About This Listing
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!
A great experience! Irmgard was so warm and attentive. The home was lovely, almost spotless. The neighborhood is terrific, pretty quiet and well-kept. Plenty of parking. I love Ballard! The Internet access was a little weak. But otherwise, I could not have been happier.
Irmgard was welcoming and thoughtful. She greeted us upon arrival and showed us around the place. The Guest suite was roomy and quiet. Being able to park in her drive-way was a big plus as parking is tough to come by in Seattle. Irmgard provided useful information about sightseeing and how to get around, also nice candies to eat every day. The location was ideal as it’s in a quiet neighborhood but only a 15 minute drive to downtown Seattle. Many highly rated restaurants were also with-in 10 minute drive from her place. My wife & I enjoyed our stay and appreciate the hospitality & value Irmgard’s place offers.
The guest suite was great. This was our first AirBnb experience and Irmgard set the bar high. We enjoyed the fresh daily towels and chocolates.
The location was great. There was a bus to the Space Needle across the street and it was just a short drive if we wanted to take the car to downtown.
Irmgard is delightfully sweet and welcoming. She made me feel very much at home in her spacious apartment. The kitchen was well equipped. The bed was very comfortable. Especially comfortable was the retro Lazy-Boy-type recliner in front of the TV! It is located in a quiet residential neighborhood within easy walking distance of restaurants and grocery stores. I took long walks in the morning and this would also be a good place for runners to stay.
About the Host, Irmgard
Retired yet busier than ever with a part time job as a German Translator for (website 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!