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 was a welcoming and warm host. She left very clear instructions about staying at her home and took time to make sure I was comfortable and had what I needed. Her house is amazing and located in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood in Ballard. If you like older homes with a lot of charm, this is the place for you. The room itself is spacious and very homey, with a great view! When I come back to Seattle, I'd love to stay here again. Thanks, Marcia!
Marcia is a great host. Although she was not home when we arrived, she gave us detailed instructions as to how to get in, and, had left us a welcome note at the entry to our room. The room was clean and the carpet was newly cleaned. The house was clean and it was great to have our own bathroom. Comfortable bed and clean sheets. When we met her later, Marcia helped us plan our time more efficiently. Her knowledge of the local area and the amount of time required to go to Mount Rainier was right on the dot. Although we did not use them, she thoughtfully provides her guests with a slew of maps and brochures for local activities.
We had a wonderful stay at Marcia's place! She gave great details of how to get to her house from the airport and we had no problem finding it. Her home is very clean, comfortable, and well set-up for airbnb guests. Though we never got to meet Marcia in person, she was very responsive to all messages and made sure we had everything we needed for a good trip to (email hidden)e even accommodated an extra guest in our room by providing a cot for her to sleep on. There are plenty of brochures, maps, and information booklets in the room about what to do and see in Seattle which we really appreciated! Thank you, Marcia!
This was our first Airbnb adventure so we weren't sure what to expect. However, we were made welcome as soon as we entered Marcia's home and very much enjoyed our three night stay. The room was clean and quiet, and the house was charming. Meeting Marcia was like reconnecting with an "old" friend. When we next visit our Ballard relatives, we will certainly plan to stay here again.
This was my very first airbnb experience and it was a 5/5 stars! Marcia's home is beautiful and she is a fantastic host. She was very quick to respond to any questions I had and even though I only saw her once while I was there, she was the sweetest most welcoming person! She left little personalized notes for us and she also always left a few lights on at night so we would have no problems getting up to the room. The room is exactly as pictured and both the room and the bathroom were spotless when we arrived. That was a huge plus for me given that filth in general tends to give me anxiety. Ballard is quite a ways away from the airport and the downtown area, but it is a cute little part of town with tons of shops, cafes and restaurants. If you have a car, getting around Seattle won't be an issue. We used the public transportation system and it worked for us. Buses seem to run pretty late and they were never jammed packed with people or anything. All this to say, we didn't mind using the bus to get from Marcia's home to any of the touristy places in downtown Seattle. If I go back to Seattle, I would totally stay with Marcia again, so I totally recommend! Thank you Marcia!
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.
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.