16 reviews

1 / 46 Ground floor unit just a few steps to the water with large patio and BBQ's. great views.



Guest house
Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath

Description from owner

Located in Magnolia on Salmon Bay. This beautiful beach front 1280 sq.ft. 1 bedroom ground floor retreat, right on the waterfront and Only 10 minutes to downtown Seattle city core for fine dinning & great shopping, Pike Place Market. All new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Granite counter tops. Large modern dinning room, Laundry in unit. Living room with iron stone gas fireplace with views of the water, 46" HDTV, one bedroom with water views including a 32" HDTV, couch, walk in closet with a small deck over looking the water. Large private patio with BBQ and only 4 steps to the water. Relax & watch the very busy marine traffic, Sea Lions, Eagles, or go fishing and crabbing. Just a short walk to the Ballard Locks, Walk over the dam and your enjoying your walk into Ballard without any driving, many restaurants, oyster house's, fine pubs

and seven local breweries that offer fine cold craft beer.

Fisherman's Terminal, moorage to the fleet TV show

"World's Deadliest Catch" is only 1.6 miles away with waterfront restaurants, breakfast, dinner or great fish & chips for lunch, Try the salmon fish & chips, yummy.

All on the waterfront, walk the docks after your meal and take in the sights.

Beds: 1 Queen Bed

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 4826369

About the area

Located in Magnolia, Only an 10 minute drive to downtown Seattle, five traffic signals. 30 minute drive to the airport. We are located near Discovery Park of which is Seattle's largest park of 535 acres with 11 miles of walking and hiking trails to the light house, beaches. About a 15 minute walk to the Ballard Locks. There are many local breweries with in 2 miles, Winery tour's within 30 miles. Pike Place Market with in a 10 minute drive, Space Needle.

Owner profile

Wayne L.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed


  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Sea view
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports


  • 1 Full bath

Reviews (16)

16 reviews

“Great place to stay in Seattle”

Reviewed 17 Oct 2016

This apartment was a perfect spot for our July 2016 visit to Seattle. The location is away from the bustle and cost of downtown, but easily commutable by car or bus. We loved the charm of the apartment, the warmth of the living room and the patio. The apartment in the pictures are true and correct. The kitchen is superbly equipped. Setting on the patio watching the boat traffic to and from the Ballard Locks was quite a treat. Our hosts were gracious and helpful in getting us settled. Wayne and Helen were very helpful and gave us many wonderful suggestions of things to do during our stay. Amenities (from groceries to restaurants to sundries) are all close. While in Seattle would recommend seeing the Ballard Locks, Cama Beach State Park, Woodinville WA, Edmonds Farmers Market on Saturdays, Burke Gilman trail, Ballard and Fremont. Highly recommend the Byen Bakeri at 15 Nickerson street and happy hour on the deck at Ivars Salmon House on Lake Union. If you need a quaint, welcoming place to stay in Seattle, check out this place.

“Wonderful Time in seattle”

Reviewed 23 Jun 2015

We found the property to be as advertised. It was neat and clean and well appointed with many nautical pieces of art. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our meals and a Big Green Egg on the deck for grilling. Wayne and Hellen were very friendly and did all they could to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The highlight of staying in this apartment is watching all boats and ships sail by on the way to the Sound or back to the locks. We would always have our morning and afternoon coffee out on the deck. Another bonus are the seals that swim by and stick out their head. Most evenings we would see two Eagles flying back to their nest on the hill above the apartment. I would highly recommend this apartment for anyone planning an extended stay in Seattle. It was so peaceful to come back from our outings, sit on the deck, and watch the world float by.

“Almost heaven”

Reviewed 20 Aug 2014

The space itself and the extent to which it was equipped, location on the bay, proximity to downtown - sincerely, we don't see how it could've been any better. As for Wayne and Helen, we met as landlords and tenants and left as friends. Already booked for July, 2015!

“Totally enjoyed staying here!”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2013

Wayne and Helen were the greatest landlords ever. The property was better than described. Beautiful place to wake up to each day on Salmon Bay. Will highly recommend to all of our friends and anyone traveling to Seattle!

“Traverls fro Ohio”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2013

We enjoyed ourselves so very much.. Owners are on site and were there to help us in any way they could. Just like home. Quite, views were great.. Location was suited to all our objectives. Information on anything ;you may want to do is located in apartment. Fully equiped to relax and enjoy

“Loved it!”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2012

Perfect space, roomy, light and on the water. It was fun watching the boats come and go from the locks, salmon fishermen, a couple of seals and various birds.....from the patio. A car is necessary for getting to shopping & restaurants. The place was immaculate with a very ample and well appointed kitchen. The owners were attentive to our needs. We would love to stay there again.

“Tranquil Retreat”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2012

This is a wonderfully appointed vacation retreat! We hope to visit again. The owners were so hospitable and welcoming we truly enjoyed ourselves. Next time we will plan our schedule to enjoy the location and beautiful waterfront better! This is a keeper. If you are considering staying in Seattle, this is a winner!

“Escape to Magnolia!”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2012

We spent eight days in Wayne and Helen's fabulous rental. They are so friendly and knowledgeable about the area, whether afloat or on land. The term hideaway can seem overused but so appropriate in describing this beautiful spot on the waterway just below the Ballard Locks. We had plans to see sights in the Seattle area but only left the neighborhood exactly once during our stay. Almost every day, we would have lunch at Chinook's at Fishermen's Terminal (home to the Alaskan fishing fleet), Anthony's or our favorite, Ray's Cafe (three times!) with its stunning views from our neighborhood to the bustling maritime traffic of Shilshole Bay. When I pointed out our residence to Ray's foodservers from our table, they were properly impressed. Several days we never left the unit, choosing instead to sit on the large banana tree-lined deck and watch the world go by. Coming from the desert, it was a feast for the senses to see all manner of vessels from kayaks to freighters and luxury yachts, paddleboarders to tugs pushing multiple barges. Trains had to take turns on the big drawbridge with sailboats' masts while osprey (fish eagles) kept close watch from their towering nest. Then there were the gaggle of Canada geese who put on their daily show beneath our deck with their bathing, preening and athletic wing-flapping displays. Eagles, herons, Caspian terns and those wacky Kingfishers added to the show. The unit itself was set up to attend to our every need, with personalized decor, not the generic vacation rental variety. After suffering with cheap blurry motel TV's, the two Sony flat screens were a joy to behold. One caveat for those with limited mobility: Even though this is a ground floor unit, getting to it involves descending a number of outdoor steps. To sum it up, after being in downtown Seattle with its bewildering traffic and crowds, we couldn't wait to go back to our secluded Magnolia hideaway.

“My best time abroad ever !!”

Reviewed 30 Jun 2011

How to describe the moments I spent in Seattle? Fabulous! I am a young business student, and I had an internship of 2 months abroad. I find a place to work here in Seattle, but before leaving France, I had to find the place where I'm going to live. Well, it was finally in Magnolia where I found my happiness. The apartment is very large, very well furnished, and it's a place where life is good. The view on the waterfront is one of the best views in Seattle, and if you go for a walk during low tide, you will also see the mountains !! The patio will become the place where you spend most of your time in the summer, and the living room with fireplace if you come in winter (even in the summer, you're going to spend lots of time in front of the fireplace). The kitchen is very well laid out, I didn't stop to cook during those two months, because it was really easy to concoct tasty dishes there. The bedroom is big and so beautiful: the bed is very comfortable, and you'll love to fall asleep and wake up with the sounds of waves (however, beware of seagulls...) As for the owners, I think they must be among the nicest and adorable people I ever met. They helped me a lot to discovered Seattle and its region (which is beautiful by the way). They also made ​​me discover the art of barbecue in the Pacific Northwest style, and I was able to share my french "savoir-faire" in matters of wine and cheese. They are very familiar with the area, so feel free to ask their advice on things to visit. During your stay, you're going to see many boats and yachts, but also the wildlife: seals, sea lions, eagles, great herons, crabs, fishes... and you're closest neighbor will be the seagulls and the Canadian geese !! In summary, you will so much love the time your gonna spend here, that it's gonna be really hard for you to leave. As we say in France "You'll cry once when you will arrive, and you'll cry twice when you will leave".

“Our quiet winter retreat!”

Reviewed 4 Jan 2011

We loved our time in this home, it was quiet, clean, large with nice amenities. They even have a pair of binoculars to use. Watching the boats, birds, bridge and tide was so fun. The owners are generous with their fresh caught crab and helpful with local information too. The fireplace is beautiful and the two large TVs are great. Everything is there for a wonderful vacation. Many thanks to the owners!

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