About this listing
This large daylight basement 1 BDRM MIL apartment is a street level walk up with its own private entrance. I live upstairs and work from home as a freelance photographer/videographer and designer. When I travel, I host *quiet* guests upstairs, too.
Brand New Beautyrest Black firm queen bed (9/2014)
Secure, private and well-lit entry
Organic tea and coffee provided
Kitchen is well-equipped for longer stays (full sized refrigerator, new dishwasher and farmhouse sink, vintage cooktop (no oven, however) and toaster, and stocked with essential utensils and cookware)
Full bath, LUXURIOUS rain shower head with great water pressure, plush and abundant towels and hairdryer provided
Unit is heated through central forced air gas, with additional wall heaters for those who tend to run colder than average. (The unit stays cool in the summer on its own.)
Fresh herbs are available for clipping from the herb garden out front
Turntable/radio/mp3 player with vintage records
Small but growing library of classic literature
Games and cards
If you don't know what you'd do without a TV, oven or a microwave, I'm sorry, but this isn't the place for you. But for those who appreciate quiet quality with a bit of a Ace Hotel meets thrift store chic aesthetic, you will feel right at home.
If you like to wake to the sound of chirping birds and enjoy charming old school comforts with access to great local delis, bars restaurants and shops, you'll enjoy staying here!
Interaction with Guests
I like to give my guests lots of space to have their own autonomous experience, so interactions with my guests are usually kept to check in and check out. However, I'm happy to join for a local cocktail or engage more with guests if I'm around and they are up for it. I find most just want to be left alone to experience Seattle on their own, and since I work a lot, that works pretty well for everyone.
The apartment is located in the lovely and quiet area of Whittier Heights in Ballard, situated between three great neighborhoods: downtown Ballard, Phinney Ridge and Greenwood and close to Fremont. The apartment is within a lovely stroll to award winning restaurants, bars, cafes, bakeries and delis on 70th Street and 65th Street.
I am four blocks from Delancey's (amazing pizza), Essex, The Fat Hen and Honore Bakery. All voted top restaurants and bars. You can even take cooking classes at the Pantry at Delancey (but you must book early because they sell out!). It is a quick jaunt by bike or car to the Ballard Market (a really great grocery store), Safeway and Trader Joe's. Greenlake is a mile away. If you are a runner, walker or blader, you'll probably want to check it out! The Woodland Park Zoo is also close by and Discovery Park and Golden Gardens are also exquisite places to check out and not a far drive.
There is free street parking directly out front. Car-2-Go, Uber and Lyft are also a popular options in Seattle. I am 4 blocks to the #28 bus and about 6 locks from the Rapid Ride D line. Both buses go downtown.
Other Things to Note
Local sales tax (9.5%) has been included in the nightly rate.
two-person maximum (registered guests only)
no smoking on the property (inside or out)
not suitable for travelers with children
please observe appropriate noise levels between 10pm and 8am. (Especially in the kitchen area, as there is a bedroom directly above it upstairs.)
L shaped bedroom. Big closet with lots of hanging space. The bed nest is snug like a hug. That's why I call it a bed nest.
Shannon was the most gracious host with beautiful vintage modern taste. The place was immaculate -- a perfect, cozy getaway for a couple in dire need of some R & R from work, Los Angeles and a 2-year-old. We made the most of the immediate neighborhood, too: awesome restaurants, shopping, movies and massages. Thank you so, so much.
Shannon was great. I really enjoyed staying at her place. This place is a treat, located in a great neighborhood, the details and feel of the place make you feel at home. I highly recommend her place if you are visiting.
What a delightful place to stay! I only wish we could have stayed longer! This is the first time we have used Air BnB and I am sold! I felt so at home from the moment I walked in. Everything we needed was provided. The location was fantastic! We could walk around nearby to a lot of trendy shops and restaurants and it was only 10-15 minutes to touristy things like Pike Place. I would definitely love to stay here again!
Shannon was very helpful and the place was just as described. Very quiet neighborhood but close enough to downtown Ballard as well as a short ride into Fremont, downtown Seattle, etc. Shannon's recommendations were awesome. Thanks!
Beautiful home, well furnished and extremely comfortable! Shannon was a great host, easily reachable and accommodating to our requests. The neighbourhood is quiet, but near some really good eateries. Highly recommended!
The Cozy Hip Vintage MIL was our very first AirBNB experience and thanks Shannon it will not be our last. First, it is located in the very quaint neighborhood of Ballard where you can walk to breakfast or a coffee shops and enjoy the beautiful neighborhood gardens along the way. Ballard is close to everything we were looking for and very safe. The apartment is really cute, well furnished and decorated with a nifty vintage theme. The kitchen is stocked with coffee, teas, milk, mineral water, butter, etc and best of all I was introduced to my first cup of coffee from a Bialetti, it was great! She has spent a lot of attention to details which made our experience perfect.
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About the Host, Shannon
I am a designer (architectural/interior), photographer and professional organizer who loves urban homesteading, cooking everything from scratch, and has one too many restoration projects in the works. I am a thrift and antique store JUNKIE.
I love creating spaces and experiences that surprise and delight people. I actively work to surround myself with things and experiences that look good, smell good, feel good, taste good and sound good -- and I love sharing the very best of what I find and learn in that pursuit with others!
My life motto: Life is short and I want to do it ALL!