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Lake Union is located on the north end of downtown Seattle and offers great views of the Seattle skyline and Space Needle. Lake Union Living abounds with diversity, excitement, entertainment, relaxation, and just plain fun. Activities and points of interest on the lake include Boating, Sailing, Rowing, Kayaking, Yachts, Houseboats, Floating Homes, and more. Take in the sailboat races during the Tuesday Duck Dodge, dine in one of the many great waterfront restaurants, or stroll around the lake on the Cheslahud and Burke Gilman trails. The Lake Union area is a great place to live. You’ll find information on surrounding communities as well, including Seattle, South Lake Union, Wallingford, Fremont, Ballard, Eastlake, Westlake, Green Lake, Capitol Hill and more. Please enjoy browsing through our website and feel free to post to our blog any comments or suggestions you may have.

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Properties – On and Around Lake Union (Land Lubbers Click Here!)

If you would like help locating your waterfront or waterview property, we can help. As a licenced real estate broker and Lake Union and Seattle area specialist, Special Agents Realty can assist you locating your next home or selling your current home.

We specialize in Lake Union, Lake Washington, and Seattle waterfront properties. Additionally, we can help you with Housebarges, Houseboats, Floating Homes, and Liveaboards. (Click the words to see the definitions).

Luxury Lake Union Houseboat and Owned Slip – $999,000


Luxury Lake Union HouseboatExperience ECO-Friendly Luxury on Lake Union in this stunning contemporary Houseboat on Lake Union with breathtaking views of Lake Union and the Seattle skyline. Plus, you own the slip! This fabulous Union Bay Fabricators vessel was designed with comfort and style in mind. The entry takes you up to the Main salon floor which consists of a very spacious living area with built-in seating, a real stone propane fireplace with natural wood hearth. The zoned sound system provides ambiance as you enjoy the built-in wet-bar and wine cooler, while taking in the amazing views. Step out on to the spacious 8′ x 15′ front deck and enjoy Lake Union close up.

dining and living areaThe built in Dining Table provides ample seating for you and your guests while they look out on beautiful Lake Union views. High cedar panel ceilings and Cumaru Brazillian Teak hardwood flooring provide a spacious and warm entertaining environment. With windows all around, you and your guests will feel like they are dining at the finest waterfront restaurant. Relax as the boats, kayaks, paddle boards, and crew boats cruise by, providing an always changing view.

Kitchen-wideDinner is prepared in the Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen with beautiful stainless steel Viking appliances. Enjoy lots of paperstone counter space and a great deal of modern cabinetry. There is also a built in office area in the kitchen. The kitchen features a dutch door leading to the aft deck and from there, up to the large rooftop deck. The most demanding chefs will be right at home in this smartly designed, beautiful kitchen.

From the entry, head down to the spacious Master and Guest bedrooms that are served by a luxurious 5 piece bath with jetted tub, large shower, and dual vessel sinks. The guest bedroom also features a walk-in closet that also contains the full size stack washer/dryer. The Master has built-in closet space and cabinetry and is quite spacious.

Upper-Deck-View-NorthThree outdoor spaces are provided for your enjoyment. Two more intimate spaces are the mid-deck forward and aft decks and the built-in Bar-B-Que on the aft deck is very convenient to the kitchen. The aft deck has a ladder to the large rooftop deck. The rooftop deck has outstanding views of the Lake, Seattle Skyline, and Gasworks Park.

Features of this fabulous houseboat include:

  • 48’ x 15’ 2 story houseboat-vessel
  • Contemporary Design
  • Aluminum hull
  • 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath
  • Very Stable
  • Gourmet Kitchen—Viking Appliances
  • Paperstone countertop
  • 3 decks including 20×15 rooftop
  • Cumaru—Brazillian Teak Hardwood
  • Built-in Dining Room table
  • Spacious Living room with brick fireplace
  • Luxurious 5 piece Bath
  • Built-in wet bar & wine cooler
  • Full size stack Washer/Dryer

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Lake Union Flagship Houseboat for Rent $1400/mo

Available July 1st!

Don’t miss enjoying the best show in Seattle. Rent this charming Houseboat and you will have a great seat for the Lake Union 4th of July Fireworks show.

Looking for a really unique houseboat with personality and charm? This is it!  Located at Seattle Marina on Lake Union, this adorable houseboat features a colorful exterior and a charming interior.

Living-RoomThis quintessential Seattle Houseboat features a spacious salon with lots of windows to take in the view, large office area (Could be used as a sleeping area), a cute loft bedroom with adorable (short) french doors, a Pilot house with ship’s wheel, and lots of exterior deck space.

This houseboat has great views of Lake Union and the Seattle Skyline and is located close to Wallingford, Fremont, University of Washington, and the Burke Gilman Trail. This is your chance to experience the Seattle Houseboat lifestyle. Experience waterfront you can put your toes in.™.

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  • First months rent, deposit (+pet deposit).
  • Lease is written as bare boat charter.
  • Renter must obtain Renters insurance policy.
  • $35 per person application fee.

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The Limbo (SOLD!!!)


This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own an outstanding, one of a kind houseboat with some of the best views in the entire city. Look across Lake Union to Gas Works Park and the Seattle City Skyline and the Space Needle. Modern interiors, striking detail, and smart design make this a home you will enjoy for many years to come. Feeling adventurous? Take her out for a spin! This houseboat is fully navigable and has been used as the official Log Boom communications center for Sea Fair since 2012. Live the life you’ve always dreamed of in this fabulous Seattle Houseboat in a fabulous owned slip.


Waterfront you can put your toes in.

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Features of this exceptional houseboat include:

  • Fully Navigable 55’ x 14’ 9”
  • Aluminum mono-hull
  • 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms
  • Salon / media room
  • Gourmet Kitchen—Corian Counters
  • 2nd living area on mid deck
  • Upper Deck with hot tub & helm
  • Master with King, En Suite, Walk-in
  • Numerous decks, gas grill, outdoor bar, Canvas enclosed solarium
  • Twin Merccruiser 4.3 liter
  • Built-in custom closets & storage
  • Moorage $850/mo includes Water Garbage & Electricity


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‘Nick of Time’ Houseboat $259,000 (SOLD!)

Nick-Of-TimeOutstanding craftsmanship is featured in this spacious, one level houseboat with steel hull. Beautiful arched beams and high ceiling throughout the entire houseboat give a feeling of openness. Wrap-around windows in the large living area bring in light and let you enjoy the houseboat views. The spacious kitchen features lots of cabinetry and brushed stainless steel countertops. Walk in closet in the master stateroom and beautiful corner shower and vanity.

Live the life you’ve always dreamed of in this fabulous Seattle Houseboat.

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Don’t miss these two fabulous floating residences…

Open Sunday 6/21 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

001_A Floating Home with Style!Roanoke Reef Floating Home: $1,890,000

OPEN HOUSE:   10 E. Roanoke St.

Don’t miss the finest floating home on the market in Seattle. This architecturally inspired home provides a tranquil setting with stunning views, yet also enjoys the vibrant urban Lake Union living lifestyle. With room for your boat and the largest accessory float in the community, you will be able to enjoy waterfront you can put your toes in.


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This home has 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms, two living areas and beautiful finish work. Enjoy the serene views with floor to ceiling windows and step out on the large accessory float to spend time relaxing by the water.  Efficient use of space and an excellent layout means comfortable living in addition to experiencing the unique Seattle Floating Home scene.

Stop by and take a look at this fabulous Floating Home.


Executive Floating Home – Roanoke Reef – $1,890,000

MLS# 629567
Roanoke Reef 12Stunning architecturally inspired floating home with multiple levels and large full walls of windows to take in the amazing lake views and enjoy lake living in style. This outstanding location is serene yet provides rooftop views of the city, Gas Works Park, and beautiful sunsets. Enjoy morning & afternoon sun, largest floating dock in Roanoke Reef, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and a place to park your boat. Pet friendly + parking garage + storage! Live the life you’ve always dreamed of in this fabulous Seattle Floating Home.

Waterfront you can put your toes in.


Roanoke 12 LivingSleepless In Seattle would be envious of this fabulous contemporary Floating Home, designed for living on the water. This special home creates spaces for enjoying the water, relaxing, and living the dream. Step out your door and hop in your runabout to enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants accessible by boat on Lake Union. Spend the evening with friends or family enjoying the spacious accessory floating dock. Launch your Kayak and explore the floating home communities on Lake Union. This home is serene, yet close to Seattle life. The lagoon creates a peaceful setting for relaxation, while views from the top deck allow you to enjoy a vibrant urban lake. Truly, the best of all worlds.

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Circus Dog Houseboat – $169,000 (SOLD)

Seattle Houseboat – Loaded with Charm & Character!

Circus Dog HouseboatAVAILABLE NOW – Come home to the lake aboard an amazingly well maintained 1991 Classic built 36’x12’ houseboat vessel with incredible charm. The obvious love and care that has gone into the adorable home on the water is such a delight. A spacious and cozy, houseboat with two entrance doors to dock on either side. Easy access to the interior cargo (hull) for storage, marine hardware on windows and doors, recently painted exterior, ample storage areas in bedroom, large galley w/ 1957 classic antique 4 burner gas range/oven. Walls of windows add bright interior spaces (12 windows all that open).

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Classic Bent Roof Houseboat $125,000



“Pintxos” Houseboat awaits her new owner, someone with adventure in their spirit, ready to explore a new way of life on the water. This adorable houseboat is fully turn key as is and is located in a liveaboard slip located at Canal Marina on the Ship Canal. Bring your runabout, kayaks and enjoy a quick trip on the Puget Sound fishing or just a great day on the water. Dimensions are 36′ X 14′, draft 1’8″, built by James Davis in 1986. Has a wood beamed hull, designed to last a lifetime.

Waterfront you can put your toes in.


Features include:

  • 1 Bedroom
  • 3/4 Bath with marine toilet
  • Built-in Dining Area
  • Built-in sofa
  • Quaint Kitchen
  • Hard-wood flooring throughout
  • Wood stove for those chilly nights
  • 36’ length by 14’ beam
  • Deck space fore and aft
  • Classic Bent Roof design
  • Wood beams and shiplap ceiling
  • $396 Moorage + $130 Liveaboard
  • Located at South Park Marina

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Tsagaglalal” or “LaLal” for short! $125,000 (SOLD!!!)


Okay, we tried to pronounce the name, but we sound like we are choking, so we call her LaLal. Funny name, but adorable houseboat, with excellent features. She’s an aluminum hull and aluminum roof with all metal frame. The covered deck allows for 3 season outdoor use. Step inside and you’ll be surprised at the space—Living area, Dining area, Kitchen, Bunk room, Master Stateroom, 3/4 bath and closet area. PLUS, she’s fully navigable with a Merc-Cruiser 3.0 Inboard/Outboard engine. In calm weather, she can be driven on the sound and can easily cruise Lake Union & Lake Washington. Located at Canal Marina in approved liveaboard space!

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Haida Houseboat – $295,000



Outstanding Craftsmanship in this beautiful GreenPod 2006 houseboat vessel was built to demanding standards. From the wave shaped cedar siding to the quality PT Fabricators steel hull, this houseboat is built to last for years to come. Enjoy artistic interior touches including curved beams, arched stained glass door, clerestory windows, tiger-wood countertops in the kitchen and bath, 4 burner propane range/oven, 3/4 bath with tile shower, marine toilet. Beautiful hardwood floors, outstanding cabinetry, cedar shake exterior & shake roof with transom windows that keep it bright year round. Vaulted ceilings, tongue & groove ceiling, stained glass arched door opens to a small deck to put your toes in the water and enjoy lake life.

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The fabulous pellet stove (heat source) keeps heating cost down and feels so good. Houseboat is 15 x 40 exterior dimension with a 4X14 covered exterior deck. Keep it in this amazing end of the dock slip for $580 per month (includes water, garbage and liveaboard fee of $150PM (note: if not a liveaboard $430 PM)), or navigate to your dock, the islands and enjoy living on the water or use as a vacation spot. With Sales Tax on a vessel, net price $323,025.00.

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Zingaro Houseboat – SOLD!


Cute as a Bug’s Ear Seattle Houseboat!
Adorable little houseboat vessel on Lake Union at Seattle Marina. Efficient use of space means you have a queen Murphy style bed, 3/4 bath, kitchen space with stainless counters, 3/4 fridge and fold-out dining table. This is all about relaxing on the water. Wrap-around, detachable decks give lots of space for outdoor living. Great location near Wallingford and Fremont.

Imagine, Waterfront you can put your toes in!

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ZINGARO – Adorable Little Houseboat

2401 N. Northlake Way Slip E1, Seattle, WA 98103


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Island Bear Houseboat




Island Bear Houseboat

The Island Bear is a beautifully finished houseboat with great spaces and gourmet touches. With comfortable stairs, tasteful paint, and a beautiful chef’s kitchen, you may not want to come out and see those outstanding views of the water and city.

Imagine, Waterfront you can put your toes in!


ISLAND BEAR – Classy Lake Union Houseboat

Fantastic views of Lake and Seattle

WAS $299,000.00

NOW! $269,000

2401 N. Northlake Way Slip E12, Seattle, WA 98103




Located on North Lake Union, the Island Bear features views across Lake Union to the Seattle Skyline and the Space Needle. Fabulous houseboat lifestyle in a classy, tasteful houseboat with gourmet Kitchen and decorator colors. Enjoy Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Seaplanes, Wildlife, and Dock Life!

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The SeaHawk $235,000 SOLD!

The Seahawk Houseboat

Great new Seattle houseboat in terrific Lake Union liveaboard slip.

Reasonably Priced at $235,000. The most affordable waterfront you can get!

Open floorplan allows for one or two bedrooms plus a full bath. Hardwood flooring downstairs, and carpet in upper (bed)room. Nice sized deck upstairs takes in great views of the Lake.  Enjoy Duck Dodge, kayaking, seaplanes and the calming waters of Lake Union. This is a special place and one of the few remaining houseboats for sale on the Lake. This is waterfront you can put your toes in.

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The Sounder $199,000 SOLD!


The Sounder

Presenting a charming new houseboat listing “The Sounder” which is loaded with charm and character. This greatroom style houseboat features a classic bent-roof look with great windows for taking in the view. Currently under construction, but will be available in a great WestLake Marina slip with excellent city and lake views.  Get in early to pick your finishes.


Priced at only $199,000

American Dream Redux    $169,000 (SOLD!)

Come aboard this charming 33′ X 14’6″ houseboat and fulfill your dream of being on Lake Union. Located in a Seattle Marina 60′ slip, room for a smaller boat in the same slip. Beautiful living room (salon) with Dutch doors on each side of the deck, with large picture windows that open to hear sounds of the lake, sunken kitchen & full bath (literally). The bedroom converted to an office (easily converted back to a bedroom), large sleeping loft fits king size mattress has French doors that open to a incredible water view. Pilot station with wheel has 2 wood doors to access upper deck. Forward deck for BBQ and dining & aft deck has room for sitting at water level, launching your kayak or enjoying the lake life.

Slip rental $660 PM, cash out and buyer pays 9.5% sales tax upon purchase.

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Stellar Lake Union Houseboat




1900 Westlake Ave. Slip B21, Seattle, WA 98109

Introducing Jacob Ray Waterfront living doesn’t get any better than life aboard Jacob Ray, one of the most amazing houseboats on Lake Union. Incredible end of dock location with stunning city & lake views. Beautifully remodeled kitchen w/granite counter tops, new stainless appliances, combo washer/dryer. Master on main level with full bath. Mid-level great room / media room. Dumbwaiter takes the party to the mid level, and to the wet bar on the top deck. Pleasant mid deck and amazing full upper deck entertaining.

ECO Houseboats

Experience Houseboat living… like never before in this fantastic, economical and eco-friendly brand new houseboat. Designed for living and for life on the water, with large windows, spacious areas and comfort not found on other houseboats, the Ranch ECO-Sea Cottage will allow you to experience life on the water without the high cost of “Waterfront” living. Each ECO-Sea Cottage is special ordered with delivery in approximately 12-16 weeks. Give us a call to get started changing your life. These Houseboats are built to order and can be shipped anywhere in the US or Canada. With prices ranging from $110,000 to $275,000, these houseboats provide a level of affordable waterfront living you cannot find anywhere.

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RANCH Model Shown is priced at $175,000!


Contemporary HouseboatContemporary houseboat/vessel – Click for virtual tour





Time to make your dreams come true. Wonderful contemporary newer houseboat vessel on Lake Union with incredible Seattle views! Stainless steel appliances, built in sound system, cedar siding, large entertainment size decks on upper level. Located off Burk Gillman Trail, minutes to UW, Husky games (bike or walk). Live aboard full time or part time, cruise around the lake. Experience Kayaking, skulling, fishing and boating right outside the door. If you are looking for a houseboat that is modern, up-to-date, and extremely functional, this boat fits the bill. Top it off with its fantastic location, superb views of the city and lake, and proximity to nearby Wallingford and Fremont and you have an absolutely unique, outstanding value.
$319,000 HURRY! $274,950

25K Reduction!!! $249,000!!!


Lake Union Houseboat

Lake Union houseboat/vessel – Click for virtual tour



Beautifully finished newer 2009 Houseboat vessel with steel hull 40′ X 13.6′. High ceilings with crown molding, designer colors, Brazilian cherry laminate floors, beautiful tile floors & counters pluss jetted tub/shower in bath, marble countertops and slate laminate in kitchen. Lots of large windows and spacious decks to take in the lake and Seattle skyline. Spiral staircase to large master with floor to ceiling windows. French doors from master leads to large 2nd level deck. This is the life! Priced at only $239,000 Reduced to $224,000, you will want to hurry on this one.








Seattle Houseboat Charm

Seattle Houseboat Charm
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Fabulous views await you. The charm and art of Fremont is at your doorstep. Experience waterfront living like nowhere else – from your own Charming Houseboat. This 2 bedroom 3/4 bath houseboat features everything you need for a comfortable life on the water. Spacious Kitchen with eating space, roomy salon with large windows to take in the view, and lots of deck space to enjoy those great Seattle summers. At the amazing price of only $239,000 you can live this fabulous, unique lifestyle.







Ultimate Charm Houseboat

Ultimate Charm Houseboat
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Picture yourself on a houseboat on Ship Canal with boats passing by and ducks on the dock. The geese are occasionally honking, and the water is lapping against the boat. Reflections of sunlight ripple across the ceiling, dancing to the rythmic motion of the water. Such is…

Life On The Water
For only $169,000, you can live your dreams.






Absolutely CharmingAbsolutely Charming – Click for virtual tour
houseboat Vessel located in leased slip with views across the lake towards Gasworks park. Charming 40′ X 14′ one level houseboat Vessel, master bedroom, master full bath, large full wall closet, built in queen bed, with 8 builtin drawers. Large thermal insulated picture windows to take in Lake Unions amazing views. Designer colors, full kitchen, includes all appliances and stack newer washer/dryer. Great lake views from living room. Unimaginable views on the lake. Excellent Slip at $650.00 monthly, on 1 year lease, includes water/garbage & liveaboard. Pets permitted! Must see!!! REDUCED for quick sale! $125,000, what a great way to be on the water enjoying the Sleepless in Seattle lifestyle!

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Special thanks to Special Agents Realty, Dunato’s, Canal Shipyard, & Lodestar Inspection