A quiet and peaceful room in the Sunset Hill area of Ballard in a neighborhood setting. Plenty of street parking, lots of great reviews. You are welcome to use the well equipped kitchen and any of the living areas of this large 100 year old home.
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.
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.
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.
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 wonderful host who cheerfully accommodated my unique schedule. The house was functional and in an interesting part of the city, the room was comfortable and clean, and the whole experience was great.
We never met Marcia, but she made everything so easy via messages and written communication. The house is charming and comfortable--although very warm! Definitely recommended. Ballard is a cute area.
marcia was a very welcoming host with whom the communication was easy and pleasant. i very much felt at home in marcia's house. the private room itself was spacious and clean. the bed was very comfortable. the location is great. the spectacular view of water and the olympic range in the neighborhood was mesmerizing every single time i drove toward it. great value overall.
Even though our stay was short the room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. We woke up early the next morning to a beautiful sunrise with Mt. Rainier in the distance. Lovely home, quiet neighborhood very close to Ballard Locks, restaurants and shops. We felt completely at home.
Marcia's place was a great spot to explore Seattle from. Ballard is a charming neighbourhood and there are lots of nice places to eat and drink. I'd recommend The Walrus and the Carpenter on Ballard Avenue which does great seafood.
More than happy to leave a review for a place which made my stay most memorable in Seattle. First of all, I'd love to thank Marcia for providing a cozy and clean room. I was so lucky to meet her and her family during my stay. She was a wonderful host, genuine and caring. (She even made me some strawberry shortcake that was super delicious:))
Excellent location, safe neighbourhood, cozy room, but above all, what I loved most was her wonderful hospitality.
What a lovely welcome, clean as a whistle, with a very special hostess! The listing was accurate, accommodation excellent. Neighborhood was blooming with spring flowers, safe, easy parking, secure and quiet.
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.