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Jacqueline and Ryan are the epitome of graciousness. Jacqueline even drove us to lunch one day, though we were happy to walk all around the neighborhood and take cabs or the bus whenever we needed. We love Ballard and the Bodgen family!
FYI: If you message them and get a short reply, it's just so they can answer quickly. They're super chatty in person, so while I was initially a little concerned that the response to my initial message didn't say anything like "We'd be happy to have you!", I soon learned that they actually were very happy to have me :)
Staying here was great! They made check-in flexible and convenient. The house is lovely and the guest bedroom in the basement is cozy with easy access to the bathroom on the main floor. I didn't get to meet Ryan and Jacqueline in person since I stayed for only one night and our paths didn't cross, but we did exchange text/email and they were kind, accommodating and funny! I'd highly recommend staying here.
Probably one of the most welcoming and friendly families we have ever met. Very comfortable and clean space. They welcomed us to use an and all of the house amenities and we felt comfortable coming and going as we pleased. I highly recommend this place to anyone traveling through Seattle!
Ryan and Jacqueline are incredibly nice, warm people, who graciously share their home with their guests. Beautiful house in walkable neighborhood, easy access to everything. Couldn't say enough positive things about either the house or the hosts. Definitely will be my go-to on future trips to Seattle.
This was our first time using airbnb, and we were a bit tentative but our experience at Ryan and Jacqueline's lovely home couldn't have been better! We had a great chat with them on arrival in which they told us about lots of great places nearby and introduced us to their adorable kids and their dog Gus, who we completely fell in love with. It was a whirlwind weekend so severed not home other than to sleep. But the bed was incredibly comfortable, the shower had great pressure and we felt like we had our own space. We will definitely be back!
I stayed with Ryan, Jacqueline and family for a week while apartment hunting. This family is a lot of fun and the room was completely comfortable, clean, and safe.
Ryan's wife Jacqueline helped my boyfriend Alex and I get settled in at her family's cozy home in Ballard as the latter part of our mini-adventure to the West Coast. She was very friendly and incredibly helpful host -- she made sure that we knew all the coolest neighborhood restaurants, bars, and secret spots that we can add to our itinerary even while being busy with getting ready for her own family vacation, and was also always available via text even for the smallest things! Since she and her family were absent during our stay, we had their lovely home to ourselves and we have to confess -- we conspired to lock the family out when they returned because it was such an amazing, cozy home in THE perfect neighborhood ;P Thank you Jacqueline for helping to make our trip out of this world!
Great place. Ryan and Jacqueline are the very best of hosts. Everything was spotless, very comfy bed and great cotton sheets. We were made to feel very much at home.
Friendly hosts , great location. I felt welcomed into the family. One of the best showers I have found as a traveler. Sweet dog.
Hosts gave great advice for restaurants and bakeries.
Who knew that we'd be torn between wanting to spend more time with our hosts and all the fun we had already planned? My husband and I are convinced that if we lived in their great little neighborhood we would be friends with all members of their kind and fun family. Accommodating and clean, this is the ideal AirBnB experience.