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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Seattle, Washington

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minituss
Angelholm, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very nice place close to public transportation”
Reviewed 31 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
2
people found this review helpful

My friend and me had Seattle as our last stop on our roadtrip. We stayed at this lovely apartment for 2 nights and we really liked it. One bedroom with Queen-sized bed, bathroom with showercabinet, livingroom, kitchen including dishwasher.

Light Rail station which take you Downtown was just a 10-15 minutes walk and there was also a supermarket. Busstop was just downstairs from the apartment.

The owner was very friendly and helpful. I had quick contact all the time with the owner via tripadvisor. The apartment also had free WiFi.

When were leaving the apartment we only had to put plates and such in the dishwasher, wipe off stains. Nothing much.

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debra c
San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood!”
Reviewed 1 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This was a fabulous location. As pervious folks have stated the light rail is less then .5m away, the 36 bus stops right outside the door (you can get an orca card at the light rail station if you did not get it form the airport) If you are only staying in Seattle you don't even need a car but I was going out to the Penninsula so the off street parking was essential.
It is very clean and functional, the closet has adequate options for storage. The Red Apple Market is just down the street so you can get anything you need from there. The bed was comfy and the shower hot. All the appliances worked well and I would love to find that splash cover Trond has in the microwave!
The unit building and next door neighbors are quiet but as folks stated the fire department is on the corner in the lovely Jefferson Park (be sure to take a picnic over there, sweet park). The car/bus noise does slow down in the evening but I am super sensitive so having earplugs was a bonus at night.
You can open the windows and get a nice breeze through, I was there during a warm spell as opposed to a rainy Seattle. I highly recommend the Tippe and Drague, El Quetzel and Oak for area restaurants. All with in easy walking distance. You can't beat the location as it was easy to find off the 5 (why is Seattle traffic so bad??) and there is a local libraby and a great pastry place (also near the light rail station).

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Liked best: Area, ease of access to public transport
Liked least: street noise level
Travelling group: Solo
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GoodVib
Amherst, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Sorry Trond”
Reviewed 30 January 2015 for a stay in September 2014
12
people found this review helpful

It has taken me a long time to write this review because I wanted to be fair and objective in my description. The dot rating does not accurately reflect our experience. It is an average of some very good things and some very disappointing interaction with the owner.

We were very satisfied with the process of arranging the rental. Trond was very accommodating. It was very pleasant corresponding with him to clarify the arrangements. The apartment was as described and he left a us Italian olive oil and coffee, as promised.

We enjoyed using the space. It was clean and well maintained. It was, as advertised, a short walk to the train station. There is also a grocery store near the train station. It really didn't bother us since we are used to living in cities, but since the fire station is across the street and the bus stop is right outside the building it was a little noisy at night.

The problems arose after we left the apartment. We thought we had left it in decent condition. Trond disagreed. We engaged in several text messages that day. First, he accused us of not taking off our shoes when we entered the apartment, because he noticed that we did not wear the slippers he left. We preferred to be barefoot. He then said we left all the dishes and pots dirty (not true) and the counters greasy (not true). I think I probably could have cleaned a table in the living room better.

As far as I am concerned all his criticism was unfounded because he never left any instructions on how he expected the apartment be left. We have stayed in other apartment rentals and although I don't particularly like housework, I make it a point to go out of my way to be respectful of other people's belongings and lifestyle.

I do not understand what set him off. We followed all the instruction he left. He did not leave any cleaning instructions. We assumed that since we paid a cleaning fee, that any heavy cleaning would be covered by that fee. (He told us he needed to pay the housekeeper double the amount.) Had he left more specific instructions we would have followed them.

We liked the location and the apartment and would have liked to stay there again, but that is now out of the question.

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Liked best: It was a cozy comfortable place
Liked least: Dealing with the owner after we checked out
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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NorCalKat
Nor Cal
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Super convenient and clean”
Reviewed 14 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
5
people found this review helpful

This apartment is located in an older building in the Seattle suburbs but the unit has been renovated and is sparkling clean inside (shoes off please). The bed was comfortable, linens in the bedroom and bathroom were clean and plentiful, and there was even a hair dryer. The living room is simply furnished and was bright with lots of natural light from the windows and patio doors, although I admit the glass tabletops in the living room made my inner klutz nervous.

The days I stayed were rainy and cool, and I ended up using the heater, which worked fine. I didn't try the Wi-Fi but the internet connection was perfect with my aircard. There seemed to be plenty of channels on TV and there's a DVD player and iPod charger for your convenience. The kitchen has new, spotless appliances and is fully stocked with dishes, utensils, pots and pans, etc. The washer and dryer are classic quarter-fed models in a shared basement laundry room.

The #36 bus to downtown is right outside the front gate of the complex and couldn't be more convenient, running along Beacon Ave day and night. The light rail station (easy airport access), public library, and a grocery store are about half mile/10 min walk away, decent Mexican restaurant 5 minutes walk. There's also a firehouse nearby, but the sirens were infrequent and no real bother. The neighborhood is older and family friendly but quiet, and I felt safe walking alone after dark. I was pleased with my stay and would recommend this spot as a convenient, affordable option to staying downtown.

It was my first time using FlipKey, and I'm grateful to Trond for being very responsive and easygoing.

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Liked best: easy access to public transportation
Liked least: complex next door has floodlight that keeps bedroom fairly bright at night
Travelling group: Solo
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Paul P
Dallas
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice Place”
Reviewed 16 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
5
people found this review helpful

This place looks exactly like the pictures. It is beautiful and you can't beat it for the price. Beware though I tried to book it for 2 people and the website only let me book for 1. When I informed Trond about this he told me I would need to pay $20 a night extra for my husband. At that it still was worth it. It is an older (70s) looking apt. complex that this unit is located in. Trond has done a great job at updating this apt. He has redone just about everything except the windows and to top it off he has it professionally cleaned. It was very clean and comfortable. Well stocked with towels and everything you will need. He even left a jar of candy from Holland on the coffee table in the livingroom. We were shocked that there was no A/C in the apt since we are from Texas where A/C is a must. We quickly found out that people in Washington don't use A/C, they just open windows and use fans. This location was in Beacon Hill. There was a parking place every night for us which was great, since parking is an issue in Seattle. Public transportation is a big deal there and the public bus stops in front of the apt about every 5 mins. These are electric buses so they are fairly quiet. We were awakened by a couple fire truck rushing down the road in the night as the fire station is a crossed the intersection from the apt which is located near a busy intersection.

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