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Come Relax and Bring Your Fishing Pole

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath; private pond for fishing

Our large 6 acre retreat is very private, yet has convenient access to I-5 and the nearby tulip fields. Three acres are dedicated to the cabin, pond and surrounding grounds. You will feel very secluded as you can’t see other homes, including ours, on the upper 3 acres of the property. A perfect getaway for small families or a romantic weekend. Most of our guests come back annually and have made staying at our cabin a family tradition for birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. Out of respect for our neighbors, we do not offer the cabin as a venue for parties or weddings. Although some of our guests take advantage of our convenient location to all that Skagit Valley has to offer, many come to the cabin and don't leave until their checkout time!

The grounds are well landscaped and include a turquoise half-acre pond. There's excellent catch & release barbless lure & fly fishing for trout. Because it's on private property, no fishing license is required. We have horseshoes for a evening of fun, or sit by the firepit. Then relax in the hot tub to finish the night off.

The home is fully furnished for all of your in home needs and is comfortable for up to four guests. The cabin has a Queen bed and double futon in the upstairs spacious master bedroom as well as a queen sized sofa bed in the living room.

The only thing you will need to bring is your clothes, a fishing pole, and a steak for the BBQ. We have satellite TV, DVD and wireless internet. (Note: there is no landline phone available.) The kitchen is fully stocked with all appliances, including a griddle, coffee maker, coffee beans and grinder, microwave, electric hot pot, slow cooker, and many spices. As far as personal items, we provide a hair dryer, shampoo, body wash and cream rinse, so you don't even need to pack those. A full sized washer and dryer are available at the cabin for your convenience as well. Firewood for the fire pit is also provided.

Please check our calendar for availability so you won't be disappointed! Our weekends book way in advance, so if you want to book for a week long stay, you need to get in your request early. Winter weekdays are often open and can be booked last minute. To get an accurate quote, click 'instant quote' to enter the dates, number of guests, and whether or not you have a pet. You can email us if you have questions or use the "instant booking" option if you're ready to secure your dates.

If you have the time, check out the video some guests made after having their New Year's Eve stay at our cabin. It will really give you a feel for what our vacation rental is all about.

More Details

Owner
John or Mary Davis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About John or Mary Davis

John and Mary have retired from 30+ years of teaching in Cordova, Alaska. We ran one of the first B&B's there, the Oystercatcher Bed and Breakfast. John grew up in Skagit Valley and was excited when his niece decided to sell this property. We have many relatives within a one mile radius, so we are surrounded by good people in this very special neighborhood.

Why John or Mary Davis chose Northwest & Islands

Buying this vacation rental was the perfect transition for us in our 'retirement.' We love the beauty and accessibility this property offers us and our guests.

What makes this cabin unique

This property is very unique. Not only is our cabin much more secluded than most vacation rentals, you have your own private pond all to yourselves during your stay. We stock the pond with trout for your fishing enjoyment. Since it's a private pond, no fishing license is necessary.

Summer or winter this area has so much to offer. The summer is filled with fun things to do including the San Juan Islands, tulip fields 20 minutes away, or Big Lake which is less than 5 minutes away. The North Cascade pass has many trails to hike and much much more. In the winter, visitors come from all over to see the eagles. There is steelhead fishing on the Skagit river or enjoy trout fishing in our private pond off the deck. Mt Baker ski area is just an hour and 15 minutes door to door or Stevens pass ski area is about an hour and 45 minutes. If you're here to shop, the Outlet malls in Burlington are about 15 minutes away.

Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Big Rock located at the College Way Roundabout
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Eaglemont golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Big Rock located at the Roundabout
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Mount Baker
Car: recommended

Many of our guests never leave the cabin and treat it as a true 'destination vacation.' However, there are a multitude of things to do in Skagit Valley. We are about a 10 minute drive to the Centennial Trail which offers miles of relatively flat bike trails. In about 40 minutes you can be at the ferry dock in Anacortes and on your way to one of the San Juan Islands for the day. If you're looking for shopping opportunities, the outlet malls in Burlington are less than 10 minutes away. We are also very close to Skagit Valley Community College and have had many parents stay at the cabin to be near their children who attend the college. The tulip fields in April are just a short ride to the other side of the freeway and right beyond them is the quaint town of LaConner with lots of shops and restaurants. Or...you can just stay put and enjoy the serenity of the pond and quiet, private setting here on our property!

Amenities

Big Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please read and follow directions on the information sheet we leave on the kitchen counter.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1.5 There is a full bathroom upstairs and a half bathroom downstairs for your convenience.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed in upstairs bedroom(1), Queen Sleep Sofa in Living Room (1) Double Futon in upstairs bedroom(1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9666667 based on 150 reviews
5

Hidden Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

This hidden treasure is a gem! Private, serene, clean and welcoming. A perfect respite from the busyness of life - time to breathe, watch the deer roaming the property, feed the fish, take long walks, and just relax. We loved it as a getaway for a couple, but would recommend it for families with kids too - the pond is just too fun for fishing with the kids to pass up!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely serene!

  • 5 of 5

The property is secluded enough to really make you appreciate nature. My wife and I had a great time just sitting outside listening to the different bird sounds and occasional fish splash's. We were able to see a large Blue heron hang around the pond as well as a couple of deer wonder around the driveway. I was able to catch and release a medium size trout, but had a much larger one get away before I could land it. The cabin itself was extremely homey and the owners kept it remarkably clean. We definitely plan to return and will most likely stay longer as we regretted having to leave.

Thank you so much, John and Mary, for sharing your little piece of Heaven on earth!

Sincerely,

David and Kim Stevens

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I (and our dogs) really loved this place. Peaceful, private lake, great home away from home.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

When I found this property on HomeAway I knew I wanted to check it out (gorgeous pictures, right?!). That was in February, and the first open weekend was in September!! Talk about popular. So, I booked it 7 months in advance and it was WORTH THE WAIT! I look forward to re-booking.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time. Our cabin has really been discovered and books well in advance. We just got a booking for the entire month of August 2018!
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5

Very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. We were so fortunate to have beautiful weather. The first day we stayed there all day and relaxed. We played a few games of corn hole and walked the dog around the pond several times. We enjoyed the hot tub in the evening. The cabin was clean and well stocked. It was very comfortable. The second day we drove to Anacortes and took the ferry to Friday Harbor to spend the day. We love the location of the cabin and would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing vacation rental so relaxing and plenty of activities!

  • 5 of 5

We hope to rent again one of the best vacation spots we been to in our 41 years if marriage!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your friends had a good visit. Looks like your dogs were enjoying the space as well. Sounds like you'll be back!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30 + Tax
$500 Damage Waiver $20 + Tax
Cleaning $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. VRBO site will add a "Service fee" of approximately 9%. We don't benefit from this in any way; it goes directly to VRBO. We also charge a $20.00 non refundable $500 damage waiver. This means we will waive charging our guests for minor damages, however, they will be responsible for any damage over $500.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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