Feedback

Gracie's Beach House on Tranquil Camano Island - Waterfront

The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more

Sunrise over Port Susan and the Cascade Mountains, as seen from the deck.

Calendar

Last updated: 09/26/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Do nothing, or everything, here!

Peaceful and private waterfront retreat, perfect for solos and families or other small groups alike. Enjoy the pristine Puget Sound shoreline without having wait in line for a ferry! Camano Island is just 75 minutes north of Seattle, and boasts two State Parks, numerous beaches and hiking trails, gorgeous views and vintage summer experiences. Roast marshmallows in the fire pit or on the beach, go crabbing and clamming when allowed, beachcomb, hunt for antiques in the many funky stores nearby, ride your bikes around the island, explore art galleries, and enjoy quality time with friends and family. How about a round of golf? Camaloch golf course is just minutes away. The zip-lining adventure at nearby Canopy Tours NW (10m away) is FANTASTIC. Or take a day trip to nearby LaConner, Anacortes or the tulip festival in Mt. Vernon. One of my favorite day trips is to the Fairhaven section of Bellingham, less than an hour north.

Large (2200 s.f.) one-level home with sweeping water views, large windows and lots of light. Wraparound deck and huge patio, with stairs to private beach. My home sits on a bluff point above the water, providing privacy and great views. Take the stairs down to our privately owned 77' beach, or a short 5 minute walk to the beach using the road. This is one of the few waterfront homes in this area with stair access to the beach. Access to two other private beaches and picnic areas in the Country Club area. Enjoy coffee in the morning sun, and watch the majestic eagles that often perch in the treetops right in front of you. Listen to the waves lap the shore while you read a good book or catch up with friends and family. Comfortable furniture and beds, everything you need to relax and enjoy. King size bed in master, Queen in 2nd bedroom, King in 3rd bedroom, and bunkbeds (w/crib mattress trundle) in 4th (kids') bedroom. All mattresses are high quality newer pillowtop clouds. There is also a loft twin in the playroom. Sleeps 5-6 adults and 2-4 kids very comfortably. The house is extremely kid friendly, with lots of great toys and space.

Hike the trails at Camano Island State Park on the south end of the island, kayak or crab at Utsalady Bay on the north end, or view eagles and great blue herons. Hummingbirds abound. Rent a boat at Cama Beach State Park, and spend some time at the Center for Wooden Boats. Small county parks at Utsalady Bay and the nearby Cavalero Beach offer boaters convenient launch sites.

It really is the 'shortest distance to far away'!


Keywords: Camano Island, Stanwood, Mt. Baker, beach, beachcombing, Eagles, Herons, birdwatching, clamming, crabbing, camping, art galleries, artists retreat, peaceful, retreat, privacy, waterfront, large house, near Seattle, near Bellingham, Island County, zip-lining, wooden boats, boat rentals

Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO

  • We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
  • You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
  • We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7

Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Staff

Suitability

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

    Minimum age 21....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love the play room! Lots of toys & games, a loft bunk, kid table and chairs, a TV/DVD/VCR combo, and an enormous lovesac (bean bag)....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    One level home, but there are two steps down to the sunken living room, one step down into the sun room, and 2 steps down from the deck to the aggregate patio....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 4: 1 child bed, 1 bunk bed

    (twin bunks and crib mattress as trundle)...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    (Beautyrest Black premium mattress)...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 (second Master): 1 king, 1 baby crib

    New pillowtop mattress (Aug 2015)...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    pillowtop mattress...moreless

  • Play Room: 1 child bed

    IKEA Loft bed (twin)...moreless

  • King size bed in spacious Master Bedroom, with attached 3/4 bath, New King Bed in the second Master, with a 3/4 bath around the corner, Queen size Bed in second bedroom, 1 set of bunkbeds in kid bedroom, with a full bath across the hall; Loft twin bed in play room. Pull out twin bed in upper living room. Additional crib mattress as trundle in kids' bunkroom, High-chair and Pack-n-Play...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Stairs to privately owned beach, fire pit, huge level back yard (lot is 3/4 Acre), standalone play house. All beds are high quality with premium mattress covers and linens....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray in Living Room. DVD player in play room, as well as bunk room....moreless

  • Game Room:

    Toy/Play room with TV/VCR, toys and there is also a cupboard full of board and card games....moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    iPod docking....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Local Channels, STARZ, ENCORE, MOVIEPLEX and HBO. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stream your music on the stereo....moreless

  • Television:

    Large LCD flat screen TV in living room (with DVD player) and one HDMI port; second TV and DVD/VHS player in playroom; third small TV with DVD in bunk room....moreless

  • Toys:

    Many toys & games in separate play room...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Extensive movie collection (both DVD and VHS), for kids of all ages....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    180 degree view of Puget Sound/Port Susan and Mt. Baker....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Waterfront home. Stairs to 77' of private beach (132 stairs). Easy road access also, and parking privileges right in front of the beach....moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    Camaloch Golf course is just 5 minutes away....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Cascade Mountain Range and Mt. Baker....moreless

  • Water View:

    House faces East, overlooks Port Susan Bay (Puget Sound)....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Waterfront house on Port Susan Bay/Puget Sound, just South of the San Juan Islands. 77' of private beachfront....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 6 comfortably. With the leaf (which is in the entry closet) you can seat 8-10. 8 dining chairs are provided. There are 4 stools at the kitchen eating bar....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    New gas fireplace....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    baseboard heating, in addition to gas fireplace....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, towels, blankets, and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Coverage is good all the way to and near beach house....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample paved parking for up to 5 vehicles....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample paved parking for up to 5 vehicles....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    10 cup drip coffee maker, a Keurig, and a back-up drip coffee maker too! :)...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    New Bosch dishwasher - super quiet....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with coffee, ice & panini makers, blender, good knives. Kitchen tools, pots & pans, wine glasses, dishes (service for 10), condiments and spices are available in abundance....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Overlooks Port Susan, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Baker and the city lights of Stanwood/Marysville/Everett....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Extensive patio with beautiful landscaping and unobstructed view of Port Susan Bay, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Baker and the city lights of Stanwood/Marysville/Everett....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Adirondack rocking chairs, patio tables & chairs, marble table & benches, loveseat and chairs, shade umbrellas....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    4-burner Stainless gas grill....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Fiberglass dinghy, oars and crab pots available for your use upon request. (permits required, and crab season is limited)...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 95 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn
Sep 7 - Nov 20, 2016
2 night min stay
$229 $259
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,250
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 22 - Nov 27, 2016
4 night min stay
$295
Winter Season 2015
Dec 1 - Dec 20, 2016
2 night min stay
$199 $225
Thu, Fri, Sat
$850
Festive Season
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay
$375
$1,650
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$229

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.7%

Notes:

Maximum occupancy is 8 adults; fee applies for add'l guests. Check-in is at 3pm; check-out is at noon. Cancel at least 30 days in advance and receive all but $25 back. Cancel within 14 days to receive 50% refund. Less than 14-day cancellation forfeits 100%, although I will work with you to find alternate dates if at all possible.

4-night minimum in the summer. If fewer than four nights are available, shorter durations will be considered. Ask about holiday rates.

-Owned and operated by Gracie's Getaways, LLC


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 09/26/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

  • A

    Camano Beach House! (not exact location) View on map

    Waterfront, beach access, sweeping water and mountain views.

    ...MoreCollapse
  • B

    Grandma's Beach View on map

    Country Club Private Beach #2

    ...MoreCollapse
  • C
  • D

    Cama Beach State Park View on map

    This unique State Park was created from a family fishing resort and Native American camping site. Opened in 2008, it's a step back in time. www.parks.wa.gov/camabeach

    ...MoreCollapse
  • E

    Blackbird Bakery Cafe View on map

    Yum. 10007 270th NW Main Street, Stanwood 98292 (360) 339-2253 www.blackbirdbakerycafe.com Free wi-fi!

    ...MoreCollapse
  • F

    Elger Bay Grocery View on map

    Quaint old-time "everything" store, with great produce and a fun kid ride out front.

    ...MoreCollapse
  • G

    Iverson Spit Preserve View on map

    This 120-acre preserve lies tucked away between a forested hillside and the southwest corner of Livingston Bay, an important estuarine habitat and a northern portion of Port Susan bay. Once a tidal saltwater marsh, the area was diked for farming in the 1940s, and acquired in 1999 by the county. With several different habitats, the preserve attracts a wide variety of birds; around 125 species have been recorded here. Near the trailhead, steps lead up to two viewing platforms and allow access over the fragile dike, where you can go down to the beach and clamber over a thick tangle of drift logs to reach the shoreline. If the weather's good, views of the Cascades dominate the skyline to the east.

    ...MoreCollapse
  • H

    Whale Watching View on map

    A group of about 10 whales returns every spring to the waters near Whidbey and Camano Islands from their breeding grounds off California.

    ...MoreCollapse
  • I

    English Boom Historical County Park View on map

    A peaceful, seaside marsh with a boardwalk and a meandering quarter-mile path, its silence broken only by the rapid-fire chirr of kingfishers and the high-pitched shriek of a bald eagle in the upland forest. Part of a wildlife habitat area, English Boom is also a key birding spot in the Port Susan Snow Goose and Birding Festival. 360-679-7373 or www.whidbey.com/camparks/coparks.html

    ...MoreCollapse
  • J

    Matzke Fine Arts View on map

    My favorite gallery (of many) on the Island. 2345 Blanche Way, 360-387-2759, www.matzkefineart.com. Every May thousands of visitors arrive for the annual Camano Studio Tour. Sixty or so artists open their studios throughout the island to visitors during this popular spring event. Learn more: 425- 239-6921 or www.camanoarts.org.

    ...MoreCollapse
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Camano Country Club

Car: Necessary

Art galleries abound on Camano Island! The Island is a great spot for birdwatching, and beachcombing for shells, seaglass and driftwood. Act like a local and head to Elger Bay Grocery to buy a fishing license, bait, and ice cream novelties for the kids.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I love spending time on Camano and when I can't be there I love knowing that this house is being enjoyed by friends, family, and perhaps you.

Why the Owner Chose Camano Island, WA, USA:
My home-away-from-home is all about family and friends sharing a special time at the beach. The accessibility of this beautiful retreat and just the general peaceful feel of the place is why I bought here. No ferry lines!!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Gracie's Beach House is easy to get to and yet feels worlds away. I walk in the door and immediately relax. Even just one night is rejuvenating. Enjoy walks on the beach, cooking for friends, relaxing with a good book, going for a long walk, entertaining, and gazing at the view. There are so many beautiful places, neat shops and cozy spots to visit on Camano Island and nearby Stanwood. In the summer, I love to stargaze and enjoy the quiet and warmth of the night.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loading...
1 of 4
 

Photos

  • Sunrise over Port Susan and the Cascade Mountains, as seen from the deck.

    Sunrise over Port Susan and the Cascade Mountains, as seen from the deck.

  • Watch the hummingbirds dance in the Madrona trees!

    Watch the hummingbirds dance in the Madrona trees!

  • Patio/Conversation area outside the Master, with a view of the water.

    Patio/Conversation area outside the Master, with a view of the water.

  • Grandma's Beach (beach below the house) at low tide.  Mt. Baker in background

    Grandma's Beach (beach below the house) at low tide. Mt. Baker in background

  • Dining room, seating for 8.

    Dining room, seating for 8.

  • Lower living room (2 steps down) with comfy seating for all.

    Lower living room (2 steps down) with comfy seating for all.

  • Master Bedroom, w/ a private patio and views of Port Susan, Mt. Baker and lights

    Master Bedroom, w/ a private patio and views of Port Susan, Mt. Baker and lights

  • Second bedroom with Queen pillow top bed.

    Second bedroom with Queen pillow top bed.

  • Kids bunk room, with trundle mattress.

    Kids bunk room, with trundle mattress.

  • Play room with loft bed, giant beanbag, toys, games, books galore and TV/VCR/VHS

    Play room with loft bed, giant beanbag, toys, games, books galore and TV/VCR/VHS

  • S'mores at sunset with a view of the water and my mini Space Needle :)

    S'mores at sunset with a view of the water and my mini Space Needle :)

  • Twilight Fireworks over Port Susan Bay, July 4, 2015

    Twilight Fireworks over Port Susan Bay, July 4, 2015

  • 180º view of Port Susan and Mt. Baker from the wraparound deck and large  patio

    180º view of Port Susan and Mt. Baker from the wraparound deck and large patio

  • Fire pit and expansive outdoor living area. We've had so many great nights here!

    Fire pit and expansive outdoor living area. We've had so many great nights here!

  • Eagles often rest in the trees in front of the patio.  (photo from deck!)

    Eagles often rest in the trees in front of the patio. (photo from deck!)

  • Fully stocked kitchen, with service for 10.  Breakfast Bar with 6 stools.

    Fully stocked kitchen, with service for 10. Breakfast Bar with 6 stools.

  • New gas fireplace and two comfy Ekornes recliners in sunroom.

    New gas fireplace and two comfy Ekornes recliners in sunroom.

  • Upper Living Area - Big open spaces for play, private time and family time.

    Upper Living Area - Big open spaces for play, private time and family time.

  • Master Bath, en suite.

    Master Bath, en suite.

  • Third bedroom, New King mattress.  3rd Bath at end of hall.

    Third bedroom, New King mattress. 3rd Bath at end of hall.

  • 2d bathroom, across the hall from bunk room.  Bath tub.  And bath toys. :)

    2d bathroom, across the hall from bunk room. Bath tub. And bath toys. :)

  • Play house with a killer view!

    Play house with a killer view!

  • Summer sunsets are the best. #nofilter

    Summer sunsets are the best. #nofilter

  • Welcome home!

    Welcome home!

VRBO #349591

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

Partner Offers

Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 2-4 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book

Booking confirmation within 24 hours

Get an Instant Quote

Pay with confidence
 please wait... When you book through the VRBO website, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee Learn more
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Send email
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 09/26/2016
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Travel with peace of mind.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

Share this property via Email

Gracie's Beach House on Tranquil Camano Island - WATERFRONT

Camano Island, WA, USA #349591

4 BR  3 BA  Sleeps 10

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.