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Victorian Retreat (top 2 floors) in Historic Ballard

Victorian Retreat (top 2 floors) in Historic Ballard

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 19, 2014
2 bd apartment on 2nd & 3rd floors of renovated circa 1900 home

This delightful retreat is located on the second and third floors of a turn-of-the-last-century house in historic old Ballard. It is a complete, fully functional home with a fully equipped kitchen. Nothing is shared with the main floor unit except laundry facilities in the shared entry. Acoustic insulation insures that you will hear little if anything from your downstairs neighbor.

Ballard has everything you could want. Living in this home, it's all at your doorstep! Within 1 block you can enjoy espresso and some of the best bread and French pastries in Seattle. Within a 6 block radius you can enjoy an upscale movie house, a diverse array of restaurants, shops and the fabulous year-round Sunday Farmer’s Market offering fresh locally grown produce and products. If your visit is job-related, you will also have access to a post office, FedEx, Kinko’s and newly built-green public library. A personal fax machine is available upon request.

This apartment was completely renovated in 2013 in keeping with the home's original character. We did it with the intent of moving in when we retire, so the work is top notch and very tasteful. Oak floors extend through the entry, living room, kitchen, stairs to third floor and both bedrooms. The acoustic insulation between this home and the main floor unit is amazing! It is very quiet and peaceful.

Owner/agent

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Bob and Mary have owned this 100+ year old farmhouse Victorian for decades. Restoring and maintaining it has become a very enjoyable hobby. We are using it as a short-term rental because it allows us to share the home with a lot of people. We have many repeat guests that refer to it as their 'other home'. We plan to move in ourselves when we retire. We currently live a couple of miles to the north.

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7 Reviews

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Victorian Retreat (top 2 floors) in Historic Ballard
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p481223vb
-(206) 650-7880 (Washington State, USA)
Ballard Northwest
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5
The Ballard Victorian Retreat was excellent. It was spotless, an amazing location and all the appliances etc you might need. The owners were amazing in sourcing stair gates and other support for our 18 month old. I would recommend this property without a doubt.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victorian Retreat (top 2 floors) in Historic Ballard
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p481223vb
-(206) 650-7880 (Washington State, USA)
Ballard Northwest
Phoenix, AZ
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5
This property is exactly as represented on the VRBO website . . .,very clean, nicely decorated, and appointed! It is bright, cheerful, and sunny! We rented here for one month and were very comfortable. We entertained 2 guests one weekend and the apartment accommodated the 4 of us very well. It was a joy to cook in the large and well equipped kitchen!

An added plus is the location of this property! Parking space for our car was always available. We were in walking distance to church, drugstore, grocery store, bakery, coffee shops, movie theater, bus stop, fabulous restaurants, and the wonderful Sunday Ballard Farmer's Market! We experienced it all and much more in the Seattle area during our stay! The upstairs Ballard Victorian provided us a quiet and restful retreat between our sightseeing excursions! We found the owners, Bob and Mary, very caring and accommodating!

This was a great "home base" for our 43rd anniversary and my 65th birthday celebrations! We are SO glad we chose the upstairs Ballard Victorian apartment for our one month stay in the Seattle area!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Victorian Retreat (top 2 floors) in Historic Ballard
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p481223vb
-(206) 650-7880 (Washington State, USA)
Ballard Northwest
South Central USA
5

Janet and Bill

  • 5 of 5
Home was in fantastic condition and everything owner said it was. Very convenient to buses, shopping, restaurants but still very private and quiet area.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Victorian Retreat (top 2 floors) in Historic Ballard
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p481223vb
-(206) 650-7880 (Washington State, USA)
Ballard Northwest
Waltham MA
5

Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful, clean, comfortable house in a great neighborhood walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in Ballard. Washer and dryer are a plus. Would highly recommend this property and would stay here again if I return to Seattle. The owners are a phone call away and prompt when we had a slight problem with the smoke detector. You can't go wrong staying here.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Victorian Retreat (top 2 floors) in Historic Ballard
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p481223vb
-(206) 650-7880 (Washington State, USA)
Ballard Northwest
Houston, TX
5

Great Ballard Hub

  • 5 of 5
A great home base to enjoy not just the Ballard area, but Seattle. The house is very clean and cozy. It was actually hard not to leave in the evenings because we were just enjoying laying around the apartment so much. We didn't cook while were there, but the kitchen is also great. Anytime I come back to visit Seattle, I will certainly be inquiring to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Victorian Retreat (top 2 floors) in Historic Ballard
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p481223vb
-(206) 650-7880 (Washington State, USA)
Ballard Northwest
Huntington Beach, Calif
5

Ballard Victorian: A Gem!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay here and the Ballard Victorian is truly a gem. The property is wonderfully maintained with excellent facilities throughout. We could walk anywhere to shop, dine and generally enjoy all that Ballard has to offer. It was a perfect place to stay in Seattle. We hope to come back many times in the future.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

This place is beautifully maintained and has character.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Just a few blocks North of the Ballard business district. Very close to restaurants, bars, library, post office, and grocery shopping.

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$980
$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$875
$2,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 9.5%

Washington State sales tax of 9.5% added to stays of less than 30 days. (Tax is not required for stays of 30 days or longer)

Amenities

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Heated tile floor

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • This home has 2 bedrooms. There is also a fold-up twin sized bed available to use in the living room.

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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