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We found the apartment to be bright and airy but smaller than it appeared and not very clean. The kitchen floor was sticky (spilled juice from previous guests didn't get mopped). Living room floor was not vacuumed. Bathroom had no toilet paper (luckily there was a box of Kleenex around). We found a note by the door saying towels were in the dryer in the basement. A glass vase on the high table was cracked with sharp, jagged rims. Kitchen was well stocked for eating take-out food, but not for cooking. We planned to make pasta for 8 people (apt's max occupancy) but only found a tiny pot (less than 6 inches wide) with no lid.
It's located right next to I-5 -- be prepared for traffic background noise. Navigating our mini-van around a low brick wall to get into the parking space was also quite tricky.
I'm not sure if we'd go back unless housekeeping improved significantly.
The rooms are very spacious! The location is just so great. Though not a walkable distant to pike place, it's a great location to explore Seattle city area by your own car since it's just next to Lake Union with free parking lot in front of the house. Very quiet. Gavin didn't show up but it was great in a sense that v could get in and get out of the accommodation freely without feeling guilty to interrupt the owner or other guests in the middle of the night or in the early morning. Kitchenware is all equipped. Highly recommend for all young travelers whose bio-clock is uncommon or elderly who want to stay in quiet place and easy access to the city for just a few minutes drive.
Great location in the Eastlake area. A native of Seattle myself I was happy to see the place was up the street from my favorite spots (Zoo Bar and Vox Coffee). Front room gets a bit chilly, but rest of house is warm. Perfect place for Spring vacations. Great view from the patio. Front of house faces freeway, but sound is more soothing than anything. Make sure you have a compact car if you plan to use the parking spot, bit of a squeeze!
We absolutely loved staying at Gavin's property. It was the perfect size for the 4 of us, loved the porch, and great location. Thank you, Gavin!
The place was exactly what we had expected when looking for places to stay in Seattle. We had a party of 6 and there was plenty of space for everyone. The view from the patio was just astounding and a great introduction to the city. The location was perfect, we were close to restaurants and the waterfront, as well as a short drive to downtown and other parts of Seattle. The keyless entry and the fully stocked kitchen were great additions for our group to get settled in. Definite recommended place to stay in Seattle. Great host who was easy to communicate with, great location to explore all parts of Seattle, and the place felt like a home away from home.
This apartment was perfect! Its located close to everything, the location definitely cannot be beat. It was exactly as pictured and described. Wifi worked great and kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to cook/eat with. We slept so well in the dark bedrooms with blackout curtains. We would definitely stay here again!
Response from Gavin:
Thank you SOOO much for the positive review! We worked hard to make it more cozy after the initial feedback.
Would love to have you back anytime!
The place was convenient for us to go into Downtown Seattle and not costly.
Had a good time and place to stay.
Gavin is very responsive and will work with you to make sure you have a great stay!
This is apartment is adorable! There were 4 of us and it was a great size and very comfortable. Plus, Gavin was able to get it ready for us on just a few hours notice which was wonderful.
- lots of character
- very clean
- GORGEOUS view
- easy access to the freeway
- lock box for getting/depositing keys (quick and simple!)
- no internet
- designated parking spot is difficult to get into
- on a very busy street
- no cooking utensils to heat water or anything on the stove
Overall, it was perfect for a quick stay and gave me a chance to see a part of Seattle other than the usual tourist stops.
The apartment was very bare-bones and didn't have any kitchenware which made it impossible to do anything at the apartment, such as heat water. The heat in the apartment was not intuitive and there weren't any instructions (or very many blankets), so it was VERY cold. There were beds for 4 people, which was nice. The parking was very useful and Gavin was quick to respond to texts and emails. This was my first airbnb experience and it was just okay. I don't think I would rent this apartment again unless it was summer time.