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Experience Your 'Sleepless In Seattle' Houseboat Dream

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spectacular 270 Degree View Of Downtown Seattle And The Olympic Mountains

Recently featured on Discovery Channel's show "Ultimate Homes". 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, totally remodeled, 1000 sq ft, with terrific decks, moorage for boat available, hot tub, high speed internet, cable TV, all utilities, residential parking permit, designer houseboat, prime location at end of the dock. dining room converts into dance floor or yoga studio. dining room table folds into buffet table. stainless steel counters in kitchen. cool coral aquarium over the kitchen sink. enjoy all your water toys such as paddle boarding, sunfishing, kayaking, windsurfing, canoeing.

while the minimum stay shows on the website as two nights, the reality is that I am looking for longer term stays of a month or longer. the reason the site shows two days is that the VRBO website construction restricts interested travelers' search for properties unless a short minimum stay is selected.

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neil peterson
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat rental in Eastlake and Portage Bay, Washington

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom upstairs - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom downstairs - toilet
  • • Walls are of Ann Sacks blue/sea foam Large Tiles set in Brick Pattern • Shower has sloping floor, no curb with Special Ultra Clear Glass on all Sides • Fixtures are Stainless Steel, very Custom • Walls are Gloss White • Double Door Lacquer White Linen Closet • Floor is Marble Tiles and Heated • Vanity is of Same Marble Top Rolled Down the Side with White Porcelain Sink • Vanity Side Lights and Mirror • Toilet is hidden from View • View of South Lake Union and Downtown Seattle
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed
  • Master Bedroom • Built-in Platform Queen Bed with Storage Underneath on Three Sides • Yellow and Grey and White Custom Duvet and Pillow Shams and Pillows • Built-in Book Shelves Covering the North Wall with Under shelf Lighting for Reading • Fleetwood Glass Stacking Doors Opening to View of South Lake Union and Skyline of Seattle with a Walk-way Deck on the South and West Side • Hidden 26” TV that Slides out for Viewing and Returns to Hidden Space Bedroom 2 White Suede Custom Head Foot Board with Double Bed Mattress • Custom Water-Color Blues Duvet and Pillow Shams and Pillows • Built-in Custom Casework of VG Clear Fir with Space for Hanging Clothes and Storage 3rd bedroom/study • Built-in Floor to Ceiling Casework of Clear VG Fir Built-in Sitting Room/Twin Bed Frame with Storage Drawers Below
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Experience Your 'Sleepless In Seattle' Houseboat Dream
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

Couldnt have asked for a better place to rent for the weekend

  • Review Submitted: 20/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Speechless in Seattle! Thank You!

  • 5 of 5

I did a happy dance when Neil got back to us telling us this was available. I think he should rename the boat Speechless in Seattle! I even live on the water in South Florida, but this view is JUST ABSOLUTELY MIND-BLOWING! It’s like a moving portrait. The interplay of skull teams, row boats, seaplanes, shipping vessels, SUP Boarders, kayaks and yes….even a Hot Tub Boat filled like a jacuzzi cruising around the bay….it was a nonstop feast for the eyes. Watching a full moon set over the Space Needle was a jaw dropper.

Denise was just awesome. Grateful for the great advice. The beds were ridiculously comfortable. Perfect for our family of 4. The fish tank that lights up every night was amusing as the cast of characters changed throughout the day. It took us 4 days to see the starfish! Most Uber rides were $5-$10. There is a bakery, Thai and Italian restaurant within walking distance.

The first day we went over to Chandlers Crabhouse for lunch. Our waiter was amazing and the food was fantastic, but the $300 lunch tab was a bit crazy. One night we picked up the Thai food down the street and brought it back to the boat for a beautiful evening. The food was excellent. We picked up huge lobster tails at Pike's Market and steamed them. YUM! A first for us was trying Din Tai Fung for dumplings. That was an amazing meal. Barely squeezed in Serafinas our last night in Seattle. I think I would have cried if we missed that particular mouthful of extraordinary. Fantastic service and just about the most amazing Italian dinner I have experienced (I am not messing around…I grew up dining in the North End in Boston!)

We did the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and MoPop in one day. MoPop (Museum of pop culture) was a BLAST! The Star Trek exhibit and Sound Labs were favorites. Of course Chihuly is unmissable. I am not sure whether our son will choose University of Washington or Northeastern University, but I want to beg him to come here so we can stay again!!!

*check hot tub upon arrival so you can ask Denise to get it setup if it has evaporated. It was hot but no bubblers, but we sat in it anyway and had a lovely evening. Also, no privacy between any rooms if that is not obvious by the size of the boathouse. Everyone can hear everything from every room, including hearing everything anyone says as they pass by at 2:00 in the morning by boat...LOL! (It was usually "Wow! Can you imaging living there??") Also, no seasonings and few knives. You can hack a meal, though.

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: so glad you enjoyed the experience!!! knives and seasonings are back on board!!
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Annapolis, MD

Fabulous vacation

  • 5 of 5

The houseboat was fantastic in every way. We were met upon arrival and given a great intro to the home's amenities and the area. The home's finishes and furnishings were amazing. The location provided breathtaking views of the city and a ring-side seat to watch rowers and seaplane activity. Easy walk to public transportation, restaurants and grocery. Truly perfect, once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Ending to the U S Open

  • 5 of 5

It 'wowed' us from the first step in the door!

The crafted details delivered uncompromised style - with spectacular views enhancing every room no matter where one was standing !

Nothing better than finishing with an "ACE"!

  • Review Submitted: 03/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: so happy to have been a wonderful experience for you, which you so richly deserved after providing the golf world with an absolutely wonderful 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay!
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Atlanta, GA

Best ever vrbo experience!

  • 5 of 5

We have been using VRBO for 20 years and we all agree (family of 5) that this was the best property we have ever rented! You cannot beat the view - you are sitting on the water watching the UW crew team row 10 feet away from your deck 9or the hot tub) while you get a skyline view of Seattle. The inside of the house is beautiful - with incredible touches and everything you could want for a longer stay. We cooked in four nights in a row and had a fabulous time. Then we used the space during the day for a business meeting with 8 people - it was wonderful. We will definitely go back - we loved it!!

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: so glad you enjoyed the experience of "sleepless in seattle"!! we sure enjoyed having you as our guests!!
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Bay Area, SF


  • 5 of 5

Clean and well organized

Views of the lake and its activities were really enjoyable

No problems at all with the rental would recommend

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Eastlake and Portage Bay, Washington

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer 2018
2 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$671.95
Property Damage Protection AU$133.05

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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