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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Vancouver, WA: Quiet, Clean, Private, And Affordable Apartment Or Room

Chris and Michelle's Clean, Quiet and Safe - No Cleaning Fee - Full Bed
Vancouver, WA
Airbnb Link
Prices: $$$$

I found this quiet, comfortable place on Airbnb short notice after two nights (out of seven reserved) at "The Nightmare On Lombard Street" and Michelle and Chris were more than happy to oblige. They welcomed me warmly and I soon had a new home ... for the remaining five nights.
The house is in a residential neighborhood and not close to restaurants or shops, so a vehicle is recommended. It is a nice 1950s home with lots of brick and wood floors. Chris and Michelle live in the mother-in-law apartment in the basement, leaving three bedrooms, a bath and a half, large living room, dining room, and remodeled kitchen on the main floor for guests.
There was just one other couple there (for one night) during my entire stay, so with Chris and Michelle spending the vast majority of their time downstairs, I pretty much had the place to myself. The kitchen is fully stocked with plates, pots, pans, silverware, Keurig coffee maker (and coffee), fridge. gas stove, microwave and dishwasher, everything you need to self-cater if that is your bag.
The living room couch has Lazy Boy style pop-out foot rests on each end, but the TV only gets over the air broadcasts (no cable/Netflix/HBO/Etc). However, the Wi-Fi is super fast and dependable, so I enjoyed Amazon Video, Netflix, HBO, CBS All Access, and Sling (since we also went cable free like they did) on my computer or tablet with no buffering.
Smoking is allowed (hey, it's Washington, so ANYTHING goes), but only on the back porch where you will find a table with ashtray and two comfy chairs overlooking a massive backyard.

I had the smaller of the three bedrooms, but it was plenty big for me with a double bed, small dresser, nightstand with light, chair and a closet (empty - I have stayed places where the hosts pack the closet with their own stuff, making it impossible to hang clothes). The bathroom was right across the hall, but is shared by three guest rooms if all are booked. I never saw another guest, so it was never a problem for me.
I spent most of my time in the house in the dining room where I set-up my computer during most of the stay (Chris and Michelle had no problem with it) and living room where I watched the Super Bowl, news on local stations, or streamed movies and series on my tablet.

It was very quiet, comfortable and relaxed. Chris and Michelle chilled in the basement during most of my stay and had no rules other that you "smoke 'em if you got 'em" out on the back porch. I felt completely at home with no stress or interference from my wonderful hosts or other guests.

The only drawbacks, if you want to call them that, are the distance of the house from restaurants and shopping (which I did not mind because I had a rental car) and the lack of cable or streaming video services. Otherwise, this Airbnb is top notch and an excellent value smack in the center of Vancouver and just a few minutes by car from downtown, malls, restaurants and shopping.
CombatCritic Gives Chris and Michelle's Clean, Safe, No Cleaning Fee, Full Bed 9 Bombs Out Of 10 ... More Bombs Are Better!

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Title: Vancouver, WA: Quiet, Clean, Private, And Affordable Apartment Or Room

Key Words: Chris, Michelle, Clean, Quiet, Safe, Airbnb, room, hotel, accommodation, apartment, Vancouver, Washington, Portland, Oregon, CombatCritic, TravelValue, travel, value, review, Yelp

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