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Seattle View Home Near Fremont and Ballard, Blocks from Zoo

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Last updated: 02/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Ballard house description

Welcome! SPECIAL PRICING. $139 per night through the end of March!!

There are a lot of VRBO homes out there these days, what makes my home unique? I would say attention to detail, and doing my best to make the home feel like home. I have been doing this for over 3 years, and I think it just keeps getting better. I try my best to customize the home to each group that stays, whether it be families with kids, older adults, or wedding parties...I really want everyone at the end to think 'this was a great place to stay'. I love doing this, and I want my guests to feel welcome like they were family when they stay here. My guest home is set up as a private, main floor unit, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, private backyard and carport. The unit itself is about 1000 SF, plus guests get exclusive use of the backyard with a nice hot tub (children under 5 not allowed in hot tub), propane BBQ and romantic fire table. I now have an AC/heat pump unit for the entire upstairs and the home has been fully insulated, it stays nice and cool even on the hottest days, and very cozy when cold out. The home is very quiet, although it is close to 46th/Market St, it is below the street level with houses in between, result being that it is very nicely tucked in and serene, very private feel. You can hear boats honking in the valley from time to time, either a fog horn or the boat asking the draw bridge operator to lift the bridge, I never get tired of that. Float planes pass by daily, salmon fight their way up the Ballard Locks fish ladder nearby, reasonably priced restaurants that are amazing all around. Ballard has also become the micro-brewery place to be, there are two great small brewery's within a 5 minute walk from the house. The zoo is 5 blocks away, a great family beach a couple of miles, easy back road to downtown and the ferries. It is a quiet, low-density neighborhood, very safe, with easy access to bus routes.

Sweeping views of Ballard and the Olympics, great sunset and evening views....the suns sets in the perfect location for viewing from the living room during the spring and fall. Watch the float planes fly towards the coast at 8:05 every morning. 20 minute walk to the Ballard and Fremont districts. Easy off-street parking, but even on the street there is plenty of parking. There is a TV with expanded cable in each bedroom and the living room, all with DVD. 2 bedrooms with a queen bed in each room, upstairs bathroom has a full bath tub with old-style deep tub and shower, second bathroom downstairs has a large shower and also is the laundry room. Full size, comfortable futon in the living room area, for the 5th or 6th guests. Fully equipped kitchen, tastefully decorated throughout. I take pride on having nice pots and pans, a well stocked spice rack, and several options of oils and vinegars for home cooking. I've even set up the BBQ in the backyard to be accessible in rain, it is a nice setup. The bedrooms have comfortable beds, one a little firmer with a memory foam topper, the other on the softer side with a pillow-top type mattress. The backyard is set up as a private oasis, hot tub with a tent canopy for privacy, and an outdoor hot shower for before and after you get in the tub. I change the hot tub water regularly. There is a propane fire pit and table also. It is a street level unit, easy access for people with limited mobility, just a couple of steps from the carport into the unit. The home is on a steep street, and although there are bus stops nearby it can be difficult for people with mobility issues, renting a car is probably better if that is the case. The home is completely private, bird baths and feeders everywhere, hummingbirds and a variety of song birds are regular visitors.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Zoo is 5 blocks away, new playground just down the street as well. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not allowed indoors or in the back yard. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Sweeping view of Ballard and the Olympics, near major bus lines

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    TV with expanded cable available in each bedroom, plus the living area. DVD available on each TV....moreless

  • Stereo

Attractions

  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Sweeping westerly views of the Olympics, Ballard Bridge and evening lights of Ballard. Sunsets can be spectacular....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Kayaking

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New for 2014! I now have an AC/Heat pump that keeps the entire house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Free Wifi available throughout the home...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Carport has space for 2 off-street cars, one covered...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Yes, 2 spots...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    The fireplace is non-functional, decorative only...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio is set up with covered canopy for privacy, and also makes it a 4 season area. ...moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Payment Type

  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot tub set up with complete privacy, outdoor hot shower available for showering before and after....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2015
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$139
$900
Spring 2015
Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$179
$1,200
Summer 2015
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$249
$1,700
Fall/Winter 2014/15
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$179
$999
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$179
$1,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.5%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

  • Pike Place Market

    "Easy access to Pike Place Market via the #5 bus, #28 bus, or driving via the "back" way, 15t..."

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  • Woodland Park Zoo

    "Around 5 blocks from the house, a very easy walk even with kids in tow. "

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  • Paseo

    "Their Cuban pork shoulder sandwich is the best I have ever had, amazing. Cash only, always ..."

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  • Ballard Locks

    "Watch the ships come and go from the Puget Sound, into the locks, and on to Lake Washington...."

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  • Golden Gardens Park

    "A great family beach. Picnic areas, fire pits, nice safe beach."

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  • The Dish

    "Very nice American-style breakfast, very local atmosphere, best eggs any style anywhere. "

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  • La Carta De Oaxaca

    "La Carta de Oaxaca (wa ha ka), is simply the best Mexican food you will ever eat. Always bu..."

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  • Veraci Pizza

    "Thin crust, baked in a wood-burning oven, pizza you will never forget. "

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  • Domanico Cellars

    "Located just a few blocks from the house, free wine tastings on Wednesday, Friday and Saturd..."

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  • Discovery Park

    "An old military base, many beautiful hiking trails, great picnic areas."

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  • Ballard Farmers Market

    "Great local Sunday farmers markets, I'm a regular customer. I have breakfast pizza the clay..."

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  • La Isla

    "Very good Puerto Rican food, heavy on the garlic, great rum drinks. I've probably been here..."

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  • Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

    "They make the beer right there. Food is excellent. Family seating section available, in ad..."

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  • Fremont Troll

    "Bizarre artwork at base of Aurora Bridge in Fremont. Very cool thing to see."

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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seattle Tacoma International airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Downtown ferry terminal
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Jackson Street Station
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 5
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snoqualmie Summit
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Golden Gardens

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I have owned the home since 2003, and I live in a unit with separate entrance below. My strategy is 'out of site, out of mind', but I am available if anything goes wrong. Guests have the entire upstairs unit to themselves and downstairs bathroom. The entire backyard is for guests only as well. In addition to the home, I also a Fair-Trade company selling items from Ghana. You will see many items from my Ghana company in the home. I have lived in Seattle for close to 20 years, and have settled into this area, which I really love. I have a nice catalog put together of my favorite restaurants, grocery stores, kayak rental places, and everything else you can think of.

Why the Owner Chose Ballard:
This home is located in my favorite area of Seattle. It has great views, is walking distance to Fremont, Ballard and the Woodland Park Zoo which are great places to visit. It is just a very nice neighborhood to live in.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home is set up to feel like you are on vacation. The canopy and hot tub space in the backyard is surrounded by a well-manicured garden, it feels like you are in nature but you are in the middle of the city. The home is all about convenience and relaxation.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Backyard hot tub and fire table

    Backyard hot tub and fire table

  • Front garden a work in progress that is maturing nicely

    Front garden a work in progress that is maturing nicely

  • Set up for Christmas dinner

    Set up for Christmas dinner

  • View from living room window.  Olympics in background

    View from living room window. Olympics in background

  • Another shot of living area. Full size couch on the left.

    Another shot of living area. Full size couch on the left.

  • Another kitchen photo

    Another kitchen photo

  • Shoes and bathrobes provided for hot tub adventures

    Shoes and bathrobes provided for hot tub adventures

  • Downstairs bathroom and laundry.  Large shower toward the rear

    Downstairs bathroom and laundry. Large shower toward the rear

  • Nice spice rack with excellent oils and vinegars

    Nice spice rack with excellent oils and vinegars

  • West side of house looking from the street

    West side of house looking from the street

  • Dining table with view of Magnolia and Ballard Bridge

    Dining table with view of Magnolia and Ballard Bridge

  • Solstice day, June 2013.  View from the front yard

    Solstice day, June 2013. View from the front yard

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Simple, well equipped kitchen.  No dishwasher.  Keurig coffee maker

    Simple, well equipped kitchen. No dishwasher. Keurig coffee maker

  • Upstairs bath with full tub and shower.

    Upstairs bath with full tub and shower.

  • Sunsets can be spectacular

    Sunsets can be spectacular

  • Updated pots and pans, I like having nice cooking options in the home

    Updated pots and pans, I like having nice cooking options in the home

  • Looking NW from the street

    Looking NW from the street

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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
  • Reviews
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/22/2015
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