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Beautiful Ballard 3BR 2.5 BA townhouse in Walker's Paradise

Old Ballard, Ballard, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Townhome1700 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

We have two identical townhomes side by side at this location. Please see vrbo #355515 for the other unit. Each sleeps up to eight. Please feel free to call or email even if the calendar does not show availability for your desired dates!

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Located on a quiet, tree-lined street, just two blocks from Market Street in Ballard, this spacious townhome stands apart with its gleaming hardwoods, airy, open layout, high ceilings and prime location on a quiet residential street. At nearly 1800 square feet, it is a more generous size than most vacation rentals. You will enjoy leaving your car at home and walking to all that Market Street and Ballard Avenue have to offer: cafés, eateries, movie theatre, climbing gym, bookstores and boutiques. There is a brand new supermarket two blocks from the front door! Also one block walking distance to local bus lines to downtown Seattle.

This home is also situated very close (less than a half mile) to popular outdoor destinations: Ballard Locks, Shilshole Marina, Golden Gardens, Burke-Gilman trail and Discovery Park. Downtown Seattle is four miles and the airport is a forty minute drive.

Features include:

- 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

- Off street parking for one car

- Vaulted ceilings, skylights

- Brand new hardwood floors

- 32' hdtv, DVD and library of good flicks!

- Ceiling fans

- Tiled gas fireplace

- Large kitchen with gas range

- South-facing, sunny balcony (a view of trees!)

- Fenced side yard

- Energy efficient front loading washer/dryer

- Ample closet storage throughout home

Keywords: Ballard, townhome, Seattle, family, vacation, 3 bedroom, sleeps up to 8 comfortably


John Manning

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Mar 19, 2018
About John Manning

Hi, we're Liz and John and we'd like to welcome you to our townhome in Ballard. A little about us: we met in the south of France where we lived for several years before relocating to Seattle in 2000. John is Irish and speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese. Liz grew up on Bainbridge, a beautiful island in the Puget Sound. Our interests are varied: we're musicians, motorcyclists, fishers, hikers, skiiers, bikers, climbers, kayakers, entrepreneurs, sustainable farmers, gourmet foodie locavores, dog whisperer wannabees, wilderness lovers. We practice meditation and yoga and do our best to parent our wonderful four year old.

John Manning purchased this Townhome in 2008

Why John Manning chose Old Ballard

The location of our townhome is perfect for vacation and is the type of home we would like to stay in ourselves when we travel. It is within walking distance of beaches, parks, sailing marina, fabulous restaurants and all sorts of recreation. The layout of the property makes it an instant home away from home.

What makes this Townhome unique

Sit quietly by the Ballard Locks just a short walk from our townhome and read a book while boats and ships glide by or view the immense salmon run through the famous fish ladders at the Locks. Barbeque with friends at the Golden Gardens beach and see sea lions and seals (or at least hear them barking!). Take a sailboat or kayak and explore the Puget Sound. Puget Sound is also reputed to have some of the finest scuba diving on the West coast. Whatever your tastes, our townhome in Ballard is located in a safe and friendly neighborhood with a unique character and unrivalled amenities.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Ground Floor Suite
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Top Floor Second Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Top Floor Master Bedroom
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, Bedroom has a large walk-in closet. Pack 'n Play available.


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath

            Location Type

              • Downtown


                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Iron & Board
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Broadband Access
                            High speed Internet
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Clothes Dryer
                            Large capacity, quiet front loading dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Gas Fireplace
                            Cozy fireplace in den area
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Linens Provided
                            All linens are high quality 500 thread count linens
                          • Living Room
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street
                            Property has private parking for one vehicle in the driveway in front of the home.
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                            High effeciency ultra quiet front loading washer
                          • Wireless Internet
                            High speed wireless router


                              • Freezer
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Catering Available
                                Provided upon request via a reputable local caterer
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                                Everything you need (we think!)
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Blender
                              • Kitchen
                                If you like to cook, you'll love the fully furnished kitchen space!
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Child's Highchair
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 4 people


                                      • Audio Tape Player
                                      • Books
                                      • CD Player
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Games
                                        Board games
                                      • Radio
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                        32' Flat screen HD TV
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Television
                                      • Video Library
                                        An ever growing collection of movies we've watched and enjoyed. Everything from Lord of the Rings to girlie movies to vintage Eastwood!


                                          • Balcony


                                              • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                              • Low Allergen Environment
                                              • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                  • live theater
                                                  • bay/sound
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • theme parks
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • wind-surfing

                                                                51 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great place and location

                                                                Patti W.

                                                                The location of this unit was perfect. Very close to the grocery store and downtown for restaurants and the Sunday Market. If only the weather had cooperated! It was pretty cold.

                                                                The unit itself was very comfortable. It would have been helpful with a few more instructions as to how to turn on the gas fireplace(which we needed). We did figure it out though. Also knowing what to do with bedding etc at the end of our stay would hav been nice. So just minor details. The place was clean and comfortable. Liz was very helpful and great to deal with. We would definitely stay again!

                                                                Absolutely Perfect!

                                                                Deirdre S.

                                                                This experience could not have been better! The home was perfect! I have traveled all over the world and this place was the best overall! The home was so clean and comfortable. I can not stress enough about how clean everything was! We felt right at home. It was easy to use the keypad to get in and out. The location was phenomenal... we could walk lots of places and easily get anywhere we wanted to go. Everything we needed was in the home and easy to find! We had the best time for our first time in Seattle. We are already talking about going back and re-renting this home! Thank you for making this trip a fantastic one! Anyone looking to going to Seattle, I highly recommend staying at this home!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you Diedre! We appreciate your kind words and are thrilled you enjoyed the home and Ballard neighborhood. Please do come back, we'd love to have you. Happy Thanksgiving!

                                                                Clean, Comfortable, Convenient

                                                                Barbara D.

                                                                This was the perfect place for our four night family stay. It was close to our daughter who lives in Ballard, we were able to walk easily to the downtown area and the Locks, a grocery store was close by, having the one parking place was very convenient with small children, and when we moved the other car had no problem finding a close parking space. The kitchen was very well equipped, and we used it for several meals. The grandparents enjoyed having their separate, downstairs sleeping quarters. A very nice, quiet neighborhood.

                                                                Great Location

                                                                Debe B.

                                                                This was the perfect place to stay with 3 of my girlfriends on a sightseeing trip. There was plenty of space for everyone and the unit was very clean. The condo is in a great location; within walking distance to the grocery store, many good restaurants, and the Ballard locks/fish ladder. It was also a short/reasonable Uber ride to the sights in Seattle; the Space needle, Pikes Market, etc. The couple of times I had to contact John he was very responsive. The first morning the coffee pot sprung a leak. John had a new one delivered that day.

                                                                Awesome location!

                                                                Brenda B.

                                                                My family of 5 (3 teenagers!) and my mother-in-law had a fantastic stay. The townhome is a few blocks from the Chittenden Locks which make a great destination for an early morning walk. Lots of different birds to see, a harbor seal, the salmon run, etc. Plus, watching the working of the locks later in the day was fun, too. Also, a few short blocks to lots of Ballard restaurants, 1 block from the grocery store... Also, very easy to get to downtown Seattle. We had a car, but my sister lives in Ballard and says the bus routes to downtown are very easy, too. The house was clean with plenty of space. We had a small issue closing a window the morning of our departure, so I called John. He was very responsive and offered to come out to take care of it. I just wanted him to know but didn't need him to come out. However, if there had been an actual problem we needed assistance with, sounds like he would have been really helpful and responsive.

                                                                Lovely neighborhood.....

                                                                Debbie B.

                                                                Great location. Quiet, safe & very pedestrian friendly. Very short walk to coffee shops, bakeries, & Quality Food Center. Enjoyed the local farmers market in downtown Ballard on Sunday(also a short walk from this property) as well as many other shops & dining spots in downtown Ballard. Nice layout of upstairs/downstairs bedrooms in this townhouse. Having a full size washer/dryer means packing far less clothing.


                                                                Old Ballard, Ballard, Seattle, WA, USA

                                                                Please feel free to ask John and Liz about your preferred activities. We have relatonships with all sorts of service providers from yoga teachers to fishing guides! We'll be delighted to make recommendations and facilitate any special requests. John Manning Properties LLC is a licensed real estate company in Washington State managed by John Manning, Managing Broker.


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed. Please note we only accept short reservations (1 or 2 nights) that begin or end on the same day as another reservation. Our rate for a 1 night rental is our standard rate of $400. We reserve the right to not accept reservations that will cause adjacent nights to stay vacant.

                                                                51 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.7/5
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