Modern, new and sun-filled. Plum House has a gorgeous kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Enjoy the rooftop deck and a lovely backyard. A 5 minute stroll brings you to all the delights of Ballard with cafes, restaurants and bars. Express buses to downtown Seattle are half a block away.
If you need more space, consider renting the entire house, Plum Modern, which includes Plum Apartment. You can see all three of our listing on our profile page by clicking our picture twice.
Welcome to the Plum house, a modern home finished in December 2014. You will fall in love with this house for three reasons;
1. It’s indoor / outdoor connection-- the bi-fold glass door that opens one wall of the living room to the back deck AND the enormous rooftop deck where you can lounge in the hammock, soak in the hot tub and enjoy expansive territorial views over dinner or cocktails.
2. The light filled design of the house which will make you so comfortable you’ll barely want to leave to explore Seattle.
3. The Location - it is a quick walk to everything, a two minute stroll brings you to cafes, bakeries and groceries, and a seven minute stroll brings you to the heart of Ballard with all of its shops, restaurants and bars.
Details about the house:
The Kitchen: You are close enough to wander into Ballard for dinner but with this house you may not want to. The open kitchen is fully equipped with all you need to create gourmet meals. You are welcome to all the dry goods, spices and condiments in the kitchen. You will love cooking on the responsive induction cooktop. There is island seating for 4 to watch your cooking show.
The kitchen is the center of the house nestled between a dining room featuring a gorgeous slab dining table that accommodates 12 people and a open living room. Large windows throughout the house bring in bountiful daylight and cooling breezes. The deck immediately off the back door offers outdoor dining and a gas bbq for your use. It overlooks the vegetable garden in the private backyard. The backyard brims with fruits and vegetables to enjoy during your stay and two active beehives that are a delight to watch. The house has a variety of kids books and toys to keep your young ones entertained.
Bedrooms: Plum house has four spacious and comfortable bedrooms, one on the main floor and three on the upper floor.
•The main floor bedroom is set up as the media room with an American Leather sofa bed and a large TV.
•The master suite has a luscious King bed, a deep soaking tub, luxurious double head showers and an ample walk in closet.
•One of the upstairs bedrooms is outfitted with a King bed and a sleeping loft with a twin bed that is best for older kids and adults.
•The last upstairs bedroom has a three beds: a queen bed with a single bunk above it and a sleeping loft with another single bed. It also has a nice selection of toys and books for you and your kids to enjoy.
Bathrooms: The master bath is nothing short of a spa. The minor bath upstairs has the clean lines of subway tile with playful details. There is a privacy door separating the bath from the vanity sink area to make it easier for a group to share the bathroom.
Rooftop Deck: Up one more stair you will come out to your own private rooftop oasis. A hammock and patio table make it easy to enjoy the sunshine. There’s even a private hot tub to soak travel weary bodies under the stars. Complementing it all are peekaboo views of Mt Rainier and the Space Needle.
Sustainability: You will appreciate all of the thought that went into creating this comfortable and sustainable home. The solar panels on the rooftop generate 50% of the power for the house. The LED lighting used throughout the house is warm and welcoming. The air you breathe is fresh since all the finishes are no VOC and the cleaning products we use are non-toxic. One of our favorite features is the on-demand hot water heater and recirculating pump that means each sink has hot water instantly, you’ll never wash your face with cold water here! The house is designed to capture cooling breezes so even though there is no air conditioner, you’ll never want for it.
You will find that Plum house is the perfect setting for a family gathering, a reunion of friends or a restful retreat while working in Seattle. We welcome you to the Plum House where you will enjoy all the luxuries this house and the surrounding neighborhood have to offer.
Please note that the house has a one-bedroom apartment on the first floor that is rented separately through Airbnb. You are welcome to rent both spaces together if they are available for your dates.
This is a family home in an urban neighborhood. This is not a party house nor a place for loud late night activity. Please be respectful of our neighbors and our guests in the apartment and observe quiet hours from 10 pm to 7 am. Thank you.
Servicios y zonas comunes
With key code access you will have two spacious and bright floors of the house and the rooftop deck to yourself.
Two off street parking spots and ample street parking are available.
There is an apartment on the first floor of the house that is rented separately and has its own entrance. You may see the other guests in the yard or coming and going, but each space is completely separate.
Atención a los huéspedes
We will happily give you pointers about sights to see or restaurants to try through the Airbnb message system. Other than that you are free to enjoy the house as your own.
Our family has moved out of the house temporarily so the two floors where we normally live are yours to enjoy. Please do so while respecting our possessions, our neighbors and the guests in the apartment below.
Otros aspectos destacables
The house shares our backyard vegetable garden with the apartment below. Seasonally, you can enjoy herbs, raspberries, strawberries blackberries, apples, and the green gauge plums for which the house is named. You may see our neighbors coming over to harvest vegetables from the garden.
The house is shoe free and non-smoking. We do not allow pets.
This house is not a party house. Plum House is in a quiet family neighborhood and we have very noise sensitive neighbors.
There may be apartment guests in the apartment below you during your visit. For this reason it is essential that you observe quiet hours from 10pm to 7am. During quiet hours no loud conversations, music and heavy footfalls during. Please only request a reservation if you can respect the quiet hours.
If your group disobeys the noise rules the neighbors will call the police.
The house is stocked with some essentials - from paper towels and toilet paper to trash bags, olive oil, condiments, spices, detergent, etc. Please simply resupply if you are the last to use an item. There is a convenient grocery store an easy 3 minute walk away.
We have a service and they will come by and clean the house every week if you are booking a stay longer than 1 week. The price is $200 per cleaning. Please make arrangements with us when you request your reservation.
Please pick up as best you can upon your departure. Notify us of any broken or missing items or of any repairs needed. Often we don't know unless our guests tell us. We greatly appreciate if you can start a load of towels in the laundry before you leave.
We're an active family with a 7 year old boy and 5 year old girl. We both have worked in sustainable building in the Seattle Area. We are spending more time in Costa Rica these days creating a collection of vacation rental houses called Villas Espavel. In our spare time in Seattle we are beekeepers, avid gardeners, hikers and campers. In Costa Rica we are SUP, surf, and snorkel enthusiasts. We love to cook and eat wonderful local food. We have traveled much of the world, some of our favorite places are Costa Rica, Mexico, Turkey, Syria and Scandinavia. We love hosting people and sharing our the beautiful places that we are able to live.
We let our guests determine how much interaction you want. You'll see us in the garden and coming and going from school with the kids. We're happy to visit or let you have your own adventures in beautiful Seattle and Samara.