About the property
- Cottage370 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
The perfect launch point for your vacation: Ballard Cottage is a well-equipped Tiny Home in an ideal urban location. Expertly designed, this home feels much larger than it is and gives you a chance to experience the Tiny House Movement. All around the country, people are choosing Tiny Homes to reduce their carbon footprint and simplify their lives. You can look forward to a relaxing, simplified vacation at the Ballard Cottage. Tucked away above street level, this well appointed Tiny Home is just perfect for one or two.
Designed by an architect, the Ballard Cottage incorporates a sunny living area with flat-screen TV, kitchen and breakfast nook, and serene sleeping space into less than 500 square feet! Thoroughly charming with brightly colored walls and whimsical decor, this tiny home lives large. Set among mature trees, you will love the privacy of the patio and spacious yard. Brazilian cherry floors, granite tile, and a clawfoot tub make this Ballard home feel luxurious.
Ballard cottage is a quick drive or a leisurely walk into the heart of Ballard, one of Seattle's best urban neighborhoods. Stroll down to Old Ballard Avenue on Sunday for the outdoor Farmer?s Market or walk to the Ballard Locks and watch the salmon swim and the boats sail in and out of Lake Union. Head a little further west to Ray?s Boathouse and relax at Golden Gardens Park, one of the best beaches in Seattle. Along the way you will find an abundance of great shopping, dining, music, and local flavor. Enjoy a great selection of grocery stores offering local and organic items in addition to mass market products!
A portable A/C unit has been permanently installed in the Ballard Cottage! The Cottage is conveniently located northwest of downtown Seattle, it is easy to get downtown via car or public transportation, and to other unique neighborhoods like Fremont, Greenlake, Woodland Park Zoo, and South Lake Union.
Every vacation home managed by Sea to Sky Rentals provides a starter supply of all the necessities! A flat screen television with expanded cable, Blu-Ray DVD player, local telephone service and wireless internet access provide everything you need for work and play! Plenty of convenient, on-street parking is available on NW 67th Street.
Traveling with a larger group? We currently offer two other rentals in beautiful Ballard: Ballard Park View Townhome (https://www.vrbo.com/1077510) and Ballard Northwesterner (https://www.vrbo.com/1012102). Contact us directly to find out more or book multiple rentals for a bigger party!
Sea to Sky Rentals
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Sea to Sky Rentals
This vacation rental property in Seattle is professionally managed by Sea to Sky Rentals! We are a small local company that specializes in vacation rental management in the Pacific Northwest and has been in business for over 10 years. Call or email us anytime! We are always happy to help you plan your Emerald City vacation.
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Cute place but not for tall people
This was out first time in Seattle, and stayed here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The location is wonderful: quiet, quaint neighborhood, walking distance to the great restaurants and coffee shops in downtown Ballard, Discovery Park, Sunset park, and less than one block to the bus route to dowtown Seattle. Though small, the kitchen was well-equipped. Our biggest gripe was that the home is not comfortable for tall people. My 6'4" husband had to duck at every doorway and showering was difficult for both of us. At 5'8", I had to crouch down quite a bit. Also, there were extra pillows available, but only one additional pillowcase. Less annoying was the toilet that needs to be reset, but everything worked well and was well maintained and clean. I would recommend.
Great location in Ballard, property needs TLC
The location in Ballard is great- under a 10 minute walk to coffee/small grocery, bar. 15 min. Walk to all the bars, shops, etc. on Market and Ballard avenues. However, the property really needs some attention. The bathroom/shower setup is a little treacherous, shower at your own risk. There's dirt, food splatters on the walls. found hair stuck to the bathroom wall on check-in- the whole place could use a good deep clean and paint. It's too small to cook, but even if I wanted to, it was too unclean for me to consider. If you're looking for a place to crash after partying, this is a great place. If you want comfort and cleanliness, I wouldn't recommend this location.
Pig with lipstick
I am shocked this property received 5 star reviews. I should have known that something was up by the phony pics--they do not show this property realistically. They make this place look clean and new but it's more like a camp shack patched together and dressed up with pretty paint colors. The bathroom ceiling has pink mildew, as well as a spider smashed into the wall and a hole that was spackled over with what looks like a big blob of dried toothpaste. Only one window in the rental had a screen so I couldn't open any others without letting bugs in. The patio was a mess; the pretty wood barrel with the flowers that you see in the pics was actually falling apart with nothing but a pile of dirt in it. Behind the house was a junk yard--literally--with trash strewn about and endless clay pots filled with dirt, ugly garden gnomes, and basically just crap lying around. Even the flatscreen TV picture quality was horrendous--blurry and out of focus. The bottom shelf of the fridge was duct taped in place. A previous reviewer said she made Thanksgiving dinner here--I don't know how that is possible, with the tiny range and total of about 4 square feet of counter space. Last, Ballard is nothing to speak of. The main strip is a 15-minute walk from the house, and the few places close to the house (grocery store, coffee shop) close at 8 PM. The cleaning fee is more than I pay my housekeeper every other week for my house which is literally 3 times the size of this house, and in the Washington DC area, which is not cheap. To add insult to injury, they make you bring out your own trash/recycling/composting. Trust me--if you have any standards at all you do not want to stay here. Like they say, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still just a pig.
Charming and well appointed cottage!
Perfectly located charming cottage. Within walking distance of old Ballard and many restaurants. Well appointed and quite comfortable!
perfect for single traveler or cozy couple
Like your own private hotel suite! The street is peaceful and the house feels secure. We stayed for a week and enjoyed eating our way Ballard Ave. As other reviews have said, beware the foot of the bed frame - it is a destroyer of toes. Otherwise everything was lovely. Recommend renting a car if staying longer than a few days to reach other parts of the city.
Hello Jackie, thank you so much for staying at the Ballard Cottage and reviewing your experience! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and we will definitely look into padding or cushioning the foot of the bed frame. All the best, Sea to Sky Rentals
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.