Our family (parents with two adult children) stayed in this flat for five nights and hated to leave. The kitchen is huge and modern, the living room view spectacular, and the master suite charming. The deck and garden were fabulous too. We had no difficulty with the many steps, but some others might. There is noise from nearby train tracks, but one hears that throughout Bellingham. It was a super base for our family reunioning nearby and some sightseeing as well. Minor quibble is that there is no shower in the master bath (only a hand-held sprayer mounted on the tub frame), could use more seating in living room, and the expectation that only four people will be populating a large flat with 3 bedrooms seems unrealistic. (We paid extra for our fifth person who was there only 3 nights; 5 persons is the max allowed.) Owner (who lives downstairs) seems very sensitive to the number of people in the flat, even limiting the number of visitors. Not a problem for us this trip, but had we wished to host a lunch or a tea for our local relatives, the rules of this flat would not have allowed it. Only 9 persons may be on the property at a time. Nonetheless, the flat met our needs and exceeded our expectations and with the caveats mentioned above, we recommend it highly and would welcome the opportunity to stay there again on a future trip. Also, communication with Chris was very good and payment by credit card extremely convenient.