About this listing
Quiet neighborhood with easy access to MSFT Redwest , main campus and bus B line.
This is #RM4 in a house of quiet residential area. Located Within walking distance of Microsoft Redwest campus, near 148th Ave Bus stops (B-Line), trails, and parks.
Close to MSFT main campus, Redwest campus, Redmond Town Center, DigiPen university, NSN office , Nintendo, and AT&T RTC offices.
Password for the wifi Internet will be provided in rule before head of your check-in.
Wireless internet (Wireless N dual-band router)
share bathroom. One is located next to laundry room and the other one is in hallway.
• Near Busline #B and Overlake transit center
• Near Microsoft RedWest campus and main campus building
shared bathroom and kitchen
Interaction with Guests
near 148th Ave Bus stops (B-Line), trails, and parks.
I don't know why I did not look into AirBnB before! This was my first time ever using a service like this, as well as renting a place to stay for a few days (other than regular chain hotels). This, by far, was a great experience! The price made my trip easier to deal with price wise too! The pictures actually don't do the room justice, I was pleasantly surprised when I went in the room and thought it was an even better bang for my buck!
I mainly talked to Mike, which was very easy through the messaging service AirBnB provides. Quick to respond to my request for my room, as well as any of my questions. Very cheery person to meet also!
Location was great, shared areas were awesome, very easy to understand the whole setup of the house! The bedroom was already setup with everything I needed for my stay, just like any other chain hotels! Sure there is no TV in the room, but free secure WiFi is provided, so streaming anything on a portable device makes it feel just like home (who has cable anytime anyway)! The other guests in the house were very polite and easy to talk with. Everyone easily synced into a schedule so there was no rush for the shower in the morning. Oh and one more thing about location, SUPER close to a Microsoft campus, as well as the 520 freeway! The location turned out to be even better than I thought with how quickly I could get anywhere.... from food places to downtown Seattle itself!
When I go back to the Redmond area, I will be checking out to see if Mike & Nina have any rooms available! I thank Mike & Nina for their hospitality! Because of them I am excited to try AirBnB out anytime I travel now!
Overall, my stay at this place was enjoyable. As a host, Mike was great as he welcomed me when i first arrived late in the evening, took me in his car and showed me around the town, and also grocery shopping. The room is much better than i expected, the size is decent, clean and definitely better than the picture. It also has a table for laptops or reading. Bed is comfy too.
a good place to live. bed and room is comfortable. there is a park nearby. you can go to in 5 mins. and near microsoft campus.
I had a great time at Mike's place and have extended my stay for a month (at-least) for the time being. Mike was kind enough to share his knowledge about the areas around and that helped me shop for my daily needs.
The place was well kept, common areas were clean and my room was very tidy too.
I would recommend the place to anyone without second thoughts!
The bedroom was large and even has a desk for reading , better than it showed on pictures. And Nina and mike are really easygoing and considerate hosts. Mike left me a towel at door handle without waking me up in the morning. If I go to Bellevue again, I feel like staying at their house again.
Nina was a great host. She was very helpful and accommodating to say the least. I made a request to reserve (for my dad) at a very last minute basis and Nina replied to me almost instantly. My dad arrived at her house around 11pm (due to late night flight arrival) whilst she patiently waited for his arrival. Overall, my dad had a very satisfying stay at Nina's accommodation and I would gladly book again if needed. Thank you Nina!
On the positive: host gave me lifts into Redmond, gave useful advice, and lent me a bike to use for the month I was there.
However, there were some negatives about the stay:
Loud squeaking floor boards from room above, would keep me awake at night.
Bed in my room squeaked loudly every time I rolled over.
Room was dusty when I arrive.
Dusty wardrobe, I had to clean it out and re-wash my clothes after I got dust all over them. I found bits of old mouldy food in wardrobe shelves.
Ad didn’t say that owners didn’t live there, and that all other rooms are hired out
Ad didn’t say that tenants are expected to provide own toilet paper.
Ad showed a photo of a double/queen bed, but it ended up being a single bed.
Ad indicated “room #4”, but I ended up in room #5.
Other tenant told me how a previous tenant had to be evicted, and that the owner had to get his lawyer involved.
Other tenant kept telling me about his personal medical problems.
On one occasion, other tenant was swearing and yelling in the kitchen.
Other tenant would storm downstairs and reset the Internet modem whenever the Internet went slow.
Other tenant strung Ethernet cable down the hallway, left it to be tripped on. Host didn’t do anything about it.
Lawns not mowed for weeks. When they were mowed, cuttings left on the lawn.
Only plastic cutlery. No normal sized chopping board. No sharp knives.
Kitchen is dark, with poor lighting. Asked the host to have extra light globes installed (implying more than one), but only one extra light installed, so the kitchen remained dark. The kitchen was not well equipped or comfortable to cook in.
There were house renovation pieces in living room and in the back patio.
There was a horrid putrid smell in bathroom, complained to host, smell remained. someone, not sure who, put air freshener in bathroom.
Bathtub mouldy, and was never cleaned properly while I was there. Another tenant was always splashing water all over the toilet and vanity - was just weird.
Whilst the positives were nice, unfortunately for me the negatives outweighed them. Maybe for the cheap price this was good value for money, but I’ve stayed at similar’ish priced AB&B's around the world and found them to be much cleaner and a more pleasant stay. So overall I wouldn’t recommend this room, and suggest you query the hosts about the issues I’ve listed before you stay.
This host has 50 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews