This VRBO Rental In Seattle Was An Excellent Choice!

by Roni

I love renting apartments when I travel, and VRBO has excellent choices. I find that the quality of their rentals are always high and I haven’t been disappointed. On this trip I met my mom in Seattle  and this is the rental we stayed in. I travel with my other often because she is awesome. Here are some tips to learn how to travel with your mom if it is something you’d like to do.

VRBO Rental In Seattle

This apartment was attached to the main house but we actually never met or saw the owners. I heard them walking around in the morning but that didn’t bother me at all (only for a few minutes, it wasn’t annoying or anything).

We had our own entrance and parking spot which was wonderful because we rented a car. This place was in Seattle but it was about 15 minutes from downtown. PRO TIP: Make sure to ask the owners how far they are from the center of town because it might mean the difference in renting a car or not.  The apartment had everything we needed, we only had to go to the grocery store to get a few things to eat.

I love the feel of an apartment rental, it makes it seem as if I’m really experiencing the city. Something about having everything I need and not walking through a lobby makes me feel more at home. I am in no way knocking a hotel, I have stayed at some really nice ones and will stay at a hotel if I have to, but my first choice is an apartment rental. They are just my thing.

VRBO rental Seattle

The apartment was extremely roomy and comfortable, my mother and I had plenty of space.

VRBO rental Seattle

It is always a lovely touch when the homeowner has lots of local magazines to enjoy. We didn’t have to go further than the living room to find helpful information.

VRBO rental Seattle

This rental was MUCH cheaper than a hotel, and we didn’t have to pay the nightly charges to park our car like you do at most hotels. Have you seen a hotel room this large with all of these amenities for a reasonable price? This rental was less than $125 a night. There is no way you would find a hotel room for that price with this much space.

VRBO rental Seattle

If you were staying in a hotel, there is no way you would have this much space and comfort. When you stay in an apartment rental, you can spend a fraction of the cost and get tons of space.

VRBO rental Seattle

Cooking is something I love in my home life, but I rarely cook on vacation. However, it is a lovely perk to be able to make coffee in the morning and keep fruit, juice, and wine in the fridge.

This owner did everything right. Giving your guests lots of helpful amenities is always a good thing. Read here about how you can be a fabulous host.

VRBO rental Seattle

VRBO rental Seattle

VRBO rental Seattle

We had everything we needed from plates to cutlery. We even had a teapot.

VRBO rental Seattle

This isn’t an official bedroom because it doesn’t have 4 walls. If having a room is important, make sure to specify how many rooms you want when you search. Otherwise, if you just choose the number of beds you’d like, you may end up with a bed like this. This was fine for us, but be aware of what can happen.

VRBO rental Seattle

This was an official bedroom that was closed in by french doors.

VRBO rental Seattle

VRBO rental Seattle

Having a washer and dryer in your rental is key! It is one way I am able to pack by only using a carry-on. 

VRBO rental Seattle

VRBO rental Seattle

 

Gone are the days when you have to rent a hotel. Again, there is nothing wrong with hotels, but you have other options to choose from when you are selecting where you will lay your head at night on vacation.

Have you rented an apartment on vacation? How was your experience?

 

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3 comments

Leslie G. September 10, 2013 - 12:29 pm

This is a beautiful unit. We use VRBO quite often. Especially when we travel with the girls so I can cook meals to save money. And it’s always a plus when there’s a washer and dryer!

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Mike September 17, 2013 - 8:24 pm

Great timing on your post. Roni. Wow!! I’ve been wanting to get back up to Seattle for a visit and I never thought about an option like this. I wish you would have included what it cost to rent for a day or week. That place is gorgeous! Best of luck to you! 🙂

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Roni September 17, 2013 - 10:08 pm

Hey there! Thanks so much for reading. I don’t put prices in my posts, I never really thought about it doing it but maybe I will start. You can go to VRBO and do a search and find tons of options for your trip.

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