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Alki Beach Harbor House & TiPi, 420 Friendly, Where Beach living meets City life

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

About the property

Canna friendly, waterfront, city view, 3 sleeping area, 3 baths,beach,water taxi

Where Beach Living Meets City Life

Is the most sought after waterfront home on ALKI. It is STEPS TO the Seattle Water Taxi and numerous activities. A home that is an artistic architectural landmark in a superb location, with a phenomenal unobstructed Seattle and Elliot Bay view. The Seattle Water TaxI cruises you in 10 minutes to Seattle’s down town and stadiums. The myriad activities, steps from your door include, kayaking, paddle boards, biking, scuba diving, beach walking and more. It is situated amongst award winning restaurants, and Alki Beach’s popular strip of numerous bars, galleries, and shops. It offer the ONLY authentic, Seattle skyline view TiPi experience, in the world.

Alki Beach Harbor House

Offers three separate sleeping areas, three bathrooms, along with numerous places within and out to relax. Soothe your soul and enjoy the view; be it by the waterfall amidst bamboo, the meditative Tea House, the Green Canna Room (for smoking pleasure, legal in Washington), the tranquil Koi Pond, the Back deck where you are one with nature, or the top City view deck, while observing Orcas, Eagles, people and numerous types of water craft. For added viewing pleasure, walls throughout the house, are adorned with the owner’s art and extensive museum quality collections. Just being will occupy and amuse you for hours.

The THUNDERBIRD TiPi and deck, will bless you with an authentic TiPi experience. We will honor you with a traditional Smudge, firewood, fire-starters and a Totemic gift, for an additional price of $40.00. Located, through a locked gate, at the top of the property it will accommodate 6 loungers and 4 sleepers, with a fire pit-chiminea, and stellar view.

The house offers easy commutes to and from SeaTac airport, I-5, 99, and the surrounding Seattle area. The Seattle Metro Bus system, a complimentary local shuttle, and Cars2go are STEPS away. You have 2 dedicated onsite parking spaces. You will surely have your needs and desires met as you enjoy all the amenities that accompany this fully equipped home.

More Details

Property Manager
Rahel Cook
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Rahel Cook

THE OWNERS: In the mid 60’s the Seattle skyline had the Space Needle to the North and The Smith Tower to the South. There was nothing tall in-between the two notable structures. This is when I purchased this property, thinking I would live in the small beach cottage a few years. As time elapsed Seattle was growing, memories were created that could not be made today. My children diving off the old Sea Crest Marina piers, mooring our boat steps from our front door, sailing across Elliot Bay to Seattle, are but a few. Years went by, the memories and stories flourished and I realized I loved the house and area and was destined to stay. The house was so small it needed to grow. The first growth spurt was in the mid 70’s, when the children and the house grew taller. Next came 1980, the year I met my future husband. We complemented each other’s passion for art and creating with space. The spirit of the house and its land generously continued giving us the opportunity to fulfill our visions and dreams, often in the face of local growth obstacles. Today the Marina and boats are gone, the Seattle skyline is magnificent, and the house is beyond recognition of its former self. It welcomes the multitude of changes it observes and the attention it gets.. It deserves to be shared, through it you know the owners. Our home invites you to create your own stories and memories. Enjoy!

Rahel Cook purchased this house in 1964

What makes this house unique

Superb Location, water taxi to Seattle waterfront, downtown, stadiums, museums, galleries and shopping. Beach, water activities and rentals, kayaking, biking, scuba diving, award winning restaurants, home has unique features with numerous places to relax and enjoy the stunning Seattle City Skyline.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Your experience (public)

Just spent a girls' weekend (not nearly enough time) at Alki Beach Harbor House and we're already talking about our next visit. Rahel was an absolute pleasure to deal with and responded to any queries we had almost immediately. The excellent service plus the unique layout of the home, peaceful sitting areas and abundance of art made our stay a wonderful experience. We appreciated having access to bicycles for the weekend and loved taking morning rides alongside Puget Sound. Our only hesitation in booking was location, as we weren't sure that the water taxi service into downtown Seattle would be as easy as advertised...it absolutely was! $5.25 and a 15 minute ride took us very close to Pike Place Market, Safeco Field and anywhere else we needed to be. There is also a Safeway within a 20 minute walk (or 5 minute car-to-go ride) to stock the fridge during your stay. All in all, Alki Beach Harbor House is a wonderful place to stay while in Seattle...I heartily recommend it!

Stayed (public)

April 2016
Apr 2016
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Alki Beach Harbor House & TiPi, 420 Friendly, Where Beach living meets City life
average rating of 4.9 based on 21 reviews

fantastic in every way

  • 5 of 5

I felt as if I was in a fairy land. Everywhere I looked held another adventure. The view was spectacular as was the entire house.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Colony

Great place to stay! There's something interesting around every corner.

  • 5 of 5

What an experience!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful eclectic property very close to everything you could ever want to do in Seattle area. Enjoyed this property with 7 family ranging from 10-75. Soothing fountains, neat Tipi in the jungle. amazing waterfront location and views of Seattle skyline can not be beat. responsive owners and I loved the way they shared their story - it made us feel like we were a part of their amazing journeys. worth every bit....

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house made our trip! Perfectly located, well-appointed, and an experience unto itself. The view was stunning from dawn to dusk. We took advantage of the easy access to water taxis and kayaking. Would highly recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A stunning house with treasures and views around every corner

  • 5 of 5

My (now) wife and I rented this house for the week surrounding our wedding as a getaway from our usual Seattle home where other family was staying. From the moment we walked into the house, we were stunned by all the artwork and the neat spaces the owners have created. But best of all is the unbeatable Seattle skyline view, which every window in the house just frames like a postcard.

Our favorite space in the house was the upstairs with the main bedroom. There are soaring ceilings with wood beams, a massive philodendron hanging from the ceiling, a large patio to step outside, a spa tub, and comfy couches to nestle in to take in the view. It was exactly the oasis we wanted to keep us calm while other wedding-related tasks were tending to make us frantic. And the Seattle-based snacks that the owners provided were super tasty.

If we are looking for another in-city getaway, we wouldn't hesitate to rent "the TiPi house" again, and would recommend it to friends/family in an instant. It was quirky, comfy, and perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accept this gift!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Drink cheap wine for a month if that is what it takes to be able to vacation at the Alki Beach house!! We thought a short stay in Seattle would be a nice way to end our cruise to Alaska and we reserved the Alki Beach house for the views, the running trail, the accessibility to downtown and OF COURSE the TiPi!!! After we arrived at the house and discovered it is it's own destination, we completely forgot about our cruise and just immersed ourselves in the aura that surrounds the house and grounds. The harbor house is not just a place to throw your luggage and lay your head at night. It immediately draws you in and makes you a part of it. And even though the master bedroom was a dream, we did not take advantage of it because we simply couldn't resist sleeping in the tipi every night!!!! We were transported to another world!! We left the Alki Beach House feeling as if we had been given a gift and we cannot begin to thank you enough for sharing your souls with us!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Saltys on Alki, Marination
Nearest Ferry
Seattle Water taxi into the city
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
West Seattle Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Saltys on Alki, Marination.
Nearest Beach
Alki beach
Car: not necessary

Aside from numerous water related activities, West Seattle is known for its numerous walking/bike trails, large 'Old growth Forest Parks',( Lincoln Park, Schmitz Park, Camp Long,) Longfellow Creek walking trail, Duwamish River pocket parks and bike trail and its Chinese gardens. It hosts a Sunday Farmers Market, along with many art, music, and cultural events throughout the year.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in North Admiral, West

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
4th of July
30 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
6 night minimum stay
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
22 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year's
30 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee per 2 £140
Add per each additional £12
Refundable Damage Deposit £401
Tax Rate 10.0%

Thunderbird TiPi package charged at $40.00 additional per stay.
Additional $100.00 refundable damage deposit with TiPi package
Alcohol and drug use are prohibited with TiPi package, due to liability issues.
Cannabis permitted in Green Canna room only.
Check in 3:00
Check out 11:00
Refunds in full up to 30 days prior to arrival.
Cleaning fees based on one couple, add $10.00 each additional person
Small dog, treated for tics and fleas, less than 15 pounds "On Approval", with $200.00 non-refundable fee/important note!!! Water features may provide danger!!
No children under 10 years old, due to numerous water features, architectural and design elements.
Payments can be made through Pay Pal, Mastercard, Visa, direct bank deposits
Read rental contract carefully, as we strictly enforce all contractual conditions and exclusions, or your deposit is forfeited.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in North Admiral in Seattle

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , main floor bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Jacuzzi , Very large ensuite with deep jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 bathrooms total, 1 full bathroom on each floor. Lower bathrooms are small.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1: Master Suite on Top Floor - 1 Large Double Bed , Spectacular City View from Bed and sitting area
    Bedroom 2: with additional but private sleeping area - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • There are a total of 3 separate sleeping areas at the Alki Beach Harbor House. Master suite is located on the top floor with an unbelievable view. The 2nd Bedroom has a double bed plus a bonus sleeping area on the lower level.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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