A Tranquil Retreat with Views of Similk Bay, Islands and Golf Course
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Sunrise Cottage by the Bay is located in the quaint neighborhood of Similk Bay. Views of the bay and islands are visible throughout the cottage and decks, especially dramatic in the master bedroom where morning sunrises cascade through the picture windows. Located near the 14th hole of the local golf course, the cabin looks out over the manicured grass as well as the pristine wetlands that edge the beach. The beach is easily accessible from the cabin--a five-minute walk from our door to the driftwood-strewen beach where blue herons, eagles, cormorants, and seal otters reside. The house includes all the amenities necessary to set up shop--a well equipped kitchen, a roomy master bedroom and bath, and a second bedroom with closet. The downstairs living room and dining room lead to the first floor deck--great for sunny barbeques and brunches. The upper deck off the master bedroom is ideal for star and moon gazing in the evening. The downstairs also houses a 3/4 bath with washer and dryer ready for use. The cottage has a front yard that leads into the field that surrounds the golf course and provides enough room for badminton playing, frisbee throwing, and general outdoor play.
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Member since: 2014
- 900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Our Sunrise Cottage by the Bay overlooks Similk Bay and surrounding islands in the Anacortes area. The cottage is ideally located near recreation and nature. Watch the sun rise and the moon glow. ...moreless
Downtown Anacortes is a 10-minute drive from the cottage. Diverse restaurants, boutique shops, Saturday farmers market, and frequent festivals, art walks, and music concerts keep Anacortes lively...moreless
Golf Course View:
Sunrise Cottage is located on the edge of the Swinomish Golf Links 18-hole Course, The 14th hole is adjacent to the front yard of the cottage. Wide fairways and a full service club house await. ...moreless
The Similk Bay Community of Anacortes is a friendly enclave of nature lovers who appreciate the beauty of the Puget Sound as well as its location to the scenic Deception Pass and San Juan Islands. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 4 people
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $75
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 10.5%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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The Anacortes community is considered a desirable recreational hot-spot in the Pacific Northwest. Just a 90-minute drive from Seattle, the town's proximity to the San Juan Islands, Vancouver and Victoria B.C., Whidbey Island, the Skagit Valley, and the North Cascades make Anacortes a key site for tourists and Washington locals who enjoy the breath-taking scenery and recreational opportunities of the area. As weekend residents of Anacortes for the last eight years, we've enjoyed the serene, friendly atmosphere of the community. Local favorite areas are: Washington Park--great for boating and bird watching and Deception Pass--one of Washington State's most popular campground area with dramatic scenery and multiple trails. Through the years, we've enjoyed hiking around Cranberry Lake, Mt Erie, Whistle Lake, and Deception Pass. As bicyclists, we've toured the Skagit Valley Tulip Fields, the scenic towns of La Connor and Edison, and Anacortes' Tommy Thompson Trail that winds through the Cap Sante Marina and along the inlets. With the San Juan Island ferries within a 15-minute drive from our cabin, we've enjoyed opportunities to hop onboard a morning sailing to Lopez Island, a bicyclist's paradise renowned for its bakeries and wineries. Later, we would continue on to Friday Harbor for a night's stay oceanside with a wide selection of gourmet restaurants. Orcas Island, another must-do island, is an art haven area with the beautiful Mt. Constitution to hike and bike in. The cosmopolitan city of Vancouver B.C. is a 90 minute drive from our cabin and a wonderful jumping-off spot for shopping, touring, and theater. As birders, we consider the Skagit Flats and Fir Island ideal spots to view raptors and owls. Anacortes provides a host of recreational activities, whether it's whale watching, sea-kayaking, island eco-touring, scuba diving, or guided island bicycling--the city has local services that offer well-run, affordable excursions. Anacortes is considered an arts community with a strong civic core, and is home to a number of festivals, parades, art showcases, and music concerts. On any given weekend, Anacortes will have a lively line-up of activities available. The Anacortes Arts Festival, Aug. 1-3, draws a wide crowd of award-winning artists and fans from throughout the state and Canada. The Shipwreck Festival in July is a not-to-miss shopping and musical festival. Holiday parades have a small-town feel with locals and tourist enjoying the strong sense of community. Summer Friday Night Concerts at the Cap Sante Marina are a hit feature of the summer months (July through August)--free of charge and highly energetic. Anacortes offers a range of restaurants--ethnic selections, such as Greek, Indian, Thai, and Mexican. Local gourmet restaurants, such as Adrift and A-Town Bistro, offer inventive menus with local sourcing. Gere-A-Deli is a town favorite for lunch with a wide selection of sandwiches and salads. The Majestic Hotel and Spa offers high-end rooms and spa services as well as hosts a bar and restaurant scene. Favorite pub options include The Brown Lantern, where you might rub elbows with tug pilots, novelists, town council members, and alternative band singers. The Rockfish Bar and Grill brews its own selection of ales in its next-door warehouse and delivers typical pub fare with tasty wood-fired pizzas as its speciality. Both the Brown Lantern and the Rock Fish Bar and Grill host music on Friday and Saturday evenings, featuring blues and jazz ensembles. Local day trips from our cabin that are highly regarded include a tour of Whidbey Island with a stop at the historic city of Coupeville, a town famous for its Penn Cove Mussels. Try Toby's Ale House for tasty selection of seafood. Another day trip recommendation is to Bow-Edison-- towns situated along the canal with a renowned artisan bakery, The Breadfarm. Sample a black olive baguette or the Chuckanut cherry loaf. From the Breadfarm Bakery, head north up Chuckanut Drive to Bellingham, a 30-minute journey that winds through berry farms, oyster restaurants, and breath-taking Puget Sound views. A favorite of ours at the end of the drive is the Larabee State Park for a picnic lunch and beach combing. If fishing or sailing are of high interest to you, Anacortes has a wealth of marinas available--Skyline and Cap Sante Marina are in the city itself while Cornet Bay Marina is a 15-minute drive south towards Whidbey Island. From these marinas, you can charter a sailboat, embark on kayak adventure tours, or head out for a deep sea fishing excursion. During the winter months, Mt. Baker offers a host of snowshoeing, skiing, and snowboarding opportunities--all within a 90 minute drive from the cabin. A favorite summer trip is a drive through the North Cascade Highway into the Methow Valley and the western theme town of Winthrop. If your taste runs more towards the night-life scene, the Swinomish Casino is close by as well.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Brian and Becky are long-time residents of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest who have raised their children in the area and are quite knowledgeable about adventures and attractions that distinguish this place. Becky is a high school teacher, and Brian works in the software industry. Part-time residents of Anacortes, they've come to appreciate the beauty and serenity of Skagit County and the seaside amenities of Fidalgo Island. Family-oriented, they enjoy spending time with their adult children, grandchildren and Penny, their lively retriever.
Why the Owner Chose Anacortes, WA, USA:
As Seattle residents for 35 years, we found ourselves making day trips to the Anacortes area on a regular basis. We loved the beauty of the Skagit Valley Farmlands, the twenty miles of beach front that surrounds Anacortes, the community events, like the Tulip Festival, that draw thousands of tourists yearly, and the recreational opportunities that abound in the area. After a year of searching for the ideal location for a vacation home, we found our cabin and immediately fell in love with it. It's a tranquil retreat that we delight in. We wake to the beach view, watch the wildlife from the living room window, beach comb down the street, bicycle to Deception Pass, or hike through trails that surround the island. At night from our decks, we watch the stars gather and listen to the sounds of our resident Great Horned Owl.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Sunrise Cottage by the Bay is a unique property that friends have often exclaimed to us, 'How did you every find this place?' The cabin is tucked away at the end of North Green street, which marks the border of the Swinomish Links Golf Course. From our front window, you have a panormaic view of Similk Bay, expansive wetlands, and the groomed golf course. On any given day, you might watch red hawks hunt in the fields, tugboats and fishing boats chug through the bay, golfers make their putts on the 14th hole, and sailboats wend their way around Skagit and Hope Islands. Our resident deer population includes a doe with twin fawns this year--a beautiful sight that crosses our front lawn in the early mornings. It's a serene setting that soothes the soul but still offers recreational activities within minutes away.
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The front of the cottage and upper/lower decks.
Morning breakfast on the deck, with the sun glistening off the islands.
The kitchen of the cottage with gas range and oven.
A favorite reading nook with the bay in the background.
The upstairs master with view of Similk Bay.
View of the large master and bay in the background.
Master bathroom with dual shower heads and soaking tubs.
The upper second bedroom with double mattress.
The beach at low tide--a 5 minute walk from the cottage.
The famous Skagit Valley Tulip Fields--an April and May event.
The historic Deception Pass Bridge, located ten minutes from the cottage.
The back of the cottage adjacent to the golf course.
The 14th hole of the golf course, which is visible from the front deck.
The dining room and living room with sliding doors and deck.
The downstairs bath with sink and shower. Washer and dryer are here as well.
The master bedroom with deck and bistro set to enjoy morning coffee on.
The view from the deck across the wetlands and Similk Bay.
View of the golf course from the upper deck.
The beach down the street from the cottage with Skagit Island in the background.
The beach down the road from the house with driftwood for browsing.
The San Juan Island Ferries in full swing; a must-do ride for visitors.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016
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