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Harbor Steps NE 2215 ~ Huge 2-Bdroom Downtown Seattle - Sleeps 8!

USA/Washington/Seattle (Downtown) Vacation Rental

2+ bedroom, 2 bath vacation apartment sleeps 8 (6 adults max) (King, Qu, Twin daybed w/ trundle, airbed)

Comments From Guests of HarborSteps2215

"We had a great time traveling with a large group and using two of the units. Everything was clean and in good working order. The location is fantastic and so many things are in easy walking distance." - Karli R., 12/23/2019 (VRBO Review)

"Unit was comfortable and clean. Kitchen had the basics. The location is great for visiting Pike Market and the harbor areas. Parking is convenient. Coffee shops and restaurants just outside the building." - Douglas S., 12/11/2019 (VRBO Review)

"I have stayed in the rental once before and enjoyed it thoroughly. The location is smack dab in the middle of downtown and within easy walking distance of all local attractions. I'm sure I'll be staying again here in the near future and would recommend this place to other people. Thanks again!" - David K., 12/10/2019 (VRBO Review)

"We loved this rental. It had everything you could possibly need, and the location is unbeatable. It had plenty of space for our party of 5, and Debra from Picture Properties was so helpful all the way through the process. Thank you!" - Trisha M., Seattle, WA, USA, 12/03/2019 (VRBO Review)

"Clean. Spacious. Great location. Highly recommend." - Tim J., Reno, Nevada, 11/16/2019 (VRBO Review)

"Spacious, clean and excellent location!" - Karen M., 10/14/2019 (VRBO Review)

"Concierge at other building was extremely rude on Wed. (25th). Property was very comfortable; however, I’d recommend some kind of non-slip strips to be placed in the bathtubs...they’re quite slippery!" - Santa Fe A., 10/14/2019 (VRBO Review)

We are sorry this guest did not have a positive experience with someone at the front desk at Harbor Steps. We at Picture Properties thought it would be important to inform any potential guests that the specific Harbor Steps concierge is no longer with Harbor Steps. Thanks!!

"This was an excellent property for our group. We had three adults and two teenagers, and the unit was large enough to accommodate us all comfortably. We were able to walk to everything we wanted to see downtown (Space Needle, Pioneer Square, Westlake Center, Pike Place Market, Harbor Tour, etc) easily. Great downtown location." - Leslie E., 08/12/2019 (VRBO Review)

"Great location. Water view wasn't what we thought but still a good location. And the no A/C is quite an adjustment for people from Tennessee." - Connie B., 07/28/2019 (VRBO Review)

Glad another guest had a great time. Important to note, we do not have any water view photos on our listing saying they were taken from the unit. All view photos on our listing taken from the unit show city views. Not sure why this guest was confused on that. We do have three units with the same large floor plan that have wonderful water views though - please inquire! Debra, Picture Properties

"Great property, located downtown next to everything (even a Target!!)" - Tammy G., 07/08/2019 (VRBO Review)

"Easy walking distance (a few blocks) to the piers/Aquarium/Great Wheel/Pike Place Market. Two blocks from major bus stations on 3rd to take you to Seattle Center (space needle/chihuly museum/pacific science center) the Zoo, etc... Pioneer square and international district w/in walking or short bus ride (Get the King County Metro travel app and you can buy & use tickets right from your phone). Public transportation or Uber from the airport. The area does have some homeless people, but is kept clean and never felt unsafe (and we arrived/checked in at 2am). Traveled with 3 kids and my mom. Plenty of room for all of us, oldest kid took the trundle bed/semi bedroom and parked other kids on the sofas (we didn't bother with the air mattress). We cooked in the kitchen and found everything we needed. We stayed in the NW tower and if you want to use the pool it is a trek to find it. But it was very clean and nice once we found it. We were here in June and the apartment was warm in the afternoons, but fans/open windows cool things down by evening. There is def street noise, but you're in downtown Seattle, so I would expect that. At night I played white noise on my phone and slept with my window open (we were facing downtown) and it didn't bother me. I would def rec it as a place for a family to stay while doing the downtown seattle experience." - Andrea R., Little Rock, Arkansas, 07/08/2019 (VRBO Review)

"Perfect location! Very nicely appointed condo. Very clean and comfortable. We would highly recommend this condo for a great Seattle stay." - Connie C., 05/28/2019 (VRBO Review)

"The Condo was perfectly located we could walk to Pike Place Market and many great restaurants. There is a coffee shop and small grocery store in the building. The condo itself is large and very clean. We had everything we needed. We used the gym. It was large and well appointed. We would stay here again." - Elizabeth M., 04/05/2019 (VRBO Review)

"The apartment was clean, well-maintained, and in the perfect location. Minutes from Pike Place Market in a very nice area. Will attempt to stay here again when I return to Seattle." - Henry V., California, USA, 03/17/2019 (VRBO Review)

"Overall the property is well kept and the location is perfect for visiting the city." - Valerie B., 01/15/2019 (VRBO Review)

"My family and I found this one of the cleanest and most comfortable properties we have stayed in. The rooms and hallways were larger then we usually see and made it easier for all of us to spend time together. The property manager, Debra, was very responsive and helpful. Also, this is a perfect location for walking around the downtown Seattle area." - Debra M., 11/24/2018 (VRBO Review)

Love that another guest loved their stay with Picture Properties. Not sure why this review was 4 stars and not 5 - sounds like they loved it, but we won't complain. Thanks! Debra, Picture Properties

"Would stay again An again" - Sireina R., 11/24/2018 (VRBO Review)

"This apartment is in a great location - especially if you’re not planning to rent a car. Really close to Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, Pioneer Square, the pier and so much more. The apartment is also very spacious so that my family and I really enjoyed just hanging out at the apartment as well. My family included my dad (who uses a wheelchair) and my 1-year-old niece - and everyone had plenty of space to move around and relax. Debra was also very responsive and helpful with any questions we had. Highly recommend this place!" - Kathrine D., 10/02/2018 (VRBO Review)

"Our stay in Seattle WA with Picture Properties was an enjoyable and outstanding experience for all of us. The staff really took care of answering our questions and accommodating last minute changes from our part. The apartment was well equipped with everything we needed, very clean, and with breathtaking views from the balcony. I highly recommend these properties to anyone visiting the city. Everything was within walking distance and right at the center of all the attractions!" - Jose U., 08/03/2018 (VRBO Review)

"We were impressed with the size and layout of this apartment, it was perfect for five women. My only downfall to point out is the parking situation; the distance with luggage and not having anywhere to 'unload' however, it would be similar at any of the downtown hotels/apartments. The owner was responsive and kind to me when I forgot to start a load of towels upon check out. We would stay again!" - Brittanie M., 07/27/2018 (VRBO Review)

We are glad this guest had a good time. Important to note that you are able to park very close to the elevator up to the unit. Not sure if they didn't follow our instructions because unloading is a breeze and very convenient. You can even borrow a cart from the front desk if you'd like.

"Great place. Big clean spacious. Need a new bottle opener and a consolidation of the remotes. All else great" - Philip G., 06/29/2018 (VRBO Review)

"Everything was great with the exception that one of the blinds in the master bedroom is missing a blind and therefore light streams in from the office building across the street hitting right onto the pillow. This was my only complaint." - Bill K., Round Rock, TX, 06/19/2018 (VRBO Review)

This bedroom blind issue was fixed by Harbor Steps maintenance as soon as we were made aware. We cannot emphasize enough to please let us know about anything that is wrong/missing/broken during your stay. We can almost always take care of anything same day, or by the very next day. We just need to know about the issue - that's all! Thanks! Debra, Picture Properties

"It was exactly as described!! Very spacious, very clean and well equipped. The only issue was not having closet space in the master bedroom to hang clothes due to been filled with storage containers for housekeeping." - Wafah H., 06/17/2018 (VRBO Review)

Glad another guest had a good time. We have 2 closets in the master and there are storage cabinets in them. But one of the cabinets is only about 3 ft high, so you have all the space above that for hanging, FYI. Thanks!!

"Loved this property. It was exactly as advertised. Checking in and out was easy. Extra pillows and blankets to shampoo was provided. Debra was quick to answer all questions. Convenient location." - Susan O., 06/10/2018 (VRBO Review)

"We will book again:-)" - maria m., 05/22/2018 (VRBO Review)

"The unit met our expectations plus more. Great client service. Great location. Will highly recommend VRBO site to others." - Darlene S., 05/13/2018 (VRBO Review)

"Very nice. Condo is larger than it appears in the pictures. Plenty of room. Well maintained building. Just what the doctor ordered." - Steven J., 05/04/2018 (VRBO Review)

"Excellent directions from the owner of the condo. The furnishing were exactly as shown in the pictures. There were some extra amenities such as ground coffee and spices." - susan j., 04/25/2018 (VRBO Review)

"Condo has everything you need. Full kitchen, washer and dryer is a must with kids. Market in lower level for your groceries or short walk to target. Short walk to pike place, aquarium, shops and restaurants. Would definitely stay here again when we come back for a Seattle weekend!" - nic K., 04/14/2018 (VRBO Review)

"Had a great time at this VRBO! The location is awesome with lots of restaurants, the aquarium, and the large ferris wheel nearby. Debra was super responsive for any questions/concerns we had. i highly recommend this spot!" - Keila L., 04/05/2018 (VRBO Review)

"Debra at Picture Properties was a pleasure to deal with. Very helpful before, during and after booking. Check-in instructions were very detailed and everything went exactly as stated. The apartment was very spacious and exceptionally clean. It was nicely furnished and the kitchen was very well equipped. There wasn’t anything we needed during our 5 night stay that wasn’t provided. The location is excellent. Very close to downtown shops, Pike Place Market, and the waterfront. Overall, we would highly recommend this rental. Linda & Bruce Victoria, BC" - Linda H., 12/30/2017 (VRBO Review)

"Condo was very clean, well furnished and spacious. Key pick up and drop off with concierge was very convenient." - Laurie P., 12/10/2017 (VRBO Review)

"We really enjoyed our stay at Harbor Steps. The location is fantastic to walk to Pike's Place and the pier and central to many restaurants. We have a 2 year old and it was so helpful to have the pack n play and booster already in the unit, along with the plastic cups and plates, and we felt like we didn't have to pack as much. The unit is very spacious and we were surprised by how quiet it was even though it was right next to the elevator. We would definitely stay here again. My only complaint is how tight the parking is in the parking garage but there's nothing you can change about that, it is what it is." - Alice H., 12/04/2017 (VRBO Review)

So glad another guest enjoyed their stay with Picture Properties at Harbor Steps. To clarify, there are some tight corners to get around in the NE tower parking garage, but the spots themselves are pretty good size. We navigate through there with both a full size SUV and a full size pick up truck all the time. The clearance height is 6'5\

"Great location and walking distance to some amazing shopping and food." - shannon h., 11/29/2017 (VRBO Review)

"Late flight meant late arrival (nearly midnight) but checking in was smooth and easy for the tired and bleary-eyed. Having Lecosho and their late-night menu literally steps away was convenient and the perfect start to our vacation. But even before that, the email exchanges with Debra at Picture Properties before we left home were thoroughly detailed and extremely helpful in terms of the process (it was our first time using VRBO), logistics and tips for enjoying the area. She even warned us about the lack of a/c (which wasn't an issue in October) and that ongoing construction might be noisy. The apartment was as huge and luxurious as advertised. The building was modern and secure ... with a basketball court! And the location was perfect for exploring without a rental car." - Jon Y., 11/15/2017 (VRBO Review)

"Blocks to major tourist attractions. Information pamphlets in unit. Clean property. Unexpected extras-umbrellas, tea, and blankets" - Judy M., 11/07/2017 (VRBO Review)

"My sons, wives and I spent a wonderful long weekend here. We parked the car and never moved it! Between walkability and Uber we saw ALL the sites and enjoyed the ability to all be together and yet privacy when needed. Highly recommend this property." - Annemarie M., Sequim, WA, 10/17/2017 (VRBO Review)

"Our stay was perfect! Wonderful condo and location!" - Tracy L., 10/16/2017 (VRBO Review)

"The condo we stayed in at Harbor Steps was lovely. And it’s central location made it unnecessary to have a rental car in Seattle. The condo was spacious and provided everything we needed. Plus, the location of a Starbucks on the street level was convenient for a confesses caffeine addict. When a issue came up for us, it was addressed quickly and to our satisfaction. We would definitely stay here again." - Carol S., 10/12/2017 (VRBO Review)

"Clean rooms and had amazing positioning. Everything is so close you could practically walk to it." - Bryan G., 09/20/2017 (VRBO Review)

"The location was great and provided easy access to many different locations in downtown Seattle. The amenities in the apartment made life both comfortable and easy. It was a lovely place to stay and well worth the price!" - indy T., 08/16/2017 (VRBO Review)

"An amazing large apartment in downtown Seattle! Apartment was clean and plenty of room for five! The manager was exceptionally organized and wonderful to work with!" - Michael M., 08/15/2017 (VRBO Review)

"Great spot for getting around the sites of Seattle. It provides a larger space than a hotel suite with the ability to cook and do some laundry if necessary. It can be a little uncomfortable in the extreme heat of summer as there is no AC, but windows open and floor fans help provide relief." - Terry B., Tucson, 08/07/2017 (VRBO Review)

"Love the property enjoyed the view. love the location of the Starbucks that it's underneath the building. Very convenient and location close to everything. Debra extremely helpful and very friendly and organized." - Adiba K., 07/16/2017 (VRBO Review)

"The place was clean and worked well. Only problems were there wasn't a view of the water and the construction was loud and terrible every morning." - Tammie H., 07/14/2017 (VRBO Review)

Unfortunately, there is construction often in Seattle and this guest's stay just wasn't timed right, sorry to say. Most of the time, it's not too bothersome luckily. Also, not sure why she thought we had a water view here as this unit does not have a water view. None of our photos show a water view either. If a water view is important to you, we have other Harbor Steps options. Let us know if you have any questions! Thanks, Debra, Picture Properties

"The perfect location. 2 blocks from the water and 1 block from the light rail. Spacious and would definitely go back." - judy F., 07/10/2017 (VRBO Review)

"In town with 5 adult family members for an event. Clean, modern and very spacious site with city views. Great location for exploring all that Seattle has to see. Easy walk to many sites. The property and management are great! Would highly recommend and plan to stay again next time in town." - Scott E., 07/06/2017 (VRBO Review)

"Book, instructions, and questions were answered promptly and with a high level of professionalism. Great location and plenty of space for six guests." - Sydney A., Washington, 05/24/2017 (VRBO Review)

"Great Location. Very comfortable. Great views. Slept 5 comfortably. Best location in DT Seattle!" - Julie B., 04/25/2017 (VRBO Review)

"This little studio had everything we needed for a great weekend getaway. It was within easy walking distance of so many things to see and do. The bed was comfy, plenty of hot water for showering, secure building, quiet area. We enjoyed our stay." - Colette C., 03/21/2017 (VRBO Review)

Glad we have more guests who loved their Harbor Steps experience. It should be noted that we moved from the studio to the large 2-bedroom we are currently in beginning of Mar 2017. Current listing (and photos) accurately describe the 2-bedroom unit. Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks! Debra, Picture Properties

"Great property can't wait until our next visit." - Carolyn C., 03/20/2017 (VRBO Review)

"Nice except for the scaffolding covering the windows." - Moira N., 03/14/2017 (VRBO Review)

Please note - this review is for our studio we are now completely moved out of. This was our last guest for that smaller unit. The scaffolding was temporary, of course, as they were doing maintenance on the outside of the building, preparing for a new coat of paint. Sorry this work was during a guest stay, but it was out of our control.

"Crazy how close we are to EVERYTHING! We would stay here every time No hesitation Was very clean Access was very good And the facility is huge with great amenities Great time and great place" - Jason D., Vancouver, Canada, 02/28/2017 (VRBO Review)

Thanks Jason!

"This is a great place to stay. Great location close to Pike Place Market and the Waterfront and easy walking to other places of interest. Would definitely recommend to others and stay here again." - Mark W., 01/23/2017 (VRBO Review)

"Perfect property with a super location." - Carolyn C., 01/05/2017 (VRBO Review)

"Contact person exceptional. All properties exactly as addressed. Thanks, 5 stars." - William B., 01/03/2017 (VRBO Review)

"Very nice, clean condo. Great location. We love downtown and Pikes Place, this condo is just a couple block from Pikes. Across the street from the art museum. Great place, location we will definetly stay here next time we visit Seattle." - Nicole H., 11/18/2016 (VRBO Review)

"Spent 3 nights and enjoyed them. Location was great for all Seattle has to offer and good people watching from balcony. Unit was cozy, clean, comfortable for 2." - VCicky Y., 11/07/2016 (VRBO Review)

Please note that this review was for the studio apartment at Harbor Steps that we moved from in March 2017.

"We enjoyed our stay in this lovely large studio, close to public transportation, interesting nearby neighborhoods to explore, lots of restaurants, great cafe around the corner for morning coffee and pastry. We were happy to get back to the apt. after our outings since it was so spacious, quiet, comfortable and well furnished." - Priscilla D., 10/28/2016 (VRBO Review)

Please note that this review was for the studio apartment at Harbor Steps that we moved from in March 2017.

"Wonderful Condo in an excellent location. Very clean, bed was comfortable. Walking distance to so many shops, cafes, & attractions--we never even rented a car! The few times (maybe 2?) that we couldn't walk we used Uber! Would love to come back in the Summer. Highly recommend." - Hayley A., 10/26/2016 (VRBO Review)

"Never being to Seattle before – we did not know what area to stay in but this apartment near pike place was perfect! We woke up every morning and walked to the market for fresh fruit, pastries and coffee (super close!) We did not rent a car and it was a wonderful decision. There are so many other ways to get around Seattle. The apartment was very clean and the perfect size with all the amenities you could want. ( I am a super light sleeper so I packed a white noise machine and earplugs which I used some nights because of a little outside noise but my husband slept like a rock needing neither.) Can't say enough about the apartment, it's condition & the location. We kept saying all week we really picked the perfect spot & apartment. It really helped make our vacation. If we go back we would get the same one - and we are picky people. :) I have already recommended it to a friend who's going next year. And anytime we had any little question - we emailed Debra our contact person and she emailed back ASAP - her customer service was wonderful. We just left Friday and Sunday we already got the notice that our deposit was refunded. Thanks for the great memories!" - Lisa K., 10/04/2016 (VRBO Review)

"Very convenient to downtown spots. Amiable concierges. Minor issues promptly resolved. Only negative would be a poor mattress." - james w., 09/21/2016 (VRBO Review)

Glad this guest enjoyed his stay. A mattress is highly personal, and most of our guests comment that our beds are very comfortable. Please read through our reviews for all our units (I'm happy to provide VRBO #'s). We buy plush, to plush firm mattresses. Maybe this guest preferred quite a soft mattress? Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks! Debra, Picture Properties

"We stayed in this unit from 9/9-9/12 2016. The unit is clean and the owners are very easy to work with. It's in a great location that makes it easy to walk everywhere. It's noisy and very bright in the courtyard area and the blinds don't close all the way (they don't really work well) so it might be difficult for some people to sleep. However, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay." - Jennifer G., 09/15/2016 (VRBO Review)

So glad this guest enjoyed their stay. The blinds should work perfectly. If they were not functioning properly, we wish this guest would have let us know so we could have had Harbor Steps maintenance come and repair them. We'll take care of that. Again, it's crucial that guests make us aware of any issues during their stay so that we can address them promptly. Thanks!! Debra, Picture Properties

"This perfectly located, easily accessible and well equipped studio is in ideal spot when visiting Seattle. It is well maintained, offers everything you need in a kitchen, with great service, and is perfect for 2. But if you have more people traveling things will get unexpectedly less comfortable. Even though it offers convenient air bed, we did expect something like pull-out sofa, etc. The air bed will occupy significant space making movement in the studio uncomfortable. While the air bed is easy to use and is quick to inflate and deflate I don't think it is specified in the room description that 3d and 4th persons are accommodated that way. If it is then my apologies." - Greg K., 08/13/2016 (VRBO Review)

We are so happy another guest enjoyed their stay with Picture Properties. We do advertise a queen airbed with linens both on our listing and in our emailed arrival info. We do not advertise (or utilize) sleeper sofas since they are typically not that comfortable, and also cumbersome to set up and take down daily. With the airbed, it's easy to just lean it up against a wall during the day when not in use and they are quite comfortable. The unit is 610 sq ft, so there is plenty of space for it. But yes, we'd always recommend a studio for 2 guests comfortably, and a larger unit (we have five 2-bedrooms right now at Harbor Steps) for groups larger than 2. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks! Debra, Picture Properties

"Our stay at this property and experience with the owner could not have been better. Very professional and prompt communication from booking all the way through check-out. Property is exactly as described. Received an email notice the day we checked out indicating that our security deposit was being processed for refund. That's customer service at its finest. If in the Seattle area, there really is no reason to stay any other place. Thank you for helping make our stay memorable. We will definitely be back!!" - Todd H., 08/01/2016 (VRBO Review)

"We stayed in our studio apt for 5 nights while visiting our son who lives in the area. We had no problems with our room and it was exactly as shown in the photos. Very comfortable bed. Didn't cook, but kitchen had what we needed for \" - monique m., 07/25/2016 (VRBO Review)

"We stayed here for the Rock and Roll Marathon and it was a perfect location. We walked to the Space Needle for the start and walked back from the finish at Centrylink Field. Property was clean and centrally located just 2 blocks to the Gum Wall, Market, and Waterfront. Public transportation from the airport drops you off a couple blocks away from the property. Because the location was so convo enemy we didn't need any additional transportation or need to use the public bus. Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) fit comfortably and we enjoyed sitting on the balcony relaxing. We look forward to coming back to Seattle and staying here again." - Patrick, Denver Colorado, 07/19/2016 (VRBO Review)

"What an excellent stay in the studio at Harbor Steps! The location was just what I was looking for on this trip. Right by the SAM (Seattle Art Museum) and a short walk to Pike Place Market. I have stayed downtown at the Mayflower Hotel and at the Fairmont Olympic hotel but wanted a kitchen this time. This worked out great. The unit has been updated and was is good condition. Suave shampoo and conditioner were provided if you didn't bring your own. We were not there during a super hot time of year so the lack of ac was not a huge issue but did use the fan provided. Many options to choose from to eat were super close. Below you one floor is Lecosho which is rated #44 on TripAdvisor. Had a sandwich and soup at lunch that was good. Across from that is a West Edge Deli that you can see people coming and going into from your balcony and windows. They have Boar's head meats and a variety of good options to pick a few things up. Above that you can see from your window is a Thia resturant that we did not try. Loved people watching from the balcony and inside with the big windows. Just be aware that if you have your blinds open, people can see in just as well as you can see out. Used the washer and dryer across the hall and appreciated having that available. Debra was a delight to work with and very professional! We had a late flight out so left our bags in a locked room at the front desk until around 5:30 pm with no problems at all. Would recommend this unit!" - Lisa H., 07/03/2016 (VRBO Review)

"Loved this property and the location. We never used a car and walked everywhere. This location makes that easy. Took the link train from the airport and back. Debra was easy to work with and very accessible. Highly recommend this property and manager!" - Judy K., 05/20/2016 (VRBO Review)

"Perfect location to see downtown Seattle. Public transportation, shopping and great dining all close by. The appartment is clean and comfortable." - Rodney A., 04/01/2016 (VRBO Review)

"Great room, well decorated and comfortable" - cfreer, LI, 01/21/2016 (VRBO Review)

"Harbor Steps was wonderful! It was a huge studio, very clean and nicely decorated! It was within walking distance to everything. Had a beautiful balcony with a view of the steps, the Ferris wheel and the water. Everything was absolutely perfect including the Harbor Steps staff and the very nice lady that helped us schedule this! Deposit was refunded in a timely manner with no work on my end. Thanks for a wonderful, PERFECT stay!!!!!!!" - Marie S., 01/06/2016 (VRBO Review)

"My wife and I rented this well appointed and clean studio for Seahawks game weekend. The location is perfect. Close to the market and shopping, everything we needed was a short walk. Century Link stadium was a 15 walk. What impressed me most of all was Debra's outstanding customer service. We had experienced a billing issue with VRBO, but Debra did everything she could to sort it out. It's because of that, that I'm rating this apartment as a 5 star. I'll be keeping Harbour Steps at the top of our list as a place to stay the next time we pop into Seattle for a visit. Norb," - Norb W, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, 11/20/2015 (VRBO Review)

"I was very happy with my rental of this unit at Harbor Steps in downtown Seattle. The room was very clean, well-appointed, and easy to access. It was also close to attractions and extremely convenient to my work downtown. The staff was very friendly and getting the keys despite the late hour of arrival was a breeze. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone! A wonderful unit and a great stay!" - Russell B., Tampa, FL, 11/19/2015 (VRBO Review)

"Our trip to Seattle was outstanding and this is in large part due to the quality of this location. Debra has created a beautiful space that has everything you can think of to ensure your comfort. It is close by to so many Seattle staples, clean and spacious. We cannot say enough good things about our experience!" - Lauren R., 10/18/2015 (VRBO Review)

"We enjoyed our stay at this property very much. The studio was nicely appointed and the location was ideal. Highly recommended." - Daniel C., 10/08/2015 (VRBO Review)

"Very very nice and clean and well decorated studio. Had lots of room and enjoyed both water, great wheel and scenic views right off our roomie deck. Very easy and quick access to the street and courtyard...simply marvelous 😊" - RV, La Quinta CA, 08/20/2015 (VRBO Review)

"Great VRBO owner and offerings. Everything was as described. This property has a fantastic location for the great restaurants and downtown activities near Pike Place Market. Easy 1.2 mile walk to Seattle Center. The Link train stop is 3 blocks from the property but up/down hill. We recommend Von's Gastro Pub which is 50 feet from the room - we had great food experiences there and the staff was very professional. We took the Link train from the airport ($3) and skipped the rental car. Easy to hail cabs on 1st Ave. $7 fair plus tip to get to the Space Needle. $22 fair plus tip to get to the Locks / Botanical Garden. Cabs turned out to be less expensive than the Uber Black Cars in Seattle most of the time." - Todd, Ladera Ranch, CA, 08/07/2015 (VRBO Review)

"My husband and I had an excellent vacation in Seattle and enjoyed our stay at Harbor Steps. In walking distance to the many attractions and restaurants and to the ferry piers, Harbor Steps is a perfect location. We give the Harbor Steps location a 5 rating. The outstanding customer service provided by Debra, the representative who worked with us throughout our reservation process and trip, deserves a 5 rating as well. She was prompt, attentiveness and helpful. Room accomodations were overall very good. The studio apartment was spacious and very clean with an updated and well-stocked kitchen. We did not give a 5 overall rating for the following reasons: No air conditioning. We were not aware of this until after we arrived. We then reviewed description and had missed it --it is listed at very end of room description paired with information about heat. Not prominently mentioned in our opinion. This being said, most times room was comfortable as it didn't get too hot until last day of our stay. Fan was helpful and we were permitted to open the windows but there are no screens in the window or slider. We did open windows at certain times but we did have some bugs then in the apartment- this limited time we could open window. E.g. Didn't leave slider open while lights were on that would attract bugs. Decor is fine- would not describe it is as well- appointed. Overall though, we were quite satisfied with our stay at Harbor Steps." - Marianne B., 07/23/2015 (VRBO Review)

Glad this guest enjoyed their stay. We must say that we are quite surprised that they were not aware that this unit did not include AC. VRBO doesn't offer a place to put \

"We recently stayed at Harbor Steps and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were close to all amenities, attractions, harbour and had a great view. We would certainly recommend staying here as you have all the comforts of home as well as proximity to everything. Enjoyed the city, the weather and the fact that we did not need to rent a vehicle!" - Lise G., Canada, 07/10/2015 (VRBO Review)

"Great location, nice and clean, stocked with essentials. Comfortable and nice people? We even used the hot tub and sauna, nice and clean." - Jon V., 06/27/2015 (VRBO Review)

Glad this guest had a great stay. Pretty sure that the \

"My husband and I had an excellent stay in Seattle! Harbor Steps was amazing and the perfect location for us. We wish we hadn't spent the money on the rental car as we were within walking distance from everything and taxis/Uber were available for the longer destinations. The unit was clean and well stocked with everything we could possibly need. Also, for being centrally located, it was extremely quiet for sleeping. Our friends and family were meeting in Seattle (from, literally, from all over the world) and all were staying within blocks of us. We were able to be to their buildings within minutes or meet at the local bar/restaurant for some extended hang-out times. It was perfect! I would highly recommend Harbor Steps for anyone who wants the perfect Seattle experience. (And Debra was awesome to work with!)" - Leslee S., Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, 06/26/2015 (VRBO Review)

"This was our first visit to Seattle and my husband and I wanted to stay downtown for the 3 days before our Alaska cruise. Harbor Steps was the perfect location for us; we didn't want to get a rental car and we were able to walk to many attractions. We especially enjoyed the 5 minute walk to Pike Place Market every day! Also within 15 minutes walking distance of the light rail and monorail, and to the state ferry for a ride to Bainbridge Island. For less money than most downtown hotels, this clean and comfortable studio condo provided a full kitchen, living room, bathroom, laundry facilities, and king size bed. Debra with Picture Properties was great to work with, excellent communications and prompt responses to my questions. We felt like it was a great value for us and would definitely stay here again." - Terri H., Southern Indiana, 06/22/2015 (VRBO Review)

"We chose Harbor Steps primarily for its location. We wanted convenient access to downtown after debarking from an Alaska cruise. This was our first visit to Seattle. Our stay was a delight. We enjoyed Chihuly Glass museum, the Klondike museum, Volunteer Park, the ferry to Bainbridge Island and a Mariners/Yankees baseball game. Everything was easily accessible from Harbor Steps. Harbor Steps was a short ride from the ship terminal. Debra accommodated our request to drop our bags with the concierge and have an early checkin. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The studio was spacious and well supplied for our needs. We had breakfast in and all other meals out as we toured the city. We found the Harbor Steps amenities very useful. We used the fitness rooms and even enjoyed a few games of pool. We were close to everything downtown so walking was always a possibility. The best thing we did was go to the Westlake and King St stations to purchase senior and disabled passes for the transit system. This allowed us to ride all over the area for one dollar per trip (often round-trip because of the transfer time window). So we ranged from downtown to Capital Hill and Lake Union/Volunteer Park to SeaTac for minimal cost. The transit system is very, very good with respect to frequency of service and area coverage. Also, people and drivers were very friendly and helpful. Debra was always quickly responsive before and after our stay, even though we were out of touch during parts of our cruise. We would definitely consider returning to Harbor Steps in the future." - Marinus v., 06/12/2015 (VRBO Review)

"From booking to departure, Debra with Picture Properties was top-notch!! I appreciate her responsiveness even with a late night question. The apartment was located in close proximity to the market, easy walk of less than five mins, and about a 15 min walk to monorail to the space needle. Great location and apartment. The unit was wonderfully supplied and comfortable. It was the perfect getaway spot and HIGHLY recommend. Concierge was great with directions!!! Laundry facilites greatly appreciated." - chelsea k., 05/29/2015 (VRBO Review)

"Just returned from my stay at Harbor Steps. The Studio was very comfortable and the location was great for getting around the city if you do not have a car. The only thing that I saw that needs to be addressed is the slippery tub. Please put something down before someone falls." - Hoppi, Houaton Teas, 05/12/2015 (VRBO Review)

Rest assured, there are non-slip strips in the tub now. We have been putting them in all our Harbor Steps units for our guests' safety. Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks! Debra, Picture Properties

"Studio was clean and comfortable, concierge nice and helpful, perfect location within walking distance to everything, can't beat it!" - Andy, Gulf shores al, 05/08/2015 (VRBO Review)

"Just got back from a wonderful stay in Seattle! It was our first time visiting so I wasn't sure where to stay. We opted not to rent a car and the location ended up being perfect. Close to the light rail station and the monorail. The apartment was spacious and well furnished. My kids slept on the queen air mattress. Debra was very responsive to our requests and emails. I highly recommend Harbor Steps!" - susan w., 04/09/2015 (VRBO Review)

"Harbor Steps was the perfect base location for seeing the Seattle sights. The studio was perfect for two people and is fully equipped with all necessities. Breakfast was easy to prepare in the studio, and we either ate out or brought food back in the evenings. Most places we wanted to visit were within easy walking distance, but for those places further away, the bus and light rail is a mere three or four blocks. The view from the apartment was really nice. Not only does it look out over the beautiful steps and fountains, the Harbor and Seattle Great Wheel are right there also. Highly recommend! I would not hesitate to stay here again should I find myself back in Seattle." - M T., Minnesota, 03/20/2015 (VRBO Review)

"We enjoyed our stay much-the joining instructions seemed lengthy but it all made sense when we were there. The concierge staff were friendly and helpful when collecting keys. Considering the fab location, a big of noise is reasonable but with jet-lag coming from the UK, we weren't bothered much! It was awesome to go through Pike Place Market can cook the fresh fish and veggies-something a hotel would not cater for. The space was perfect for two and very clean. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend and would consider staying again in future." - Seattle Weekender, Essex, England , 10/22/2014 (VRBO Review)

"This was the perfect place to stay. It was our first time visiting Seattle and this was the best location to stay because it was walking distance to all of the tourist spots. It was very easy to find and get to from the light link rail from the airport. You do not need a car if you stay here as long as you plan on staying in the city. The studio was perfect for me and my husband. We would definitely stay here again if we visit again!" - Ali, Bakersfield, CA, 10/10/2014 (VRBO Review)

"Our family of four had a comfortable stay in this nice studio. Perfect location in the center of everything. We attended two Mariners games. The walk to/from Safeco Field wasn't bad, even for our 9-year old. We enjoyed Pike Place Market, rode the Monorail to the Seattle Center, and visited Chihuly Garden. Had great beer and an excellent lunch at Pike Brewing Co. We also drove out the Museum of Flight. We didn't use the pool, but we did use the free laundry facilities. Second rental with this property manager. Great service, prompt return of deposit. Would gladly recommend to others, especially families." - Christine C., far north idaho, 10/07/2014 (VRBO Review)

"For our second vacation in Seattle, we stayed downtown. You couldn't wish for a better location. Harbor Steps is just a couple of blocks from Pike Place Market, looks out on the Great Wheel, and has all the food joints, coffee shops & culture you could wish for, right on the doorstep. The apartment is very comfortably appointed, with lots of thoughtful touches. It quickly felt like home. You'll love it!" - Anonymous, 09/20/2014 (VRBO Review)

"Centrally located, walking distance to most everywhere including Safeco, Pike Place Market, etc... Nicely furnished suite, cable, Wi-Fi, kitchen. The only drawback was some traffic noise, and lack of A/C, but fan was on with balcony open and it cooled down at night. Would definitely stay there again." - Dave W., Vancouver, BC, 08/22/2014 (VRBO Review)

"We had a great time staying at Harbor Steps. Everyone was very nice and helpful as we checked in and also during the reservation process. The location was perfect. We could easily get to all the sites in Seattle. A short walk to the monorail to go to the space needle and Chihuly glass garden which was amazing. Great restaurants, Pikes Market, water taxis and Ferries all close by. We didn't rent a car and didn't need one. The room and kitchen worked out perfectly I would stay there again!" - Vicki W., 08/14/2014 (VRBO Review)

"This rental was perfect for my travel party. The unit was VERY clean and a few blocks from the Pike Place Market. Instead of paying the ridiculous nightly rates for hotels in a similar location, take advantage of the full kitchen and buy fresh fish, veggies and pasta at Pike Place. Can't find what you're looking for at the market? Target is just around the corner. This unit is perfect for the traveler who loves fresh food and doesn't mind cooking for themselves. Safeco Field and Qwest Field are about a mile walk down 1st Street the Waterfront is also a few blocks away as well. The only downside to this unit is the external entrance. The 1st Street entrance is actually the sixth floor of the Southwest complex. You must enter the building directly above the unit. Walk down the sixth floor hallway. Take the stairs to the fifth floor before walking back to this unit. That may seem a bit confusing and really isn't that big of an issue. We would certainly recommend this rental unit to anyone looking to enjoy their stay in Seattle." - Wisco Traveler, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 08/13/2014 (VRBO Review)

So happy another guest loved our apartment and the location. The access from 1st Ave is about a minute to 1 1/2 minutes walking. Like this guest said, you enter from 1st Ave into the SW tower on floor 6. We could have chosen the unit(s) on floor 6, but since everyone who enters the SW tower from 1st Ave would be walking past the apartment door, we decided that a few extra steps for a quieter place would be much better, and most of our guests agree. Also, the studios have the quickest access from 1st Ave over our other 5 units in the SW tower since you'd have to enter on floor 6, walk down the hall, then wait for the elevators to the other units. Please don't hesitate to ask us this or anything else. Thanks! Debra, Picture Properties

"We had a picture perfect stay in this roomy studio. Great location, easy access, well stocked, and comfy. Highly recommended!! We would absolutely stay here again if we visit Seattle." - Anne B., 07/24/2014 (VRBO Review)

"This unit is quite spacious and is shaped in a good configuration. You first enter the kitchen and dining area, then there is the \" - A guest from Canoga Park, CA, Canoga Park, CA, 07/23/2014 (VRBO Review)

"The layout of this efficiency is great. It doesn't feel like an efficiency and is very spacious for 2 people. There is much more room than a hotel. The balcony has a great view and we spent a lot of time out there. The weather was perfect the week we were there, but the nights were loud with the window open (especially on the weekend) and it took a while to get comfortable. We left the window open and tried to deal with the noise. There is a hole for an AC and I would have paid a little extra to have an AC. I wish that would have been an option. I would recommend to the owners to make that an option in the future. Other than that, the apartment is in a perfect location. 5 minutes from Pike Place Market, 5 minutes from the Waterfront Piers, and 5 minutes from a huge Target that has groceries. There are several restaurants that are within walking distance too. The pool and hot tub are great and the apartment is decorated really nicely. The bed was comfortable. I would stay there again as long as it weren't any hotter. I would definately stay there again if we had the option of AC in the warmer months!" - Ryan W., College Station, Texas, 07/17/2014 (VRBO Review)

If you read our listing (and rental agreement, and arrival info) or ask, you will know that we do not have AC at Harbor Steps. No Harbor Steps apartments have AC, much like most of the rest of us in Seattle. Reason being, is that we don't often need it. For the few days of summer when it's hot, we just grin and bear it, and are grateful it's not raining (ha-ha!). Hotels often provide AC, but keep in mind that the 3 closest hotels to Harbor Steps are around twice the price. We strive for 5-star reviews, so are always disappointed when the reason for a 4-star review is something fully disclosed in advance. Feel free to read our other +/- 150 reviews for our Harbor Steps apartments to see what others say as well. I'd be happy to send links. Thanks! Debra, Picture Properties

"This studio apartment is as described and in a perfect location for seeing many sites in Seattle for those without a car! The location is noisy so could be a problem for a light sleeper with the windows open. We took the Link from Seatac airport to the University stop and walked two blocks to Harbor Steps. The monorail will get you to the Needle and museums located there. The Columbia Center Skyview observatory is less expensive than the Needle and we thought just as good and perhaps better than viewing Seattle from the Needle. Access from Harbor Steps to the Market, the Piers, and Safeco Field are all within walking distance. Try the duck and seven flavor beef at Wild Ginger restaurant and the halibut at Sazerac restaurant in the Hotel Monaco. Seattle is hilly so wear comfortable shoes!" - Pamela H., 06/27/2014 (VRBO Review)

Good news is that this downtown location is no louder (and likely quieter) than any other downtown location. Just comes with the amazing location. There are no loud night clubs around there, but you may hear a siren or any other typical city noise at night. You may also hear the fountains of the Harbor Steps. We do have other rentals just outside the city without the downtown din - just inquire! Thanks!

"Perfect stay for two, and a fabulous four days in Seattle (85 plus degrees and blurebird skies - we know how lucky we were to see Mt Rainer in all it's glory). No need for a car. Rode the lite-rail from Sea-Tac almost to the front door of Harbor Steps - just a block up/down the hill and there you are (recommend luggage with wheels for ease of on/off the lite rail, and down the hill to IatHS). The studio was very comfortably set up (bed, couch and chair were heavenly), and well equipped. Even though coffee is provided, I would suggest adding a coffee grinder for the fresh ground experience - after all Seattle is the coffee capital of the Pacific Northwest. That said, coffee to-go is everywhere. My new favorite spot is located just two blocks up Western Ave, on the back side/just below the Market (Pike Place for one-stop shopping - a culinary mecca). Tonyia and Dedrick are the owners of Coffee & Specialty Bakery. They bake exclusively Gluten Free! Everything is made with love, from the heart. THE BEST GF food I have experienced in over 16 years of searching. Fresh bread is baked daily, but get there early, before it's gone - a neighborhood favorite. We utilized the 5th floor roof-top deck and BBQ's one evening, and met some of the local residents (all very friendly). Spectacular view from there (take the main elevator located in the lobby and follow the signs. Another hi-lite was the Chihuly Glass Garden, located right under the Space Needle -stunning! Go at night for the lighting experience. One more suggestion - An extension bar for a taller shower head to accommodate taller people would be much appreciated! Can't wait to return to the IatHS." - Gluten FreeStyle Alaska, 05/13/13(HomeAwayConnect Guestbook Entry)

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