About this listing
Self contained basement apartment overlooking the Ship Canal. Just minutes away from downtown, Ballard and Fremont. Private entrance, free street parking, private lawned garden with seating, Nespresso coffee machine, most cooking utensils and a work/study area. Cereals, oatmeal, coffee, tea and milk are provided for breakfast. There is no cable tv, but instead the tv connects to Chromecast to stream content from your laptop/tablet. *Ceiling is as low as 6 feet in places.*
I live with my family above the apartment.: You may hear my toddler running around, but only until 8pm, so it will not disturb your evening if you wish to relax and have peace and quiet.
Guests have full access to the entire apartment along with its private lawned garden, which has a table and chairs.
Interaction with guests
You can text Julie on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) before 5pm and Marco on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) after 5pm if you need something that has not been provided.
From North Queen Anne, it takes about 10 minutes to get downtown or onto the highway out of the city. The neighborhood is minutes away from Fremont, Ballard, and Queen Anne Ave N where there are restaurants, boutiques, supermarkets and cafes.
The apartment is minutes walk from Seattle Pacific University, which is at 3rd Ave W and Nickerson Street.
The scenic Ship Canal is close by and is a perfect place to relax and watch the rowers heading down to Lake Union.
Some of our favorite things to do when we have friends in town are:
1. Checking out the migrating salmon going up the fish ladder (late summer) at Ballard Locks.
2. Going for a stroll along the Golden Gardens beach in Ballard.
3. Paying the Fremont troll a visit.
4. Grabbing some fish and chips at the Fisherman's Terminal, followed by a stroll along the docks to admire the beautiful boats.
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Other things to note
There is no cable tv in the apartment. Instead, Chromecast connects the wifi from your laptop to the TV.
How to set up Chromecast: Simply connect the Chromecast to the TV's HDMI port (this should already be done), then visit (URL HIDDEN) on your PC, download the app and follow the instructions from there.
No loud music
No extra guests
My husband and I have been living in the U.S. since 2007. My husband is from Italy and I am from the UK. We spent the last eight years in San Francisco and moved to Seattle in 2015, a year after becoming parents.