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Wallingford Terrace Sky - View of Lake Union and Downtown


Property Details

Updated: Oct 22, 2016
Top floor of duplex, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

This updated top-floor duplex is located in one of Wallingford's charming turn-of-the-century homes. Set on a quiet street with a private entrance, tall ceilings, and hardwood floors, this 1 bedroom, 1 bath home boasts cozy and carefully selected furnishings, a large and fully stocked kitchen, and all of the comforts of home.

The living area has seating for 4, dining for 4, a large flat-panel TV set with cable and Roku, and a gorgeous view of the Seattle skyline across Lake Union from the living/dining/kitchen areas and the balcony. The living room has an uncommonly comfortable queen-size sleeper sofa with a thick foam mattress.

The bedroom features a queen-sized bed, and the living room has a queen sofa bed with a Sealy Posturpedic mattress. All mattresses are high quality and very comfortable.

You can also rent both the upstairs and the downstairs to book the entire house with comfortable sleeping for up to 10 adults, 2 kitchens, 3 baths, 3 bedrooms, and 2 queen sized pull-out sofas! Both top and bottom are also child friendly.

If you are not already familiar with Wallingford, you are in for a treat. The house is located within 6 blocks of some of the best restaurants, coffee shops, storefronts, parks, and sights that Seattle has to offer. Walk to Lake Union, Gasworks Park, the Burke-Gilman Trail, Fremont, the University of Washington and more. 

We are a 2-minute drive to 99 (Aurora), 5 minutes to I-5, and 5-10 minutes to the 520 bridge. This provides the perfect commute to locations throughout Seattle and the East side. Street parking is available, and a dedicated driveway is available upon request.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I have lived in Seattle for 14 years. I live downstairs, work from home, and am happy to answer any questions you may have or suggest fun activities in Seattle and the Puget Sound.

My family and I enjoy our free time exploring the city, attending cultural events, making and appreciating art, and roaming the Puget Sound region in our Westfalia and our sailboat.

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Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for the wonderful experience of staying in your apartment. Everythign is wonderfully set up and comfortable, and the view of the Seattle skyline is tremendous.
Nov 2014
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23 Reviews

based on 23 traveler reviews


just like home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were lucky enough to find this lovely home for the July 4th holiday. This home is PERFECT to enjoy the fireworks from Gas Works Park just a couple blocks away. We had front row seats for the show from the balcony and didn't have to deal with the huge crowds. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare 2 dinners - we just had to supply the groceries. Both beds (sofa bed) were very comfortable. We preferred to sleep in the livingroom so we could have the doors open for the fresh air. The Wallingford neighborhood is just beautiful and is close to everything you want to see in Seattle. Samantha was wonderful to deal with and responds promptly with any questions. I highly recommend this home, and will rent again on our next visit!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Value

  • 4 of 5

Although better suited for a couple, my family of 4 managed to enjoy our stay. I was pleased to meet the owners. Since they were leaving for a vacation themselves, we were able to use their driveway to park. Otherwise, street parking is very limited. The upper story apartment contains all of the amenities, including a washer and dryer. If you have issues with climbing stairs, then be aware this place has a long and narrow staircase.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tim, The Sky duplex is indeed a 1 bedroom 1 bath with a pull-out sofa bed, although it has happily housed many 4-person families and sets of 2 couples in the past. I'm happy that you managed to enjoy it. If you would like to email me with any specific suggestions as to what I could have provided that would have made it more enjoyable, I would love to have the feedback. I would like to note for prospective guests that with the exception of July 4, the Fremont Solstice Parade, and New Year's Eve, we have ample street parking such that we can always park directly in front of the house or in a shaded spot across the street, as we choose, due to the permit parking which we provide permits for. We park our sailboat in the driveway because it is so easy to park on the street that we prefer it to the driveway. Additionally, we provide a photo of the staircase to help ensure that people are well-informed about the stairs. The stairs are average and comfortable to climb, although there is a full flight of them. Best, Samantha
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Great stay in a great neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here June 3-5, 2016 while on a roadtrip of the PNW. We had a great stay! I thought the location was really ideal. Wallingford is such a cute neighborhood, and we felt lucky to be able to stay right in the middle of it for a few days. We were walking distance from nice cafes and restaurants, Gasworks Park, and the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Best aspects of our stay:

-Free parking (Samantha provides a street parking pass on arrival)

-Comfortable bed

-Walking distance to Recycled Cycles in the U District, where we rented road bikes (an absolute steal at $40/person/day) and spent an awesome afternoon biking to breweries along the Burke Gilman Trail.

-Balcony was wonderful! We opened the big French doors to let in a nice breeze. Plus there's a phenomenal view of the downtown skyline and Space Needle. It's really spectacular at night with the buildings all lit up.

-Privacy- We didn't see Samantha during our stay, but she seemed easy to reach had we needed anything.

-Keurig w/free coffee

-Easy access: Coded door, rather than having to deal with keys.

Thanks Samantha for welcoming us into your home! We will absolutely look you up next time we're in Seattle!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I"m so happy that you enjoyed it. We look forward to your next trip ;)
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Wallingford Wonder

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment, great location, great view. Well stocked kitchen, comfy furnishings, quiet street. Great place Samantha. We'll be back soon.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable apartment in a quiet area

  • 5 of 5

There was all what we needed for a comfortable few week stay in Seattle. The area is very nice, green and quiet.

The view to the Seattle skyline makes a difference. The owners are very kind and helpful.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was excellent

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Samantha for a great three night stay. We loved the location and the view. The bed was very comfortable. We were beginning our vacation at your place so the malfunction of the washing machine was not an issue at that time. The coffee bar was aso a big hit for my husband. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I knew this was a great property when I first saw it from the street, and I saw it as home instantly when I walked inside. We feel fortunate to have a private and lovely apartment upstairs for visiting family and friends, and we are honored to share it with you so that more families make happy memories here.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Seattle Tacoma International at 18 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cantinetta at 0.2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Seattle Ferry Terminal at 4.8 Miles Nearest Golf : Green Lake Pitch & Putt at 1.7 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at 6.2 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-5 at 1.3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cantinetta at 0.2 Miles Nearest Ski : Snoqualmie / Alpental at 58 Miles Nearest Beach : Golden Gardens - sandy, play area, fires, grills at 5.5 Miles Car: not necessary

Wallingford Terrace: the perfect location for any mode of transit.

By Foot (walkscore: 86)

* 4 blocks/10 minutes to Lake Union, Gasworks Park, Essential Bakery, and the Burke-Gilman Trail

* 4 blocks/10 minutes to Wallingford Playfield (playground, wading pool, tennis, basketball, and field)

* 15 minutes to central Wallingford (grocery store, pharmacies, eateries, venues, shops)

* 15 minutes to central Fremont (PCC natural foods, eateries, venues, shops, Sunday Market)

* 20 minutes to the University of Washington via Burke-Gilman Trail 

* 30 minutes to Seattle Pacific University and Queen Anne

* 30 minutes to the Woodland Park Zoo and Green Lake which features a 2.8 mile paved running/walking loop and park with indoor swimming pool, community center, playground, boat rentals, tennis courts, softball fields, basketball courts, and more

By Bike (bikescore: 84)

* 4 blocks to the Burke-Gilman Trail, a 27-mile recreational trail along Lake Union and Lake Washington

* Main streets have dedicated bike lanes

* All Seattle buses are equipped with bike racks

* We have a basic loaner bicycle available for your use (upon request), and there is a great bike rental place nearby.

By Bus

* 2 blocks to the #26: Downtown, Fremont, Green Lake, Ballard

* 3 blocks to the #31/32: Children's Hospital, University of Washington, U District, Fremont, SPU, Seattle Center and the Space Needle, Magnolia

* 4 blocks to the #16: Downtown, Green Lake, North Seattle Community College

* All of these routes connect with the Link Lightrail, which runs south to Sea-Tac airport

By Car

* Although we are on a quiet street, we are two minutes from 99 (Aurora) and five minutes from I-5 near the 520 interchange

* Two minutes from I-5 Express Lanes (a commuter's dream)

* ZipCar and Car2Go cars available nearby

* Enterprise Car Rental provides complimentary pick-up and drop-off service

* Street parking is available, and dedicated off-street parking is available only upon request

By Boat

* Within 4 blocks of a long stretch of marinas along North Lake Union, and within 5 miles of Shilshole and Fisherman's Terminal

* Kayak, canoe, paddleboat, sailboat, and motorboat rental resources nearby.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
One-time Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.6%

For short-term rentals, we offer a 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. Rentals longer than 30 days have a 75% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date and a 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival rate. Check in is anytime after 3pm on the day of your arrival. Check-out is by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

The kitchen, dining and living areas open up to a balcony with French doors and a gorgeous view of downtown from across Lake Union. Also, we have outfitted this rental with all the comforts of home. We have made Thanksgiving dinner in the kitchen and have outfitted it accordingly.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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  • 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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Monument View
  • Water View


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 900 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower
  • We provide plenty of towels and washcloths for 4 guests, as well as 2 nice terrycloth robes, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion. A hair dryer is also provided.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen, 1 baby crib, New fold-up wooden crib with mattress stored in closet.
  • The bedroom features two night stands, two touch-activated reading lamps, an alarm clock, a dresser, and a walk-in closet.


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • We are pleased you have found Wallingford Terrace. If you are looking for a quiet and comfortable home for your time in Seattle, you have found a treasure!

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