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Charming Fidalgo Island Beachfront Home Outside Stunning Skagit Valley

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 9)

This Kickit Bay treasure is surrounded by State Parks, the San Juan Islands and Skagit Valley! Gourmet Restaurants, Artisan Bakeries, Farmers Markets, Tulip Fields, Art Galleries, Shopping, Night Life, Live Music, Hiking, Fishing, Sailing, Kayaking, or just relaxing with a glass of Cabernet from one of the many local wineries and taking in the magical sunset are all at your doorstep. Anything you could ever want is all within 15 minutes. The bay is ideal for boat anchorage and island excursions. The sprawling lawn is perfect for throwing a football around or playing fetch with your dog. The huge wraparound porch can be used for barbeques, sunset cocktail hour, or enjoying a morning cup of coffee. The beach dock has handmade wooden lounge chairs for sunbathing. If the tide is out you can build a bonfire for toasting marshmallows! Anchor your boat right in front. Crabbing and fishing is at your doorstep. Have a vacation filled with relaxation and adventure in this magnificent home.


Owner
Ken Youch
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Ken Youch

Ken Youch General Contractor, custom home builder and remodeler. Marhe Youch Financial Advilsor. Marlaina Youch Singer/Song writer. Robert Youch Student at University of Washington. Kenny Youch Student at Belmont University.

Ken Youch purchased this house in 1994

Why Ken Youch chose La Conner

Our home is a one of a kind special place. It is as comfortable as it is beautiful. It’s like a fairy tale cottage only it is real. This is a place for cherished family memories to be made. Once you arrive you will never want to leave.

What makes this house unique

When my wife and I first found this place, it literally took less than fifteen seconds on the property before I was frantically calling the previous owner telling him that we would take it. One hundred and eighty degree view from just about every room. Wrap around porch. Stairs down to beach twenty five feet away. Sunsets every night. Eagles in the trees daily. Every thing you see out the window is either water or a State Park. When you arrive, you will see why I call it Paradise!

Amenities

La Conner House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Full bath downstairs, with toilet, sink, shower with double shower head, claw foot tub. Powder room upstairs with sink and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Charming Fidalgo Island Beachfront Home Outside Stunning Skagit Valley
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
Bellevue, WA
4

Gorgeous Location

  • 4 of 5

My family and I spent three nights at this charming home. The views from the deck are just stunning. We are foodies and arrived with lots of supplies to cook some delicious meals. It was a good thing we brought a large coolor as there wasn't much room in the fridge, and no room in cupboards for staples. The cooktop is a little cantankerous but we got it figured out. The grill is quite old but works. No cereal size bowls at all. And yes - as others have said, would be great to have a few hooks or towel racks in the bathrooms, but I think this house is still being renovated.

The house is on a medium high bluff. The dock in front washed out but stairs were being set while we were there that go down to a little bulkhead/deck which is still about 6 feet up front the beach. There was a ladder you could drop down from the bulkhead to get to the beach. We had dogs with us so needed to walk three houses for access.

The area is lovely. La Cannor is a quick drive - and a must try is Anelia's Kitchen. European flair and really great basics. Relaxed atmosphere with music on the weekend. Blackrock Seafood is about 5 miles to the north of the house. A must for anyone who loves seafood. We had a clambake one night with delicious Dungeness, butter clams and prawns. Next night we picked up some halibut. All wonderful! Head to Anacortes for small town charm and a great lunch or dinner at Adrift or A'Town.

OK - sightseeing, if you have the day, pre-reserve a spot on the Anacortes ferry and head up to the San Juan Islands. Jumping off at Friday Harbor is probably the easiest. If you drove on, head across island to Roche Harbor. You won't be disappointed. Another fun drive is over the Deception Pass Bridge - stop and walk around - and then head down to the waterfront either at Rosario Beach or Deception Pass Beach.

Overall I would say this is really good place to stay. The owner, Ken, is responsive if you have any questions. He was very helpful in figuring out if the home would work for my step-dad who uses a walker. We did wind up using a wheelchair to get him from the car to the house as it was a fairly uneven surface. Lots of nice wicker chairs out on the porch gave him a great place to sit and absorb the view. (Oh - and the steamer chairs in the photos that I was really looking forward to weren't there. Bummed about that.) Really nice spot, just be prepared to wrangle for some territory in the kitchen. And you can't beat the location or the sunsets.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best porch in the area, right on the water

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The house is very well equip for families and the views are amazing.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tony, I hope you had some time to relax after all of your running relay. This is the place for rejuvenation. I’m glad you all had the opportunity to enjoy it. Ken
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seattle
4

Beautiful views of the water and great house for family gathering.

  • 4 of 5

Our family met from around the state at this property to enjoy being on the water and had a wonderful time. The lawn is great for games, the beach was easy to put kayaks in and walk along, and the views from the porch were always wonderful to just sit and enjoy. Great house.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladner, BC
4

Excellent location - quaint cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this property june 17~19th. We were a group of 7 adults and 2 kids and the place was just right. The property is very nice, the owner Ken, is a very likeable person and easy to work with. He has set up the cottage with lots of antiques and tastefully done, the beds are very comfortable .

The wifi is excellent. It is great for a weekend break, but for long stays you may have to get the owner to make room in the drawers as most of them had his things there so a bit cluttered, (That did not affect us for the short stay).

Here are a few things to consider:

The dock access to the beach is broken, so he has a portable ladder , which can be difficult for older people. ( We managed to go through the neighbours property )

None of the windows have any blinds or curtains, So be ready for a " boot camp time " wake up especially if the sun is up early. ( Nope I do not like sleeping with sunshades over my eyes!). (The views from the room are magnificent but not appealing when the light forces you to see it at 4.30 AM!)

There are no clothes hooks anywhere in the bathrooms or rooms.

Despite paying the considerable cleaning fee, the owner requires you to do the laundry and drier- Now when you do 9 sets of towels and sheets it takes about 3 loads so it is very time consuming. This part of needing to do the laundry and drier is new to our VRBO experience.

HOWEVER THE PROPERTY IS GREAT AND THE OWNER VERY NICE TO WORK WITH. I would definitely book again.All in all great place very comfortable homely feeling.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Issaquah, WA
4

Charming and cozy cabin, right on the water

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this cabin, it is as charming as the pictures represent. It is full of lovely furnishings and the fir window trim and pine floors are gorgeous. The porch is so inviting even though it was cold when we were there. It is right on the water and we were able to take beach walks each day, go to LaConner to explore and drive up Chuckanut to Bellingham. The owner is easy to work with and told us to make ourselves at home which we did. I also appreciated that we could bring our cat. It feels like someone lives there and they just left for the weekend, complete with a full pantry and overflowing cupboards and drawers. We didn't mind because we liked the homeyness of it but just know that in advance in case you are looking for something that feels a little less personal. The only things I would have wished for was different (more) silverware and curtains on the bedroom window and bathroom upstairs. It felt a little creepy to change in full view of the houses next door. Be prepared to wash all your linen before you leave. it is the first time I have rented a house where that is required and for the amount we paid per night it was surprising but I knew it going in so we just planned our time accordingly. I'd happily rent again- it was a warm and wonderful place to gather our families which consisted of four adults and four grown children. I'd highly recommend going to Anelia's in LaConner for lunch or dinner. It's terrific!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: R.C. Thank you for the nice words. This is one of the most special places on earth. I have set it up for me, my family and my dog. I have transformed this place from a fishing shack with a outhouse to a comfy cozy pad, designed for relaxing! I am happy to be able to share it with others as I know everyone leaves with special memories. Please feel free to come back any time. Ken PS. If you want new silverware, you have to talk to the wife! With views like we have It is real hard to put up curtains.
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Perfect Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful, well appointed, and comfortable home. The owner, Ken, was readily available by phone and was easy and pleasant to work with.

This house sits right on that water and the scenery is spectacular. We enjoyed morning coffee on the porch and watched an eagle swooping and hunting right in front of the property.

We are hoping to return again!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $250
Pet Fee $25

Pet fee is $25/pet/night. Check-in is at 4 PM, and check-out is at 12 noon. Fitted sheet, top sheet, and non decorative pillowcases should be washed and dried prior to departure. Towels, dish towels, and washcloths should also be laundered.

For confirmation or questions you must call Ken at 425-351-7492.
Confirmation will not be made via computer.
To book special events such as weddings, parties and reunions, rates will be quoted upon specifics.

General Housekeeping: Please remove shoes/muddy beachwear prior to entering the home. Make sure pets are clean and dry. If you have small children, please remove breakables from their reach and restore them to their original location prior to departure. Please do not stash them in a location where it becomes difficult for us to find them.

Pet Policy: While pets are welcome, please keep them off all furniture and beds. Should we find dog hair, dirt, or damage to furniture or linens, an additional damage or cleaning fee will be assessed. As this home is on the beach, please make sure your pet is clean and dry before entering the home. Thank you for helping us make our home a pleasant one for all who come to visit.

Guidelines for children: As parents who have vacationed with children, we understand their natural curiosity and energy require oversight. As our home is furnished with light linens and breakable objects, please do your best to assure dining chairs are covered with a towel if there is a risk that sticky fingers or spills might occur. Please also keep dirty shoes and clothing off all furniture and bedding. Beach life should be fun, but is often messy! If food or mud stains are found on furniture, an additional cleaning fee will be assessed should the damage deposit not be sufficient to cover the damage. Excercise caution when accessing the beach. Children should be supervised. We are not liable for any accidents or injuries on the property or beach.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund