About this listing
A quiet and peaceful room with private bath in the Sunset Hill area of Ballard in a neighborhood setting. Plenty of street parking. You may use the well equipped kitchen and any of the living areas of my 101 year old home. LGBT friendly.
Sunset Hills is in an area of northwest Seattle known as Ballard. Ballard was called "Snoose Junction" until about 20 years ago when it started becoming hip. It still has its Scandinavian roots, funkiness, and continues as a working fishing port (where the Deadliest Catch boats leave from).
"Downtown Ballard" is 8 blocks to the east where you will find great restaurants like Bastille and Walrus and the Carpenter, incredible bakeries like Cafe Besalu, shopping, coffee shops (it is Seattle, after all), and sightseeing.
The Hiram Chittenden Locks, a popular (free) attraction and Shilshole Bay in Puget Sound are both within six blocks. Golden Gardens, a huge, in-city park, is less than two miles and features a sandy beach, great walks and even swimming in the salt water of Puget Sound.
About a mile away walk is Discovery Park, formerly an US Army base called Fort Lawton, and now a 534 acre nature preserve owned by the Seattle Park Department. There are lots of trails, interesting buildings (including a light house), and many wildlife, including eagles, that can be found there seasonally. This area is also free to explore, and just a walk over the Government Locks, mentioned above.
It's one-quarter block to the #17E (express) bus. The #17E only runs during rush hour and goes through downtown through Ballard. Other times of day you'll go four blocks south to the #44 bus which goes directly to the University District, University of Washington and University Medical Center and travels through Ballard to 15th NW where one can catch the Rapid Ride D Line downtown. The #40 runs on 24th NW which is eight blocks away and goes downtown to the south or to Northgate Mall to the north east.
The house has a large living and dining room for you to use, a kitchen to share, and a large deck off the back of the house. Free street parking in this beautiful, old neighborhood. The bedroom is up the open staircase on the second floor, and contains a queen size bed, dresser, and chair. The bathroom is private. Shampoo and shower gel provided. Wifi and Netflix streaming available for your use.
I do have an XL cot that can be set up in the room for an extra guest or separate sleeping arrangements.
I'm a Seattle native and would be happy to assist you with your plans. If you have any specific needs, I will do everything to assist you.
Their bedroom, upstairs full bath and main floor half bath, living, dining, kitchen and den.
Interaction with Guests
It depends upon the guest's preference. I am very happy to interact with guests or leave them alone.
It is quiet, pretty, four blocks to Puget Sound and eight blocks to the delightful Ballard business area.
Seattle Metro Transit provides buses four blocks away except during rush hour when the #17 Express runs to within 1/2 block of my house. See description for more details.
Come and go as you like. Please always lock the doors when you leave. I appreciate your conservation of resources - please turn off lights not in use, recycle, and be cognizant of water use.
Marcia's place was great. Very convenient in a nice, quiet residential neighborhood. Her communication was great too. We will definitely use Marcia's place again.
What a great experience! Our hostess was completely welcoming and very helpful. She provided us with good advice about enjoying our first visit to Seattle. She made us feel comfortable in her home immediately. The room was large and the bed was perfect. The location of the house was very convenient to all of the sights in Seattle, and especially so to the very interesting neighborhoods of Ballard and Fremont. We were within 30 minutes of everything we wanted to see (and we wanted to see everything).
Lovely vintage Ballard home!
We loved staying with Marcia! Upon arrival we were warmly greeted and given dinner suggestions. The room was very large and bed extremely comfortable! We had a bathroom all to ourselves and were given instructions on how to operate the older fixtures. The home is just a few blocks from the Ballard Locks which we were surprised to discover. We had a bonus adventure there our first evening before dinner. I highly recommend staying here and would book it again when we are in Seattle!
Our host Marica made us feel welcome to her lovely home by sending us emails and having a cute sign outside our bedroom welcoming us. She was flexible as we stayed for two days and then left for two days returning then for another day at her home. She let us keep hanging clothes and a suitcase in a closet while we were gone to have more room in our car. Her location is fabulous as it is a short walk to restaraunts and even the water that looks out to the Olympic Peninsula.
Marcia is a great host, nice and welcoming. She is also very helpful on planning your stay in this wonderful city.
The place in Ballard is very cosy, nice, quite and well located since it is a short drive or even a walking distance to golden garden park and the lock.
We strongly recommand this place.
Marcia's house is comfortable and quite. Marcia was welcoming and gracious host. We had a very pleasant stay. Thank you Marcia..
About the Host, Marcia
I am a Seattle native who has lived in the Ballard area of Seattle since 1975. I work as a nurse in a hospital. I look forward to meeting people from other places and show off the city I love.