Browns House Guest Apt. in Ballard

Apartment - Entire home/apt · NW 75th St, Seattle, WA 98117, United States

The Space

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.)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and Other pet(s)

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  • Diana, Bill and their six-toed cats provided a comfortable, clean, quiet sanctuary (indoors and out), took unexpected care to stock the apartment with the items I preferred and were great to chat with. Thanks again!

    April 2014
  • Great Value
    We stayed here for two nights for a mini-break in Seattle. Cute and cozy. Appreciated the abundant breakfast supplies, including great coffee, cereal, fruit, yogurt, juice, bread and fresh eggs from the chickens in the backyard!

    March 2014
  • My friend and I booked Diana's place for a quick getaway and we were super happy. The suite is really cute and Diana provided everything we needed for a great stay, including breakfast foods, tea/coffee and warm hospitality. The bed is comfortable and the location is great. I hope to get back there soon!

    March 2014
  • A small simple apartment with a full kitchen off the back of a big old house with a big backyard. Good quality breakfast supplies. There were chickens in the back of the yard, which was lovely, and which meant that the eggs were marvelously fresh.

    Sound from the house came through, but most of the time people were quiet, and there was no noise during the night either night.
    The bed would be fine for one person, but very wobbly for two.

    February 2014
  • Diana proved to be an enthusiastic and helpful host. The house was perfect for us and the location was great. See you next time!

    February 2014
  • Of the many admirable things Diana's unit has to offer, my favorite was the bird watching! They keep a wild bird feeder stocked in their lovely back yard, and flocks of Seattle-area birds enjoy visiting it. Then, much to our delight, in the afternoon the chickens were let out. Is there anything more fun than watching a group of hens diligently hunting in the grass and winter garden? Totally charming--as was our hostess, who I wish we had had longer to visit with. (Our trip was work-related and we had too many appointments!)
    The unit itself is connected to the main house, with several doors that presumably open when guests are not in residence. The entry used by guests is in the back yard, past the large kitchen windows of the main house, and very easy to find. The apartment's kitchen looks to the back yard and is very functional, with full-sized stove, mini fridge and a small table with two chairs. The bedroom sits interior of it and is compact, outfitted with very nice linens and an armchair. We did not use the TV, but admired its placement.

    The forced air heat source (important in this case as it was well below freezing during our visit) was possible to augment with a space heater as necessary.
    This place is a great value, and I'd say very suited to guests who like to see their hosts, feel part of the family and connected. A really lovely setting! Many thanks for offering it and welcoming strangers into that beautiful garden. A work of art.

    February 2014
  • We visited Seattle for our anniversary and this place was in a great and quiet neighborhood, close to many sights and great restaurants. The hosts were very nice. We would recommend this place.

    February 2014
  • Diana's cozy apartment is a perfect getaway accommodation for two. Everything you would need for a long weekend trip is provided. A perfectly comfortable bed, a stocked kitchen, and a large bathroom that can be used by more than one person.

    You can tell that Diana takes pride in providing a comfortable and relaxing space. Fresh eggs, from her chickens, are in the fridge when you arrive. She provides the paper each morning, and is available for any other need you may need for your comfort.

    The apartment is located in my favorite neighborhood in Seattle, and is an easy walk or drive to countless Seattle staples of good food, good libations, and great coffee.

    We had a truly great experience, and will be returning each time we visit Seattle from this point forward.

    January 2014
  • Diana was a wonderful hostess! She stocked the kitchen with eggs from her own chickens, yogurt, fruit, bread, and jams. I ran into her a couple times and she is so friendly and personable, lending her insights on good neighborhoods in Seattle (we are thinking of moving there). The apartment is very clean and cozy and perfect for our little getaway. It is also in my favorite neighborhood in Seattle, very close to Old Ballard, and within walking distance to some great restaurants (Delancey and The Fat Hen). We definitely enjoyed our stay and would come back again.

    January 2014
  • Diana was a friendly host and also a great resource for info about the Seattle area. Her place was clean and nicely appointed, with a beautiful home and yard. Fresh fruit and eggs from her chickens were a very nice touch that made us feel at home.

    January 2014
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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.
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