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Property Details

Updated: Feb 21, 2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Beautiful 2 bedroom,one bathroom, 850sf apartment available from Feb. 1st 2015. The apartment has been totally remodeled, and the kitchen is your 'home away from home', in as much as it has almost everything you require, to set you up for a great visit.The home is within its own fenced garden, with own access, and full privacy. Amenities include full cable T.V., wifi and washer/dryer. Each bedroom has its own queen size bed. There is plenty of street parking outside the home. The apartment ceiling stands at 6ff 5 inches, so if you are taller, that may be an issue, otherwise perfect.!

Recent Review

About the Owner

Keith McAuley
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About Keith McAuley

I am a transplanted British lad,from the borders of those two 'olde' countries, Scotland and England. Born just on the English side....much to the chagrin of my Dad, a fervent Scottish lad!! I have been residing in the Great Northwest for 25 years. Yes,a visit intended for a 'few' years, has been extended, not in small part due to my wife Sharon. She's a local lady, has kept me here a wee bit longer than I thought,but it's a lovely location, with a combination of busy 'city living', with the relaxed, 'neighborhood' feel.I like living near restaurants, pubs and the like, where you can walk to, and wander about, getting to know the locals, much as one does in the various European cities. That's our Phinney Ridge, extending for over a mile, from the South End at the Zoo, to Greenwood to the North....lovely stuff!!

Keith McAuley purchased this apartment in 2005

What makes this apartment unique

As stated above, ability to get around and sample all facets that Seattle has to it The University, seeing The Seahawks or Mariners,Pike Place Market, they are all a 10 to 15 minute bus ride right outside our house....can't beat that!!

28 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)


Fantastic, clean and cosy.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here and Keith and Sharon were fantastic. Home made cookies on our arrival were the perfect treat. Apartment is very clean and well cared for and has everything you might need. We appreciated the extra umbrella too! We will def. back. Thanks Keith!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage. Great location. Fabulous mini vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage. Great location. Fabulous mini vacation!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little hideaway!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Keith and Sharon's apartment. It has everything you need to make yourself at home including a very well stocked kitchen, comfortable beds and a lovely patio. The binder is a great resource for finding what you need in the area and the supply of maps, bus schedules, guide books and more were really helpful.The location of the apartment was a huge bonus- one block to the bus stop which made getting into town a snap. And just a few blocks to the amazing Green Lake which has swimming, boating, walking, basketball and more. And the hosts couldn't be nicer! Only drawback were low door frames that my husband bumped his head on several times, the mini refrigerator and a glass coffee table with very sharp edges.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

When one thinks of a basement apartment they could not be invisioning this gem!!! Keith and Sharon have created a place for people that feels like home! Sharon's cookies are delicious and a wonderful welcome!

We had such a great time in this clean, quiet, and oh so comfortable setting! The book of places to eat, shop, and visit is so detailed and helpful! We drove into the city for Space Neddle and Market fun and it was a breeze!

Thank you both for taking the time to go above and beyond for your guests!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Georgeann and family spent a few days at our house. It wa a real pleasure to host such a fun group. Communication was great from the time of the booking, thru' to their departure. They took care of the apartment as if their own, and we would gladly welcome them back to Greenlake!......Keith
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Great Host, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant 5 night stay here, with our young adult children. It was a great place to operate out of, as we were out exploring the city and surrounding areas every day. We had everything we needed, and it was very easy to get to where ever we needed to go, and it was great to come back in the evening and hang out on the lovely patio with the palm tree - a palm tree in Seattle!! We also enjoyed being so near to Green Lake, and being able to pack a dinner or lunch and go eat by the lake. The lake also has a great bike/walking path. Keith was a very gracious host, very helpful about the area and things to do, we enjoyed some evening chats with him and his wife on the patio! I highly recommend this property, it is on the lower level of the house, but it really did not feel like it, as the windows were large , and it felt very bright! Keith also somehow arranged for 4 very warm and sunny days in Seattle in June- very unusual!!! (How did you do that??)

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ha!!!! Regarding the weather..? All part of the English service guarantee!!!.....It was pleasure meeting and accommodating The Hamlin Gang. Very respectful, and communicative, and great kids! We sat down and chatted about the places to see and visit in Wash. State, and they took that info. and boy did they run with it.!!! All in all a great experience for all. The apartment was well looked after,,and we would love to see the family back again.....thanks for the visit....!.
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quaint, clean, good location, felt like our own home for the short stay

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived, the directions given by the house owners were very clear so it was easy to find the key and the door. They had left a plate of cookies for us which we're very delicious and thoughtful. The low ceiling was not a problem for us but you should watch your head when walking through the front door. The house was very well kept and clean. It was very spacious and private with lots of natural lighting. It was close to the downtown area (about a ten minute drive) and to a beautiful park and lake. The neighboring restaurant, Bongos, which the homeowners recommended had amazing food and definitely worth checking out. Overall the home was amazing and I would recommend this to anyone wanting to stay near Seattle.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Seatac airport at 14 Miles Nearest Barpub : 'olde 99' at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : downtown at 4 Miles Nearest Golf : Jackson at 3 Miles Nearest Train : downtown at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : interstate 5 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lots! at 0.5 Miles

The home is situated a 100 yards from picturesque Greenlake, with its 3 mile walk around the lake. There are a number of restaurants, coffee shops and bars,surrounding the lake. To the West, about 5 blocks, is our local neighborhood, Phinney Ridge with numerous shops, antique stores, bars, restaurants,and just about anything else that you may be looking for! Also, woodland Park Zoo is on the ridge, a 2 minute drive or 15 minute walk.Outside the house, is the main bus line to Downtown Seattle. Visit Pike Place Market or any of the terrific sports arenas in Seattle, and it only takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Likewise, should you be visiting the Univ. of Washington.

Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning fee $50

Home can comfortably accommodate 4 people, however, any additional people, a surcharge of $25 per person will be added to rate.

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.
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From the Owner

As stated above, ability to get around and sample all facets that Seattle has to it The University, seeing The Seahawks or Mariners,Pike Place Market, they are all a 10 to 15 minute bus ride right outside our house....can't beat that!!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Floor Area

  • 830 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • There is one bathroom in apartment....


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden


  • Guests provide their own meals

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