One third of our business are guests who return year after year. It is not unusual to have guests who were here 12 or 15 times and really consider this their Seattle home.
Need I say more?
Welcome! You have found the Best Value in Seattle. We have been hosting guests from around the world for many years.The guests enjoy a private entrance, offstreet parking, a 720 sq.ft. apartment with a Queen bedroom with room for two, not more. A new Beautyrest Mattress will help you have a restful sleep. It is the first level of a large 1918 Craftsman house with
a desk area , free Wi-Fi, cable flatscreen TV, daily maid service, fresh flowers, fine bathroom amenities,a tiled shower, chocolates on your down pillow. a kitchenette, coffee and teas provided . Two grocery stores are within one mile from the suite.There is NO breakfast food provided.
Hair dryer, iron and ironing board, a library of local guide and other books as well as help from the hostess on what to do and see and
Original watercolors by a noted Northwest Artist.
One guest wrote after his 12th visit:" I will come back as long as you are here. I just love this place!"
Other comments in the guestbook" Better than home, better than a B and B, better than a hotel."
' This was the highlight of our visit in the Northwest.' ' So much more than we expected." " You get the hospitality award of the year!"
One block to a busline that takes you to downtown Seattle - 5 miles away - in 20 minutes, two miles to waterfront dining, a beach and parks. 4 miles to the University of Washington.
15 Minutes to Pier 91, where cruiseships take you to Alaska, 12 minutes to the opera house, Minutes to Greenlake. Quiet, peaceful neighborhood, great for walking.
German spoken, enjoy European hospitality
You are welcome here ! The price you pay for the Ballard Guestsuite INCLUDES the 9.5% sales tax. We are licensed by the City of Seattle and the State of Washington..
Interaction with Guests
As little or as much as the guests desire. Since they have a totally private apartment, many guests prefer to relax there. The hosts are always available to answer questions, help with problems or just chat with a cup of tea or a glass of wine.
It is a quiet residential neighborhood with single houses, yet close to parks, grocery stores, the main street with restaurants etc.
Yes, one block from the guestsuite is the #28 bus which takes you to downtown Seattle in 25 minutes. Another bus, five blocks away, takes one to the University of Washington and ultimately downtown.
Other Things to Note
The hostess has more than 30 years of experience hosting guests from around the world, is herself widely travelled and understands what a guests needs.
PLEASE NO SMOKING! Even if you smoke outside, you are still a smoker. We do not allow pets. . Tell us if you have allergies or special needs. This is important for us to make you comfortable!
We would like to have the courtesy of a quick phone call at least 48 hours ahead of your arrival to let us know your approx, check in time. Thank you!
Irmgard was an amazing hostess. Our flight got in pretty late, but she stayed up and made us feel very welcome upon arrival. She showed us everything in the place, light switches, the restroom, etc. and even had good night chocolates for us.
The place itself is great as well. Lots of space for the two of us, and also included a parking space for our car rental. It's in a great location, providing easy access to Ballard and adjacent neighborhoods. It's also just a short drive into downtown.
We would definitely stay here again. Great place for a great value!
This is a lovely, clean, quiet basement suite, well appointed with kitchen ware, coffee/tea/etc, nice towels and linens and Seattle tourist info. We enjoyed our stay and would book again if we have the opportunity.
Thank you for your comments. I wish I had known in advance that you dislike sheets laundered in detergent with a slight fragrance. 98% of my guests enjoy daily maid service and the ones who don't use the large "do not disturb" sign that is provided and hangs on the doorknob.
My parents stayed for a week. All the comforts of home. Fresh towels daily and well maintained kitchen. Very comfortable bed. New flat screen TvV (not shown in pics). Located on a quiet street with off street parking and convenient to supermarkets and city attractions. Daily maid service was a nice touch. Owner was so nice and helpful. She even stocked the pantry with some breakfast item. They plan on staying again.
Irmgard is a wonderful host. She gave us a very welcome stay and clear instructions as to where everything was in our place of stay. She was also not intrusive at all during our stay.
Irma was a gracious hostess. She made us feel so welcome. There was much attention to detail to make our stay extra enjoyable. Really a nice place with lots of amenities. A comfy bed and a designated place to park were great, too. My favorite feature was the touch to go on lamps!
Our stay with Irmgard and her husband in the lower floor (basement) of their Ballard house couldn’t have been more comfortable. Irmgard was certainly proactive in contacting me via email and we arranged a suitable check-in time with her. When we did finally get to their home (easy to find) I was happy to find that they had off-street parking at the house. Irmgard showed us our accomodation and described everything we might need to know for our short layover. I don’t think she left any questions unanswered on our arrival.
We were impressed with the sheer attention to detail that was evident in this AirBnB, right down to providing fresh and sealed travelers toothbushes for those of us who might have arrived unprepared. The kitchen was also fully stocked and we availed ourselves of English muffins generously included by our host. The AirBnB itself is spacious and exactly as described (living room, bedroom and kitchen, all with very acceptable dimensions), although calling it a basement unit unfairly conjures up for me at least a typical underground living space. Evidently people in Seattle use this term a little differently and the area is airy and light (with only a short step down from the side door into a small foyer. My wife had been slightly worried about potential for mold in the bathroom, but the room was spotlessly clean and we had no concerns at all with the envionment.
The AirBnB is conveniently situated a block from a main bus line, and certainly within easy walking distance from some major Ballard grocery stores, etc. Highly recommended for any length of stay.
Retired yet busier than ever with a part time job as a German Translator for (email hidden), selling on Ebay and and taking care of our house with the help of my husband.
Hobbies include travel, photography and writing, vintage jazz among other interests.
Ever since I got involved and introduced the European Bed and Breakfast concept to the Northwest in 1981 I have also dedicated myself to the comfort and care of my guests from around the world. The smallest detail is not overlooked and I have so many returning happy guests. Stay here and judge for yourself!