4BR House Vacation Rental in Seattle, Washington

Vacation Rentals

Updated on Oct 24, 2017

The Ballard House Seattle - 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, 3000 SF, Eco-friendly,

Located in: Seattle
Enjoy this semi- custom built craftsman style home (built in 2011) located in one of the BEST neighborhoods in Seattle. This home offers wonderful living space and 4 stylish, generous in size, upper floor, bedrooms, with an optional 5th bedroom located on the main floor. To see additional photos search by the name of the house.

You will love that this home is located on a quiet, residential street and is a short walk to Ballard Ave, which offers boutique shops, awesome restaurants, and nightlife. Walk to the Ballard Locks, spend the day at Golden Gardens, one of only 2 public beaches in Seattle, or enjoy The Woodland park Zoo (10 minutes) or a day exploring Pike Place Market, Seattle Waterfront/Aquarium & The Seattle Center. Come experience all Seattle has to offer!

This listing is for the upper 2 floors of the home. Please note: if you book just the upper two floors the private locked off basement suite (internal locked door + staircase in between space + basement suite offers a separate external entrance) may be occupied by repeat guests, friends or family. All who rent the upper home are expected to be mindful of noise and 'quiet hours' from 10:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. enforced.

For larger groups or you plan to host a small event in the space (written permission must be granted/please discuss your plans so we can make sure the even is a good fit for the space and neighborhood), you may rent the entire home, which includes the ground floor/basement suite. Groups that rent the entire home have all 3 floors to to themselves and the basement will add 650 SF and an additional bedroom w/king size bed, kitchen, washer/dryer and bathroom. For entire home listing please see VRBO #895642.


The upper two floors of the home is available to rent 12 months a year - September 7th - October 27th 2017 we have a long-term repeat guest groups staying in the ground floor basement suite so you will see that listing #848750 offers availability but listing #895642 is blocked off since the suite will be occupied. The suite is locked off by an internal door and offers a separate external entrance. The guest group stayed in fall 2016 and we have successfully hosted many separate groups in the home. The group is 2 adults and a very well behaved, tame golden retriever and outside of possibly hearing a barking dog here and there will not impact the upper home guest group. Please reach out with questions and further clarification.

• AIR CONDITIONING - a rare luxury found in Seattle + solar shades in the master bedroom and family/kitchen area (west facing). 3 fans too!
• High-Speed WIFI, 2 TVS, Prism TV with 290 Channels, NETFLIX.
• Printer with scan & fax capabilities.
• Parking for up to 2 vehicles in the driveway, ample on-street parking for additional vehicles.
• full size Washer/Dryer with complimentary laundry soap.
• High quality furnishings and brand new down comforters with cotton duvet covers , cotton quilts, new cotton towels, cotton sheets.
• Complimentary body wash, shampoo, conditioner, face wash, toilet paper, paper towels, kleenex, compost bags, trash bags, and a closet with first aid and other basic supplies.
• Kitchen with VITAMIX blender, waffle maker, slow cooker, high quality stainless steel cookware + a nonstick pan for convenience, and just about every gadget imaginable, spices, olive oil/cooking oil and tea.
• Coffee station – Espresso machine with built in burr grinder, additional burr grinder, standard coffee maker, french press and pour over coffee pot – a coffee lovers dream! There is also a tea pot. Tea, organic coffee, organic sugar, alternative sweeteners, some syrups provided.

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & laundry room are located on the upper floor (3 king beds, 2 full), as well as the laundry room (dreamy). The optional 5th bedroom/office (with full futon) is located on the main floor, directly off entrance and is separate from other bedrooms. There is a 1/2 bath located on the main floor.

The home offers a living room, large kitchen/family room and great outdoor space with large seating area all perfect for reading, conversation game playing, tv watching and relaxing.


We use an external pricing system based on supply & demand - higher in peak season, weekends, lower off-peak, some weekdays. WE currently do not offer any discounts Price is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reservations accepted as they are received by guest groups and we are unable to 'hold' the space for any amount of time.

The home offers a security system & EXTERNAL security cameras at each of the external entrances for the safety and security of our home and all of our guests.

You will appreciate all of the thought that went into creating this comfortable and sustainable home. The 9.6 kW rooftop solar array generates approximately 70% of the annual electricity required to heat/cool and power the house. The LED lighting used throughout the house is warm and welcoming. A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) ventilates air from the house and brings-in fresh air, while recapturing heat energy from the heated air in the heating season or rejecting heat energy from warmer outdoor air during the cooling season. The HRV runs 30% of the time that gives 2 air changes of the home’s volume of air over the course of 24 hours, resulting in an approximate 85% fresh air replacement within the house over a 24 hour period. The air you breathe is fresh since all the finishes are no VOC, and the cleaning products we use are non-toxic. One of our favorite features is recirculating hot water pump, which means that each sink has hot water within a couple of seconds during the daytime hours. In addition the the A/C it is important to note in this area of Ballard, in the summer months there is typically a cooler breeze that comes from the Puget Sound in the early evening to help cool things down. Unless a heat wave hits, typically opening-up a few windows does the trick.

In addition to several pack n’ plays, highchairs (one located on the stairs leading down to the basement, 1 located int he basement suite), a baby bjorn bouncer, etc, the house is fully stocked with an assortment of toys, books, games, dvds, puzzles and supplies. While the toys are ideal for age 1-6 there are a few items that may gear towards older children. There is also a Double Phil & Ted's stroller, a single F.I.T. Jogging stroller by Baby Jogger, a toddler booster chair.

The home is crafted to be allergy aware and chemical free: all of the king beds are 100% latex wrapped in wool (natural flame retardant) so no added harmful flame retardants, the full beds are wool, cotton and latex and flame retardant free as well as the couch in the basement suite from local Portland based Company, Stanton.


The home is 3 floors, to access the upper two floors there are steps leading up to the main external entrance and steps leading up to entrance via the back deck.

The entrance to the upper home is up the main external staircase, the entrance to the basement suite is located on the north side of the home and completely separate. There is an interior door that is locked on both sides.

We have moved out of the house (including all personal possessions, the items left in the home are for guest use and enjoyment) and this is now primarily a second home for us, but we are easily accessible via email, text, and phone. We love Ballard and Seattle and are available to offer up suggestions to fantastic restaurants, shops, local tourist attractions and highlights and much more.

Please do read through the whole description before you ask to book so you understand the sleeping arrangements and lay-out of the home and what your rental includes, as well as what we expect of all those that stay in the home. Please see below and refer to rental reservation for additional information:

We take great pride in our home and want all our guests to have a wonderful time. Please do get in touch at anytime before, during or after your visit. If we do not hear from you, we will likely assume everything is fine and we will leave you alone!


Animals: no animals live on the property and only service animals with proper documentation are allowed in or around the home for any reaso. It is important to note in the city of Seattle in-city chickens allowed, and one of the neighbors a few houses down has chickens. They are not disruptive or bothersome, but be aware that chickens are a popular and allowed in the city of Seattle.

Tours: we cannot acomodate tours - the photographs accurately describe the home and are constantly updated + we have a video of the space we can send to you or just type in the name of our house into a search engine and it should come up on Utube. If you feel you still need to tour the home a tour will require booking of the home for a 1-night stay and is based on availability.
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