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Victorian Retreat (main floor) in Historic Ballard

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

House, 1+ Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This delightful retreat is located on the main floor of a turn-of-the-last-century house in historic old Ballard. It is a complete, fully functional home with a fully equipped kitchen. Nothing is shared with the upper unit except laundry facilities in the shared entry. Acoustic insulation insures that you will hear little if anything from your upstairs neighbor.

Ballard has everything you could want. Living in this home, it's all at your doorstep! Within 1 block you can enjoy espresso and some of the best bread and French pastries in Seattle. Within a 6 block radius you can enjoy an upscale movie house, a diverse array of restaurants, large QFC grocery store, shops and the fabulous year-round Sunday Farmer’s Market offering fresh locally grown produce and products. If your visit is job-related, you will also have access to a post office, FedEx, and built-green public library.

A detailed renovation was completed in 2008, in keeping with the home's original character. Wide plank oak floors extend throughout, including the new kitchen. The kitchen is cook-friendly and there is an herb garden for your enjoyment. Guests can chat with the chef while sitting at the breakfast table. The main dining room can seat six and there is still room for a sofa. Barn doors separate the dining room from the very spacious living room. It can be closed off for privacy and has two queen sized high end, no-bar hide-a-beds and a 26 inch flat screen TV. There is another queen sized sleigh bed in the private bedroom with lots of drawer space and ample storage.

The acoustic insulation is amazing! This home is very peaceful and quiet.

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Mary Melvey
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Ballard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Both sleeper sofas are high-end with no metal bar. Very comfortable.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
Small yard, herb garden, One block away from French pastries, bakery and espresso. Less than six blocks to restaurants, shops, library, movie theater, and Sunday farmer's market, and glass-blowing hot-shop where you can watch artists create their work.


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Victorian Retreat (main floor) in Historic Ballard
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Clean, tidy and accomodating

  • 4 of 5

Would definitely keep it on my list for next time. Great location, sweet abode.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home!!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Seattle to meet our two month old granddaughter. This home was just terrific for my husband and me. Lots of space to spread out in, so much better than any hotel room. I’m sure this home is better than most other VRBOs around. There were only two of us, yet four people could stay here with out being on top of each other. Great equipped kitchen, large dining area and then a nice sized living area, not to mention a bedroom and bath..and laundry! For another extended Seattle stay, we will stay here! Owners were accommodating prior to our arrival. We didn’t need them once here, but I feel they would have been attentive if necessary. No noise from the upstairs renter, surprised me. PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forks of Salmon, CA

2nd Time Renting here, Love It!

  • 5 of 5

We came last year and had the upstairs, which was wonderful, but no longer available.

So, we (2 friends) stayed in the downstairs unit this year and it was fabulous. The owners

show they are detailed oriented and deliver a very comfortable homey house. Close to Old Ballard; a great bakery down 2 blocks; has a parking spot this year; comfortable beds and nice bedding. Even in the rain of Seattle, you could easily stay put all day in this house and relax.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal location, good owners, spacious

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here many times. Grandchildren love to come over a day stay the night. We'll equipped kitchen, TV an wifi

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay and very convenient to everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, VA

Great stay at Victorian Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Victorian Retreat for 4 weeks while visiting family and could not have been happier with our stay. The Victorian Retreat is close to all the amenities that Ballard offers, including restaurants, groceries, bakeries, shopping and a wide variety of entertainment options. It is very walkable and we were car-free for most of our stay.

The home is very nicely furnished with all that you need to make your stay enjoyable. We had ample linens, television with local channels plus Amazon Fire TV stick, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, and lots of nice to haves, such as a Bose radio, reading lights, and plenty of closet and dresser space. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Five minute drive to indoor rock climbing gym, boat locks with salmon ladder, waterfront seafood restaurants with stunning views, and saltwater beach with bonfires at night.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 10.1%

Stays of 30+ days do not require sales tax. This site will automatically include it but if you contact us we can remove it.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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