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~Recent sunrise.  Lots of light even in the middle of winter  . . . changing magically every moment.~Boats go by underneath the nearby University Bridge. Crew teams start practicing around 5-6 a.m. but can't be heard in the bedroom (so you won't be sleepless unless you want to be). You can spot ducks, eagles, herons and other wildlife.
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Private room in houseboat

Experience a Seattle floating home!

Margaret User Profile

Experience a Seattle floating home!

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean5 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

Private first floor room and bathroom with separate entrance in a lovely renovated floating home on Portage Bay, Seattle. 10 minute walk to the UW campus and close to many bus routes. Experience life on the water for a while - it is special.


Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12) and pets
No smoking, parties, or events


35 Reviews

Jonathan User Profile
July 2018
I stayed here for just over a week for a workshop at UW. Maggie was a great host with lots of recommendations and I loved her wonderful floating home - I would definitely recommend it. The neighborhood was fairly quiet, but the peace of Portage Bay really kicks in when you get do…
Margaret User Profile
Response from Margaret:
Thank you, Jon! It was such a pleasure to host you - and I'm sorry that I couldn't do anything about the World Cup. :-)
July 2018
Khanh User Profile
July 2018
Beautiful home on the water. I stayed here for a month and would gladly do it again. The room has a private entrance, a mini-fridge, and plenty of storage. It was very easy to get to the bus stop since I was working downtown. I would not recommend bringing a car! Minor inco…
Andrew User Profile
April 2018
Portage Bay can provide seclusion and solitude on the water, if that’s what you’re looking for, but bus lines to the U-District and downtown Seattle are also conveniently close by. Margaret’s home was lovely, and I enjoyed everything about my stay.
Jacob User Profile
July 2017
Absolutely beautiful! The house is exactly as described, very clean, beautiful decor, amazing deck to watch the boaters and sunset in the evening, and a short walk to UW. Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone visiting Seattle!
Lucy User Profile
June 2017
Unique and great experiences with this floating home, wrap-around water View, clean and comfortable with good privacy. Host Maggie is quite responsive and friendly, great host!
Jean User Profile
June 2017
It was a very well located downtown room in a floating home. We enjoyed hunting up good restaurants and walking over to Univ of Washington. The city buses were nearby as well.
Daniel User Profile
November 2016
Staying in Seattle at Margaret's place was everything we had hoped for an much more. Pictures do not do this place justice. It is impeccably clean, very warm and cozy, and has amazing views. Waking up every morning on the water was a real treat given our hectic schedule. We worke…

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Seattle, Washington, United StatesJoined in February 2014
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39 Reviews
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