bedroom with comfortable pillow top premium bed and plenty of pillows (down and hypo-allergenic)outdoor relaxation with gas grill and a sandbox for the little ones.

Entire home/apt

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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The apartment is located in a friendly neighborhood with great restaurants and breweries. The apartment is cool in the Summer and cozy in the Winter. Wifi and smart tv with Netflix and Directv for your pleasure.

The space

Your apartment is 800 sq ft large and immaculately clean! Bedroom features a queen size pillow top bed with plenty of pillows and 300 thread count sheets, walk-in closet and a large window that opens to the private yard. Living room has a Dania sofa bed to snuggle up near the fireplace, this is a real working fireplace! **We just spent 3 weeks updating the look of the living room and adding a new ceiling with better lighting and soundproofing!** We also provide a 3" memory foam topper for the sofa bed which makes it super comfortable as a second bed. The armoire houses a brand new 32" LED SMART TV with Netflix streaming through wifi (included at no charge) and Directv. Attached blu ray DVD player picture is amazing! Bathroom features a large Jacuzzi tub/shower. We provide complimentary body wash, towels, hand soap and toilet paper (up to a weeks worth). The kitchen is also very large with a full size refrigerator, full size electric oven/stove, microwave oven, coffee maker and all utensils needed for cooking. Coffee, cream and sometimes baked goods will accompany your arrival. You will also find fresh flowers throughout designed by Jean Louise herself!

We are located between Ballard and Fremont. When you walk the neighborhood you'll find an eclectic mix of businesses and
eccentric residents. You are blocks away from booming neighborhood breweries like Populuxe, Stoup, Reuben's Brews, Maritime, Bad Jimmy's and more! Great neighborhood restaurants like The Dish and The Leary Traveler. Venture a little further to Old Ballard Ave and you will be treated with 1/2 mile strip of nightlife and great restaurants, new and old. Anthony Bourdain featured this area on his show No Reservations! Venture the other direction and you will find yourself next to the original Lenin Bronze Statue brought over from Czechoslovakia in what locals call "The Center of the Universe" or Fremont. Great vintage shops, restaurants and local artisans call Fremont home.
If you want to venture to downtown Seattle just hop on the #28 bus 1/2 block from the apartment and be there in 20 minutes! It's only 5 blocks to the #44 bus that runs directly to the University of Washington.

The apartment entrance opens to the cozy and private back yard (enclosed by a 6 foot cedar fence), outdoor seating with cover (if you care to enjoy our rainy season up close) and gas grill.


Some other distances to landmarks:

~ 5 miles to Pike Place market and the heart of downtown
~ 2.5 miles to University of Washington
~ Just across the canal from Seattle Pacific University
~ 5 blocks from the Burke Gilman Trail (a 17 mile paved trail that runs from Golden Gardens Beach Park to Kenmore) for running/walking/biking
~ 3.5 miles to Golden Gardens Park
~ 2 miles to The Locks (passage for boats from Lake Washington to the Puget Sound). Also has a working Salmon Fish Ladder that can be viewed from below water level.

We are a family of three (plus our friendly miniature dachshund named Guinness) and we live in the upper portion of the house. We are extremely conscious when we have guests in house to respect your privacy and keep noise to a minimum. Your apartment is totally private, but we do share the house so you might hear us at times. Although the apartment bedroom is very quiet and peaceful we provide complimentary eye masks and earplugs for those light sleepers! Our flower shop is just down the street in Fremont, so we frequently stop by the house. We hope to meet you soon!

The apartment is fully private. You share the rest of the grounds with us. Yay!

We interact with you as much as you like. We have years of experience working in hotels and other service industries. Trust us...we'll know if you want to keep to yourselves or if you want our advice.

Guest access

The apartment entrance is private and located in the back courtyard. The apartment is not shared space, but we do share the yard and common areas.

Interaction with guests

One of us is generally around as we live in the upper half of the house and run our flower shop just down the street. Occasionally we are gone camping or on a short trip.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 55
Security Deposit: 200
Weekly Discount: 13%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Low volume 9pm - 6am. We have a 9 year old boy, so we are in bed early and up early! No smoking on premises. ID required upon arrival. No parties. No persons under 18 without an adult. Key will be given upon arrival and must be returned before departure. Extra keys upon request. No pets. We have a small dog that does not enter the apartment. We have a flower shop just down the street in Fremont so we are around often.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are 4 stairs to descend to the landing entrance.
Potential for noise - We have a 9 year old and the neighborhood has lots of children, so playing in our yard can happen on nice days.
Pet(s) live on property - We have a older miniature dachshund. She is a bit slow, deaf and blind.
No parking on property - The street we live on has free parking 24 hours a day.
Some spaces are shared - The backyard has a gas grill and table and chairs for dining as well as lawn chairs for relaxing.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

167 Reviews

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Triegue User Profile
May 2017
Great place that's well decked out at an affordable price. Very close to key bus routes for getting around Seattle.
Michael User ProfileMichael is a superhost.
Response from Michael:
Thank you Triegue!
May 2017

Andrea User Profile
March 2017
This is an amazing location - made seeing all of Seattle so easy and the Fremont/Ballard neighborhood gives you so many great dining options! Michael's place was so big and clean - it truly felt like a home away from home! No detail left out - from tons of pillows and blankets to the wine and cookies! Highly recommended!

Melissa User Profile
March 2017
Hosts were very kind and accommodating. Space is beautiful. Fantastic little touches, fresh flowers, bottle of wine and cookies ready to bake fresh. Comfortable bed, clean and all and all a fabulous place to stay. I would stay here again without hesitation.
Michael User ProfileMichael is a superhost.
Response from Michael:
Thank you Melissa!
March 2017

Cornelius User Profile
February 2017
Homemade ready to bake cookies, clean sheets, heat on as we walked in the door...perfect!! Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend away! Take a walk to slate coffee (5minutes walk) in the morning- walrus and carpenter for seafood dinner amazingness (15 minutes walk) and downtown Ballard is right next door to the restaurant!
Michael User ProfileMichael is a superhost.
Response from Michael:
Thank you Cornelius!
February 2017

Terri User Profile
February 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Michael's. We appreciated the wood for the cozy fireplace, delicious coffee and cream provided, homemade cookie dough, great bed and bedding. The photos were so accurate. For the 3 of us, the unit was plenty roomy. Everything was spotless, and nicely decorated. The neighborhood is so peaceful, and central to Seattle sight-seeing.
Michael User ProfileMichael is a superhost.
Response from Michael:
Thank you Terri!
February 2017

Sharon User Profile
February 2017
Would highly recommend this apartment.. Very clean. Very good amenities.. very nice hosts. Would stay here again!
Michael User ProfileMichael is a superhost.
Response from Michael:
Thank you Sharon!
February 2017

Lacy User Profile
February 2017
Great place in a lovely neighborhood. The hosts are very accomodating.
Michael User ProfileMichael is a superhost.
Response from Michael:
Thank you!
February 2017

Seattle, Washington, United StatesJoined in September 2011
Michael User ProfileMichael is a superhost.

Michael and Jean Louise have lived in Seattle for over 19 years. We enjoy music (especially listening to KEXP), good books, art, running, hiking, backpacking, mountain climbing, skiing, etc. We are self-employed running a flower studio that has been in business for 13 years. Our son and miniature dachshund complete our little family. We like for our guests to be as comfortable as possible. Whether you like to be left alone or like to talk about the area and are looking for recommendations, we are happy to accommodate.

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