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!
Irmgard was a lovely hostess. She clearly takes a lot of pride in providing a cozy and welcoming environment. The location in Ballard was a great little headquarters for us to explore Seattle, which we were able to do through public transportation alone. Plus, Ballard was an awesome neighborhood to stay in, tons of great food! Check out The Fat Hen for an amazing breakfast just a walk away.
Irmgard was very accommodating in letting us pick up our key a little early. The Guestsuite is in a handy, centralized area of Ballard-easy walking to the downtown area. The neighborhood is quiet and the off street parking is very convenient. Several unexpected touches- staples in the fridge and most important - good coffee with a coffee maker. Overall thumbs up!
Irmgard is a wonderful host. Our stay was very nice. Gerd
Irmgard was the best host one can ask for. Beautiful home in beautiful Ballard. She hosted my mother on her visit to Seattle and gave her all the comforts of home - thick towels, fresh flowers, clean house.
The unit has an ample kitchen, stocked with all cooking and dining needs. You can't beat the location. Walking distance to downtown Ballard - farmers market, local restaurants, bus lines, you name it.
We will most definitely stay here in the future!
Irmgard is a meticulous, thoughtful, helpful host. Her place is immaculate, and convenient to bus lines, Ballard and Phinney Ridge and other parts of close-in NW Seattle. This was our second stay here, and we wholeheartedly recommend this place.
About the Host, Irmgard
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!