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“Great Property in a Perfect Location”
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cozy Ballard Abode
Welcome! entry on first floor
living room looking toward kitchen
warm inviting gas fireplace, sofa bed
The balcony
Dining area
The kitchen....
...airy and bright...
...and fully equipped
half bath next to kitchen
Welcome to the bedroom
Same bedroom, different bedspread
Alcove with desks
Full bath with tub next to bedroom
Peaceful patio...
and garden
a quiet, secluded space
view from the street
Garage
Downtown Ballard
Downtown Ballard
The nearby Locks
Space Needle
The Olympics from the Space Needle
Sunset over the Olympics
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3
Seattle, Washington

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ReaderPat
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Level 6 Contributor
501 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Great Property in a Perfect Location”
Reviewed April 14, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
2
people found this review helpful

I stayed at Ballard Abode for 33 days. I first picked the location I wanted to stay in (proximity to the things I needed . . . my two sons who live in Greenwood, public transportation, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, shopping, etc.). After contacting several property owners, I settled on the Ballard Abode due to the reasons listed above and the fact that when I contacted Thelma, she responded quickly. She was a dream to work with before
and during my stay when I had questions.

It did turn out to be the perfect location. Within a few blocks were three grocery stores, several bus lines that I used, and all the restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and other retail stores I needed for my stay.

I found the property to be in pristine condition and spotless. The kitchen had everything I needed (and more) for the meals I prepared there. I appreciated the quiet and safe neighborhood, the keypad lock on the door, the washer and dryer, the downstairs hooks for my rain jacket and floor space for my shoes, the gas fireplace for cool mornings, the large deck door which let in daytime light and allowed me to watch the birds, the large closet and abundance of hangers in the bedroom, the comfortable bed, the thick towels and crisp sheets, and the welcome flowers that were waiting for me.

I will definitely return to the Ballard Abode.

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Liked best: Loation
Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Apr 15, 2016
Pat, you were the perfect guest and we're so happy that you enjoyed your stay. You are always welcome at the abode. Please plan to come again and receive our return guest discount on your next visit.
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ewv99
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Ballard Location”
Reviewed September 25, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
3
people found this review helpful

Very well-kept and comfortable 3 level townhouse with garage in lower level. Very centrally located with easy walking distance to bus, including RapidRide line into downtown Seattle. Close to multiple grocery stores (Safeway, Trader Joe's, QFC, Ballard Market) and Market Street area restaurants.
Kitchen was well-equipped with major and small appliances. Thelma was very responsive to
our questions. Would highly recommend this rental.

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Liked best: Kitchen, location
Liked least: Turn angle to manuver into garage--a small car is best.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Mountainh...
Bozeman, Montana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Comfortable stay in the heart of Ballard”
Reviewed June 15, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
3
people found this review helpful

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Ballard Abode. Clean, bright with a lovely back patio that was the perfect place for a yoga practice. Lovingly kept interior, nicely furnished, small but functional garage - all the amenities of home but in a very central location that was walkable to shops, farmers market and grocery store.

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Liked best: Back patio, beautiful large bedroom on top floor
Liked least: Lots of stairs - but not a problem for us
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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GreggandK...
Eugene, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay!”
Reviewed September 17, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Ballard Abode is a wonderful place to stay! It is spotlessly clean and very well stocked to make yourself at home. It is within walking distance to all the fun places in Ballard. Thelma was so friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend staying here and we hope to return when we visit our children in Seattle.

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Liked best: Everything!!!
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Texas
Reviewed September 14, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
5
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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Minneapols
Reviewed August 18, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
7
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Linda A
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great place, easy walking around historic Ballard.”
Reviewed February 18, 2013 for a stay in July 2012
6
people found this review helpful

We spent our 40th wedding anniversary tour enjoying the Northwest. Ballard and the Ballard Abode were highlights. Gracious owner. Comfortable abode. Walked Ballard and easily took public transportation to Seattle. Perfect!

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Liked best: location
Liked least: pleased with stay
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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