Welcome to The Northwesterner - A Fresh "Old Ballard" Tradition
Great location - Walk Score 95! The Northwesterner is a gorgeous three bedroom, two and a half bath townhome with central heat and A/C, surrounded by Pacific Northwest beauty, including a large Deodar Cedar tree in the hardscaped backyard. This comfortable home offers two king size beds, two twin beds and a queen size luxury sofa sleeper to accommodate a large group. Professionally decorated and completely furnished, you will find the luxurious decor contemporary and comfortable, enabling you to fully enjoy the home and its surroundings. There is a balcony off the dining area and the first floor master suite opens to a patio that lets you soak up the goodness the NW has to offer.
Sea to Sky Rentals proudly manages this property and provides three flat screen televisions with expanded cable, a blue-ray DVD player, local telephone service and wireless internet access, as well as a washer and dryer for your convenience. UPDATE: New flooring, paint and furnishings as of March 2016!
Just four blocks from NW Market Street, the major arterial through Ballard, this home is centrally located to everything! Check out Old Ballard Avenue on Sunday for the outdoor farmers market, walk to the Ballard Locks and watch the salmon swim and the boat elevator, head a little further west and check out Shilshole Bay and Marina, and Golden Gardens Park, one of the best beaches in Seattle. Along the way you will find an abundance of great shopping, dining, music, and dance venues. Just down the street is a wonderful in-city water spray park and skate park. Great selection of grocery stores offering local and organic items in addition to mass market products!
Convenient to other neighborhoods as well as downtown Seattle, via car or public transportation, including Greenlake, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle Center and Lake Union. One complimentary parking spot is provided. We ask that guests park inside the garage only, and do not block neighbors' driveways or garages at any time.
Please note that major holidays require a 4 or 5 night minimum, depending on the holiday.
***A security deposit IS required and guests have the option of a refundable out-of-pocket damage deposit of $1500 (1br or smaller)/ $3000 (2br or larger), or a non-refundable insurance policy purchase of $34 (1br or smaller)/ $49 (2br or larger), to be confirmed when called.
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Perfection Vacation Rental
A guest from Northwood, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2016 My husband and I, my daughter and son in law, visited Seattle for the first time (my son is a Ballard resident) and we stayed at the Northwestern. I was pleased to find that its location was ideal, near to my son's apartment and walking distance to all the Ballard restaurants and fun places to visit. It was clean and well stocked with needed items. We didn't cook much but the kitchen was roomy and bright and clean, with a large eating area. The bedrooms/ baths were comfy and clean. We used the back outside patio pretty much daily. Great visit !
Victoria S. from LaBelle, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2016 The location of this property was perfect for our trip. There were some things that needed updating, i.e. carpet in bedrooms. The only real negative was the parking situation. We were told that we could only park in the garage which was fine as we had occasional visitors who had vehicles. We did not have a vehicle to park. The neighbors parked in front of our garage the entire weekend we were there so we were unable to use the garage.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Thanks so much for taking a moment to review us, Victoria! So glad to hear that the Northwestern's location was a good fit for your group. We are actively working on rectifying the parking situation, and I thank you for your patience and understanding. We are always happy and available to assist you with this or any issue during your stay. Hope to see you the next tim eyou all visit Seattle! All the best, Rachel, Sea to Sky
A guest from Albany Creek, QLD recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in May, 2016 Apartment was very comfortable and in a great location. The rooms were very generous in size except for the lounge which was a little small. A neighbour's car was often parked in driveway but moved readily when requested. Squirrels amused us on back fence! Day-to-day supplies were in kitchen and there were plenty of pates, glasses etc. Overall a very satisfactory arrangement and we would be happy to stay again.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hi Rosalyn - It sounds like you had a lovely stay in the Northwesterner! So glad to hear you found everything you needed and you made some furry friends along the way. We can't wait to have you back! Best, Sea to Sky
Doreen Z. from Rosamond, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2016 The place suited our needs. I would rent it again if a few things were fixed. The dishwasher is not attached properly. It falls out from the counter, displacing dishes, etc. It could easily fall out on children and hurt them. The cleaning service needs to know how to satisfactorily clean a place for the next tenants: cooked food was on a pan; dishes in cupboard were dirty; base of coffee pot hadn't been cleaned in ages; the base/floor around the toilets needs to be wiped, etc.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hello Doreen! Thank you so much for being our guest and offering this extremely helpful feedback. Our property care team will rectify these issues immediately. We are always grateful when our guests have constructive criticism to offer as it helps improve our rentals and our service! Thanks again, and we'd love to have you back in the future, as of course these items will be quickly taken care of. Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
Sandi M. from Rancho Mission Viejo, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2016 The location was great. I was visiting to celebrate my granddaughters 1st Birthday. It was nice to have a place for other CA friends that was so close to my grandaughter's home. Just a few minute walk. It is close to grocery stores and all the restaurants and shops in downtown Ballard. It is very well stocked and maintained. I would definitely be interested in staying here again and would recommend it to others. The check-in and chec-out process was very easy. I had little contact with property management, but when I did they were nice and helpful. : )
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Dear Sandi, thank you for the kind words, it's wonderful that you were able to be close to your family and celebrate such a fun occasion! We're glad the experience was smooth, that you found us helpful, and we appreciate the recommendation. Would love to have you back for your next trip to visit your granddaughter?maybe for her 2nd birthday? :) Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
A guest from Clancy, MT recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in March, 2016 Overall, very pleased with the VRBO. Was clean, directions/opening/closing were clear and simple, and great experience overall. Also like the app that was provided for simple directions, closing, checkout, etc. (helpful with two small kids). Only complaint is that the garage is small, and you cannot fit a larger car/trucks with any size in the garage. That should be outlined in the instructions that the garage only works for compact cars (and street parking is a bit of a cluster in this neighborhood - so would be helpful to give some pointers).But great trip - thanks!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Jed, thanks for choosing Sea to Sky and our Ballard Northwesterner! We enjoyed having you as our guest and appreciate you sharing that information about the parking. We will work on being clearer in the guest information and instructions. Glad you had a nice stay at the Northwesterner and we hope you will visit us again next time! Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
A guest from Temecula, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in January, 2016 We were 3 couples staying in Seattle for 5 days. The rental was great for us at a great location. It is a very cozy, clean and nice house. We had all of needs covered. We will be back, if we are a bigger group traveling together.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Dear Janne, thank you for staying with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Northwesterner and we would love to have you back for your next trip to Seattle. Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
A guest from New Port, RI recommends this property. Stayed for 11 days in December, 2015 The Northwesterner in Ballard is a great 3 bedroom/2 1/2 bath townhouse located within walking distance of all the Ballard restaurants, Farmer's Market, QFC grocery store and a movie theater. It is well laid out and equipped - we did a dinner for 15 with a borrowed table to add extra seating area. The Sea to Sky staff was very responsive to our needs - brought over a special size lightbulb that had burned out within 15 min of our asking for a replacement. This is our 4th year staying there and we would highly recommend it.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hello Susan, thank you so much for choosing Sea to Sky and leaving us such a kind review. It was fantastic having you for our guest and we are delighted that your experience was so positive! Hoping to have you back for a 5th year when the holidays come around again. :) Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
A guest from Novi, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in October, 2015 very good. house were great ! Would stay again.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hi Lewis and Cathy - We're so thrilled you and your family enjoyed staying with us at the Northwesterner in Ballard! It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to having you back anytime. Best, Sea to Sky Rentals
Jan E. from Rainier, OR recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2015 We were in Seattle for our daughter's wedding. The church where they married was in Ballard with the reception at Golden Gardens. We were in a great location for both. Grocery store was close as was the main business district for restaurants.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Dear Jan - It's so exciting to hear that the Northwesterner was the perfect fit for your stay during your daughter's wedding! We're glad you enjoyed the house's great location. It would be a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us again anytime. Warm regards, Sea to Sky Rentals
Great Ballard location, but housekeeping not so good.
Kim B. from Muskego, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in September, 2015 This is a great location to enjoy the Ballard area on foot as it is close to everything. The property was spacious enough for our group of 6. My only complaint about the property was the floors and the obvious lack of cleaning. The property manager tacks on a $215 charge for cleaning so I expected it to be cleaned after the last guest's stay. While the linens and bathroom fixtures were all clean, the floors were awful. The carpet is very soiled/dirty and the kitchen and bathroom floors did not appear to be vacuumed, much less wiped up. There were crumbs all over on the kitchen floor and hair (gag) and lint on all of the bathroom floors. I've rented through VRBO many times and have never stayed in a property with such dirty floors. We give the property location and size an A, but give cleanliness a D. I didn't bother reporting the lack of cleaning to the property manager when we arrived, as I didn't want to put up with cleaning people in the house after we arrived. I expected that to be done beforehand, so shame on me for not giving them the opportunity to correct the situation, but maybe they will do something to ensure housekeeping is doing their job if they don't want bad reviews in the future. Except for the housekeeping oversight issue, the property manager was good with paperwork, etc. I would recommend this property to others, but would warn them to discuss the housekeeping issues with the property manager prior to arrival.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hello Kim and thank you very much for leaving such a helpful and detailed review of the stay. First, we're very glad to hear that you felt the spaciousness of the home and the location suited your needs! I do want to assure you that the carpets at that property are currently in the process of being replaced, and we have passed along the rest of the feedback you provided to our property care team for immediate action. Feedback from our guests is so helpful as it allows us the opportunity to correct past mistakes and grow as a business! While we wish we had been able to correct these issues after your arrival, we understand why you did not reach out to us during the stay. We hope you will consider staying with us again for your next trip to Seattle. Very best, Sea to Sky rentals
Barbara M. from La Porte, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2015 The property was prefect for the occasion, it was just minutes from our prime location. Space was acquit (3 couples). Property was clean, but could use a deep cleaning. Cabinets sticky, spills inside them, main level wood floor could of used a good mopping and some of the non-perishables thrown away. We tried to use the garage to allow for more parking. However, our mini van didn't quit fit. Overall I give the place 3 1/2 - 4 stars and would recommend to others.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Dear Barbara - Thanks for taking the time to right us a review. We are so glad to hear that the Northwesterner in Ballard was a great fit for your group! I've passed your suggestions on to my property care team. We hope to see you again the next time you're in Seattle. Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
A guest from SAN MATEO, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2015 Great house. They had everything we needed at the house. Very conveniently located in the Ballard. Lots of great places to eat and the farmer's market was nice.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hello Michael and thanks for being our guest! We appreciate the kind review and we hope to have you back for your next stay to Seattle. Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
John L. from Parbold, ENG does not recommend this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2015 We enjoyed our stay in Ballard.We had reason to call out the Sky Rentals Representative late one evening because of a difficulty with the front door. She came very quickly and changed the combination for us. She was both charming and helpful.The house worked well for us being 400 yds from our son"s apartment. Initially we were disappointed because the entrance and stair carpet was filthy so first impressions were poor. The apartment is looking shabby and is in need of a refurbishment sooner rather than later
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hello John, thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate the feedback and have passed it on to our property care team for immediate action. I was delighted to assist you with changing the door combination and it was very nice to meet you in person and spend some time chatting as well. Hope to have you back for your next stay in Seattle! Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
A guest from YERRES, XX recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2015 It's a beautiful house, very clean, the neighborhood is very quite
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Dear Marie - Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed staying at the Northwesterner in Ballard! We'd love to have you stay with us again the next time you're in Seattle. Warm regards, Sea to Sky Rentals
A guest from Elizabethtown, PA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in June, 2015 Our house was clean and ready for us when we arrived. Not having to worry with sheets and towels was a relief. We had asked to have the fridge stocked but that didn't happen so unfortunately I had find and then shop at 10:30 at night after our arrival. Also to note, the garage fits a compact car. We rented a full size car to fit our family and it did not fit in the garage.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hi Kelly! Thanks for choosing Sea to Sky and staying at our Northwesterner Townhome in Ballard. So sorry that the groceries were missed - I just checked and it looks like we did not charge you for them, which is the good news. We will also be sure to note for future guests that the provided garage only fits smaller cars. Thanks again - we hope to have you back again new time you are in Seattle! Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
robert t. from medina, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2015 Location for my visit was perfect
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Dear Robert, thanks for staying with Sea to Sky and we're happy to hear that you enjoyed the location of the Ballard Northwesterner! Please feel free to contact us by phone or email to discuss your stay in greater detail, as we would love to hear how we can improve the property condition for future guests. Thanks again - we look forward to speaking with you further! Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
Janna P. from Seattle, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2015 This was a great rental in an excellent location! Just what we were looking for for our wedding weekend!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hello Janna! Thanks for staying at our Ballard Northwesterner and leaving us such a great review. It was a pleasure to have you our guest and we hope to have you back again very soon! Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
A guest from Westborough, MA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in April, 2015 Very pleased with the rental. Convenient, well-kept, good working order. The grill was the only issue...was too dirty to use.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hello Randy! Thanks so much for choosing Sea to Sky and leaving such a kind review. If you ever stay with us again and experience cleanliness issues, with the grill or otherwise, don't hesitate to call and we'll send someone right out to take care of it! We hope to have you back again soon. Best, Sea to Sky Rentals
A guest from New Port, RI recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in December, 2014 This was our third year staying in the Ballard townhouse. Sea to Sky continues to provide excellent service with easy booking, check-in and out procedures and clear directions for everything from recycling to local restaurants and transportation. The condo is walking distance to all major Ballard activities and and easy drive or bus ride to downtown Seattle. The three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths make it ideal for our extended family. The one small disappointing thing we encountered this year was a slip in the level of house being fully prepared to be occupied. We had to call twice to get a few missing items and then to arrange for the overflowing recycling bin to be emptied. Both times Sea to Sky responded promptly and efficiently - the problem seemed to be with the cleaning and maintenance staff. Overall, another great experience and we would definitely stay there again. We enjoyed several restaurants on Ballard Ave. and also on Leary Blvd.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hello Susan, thank you so much for choosing Sea to Sky Rentals! It was wonderful to have you as our guest. I'm happy to hear that the booking, check-in and other rental procedures were seamless for you. While it sounds like there were a couple minor hiccups, I'm happy that our Guest Care team stepped up to the plate and made things right for you. We'd love to have you back again a the 4th time in the Ballard Northwesterner! Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
A guest from hillsborough, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in November, 2014 Everything was as described in the web site. Only complaint was the ridiculous "cleaning fee" SEA TO SKY "RENTALS" charges and "damage fee" that is non-refundable.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hello Christine and thank you for choosing Sea to Sky Rentals! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and found the Ballard Northwesterner to be in excellent condition and just as it was described on our website. We know our cleaning fees can seem high to our renters, but we are careful to ensure that we keep our rates competitive with other rental agencies in the city. The damage insurance we offer to our guests is non-refundable, but it does protect you up to $3000 in accidental damage, and many guests prefer this option to a large security deposit, which still leaves them financially liable for any damage. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay, and we hope to have you back for your next stay in Seattle! Remember: return guests get 5% off any stay with us. Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
A guest from Austin, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in September, 2014 Great experience, clean house and clear directions.Only complain is that the outside trash was already full so it made it a bit difficult to get rid of the trash bags at the end of our stay.
A guest from Troutman, NC recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2014 This is a great location for Ballard. Everything is in walking distance! The townhouse was clean and comfortable. Staff at Sea to Sky rentals were great when I had questions regarding the home or in regard to options available to purchase. My only "complaint", if you want to call it that is regarding the trash seperation. Seattle's recycling program is very confusing. If the trash is not separated properly you may have a $50.00 additional charge!
A guest from Menasha, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2014 We spent a week here with 2 other couples and had a wonderful stay! Things we especially liked were the location...a few blocks from public transportation and Ballard neighborhood has great restaurants and shops. The garage was a very tight fit for our larger mini van, but we managed to get it in to avoid the street parking. The place was clean and very suitable for our stay. If I had to say one thing that was a negative, it was the barking dogs in the unit over (early in the am)...but it didn't ruin our fun!
Gene B. from Houston, Texas recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2014 Great location. Was almost like being at home. The fully equipped kitchen was an excellent experience. Having a guarenteed parking space at the rental was a blessing.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC We seattlites know the greatest gift to give: parking! Parking is priceless! I am glad you felt at home in the beautiful Northwesterner in Ballard. I know what you mean, it really is like being home! We'd love to have you feel at home with us again next time you come to Seattle!
Terri S. from Tempe, AZ recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2014 Myself and my 4 siblings were in town for a family reunion and stayed an the Northwestern in Ballard. Very Nice accomadations, convenient to all of downtown and close to intown relatives. Property had all that was required for our stay, beds were very comfortable, private parking was irreplaceable. Would I recommend this property to a friend, absolutely! Thanks again.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC What a great review to read! I completely agree, you can't get more convenient than private parking. We are happy we met your accommodation expectations. You and your siblings are welcome back any time!
susan t. from Waterbury, VT recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in April, 2014 We were very pleased with the rental. Happy to have a driveway spot as on street parking is a nightmare in the Ballard area. Our rental car(a minivan) would not fit in the garage, so we parked in the driveway. A smaller car would fit in the garage of the rental unit. We loved how close the unit was to everything. One issue is that the view out one of the windows looks down to an area where dogs are allowed to be and there was a lot of doggie waste matter in there, the owners eventually cleaned it up, but it didn't happen daily, it happened once during our 6 day stay(very gross, not good for the dogs). Also not enough hooks for towels and face clothes to hang up these items. Oh and the washing machine squeaks badly when in use. We are otherwise very happy that there was a place for 6 of us to stay so close to our Seattle family.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hi Susan! Thanks for the tips, we appreciate these gems of knowledge. It helps us provide a better experience for our future guests. I will let our property care team know that more towel hooks are needed in the bathroom and that the washing machine squeaks. I love Ballard too, such a great neighborhood isn't it? And I agree, a driveway is priceless in Seattle! Thank you for staying with us, we'd love to have you back again next time you're in Seattle!
Zachary F. from Juneau, Alaska recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in March, 2014 Two weeks spent at property. Clean, modern, great location. Parking is a little tough for more than one vehicle.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hi Zachary! I'm glad you got to stay in the Northwesterner in Ballard. Ballard really is a great location, one of my favorite locations! Great wording "clean, modern" I think that describes the townhome perfectly. I know what you mean about parking, I have the same issue in my neighborhood, sometimes I have to park a little distance from my apartment.
A guest from Singapore, Singapore recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2014 It was a lovely stay. Would come back !Only problem was with the heating in the ground floor room. It was freezing and the vents which blew air made it worse.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC I am so glad you all had just a nice time in the Northwesterner. I know what you mean about those vents in the larger homes. Its so hard to get it just right. Come back anytime, we'd love to have you as our guests again. Next time we'll find you something with a little less temperamental heating system :)
A guest from Loveland, CO recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2014 We had a family emergency and needed to have a place to stay ASAP. Sea to sky was able to help us with a condo that took care of all our needs. We are very impressed with their professional service. We would recommend and use them in the future
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC We are happy to help in any way we can, we are so grateful you turned to us during your emergency and doubly grateful everything worked out!
Sally M. from Seattle, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in February, 2014 Beautiful well appointed home steps away from Seattles best restaurants, happy hours, shopping and entertainment. We loved the quiet residential tucked away location right around the corner from dining and shopping. The private garage, gas fire place and wooded views made it perfect.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC I agree, It feels like coming home to me. I am so glad you had such a blast in Ballard!
Nancy L. from Otis Orchards, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in December, 2013 Had fun, room for all in townhome.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hello. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Northwesterner in Ballard! When you decide on your next trip to Seattle, you will receive a 5% discount for staying with us. Also ?like? us on Facebook to get notifications on our upcoming deals and promotions.
A guest from New Port, RI recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in December, 2013 This is the second time our family & friends have used this condo. Great location and very well equipped. Very nice kitchen with all the necessary equipment - convenient layout for entertaining. Comfortable beds and well equipped baths. Good area for walking a with lots of restaurants and nice shops.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hello. We are glad you enjoyed your second stay at The Northwesterner in Ballard! We hope to continue seeing you there!
A guest from Moorhead, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in November, 2013 This was a great place to have our Thanksgiving dinner in Seattle. It is close to shopping and our daughters place. The sleeping arrangements were great and I felt safe and comfortable on my daily run! Shopping nearby along with the restaurants made it really convenient!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Thank you for choosing Sea to Sky rentals for your Thanksgiving in Seattle. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed a wonderful meal in the Northwesterner in Ballard. Take 5% off your next stay with us.
A guest from Lexington, KY recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2013 Our annual gathering, three men and their books, took place in Ballard this year. Our stay at the Northwesterner could not have been more perfect. We didn't cook while there due to the dozens of restaurants, pubs and cafes within a 10 minute walk. The rooms were just right, quiet and the shared meeting space was most enjoyable. Well cared for and in a great location. Perfect for our needs.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC I am so glad the Northwesterner was perfect for you and you enjoyed your stay as much as you did! We would love to have you back again and we will offer you a 5% discount for returning.
David S. from Minneapolis, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2013 Townhome was very clean and comfortable - parking a bit of a challenge but nice area and nice place
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC I am so glad you enjoyed the town home! I am sorry parking can be a bit tricky there, not quite like downtown you may have to park a block or two away on the residential street. We would love to have you back next time you are in town, remember that we offer a 5% returning customer discount!
A guest from Mamora Park, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2013 This VRBO was a five minute walk to my brothers house andA five minute walk to Ballard. It was the perfect location for myfamily. The place was clean and well equipped. We would stay here again.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC That is great to hear the home was perfect for you! We would love to have you back next time you are in town. Don't forget all returning customers receive a 5% discount!
Lived up to expectations...and exceeded in some places
A guest from Minnetonka, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2013 I was hoping to find a clean, comfortable rental and that is what we found. What we didn't expect were the welcome snacks, the ease of communicating with the office, and the easy walks to funky shops and restaurants. Perfect for a gang of women hanging out for the weekend.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Thanks for the awesome review! I am so glad we could help in making the weekend perfect for you and your guests! Next time you coming to town, take a look at our Facebook page for upcoming deals and promotions. We would love to have you back!
A guest from Ellicott City, MD recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2013 Overall, the property was very nice--great location, clean & comfortable. One suggestion (not really a complaint, since we only ate breakfast in the home) is that the kitchen equipment ought to be replenished--we were not able to find some basic utensils. But otherwise the property was great.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Thanks so much for writing us a review. I am glad you enjoyed the home and your vacation! Thank you for bringing the inventory to my attention, I will take a look at that as soon as possible. Next time you are in town, take a look at our Facebook page for upcoming deals and promotions.
Megan B. from Clearwater, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2013 The condo was beautiful! Clean and well appointed, the condo was tastefully decorated, modern and bright. Location was central to anything we needed or wanted to do in Ballard and downtown was little more than a few minutes drive. The parking situation was well explained ahead of time and fortunately, the neighbors had taken to street parking so it was not an issue at all to park our rental van in the driveway. Staying in this condo was infinitly more comfortable and convenient for our 2 families (7 people) than any random hotel. A very pleasant overall first-time rental experience.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It is so great that you enjoyed your stay at the Northwesterner and I agree one townhome is much better for a family of 7 than a few hotel rooms! I am glad you were able to park in the driveway, another thing to note is parking in the street is also easy to come by. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for exclusive deals and promotions, we would love to have you back!
Josh W. from Seattle, WA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in February, 2013 The staff I interacted with were all great! The property, however, was lacking. Here were a few of our concerns:-Maintenance was very poor i.e. towel racks and TP holders kept falling off.-The grill was so dirty that we had to clean it for 30 minutes before we could use it. Even after this elbow grease, it was pretty nasty.-The back yard had not been cleaned for some time.-The neighbors have VERY large dogs that barked when the owners left.-We had to keep the blinds closed in the living room because the neighbor's yard was right below the window- and the yard was COVERED in dog ****. -Although the house sleeps 8+, the common area is too small for groups of more than four or five.-The house shows a lot of wear.I should note that the location of this property is decent. Not my favorite part of the city, but it is nice for families.
A guest from New Port, RI recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in December, 2012 This three bedroom, 21/2 bath townhome has everything needed for an extended stay. We spent Christmas week with our family and it easily slept 5 (could be more) and had lots of room for entertaining. The kitchen had all the necessary pots and pans; and dishware and glasses for 12 made our holiday meals a pleasure. In addition, its location within walking distance of downtown Ballard made it a great spot.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Susan! What a nice review! Thank you for taking the time to write one. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at the Northwesterner. It is a great townhome and the location can't be beat for Ballard! We would love to have you stay with us again. Let us know when you plan your next trip to Seattle so we can make sure you receive the 5% return guest discount!
Mallory O. from Portland, OR recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in November, 2012 Had Thanksgiving here with my daughter and 3 of her friends--kitchen VERY well equipped and beds comfortable. Nice furnishings and have no complaints...
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Mallory! Thank you for your lovely review of the Northwesterner. I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday and the townhouse! Please keep in mind that all repeat guests receive a 5% discount. We would love to have you back!
A guest from Tucson, AZ recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2012 We had a combined group of four families, eight adults total, to come to Seattle for our son and daughter-in-laws wedding. It was perfect. The kitchen was great, separate bedrooms for each and Ballard has shopping and dining all within walking distance. The parking was tight but the neighbor stepped right out and was so cooperative and explained how we would share the driveway.We'll be back again and highly recommend your facility.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Teresa! Thank you so much for providing a review of your stay. I'm so glad you hade such a wonderful time in Seattle and the Northwesterner worked out so well for you! Ballard is a very friendly and walkable neighborhood. All return guests receive 5% off their stay. We look forward to having you back!
Roger H. from Murfreesboro, TN recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2012 We stayed at the Northwesterner this past weekend and I can't think of one negative thing to say about it. Perfect location, within easy walking distance to many Ballard shops and restaurants. The condo was extremely clean, no surprises! It was everything that we expected from viewing the information on the website.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Roger! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at The Northwesterner! We tell all our guests that the photos on the web site are very representative of the property. Thank you for mentioning that in your review. Please keep in mind that all return guests receive a 5% discount. We would love to have you as a guest again!
A guest from Ely, NV recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2012 This was a great Townhome. Great location if you want to stay in Ballard. I had a chevy silverado truck and parking is very hard to find. The streets are very narrow so not a good location for larger vehicles. The Rental agent was wonderful. The Townhome was great.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Teena! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with a review. I am so glad you enjoyed the property and the wonderful location. You?re right; parking in Seattle urban neighborhoods with a large vehicle can be a bit tricky. Parking woes are one of the tradeoffs for being in a neighborhood so close to the city. Please keep in mind that all return guests receive a 5% discount. We would love to have you stay with us again!
Kathy S. from Paplillion, NE recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2012 Was a wonderful place to stay, and thankful for off street parking.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Kathy! Thank you so much for your review. You're right! Off street parking is a premium in any Seattle neighborhood. All return guests receive a 5% discount. We would love to have you stay with us again!
Evi L. from Fishers, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2012 We love the well-stocked kitchen. Property is very clean and location is very close to many restaurants which we really like.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Evi! Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad you were able to take advantage of the fully stocked kitchen and the great restaurants in the area! Having the option to eat in or eat out always makes for a better vacation experience. Please keep in mind that all return guests receive 5% off their stay. We would love to have you say with us again!
A guest from Hayden, ID recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2012 We found the property to be very clean and well stocked. It is a great place for a family or group of 4 - 6 people. The location was pretty good - about 5 miles from downtown and the Space Needle. Parking in the garage is very tight (our Honda van JUST fit in the garage), so if you had a bigger SUV or truck , you would not fit, and would have to park on the street which is very much at a premium. Our only issue with the Northwesterner was some dogs belonging to one of the neighbors. They were often outside and barked excessively for extended periods of time.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Suzanne! Thank you so much for your review. Guest feedback is always appreciated! I'm glad that you enjoyed the property and your stay in Seattle. I also want to thank you for bringing the neighbor's dogs to our attention. Due to your proactive call, we were able to work with the property owner and the neighbors so that future guests are not interrupted by loud dog conversations! Keep in mind that all return guests receive a 5% discount. We would love to have you stay with us again!
Fredrick V. from Leesburg, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2012 Had a wonderful stay in Ballard. The area was definitely walkable for shopping, dining, park, etc. Home was comfortable and well equiped for our family's stay.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Fredrick! Thank you so much for the review. Ballard is one of the top urban neighborhoods and I'm glad you were able to take advantage of all it has to offer! Being in Ballard and staying at the Northwesterner truly represents why so many people enjoy visiting and living in the Seattle area! Please keep in mind that all guests receive a 5% discount. We would love to have you stay with us again!
A guest from Carmel, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in July, 2012 Really enjoyed the stay. The floor plan was perfect for a family with tweens and teens. No room in the garage for the minivan, but driveway was always available. We walked to several spots, but definitely needed the car to see the sites in the city. Great break from the extreme summer heat!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Leslie! Thank you so much for your review. The Northwesterner is an ideal get away and family spot. You are so right! It is hard to find homes in Seattle that have a garage, let alone one that will fit anything larger than a mini car! Thank goodness for the available driveway. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and the break from the summer heat. Don't forget we offer a 5% return guest discount. We would love to host you again!
A guest from Richland, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2012 This is our second time staying at the Northwesterner. It is in such a convenient area with so many things within walkin distance. I must say though this second time I was a little disappointed with the cleanliness of the kitchen and dining area. There is a need to update some of the utensils - new can opener please. The dining table and extra leaves were sticky.
Joanne M. from Brooklyn, Ohio recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2012 This was a beautiful townhouse in a perfect location. Walking distance to restaurants and shops. Easy to get around the city from the location. I would stay again and recommend to friends.
Louis S. from South Windsor, CONNECTICUT recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2012 We had a wonderful stay. The property was well maintained, clean, easily accessible. There were only 2 of us, plenty of room for a few more. Only suggestion, extra towels.
Caleb W. from Bend, OR recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2012 I used to live two blocks from this house and love the Ballard area. This is a good place to stay with a family, friends, or even just on your own. Parking is really limited, though. And, the dishwasher was broken on this trip. Overall though, definitely recommend this place and anything else Sea 2 Sky has to offer.
A guest from Portland, OR recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in November, 2011 Great Thanksgiving experience--kitchen well equipped. Nice furnishings and comfortable beds! Would definitely stay here again.
A guest from Flagstaff, AZ does not recommend this property. Stayed for 5 days in October, 2011 Don't plan on parking in the garage. We had a standard car and it drove right into the garage with about an inch for the door to close but backing out was a trial. The neighbor in one of the attached houses says the garages are big enough for storage! He is right. Dishwasher didn't work and the washing machine screamed. Can't use the fireplace unless you move the two chairs on either side because the leather(not!) gets very hot!!! It is hard to find a place for them. It was very convenient for us. We had a wedding in Ballard and we could walk to the venue. It was clean.
Kandy B. from Broomfield, CO recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2011 We enjoyed our stay and the place was very convenient to UW and downtown. Great place for our group and very cozy!
A guest from Millersburg, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2011 WE stayed at the Northwesterner Townhouse on the Labor Day weekend for my son's wedding in Ballard. There is 1 parking space in the garage. We had 3 cars and numerous vistors as this was headquarters for all of the groom's family. We had to park all cars about 3 to 5 blocks form the condo. If we unloaded in front of the garage for 10 minutes, the neighbors immediately complained. The adjacent neighbor has a garage but he always parked in front of his condo entrance making getting our 7 passenger rental van hard to get into our garage. We had no garage door opener but the Sea to Sky people immediately brought one over, Thank you. We also had no way to change channels on the big flat screen TV in the lower bedroom as that required a "Comcast" remote. So every time you want to change the channel you had to walk upstairs and borrow the Comcast remote from the living room TV. Sea to Sky had no fix for that problem. For a cost of $350 per night you should buy a remote. Otherwise the place was great for our 6 guests and baby.
August trip to Seattle for family wedding from Vermont
Christopher C. from New Haven, VT recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2011 The Northwesterner in Ballard was a great place to stay for a week in August. Luckily, our weather couldn't have been better the entire time! Ballard turned out to be the perfect neighborhood to stay. Lots of food and shops within walking distance, a great grocery store about three blocks away, and a great local farmers market on Sunday. The townhouse was clean and comfortable, and the kitchen had virtually everything we needed to prepare meals. There were three things we noticed that could be improved. 1. The bed(s) in the smaller of the two rooms upstairs were too big for the room. 2. The gas grill on the deck was extremely close to the wall of the building. 3. The tv in the living area seemed to get a lot less channels than the one in the bedroom upstairs (or the instructions on how to use them weren't clear). Overall, our family had a wonderful stay and would reccomend it to anyone and would come back to stay there again.
Mary Anne C. from Boonton, NJ recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2011 The Northwesterner was a beautiful home with all the accouterments for a comfortable stay. We are a large family visiting Seattle for a family member's wedding. The Northwestern is centrally located in Ballard which made it easily walkable to shops, restaurants and The Sunday market.
A guest from VANCOUVER, BC recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2011 Pros:- perfect size for our family of 6 adults and 2 kids- very clean, spacious, and beautifully decorated- very comfortable beds and pillows- gorgeous upstairs bathroom with shower and large tub (great for washing the kids in!)- three bathrooms made it easy to accomodate so many people- spacious, well-stocked kitchen- very convenient location to restaurants, grocery stores, etc.- short, easy drive into Seattle's attractionsCons:- two out of three nights, when we arrived back at the home, there was a car parked in front of the garage, and we had to find street parking- street parking was hard to find sometimes since we had more than one car
Becca D. from Lower Hutt Central, Wellington recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in June, 2011 What a fantastic secret Ballard is. In all reality, you don't really need to head into Seattle because Ballard has it all.Great restaurants, superb shopping and everything handy.
Cynthia S. from Mount Veron, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2011 our first nite we came home to park our car in the garage and there was a car in the driveway right up to our garage. It was 11at nite as we just came from the rehearsal dinner so did not want to wake the neighbors up but was unable to use the garage like we were told we could with the rental. the party that parked there left around 8am. It was a suburu wagon and a blonde lady drove off in it. That was upsetting at that late of nite to try and find parking in the nite and we were very tire.
A guest from Miami, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in April, 2011 Very nice!! My constructive comments:Two small things in downstairs room, bed too big for the room,people got hit on the corner of the bed many times, during sleeping hours, water loud noise coming from upstairs.
David E. from Albuquerque, NM recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in March, 2011 The property exceeded our expectation. We really enjoyed all of the extras that were in the condo. The Kitchen was incrediably well stocked and had everything we needed to prepare meals. The Parking was a challenge (as we had a Mini-Van)... but were told that before hand. We enjoyed Seattle -- even though it RAINED everyday -- and had a great time visiting family.
Leslie R. from Lancaster, California recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in February, 2011 The Northwesterner in Ballard, Seattle, Washington is clean, well stocked(they thought of everything), and charmingly decorated. It's in delightful neighborhood that oozes with Seattle charm. It's a mere few miles to downtown or pretty much any of main areas of interest. We liked having our privacy, unlike a hotel would offer. The price breakdown also makes this a better deal than your local inns. But the best part is it's more like a home than just a temporary room. Also in closing, I would like to add that the young man who helped us(Brian) was awesome. He really went the extra mile to make our stay really special.
A guest from Bridgeport, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in October, 2010 The townhouse looks just like the pictures. Very clean and enough room for 8 adults. Kitchen is well stocked. Walking distance to much food, shopping, etc and easy drive to downtown Seattle.Highly Recommend!!
A guest from Round Rock, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2010 This was a great place to stay for a family of six. The house was clean and nicely furnished. The location was good - in central Ballard and about 15-20 mins from Pike's Place with a bus route that goes almost directly there. The neighborhood was a mix of new condos for urban professionals and older houses and apartments. It seemed safe and mostly family oriented. There was a good mix of coffee shops, stores and restaurants within walking distance.
A guest from Shorewood, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2010 Very difficult to park, especially with Ford Explorer. Vehicles on both sides of street and right next to and behind drive- a real challenge to get in and out of property. Encourages walking. Property itself very new and up to date. Beds extremely comfortable. No problems. But parking is a real challenge and also difficult to find location to park nearby on street.
cyril b. from Spring Hill, KS recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2010 We enjoyed our stay at the Northwesterner. It is so close to the locks, and to downtown Ballard, that walking is mandatory. It is also very close to downtown Seattle, Fremont, and Lake Union. And best of all you are a short drive away from the Sunset watching place above the beach. A must see on a day you can see the sun. The property is clean, comfortable and very livable. Parking is a bit of a problem. Backing onto a street with cars parked on both sides takes some getting used to. Overall a great experience.