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Double Water Views Greet You at Serenity by the Sea in Anacortes

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

A nautical and very romantic getaway sure to please

Every Day is Different and Every Season is wonderful in Anacortes! ROMANTIC GETAWAY or BEST FRIENDS RETREAT Serenity by the Sea is a nautical and serene getaway privately nestled above the main floor of the house with a separate guest entry. This cozy getaway with bountiful views south to Burrows Bay and the Olympic Mountain and North to Guemes Channel and the Ship Harbor Ferry Landing. This 900sf unit boasts a full kitchen, dining area, living room , bedroom and larger bath.

Serenity by the Sea sleeps two (2) people max either in the queen bed bedroom/bath or if you will be using as a friends retreat - the reading nook is the size of a twin bed 70inches long and 36inches wide with a comfy pad that transforms into a bed.

OCEAN VIEWS Ocean views abound from this second story guest quarter. The kitchen and dining areas have views of Burrow's Island/Bay, Allan Island and Skyline Marina while the bedroom has a beautiful view of Guemes Channel with the San Juan Ferry arriving and departing from the Ship Harbor.

WALK TO THE FERRY We are within walking distance to the San Juan Ferry Terminal on a nice day, three (3) miles from historic downtown Anacortes, one (1) mile from Washington Park and Skyline Marina. Ask us for the short cuts and easiest safest walks to and from the Ferry.

GOLF Outdoors we have a professional Synturf putting green for the avid golfer. Very fun for putting practice. Bring your putting games to challenge each other!

GREAT LOCATION Our location is perfect for visiting surrounding areas of La Conner (17 miles), Oak Harbor (23 miles), Mount Vernon (20 miles), Whidbey Island (56 miles), Deception Pass (13 miles), Coupeville (33 miles) and of course the beautiful San Juan Islands. Anacortes is known as the gateway to the San Juans - Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor, Shaw Island, Orcas Island and Lopez Island. Bellingham is about 20 minutes up I-5. Bring your passport for Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada - it's an easy drive or you can make a same day trip with a Washington Ferry once they ramp up running 2 ferries to Canada - usually in June of each year.

OUTDOOR PARADISE Whether you like boating, festivals, arts, good eats, kayaking, scuba diving, whale watching, photography, beachcombing, shopping, antiques, quilting/knitting/crochet, wildlife, fishing, crabbing, shrimping, bird watching, walking, hiking, running, bicycling or just relaxing -- our home by the Ferry is the perfect place for your getaway!

*****NO SMOKING IN THE RENTAL OR ON THE GROUNDS*********

****NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16*********

****DRIVE SLOWLY ON OUR COURT PLEASE. HIDDEN DRIVEWAYS and especailly when you are leaving our house, it is easy to get going too fast. THANK YOU!!

See our other separate unit in this house on the main floor with separate entrance (sleeps 4) Inn by the Ferry on HomeAway #3671226

Keywords: Anacortes guest suite, Anacortes vacation rental, guest apartment, romantic getaway, sleeps 2, vacation rental

See our other unit in this house on the main floor with separate entrance (sleeps 4) Inn by the Ferry on HomeAway #3671226

More Details

Owner
Anna Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Anna Smith

We purchased our home in Anacortes in late 2013. The beautiful and warm feelings in this house abound and we hope to carry the previous owners legacy on for Serenity by the Sea. The location is extremely serene and relaxing with beautiful views. We both instantly felt at home upon our first entry into the house.

With our location close to the ferry (it’s literally within walking distance) we knew this was the house for us. We love the small town atmosphere and all the charm it brings. Anacortes still takes a yearly town photo and has local parades/festivals every weekend in the summertime. This is all enhanced by the friendly nature of the locals and the good restaurants.

We see ourselves in Anacortes when we retire and we hope you enjoy our home as much as we do! We love to share the view and the peaceful stay!

Anna Smith purchased this house in 2013

Why Anna Smith chose Fidalgo Island

Every Day is Different and Every Season is wonderful in Anacortes! Anacortes is a great place to live. The different seasons are all beautiful and summer is like a celebration! The views from our home are incredible and the small town atmosphere in Anacortes is very relaxing! The weather is mild year round.

What makes this house unique

Every Day is Different and Every Season is wonderful in Anacortes! The one bedroom one bath unit is 900 square feet with Ocean Views from nearly all windows. We have a professional synturf putting green in the front with a view overlooking the San Juan Ferry. Free Wifi. See our other main floor unit in this house with separate entrance and very private from the upstairs apartment (main floor sleeps 4) homeaway #3671226

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed the lovely apartment and views!
Sep 2010
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Amenities

Anacortes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom is off the Bedroom as seen in pictures. There is a built in heater in the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bathroom is direct off the Bedroom as seen in the pictures. There is a spectacular view of the Guemes Channel and Ferry from the Bedroom Window.... check it out at night in all their glory with lights!! It's a spectacular view.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
There is not a washer and dryer in this apartment unit in our home. There is a convenient laundry mat in downtown Anacortes. If you have any questions, please call me or email. Thank you for finding us in your search for Anacortes Vacation Rental. Anna 206.605.4892 or innbytheferry@comcast.net

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Double Water Views Greet You at Serenity by the Sea in Anacortes
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
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5

Wonderful location. Great owner.

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the owner, Anna, is a gracious and thoughtful host. She provided us with all necessary information. We were greeted by blueberry scones, fresh flowers and a bottle of Washinton State wine on our arrival.

The apartment is exactly as described -- great water views, nicely appointed, fresh and clean. We could not have asked for more. If you get a chance you need to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful sea side retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Serenity and I can't say enough about how wonderful this place is. The home itself is immaculate and bright, airy, and cozy. The location speaks for itself. There are views of the channel and the ferry landing to the north, and the south windows have a view of the marina and Burrows. We had great times with ferry trips to the islands and road trips around Fidalgo. But also just time spent at Serenity sitting in the yard, hanging out with deer and quail, cooking our own gourmet snacks, and just relaxing. If you are going to the San Juans, and you should, this is the place to stay. Thanks Anna!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AE Bay Area

  • 5 of 5

We were in desperate need of an escape from the hectic Bay Area and found a perfect, peaceful, paradise in Anacortes. Absolutely everything was perfect! We were welcomed to a spotless home with fresh flowers, a bottle of wine and a sweet personal note from the owners. The ferry is within easy walking distance. we took a day trip to Roche Harbor and loved it. There are several close breathtaking trails to walk and/or drive along. Views of the entire bay are visible from them. Actually there are views just as awesome throughout the house on every level. The huge bay window in the dining room overlooks the bay and at night it's so beautiful to watch the ferry come in at night. Daily we were greeted by the sight of bunnies, nesting birds and deer as we ate breakfast. We truly felt like we found our slice of heaven. We felt like every our every need was anticipated in the home including a romantic wood stove for cuddling on the couch by. We will definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful getaway by the bays

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time last year in this unit and in Anacortes that we just had to come back. The unit's double water views alone will sooth your nerves. Throw in some birds, including bald eagles, and an occasional rabbit or deer and you have the makings for a very peaceful get away. This is a great place to either pack your days with adventure or just enjoy doing nothing.

We came earlier this year to catch the tulips and daffodils. Several times during our two week stay, we drove through the fields and each time it seemed like a different field had bloomed. Driving around Anacortes in the middle of April was a technicolor experience. Each day was different as the plants competed to be more brilliant than those that bloomed the day before.

Anna & Tony are wonderful hosts. I only disagree with one item on their listing. Listing says no Air Conditioning when, in fact, you have all the natural air conditioning you need by cracking the windows. It's always so very nice outside so, if you want it colder, just let the fresh outdoor air chill the unit. I'll take that over AC any day.

The unit has its own small library of books in the reading nook, enough cookware to prepare any meal, and information pamphlets for local attractions and services.

We will be back again and again. Thank you Anna and Tony.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect home, away from home!

  • 5 of 5

The second floor unit has beautiful panoramic views of both sides of the island so we were able to enjoy many gorgeous sunsets. The kitchen is well equipped, even with a variety of spices. The nautical decor is a cozy cottage-like atmosphere, and is very comfortable. We enjoyed every day of our multiple week stay and Anna and Tony made sure we had everything we needed. Our stay was perfect in every way.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Anna gets the Gold!

  • 5 of 5

As Floridians escaping summer, this region of Washington State is our very favorite vacation spot, and now Serenity by the Sea tops our list of places to lodge. We generally like larger spaces for any stay longer than a weekend, but this apt. has so much room and so much natural light that we never felt cramped. We too feared the lack of A/C, but it was never an issue, even in sunny July! The ceiling fans plus the cross breezes from the many windows took care of that. And the views! Never boring. I still miss the sound of the ferry horn...

Anacortes is not only an excellent choice for its access to the ferry system, but for the long list of its own wonderful outdoor attractions within a very short distance. What a gem!

Anna and Tony keep a cook's kitchen for those who are happy to eat in, with extras we didn't even expect. As a VRBO owner as well as frequent traveller, I can still say Anna wins the prize for hospitality! Her warmth and perfect balance of privacy and communication demonstrate a true gift.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Plenty of Pubs, Beergardens etc. downtown
Nearest Ferry
0.8 Miles
Anacortes Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Skagit Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
42 Miles
Amtrak Station - BEL, Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA
Nearest Motorway
Highway 20
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Plenty of good eats downtown Anacortes
Nearest Ski
48 Miles
Mount Baker Ski Area
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Beach near Ship Harbor Blvd.
Car: recommended

Historic Anacortes is within 3 miles. Anacortes Ferry is easy walk if you want to walk. Washington Park and Skyline Marina are less than a mile down the road.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $250

Call for for monthly rates, $100 cleaning fee, For stays under 30 days there is an 8.2% tax and 2.3% lodging tax, . Questions please call us. 206.605.4892

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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