SEATTLE VIEW HOME NEAR FREMONT AND BALLARD, BLOCKS FROM ZOO

Tom Dooley

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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SEATTLE VIEW HOME NEAR FREMONT AND BALLARD, BLOCKS FROM ZOO

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

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My guest home is set up as a private, main floor unit, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, private backyard and carport. The unit itself is about 1000 SF, plus guests get exclusive use of the backyard with a nice hot tub, propane BBQ and romantic fire table. I now have an AC unit for the entire upstairs, the home stays nice and cool even on the hottest days. Float planes pass by daily, salmon fight their way up the Ballard Locks fish ladder nearby, reasonably priced restaurants that are amazing all around. The zoo is 5 blocks away, a great family beach a couple of miles, easy back road to downtown and the ferries. It is a quiet, low-density neighborhood, very safe, with easy access to bus routes.

Wine tasting room now 5 blocks from the house (Domanico Cellars). Sweeping views of Ballard and the Olympics, great sunset and evening views....the suns sets in the perfect location for viewing from the living room during the spring and fall. Watch the float planes fly towards the coast at 8:05 every morning. 20 minute walk to the Ballard and Fremont districts. Easy off-street parking, but even on the street there is plenty of parking. There is a TV with expanded cable in each bedroom and the living room, all with DVD. Perfect for a small family or friends looking to explore Seattle's famous neighborhood coffee shops. 2 bedrooms with a queen bed in each room, upstairs bathroom has a full bath tub with old-style deep tub and shower, second bathroom downstairs has a large shower and also is the laundry room. Full size, comfortable futon in the living room area, for the 5th or 6th guests. Fully equipped kitchen, tastefully decorated throughout. The bedrooms have comfortable beds, one a little firmer with a memory foam topper, the other on the softer side with a pillow-top type mattress. The backyard is set up as a private oasis, hot tub with a tent canopy for privacy, and an outdoor hot shower for before and after you get in the tub. There is a propane fire pit and table also. Guests have exclusive use of the backyard and entire main floor and downstairs bathroom. It is a street level unit, easy access for people with limited mobility. The home is on a steep street, although there are bus stops nearby it can be difficult for people with mobility issues, renting a car is probably better if that is the case. The home is completely private, bird baths and feeders everywhere, hummingbirds and a variety of song birds are regular visitors.

Keywords: House, home, vacation home, view home, hot tub

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
From my guestbook: Tom, Thank you so much for the most amazing stay! The added touches you threw in really made our stay very memorable. When we walked in and say organic coffee, cheese, cream, eggs and fruit, I knew this was a perfect match! It's like you knew me. (-: Also thanks you for the baby friendliness (pack n play, high chair, dishes). That made our trip so easy! We loved spending the evenings in your backyard. The little oasis was awesome after the baby crashed. I will definitely be recommending this place to anyone coming to Seattle and will hopefully have the pleasure of staying here again. Cheers!
Aug 2013
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Tom Dooley

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I have owned the home since 2003, and I live in a unit with separate entrance below. Guests have the entire upstairs unit to themselves and downstairs bathroom. The entire backyard is for guests only as well. In addition to the home, I also a Fair-Trade company selling items from Ghana. You will see many items from my Ghana company in the home. I have lived in Seattle for close to 20 years, and have settled into this area, which I really love. I have a nice catalog put together of my favorite restaurants, grocery stores, kayak rental places, and everything else you can think of.

Tom Dooley purchased this house in 2003

This home is located in my favorite area of Seattle. It has great views, is walking distance to Fremont, Ballard and the Woodland Park Zoo which are great places to visit. It is just a very nice neighborhood to live in.

The home is set up to feel like you are on vacation. The canopy and hot tub space in the backyard is surrounded by a well-manicured garden, it feels like you are in nature but you are in the middle of the city. The home is all about convenience and relaxation.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Seattle View Home Near Fremont and Ballard, Blocks from Zoo
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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Seattle View Home Near Fremont and Ballard, Blocks from Zoo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p330399vb
(206) 276-2934 (Washington, USA)
Seattle Washington
Houston, TX
5

FAMILY WEDDING

  • 5 of 5
Tom was great to work with and very helpful answering questions and communicating information. The house is in a lovely area and has a beautiful view. The house is fully stocked and he is very thoughtful in making sure you have what you need to get you started. He had fresh fruit waiting for us as well as breakfast food for our first morning. It was really hot the 1st evening we arrived and Tom had a portable air conditioner in each of the bedrooms to help us get thru the unusual heat wave. Of course, it only last two nights and then it was back to the lovely Seattle weather we all love. The location is in the center of everything we wanted to see and we saw it all. Wonderful sightseeing trip, with the added bonus of attending a family wedding. We did discover that it is quite a steep hill, so keep that in mind when planning your trip. Very nice and we would visit again.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Seattle View Home Near Fremont and Ballard, Blocks from Zoo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p330399vb
(206) 276-2934 (Washington, USA)
Seattle Washington
Prague, Czech Republic
5

BALLARD HOUSE - GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We were very satisfied with our visit to Seattle and having this as our home base for the week. It really did feel like home. Everything was well stocked. Including some items for cooking and food. Tom is really attentive and super nice. He brought us fresh eggs every day from the chickens. He did tell us about the chickens, but I never heard them at night or early morning. We loved having our graduation celebration in the back yard too. It was nice to be close to the U. District but not have to deal with all the travel congestion. There is a bus close by if you don't have a car. Thanks again Tom for sharing your home!!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Seattle View Home Near Fremont and Ballard, Blocks from Zoo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p330399vb
(206) 276-2934 (Washington, USA)
Seattle Washington
Fort Lauderdale, FL area
5

THE PERFECT HOUSE IN THE PERFECT PLACE

  • 5 of 5
First of all, Tom is a gem. Helpful, friendly, kind, and informative.
The house is well-equipped and well-maintained. It is spacious enough, yet homey. All amenities are provided for a stay to make you feel right at home. We cooked in 3 of our 4 nights at the Ballard House as everything available to us there made it very easy. We bought fresh seafood from Pike Market and had feast one of the nights.
And the fresh eggs... oh how delicious they were! Don't think I can eat another Egglands Best again. We are spoiled!

My three lady friends and I thoroughly enjoyed this house, the location, the hospitality and most importantly the chance to have such a great place for our reunion.
We took advantage of the hot tub a few nights and savored that amazing view every evening at sunset.
Breathtaking!
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Seattle View Home Near Fremont and Ballard, Blocks from Zoo
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(206) 276-2934 (Washington, USA)
Seattle Washington
TOLEDO, OH
5

CHRISTMAS IN SEATTLE

  • 5 of 5
We first stayed at the Ballard House during Summer 2011 and were extremely pleased with everything about the house and the location. When we decided to visit Seattle for the holidays, we knew we would want to stay here. Our return visit felt like coming home: clean, comfortable, quiet, scenic, ready access to public transportation for trips around the city, and a host who is always accommodating and friendly (the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree was fun to see when when we arrived). Fresh eggs every day became a habit we enjoyed a lot. Our time went by far too quickly. We love the area and can think of no better place from which to enjoy it than the Ballard House.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Seattle View Home Near Fremont and Ballard, Blocks from Zoo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p330399vb
(206) 276-2934 (Washington, USA)
Seattle Washington
San Antonio, Texas
5

FAMILY REUNION AND SON'S WEDDING

Family Reunion and Son's Wedding
  • 5 of 5
I found the Ballard View Guesthouse online back in January, when my son told me that he was getting married in November. I wanted a family friendly home to share with my mom, brother and my family of 3. This house has it all. The view is amazing, Tom is a great host and was on hand to welcome us and show us all around and the chickens delivered 5 eggs a day, and two of them had 2 yolks! The backyard is private, hot tub and fire table, and BBQ to expand the living space outside. We even hosted a family dinner for 11. Enough table settings and a full service kitchen made it easy for my daughter and her boyfriend to cook us an amazing meal. Did I mention the views? WOW!!!!! I could just sit there and look out the floor to ceiling windows all night long, and did. The house is only 20 minutes from downtown Seattle. Seattle Center, Pike Place Market, Space Needle and The Big Wheel so close, that we went on three separate occasions. Everything that you need is in the house. Just bring your clothes,and enjoy all that Ballard has to offer. We will visit Seattle again soon, and when we do, I will reach out to Tom for a great place to lay my head! thanks Tom, we truly enjoyed your home. Thank you for making our special occasion that much more special!
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Seattle View Home Near Fremont and Ballard, Blocks from Zoo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p330399vb
(206) 276-2934 (Washington, USA)
Seattle Washington
Reno/Sparks Nevafa
5

GREAT FOR A SMALL FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
Our family (husband, wife, two children) stayed here for almost a week in April 2012. Location is great. Quiet neighborhood. The kitchen was stocked, I didn't even have to go shopping the first day! Loved the Keurig. My kids loved the chickens. Tom is a gracious host. We came home to Nevada raving about it, our friends stayed here & thy loved it of! We can't wait to come back.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Pike Place Market
"Easy access to Pike Place Market via the #5 bus, #28 bus, or driving via the "back" way, 15t..."
Woodland Park Zoo
"Around 5 blocks from the house, a very easy walk even with kids in tow. "
Paseo
"Their Cuban pork shoulder sandwich is the best I have ever had, amazing. Cash only, always ..."
Ballard Locks
"Watch the ships come and go from the Puget Sound, into the locks, and on to Lake Washington...."
Golden Gardens Park
"A great family beach. Picnic areas, fire pits, nice safe beach."
Dish
"Very nice American-style breakfast, very local atmosphere, best eggs any style anywhere. "
La Carta De Oaxaca
"La Carta de Oaxaca (wa ha ka), is simply the best Mexican food you will ever eat. Always bu..."
Veraci Pizza
"Thin crust, baked in a wood-burning oven, pizza you will never forget. "
Domanico Cellars
"Located just a few blocks from the house, free wine tastings on Wednesday, Friday and Saturd..."
Discovery Park
"An old military base, many beautiful hiking trails, great picnic areas."
Ballard Farmers Market
"Great local Sunday farmers markets, I'm a regular customer. I have breakfast pizza the clay..."
La Isla
"Very good Puerto Rican food, heavy on the garlic, great rum drinks. I've probably been here..."
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
"They make the beer right there. Food is excellent. Family seating section available, in ad..."
Fremont Troll
"Bizarre artwork at base of Aurora Bridge in Fremont. Very cool thing to see."
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Downtown ferry terminal
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Jackson Street Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 5
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Golden Gardens
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Snoqualmie Summit
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Ballard
Nearest Point of Interest
Ballard Locks
Nearest Point of Interest
Woodland Park Zoo
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Downtown Fremont
Nearest Point of Interest
Golden Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Discovery Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry Terminal
Nearest Point of Interest
Green Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Ballard Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Gas Works Park
Nearest Point of Interest
The Dish
Nearest Point of Interest
Hales Brewery
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La Carta and La Isla
Nearest Point of Interest
Veraci Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Ballard Coffee shops
Nearest Point of Interest
Cafe Verde Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Seattle Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Domanico Cellars
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

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Seattle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$249
$1,600
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$179
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%
Notes Bookings around holidays must be for 7 or more nights. July 4th, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. All other dates can be 2 night minimum.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Seattle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • cycling
Notes:
Sweeping view of Ballard and the Olympics, near major bus lines
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