1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom / Sleeps 2
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Great property, amazing views, even better hostess
September 7, 2012
Saying that our stay exceeded our expectations is an understatement. Not knowing why we couldn't find an available or reasonably priced hotel in or around downtown Seattle over Labor day weekend, we turned to VRBO. After narrowing down to a few choices, we phoned and emailed each one. Angela, the host, was prompt and extremely friendly. Good sign so far. We weren't sure if 1 bedroom would be sufficient, but we took our chances, given that the views seemed excellent. As we approached the day of our trip, Angela was extremely friendly and accommodating, both via email and text messaging. Made us feel very taken care of. On trip day, we messaged her and she was onsite and ready. She greeted us at the door, and gave us a wonderful, personalized tour of the property, and recommendations to nearby attractions/restaurants/watering holes. The property was well appointed, and had everything we needed. Though probably not updated as recently as her penthouse, it was perfect for a casual weekend. We ended up using an air mattress that we brought along with us for a 2nd bed. She has blankets/supplies if you need upon request.And let me tell you about the views. The views were just awesome. Large windows gave unobstructed views of the waterfront, and you could see all the water planes landing and taking off, in amongst all the boats, kayakers, etc. I would highly recommend bringing binoculars or large zoom camera. Though probably not formally approved, we were able to go outside and sit on the ledge of the flat garage roof below, to get even more amazing views, where we could take in more views.What's even more impressive is how quick it is to get to downtown and back. A fast hop onto the interstate and before you know it, you are there. The property is less than a $10 cab ride to all the restaurants and bars in the Capitol Hill area, especially on Pike and Pine. We had no idea what the area was like, but we quickly became acquainted, and we avoided downtown altogether and spent all our time in the local district. What's even better, a late night walk back home was surprisingly fast and easy, even easier if you've had a few drinks!! What looks like it might take an hour+ to walk back was easily accomplished faster than that. We've never been to Seattle before, so we didn't know what to expect. We ended up loving the city, and we are 110% positive that Angela's property played most of the role in that. HIGHLY recommended stay, you will not regret it!
Ryan Korkie, Denver, CO