This accommodation is a cottage behind a lovely Victorian house with separate access and a 3/4 (meaning shower but no bathtub) bathroom. So "apartment" is probably the best description offered in the limited airbnb scheme. The cottage has a brick patio and a large trellis on the south side covered with roses and grape vines and is surrounded by an English Garden. The pictures posted should give you the right idea. There is a microwave, a small fridge, and an electric kettle for making coffee or tea. It offers considerable privacy if that is desired. The bed is queen-sized. Extra high-speed WiFi is also provided along with cable TV, including all of the premium channels. It is also possible to close some giant wood-paneled pocket doors if you want to divide the studio into a bedroom and sitting room, if case someone wants to sleep and someone else does not.
The cottage is used as a studio by Liz (who is the English gardener) when it is not being used as a guest house. So there is a lot of (really excellent) art, mostly studies in the human form, on the walls and shelves. (If you would like a cast of one of the statues, talk to Liz.)
The Ballard Neighborhood is a great place to visit:
*10 minute walk to downtown Ballard with fabulous bars and restaurants, great Sunday farmers market, nice three-screen cinema, and much more.
*5 minute walk to the Ballard Locks, where ships enter and exit Puget Sound from Seattle waterways.
*10 minute drive to downtown Seattle.
Buses also run regularly downtown from close by - either to downtown Seattle or to the University District and elsewhere.
Evenings are very quiet here and the air quality is unusually good for a city. We get a fresh sea breeze off of Puget Sound in the early evening. Guests find the cottage a calming and refreshing refuge from the bustle of the city.
Bus service downtown and to the U District.
We had a very comfortable and snug two days at Brad's and Liz's studio in Ballard. I loved the location - convenient to everything, but so quiet. The garden patio is inviting, wish it had been spring, not winter and rainy! It will be so pretty then. Didn't get to meet Liz and only said "Hello" to Brad as he was riding off to work on his bike! Maybe next time we can connect. The family cats are friendly and fun. And we did get to meet Rachael, their sweet college-aged daughter. She was very helpful and available.
I had a great stay at Brad and
Liz's cottage. Private and very comfortable and perfect location for me. I love the Ballard area and it is very close to friends and family. Unfortunately Brad and
Liz were on vacation so I did not get to see them. I actually know Brad from high school and would love to meet Liz who based on the work in the cottage a very talented artist. On street parking could not have been easier, would love to stay here again,
This place is as described, privacy, great location, good plumbing, and a host who responds quickly to text. We found the mattress comfortable and the pillows are many and very comfortable. If you book here, read the instructions given sent to you in the confirmation e-mail...it will tell you where the light switches are (the second room is not easy to find on your own). The location is excellent and within 3 blocks of bus service. We rented bicycles for our stay. The trails are close and convenient for city cycling (cars yield to bicycles and pedestrians). Liz and Brad were out of town for our trip so their daughter Rachael was our gracious host. We absolutely would stay here again.
We had a wonderful time at The Cottage. Very cozy, clean, furnished with the basics. Situated in a nice neighborhood, close to shops and restaurants. The hosts, Liz and Brad, were great! I highly recommend staying at their lovely cottage.
Brad and Liz were fantastic hosts! Easy to communicate with, accommodating and just really neat people. This is what I love about airbnb, not only do you get to stay someplace really comfortable, you also get to meet cool people! Thank you for a wonderful place to stay, I'm already looking forward to my next visit.
My sister and I had a great stay in this cottage, and Brad, Liz and Rachel were all very friendly and accommodating. We were especially grateful for the sink, tea kettle, microwave and little fridge to store our snacks in. We shopped, ate and watched the Superbowl excitement in downtown Ballard... awesome weekend! Would definitely recommend.
We took a quick last-minute trip to Seattle and were lucky enough to have a few nights in Brad & Liz's great guest house. The location is fantastic - walking distance to a ton of shops and awesome restaurants in Ballard and Brad had some fantastic recommendations for places to eat and things to do. The guest house space is so warm and welcoming. Great neighborhood, great hosts. Thanks for having us!
I loved staying in the Cottage. It was super cute, very comfortable, and wonderfully quiet. Brad and Liz were communicative and amenable, but the Cottage has a lot of privacy.
Oh man Brad & Liz have a great guest house! They're in a cool part of Ballard next to stuff, the place is clean and decorated with Liz art, he welcomed us and gave a run-down of the town. We were free to come and go as we pleased after that. Very comfortable stay, would bunk here again in a minute.
Thanks Brad & Liz!
Fantastic place to stay! Brad was a great host, very welcoming and informative. The cottage is extremely comfortable and in a great location, close to the shops and restaurants in Ballard. I highly recommend staying here!