Family & Pet Friendly; Fantastic Location with Lake Views
Roberta 'Bert' Rice
About Roberta 'Bert' Rice
I've lived on this part of the lake most of my life. Growing up as a military brat, I've lived in many places around the country and a foreign country as well. We settled in Topeka when I was a 'tweener and I stayed until my college years. I have quite a bit of travel experience both for work and leisure. I know what I like as far as accommodations which I applied when renovating the apartment/guest house. I've put in a lot of little extras that will make your stay pleasant.
Roberta 'Bert' Rice purchased this Guest House in 2007
Why Roberta 'Bert' Rice chose Topeka
The apartment/guest house was an attached garage that was converted to living space 35 years ago. My daughter and I lived in it for 8 years before I bought it. I bought it because it is next door to my childhood home and I wanted to be neighbors with my dad. The original part of the house (where I live) was built in 1936 by the WPA when they built Lake Shawnee. It was originally the lake superintendent's quarters and I am only the 4th owner. It's is a true craftsman bungalow with charming stone exterior and beautiful wood interior.
What makes this Guest House unique
The view of the lake is fantastic. Every porch/patio has seating outside to enjoy the beautiful park setting. It's quiet and tranquil and feels like the country. But it's literally 5 minutes to town.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The apartment was perfect. Everything you needed to enjoy your stay was supplied by Bert. She welcomed my family with cold drinks in the fridge and a basket of snacks. She also had a fresh cake as well. The property is awesome..the pool is very nice and the hot tub is perfect for after the dip in the pool. Bert gives you access to her outer building which has a pool table and a ping pong table. Our stay was just great.
Great place for small family
Loved all of the activities at and close to Bert’s place. She had kid books, games, a pool and the lake was right across the street. She was so welcoming and had plenty of supplies so you don’t have to bring everything for the kitchen. We hope to be back!
Great Place for a quiet weekend
We stated with Bert last weekend during a basketball tournament. The place was perfect! The banana bunt cake was amazing too! Thanks Bert, We will be back for our next tournament!
Serene location across from park
Bert was a wonderful hostess, making sure all was explained to us upon our arrival. The rental is clean with several new upgrades. The location was great. Shawnee Lake is beautiful and offered a great place to walk and enjoy the gardens and water. It was also conveniently close to down Topeka.
Peaceful beautiful stay!!
Roberta’s guest house is super clean, with wonderful amenities! The bed and pillows weee soo comfy, the outside patio was a great place to view the lake and ohhh the hot tub was fabulous! Roberta was very accommodating and is a beautiful human!! We will definitely be staying again!!
Ideal location for attending a Lake Shawnee event!
The property had everything we needed for our stay! Very nice owner who gives the little extras for a comfortable stay!