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.
Cozy and comfortable. affordable and private.
Brad and Liz were great hosts and the space was cozy and convenient. Would highly recommend.
The little studio is a lovely place to stay, and the hosts are very welcoming. I really enjoying waking up to Liz's sculptures every day and Brad was always forthcoming with suggestions about the neighbourhood, which we loved. I would definitely stay here again.
Fantastic location. Lovely space filled with beautiful art. Delightful hosts. I was in Seattle on business and the space to care of all my needs.
Hell, yeah! Beautiful house, gorgeous residential neighborhood a couple miles from downtown, an easy jog to the water (I took a jog). My 2d day, hosts invited me in for an evening cocktail -- a sage martini, with gin and crushed sage and vermouth. No joke. This was my first AirBnB experience, and it makes me think that this is a great way to go.
My time at Brad and Liz' cottage was a perfect escape. They were warm and welcoming when I arrived and my three days in their studio/home were wonderful. The cottage is the perfect distance to and from the heart of Ballard. If you are looking to escape and have a quiet retreat, then this place is for you. If you are looking to immerse yourself in Ballard's myriad restaurants and bars, then this place is for you. The commute is quick and safe. I would definitely come stay here again.
This little spot was perfect! Great cozy cottage and perfect location. Brad and Liz provide you with all the things you need to make ones stay charming. AND You can walk any to the best bakery in Seattle!
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.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.