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Live Like a Local in Seattle (Ballard) Near Saltwater Beach and attractions

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Private Entrance Home with 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, Sleeps 2 - 4

Like like a local in Seattle's neighborhood of Ballard, located 15 minutes north of downtown Seattle. Historic Treat House, was completely renovated in 2008 with 100% new construction, including radiant heated floors and other traveler amenities.

Treat House is owner-occupied by our family on the second floor and we welcome you to our home. We built Treat House as a vacation rental completely renovating the first floor to include everything you need. Many of our guests enjoy the piece of mind and safety made possible by an owner-occupied vacation rental. With that in mind, we are very mindful of your privacy, especially while on vacation, but are here in the event you need anything.

We are located in Loyal Heights, which is commonly referred to as Ballard. We are also a short 4 minute walk to Caffe Fiore which has been voted "Best Coffee Shop in Seattle" 10 years in a row! Also, most of Seattle's number one tourist attractions are located about 1 mile away from Treat House to include the Ballard Locks, Saltwater Beach at Golden Gardens, Ballard Sunday Market, and Fishermen's Terminal which houses "The Deadliest Catch" fleet of crab boats. Ballard has received numerous awards and recognition as Seattle's best neighborhood for walkability, dining, safe and friendly neighborhood, and many of the cities best attractions.

Live a part of Seattle's history and enjoy the ocean (Puget Sound) when you stay at the former property of 'Harry W. Treat'.

Located 7 miles North of Downtown Seattle, and just a 15 minute walk to the ocean (Puget Sound) you will find a quiet oasis filled with activities. We respect your privacy, and invite you to your own private suite and outdoor area located in our home.

Please find information on Harry W. Treat and the ocean park just a 2 minute drive, or 15 minute walk below:

The park was named by and developed by Harry W. Treat in 1907 as an 'attraction' at the end of the new electric car lines being built by realtors to induce townfolk to take a 'Sunday outing' out of town and through the woods to a picnic or swim at a beach. (Along the way they were made aware of the real estate available!) The Carbine ended at Loyal Way (& 85th) with a steep twisting dusty path down into the park - or those owning a 'tin lizzie' could drive down a dusty county road (approximately the present drive entering the upper park from the north) and down to a small parking area on the east side of the railroad tracks, then by foot across the tracks to the beach.

At that time the northern half of Meadow Point (named by the Coast Guard) was the site of a shipyard until 1913. To the south the beach curved in along the railroad seaway - all the way to Salmon Bay. The State owns the tidelands south of the park, with boat works and yards by the Bay.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you.

Keywords: large Studio, House, Kitchen

More Details

Owner
Darrell Kirk
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Darrell Kirk

The owner of 'Treat House' enjoying the Puget Sound while hunting for 'Dungeness Crab'. 'We are very fortunate to live just minutes from the Puget Sound and have created a lifestyle around it. We love Salmon fishing, Crabbing, and watching all the wildlife in and around the area.' 'We have also taken up the sport of 'Stand Up Paddling', a new type of Surfing where you stand up on the surfboard and paddle. They just opened a 'Stand Up Paddle' shop about 3 minute drive from our home, so guests to our home have had the opportunity to try this new sport. Some of the pro riders in the area watch the ship and freighter schedules closely so they can surf the wake these huge ships produce as they ply their way from all parts of the world into Seattle' 'We never get tired of the 'Ballard Locks' which is about a 3 minute drive from our home. In addition to the 2 locks, there are large, wonderful gardens there. In the Summer you can hear a variety of bands in the 'Summer Concerts at the Locks'. Watching the large and small boats go through the locks is amazing and I have had the opportunity to see an entire house go through on a barge. They tilted the house via ballast in the barge to tilt the entire vessel. On another note, I would have loved to have seen the large 'Sturgeon' fish my wife saw in the locks swimming with hundreds of Salmon. The Whales have also come closer to the area and I saw 3 large pods of Killer Whales just off the shore about 20 minutes north of our home. Back to the Ballard Locks, there was a large whale spotted just near the locks feeding on Salmon just a few months ago.' 'We are jaded living here for almost 10 years now and forget how beautiful a place this is until we talk with guests who visit. It is just wonderful reliving our first times here through the eyes and stories of our guests.'

Darrell Kirk purchased this house in 2001

Why Darrell Kirk chose Seattle

We love this area which is near the 'ocean' (Puget Sound) and also appreciate the friendly neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

Short walk to Puget Sound and Salt Water beaches at Golden Gardens Park

2 minute drive to downtown Ballard, Seattle's most popular part of town.

3 minute walk to Caffe Fiore, voted #1 coffee shop 2 years in a row.

Several bus lines are located within 2 blocks of Treat House.

Enterprise Rental Car is located less than a mile away. In addition, they will pick you up from Treat House and drop you back off.

Neighborhood is very quiet and you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains throughout the neighborhood.

There is ample parking in the street and this unit also has a private parking space near the entrance.

A poem was written by one of our guests and sums up the Treat House Experience:

So Happy Up Here

Walking in mist for the morning news; Thoughts drift along to older mews. Not long ago a playground for Treat; Horses and hunting dogs kept a beat. Then up to 85th the trolley ran; Houses rose as they cleared the land. Loyal was born that very same year; The neighborhood was christened with a cheer. Treat blessed us with Gardens by the water; The beach bore the name of his daughter.

Sweet aromas from Larsen’s fill the air; Then The Fresh Fish Company, what a pair! Up hill and down the school children go; Every shade of the rainbow they glow. Mom, dad or caregiver at their side; Love watches little feet scamper inside. Nights so quiet and sidewalks so clean; Not far above the Ballard Ave. scene. On the walk back, friendly faces abound; So happy we ended up in this town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a poem written by an out-of-town guest who stayed at Treat House. The poem was also entered into a competition here in Seattle. It so epitomizes Treat House and the neighborhood:



So Happy Up Here



Walking in mist for the morning news; Thoughts drift along to older mews. Not long ago a playground for Treat; Horses and hunting dogs kept a beat. Then up to 85th the trolley ran;

Houses rose as they cleared the land. Loyal was born that very same year; The neighborhood was christened with a cheer. Treat blessed us with Gardens by the water; The beach bore the name of his daughter.



Sweet aromas from Larsen’s fill the air; Then The Fresh Fish Company, what a pair! Up hill and down the school children go; Every shade of the rainbow they glow. Mom, dad or caregiver at their side; Love watches little feet scamper inside. Nights so quiet and sidewalks so clean; Not far above the Ballard Ave. scene. On the walk back, friendly faces abound; So happy we ended up in this town.
Apr 2011
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Map

Pike Place Market
Space Needle
Fremont Troll
The Seattle Great Wheel
Beecher's Handmade Cheese
Pike Place Fish Market Inc
REI
Caffe Fiore
"Voted #1 coffee shop in Seattle by Seattle Magazine."
Larsen's Original Bakery
"They ship Scandinavian pastries all over the world. That's how good they are!"
Nearest Airport
19.7 Miles
SeaTac Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Ristorante Picolinos
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Seattle to Bainbridge
Nearest Golf
5.7 Miles
Jackson Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
5.6 Miles
Amtrack King St. Station
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Cocina Esperanza
Nearest Ski
63 Miles
Snowqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Golden Gardens Saltwater Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Caffe Fiore
Nearest Point of Interest
Larsen's Scandinavian Bakery
Car: recommended

Treat House is located in Ballard, one of the most popular neighborhoods in Seattle.

Amenities

Ballard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tiled Shower. Hair Dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Folding Queen Futon in living room for an additional bed.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Treat House Vacation Rental is located five minutes from Golden Gardens Salt Water Beach and 1 mile from many major Seattle attractions.

Reviews

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Absolutely the best place to stay in Ballard!

  • 5 of 5

This is the fifth time we have stayed here and it is definitely the best place to stay in Ballard?Seattle! Comfortable, spacious, quiet neighborhood, and easy access to all the area attractions.

Darrell and his family are great hosts and very nice people. We always enjoy our stay with them!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

great thanks

  • 5 of 5

very nice

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quiet, comfortable place with everything we needed. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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A Great Place to Stay!

  • 4 of 5

Spacious, clean and very comfortable in the heart of a lovely neighbourhood. The town of Ballard is vibrant, fun and friendly. This rental is positioned perfectly between downtown Seattle and the ferry terminal with service to Kingston and the amazing Olympic Peninsula national park system. The only thing missing was the washing machine and dryer, but there's a good laundry service a few minutes drive away. I would definitely recommend this property.

Darrell provided lots of useful information - both on his VRBO hospitality page and in the rental - and was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights and really loved this Ballard apartment. The location was great and the apartment was spacious, beautiful and clean. Also, the bed was very comfortable. We highly recommend this location in Ballard. Thank you Darrell!

Karen and Katarina

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Just the right size for my family of 3. Nice quiet neighborhood with easy access to the Seattle bus

  • 4 of 5

Lovely studio apartment. Much more homey than staying in a hotel. It was located in the quieter north section of Ballard which is very peaceful and walkable.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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