About This Listing
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, cereals, juice, milk, coffee, teas and, best of all, fresh eggs from our own flock of chickens. We have been hosting guests for many, many years, and while many 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. If you have rented a car, there is off-street parking for you in our extra-long driveway. 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.)
Interaction with Guests
The small apartment is at the back corner of our house on the main floor, but it is very private. Should you need anything, however, you can always call, text or knock on my door and ask. I'm happy to help with restaurant recommendations, directions, whatever it is you might need. My cell phone is always on!
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 welcomed us as we pulled into the driveway and carefully showed us around her lovely little apartment. Everything was cozy and very comfortable. It's part of her big lovely old home in a beautiful, tree-lined neighborhood, quiet yet close to the routes we needed to take to get downtown and see the sights. We loved having a big back yard just outside the door, and Diana left fresh eggs from her own hens, a loaf of delicious honey wheat bread, plus fruit and coffee: we never had to buy breakfast! Highly recommend this little gem in Seattle! (And don't miss the Chihuly Glass Museum!!)
Had a great time in Seattle. The home was an oasis in between two busy conferences. Diana was great with ideas of places to eat and things to do. Highly recommend Dale Chihuly's glass and garden museum. Had a lovely meal at the Skillet. Bed was comfortable and breakfast items were a thoughtful touch. Was able to relax in the garden listening to the happy sounds of the school children on their recess. Went to Pike Place and the tower, spent a relaxing afternoon at Green Lake. Will totally recommend this place to others and it will be our first choice should we return to Seattle.
This was a prefect place to come "home" to at the end of long sight-seeing days. Diana and Bill are gracious hosts, providing more goodies and tips than we expected -- fresh eggs every morning, bakery fresh bread and fruit. Hanging out in the garden under the fruit trees and flowers was a peaceful end to busy days.
My aunt stayed here and had a lovely stay. She mostly enjoyed the quiet meditative space it provided.
It was a lovely place in a nice quite neighbourhood. Diane and her husband were so kind and welcoming and helpful. The place was perfect, the bed was realy nice and the fridge was full. The yard was an extra treat, wonderful to sit in after a long day in Seattle with a friendly cat joining us and the chickens in the background. Also, good wifi. All and all a great experience.
Diana is a gracious hostess, and enjoys having guests. The in-law apartment is quite comfortable, and the neighborhood is very charming. Close to busses that go downtown.
About the Host, Diana
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.