The reviews are in!
"The Carriage House has absolutely re-defined luxury for us." - Sarah from Boston
"More like staying at the Ritz than the Marriott." - Diane from New York City
"An incredible gem in Ballard!" - Craig from Seattle
"This is no ordinary Airbnb." - Kyle from Seattle
"If you want a local, lovely, home with local, lovely, professional host, this one is above and beyond." - Liz from California
This "tiny mansion" is brand new, with tons of vintage Seattle charm incorporated throughout. Located on a quiet, tree-lined street, the Carriage House is perfect for a romantic weekend or family getaway. You will feel right at home whether you're visiting for a weekend or a week. Exceptional design features include old growth and reclaimed cedar ceilings, vintage doors, clam wood mantle and high end kitchen and bath finishes. An efficient heating and cooling system will ensure your complete comfort year-round.
The two-story Carriage House is located on our property, tucked neatly behind our home. Thoughtful fencing and landscaping provide as much privacy as any of us city dwellers can expect. There is a private garden and outdoor dining area for your enjoyment. The Carriage House is accessed via a driveway that is reserved exclusively for you during your stay and can easily accommodate two cars.
Downstairs is an open layout with a comfortable living area, ample seating, charming electric stove, Cable TV with streaming options, dining area, and fully equipped kitchen, complete with full-size stainless steel appliances. The pull out sofa bed will sleep up to two children.
Ballard boasts dozens of great restaurants, but you also have the option to prepare your own meals in the full kitchen. You can expect to find all of the basic cookware and utensils needed to prepare a gourmet meal. There are even a few regional cookbooks to inspire you! On Sundays, be sure to check out the Ballard Farmers Market, one of the best of its kind in the world, and pick up all the freshest ingredients for your dinner. A dishwasher conveniently makes cleanup a snap. In the mornings, enjoy coffee, tea, fresh fruit, assorted hot cereals and cereal bars (provided).
The upstairs is airy and romantic with vaulted cedar ceilings and comfortable furnishings. In addition to the bedroom, you will find a spacious bathroom, full size washer & dryer, and a desk, perfect for work or can also be used as a vanity. Don't miss the stunning quartersawn oak antique doors which were salvaged from Seattle's Palladian Hotel, built to accommodate prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush.
You will love the cozy bedroom, with an unbelievably comfortable Simmons Beautyrest mattress and fresh white linens. Relax in bed while gazing up through the skylight at the gorgeous birch tree overhead. On stormy days, the sound of rain on the skylight above is enchanting. The bedroom window and skylight have accompanying black out shades for mornings when you prefer to sleep in. There are charging stations on each nightstand and a dresser and two closets are available for you to unpack and settle in. Two clean and cozy robes will be provided for use during your stay.
Discerning guests will be delighted by the selection of quality, 100% down pillows available (down alternative available on request) in the "Pillow Library" - our curated collection of luxury pillows. Whether you are a side, back or stomach sleeper, you will discover the perfect pillow for you. Each pillow is encased in a hypoallergenic cover and covered with a 100% cotton 600 thread count pillow case.
Just outside the bedroom is a spacious and beautifully designed bathroom, complete with walk in shower, custom vanity and gorgeous tile work and fixtures. Fresh white towels, hair dryer, and luxury toiletries are provided for your use.
A brand new washer, dryer, iron and ironing board are hidden behind louvered doors for use during your stay. There is also an open work space upstairs for all of your writing needs.
The Carriage House is stocked with assorted board games and a lending library to keep you entertained on those evenings you wish to tuck in early. The TV (with cable, Netflix and streaming options), reliable wifi and Bluetooth speaker will round out all of your entertainment needs.