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Houseboat hosted by Emma
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the houseboat to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Cancellation policy
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COVID19: We fully sterilize between every guest!

Turnip is a cool and eclectic houseboat with a Japanese design features, etched glass, and old timey woodworking. She is moored in South Lake Union boasting lovely views of the activity of the lake and the cityscape. Great rooftop sitting for enjoying the lake and riding kayaks. Seriously, She is my favorite.

See my other Root Vegetable houseboats for rent in my profile. Ginger, Turnip, Carrot, Radish, and Jicama.

The space
Renting for Summer!! :)

COVID19: We fully and thoroughly sterilize between every guest with bleach and sterilizing wipes on surfaces throughout the boat so please rest assured. Also, we, myself and the cleaning crew, have been hard hit by all the COVID cancellations and have dropped our prices significantly already to try and stay afloat, figuritively speaking. ;) As such, we really appreciate your business!

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 a space that is surprisingly roomy and comfortable inside.

This houseboat is comfortable place with all you will need - for the adventurous and open eyed. Managing people's expectations are difficult business so lets start now...please only book if you want to enjoy this home and have a curiosity for an unfamiliar way of living, as it is not a hotel or a house. See section "Other things of Note" to ensure you are fully on board with this experience. If you are, I am thrilled to have you stay on my boat. I love her and put a lot of care into owning her well.

- 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 - The place is awesome for 2 people, suitable for 3 and more of a crash pad for 4 people.
- 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
- 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.
- (2) kayaks - first come, first serve. No reservations.

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.

Other things to note
- please understand that boats are not a house or a hotel. If you want a hotel or home experience with all its reliable ease (which we all do at times in life!) then please rent one. This is a boat however, and anyone who has owned a boat knows they are pesky and a lot of work. As such be ready for an urban adventure stay which is the fun of it anyways.
- These boats are allotted only 30 amps of electrical current by the marina docks (normal for many marinas). However for the modern technological connected and comfortable person, this is not a lot! It’s enough for sure and you will have what you need, just keep that in mind.
- The range and the auxiliary heat source require propane - extra tanks and instructions will be provided for guests to replace as needed. It is very simple. For a $20 fee, someone can arrive to change the propane. Guest must contact to arrange.
- Toilets on boats are not quite the same as a toilet on land. The human waste deposited into the boat’s toilet is collected in a waste tank. This tank is ‘pumped out’ periodically by a sewage removal boat. Please use the marina bathroom rather than the boat bathroom when possible. They are a common feature of living on a boat. It is common practice on boats to use land-based toilets as able. You will be given a key to access this bathroom and we consider both toilets as part of this boat life you will be renting.
-Wifi can be spotty and this is of our control and it's poor internet service provider controlled by the dock. Please note wifi service is not guaranteed.
- I have 2 kayaks 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.
- Parking out front the marina office building at a cost of approximately $1 per hour. Weekdays, it is free before 9 am and after 4 pm. Weekends are free as well.

Licence number
STR-OPLI-19-001896
COVID19: We fully sterilize between every guest!

Turnip is a cool and eclectic houseboat with a Japanese design features, etched glass, and old timey woodworking. She is moored in South Lake Union boasting lovely views of the activity of the lake and the cityscape. Great rooftop sitting for enjoying the lake and riding kayaks. Seriously, She is my favorite.

See my other Root Vegetable houseboats for rent in my profile. Ginger, Turnip, Carrot, Radish, and Jicama.

The space
Renting for Summer!! :)

COVID19: We fully and thoroughly sterilize between every guest with b…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 air mattress

Amenities

Kitchen
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Hangers
Essentials
Heating
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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Seattle, Washington, United States

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.
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 comfort…

Seattle Center
1.7 km
Chihuly Garden and Glass
1.8 km
Olympic Sculpture Park
2.4 km
Pike Place Market
2.9 km

Hosted by Emma

Joined in November 2015
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Hi, I'm Emma! I love creating; whether that be relational or hands-on art projects. I live a pretty active lifestyle and enjoy the excitement of an irregular life. I feel open to grow and share and connecting with people from around the globe is an excellent mode of doing so. Variety is the spice of life!
Hi, I'm Emma! I love creating; whether that be relational or hands-on art projects. I live a pretty active lifestyle and enjoy the excitement of an irregular life. I feel open to g…
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  • Michael
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $198