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.)
Shannon's place is absolutely adorable and I can't say enough good things about it. She makes the check in and stay seamless. The location is perfect. The bed is so comfortable!! And more. She clearly pays attentions to detail. Thanks for a lovely week Shannon and I'll definitely try to re book in future visits.
This was my first Air BnB experience and I could not have been happier. This is a dedicated space with lots of amenities. Shannon had everything ready on time, the hand off was super easy and the apartment was really clean with tons of fun stuff to do.
The location is great. Highly would absolutely recommend this space for anyone looking for a starting point for a Seattle adventure.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Shannon's basement apartment for a week and it was WONDERFUL! The apartment is really comfortable and cozy, and the kitchen is great. We arrived to a fresh gallon of milk in the fridge, a bowl of chocolate truffles (they were gone really quickly), and nice fluffy robes. Everything you could possible need was provided! I wish I had brought some slippers because the concrete floors were a tad cold. We even had a minor incident with the water heater breaking and pooling, but Shannon was awesome! Shannon was responsive in the middle of the night, and had the heater replaced the next day while we were out and about. This could have tarnished our vacation but there was no inconvenience. Not to mention she brought us flowers and cider : ) In addition, the local restaurants are great - try the Delancey, Honore Bakery, and the Fat Hen. We had bikes with us which made exploring Ballard a wonderful experience. Would love to stay here again and this stay has made us decide we'll be making a move to Ballard! Thanks! : )
I enjoyed my stay in Shannon's clean and cozy basement apartment. It is located in a nice, quiet neighborhood with ample parking and convenient transit. Shannon was communicative and overall I enjoyed my time in Seattle!
Shannon was very accommodating to our ever changing travel schedule. Her apartment is in a cute neighborhood with lots of fun restaurants to walk to! Super clean apartment with a very Seattle-like vibe. The apartment was great and the bed was extremely comfortable. There was a fun record player, board games, and books that were available as well and a really cute kitchen that unfortunately, I didn't get the chance to cook in. Next time!
The host was incredibly accommodating and prompt with her responses (getting back to any questions or e-mails within minutes of being sent out). The apartment was even cozier then expected and instantly felt like home. The added touch was the personalized note and decadent treats she left us to enjoy upon our arrival and through out our stay. The neighbourhood was the reason we chose this apartment since it was so close to all of the shops and restaurants we wanted to visit along the Ballard strip. The host left us great recommendations of places to eat, shop, visit, which added must do's to our list. We would not hesitate to stay here again and will be recommending it to any of our friends and family members who are looking for somewhere in the Ballard area. Thank you for having supplied us with such a fantastic home away from home for my husbands birthday weekend in one of our favourite cities!!
We wanted a fun place to spend a mother daughter weekend, and this was the perfect find! We had a blast sightseeing during the day and then knowing we had such a soft place to land made it fun to go home at the end of the day. Shannon went above and beyond to make the space delightful. She literally thought of everything you would want/need and then some. The bed was so comfortable and everything felt in spit spot shape. Hospitality is clearly Shannon's gifting because she made it feel so comfortable and like a place you will want to visit again. It is located in a quiet neighborhood but within walking distance of some fabulous places to eat. It was the perfect backdrop to have a leisurely tea and breakfast morning and then a great place to listen to records (there is a record player/records to borrow) and play card games at night. We can't wait to come back in the Summer to see Seattle in bloom!
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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!