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We proudly fly the American flag and the Swiss flag, in honor of Grandpa.

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Last updated: 08/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Fabulous Summer 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:
Hi Scherry,
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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Property Type

  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21, or, rarely, by permission only...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Two baby gates, a high chair, pack & play, toys, books, games, DVDs, small outdoor Adirondack chairs, trikes and push toys, and a big backyard! ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    The Green Room is on main floor, with bath on main floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Master:Plus Vanity area; Adjustable Wall Heaters work great....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    The Lilac Room: Spacious, morning light; Baseboard Heater....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Plaid Room: Spacious; Country Cozy; Access to Nursery....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

    Nursery, accessed thru bdrm 4, bright & cheery; Pack & Play...moreless

  • 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

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    On the Main Floor; Extra supplies (lotion, bandaids, etc)...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs: 'Endless' hot water, Hair dryer; extra supplies;...moreless

  • Bright and well-supplied.

Other Amenities

  • We tried to think of everything! So let us know if there is something you wish was here at the Swiss Family Farmhouse. We may have it, and you just haven't spotted it yet! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots in the Library and all over the house....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    CDs and a CD player is in the library...it may be moved to other rooms....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast/Xfinity...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Kind of... :-) Boombox works great in the Living Room; Radio in Kitchen....moreless

  • Television:

    42" HDTV with remotes...moreless

  • Toys:

    In the Library, in the closet of the Library and in the Nursery, and in the Barn....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The Swiss Family Farmhouse overlooks 150+acres of prime Skagit Valley farmland. Wheat, potatoes, snow geese, Canada geese, cattle, goats...near enough to enjoy, but not smell! Perfect! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Buffet has more linens and dishes. Thermostat for central heater....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric...moreless

  • Garage:

    Spacious, Secure two-car bay in the Barn with badminton net & gear, beach chairs, and extra refrigerator and extra propane tank....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat, except: Two bedrooms & upstairs Bath have separately adjustable wall heaters. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    On large gravel driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Your set is in your bedroom closet. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    NOT Wood. Lovely gas-burning stove in Living Room; Remote control....moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave:

    Also a crockpot and blender...moreless

  • Oven:

    gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Lots of condiments, spices, staples, however, bring your own perishables and needs...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Additional fridge with freezer, out in the barn. Note, house is on a septic system...put no grease down the kitchen drain. Instead, use grease can in freezer section of the frig. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas. Also an electric griddle....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice....moreless

Outside

  • Golf:

    Three courses in area: See our guidebook online or in the Notebook in the Kitchen....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Yellow plums and Raspberries in July, apples in August, large play yard, Vintage Croquet Set....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane. Extra tank in the barn, next to the extra refrigerator....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
All year
Jan 28 - Jul 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$235
$1,530 $3,766

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$235
$1,530 $3,766

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $120 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 10.5%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No subletting of the home or grounds.

No smoking.

No pets.

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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Location

34 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bellingham International Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Skagit River Brewery
16 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Anacortes Ferry Dock
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Skagit Golf & Country Club.Others less than 6 mi.
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, downtown Mt. Vernon
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
0.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Net: Great burgers and Shakes!
76 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Baker Ski Area
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bayview State Park

Car: Necessary

See our Facebook page: Swiss Family Farmhouse. For many more ideas and activities in the area! 'Like' us! Have fun!

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • We proudly fly the American flag and the Swiss flag, in honor of Grandpa.

    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

    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. :-)

    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!

    Master Bedroom has southern view of fields and the Olympic Mountains!

  • Our Nursery is away from the hustle and bustle and so sweet!

    Our Nursery is away from the hustle and bustle and so sweet!

  • Morning sunshine greets you in this spacious, gracious room.

    Morning sunshine greets you in this spacious, gracious room.

  • Summertime...and the Livin' is Easy...

    Summertime...and the Livin' is Easy...

  • Some of the best vacations involve reading and napping under the apple tree...

    Some of the best vacations involve reading and napping under the apple tree...

  • Way out there...Canada geese at brunch!

    Way out there...Canada geese at brunch!

  • Looking east across our farmland.

    Looking east across our farmland.

  • Clean, Spacious, Secure 2-car garage/barn.  Also great for bikes and kayaks!

    Clean, Spacious, Secure 2-car garage/barn. Also great for bikes and kayaks!

  • Extra fridge for your beverages, ice, veggie trays...

    Extra fridge for your beverages, ice, veggie trays...

  • Two 7 ft. Sofas for comfort and conversations all year round.

    Two 7 ft. Sofas for comfort and conversations all year round.

  • South-facing breakfast area, overlooking 150 acres of beautiful rolling farmland

    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!

    Cuppa tea, anyone? Our Library awaits your R&R. Lots of books, magazines & toys!

  • Cozy, country elegance with direct access to the Nursery.

    Cozy, country elegance with direct access to the Nursery.

  • Main floor, south exposure, wonderful sunlight...

    Main floor, south exposure, wonderful sunlight...

  • Full Bath Upstairs, with private door to Master Bedroom

    Full Bath Upstairs, with private door to Master Bedroom

  • Our neighbor took this photo of the lovely Trumpeter Swan flying over our fields

    Our neighbor took this photo of the lovely Trumpeter Swan flying over our fields

  • Two picnic tables will seat 20! Have fun!

    Two picnic tables will seat 20! Have fun!

  • Little surprises everywhere you look.

    Little surprises everywhere you look.

  • Outdoor covered deck ready for your Chef!

    Outdoor covered deck ready for your Chef!

  • Secure two-car garage in the barn for your bikes, kayaks  & kids to play!

    Secure two-car garage in the barn for your bikes, kayaks & kids to play!

  • Welcome, Travelers, to the Swiss Family Farmhouse!!

    Welcome, Travelers, to the Swiss Family Farmhouse!!

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  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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