Welcome to our home above Golden Gardens in north Ballard! Built by a shipbuilder in the 1936, we're lucky to have 1/3 acre above the Puget Sound.
Enter through your private entrance. You'll find a half kitchen with a fridge, microwave, high-tech hotplate, as well as washer and dryer. Just beyond, the quiet bedroom has a comfy king-size bed, a private hot shower, and light-blocking blinds. After a busy day in the city or paddle-boarding on the beach, you can hit the hot shower. We've got white terry bathrobes if you want.
In the living room, you can relax on a leather couch (which folds out to a queen-size bed) put your feet up on the ottoman, watch TV or stream movies. We have snug bunk beds and a piano for anyone who wants to play.
Take your coffee out on to the patio, eat under the gazebo. If you want to bring your dog, our white labrador Bell loves to play hostess.
For families, we have bunk beds, lots of games, books, and DVDs.
We've got yoga mats, pickle ball, and soccer balls. We've got books for all ages, games, DVDs, streaming WiFi, even a piano
We love living where we do. From our house, walk up Golden Gardens drive for your morning latte at Cafe Fiore, or have lunch or dinner at Lucky Santos. Across the street, you can take the steep stairs down into the 87 acres of Golden Gardens park. Meander the wooded trails down to the beach. There's a dog park, picnic area, fire pits, a fresh water pond with turtles. The wide sandy beach looks on to Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains. On the beach you may see a great blue heron, and a seal or sea lion may cruise by.
At the south end of the park is Shilshole Marina where you can rent sailboats, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards or have coffee and wander the docks.
For more urban time, head down 32nd Ave to 65th for Piccolinos, a landmark italian restaurant, or Samsara, a new restaurant by a protege of Tom Douglas, or Baker's a new hopping bar. You're halfway to Ballard, the old Scandanavian neighborhood from the heyday of the fishing industry, with its old-town section, topline restaurants, window shopping. Keep south to downtown Seattle where ferries take you across the Sound to Bainbridge Island or the San Juans. For bicylclists, the Burke Gilman trail takes off from Golden Gardens, through Ballard, and on to University of Washington. quick direct bus ride east takes you to Greenlake and on to the University of Washington. To the north, and the east, the great Northwest with all its natural beauty awaits.
From sandy beach of Golden Gardens, you can head south to the Shilshole Marina. Nearby you can find a kayak or paddleboard rental.
Ballard historic district, you can visit the Hiram Chittenden Locks and see the engineering marvel that allows everything from kayaks to tugboats to yachts travel from the fresh water of Lake Washington to the salt water of Puget Sound.
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