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Get away for few days or a week. Use our cabin as a home base to explore the beautiful San Juan Islands and the Cascade mountain range. Or simply stay put and soak in the peace and quiet. Relax in the sun on the bulkhead at the beach, walk the shore, or head out into the sound on our ride on top kayak. From the deck you can watch the eagles and herons while the loons call out. On cooler days retreat inside to watch the view in front of the propane fireplace. Samish Island is a drive-on 'island' with easy access to the Skagit County tulip fields, San Juan Islands, quaint Fairhaven and Chuckanut drive. Several excellent restaurants are just 10-15 minutes away. The cabin has 2 bedrooms and a loft bed, 1 1/2 baths, full kitchen (no dishwasher), washer and dryer. Queen size bed in master bedroom, full/twin bunk bed in second bedroom. The loft is a twin size futon mattress in a nook at the top of the stairs. it has an amazing view but is not very private.
No smoking anywhere on the property please. ...moreless
House trained dogs only. Dogs to allowed on the furniture. Must be on leash or maintained on the property outside. There is a chain link kennel with doghouse next to the house. Please pick up dog doo at the end of your stay - bags in the kitchen drawer to the right of the fridge...moreless
2 steps up into house, bedrooms on second floor, no lift or elevator....moreless
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6
Bedroom 1: 1 queen
Master bedroom with 2 closets and amazing view of the water...moreless
Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed
Bunk bed is full six on bottom and twin on top...moreless
Loft: 1 twin/ single
Twin size mattress in upstairs alcove, view, but not private...moreless
Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) Bottom of bunk bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) Top of bunk bed and a small sleeping loft...moreless
1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower
Off hall between the 2 bedrooms and the loft. ...moreless
Downstairs half bath/laundry: toilet
Toilet, sink, and full size washer & dryer downstairs...moreless
a somewhat eclectic set of books on the shelves in the master bedroom. Lots of cookbooks...moreless
Even VHS! and some pretty old but fun movies...moreless
board games, bad mitten and croquet for outside, tennis court half a mile down the road for first come first serve...moreless
dated oldies but goodies CD's, bring your own music on your iPhone if you want some newer tunes...moreless
Medium bank waterfront with 35 sturdy steps down to a gravel beach with a 6 foot deep bulkhead for sitting in the sun. It is a good 10 degrees warmer at the beach due to less breeze. Mud flats at low tide. Clamming in season. ...moreless
35 stairs down to the beach and miles of beech for walking...moreless
Propane fireplace in the living room is both for ambiance and a source of heat for the cabin. Thermostat is on the right side of the chimney...moreless
Propane fireplace in the living run by a thermostat provides all the heat you will need except perhaps on very cold winter nights. There are wall electric heaters in living, bed, and bathrooms...moreless
Iron & Board
Plenty of sheets on the beds and extras in the closet upstairs...moreless
Plenty of room for 2-3 cars in the driveway. Please do not park on the lawn as you will be on the septic drainage field....moreless
Parking Off Street
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
limited space in the driveway, avoid septic drainage field under the grass. ...moreless
There is no land line at the cabin - bring your own cell phones. Verizon works great, some of the other companies are a bit spotty. This gets better every year. ...moreless
Lots of towels and 3-4 beach towels as well. ...moreless
People have left things which we toss when they get older or if open. There are a few staples including some coffee, flour, sugar and a number of spices, oils, and vinegars. ...moreless
Side by side fridge/freezer, no ice maker or water dispenser but plenty of ice cube trays. ...moreless
4 burner ceramic top stove, excellent condition, electric. ...moreless
Deck / Patio:
covered area with eating table, large uncovered deck with Adirondack chairs...moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
2 kayaks and a canoe down at the beach, paddles on the side of the house, limited life jackets in the downstairs closet. Beware currents if you get to far out into shipping lanes other side of the bay...moreless
No open fires allowed on property or beach for safety (often a local fire ban in the summer anyway).
Pets are OK but must stay off furniture/beds. There's an outside kennel for them. Please pick up after them by Monday mornings as the lawn mower doesn't like to do that. Leash required on street but not on beach.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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This is a peaceful natural setting a good 15-20 minutes drive from anything commercial, but once you drive that 20 minutes you have most anything else you might want at your fingertips. Drive another 20-30 minutes and you are at the ferry to the San Juan Islands or the fun city of Bellingham
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We searched for many years for the perfect waterfront getaway and have enjoyed this cabin with our family since 2003. We live just a half hour away in Bellingham and try to get there often. We love the peace and quiet of the Bay, watching the eagles and herons, and walking on the beach. Kayaking in the calm water at sunset is unbeatable. We can't be there all the time and that's where you, our guests come in. We feel fortunate to be able to share this little piece of northwest paradise with you.
Why the Owner Chose Bow: We enjoy this cabin on weekends but can't use it all the time so are happy to share it with others.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Peace and quiet close to hiking, restaurants, theater, shopping.