About this listing
Voted as a Top 10 coolest AirBnB rental in Seattle by Curbed Magazine! My houseboat includes an amazing location, a beautiful interior, a kayak to explore Lake Union, and much more!
There's a lot that makes this a great place to stay. It's such a relaxing place to be. You'll love laying on the bed or the couch and looking out onto the water as you slowly realize you are floating! There's custom bamboo flooring as well as a custom kitchen.
Another great perk is taking the kayak out from your deck to go adventure on Lake Union. Lake Union has many restaurants, sea planes, sail boats, and is a great place for adventuring.
You will have access to the whole place.
Interaction with Guests
This kinda depends on you. I can have very little to no interactions with you or I can help show or guide you through anything you need help with. I realize that with a houseboat there are some unique things you might need some guidance with and my goal is to make sure your stay is as enjoyable as possible.
I leave a detailed "cheat sheet" to help you learn about the houseboat and all the cool things located near you!
This is such a prime spot. You are a short walk from the fastest growing spot in Seattle, South Lake Union. It's home to Amazon and many other tech companies along with restaurants and other amenities. You are about a 20 minute walk to The Space Needle and Seattle Center.
You will be less than 5 minutes from Wallingford, University District, the Space Needle and Fremont. Less than 10 minutes to Downtown, both the sports stadiums, Belltown, and Ballard.
It's a great location that has a very unique feel, friendly people on the dock and a exciting neighborhood to explore.
You are pretty close to things and there is a bus line near by. There is also ride shares like Lyft in Seattle as well.
There is a free in front of the marina with the parking pass I include. There is paid or free parking for guests depending on what time they arrive. After 4pm it's free.
With staying on my houseboat you are staying in a marina and need to be a responsible member of that community. There are marina rules like
1. You can only drink alcohol on the boat. No alcohol drinking on the docks.
2. No smoking in the houseboat or in the marina at all. That includes on the dock or outside on the deck.
I really appreciated Jason's great communication before and during my stay. He offered to meet me at the boat when I arrived but I had read from other's reviews that instructions were very clear, and thought I'd be fine. Everything was just as I had expected and all the instructions were indeed clear including how to integrate my phone with the stereo system! He even provided coffee pods for the maker and fresh half-and-half. Thank you!
We really had à Amazing time on Jason's boat. The boat is really cool, with all the furniture possible.
Jason leave us all the informations that we need!
Really a perfect moment there... And the kayak. AWSOME!
Thanks for everything Jason!
Jason was very accessible and welcoming. He had a few normal maintenance things he was working on but we did not mind and he threw some local beer in the fridge for us which we had no complaints about.
We had a great time! The place is fantastic.
Everything from the booking of the houseboat to the stay was flawless. Jason was attentive and professional throughout the process. Neither of us had stayed in a houseboat before and we had a great experience here.
We arrived a bit earlier than anticipated and he had the place ready for us. The houseboat was clean, and the instructions for how to run the place smoothly were clear and simple to follow. (There really isn't much to it, just info on how to connect the bluetooth, how to reset a tripped breaker, etc). The pictures are accurate, you will get what you see in the listing. Honestly it felt just a bit bigger in person than I thought the pictures presented, but the photos do give you a good feel for the size. Plenty of room for me and my girlfriend. We found the bed to be very comfy.
The kayak is an awesome bonus! If you stay here make sure you make the time to head out onto the water. We only ran into one neighbor, and he was friendly and unobtrusive.
The area is nice, and we always felt safe walking around after dark. We decided not to rent a car for the trip and that worked out fine, as there are plenty of restaurants in walking distance, either on 45th or in Fremont (either is about a 10-15 minute walk). We got around easily by bus and Uber when headed downtown.
Big thumbs up to both Jason and the houseboat itself.
I had a great time. This is less than half what you would pay for a downtown hotel and no parking fees, that's what sold me when I was planning my visit to Seattle. It's a great location with unique accommodations, no complaints. Next time I'll plan to spend more time around the marina and in the kayak.
My friend and I stayed at this houseboat for a couple of nights, wanting to try something different from your basic run-of-the-mill hotel, especially in the summer months when hotel rooms in Seattle are much more expensive.
The houseboat is adorable, and very clean! It's small, but fine for two people who are comfortable with each other and don't mind splitting the bed. My friend and I spent a lot of time on the deck, looking out into the water.
Jason was very easy to communicate with, and responded to any questions very quickly. He left detailed instructions for everything we needed, along with a parking pass. We didn't rent a car, and ended up using public transportation to get to and from the neighborhood to downtown Seattle -- which required a bit of walking, but that's what we wanted. If you would rather not deal with lengthy walks, we highly suggest renting a car. This neighborhood has great walking trails (and kayaking opportunities, of course), but we've been to Seattle before, so if your main concern is hanging around downtown for the sites, this location is a good 10 minute cab ride or 35 minute bus ride away. That said, many buses drop you off straight downtown for less than $3.
A few things to note: the houseboat has no air conditioning. We were there on one of the hottest days of the summer, so keeping all windows and doors open was a must during the day while we were there, for the cross-breezes. The dock is also closest to the parking lot, so you'll want to shut your windows and doors facing the parking lot at night, but since the nights cool off considerably in the night, sleeping was no issue.
If you get sea-sick: the house boat rocks very gently. I hardly felt it, but my friend -- who does get motion sick -- felt it more. After the first night, however, we had both acclimated. I personally thought the movement was great at night, rocking you very comfortably to sleep!
Finally, the houseboat has a great entertainment center with a smart TV and a Netflix account. We found some scary movies to watch, bought some wine, and spent a night freaking ourselves out. Highly recommend!
I just finished a four week stay on Jason's houseboat. It was a great and uniquely Seattle experience. Two of the things I appreciated most were the Kayak, and the proximity of the Burk-Gilman bicycle trail -- I could commute to my temporary office or to the bars and restaurants in the Fremont district by bike.
Jason was attentive and responsive to my questions, but never overbearing. The neighbors in the Marina were friendly and pleasant to interact with. The houseboat is immediately adjacent to the Marina parking lot. At first I thought that noise from the parking lot would be an issue, but it was never a problem.
The only minor hassle was that the Marina wireless internet service was slow and sporadic. I understand from Jason that he may install his own wireless network.