I stayed here with my husband and 3 year old daughter when we were in town for a wedding. The rental looks exactly like the photos. It was clean and had everything we needed. The owner(s) was very kind and welcoming. The view was fantastic!
There were a few negatives that I feel are worth mentioning, but they wouldn't stop us from staying again.
First, this rental is a full 30 MINUTES from downtown Seattle, not 15 like the description says. I am 100% positive of this because we made the trip back and forth almost every day. Every time it took 30 minutes without traffic, even longer with traffic. We used GPS and followed a direct route. My husband is a good driver and did over the speed limit (don't we all?). If you GPS the address of the rental to Pike Place, for instance, it will tell you 26 minutes (on Google Maps). This is without taking finding parking, hitting red lights, possible traffic, and walking there into account.
However, we loved that the rental was very quiet and secluded, and we both agreed that we weren't sure it would have been quiet and secluded if we were closer to the city. In the end, we didn't mind it, but it is worth noting that it is a time consuming drive if you're doing it every day.
Secondly, the claw foot tub. I was SO excited for the claw foot tub because I am pregnant and love baths, and have a tiny tub at home. However, it is not that big, and when you take a shower in it, the shower curtains (2) surround you on all sides of the tub. I hated the fact that the tub was made to be so small by the shower curtains that they were touching me. My husband had the same problem, so it wasn't just because I'm pregnant. Again, not a huge deal, and not enough to stop me from staying there again, but worth mentioning.
SO - since you're in Burien (not Seattle), there are a few pros - there are awesome places to eat in town, if you're not pregnant and don't mind walking up a huge hill, they are even within walking distance (we drove - parking is free in town). You must go to The Greek House and the Burien Fish Market. Delicious! There's also a place in town for homemade donuts, and a brewery that hubs said was good.
It was a nice trip - we were much more comfortable here than we would have been in a hotel, especially sharing one room with a 3 year old. It was kid friendly - I would watch if you had a 1-2 year old, as there is no railing/barrier on one side of the deck, and there are a bunch of stairs. But obviously most people don't leave their little ones unattended on a deck.
Great location and the deck was wonderful, so interesting to watch all the different ships go by. Ron was so nice and helpful. And according to my granddaughter Kora, the garden was lovely. Also had all the comforts of home.
My family and I had the best vacation in Seattle. The house was a perfect location. Close enough to the city for easy travel to do tourist activities, but far enough away so you feel relaxed at the end of the day. The the only reason we took away a star was the master bedroom mattress was very uncomfortable. I ended up sleeping on the couch for the week. Other then that the place was wonderful!
Loved this house. Beautiful inside and out. Loved having the water view. It was our 30th wedding anniversary trip. Would highly recommend this house.
Beautiful little place with an amazing deck and spectacular views! Ron was a pleasure to work with and made sure our stay went smoothly. Kid-friendly with some toys in the closet that kept our 3 year old entertained. The only thing to be aware of is the road down to the home is extremely winding and steep-- we had a tight fit with our large rental car but we managed. Easy drive to downtown Seattle and very close to the airport. Would stay there again!
Just what we needed. Time to relax and taking the view. Great location for your one day trips. Only a short ride to the airport.
This was the perfect vacation rental, that felt like home. Well decorated, super clean, comfy beds and couch. The view was incredible from living room, dining room, and deck. This home was very well taken care of. Ron was very easy to work with. Communicated right away and a very nice person. There was a place to park your vehicle. Well equipped kitchen.