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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Fabulous Fun in all directions from this charming early 20th century farmhouse with all the modern conveniences. 5 Bedrooms total: 4 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs: 1 King, 2 Queens, and a Twin and pack n' play, AND 1 bedroom (Queen) and full bath conveniently located on the main floor. Newly remodeled/furnished and offered for the first time in June 2013.
We look forward to sharing our ancestral home with you and 8 of your closest friends!
We are not a B&B. I guess you could say we are a Bed & Bed, since we can sleep 9! We do not live on the premises. You make your own meals. There are large, comfortable living areas, including a library for afternoon reading and napping, a gas-burning stove/fireplace, a 42" HDTV, CD player, and high-speed WiFi all included. We have provided a BBQ outside, on a covered deck. We now have a lovely firepit for use only when there is no burn ban in effect. Check online status. Pick up some bundled firewood at local stores.
OTHER AMENITIES: Kitchen/pantry basics, radios, books, puzzles, a few toys, extra blankets, a hair dryer, a few toiletries, shampoo and body wash, high chair, portacrib, two baby gates: less packing for you!
And you can pack up Our Picnic Basket and take a short drive to Bay View State Park...even on misty days there's a covered picnic area and the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center is a wealth of information and fun for the whole family. Live starfish waiting to wave and wiggle for your little ones!
Speaking of little ones, do count babies and children in the guest count, as we provide so many amenities for them at Swiss Family Farmhouse, from puzzles & toys & books & movies to trikes, barn boots, and a rocking horse...They love it!
Perfect for family reunions, weekend getaways, wedding parties, baking apple pies (from our trees), picking our raspberries, taking tulip field excursions, Skagit Valley bicycling, sightseeing, and antiquing in every direction! Your group will love this farmhouse for week-long vacations, writers' retreats, church and pastoral retreats, house-hunting visits, or temporary lodging for relocated executives. Here's a recent note we got from a local who booked Swiss Family Farmhouse for the groom's family from Boulder:
The Matthews Family enjoyed their stay at your VRBO very much. It was so comfortable, cozy and convenient.
Thank you for such a great place for guests to call their home away from home! Michele
The Swiss Family Farmhouse was built in 1909 by my husband's great-great uncle. When Dave's grandfather immigrated from Switzerland, he moved in with his uncle's family. After they moved to a farm next door, Grandpa started his family while running his dairy farm. He helped start the Darigold Co-op, as well as get the first Skagit River dikes built. Friends have said it feels like Grandma's house, with updates! Indeed, it is... come and enjoy!
You and your children will enjoy a walk west down Dunbar Rd. to view the cattle and goats and horses on neighboring farms. And going either direction on Avon-Allen Road, you will find fabulous gardens to admire!
Approximate Drive Time to POINTS OF INTEREST:
Downtown Mt. Vernon shopping: 5 minutes
Tulip Fields & Display Gardens: 7 minutes,
Skagit Golf Club: 9 minutes north,
La Conner: 10 minutes,
Bay View State Park & Padilla Bay Nature Center: 16 minutes,
Eaglemont Golf Club: 18 minutes east
Little Mountain Park (fabulous views): 20 minutes,
Overlook Golf Club: 21 minutes east on Big Lake,
Rosario Beach and Deception Pass Bridge: 25 minutes,
Mt. Erie Park, Fidalgo Island (More fabulous views): 30 minutes,
Anacortes antique stores and Ferry Dock: 30 and 36 minutes
Larrabee State Park on beautiful Chuckanut Drive: 30 minutes
Upriver eagle watching: 45 minutes
Bellingham Airport: 35 minutes
For those with allergy concerns, each bed and pillow has a Protect-A-Bed encasement and mattress cover. We are not accepting pets as guests.
The Swiss Family Farmhouse is the perfect hub for your family and friends to enjoy all of the Skagit Valley, the Cascade Mountains, and the San Juan Islands.
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Between 7am and 10pm Pacific Time, please.
Member since: 2014
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
- Each bedroom has a non-allergenic protector on the mattress and pillows; Extra pillows and blankets; Sets of towels are in each closet, where you may hang them to dry...no wondering if these are yours, or your friends. Each room, except the Nursery, has an extension cord/basket for easy-access charging of your electronics. Two box fans for Warm Summer Nights upstairs....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Bright and well-supplied.
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Spacious, lots of condiments/spices, teas,; DIY meals. Bring your own food and condiments, but use ours, if you wish. Home on septic system, with no disposal. Don't put food or grease down drain...moreless
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Jan 28 - Jul 1, 2017
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $120 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- Tax Rate 10.5%
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No subletting of the home or grounds.
No loud music/noise after 10 pm. We'd like to always be good neighbors.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Dave's family built this lovely farmhouse in 1909 and ran a dairy farm here. His mother was born and raised here. Dave has many fond memories of Grandma & Grandpa's dairy farm. It is no longer a dairy farm, but the land is leased out for growing potatoes, or corn, or wheat. We lived here ourselves in early married years, and now are privileged to be the caretakers for it during our retirement.
Why the Owner Chose Mount Vernon, WA, USA:
We have lived all over the United States, and the Skagit Valley is special for its wide open spaces, and easy access to the mountains, lakes, rivers, and Puget Sound beaches. It's blood-pressure dropping characteristic is just perfect for R&R for the whole family.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Only an hour from Seattle, 1&1/2 from Vancouver,BC, less than 10 minutes to Mount Vernon & I-5, and 10 minutes to La Conner. 150 acres of lovely farmland on two sides of the Swiss Family Farmhouse. Serenity. Peace. Relaxation. You win.
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We proudly fly the American flag and the Swiss flag, in honor of Grandpa.
Just what the therapist ordered: reduce your stress, watch a flick, play a game
Dining room will host 8-10 plus a few more at the jigsaw puzzle table. :-)
Master Bedroom has southern view of fields and the Olympic Mountains!
Our Nursery is away from the hustle and bustle and so sweet!
Morning sunshine greets you in this spacious, gracious room.
Summertime...and the Livin' is Easy...
Some of the best vacations involve reading and napping under the apple tree...
Way out there...Canada geese at brunch!
Looking east across our farmland.
Clean, Spacious, Secure 2-car garage/barn. Also great for bikes and kayaks!
Extra fridge for your beverages, ice, veggie trays...
Two 7 ft. Sofas for comfort and conversations all year round.
South-facing breakfast area, overlooking 150 acres of beautiful rolling farmland
Cuppa tea, anyone? Our Library awaits your R&R. Lots of books, magazines & toys!
Cozy, country elegance with direct access to the Nursery.
Main floor, south exposure, wonderful sunlight...
Full Bath Upstairs, with private door to Master Bedroom
Our neighbor took this photo of the lovely Trumpeter Swan flying over our fields
Two picnic tables will seat 20! Have fun!
Little surprises everywhere you look.
Outdoor covered deck ready for your Chef!
Secure two-car garage in the barn for your bikes, kayaks & kids to play!
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