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The Island House on Camano

Camano Island, WA, USA
  • House3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

House and property sleep up to 16

Rustic beauty! 3,000 sf Timber Frame set in a wildlife sanctuary on the north end of Camano Island, Washington, The Island House offers a luxuriously private gathering place for friends and family, retreat groups, workshops, and more. 2 1/2 private acres surrounded by ponds, natural wetlands, over 50 acres of wildlife preserve, and close to all Island amenities.

Constructed in 2005 entirely from trees on the property, this owner designed/built home is a work of art! Custom built cabinetry, hardwood floors, 35-foot beamed ceiling, extraordinary stained glass, and a hand-carved railing are some of the visual treats awaiting your stay.

At the Island House, you will experience the comfort of home while being surrounded by the splendor of the outdoors. The 4 bedrooms including a Master Suite, easily sleep eight while comfortable couches can add up to 4 additional guests. A large kitchen and spacious living area provide the perfect gathering space upstairs. Downstairs includes a smaller kitchen and entertainment room, ideal for putting your feet up to watch a movie or finding a quiet place to read. For outside gatherings, benches made from trees on the property surround a fire pit next to the pond.

While staying at the Island House, you may choose a quiet experience such as watching for indigenous birds and wildlife around the pond, or engage in more active pursuits such as kayaking, fishing or swimming at the many nearby beaches, hike in the national parks or attend local events and festivals. Check out our 'Things to Do' page for links to various attractions in the area.

Come visit The Island House and experience for yourself the peaceful tranquility of this exquisite home!

Keywords: Timberframe House



Member Since 2008
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Mar 22, 2018
About Owner

Martha is a recently retired Special Education Administrator and Teacher Training, who's professional life has focused on working with the tough to reach. Noah is a designer, builder and entrepreneur, who has spent his adult life working on solutions for living more sustainably, with a community focus. He is currently working on a green alternative to Portland Cement; one use is affordable housing. They both love to design and build- Noah's passion in the building and Martha's in the decorating. Whenever possible, reuse and recycle is the first choice in building, decorating and designing. We have 7 adult children and 4 grandchildren and we love to share our home!

Owner purchased this House in 2005

Why Owner chose Camano Island

We choose to build a home in this area because of its serene beauty. We use it as a vacation rental and our family gathering home. Some day we may retire here.

What makes this House unique

360° NW beauty. Because the house is at the end of the road, and only surrounded by forest and ponds, there is a sense of being safe and secure- almost contained by mother nature. A symphony of frogs at night in the summer, and wildlife that is shares the space with you.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Convertible bed(s)
        2 queen, 1 twin/ single, 2 queen convertible beds in family room.
      • Queen size Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3), Bunk Beds (2)


      • 3 Bathrooms
        • 3 full bathrooms; 2 with jetted tubs and one tub shower.

        Location Type

          • Rural
            Set on private NW wooded property
          • Waterfront
            20 acre wildlife pond in the back and small pond in the front yard.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Air Conditioning
                        House does not require air conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Linens on all beds and extra linens available for convertible beds.
                      • Broadband Access
                        High speed internet is available. Bring your laptops
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        Private parking for many cars.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Internet password islandhouse1


                          • Microwave
                          • Catering Available
                            In process of making this available. Ask about catering needs.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            All cooking utensils except Wok.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Dishes and Utensils for 15.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            House has large upstairs kitchen and smaller downstairs kitchen.
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Coffee maker and french press
                          • Oven
                            Large oven upstairs and regular size downstairs.
                          • Pantry Items
                            We provide organic coffee and half/half and tea, as well as spices.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Main floor refrigerator for guests. Downstairs refrigerator for owner unless otherwise arranged.
                          • Stove
                            Industrial gas stove upstairs and electric stove downstairs.
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Kitchen table seats 6 and Dining table seats 8+
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Music Library
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    Dish network and Smart TV with Apps.
                                  • Toys
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    Especially large children's library


                                      • Balcony
                                        Small comfortable balcony off the living/dining room with gas grill and view of the back yard and pond.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Large front deck with comfortable sitting furniture and built in seating. Large back yard area with firepit overlooking the pond and patio furniture for seating 16.
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        Under the balcony, where the large gas grill is situated.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Gorgeous gardens front and back. Lawn for croquette and other lawn games. Horse shoes!
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Large grill and smaller grill

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub
                                            Hot tub for 6 overlooking the 20 acre pond and surrounded by nature.
                                          • jetted tub
                                            (2) 3 full baths. Master suite has jetted tub for 2, lower bath has jetted tub for 1, and middle bath has soaking tub.


                                              • cinemas
                                              • marina
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • horseshoes
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis


                                                              • Unusual landscaping with front and back yard areas having very different views. Large fire pit with wood from property readily available.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                55 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Lovely private home

                                                                Beth C.

                                                                The nhouse is lovely and very comfortable with an excellent kitchen and hot tub. Our only drawback was that we hit a very bad cold snap and couldn't get comfortably warm - warm but definitely sweaters. Otherwise excellent.

                                                                Lovely place. Quiet, beautiful and well set up.

                                                                Beth C.

                                                                The house is lovely both in construction and the decoration. Very comfortable and lovely grounds.

                                                                Island House is wonderful for a group of friends

                                                                Joan E.

                                                                Seven of us rented the house -- high school friends who have been getting together annually for 25 years. The house is beautiful, in a great location on Camano Island. The artistic touches and craftsmanship made it extra special.

                                                                The house came with everything the group needed for cooking and the dining room was perfect. We also appreciated the three full bathrooms and the nice large living room.

                                                                Martha was the perfect host -- easy to work with during the reservation process and very helpful in answering our questions about the house.

                                                                We highly recommend Island House for groups or a family.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We seem to have become a magnet for groups of women friends and it really is such a pleasure for us to host them. This group was a perfect match!

                                                                Lovely and great privacy

                                                                Beth C.

                                                                The house is custom built with beautiful art and the setting is very private. Spacious and comfortable.

                                                                Family Gathering

                                                                Marty B.

                                                                The Island House was a lovely setting for our family gathering and a 95th Birthday celebration. The tent was perfect for decorating and seating 20 people during the festivities. The gardens provided beautiful backdrops for the formal family photos. Games and races in the spacious yard kept the great grandchildren busy while adults ran food from kitchen to serving table outside.

                                                                Communications with owner were very helpful prior to and during our stay. The kitchen and sleeping quarters were fully equipped and comfortable for the 10 guests who spent the night. The house is an impressive work of art with carvings, stained glass and unique decor. The post and beam construction causes noisy floorboards for those sleeping below late-nighters. We recommend the lightest sleepers take the upstairs bedrooms!

                                                                We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the Island House.

                                                                A Wonderful getaway spot

                                                                Charles O.

                                                                This is our second family vacation at the Island House. This is a perfect house for a family gathering. The kitchen is big, beautiful, and well stocked. The living area provides many cozy places to talk with old friends. The outside area is spectacular for eating, playing games, and sitting around a camp fire. It is a scenic walk from the seclusion of the house to the beach. Martha is a wonderful host.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We loved that your returned and it worked so well for you. That's what pleases us and your communication style was a plus as well!


                                                                Camano Island, WA, USA

                                                                Organic groceries from nearby farm delivered on Fridays, extraordinary art community, zip line experience, horse shoes and badminton on site, and large outside fire pit on site.

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                                                                55 Reviews
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