Pot? We have some to share! Just let us know what you need when you book with us and we'll have it waiting in your apartment.

Although we would love to meet you, we work full time so we aren't sure if our paths will cross. If you see us upstairs, feel free to say hi!

Please remember that you will be staying in a home, not a hotel. Therefore, we ask that you treat our space with the same respect you would show your own. We travel often and have help managing guest services for our home while we are away or busy.

You will have a keyless entry code for the door based on the last four digits of your phone number, and you can self check-in anytime after 3:00 on check-in day. Our apartment is new (Sept 2016) and we use a professional cleaning service.

More Details

Brynn Blanchard
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Chris speaks fluent Spanish.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Brynn Blanchard

Brynn grew up in Puyallup and can help you learn how to pronounce all of the local towns like a local. Chris runs to work and can share his favorite lake or city running routes with you.We were away from Seattle for 10 years, but we're happy to be raising our two young kids here in a home that we love, and we're happy to share with you. Travel is very important to us and we take our kids on many family trips each year.

We love food and wine, and we're happy to share some of our favorite suggestions with you.

Brynn Blanchard purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Brynn Blanchard chose Mount Baker

We love the urban parks, historic homes, easy access to downtown Seattle, views of Lake Washington and Mt. Rainier, and all of the special things that make this 1916 home feel like it's been home forever.

What makes this apartment unique

This home is a wonderful base for exploring the city. In addition to getting downtown easily by bus, you can enjoy runs or walks by Lake Washington and end your day with a glass of wine on the charming covered porch overlooking the terraced garden.


Mount Baker Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Lovely apartment - great location in Seattle!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a few days in Seattle for our first visit. Brynn was very accommodating when we arrived super late at the apartment and had to wake her up to let us in! There were 4 of us, and we each were able to sleep in separate beds since there were couch/ futon/ day bed/ and queen bed accommodations. Clean, beautifully decorated, and very well appointed - it made a wonderful place to come home to after sightseeing in Seattle. We never had a problem with parking, and the location was roughly a 20 minute drive to downtown. Also, we made 2 trips to the airport, and it was easy to get to and from the airport. We will put this on our list for another visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little gem of an apartment near Lake Washington

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the week of Thanksgiving and were very happy with the accommodations. We were always able to park in front of the house. The apartment is spacious with three separate rooms which allowed us to spread out. In addition to the bedroom with two closets, there was a TV room with an L-shaped couch and a desk, and the front room with the kitchen, eating banquette and daybed which we also used as a bed. It is in a nice residential area within easy walking distance to Lake Washington. We also walked to Mariposta's for coffee and for dinner one night. We would definitely rent this little gem again.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The Garden apartment was in a great location and had a cozy feel.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for sigh seeing

  • 5 of 5

This place is a perfect location to see all of Seattle. Most of the main touristic locations were only a 10 minute taxi ride away (Pike Place, Century Link, Safeco, Space Needle). The house was pretty spacious and very clean.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Almost like home

  • 5 of 5

We loved it the minute we walked in with the little basket of goodies and the very helpful book of maps and places near by to get whatever we may need. Bed was very comfortable. You could tell it's basically brand new. Always got to park in the driveway!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
That's Amore
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Mount Baker Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $86
Damage Deposit $200

We live on the premises upstairs, and you may hear us walking on occasion. Only booked guests are allowed on the property. Rates are subject to change until a booking is finalized.

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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