About this listing
We are offering the upstairs of our cozy home. The space includes a living room with a comfy couch, a piano and a desk. The bedroom is bright and sunlit and has hardwood floors as does the living room. The space includes a private entrance and bathroom. Shared kitchen if needed. The house is located in the quiet neighborhood of Ballard which has a lively downtown core and includes restaurants, shops and clubs. We are close to bus lines and zip cars.
This apartment is located close to all things Ballard, which was why we decided to stay here. We stayed only two nights of the total we booked due to a change in travel plans. Al was good on communication, but the place could use some maintenance. The front door was sticky, the screen door was broken, and the dryer wasn't working. The yard could also use some maintenance and clean up. If you are looking for a place close to Ballard, and are on a budget, this will work just fine. Just don't expect anything fancy.
Al's place is great! I noticed that some has commented about place not being clean. My comment for that is that is "Yeah sure it's missing a female touch. But it's a guy that is renting it." So if you are really fancy then it's maybe not for you, but I felt at home. And will stay there for my next visit if it's available. Thanks Al.
Al was friendly on the phone. Once we got there we did not hear from him but we were ok with that. The location is great. Near a lot of restaurants and markets. Quiet and safe neighborhood. The house is small but just fine for a couple of people. The house has potential and with work could be a very nice place. The bed was comfortable. It could use some TLC with paint, maintenance and deep cleaning.
Al and his place were great! Quiet neighborhood, close to downtown Ballard and easy to get to downtown Seattle from there. We had our 6 month old baby with us and Al was so kind to even let us use a pack n play that he had at the house so we didn't have to take up extra room in the car to bring ours. Even the neighbors stopped to say hello to us as we were packing up the car to head home. It's not fancy, but it's quiet and comfortable and served all of our needs. I would highly recommend staying at Al's place!
The apartment is located in a great part of town and is very quiet. Despite the unusually warm temperatures we were very comfortable and slept really well (thank you, Al for the fan!). Al was great in returning my call regarding our arrival even though he had a really busy week and weekend. Our paths never crossed actually, but I had no doubt if we had needed anything, Al would aim to please! We weren't in the apt very much during our stay and it worked out great for our purposes. Thank you Al! - Tracy
About the Host, Al
Daughter and Dad are busy with work and school and are offering upper floor of cozy home. We can steer you in the direction of fun and interesting sights in Seattle.