The Valley Street Residence

capitol hill, seattle
4 bedroom - 4 bath
(17 reviews)
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$944 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

Just uphill from downtown Seattle, this bright and modern home shares urban character and convenience with beautiful views of the mountains. High ceilings and an open layout make this house comfortable and relaxing. The large, gourmet kitchen and propane grill on the deck welcome family-style meals as an alternative to the neighborhood’s fashionable restaurants, with grocery stores within a 4-minute drive. The living space has a grand piano. In the loft upstairs there is an elliptical machine and stationery bike with views over Lake Washington. The deck is covered in turf and has a shaded area with a sofa where parents can relax in the evening with a drink.

Why Kids Love it

A spacious downstairs den is fully stocked with boardgames, puzzles, books and toys to occupy kids of all ages, plus a TV with Roku, Netflix and DVD player for downtime. Bamboo flooring is safe and clean for babies to crawl around. The garden has a large spring-free trampoline and a private basketball hoop. There is a park with wild undergrowth and a playground just 4 blocks away, with larger parks with ball fields and enormous play structures less than a 10 minute walk. The kids bedrooms include 1 with bunk beds and another with a single twin bed. There is a ping pong table that can be set up in the garage.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 days. The garage and basement have keyless entry. Expandable dining table comfortably seats up to 10. Dining table chairs are light and stable. High chair and 2 booster seats available. Wooden stairs are constructed in multiple, short flights, making them easier for kids of all ages. necessary. There are stair gates that can be put up on request. Hospitals and urgent care clinics are within a 7-minute drive. Seattle Short Term Rental License no. STR-OPAP-21-000385

About the Location

A pleasant walk from downtown, Capitol Hill is a desirable neighborhood close to Seattle’s main attractions, 12 minutes by car. Enjoy the urban walkable character and venture to the locally owned coffeehouses, book stores, public library, parks, and kid-friendly eateries just blocks away. The neighborhood is quiet and residential with no night clubs, gas stations or corner stores. Seattle Sea-Tac airport is 30 minutes away by car. Easy access to 520 freeway, just down the hill.

Accommodation Details

This modern open layout home has 3 bedrooms plus a loft and den. There is a large primary suite with king bed and spacious shower and separate bath tub. One bedroom has bunk beds, the other has a single twin bed. The den upstairs has a queen size pull out sofa. There is an additional playroom downstairs with a queen size murphy bed with memory foam mattress. There are 3 1/2 bathrooms with bathtubs and showers and kid-friendly taps and step stools. There is a large kitchen with adjacent dining area, open plan living space, cozy lounge and garden with a trampoline and basketball hoop.

Style Notes

Clean, contemporary lines with bright pops of color, lots of natural light and a lush, green landscape. Enter through the garage onto a radiant-heated tile floor with a full bathroom immediately to your right, perfect for hosing off muddy kids. Furniture is all kid-proof and stain-proof, yet modern and comfortable. No knick-knacks on every surface to worry about breaking. Switch-operated gas fireplace in the living room is perfect to kick back and cozy up to after a day on the town.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 queen
1 sofa bed (double)
1 bunk bed
1 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Maria v.
Member since November 17, 2015
Our family is very active! We hail from Poland and Canada and have lived in the U.S. for six years now. We love skiing, biking, and swimming. Summers we spend at the lake or up in the mountains, and winters we go skiing both locally and in Whistler. We have a wonderful home which we were told by a Kid & Coe member would be perfect for sharing with families like ours while we're away!

17 reviews

Joanna S.
Visited in July 2023
We (family of 5 with 3 boys ages 9, 6, and 6) had the best time at the Valley Street Residence! Maria is a truly exceptional hostess, so welcoming and thoughtful. The house is extremely well-organized and well-stocked with any supplies a guest might need. Our children thoroughly enjoyed hours of jumping on the trampoline and trampoline basketball, as well as playing with Maria's sons' remote control cars and many, many other toys and games. The house has gorgeous views, two decks, comfortable beds, and a great air conditioning system (which we were not necessarily expecting in Seattle, but which was much needed given the warm weather when we were there).
Laura S.
Visited in July 2021
Our family had a truly incredible stay at this wonderful house. Our trip to Seattle was made exponentially better because we had this warm, stunning house as our home base. And Maria could not have been nicer or more helpful. She is a gem! Most important to us was that our daughter (5) would have a good bedroom and toys to play with... and our hopes were not only met but surpassed! Her cozy bunk bed and shelf after shelf of great books made her feel right at home. And the downstairs playroom had more board games, puzzles, and art activities than she could dream of. As for the grownups, we loved the deck with the beautiful view as well as cooking in the gorgeous, amply outfitted kitchen. As our daughter said multiple times on the trip (no kidding), "I'm in love with this house!" We're so grateful we had the opportunity to stay here, and look forward to another visit someday.
Katie O.
Visited in May 2019
Maria was the most hospitable host! The house was very clean and organized! With two kids under the age of three she had gates up and so many things available to make our stay so easy and nice. We loved the master suite and bathroom and the roof top views were amazing! We spent lots of time up there! We’d definitely come back for another stay and highly recommend this home!
Yuleika S.
Visited in November 2018
As always Maria does it perfectly. At this point, she knows what we are like and can read our minds. House is super comfortable and accessible and close to all our favorite places. Now with a new wholefoods, Macrina and SoulCycle nearby, there's no better place in Seattle
Lynette W.
Visited in November 2018
My third time staying here and our family feels welcomed every time and cared for. We had a short stay for this trip but our host was so thoughtful and accommodating as always. Their home is extremely clean, comfortable, stylish yet functional. Our go to when staying in Seattle! Thank you very much, Maria and family!
Ia k.
Visited in August 2018
I had high expectations for Maria's place going in based on the reviews, and my experience there definitely exceeded my expectations. We appreciated the safe and extremely well-organized environment. The location was perfect - close to several parks (made a daily stop at the Volunteer Park), stores, etc. All the adults (me, husband, my sister) thoroughly enjoyed the house; the kids (ages 2 to 8) LOVED it. When I asked the older kids what their favorite part of Seattle was they said "the house! the playground! (artists at play)" :) Thanks Maria for being a great host; would love to stay there again.
Amanda S.
Visited in August 2018
Maria was a wonderful hostess. She was very accommodating for our large group.... She let us drop off our bags and groceries early before check in. Then she left us notes, etc to make things easier for us. My son loved the toys and was so sad when it was time to leave. As for the rest of our group, they were quite comfortable and happy and also sad to leave. I highly recommend this home!
Allison M.
Visited in July 2018
The Valley Street Residence is a well-cared for house with easy access to so many cool restaurants and parks/playgrounds. We were lucky to have found it as we needed to find a place last minute & Maria was so helpful and kind in getting things set up for us and welcoming us into her home! Very kid-friendly and she even had gotten some toddler-appropriate toys out for us in the basement playroom. :) The master bedroom and bath are particularly amazing with the view of the water and mountains! I took one star off for my review only because I didn't know when I booked the house that it is located on a very busy, 4-lane street. This likely is not a problem for many people, however, my daughter and I are both sensitive to noise, especially when trying to sleep. Even with multiple white noise machines and all the windows closed, my daughter had a lot of difficulty napping in the middle of the day and also with sleeping in the morning with constant traffic/airplane noise. Aside from this, the house is perfect! Thanks again to this wonderful family for letting us borrow their home.
Robert S.
Visited in June 2018
Gorgeous house, beautifully equipped and Maria made us so welcome. Highly recommend this as a great base to explore Seattle!
Yuleika S.
Visited in November 2017
Like staying in an old friends' home. So organized and tidy. Maria is the best with details and notes and always so attentive. We had all we needed for our thanksgiving meal and had the best time. Doesn't hurt that the house is in the best Seattle location Loved it
Lynette W.
Visited in July 2017
This is our 2nd time staying at the Valley Street Residence and it was even better than our first visit! We had such a warm welcome by the hosts and they went above and beyond to help us with specific requests. Their home is very clean, beds are super comfy, organized with everything you can think of wanting in your own home and more! We appreciated the thoughtful touches like a handy booster seat at the dining table for our son to use, wine and chocolates (my fave!) especially after a day of traveling and clearing out space in the bedrooms and bathrooms for storage. My 3 year old was especially excited about the wonderful toys he could play with and was thankful they were offered to use. Self check in and check out was very smooth as usual. Many thanks to the Van Wollens for another excellent stay! We hope to always stay here for our future Seattle vacations!
Monika R.
Visited in January 2017
This family is immaculately clean and organized. It was inspiring just to stay at the house. wonderfully set up for kids.
Yuleika S.
Visited in November 2016
it was a wonderful place to spend the holidays
Liza B.
Visited in July 2016
Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We loved the house, neighborhood and amenities. We would stay here again and definitely recommend it to our friends and family.
Melissa K.
Visited in June 2016
This property was in an central neighborhood, with easy access to all of Seattle. Maria was an excellent host.
damaris b.
Visited in June 2016
My family and I absolutely loved this home! It was clean and organized and just visually an awesome home. The house is near downtown Seattle which was very convenient. Also a couple of blocks down there are a couple of cool shops and a place called hello robin with super yummy cookies and ice cream! Maria made this process super easy and you can tell she went out of her way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. She left us a map of places she recommends around the neighborhood. She also put up baby gates for us which was great. Overall great great experience! We would definitely stay here again!
Lynette W.
Visited in May 2016
It was our first time using Kid & Co. and our hosts' first time renting their home and it was an exceptional and positive experience! Excellent communication before, during and after our stay, and we had very thorough and helpful notes about everything we needed for our stay along with thoughtful touches such as having groceries for us, fresh flowers and a bottle of wine. It was better than staying in a luxury boutique hotel! Their home was warm, beautiful, and full of natural light! The beds were super comfy, and all the rooms were spacious and super clean. Lots of toys available which was perfect for my little toddler! Highly recommended and definitely the best vacation home stay we've had! Thank you so much for welcoming us into your home!

Capitol Hill, Seattle

Coffee houses and counter culture

This partly residential area is the go-to spot for restaurants and bars in Seattle. Just east of the city center and close to Lake Union, its creative and cultural community has a reputation for knowing how to have a good time. Families make use of the many green spaces, the coffee shops and candy stores that line the streets and the easy bus routes into downtown Seattle.