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Daughter and Dad are busy with work and school and are offering upper floor of cozy home. We can steer you in the direction of fun and interesting sights in Seattle.
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Al was very welcoming, phoning me a couple of times to see if everything was okay. Everything was okay! His rental is as described, cozy, though rooms are larger than cozy, clean, and warm with a comfortable double bed, and great towels. The neighborhood is very quiet and convenient to places in Ballard that we wanted to visit. Prior to our arrival I mentioned to him that I like having my coffee first thing in the morning so he conveniently left out a coffee maker and coffee in the kitchen for my use. The place is simple and comfortable, not new and glamorous. It suited us just fine and we would definitely stay at Al's place again.
I rented this for my rep who was doing work with me while in Seattle.
She said that Al was very nice and communicative, however the place was filthy, with a dirty kitchen, overflowing garbage and dust everywhere. I felt terrible that she has this experience while working with me.
The person who wrote the review did not stay here. I cleaned the place before the guests arrived. After they checked in I asked them if everything was OK and there were no complaints at that time.
It was great that Al got us in on such short notice. There wasn't a TV but the internet was sufficient. I love Ballard and it was nice to find a place that takes dogs.
Al, was able to accommodate my husband and I perfectly to our needs. The apartment was clean and private. Al was nice enough to leave some snacks for us. Throughout our stay, He talked to me frequently making sure we had everything we needed.
My brother and I were in Seattle for Christmas, and Al was a great host. We had two dogs with us and very much appreciate that he let us stay in his home. The space is great, and while there's only one bed, the sofa is plenty large enough and quite comfortable to sleep on. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Al's place to others who are looking to stay in Ballard.
We had a great time in our stay at Al's place- loved the piano!
What a wonderful quite place to stay. So easy to get to anything in Ballard. Al supplied anything we needed. Would stay again if in the area.
Al was a great host who went out of his way to make us feel welcome always, which was most appreciated when we first arrived. Al was kind enough to have beer and pizza waiting for us when we got to his place the first night, and after a canceled flight and an arrival time close to midnight, was the most appreciated. He was always thoughtful and accommodating of our needs and respectful of our privacy throughout our stay. He also gave great suggestions on places to visit and resources for anything we needed.
The listing description is very accurate but reading the reviews was very helpful as well. I will say in agreeance of previous reviews that the place was very clean and tidy but if you need things deep cleaned and have an issue with things like dirty grout than this may not be the place for you -not judging, just saying.
Then there's the location. Located in Ballard, it was only a short walk to many great Ballard sites, fantastic restaurants, and scenic beaches, plus easy access to a cheap bus ride to downtown. Al even directed us to a place that was close by where we could rent bikes which made our experience even better.
More than anything what we loved about staying at Al's house is that he made it feel like a home away from home and that you could tell that he genuinely wanted us to have a great stay in his home and in Seattle. We would definitely stay with Al in Ballard again next time we are in the area!
Als place worked great for our needs. It is definitely the most affordable place in the area that we could find and Al is a great host. Super kind and accommodating. We came to work a festival in Seattle and just needed a place to sleep at night, so Als home was perfect. Its a good budget place in Ballard, but if it was a hotel it would definitely be a 2 1/2 star. It definitely could have been cleaner and the door was a little tricky to open.
This was my second stay at Al's place in Ballard and both times were great, easy access to Ballard and Freemont entertainment districts, a large comfy bed, and pet friendly... Al will be whatever you need out of a host, whether that be a local guide with plenty of knowledge to share or an unobtrusive presence while you do your own thing. Thanks Al!