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Lori and I have lived in Seattle for over twenty years. We own our home and spend most of our time cooking and gardening.
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Lori and Doug are very fine hosts and we enjoyed our stay in their studio! We're Airbnb hosts too, and needed a place to stay while we rented out our own house. The Sunset Hill neighbrhood is a great place to be: close to neighborhood greenways, Ballard, and the ocean, so we just were so happy to be in a nicely appointed studio so conveniently located!
The host provided detailed information before our arrival, had more detailed information in a binder (anticipating any possible questions with info about neighborhood, etc.) and greeted us shortly after our arrival. This was our first airbnb experience and because it was such a positive one, we will be sure to continue with airbnb when we travel again.
Perfect place for us... this trip to Seattle was all about Ballard, Fremont & Magnolia, so if that's where you're going this is a great spot.
Close to everything, and enjoyed three walks to the beach.
The studio suite at Doug and Lori's was perfect for our trip. As described in the listing, clean efficient and had everything we needed. We spent the weekend checking out Ballard and downtown, parking was easy and the studio is very conveniently located. We easily walked to the waterfront in Ballard.
We would definitely stay again!
A charming little studio, the sheets were soft, the water pressure was great, and the air flow from the sky light and window was so good that even with the record highs I didn't need to turn on the air. Doug and Lori had great food and travel suggestions, even dropping off a beach towel when the weather was unexpectedly hot. With the private entry they felt like friendly neighbors. Parking was effortless; with parks, coffee shops, and downtown Ballard an easy walk away (according to my FitBit their are a lot of hills). The wifi was great for planning the day ahead, and they helpfully included some maps of Ballard, Seattle, and some of the other neighborhoods.
My husband and I had the perfect little weekend getaway at Doug and Lori's studio. The location was great, super quick drive to the Ballard ave. and probably a pretty quick walk as well. The studio itself was very comfortable and was stocked with all the necessary amenities. They really thought of everything! Very much a home away from home. We never crossed paths with Doug and Lori during our stay, but kept in contact through messaging. Lori was super helpful in the weeks leading up to our stay with so many recommendations that made it super helpful and easy to venture out in a new area in Seattle. Would definitely love to come back sometime in the future!
Doug and Lori's pad is just great! It is a perfect little comfort zone, and so well located. Doug and Lori provided lots of helpful information and I found my now favourite new breakfast place globally :-) We had a great time, can only recommend it and will definitely be back :-)
Lovely studio, good atmosphere and great help when in need from lovely hosts. Cozy location, easy access to all Seattle. Highly recommended
This was our first experience with Airbnb and we were very pleased with the outcome. Doug and Lori were great hosts! Every little detail you could imagine was included- lots of maps and info about the city were provided as well as complimentary treats. The neighborhood was peaceful and full of places to eat and drink. I would recommend this location to everyone.
Everything was just as described: comfortable private studio in a nice and safe neighborhood. Doug and Lori provided a recommended list of places to eat, easy directions to the studio and were always prompt in their correspondences. This was my first time using airbnb and after this experience I will be using it more. I was a little concerned because I was traveling alone, but the neighborhood (Ballard) is very safe. I was in Seattle on a weekend and there was a street festival in Ballard which re-routed the buses and made commuting via public transportation difficult and lengthy – so I would recommend using taxi/uber. I also arrived late in the evening and was concerned about calling due to the time, but Lori was not bothered at all and was very pleasant to talk to.
I did not actually meet them but they left the cottage in perfect condition.