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Gracie's Beach House on Tranquil Camano Island

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Sunrise over Port Susan and the Cascade Mountains, as seen from the deck.

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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Do nothing, or everything, here!

Peaceful and private waterfront retreat, perfect for solos and families or other small groups alike. Enjoy the pristine Puget Sound shoreline without having wait in line for a ferry! Camano Island is just 75 minutes north of Seattle, and boasts two State Parks, numerous beaches and hiking trails, gorgeous views and vintage summer experiences. Roast marshmallows in the fire pit or on the beach, go crabbing and clamming when allowed, beachcomb, hunt for antiques in the many funky stores nearby, ride your bikes around the island, explore art galleries, and enjoy quality time with friends and family. How about a round of golf? Camaloch golf course is just minutes away. The zip-lining adventure at nearby Canopy Tours NW (10m away) is FANTASTIC. Or take a day trip to nearby LaConner, Anacortes or the tulip festival in Mt. Vernon. One of my favorite day trips is to the Fairhaven section of Bellingham, less than an hour north.

Large (2200 s.f.) one-level home with sweeping water views, large windows and lots of light. Wraparound deck and huge patio, with stairs to private beach. My home sits on a bluff point above the water, providing privacy and great views. Take the stairs down to our privately owned 77' beach, or a short 5 minute walk to the beach using the road. Access to two other private beaches and picnic areas in the Country Club area. Enjoy coffee in the morning sun, and watch the majestic eagles that often perch in the treetops right in front of you. Listen to the waves lap the shore while you read a good book or catch up with friends and family. Comfortable furniture and beds, everything you need to relax and enjoy. King size bed in master, Queen in 2nd bedroom, King in 3rd bedroom, and bunkbeds (w/crib mattress trundle) in 4th (kids') bedroom. All mattresses are high quality newer pillowtop clouds. There is also a loft twin in the playroom. Sleeps 5-6 adults and 2-4 kids very comfortably. The house is extremely kid friendly, with lots of great toys and space.

Hike the trails at Camano Island State Park on the south end of the island, kayak or crab at Utsalady Bay on the north end, or view eagles and great blue herons. Hummingbirds abound. Rent a boat at Cama Beach State Park, and spend some time at the Center for Wooden Boats. Small county parks at Utsalady Bay and the nearby Cavalero Beach offer boaters convenient launch sites.

It really is the 'shortest distance to far away'!


Keywords: Camano Island, Stanwood, Mt. Baker, beach, beachcombing, Eagles, Herons, birdwatching, clamming, crabbing, camping, art galleries, artists retreat, peaceful, retreat, privacy, waterfront, large house, near Seattle, near Bellingham, Island County, zip-lining, wooden boats, boat rentals

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age 21....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love the play room! Lots of toys & games, a loft bunk, kid table and chairs, a TV/DVD/VCR combo, and an enormous lovesac (bean bag)....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    One level home, but there are two steps down to the sunken living room, one step down into the sun room, and 2 steps down from the deck to the aggregate patio....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

  • Bedroom 4: 1 child bed, 1 bunk bed

    (twin bunks and crib mattress as trundle)...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    (Beautyrest Black premium mattress)...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 (second Master): 1 king, 1 baby crib

    New pillowtop mattress (Aug 2015)...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    pillowtop mattress...moreless

  • Play Room: 1 child bed

    IKEA Loft bed (twin)...moreless

  • King size bed in spacious Master Bedroom, with attached 3/4 bath, New King Bed in the second Master, with a 3/4 bath around the corner, Queen size Bed in second bedroom, 1 set of bunkbeds in kid bedroom, with a full bath across the hall; Loft twin bed in play room. Additional crib mattress as trundle in kids' bunkroom, High-chair and Pack-n-Play...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Stairs to privately owned beach, fire pit, huge level back yard (lot is 3/4 Acre), standalone play house. All beds are high quality with premium mattress covers and linens....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray in Living Room. DVD player in play room, as well as bunk room....moreless

  • Game Room:

    Toy/Play room with TV/VCR, toys and there is also a cupboard full of board and card games....moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    iPod docking....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Local Channels, STARZ, ENCORE, MOVIEPLEX and HBO. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Large LCD flat screen TV in living room (with DVD player) and one HDMI port; second TV and DVD/VHS player in playroom; third small TV with DVD in bunk room....moreless

  • Toys:

    Many toys & games in separate play room...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Extensive movie collection (both DVD and VHS), for kids of all ages....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    180 degree view of Puget Sound/Port Susan and Mt. Baker....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Waterfront home. Stairs to 77' of private beach (132 stairs). Easy road access also, and parking privileges right in front of the beach....moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    Camaloch Golf course is just 5 minutes away....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Cascade Mountain Range and Mt. Baker....moreless

  • Water View:

    House faces East, overlooks Port Susan Bay (Puget Sound)....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Waterfront house on Port Susan Bay/Puget Sound, just South of the San Juan Islands. 77' of private beachfront....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 6 comfortably. With the leaf (which is in the entry closet) you can seat 8-10. 8 dining chairs are provided. There are 3 stools at the kitchen eating bar....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Brand new gas fireplace....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    baseboard heating, in addition to gas fireplace....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, towels, blankets, and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Coverage is good all the way to and near beach house....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample paved parking for up to 4 vehicles....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample paved parking for up to 4 vehicles....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    10 cup drip coffee maker, a Keurig, and a back-up drip coffee maker too! :)...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    New Bosch dishwasher - super quiet....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with coffee, ice & panini makers, blender, good knives. Kitchen tools, pots & pans, wine glasses, dishes (service for 10), condiments and spices are available in abundance....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Overlooks Port Susan, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Baker and the city lights of Stanwood/Marysville/Everett....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Extensive patio with beautiful landscaping and unobstructed view of Port Susan Bay, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Baker and the city lights of Stanwood/Marysville/Everett....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Adirondack rocking chairs, patio tables & chairs, marble table & benches, loveseat and chairs, shade umbrellas....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    4-burner Stainless gas grill....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Fiberglass dinghy, oars and crab pots available for your use upon request. (permits required, and crab season is limited)...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay
$325 $375
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $200 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

Autumn
Sep 7 - Nov 20, 2015
2 night min stay
$209 $255
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $159 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 21 - Nov 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$300
Winter Season 2015
Dec 1 - Dec 19, 2015
2 night min stay
$195 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat
$850

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $121 Nightly

Festive Season
Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2016
4 night min stay
$375
$1,650

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $236 Nightly

Winter Season 2016
Jan 6 - Apr 1, 2016
1 night min stay
$195 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$850

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $121 Nightly

Spring Break
Apr 2 - Apr 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$210
$1,150

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $164 Nightly

Shoulder Season
Apr 18 - May 26, 2016
2 night min stay
$225 $265
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $200 Nightly

Early Summer
May 27 - Jun 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$255 $295
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,750

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $216 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

Summer 2016
Jul 1 - Sep 5, 2016
4 night min stay
$325 $395
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $173 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $110 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.7%

Notes:

Maximum occupancy is 8 adults; fee applies for add'l guests. Check-in is at 3pm; check-out is at noon. Cancel at least 30 days in advance and receive all but $25 back. Cancel within 14 days to receive 50% refund. Less than 14-day cancellation forfeits 100%, although I will work with you to find alternate dates if at all possible.

4-night minimum in the summer. If fewer than four nights are available, shorter durations will be considered. Ask about holiday rates.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

  • A

    Camano Beach House! (not exact location) View on map

    Waterfront, beach access, sweeping water and mountain views.

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    Grandma's Beach View on map

    Country Club Private Beach #2

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    Cama Beach State Park View on map

    This unique State Park was created from a family fishing resort and Native American camping site. Opened in 2008, it's a step back in time. www.parks.wa.gov/camabeach

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    Blackbird Bakery Cafe View on map

    Yum. 10007 270th NW Main Street, Stanwood 98292 (360) 339-2253 www.blackbirdbakerycafe.com Free wi-fi!

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    Elger Bay Grocery View on map

    Quaint old-time "everything" store, with great produce and a fun kid ride out front.

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    Iverson Spit Preserve View on map

    This 120-acre preserve lies tucked away between a forested hillside and the southwest corner of Livingston Bay, an important estuarine habitat and a northern portion of Port Susan bay. Once a tidal saltwater marsh, the area was diked for farming in the 1940s, and acquired in 1999 by the county. With several different habitats, the preserve attracts a wide variety of birds; around 125 species have been recorded here. Near the trailhead, steps lead up to two viewing platforms and allow access over the fragile dike, where you can go down to the beach and clamber over a thick tangle of drift logs to reach the shoreline. If the weather's good, views of the Cascades dominate the skyline to the east.

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    Whale Watching View on map

    A group of about 10 whales returns every spring to the waters near Whidbey and Camano Islands from their breeding grounds off California.

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    English Boom Historical County Park View on map

    A peaceful, seaside marsh with a boardwalk and a meandering quarter-mile path, its silence broken only by the rapid-fire chirr of kingfishers and the high-pitched shriek of a bald eagle in the upland forest. Part of a wildlife habitat area, English Boom is also a key birding spot in the Port Susan Snow Goose and Birding Festival. 360-679-7373 or www.whidbey.com/camparks/coparks.html

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    Matzke Fine Arts View on map

    My favorite gallery (of many) on the Island. 2345 Blanche Way, 360-387-2759, www.matzkefineart.com. Every May thousands of visitors arrive for the annual Camano Studio Tour. Sixty or so artists open their studios throughout the island to visitors during this popular spring event. Learn more: 425- 239-6921 or www.camanoarts.org.

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0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Camano Country Club

Car: Necessary

Art galleries abound on Camano Island! The Island is a great spot for birdwatching, and beachcombing for shells, seaglass and driftwood. Act like a local and head to Elger Bay Grocery to buy a fishing license, bait, and ice cream novelties for the kids.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I love spending time on Camano and when I can't be there I love knowing that this house is being enjoyed by friends, family, and perhaps you.

Why the Owner Chose Camano Island:
My home-away-from-home is all about family and friends sharing a special time at the beach. The accessibility of this beautiful retreat and just the general peaceful feel of the place is why I bought here. No ferry lines!!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Gracie's Beach House is easy to get to and yet feels worlds away. I walk in the door and immediately relax. Even just one night is rejuvenating. Enjoy walks on the beach, cooking for friends, relaxing with a good book, going for a long walk, entertaining, and gazing at the view. There are so many beautiful places, neat shops and cozy spots to visit on Camano Island and nearby Stanwood. In the summer, I love to stargaze and enjoy the quiet and warmth of the night.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Sunrise over Port Susan and the Cascade Mountains, as seen from the deck.

    Sunrise over Port Susan and the Cascade Mountains, as seen from the deck.

  • Watch the hummingbirds dance in the Madrona trees!

    Watch the hummingbirds dance in the Madrona trees!

  • Fire pit on the patio, s'mores w/a view of the water and my mini Space Needle :)

    Fire pit on the patio, s'mores w/a view of the water and my mini Space Needle :)

  • Eagles often rest in the trees in front of the patio.  (photo from deck!)

    Eagles often rest in the trees in front of the patio. (photo from deck!)

  • Dining room, seating for 8.

    Dining room, seating for 8.

  • New gas fireplace and two comfy Ekornes recliners in sunroom.

    New gas fireplace and two comfy Ekornes recliners in sunroom.

  • Master Bedroom, w/a private patio and views of Port Susan, Mt. Baker and lights.

    Master Bedroom, w/a private patio and views of Port Susan, Mt. Baker and lights.

  • Kids bunk room

    Kids bunk room

  • Second bedroom with Queen pillow top bed.

    Second bedroom with Queen pillow top bed.

  • Play room with loft bed, giant beanbag, toys, games, and TV/VCR/VHS.

    Play room with loft bed, giant beanbag, toys, games, and TV/VCR/VHS.

  • Twilight Fireworks over Port Susan Bay, July 4, 2015

    Twilight Fireworks over Port Susan Bay, July 4, 2015

  • 180 degree view of Port Susan and Mt. Baker from the deck and expansive patio.

    180 degree view of Port Susan and Mt. Baker from the deck and expansive patio.

  • Fire pit and expansive outdoor living area.

    Fire pit and expansive outdoor living area.

  • Patio/Conversation area outside the Master, with a view of the water.

    Patio/Conversation area outside the Master, with a view of the water.

  • Grandma's Beach (beach below the house) at low tide.  Mt. Baker in background

    Grandma's Beach (beach below the house) at low tide. Mt. Baker in background

  • Fully stocked kitchen, with service for 10.  Breakfast Bar with 3 stools.

    Fully stocked kitchen, with service for 10. Breakfast Bar with 3 stools.

  • Lower living room (2 steps down) with comfy seating for all

    Lower living room (2 steps down) with comfy seating for all

  • Upper Living Area - Big open spaces for play, private time and family time.

    Upper Living Area - Big open spaces for play, private time and family time.

  • Master bath, en suite

    Master bath, en suite

  • 2d bathroom, across the hall from kids bunk room.  Bath tub.

    2d bathroom, across the hall from kids bunk room. Bath tub.

  • Third bedroom, New King mattress.  3rd Bath at end of hall.

    Third bedroom, New King mattress. 3rd Bath at end of hall.

  • Streetside view of house

    Streetside view of house

  • Summer sunsets are the best. #nofilter

    Summer sunsets are the best. #nofilter

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