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Close up view of Queen Bed Treat House, Loyal Suite, Living Room. Mini kitchen area Mini kitchen with mini fridge, coffee maker, hot water maker, and microwave. View from Twin Bed area towards Queen Bed. View from Master Bedroom into small area with Twin Bed. Living Room and Bathroom View. Treat House Double doors in living room open to your private patio. Bathroom Shower View and Hallway with Coffee Maker, Microwave, and Refrigerator Loyal Suite Living Room with French Doors that Lead to Outdoor Patio. Treat House was owned by Harry W. Treat a land baron of the Ballard area. "Caffe Fiore" Voted #1 Coffee Shop in Seattle is only a 5 minute walk. 9 Pound Coho Salmon Caught Near Golden Gardens Park at Lighthouse The Ballard Locks.  a Two to Three Minute Drive. You can now rent 'Stand Up Paddle Boards' Just 3 minutes away by car. Downtown Ballard Leif Erickson Statue about 1 mile from Treat House. The Ballard Sunday Market.  Voted top ten markets in USA. Sunset over Sunset Hills.  About 10 minute walk from Treat House.

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Last updated: 04/23/2014
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Ballard studio description

Live a part of Seattle's history and enjoy the ocean (Puget Sound) when you stay at the former property of 'Harry W. Treat'.

Award winning coffee shops and restaurants are within walking distance, or a short drive by car. We are located on a very quiet street, in a very quiet neighborhood and offer you the opportunity 'live' in one of Seattle's nicest and most convenient 'small town' areas-Ballard!

Located 7 miles North of Downtown Seattle, and just a 15 minute walk to the ocean (Puget Sound) you will find a quiet oasis filled with activities. We respect your privacy, and invite you to your own private suite and outdoor area located on the first floor of our home.

Treat House Vacation Rental is a historic home once owned by Harry S. Treat. In 2007 an extensive remodel was undertaken to ensure guest comfort to included radiant heat flooring, and sound control. This vacation rental is located on the ground floor of our historic home and is very light and airy.


Please find information on Harry W. Treat and the ocean park just a 2 minute drive, or 15 minute walk below:

The park was named by and developed by Harry W. Treat in 1907 as an 'attraction' at the end of the new electric car lines being built by realtors to induce townfolk to take a 'Sunday outing' out of town and through the woods to a picnic or swim at a beach. (Along the way they were made aware of the real estate available!) The Carbine ended at Loyal Way (& 85th) with a steep twisting dusty path down into the park - or those owning a 'tin lizzie' could drive down a dusty county road (approximately the present drive entering the upper park from the north) and down to a small parking area on the east side of the railroad tracks, then by foot across the tracks to the beach.

At that time the northern half of Meadow Point (named by the Coast Guard) was the site of a shipyard until 1913. To the south the beach curved in along the railroad seaway - all the way to Salmon Bay. The State owns the tidelands south of the park, with boat works and yards by the Bay.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you.





Keywords: Large Studio on first floor of historic home in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Located in Loyal Heights which is just south of Blue Ridge. About 5 minutes drive from Greenwood and Phinney Ridge neighborhoods.

Property Type

  • On floor 1
  • 450 sq. ft.
  • 2 story
  • Studio

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Walk 15 minutes to saltwater beach. 5 minute walk to Seattle best coffee shop 4 years in a row--Caffe Fiore. Ballard is a very exciting travel destination within Seattle and a great place to stay in Seattle. Convenient to all travel destinations in the city....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Television

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio

                      Theme

                      • Historic
                      • Tourist Attractions
                      • Adventure
                      • Family

                      Activities

                      • Kayaking
                      • Cycling
                      • Hiking
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Sailing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Fishing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Restaurants
                      • Zoo
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shelling
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Shopping

                      Other Activities

                          • 15 Minute Walk to Ocean (Puget Sound), Walking Distance to Highly Rated Coffee Shops Restaurants and Other Stores, Quiet Neighborhood. Great Zoo Located About 10 Minutes Away by Car, World-Class Saltwater Boat Launch Just Down the Hill and About a 2 Minute Drive, Stand-up Paddle Surfing (Sup) Rental Facility Located About 4 Minute Drive, Seattle's "Burk Gilman Trail" Starts Just Down the Hill and Great for Biking, Mini Golf and Golf Range About 10 Minute Drive...moreless
                           

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                          • A Disappointment

                            A Disappointment

                            • Guest Ron (St. George, Utah)
                            • Date of stay 08/20/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/03/13
                            We chose this house for two reasons. The price seemed like a bargain. And the photos were impressive, especially the photo of the “private” patio. So okay, the price IS a bargain. But the photos are a bit misleading (although probably not intentionally so). The private patio actually sits in an open parking area behind the house, completely exposed to the back alley. It is basically a cement slab on gravel with weeds sprouting all around. The mostly potted plants that surround it--in an attempt to create a sense of privacy--were half-dead, and the whole area seemed unkempt not welcoming. Inside, the rooms are darker and drearier than they appear to be in the photographs. We had to rearrange in order to have adequate light for reading. The owners are very accommodating, friendly, and helpful. With a bit more attention to detail and some TLC, this could be a very desirable rental. But for now, we would look at other options.

                            Owner response: I am deeply sorry to hear of your disappointment with our vacation rental. I will address these issues immediately and appreciate your review. We hope that you will stay with us again in the future and look forward to serving you then. As of 10/16/2013 we have replaced the wall sconces with higher wattage, shaded sconces and daylight LED bulbs. This light is bright and soft and looks very nice. We have also placed an adjustable reading light in the living room and replaced the table lamp with a much larger lamp and bulb. Sheer white curtains have been added to the windows, for natural light, and original curtains left in place to darken the room when needed. We are in the process of adding dimmer switches to bring the room light down to the original level we planned for when designing the Vacation Rental, however now our guests will have the option of both bright and intimate lighting when these switches are replaced. All LED lights are 3,500K temperature which gives a warm glow and not the bluer 5,000K bulbs which are bluer and mimic daylight. Regarding the patio, we want to give guests the option of parking a second car when needed, so we will enclose the patio itself with a cedar fence Spring of 2014. The base of the patio walls will be made of reclaimed brick to mimic a ruin wall. We installed the double French doors to highlight the patio area, so we are looking forward to adding these walls to make the area more private and highlight this space. Thank you very much for your feedback and we hope you will stay with us again in the future.

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                          • California Mtn Biker traveling to Seattle / Ballard at the Treat House

                            California Mtn Biker traveling to Seattle / Ballard at the Treat House

                            • Guest David (Los Angeles)
                            • Date of stay 07/26/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/01/13
                            Treat house offered a unique opportunity to visit Seattle more as a resident than a tourist. Having driven up the west coast staying in hotels, I really enjoyed quiet walks through the neighborhood (very safe) after dinner in Ballard and feeling secure and safe from crime or harassment. The host, Darrell, offered an array of restaurants and caffes. I dined one night in downtown Seattle using Yelp's reviewers and reviews, and wasn't wowed at all. The second and subsequent nights I dined in Ballard using Darrell's recommendations and found exotic garnishes never or rarely experienced in CA. My favorite was Walrus and the Carpenter, and Caffe Fiore--Darrell said it made Seattle's top coffee shop so I made a point to visit and walked out with a couple of bags of seasonal and regularly shelved beans to take back home! Back to the rental, the linens were of high quality and clean. Bedding medium plush, private entrance and parking space with keyless entry and plenty of natural light. Wifi was super fast, accessible electrical outlets to charge mobile devices, a microwave, and college dorm size fridge. I didn't exhaust Darell's list of recommendations such as Ballard's Sunday Farmer's Market for some local organic fruits and produce but had to trade off for mtn biking in Port Orchard which btw, was some of finest and scenic bike trails during my 10 day adventure of biking CA, OR, and WA bike trails. When and if you book a stay, visit one of Darrell's recommendations first before heading to downtown if you're a newbie to Seattle--and be prepared to splurge as budget became of little consequence when dining in Ballard!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.

                            Owner response: It was such a delight to meet you and thank you for your review! You brought so much energy to our vacation rental and it was exciting to see you enjoy all that our area has to offer. The very best to you and thank you again for such a wonderful review and experience.

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                          • Quiet and Great Location

                            Quiet and Great Location

                            • Guest Diane C. (Midland, Michigan)
                            • Date of stay 06/18/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/25/13
                            We stayed in Ballard while visiting Seattle. It was a quiet and safe neighborhood and made a great "base" while visiting the area. It's easy to get on and off the highway, there are many stores and laundromats nearby, and the Golden Gardens beach is lovely! The bus routes are helpful, but we chose to drive instead. The microwave and mini-fridge helped us fix our own dinners, which saved a lot of money rather than eating at restaurants! The wifi was quick, which made staying in touch with family at home easy. Our daughter slept in the twin bed, and she thought it was fun - she had her own "cupboard under the stairs," just like Harry Potter. It made her day! We would stay here again when in the Seattle area. I recommend this location!

                            Owner response: Thank you for such a lovely review and the remark about Harry Potter made my year! We absolutely loved having you and your family!

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                          • A cozy, nicely appointed cocoon

                            A cozy, nicely appointed cocoon

                            • Guest Bellaverdi (Houston)
                            • Date of stay 02/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 02/18/13
                            A recent 10 day trip to visit family was made all the more pleasant by my stay at the studio apartment. It was a very comfortable and quiet space. I barely heard footsteps of the owner and family living above. I also felt quite safe while there. The neighborhood is very quiet, yet convenient to Golden Gardens and a very good coffee shop. Also, the house is very convenient to some useful bus routes. I have already made my reservation for my next visit.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+.

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                            • Guest Pat M.
                            • Date of stay 04/05/11
                            • Review Submitted 04/05/11
                            This is a poem written by an out-of-town guest who stayed at Treat House. The poem was also entered into a competition here in Seattle. It so epitomizes Treat House and the neighborhood: So Happy Up Here Walking in mist for the morning news; Thoughts drift along to older mews. Not long ago a playground for Treat; Horses and hunting dogs kept a beat. Then up to 85th the trolley ran; Houses rose as they cleared the land. Loyal was born that very same year; The neighborhood was christened with a cheer. Treat blessed us with Gardens by the water; The beach bore the name of his daughter. Sweet aromas from Larsen’s fill the air; Then The Fresh Fish Company, what a pair! Up hill and down the school children go; Every shade of the rainbow they glow. Mom, dad or caregiver at their side; Love watches little feet scamper inside. Nights so quiet and sidewalks so clean; Not far above the Ballard Ave. scene. On the walk back, friendly faces abound; So happy we ended up in this town.

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                          • Alaska visitors

                            Alaska visitors

                            • Guest Tim M. (Juneau AK)
                            • Date of stay 02/13/11
                            • Review Submitted 04/02/11
                            Tried condo renting in Seattle for the first time. Much better experience than the hotel. This unit was well equipped. Very clean. We are very familiar with Seattle, so this location was great in the Ballard area. Close to the waterfront at Golden Gardens and Shilshoe. Easy access to Downtown and the North-end. Helfull owners! Will try and rent again this Spring

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

                            Owner response: It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for staying at historic Treat House! Looking forward to your next visit.

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                            • Guest Milton W
                            • Date of stay 01/17/11
                            • Review Submitted 01/24/11
                            Wonderful!! Clean, quiet, private. Great location for me -- close to my daughter. I'll be back often!

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                            • Guest Sue M
                            • Date of stay 11/30/10
                            • Review Submitted 01/24/11
                            Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and cozy place to stay while we visited our grandchildren in Ballard. We did not hear a peep upstairs-- you have done a superb job on sound insulating! Again, thank you and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

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                            • Guest Gail M
                            • Date of stay 11/22/10
                            • Review Submitted 01/24/11
                            Thanks for such a comfy place to stay while visiting my first grandchild! And so close to Caffe Fiore -- my favorite -- will have to come back in warmer weather to catch "Parfait" gourmet ice cream truck! I hope I'm leaving the snow here and not taking it back to Indiana!

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                            • Guest Eileen C
                            • Date of stay 11/11/10
                            • Review Submitted 01/24/11
                            This is a lovely studio apartment. Just the right size for me, and the care & love that went into the furnishing of it is so felt as I state here. I absolutely love the sun shining though the patio doors in the morning, or the light when the sun is behind the clouds. It's great to meditate looking out into the day. It is a beautiful spot to await the arrival of my grandchild and I am so thankful and appreciative. The sunrise this morning was magnificent. And it's so great to be around the corner from my daughter. Thank you for your care and generosity.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $99 $99
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $693 $2,970
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning Fee $60
                          • Tax Rate 9.5%

                          Notes:

                          $99 per night

                          3 night minimum

                          9.5% Lodging tax

                          $60 Cleaning Fee


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                          Year Purchased: 2001

                          About the owner: The owner of 'Treat House' enjoying the Puget Sound while hunting for 'Dungeness Crab'. 'We are very fortunate to live just minutes from the Puget Sound and have created a lifestyle around it. We love Salmon fishing, Crabbing, and watching all the wildlife in and around the area.' 'We have also taken up the sport of 'Stand Up Paddling', a new type of Surfing where you stand up on the surfboard and paddle. They just opened a 'Stand Up Paddle' shop about 3 minute drive from our home, so guests to our home have had the opportunity to try this new sport. Some of the pro riders in the area watch the ship and freighter schedules closely so they can surf the wake these huge ships produce as they ply their way from all parts of the world into Seattle' 'We never get tired of the 'Ballard Locks' which is about a 3 minute drive from our home. In addition to the 2 locks, there are large, wonderful gardens there. In the Summer you can hear a variety of bands in the 'Summer Concerts at the Locks'. Watching the large and small boats go through the locks is amazing and I have had the opportunity to see an entire house go through on a barge. They tilted the house via ballast in the barge to tilt the entire vessel. On another note, I would have loved to have seen the large 'Sturgeon' fish my wife saw in the locks swimming with hundreds of Salmon. The Whales have also come closer to the area and I saw 3 large pods of Killer Whales just off the shore about 20 minutes north of our home. Back to the Ballard Locks, there was a large whale spotted just near the locks feeding on Salmon just a few months ago.' 'We are jaded living here for almost 10 years now and forget how beautiful a place this is until we talk with guests who visit. It is just wonderful reliving our first times here through the eyes and stories of our guests.'

                          Why the Owner Chose Ballard:
                          We choose this area as it is very quiet and within walking distance to the Puget Sound 'Ocean'. It is also easy to walk to coffee shops and restaurants.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                          Short walk to Puget Sound and Salt Water beaches at Golden Gardens Park 2 minute drive to downtown Ballard, Seattle's most popular part of town. 3 minute walk to Caffe Fiore, voted #1 coffee shop 2 years in a row. Several bus lines are located within 2 blocks of Treat House. Enterprise Rental Car is located less than a mile away. In addition, they will pick you up from Treat House and drop you back off. Neighborhood is very quiet and you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains throughout the neighborhood. There is ample parking in the street and this unit also has a private parking space near the entrance. A poem was written by one of our guests and sums up the Treat House Experience: So Happy Up Here Walking in mist for the morning news; Thoughts drift along to older mews. Not long ago a playground for Treat; Horses and hunting dogs kept a beat. Then up to 85th the trolley ran; Houses rose as they cleared the land. Loyal was born that very same year; The neighborhood was christened with a cheer. Treat blessed us with Gardens by the water; The beach bore the name of his daughter. Sweet aromas from Larsen’s fill the air; Then The Fresh Fish Company, what a pair! Up hill and down the school children go; Every shade of the rainbow they glow. Mom, dad or caregiver at their side; Love watches little feet scamper inside. Nights so quiet and sidewalks so clean; Not far above the Ballard Ave. scene. On the walk back, friendly faces abound; So happy we ended up in this town.


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                          Photos

                          • Close up view of Queen Bed

                            Close up view of Queen Bed

                          • Treat House, Loyal Suite, Living Room.

                            Treat House, Loyal Suite, Living Room.

                          • Mini kitchen with mini fridge, coffee maker, hot water maker, and microwave.

                            Mini kitchen with mini fridge, coffee maker, hot water maker, and microwave.

                          • View from Master Bedroom into small area with Twin Bed.

                            View from Master Bedroom into small area with Twin Bed.

                          • Treat House

                            Treat House

                          • Bathroom Shower View and Hallway with Coffee Maker, Microwave, and Refrigerator

                            Bathroom Shower View and Hallway with Coffee Maker, Microwave, and Refrigerator

                          • Treat House was owned by Harry W. Treat a land baron of the Ballard area.

                            Treat House was owned by Harry W. Treat a land baron of the Ballard area.

                          • 9 Pound Coho Salmon Caught Near Golden Gardens Park at Lighthouse

                            9 Pound Coho Salmon Caught Near Golden Gardens Park at Lighthouse

                          • You can now rent 'Stand Up Paddle Boards' Just 3 minutes away by car.

                            You can now rent 'Stand Up Paddle Boards' Just 3 minutes away by car.

                          • Leif Erickson Statue about 1 mile from Treat House.

                            Leif Erickson Statue about 1 mile from Treat House.

                          • Sunset over Sunset Hills.  About 10 minute walk from Treat House.

                            Sunset over Sunset Hills. About 10 minute walk from Treat House.

                          • Mini kitchen area

                            Mini kitchen area

                          • View from Twin Bed area towards Queen Bed.

                            View from Twin Bed area towards Queen Bed.

                          • Living Room and Bathroom View.

                            Living Room and Bathroom View.

                          • Double doors in living room open to your private patio.

                            Double doors in living room open to your private patio.

                          • Loyal Suite Living Room with French Doors that Lead to Outdoor Patio.

                            Loyal Suite Living Room with French Doors that Lead to Outdoor Patio.

                          • "Caffe Fiore" Voted #1 Coffee Shop in Seattle is only a 5 minute walk.

                            "Caffe Fiore" Voted #1 Coffee Shop in Seattle is only a 5 minute walk.

                          • The Ballard Locks.  a Two to Three Minute Drive.

                            The Ballard Locks. a Two to Three Minute Drive.

                          • Downtown Ballard

                            Downtown Ballard

                          • The Ballard Sunday Market.  Voted top ten markets in USA.

                            The Ballard Sunday Market. Voted top ten markets in USA.

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