Cozy Hip Vintage MIL Apt in Ballard

Apartment - Entire home/apt · 11th Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98117, United States

The Space

Recently renovated, this large daylight basement one bedroom MIL apartment with easy but private street level access. It gets good light, too. I live upstairs.

▪ Secure, private and well-lit entry
▪ Wi-Fi
▪ Organic tea and coffee provided
▪ New Beautyrest Black firm queen bed with mind bogglingly comfortable linens and hypoallergenic comforter and pillowcase covers (check the reviews)
▪ Kitchen is well-equipped for longer stays (full sized refrigerator, brand 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
▪ Vintage clock radio
▪ Turntable with vintage records
▪ iPhone/iPod mp3 dock
▪ Small but growing library of classic literature

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. Because of the hardwoods above, you might occasionally hear the kitty playing upstairs. He's not very graceful.

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!

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.

Local sales tax (9.5%) has been included in the nightly rate.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $2200 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This place was perfect! My fiance and I stayed for 5 nights at Shannon's place in Ballard. The space is comfortable and super nice. She has everything you could possibly want or need for you in the apartment. This was my first airbnb experience and I was extremely pleased. We also enjoyed that it was a change of for us pace (instead of a boring hotel) and we felt like we really were part of the neighborhood by staying here. Ballard is a great community; we were able to walk to pretty much anything we wanted and we could be in downtown in about 30 minutes by bus. I would highly recommend Shannon's place!

    April 2014
  • Host was congenial and welcoming. Space was everything promised and more. Tastefully and cleverly furnished and decorated. Very, very comfortable. The combination of retro and current was charming.

    March 2014
  • Staying at Shannon's was lovely! The place was just as described and show in the photos, and actually even larger than I thought. It was conveniently located by the bus stop downtown, as well as a lot of cute bars and restaurants. She also provided extra goodies for us: prosseco, candies and coffee which was unexpected and a nice treat. The bed was heavenly, so comfortable, I slept great! It was slightly chilly, but she made up for that with cozy socks, bathrobes and there are small heaters in the space that would warm up nicely. I highly recommend her place to anyone visiting the area.

    March 2014
  • We loved Shannon's space! She made the small place very comfortable and clean. For those looking to stay in, Shannon's apartment has a record player and endless games; perfect for a rainy evening. Ballard is a quaint and friendly community with many small bistros and cafes serving local fare. Parking was easy and Shannon was very accommodating.

    March 2014
  • My second visit to Shannon's revealed to me the most beautiful Camellia in Ballard, right out back! And Shannon is an active neighborhood gardener, a responsive, accommodating hostess who offers an ideal, quiet spot central to everything in Ballard. She offered to send me something I inadvertently left behind and diligently looked for something I thought I left behind but ultimately found I didn't. Very pleasant experience with Shannon both times I stayed there and if and when the occasion arises again to stay in the area, I'll know where to look for ease, comfort, convenience, cost-effective, cozy, clean, quiet digs. You should try it too!

    March 2014
  • This was my second stay with Shannon; I came bqck for the ease, central location, comfort, convenience and the great entertainment available in the (website hidden). all the classic books you've wanted to read but might not have gotten too yet, and while you're perusing them, you can nibble on the chocolate bonbons or ginger chews (best variety) that Shannon provides and there is a book of drawing challenges so you can leave a sample of your artistic aspiration there. Finally, when you have to sleep, the silky soft sheets will tempt you to float away...way past your wake up call. So, even if you have nothing special to do in Ballard, you can do something special staying right here. Try it and you'll be surprised when you receive your receipt after your stay-HA! Mystery treat.

    February 2014
  • Shannon"s place is awesome, we didn't want to leave. Great location, great amenities, completely private. As others have said, it is the little touches Shannon leaves for her guests that make the experience so wonderful. Also try the High Life restaurant for brunch or dinner- ask for Travis he is a great waiter. Very enjoyable experience.

    February 2014
  • It was my third stay at Shannon's place and I plan to stay there again on future work trips. It is super comfortable, big, in a nice neighborhood, etc. All the positive reviews people give the place are true. Highly recommended.

    February 2014
  • Shannon & her apartment were great. The apartment was spacious, stylish and immaculate. Shannon left treats that were appreciated, and check-in & check-out were smooth.

    January 2014
  • Shannon's place is honestly the best Airbnb I have ever stayed at. I have used Airbnb several times when I travel for work and this was by far the most comfortable and accommodating. I will try and stay here every visit to Seattle! Thanks Shannon!

    January 2014
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University of Washington, NYU
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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!
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