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Description from the manager
An oasis in the city awaits you in this charming 3+ bedroom, 2 bathroom Craftsman bungalow on a wonderful tree-lined street in the Montlake neighborhood of Seattle just a few blocks from the University of Washington, Burke Gilman Trail for walking and biking, UW Waterfront Activites Center with canoe and rowboat rentals, restaurants, grocery stores, multiple parks (including the Washington Park Arboretum), and bike rental. Also close by is the University Village Mall--a hip outdoor shopping center with lots of restaurants. You can pick up bus #25 or 43 to downtown Seattle from the bus stop just a few short blocks from the house.
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|Rate Summary||$206 - $495||$206 - $495||$1,402 - $2,940||$3,950 - $9,135||3 nights|
|Mar. 1 2013 - May. 23 2013||$206 - $227||$206 - $227||$1,402||-||3 nights|
|May. 24 2013 - Sep. 3 2013||$319 - $495||$319 - $495||$2,083 - $2,940||$9,135||3 nights|
|Sep. 4 2013 - Nov. 26 2013||$265 - $350||$265 - $350||$1,750 - $2,100||$4,250||3 nights|
|Dec. 1 2013 - Dec. 22 2013||$265 - $292||$265 - $292||$1,750||-||3 nights|
|Dec. 26 2013 - Dec. 30 2013||$292||$292||-||-||3 nights|
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|Jan. 2 2014 - Feb. 28 2014||$220 - $242||$220 - $242||$1,450||$3,950 - $4,222||3 nights|
|Mar. 1 2014 - May. 22 2014||$265 - $292||$265 - $292||$1,750||$4,250||3 nights|
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Additional notes from owner
The minimum stays for certain dates may be longer than advertised.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Terre Haute, IN, United States
This was a beautiful house with the ideal layout for a family get-together. The big tv in the basement was perfect for the gamers and television watchers, while others gathered in the beautiful living room upstairs to talk by the fire. The master bedroom upstairs was a nice retreat. The house has a lovely atmosphere - peaceful. It was a wonderful place to stay.
Response from Sea to Sky Rentals - 02/21/2013
Hello Peggy! Thank you so much for the lovely review of your recent stay at Montlake Craftsman. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your time there! The Montlake Craftsman is a popular spot for families to get together. I hope that you have an opportunity to come stay with us again. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for exclusive discounts and guest promotions!
Sausalito, Ca, United States
Didn't meet expectations
Although we managed to make the most out of our experience, we were disappointed with the Montlake property. First, there was a huge fly problem... probably due in part to the urban chicken coop next door. Second, the furnishings, decor and appliances were outdated. And, lastly, the ceilings in the basement were very low, which put that floor out of commission for our group. (Many of the people in our party are over 6 ft tall and couldn't stand upright due to the low ceilings.)
Lake Hill, NY, United States
Just what we needed
We had a very nice stay in Montlake. We picked the location because it was right in the middle of our two friends we were visiting in Seattle. I would highly recommend it.
Response from Sea to Sky Rentals - 09/17/2012
Hello Linda! Thank you so much for your review and recommendation! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Seattle and the Montlake Craftsman Bungalow. All return guests receive 5% off their stay. We would love to have you stay with us again!
Oxford, Oxon, United Kingdom
Sunshine in Seattle
The Montlake Craftsmen Bungalow provided a perfect base for our family visit to Seattle; parks and a couple of restaurants within walking distance and easy to reach a fantastic supermarket ( QFC, beaches and all the downtown stores, museums, restaurants - you do need a car to stay in this house. The verandah and garden offered a peaceful pleasant resting place at the begining and ends of the day. The house is fully equipped for 'proper' cooking and laundry with plenty of space for family members to do their own thing. We particularly enjoyed the period features and furniture, our only adverse comment would be the lack of washing line ( for wet washing - Europeans are much more hesitant about using driers) and the air con in the master bedroom - a little noisy and difficult to adjust, but overall the instructions and guidance were very comprehensive.
Response from Sea to Sky Rentals - 08/20/2012
Hello Freda! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at the Montlake Craftsman. The detail you provide is very much appreciated! Also appreciated is your feedback on options for drying your laundry. Your suggestion to provide a clothesline is a good one, not to mention an energy saver. All return guests receive a 5% discount. We would love to have you stay with us again!
Honolulu, HI, United States
Good Vacation Rental Experience
Excellent location. There were a few issues with loose electrical outlets in the main floor bedroom and plumbing issues in the main floor bathroom. However, the property management company quickly addressed the plumbing issues.
Response from Sea to Sky Rentals - 08/12/2012
Hello Jeffrey! Thank you so much for providing feedback on your stay with us. I am glad that you were able to take advantage of the convenient Montlake location! I also want to thank you for promptly bringing the plumbing issue to our attention. I will also pass along your concern about the electrical outlets. We highly value our guests, their experience and our properties so we want to do everything we can to ensure a high quality stay. Please keep in mind that all guests receive a 5% discount. We would love to have you stay with us again!
Woodside, CA, United States
Great Location - Tired property
Great location! Close to downtown, the University, the East, ...
The property is a bit tired, long-in-the-tooth. Definiely not for taller people (6' and above).
Response from Sea to Sky Rentals - 07/30/2012
Hello Jon! Thank you for taking the time to review our Montlake property. I'm glad to know that the location worked well for your visit to Seattle! This particular property is not contemporary or modern and could appear outdated compared to new or recently renovated homes. You will find this with many of the older, classic and more charming homes in the Seattle area! Again, thank you for your feedback. Please remember that we offer a 5% discount to all return guests. We would love to have you stay with us again!
Westport, WA, United States
Great Home Base for Seattle trip
This house is one of few that can accommodate more than 6 adults within 10 minutes of downtown. It's also walking distance from the UW, Arboretum, and Volunteer Park.
The house is a beautiful craftsman. If you enjoy old homes with character, this is a very interesting home with lots of nooks and crannies.
We didn't bring our kids this time, but I know they would have loved the big yards and the basement room - may plan a family trip for next time!
Response from Sea to Sky Rentals - 07/24/2012
Hi Brook! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. The Montlake home is very popular for large family and group gatherings. It's so nice to have an interesting "home away from home" to relax and explore in! We would love to host you and the kids next time. Don't forget we offer a 5% return guest discount!
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Perfect house. wonderful time connecting at a family wedding in a most relaxing house, inside and out
Response from Sea to Sky Rentals - 07/23/2012
Hello Kevin! Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad you had a chance to relax at one of the best vacation homes in Seattle. Don't forget we offer a 5% return guest discount. We would love to host you again!
Austin, TX, United States
Zen stay at the Montlake Craftsman
An absolutely lovely place, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A very calming relaxing decor - including the Tatami mat meditation room.
Long Island City, NY, United States
Great family holiday house
We enjoyed the house a lot during our 10 day stay. We were so lucky with the weather, sun, sun, and sun. We appreciated the kitchenware, the barbecue, the lovely master bedroom. I highly recommend the house to futur guests, enjoy ! Seattle is very beautifull
and diversified for visitors, you definitely need a car to get around even though public transport is very good.
Great, great, great!
We stayed in the Montlake Bungalow for 6 weeks -- from late June to early august. My son had an internship at the UW Medical Center, which is a short bike ride away. This rental was a dream come true and a perfect fit for our needs.
There were four of us, and there was plenty of room. It is a cozy cottage with a lovely backyard in a quiet, charming neighborhood. It is two blocks walk from an organic, healthy (focus on gluten-free, etc.) market, two restaurants (one with delicious homemade pasta), a great coffee shop, a branch of the public library, and a dry cleaner -- all you need for the bare essentials if you don't have a car. Also, it is two blocks from a fantastic bike shop.
As you can probably tell, we rented bikes right away and used them to get around. My son biked easily back and forth to the University District. The rest of us used the bikes to access the Burke-Gilman trail (and, so, the University District (and a full-service, high-end outdoor mall "University Village"), Fremont, Ballard, etc.) as well as the very close (and gorgeous) arboretum. We also jogged in the arboretum which provided an opportunity to enjoy its wonderful and peaceful Japanese garden as well as picnics on the waterfront. Just gorgeous. To add even more convenience, the house is a couple of blocks walk from several bus routes, which we used lots to access downtown.
The house is comfortable and welcoming. It is not the height of luxury -- but it is clean, cozy, and comfortable -- a perfect fit for a family looking to relax. We used the kitchen every day, and the laundry facilities were very convenient. The media room is comfortable and fun. We loved the backyard and the deck, and made great use of the grill. My husband set up an office on the kitchen table -- the wireless wifi worked great.
This review wouldn't be complete without a big thank you to Sea to Sky. They were lovely to deal with and very responsive to our questions. For an additional cost, they provided weekly cleaning -- which was a godsend. Everyone we dealt with was lovely and helpful. It is not easy to find a short-term rental for a family in the University District. This is a treasure, and we would love to stay here again.
By the way, because we were in Seattle for 6 weeks, we were able to do a ton of fun stuff in Seattle and the environs. This really isn't the place to review those activities but, in short: we saw all the major sights of Seattle (Pike Place Market, Discovery Park, Space Needle, Pioneer Square, Elliot Bay, Ballard locks, the variety of picturesque neighborhoods, museums, music venues, etc.) as well as touring the phenomenal surrounding area (Cascades, Olympic Peninsula, British Columbia, San Juan Islands, etc.). This home is a great base for exploring everything.
Colfax, WA, United States
This is the second time we have stayed in this vacation rental. We had a small family reunion over Father's Day weekend. The house worked great for all three generations. Beautiful landscaping, great location, and plenty of space inside and out.
Sunny Isle Beach, FL, United States
Had a good time at the house. My wife and I used it as a central location to explore Seattle. We wanted to stay out of downtown because we live in Miami Beach and wanted to see some trees and greenery. The house has a lot of little good surprises. We only went in two rooms of the house because we were out most of the time. Nice house and easy access to downtown.
Twin Falls, ID, United States
We will always have the fondest of memories of our stay at the S
the grass hadn't been mowed in a very long time...maybe 3 weeks.
We borrowed a neighbors lawnmower and mowed it ourselves.
Also, on the front porch, a portion of the top step cracked/broke from old age when we stepped on it.
The home is beautiful, walking through the neighborhood landscape was a field-trip in itself.
We will always have the fondest of memories of our family gathering there!
The word deposit made me think that if we left the home clean that we would be receiving a portion of the deposit money back, "that
is never the case" I was informed. Maybe the word should be changed to non-refundable cleaning deposit. It takes away the motivation to leave
the home in very good condition (even though we did do that).
New York, NY
This place is well-maintained, tastefully decorated, located in what is surely one of Seattle's prime neighborhoods, and has a beautiful garden to boot! My large family of eight fit comfortably and enjoyed a stay to remember. From start to finish, the Sea to Sky process for renting their Montlake bungalow was easy and efficient. I have zero complaints and look forward to renting this or one of their other Seattle properties in the future.
You WILL be surprised at the spaciousness of this property! Pictures you've seen online don't do it justice.
Santa Cruz, CA
Montlake is great!
Bring your own speakers if you want to use your iPod / MP3 player. Great location for visiting UW.
Nice House, Convenient Location, Just dirty
The hardwood floors were dirty. Not just dirty, but there were areas where something was caked on. The dishes, utensils, etc were questionable and had to be rewashed. The cleaning fee is ridiculous considering you are doing alot of cleaning before enjoying.
A few small problems that we left in a note on the table. A followup response would be nice. Seemed a good value for the money.
Response from Sea to Sky Rentals - 08/06/2010
We are glad to see you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately, your note may have been misplaced, as it did not make it to my desk. I will email you, so that I can follow up with you about the issues you had during your stay. We highly suggest that our guests contact us during their stay if they have any issues that need immediate attention, or email us at any time with suggestions that may improve the comfort of our properties for future guests.
New York, NY
Family fun in Montlake
My family very much enjoyed our stay in the beautiful Montlake home. We also took use of the kid package and found the toybin, gates and travel crib extremely useful. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
A few comments for suggested improvements:
1. Cold water faucet in shower on main floor is loose.
2. Appliances are old - oven cooks very uneven.
3. It would have been nice if the lawn was cut so we could use it - the weather was great.
4. Internet kept cutting out and we had to reboot the system.
Great Place Near UW
We needed a place to stay for my PhD defense and found this place. The house was a little dirty when we arrived, but the interior was very comfortable. Though separated from the rest of the house by stairs, the upstairs and downstairs bedrooms do not have doors, so things going on elsewhere in the house could be heard from them. We enjoyed the deck when the weather was nice, and the location was perfect for our needs.
Villa Hills, KY
Only 1 complaint- no screens on windows and it was perfect weath
Feel like we missed some of the experiece of being in Seattle by not being able to have windows open
Great Place to Stay!
All 5's and Yes! we will be recommending Sea and Sky to friends and relatives. The home was a home away from home. Perfect!
Beautiful house, good location, great space, nicely decorated.
The house worked perfectly for our family. I would recommend it to anyone spending time in the Seattle area.
Stay at Montlake
Very close to UW and Children's Hospital. Cute house with a great location.
Boynton Beach, FL
Great stay in Montlake
Beautiful home in a beautiful neighborhood. Perfect for our family reunion weekend. Thank you!
ZURICH, ZH, Switzerland
August in Seattle
This is the best vacation rental in which I've ever stayed. The house is so well stocked, and the property management company is amazing. They supplied us with baby gates, play pen, high chair, DVDs, and even toys. I would highly recommend this charming home in the fantastic Montlake neighborhood (just 10 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes from the Bellevue/Kirkland area).
Los Angeles, CA
Montlake- home away from home
We stayed in this lovely Montlake home for the second time. It feels like our home in Seattle. The location is perfect, the management company is easy to communicate with. They are able to address any needs promptly. We would highly recommend Sea to Sky Rentals and this Montlake house in particular. The property is clean, quiet and comfortable in a perfect location.
Since you asked about...
Since you asked about the furniture, the deck furniture was not very comfortable, and the living room chairs were not at all comfortable, creaky noises, etc. The Japanese art was beautiful. Except for those chairs, we were very pleased with the house. It worked perfectly for seven people -
Great family gathering place!
I booked this house to host overflow after an extended family Alaska cruise. Keeping everyone out of a hotel and giving everyone space to spread out was a Godsend. We particularly enjoyed sitting and relaxing in the sun on the deck. Thanks for a great stay!
A great weekend in a perfect home.
I was going to call you and tell you how much we enjoyed our stay. Having the additional space in such a nice home in a great location really made it easy for us to relax and enjoy our family. Thank you.
Great Family reunion
We had a wonderful holiday here. Room enough for all 10 of us, while still having enough space to get away! Great accessible location too! Beautifully appointed and very clean.
Brian and Tess N.
Los Angeles, CA
We happened to be in Seattle during one of the biggest snow storms in 20 years, and found the property to be comfortable and accomodating for our family with three small kids. The yard was just littered with snow men by the time we departed. Just a small disappointment: Low Water pressure put a "damper" on a relaxing shower. Downstairs Bathroom heater did not work, so the bathroom was also very cold.
Don't be discouraged... this is a great house to relax in.
Review for Thanksgiving Visit
Although we were gernally happy with the rental, and hope to visit again, we wanted to call your attention to the upstairs shower which should be replaced with a good mixing valve. It worked very poorly - water going from hot to cold while using. Probably does not pass code, and could be a liability for you.
Thank you, James R. Weir AIA
The home was well equipped with stuff to make us feel at home. Great rental property for a family gathering.
Just so so
Great location but not the greatest house. Low water pressure, small second bedroom, small bathrooms. Dog next door barked too much. Outside light from the other neighbors house shined in our bedroom window. Just not the most comfortable house to stay in. Would not rent it again.
I wish there were...
I wish there were some more sheets provided. The house was decorated in such a way that it made us feel very at home. We had one small problem in that the blow -up bed didn't work. I called about the problem and another bed was delivered the same day.
Very nice (except for the barking dog next door!)
There were a few things that were not working properly (toaster oven and toaster)...but overall it was a good place. We enjoyed ourselves and felt very comfortable. Nice linens, quality products, etc. Although we all liked the place very much, we are not sure we'd come back because of the barking dog (who barked at midnight, sometimes at 4 a.m., etc.); he woke us up several nights.
Beautifully decorated, large home in central location
We stayed at the bungalow for 1 week and it was a great place for our family. The downstairs bedroom had a cute playhouse and toys which our son loved. The media room was perfect for watching movies. The master suite on the top floor was very spacious. It is centrally located so it was easy to get downtown or the Eastside. The home decor was beautiful - hard to believe it was all left there for a rental - usually rentals have very plain furniture. This 'bungalow' could've easily accommodated 6 people comfortably (even though we only had 3). We also had to cancel our original trip due to a family emergency and the reservation staff was very understanding and allowed us to reschedule within a year.
the upstairs shower was...
the upstairs shower was unworkable. There was absolutely no water pressure, and the fixture to divert water from the faucet to the shower head worked very poorly, at best. Taking a shower, washing hair was an ordeal because there was just a bare trickle of water. The downstairs bathroom was better, but the water pressure was also poor there and the temperature varied widely during the shower. I contacted Sea to Sky after my stay to address with them, but never received a reply to my email.
Great place for a reunion!
Me and a few friends stayed at this home and we had a great time. The place was very spacious and centrally located. I would rent again.
Great House in Perfect Location
We stayed here for a wedding and couldn't be happier. Everyone from our group loved the house and the serenity of the neighborhood. Getting downtown (and out of town) were extremely easy and while we were at first skeptical of renting a house, it turned out very well. I would recommend this property to anyone staying in the Seattle area.
This was a perfect house for us. Great location and great space. We really appreciated having a washer & dryer.
Family Wedding Celebration in the Emerald City
The Montlake Craftsman house worked out perfectly for our family group of ten, four kids and six adults. It was a great location for attending a wedding in the Wallingford area. The outside deck provided additional living space amidst flowers and berries in the back yard. We enjoyed exploring the Arboretum and Interlaken Park in the wonderful Montlake neighborhood.
The only room for improvement I would mention is the water pressure for taking showers was weak. This was particularly apparent when we we all trying to get ready for the wedding--not surprising for a charming older house. But everything else was great. The kitchen was well supplied with cooking implements. The house was very comfortable. I would definitely stay there again if the need arose. Sea to Sky Rentals was very helpful when we got locked out of the house and sent someone right over to help us.
Beats a hotel in every way, anytime!!!! Especially when traveling with little ones.
Loved the Montlake Bungalow!
Montlake is a great location for a visit to Seattle! We found the house perfect for our needs. Hubs and I took the bedroom suite upstairs, and my Mom had a bedroom and bath on the main floor. Plenty of room for kids downstairs, and don't miss the playhouse! Lovely yard and view from the back deck.
Merrie B.'s review of Montlake Craftsman Bungalow
The location of the property suited our needs well! Just outside the city, we were able to access major routes as well as walking trails and parks....house was very well appointed and all eight of us were comfortable!
This house was great for our needs. We were there for our son's graduation from Seattle University.We had family and friends coming in from out of town. We were able to have a BBQ there at the house after the graduation. The location was pretty close for all the SU grads to stop by for a burger. It was perfect for our needs and I especially liked the check in and out process. I have stayed at other properties where it is a hassle to get the keys and get checked in. This was great ...it was all ready to go when we arrived! Would recommend this place for a relaxing stay in Seattle.
The $1.00 per minute assessment for early arrival or late departure is absurd, particularily when coupled with the cost per night. The neighbor dogs were annoying.
Great and beautiful accomodation
This place was private in a very nice neighborhood---close to many of Seattle's area attractions. You can catch a bus, walk or cab to all your favorite spots in Seattle. We definitely recommend it!
We stayed for 4 days in July of 2007 and had a fabulous time. There were 3 families, each with 1 child (ages 2-3yr) and the house was perfect with the yard for the kids to play in. The location made it super easy to get places and we would definitely fo back.
August 2007 wedding in Seattle
Several members of our family (including a baby)enjoyed the Craftsman Cottage while attending our son's wedding. Overall, the accomodations and the vist were very good. Only two recommendations for improvement. The tv downstairs did not work, apparenty because the previous visitor had pulled the cable oout of the wall. It could be easily repaired, but not while we were there. Only the upper level bedroon has an air-conditioner, and it is pretty weak. In August it was very hot. We were told that the house was air-conditioned, but that is really only partially true.
Idaho Falls, ID
We rented this for our family who were here for my grad school commencement. The property was dirty; there was a problem with the toilet & when we investigated we found a beer in the tank; there was one roll of toilet paper when we arrived for a week long stay for nine people, the door and balcony on the second floor was broken and rather than fix it there was a sign saying not to use it as it was unsafe and broken, the big screen television did not work in the media room-someone came out to fix it two days after we contacted you, yet it still would not work. I called after my family left to complain and was told I'd get a call back with some resolution and I never heard from anyone again. I will never use your service again and will advise others to avoid you. I could have forgiven all of the problems with the property if the response would have been different, but the service was absolutely non-existent. -Donna D.
So pleasantly surprised
We had never stayed in a VRBO before and when we opened the door, we were surprised at how lovely this home was - just beautiful. We will be staying there again in a few weeks!
We had a fantastic stay! We were five couples from all over the US who hadn't seen each other in a couple of years, in town for another friends wedding, so this was an ideal arrangement for us - staying in separate hotel rooms would not have been the same! Booking and paying was painless, the house was beautiful. I would highly recommend this home and Sea to Sky Rentals to anyone. Thank you!
Montlake Bungalow A Great Seattle Headquarters
Took family of 5 including 84 year old grandmother for week in Seattle to visit daughter at UW and to see Seattle and friends. Great location, privacy for everyone and good place to have friends over for dinner. Beautiful arboretum a short walk away, don't miss it/