The upstairs duplex features a private side entrance and a balcony.

4 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

4 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

This updated top floor duplex is located in one of Wallingford's charming turn-of-the-century homes. It sits on a quiet street with a private entrance, tall ceilings, hardwood floors, and a gorgeous views of Downtown across Lake Union.


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £60
Security Deposit: £199
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: £119 / night


The space

The living area has seating for 4, dining for 4, French doors leading to a balcony, a large flat-panel TV set with cable and Roku, and a lovely view of the Seattle skyline across Lake Union. The balcony has an electric smoker, grill and small table with seating for 2. The large kitchen is fully stocked. A hallway leads to a laundry room, full bathroom, and private bedroom.

The bedroom features a comfortable queen-sized bed, a walk-in closet, and a desk. The living room has an uncommonly comfortable queen-size sleeper sofa with a thick foam mattress. This unit sleeps 4 adults comfortably.

Guest access

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.

Interaction with guests

The unit is entirely private and you should feel free to interact with us as much or as little as you desire. We enjoy having guests and meeting people from every region and walk of life, but we also respect your privacy. My family splits our time between the downstairs (Garden) unit, our South Seattle home, and a sailboat in Ballard. I am always available to answer any questions you may have or suggest fun activities in Seattle and the Puget Sound.

The neighbourhood

Wallingford Terrace is located just 4 blocks from Gasworks Park, in the heart of the quiet Wallingford neighborhood. Strolling through the neighborhood, you will find friendly neighbors, children playing, people gardening. Our neighborhood is known for its beautiful homes, breath-taking landscaping, garden arts and sculptures, and sidewalk swings and lending libraries. There is no need for a car, but if you choose to bring one, we can offer a dedicated parking spot upon request. Please visit our website at (URL HIDDEN) and explore the menu along the top of the site to see in detail what Wallingford Terrace and the surrounding area has to offer.

Getting around

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 few basic loaner bicycles 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.

Other things to note

We offer a very well-stocked kitchen. You would be hard-pressed to find it lacking anything, even if cooking a Thanksgiving dinner. We also offer child-friendly plastic eating utensils and toys/books for a wide range of ages. A crib and high chair are available upon prior request.

Also, please note that the air conditioner is a portable a/c unit installed in the bedroom. Seattle homes do not have central air conditioning.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

This is a non-smoking, family friendly property. Smokers absolutely must smoke outside, not near open doors or windows, and must immediately dispose of their cigarette butts rather than bringing them inside to place in a trash can. Failure to adhere to the smoking, event, and party rules will constitute forfeiture of your entire damage deposit.

Please refer to our rental agreement for anything else you may want to know, or feel free to contact us.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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38 Reviews

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Robert User Profile
April 2017
Samantha's place is in a terrific in-town location, very comfortable, great view of Seattle, walkable neighbourhood to shops, restaurants, etc. Good wifi, good shower, washer & dryer and comfy beds - perfect digs for exploring Seattle.

Jim User Profile
January 2017
Great view and nicely decorated. Very clean. Quiet location, but close to lots of pubs and restaurants. Can't wait to stay here again.

Mathew User Profile
January 2017
The place was exactly what I needed, and Samantha went above and beyond to give me as much information as I could possibly need beforehand! I felt very taken care of and the place was one of my favorite parts of my visit to Seattle!

Mike & Sarah User Profile
December 2016
Great space with a wonderful view. Super central to reach all of Seattle's best. Easy parking. Easy communication. Great location. I would recommend and stay again.

Alison User Profile
November 2016
Had a great Thanksgiving trip at Samantha's place. The kitchen was very well stocked with cooking supplies and the location was perfect for walking to the Wallingford restaurants and shops!

Ausha User Profile
November 2016
Clean, private, spacious, and great location. Thank you!

Justin User Profile
November 2016
We loved our stay here. The loft was very clean, and both beds (the real bed and the couch bed) were very comfortable. The kitchen came with everything we needed to prepare our breakfast, lunches, and dinners. The hosts were responsive to any questions we texted them. In addition, the surrounding area was a nice, quiet neighborhood, and you could walk down to the water. It was also very easy to take a bus into downtown Seattle. We were very satisfied with our stay.

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Samantha User ProfileSamantha is a superhost.

I have been in Seattle for 15 years. I can answer any questions you may have or suggest fun activities in Seattle and the Puget Sound. My family lives in the downstairs (Garden) suite of Wallingford Terrace for part of the year, and on a houseboat nearby for part of the year.

We like to spend our free time exploring the city, attending cultural events, making and appreciating arts and crafts, and roaming the Puget Sound region in our Westfalia Camper and our West Wight Potter 19 sailboat.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.