We are a couple of Seattle based artists. Patti makes mixed media art, Benson does public art.
We had a great stay in this house that is charming and clean as a whistle. Patti is a most welcoming hostess, and we found the accommodations attractive and comfortable. Would not be the best for someone who has trouble with stairs so be sure to take note if stairs would be an issue. This is a great location and we loved having off street parking. We hope to return. Thanks, Patti!
Patti's studio is a lovely house, perfectly positioned in the heart of Ballard. The house we clean and well equipped. Patti was flexible in meeting is late when our flight got delayed and we were able to stay an extra night as well. The location is ideal for walking to breweries, morning bakeries, and just down the street from the bus line going downtown. The only downside was a weak internet signal, but we found we'd rather be out and about, not surfing the web at home, so it wasn't really a problem. Patti was really nice, but we only saw her at check in. Otherwise, it was like we had the house to ourselves.
We would definitely stay here again!
Patti & Benson have a lovely home. It is clean, nicely decorated, and they provided even more amenities than we needed. Ballard is a really nice neighborhood with interesting shops and good restaurants. Patti & Benson were very nice about us being there with our toddler. There was a lot she could get into, but they trusted that we could prevent her from causing any major or minor catastrophes, which I greatly appreciated. I would recommend staying here. It's a great spot for the price!
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!
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!