Steve and Coral Frost
About Steve and Coral Frost
We are a retired couple now moving to Cave Creek, AZ. We grew up in the Kirkland area and have lived the majority of our lives on the eastside of Lake Washington. We have children and grandchildren in the area. In fact, one of our sons lives across the street with two of our grandchildren (ages 5 and 9).
Steve and Coral Frost purchased this House in 2007
Why Steve and Coral Frost chose South Juanita
Location, location, location. Steve gets to his office in downtown Bellevue in just 7 minutes as we are just a stone's throw away from the 405 freeway and just minutes from Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Woodinville, Bothell and Microsoft.
What makes this House unique
We love this home, particularly the back yard which we created ourselves. Palm and banana trees with bamboo are unique to the area and we have one of the most "tropical" back yards in greater Seattle. The ironwood deck is right off the kitchen and hosting dinners is our neighborhood specialty. The water feature, lighting and fire-pit dining table make every evening special. Morning coffee with the birds, squirrels and occasional rabbit in the back yard adds to our enjoyment.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Occurs when over 8 people/1 hours
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
The guests must follow the attached rules and condo documents (in kitchen).
$100 charge for each person over 8 people who stays/visits more than 1 hour. Charged to credit card.
There is a RING camera on the front doorbell for your protection. 10 pm all quiet outdoors and no shoes in house, please.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
The house is in a lovely location, well equipped and comfortable. The master bathroom is bright and relaxing; the kitchen is well stocked. There were a couple issues on arrival: outside trash bins were not previously emptied and the bathtubs had water in them. This could have been looked over, allowing me to rate the property higher. However, the experience with the owner was unlike any I have had. I am a frequent user of Vrbo, with 4 stays this year alone.
It started with before arrival, when the owner asked if a family friend could come over and fix the front door camera and loose screw on a decking. Simple request and I agreed. The man was waiting for me outside of the house on arrival and entered the house with me. I felt uncomfortable on my own in an unknown place with an unknown man, so I decided to leave the house and go food shopping as my family was arriving the next day. In addition to the door camera, the owner specifically told me his son lives across the road, as if warning me. Multiple times the owner texted me during the stay, leveling untrue accusations about the number of people in the house and parking incorrectly. He indicated he was counting people coming and going. These accusations were false. Between the friend checking the decking, the son living across the road, the front door camera, the numerous false accusations of extra people and parking - the experience was very stressful.
After checkout, the owner texted to say that due to an extra person staying at the property, he was withholding 50% of the damage deposit. He also asked to not leave reviews on the website. I strongly objected. We did not have an extra person and we left the house in a pristine condition. The owner claimed that we damaged his carpet with candle wax and that children left finger prints on the windows. He provided no proof. After I brought to Vrbo’s attention, he refunded in full.
As the result of this final act of the owner, the excessive monitoring and texting, odd behavior and lack of trust, our stay at this property was very poor. We will not be booking it again nor recommend it to others. There is a balance of being protective of one’s property and the ‘big brother’ approach. This was supposed to be an enjoyable trip that combined my work and family’s enjoyment, it ended up being a confused and an unpleasant experience.
We have had many people stay in our homes in Kirkland and in Cave Creek. All of our guests have rated their experience 5 stars. Unfortunately, this guest is a pathological liar. She did have 5-6 guests stay overnight and continually lied about it. When I reported it to VRBO and requested that she and her guests use the front door and not the side gate past the garbage cans (who does that?) the number of guests immediately reduced to just 3. Coincidence? I could go on and on about the lies, including the one about having two children (not) and a nanny (not). She interpreted my telling her that my son lives across the street and is there to help her if she needed anything, was not appreciated as she was lying about the number of guests and didn't want him to see what she was doing. I think VRBO needs to let this woman find another job.
Relax and Enjoy
Beautiful and very relaxing. Loved the patio and back yard. Well equipped for a long stay if you didn't want to eat out for every meal. The local grocery stores charge for each bag, so make sure you grab some from the pantry or pack your favorite bags.
Thank you for the kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to host you again some day. Cheers!
Beautiful home and great location. One small thing, more bath towels
Glad you enjoyed your stay and we will increase the number of bath towels, as suggested.
Thank you. Steve and Coral
Peaceful quiet property within 4 minutes of the services you need in the area. Amazing experience for our family in a beautiful, clean, updated home with a tropical backyard getaway. Steve is an amazing host and his son lives across the street in case you need anything during your stay. I can't imagine a better experience is possible using HomeAway. It really felt like home.