Hawk's nest located in a beautiful houseboat community.Games, DVD's and other things when not looking at the water.
The Hawk's Nest Houseboat
The Hawk's Nest Houseboat
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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Ever dreamed of vacationing on a houseboat? The Seattle houseboat scene is an iconic part of the Pacific Northwest. The Hawk's Nest is the perfect place to relax and enjoy time in the city while at the same time experiencing a lake retreat.

Guest must agree to the bareboat charter agreement prior to booking.

The space

The Hawk's Nest Houseboat is a 42' houseboat located at Fremont Wharf Marina. This is a small marina with about 7 houseboats, some of which are quite luxurious. The boat has 2 staterooms, 2 bathrooms, a main salon with dining area and a well-stocked kitchen. There is a nice sized deck on the aft main floor and a very spacious upper deck with benches.

The location looks out over Lake Union to sailboats and floating homes. Located right next to Burke Gilman trail, you have a tranquil waterfront walk just steps out your door. This location is also located in the heart of Fremont, an artistic, eclectic, Seattle Neighborhood with lots of fun, food, and entertainment.

Guest access

You'll have full access to the entire boat but may not pilot or move the boat without owner permission and special insurance. The boat is in a secure marina with a locked gate. The area is surprisingly quiet, for being in an urban location, so you can expect a peaceful stay on The Hawk's Nest

Interaction with guests

We are happy to answer any questions you may have during your stay. We live nearby and can help if you have issues, although please call the emergency numbers indicated on the "In Case of Emergency" card in the unlikely event of an emergency.

Other things to note

Paid Parking is available in two lots near The Hawk's Nest. There is also free parking nearby, but it frequently fills up.

Nightly pricing of $246 per night includes sales tax (rate is $225 per night plus tax.

Downtown Fremont is a short walk away with access to amenities, restaurants, and entertainment. The bus to all points in Seattle is a block away from the boat.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

The Hawk’s Nest – HOUSE RULES
Thank you for choosing The Hawk’s Nest for your
vacation getaway! Please be sure to read this
entire document as it contains important
information to assure the comfort of our neighbors
and safety and security of The Hawk’s Nest
This Marina is a private dock of live-aboard home
owners with children! You must be respectful of
the neighbors at all times! Any abuse of this is
grounds for eviction.
If you have ANY questions call us immediately,
anytime – (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Be Respectful of Our Neighbors
a. Absolutely no parties: Rental of this houseboat is for personal use and
enjoyment only.
b. Do not disturb the neighbors: No profanity, excessive alcohol use, or loud
music. Noise levels must be reduced after 10pm.
c. Do not borrow from neighbors: Do not ask neighbors for kayaks, or water
d. NOTICE: Any reports of abuse of the neighbors is grounds for immediate
eviction and/or possible criminal charges.
2. Absolutely NO Parties
a. Absolutely no parties: Rental of this houseboat is for personal use and
enjoyment only.
b. No Additional Guests: The rental of this houseboat is for the number of
persons specified on your reservation. NO OTHER GUESTS ARE ALLOWED
3. NO Candles / Outdoor Flames:
a. No Candles: Absolutely NO Candles of any kind are allowed. Nothing that
requires a flame.
b. No Outdoor Flames: BBQ’s, Smoking or any kind of outdoor flame is
strictly prohibited.
4. Take out your Garbage & Recycling:
a. Plastics, cans and paper must be separated from the trash. There is a large
waste and recycle containers and there are extra bags under the sink. You
The Hawk’s Nest – HOUSE RULES
must sort and take out all your trash before leaving. The Fremont Dock
trash and recycling is located to the left of the Lake Washington Rowing
Club, clearly marked.
5. No unreported Damage/ Breakage & Cleanup:
a. Accidents happen, but must be reported. Guests will be arriving typically
the same day you leave and if something critical is broken, it is imperative
we are notified with and email (EMAIL HIDDEN) or call (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) so we can get it repaired or replaced immediately. Failure to
report damage may result in a claim on your insurance.
b. Paper plates and plastic wear: These are complimentary and are located
under the bench in the drawer next to the refrigerator. Please let us know if
you use the last of something and we will be able to replace it for the next
c. Swim Towels: Swim towels are for you to use, however the wind kicks up
on the lake and they can easily go overboard. Please be careful they are not
left unattended without securing them. Let us know if you lose one.
d. Spills and clean up: If you have a spill that needs cleaned up you can use
the bright yellow shammy cloths under the kitchen sink. Rinse them out
and save them for housekeeping.
e. Cushions, carpet and sofa spills: We cannot always do a major carpet and
cushion cleaning before the next guests arrive. Please clean up spills as you
see them.
f. Decking and Shoes: We prefer white sole or deck shoes are worn on the
decks or no shoes at all. Do not wear black sole shoes on the decks at all
and we prefer no shoes be worn in the houseboat. No High Heals are
allowed to be worn on the boat. Please remove your shoes on the boat.
Thank you!
6. Protect the Lake and Wildlife:
a. No trash in the lake: Do not put garbage in the lake of any kind.
b. Grey Water: All showers and sinks are considered grey water and go
directly into the lake. Do not put chemicals or food of any kind in the lake.
c. Do not feed the Wildlife: Ducks and geese are very cute especially with
their babies, but do not feed them.
The Hawk’s Nest – HOUSE RULES
7. Cushions
a. Cushions, if not in place, are stored in the Benches and in the Pilot House.
Please return them to where you found them.
8. Electrical:
a. Do not use appliances that are not provided without permission. The
boat is on 30AMPS and it can easily trip the electrical breaker.


21 Reviews

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Bosky User Profile
August 2017
Our stay at the boat was great. Everything was clean, it was well stocked. Convenient to fremont eateries. Kayaks were wonderful. Looking forward to staying their again.
Kevin User ProfileKevin is a superhost.
Response from Kevin:
We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again on The Hawk's Nest. Thanks for being great guests!
August 2017

Lee User Profile
July 2017
The Hawk's Nest is a great destination. The houseboat is just lovely, the setting is amazing and the general location is fantastic, not too far from downtown and walking distance to everything you could need. We had a wonderful time.

Mark User Profile
July 2017
Fantastic boat, very clean, well appointed – kayaks were fun Walk to 100 trendy restaurants and shops – would stay again in a heartbeat!

Lara User Profile
July 2017
fantastic, unique place to stay. really loved it. nice an quiet at night and beautiful area. boat was gorgeous and the bed was so comfy!

Heather User Profile
July 2017
Without any hesitation, I recommend staying aboard the Hawk's Nest if you are looking for a minimalist Seattle (Fremont/Ballard) experience. The boat is very clean and linens were fresh (for a boat, I wondered if it would be damp)...this is a very comfortable stay. We were looking for a new experience while visiting Seattle, not the normal high priced hotel room w/ loud road noise...this fit perfectly and was so much more. We are an adventurous family of four and travel light! We fit great in the Hawks Nest with room to spare. The location is surprisingly private, yet so close to EVERYTHING. We walked to Ballard, Fremont, and the U district and saw new sights with every outing--not to mention stones throw from the Troll. Thanks to the hosts for sharing a fun comfortable option for visitors! BTW- we took LYFT (or Uber) from Stadium for under $20.
Kevin User ProfileKevin is a superhost.
Response from Kevin:
Thank you for the kind words about The Hawk's Nest. We have stayed aboard her and have equally enjoyed the setting, and the houseboat itself. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay and please come back and visit The Hawk's Nest again!
July 2017

Jo And Mike User Profile
June 2017
Fantastic experience. The Hawk's Nest is a cozy and comfortable boat. On the days that we had sun the Hawk's Nest was sunny from the morning until late into the afternoon- you could not pick a more cheerful spot. Loved the area; being next to the bike path and the rowing club meant there was always something to watch. Easy walk to Gas Works Park to watch the sunset. Fremont shops with some great restaurants are an easy few minutes walk. Close to buses for downtown and Ballard. The highlight of our time in Seattle was using the kayaks and we took them out on the lake most days. Kevin always replied promptly to any queries. Highly recommended.
Kevin User ProfileKevin is a superhost.
Response from Kevin:
Thanks for the great review. We love it when guests enjoy the Hawk's Nest as much as we do. Come back anytime!
June 2017

Shauna User Profile
June 2017
There is no nearby parking. And what is available you either have to pay for or be ready to walk a bit. Be ready for a very tiny place (especially the bathrooms.) It is a boat so it is boat sizes. Also the electricity has some issues, if you want to use a curling iron you may blow the fuse.
Kevin User ProfileKevin is a superhost.
Response from Kevin:
Shauna asked for money, broke the marine toilets by putting tampons in them despite signs right next to toilet indicating nothing but toilet paper. Fridge broke while Shauna was there and we were unable to get a marine refrigerator repair. We brought over ice blocks to keep things cool, but she was there only 1 more day and had nothing in the fridge. No odor was detected. We informed her of 30 amp limit before her arrival. The Hawk's Nest is a boat and is limited to dock shore power. Our reviews have been nothing but positive, except for this review. NON-Typical guest.
June 2017

Seattle, Washington, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Kevin User ProfileKevin is a superhost.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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