Come stay in our cozy mother-in-law apartment while visiting Seattle. The apartment features a private entrance, bedroom with a queen bed, kitchen and bathroom. The apartment is on the main floor of our big farmhouse/craftsman style house that was built in 1910. The kitchen is stocked with breakfast foods, including organic fruit, locally baked bread, yogurts and cereals, juice, milk, coffee, teas and, best of all, fresh eggs from our own flock of chickens. There is off-street parking for guests and the paper is waiting for you each morning outside your door. We have been hosting guests for many, many years, and while most of our guests come to see family, Ballard is a wonderful enclave in Seattle just waiting to be explored. We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood, but great food, bakeries and of course coffee shops are all within walking distance. We are blocks away from several different bus lines, so getting downtown couldn't be easier. But after a long day of visiting friends and family, or seeing the sights, feel free to come sit and relax in our nearly 1/2 acre yard. Guests are welcome to pick veggies and herbs in the garden, or see if any raspberries or blueberries are ripe. There are apple, cherry and pear trees as well, so come enjoy! Consider Browns House Guest Apartment your home-away-from home.
(Note: normally, there is a three night minimum, but if I only have two nights in a row available and you would like to book them, just send me a message and we can book you that way.)
There is no smoking in the room, but guests may smoke in the yard.
And while it's not a 'rule', I thought I would put in a word here about the pets I own. I have cats, but they have never, ever been allowed in the apartment. I clean the apartment with a very expensive hepa-filtered vacuum. I have had guests stay who have cat allergies and they were fine.
Diana's House Guest Apartment was exactly as described and pictured. It was very comfortable and served as a good jumping off point to explore Seattle.
Two points I really enjoyed about my stay:
1. Diana and her family are very nice folk, very easy going and great to chat with. Diana herself really went out of her way to make me feel comfortable and I enjoyed chatting with her about traveling and the city. One of the nicest hosts I've stayed with!
2. Amenities provided are numerous and of good quality. Diana goes beyond basic amenities and provides you a variety of groceries and bathroom supplies. All were very useful!
The location is very close to a bus line which is a direct route to downtown Seattle. It still takes around 20-30 minutes via bus to get into downtown but getting to the bus stop itself is quite easy by walking. There's a big supermarket (Safeways) around 10 blocks away which is also easily reachable via a good walk.
Definitely enjoyed my stay at Diana's and i heartily recommend staying with her!
Wonderful experience all around. Quiet, clean, and peaceful little nook in a great location in relation to downtown Ballard. I am a light sleeper and I slept like a rock. Diana was kind, accommodating, and welcoming, and the space looked just as lovely as it does in the pictures. It felt like every little detail had been considered, and Diana had even stocked the space with all sorts of lovely breakfast staples, fresh coffee, and eggs from her chickens. I would stay with Diana again in a heartbeat. :)
Diana's place was amazing. The apartment is spacious yet cozy. The kitchen was stocked with food and Diana was very helpful and friendly.
This was great space to stay while in Seattle. Ballard is an awesome neighborhood and the apartment was very private, the full kitchen was well stocked (eggs, milk, juice, yogurt, cereal, coffee) and everything was clean and comfortable. We would definitely stay again! Diana is extremely responsive, friendly, and made us feel welcome.
Diana made us feel quite at home.
The evening we arrived she checked to see what provisions that
she should get for our breakfast. Of course, she had her own fresh eggs, which were delicious. The place is very roomy with a full kitchen and bath. We definitely would stay again.
The house is exactly as advertised -- impecable! We loved the place! The location is incredible, close to everything we wanted to see and do. The place was clean and perfect. We had no problems finding the house and Diana was extremely kind and attentive to us!
Diana's place was very comfortable and a warm place to spend our evenings while visiting in Seattle. the fresh eggs and breads for breakfast were a big plus. her place was conviently located to restaurants, bakeries, coffee houses and public transportation to downtown Seattle. We have already recommended it to other family members for their visits to the Seattle area.
Raised here in Seattle, I'm definitely a Pacific Northwest girl! I love getting out to hike in the mountains, snow ski, raft, anything that gets me out enjoying all that Washington (and beyond) has to offer. My husband and I both like to garden, especially vegetable gardening. We have 3 kids - 2 in college - and taking care of the yard is a family affair. I like to cook and bake, especially pies. Pie baking is nearly a religion in this household. I live in a great neighborhood and enjoy visiting with my neighbors, especially on weekends, when we chat over coffee on somebody's porch. And being a true Seattleite, I love good coffee! I make my own every morning, but then usually find an excuse to go to the best coffee shop in the world (really!) for a cappuccino.