Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)
Marty is a communications director at a national foundation in Seattle, and Deborah is a writer for Microsoft. After living in cities including New York, Boston, Toronto and Los Angeles, we still think Seattle is one of the best places in the country to live. Its combination of an excellent culinary scene, beautiful parks, great bars and breweries, endless outdoor opportunities, friendly locals, glorious summers and proximity to the ocean make it an ever-interesting place to live.
Deborah purchased this Townhome in 2006
Why Deborah chose Ballard
We bought our townhouse even before the old house that previously occupied the lot was torn down. It was the perfect location in the neighborhood we most wanted to live in. Seattle is a city of neighborhoods, and at first it can be difficult to tell one from another. But they are all distinctly different. Ballard was once a Scandinavian fishing village before being annexed to Seattle in 1907. Though the neighborhood has changed and developed in recent years, it still maintains its seafaring history and is a great mix of old and new, traditional and modern. And with about a dozen breweries within walking distance of our townhouse, Ballard has become the craft beer center of Seattle.
What makes this Townhome unique
The biggest benefit to us of our townhouse is its location and all the great amenities nearby. There are several good grocery stores in the area (the nearest is two short blocks down the street and is open 24 hours), and a drugstore a block from there. On Saturday mornings we might stop by the Tall Grass Bakery for a fresh baguette or go next door to Besalu to read the paper over a wonderful pastry. Sundays we'll go to the farmers market on Ballard Avenue, picking up a few seasonal ingredients before heading to a pub for a pint of some of Seattle's finest beer. Our townhouse is three short blocks to Market Street, Ballard's main thoroughfare, and adjoining historic Ballard Avenue, which is lined with beautiful old buildings. The area has a movie theater, live music venues and almost any type of restaurant and bar you could want, from old-school dives to cocktail lounges, sushi to Mexican, seafood to Thai food. In the other direction, heading west along Market Street takes you to the Ballard Locks, where ships pass through from Lake Union to Puget Sound. Visitors can also check out the salmon ladders on the site, which help spawning salmon travel upstream to their home rivers. The Locks are surrounded by beautiful treed grounds and flower gardens that make a perfect picnic site. A couple of miles west is Golden Gardens, a beautiful park and beach with views of the Olympic mountains. Walk along the sandy shoreline, check out the duck pond, hike through wooded trails, play beach volleyball and fish off a pier and a boat launch. Visitors can also walk across the locks to Discovery Park. At 534 acres, it's the city's largest park. Overlooking Puget Sound from high, broad bluffs, it contains forested groves, open meadow lands, sand dunes, thickets and streams. Both parks are among the city's most beautiful and are well worth a visit.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
Not suitable for infants.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
No shoes indoors. No parties or events. This is our home - please treat it with respect.
Please respect our neighbors and don't make significant noise after 10 p.m.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great stay in Ballard
Deborah was a delight to work with. Her communications were clear and very easy to understand. The townhouse was wonderful. It was clean and had everything we needed for the weekend. The location was great and allowed us easy access to walk all over downtown Ballard. We walked to shops, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Thank you so much, Terry! It was a pleasure to host you and I'm glad you had a good stay.
Perfect Seattle getaway
This was a great Airbnb experience. The townhome was spotless ,the check-in process easy, and the Ballard location was perfect. A short walk away from lots of restaurants, the Nordic Museum, and the Ballard Farmer's Market! A lot of vintage and consignment stores in the neighborhood which was an added plus. Deborah was a wonderful host and answered my questions promptly. I can't say enough good things about it. I only wish we had more time to enjoy the deck and firepit. Next time!
Thank you so much for the nice review, Lynn! I’m honored that you chose our place to stay in while you were in town for your special celebrations and am so glad you enjoyed it.
Great location, nice and clean townhouse. Wonderful walkable neighborhood.
EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED!!
Centrally located in a quiet area within walking distance to everything in Ballard. Deborah’s condo was immaculate, extremely well equipped & supplied. The black Information book she provided was so helpful. Just wished we could have stayed longer!!
We stayed for a week to explore the Seattle area. Property was clean and well maintained. We had a few questions and Deborah responded quickly and was very helpful and accommodating. Would definitely recommend and would stay again.
Our stay in Ballard
Great location to the activities and sites that the Seattle area have to offer. The accommodations were clean and spacious easily accommodating our party of four. A large, modern kitchen overlooking a living and dining area offered great space for all of us to visit and relax. The owner was prompt in replying to our questions prior to the trip. We highly recommend!
Thanks very much for the nice review! I’m glad you enjoyed the place.
The Ballard Locks, Golden Gardens beach and park, small live music venues, many excellent bars and restaurants, bakeries, fantastic year-round Sunday farmers market, grocery and specialty food shops, public library, liquor store, outdoor skateboarding park, yoga studio, Swedish Medical Center, gift shops, book shops, Trader Joe's, QFC.