Phinney Oasis in Seattle

Apartment - Entire home/apt · 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98117, United States

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Just remodeled with bamboo floors, an artist’s attention to detail, and a seasoned traveler’s appreciation of comfort, this complete one-bedroom apartment with its own entrance is the perfect home base when visiting Seattle. In the charming, family-friendly Ballard/Phinney neighborhood, you’ll be within walking distance of the shops and restaurants of Phinney Ridge, and just a short drive to downtown Ballard, Green Lake, the Woodland Park Zoo, and much more. Also close to two bus lines, walk four short blocks to catch an express bus downtown.

The apartment is on the basement level of a classic Ballard bungalow with a lovely garden out front and a porch you’re welcome to use. You’ll find: new appliances and all the kitchenware you’ll need, fabulous modern tile work in the bathroom, a queen bed, 32-inch HDTV with cable, ipod docking station, wi-fi, washer/dryer, and off-street parking.

The immediate neighborhood features some of the finest coffee shops and eateries in the North End. Within walking distance are Bambino's (coffee shop), The Barking Dog (pub and eatery), Stumbling Goat (Northwest cuisine), Honore (French bakery), and many more. The Phinney and Ballard Farmer's Markets are a short stroll away, and for the exercise enthusiast Green Lake, the Burke-Gilman bike trail, and the Woodland Park and Zoo beckon. For music lovers, The Tractor Tavern, the Sunset, and a host of others in downtown Ballard, and in Fremont there's great entertainment within a 5-minute drive.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $615 /week
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • Great location, apartment was roomy, clean and well furnished. Pastries on arrival were appreciated. Would definitely stay here again!

    February 2014
  • Our stay in Seattle was made perfect by our hosts. The apartment was exactly what we needed. It was clean, comfortable, and beautiful. We will definitely return.

    January 2014
  • Kim's place was warm and welcoming. The bed was fabulously comfortable and all other amenities were lovely. I look forward to returning!

    January 2014
  • KIm's place in Phinney is perfect for us. My daughter just lives a few blocks away in Ballard. The chocolate & raspberry croissants Kim left for us were so delicious and a great welcoming touch! Everything was comfortable,plenty of room for us and and a well stocked kitchen! The apt is extremely clean and well-appointed! The heated floor in the bathroom is the very best!!!!!
    It is close to my very favorite coffe shop that ships coffee to me all the way to Boston...Herkimer on Phinney Ave! That is a real plus! Just sorry we did not get to meet Kim and her pooch!! Hopefully we will when we return in April!

    December 2013
  • Great spot with all the amenities.

    November 2013
  • A wonderful stay for us and our two month old. Kim and Stuart set up a pack and play for us. Lots of space and the kitchen was well stocked.
    The apartment is convenient to buses to get downtown, and there's food and coffee close by!
    Phinney Oasis is a great place to stay.

    September 2013
  • Kim and Stuart were absolutely fabulous hosts from the moment we arrived. My husband, 8 month old daughter and I felt completely comfortable and safe during our stay. Great quiet neighborhood!

    We were checked in via email prior to arrival. As other reviewers noted they had fresh pastries waiting for us from Fresh Flours that were scrumptious, I was barely willing to share the pear pastry with my husband.

    Stuart happened to be home when we arrived. He was very sweet and offered the use of a highchair/ booster seat that could be strapped onto a dining chair. This was such a life saver since it was the one home item I hadn't planned for (I'm a very organized planner) and certainly simplified feeding my daughter. They had also offered to have a pack and play ready for us which we didn't need since our hotel stay the previous weekend required us to travel with our own crib.

    Although the space is not grand in size it provides everything you could possibly need. Every time I thought of something I turned around and there it was. Even the lotion in the bathroom was paraben free! The space is incredibly well laid out and efficient. There is plenty of storage space if you want to unpack and feel at home, which we used, and there is literall(website hidden)k everywhere you think it would be nice to have one.

    I will say that the height clearance is a bit tight as you would expect in a basement space. My husband is 6'2" and bonked his head a could of times in the same place. The bedroom space is actually raised a couple inches and the ceiling is also lower in the walkway from the bedroom to the bathroom so just beware or avoid this area if you're tall. As other reviewers noted watch out for the bed since the base is a bit wider than the bed itself. I was conscious of it and still managed to stub my toes more than a few times.

    There is parking available but I think you'd need a truck or SUV to clear the lip just because of the grades between the street, the sidewalk and the driveway. We had a rented Nissan Ultima and unless we wanted to rip off the undercarriage it wasn't going to happen. Street parking was no problem for us and we were able to find space out front.

    There are a bunch places within a couple of blocks to grab a bite or a latte. Bambino cafe was awesome (reeeeeealy good coffee), we also enjoyed Ridgeback cafe (beware the crepes are delicious but huge) and The Dray (nice drafts, good sammiches and decent sports bar- check it out if you're a soccer fan). Oh and if you're craving desert take a trip up to Phinney Ave and grab a slice of pie from Pies A La Mode, the sour cherry with Bluebird Creamery ice cream was ahhh-mazing.

    September 2013
  • We loved Kim's place! It is very cozy and comfortable. The pictures hardly do it justice, since they don't show the attention to architectural detail lavished on the renovation of this basement space. I'm six feet tall, but didn't come in contact with the ceiling that is sub-six-foot in a few places. And even if I had, I'm sure the smoothly rounded edges would have only given a gentle bump. The delicious pastry awaiting us on our arrival was typical of the elegance of Kim and Stuart's welcome to their guests. The Phinney Ridge neighborhood is charming with some good nearby bars and coffee houses, as well as a wide choice up the hill along Phinney & Greenwood Aves. They recommend the Honore Artisan Bakery, which is excellent and known across Seattle. We enjoyed downtown Ballard, which is easy to get to by bus or rental car (or via an "urban hike"). We will definitely try to stay here again on our next trip to Seattle.

    September 2013
  • Our stay at Kim and Stewart's place was a great first experience with Airbnb. Kim went out of her way to accommodate our wanting to have a nice cup of tea when we arrived in Seattle. The place was wonderfully appointed with everything that we needed for our stay to be comfortable including a washer and dryer. Both she and her husband were wonderful hosts - sharing their knowledge of Seattle and the area to ensure that we would find things to do that were fun for us. They could not have been nicer to stay with.

    August 2013
  • This was the second time I stayed with Kim and Stewart who were as gracious and welcoming during this visit as they were last year. Their apartment is very clean and inviting to be in which is a huge priority for me. Their apartment is in a good location within walking distance to all the restaurants and amenities of the Phinney Ridge neighborhood and the 3 mile walk around bustling Green Lake. It is also a very short car ride or longer walk to the bars and restaurants of lively old Ballard. Excellent coffee is only 1 block away at Cafe Bambino which is open at 6 am during week days - a great find for those experiencing jet lag! Or Kim and Stewart thoughtfully provided fresh ground coffee if you are more of a do it yourself guest. I will definitely stay with Kim and Stewart again during next year's trip back home to visit with family.

    August 2013
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University of Alaska, Boston University, Evergreen State College, Antioch University, University Cooperative, Seattle Public Schools
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Reading teacher for Seattle Public Schools and love it!
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My roots are in Alaska, with many family members still living and working up there. I love to hike, ski, mountain bike, kayak, dig in the dirt, eat good food, and travel. My husband is a furniture designer whose workshop is located in the "Center of the Universe" (Fremont!) and is now the designated grill master with his specialty; wild Alaskan Salmon caught by our son! Our other son was instrumental in getting this apartment up and running. Both occasionally come by for a few days at a time. We also have a karelian bear dog that is now older than me in dog years. She is sweet, mellow, and loves a hello. She lives outside during the days and when we are home joins us upstairs. She often takes doggy vacations with our son for a few days or longer that she absolutely loves. I spend my winter months surrounded by sweet, loving 6, 7, and 8 year olds teaching them to read and love books! We're happy to share our knowledge of Seattle and surroundings. We can send you off on some great trips culled from our many years of exploring the Northwest!
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