About This Listing
Cozy suite on the first floor of our home in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Enjoy a clean, roomy 2 bedroom + bathroom space on a quiet street with plenty of free parking & easy access to the heart of charming historic Ballard 1.5 miles away.
Enter through a shared foyer then proceed through another door to your own private guest suite which includes 2 rooms + private bathroom located on the first floor of our home where you can relax & unwind after a busy day.
The space includes a queen-size bed and comfy reading nook in the main bedroom. A 2nd bedroom with futon setup includes the following amenities:
- Free wifi
- Kitchen basics (dishes/utensils)
- Coffee/tea provided + Keurig
- Light breakfast items (fruit & oatmeal)
- Full size futon in 2nd bedroom with full linens provided. Will comfortably sleep an additional person.
- full tub/shower
- fresh linens
- basic toiletries (soap, shampoo/conditioner, & hair dryer).
You'll also enjoy the unit's own heating/cooling system so you can adjust the temperature to your liking.
You will have access to a shared foyer + first floor private quarters, which is separated by its own door. While the back yard is currently un-finished, you are welcome to sit and enjoy the outdoors out back or in our small front yard nook.
There is ample, free street parking around our house & neighborhood!
Interaction with Guests
You may see us & our dog coming and going as we will all share the foyer of the home. However, once you enter into the guest suite, we will respect your privacy & space. Since we live upstairs we are just a phone call/text away and will happily answer any questions you may have.
Although we do have a friendly dog, he will not have access to your space.
Ballard is one of the best neighborhoods in the city, all biases aside! It offers tons of fun shops, local restaurants, bars, parks, cafes, farmers markets, scenic access to the Puget Sound, and lots of fun nightlife. The heart of downtown Ballard is an easy 1.5 miles from our home.
Within 3 blocks of our home you can walk to “one of the city’s best food microhoods” as described by Seattle Met. This includes Delancey’s, an amazing wood-fired pizzeria; Essex, a London inspired pub serving craft cocktails and small plates with a tasty Northwest twist; Honore Bakery known as one of the best French bakeries throughout the city; The Fat Hen a rustic Italian bistro with European flare serving breakfast/brunch items; Brunswick & Hunt a "farm to neighborhood" restaurant offering seasonal menu items, and if you’re looking to let loose, head to Tarasco’s known as one of the best karaoke bars.
Downtown Ballard, Phinney Ridge, Fremont, Green Lake, & Wallingford neighborhoods are all a quick 1-3 miles away where you can find tons of live music, boutique shopping, some of the best restaurants in the country, farmers’ markets, award winning microbrews, bike paths, beautiful parks, and of course an abundance of local coffee shops.
* There is ample, free street parking around our home if you have a car.
By car: Downtown Seattle is an easy 10-15 minute drive away. If you need to rent a car (even for a portion of your trip), we have an Enterprise Rent-A-Car just 5 blocks from our home.
By bus: There are two major bus stops 4-5 blocks from our home for an easy 30-40 minute ride to reach Downtown or University District.
Many people in our neighborhood also use Lyft, Uber, and taxi's, which are easy to use & great for a night on the town.
Other Things to Note
FYI: There is currently no tv setup in the suite.
Please be aware that because we do live upstairs you will hear footsteps occasionally (from us & our dog). Although we do take precautions to limit this just know you will hear us from time to time.
1) Please remove your shoes when entering the house. Slippers are provided if needed.
2) No smoking allowed inside or on the property.
3) Be respectful of noise levels. No loud noise after 11pm.
4) Please be respectful of our home and keep it as clean as possible.
5) We live upstairs & ask for our own privacy, so please do not walk up staircase from foyer area.
From Aug 13 - 17, 2015 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
We stayed 4 days at Kate and Dannys beautiful appartment and couldn't have found a better one for our very first Air'bnb. Kate and Danny provided us with everythink what could be needed plus cereals, coffee, tea and a variety of caring products.
The bed was very comfortable (we also found some sweets and lot's of information material beside it :) ) and the sleeping room has a direct connection to a pretty garden space.
Bus connection to downtown Seattle is just four blocks away, but also Ballard (market street) is worth visiting). Highly recommendable!
Our stay in Kate and Danny's suite was very enjoyable. The bed and pillows were incredibly comfortable and the bedroom has wonderful natural light. We also liked that they kept a fan in the closet which we always like to use at night for a little white noise. The bathroom also had a lot of natural lights and the shower stream was nice and strong. We appreciated having the second room to store all our stuff, and it was very helpful having the mini fridge and a Kuerig for some late night hot tea and snacks. We did hear a little bit of noise from above, but it wasn't anything that kept us awake at night. The neighborhood is fantastic. Parking was a breeze, and we were easily able to walk to several delicious neighborhood restaurants (at Kate's recommendation). Communication with Kate was always quick and friendly. Overall, it was a great stay.
Kate and Danny were excellent hosts! Every detail of the home was thoughtfully arranged to make it feel welcoming and comfortable. The rooms were clean and beautiful. My daughter slept on a futon in the second bedroom, and she was very excited to have the kitchenette in her room!
The neighborhood is convenient and pleasant. Restaurants, an ice cream shop, and a little market are all within a mile or less, and the neighborhood is lush with flowers and gardens.
Our hosts were professional and easy to reach whenever I texted or emailed. I highly recommend this suite for a getaway in Seattle!
Unfortunately, we did not get to meet Kate & Danny, but we had a lovely stay at they place. The suite is very private, clean and quiet. The neighborhood seems very pleasant. Kate was very responsive to all of our texts. Thanks for a great place to stay!
Had a great stay in this cozy suite! Getting in and out was easy, and we had no problems finding the place. We didn't end up needing to get in touch with Kate or Danny, but felt confident that we could have if needed!
About the Host, Kate & Danny
We are two health care professionals and transplants (from PA & CA) who have happily called Seattle home for the past 7 years. We love being active and exploring the beauty of the Pacific NW whether it be hiking with our dog, camping, snowshoeing, or snowboarding. If we aren't out playing, you'll likely find us traveling, exploring the city, enjoying great food, hanging out with our neighbors, and catching sunsets on the Puget Sound (at our favorite local park). We've created a warm & welcoming private suite in our home and look forward to sharing the city we love!
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