Sweet restored stockade style log cabin right on Haller Lake. You would never know you were within the Seattle city limits! Haller Lake is a quiet, natural spring fed 15 acre lake surrounded by private homes.
Custom woodwork inside with artful touches. Sleeps 2 upstairs in full sized bed. Main floor has comfy sofa, kitchenette with microwave, single induction burner cooktop, coffee maker, toaster and small refrigerator, teapot, dishes and glasses; 3/4 bath with new stone tile shower; we have Wi-Fi!
This cabin is heated mainly with the wood fireplace. The photos show the old wood stove. You can now watch the flames and there is a fan to spread the heat around a little better. There is also a deLonghi oil heater to add a little more heat when needed. There is no TV but there is WiFi. Bring slippers, the stone floor gets chilly.
Fish from the dock or take a ride in the paddleboat. We just got a canoe! (The boats are out of the water in the winter).
No pets please! We are now living in the main house. We have an Australian Shepherd and a flock of chickens (the dog and chickens do not come into the cabin, just in case you were wondering)
Parking is shared with the main house. It's close to Northgate Shopping Mall with shops, restaurants and Thornton Place Cinema. A few blocks to Northwest Hospital and the new proton center (look up ProCure Center)
The lake is about 15-20 minutes from downtown Seattle via I-5 or highway 99 (can be a bit more in heavy traffic). Bus route #346 has a stop at the end of the driveway.
If you are interested in having a party or many friends over, please clear it with us before making your reservation. We have limited parking and there is no parking down our communal access road.
Check out by noon, Check in no earlier than 2pm, sometimes later if I can't get the cabin ready because of work. To be agreed upon according to schedule. If you want an early morning check-in, please book the night before.
I had really high expectations of this place, having seen the pictures on the airbnb listing, and I have to say that this cabin exceeded them. I didn't even want to leave the entire visit and wanted to stay snuggled up in front of the wood-burning stove or in the big chair in front of the upstairs window overlooking the lake. I'll bring coffee and half n half next time, so as to be sure I have plenty to drink the first morning there, since it is not provided. Non-dairy creamer and tea are provided. The kitchenette was sufficient for us to cook some dinners, and Roberta had supplied it with a good assortment of cooking utensils and equipment. I highly recommend this place. It is amazing!
Wow! This is like a cottage out of a fairy tale. Completely private, among tall trees with a lovely view of the lake. Cozy and comfortable. All the furniture was comfortable to lounge on. The wood stove kept me warm (I was there during a cold snap in February) and was easy and fun to use. Scrupulously clean. My only regret was that I didn't have more time to spend curled up in front of the fire, or in front of the big picture window overlooking the lake. Roberta and Dan were solicitous, but not intrusive--just available if I needed anything (I didn't!) I will definitely be back.
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Our stay at Roberta and Dan's was *magical!* They were kind and courteous hosts and had available any amenity you could think of, including: a canoe and paddle boat for the lake just steps away, pot and pans for the kitchenette, fishing poles and bait, disposable razors, lotions, and feminine products (haha), and extra mattress and bedding for an extra guest), board games and plush throws to enjoy near the fire, and a guest book we LOVED flipping through. There was even fresh cut wood waiting for us at our doorstep each afternoon when we returned. Basically, everything was perfectly in place for us.
Although we didn't have enough time to enjoy it all, decompressing near the fire place each night was soothing and relaxing. Possibly one of our favorite parts of our days there. And in the morning, we'd enjoy some of the tea they provided and sipped it near the dock on the lake.
The cabin is immaculately clean and there is so much detail and character in the space. You really feel you are in the middle of a forest when actually you are close to everything! Interstate 5 is about a mile away and will take you to just about any part of the city (only about 10 minutes from downtown). We also took it to Vancouver (2 hours north) and spent a day there exploring.
The neighborhood feels very safe, the cabin was much more private than we expected considering it is in the city, and overall it was a very serene place to stay.
We really felt we hit the jackpot with this place and would love to stay here again! :-)
This is a great little cabin in the middle of the city!! Everything other reviewers said is accurate - gorgeous setting, cozy cabin with nice décor, etc. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for some peace and quiet for a couple of days. No TV, which was perfect for us, but does have wi-fi, so we had to exercise some self control and not use our electronic devices the whole time. The cabin is very, very small, but it is also very comfortable despite its size. The pictures accurately represent the size, too. I was not surprised by the size once we got there, since the pictures were accurate. Definitely bring slippers, but the floor isn't so cold that you regret being there or anything. I was a little worried about this aspect, but it was actually no big deal. Also, between the fire and the space heaters, it was plenty warm, and we didn't need any of these at night, and night temps were low to mid 30s while we were there. There were only really 2 things I can see that could be improved. First, most of the windows don't have curtains on them, so there aren't too many places you can get dressed besides the bathroom, with the door closed, without feeling like you're getting dressed in front of a window. Second, there are very few shelves or empty tables or the like to put your own things on - for instance, food or toiletries. Especially in the bathroom, there was no space to put toiletries or clothes, etc. Both of these points are very minor, though. I don't think I'd choose this place if we were staying for a week or anything, but for 2-3 days, it's perfect!
Beautiful location and lovely, cosy cabin!
The cabin was fantastic. So quaint with the wood burning fireplace and the beautiful view. Roberta and Dan were very accommodating. Would love to stay here again :)
What a slice of tranquility in the midst of the city. Only minutes from Pikes Market, the Waterfront and Space Needle. What a convenient location. Dan and Roberta are delightful and the cabin is exactly as pictured and described. Cozy wood stove, amazing view of the lake and the cabin is a work of art in itself. Cant wait to visit again.
I wanted to take a retreat from work and instead of driving a long distance or flying somewhere I found this great log cabin close by. It was perfect. Very cozy with nice warm wood burning fireplace. Roberta and Dan were perfect hosts. Enjoyed the nice lake with ducks and geese and the sound of the rain on the metal roof was heavenly. Perfect retreat.
I LOVED this place. Super clean, toasty warm (thanks to the roaring fire that was already going when I arrived), and you couldn't ask for a better location. This little cabin feels so secluded even though you're in the middle of the city. There's no better place to enjoy a glass of wine and a book than the big overstuffed chair overlooking the lake. Roberta and Dan were great hosts- looking forward to staying here again!