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What a COOL place! Jen was kind enough to let us stay here while we were in town for the week for xmas. We've always wanted to live in a modern home in Seattle and we had our chance! Great location, super neat architecture, good amenities (GOOD ESPRESSO MACHINE!). Will definitely stay again.
This is a nice house in a convenient neighborhood close to downtown and UW. The area has plenty of restaurants and grocery stores. The kitchen is amazing. My elderly mom had some trouble with all the stairs but did alright as it turned out. Jen was very helpful with some changes to our schedule and was always quick to respond to emails. I hope to return here next summer! Dave
We absolutely LOVED this home - and although we never met them in person, we love this family too! Jen was extremely helpful and responsive leading up to our stay, and we really appreciated her sending us a map with kid-friendly neighborhood restaurants and parks. Our kids also really enjoyed having some new toys and books to play with.
Their home is warm, friendly, and bright, so it was very easy for us to feel comfortable right away and just RELAX! We also loved the backyard, our kids spent hours out there and my husband just sat back, sipping his beer and enjoying the beautiful Seattle summer.
Kitchens, bathrooms, etc. are all well-stocked, and we all enjoyed cooking on that awesome stove. I spent a LOT of time just chilling in the hammock on the master bedroom patio - yay!! :)
We parked our rental van in the driveway - very convenient! Street parking was easy for my brother's rental. He found parking within a couple houses every time.
Location is great too - felt like everything we wanted to see was 5-30 minutes away, and found SO MANY great restaurants, playgrounds, cultural experiences, etc. within 15 minutes.
We hope their availability lines up with ours next time cause we'd love to stay there again! :)
MAHALO HOBBS FAMILY!
Beautiful house and thoughtful hosts. Jen provided lots of cupboard and closet space for our things and left out toys and books for our three year old. He enjoyed the stay as much as we did. He beelined to the backyard sandbox whenever we came back from an outing. The house is beautiful, parking was easy and the neighborhood was lovely with parks and shops nearby. Everything was just really handy and comfortable. We hope to come stay again.
We had a wonderful, 10+ day stay at the Hobbs family's beautiful modern home in Seattle in March. Jen met us when we arrived, gave us a tour and showed us everything we needed to know. She had inquired about what we were interested in doing and seeing in Seattle before we arrived, and had put together a great list and (website hidden) map of these spots of interest, including factoring in my half-marathon training and recommending nearby running routes. She and her family were lovely to meet.
The house was a perfect spot from which to explore Seattle. We used the internet connectivity to work on our computers during the mornings, went for runs along Lake Washington, and in the evenings we very much enjoyed their gorgeous kitchen, where we were able to cook great meals. We had our car with us and used it to get around, but we noted that very frequent bus service was available at the end of the block. We felt very welcome in the Hobbs' home, in the 'mi casa es su casa' type of way. Thank you Hobbs family!! We would love to come back : )
I stayed with Jen and Tom for a few weeks and they were wonderful hosts. It was amazing staying at their place because they have great taste in decor and really focus on design details...think Design within Reach.
When I was visiting, they bent over backwards to make sure I had maps, access to public transportation, and basic essentials that everyone needs day to day like toothpaste! :-)
Also, Jen and Tom were nice enough to put a "must see" list of things to do in the area--like local cafes and restaurants. I also got a taste of the local neighborhoods and visited a number of boutiques.
All in all, I highly recommend them. Enjoy!