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 is a true professional and made me feel so welcome. From the fresh chicken eggs, spring bouquet to the great bread from the bakery down the street. I was a busy worker gone a lot and next time I just want to stay around to help in the garden. Its is a quiet, comfortable, quaint place, that left me wanting more.
En la casa de Diana nos sentimos muy a gusto, realmente comodos.- El departamento es justo como se lo describe en el anuncio, totalmente preparado para dos personas, no mas.- El dpto está en la afueras de Saettle, pero a unos diez minutos del centro de Seattle, muy accesible.- El Barrio donde está el dpto es muy pintoresco y tranquilo, con mercados cerca para poder hacer las compras basicas para la residencia.-
This was my first airbnb. I thought it was all couch surfing and I'm glad I was wrong. Diana's place was perfect for me. It was quiet and just the right amount of space. I was greeted with fresh food, milk, bread, fruit, etc. She was very helpful recommending restaurants and would stay again.
I loved staying at the browns guest house. This is great value and wonderful location. I am already planning another stay. Diana and Bill are kind and generous host and I enjoy chatting with Diana. I felt safe which is important since I am traveling alone. All the extras such as the fresh eggs which are delish and bread, yogurt, juice, milk, cereals and coffee and so much more. The kitchen is so wonderful.. Full kitchen. You will not be disappointed. I felt so comfortable didn't want to leave. I only use public transportation and the bus is cheap and runs often no need for a rental car at the browns. The bed and sheets awesome. Best airbnb experience. See you again real soon .
Diana was a wonderful hostess! She thinks of everything you need, is very generous, kind, and attentive. Highly recommend!
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. :)
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.