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Maegan McLaughlin

Member since: 2015
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Speaks english, spanish, arabic

Turnip Houseboat AwesomeSauce

Bedrooms 1
Property type house boat

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Photos and Description of the Westlake vacation house boat rental

Quarky Houseboat In The Heart Of Seattle

The Space...

Turnip has a cool feel and is great for someone who wants a genuine, interesting houseboat experience yet still all the comforts of home. She has a junk style design, which is a common in Asia, a great roof for sitting on, and hobbity archways inside that really create the space.

The interior and exterior has recently been repainted, stained, and refinished. I bought the boat in August 2015 and spent a few week giving her new life.

- 1 queen size bed

- 1 sleeper sofa (1 person)

- 1 six foot sleeping nook (best for children)

- 1 full size blow up mattress and sheets available

- Sleeps 4 on the above furniture pieces

- 4 total overnight guests allowed

- Full kitchen (refrigerator, stove, coffee press, kitchen essentials)

- Heated (2 portable heaters + 1 wall heater)

- Full bathroom (japanese style shower, toilet, sink)

- Wireless internet

- Kid friendly

- Indoor and outdoor breakfast/eating nook

- Deck and roof lounge area

- Parking out front the marina office building at a cost of $1 per hour. Weekdays, it is free before 9 am and after 4 pm. Weekends are free as well. Note: due to guest parking passes being taken by guests repeatedly, they are no longer available.

- (5) kayaks (first come, first serve)

Guest Access...

You will have access to the place all yourself. I will have shower items for you, towels, sheets, etc.

Access to the boat is via a self-checkin process. All access and reservation instructions will be included in the confirmation page after booking. In addition, we will email the houseboat manual as a PDF 5-7 days prior to your reservation.

Interaction with Guests...

Just a phone call away for whatever you need.

The Neighborhood...

The area sits conveniently close to downtown Seattle and tucked between Fremont and Ballard. For those checking out the city, this is a great location. For those on business, also super convenient and comfortable. The closest grocery store is about a mile away in Fremont (PCC) so keep that in mind.

Other Things to Note...

- It's important to know that this is a boat and not a house, and that's its charm. While it does have everything you will need, its not like living in a house - doors are smaller, toilets are funny, stairs are steep, and sometimes the boat rocks.

- Seasickness and dizzyness is unlikely unless you are very sensitive.

- The ceiling height is not standard, max 7', plus there are a few smaller accesses to different parts of the house. If you are very tall, you may find this irritating. The entrance to the boat requires bending and stepping down. If you have physical difficulties, this may not be the best match.

- I have 4 kayaks and 1 kayak/paddle board conversion available first come, first serve.

- There is a little cafe at the marina which does has WIFI, coffee, beer, wine. It is not open weekends.

- 5-7 days before your reservation the Property Manager will reach out via email to provide the houseboat manual and entering instructions.

More Details
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Maegan McLaughlin (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish, arabic



Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house boat rental in Westlake, Washington

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$198
Property Damage Protection C$104
Cleaning fee C$53 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.6%

Turnip Houseboat Rules

Upon your departure please complete the following tasks:
Place bed sheets and used towels on top of the bed
Turn off all heating elements
Load the dishwasher and start it to run
Close and lock all windows and doors
Wipe surfaces
Empty the refrigerator and freezer of any personal items
Collect trash and recycling, place in designated containers in the marina parking lot
Leave the boat and marina keys in the key box on the gate, relock the box

No one is allowed to wander the docks
Children - Must be kept at close attention at all times
Guests - Only 2 guests are permitted on Turnip Houseboat during the day time, beyond the 2 maximum registered guests.
Pets - Pets are not allowed on Turnip Houseboat at all

No social gatherings are allowed on Turnip Houseboat. Any gatherings will disturb neighbors and violate marina rules. If guest is found to be hosting any type of social gathering eviction will occur, and a charge equal to the amount of the security deposit will be applied.
• Party Fee - Eviction will occur, a charge equal to the amount of security deposit will be applied.

Please keep noise to a minimum all day. This is marina is home to many people.
• Official Quiet Hours - 9:00pm to 7:00am daily

No Smoking
There is no smoking allowed in the house. You may smoke outside in the marina parking lot, at least 20 feet away from open windows or doors. Please dispose of cigarette butts in trash cans.
• Smoking Fee - $250

Please take off your shoes when entering Turnip Houseboat. Normal wear and tear on the floor surfaces is expected, but if there is excessive dirt, stains or spills you will be charged additional cleaning and/or repair fees.
• Additional Housekeeping Fee applies

Inappropriate behavior such as loud and/or vulgar language and/or drunkenness is strictly prohibited. If guest is found to be engaging in inappropriate behavior eviction will occur, and a charge equal to the amount of the

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house boat rental in Westlake, Washington

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 queen size bed, plus an additional 6' loft area for a smaller person or child. I can make a blow up mattress available for the floor upon request as well.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing