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Last updated: 07/11/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Keywords: New Designer Vacation House

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • 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

          • Not Suitable For Children:

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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            10 yrs...moreless

          • Nude Beach
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

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

          • Stove:

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

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Dishes & Utensils:

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

          • Pantry Items:

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

          • Toaster:

            toaster oven...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Microwave
          • Catering Available
          • Seating for 8 people


          • 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 For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

          • Heating:

            electric in addition to wood stove...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            but not beach/outdoor towels...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

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


              • 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

              • 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

              • Games
              • Books
              • Toys
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • VCR


              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

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

              • Outdoor Grill


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

              Location & View

              • 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

              • Mountain View:

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

              • Oceanfront:

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


              • Restaurants
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Mountain Biking
              • Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Hiking
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Groceries
              • Shelling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Whale Watching
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Marina
              • Churches
              • Playground
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing


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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 

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              Last updated: 07/11/2014
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              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

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Welcome to Heather's House

                Welcome to Heather's House

              • Looking Down From the Loft at Dining Area & Conversation Nook

                Looking Down From the Loft at Dining Area & Conversation Nook

              • Kitchen with covered side porch in background

                Kitchen with covered side porch in background

              • 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

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              Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014


              1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 07/11/14
              Email owner

              (206) 595-5771 (Washington, USA)

              Speaks: english
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