This is an absolutely beautiful house in a great neighborhood. Very comfortable, well decorated, modern appliances, comfortable beds and couches, etc etc etc. Definitely one of the nicest homes we've stayed in on AirBnB.
Few things to note:
- We fit 3 couples easily, so this house would work great for even a larger family. The bedrooms are all large enough to feel comfortable, and there is plenty of space to lounge downstairs.
- The house was perfectly clean and fully stocked with plenty of clean towels and whatnot. There are solid-wood dressers in the bedrooms and Boos Block cutting boards in the kitchen. It's an upscale place.
- The house is ~2-1/4 miles from Fremont. That's a nice long stroll or a quick Lyft to, say, the Fremont Troll or the Theo Chocolate Factory. Not bad at all.
- There's a convenience store a block away if you need to get refreshments, and decent restaurants just as close. You'll need to travel a little further for some of Seattle's spectacular restaurants, but these are plenty good enough for a quick meal or a pleasant brunch.
- Like most places in this neighborhood/city, there is no AC. We visited on an unusually hot weekend (upper 80's in June), and the upstairs definitely got toasty during the day. Luckily, Brooke stocks the house with numerous fans (including in-window units), and it cooled off really well at night.
- The blinds in the house are the adjustable-from-both-ends "honeycomb" kind, which is great for light control. They do a pretty effective job of blocking out light for sensitive sleepers. That said, they're obviously not black-out curtains, and you'll need to leave them up if you want airflow through the windows, so bring a sleep mask if you need absolute darkness.
- The house itself is on the corner of two streets. While certainly neither are MAJOR roads, our friends staying in the eastern-facing room said they heard road noise all night with the window open. We didn't notice any in either of the other bedrooms. Just keep that in mind when choosing who sleeps where.
- The listing checks the box for "Free parking on premises," which I interpreted as off-street parking, which there is not. That said, we didn't have trouble finding street parking a little bit down the block.
- Make sure you get the welcome email from Brooke that explains the door code. We didn't get ours (simple mistake), so we were a bit confused how to get into the house. You'll be entering and exiting through the back door, by the way.
- Brooke seems to have do-not-disturb settings on her phone in the evenings (don't we all?), so you may have to call twice in a row to get through if it's urgent. She was otherwise quite responsive and pleasant to communicate with.
Overall, the place is lovely and we had a great stay. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an upscale home-away-from-home in Seattle!