About this listing
Modern, spacious suite--a comfortable place to relax. Olympic Mountains/sunsets from the bedroom, sitting room and private deck! Frig, micro and sink for added convenience. Bus downtown two blocks away. Futon-3rd guest. Easy parking. Quiet.
This private suite in a European-style. custom, contemporary home with mountain views is a perfect place to call home during your stay. You'll find it comfortable and clean. With a large master bedroom, your own sitting room and deck, there's ample space to sit back and enjoy the sunsets which can be seen from all rooms.
Very comfortable queen-sized bed with cozy covers. Not only that .... a microwave... a sink... a frig... in the kitchenette for your convenience. You're welcome to browse through the eclectic collection of books, watch a little TV, listen to some music, or treat yourself to a luxurious shower with seating.
There is a shared entrance, then stairs will take you to your private suite which is the whole second floor. The top of the stairs opens into the sitting room.
We are about 2 miles/5 min drive from the heart of Ballard, and enjoy a quiet residential street with lots of parking!
Care for a stroll on the beach? A wooded trail just three blocks from home will take you there. Wonderful to be immersed in nature so close to the city.
A 10 minute drive will take you to Golden Gardens beach and the Shilshole Marina, and the well-renowned Ray's Boathouse restaurant, next door to Anthony's.... with decks and patios taking you even closer to the water's edge as you dine on delicious food.
BALLARD CHARM NEIGHBORHOOD: A quiet, residential area. with several restaurants within a few blocks-Thai, Mexican, Greek, Moroccan, not to mention the famous Dick's Hamburgers. Grocery stores nearby. Enjoy wonderful views of Puget Sound on neighborhood walks.
LOCATION: We are just a 5 minute drive to the heart of Ballard. Terrific FARMERS MARKET EVERY SUNDAY YEAR ROUND. (10-3) Check out all the trendy music and food establishments in Ballard, with so many interesting things to choose from.
YOUR HOST: I look forward to welcoming you to Ballard Charm Guest Suite...I grew up in London, UK. Traveled and lived in various countries and continue to enjoy things of an international nature. My community college students also connect me with many places around the globe. Am fairly fluent in German and a little French. Gardening is a passion..
NEARBY: Ballard has become one of Seattle's most charming and desirable areas--known for its great food, music and much more--and it is just a few minutes away.
Public Transportation just two blocks away - that'll take you to the heart Seattle's downtown area, also passing the Space Needle, lower Queen Anne and Belltown en route. Easy connections from the airport to Ballard Charm, with just one change downtown.
STELLA BELLA...a beautifull long-haired tabby, part Mainecoon may also be there to greet you.
We look forward to meeting you!
Shared entrance - then stairs to the second floor - suite is the only thing on second floor.
Quiet, lots of parking, close to park with wooded trail to the beach, two blocks from bus to downtown, space needle, Queen Anne, and Belltown.
Bus D and Bus 40 take you downtown. They run frequently all day - just 2 blocks away.
Other Things to Note
We don't charge a cleaning fee (as some do) but do appreciate the suite left in a clean condition. Many thanks.
If you want/need to use the hairdryer or TV very early, or late, do not worry, it is very well soundproof.
Wifi available - code displayed in guest room.
You will be given a key upon arrival, so please come and go as you suits you.
We usually remove shoes, but if you'd like to keep them on, that's okay.
Enjoy music and TV in the bedroom.
Dimmer switches for lighting in large master bedroom and also sitting room.
Lights on the stairs and outside lights can be controlled from both the entry way and the guest suite, so guests are able to control lighting.
Guests do own dishes.
At the end of the short driveway there is ample parking (probably enough for about four cars). You may park parallel or otherwise. Lots of room.
One cupboard has some basic staples - salt, pepper, sugar, creamer, etc.; another cupboard has cups, plates, bowls, glasses (different sizes). Silverware is in the drawer. Help yourself to what you need.
Donna was a wonderful host and greeted us when we arrived with a brief tour of the place. She even let us check-in one hour early. Her place was close to Carkeek Park which has nice running trails and is about 20 minutes from downtown so made it easy to get around. Since her place is listed as being an entire home, we were surprised that we had a shared entryway and some open spaces. However, it was clean and we did have the entire top floor to ourselves.
Donna was really friendly and hospitable. We felt welcomed and at home. Communication was very smooth. Would love to visit again!
Ballard Charm was indeed charming and our host, Donna, was lovely. The suite was roomy with a view, well equipped and comfortable. Walking trails to the beach near by and many conveniences including pubs and restaurants. Rapid ride bus service into downtown Seattle easily accessible. Really enjoyed our stay.
Donna welcomed us warmly when we arrived and gave us a brief tour. We were under the impression (from the listing) that this is a full apartment, separate from Donna's house - it is not. The space is basically the second floor of her home and is open, overlooking the entryway. That was a surprise to us, and not a welcome one. Additionally, if you are allergic to cats you may have issues here. While the cat is not in the rented space, the dander and odors waft up from the downstairs area. Otherwise, the bed and shower are clean, and the location is very good (close to Carkeek Park and in lovely Ballard).
We stayed three nights at Donna's house and it's too short we will definitely come back again!
The place was super comfortable! The room has a very good layout, bright, clean, and you have everything you need Donna prepare everything for you!
We enjoyed been there and thank you Donna, we see you next year.
Wir haben uns bei Donna sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Ballard Charm ist ein guter Ausgangspunkt um die Stadt Seattle zu erkunden. Donna hat in ihrem Appartment alle Informationen, die man benötigt, um direkt nach Ankunft eine Stadtbesichtigung zu unternehmen.
Die Wohngegend ist sehr ruhig und man kann fußläufig ein gutes Pub erreichen.
Lovely, quiet residential area close to major bus lines. No car needed to get to all the sights we wanted to see and experience. Donna was very welcoming and accommodating to our needs. Easy access to the sunny and comfortable upstairs suite, including the outdoor patio where we enjoyed the sunset each evening of our stay.
About the Host, Donna
I grew up in London (UK) but have spent most of my adult life in the Pacific Northwest, with some extended stays in other parts of the world. I enjoy teaching English at a nearby community college and getting to know students from many different countries. My passion for gardening increases each year, and now have some raised beds to grow some good veggies. Other interests include hiking, being in nature, good conversation, traveling, and learning about the world as it is evolving. It's great to welcome so many interesting guests that come to stay.