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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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017


San Juan County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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), only sleeps six. Unfortunately we have had people bring more people than are allowed. Because the cottage, septic and water systems can not handle more people. If there are any more than six people in the cottage, the extra people will be asked to leave. If per chance an extra person stays, the cost will be $45. dollars extra per night per person.
  • 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.


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Vintage Beach Cottage on Beautiful Shaw Island in the San Juan Islands
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Blissfully quiet

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, clean, comfortable lodging, and very nice hosts. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable house, relaxing setting

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this cottage on Shaw Island. The cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend including stunning waterfront views and super quick access to the ferry dock. We will absolutely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fantastic getaway

  • 5 of 5

Took my husband and his friends out to this affordable rustic but well equipped clean cottage for his birthday. Terri and Steve were gracious hosts who share great stories about its history. We had the best time grilling and chatting as the ferries frequently arrived and departed. I loved combing the little beach out front and walking the island. I also loved sitting in the wheelhouse and reading. I also have to mention how much wildlife we encountered. We saw deer, a bald eagle, robin, seagulls, pigeons, hummingbirds, swallows, domestic and wild geese, cats, eagles, crow, cows, chickadee, sheep, nuthatches, finches, dogs, and a river otter. Super affordable. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oak Harbor

Great little getaway. Super nice hosts - thank you!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the place; great location and quiet.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 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: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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