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Skagit Valley Lakeview

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Skagit Valley Lakeview

This unique mother-in-law apartment was renovated with a brand new bathroom and kitchen in the Winter of 2013. The original space was constructed in 1998 and used as a bonus room for friends and family. At the base of the stairs to the apartment is our Desert King fig tree, planted in 2000. Feast on the figs (when they are in season). The Fig Tree Suite lake view apartment has roughly 600 sq ft with an open studio layout, and sits above a garage looking southwest towards Clear Lake and the Olympic Mountains. You may wake to the sound of a crowing rooster. Ravens, hawks and eagles are common sights from the view off of the balcony. Our resident dog and master of affection is Buddy, and he will certainly do his best to get a belly rub from you. Buddy has his own kitty who may appear from time to time. Wifi is available. We have our own laundry room where we can accommodate your light laundry needs. Our location is semi-rural, just 12 minutes from Mount Vernon. This is an ideal location for the outdoor enthusiast with hiking trails and mountain biking trails close by. The location has easy access to the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range, Mount Baker, and Skagit River, as well as La Conner, Deception Pass and the San Juan Islands. Located just 70 miles north of Seattle and 50 miles south of the US/Canadian border in the Skagit Valley. There is plenty of shopping and dining to be enjoyed, numerous art galleries and museums, and local festivals throughout the year, such as the Bald Eagle Festival, Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, the Anacortes Arts Festival. Mount Baker Ski Resort is just an hour away. Head to the San Juan Islands via the Washington State Ferry and tour the islands. After a day of activity, come back to the Fig Tree suite, relax, have a sip and enjoy the view.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About July

The Northwest has been home for my husband Tom and I for over 30 years. We are artists by nature, with a great appreciation for the lush beauty and colors that surround our home and property. In his spare time, Tom is an avid backpacker, mountain biker and gardener, and can direct you to some nearby rides and hikes. I am passionate about yoga and can connect you with teachers and local studios in and around the area. In the winter months I enjoy felting, beading, and assorted craft projects. We are excited to have you as our guest, to share the beauty of the Skagit Valley, and perhaps connect with you in your town someday.

July purchased this apartment in 1978


Clear Lake Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Hair dryer, shampoo and conditioner, body wash.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Open studio layout, queen bed, futon sofa. Air mattress available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Skagit Valley Lakeview
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

My New Oasis

  • 5 of 5

You will not want to leave. When you step in you feel like it is an extension of your home. I came to re-energize myself. I am leaving a refreshed mom. It was perfect. This retreat was just a very short drive to a few towns. That offer alot of great food, shopping and entertainment. The owners are warm and lovely people. Even their dog felt like family. He is the cutest. This is my new favorite home away from home.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mande. We enjoyed having you as our guest. When I was designing the layout for the suite, I wanted it to be the kind of place I would like to stay, so it's nice to know you it served your needs. We have had other moms come here for a personal retreat and leave refreshed. Thank you also for the houseplant. It was very kind of you. Most of all, thank you for the exceptional cleaning! You are awesome! Take care and maybe we will see you again sometime. July and Tom...and Buddy.
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Fig Tree Suite is a very special spot. A great getaway spacious and thoughtfully designed

  • 5 of 5

Quiet ambiance relaxing. Will visit again

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

July and Tom are wonderful people. They made our stay a great experience. The house was well supplied and in a perfect location for all we wanted to do. It was away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to towns for convenience.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you and Ronnie were the absolute perfect guests. Thank you for the super cleaning job! Wishing you the very best in your future travels.
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Perfect fit!

  • 5 of 5

Wanted and got a quiet retreat while working on a project in the area. Well-appointed, comfortable, and very friendly hosts. And the view of the lake is quite spectacular!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cleanest VRBO I have every stayed at!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a lot of VRBOs but this was the cleanest I have ever stayed at! The room and environment was so peaceful that I wish we could have stayed longer. If we are ever in the area again we will definitely stay here!!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda! Offering a clean, comfy and relaxing place is what we strive for. All the best to you, July and Tom
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Very relaxing, renewing place

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time staying here, and each time is as good as the last. My friend and I use this as our base during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The best part about it is the solitude. Previously we would stay in area hotels while touring the fields, but although most places were clean and accomodating, the noise and lack of space was frustrating. Here we have space to stretch out, and enough quiet to renew our souls. The view from our room is superb. And our hosts are excellent. They have fitted out a cozy, relaxing place that is a treat to come "home" to each day. I appreciate their attention to detail and to making sure our stay is more than enjoyable. I would recommend this to anyone considering staying in the Skagit Valley area at any time of the year it's available. It's close enough to all the area's amenities and yet far enough away that you may as well be in another world--a quiet, renewing, restoring one. Many thanks to our hosts for their care.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah Kathleen, so wonderful to host you again! As always, you take great care of the apartment, and we feel honored that you have chosen the Fig Tree Suite as your getaway. All the best to you! July and Tom
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Seattle, WA or Vancouver, BC
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Mount Vernon
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Big Lake
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Mount Vernon
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 9
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mount Vernon
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mount Baker
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: necessary

Nestled in the foothills of the Cascades, in a Semi-rural location. Southern view of Clear Lake and public boat launch less than a mile away. It is a small lake, no jet skis permitted, but perfect for smaller motor boats, kayaks, and canoes. The Skagit River is just a few miles away and there are many areas perfect for birdwatching. Bald eagles, trumpeter swans, and geese are abundant in the winter. The Audubon Society has an extensive list of must see sites available. Take the scenic Chuckanut Drive to Bellingham, Taylor's Shellfish, or dine at the Oyster Bar. There are many hikes to enjoy along the way. Tour the town of La conner and check out the Museum of Northwest Art (MONA), gallery shopping, and great restaurants. If you happen to be participating in one of the many local artist workshops or yoga retreats, The Fig Tree Suite is a great place to unwind at the end of your day.


Rates & Availability

Clear Lake Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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