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Garden Level Ballard Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

About our one bedroom unit:

This 800 square foot airy apartment is on the lower level of 2007 constructed residence. The unit is a purpose-built, comfortable living space with extra-height ceilings and full size windows that bring in lots of sun. It is decorated in light colors, the bathroom is tiled and rest of the space was finished with bamboo floors. On street parking is ample and available in front of our home.

You'll enjoy an open and cheery dining room and living room, TV with cable, free Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen, a private bathroom and a bedroom with a comfy queen sized bed. A queen bed air mattress and/or a portable crib can be provided upon request.

The apartment is accessible via a ramp and the bathroom has a zero-entry shower with a hand-held shower head.

Note: We do not have a land line for the apartment.

About our location:

Our home is in a quiet residential neighborhood within Ballard, just north of downtown Seattle. Located at the cross streets of NW 70th Street and 27th Avenue NW we are a little less than a mile to the heart of Ballard's downtown where you will find coffee shops and lots of restaurants from which to choose. Four great coffee shops are just over a half mile away! We are three blocks or 0.2 miles from a bus stop that has two buses that will drop you off in the center of Ballard.

About the neighborhood of Ballard:

Ballard has been called 'a city within a city,' and has much to offer. A thriving waterfront and happening restaurant and entertainment scene have made this Scandinavian enclave one of Seattle's most fun areas. Here you'll find a diverse array of great restaurants, cute coffee shops, fun boutique shopping, the best pastries in the city (at Cafe Besalu), a year round Farmers Market, three grocery stores, a brand new library and park and more. You will be a short walk from Ballard's core and just down the hill from Phinney Ridge where the Woodland Park Zoo is located. The University of Washington and downtown Seattle are about 6 miles away.

Ballard is a great neighborhood for biking, just minutes to the Burke Gilman Trail. There are multiple parks and playgrounds sprinkled within walking distance for workouts, picnics or playtime for kids and adults alike. The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (great for boat/yacht watching), Green Lake, and Golden Gardens Beach Park are all just minutes away.

The perfect place to stay for your visit to Seattle!

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Ballard Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a zero entry shower, toilet and sink. There is no bathtub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Crib/Pack 'N Play Crib (1) is available upon request, Sleep Sofa (1) there is a double pull out bed in the living room. We also have a twin air mattress and a queen air mattress available if needed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
A coffee maker, blender, toaster, ironing board/iron and hair dryer are also available.


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Garden Level Ballard Apartment
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

Wonderful Ballard garden level apartment

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our recent 2 week stay at the Ballard garden level apartment. We found it to be clean and comfortable with a well stocked modern kitchen. It’s located in a safe, lovely neighborhood. Eric was very welcoming and accommodating to our needs. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Morro Bay, CA.

Perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place to visit with our son! Everything we needed was here! We went on several walks in the area. Ballad has many great restaurants and bars. Amanda (owner) was very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Ballard location and VRBO property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Garden Level Ballard Apartment for a week while in Seattle for our daughter's wedding. The property has everything we were looking for: great kitchen that was well stocked with everything we needed and more, dining area, living room with pull out sofa, TV, books/games; bedroom with queen size bed and laundry facilities. The neighborhood is quiet, very safe, and the bus is easily accessible, if you don't have a car.

Eric and Amanda were great in answering our questions and assisting us, when needed. Very nice and fun family!

We would definitely stay again at this VRBO property.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Ballard Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Stayed her while visiting my son and his family who live close by. Second time staying at this apartment. Easy keyless access a plus. Safe neighborhood. This apartment is large, very clean, and comfortable. All the comforts of home. Great location and quiet neighborhood. No problem with parking on the street. Property owner Eric is very friendly and came to check on us to see if we needed anything. Will definitely stay here again if available.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO

Great apartment in Ballard

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here in September moving our daughter into SPU. This apartment was exactly what I look for in a short term rental: clean, comfortable, quiet and convenient location. The kitchen was very well stocked and I cannot think of a thing we needed during the week it did not have. My daughter slept well in the sofa bed, hot water was always plentiful and we had plenty of space for all of our luggage and boxes. We were always able to park right in front of the house and it was an easy 3 minute walk to the bus stop on the days we chose not to drive. WiFi was no issue for my husband who had to do a little work each day. I had a couple of questions prior to our trip and Eric responded very quickly and was friendly and accommodating. He even allowed me to ship one of my daughter's textbooks to the house prior to our arrival. We spent time at SPU in Queen Anne, downtown and Northgate and found the location to work well for all three. We ate at Ray's Cafe (beautiful views) based on Eric's recommendation and enjoyed a lovely Italian dinner at Soprano's, both of which I would recommend. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience. Place was clean, organized and perfect considering we have a 2.5 year old.

  • 5 of 5

The Rucker family was very welcoming and made us feel right at home. Very Clean, organized, very well-maintained and easy access to parking and the city. They even provided a pack and play. We had access to all the kitchen items we needed. We would stay again next time we are in the area.

It made for a very relaxing nice trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eric Rucker
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Eric Rucker

My husband and I designed and built our home and this apartment in 2007. We included the apartment so our families would have a cozy place to stay nearby on extended visits while feeling like they had a space of their own. We live here full-time with our young children. Although not NW natives, Seattle has become our home.

Looking foward to hearing from you!

Amanda, Eric, Ruby & Jeremy

Eric Rucker purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Eric Rucker chose Ballard

Ballard is a great neighborhood with all the amenities that any age person would want to enjoy. Close to downtown and all the hustle and bustle, but with a smaller community feel. We love it!

What makes this apartment unique

Our home is a couple of blocks away from express bus lines that will take you to downtown Seattle (#17 or 18). Other buses running nearby will take you to the University of Washington (#44, 46 or 48). We are also a short walk through residential streets to 'downtown' Ballard.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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