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Sweet North Central Flat

Sweet North Central Flat

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 23, 2014
House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Our calendar is always updated, so you don't need to wait for a reply from us about availability!

This cozy one-bedroom flat is one unit of a newly-renovated duplex (built in 1905!) in the heart of north Seattle's vibrant Ballard neighborhood. There is ample free and unrestricted parking on our street, and usually right in front of the house. At most, you'll have to walk 1/2 block.

This small, quaint unit is big in character, with all the conveniences of a hotel room and more: soaring ceilings in every room; full spacious kitchen with a full-sized fridge, oven and range, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker, all necessary dishes and silverware; a bar and bar stools for dining; a living area that can sleep 2 on a fold-out sofabed; a separate bedroom with queen-size bed and all necessary linens; free Wi-Fi; and HD TV with Netflix and an HD antenna. The powerful electric heaters keep each room cozy in the winter.

What a location! Although we’re on a quiet residential street, we’re only 10 blocks from the hip and happening restaurants, bars, and music venues of old Ballard Avenue - plus a sweet year-'round farmers' market. We're two blocks from bustling Ballard Market, where you can pick up prepared greens, soups, and pasta by the pound along with a 6-pack of local beer. Safeway is only one block farther. In six blocks, you’ll find yourself at the Ballard Library or the Majestic Bay Movie Theaters. If you’re looking to have a picnic or let the kiddies play, a four-block walk will bring you to the Gilman playground and play fields. Our Walk Score is 85 - Very Walkable!

Do you enjoy urban hiking? We’re less than two miles from some of Seattle's most beautiful destinations: Woodland Park Zoo, the top of Phinney Ridge, Chittenden Locks, the hearts of Fremont and Wallingford, and the Green Lake walking trail. Golden Gardens beach park, Gasworks Park, and the top of Queen Anne are also nearby. If you really enjoy urban hiking, Seattle Center and Pike Place Market are both within a 5-mile radius of the property.

There are – count ‘em - six local breweries within walking distance (with another in Fremont), along with countless restaurants. Check out the My Ballard blog and select “Restaurants” for a clickable list.

We could go on and on, but we’ll leave it at this: in about half a mile, hop on the Burke Gilman hiking and biking trail, and ride through U-Dub and all the way around Lake Washington. Or... do as the locals do: catch the city bus and arrive in the heart of downtown Seattle in 22 minutes flat.

Small, well-behaved pets are OK, though the large backyard is not fully fenced. Please let us know if you will be bringing a pet.

NOTE: The first 7 reviews are for the 3-bedroom side of the house. We now rent that side long-term, and we switched this listing to the one-bedroom side. Sorry for any confusion!

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets welcome
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We're a couple of laid-back, former Peace Corps sweethearts. Now, we both teach for Seattle-area Community Colleges, spend time with our young son and our little dog at Greenlake, ride our bikes all over our beautiful city and beyond, and continue to travel whenever we can. We're happy to meet visitors and help out with recommendations of tourist attractions, restaurants, bike routes, etc.!

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Reviews

business
Sweet North Central Flat
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p439436vb
-2064654604
Ballard Northwest
5

West Coast BC Local

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful little apartment will all amenities. I would highly recommend to a couple or single looking for a clean, nice place to rest their head at a great price for Seattle.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
business
Sweet North Central Flat
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p439436vb
-2064654604
Ballard Northwest
5

Just like home!

  • 5 of 5
Great vacation getaway! The location was perfect. Close to the market and within walking distance of so many activities, stores, restaurants and pubs. Even though it is small - we had all the amenities of home in this quaint house. Would definetely stay again.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Sweet North Central Flat
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p439436vb
-2064654604
Ballard Northwest
Stevensville, MT
4

Nice January Stay

  • 4 of 5
It was a comfortable home and met our needs. We were visiting family nearby and the location was very nice. Parking is tight, but if you get back to the house by four or five in the evening, you can usually park right in the front of the house. Very nice and quiet neighborhood.
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
business
Sweet North Central Flat
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p439436vb
-2064654604
Ballard Northwest
4

Thanksgiving getaway

  • 4 of 5
We loved it!!!! I think the only thing we would add is a whisk, for making gravy and a knife for cutting the turkey. Also, a few more mugs. It was a wonderful experience. And excellent location
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Sweet North Central Flat
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p439436vb
-2064654604
Ballard Northwest
5

Great value!

  • 5 of 5
This is a home away from home. The value for what you get here is outstanding. The three bedrooms are quite large. The neighbourhood is lovely. Having a TV "fully-stocked" with Netflix and so many other options gave us a fabulous entertainment centre for the kids. They looooooved it. Thanks for allowing us to bring our dog. We didn't have time to see everything we wanted in Seattle, so we are going to come back and when we do, we'll definitely want to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Sweet North Central Flat
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p439436vb
-2064654604
Ballard Northwest
5

Nice getaway

  • 5 of 5
The flat was great for me, my husband, mother-in-law and sister-in-law. Proximity to so many things was perfect. One of the nicest treats was the personal map and legend provided by the owners to suggest areas of town. Nice to have off street parking, Netflix, plenty of kitchenware, a (shared) laundry room with supplies and big bedrooms. Kevin was also very helpful by letting us get into the flat about 4 hrs early when I informed him of our early flight into Seattle. The one safety issue I mentioned to him was promised to be addressed soon.
We were very happy staying there and will keep it in mind for our next trip as well as recommend it if we know anyone traveling to the area.
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review, Sydnee! The safety issue that you mentioned - the broken dishwasher door - is being taken care of now. Please keep us in mind the next time you visit Seattle!

Location

From the Owner

We started in the short-term rental business by renting our newly-remodeled basement farther north in Seattle, in the Maple Leaf neighborhood. When our infant turned into a toddler, it was a bit too loud downstairs to have guests. However, we had such a blast over the years meeting new people, telling them about Seattle, and seeing their appreciation for staying in a full apartment rather than a hotel room, that we decided we wanted to continue. We started to look all over north Seattle for another property that we could make exclusively a VRBO rental. When this duplex came up in such a great spot in Ballard, we immediately made a sight-unseen offer (like, 2 hours after it went on the market). Fortunately, it was all that it appeared to be, and we feel very lucky to have found this house! Ballard is a booming little neighborhood. It is currently THE place to be in Seattle. Apartments are going up like crazy because people recognize the neighborhood's beauty, history, variety, and walk- and bike-ability. This house is on one of the quiet residential streets in Ballard, yet just a short walk from the heart of it all. It was also remodeled just before we bought it, it has gorgeous kitchens and floors, high ceilings upstairs (though they're low downstairs), and an ample yard.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$109
$720
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$89
$590
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning Fee $45
  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Tax Rate 9.5%

$84-99/night (2 night minimum)
Check-in: 2pm - Check-out: 11am
WA short-term rental tax of 9.5% will be added.
$45 cleaning fee will be added.
A $49 non-refundable damage insurance policy will be added.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Floor Area

  • 600 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Queen size Bed (1) There is a comfy queen bed in the bedroom., Double Beds (1) The futon in the living room pulls out to make a full-sized bed., Baby Cribs (1) One pack 'n' play is provided.

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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