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, 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) and #61 bus going through Ballard. The #17E only runs during rush hour. The #61 is a feeder route to the D-Line Rapid Ride with service to downtown Seattle. Four blocks south to the #44 bus which goes directly to the University District, University of Washington and University Medical Center.
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 would be shared with me. Shampoo, conditioner 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.
We had a great stay with Marcia. She made us feel welcomed immediate by offering us something to drink and eat (she just had a party that night) and showed us our room. We also met her friend Walter and had a lovely conversation getting to know each other before retiring for the night. The bed was nice and firm which is great for us (with bad backs). The area is safe and quiet and parking very accessible outside. If you get the chance to stay here we highly recommend you to visit the Ballard farmer's market. It's not to be missed. We would definitely stay with Marcia in the future.
Marcia is just a lovely host who gave us very detailed directions to find her house. The room is very clean and is located in a very quiet neighborhood, also walking distance to Ballard, our favorite area in Seattle (lots of nice cafés and restaurants). Thanks a lot Marcia.
Marcia was helpful and responded quickly to my questions.Her home is lovely and my upstairs room felt private and was very quiet.There is a bathroom close by my room which was convenient. I had a great nights sleep in the comfy bed.The house is in a nice neighborhood with restaurants and parks within easy walking distance.I was very happy with this choice and hope to return next time I am in Seattle.
My sister and I had a wonderful stay at Marcia's sweet craftsman home, which was cheery, clean and inviting. We slept like babies and woke up to the sound of songbirds. It was hard to leave such a great spot but as we left we had a stunning view of the Olympics from the front yard.
We were juggling a lot of moving parts during our trip and Marcia's patience, kindness and hospitality made our time in Seattle joyful, comfortable and memorable. Staying in this beautiful part of Ballard will make you want to move (back, in our case!) to Seattle. We hope to stay with Marcia next time we're in town.
Marcia was so gracious and her darling room and home were just right! Our travel plans were chaotic, as we were planning and orchestrating a tea party and juggling a few too many moving parts. She was flexible, understanding and speedy with communication; her house was cheery and the room was welcoming, clean and peaceful; the neighborhood, view and nearby landmarks will make you want to move to Seattle (made me want to move back!). I highly recommend this place for anyone who wants an authentic and joyous Seattle experience.
This is a great house in a great neighborhood. Plenty of street parking, super comfy bed, and nice and quiet. Marcia sent an email a couple of days before our stay with all the information we needed for our stay, and she has plenty of pamphlets and flyers for area attractions.
Easy walk to restaurants, and the area was nice for just walking around with no destination in mind. We only stayed one night, but this place would make a great "home base" for a longer stay in the Seattle Area.
Marcia's home was the most welcome and wonderful place to stay. She even put up an extra cot for us and made the bed. I would certainly return and stay there again.
Marcia lives in a lovely neighborhood very close to Discovery Park and lighthouse, which was on our must-do list and one of the reasons we choose her area. She was a very gracious hostess and even invited us to join their dinner party the first night we were there! Bed was comfy, everything was great!
We stayed at Marcia's for a week and a half while visiting Seattle. The room and house were exactly as described and soooo comfy! Marcia was great about communicating details and suggestions to us during our stay, and everything went smoothly. The house is in a great neighborhood with easy bus access to downtown and a quick walk into the historic district of Ballard. To save some money on our trip, we bought groceries and cooked at home for several of our meals, which was also a breeze and such a nice amenity to have! We would definitely recommend staying here to anyone coming to Seattle, and hope we will be able to come back soon. Marcia, I'm only sorry we didn't get to see more of each other during our stay!
My friend was in town and I didn't have room for her, so I set her up nearby at Marcia's. Marcia was super responsive prior to the reservation in answering questions. The house was big, and there were cute signs leading up to the clean, neat room. Very beautiful house with artsy decorations. Marcia had left very clear information regarding the amenities, and my friend slept great! The internet was nice and strong for her to do work easily. We never got to meet Marcia unfortunately, but the opportunity worked out great!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.