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.
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!
We stayed with Marcia for 10 days, it was a very comfortable stay, very convenient for downtown Seattle, Marcia was a good host, we did not see too much of her, as she worked, and we were busy exploring Seattle, but it worked very well. I would recommend Marcia's place, good stay.
Thanks for everything, Marcia! I had a great stay. Sorry I missed you, but enjoyed the visit with Raleige. She was very accommodating. I hope to stay with you again this fall on my next trip to Ballard.
Marcia is the perfect host! She respects her guests' privacy, is very thoughtful and always a pleasure to be around. She even mended a button on my jacket for me, which I really appreciated. The house is very cozy and only minutes away from some very good eats & coffee shops, not to mention the Locks!
I thoroughly enjoyed my 1st experience with Airbnb and with Marcia at Craftsman in Sunset Hill, Ballard. Altho i did not see Marcia for a few days, her notes were totally welcoming and when i did meet her, she was very pleasant and open. My room was spacious, quiet, clean , convenient for the conference I was attending in Seattle. I felt very comfortable in her home.
Great experience. Comfortable room with a nice view of the Ballard neighborhood. Quiet neighborhood with a 10 minute walk to all the best bars/restaurants in Ballard. A little far from the Capital Hill/Downtown area, the bus kind of takes forever, but a car share service like Car2Go makes it real easy. Marcia is super nice. Clean room, nice bathroom, nice kitchen available. I would definitely stay here again.
I loved staying at Marcia's house - the room was really nice, comfortable, and quiet, it was a short walk to all the cute restaurants and shops in Ballard, and Marcia was a really nice person! I would definitely stay again.
Staying with Marcia was warm, cheerful, lovely, welcoming and delightful experience. Marcia is a most friendly person, even though she was not feeling well and were working a lot during our stay, she always had a big smile and nice words to us. Already before our stay she sent me good information about Seattle and search the right bus routes. We were just happy to meet her and enjoy her positive and good humor.
The room is nice, clean and tide. There is lot of light in the room and space as well. We could use kitchen when we wanted and be in the house like we are in ours. After long trip you really appreciate that! The neighborhood is beautiful and peaceful and the bus to the city leaves right front of the house.
Thank you Marcia, we definite recommend this sweet room in Sunset Hill!
Had a wonderful visit. It's a cozy room, Marcia is sweet, and the neighborhood was so much fun to explore!
Marcia's home is completely comfortable and inviting, easy walking distance from all the best of Ballard (I recommend Pestle Rock Thai Restaurant - very fresh, creative yet authentic & delicious). Marcia is lovely - I'm going back!