We're happy to offer our 3 bedroom private apartment; the entire ground floor of a large home. It sleeps a total of 7 guests in 5 different beds. The apartment is backed by a forested yard which leads to the trail head of beautiful Carkeek park on Puget Sound. North end of Ballard; 6.5 miles to downtown Seattle. It has a comfortable living room with wood-burning fireplace; kitchen w/ gas range/oven, dishwasher, microwave & fridge, W/D, Wi-Fi, outdoor patio, rope swing. Quiet and spacious!
This is a large, comfortable apartment. Entirely self-contained and private, with two entrances. Great for doing your own cooking with a gas stove/oven and a well-stocked kitchen. Large wood-burning fireplace, Wi-Fi, Amazon Firestick TV programming, Blu-ray, tumbled stone shower (no tub), dining room, three cozy, carpeted bedrooms. Very quiet overall. Kim and family do live above the mother-in-law unit, in the upper two stories, so you may hear footsteps and the like from time to time. The house is approximately 6.5 miles to downtown Seattle, yet in quaint Ballard; five minutes by car to beaches and w/ trails just a block away. Easy access to anywhere you'd like to go: city, mountains, water, islands, beaches, and the great cultural scene. Great for families, groups or couples...a great place to return to at the end of the day, whether you're vacationing, here to visit friends or family, attending a wedding, or in Seattle for business.
We have a great, old-fashioned rope and wood swing, a private, sloped and forested backyard, a one-block walk to the Carkeek trail system which leads to Puget Sound/beach, playfields and a playground, many books and games to choose from, a long driveway for safe outdoor kid fun, and a key lock box to make your arrival and departure easy and stress-free.
You will be sharing the driveway area, raised garden beds and back yard slope with Kim's family. But PLEASE NOTE: both front and back decks and patio are private and for the use of the host family only.
Host Kim and her family live in the upper two floors. Co-host Melissa lives off-site in Ballard. Kim's family is right here, so they're easy to access and very happy to answer any questions guests have, but otherwise we'll leave you to your privacy. Since Kim & family do live above the apartment we're looking for guests who are very considerate about undo noise. The same will be done for you!
Your security deposit will not be "held" by Airbnb, and will not be charged to you unless property damage or loss is discovered upon check out.
We expect common courtesy to rule the day. No smoking or drug use within the home or out. Being mindful to avoid extreme or late night (after 10 p.m.) noise is expected (we live above you and have kids, so this one's important!) Hosts to be contacted only via text or Airbnb messaging (not by coming to our door.) No one other than booked guests in the apartment without prior agreement with the host. Thanks!
We are an active family of seven who love where we live, and like to help others experience the great Pacific Northwest as well. Travel, music, dance (ballet especially), photography, writing, hiking, beach-going and design are strong interests. We love hosting and are happy to answer questions and point out places of interest, or leave you alone to enjoy private get-away time. We want you to have a great trip!