I have a lovely apartment on the ground level of my house. It's newly remodeled and has views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Very private and quiet, bright and light. You'll have the place to yourself, but if you need anything, I live upstairs!
Short walk to a small, waterfront park and one block more to one of the largest Seattle parks, with about 2 miles of waterfront, and a salt water, outdoor, public swimming pool (Memorial Day through Labor Day).