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Vintage Beach Cottage on Beautiful Shaw Island in the San Juan Islands

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Looking for peace and privacy on a picturesque island in the San Juan islands? We have the perfect waterfront getaway: a charming cottage right on the beach. This 1900's vintage cottage is provides a cozy and inviting atmosphere with stunning views from the glassed-in 'wheelhouse.' Watch the boats and ferries come and go as you relax in comfort. Picnic on the lawn while viewing the activity in Harney Channel. Enjoy the resident deer, herons, eagles, cormorants, otters, and seals, and keep a lookout for the occasional whale. Although Shaw Island is considered the 'quiet island,' it is centrally located in the middle of the San Juans, with ready access to other islands from the ferry landing just steps away from your door. Getting here is easy: drive, bike or walk onto the ferry at Anacortes or come by kayak or boat. Moorage is available right outside the cottage. Our location is so picturesque that we are hosting weddings and special events on the lawn. Book your vacation or event soon!

Keywords: waterfront, view, vintage, at ferry landing, marina, moorage available,non-smoking, walk to store, newly refurbished

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017


Lopez Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Roll Away Beds (2),
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Silver Bay Cottage guests receive 10% off groceries at the Shaw General Store. A card is issued upon arrival and guests receive the discount at the register.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Vintage Beach Cottage on Beautiful Shaw Island in the San Juan Islands
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Curiously cute cottage.

  • 5 of 5

What a splendid stay in such a beautiful cottage. The owners steve and terri were wonderful hosts that were always willing to help if we needed anything. Also having the store so close was quite convenient. I highly recommend this cottage andi tell all of my friends and family that they need to come out to shaw island. It was a completely relaxing trip. The one caviot is they can only accommodate up to 6 people. So having all the kids along wouldn't work. But it's a relaxing spot for a few people or a couple looking to get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wendy from seattle

  • 5 of 5

My kids and I took our bikes over to Shaw on the ferry. Terry gave us a map of the island and marked out some great places for my young sons to encounter nature. It was fantastic and passenger bike trips inter island are free with your westbound ticket. Everyone was very kind and the island feels very remote. But you can catch a ferry over to orcas for dinner if you don't feel like cooking. The cabin was comfortable and well appointed, but we spent most of our time biking around the island;) I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, WA

Beautiful, Comfortable, Homey, Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This is truly one of the sweetest places I've had the pleasure of staying. Terri and Steve are generous, kind, and willing to accommodate just about anyones needs or share a tale of the island, historical knowledge, or a laugh. My husband and I have stayed here a few times and will continue to stay here in the future. The cottage is charming and comfortable and the view is to die for. Its always clean and bright. If you are looking for a place of peace amidst the chaos of the world, a place to reconnect with nature and self, Shaw is the place to come. I can't rave enough about the times we've enjoyed here. There are lovely beaches and trails around the island. It's great for biking. This spot is so easy to access from the ferry.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Custer, WA

Oh so Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Historic little house on a beautiful, quiet island! The house was charming and the view was amazing. What a treat to be able to sit in the wheelhouse and watch the ferries coming and going each day. The house was cozy and warm with comfortable beds and all the cooking utensils you need. Terri was an especially gracious hostess and worked with me to make my vacation very relaxing, peaceful and enjoyable. I would highly recommend it for anyone wanting to get away and just unwind from the everyday work and stress.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richardson, TX

Get Away From It All

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved the location. It was very close to the ferry (however, the ferry schedule can be difficult). The animal life was abundant, we had at least one deer on the property each day and one day when we had five was spectacular. The house was very adequate for us (we were only two). Although there is an attic/loft with sleeping for three it is difficult to access (the stairs are almost straight up and down). Everything was spotless and the kitchen was well equipped. The "wheelhouse" is a special joy, I spent many an hour watching the water activity from there. All and all, we would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun Rustic but Charming Cottage

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a quiet little place to stay in the San Juans as a base to kayak from and found this great little cottage. We actually took the Ferry to Lopez Island and paddled over to the little marina at the Shaw Ferry terminal. After checking in with Terri at the Shaw General Store we unloaded our kayaks on the beach in front of the cottage overlooking the small bay and ferry terminal. The cottage was like that old beach house you remember as a kid. Rustic, no-frills, kitchy charm. they've done a good job of maintaining it. A little rough around the edges but the location makes up for it. You could easily walk on the ferry from Anacortes to Shaw and check in at the store with all your weekend stuff. Good for four adults, past that the accommodations get a little rough unless you brought the kids who could camp in the attic loft room.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lopez Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Cleaning Depo $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

Please call us at 360-468-2288 to book the cottage or after you book it online. We like to speak directly to our guests to insure that they are well informed regarding details about coming to and from the island. Also we like to answer any questions our guests might have regarding cottage accommodations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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