Roberta is a professional musician (cellist) with the Seattle Symphony and Opera.
Dan is a surgeon.
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What an amazing place to stay! Beautiful location, cozy, close to everything but you would think you were up in the mountains! Roberta and Dan are wonderful hosts and make sure you have everything you need for your stay. This was my first experience with Airbnb and it was a great choice!!! Thank you Roberta and Dan!
Lance A. (San Diego, CA)
Before you open the beautifully crafted wooden door to this enchanted cabin, stop. Take a moment to look around. Look toward the beautiful trees, ferns, flowers, grassy meadow, the little lake. Close your eyes. Breath. Slow down. You're in for a treat. Now you are ready to walk into an extraordinarily crafted little bit of heaven. Would you expect hand crafted, inlaid wooden pegs to hang your hat? You'll find them next to the door and in the shower for your towels. There's more. You find them. Custom cut, beautiful wood along the stairs to the snuggly bedroom upstairs. This is a little nod to the over the top work these two people did to a cabin that was found in total disrepare. Many would have destroyed it. They saved it. And now, it's there - waiting to welcome you. You will find comfort everywhere.
To say that Roberta and Dan are superior hosts makes me embarrassed at my poor command of the language. So I will simply say you won't find better people, and their commitment to the environment is commendable. The unique toilet is one testimony to this, as is their dedication to recycling.
Just wait until you take your shower. You're snuggled in what looks like a cave. To me, anyhow! It's so fun. The cabin is very well stocked with wonderful comforters, more dishes, utensils, pots and pans than you'll ever need, paper towels, teas, etc., nice big bath towels, lamps on both sides of the snuggly couch and the bed (good for reading) plenty of firewood, paper, kindling, fat wood, lighters for a really efficient and cozy fire (have Roberta show you a couple of very nice features)
Do you want a place for your honeymoon, celebrate a romantic anniversary or a couple getaway? Or just you getaway? This is the place.
Do you need a very comfortable spot to stay in Seattle while you attend to medical issues at any of Seattle's World-recognized Medical Centers? This is the place for you.
Do you ant to have a homey base to explore Seattle and it's sights? This is it. The hosts will help you in any way you need to find your way around.
But you may wish you had carved out more time to simply kick back in the cabin. Trust me on this one. This isn't just a place to stay like a hotel, it's a destination in and of itself.
Try going out early in the morning or in the early afternoon; walk down to the dock and just sit quietly and relax. A couple of times I took the paddle boat out to the middle of the pond and let the breeze move me slowly to the other end. Nice! So, do you need a place to just hide away for a while and recharge your batteries? Without a doubt, this is the place is for you.
Thank you Roberta, from the bottom of my heart. I'll see you again.
Our expectations were exceeded when we arrived at Roberta & Dan's cabin. It was the perfect place to spend our honeymoon. We used the paddle-boat on the lake on a daily basis. The utensils and cookware inside provided us the ability to cook breakfast at home each day, which made our experience so much more relaxed than if we'd been in a hotel. We were pleasantly surprised by the low rate - as the experience was priceless! What a great value! Roberta was also very hospitable, making sure your towels are replenished and such. You'll also love her three chickens that mosey around! 5 stars all around. Awesome stay. We'd love to revisit soon!
Roberta and Dan's cabin was absolutely perfect! The setting was private, charming, and everything we needed was there. I loved being able to look out at the lake and have a fire in the woodstove. Use of the canoe on the lake was an awesome bonus!! They have restored the cabin with love and care and great attention to detail. Loved staying here!
Lovely place! Thanks for having us.
Absolutely stunning and serene little cabin! Great hosts with kind hearts, literally 9 minutes to the Union and 5th Ave parkade in downtown Seattle (smack in the middle of shopping and restaurants). The lake is gorgeous and for the most part mirror calm first thing in the morning! Honestly could not be better, won't stay anywhere else in the Seattle area anymore (unless all of you read this and keep the place booked).
Roberta and Dan's Haller Lake Log Cabin was everything I could have possibly asked for. It is truly a hidden gem within the hustle and bustle of the city of Seattle.
Walking back to the cabin, I was immediately taken aback by the beauty of the trees surrounding it and the serenity of the lake stretching out before it. My first night, I simply sat out on the private dock, taking it all in.
The cabin itself was perfect. It was cozy, rustic, and the ideal way to go "back to nature" without losing any of the amenities of home. The window in the bedroom took up almost the entire wall and each morning my boyfriend and I enjoyed awaking to sunshine and birdsongs. The patio in front of the cabin was fantastic for enjoying relaxing breakfasts outdoors, and the fireplace was ideal for cozying up on the couch each night.
As if all of this wasn't enough, Roberta and Dan left coffee and tea for us and provided enough firewood to keep us warm all day and night. While Dan wasn't at home when we arrived, Roberta took the time to give us a tour of the cabin, show us how to light the fireplace, and answer any and every question we had. She (email hidden)-- and even helped me locate the cabin when I got lost on the way there.
I would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone and everyone interested in having a relaxing, enjoyable and picturesque escape from the city.
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.