The single star is for the view from the balcony in the back yard – simply stunning, especially at sunset. The rest of the home leaves much to be desired. Felt like a very basic hotel room. Nothing on the walls in any of the rooms. Only two of the bedrooms had any type of dresser. Lighting in the house was awful – only track lights which ran down the center beam of living room/dining room at a brightness level that was blinding. Nothing warm or inviting about it. Much the same for bedrooms. Furniture in the living rooms (upstairs and down) was comfortable but there was no cable TV (or we couldn’t get it to work) so unless you have a Netflix account, etc., you were pretty much without. The house only has beds for 8 despite the VRBO web page claim of beds for 8 to 12. The house has no air conditioning and we were there during one of the hottest weeks of the summer – it was almost unbearable inside during the day and early evening. The sliding screen door to the balcony was bent and barely movable making access to and from the balcony difficult. The stairs from the backyard down to the water had a broken step with no warning that it was broken-almost injured the first one of us going down that way. The icing on the cake was that the property management firm (All Around Seattle/iStay.net) that handled the property for the owner – was and is simply the worst. After initially agreeing to rent the property (naively believing the “beds for 8 to 12 people” statement on the VRBO web site) I discovered the property had only beds for 8 – I was bringing 10 people. I called All Around Seattle to discuss the issue and they initally offered to cancel the reservation if I desired, but then rescinded the offer and inferred I was lying about it. Stated they are not responsible for the accuracy of the web advertising and thus they couldn't be accountable for it. Because of the cancellation fee and being on the hook for the whole thing if they couldn’t re-rent it, I had no choice but to stay with it. End result-my family could not all stay in the home - my wife and I had to go elsewhere while my kids and their families stayed there. The lack of integrity displayed by the property managers in their dealings with me was very disappointing. Calls to "management" both at VRBO and All Around Seattle went unanswered. Bottom line - don't stay here. I wish I hadn't.
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