West Seattle Suite Shagalicious Studio Vacation Rental for Midcentury Living
Welcome to Suite Shagalicious. Live for a time like you?re on the set of Mad Men in 800 square feet of authentic, midcentury modern style, all part of a 1958 custom-built home by Swedish-born designer, Martin Ollas. This spacious, open-concept studio apartment is set to sleep you, and up to 2 others, in total comfort and style.
Proud with pedigree, Suite Shagalicious is a jewel within the showcase home praised for its architectural style and interior design chops, appearing in a full-feature layout for Seattle Times? Pacific NW Magazine.
Punctuated with original art, including impressionistic figure paintings, and furnished with a mix of modern and period designer pieces, The Shag is a skillful blend of the iconic past and all the modern upgrades one would expect in a contemporary boutique vacation rental setting. Well-appointed eat-in kitchen, defined living and sleeping areas, full-service laundry room, private bathroom and shower, and a luxurious, wrap-around, wood-burning fireplace all located on one floor, no stairs. The wonderful advantage of this layout is everything centers on the fireplace and the HD Satellite TV to enjoy from both the bed, and the sofa.
Speaking of comfort, we receive many accolades for our king size, memory foam, Bragada bed. Outfitted with 4 pillows; 2 Pacific Coast down (no goose feathers, here) and 2 memory-foam, this bed is one of luxury rarely available even at high-end hotels.
The additional traveler in your party will enjoy the suites? American Leather Comfort Sleeper, a sofa that opens to a Double bed featuring an exclusive memory foam mattress on a platform foundation. This sleeper is the industry standard, guaranteed to provide a superb nights? sleep without springs. No fear of losing coin flips, here! Of particular value is the advantage of private outdoor living space that comes as a bonus with the suite rental. The outdoor areas live like that of a full-sized home thanks to the professional talents of landscape architect, Brooks Kolb and Tallar Landscaping & Construction. A gorgeous, well-lit, private entry and serene, modern water feature greet you at the front door. The water feature placement ensures it can be seen from the kitchen and heard through the open window to wonderful effect. The single-light back door opens to a private, all-season, covered cedar porch for magnificent sunset views over the Puget Sound and snow-capped Olympic peaks. The sea air here is remarkable. And beyond the porch lays a gated courtyard for BBQ?s and other private-use enjoyment. Past the gate is a fire bowl for campfire-style entertainment during summer-season?toasted marshmallows, anyone?
There?s no shortage of free, convenient street parking near this property managed by Sea to Sky Rentals. The corner bus provides a 10-minute ride to Downtown, leaving every 20 minutes. Alki Beach and Fauntleroy Ferry are both 7-minute rides. Our location is only blocks to the California Junction and Farmer?s Market. With a walk to Morgan Street Junction shopping, drug store, convenience store, library, golf course, parks and church. OWNERS MESSAGE: My husband and I are deeply proud of what we?ve accomplished making this home everything we knew it could be, and more. And since 2005, our honor and privilege is to share it with you. We have found our enthusiasm to do so is felt by all who visit here, and are humbled by those returning to us year after year. No greater emphasis to this point can be made than what has already been expressed by the nearly 100 on-line reviewers who share this view. Please read their comments and make your reservation with confidence. We hope to see you soon!
***A damage deposit is required with every reservation. Our guests have the option of a refundable out-of-pocket security deposit of $2000, or a no-fault no-d
Bedding Configuration: 1 King, 1 Sleeper Sofa
Additional Features: * Business: High Speed Wireless Internet, Nearby ATM, Nearby Golf Course * Convenience: Medical Services Nearby, Nearby Grocery, On Bus Line(s), Shopping * Culture: Golf Course * Entertainment: DVD Movies, DVD Player, Flat Panel TV, iPod Docking Station, Satellite Television, Stereo System * Geographic: Exceptional Sunsets, Near Beach * Kitchen: Coffee Maker, Cookware, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Utensils * Living: Ironing Board, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Wood Burning Fireplace * Outdoor: Balcony, BBQ Grill, Beach Chairs, Patio
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A West Seattle Gem
A guest from CERRITOS, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in October, 2016 This place was perfect for my wife and I for a long weekend getaway. You can immediately tell that the owner has paid very close attention to every detail in decorating this place and has provided everything you can possibly need. The location is great; I like the quaint feel of West Seattle (you won't feel like a tourist), but you are also close to Downtown Seattle if you want to access all the tourist things. If you don't want to go out to Downtown, you still have great restaurants and shops right in West Seattle (at the Junction). I would also highly recommend a day trip to Vashon Island, which is only 15 min away from West Seattle via an easy ferry ride.
Reviewed by: Carol B. recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in October, 2016 The location was ideal. Very close to the interstate, but in a nice neighborhood. Plenty big enough for 2 and nice to have a washer/dryer. Sabrina was a gracious host and we enjoyed our stay very much.
Danielle L. from Austin, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2016 Sabrina puts a lot of thought and effort into thinking of everything you might need for your stay and giving you great instructions/info printed in the unit so you can be self-sufficient. We've stayed in the Suite twice now, and both times everything was clean, well-kept, well organized. And of course, the decor is much kitsch, it will win you over. I'd recommend a rental car as your mode of transport, since there's a little drive down the hill to most of the restaurants. We love the Suite and would recommend it!
Matt M. from Calgary, Alberta recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2016 The property was very easy to find and we happened to be greeted by the owner upon our arrival. The property was very clean and well kept. Plenty of space for 3 adults. We really enjoyed the backyard seating area as well. Also the owner was awesome! Very friendly and accommodating! Would absolutely recommend this property and will be back for sure!
Reviewed by: Cathleen R. recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2016 My son and I had a reunion for a few days and this was a very comfy place to go out to West Seattle Beaches and relaxing and inviting enough for a night in. The front porch has a fountain and the back balcony has a nice view of the sunset. The fireplace was nice cozy added touch, and the inside temps stay nice and cool during the hot days. The kitchen was well equipped, the decor very nostalgic and the tv had lots of channels and also provided DVDs. We would stay again. Also, had a washer and dryer and a fan. The only thing I might change is to have a bathtub, as I love baths, but not a deal breaker. Definitely better than a hotel, and we felt very private, never a sound from the owners upstairs who really respected our privacy. Enjoy
Marilyn R. from Ozark, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2016 This 50's style studio was a little quirky In a good way as far as decor. It was in a convenient location and we went from Mt St Helen to Anacortes and all in between. We had everything we needed and the layout waswell thought out. I highly recommend it.
A guest from Lambertville, NJ recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in June, 2016 The apartment was very clean and comfortable with lots of hooks and shelves in the bathroom! The laundry room was a welcome space - it served as my husband's reading room when he awoke earlier than I did! The outdoor sitting area is lovely, the view magnificent. And the apartment is only perhaps a block and a half from a bus stop to downtown. I hope the apartment will be available when I next travel to West Seattle.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Dear Bonnie, We're thrilled to hear the Shag was a great fit for you and your husband during your Seattle stay! We love that patio too! Looking forward to seeing you on your next trip. Sea to Sky Rentals
A guest from West Fargo, ND recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in May, 2016 Comfortable accommodations. Friendly owner -- thanks for the midnight check-in gift of milk for my morning coffee, good lady! I wish all communities, ours included, would use Seattle's household recycling methods.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Juneve, we thank you for being our guest and hope to have you back for future stays! So glad you enjoyed. Best, Sea to Sky Rentals
A guest from Park City, UT recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in April, 2016 This was a perfect home base for our trip to explore Seattle and the surrounding area. Clean, quiet, easy parking, and just a quick drive to downtown and the ferries to get away from the city too. The decor was so fun, and the kitchen provided all we needed to cook most of our own meals. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Linda, we're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Suite Shagalicious! We appreciate you choosing Sea to Sky Rentals for your Seattle getaway, and we would absolutely love to have you back anytime.
James D. from Jacksonville, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in March, 2016 We loved Shagalicious. It was comfortable, has a great location, and West Seattle is an adorable city. There are all kinds of fun and tasty places to eat. We even went to the Farmer's Market! Shagalicious is an easy and close drive into downtown Seattle. The suite itself is a fun look back at the 50's and 60's. If we come back to Seattle, we are going to stay at Shagalicious!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC James, thanks for the lovely review, it was wonderful to have you as our guest! Looking forward to having you stay again next time you're in town. :) Best, Sea to Sky Rentals
Loved our stay! Would recommend it. Will stay here again!
Julie B. from Gilbert, AZ recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in December, 2015 The Shagalicious had everything we could possibly need. The accommodations were spacious and spotless. The owners were available and helpful without being intrusive. We thoroughly enjoyed the location, the view, the fireplace, and the wonderfully comfortable bed during our 6 day Dec-Jan stay.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Dear Julie, thank you for staying at the Suite Shagalicious and taking the time to review your experience! It was our pleasure having you as our guest and we would love to have you back for your next trip to Seattle. Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
A guest from Los Alamos, NM recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2015 Excellent. Very clean, comfortable, and conveniently located short drives to City Center, Akli Beach, and SEATAC.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Thanks Juan! It was great having you as our guest and we hope to have you back for your next trip to Seattle.
Sandy W. from Shelbyville, IN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2015 Our son lives in Seattle so we have visited several times, but this is our first at the Shagalicious. Such a cute place! Efficient and very comfortable. Thank you! I particularly liked the backyard patio and sunsets. The mattress was SO comfortable; we slept very well. Our stay was very comfortable and stress-free.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Dear Sandy -- We're so excited to hear you two enjoyed your stay at Suite Shagalicious! We can't wait to have you stay with us again; returning guests receive 5% off their next stay! Warm regards, Sea to Sky Rentals
A guest from El Paso, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in August, 2015 This rental is a definite to recommend; everything from location to fabulous decor to the amenities and a most comfortable bed. The bathroom was ample in space and had a generous amount of shelving for all our things. As an alternative to eating at the counter with stools we opted to eat in the beautiful outside patios and even used the table in the laundry room a time or two. This property has a "home" feel to it and the owner has an unsurpassed attention to detail in the amenities provided. The location is a quiet neighborhood with ideal access to California St., Alki beach, Lincoln Park, or downtown. All in all, we enjoyed our stay!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hi Leticia - We are so excited to hear you enjoyed your stay at Suite Shagalicious in West Seattle! We'd love to have you back anytime to enjoy both the home and the neighborhood. Warmly, Sea to Sky Rentals
Heather B. from phoenix, AZ recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2015 We came to see friends in West Seattle and The Shag was a perfect place to stay. We felt like we were home. The Shag was so comfortable and well equipped, a perfect marriage between fun midcentury modern decore with modern amenities. The owners got it right! We loved it and will definitely be back!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hi Heather! Thanks so much for choosing Sea to Sky and taking the time to review your stay. We're delighted that you enjoyed your time at the Suite Shagalicious and we can't wait to have you back for your next trip to Seattle! Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
Doug S. from Juneau, AK recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2015 Apartment was clean and comfortable. enjoyed it very much.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hi Doug - We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the West Seattle Studio! We hope you'll stay with us again soon. Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
Frank M. from Loveland, CO recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2015 The unit was just the right size for just myself. It was very clean and comfortable. They lacked parking close to the unit, but was not a problem.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hello Frank - We are so glad you found the West Seattle Studio to be comfortable! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We hope you'll stay with us again the next time you're in Seattle! Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
A guest from mead, Washington recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2015 Seattle spring break trip
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Dear Holly, thanks for taking the time to review your stay. If you'd like to reach out to us with more detailed feedback via phone or email, we'd be happy to speak with you further. Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
A guest from Des Moines, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 31 days in March, 2015 Walking distance to Morgan junction. Short drive to w-SEA junction. Mass transit or short drive to downtown. Apartment has everything one needs for a short or lengthy stay. Beautiful views of sound from from of apartment. Very considerate hosts.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hello Harold and thanks for choosing Sea to Sky and the Suite Shagalicious for your extended stay in West Seattle! So glad to hear you enjoyed the apartment. Hoping to have you back next time you're in the city! Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
Janette R. from Mammoth Lakes, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in November, 2014 I stayed here for 8 days around Thanksgiving 2014. The place looks just like the picture and it's super clean. It was great for me because it's ithin walking distance of my son's family, as well as grocery stores, restaurants, coffe shops, and other shopping. I'll stay here again!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hello Janette and thank you for choosing Sea to Sky Rentals! We are so glad you enjoyed the Suite Shagalicious and would love to have you back next time you are in Seattle. Keep in mind that return guests get 5% off any stay with us! Very best, Sea to Sky Rentals
Brad H. from Logan, UT recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2014 Loved staying in Suite Shagalicious! It's private, uber clean, quiet and comfortable. What more can be said that other reviewers haven't? Great spot! Also, great dining in West Seattle. I actually prefer the restaurants there vs downtown Seattle.
A guest from Cochran, Alberta recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in September, 2014 First time using VRBO and it was great. Property was as described and has great landscaping. Bus stop was a block and a half away so we took Route 21 to and from a Mariners game. Water taxi was about 10 minutes away so used that to get to downtown. Owner had lots of information about West Seattle restaurants(breakfast in Easy Street record store was a favorite), shopping on California avenue, transportation which was very useful. Now if you could just do something about the weather.
John B. from Johnson city, NY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in September, 2014 Last November(2013), our oldest son moved from upstate NY to Seattle. The day he left we knew we would have to make the trip out to visit him ASAP. We booked the flight in January(2014) and started looking for a convenient rental in the Seattle area. We found "Suite Shagalicious" through Flipkey, a service we had used before. It seemed nice and the price was good so we reserved it. Upon arrival, we were pleasantly surprised. The place was just awesome! Growing up in the 60's and 70's, it was a real blast from the past. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Five blocks and walking distance to my sons home. About the same distance to the car rental . A quiet neighborhood. A very NICE neighborhood! It made our stay a very comfortable one. I'm sure we'll be back, knowing how nice and well taken care of this property is!Thank You!
A guest from Kenmore, NY recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in August, 2014 Shag-a-licious has all the comforts of home and more. Our Seattle stay would not be the same. Just love the place. It is quiet, comfy and has all our needs.
Reviewed by: Brendon S. recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2014 My wife and I spent our honeymoon trip at the Shagalicious from 7/15-7/19. Sooooo glad we decide to stay there?very quiet, very clean, close to everything we wanted to see, and free on-street parking. Loved the decor and walking in to Rat Pack music on the first day was fantastic! We had never stayed in a vacation rental before, but so glad we did as it's much more quiet and relaxing than any hotel I've stayed in before.We were sad to leave and are already trying to figure out how we can go back?would love to stay there again.
A guest from Tacoma, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in July, 2014 This wonderful spot was just as advertised. The pictures are exactly the way we found it. It feels much bigger when you are actually there. There were just the two of us in town for a Convention in Husky Stadium the first weekend in July. The outside space was really appreciated. You have your own little deck, a nice lounge chair and even a fire pit. The front pooch was nice and shady in the afternoon by a fountain.The bed which is always very important thing when traveling was fantastic. I have back problems. This bed is like one big pillow of comfort. When you get in it, you don't want ever get out.The place was spotless. The bathroom is nice. Not a lot of room to put your toiletries but wasn't a big deal. Nice roomy shower. Big laundry room with ironing board and the large table was handy to put stuff we couldn't spread out in the bathroom.I usually don't write reviews, and I feel like I am advertising the place, but I will stay hear again if I am in Seattle. Whoops, maybe I should have left an awful review so it won't be booked so tight. I will recommend to friends, already have.
Stan V. from Rotonda, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2014 The suite was extremely clean and was well supplied with above average towels, linens and cookware. There was parking on the street for a car but, the #21 bus stop was a block away. That bus takes you to downtown Seattle in about 20 minutes without a transfer. It was nice after spending the day in busy Seattle to come back to a quiet neighborhood and relax on the deck with a view of Puget Sound. Be sure to visit Alki beach and Lincoln Park while in W. Seattle. Overall, very satisfied.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC We are so glad you got to get down and groovy in the Suite Shagalicious! It is definitely a memorable and fun place to stay while you're in Seattle. The owner is amazing and takes great care of her "groovy" apartment. I think the bus system here is one of the best and I love hearing when our guests take advantage of its convenience! We'd love to have you stay with us again, keep us in mind for your next visit to Seattle!
A guest from Stevensville, Montana recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in June, 2014 Overall we were pleased with our stay. It's a cute little place. The pictures are very accurate and overall it is well maintained. The kitchen, though small, functions very well and we enjoyed making our breakfast each morning before heading out for the day. The only complaint we had was the bed. We have a memory foam at home and we think the one in this studio has seen better days. We are on the smaller side and this bed was saggy and slept very hot. Other than the bed, we really enjoyed our stay!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC We love the Shagalicious, its such a fun studio that takes you back to "groovier" times! We believe honesty is the best policy and present our rentals as they are, in their full beauty. They sell themselves really. Thank you for the information about the bed, I will pass the information on to the team. We'd love to have you as our guests anytime you're in Seattle.
A guest from CRYSTAL LAKE, ILLINOIS recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in April, 2014 Nice little place. Would not recommend it to anyone with disabilities. It is located on a steep incline.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hi Earl! Great suggestion about the hill and limited mobility! I'm glad you enjoyed some quiet time in the Suite Shagalicious Studio! We'd love to have you back next time you stay in Seattle!
Daiva W. from Boyton Beach, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 29 days in March, 2014 Great experience in every wat!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Daiva! We are so glad you stayed with us in the Shagalicious! You were an absolute delight; such great company. We'd love to have you back any time! Thanks so much for staying with us!
Aristidis K. from Chios, Chios recommends this property. Stayed for 51 days in January, 2014 The accomodations were very good everything was in good working order but the greatest was the Lady of the house. Very friendly and sincere. She became a friend. Yes staying at the Shagalicious was a great experience.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Isn't she great? We love her too! I'm glad you had a great time and made an even greater friend! Let us know next time you're in town and we will be happy to try to reserve your time in the Shagalicious Suite again.
Teresa J. from Virginia beach, VA recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in December, 2013 Really wonderful owners, lovely home, privacy & excellent location.Campy, fun, but my recommendation unless you're a jogger, long walker or athlete, is having access to a car for most jaunts out. Short & Moderate walks fine, but there's just too much to see & do in this glorious city to limit yourself to places w/in walking distance. Excellent experience. Will return.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Thank you for choosing Sea to Sky rentals for your stay in Seattle. The Shagalicious is definitely a leap back in time! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in the Shagalicious Studio Suite. Take 5% off your next reservation with us.
Linda G. from Souderton, PA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in December, 2013 I have a new grandson. His mom & dad are renting a small house in West Seattle. I needed a place to stay during my visit with a good location . My daughter lives on 34th, so this rental was perfect & a nice get away after a busy day of being with my grandson. He even spent a little time at Shagalicious & gave his approval. Beautiful location, perfect for my needs.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Hello. Thank you for your review of this lovely property. I agree that the location for the apartment is wonderful! And we are glad that your new grandson approved! If you stay in Seattle again, please feel free to contact us and you will receive a 5% discount
Janet W. from Mesa, AZ recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in December, 2013 2nd time we've stayed at The Shag. The location is convenient. The bed the most comfortable. And it's clean, clean, clean. The owner has thought of everything.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our West Seattle Suite Shagalicious Studio for Midcentury Living! We hope to continue seeing you there. And don't forget to enjoy a 5% discount for your next stay.
Shelley J. from Juneau, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in October, 2013 I loved every minute of my stay at "Suite Shagalicious." It was in a quiet, clean, very friendly neighborhood and close to everything you need in West Seattle. The owners were very sweet and helpful and I enjoyed meeting them. I am already planning a trip back for next summer only I plan to stay longer than two weeks. I plan to tell all my friends in Alaska about "Suite Shagalicious." Thank you Sabrina! It was an awesome stay. See you again soon!!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Wow, what an outstanding review! Thank you for the great feedback. We would love to have you back next time you are in town. If you would like to be notified of any last minute deals make sure to "like" us on Facebook!
A guest from Kenmore, NY recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in August, 2013 It has all the comforts and more, quiet neighborhood and location couldn't be better. We are a definite repeat on this place!!!!!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC That is fantastic Thomas! We would absolutely love to have you back! Don't forget, all returning customers receive a 5% discount!
A guest from Madison, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in August, 2013 Very much enjoyed our accommodations at Shagalicious. Six nights stay, and we wanted for nothing. We shall return!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC That is so great Kip! I am happy to see you enjoyed your stay! We would absolutely love to have you back, next time you are coming to town check out our Facebook page for upcoming deals and promotions.
A guest from APO, AE recommends this property. Stayed for 29 days in June, 2013 We have stayed at The Shag several times for weeks at a time. It is the best place ever! The owners Sabrina and her husband make our stay so comfortable each time we have visited that it seems like our home away from home. Groceries, shopping, restaurants are all within walking distance and there is the library and an Enterprise car rental just a couple blocks away! Highly recommend staying here!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea to Sky Rentals, LLC Thanks for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad you enjoy the Shagalicious Studio enough to keep coming back, that says it all! Check out our Facebook page next time you're planning a trip; we post last minute deals and promotions all the time!
A guest from Charlotte, NC does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in June, 2013 Everything about this place rocks! But there needs to be more of a private feel between the studio and owner/manager home. Only closed off by a thin folding door which at times makes you feel that you are a guest in someones basement. Absolutely beautiful place and the owners are super nice.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Thank you for your review and we are glad that you had a great experience. The apartment is indeed a "mother-in-law" apartment located in the lower level of the home but the owners have done an amazing job of secluding the basement from the upper level between the stairs and the door. We hope you will come again soon!
A guest from Fort Gratiot, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in June, 2013 The property was clean and well-appointed. Location was close to public transportation and within walking distance of downtown West Seattle...definitely a hike up a steep hill to get back though. Views were fantastic. Only one minor issue...the coffee pot was small and dripped every time you poured from it, but that certainly didn't detract from this wonderful spot.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Thank you for your review Arianne! I am happy to see you enjoyed the Shagalicious Studio and all West Seattle has to offer! We will definitely check out the coffee pot and replace it if needed, I appreciate your feedback! Check out our Facebook page for last minute deals and promotions!!
A guest from Bridgeport, Texas recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2013 This property was what we were looking for. Close to family and in a neighborhood that was familiar. The only draw back was the steep sidewalk to take to get up to the parking area. Not recommended for a handicapped person.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Fedricka, thank you posting your review to our website. Your feedback on parking is extremely helpful for our future guests and I am happy you found what you were looking for at Sea to Sky Rentals! Next time you're in town we would love to host you again and you will receive a 5% discount for being a return customer. Also, check out our Facebook page to find last minute deals and promotions.
Thomas S. from Baden, PA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in April, 2013 The stay at Shagalicious was great. The details to the theme was perfect and interesting. The landscaping and views were relaxing. I appreciate the owners thoughtfulness and would highly recommend this stay over any hotel.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Thomas! What a great review of your stay at the Suite Shagalicious! Thank you so much for taking the time to write it. We would love to have you stay with us again. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for exclusive promotions and guest discounts!
Joann C. from The Villages, FL does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2013 There are no restaurants or grocery stores nearby to walk to. This makes your stay very inconvenient if you do not have a vehicle.The unit was very clean, but old. My nine year granddaughter was upset with the two paintings of naked ladies in the hallway. I had to cover them with hand towels. Also, we had problems with large spiders (size of a fifty cent piece) that would come out at night. I would not recommend this unit to anyone else.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Owner response: 1) There are 1/2 dozen local restaurants, other than pizza, delivering to our area. As a courtesy and a convenience, these menus are furnished next to the telephone. 2) We're located within 1/2 mile walking distance to a major grocery store and shopping hub. 3) Outside of making certain there is a responsible person at least 25 years or older in any given party, we do not assume the responsibility of monitoring or restricting the age limit of additional guests who may be included in it. 4) We display original art; lithographs and oils on par with the artistic nature of the culture in which we live. These abstract figural works are not realistic and should not be interpreted as such. 5) Our home remains under year-round contract since 2006, with a professional pest control company where it receives regular service.
Margarita P. from Lemont, Illinois recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2013 Outstanding place. Everything you needed from daily needs, to coffee, entertainment, quiet area, beautiful views, easy access to stores, friends and public transportation.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Margarita! What a great review of the Suite Shagalicious! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of all the amenities and convenient location. We would love to have you stay with us again. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for exclusive discounts and guest promotions!
Mary H. from Westfield, NJ recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in January, 2013 This was my second time staying at Suite Shagalicious. The suite is immaculate. I am very comfortable and l will be back in the future.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Mary! I'm so glad you enjoyed another stay at Suite Shagalicious! Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. Return guests are such a nice complement to our properties and our brand. Follow us on Facebook so you have access to all of our exclusive specials and guest promotions. We look forward to having you back soon!
Linda S. from Phoenix, AZ recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in January, 2013 Suite Shagalicious provides a comfortable alternative to a hotel in the city. It has all the comforts of home, including an excellent kitchen and the use of a laundry room. It is cozy, tidy, and generously furnished. It's a great place to stay.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Linda! Thank you so much for your review of the Suite Shagalicious. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! You're right; it is the perfect hotel alternative. It is so nice having all the comforts of home when you are away from home. Please let us know when you plan to come back to West Seattle so we can make sure you receive your 5% return guest discount. Also, stay tuned to our facebook page for exclusive facebook offers!
SuzAnne P. from APO, AE recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in December, 2012 We love The Shag! We have stayed at The Shag twice a year for extended periods of time for the past 5 years. We walk to the grocery store, Starbucks, the library, Enterprise car rental, the main shopping area, The Junction, and to Lincoln Park. The owners keep this apartment sparkling clean. The bed is very comfortable. Best place ever!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello SuzAnne! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review of your stay! I'm so glad you have found your perfect vacation rental. The owners do work hard to keep it fresh and spotless for their guests, so thank you for pointing that out. We look forward to having you stay again!
Mary H. from Westfield, NJ recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in December, 2012 Suite Shagalicious is in a great location for my Seattle needs. I come out to visit my daughter and her family. I can walk to her very small house or catch the 22 bus to her house or into downtown Seattle. My first impression walking in was this looks like a great (New) Jersey shore summer rental! The suite was wonderfully clean. I found Suite Shagalicious a very comfortable place to stay. I appreciated the availability of a washer and dryer. I will be back!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Mary! Thank you so much for providing us with a review of your stay. I'm happy to know you enjoyed your time at the Shag-a-licious! Please let us know when you plan to return to Seattle so we can book the Shag and give you the 5% return guest discount!
A guest from Lakeville, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 29 days in October, 2012 Clean comfortable accommodations that's a great alternative to a hotel!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Sally! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review of your stay. You are so right - it is a perfect hotel alternative! Please keep in mind that all return guests receive a 5% discount. Let us know when you plan to return. We would love to have you back!
Alyson N. from spokane, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in September, 2012 The attention to detail was amazing. If you like retro you will love this place. It. Was great to find a place in west Seattle. It was the perfect place for my small family.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Alyson! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed the retro experience at the shag! All return guests receive a 5% discount. We would love to have you stay with us again!
A guest from Austin, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in August, 2012 We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Shag-a licious! Great location in West Seattle where we found great places to eat and beautiful scenery. This is a place I would definitely recommend!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Jane! Thank you so much for your review and recommendation! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at the Shag. All return guests receive 5% off their stay. We would love to have you as a guest again!
A guest from Juneau, AK recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in August, 2012 we stayed at the Shag for six nights, during one of Seattle's heat waves, so were happy that the Shag stayed cool even during the hottest part of the day. The Shag was clean, quiet, spacious for a studio, and the owners thought of many conveniences and comforts. West Seattle was great for exploring and getting downtown via car and bus, so if we ever need to stay in Seattle again, we hope the Shag will be available!
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Jetta! Thank yo so much for taking the time to provide a review. You are right; the Shag is "cool" in more ways than one! Keep in mind that all return guests receive a 5% discount. We look forward to having you stay with us at the Shag again!
A guest from Port Huron, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in August, 2012 This property was well located and very clean. We enjoyed our stay.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Cindy! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! All return guests receive a 5% discount. We would love to have you stay with us again!
Diane and Phil B. from Saint George, UT recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in July, 2012 Very comfortable and owners very accomadating. This is our third or fourth stay. I would highly recommend this rental if your activitys are in West Seattle.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello Diane and Phil! Thank you so much for providing us with feedback on your stay. Return guests are always our best compliment. We look forward to having you stay with us again!
A guest from APO, AE recommends this property. Stayed for 17 days in June, 2012 We have stayed at The Shag about 5 or 6 times at Christmas and during the summer. We love it there. The owners Sabrina and James are very helpful and friendly. We're booked for Christmas and will be for the summer of 2013.
Property Manager Response: Response from Sea To Sky Hello SuzAnne! Thank you so much for your review. Repeat guests are such a wonderful complement to our properties, owners, staff and the city of Seattle. We look forward to hosting you again at Christmas!
Nostalgic Deco Studio ... Spotless Pleasant Comfy ... FANTASTIC
A guest from Mazama, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in April, 2012 The owners of this vacation rental have put a lot of work into this rental with amazing attention to detail. Clean, pleasant, comfy ... we will definitely be staying at Suite Shagalicious again!
Stacy C. from West Palm Beach, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in December, 2011 What an amazing place. Extra clean and comfy. Cannot say enough good things about this place! If you're staying in Seattle stay here.
A guest from Seattle, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in November, 2011 One of many properties I've rented over the years through VRBO, this property was also in spotless condition and the reality of the experience mirrored the description on the VRBO website. Very cozy and comfortable.The only thing that could make the property even better is a private hottub on the deck. That would be heaven!!!!!
Janet W. from Mesa, AZ recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in October, 2011 This is one of the nicest VRBO rentals we've used. Squeaky clean and oh, so comfortable. Best bed ever for a good night's sleep. Awesome decor.Perfect location for our needs. We will check this rental first for our return trips.
Garrett B. from LA, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in October, 2011 Extremely tidy, cozy and comfortable. We loved having fires every night and falling asleep to the crackling logs. It was a perfect accomodation. Much cleaner than a majority of VRBO's that we've stayed at. I highly recommend the Shagalicious!!!!
Candice D. from Fort Worth, Texas recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in September, 2011 We absolutely loved our stay! It definitely will not be the last time we visit Seattle. The Shagalicious Suite offered us everything we could ask for in a vacation rental. Honestly, we were so comfortable that our vacation didn't feel like a vacation at all. If felt like a home away from home. Thank you so very much. Candice
A guest from Kenmore, NY recommends this property. Stayed for 11 days in August, 2011 Had everything one could need and we loved the location, enjoyed the fireplace and the evening sunsets, so close to the city. Will definitly be back.
Joe M. from Fort Dodge, Iowa recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2011 The shag was great! Very clean, retro, and conveniently located. The bed was very comfortable to sleep in, and the views were fantastic! All in all a "shag-a-riffic" place to stay while in Seattle.
Susan E. from O'Fallon, MO recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2011 We enjoyed our stay and would use it again.It was very clean and functional. Also WestSeattle is a good area to stay in.
Reviewed by: Jeffrey F. recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in June, 2011 This is a great place to stay, and a place we will easily stay at again. It was clean, nice, and you could tell that the owners truly cared about whether you had everything you need. The kitchen was full of things to use to help you cook, the laundry was ready for you to use including soap. The whole apartment/suite was put together nicely. The location was wonderful. West Seattle is a neat part of town with lots of interesting shops and great restaurants and bakeries. Staying at the suite made our whole trip better than if we would have stayed at a hotel. Thank you!
Cam D. from Kimberley, BC recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in November, 2010 With nothing to complain about, that must mean everything was taken care of. Bedding was great, everything clean, good correspondance. Much more affordable and relaxing than a hotel. Would stay again.
Karen H. from Lisle, IL recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in September, 2010 We found the Shag-a-licious after much searching for a place to stay in West Seattle while visiting relatives. The rental agency was VERY prompt and responsive and so we booked "The Shag" for our 3 night stay. We were so very pleased with the "home away from home". The place was immaculate and the decor was so much fun - it took us back to our childhood!!!! Understand that this is not a hotel and that cleaning up after ones self is expected, but we did not mind. It was nice to have a hideaway that provided more comfort and space than a hotel room. We will most surely return to the Shag-a-licious on future West Seattle visits.
A guest from Minneapolis, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in August, 2010 For mass-transit supporters who love the idea of visiting Seattle without the expense of renting a car, this property is located just 1 block from a bus line that will drop you off right in the heart of downtown Seattle in about 15 minutes. Buses run frequently all day long.
SuzAnne P. from APO, AE recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in July, 2010 This is a cozy and comfortable place to stay in West Seattle. It has a beautiful view of the Olympic Mountains from the back deck and it's easy walking distance to restaurants and a grocery store. We love it here and we have already scheduled to come back in the winter.
A guest from Mill Hill, London recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2010 Here on a work trip where the assumption was I'd stay in one of the big downtown hotels, but saw this place and am so pleased I booked it up instead. My only worry was that travel into the centre would be difficult, but getting in from The Shag is really easy. A bus stop about a 100m away and one simple trip gets you to the centre. Added to which at the Shag you get great views, a very comfortable, well equipped apartment (the Wi-Fi was also useful for keeping in touch) and a perfect base for hiring a car to explore the Seattle area. Highly recommended!
A guest from Twickenham, Middlesex recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in April, 2010 We loved staying in a residential neighbourhood, out of the city. The number 21 bus from outside Walgreens is just $2, and takes about 20 minutes to get downtown. The Shag was perfect for the 3 of us - I'm assured the sofa bed was very comfy, and the double was awesome! Wish we'd had a bit longer there. DVD collection was a great bonus, the shower was lovely and the neighbourhood was real quiet. Wish we'd had a little longer there - I don't have enough good things to say about this place!
A guest from Lake Geneva, WI recommends this property. Stayed for 16 days in March, 2010 Because the upstairs & downstairs are heated by the same furnace, the air is circulated. When the people upstairs were cooking, it could be smelled downstairs & it wasn't always so pleasant. Pillows on bed are too flat.
Tamar D. from Leesburg, VA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in February, 2010 The inkeepers thought of everything! It's a great place, well appointed, and filled with character. The attention to detail is amazing.
Charlie and Nikki C. from Seattle, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 23 days in October, 2009 We were delightfully surprised by the clean, festive retro decor, friendly hosts and perfect location. It was nice to have some surprise extras also such as a full 3 wk. supply of coffee, plenty of linens/pillows, games/videos & laundry supplies. Also, it was nice to have information about local restaurants & attractions and even bus schedules. All these details did not go unnoticed as we were assured that our comfort was our hosts' primary concern. We'll definately be staying here again next time we're in Seattle.
Linda S. from Phoenix, AZ recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in October, 2009 This was our third stay at the Suite Shag-a-licious and each time has proved easy, comfortable, and enjoyable. Everything we possibly needed was provided. Thanks to S. & J.
Andrew T. from Reading, Berkshire recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2009 We really enjoyed our stay. West Seattle is the perfect location away from the crowds. You can pop on the Water Taxi accross Elliot Bay to get Downtown. Would recommend having a car to get to and from the property and get around generally, but boy is it worth it. Really lovely.
A guest from Langley, BC recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in August, 2009 We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very extraordinarily decorated suite. Everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation is provided in this clean and private suite. We will be back for sure!
Record Heat for Seattle but a nice stay at Shag-a-licious
Philip B. from St. George, Utah recommends this property. Stayed for 13 days in July, 2009 Very convenient for activities in West Seattle (only a few blocks where wished to be during our visit). The accommodations were most comfortable and met our every need.
Holly Y. from Albemarle, NC recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2009 This place was fabulous! It is located within minutes from the beach, shopping, and of course the best coffee in Seattle(Cafe Ladro). We had a great time, the unit was very clean and the decor was fun too. We would reccommend it to anyone.
Emily A. from Anchorage, AK recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2009 The Suite was much roomier than we expected. I stayed on the pull out couch, which was a bit hard, but once I put the sleeping bag down first, under the sheet, it was quite comfortable. The property was just two blocks away from our friend's house on W 38th, which was perfect for us. We loved the decor, the patio and everything about our stay. There were even umbrellas for us to use!Thanks again.Emily
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Sabrina asked us to remove this review since it references the location of the shag. MCA
Annette R. from Fresno, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in February, 2009 My 3-night stay was very pleasant. Because I was in West Seattle to visit my daughter who lives in an apartment within blocks of this property, it was the perfect location. I was not able to spend much time in the Shag-a-licious, mostly just the nights; however, I would definitely return to this lovely space.
A guest from Seattle, WA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in November, 2008 I reserved this property for friends visiting from out of town. The location was fine for them and it seemed clean. Two problems: The code for entering the property had been changed recently and we hadn't been notified. My friends arrived there late at night, couldn't get in, tried the emergency phone number, and got an answering machine. Fortunately, the owner showed up later with the correct code, just before I was about to take them either to the only hotel in the area - a crummy one - or to my house which was not at all set up for guests. Also, one friend slept on the sofa bed but wasn't all that happy with it.
Eddie P. from Decatur, AL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in November, 2008 We loved it! It was spotlessly clean, creatively decorated and inviting, had lots of room, great laundry room. A wonderful bed and well-stocked kitchen. It was the best place we've ever stayed. James and Sabrina, the owners were so helpful. They were delightful to talk with but they left us alone, unlike some landlords we've stayed with before.
Alana W. from Berkshire, UK recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in September, 2008 I had the most amazing vacation in West Seattle and have fallen in love with the area. I would absolutely and without hesitation recomend the shag a licious studio. It is most deffinately a home away from home and I was very sad to leave (after tagging on extra days because I loved it soo much). The owners are amazing and go out of their way to make you feel welcome and the attention to detail is amazing! If you want somewhere different from the usual hum drum rentals then this is the place for you. I will be returning for sure and recomend this studio. Once you stay there you will want to return again and again!! The 5 stars do not do it justice, believe me!!
Marilyn H. from Hillsboro, OR recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2008 We were in town for my BFF's wedding. Being in the wedding we were not going to have the time to not have the amenities ie, an iron, coffee pot etc. We were so set back that we did not need anything!! The comfort and cleanliness was super. The area of town was perfect and it was so nice to have some quiet. The TV was fabulous and to have internet was such a PLUS. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a romantic getaway.
Yessika Y. from Seattle, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 6 days in July, 2008 Great place! Our home in West Seattle is small so this place is perfect for visiting family and friends. Thank you!
Michele J. from Overland Park, KS recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2008 Artsy place, Great shower, we asked for a grill and they provided it, we asked to pet their cat and they brought her over,starter soap,paper towels, etc. provided, VERY CLEAN, perfect size for 2, the only downside for me was no dishwasher as this is my most hated household chore. We enjoyed it and would recommend it, I thought the decor was fun, well thought out, and not over the top and not "over the top."
Michelle F. from Fayetteville, AR recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in June, 2008 Sabrina was a great host and very giving. The place was funky, clean and well eqipped. The bed is very comfortable and the place felt very homey. Will definitely stay there again.
Gloria K. from Buffalo, NY recommends this property. Stayed for 13 days in June, 2008 We felt as though Shag-a-licious was a "home away from home." From the moment we entered, there was a feeling of being welcomed and cared about. The unit was spotless, the decor upbeat, and extra amenities appreciated. We definitely would stay here again.
A guest from Portland, OR recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in May, 2008 Great little apt in a super convenient West Seattle location....roomy and clean with fun decor. Great full kichen and laundry facilities too. Can't wait to go back! Thank you :)
The bed is most comfortable, the rooms are clean, washer and dryer are always available. Kitchen too was spotless. Everything on
A guest from Skaneateles, New York recommends this property. Stayed for 14 days in May, 2008 Again, all was terrific. Something we missed - a personal preference - was a larger table to eat, read, and write. But, again, that's just a personal preference. Thank you!
Amanda R. from Brighton, East Sussex recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2008 We had such a great time staying at the Suite. I would definitely recommend it to friends and hopefully we can stay there again if we ever visit Seattle in the future.
Tom S. from San Marcos, C A recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2008 The "Shag Suite" is our second home when we come to visit our grandkids in Seattle. We have stayed there 3 times and it is getting better each time. Sabrina (the owner) continues to upgrade the apartment and the property. We recommended it to our son-in-laws parents and they enjoyed it as much as we have. The next time we are in Seattle I'm sure we will have another "Shag-a-licilous" stay.
A guest from Fallbrook, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in February, 2008 We stay at the groovy Shag every time we come to Seattle and LUV it. Great location for us, impeccably clean and comfy...our fave digs in West Seattle.
Linda S. from Phoenix, AZ recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in January, 2008 We can't say enough about our most excellent stay at Shag-a-licious in West Seattle. It is sparkling clean, perfectly funished, remarkably comfortable, and well situated close to several markets with one of our travel necessities, good wine departments. We look forward to another stay soon.
Terri R. from Tuscon, AZ recommends this property. Stayed for 22 days in December, 2007 Mom and I needed a place to stay while waiting for my sister to have her baby. (her home was too small for all of us). Shag-a-licious was only 2 miles away and within walking (jogging) distance to a library, Bikram yoga and shopping on California Ave! Our stay was in mid-winter so the fireplace was wonderful! Was so nice to have a washer and dryer to use any time! Very cute, clean place! Terri R. from Tucson (not Tuscon).
James S. from Pittsburg, Kansas recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2007 The one negative aspect of this rental is the noise emanating from the furnance which is adjacent to the rental quarters.
A guest from Seattle, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in November, 2007 This suite was precisely what I was looking for. It was quiet, clean, and had nice amenities. Places like this with its affordable price are very hard to find.
Robin F. from Amarillo, TX recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2007 Some our fondest memories of Seattle are because of the Shag-a-licous Suite. It was so kitchy and fun to be in. The owners really though through every detail of decor making sure to include all the necessities we wanted but in a fun and unique way. We loved having the extra space to move around, do laundry, free parking and a kitchen to keep eating expenses low. We took tons of photos in Seattle, but get the most mileage from the one's we took of the Shag-a-licous Suite. Our friends can't believe it until we show them how cool it was.
Patty N. from Eugene, oregon recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in August, 2007 The location was perfect for our needs. It was truly an experience, every day we found new and fun features. The owners put a lot of thought into decorations. Everything was immaculate. Parking was a bit not great, maybe after the construction things will be better.
Amy F. from Norcross, Georgia recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2007 This is a very great place to stay. It was very warm and homey with excellent accommodations. It's a perfect cozy, romantic getaway for 2 people. The bed slept great and the linens were excellent. We loved the decor. Great location to West Settle shopping area and a short drive into Seattle proper.Book it today.....baby
Mary H. from Jacksonville, FL recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2007 This was a great place to stay, very comfortable and clean. Lots of space. The bus line is only one block away. Having a car would make it more accessible to restaurants etc., but we managed pretty well with the excellent Seattle bus system. We would stay there again