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Mammoth stone fireplace and turret were built by a WPA stonemason who also worked on Paradise Inn at Mt. Rainier National Park.
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Ballard Hansel and Gretel Cottage

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Ballard Hansel and Gretel Cottage

4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean10 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.

Northwest cottage nestled on 1/3 acre woodland garden in quiet upscale Ballard neighborhood. Charming and cozy 990 sq ft historic storybook house built in 1936 with Scandinavian influence. Feature home for 2015 Historic Seattle tour and appearing in “Old House Journal” May 2017 and “American Bungalow” Spring 2016. Comfortably furnished with a mix of antiques. Close to bus line, cafés, bakeries, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, public beach and marina.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


14 Reviews

Jahn User Profile
September 2018
Highly recommended!
Bob User Profile
September 2018
You won't be disappointed here. Book it and enjoy -- one of the best I've stayed at, and, perfect for that romantic "home" while visiting Seattle area.
Daniel User Profile
August 2018
John's cottage is magical. It really is like being in a fairy tale. The pictures are accurate but the place is better than the pictures. It is one of the most meticulously well-taken-care of places I've ever stayed. Every detail has clearly been thought through and the result is …
Jen User Profile
August 2018
John’s place was amazing! The size was perfect and the “woods” were exactly what we were hoping for on our stay. John was such a gracious host going above and beyond to make sure our stay was enjoyable. We would definitely stay here again and hope the opportunity presents itself…
Amy User Profile
August 2018
The cottage is charming and unique. The home was very clean and ready for guests. The owners were welcoming and helpful! We enjoyed the beautiful gardens and the historic touches throughout the home.
Max User Profile
July 2018
Absolutely magical place. VERY beautiful and cozy. The decor is absolutely perfect - every single detail is well thought out. The outdoor space is wonderful as well, and the location is perfect - I felt very safe, it's just a short Lyft ride to downtown, and a quick walk to the b…
Joan User Profile
July 2018
Wrote to John the public notice...SORYY - hope it shows on the public post - because you should all stay here!

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Seattle, Washington, United StatesJoined in May 2018
John User Profile
14 Reviews
I am a classical musician and Seattle native. I once worked aboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth 2 for a world cruise and visited 40 ports around the world. I was a tour escort for land tours along the way and enjoyed the hospitality aspect of working and getting to know passengers…
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