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View of the cabin from across the pond. Ducks often visit. Photo by Stevenflow.

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Last updated: 08/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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. 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 basic 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 'detailed price' to enter the dates, number of guests, and whether or not you have a pet. Then click the 'continue to booking' button if you want to start the booking process.

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.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    There is a lot of outdoor space for kids to enjoy horseshoes, fishing, corn hole or other activities. Younger children will need to be supervised as the deck has no railing....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    May smoke outside as there is a smoker's can for your cigarette butts...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Your dog is welcome as long as it is supervised. Please don't leave your dog alone in the cabin without a kennel as that is when damage occurs. There is an additional $30 cleaning fee. Be warned that on a rare occasion you might hear a neighbor shooting skeet and if your dog is extremely sensitive, this property might not work for you. We have only had one complaint about this in 4 years, but we thought it was worth mentioning. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Bed in upstairs bedroom(1), Queen Sleep Sofa in Living Room (1) Double Futon in upstairs bedroom(1) ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    a small assortment of paperbacks are left at the cabin...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    There is a DVD player connected to the TV in the living room. Directions are located in the cabin next to the couch. ...moreless

  • Games:

    We have Scrabble, Boggle, and decks of cards with poker chips...moreless

  • Music Library:

    There are a few CD's with relaxing nature music to unwind you and get you ready for your vacation....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have Direct TV with many channels, including HBO....moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is a dock for your iphone or ipod. ...moreless

  • Television:

    We have a new Samsung Smart TV that can connect you to your Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu accounts. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Horse shoes, corn hole, paddle boards...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have several movies and TV series on DVD to enjoy on a rainy day. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    The cabin is located on our private half acre sized pond....moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Rural:

    Although you definitely feel like you are out in the country, you are just 5 minutes to the nearest grocery store and about 10 minutes from I-5....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining table can be expanded to seat 6, using the 4 chairs and 2 additional stools from the breakfast bar. The cabin capacity is 4, but you can invite a couple friends to join you for a meal. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full sized dryer available for guests' use....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Simple directions for use are posted on the wall near the thermostat. The cabin warms up quickly by simply pressing the 'up' arrow....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas fireplace...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    There is ample parking for 4 cars....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Some guests have brought a boat to launch in nearby Big Lake or Anacortes. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full sized front loading washing machine....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    There isn't a wood stove, but there is a fire pit outside. We even provide the wood and fire starters....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We do provide coffee beans (located in the freezer) and a grinder and a simple to use coffee maker with filters....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    All appliances are full-sized and the kitchen is well-equipped. We've included a large cutting board if you choose to BBQ your catch. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We try to leave some basic spices, pam spray, oil, vinegar, aluminum foil and ziploc bags for your convenience....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    We put an umbrella on the deck when the weather warms up. There are 2 recliners for sun bathing on the deck as well....moreless

  • Golf:

    We are a short drive to Big Lake Golf Course and Eaglemont....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    You have about 3 acres of well-manicured grounds to enjoy....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Less than 90 minutes to Mt. Baker Ski area....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    Many guests enjoy swimming in the private pond on a sunny day. Swimming is at your own risk. Jump in feet first and rinse off well before getting in the hot tub....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2016
Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$149 $169
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,100 $3,900
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2016
4 night min stay
$169
$1,100
High Season 2017
Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$169
$1,100 $4,200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$149 $169
Fri, Sat, Sun
$995 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $30 + tax
  • Cleaning $40 + tax
  • $500 Damage Waiver $20 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

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:

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


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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Big Rock located at the College Way Roundabout
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Eaglemont golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Big Rock located at the Roundabout
90 Miles
Nearest Ski
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 setting here on our property!

 

Owner info

About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose Big Lake, WA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View of the cabin from across the pond. Ducks often visit.  Photo by Stevenflow.

    View of the cabin from across the pond. Ducks often visit. Photo by Stevenflow.

  • View from the deck.  Hot tub overlooks the pond.    (photo by Stevenflow)

    View from the deck. Hot tub overlooks the pond. (photo by Stevenflow)

  • A shot of the entire pond and cabin. (photography by Stevenflow)

    A shot of the entire pond and cabin. (photography by Stevenflow)

  • Living room can seat 6, using the bar stools. New Smart TV. Photo by Stevenflow.

    Living room can seat 6, using the bar stools. New Smart TV. Photo by Stevenflow.

  • The dining table can be enlarged to seat 6, using  the 2 bar stools and leaf.

    The dining table can be enlarged to seat 6, using the 2 bar stools and leaf.

  • Queen sized bed upstairs with balcony off the bedroom.  Photo by Stevenflow.

    Queen sized bed upstairs with balcony off the bedroom. Photo by Stevenflow.

  • Full-sized washer/dryer for your convenience.  Photo by Stevenflow.

    Full-sized washer/dryer for your convenience. Photo by Stevenflow.

  • Fire at night.  (photography by Stevenflow)

    Fire at night. (photography by Stevenflow)

  • Deer are often seen from the cabin.   (photography by Stevenflow)

    Deer are often seen from the cabin. (photography by Stevenflow)

  • 5 year old angler caught this one with her mini 'princess' fishing pole!

    5 year old angler caught this one with her mini 'princess' fishing pole!

  • Dogs are welcome.  Many enjoy swimming in the pond.  Photo by Stevenflow.

    Dogs are welcome. Many enjoy swimming in the pond. Photo by Stevenflow.

  • We try to have several flowers in bloom at different times throughout the year.

    We try to have several flowers in bloom at different times throughout the year.

  • Reflection of the cabin in the pond.

    Reflection of the cabin in the pond.

  • Cloud reflection on the pond.  Photo by Stevenflow.

    Cloud reflection on the pond. Photo by Stevenflow.

  • Wide angle view showing the living & dining rooms.  (photography by Stevenflow)

    Wide angle view showing the living & dining rooms. (photography by Stevenflow)

  • Dining room with propane stove.  Photo by Stevenflow.

    Dining room with propane stove. Photo by Stevenflow.

  • Well-stocked kitchen with full-sized appliances.  (photography by stevenflow)

    Well-stocked kitchen with full-sized appliances. (photography by stevenflow)

  • Futon in upstairs bedroom.  Photo by Stevenflow.

    Futon in upstairs bedroom. Photo by Stevenflow.

  • The cabin at night.  (photography by Stevenflow)

    The cabin at night. (photography by Stevenflow)

  • Starry night at the cabin.  (photography by Stevenflow)

    Starry night at the cabin. (photography by Stevenflow)

  • A great blue heron taking off from the pond.

    A great blue heron taking off from the pond.

  • A satisfied guest!  His catch fed 4 of them dinner that night.

    A satisfied guest! His catch fed 4 of them dinner that night.

  • Our house is at the top of our 6 acre property.   Photo by Stevenflow

    Our house is at the top of our 6 acre property. Photo by Stevenflow

  • The grounds are beautifully landscaped.

    The grounds are beautifully landscaped.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, August 28, 2016

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