Ballard Garden Bungalow Guest Suite

Ballard Garden Bungalow Guest Suite


Property Details

Updated: Sep 7, 2014
1 Bedroom apartment that sleeps 5

Whether you're in Seattle for business or pleasure, our charming ground-floor garden flat in a classic Seattle bungalow will make your stay comfortable and relaxing. The bungalow is just a short walk to Puget Sound and the beautiful Golden Gardens Beach.

The bedroom of our guest flat has a queen bed, bamboo floors, and antique furniture. It opens out to the large stone terrace, hot tub and tranquil garden.

The living room is set for entertainment with a 42 inch HDTV and DVD player for movies. Glass-panel French doors and a south-facing window enhance the ambience. The living room also contains a queen-size sofa bed (with featherbed topper) and a twin-size foldout chair (with Foam mattress). A pack-and-play, booster chair and baby bath is available for those traveling with an infant.

The newly renovated gourmet kitchen is well-equipped with pots and pans, dishes, microwave, blender, toaster oven range/oven and full size refrigerator.

A washer and dryer are available so pack light!

There is also a washer and dryer in the unit.

Check-in 4 p.m.

Check-out 11 a.m.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Melissa runs a small consulting business and Brian works for Amazon doing technical marketing for their Web Services team. We are avid travelers, having visited over 25 countries between the two of us. We know how it is to miss the comforts of home while on the road and we pride ourselves in bringing comfort to the weary traveler.

We have a 5 year old son named Jonah and we enjoy introducing him to new places in the world on a regular basis. His sense of adventure is on par with ours.

We look forward to meeting you!

Speaks: french, german, english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very nice and comfortable - Great toy collection for grandkids!
Nov 2012
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Ballard Garden Bungalow Guest Suite
Seattle Washington
Boston, MA

Perfect for feeling like a local!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here while in town for a wedding/vacation. The location is great - close enough to get to everything, but quiet enough not to get overwhelmed. The owners are wonderful, the apartment is charming and clean, and having laundry in the unit made it easier to enjoy our trip without having to waste a day at the laundromat. Having a kitchen let us really enjoy the great produce and seafood the Northwest has to offer. Having a grill in the yard was a nice treat, as was being able to unwind in front of the TV now and then. It really let us feel like locals while we were there. We'll definitely stay there again next time we're in town, and would recommend it to anyone visiting Seattle!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Ballard Garden Bungalow Guest Suite
Seattle Washington

Perfect hidden gem in Northern Ballard

  • 5 of 5
The property was great and the owners were very prompt with their responses to my emails/texts and provided great customer service. When we arrived there was ample parking available. The apartment was clean and updated, stocked with anything and everything we would need while staying in Seattle, including umbrellas and soft fuzzy, bathrobes. Instructions were clearly labeled throughout the apartment. The place was also very child/baby friendly and we had access to toys, bedding, baby toiletries, and wonderful books for baby's bedtime. They also had a beautifully kept back yard with places to sit and relax and a garden full of fresh raspberries and snow peas on vines. The hot tub was also easy to use and perfect for the cool Seattle nights. There were also 2 child friendly parks down the street from the house. The main bedroom was really comfortable and private and was separated from the rest of apartment by a thick curtain so we had to be mindful about our noise level when the baby was sleeping. I would definitely recommend this apartment to friends or relatives looking for a safe neighborhood and beautiful place to stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to host you again in the future. -Melissa and Brian
Ballard Garden Bungalow Guest Suite
Seattle Washington
Seattle, WA

Lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5
This is a lovely property, well maintained and with all the amenities one could want while on their stay in Seattle. Thank you for making us feel so at home!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon.

Melissa and Brian
Ballard Garden Bungalow Guest Suite
Seattle Washington

Comfortable Ballard bungalow

  • 5 of 5
This place was very comfortable. The space was well designed. I appreciated the air conditioning even in Seattle. My hosts could not have been more gracious and helpful. I felt right at home in their home! The bungalow was clean but the carpet in living room might be better replaced. Having access to their beautiful landscaped back yard was an added bonus. I look forward to staying at the Ballard bungalow again!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Ballard Garden Bungalow Guest Suite
Seattle Washington

Perfect for our visit

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time staying at the bungalow. The location couldn't have been better for our trips downtown and to Bainbridge Island. The facilities were exactly as described. We especially enjoyed the barbecue and the hot tub! Next time we're in Seattle this property will be at the top of our list as a place to stay. Thanks Brian and Melissa!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you next time you're in Seattle.
Ballard Garden Bungalow Guest Suite
Seattle Washington

Super Clean, Updated, and Great Location

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were impressed with your updated, basement apt. Conveniently located within blocks (7) to the RapidRide D line to downtown. Your neighborhood reminded me of the Montrose area of Houston, Tx. which caters to young and active families. We especially enjoyed not having to pack shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, blow dryer, and PLUSH ROBES!
Upon arriving it was nice being able to unlock the door you coded for us from the last four numbers of my cell phone. We didn't need to worry about keeping up with a key.
Seattle is a beautiful city to visit in July. We stayed for five nights and it never rained and temps ranged from 68 to 81 for the highs with lows in the upper fifties. Downtown was a bed of activity with shops galore. The EMP museum and the Museum of History and Indutry is a must see. We wished we would've had an extra three or four days because we missed out on seeing the Pike Market, Ferris Wheel, and Ballard Locks.

To sum it all up, we highly recommend the Ballard Bungalow for your vacation stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway


From the Owner

Melissa visited Seattle often on business and fell in love with the area. After making several trips to Seattle to check it out to see if it was a good fit for us, we'd decided that Ballard would become home. Ballard is a short drive from Downtown Seattle and is also very easily accessible by public transport. In addition to its proximity to downtown, it has a core business district of its own with unique boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, movie theater and a popular Farmer's Market every Sunday. It sits on the northwestern edge of Seattle, allowing spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound. Ballard is home to Fisherman's Terminal, The Chittenden Locks and salmon ladder, Golden Gardens Beach, and excellent parks. Our home is situated between Salmon Bay Park and playground and the Loyal Heights Community Center, playground and play field, thereby offering numerous opportunities for recreation and fun play-time with the younger ones. The Nordic Heritage Museum is a short walk from the house all the major Seattle attractions are located within a 10 minute drive.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Seattle Tacoma International Airport at 24 Miles Nearest Ferry : Seattle Landing, Washington State Ferries at 6.7 Miles Nearest Train : Union Station (Amtrak), Seattle at 8.7 Miles Nearest Motorway : Washington 99 at 2.2 Miles Nearest Beach : Golden Gardens at 2.1 Miles Nearest Barpub : T-Bird at 0.4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Delancey Pizza at 0.6 Miles Car: not necessary

Two bicycles, helmets and locks are available for guest use.


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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
May 1 - Sep 29
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 1 - Apr 30
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $200
  • Cleaning $100 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 9.5%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...


  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...


  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo

Pool / Spa

  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge


  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • festivals

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • photography
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • sound/bay fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing

Floor Area

  • 900 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet, shower, baby bath available


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Living Room - 2 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, 1 queen in bedroom,1 queen and 1 twin sleeper in living room
  • Bedroom (queen bed) Living Room (queen sleeper sofa and twin sleeper chair)


  • Sand Box
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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