Houseboat hosted by Michael And Kelley

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Stay on a historic 1927 75 ft tugboat, renovated to include all the modern conveniences of today, for an unforgettable vacation! Located 10 min from Downtown, in the Magnolia/Ballard neighborhood, it's close to everything...but yet feels so far.

The space
Tugboat Sally S has recently completed an entire renovation of the interior main cabin, lovingly restored by her owners themselves.

The main stateroom includes a King/Queen (custom size) tempurpedic mattress, a TV with Apple TV, and ample storage space.

The head was updated to fit a large custom walk-in shower (not a normal shower you'd find on a boat!) very spacious.

The main salon features an L-shaped couch, doors on each side that open to the outdoors, a small dining area, and a large open kitchen with a pass through porthole window to the back deck.

The large deck has a dining table, a BBQ, and a prep table perfect for meals al fresco.

At the bow of the boat you will find a stairway to the wheelhouse - bring a book to enjoy the daybed and take a step back in time.

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with Apple TV
Private patio or balcony
Hair dryer
Long term stays allowed

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4.88 out of 5 stars from 190 reviews


Where you’ll be

Seattle, Washington, United States

Tugboat Sally S is moored in Magnolia, on Salmon Bay, in between the Ballard Locks and Fisherman's Terminal. She is the last boat on the dock, so when you are sitting on the back deck, it feels like you are in the middle of Salmon Bay with nobody around!

The dock is located in a small close knit community, but in an industrial looking setting. Don't let the curb appeal throw you off, Sally is nothing but charm when you're on board. There are live aboard neighbors on a few of the boats - quite and private but friendly and helpful.

We are just 10 minutes from Amazon, Downtown Seattle, Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. We are 5 minutes to Downtown Ballard where you will find a ton of good restaurants, bars and the Sunday Ballard Farmer's Market. You'll want a car or Uber/taxi to get most places, but there is a coffee shop, restaurant (Chinook's) and a great fish market within walking distance at Fisherman's Terminal.

If you want to get outdoors, we are a 10 minute walk to the Ballard Locks (and can walk to Ballard in another 10 minutes), and 20 minute walk to Discovery Park.

Hosted by Michael And Kelley

  1. Joined in August 2013
  • 190 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Michael and Kelley are born and raised Seattleites. We have been in or near water our entire lives. We both grew up on boats and are love having Sally S as a part of our family.


  • Michael

During your stay

We live just five minutes away and are available to assist with any questions or problems that may arise.
  • Policy number: STR-OPLI-19-015385
  • Response rate: 67%
  • Response time: within a day
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy