Experience the city in style from ‘Urban Chateau,’ a Seattle vacation rental studio apartment near the heart of Ballard. This unique home boasts brand new furnishings, ultra modern finishes and accommodations for 2 with room for 2 more. Discover the quirky shops and bar scene of Ballard right outside your front door or venture out to the shores of Golden Gardens Park. Only 15 minutes from downtown and even closer to Green Lake, this upscale studio offers the perfect blend of city and serenity.
Experience the ultimate urban center of Seattle in all its glory from this centrally located studio apartment. Immerse yourself in the exuberant, waterfront community of Ballard - just minutes from your front door! Home to indie shops, craft breweries, a bustling bar scene and the iconic Ballard Locks, this popular area has something for every vacationer to enjoy.
An easy 15-minute drive brings you straight into the heart of downtown Seattle. Treat yourself to the freshest fish in town at Pike Place Market, tour the 9-acre Olympic Sculpture Park, take a ride on the Seattle Great Wheel and visit the observation deck of the Space Needle.
Leave the bustling city behind for a day along the serene shores of Golden Gardens Park offering wetlands, beaches, hiking trails and prime picnic areas.
Closer to home lies the charming area of Green Lake, one of the city’s most beloved parks. Walk the waterfront along the newly reconstructed path or find a scenic spot to watch the abundant wildlife and boats that frequent the park.
We rented this place for 7 days. Arriving at the location using Google led us 20 minutes away from where we were supposed to be. We drove around while trying to reach Angela whom was not responding. Eventually she did call back and made us aware this always happens using Google to try a different platform. We then found the apt. Upon arrival, it was the coldest it has been in years in Seattle and the heat was completely turned off and the apartment was freezing. It took a full 24 hrs to warm up. Not a warm welcome. The door to get in and out of the unit is malfunctioning and anyone can get in if wanted very easily which is not safe in Seattle. The lights above the bed were burned out and no smoke detector where that should have been. Not having a smoke detector is illegal. I mentioned all of this to Angela who stated it was illegal and she would come by asap to correct the issues, we never heard from her again. There is a clenaing fee so I expected to come into a clena apt. That was not the case. The bed, wall side in between was disgusting and has not been cleaned in some time. The rugs have not been vaccummed in some time either. All the wall decor has a layer of dust caked on it. They want you to remove all garbage, no problem but there were no garbage bags provided. If you are looking to relax and sleep, this is not the place. The neighbors upstairs were so loud and had no mind thta people are downstairs. They have a dog that doe snot sit still and just barks and it sounds like its right next to you in your apartment. Cute place but minor details ignored. I would find somewhere else to stay if needing a place in this area.
Good overall, a former person noted the legs of the bed frame breaking and it seemed the solution was to take them off and just have the bed frame on the ground which is.. an odd, solution. Also yes the electric turn dial thermostat is still broken, only goes on/off, but also there is a heat pump that does pretty good. I couldn't figure out how to connect to the Chromecast but managed to connect to a fire stick instead, so it worked out. :) The mini fridge does not have a freezer section, but the hosts went above and beyond to quickly remedy any issues I had and I appreciated them. As a whole the unit is very nice and comfy and the bathroom is huge which is awesome. Parking was easy and check in was a breeze.
Overall was nice however the bed was shaky from the start and woke up from a nap one day to a leg breaking off and then further inspecting other legs were bent or missing. Solution was to take the legs off and put the bed frame on the ground. They heat would not shut off now matter what temperature you set it to. Had it all the way to 41 degrees and it was constantly running. Location and size was nice though.
*This review was originally posted on Vrbo
Hi Nick, we take guest feedback seriously and passed your comments on to the homeowner who would like to share the following:
- We strive to provide our guests with a great guest experience, so we were disappointed to hear your feedback and want to take a moment to address your concerns.
- We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you encountered during your stay and appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We have since addressed and remedied both the issue with the bed and heating to ensure future guests do not share the same experience. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience and we hope to have the opportunity to host you again and provide you with the 5-star experience you truly deserve.
We do all we can to make the best possible stay, and we look forward to this property hosting many satisfied guests.
We had a great time staying here during our trip to Seattle. The host was very accommodating and the place was very clean upon arrival. Great location too! So close to a lot of great places. AC worked great and there was a fan too if it got too warm. Internet wasn’t great and the Chromecast didn’t work super well, but we spent a lot of time out so that wasn’t much of an issue. My only warnings/feedback are about parking and security. We may have just been unlucky, but most of the time we came back to the location there were 0 places to park. We got lucky just a couple of times with a place to park on the street in front so just a warning to plan for that if you have a car. I felt like security could use a little upgrade, maybe an extra lock inside? The keypad code was easy and there was no other security besides that so I feel like anyone could walk up and figure the code out to get in if they wanted to. Also there are other people who live above and there isn’t really any sound dampening in the complex so it sometimes sounds like an elephant is walking above you. All in all we had a fantastic time and would recommend this place to a friend for a short stay.
Comfortable and cute place to stay in Ballard. I will try to book again when I am in the area.
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