We are a couple of Seattle based artists. Patti makes mixed media art, Benson does public art.
We had our second stay at Patti and Benson's place. The nicest hosts and place. The location and setting are perfect for our twice annual event. What a joy to know that we can stay there and have such beautiful hospitality and convenience.
Thanks again for the fabulous stay!!!!
Elizabeth and Jim
Superb value. Have been staying at Patti's studio the past month and it has been great; she looks after things very well. The studio is just my sort of place: a lovely older house well looked after and in close proximity to all the action in Ballard. You can walk to the movies, the pubs, the cafes, the restaurants and the groceries. Old Ballard is only 10 minutes away by foot through a very tidy neighborhood. I am looking forward to my next month at the studio.
We enjoyed the clean, ample space. It was so nice to be able to make a cup of tea or coffee in our kitchen, sit at the table to visit, sit on the couch in the sitting room to read and sleep on very comfortable beds. Patti met us upon arrival and was very kind and accommodating.
We found Patti and Benson's place to be charmingly comfortable and well appointed. Patti was friendly and helpful. The Ballard location can't be beat for a Seattle visit.
This is a great place to stay. The large bedroom upstairs looks out on the street and is very bright and comfortable. The bathroom is downstairs and has a good tub/shower. The hosts are welcoming and only around during the day. You can walk to the grocery, library, bookstores, coffee houses, excellent restaurants (including Ballard Annex Oyster House at 5410 Ballard Ave NW), and to the working waterfront. Ballard is a great neighborhood and convenient to downtown via the #40 bus. I recommend this property without reservation.
My son and I spent Christmas at Patti and Benson's lovely house in Ballard. We had a great time and with a very comfortable and cozy
kitchen we created a great Christmas dinner. The house is very clean and fun. It has a light and airy feeling with all the comforts you would want, the bathroom is great and visitor friendly. As artists they have added unique touches that make it more
personal and eclectic. I would highly recommend it for anyone.
And location is perfect!
Staying with Patty and Benson was awsome. Their house is a beatifull mixture of eclectic and eterial . Patty's art pieces thogether with little tresures each with its unique story - draw you to linger and think about people who made them .
The accomodation was impecable and location in the heart of Bollard made everything very close - miryad of galleries, cafes , restaurants small eclectic stores , parks all connected by cobble stone streets - take you to a magical place.
Patty and Benson are very sweet friendly artsy couple who's quiet spirit made us feel very welcome to their beatiful home . Will come back again!
The home is clean and beautifully decorated with a personal touch that permeates it very being. Patti is a wonderful presence; we enjoyed our conversations and her art. With the added benefit of easy access to public transportation we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and all that Seattle has to offer. I would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone who might be interested in a visit to Seattle.
Patti met us warmly when we arrived and showed us the rooms, which were spacious. Her Ballard Artist's Studio is comfortable and warm, very neat and clean, and sprinkled with her art, which my children and I enjoyed looking at and talking about together. The beds were comfortable and the house stayed warm through the night, despite the Seattle chill outside. If we had needed anything, I knew Patti was nearby and accessible by phone. The studio's location suited us perfectly; it's a few blocks from our favorite bagel source, as well as the Ballard Branch Library and Market Street. We would gladly choose to stay here again!
Patti and Benson are great hosts and their Ballard accommodation is uniquely creative and comfortable, We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
I love everything about Patti and Benson's BNB! The ambiance is comfortable, homey, and playful.Their beautiful Craftsman home is conveniently located to absolutely everything you could possibly want for your business or pleasure stay. (Don't miss the cardamom pretzels and fabulous coffee at nearby Besa Lu, and the Majestic Bay Theater has a refreshing feel of small town flavor for first run films.) Patti and Benson are very knowledgeable, helpful and just plain fun to be around. I loved spending time in Patti's art studio, her work is simply amazing. I will definitely stay here on my next overnight visit to Seattle! You should, too!