The Milky Way

20* Guests

6 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

10 Beds

1 Sofa Bed


About This Home

The space

The Milky Way is a single family home with 6 bedrooms.

The front door of the home opens to the kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is open and spacious, with updated stainless steel appliances, but older flooring and countertops. The dining area has a large table with 14 seats. The table can expand, with folding chairs for additional guests.This floor features a full bathroom, just out of renovations, with dual sinks. There are 3 bedrooms on this floor:
"The Moon" has a king bed, as does "Venus."
The third upstairs bedroom, "Mars," offers lots of options, as it is furnished with a queen over queen bunk bed and a standalone twin bed.

Make your way down a beautifully crafted spiral staircase to the lower level of the home. Here, you will find the cozy (read: smallish) living room with 50" TV (cable and DVD) and queen sleeper sofa. Three more bedrooms and two full bathrooms are also found on this floor:

"Pluto" features two queen beds. "Uranus" is furnished with a twin over full size bunk bed, and plenty of juvenile wall art referencing the name of everyone's favorite planet. Finally, the "Earth" suite has a king bed, en suite full bath, and walk in closet. A second full bathroom is also found on this floor, along with a laundry room with side-by-side washer dryer.

The living room offers direct access to the backyard of the home, which is accessed via alley and offers off-street parking for 3-4 cars. The front patio of the home has a BBQ and outdoor dining table.

A few notes to be aware of with The Milky Way.
  • The home sits on a two way street with some bus traffic. The bedrooms are toward the rear of the home, but street noise may bother those who are not city dwellers.
  • Guests should also be aware that the living room will not accommodate the maximum capacity of the home, but the dining room is sizeable, as is the front patio area.
  • The kitchen/dining area of the home are freshly painted, and appliances are new, but flooring and cabinets/countertops are dated.

Guest access

Access to the home is provided without a cumbersome lock box or key exchange. Instead, you will choose a 4 digit code, and the electronic lock to the home will be programmed work your code for the duration of your stay.

You will have access to the entire home, including garage parking for one car (and plentiful free street parking for additional vehicles). The garage is attached, and from the garage you enter the home below the "entry level" noted above.

Interaction with guests

Your hosts, Andy and Lynne, live a few blocks away. Unless we are out of town, we are here to welcome you and help you with any of your needs during your stay. We are happy to offer you advice for sightseeing, restaurant recommendations, and even some budget saving tips and coupons.
Guests will receive, in advance, our comprehensive homemade visitors' guide to Seattle, packed with our personal recommendations for dining, activities, and much more.

Do you plan to cook during your stay? By special advanced arrangement (depending on availability), we will fulfill your grocery list and have your home stocked for your arrival.

The neighborhood

Your hosts made Madison Valley their home in 2011… and haven’t looked back since.

We love walking the streets of this neighborhood, and we will gladly suggest fun walks depending on your interests. Stroll to the beach at Madison Park. Walk by multi-million dollar estates. Discover hidden neighborhood gems such as the farmhouse with horses in the yard and the home that doubles as an eclectic art studio and antique truck gallery. Take a walk through the fabled Arboretum to Lake Washington.

Once you have worked up your appetite, enjoy the countless restaurants that Madison Valley (“Little Paris”) has to offer. In addition to French gems, try our favorite tapas restaurant or the best Japanese food east of Tokyo. Take your morning coffee in one of numerous bakeries. Or opt for Thai, pan-Asian, craft pizza, Tex-Mex or more.

Our home provides easy access to Downtown (Pikes Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Great Wheel), Seattle Center (Space Needle, Chihuly Glass Museum), South Lake Union (MOHAI), University of Washington, and Capitol Hill. All are accessible by car, bus (numerous bus lines a few blocks from home), or for the adventurous, by foot.

If all of this touring (and eating) has you tired, pamper yourself with a visit to a day spa or nail salon. There are several of each within a few blocks of home, and we are happy to point you in the right direction.

Getting around

We live a few short blocks from bus lines that will take you to Seattle's numerous neighborhoods (Madison Park, Capitol Hill, Downtown, Belltown, Seattle Center, South Lake Union). Queen Anne, Ballard, and Fremont are more easily accessed by car. Our home offers garage parking for one car. Street parking for additional cars is plentiful and free.


This home has a maximum sleeping capacity of 20.  However, Seattle regulations state that no more than 8 *unrelated* guests are permitted per booking.  Groups greater in size than 8 will need to affirm that there are no more than 8 unrelated individuals in the group.
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Not Necessary
Family Friendly Amenities
High Chair
Babysitter Recommendations
Pack n Play Travel Crib





Price Range

Rental rates vary by season and by day of week. Prices change frequently to reflect market conditions. A rough guideline is as follows:
Off-peak weekday: $175-250
Off-peak weekend: $225-300
Off-peak holiday: $275-375
Summer weekday: $350-450
Summer weekend: $400-500
Summer holiday*: $450-550

Extra guest fee: $25 per night for each guest above 12
Cleaning fee: $150
Refundable security deposit: $1,000
Discounts are available for stays over 30 days

*Summer holidays include Memorial Day, July 4, Seafair, and Labor Day. Graduation weekend is priced above these dates and will require a 4 night minimum stay.



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