It’s not always easy to find a home on one floor with no stairs. My husband was 3-1/2 weeks out from hip surgery, so the one step up to enter was not a problem. My husband and I were the only occupants.
The place was totally spotless. Pictures and description were accurate. There was lovely artwork in all rooms and wonderful light from numerous skylights even on cloudy days (of which, Seattle has a few!). The master bedroom was great: comfortable bed, huge shower, and spacious built-in closet. The fenced backyard was oasis-like with a serene view through a large bedroom window to a very private, beautifully landscaped backyard. Outdoor table with seating and outdoor fireplace were as pictured. We didn’t use the formal living room and dining room (or the second bedroom), since we were so comfortable in the family room, and we had no guests. There is a three-car garage with opener.
This property was amazingly quiet considering its proximity to I-405. Honestly, we heard no traffic noise at all, and the neighborhood was one of high-end homes. It was a terrific location, very close to a mall (Old Navy, Target, Walmart, Nordstrom Rack, grocery (Safeway), and drug store (Rite Aid). It was less than a mile to Interstate 405, then I-90 into Seattle (total about 15 to 20 minutes). This is really in the center of the Seattle area (Tacoma to the south, Woodinville with the wine country to the north) and 20 minutes to SeaTac Airport.
We did one load of laundry, and the washer/dryer worked well. We especially appreciated the fast Wi-Fi (faster than at home!). The TV sound plays over the ceiling sound system in the kitchen/family room, and we enjoyed playing the Music Channels through it.
We took day trip via ferry from Seattle to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, to see Butchart Gardens. Bellevue Botanical Gardens is a gem, also. Not to be missed is Seattle’s Pike Place Market, and Seattle has a killer symphony if you are lucky enough to be there when they are scheduled. I could go on and on.
Inquiry and booking was quick and easy. Mary, the owner, was nearby and checked that everything was okay after one day but never intruded. Our damage deposit was returned the day we got home (fastest ever)! I would recommend this home to anyone. I think it would be especially great for two couples looking for a week in the Seattle area, who could share the cost. We would like to return, as we weren’t able to see everything we wanted to. Thanks, Mary!