Entire Lower Floor (2,000 Sq Ft) Private Entrance With Spectacular Garden/View
Mike & Rosalyn Arntzen
- English, Indonesian (Sedikit saja)
About Mike & Rosalyn Arntzen
Mike and Rosalyn are from Australia. Moved to Seattle in 2001 for work and decided to stay since it is so beautiful all of the year.
Mike & Rosalyn Arntzen purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Mike & Rosalyn Arntzen chose Northeast Bellevue
The lake is beautiful all year round - whether a winter's day with a hint of sunshine or the beautiful spring, spectacular summer and fall.
What makes this Apartment unique
Living on the lake was a lifelong dream. This South East facing property is perfect with the sun rising over the lake in the morning through to the beautiful evenings. Relaxing on the dock at the end of the day is wonderful.
Including e-cigarettes, marijuana, etc. inside.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Beautiful Location and Super Attentive Host
This is a lovely space with a breathtaking view, and Mike goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. The grounds are a beautifully landscaped, terraced garden with easy stone steps to the dock on the beautiful clear lake. In the afternoon, the lake comes alive with activity (sea planes, paddle boards, kayaks, sea bikes, water skiing and other aquatic activities).
I hope that a couple of specific details not mentioned in the description might assist other potential guests. The second (shared) bathroom featured in the property is for "everyone's use during daylight hours" according to the sign visible from inside the bathroom. This means that Mike's guests have access to your rented space during the day. While there is a second sign on the interior door asking his guests to respect the renters' privacy, there is no locking mechanism on the renters' side to keep his guests from coming into the space. Since we were gone during the day, it did not really interfere with our enjoyment of the space, it just felt a little creepy. Including taxes and fees, we paid more than $1000 per night, and this undisclosed arrangement of sharing rented space with complete strangers felt more like discounted rental than an upscale vacation rental. Two Teslas with charging stations occupy 2 spots in the driveway, and there is a AirStream camper that occupies additional space, so parking is tight. This did not present an issue for us since we were in one car, but since the living space sleeps 8, it would be best to contact Mike if you are bringing more than one car. With regard to the air conditioning -- the thermostat is located in the owners' space and Mike has to make any adjustments. While it was warm while we were there, Mike quickly adjusted the temperature for us so we were comfortable. The temperatures are generally pleasant and I imagine that opening windows would generally cool the space. During our stay, we were unable to open 1 of the 2 windows due to a large piece of furniture blocking its path.
Privacy is a huge factor for my family when selecting a vacation property -- 16 security cameras and upstairs noise (mild but still present) did not make it feel very private. While I really think this is a beautiful property and Mike is super accommodating, this was not a great match for us -- especially given the cost. We were only there 2 nights, so perhaps a longer stay using more amenities might have given the nightly rate more value.
A stay in paradise
My family and I stayed in this wonderful property for 5 weeks this past summer. We swam almost every day off the dock and slept well in very comfortable beds every night. The kitchen was well appointed with literally everything you could need. We loved and enjoyed all of the amenities--from the exercise equipment to the kayak and hydrobikes to roasting marshmallows in the firepit (they even had the sticks!). Mike and Roz were incredibly kind and welcoming and made every effort to ensure we were doing OK (and in case you can't tell from this review, we were:) ). It will truly be a summer to remember and we hope to be back someday. Thank you for everything!
A very relaxing and enjoyable Christmas holiday
Very spacious with loads of room for 5 adults. Brilliant view of the lake - we even jumped in on December 26! 😛� very quiet. Super clean with great linen and towels. As it was winter we cooked inside a lot and missed having an oven although there are bbques outside. Enough dishes and glasses and cups for entertaining lots of people but limited space for putting food in cupboards. Lots of little extra touches like a mini fridge filled with bottled water and ample tea, coffee and condiments plus some goodies for snacking on were provided. Our family certainly enjoyed our time in this lovely home but lots of stuff (tables, dressers,etc) was piled and stored on the deck outside. Hot tub was great and we used it lots but the cover was homemade and not reflective of the beautiful home. A great, restful and enjoyable Christmas was spent here.
We stayed 4 nights at this beautiful, clean, very comfortable property. Thank you Mike and Ros!
We had the opportunity to stay at this wonderful property while visiting family in Bellevue over Thanksgiving. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming, and ensured that our stay was comfortable.
The setting is spectacular, the house is well designed, very roomy with the latest appliances and electronics. The linens are fresh and crisp and the beds are heavenly! Thank you for all the snacks and coffee! We would love to stay here again in the future.
Mike is a super nice guy who made our stay one of the most memorable ever.
There is always a little anxiety when you are asked to find a place to stay for our traveling group. That melted away immediately upon arrival. Exceeded all expectations. We were greeted my Mike who gave us a warm welcome and a tour of our downstairs lakefront apartment. Afterwards he came back down with ice cream bars for our group. We barbecued, used the hot tub, road the water bikes, all while enjoying the rain which we never get in SoCal. He took time out of his busy day to come home from work and take us for an unforgettable ride in his Tesla Model X. ;-) He also noticed our friend's son who came to visit had under inflated tires and got out his air compressor. Great communication and quick response on all text messages. He checked on us now and then to ask if we needed anything. He even came out to give us all a good bye hug as we were leaving. We are so glad we chose this VRBO because of the view, the location and Mike.
Absolutely gorgeous and luxurious place to stay
This place was over the top in terms of amenities, space, all the little extra touches, proximity to the water and those amazing views. Plus the hot tub!
Thank you Kelsey. We so appreciate your kind review.
Right on beautiful Lake Sammamish. Quiet area with beautiful view of the lake. Tesla High Performance Wall Charger (80A) available as well as Model S for rent (separate arrangement through Turo).