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Seattle View Home Near Fremont and Ballard, Blocks from Zoo

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Last updated: 07/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ballard house description

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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, propane BBQ and romantic fire table. I now have an AC unit for the entire upstairs, the home stays nice and cool even on the hottest days. Float planes pass by daily, salmon fight their way up the Ballard Locks fish ladder nearby, reasonably priced restaurants that are amazing all around. 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.

Wine tasting room now 5 blocks from the house (Domanico Cellars). 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. Perfect for a small family or friends looking to explore Seattle's famous neighborhood coffee shops. 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. 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. There is a propane fire pit and table also. Guests have exclusive use of the backyard and entire main floor and downstairs bathroom. It is a street level unit, easy access for people with limited mobility. The home is on a steep street, 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.


Keywords: House, home, vacation home, view home, hot tub

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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • 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

          • Covered Parking:

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

          • Wood Fireplace:

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

          • Parking Off Street:

            Yes, 2 spots...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

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

              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Broadband Access:

                Free Wifi available throughout the home...moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

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

                  • Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

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

                      Activities

                      • Playground
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Zoo
                      • Restaurants
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Medical Services
                      • Kayaking
                      • Cycling
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High season
                      Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $249
                      $1,600
                      Fall
                      Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $179
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $179
                      $1,200

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

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

                      Notes:

                      Bookings around holidays must be for 7 or more nights. July 4th, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. All other dates can be 2 night minimum.


                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Last updated: 07/03/2014
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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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                      • 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
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Downtown ferry terminal
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Jackson Street Station
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy 5
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Golden Gardens
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Many
                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Snoqualmie Summit

                      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. 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

                      • Back yard is very romantic

                        Back yard is very romantic

                      • Dining table with view of Magnolia and Ballard Bridge

                        Dining table with view of Magnolia and Ballard Bridge

                      • 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

                      • Taken from the front yard

                        Taken from the front yard

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

                        Solstice day, June 2013. View from the front yard

                      • 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

                      VRBO #330399

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Monday, July 14, 2014

                      $179 - $249 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 07/03/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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