Aboda

★★☆☆☆
  • 9040 Willows Rd NE Ste 101

    Redmond, WA 98052

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  • 425-885-2242

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Corporate housing?! Yeah right! The dump we were in smelt bad, was torn up, had mold everywhere, and the carpet was trashed. The company wanted us to pay for any repairs they needed on it after we moved out. We did nothing to the place! We have documentation of the state of the apartment when we arrived. We should have refused to move into this dump, but we needed somewhere to stay quickly while we looked for a house. A motel would have been better than this place. Anybody that has thought of dealing with this company should think twice about it. Please just live in an extended stay hotel. We wish we did.

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Corporate housing?! Yeah right! The dump we were in smelt bad, was torn up, had mold everywhere, and the carpet was trashed. The company wanted us to pay for any repairs they needed on it after we moved out. We did nothing to the place! We have documentation of the state of the apartment when we arrived. We should have refused to move into this dump, but we needed somewhere to stay quickly while we looked for a house. A motel would have been better than this place. Anybody that has thought of dealing with this company should think twice about it. Please just live in an extended stay hotel. We wish we did.

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DO NOT work with this company!
Three months in advance, they confirmed our stay in a 3-bedroom.
They did not provide us with move-in information until less than a week before our stay and it was for a 2-bedroom at a different location.
THE DAY BEFORE ARRIVAL they cancelled and suggested we make our own hotel reservations. Then they tried to book us in a 1-bedroom residential hotel suite.
WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER.
I REPEAT, DO NOT WORK WITH THEM.

UPDATE: I posted the same review as above on Yelp and it was "filtered out" so potential customers would not see it. Another "filtered" review on yelp was of another customer who had the exact same experience a couple of weeks later. DO NOT TRUST THIS COMPANY!!!

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DO NOT work with this company!
Three months in advance, they confirmed our stay in a 3-bedroom.
They did not provide us with move-in information until less than a week before our stay and it was for a 2-bedroom at a different location.
THE DAY BEFORE ARRIVAL they cancelled and suggested we make our own hotel reservations. Then they tried to book us in a 1-bedroom residential hotel suite.
WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER.
I REPEAT, DO NOT WORK WITH THEM.

UPDATE: I posted the same review as above on Yelp and it was "filtered out" so potential customers would not see it. Another "filtered" review on yelp was of another customer who had the exact same experience a couple of weeks later. DO NOT TRUST THIS COMPANY!!!

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Do anything else, but do not consider aboda corporate housing , specially if your company does not pay 100%. They are not worth spending a single cent on.
Multiple issues.
1. When we booked at aboda, we opted for 2 bd 2bath. After being allotted a 2 bd 2 bath, when i called to confirm the booking I was told that was no longer available and now we have been given a 2 bd 1 bath, but note, the price still remains the same. So we get a smaller house, only 1 bath , for same price and nobody informed us. They said they will allot us a 2 bed. 2 bath if something comes available
2. I booked a month earlier and no 2 bd 2 bath came available is hard to believe.
3. When we arrived here, the apt was In some old apartment community. I do not know who inspected the apt before move in because there were issues likes bulbs not working, paint chipping off etc.
4. No A/C in the apartment. I understand that not all apts in seattle have AC. So they should be priced accordingly. We were charged more than a hotel room. I moved in the summer and trust me , it was 80s in the house and very hot.
5. the bathroom sink, tub and toilet were clogged from day 1. I guess they knew that was an issue because a pump had been provided to unclog it ourselves everyday.
6. When cleaners came in as per corporate housing policy, they used my personal cleaning stuff to clean like bathroom tissues, paper towels, dish soap to clean the home. Cut corners everywhere.
7. When we moved in to the apartment there were 3 towels provided, the cleaners replaced it with 2. When I asked for 1 more because we were 3 of us, they said their new policy allows only 2 towels . Seriously, it's just a towel. Why would I book a 2 bedroom, if we were 2 people. So two towels was all we were given as replacement
8. The best of it all. The Internet would not work in the bedrooms. Only in the living room. It took them 4 days and several visits to kind off fix it. When I say kind off because it used to work only in non peak hours after that. Internet is so basic, why would they cut corners on that after charging tons for each day.
My list can go on and on. It's unbelievable that they treat customers like that because we pay out of pocket , so they do not have to be answerable to big corporates, though rates are the same. I would never recommend aboda to anybody.

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Do anything else, but do not consider aboda corporate housing , specially if your company does not pay 100%. They are not worth spending a single cent on.
Multiple issues.
1. When we booked at aboda, we opted for 2 bd 2bath. After being allotted a 2 bd 2 bath, when i called to confirm the booking I was told that was no longer available and now we have been given a 2 bd 1 bath, but note, the price still remains the same. So we get a smaller house, only 1 bath , for same price and nobody informed us. They said they will allot us a 2 bed. 2 bath if something comes available
2. I booked a month earlier and no 2 bd 2 bath came available is hard to believe.
3. When we arrived here, the apt was In some old apartment community. I do not know who inspected the apt before move in because there were issues likes bulbs not working, paint chipping off etc.
4. No A/C in the apartment. I understand that not all apts in seattle have AC. So they should be priced accordingly. We were charged more than a hotel room. I moved in the summer and trust me , it was 80s in the house and very hot.
5. the bathroom sink, tub and toilet were clogged from day 1. I guess they knew that was an issue because a pump had been provided to unclog it ourselves everyday.
6. When cleaners came in as per corporate housing policy, they used my personal cleaning stuff to clean like bathroom tissues, paper towels, dish soap to clean the home. Cut corners everywhere.
7. When we moved in to the apartment there were 3 towels provided, the cleaners replaced it with 2. When I asked for 1 more because we were 3 of us, they said their new policy allows only 2 towels . Seriously, it's just a towel. Why would I book a 2 bedroom, if we were 2 people. So two towels was all we were given as replacement
8. The best of it all. The Internet would not work in the bedrooms. Only in the living room. It took them 4 days and several visits to kind off fix it. When I say kind off because it used to work only in non peak hours after that. Internet is so basic, why would they cut corners on that after charging tons for each day.
My list can go on and on. It's unbelievable that they treat customers like that because we pay out of pocket , so they do not have to be answerable to big corporates, though rates are the same. I would never recommend aboda to anybody.

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Think twice before using Aboda to manage your rental property or renting a home managed by Aboda. My family rented a home managed by Aboda for 2 years and the entire ordeal was a nightmare. In short, Aboda uses unqualified property managers and service providers.

All 3 of the following occurred during our 2 year stay:

- During our 1st winter there was a problem with the furnace, they sent out the same service provider several times and he came up with a new problem which he "fixed" each time. Unfortunately, none of his fixes solved the problem and my family spent a total of 30+ days in 60 degree weather inside our home. On the last visit they tried to bill us because I had turned the furnace off (it was blowing out cold air). After insisting that our property manager (Lisa, was her name, avoid at all cost) come out to see/feel the issue 1st hand, she was greeted with balmy 56 degrees inside the house. She tried turning the heater on/off for a few minutes then broke down and called in another provider who fixed the broken fan in under an hour.

- We noticed the wood floor in the kitchen was bowing due to leaking water somewhere. The service provider they sent out diagnosed the issue as a minor leak under the sink; he tightened a few pipes then went on his merry way. Well things kept getting worse. After he came out a total of 3 times the floor was so badly damaged 1/4 of the kitchen hardwoods had to be pulled up and a water damage repair team was sent out (unlivable fans for a week). The end result left a hole in the kitchen that Aboda wouldn't get around to fixing for over 90 days.

- Aboda had the front yard re-seeded but our property manager (being the lawn expert she was) decided it was raining enough to wet the new lawn seed without the need to have the sprinklers turned on for the year. Well it didn't and the whole front lawn died. They tried to make us pay for the front yard by withholding a portion of our deposit when we left. It wasn't until we got a lawyer involved and provided emails of our property manager saying she was going to hold off turning the sprinklers on until we got the money back.

Aboda's behavior was close to criminal and I urge you to avoid at all costs.

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Think twice before using Aboda to manage your rental property or renting a home managed by Aboda. My family rented a home managed by Aboda for 2 years and the entire ordeal was a nightmare. In short, Aboda uses unqualified property managers and service providers.

All 3 of the following occurred during our 2 year stay:

- During our 1st winter there was a problem with the furnace, they sent out the same service provider several times and he came up with a new problem which he "fixed" each time. Unfortunately, none of his fixes solved the problem and my family spent a total of 30+ days in 60 degree weather inside our home. On the last visit they tried to bill us because I had turned the furnace off (it was blowing out cold air). After insisting that our property manager (Lisa, was her name, avoid at all cost) come out to see/feel the issue 1st hand, she was greeted with balmy 56 degrees inside the house. She tried turning the heater on/off for a few minutes then broke down and called in another provider who fixed the broken fan in under an hour.

- We noticed the wood floor in the kitchen was bowing due to leaking water somewhere. The service provider they sent out diagnosed the issue as a minor leak under the sink; he tightened a few pipes then went on his merry way. Well things kept getting worse. After he came out a total of 3 times the floor was so badly damaged 1/4 of the kitchen hardwoods had to be pulled up and a water damage repair team was sent out (unlivable fans for a week). The end result left a hole in the kitchen that Aboda wouldn't get around to fixing for over 90 days.

- Aboda had the front yard re-seeded but our property manager (being the lawn expert she was) decided it was raining enough to wet the new lawn seed without the need to have the sprinklers turned on for the year. Well it didn't and the whole front lawn died. They tried to make us pay for the front yard by withholding a portion of our deposit when we left. It wasn't until we got a lawyer involved and provided emails of our property manager saying she was going to hold off turning the sprinklers on until we got the money back.

Aboda's behavior was close to criminal and I urge you to avoid at all costs.

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A temporary corporate housing used by Microsoft for arranging housing for its interns. They lease and furnish a number of apartments. Quite reliable with a reasonable price.

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A temporary corporate housing used by Microsoft for arranging housing for its interns. They lease and furnish a number of apartments. Quite reliable with a reasonable price.

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I used them via my new employer for temporary housing. They lease and furnish a number of apartments in different apartment complexes around the area, and then provide it as corporate housing. The furniture they provided was nice and fully functional. They even provided cookware and such for the kitchen. We contacted them a couple of times for extra items (fans, etc.), and they were quick and responsive. They did show up a little too early in our apartment on our move out date, but left when we told them we weren't ready yet. Overall, we were pretty satisfied with the services - nice choice of apartment, nice furtniture and accessories, quick response time for requests.

PROS: Nice choice of apartment, nice furtniture and accessorie
CONS: Very expensive, only affordable for big companies

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★★★★☆

I used them via my new employer for temporary housing. They lease and furnish a number of apartments in different apartment complexes around the area, and then provide it as corporate housing. The furniture they provided was nice and fully functional. They even provided cookware and such for the kitchen. We contacted them a couple of times for extra items (fans, etc.), and they were quick and responsive. They did show up a little too early in our apartment on our move out date, but left when we told them we weren't ready yet. Overall, we were pretty satisfied with the services - nice choice of apartment, nice furtniture and accessories, quick response time for requests.

PROS: Nice choice of apartment, nice furtniture and accessorie
CONS: Very expensive, only affordable for big companies

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When I first moved to the area, my company used Northwest Suites to book us an apartment for temporary housing. The service was fairly well run - you pick up your keys at a central location and then go to your apartment from there.

The apartment was clean when we moved in, and Northwest Suites provided a cleaning service every 2 weeks, which worked out nicely. They also provided the furniture which was nothing spectacular, but suitable for a temporary housing situation.

It was an ok experience during a stressful time of moving to a new state.

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★★★☆☆

When I first moved to the area, my company used Northwest Suites to book us an apartment for temporary housing. The service was fairly well run - you pick up your keys at a central location and then go to your apartment from there.

The apartment was clean when we moved in, and Northwest Suites provided a cleaning service every 2 weeks, which worked out nicely. They also provided the furniture which was nothing spectacular, but suitable for a temporary housing situation.

It was an ok experience during a stressful time of moving to a new state.

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