Quiet, Clean, and Comfy Beds Near Your Friends and Family
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 Ballard
We choose this area as it is very quiet and within walking distance to the Puget Sound 'Ocean'. It is also easy to walk to coffee shops and restaurants.
What makes this House unique
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.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great stay at Treat House!
Our week long stay at Treat House was amazing. Within walking distance of local neighborhood restaurants, bakeries, bars and convenient to downtown Seattle using public transit. Darrell’s recommendations for restaurants and interesting sites was spot on and we truly enjoyed chatting with him during our stay. I recommend his charming studio highly and it was comfortable to accommodate three adults. Will definitely stay there when we return for another visit.
Owners were so nice. Location was great. Looked just like the pictures. Definitely will go back.
It was such a pleasure having you with us, Heather and thank you so much for your review! Have a great year of travel in 2019 / 2020 and the very best to you and your family.
Convenient location, quiet residence
Convenient access to major bus routes including line 40 taking you straight to downtown (about a 45 min ride). About two miles north of main Ballard area.
Private entrance with parking spot cannot be beat this close in. Quiet charming neighborhood with cafes, a fantastic bakery and small convenience store just 4 blocks away.
Residence was clean and great for a couple (+ one small child if you have one) needing a place to relax after a long day seeing the sites. Small kitchenette great for storing drinks and snacks. Good-sized bathroom with nice amenities like a hair dryer and accordion wall mirror.
Landlord was attentive and on site (lives in main part of house).
Would definitely stay again!
Cozy, clean and good location
Was a great place to be. Peaceful and right by the beach. Lots of things to do and see. We very much enjoyed our stay.
Great Neighborhood! No need for car
Comfortable in Ballard
Very pleasant neighborhood a few blocks from away from family we were visiting. Good shower and bed. Nice sitting space. Towels were brought immediately when we discovered they were missing. There is a need for grab bars in or near the tub/shower because the tub is on an elevated step. Be aware, too, that main floor (concrete) has a bisecting step in it. All in all a good stay. Would use again.
15 Minute Walk to Ocean (Puget Sound), Walking Distance to Highly Rated Coffee Shops Restaurants and Other Stores, Quiet Neighborhood. Great Zoo Located About 10 Minutes Away by Car, World-Class Saltwater Boat Launch Just Down the Hill and About a 2 Minute Drive, Stand-up Paddle Surfing (Sup) Rental Facility Located About 4 Minute Drive, Seattle's 'Burk Gilman Trail' Starts Just Down the Hill and Great for Biking, Mini Golf and Golf Range About 10 Minute Drive