Located in a rural area of the city of Seattle, we are central to everything in the Pacific Northwest. And the Northgate Villa provides a comfortable, relaxing, 'base camp' to rejuvenate for the next day. Private patio, luxurious living room with …
This is the first time that I've taken my parents on a trip and stayed in a vacation rental. They were impressed at the comfort and space this particular apartment had. It had all the ammeneties of home plus the kitchen sink! For the price of staying at a 3 star hotel, my parents were impressed. There were two bedrooms. One had a four poster queen bed and the other had two queen beds. There was ample room to sleep six comfortably.
The living room boasted a gas fire place and a huge (albeit antiquated) big screen television which was more than adequate when my parents wanted to watch the Wimbledon finals. And the sectional sofa was very comfy!
The kitchen was small but functional. Well, we hardly were "home" and the only time we used the kitchen was when I cut up some fruit. They had all the utensils that I needed so that was nice. The bathroom was small and tucked away in the farthest corner of the apartment. But, again, it was functional. Towels, shampoo, body wash and a hair dryer were provided.
I also liked the motion sensor lights and the keypad lock for the front door which eliminated the need for a key. But you just have to remember the code which was provided by Darcy in an email. Communicating with her was a breeze! She was easy to contact and responded in a reasonable amount of time.
There were just two things that I would like to comment on. There is a small squarish end table with a glass table top that was located right outside the bedroom with one bed. Since I took that bedroom, I had to pass by this table every time I exited to go to the bathroom. Well, because the edges kind of protruded, I kept hitting the corner of this table with my lower thigh. I suggested to Darcy, the owner, to either replace it with a rounded table top or just relocate it somewhere else where it won't be in the way.
The second thing is the entrance to the apartment. Since the apartment is below ground level, there are steps that lead down to the front door. The apartment is not wheelchair accessible. And since there are no banisters, it would be difficult for people with mobility issues to walk down those steps. My dad uses a cane and going down those steps were a little bit of a challenge.
Aside from that, we really enjoyed the apartment. The weather was superb (no rain and in the lower 80's) all throughout our visit. I recommend this place to anyone visiting Seattle and would certainly use it again!
Thank you, Darcy!
We stayed at Northgate Villa on a heat wave long weekend with 3 adults and 2 children (4 y/o and 18 months). We felt at home from the moment we stepped into the lovely garden space outside the house. The Villa itself was cool, comfortable, and open feeling (the humongous bean bag chair in the living room was of course an instant hit with the kids, as the dedicated beer/wine fridge was with the adults) and everything was in great shape and is obviously well taken care of, with plenty of information provided by Darcy along the way.
The neighbourhood is quiet and green, with groceries, restaurants, and playgrounds nearby. The highway is a 2 minute drive away which puts all of the Seattle area in easy reach. Close enough to go anywhere you want to be fast, but far enough away to be quiet and feel like you're coming home.
Handily exceeded our expectations, and we would happily come back to Northgate Villa if we were again in the area.
Except for the fishy smell when we arrived (nothing that a little Lysol couldn't solve), the stained sheets (at least they smelled clean) and the loud going-ons upstairs Northgate Villa was as expected. We had no issues with the booking, checking in, or departure. The Villa is well furnished and comfortable and met our needs for location (easy trek to downtown Seattle, and north side sights, as well as Bellevue and the east side of the lake).
Thanks Darcy for opening your home to us! We had a great time in Seattle, and the kids LOVED the big bean bag.
Great location, Easy Free Parking (that's hard to come by in Seattle). Near a Dog Park. Large bedrooms, Large Living Room, Large Dinning Room, Small Kitchen and a Tiny Bathroom. Just north of the Express Lane north entrance so easy access to Seattle
This is a very nice spot whether you are out and about or staying in. I would definitely recommend this rental to anyone heading to Seattle. Luxurious is a bit of an overstatement but it is very nice, well appointed and I would try to rent it again if the need arises.
We stayed here the week of my daughter's wedding. The place was perfect! Close to Hwy 5, easy to get in and out of the city, yet quiet and private. Plenty of room, it made a cozy get away. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The steps down are a little challenge to the elderly, but doable . (My Mom is 86 yr old and she managed fine) It worked out perfectly for us, it was a quiet place to relax in between events for the wedding. I highly recommend it and would stay again in a heartbeat! Darcy was amazing and soo helpful! Thank you !!!
A great villa stay for us. The quiet time was perfect for our schedule and the villa was very comfortable. We really enjoyed the gas fireplace for a little extra warmth when needed. All the amenities we required were available. In addition, the location was perfect for us. Real close to our family.
We would stay there again without question and hope to do so next year again. Thanks so much for the opportunity to stay with you.
On our stay in Seattle in October, we had the pleasure of staying at the Northgate apartment. It was like home away from home. We came for our daughter's wedding and it was nice to have a homey place to come back to at night. It was quiet and large enough for small family get-togethers. We would definitely book this property again.
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