Aaaah And Then Today Happened: Life Afloat In Seattle

Seattle Floating Homes – Life Afloat in Seattle

Today Molly said to me, “You are lucky!  You are already on the lake.  Everyone elSeattle floating homesse is trying to get to the water.”  Well, isn’t that the point?

There is something indescribable about actually living on the water. Days like today definitely make the rain and the cold and the long walks down the dock in said rain and cold worth it, but I also like the rain and the cold. Even in the dead of winter there is a beautiful amount of light that reflects off the water and dances on my ceiling. The lapping waves are smaller and fewer, but the sound is priceless.  Every morning the seaplanes fly over me in Portage Bay on their way from Kenmore to Westlake and every evening they fly back to Kenmore in a well timed and executed succession.

Currently, you can purchase at least four Seattle floating homes for sale that are listed in the NWMLS and there are a handful of others that will certainly change hands in coming months.  Let us know what you are looking for and we will keep you in the loop as they become available. houseboats@cooperjacobs.com  The floating homes for sale in the MLS range in price from a Portage Bay floating home with leased moorage for $749,000 to another Seattle floating home in Portage Bay with owned moorage for $1,400,000.  Three out of four of these Seattle houseboats are in Portage Bay with the other floating home for sale in Eastlake looking at multiple offers today (at this very moment as I type actually since we have a client in the running for it hopefully).

In the last 60 days four Seattle floating homes for sale have closed.  Molly and I have been at least partially responsible for three of the four of these Seattle houseboats sold. Here are listing sheets with more details for the ones that have closed in escrow:  Seattle houseboats that have sold – floating homes

RENTED – Mallard Cove Floating Home For Rent

Excellent Rental Opportunity!

Fairview Ave E

Seattle 98102

Description

Mallard Cove! Gracious & rare, 2000 sq. ft. open floorplan floating home. Floor to ceiling windows capture active views across Lake Union to Gas Works Park! Newly painted home, two spacious bedrooms, two offices and two bathrooms. Brand new kitchen with modern, acrylic cabinets and quartz countertops and bar. Gorgeous sharkskin maple hardwood floors and new carpet in the bedrooms. Plenty of storage and moorage for a boat less than 14 ft in length & 2 indoor parking spaces. Unbelievable 4th of July fireworks from the rooftop deck – ready to entertain! Go to dinner by boat, enjoy the Duck Dodge sailboat race, paddle board from your deck, live this unique lifestyle, in style. Located one block from desirable TOPS K-8 public school. NO PETS. Available April 1. $4,800/month. First month plus security deposit ($3,500). Rent includes water/sewer/garbage.

Amenities/Features

  • Lake Union traditional floating home in peaceful Eastlake neighborhood, close to restaurants, public transportation, I-5, and South Lake Union
  • 2 bedroom, 2 offices, 2 bath, 2000 sq feet – comfortable for 4 people
  • Cozy, comfortable, wood floors, gas fireplace, freshly painted
  • Bright, open floor plan
  • Roof top deck
  • Spacious, fully remodeled kitchen with stove/range, dishwasher, microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Decks with space for lounging and watching wildlife
  • View down the channel, across to Gasworks Park
  • Small boat moorage
  • Free parking steps away
  • 5 minute walk to the bus, 15 minute bike commute to Amazon/South Lake Union and 3 minutes to I-5

Details

  • Availability: April 1, 2017
  • Lease: 6 months to 1 year
  • Application fee: $42
  • Rent: $4,800 per month. Water/gas/sewer included. Small boat moorage is included. Parking is free.
  • Deposit: First month’s rent plus a $3,500 security deposit. $150 of which is a non-refundable cleaning fee. The balance is refundable if no damage.
  • Pets: No pets
  • Smoking: No smoking
  • Contact Molly today!  molly@cooperjacobs.com
  • More photos:  https://goo.gl/photos/7g3ZdLkkDC2wg4fS9

RENTED!!! Excellent Opportunity! Rent this floating home for just $2,000 per month

Excellent Opportunity!  Rent this floating home for just $2,000 per month.

2331 Fairview Ave E, Slip A
Seattle 98102

Description

Live life afloat in this adorable Seattle floating home. Freshly painted, 1-bedroom, open floor plan, and great orientation to the water. This furnished home comes with gas cooking and fireplace and all appliances, including washer/dryer. Cute deck for eating and relaxing with serene entrance. Swim, kayak, watch the fireworks and the Christmas ships – it’s all here. Dock your small boat alongside and live an amazing life on Lake Union!

Amenities/Features

  • Lake Union traditional floating home in peaceful Eastlake neighborhood, close to restaurants, public transportation, I-5, and South Lake Union
  • Furnished, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 674 sq feet – perfect for 1-2 people
  • Cozy, comfortable, wood floors, gas fireplace, freshly painted
  • Bright, open floor plan
  • Skylights provide great light and air-flow
  • Spacious, fully furnished kitchen with gas stove/range, dishwasher, microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wrap-around deck with space both the side and front for lounging and watching wildlife
  • View down the channel, across to the Sleepless in Seattle house
  • Small boat moorage, and comes with use of kayak
  • Free parking steps away
  • 5 minute walk to the bus, 15 minute bike commute to Amazon/South Lake Union and 3 minutes to I-5

Details

Equity Alert: Eastlake Floating Home For Sale

Seattle floating homes for saleSeattle Houseboats Living For Under $500k! (Equity Potential Alert)

It is difficult to get your feet wet in the Seattle floating homes market for under $500,000.  This is an opportunity to take a solid fixer floating home and make it shine.  Seattle floating homes typically trade for around $900 a square foot with a variance of course for features such as a roof top deck, moorage, dock position, parking, pet policy, etc., but a good rule of thumb is $900/ sq ft which puts this one close to $550,000 minimum and likely closer to $625k fixed up because it does have great dock position. Seattle houseboats for sale

“We are constantly asked if there is a ‘Good Deal’ in the Seattle Floating Homes market…”  – Courtney & Molly

The only “Good Deal” is one you work for and you have to put the work in.  We can find them for you.  Imagine what you could do with this great room concept! And imagine the Fourth Of July parties you could host in the heart of Lake Union!  Buyers love the rustic look of the wood ceilings and it is easy to turn this historic classic into a modern oasis in the city because of the easy interior spaces already in place. Add a slick modern color palette and the combination of historical meets modern is something that no one can resist.

Seattle houseboats remodelingAt 611 square feet and an open concept, the price and size combined with lifestyle beats the heck out of living in a Belltown or South Lake Union condo and you are waterfront.  This is the most affordable in city living and the most affordable Seattle waterfront living. Come home form work and let your troubles fly away as you walk down the dock.  You can have all your water toys right there hanging on your house and you can kayak off your beautiful “back door” in the channel between houseboat rows. Forget trying to drag your canoe down to Lake Union Park and launching it.  Have it at your feet anytime.

This particular floating home is on a coop dock.  This is similar to a condo in that your slip ownership is more secure.  You are not leasing the slip. You are buying a piece of history and have the opportunity to put your stamp on a blank canvas. We are excited to help your Seattle Waterfront Living lifestyle dreams come true!

Call/Text Molly Cartwright at 206-841-6800 or Courtney Cooper at 206-850-8841 for more info or for your own private showing.  You can also email us at houseboats@cooperjacobs.com.  We are Seattle floating homes specialists and experts on the lake. We would love to talk to you about Seattle Waterfront Living and Life Afloat in Seattle!  It’s a special lifestyle and there are lots of interesting differences between living on water and living on land.

Westlake Floating Home For Rent

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Now is the time! Exceptional two bed, two bath floating home will be available for rent in Spring of 2017 for short term rental from April through July. Great views from a beautiful master bed and bath with a sauna, plus another guest bedroom and bath on the main floor. Near the end of an awesome dock in Westlake AND room for your 26′ boat + kayaks too. Rent is $3500 per month. Plus an application fee of $40 for background and credit check history.  No pets, please.

For inquiries, please email molly@cooperjacobs.com.