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Seattle Washington 98107 United States of America

Listing # 112414

Rates From USD 3550 Monthly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Charming, 3-bedroom Seattle home in popular, walkable Ballard

We're living abroad for a couple of years and looking for people who will take good care of our beautiful home. It is currently fully furnished, but for long-term renters we could rent it out partially furnished or unfurnished.

The basics:
-- 1,500 square feet (plus an unfinished basement)
-- 3 bedrooms (all on second level with full-height ceilings)
-- 1.75 bathrooms (one on first floor, one on second)
-- living room
-- dining room
-- open kitchen (with gas stove, dishwasher, etc)
-- walk-in pantry
-- washer and dryer
-- storage space in basement
-- two-car detached garage and long driveway, making for lots of off-street parking
-- sheltered front porch
-- partially fenced-in backyard with deck, patio, lawn, lots of greenery, and some room for gardening
-- wood floors throughout, plus tile floors in bathrooms and tiled entryway by back door
-- 10-foot ceilings on main floor
-- custom wooden cabinetry in kitchen
-- new gas furnace
-- heated floor in main bathroom

The perfect blend of old and new, our 1907 house has been fully renovated and now offers modern amenities and updated systems alongside restored wood, period details, and high ceilings. The main floor features an entryway, open kitchen, dining room, living room, and bathroom with shower. Upstairs has three full-height bedrooms and a full bathroom with a bathtub/shower. There's good light throughout the house. There's a porch in front where you can have a drink and say hi to neighbors who pass by. There’s also a fenced-in backyard with a lawn and greenery; the back deck has a café table and chairs and a shade umbrella, and there’s a picnic table on the patio. There’s some room for gardening if you’re interested.

We have a two-car garage and a long driveway, providing plenty of off-street parking—a rarity in central Ballard.

The open-plan kitchen features a dishwasher, gas stove, convection oven, microwave, and warming drawer, plus smaller items like a coffee maker, electric kettle, and toaster oven. The kitchen is outfitted with custom wood cabinetry and fully stocked with dishes, pots, pans, utensils, etc. The living room has a 40-inch flat-screen TV. The clothes washer and dryer are in the unfinished basement, where there is also storage space. The gas furnace is new. There’s a heated floor in the upstairs bathroom. Bedding and towels are included.

The neighborhood, Ballard, is one of the most popular and desirable in Seattle. Our house is on a quiet residential street, but within easy walking distance of Ballard's bustling commercial center. In just 10 or 15 minutes, you can walk to: grocery stores and drug stores; literally dozens of restaurants, ranging from stylish offerings by top Seattle chefs to old-school dives; many bars, including craft nano-breweries and cocktail lounges; bakeries; independent coffeehouses (and a Starbucks too); music venues; shops and boutiques selling clothes, housewares, décor, books; a movie theater; a library; a post office; a hospital and medical complex; numerous health clubs and yoga/barre studios; and, on Sundays, a great farmers market. Go just over a mile straight west from the house and you’re on the coast of Puget Sound with a view of sailboats and the Olympic Mountains, and one mile north from there is Golden Gardens, Seattle's best beach.

This is one of the few remaining classic craftsman houses with yards in central Ballard—a green oasis in the heart of the urban village. Though the house is close to the commercial district, our tree-lined block is quiet and peaceful, with friendly neighbors.

It's about a 15-minute drive from our house to downtown (5.5 miles), South Lake Union (5 miles), or the University of Washington-Seattle (4 miles). There's easy access to bus lines that take you directly to all of those neighborhoods and others as well. And you can easily bike to UW, with most of the route along an off-street bike path.

More photos are available on request. And feel free to ask any questions.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1500 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Wednesday, January 15, 2020 until Friday, December 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
6 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
We will be gone from our home for at least 1-2 years. We're open to various rental scenarios.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Seattle
Postal Code - State or Province 98107 WA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Ballard
Closest University University of Washington-Seattle & Seattle Pacific University
University nearby Other colleges and universities in Seattle are easily reachable as well.

Rental Price:

USD 3550 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
If you're willing to take care of the yard, we could negotiate on rent. If you would like regular cleaning service, we could arrange that for an additional fee.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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We are long-time residents of Seattle who are currently living and working abroad. One of us is a socioeconomist, the other works in environmental communications.

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