Lake Union view "Sky Cabin" apt.

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Yale Terrace, Seattle, WA 98102, United States

The Space

Welcome to our light and airy "Sky Cabin" overlooking Lake Union, where the film Sleepless in Seattle was made. The apartment sits on the top floor of our three story house built in 1912, but the apartment itself was added on only two years ago. It has cathedral ceilings, cork floors, and warm, birch wood paneling, making it feel like a cabin in the sky. The wall of windows faces West with views onto Lake Union, the Olympic Mountains, and even a small view of the Space Needle.There is a master bedroom, a large bathroom, an open living space with a kitchen, and another small room for doing yoga, exercising, or just meditating while looking out to the lake. It is extremely quiet and peaceful, with skylights that let in plenty of light. The deck is perfect for watching the kayaks, sailboats, paddle boards, amphibious "Ducks", sea planes, tug boats, and floating homes (Lake Union is even a home to a hot tub boat!) that make Eastlake such a unique and special neighborhood. The Sky Cabin is decorated in a mid century style with comfortable furniture, and it feels cozy and cheerful. The bathroom has a wonderful shower with three different shower heads and a heated tile floor. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need, and there is a television and a dvd player. Wi-Fi is included. There is free street parking half a block away in either direction from our house, and there are plenty of restaurants and cafes within walking distance as well as easy bus access to either downtown or the university. We are 5-10 minutes by car to both downtown and the university and 10-20 minutes by bus, depending on traffic. In the Sky Cabin I have Seattle and Washington state guide books and maps for people to use while they are here, as well as various board games for those nights you just want to stay in. My 83 year old mother lives in the apartment below and you will perhaps occasionally hear her playing the piano. She is very sweet and helpful if you need anything or have any questions! Come and enjoy this peaceful, light and happy place in the heart of Seattle!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1015 /week
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • What an incredible space. We had an amazing weekend in April at the Sky Cabin. The views were fabulous and the picutres are very accurate. Gillian was wonderful about responding quickly. In the Sky Cabin, you will find everything you need and then some...from travel coffee mugs to ear plugs to head lamps for reading to Seattle travel guides! Such a nice change from the standard hotel room! I would stay here again in a heartbeat. -Melissa

    April 2014
  • My boyfriend and I recently stayed in the Sky Cabin and we absolutely loved it!! Gillian has a hidden gem within the Lake Union area. The apartment was very clean and spacious. The views are absolutely breathtaking. We can't wait to go back!!

    April 2014
  • I honestly cannot say enough good things about this rental. Quite, beautiful location. Helpful notes around the unit to eliminate literally any questions we might have had about how things work. Clear, quick communication. Sometimes, pictures make a place seem better then it is. For this rental, the pictures don't do it justice! In fact, we are going to recommend a family friend visiting Seattle in two weeks to stay here if it's available.

    In fact the best thing I can say about this rental is that we are already looking forward to staying here again the next time we are in Seattle. Simply terrific!

    April 2014
  • I stay here frequently for my Seattle visits and really enjoy the place and the neighborhood. Gillian is a wonderful host. You can't go wrong with the Sky Cabin!

    April 2014
  • Awesome pad, amazing view, quiet neighborhood, everything in the unit was perfect.

    April 2014
  • Gillian's Sky Cabin was wonderful. The view was amazing - both awe-inspiring and soothing at all times of the day. The place was incredibly well-kept and very comfortable. Gillian also keeps great coffee! There is something therapeutic about the Sky Cabin. We got to Seattle feeling tired from a long trip and left refreshed and reinvigorated. There are many small touches that add up to form a great experience, such as the heated bathroom floors. Parking was a breeze and always available. The location was also great. Really can't come up with a complaint if I tried. Would look forward to staying there again when in Seattle!

    March 2014
  • My husband and I stayed at the Sky Cabin for a week in March and it was everything we hoped it would be. The apartment was gorgeous, beautifully decorated, well equipped and so comfortable. I especially appreciated the heated bathroom floor. The view of Lake Union, and on a clear day, the mountains, was simply breathtaking. By far our favourite part of the apartment. It was so nice to watch the kayaks in the mornings and the sea planes in the afternoons, not to mention the gorgeous sunsets. The balcony was also a plus that got full lovely sunshine all afternoon. We also loved the neighbourhood. We could get fresh pastries from Louisa's bakery in the morning, take runs around Lake Union, and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner out at one of the many delicious restaurants to choose from in the neighbourhood. The apartment was also perfectly situated in relation to downtown Seattle, not too close, but not too far, with buses running regularly that can get you to the centre within 20 minutes. Gillian and her mother were lovely hosts. Gillian was super easy to communicate with and check-in and check-out was smooth and hassle free. We can't wait to find a reason to go back. We would definitely stay here again. I highly recommend the Sky Cabin.

    March 2014
  • Gillian's Sky Cabin was perfect! So cozy with perfect views of Lake Union. A girlfriend and I came to Seattle for a weekend getaway and the Sky Cabin was perfectly located for us to hit all the local spots with a short drive. Her space is so comforting - we found it difficult to leave!

    March 2014
  • One of the best places I have stayed. Not only is the place beautiful the host was so considerate. All the amenities you would receive at the finest hotels she supplied and more. And the shower is AWESOME! Can't wait to visit Seattle again and her place.

    March 2014
  • My husband and I were very pleased with the "Sky Cabin". The view was wonderful, the location was excellent! The unit was very clean, well stocked and very welcoming and comfortable. I would stay here again and would recommend it without hesitation!

    March 2014
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