Modern Townhouse in Historic Ballard, Walk to Everything(7 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Townhome
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
You’ll be an easy stroll away from the heart of the best urban neighborhood in Seattle. Discover beautiful parks, specialty food stores, locally owned shops, historic bars, live music venues and great restaurants for every taste and budget.
Feeling like upscale Italian food? Craving sushi or Vietnamese? A hearty breakfast at a mom-and-pop diner? A delicious pastry over coffee on a Sunday morning? Some of the best craft beers in the state? You can get it all in Ballard.
The year-round Sunday farmers market is outstanding. Watch ships passing through the Ballard Locks and walk to Shilshole Marina or beautiful Golden Gardens Park and beach. You'll be close to easy transit connections to downtown, Pike Place Market, Woodland Park Zoo, the University of Washington and numerous good surrounding neighborhoods including Fremont, Greenwood and Phinney Ridge.
When you need a break from sightseeing, retreat to our quiet, modern, sun-filled townhouse and relax with all the comforts of home. Two full-sized bedrooms with dressers, closets and en suite bathrooms are on the top floor. A half-bath is on the main floor, and the lower floor has a small office/den with a convertible bed that opens onto the private deck.
Natural light fills the airy, open floor plan. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and everything you need to cook your own great meal, from plates to cutlery, utensils and appliances. Lounge around on the deck, which has a propane firepit, or kick back in front of the fire and flat-screen TV.
Owners Deborah and Marty are a professional couple who have lived in Ballard for 11 years and in the Northwest most of their lives. You’ll find them on their sailboat when they aren’t out enjoying the many attractions of Ballard. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have and want to help make your stay as memorable as possible.
No shoes in the house
* Note: home is not child-friendly
Keywords: Modern, townhouse, close to historic Ballard Avenue, clean, well-equipped, nice outdoor deck, good restaurants and bars nearby, nicely designed, quiet street, excellent location close to amenities, friendly and helpful landlords.
- 3 story
- 1100 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- Cleaning fee $160
- Tax Rate 9.6%
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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The Ballard Locks, Golden Gardens beach and park, small live music venues, many excellent bars and restaurants, bakeries, fantastic year-round Sunday farmers market, grocery and specialty food shops, public library, liquor store, outdoor skateboarding park, yoga studio, Swedish Medical Center, gift shops, book shops, Trader Joe's, QFC.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Marty is a communications director at a national foundation in Seattle, and Deborah is a writer for Microsoft News Center. After living in cities including New York, Boston, Toronto and Los Angeles, we still think Seattle is one of the best places in the country to live. Its combination of an excellent culinary scene, beautiful parks, great bars and breweries, endless outdoor opportunities, friendly locals, glorious summers and proximity to the ocean make it an ever-interesting place to live.
Why the Owner Chose Ballard, Seattle, WA, USA:
We bought our townhouse even before the old house that previously occupied the lot was torn down. It was the perfect location in the neighborhood we most wanted to live in. Seattle is a city of neighborhoods, and at first it can be difficult to tell one from another. But they are all distinctly different. Ballard was once a Scandinavian fishing village before being annexed to Seattle in 1907. Though increasingly gentrified and urban in recent years, it still maintains its seafaring history and is a pleasant mix of old and new, traditional and modern. There's so much to do in Ballard, from good bars to great eateries, that we rarely venture downtown anymore. And with close to a dozen breweries within walking distance, Ballard has become the craft beer capital of Seattle.
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
The biggest benefit to us of where we live is its location and all the great amenities nearby. On Saturday mornings we might stop by the Tall Grass Bakery for a fresh baguette or pop next door to Bezalu to read the paper over a wonderful pastry. Sundays we'll stroll through the farmers market on Ballard Avenue, picking up a few seasonal ingredients before heading to a pub for a pint of some of Seattle's finest beer. Our townhouse is three short blocks to Market Street, Ballard's main thoroughfare. Market Street and adjoining Ballard Avenue have retail shops, a movie theater, live music venues and just about any type of restaurant and bar you could want, from microbrew pubs to wine bars and cocktail lounges, sushi to Mexican, tapas and Thai food. In the other direction, heading west along Market Street takes you to the Ballard Locks, where large and small ships pass through from Lake Union to the Pacific Ocean. Visitors can also check out the salmon ladders on the site, which help spawning salmon travel upstream to their home rivers. The Locks are surrounded by beautiful treed grounds and flower gardens that make a perfect picnic site. A couple of miles west is Golden Gardens, a beautiful park and beach with breathtaking views of the Olympic mountains. You can walk along the sandy shoreline, check out the duck pond, hike through wooded trails, sunbathe and fish off a pier and a boat launch. There's also an off-leash area for dogs in the upper northern portion of the park. Ambitious sightseers can walk across the locks to Discovery Park. At 534 acres, it's the city's largest park. Overlooking Puget Sound from high, broad bluffs, it contains forested groves, open meadow lands, sand dunes, thickets and streams. Both parks are among the city's most beautiful and are well worth a visit.
Links to more information:
Exterior of the building. Unit is on the left.
Bright kitchen with bamboo floors, granite counters and stainless steel apps.
Deck for outdoor dining and entertaining.
Second bedroom with queen-size bed and adjoining bathroom.
Master bedroom with queen bed and en suite bathroom.
Catch some live music at the farmers market.
The farmers market is a great place for fresh produce and flowers.
Open living area with new, modern furnishings
Dining area with table that extends to seat eight.
Bathroom off second bedroom.
Flat-screen TV and gas fireplace
The Sunday farmers market, a few blocks away, is one of the best in the city.
Beautiful Golden Gardens, with beach and walking trails, is just two miles away.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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