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Alki Waterfront House with beautiful view. Sunsets over the Olympics nightly


Property Details

Updated: Aug 20, 2016
Lovely waterfront home hanging over the Puget Sound. Private, yet convenient.

This location is amazing! Sweeping views from practically the whole house. Enjoy watching ferries and passing ships throughout the day. As well as breathtaking sunsets nightly atop the Olympic Mountains. This is as close as you can get to the water. Very relaxing here and secluded, yet 2 miles from the heart of Alki Beach. Providing endless entertainment with world renowned bars, restaurants and recreational activities/attractions along the sand filled waterfront. Lincoln park and the Fauntleroy ferry dock are less than 2 miles away as well.

Please see our other listing on AirBnB for more reviews and information;

PSA: My apologies for not responding back to potential renters the last few months. I've fallen on some hard times medically, which resulted in putting the Vacation Rentals by the wayside for awhile. During my stay at the hospital (in need of a lung transplant) my response rate dropped significantly. This was because my mind was occupied because all of the medical hardships, and I forgot to 'freeze' the listing to prevent people from booking during that span. I will be having my son Ryan take over for me while I recover. Please note that together we will consistently be making an effort to reply to every inquiry and question as soon as possible. My apologies again to those who made an attempt to reach out while I was away. It will not happen again. - Michael & Ryan (4/24/16)

This cape cod style house features a large studio area with waterside queen bed & picture window. There is also a separate additional bedroom. The house features elegant seating near the fireplace for reading or playing board games. Two couches complete with coffee table and 37' flat panel LCD TV. Cable TV service with full programming featuring recordable DVR. The bedroom features a 50' TV. Both TV's also have DVD players.

The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes and cooking utensils, we offer a commercial grade water cooler for fresh drinking water. Other additions in the kitchen include a french press and toaster oven. There is a breakfast bar with bar-stools as well as a glass dining table. Outside on the deck there is a charcoal BBQ GRILL you are welcome to use.

There are several books, board games, and cards for your enjoyment as well as top quality binoculars for our guests to use to scope out all the different sites, we've often spotted seals swimming mere feet from the deck as well as other wildlife. The outside of the deck is equipped with high quality flood lights, (light switch on the bedroom south wall, behind curtains 'PLEASE TURN-OFF' when not in use. ENJOY!) so your enjoyment of the water doesn't have to end when the sun goes down! Your assured the best rest you've ever had being lulled to sleep by the sound of waves gently tumbling right outside! You'll really enjoy the SEATTLE/ALKI BEACH experience! Well-behaved pets are welcome, upon negotiated approval and possible additional fees and/or deposits. Alki is extremely pup-friendly. There's a number of trails I'm happy to recommend. Please note that a dog and cat live on or near the premises but will not be here during your stay. It's a very dog friendly neighborhood, with several options for walking, biking or just a casual stroll on a very scenic and level walkway! Want to venture further? We are located just a blocks away from a number of nearby vendors who rent bikes for one, two or four people at once, roller-blades, scooters, sea kayaks etc ...

This is a special place that all of our guests just love! There is so much to do in West Seattle alone but this location also offers quick and convenient access to downtown Seattle. Public transportation is a breeze with a bus stop very nearby and the ALKI Water Taxi for quick trips,( 15 minutes) downtown without the hassles of traffic or parking. The Water Taxi drops you off downtown on the waterfront and blocks from pike place market, SAFECO FIELD (MLB MARINERS home baseball stadium), and Century-Link Field (NFL SEAHAWKS home football stadium), as well as many, many more exciting adventures awaiting your arrival!

We encourage you to take advantage of our reduced special rates and we guarantee you will have a memorable stay!

FYI: we are very happy with our cape cod style home and cape cod style life-style, however we like to travel and we chose to make our rate extremely affordable in order to fill-up our booking calendar and it's working! The down side is that we're not at the house and recently we had to hire a new maid service to clean between check-ins, and I guess she wasn't up to par (we we're traveling at the time), and she has since been replaced!

You know 'When the cat's away .....', or 'no one watches the store, like the store owner'. I could go on and on, but remember we love living the cape cod life-style, which means not to stress/drama about the little things!!

We sometimes stay at the BEACH HOUSE, and on occasion we travel and have other houses that we frequent. We decided to make our place affordable rather than completely remodeling and charging the actual going price for an ALKI BEACH WATERFRONT HOME, (If you can find one at all!)

We equate our place as though you were going to stay at a family member's vacation home, that's shared with all your family members. The advantages are that you don't have to buy any/many condiments, IE... steak sauce, salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, mustard, ketchup, mayo, aspirins, Tylenol, tums, Band-Aids, hotel-style shampoos & conditioners, personal wrapped soap(s), and even coffee beans (on occasion) & grinder and (on occasion) fresh bread(s) fruit and vegetables and fresh flowers etc...!

Anyways, our goal is to keep our prices low (this year the city of Seattle is trying to charge an 18% lodging tax, but we're determined not to pass that cost along to our guest), and hopefully we're rewarded with repeat guest reservations and/or referrals!

******* IMPORTANT RATE INFO *********


Best regards,

Michael Joseph

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Adventurous and have a love for travel and eagerly look forward to showing our guests a great time!

Speaks: english

18 Reviews

based on 18 traveler reviews

SAn Antonio

Great place to stay with family! Enjoyed the spectacular views every morning and evening.

  • 4 of 5

Loved this place from the moment we walked in. Being able to have the spectacular views and easy access to all the parks and local shops of West Seattle made this place ideal place to stay once our day in the city was done. Short walk to both Lincoln Park and Alki Beach. So many things to see and do just in West Seattle with The Junction being so close for local eateries and the Sunday Farmers Market. Hope to plan another trip soon and stay again at the water front house.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

I had booked this property back in Sept of 2015, cause my house was getting remodeled, and I had my grandchildren with me. When I arrived, the place was filthy. No one had changed the bedding or cleaned up anything from the tenants before me. The garbage had been rotting for days, the entire house smelled of dirty musty towels, and rotting food. There is a hole in the livingroom that was huge, and barely covered with a dirty, plastic tarp. unsafe. Children could fall and get hurt. The bathroom floor smelled of urine. I immediately called the owner, but had to leave a voicemail. I had to scramble to secure a hotel. I sent pics of the disgusting mess to the owner, requesting refund. I paid alot of $ to stay there for a week. His reply came hours later. He said the house cleaners never showed up. He said he would only refund me 2 nights rental, but told me I was welcome to come and stay the rest of the rental week. I decided not to return to the rental, did not want my grandchildren to get sick. THE REFUND CHECK NEVER CAME. WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Great house with plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

Great house with amazing views! We loved this place and we love this part of Seattle. We will definitely stay here again when we come back to Seattle.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alki visitors

  • 2 of 5

Lovely to work with, great size, comfortable kitchen, spectacular views.....BUT- this home needs a very thorough professional cleaning. The bedspread was covered with dog hair, the porch flooring was imbedded with a carpet of long white hair, and there was a clipped fingernail trapped under the glass of the coffee table. It was really nasty. And....the people that rent below are WAY too close. Very awkward. No privacy.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relax with a view!

  • 5 of 5

This is a little treasure, be under no illusions! My wife and three children had two wonderful nights, with quite the most amazing westwards facing views across Puget Sound. Well equipped, very homely, and what a view to wake up to! Definitely one for the romantics! Thank you Michael for affording us the opportunity to stay in this little paradise.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: GREAT! 10/10 ACROSS THE BOARD! What GREAT tenants/guest and new friends of our rapidly growing list of HAPPY CAMPERS!! We look forward to their next visit at one of our ever increasing list of DREAM GRANTING vacation properties/homes! If you're considering these guest for your vacation property, you will/would be better off for it, if you host them!
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Cozy and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We chose this place for the view, and that most-certainly did not disappoint. We had great communication with the owner. He had an extra bed set up awaiting our arrival as we weren't getting in until late. The house is cozy and would agree that it's reminiscent of staying over at a relative's home. The view was amazing, and our time was very relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed our escape away from the busy-ness of life. Thanks so much for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Rustica

From the Owner

Cape Cod Style Home And Life-style Right On The Water At Alki Beach!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : SeaTac at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : Alki Huddle, Chupacabra + many more (Alki Strip) at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Fauntleroy/Vashon at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : West Seattle Golf Course at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : La Rustica and many more on the Alki Strip. at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Snoqualmie Pass at 45 Miles Nearest Beach : ALKI BEACH Car: not necessary

Seattle is filled with tons of lovely attractions. You can visit the Space Needle, one of the most iconic buildings in the world. The EMP (Experience Music Project) which is a renowned museum that specializes in music, but has many other theme's throughout the year. The Pacific Science Center, which is a museum based around science. But, like the EMP, the Science Center also has different themes on specific dates, as well as an IMAX theater for a very immersive movie experience. The ferris wheel provides breathtaking views from the Downtown Seattle waterfront. Which can be a great way to cap off a romantic night out, or just a good way to bond with the kids. Seattle is such a lively, scenic destination you'll always be able to find something fun to get out and do. If you'd like more specific attraction information, feel free to contact me and I'll do my best to provide you with a good range of entertainment options.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
HIGH SEASON alki beach/waterfr
May 1 2016 - Oct 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
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 $300
Pet Fee $20
Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Aug 20, 2016
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From the Owner

Cape Cod Style Home And Life-style Right On The Water At Alki Beach!

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double, Trundle bed (double)
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 2 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Trundle bed (double)


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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