Quaint and detached.Warm and welcoming.
Cozy Ballard Cottage - Sleeps 5
Hosted by Kelly
Kelly is the host.Kelly is a superhost.
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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Our quaint & cozy detached cottage is a private oasis in Ballard, a neighborhood just north of downtown Seattle. It comfortably sleeps 4 adults or a family of 5. Quiet yet within walking distance to restaurants, shops, bus lines, cafes and brew pubs.

The space

Our cozy cottage is nestled in our quiet and serene backyard. It has a separate entrance, a main room with a gas fireplace and a curtained bedroom area and sitting area. The kitchen is equipped with stove, oven, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. There is an additional room for sleeping, watching movies or playing darts! It is ideal for singles, couples and families. Beds include a luxury queen, a full size pull-out sleeper, a twin bed and two spare twin mattresses. We designed the space for flexibility. Move furniture as needed to accommodate games, projects, entertaining, poker, slumber parties, or reading by the fire. We also have a washer/dryer, so it's great for long-term stays.

Guest access

The cottage has its own entrance and is completely separate from the main house. Our driveway is reserved for your use for secure, convenient off-street parking for 1 or more cars. The backyard has a lovely, lighted trellis over a stone patio situated under a majestic Douglas fir tree. There is a small grill for cooking and table and chairs to seat up to 10 guests.

Interaction with guests

We are excited to meet our guests and help you discover the many splendors of our beautiful city. We will be in the main house if you need anything at all. Kelly works from home.

Other things to note

- 3/4 bath with skylight and marmoleum floor
- efficiency kitchen (complete with stove & oven, microwave, under counter fridge, toaster, coffee maker, coffee, tea, condiments, spices and all the dishes, pots, and pans you need on vacation!)
- queen-sized bed with luxury foam mattress (surrounded by ceiling to floor curtains for added privacy)
- gas fireplace for heat and ambience
- cork floor throughout
- eating / living room area
- couch/full size pull-out sleeper
- separate room with twin bed and two extra twin mattresses plus dart board, night light, games and movies.
- wifi, TV/DVD, and Roku (with Netflix etc.).
- guitar, picks, capo, song books
- clock radio with usb port for charging your phone (don't forget cable, or borrow one from us).
- iron and ironing board
- washer and dryer - high-efficiency front-loading
- access to outdoor patio and garden
- picnic basket, beach chairs, beach towels
- access to 4 bikes & helmets, basketball court, tennis racquets, balls, frisbees, and really anything else you might need.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premise

Extra people £8 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee £59
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price £98 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

No smoking and no pets. No overly loud noise late into night (we're in a neighborhood).
Minimum 2 nights.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

169 Reviews

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Simon User Profile
August 2017
Great location, Clean and good comunication

Angharad User Profile
May 2017
A lovely cottage with great facilities -everything we needed. We are a family of four and had plenty of room. The children enjoyed the TV, looking at the books, basketball net and the dartboard!!! We appreciated being able to use the outdoor area. Kelly and Bente always took time to chat and advise us on travelling around etc. | Close by to a shop and not far from a lively area of restaurants etc. easy public transport to downtown Seattle. Nice, quiet residential area.

Tania User Profile
October 2014
Very comfortable well equipped cottage with friendly and thoughtful hosts. The cottage is conveniently located and was just right in terms of size for the two of us.

Thary User Profile
October 2017
We stayed at Kelly's place over the weekend to visit Seattle. It was perfect. Lovely little cottage, really close to Ballard, and just a really chill stay. Kelly was really responsive and check-in was super easy. Would definitely come back again

Cameron User Profile
October 2017
Kelly’s cottage was great! Very nice neighborhood with plenty of places within walking distance. Very clean, plenty of nice touches, and would highly recommend.

Theresa User Profile
October 2017
I staye

Vanessa User Profile
October 2017
This was a beautiful little spot..felt so cozy and welcoming. Kelly and his wife were amazing they let us do our own thing but also let us know they were there for us if we needed anything. Will definitely recommend this place to friends and will hopefully be staying here again in the future.

Seattle, Washington, United StatesJoined in February 2014
Kelly User ProfileKelly is a superhost.

My wife Bente and I have lived in Seattle for 25 years. We have 2 children who are now in college. I am a self-employed maze exhibit designer and Bente is a public school teacher. We love to travel, but we also love our home! Seattle is a beautiful place to live and to visit and we have always enjoyed sharing it with our guests.

Languages: Deutsch, Norsk
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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