Convenient Friendly Home~Ballard~M1
Hosted by Amelia & Suzi
Amelia & Suzi is the host.
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
3 shared baths
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
3 shared baths
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Easy bus and bike commute 1 block away. Walk to Restaurants, Cafes, Bars in a local friendly Seattle Ballard Lower Phinney Central neighborhood. Live with a variety of young professional Seattlites with everything you need & community garden.

The space

Fun friendly convenient place to live in the ballard/lower phinney neighborhood. Walking distance to bars, Goodwill, Greenlake, starbucks, busline, etc. The bedroom is on the main level of a huge 3 story house with over 1500 sq ft of common area. This room is fully furnished & decorated which includes full size bed, vanity, dresser, chairs, tables, tv & more. It has wood floors, plenty of natural light, and overhead lighting. The rate is all inclusive. The quiet, residential neighborhood is convenient to major bus routes and has plenty of free parking & driveway parking. We're two blocks from the restaurants, bars and shops on 65th, Fremont and 10 mins. from downtown. Gas/water/elec/cable/wireless high-speed internet are all included. The house is very organized and clean and we each do a weekly chore. The other dwellers are a varied group of people who are young (currently the majority in our late 20's to 30's), fun, friendly, clean, motivated, considerate of others, and easy to get along with. We're all hard-working, professionally employed people. We enjoy each others company (when we have time), communicate easily, and are laid back. The house also has a big living room and dining room area with approx 1500 sq feet of bamboo floors where people sometimes hang out but the house is generally very quiet. The house also has a security system and built in intercom and radio. There is plenty of street parking and also driveway parking. We have wireless a computer & printer workstation for all to use. All rooms include utilities, wireless or direct internet, house supplies and driveway parking (shared, first-come). Shared bathrooms, kitchens and laundry. Extra storage space included. Covered bike rack.

Guest access

Access to an entire 3 story LARGE home with over 1500sq ft of common area on the main floor. Some perks include an office with computer & printer, Large smart tv, Wifi throughout, Jacuzzi tub, private room with separate key entry. Shares the bathroom with just one other clean responsible female each with their own sink, vanity and cabinets.

Interaction with guests

You decide…
If you prefer your privacy, you have your own private bedroom. The building is super quiet and calm.
If you prefer to be friendly and social during your stay, I would love to include you in some activities and events in the area. There are tons of restaurants nearby and fitness activities if you want some company. There are interesting friendly housemates busy yet ready for occasional social times. We are considering a top chef cook off and often make spontaneous dinner plans or share in conversations.
I am a Seattle girl that participates in many of the activities and local events. I am an active, young, sporty person in the (currently early 30s), fun, friendly, clean, motivated, and easy to get along with. I enjoy company (when I have time), communicate easily, and am laid back. Some interests include being actively involved in the Greenlake running groups and events, other team runs especially obstacle course races, enjoy bike rides around the city and loving the nearby restaurants.

Other things to note

Airbnb 6727 Abode Rules
First off, communication is key, you can contact me via phone call, text, email, and Airbnb messaging. There are easily 4 ways to reach me at anytime, so there is never a reason why you cannot be in contact.
Check in time is 3pm
Check out time is 11am
These times need to be adhered by unless we have given you written consent to check in or out at a different time. The reason for this is because we are not a hotel, we are personal residences. Our cleaners have to keep a tight schedule to be able to have units ready by 3pm for the next guest. It normally takes 4 hours to clean a property and that is why we request check outs at 11am and check ins at 3pm. If no one is checking out the day you are checking in and no one is checking in the day you are checking out, we can of course try and accommodate your requests, but we will not know until less than 24 hours before that time do to bookings coming in last minute. If you are going to request a late check out you must do so no later than 5pm the night before checkout. We cannot reschedule anyone late in the evening for the following day. Please note that we do our best to accommodate your request but cannot guarantee an early check-in or late checkout due to cleaning and inspection scheduling.
TRASH/CLEANING
This is not a hotel and you are staying as a guest in our personal residence. Your rental payment covers a normal cleaning, and not so you can leave it a giant mess. If you have trash it is your responsibility to remove it from all bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, etc. and dispose of it yourself. The floor is not an appropriate place to throw your trash. If you leave the house filthy with trash on the floors or garbage overflowing you will be charged an additional fee. We expect you to treat our home as if you are a guest in our home. We expect cleaning to consist of washing all linens, sweeping, mopping and dusting. Not cleaning up after food fights or finding things thrown about. The unit should be returned looking as it was when you moved in with your dirty linens in a neat pile, your trash bagged and taken out, your dishes washed and everything put back where it was when you entered the unit. Any units found different than this will be photographed and charged an additional cleaning fee
COMMON AREAS
Common areas are added amenities for your to use during your stay. If you can’t respect the rules of our common areas, the privilege to use our common areas will immediately be revoked. We expect you to clean up after yourselves immediately in the common areas. Common areas should be kept spotless at all times and free of personal belongings (unless you are currently using the space). Guests and abodemates should be able to walk into our building at any time and see a clean space without personal clutter left in the common areas. Specifically:
•NO dishes at any time should be left in the sink. Use of kitchen requires you to: Wash, dry and put away your dishes back in the proper place. You will also need to empty the sink strainer. Wipe the countertops and any other areas you used including the stove top, microwave, oven, etc. Basically, clean up after yourself or don’t use the common area kitchen. If you don’t have time to wash dishes, put them in your private space.
•For safety, do not leave cooking, fires, or flames unattended.
•Do not remove common area items, furniture, or other household items without permission.
•No sleeping on the common area furnishings.
•Turn off lights when you are not in the room/area. All lights should be out at night.
•Put house and kitchen items back, where they belong, in the labeled location.
•Clean up after yourself and your guests immediately.
•If you break anything around the house, please fix or replace. EX: If you break glasses or dishes, please replace or contribute $ towards new dishes.
•None of your personal items should be stored outside, or in any interior closets or common areas without prior permission.
•Do not go into other units or closets without permission.
•Never allow ANYONE (even if you know them, they’re past roommates, friends, family, etc.) into the building at anytime if you are not the person that invited them or if they are not your guest and without prior management permission to have the guest at the building.
Specifically, not only could you lose your common area privileges, your stay could also be terminated at the management’s discretion, you will be fined $25.oo or more depending on the severity of the offense.

SMOKING/EXTERIOR/OUTSIDE YARD
You are responsible for ensuring the exterior doors are closed and locked at all times for security purposes and to prevent pests from entering the building.
When you check out, please make sure your unit is locked and keys returned back to their original location (usually in a keybox and/or in a specific place in the unit).
Please make sure all garbage is picked up on the outside of the property. There will be an additional charge for garbage and debris left out around the property. If cigarettes, or cigarette butts are found you are in danger of losing your security damage deposit as all the rentals are non smoking. We have also been finding left over drug residue and paraphernalia. This will cause an immediate forfeiture of your deposit.
Our neighbors have also requested that you do not smoke in front of their homes and that you aren’t littering cigarette butts in our neighborhood.
HEAT/UTILITIES
While utilities are included in the cost of your booking, we expect you to be responsible and not abusive. We have the heating system set on a schedule that works for the building and ask that any requests or changes be made by the management. We expect that all systems be off when you leave. Close refrigerator & freezer doors all the way. AC is not included in your rental. If you want to add your own AC unit for your stay, you need to get that preapproved and pay for the additional cost of utilities.

All Building Drains & Plumbing:
•No hair or other items down the drain except water. Please use strainers in all drains.
•Empty kitchen strainer immediately after use. Food attracts insects.
•No food, oil or grease down the sink. Use waste bin.
•No Tampons or other wipes in the toilet. (“there is no such thing as flushable”) Toilet paper only.
•Turn the sink faucet, shower, outdoor hoses, etc, all the way off.
•Report running toilets, loose toilets, leaking faucets and any other plumbing issues immediately.


BIKESOTHER FURNISHINGS & ACCESSORIES PROVIDED
We love to provide additional items to make your stay more fun and enjoyable! If you use any items in the furnished unit, we expect them to be returned to the same place as where you found them and in the same condition. If you want to borrow any items during your stay, we ask that you return them in the same condition. We understand that accidents happen and ask that you report any damages or missing items (including bike lights, helmets) immediately. Any missing items not returned will be considered stolen with police reports filed (if applicable) and forfeiture of your security deposit. We expect these things to be reported to us immediately otherwise, you are considered a thief.
NOISE
Basic common sense. No loud outdoor noise of any kind or loud noise coming from inside the house that will disturb neighbors. We expect you to be aware of your noise at all times especially when you are near windows. First offense is a warning and second offense is termination of the rental and you will have to leave. If we or the authorities are called to the property there is a $150 charge. Generally, noise ordinances tend to be 10pm to 7am. You may notice that the properties remain quiet even when there is no noise ordinance. We often have people that may be studying, working or sleeping during the day that appreciate the building to be quiet and peaceful. Since you are booking a room in a shared home some typical noise you may hear are doors opening and closing, people walking above you, people in the house talking or laughing, the heater turning on when the heat drops, water being turned on in the kitchen and bathrooms. If you are super sensitive to noise and will be bothered by these types of noises, please bring ear plugs or book one of our listings that is a private home instead.
DAMAGE TO THE PROPERTY
Accidents happen. We know that. If anything happens during your stay please contact us immediately. We take before and after pictures before check in and after check out. We also have security cameras covering most areas of the property. We have been hit hard lately with missing items, broken items, stained carpets and linens, along with torn sheets, scuffed up hard surface floors and walls. (We ask that you have your shoes off in the building.) All of our rentals are "No shoes in the house" There has been a lot of red wine spills so please be careful with liquids that can stain. There is a minimum $150 charge to call a carpet cleaner to come out and clean stains. We also charge if you stain the linens we provide and they need to be replaced after your stay.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY
When you booked your reservation, you specified the number of guests that would be staying. Our units typically are only intended for 1 guest and often don’t allow for an increase. If the number of guests in your party change, you are responsible to update your reservation prior to your arrival or book a larger or additional unit. We ask that you notify us in advance of the names of the guests that will be staying in advance. If you are planning on meeting up with friends and are planning on inviting people over to your vacation rental you must contact me to see if the property is allowed to have guests or additional people on its grounds. Exceeding the amount of people allowed in the property can make you lose partial or your full deposit. The max occupancy is for the entire time you are staying in the house, and at any time you may NOT have over that amount.
PARKING
If you plan to park in the driveway, we require you notify us prior to your arrival with all car info. Never leave your car in the driveway blocking another car if you are leaving the house. You must respond to requests to move your car immediately.

PETS/ANIMALS
No animals are allowed anywhere on the property. This includes your own animals and animals that are “just visiting”. We do not allow visiting animals to the property. If you are interested in bringing an animal, please inquire in advance. Even if the property seems to be a pet friendly building, animals are approved on a case to case basis and must be approved prior to arrival. There is an additional fee of $50/stay or $50/month if it's a long term stay. If any animals are brought without prior written approval and payment, the fine starts at $250.
By following these simple and basic procedures you allow us to keep our rental rates, cleaning fees, security/damage deposits as low as possible while also guaranteeing an enjoyable time for you during your present stay and for all future guests.
From me to you, I thank you for booking, enjoy your vacation, and safe travels.


Amenities
Free parking on premises
Internet
Spa
Kitchen

Prices
Cleaning Fee $74 NZD
Security Deposit $296 NZD
Weekly Discount: 16%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12AM (midnight)
Self check-in with keypad and lockbox

Respect the clean organized calm environment. Wash all your dishes immediately and put them away. Enjoy our common areas but clean up before you leave the space. We are a very OCD clean house and will not tolerate messy people. Our house is also very quiet with people studying, working and relaxing.
As a guest, you must abide by your agreed check out date and be fully moved out of the building with your keys turned in. You may not move your belongings into anyone else room or stay in the common areas after your checkout. Any changes to your check out must be made and approved in advance officially by signing a lease or extending your agreement on Airbnb.


Cancellations

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

Availability
5 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Brett User Profile
August 2017
I really enjoyed staying here while finding an apartment in Seattle. Great house, chill people, very laid-back and easy going. Everyone was easy to get along with and the house has a great common space. Hosts were super responsive and made the arrival process seamless.

Saksham User Profile
July 2017
Extremely clean and comfortable place. Everything you'd need in a place for a long term stay (I can't comment on short term). Residents are very friendly and helpful. Despite the fact that almost 10 people live in the house, you would not see more than 3-4 people every day, since there are 2 different kitchens. Location is very convenient, thanks to the bus stop just 3-4 minutes away by foot. Had a great time here!

Connor User Profile
January 2017
Excellent room! Amelia was very prompt and helpful with the check-in process, and the residents at the house were all pleasant and respectful.

Jess User Profile
February 2016
Host was accommodating, made it easy to check in and navigate your way in. Ballard is a cool place to be, not a big fan of downtown these north suburban neighborhood are much better plus parking. The room is exactly as pictured, the host doesn't actually live at the house. The other housemates are cool. Everyone does their own thing so in a house up 8 people you barely see anyone. Weekly house chores completed by everyone keep the place in order.

Ye User Profile
January 2016
I had the pleasure of staying at Amelia & Foxy's place during the Christmas holidays in 2015. The place was quiet and nice and Amelia and Foxy are really friendly and helpful. I had a very good time in seattle visiting my friends. There are several nice restaurants and grocery stores around and ballard is a nice place to explore and area. I would definitely choose to stay at that place again.

Janet User Profile
September 2015
Amelia met me on the porch with her adorable little Pomeranian, Foxy. She had everything labeled and organized in her b n b, and shared lots of valuable information about the area. I knew exactly where things belonged and the best most respectful way to cohabitate and respect other renters privacy and space. Very clean and very comfortable. Her bike borrowing system was invaluable for commuting to town for yoga, food and parks. Pikes place was just a 40 minute pleasant bike ride away. Ballard is a nice, safe neighborhood. Loved it!

Eric User Profile
January 2015
This is a wonderful home in a great area! My roommates were very friendly and I couldn't be happier with the whole experience. My room had a great TV with Netflix and Amazon built in, which was a huge plus!

Seattle, Washington, United StatesJoined in October 2012
Amelia & Suzi User Profile

Amelia & Suzi~Daughter & Mom Team~Best Friends~We are true Seattlites at heart! We LOVE our city, live in the most beautiful areas in Seattle at Lake Union, Greenlake, & Ballard. We are born and raised here in the Pacific Northwest. We love the water, the nearby islands (Lopez & Vashon & all of the San Juans), the mountains, the fresh ocean air, running around Greenlake, swimming at the Greenlake pool, biking on the Ship Canal Trail, First Thursday Adventure Runs, Core power hot yoga, biking the Burke Gilman trail and through out the city...gazing at the snow capped mountains. Seattle is a beautiful place to explore!

As your hosts, we love to assist in anyway that will make your trip the best. We have private homes, floating homes and private Master bedrooms in shared homes. We are social, friendly and super handy to assist with your trip if you reach out to us. Otherwise, we provide the things you need and a custom binder of our area insights to set you on your way to a great visit in Seattle.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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