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Modern Townhouse in Historic Ballard, Walk to Everything

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Open living area with new, modern furnishings

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Enjoy the all the great shops, restaurants, bars and charms of historic Ballard while staying in a modern townhouse on a quiet, residential street.

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.

House rules:
No pets
No smoking
No shoes in the house

* Note: home is not child-friendly
* Please note that for stays of 29 nights or less, a 10.1 percent sales tax will be added as required under Washington state law.

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.

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
 

Reviews

5
from 7 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$260
$6,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning fee $160
  • Tax Rate 10.1%

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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Location

19 Miles
Nearest Airport
SeaTac International Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Golden Gardens

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.

 

Owner info

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.


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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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Photos

  • Open living area with new, modern furnishings

    Open living area with new, modern furnishings

  • Dining area with table that extends to seat eight.

    Dining area with table that extends to seat eight.

  • Master bedroom with queen bed and en suite bathroom.

    Master bedroom with queen bed and en suite bathroom.

  • Second bedroom with queen-size bed and adjoining bathroom.

    Second bedroom with queen-size bed and adjoining bathroom.

  • Bathroom off second bedroom.

    Bathroom off second bedroom.

  • Relax by the firepit on our deck.

    Relax by the firepit on our deck.

  • The Sunday farmers market, a few blocks away, is one of the best in the city.

    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.

    Beautiful Golden Gardens, with beach and walking trails, is just two miles away.

  • Bright kitchen with bamboo floors, granite counters and stainless steel apps.

    Bright kitchen with bamboo floors, granite counters and stainless steel apps.

  • Flat-screen TV and gas fireplace

    Flat-screen TV and gas fireplace

  • Exterior of the building. Unit is on the left.

    Exterior of the building. Unit is on the left.

  • Deck for outdoor dining and entertaining.

    Deck for outdoor dining and entertaining.

  • Catch some live music at the farmers market.

    Catch some live music at the farmers market.

  • The farmers market is a great place for fresh produce and flowers.

    The farmers market is a great place for fresh produce and flowers.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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