Private Entrance Home with 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, Sleeps 2 - 4
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 Loyal Heights
We love this area which is near the 'ocean' (Puget Sound) and also appreciate the friendly neighborhood.
What makes this House unique
Short walk to Puget Sound and Salt Water beaches at Golden Gardens Park 2 minute drive to downtown Ballard, Seattle's most popular part of town. 3 minute walk to Caffe Fiore, voted #1 coffee shop 2 years in a row. Several bus lines are located within 2 blocks of Treat House. Enterprise Rental Car is located less than a mile away. In addition, they will pick you up from Treat House and drop you back off. Neighborhood is very quiet and you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains throughout the neighborhood. There is ample parking in the street and this unit also has a private parking space near the entrance. 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Located in great neighborhood
We loved the location of this house. Wonderful walking, close to everything in Ballard and the beach.
The apartment was a great size. There were 3 of us and there is plenty of space.
Great weekend at Treat house
We had a great weekend in Ballard/Seattle and Treat House was a great place to stay. We were able to enjoy the local Ballard area as well as greater Seattle hot spots. The space was every bit as nice as it was described/shown in pics, and very comfortable for us. Darryl was a welcoming host, and helped provide information to get the most out of our trip.
Clean apartment, close to Seattle
This was a clean apartment, close to major Seattle attractions. The home owners were pleasant to meet and addressed questions we had immediately. Home was in quiet area of Ballard and we were comfortable during our stay. Ballard Locks and beaches were nice local attractions to visit.
Top of Golden Gardens
Darryl and his family were perfect hosts. Friendly, present but not intrusive. The apartment was cozy and comfortable. I was a little worried about the concrete floors until I felt the heat radiating from beneath, they were wonderful!
We loved the proximity to Golden Gardens and the beach. And we love Ballard! All in all, a very fair price for a comfortable stay.
Treat House was the perfect spot for us to explore the area. It was convenient to what we want to see and also provided a quiet and pretty neighborhood to escape to. We were able to walk to good coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants, parks, and the Puget Sound.
The apartment was clean, nicely appointed, and we liked the mid-century modern décor.
Darrell was a gracious host and checked to make sure we had everything we needed. We especially appreciated him giving us a call letting us know the apartment happened to be ready for early check-in.
We enjoyed our 3 night stay. The owner is very
Nice and goes out of his way to
Get you anything you need.
Treat House is located in Ballard, one of the most popular neighborhoods in Seattle.