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Dawn From the House Looking into Desolation Sound


Last updated: 01/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Mansons Landing house description

Waterfront property with magnificent views, on the sunny southern tip of Cortes Island. Wake to eagles' laughter from the nest just north of the house; hike the forest down the dirt road; climb Easter Bluff, bike or drive to wondrous lake with sandy beach or granite rock access, or swim in the ocean warmed by a long tide;gather oysters, clams, mussels from your own beach. Walk 20 minutes up the beach or the road to sandy beach, gourmet meals, massages, facials,workshops, etc. at Hollyhock retreat center or go along the road to Smelt Bay provincial park, a pleasant walk to another long sandy beach with great sunsets

Cozy sitting area by wood stove with two desks, double bed and desk in high ceilinged loft study/bedroom and double bed in private bedroom with claw footed bathtub with water view. Conversation nook off the dining area may also double as a modified queen sized bed. All beds have great water views. Sailboats, kayaks, bikes available for rental on island. Sorry no pets.

Not safe for children under 10.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage


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

                10 yrs...moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                There are two steps to the front entrance and the bedroom is on the ground level, but the stairs to the loft bedroom and those to the beach would be problematic. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children:

                stairs to beach or to loft not made to be safe for small children. ...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1


              • Loft + Den


              • Queen size Beds (1) modified to fit into cozy nook off dining area with privacy curtains and a great view. Double Beds (2) one in downstairs bedroom with spectacular water view, skylights and ensuite claw foot tub, second upstairs near half bath and terrific water and eagle nest views with antique chinese screen between it and the upstairs study area and garden view....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1


              • Bathroom 2


              • downstairs bath has rock lined shower with garden view and skylight, upstairs bath has water view and skylight, (tub and outdoor shower with water view are downstairs)...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Open View Woodstove, Electric Heat,, Towels and Linens provided, except beach towels...moreless


                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Music Library:

                    about 50 CDs but also bring your favorites about 100 Tapes...moreless

                  • Television:

                    TV provided for watching movies but no cable or dish link...moreless

                  • Toys
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    at the local library and some in the house, large collection of DVDs available for rent in two locations nearby but bring your laptop for viewing DVDs. if in house before August....moreless


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


                  • Churches
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    across the water beyond the islands layer upon layer of snow capped mpuntains grace the view...moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Whether at high tide or low, you will love watching the play of light on the ocean from any bed as well as from dining area, living room or water side decks.Watch water birds seals, boats, sun and moon rises...moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    the beach has a spectacular view, a natural oyster bed, great clams and some sandy spots. ...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming


                  • Dining:

                    antique cherry wood table with pull out leaves seats 8 (10 if you squeeze) placemats, napkins, tablecloth...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    in house, new ...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    electric in addition to wood stove...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    open design living area with large wooden floored space for dancing or exercise plus cozy sitting area around wood stove off one side and pasha bed style conversation nook off other...moreless

                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    in driveway and turn outs...moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    near pump house with heated outdoor shower and electric outlet, outhouse...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    voicemail included...moreless


                  • Catering Available
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    plunge and automatic drip...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    stove top and oven many sizes...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    plenty for 8 or more, lots of glasses, wine and drinking, mugs etc...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    new, good capacity, black finish...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    a beautiful sunny kitchen with custom cabinets, gas stove,view of garden, open plan...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    electric, self-cleaning...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Basics:salt, pepper, flour, sugar, some spices and teas...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    new, quiet, balck finish...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    gas burners, black finish efficient attractive wood stove with glass view of fire in den area...moreless

                  • Toaster:

                    toaster oven...moreless


                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (4) decks, two with water view, 2 with garden view, all with glassed roof...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill


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                   $1200/wkJune,$1300/wkJuly,$1350/wkAugust,$1250/wkSep, discount for multiple weeks
                  9/23/2013 - 5/23/2014 $650/month,if for 5+ mos,less with care taking, or $500/wk 

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                  Last updated: 01/08/2015
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  Car: Recommended

                  Fishing & Diving, Abundant Wildlife, Concerts, Dances, Art Galleries, Sailing & Kayaking in pristine Desolation Wilderness, Shelling for Moon shells as well as oysters and clams, professional skateboard park


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1984

                  About the owner: 28 years ago I came to this beautiful land to heal from cancer. There were no structures on the acres I bought. I lived in a one person tent on the beach that first summer and a healing summer it was: lots of vitamin D from the sun, antioxidants from the many berries, sea protein from the oysters, mussels and clams not to mention the seaweed and the good vegetarian meals and body work a short walk away. NO chemo or radiation just bliss, getting to know how the light changed during the day, watching the eagle pair and their babies in the high fir above me, getting to know the otter family that shared the beach with me, etc. I had no trouble from cancer ever again. after that summer and feel forever grateful to this place. Shelter evolved to tents on platforms through a tiny(8'x8') beach cabin to this rather grand house (1350sq') with the beginnings of a fenced in garden. I am so lucky to have found this simple paradise and am glad to share it with you. I am a child psychologist, trained at Yale and Stanford, in private practice of play therapy and family therapy on Whidbey Island WA. My own time here has showed me that play is truly healing.

                  Why the Owner Chose Mansons Landing:
                  The sheer beauty of the place. The purity of the air and water. The chance to watch eagle babies learn to fly from the nest in a tall fir near the house, to learn to fish from the large tide pool on the beach. The proximity to a first class retreat center with great food,massage, beach and interesting programs, while still having privacy and space away.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Truly a healing and fun place full of relaxation and enjoyment, a gathering place of creative people with poetry, music, dancing, art shows, fairs as well as a place to retreat in solitude and quiet, night skies spectacular with multitudes of stars visible, occasional Northern Lights and meteor showers. Wonderful swimming in lake or ocean, etc.

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                  Speaks: english

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                  • Dawn From the House Looking into Desolation Sound

                    Dawn From the House Looking into Desolation Sound

                  • Bedroom View with Claw Foot Tub in Foreground - Private Deck

                    Bedroom View with Claw Foot Tub in Foreground - Private Deck

                  • Dining table set for 6, leaves expand to seat 8, water view

                    Dining table set for 6, leaves expand to seat 8, water view

                  • Welcome to Heather's House

                    Welcome to Heather's House

                  • Kitchen with covered side porch in background

                    Kitchen with covered side porch in background

                  • Looking Down From the Loft at Dining Area & Conversation/bed nook

                    Looking Down From the Loft at Dining Area & Conversation/bed nook

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

                  Member since: 2004
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 01/08/2015
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