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Urban, vintage charm in foot-friendly Ballard

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1940's 650 duplex-bungalow sleeps 2-4, recently updated

Well appointed duplex-bungalow with a fully equipped kitchen offers ease of living at home away from home. A queen-size bed and full-sized sofa-bed sleeps four travelers comfortably on white cotton linens. Full bathroom with plenty of towels. You have WiFi, direct TV, and a ready-to-go picnic basket for a day in the park, or stay home and have a summer cookout in the backyard, complete with a comfy garden swing! Enjoy berries in the summer. Herbs year round. This kitchen is stocked for the food enthusiast. Shop at the Ballard Farmer's Market and cook, or hire a private chef to prep a great dinner! Ideal location for craft beer aficionados: there are 9 breweries in close proximity! The best Neapolitan pizza outside of Italy is just a short walk from the door. There are grocery stores, notable restaurants, galleries, thrift shops, fashion boutiques, Woodland Park Zoo, Sunday’s farmers market, Ballard Salmon Locks, Golden Gardens Park and Beach, the Nordic Heritage Museum, live music venues, movie theaters, drop-in yoga classes, bars, coffee shops, laundromat, Ballard community pool, Greenlake Park, Lenin and The Fremont Troll statues…everything is accessible from this location. And an ever-stocked kitchen cookie barn!


Owner
Melissa Flynn
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Melissa Flynn

Hospitality provided by chef-owner, Melissa Flynn, who will always have a complimentary treat waiting for your arrival. She’s a longtime Seattle resident who knows a thing or two about hospitality, culinary arts, beer and a local favorite entertainment: burlesque. She is a traveler and has enjoyed staying in many diverse places worldwide. A third generation NW Innkeeper, of sorts, this is her first guesthouse and she is thrilled to share it with tourists of the world! Her property is a sentimental place she has continued to own and maintain for nearly 20 years. It's a delightful, comfortable space in a great Seattle location.

Melissa Flynn purchased this bungalow in 1995

Why Melissa Flynn chose West Woodland

The property was purchased nearly twenty years ago when Melissa was given the first-choice to buy as a tenant. The great neighborhood and charm plus added bonus of it being income property made it an irresistible opportunity.

What makes this bungalow unique

Location, location, location! There is so much to do in Seattle and this nicely appointed, cozy guesthouse is accessible to everywhere.

Amenities

West Woodland Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No smoking, vaping or candles allowed inside. There are two outdoor sitting areas for smoking.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
General:
  • Internet
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , With sink, shower, toilet and make-up mirror vanity seat.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Livingroom Sleeping Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable and private for use as a second sleeping area
    Cool Blue Bedroom - 1 queen , Peaceful room with good lighting, mirrors and ample storage
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Chic urban setting with a bonus: A park-like backyard and garden perfect for entertaining and relaxing. To get your party started you will find a complimentary local micro-brew, sparkling water and chef-made goodies. A great choice for so many reasons!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

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Urban, vintage charm in foot-friendly Ballard
average rating of 4.84375 based on 64 reviews
5

Extremely clean and unique

  • 5 of 5

Right from the start the owner was very helpful and kind. She gave us many suggestions on what to do and where to go. Everything we needed was in the home and she also left great muffins and cookies. Another plus was the blackberry bush in the backyard. The property was central enough that we were able to bike almost everywhere or hop an Uber for cheap. We would definitely stay again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very warm and homey

  • 5 of 5

Our 1st visit to Seattle. Very big city and lots to do. Melissa's home was a wonderful place to come to at the end of the day. An oasis in the heart of the city. Easy parking and access to public transportation which we used to go downtown. We highly recommend staying here. And homemade muffins to boot!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Ballard spot + craft beer heaven locale

  • 5 of 5

This duplex is great. If you're from Seattle, it is what you picture when you think of traditional Ballard. It is vintage and indeed charming. My husband and I really loved it. The bed was amazingly comfortable; the kitchen had everything you could want including a nice, big fridge; the living room was reasonable for a couple to hang out. Melissa was friendly and helpful. We accidentally left a car key inside after locking the door and she kindly mailed it on to us. She also was accommodating when we arrived in town much earlier than check-in time and needed to dump our baggage even though it was time for the house to be cleaned.

As others have noted, one of the best values of this house is its location. It turns out that within about a 6-10 block radius, there are dozens of little craft beer places. They're easy to walk to and all have a fun, outdoor summer vibe. My husband is WAY into craft beer so this was a little slice of heaven for him.

One more thing, there is a terrific laundromat right at the end of the block that was handy for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house in Ballard for exploring Seattle

  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable house; perfect for our Seattle weekend. Homemade muffins were a delicious bonus!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great location!

  • 4 of 5

This property is very close to our family in Ballard. It is close enough to walk to Ballard's Farmers Market on Sunday, and a short drive to Trader Joe's. The house is well stocked, and the home baked muffins were delicious!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Cute and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

I was recently in Seattle on business and this little cottage suited me perfectly! It was within walking distance to a seemingly infinite number of breweries, bars, and restaurants in Ballard; and a $10-$20 Uber ride to everything else. The owners LITERALLY greeted us with fresh baked muffins and recently picked plums!!! I had no challenges with booking or payment, and my security deposited was refunded in a very timely manner. I'll recommend this place to any associates traveling to the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
SeaTac
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Tin Hat Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Seattle Ferry Services
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Greenlake Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
King Street Staion
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Winner: best in Ballard 'Plaka Estiatorio'
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
The Summit at Snoqualmie
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Golden Gardens Park
Car: not necessary

Ideal location for craft brewing enthusiasts: there are 9 micro-breweries in close proximity! I have a list! The best Neapolitan pizza outside of Italy is just a short walk from the door. There are grocery stores, notable restaurants, galleries, thrift shops, fashion boutiques, Woodland Park Zoo, Sunday’s farmers market, Ballard Salmon Locks, Golden Gardens Park and Beach, the Nordic Heritage Museum, live music venues, movie theaters, drop-in yoga classes, bars, coffee shops, laundromat, Ballard community pool, Greenlake Park, Lenin and The Fremont Troll statues…everything is accessible from this location.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

Rates are subject to change until confirmation.
Additional charge for more than two guests $10.00 + tax per night, and subject to host's approval.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.