VICTORIAN RETREAT (TOP 2 FLOORS) IN HISTORIC BALLARD

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Bob Melvey

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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VICTORIAN RETREAT (TOP 2 FLOORS) IN HISTORIC BALLARD

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2 bd apartment on 2nd & 3rd floors of renovated circa 1900 home

This delightful retreat is located on the second and third floors of a turn-of-the-last-century house in historic old Ballard. It is a complete, fully functional home with a fully equipped kitchen. Nothing is shared with the main floor unit except laundry facilities in the shared entry. Acoustic insulation insures that you will hear little if anything from your downstairs neighbor.

Ballard has everything you could want. Living in this home, it's all at your doorstep! Within 1 block you can enjoy espresso and some of the best bread and French pastries in Seattle. Within a 6 block radius you can enjoy an upscale movie house, a diverse array of restaurants, shops and the fabulous year-round Sunday Farmer’s Market offering fresh locally grown produce and products. If your visit is job-related, you will also have access to a post office, FedEx, Kinko’s and newly built-green public library. A personal fax machine is available upon request.

This apartment was completely renovated in 2013 in keeping with the home's original character. We did it with the intent of moving in when we retire, so the work is top notch and very tasteful. Oak floors extend through the entry, living room, kitchen, stairs to third floor and both bedrooms. The acoustic insulation between this home and the main floor unit is amazing! It is very quiet and peaceful.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Bob Melvey

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Bob and Mary have owned this 100+ year old farmhouse Victorian for decades. Restoring and maintaining it has become a very enjoyable hobby. We are using it as a short-term rental because it allows us to share the home with a lot of people. We have many repeat guests that refer to it as their 'other home'. We plan to move in ourselves when we retire. We currently live a couple of miles to the north.

Bob Melvey purchased this apartment in 1976

This place is beautifully maintained and has character.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property Reviews

Victorian Retreat (top 2 floors) in Historic Ballard
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Victorian Retreat (top 2 floors) in Historic Ballard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p481223vb
(206) 650-7880 (Washington State, USA)
Seattle Washington
Houston, TX
5

Great Ballard Hub

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
A great home base to enjoy not just the Ballard area, but Seattle. The house is very clean and cozy. It was actually hard not to leave in the evenings because we were just enjoying laying around the apartment so much. We didn't cook while were there, but the kitchen is also great. Anytime I come back to visit Seattle, I will certainly be inquiring to stay here again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Victorian Retreat (top 2 floors) in Historic Ballard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p481223vb
(206) 650-7880 (Washington State, USA)
Seattle Washington
Huntington Beach, Calif
5

Ballard Victorian: A Gem!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We enjoyed our stay here and the Ballard Victorian is truly a gem. The property is wonderfully maintained with excellent facilities throughout. We could walk anywhere to shop, dine and generally enjoy all that Ballard has to offer. It was a perfect place to stay in Seattle. We hope to come back many times in the future.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Victorian Retreat (top 2 floors) in Historic Ballard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p481223vb
(206) 650-7880 (Washington State, USA)
Seattle Washington
St. Cloud, FL
5

Beautiful Victorian

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Just returned from our first visit to Seattle and our second stay in a VRBO rental. Mary and Bob offered their newly renovated upper floor rental before it was even finished with a description of what was being done and a promise it would be finished by the time we arrived. I can't tell you how beautiful it turned out but the pictures tell all. My husband kept looking over the construction and saying over and over what a good job they did. Mary met us on the evening of our arrival to explain Seattle's recycling and what a pleasure that was to feel so welcome by the owner. We had a problem one night with cable and they came over and it was fixed when we returned. My only regret was we never stayed around to enjoy the comforts as we did the tourist thing and visits to daughter's place with grandsons who recently moved to Seattle from Orlando. Neighborhood was so peaceful and within walking distance to so many places. Enjoyed the locks and the botanical gardens and visited twice and on the walk enjoyed a late breakfast at Kiss Cafe which was so fresh and delicious. Ballard Ave. had so many places to eat and shop and it was one of the last walks we took which we could have spent all day but had places to go and people to see. This place will stay booked and I can only hope it is available when we return to visit grandsons and daughter. Thanks for everything Mary and Bob.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again in the future!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Car: not necessary

Just a few blocks North of the Ballard business district. Very close to restaurants, bars, library, post office, and grocery shopping.

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Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 30 2014
$950
$2,850
7 nights
 
 
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$875
$2,550
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75.00
Tax Rate 9.5%
Notes Washington State sales tax of 9.5% added to stays of less than 30 days. (Tax is not required for stays of 30 days or longer)
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Amenities

Seattle Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Heated tile floor
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • This home has 2 bedrooms. There is also a fold-up twin sized bed available to use in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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