About this listing
The Sky Cabin is a bright and beautiful one bedroom apartment. The West facing windows, 13 foot ceilings, birch paneling, warm master bedroom and extravagant bathroom are just a few things to love about this space. It is a serene and calming oasis.
Welcome to our light and airy "Sky Cabin" in the heart of the city and overlooking Lake Union, where the film Sleepless in Seattle was made. The 700 sq. ft. Sky Cabin, ideal for two people, is a separate apartment on the top floor of our three story house built in 1912, but the Sky Cabin itself was added on only six years ago. It has 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 with three shower heads and a heated tile floor, an open living space/kitchen with 13 ft. tall cathedral ceilings, 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 that make Eastlake such a unique and special neighborhood. The Sky Cabin is decorated in a mid century style with comfortable furniture and feels cozy and cheerful. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need for cooking, and there are two televisions and one 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 86 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!
No pets, no drugs, no children, must be at least 23 years of age, and no smoking inside or out.
Access is to the apartment only.
Interaction with Guests
We respect peoples' privacy, so unless you have questions or need help, we leave you to enjoy the apartment on your own.
Eastlake is a very quiet, hidden little neighborhood in between the University and Downtown. We are on the shores of Lake Union where Boeing had his very first hangar and that is now home to seaplanes, kayaks, paddle boards, and floating homes. There is a great selection of local restaurants to choose from all within walking distance of our house, as well as a local mini supermarket with one of the best wine selections in Seattle. We have lived in Eastlake for forty years and love it!
Getting to and from Downtown and the University is easy, as there is a bus stop around the corner that will get you to either one within 15-20 minutes.
Other Things to Note
There are 15 steps up to the Sky Cabin, so sound hearts and legs are recommended! The apartment is not child proofed, and the 15 stairs are inside the apartment with no gate at the top of the stairs.
No pets, must be at least 23 years of age, no drugs and no smoking, even outside on the deck. Since there are other people living in the apartments below, we also ask that you please respect the peaceful nature of this house and neighborhood. No loud music or talking on cell phones outside (we will hear everything you say!). The apartment has cork floors, so our preference is that you remove shoes, especially high heels. There are electric baseboard heaters as well as one portable heater, so please be careful about not placing anything in front or on top of these as it could be a fire hazard. Close and lock all windows and doors whenever leaving the apartment, please. Thank you!
Open living area with books, board games, television, dvd player, and information on Seattle.
As everyone else has described, this home is a wonderful getaway with an amazing view and comfy decor. This was one of the most unique Airbnb's I've had the privilege of staying in and I will definitely be coming back! The whole space is so warm and inviting, it was a wonderful place to come back to and rest. The kitchen and bathroom were fully stocked. The signs all over the place were super helpful, and the tips of what's in the area were great as well. Thank you for opening up your home!
This place is wonderful, we felt very lucky to have had the chance to stay with its deserving rave reviews! The hosts went out of their way for us, providing special requests since it was a special weekend for us. This was so appreciated, and our stay in the sky cabin made our time in Seattle better than ever. It will be a weekend we won't forget! Thank you!
The Sky Cabin is a great place to relax in a neighborhood near downtown Seattle. With great views of Eastlake it's a nice escape from the hustle of the city.
My husband and I travelled to Seattle to elope and wanted a cozy getaway for our trip. Sky Cabin caught my attention right away when we started looking at options, and I'm so happy we ended up choosing to stay here! We also stayed in a studio apartment for a few days of our trip, and I'm so happy we stayed at Sky Cabin for the days before and after the wedding. It was very quiet and peaceful, with great natural light. The windows are incredible and it was so peaceful to look out at the view, whether sitting in the living room or preparing food in the kitchen.
Gillian was a wonderful host and was quick to respond to any questions we had, whether before or during our stay. She even left us a bottle of champagne and a sweet note congratulating us on our marriage - definitely going above and beyond her responsibilities as a host!
I would highly recommended Sky Cabin to anyone traveling to Seattle. It is the perfect getaway spot and only a short ride into town if you want to spend a night out!
Gillian's house is a wonderful place with a very special atmosphere. Makes you feel home (or better) from the moment you arrive. Great views of Lake Union and beyond from room and deck. Loved to sit there and watch the sun go down.
Tasteful, very personal interior. Fully equipped (kitchen, bath) with a lot of attention to detail. Spotlessly clean. Helpful, friendly little instructions everywhere. Comfortable, cozy bed in a side room with cabin feeling. Excellent directions and communication up front. Very nice greeting by her mother who lives in the same building.
Did not want to leave and would go again any minute. Go if you can!
Gillian's place absolutely exceeded my expectations. It's roomy and homey and filled with natural light and character. The views are gorgeous and the furniture is comfy. It's just relaxing to be there. I felt right at home from check in to check out.
Beyond the place itself being amazing, it's obvious that tons of care and attention have been put into making your stay enjoyable. From the earplugs on the nightstands (which I didn't need) to the coffee beans on the counter (which my mornings are generally too rushed to use), there are many touches that make you feel cared for. Immeasurably better than any hotel I've ever booked.
I arrived late on my check in day, so Gillian arranged a secure and easy way to allow me access to the key. She was very responsive and attentive. I would pounce on the opportunity to stay here again. I almost don't want to leave such a glowing review, because it only increases the odds of the place being booked next time I'm looking — but it's absolutely deserved.
Our first ever Airbnb booking and we could not have had a better experience. My wife and I came from Dallas to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. It could not have been more perfect. Gillian and Barbara made this a trip we will never forget. We were able to experience the many wonderful sites and tastes of Seattle and the surrounding area, but really, the best part of the trip was experiencing an amazing Seattle neighborhood, in a great home and living like a local for a few days.
Prior to our arrival, Gillian was responsive and informative, giving us the information we needed to be prepared when we arrived. Everything went according to plan, Barbara was sweet and welcoming, and stepping into the Sky Cabin for the first time was jaw-dropping. We instantly fell in love with the place, the warmth of the interior, the amazing views and we never lacked for anything during our 4 night stay. Gillian is a great host and we will look for her properties first when planning future trips to the area.
The bathroom and shower deserve a honorable mention. 3 shower heads and awesome water pressure in a spa quality shower. Fully equipped bathroom with luxurious towels. The "piece-de-resistance" however is the heated floor! OMG Why stay at a hotel ever again when in the Seattle area when you have access to this level of luxury?!
Parking is Seattle is always a concern, especially for those of us who never have to worry about parking in our home towns, but we never had an issue here. Gillian allowed us to use a parking permit but it really wasn't necessary as parking was not an issue, and we never had to park more than 50 yards from the front door.
Thanks for the coffee! What a nice touch. Having fresh ground coffee at the house and enjoying the sights and sounds of Lake Union in the mornings was great.
To say that the Sky Cabin was awesome would not even justify how truly amazing our experience was. Thank you, Gillian and Barbara! Next time, we would love to meet Gillian in person to personally thank her for making our Seattle visit a very special time in our lives.
Oh, was it a coincidence that there was a Sleepless in Seattle DVD? I think not! Perfect.
If you are ever in Seattle, I highly recommend that you stay with Gillian at the Sky Cabin. We sure will!!!
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