This spacious, comfortable house was perfect for our group of friends (10 adults, 2 kids) in the area for a wedding. The shuffleboard and foosball table were big hits, as were the hot tub and sauna. Although we did not cook during our stay, it seemed that the kitchen was well-stocked with all of the necessary appliances and utensils. Teodor is a very responsive host, and we appreciated being able to check in a couple of hours early. The only criticism of the accommodations I have is that the room that supposedly has two bunk beds actually has one bunk bed and also a "bunk-cot", where two cots are stacked on one another. This is made up for by the fact that there is an abundance of sleeping mats to use instead.
I would have gladly given this house five stars were it not for the #1 rule on the check-out instructions: ***Please take all of your garbage with you when you leave.*** I have never been to a vacation rental before that required you to pack out all of your garbage. Teodor was very apologetic, but firm about this rule. When I asked him where we could dispose of the garbage from our stay, he told me that he could not give me any advice and added that there is no place to dump garbage in the area and warned me that there are security cameras all around Snoqualmie Pass. He twice informed me that no other guests ever complained about this policy.
I can see if you are driving up from your home in Seattle that it would be a relatively small nuisance to pack your garbage in the car back home with you, but our group had flown in from points around the country. Were we supposed to check our garbage on the airplane?
Given the whopping $1,000 security deposit the owners required, it became a point of worry for me during the latter half of our trip-- what were we going to do with our garbage? I had no intentions of illegally dumping it, but our host was of no help suggesting a solution. After much discussion amongst our group, I offered on the morning of check-out to pay extra to him so that we did not have to carry our garbage back home with us. Teodor agreed at that time to haul it away in his truck for $5 per bag.
By that time, I was ecstatic to pay $5 (plus tax!) per bag (there were four bags from a 3-night stay). If he had said up front, there will be a $5 fee per bag-- or even better, worked it into his pricing structure-- there would have been none of my vacation time spent worrying or texting back forth about it.