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Cozy Island-Style Sleeping Hut

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Sleeps two with a lofted bed for a small child or stowing gear.

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Last updated: 05/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A permitted vacation rental in accordance with local regulations. An artsy rustic structure in the woods built from mud, straw & re-purposed materials. Sleeps 2 on a feather-topped double with a 1/2 bunk for a small child. Now there is a second indoor sleeping space for older kids, a table that coverts to a fold down bed (currently padded with a sleeping pad, not a mattress).

April 2015 update - We just moved the cabin to a more private location alongside a mossy knoll at the edge of the forest. Freshly dug outhouse & new fire pit for the season. Outdoor shower is available for use, the water is propane heated but it is open to the outside air from above under the canopy of the trees. Public resort showers 10 minutes away for colder days.

The Space
An artsy rustic structure in the woods built from mud, straw & re-purposed materials. The cabin has a space heater and the small space stays cozy in the fall and winter months. We have a rooster, so there will be some crowing in the morning.

Enjoy exploring the natural beauty of the islands. Drift wood covered beaches, light houses, hiking trails, orca whale watching, kayaking & biking - Voted #1 Best Island to Visit.

Glamping = glamour + camping. Our neighborhood was off the grid until recently. While mud hut is outdoorsy and you will be 'roughing it' without a kitchen or indoor plumbing, it has electricity, a TV/DVD player (upon request), (slow) wi-fi, a feather topped bed, Egyptian Cotton sheets and an outdoor propane heated shower.

Our 9 acre property is 10 minutes from Roche Harbor Resort on the north end of the island and just around the corner from the rustic Duck Soup Inn restaurant which serves tasty local, foraged Northwest Cuisine.

This cozy cob cabin was built by Jayson Loon, a local mud master, he operates Earthen Culture and builds earthen homes, cabins, out-buildings & garden spaces. The space is tiny, 70 sq ft, it houses a double-sized sleeping space which is quite comfortable. Electric space heater available for chilly nights. Above the main bed is a small bunk for a young child or a space for your bags. There is a rod and hangers for hanging clothes, under bed storage and a triple bench seat nook with a table for playing cards, working or eating. A power strip for charging your phone and wireless internet. Because we keep free-range chickens and have young children, we'd prefer that you don't bring a dog unless they are small and super friendly.

Cell reception is hit or miss on the property, landline is available if needed. We have a Verizon plan and fair service on our sunny property.

We live in a small, end-of-the-road neighborhood with only a handful of neighbors. Experience the quiet of this wooded setting, no traffic or in-town noises. Enjoy stargazing without light pollution while listening to the frog chorus, wake up to the sound of the birds, watch bald eagles circle high overhead and stroll through the forest picking salmon berries along the long dirt road.

Guest Access
You will have access to the Mod-Cob and private bath house (100 feet away) as well as wireless internet access. A 5 gallon jug of our tasty well water will be provided. Dining table and basic amenities (towels, toilet paper, shampoo, etc.) available to you. Outdoor shower is available for use, the water is propane heated but it is open to the outside air from above under the canopy of the trees. The mud hut is just across from the main house, so while you will have your own space, there is a peek-a-boo view of our family home.

There is grassy space for a tent alongside the Mod-Cob, please let us know in advance if you plan to have additional guests in a tent.

Interaction with Guests
We are here to help, please let us know. Interaction can be as much or as little as you like. Our Mod-Cob is on site as is our family residence. We are readily available for check-in and questions while maintaining the privacy of our guests.

We plan to show you the space and expect quiet, low key visitors. We will most likely be home and will always be on the island and available thru the night on the property as needed.

The Neighborhood
We live in a small, end-of-the-road neighborhood with only a handful of neighbors. Experience the quiet of this wooded setting, no traffic or in-town noises. Enjoy stargazing without light pollution and a stroll through the forest down the long dirt road.

Getting around
I would recommend that you drive your own vehicle out as taxi service would be the only alternative. Roads are dirt and can be bumpy with pot holes depending on rain fall.

Other Things to Note
The space for the bed was custom built, so a standard mattress doesn't fit the space. It is almost a queen size but a few inches narrower and almost 10 inches longer (the guy who built it is crazy tall!). The 'mattress' is a 6' foam pad topped with a thick down feather mattress topper. Couples stay in the Mod-Cob often but it's not exactly roomy if you like to sprawl out during the night! If your tall & thin, then this is the bed for you! The upper bunk is perfect for a baby or child up to 3 years old. It has a wooden frame to keep your kid from rolling out. Let us know if you plan to bring your little one so I can add bedding to the upper space. Otherwise, the bunk is perfect for stowing gear. We plan to show you the space and leave you to enjoy it. Please be mindful/heartful of our QUIET rural neighborhood, quiet hours after 10pm.

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Outhouse only, no shower

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor shower

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Local field guides, area info, books on simple living & artistic construction....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Available if you would like it, please ask and we will leave it out for you. Works with DVD's no cable....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Cell reception is spotty, texting works. Land line available by request....moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder Season
Apr 5 - Jun 25, 2015
2 night min stay
$69
$455
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 - May 24, 2015
3 night min stay

$267
flat fee
weekend
Jun 26 - Jun 27, 2015
2 night min stay
$95
before the 4th
Jun 28 - Jun 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$95
4th of July Weekend
Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
2 night min stay
$119
High Season w/weekend rates
Jul 6 - Aug 13, 2015
2 night min stay
$89 $99
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Available Weekend aug
Aug 14 - Aug 16, 2015
2 night min stay
$119
aug 17-27
Aug 17 - Aug 27, 2015
2 night min stay
$89 $99
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

aug weekend avail
Aug 28 - Aug 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$119
aug31-4th
Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2015
2 night min stay
$89
sept on
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$69 $79
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$65
$425

Additional information about rental rates

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Notes:

We have a moderate cancellation policy. We aim to provide a full refund 5 days prior to arrival, excepting any vrbo fees. Thanks.


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Last updated: 05/21/2015
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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Friday Harbor Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Friday Harbor

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Greetings, My name is Andrea. Credence, Islay Faie, Azalea & I will be your hosts. Our family loves living in these beautiful islands year round and we would love to share our sunny spot in the forest with you! I relocated to the island from New York after college and I really appreciate the small community, alluring nature and the wildlife here in the islands. It is a wonderful place to raise a family and create art thru the slow winter months. I am a glass blower and I have worked for our local organic lavender farm for over ten years. My husband Credence is a carpenter who works for Ravenhill Construction building unique (usually waterfront) custom homes - it's not uncommon for him to sit on the bluff and watch the orca whales swim by on his lunch break! He is a musician who plays in a local marimba band and loves to noodle around on the ukelele. Credence is a coffee geek, enjoys brewing coffee and also roasts his own beans in our backyard on his converted bbq roaster! He'd love to pull some shots for you if our schedules can make it happen. Credence has a green thumb and loves to garden and work in the yard as time allows. Ah, life is busy with two little ones :) We practice yoga regularly with a pair of amazing teachers, I can recommend some great classes if you wish to join us while you visit. We strive to offer an affordable artsy place to sleep so folks on a budget can enjoy this luminous island. Looking forward to meeting some interesting people this season! I relocated to the island from New York after college and I really appreciate the small community and natural beauty of the islands. I am a glass blower and I have worked for our local organic lavender farm for over ten years. My husband Credence is a carpenter who works for Ravenhill Construction building unique custom homes and is a musician who plays in a local marimba band and loves to noodle around on the ukelele. Credence is a coffee geek, enjoys brewing coffee and


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Photos

  • Sleeps two with a lofted bed for a small child or stowing gear.

    Sleeps two with a lofted bed for a small child or stowing gear.

  • The Mod-Cob is a hand-built sleeping cabin designed to be modular.

    The Mod-Cob is a hand-built sleeping cabin designed to be modular.

  • Fresh Digs!  New outhouse location

    Fresh Digs! New outhouse location

  • Handpainted ceiling

    Handpainted ceiling

  • An electric hot pot, instant Starbucks Via and teas.  Espresso also available.

    An electric hot pot, instant Starbucks Via and teas. Espresso also available.

  • Private outdoor shower under the trees!

    Private outdoor shower under the trees!

  • 1.5 hour drive north of Seattle plus an hour ferry ride from Anacortes or...

    1.5 hour drive north of Seattle plus an hour ferry ride from Anacortes or...

  • I should tell you that the ride may be a little bumpy - potholes!

    I should tell you that the ride may be a little bumpy - potholes!

  • We can tell you about all of the beaches too

    We can tell you about all of the beaches too

  • Kayak along the cliffs on the west side, bring your own or rent locally.

    Kayak along the cliffs on the west side, bring your own or rent locally.

  • Lots of tourists come to the island to ride bicycles.

    Lots of tourists come to the island to ride bicycles.

  • The San Juan Islands, WA state

    The San Juan Islands, WA state

  • This is the new location, spring 2015.  Farther from the main house more privac

    This is the new location, spring 2015. Farther from the main house more privac

  • Interior table space with bench seating, freshly painted cobb walls with bottles

    Interior table space with bench seating, freshly painted cobb walls with bottles

  • Sometimes our chickens free range

    Sometimes our chickens free range

  • Jayson, the builder, at work on the walls of one of his cob structures.

    Jayson, the builder, at work on the walls of one of his cob structures.

  • Outdoor shower with propane fired hot water.  Ready to use but still being built

    Outdoor shower with propane fired hot water. Ready to use but still being built

  • Wildflowers abound on the islands many hiking trails.  Happy to recommend trails

    Wildflowers abound on the islands many hiking trails. Happy to recommend trails

  • 30 minutes from Seattle by Seaplane.

    30 minutes from Seattle by Seaplane.

  • Hiking the south end towards Cattle Point Lighthouse

    Hiking the south end towards Cattle Point Lighthouse

  • Orca whales can be seen from the shore, Mt Baker on a clear day

    Orca whales can be seen from the shore, Mt Baker on a clear day

  • Kayak drop spot, Orcas Island

    Kayak drop spot, Orcas Island

  • View from the top of Young HIll, 10 minutes from our house.

    View from the top of Young HIll, 10 minutes from our house.

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