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Victorian Retreat (main floor) in Historic Ballard

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
6 nights

About the property

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

(Contact us for significantly reduced rates for 30+ days) 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, 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
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Victorian Retreat (main floor) in Historic Ballard
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Victorian in Ballard

  • 5 of 5

We would certainly recommend the Victorian Retreat in Ballard. Was a great area & quiet. The unit was roomy & had all the conveniences.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, bright, spacious and clean home

  • 5 of 5

We had another wonderful stay at the Ballard Victorian! We love the big south facing windows in the living room and spacious layout for our small family of three. Everything in the home is clean, nicely updated and well maintained. The location can't be beat if you enjoy walking and bussing around town. We always stop at the library (only two blocks away) several times during our stays to borrow books for ourselves and our daughter, as they have a large section of books to borrow without a library card. In this location, you are close to everything in Ballard and an easy express bus ride to Seattle Center or downtown. We look forward to another visit soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great find in Ballard

  • 5 of 5

This home worked perfectly for our stay in the Seattle area. Ballard has so much to offer...restaurants, coffee houses, shopping...and it's all within a short walk from this property. Mary was readily available for questions and she had the home lit up and welcoming on our late arrival. My only regret is that we were so busy out exploring that we did not spend much time in the home. The kitchen was well supplied had we wanted to do any cooking. The pull-out sofas were comfortable as was the bed. There was plenty of living space for the 4 adults in our party.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every part of this amazing rental! It is even better than described or pictured. The house is very well maintained and clean. We felt so comfortable and relaxed and totally "at home". The location is perfect - walkable to anything you'd want to do in Ballard. We rented for a month and did not have a car. It's a few blocks from the Rapid Ride bus stop, making any trip to downtown Seattle easy, quick, and affordable. There are cafes, restaurants, shops, a Sunday farmers' market, grocery stores, bars, and places of interest all within walking distance. We were fortunate to meet the very friendly and helpful owners, which only added to our love of this house. My only hesitation in our high recommendation is that it'll become more difficult to find a vacancy here in the future! :) This will definitely be our go-to rental any time we're in the Seattle area.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like staying in your own home

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! It is exactly as pictured, but even better. It is like living in a small town of yesteryear in a neighborhood of cute, well-maintained homes only a few blocks from the Ballard shopping district with it's great restaurants, bars and coffee shops. The owners are extremely helpful. We would highly recommend this -- but you need to reserve early!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year we stayed at this lovely Ballard Victorian. We have chosen the month of April each year to visit. I loved it even more the second time. The house is very clean and well appointed. The location is fabulous. My husband biked every day and I got a month membership at the Olympic athletic club so I could swim each day. There are plenty of restaurants nearby. The farmers market on Sunday is chock full of good stuff. The park at the end of the point is a wonderful,place to relax by the water and enjoy the sight of beautiful sailboats on the horizon. Then of course there are a myriad of other things to do in and around Seattle. You can't go wrong staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • 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.


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Old Ballard House Rental Rates

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6 night minimum stay

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Cleaning Fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.6%

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Old Ballard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Both sleeper sofas are high-end with no metal bar. Very comfortable.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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