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Cozy family home in supremely walkable/bikeable neighborhood near UW.

Seattle, Washington, United States

Listing #145151

House | Entire Home
Rates from USD $2850 | Monthly
Last Updated 45 days ago


Our 1944 home is "cozy vintage," on a tree-lined street in one of the most convenient, pleasant neighborhoods in Seattle. We are a block and a half from the Burke-Gilman bike/pedestrian trail, a five-minute walk to Children's Hospital, a ten-minute bike ride or longer but easy walk to the University of Washington campus, the UW hospital complex, and the light rail train station. Magnuson Park is a short drive or bike ride away, as are some public parks with playgrounds, the excellent local elementary school, a shopping center, several grocery stores, the public library, and medical offices. The house has two bedrooms and a full bathroom upstairs, and a third bedroom/office in the partially finished basement. The basement has a toilet and sink, washer and dryer, and storage space. The back yard is small but accommodates a sandbox and some patio chairs. Tenants are welcome to use the front vegetable garden beds for their green thumb needs! The back yard also has covered parking for two bicycles. There is on-street parking in front of the house for one vehicle. We can supply some furniture: a queen bed frame, a dining table and four chairs, a sofa, an Ikea Poang chair, some bookcases, a dresser and bedroom side tables, a small desk. Some cooking utensils and dishes may also be available, though we will not know for sure until after the present tenants have moved out. The living room has a working fireplace. Hardwood floors on the first-floor. Two steps between the dining room and living room. Friendly neighbors all around! My husband and I live in the backyard cottage on the property, which is separated by a tall privacy fence from the "BIg House," so the tenants have good privacy. We have enjoyed getting to know our tenants and have built some lasting friendships. We also love sharing what we know about Seattle and the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We have two cats on the premises; they have not been in the "Big House" for eight years, so we believe that those with cat allergies should not find this an issue. We would be happy to ask our previous tenants to share their experiences renting from us.




1,200 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From September 1, 2021 until July 1, 2022

Minimum Stay

6 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Start and end dates are negotiable, as is length of stay.


House in Seattle, Washington, United States

Closest University

University of Washington College of Arts & Sciences

Nearby Universities
University of Washington College of Engineering


Nearby Cities


Comments: Supremely walkable/bikeable location, safe family-friendly neighborhood, 1.5 blocks from bike trail, 5 minutes to Children's Hospital, 10 minutes to the UW campus and hospital Easy walk or bike ride to four grocery stores and shopping center . Excellent elementary school.


  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Park
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $2850 Monthly

Utilities are not included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: Tenants pay 75% of electricity and water, 100 % of natural gas. We live on the property in a back yard cottage and have successfully rented the "Big House" for eight years to visiting faculty and their families.


Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: Street parking for one car.



Semi Furnished



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Comments: Our home has successfully accommodated visiting faculty families for eight years. My husband and I live in a back-yard cottage on the premises and share storage in the basement of the "Big House," otherwise tenants have complete privacy.


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