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The Big Top#




Seattle, WA, US

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20 guests · 5 bedrooms · 3 bathrooms








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**Note: This home sits in a residential, family-centric neighborhood. We have aZERO TOLERANCE policy concerning guest behavior that negatively affects our neighbors, particularly with regard to noise levels. Guests will be required to sign a strictly worded rental agreement within 24 hours of booking, which covers issues including social gatherings, noise, smoking, and more. Planning a bachelor(ette) party, 21st birthday party, etc.? Please move on. This home is not a suitable match for your needs.** and The Big Top and sleeps up to 20 guests!This newly furnished home is the newest addition to our portfolio of Seattle rentals. Until we secure our first few elated reviews, please look at our reviews for all 10 of our existing properties.The Big Top has modern amenities, a quiet location with private backyard and tons of parking, and proximity to all that Seattle has to offer. We have decorated The Big Top as a celebration of the circus, fun and games!Enter the home from the meticulously landscaped, private fenced-in yard. Up half a flight of stairs is the upper floor, which starts with the light-filled open concept entertainment area. Gather the group in the living room in front of the electric fireplace and the flat screen television. Throw something into the DVD and relax on the sofa. (For larger groups, this sofa converts to a queen size bed, and it has the highest quality sofa mattress on the market... no backaches in the morning from this one!) Or gather round the dining table, with plenty of seats and a view of the valley out the picture windows. This area flows straight to the kitchen, which is modern, airy, and well equipped with all you need to feed your whole circus troupe. Just off the living area is a spacious deck with BBQ and outdoor seating, from which you can really enjoy the great view. You can also stretch out in the chaise lounge for the utmost in relaxation.This upper floor has 3 bedrooms. The master suite (called and Ringling Brothers and ) has a king size bed and en suite bathroom. Two other bedrooms ( and Animals and and and The Sideshow and ) each have a king size bed, and they share a full bathroom in the hall.Two additional bedrooms are found down half a flight of stairs from the front door. and Acrobats and has a king size bed, while and Send In The Clowns and is a cavernous room offering great versatility for groups of all compositions. It has 4 queen size beds (including two standalone queen beds and a queen over queen bunkbed which is plenty sturdy for adults). These two bedrooms share a nearby full bathroom. There is also a full size washer dryer, and a coat closet, on this level.Also located on the lower level is the and Midway. and This gameroom is a 400 square foot second living room, and it is equipped with various games, including foosball, air hockey, a piano, a poker table and more. There is another queen size sleeper sofa (outfitted as well with the highest quality mattress) to accommodate a large group. We also offer a second tv in this room.The fun doesn't end inside the home. There is ample outdoor space including a driveway which offers off-street parking for up to 4 cars, and room to run and play in the grass.During warm months, this home is equipped with a portable air conditioner in the living room.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 off-street parking for up to 4 cars (and plentiful free street parking for additional vehicles). You also have unrestricted use of the backyard, deck, and BBQ.Your hosts, Andy and Lynne, live in the neighborhood. 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, and restaurant recommendations.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.This 5 bedroom home is central to everything Madison Valley, Capitol Hill and Central Seattle have to offer: great restaurants, parks, hiking, supermarkets, day spas, and more.Your hosts made this neighborhood their home when settling in ... 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 ( and Little Paris and ), Madrona and Capitol Hill have 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.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 off-street parking for up to 4 cars. 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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July 2015

Changhyun H. It is really a great place for our group. I had a great time with my friends. We were impressed with the space. Outside was cool, fresh air. The hosts kindly welcomed us with some presents. If our next travel to Seattle is possible, I will rent this house again. Thanks, Andy and Lynne!


February 2016

Nicholas D. Amazing place with a lot of character. Love the coffee shop a half block away, and super convenient to Capitol Hill and the rest of Seattle. Andy and Lynne are great hosts, easy to work with and handle all logistics, and will help make your trip to Seattle an amazing experience.


April 2016

Kristen Z. This home was wonderful, just as described. We arrived to a bottle of wine and a very nice note from our hosts. Also, prior to arriving, the hosts send an amazing guide to the city, listing things to do etc. to make sure you get the most out of your stay. The hosts are very responsive by email, phone and text. The house was cleaned spotless. The home has brand new furniture, nice large beds, comfy couches, a fully loaded kitchen with cooking ware and dishes, a large table and a beautiful patio. This home sleeps 16-18 as there are 7 large beds and 2 large couch beds. Extra blankets, and pillows provided! Pillow Fort! The keyless entry is absolutely perfect for larger parties. Plus this home is very spacious and has a nice open upstairs floor plan. The game room was a nice touch with the piano and air hockey, pool table, table tennis, and soccer table in one. It also has a poker table if you feel like taking money from your friends!!!! It has a BBQ, and an entire patio setup as well. Eating out can be expensive so we were able to walk 5 min to the grocery store grab some essentials and cook breakfast and lunch at the house, eating it outside on the lovely patio. The bathrooms came with great name brand Dove body wash, shampoo and conditioner, so nice to have when you travel instead of packing a bunch of mini bottles. There are plenty of towels too. The location of this home was perfect. Very quiet, nice neighborhood, with a beautiful outdoor view. Additionally, it was less than 10 minutes to Pike Place Market, very close to downtown and completely affordable, especially when you see how much places in downtown are. Plus, parking was easy. To get to the ferry to Bainbridge and other islands from this house by car is 15 minutes, downtown Seattle 7-10, space needle 10-15 min, local bars like the Rabbit Hole 10-15, Capitol Hill 5-7 min, Ballard (great food and dessert spots) 25 minutes, wine tasting at Chateau St. Michelle and Woodinville Whiskey 25 -35 min depending on traffic, about 50 bucks lift, but well worth it. The whiskey spot is ON POINT. If you are going to come to Seattle and have a large party you need to stay in this house. I expect people to want to travel all over and this is very central. Plus, the hosts are way more awesome than any Airbnb I have ever stayed at. Also, they have several houses in the area in various sizes, so if you have a smaller party you should look up his other listings. All of them are lovely and close by. When we go back to Seattle, depending on our party size, we will rent one of their homes. BOTTOM LINE: Looking for a great/central location, well maintained, fully loaded home in a nice, and safe area, STAY HERE!


April 2016

Rosa E. My family stayed at The Big Top from April 24 to 27. We were extremely happy with our stay and recommend the home to anyone interested in enjoying Seattle from the comfort of a beautiful, private, well-equipped home. The 5 bedrooms were extremely comfortable providing more than enough space for our large family. The living room was large and airy, the kitchen well equipped to cook gourmet meals for a large group, and the oversized dining table (seating 12) provided ample space to enjoy meals without feeling cramped. The basement contained a fully equipped laundry, allowing us to travel home with clean clothes and a game room that was well enjoyed by our children. Best of all was the back deck, accessible from the kitchen and dining room. Containing a large gas grill, table and chairs to enjoy meals outside, and a lounge chair for relaxing, the deck provided privacy and a view that was second to none. I highly recommend The Big Top. Andy and Lynne were accommodating and responsive to our needs. Our family is already planning our return trip next year, looking forward to making another stay at the house a focus of our stay!


Seattle, WA, US

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