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Cozy Hip Vintage Mil Apt In Ballard

Bedrooms 1
Space 720 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Recently renovated, this large daylight basement one bedroom MIL apartment is a street level walk up with its own separate entrance directly out front. I live upstairs and work from home as a freelance photographer/videographer and designer. When I travel, I rent out my home upstairs to mature, quiet guests, as well (#3830205).


▪ Secure, private and well-lit entry

▪ Wi-Fi

▪ Organic tea and coffee provided

▪ Brand new Beautyrest Black firm queen bed

▪ Kitchen is well-equipped for longer stays [full sized refrigerator, brand new dishwasher and farmhouse sink, vintage cooktop (no oven) and toaster, and stocked with essential utensils and cookware]

▪ Full bath, LUXURIOUS rain shower head with great water pressure, plush and abundant towels and hairdryer provided

▪ The apartment is heated through central forced air gas, with additional wall heaters for those who tend to run colder than average. (The apartment stays cool in the summer on its own.)

▪ Fresh herbs are available for clipping from the herb garden out front

▪ Turntable with vintage records, radio and mp3 player

▪ Small library of classic literature

▪ Games and cards

If you don't know what you'd do without a TV, oven or a microwave, I'm sorry, but this isn't the place for you. But for those who appreciate quiet quality with a bit of a Ace Hotel meets thrift store chic aesthetic, you will feel right at home. Because of the hardwoods above, you will hear a few floors squeaks from above, but I'm mindful of guests below and ask that anyone staying in the house above is, as well.


▪ two-person maximum (registered guests only)

▪ no smoking on the property (inside or out)

▪ not suitable for travelers with children

▪ no pets

▪ please observe appropriate noise levels between 10pm and 8am. (Especially in the kitchen area, as the upstairs bedroom is directly above it.)

If you like to wake to the sound of chirping birds and enjoy charming old school comforts with access to great local delis, bars restaurants and shops, you'll enjoy staying here!


The apartment is located in the lovely and quiet area of Whittier Heights in Ballard, situated between three great neighborhoods: downtown Ballard, Phinney Ridge and Greenwood and close to Fremont. The apartment is within a lovely stroll to award winning restaurants, bars, cafes, bakeries and delis on 70th Street and 65th Street.

I am four blocks from Delancey's (amazing pizza), Essex, The Fat Hen and Honore Bakery. All voted top restaurants and bars. You can even take cooking classes at the Pantry at Delancey (but you must book early because they sell out!). It is a quick jaunt by bike or car to the Ballard Market (a really great grocery store), Safeway and Trader Joe's. Greenlake is a mile away. If you are a runner, walker or blader, you'll probably want to check it out! The Woodland Park Zoo is also close by and Discovery Park and Golden Gardens are also exquisite places to check out and not a far drive.


There is free street parking directly out front. Car-2-Go, Uber and Lyft are also a popular options in Seattle. I am 4 blocks to the #28 bus and about 6 locks from the Rapid Ride D line. Both buses go downtown.

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Ballard Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • full tub and shower with rainshower head.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beautyrest Black firm mattress with a 3" Novaform memoryform topper. Large closet for hanging clothes and a chest of drawers, as well.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis


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Cozy Hip Vintage Mil Apt In Ballard
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Cozy Vintage

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our accommodations in this cozy apartment for the week. Such attention to detail and the owner was very personable and accommodating to our needs. The recommendations given to us for food and entertainment were enjoyable! The walk to downtown Ballard was always refreshing and not too long.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Described Perfectly

  • 5 of 5

Described perfectly but had so many more creative touches to make the stay oh so fun, comfy, & cozy! Awesome area for walking to great places! I can't wait to stay again!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shannon C.
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Shannon C.

Photographer. Designer.

Shannon C. purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Shannon C. chose Ballard

It is such a great neighborhood, quiet with lots of chirping birds and there was a lot of quality period charm in this 1940's Cape Cod house that I wanted to restore (still working on it!).

What makes this apartment unique

Walkability to great neighborhood amenities, but very quiet and easy to access, with street parking right out front and street level entry (no stairs).


Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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