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Property Details

Updated: May 21, 2015
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
  • Linens 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:: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very nice and comfortable - Great toy collection for grandkids!
Nov 2012
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45 Reviews

based on 45 traveler reviews

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Ballard Garden Bungalow Guest Suite
Ballard Northwest

Pleasant and Spacious

  • 5 of 5
The Ballard Bungalow Guest Suite is comfortable and very well located. We had no trouble at all driving out to Golden Gardens park or in to the downtown area. My husband and I enjoyed having our own kitchen and livingroom, as well as bedroom. We have always stayed in B & B's on our trips to Seattle, where we have family. We enjoy the comraderie around the breakfast table and getting to know our hosts. But the trade off in the Ballard Bungalow is independence, privacy, and being able to have breakfast anytime you like without getting dressed up or a midnight snack. The Bungalow has many amenities. We had our own washer and dryer, two flat screen televisions with perfect reception, a completely stocked kitchen, and the use of a lovely garden area. Brian and Melissa Rice, who own the property, have landscaped it beautifully, and the entrance to the Guest Suite is like a bower. A flourishing vine overhangs the path to the door. Melissa was always prompt in answering the questions we asked about directions; e-mail was our main mode of communication, so I was happy to have my smart phone with me. One little story may give you an indication about the Rice's integrity. About two days before we were to leave, suddenly there wasn't enough hot water for two showers. When I told Melissa, she immediately offered to relocate us to another property in the neighborhood. But my husband and I felt this would be too disruptive. So, she called in a plumber and immediately replaced the hot water heater. I think this tells you the kind of care and concern the Rices have for their guests. We recommend the Ballard Bungalow Guest Suite.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope to be able to do so again during your next Seattle visit.
Ballard Garden Bungalow Guest Suite
Ballard Northwest
Denver, CO

Fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at the Bungalow. The place is very cozy and comfortable. Definitely more affordable than a hotel with all the amenities we needed for our stay. Close to where we wanted to be. It was nice to stay at a place that felt like home especially since we were traveling with our 2 year old. We did not have to bring a pack and play or stroller which made it easier on traveling. When we got there I couldn't find the stroller and I let Melissa know and the next morning she had placed another stroller that we could use in front of our entrance. We were impressed by her immediate response to the situation. The home is well stocked with kitchen and bathroom supplies. And there are toys for the little ones, movies and books to read. The bathroom is really cozy especially the shower. Even though they have an infant tub, wish there was a bath tub. It ended up working just fine for our family.

Throughout our stay Melissa checked in with us via email and provided us with a list of things to do with our Toddler. Sadly we were only there for 4 nights so were not able to visit all the places we hoped to or take advantage of cooking in the kitchen or using the hot tub.

We would definitely stay there again!
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ballard Garden Bungalow Guest Suite
Ballard Northwest

Ballard Bungalow

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful Ballard location in a great neighborhood. The bungalow is very well equipped & the owners have thought of everything. One small suggestion may be to have a mattress topper for the master bed - the mattress is a bit hard! Other than that it was an excellent rental & we'll be back our next time in Seattle to visit our son.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We have added a mattress topper per your suggestion. We hope to have you back during your next stay in Seattle.
Ballard Garden Bungalow Guest Suite
Ballard Northwest
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
Ballard Northwest

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
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
Ballard Northwest
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
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon.

Melissa and Brian


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 Barpub : T-Bird at 0.4 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 Restaurant : Delancey Pizza at 0.6 Miles Nearest Beach : Golden Gardens at 2.1 Miles Car: not necessary

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


From $150 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
May 1 - Sep 29
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Low Season
Jan 1 - Apr 30
3 night minimum stay
President's Day Weekend
Feb 12 2016 - Feb 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $200.00
  • Cleaning $100.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 9.5%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Updated: May 21, 2015


Property Type

  • house


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


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


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


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


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

Pool / Spa

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

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage


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

Location Type

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


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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

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)


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


  • Guests provide their own meals

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