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.
Clean, quite and comfortable. Very nice extra touches like a bowl of organic fruit, eggs from the chickens in the yard, local bead and coffee all add to a pleasant stay.
We had a wonderful stay at Diana's guest house last week in Seattle. Diana made us feel very welcomed. Breakfast was given during our stay including fresh eggs in the mornings. We felt very comfortable and if we needed anything, it was taken care of. Thank you!
We greatly enjoyed our stay in Diana's guest apartment. She greeted us on arrival and showed us the amenities. The space included a private bath, small kitchen with breakfast table, small bedroom with lounge chair and plenty of closet space. Diana stocked the refrigerator with fresh eggs from her chickens, local bread and coffee, jams, butter, fresh fruit, juice and creamer. We had a delicious breakfast before we headed out to explore Seattle.
The house was located in a nice Ballard neighborhood close to two bus lines. We left our car parked in Diana's driveway and took the bus into different Seattle neighborhoods to tour the city on foot.
We felt comfortable sitting in Diana's back yard on the Adirondack chairs just outside our entry door. She even left the Seattle Times on our doorstep each morning.
Diana was very personable and made helpful suggestions regarding the city and bus system. We would definitely return to Diana's guest house on future trips to Seattle.
What a wonderful stay! Great host, great space. Kitchen stocked with everything you'd ever need to cook, including some essentials like eggs, milk, coffee, etc. The perfect way to really make a trip truly special. Highly recommended.
Everything was wonderful. Diana stocked the fridge with half-n-half for the coffee kept in the cupboard, fresh brown and blue eggs from her chickens housed on the back of the property, bread, cereal, and orange juice, which was great since we didn't have time to shop for supplies.
The room was great, the bathroom had every amenity you'd find in your own home and the view of the apple and pear trees from the kitchen table were refreshing to see.
It was easy to find, convenient and simply marvelous.
My husband and I had a wonderful stay in Seattle at Browns House! Diana was a very accommodating host with a lovely guest apartment. The kitchen was stocked with fresh eggs, bread, yogurt, etc. that made us feel right at home. She was also very helpful with recommending places to eat and things to do in the city. Ballard was a really cool neighborhood and convenient to stay in. I highly recommend staying here while visiting Seattle!
Diana was a great host. Very friendly. Provided us w/ fresh eggs,great coffee,fruit,yogurt, milk, orange juice and delicious bread on arrival. Nice outdoor area to wind down w/ a glass of wine after a busy day. The apt. is very small but cosy. The neighborhood is great. Good restaurants near by. We loved the salmon bisque and live music at Hatties Hat. Nice view of sunset at Sunset Hill Park. There was a heat wave in Seattle when we arrived and Diana provided us w/ a nice air conditioner to keep our room cool and comfortable during the night.
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.