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View cottage perched on 2 country acres/romantic/refreshing/relaxing/private

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 920 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment, spectacular mtn/valley/riverview

The Hummingbird's Nest - the best nest in the Northwest!

Not only a special treat for you, but also a special treat for the birds. A portion of the proceeds from your rental will go to feed and care for the nearly 20-something Hummingbirds that reside on the property. This requires year-round care for our feathered friends. They thank you from the bottom of their sweet little beaks! <3

PRIVATE, QUIET AND LUXURIOUS

Private, separate 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment (upstairs over storage garage) provides all of the comforts of home. Located on 2 acres of homeowner's estate (owners live in separate house next door), this spacious 920 sq foot apartment perches high above the Snohomish valley overlooking the Cascade Mountain range and the Snohomish River.

WHEN TO COME:

Anytime is a great time to visit Snohomish!

*Spring: The tulips and daffodils are popping up, the trees are budding, the air is crisp and clean and the frogs are croaking their little heads off! Temperatures are generally in the 40's and 50's during the day, and sometimes into the 60's!

*Summer: It's usually not too hot in Snohomish in the summertime, but just right. Temperatures are typically in the 70's and 80's with those longggg northern days and beautiful star-filled nights. And the cottage is AIR CONDITIONED just in case we have those warm days :-)

*Fall: My favorite time of year here! The trees are showing off, the air is crisp, the migrating Trumpeter Swans are here having their babies, Bald Eagles circle overhead, nd the valley is full of corn farms and pumpkin patches!

*Winter: This area doesn't typically get snow, but we can have some freezing temperatures and occasional snow. The Cascade mountains to the East seem to pop in the morning as the sun rises and the stars shine brightly on the clear cold nights. If you are not used to driving in ice and snow, we must caution you that if we have that sort of weather, our driveway is long and steep so you may want to rent a 4-wheel drive, or come in another season.

WHAT TO DO

• Romance

• Bird watching

• Golf

• Hot Air Balloon Rides

• Sky Diving

• Hiking

• Bicycling

• Antique Shopping

• Wine Tasting – 50 wineries within 10 miles

• Distilleries – many new distilleries are cropping up nearly every day around here

• Whale Watching

• Ride a ferry to Whidbey Island or the San Juan Islands

Watch hot air balloons drift overhead, Eagles soar, or from November through March watch the spectacular Trumpeter Swans on the Snohomish River and in the valley below. Peaceful, country setting near shopping, antiquing, sky diving, hot air ballooning, restaurants, farmer's markets, seasonal corn maze and pumpkin farms. Come for fresh, local produce, wine tasting in nearby Woodinville, biking on country roads or just enjoying the country air.

LONGER TRIPS TO EXPLORE

The US/Canadian border is about 2 hours north (bring your passport!), the San Juan Islands can be visited via ferry that is about 1-2/ hours north-west. A super-fine outlet shopping area is in Marysville about 45 minutes north. Seattle is approximately 35 miles south-west.

COMFORT IS WAITING FOR YOU.....

If you're looking for comfort, you must know that nearly everyone that has stayed with us has mentioned how comfortable the bed is! In fact, many of our visitors have purchased one for themselves! Come and try it out for yourself. The high thread count sheets make it even more luxurious. We also have a high-quality leather sofa for your living room relaxation.

Free Wi-Fi, Netflix, some DVDs to watch, books to read and parking.

**Please note that we do not allow more than 2 people maximum at the property in order to keep the septic system and the neighbors happy. We also cannot accommodate pets of any kind.

More Details

Owner
John & Laura Bowyer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About John & Laura Bowyer

Homeowner's John and Laura have lived on this property since 2001. The cottage was built in 2006 as a home-based office and was converted to this cozy vacation rental in 2014.

John & Laura Bowyer purchased this cottage in 2001

Why John & Laura Bowyer chose Snohomish

We've lived in the Snohomish area since 1989 and have loved every minute of it. It's close to Seattle, Canada, the San Juan Islands and yet in the country away from it all.

What makes this cottage unique

The lush 2 acres with fruit trees, eagles, hummingbird's aplenty, occasional deer, frogs croaking and many birds allows travelers to reconnect with nature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

John and Laura were amazing hosts! We were there to meet my newly found brother for the first time and wanted to stay in a place that felt like our Colorado home, relaxing, calm, quiet, and beautiful. The cottage was breathtakingly beautiful along with the views, just gorgeous! Our flight didn't land until 12am and had a late/early arrival. John and Laura were extremely accommodating and they even filled the fridge with breakfast items for the following morning. When we travel back to Snohomish again we will 100% be staying at this location again. Great people, great views, beautiful piece of property, very clean, up to date appliances, very comfortable bed, cozy, and close to town. All around we highly recommend staying at this location!!!!
Oct 2014
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Collector's Choice Restaurant & Lounge
"Excellent food and service, consistently great. Sandwiches, Fish, Steaks, Salads, full bar w..."
Maltby Cafe
"If you're even any where near this area, you HAVE to go to the Maltby Cafe. I don;t know how..."
Central Market At Mill Creek
"If you can't find it at the Central Market, it's simply not available. Their produce section..."
Airial Hot Air Balloon Flights
"Tour the Snohomish river valley in a hot air balloon. We'll wave to you as you pass by :-)"
Woodinville Wine Country
Tulalip Resort Casino
The San Juan Islands
"Take a ferry trip to the beautiful San Juan Islands"
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Seattle-Tacoma
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Fred's Rivertown Alehouse
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Mukilteo
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Kenwanda Golf Course
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Everett - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 9
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Collector's Choice
Nearest Ski
57 Miles
Stevens Pass
Car: necessary

Sky diving at Harvey airfield, hot air ballooning, country bike riding, seasonal corn and pumpkin farms, seasonal Christmas tree farms, antiquing

Amenities

Snohomish Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 920 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs full bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , On upper level
    Downstairs 1/2 bath - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Ultra comfy memory foam bed that everyone raves about! High quality thread count sheets. Sweet dreams abound!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
This property is not available for functions or for more than 2 visitors to keep the septic system happy as well as our neighbors :-) Thank you!

Reviews

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View cottage perched on 2 country acres/romantic/refreshing/relaxing/private
average rating of 4.974359 based on 40 reviews
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Quiet, Cozy, Clean

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place! Quiet area (outside noise was non-existent), very clean, comfy furnishings and bed. Having a full kitchen was so nice to have. Only complaint was we couldn't stay longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay at the cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place to stay. Comfortable, clean, owner prompt to answer questions. Thank you so very much.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The Hummingbird’s Nest is spacious, clean, quiet, and within minutes it feels like home. Laura and John are great hosts, can’t asked for better. This is my 5th stay and I’ll be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, warm and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

As always, we found our little cottage to be a place of rest and relaxation. Spotless and comfortable, and very cozy in the rainy season. Laura and John go out of their way to make us feel welcomed and appreciated. We're already looking forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely and peaceful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for us to stay while visiting our daughter who lives in Mill Creek.

It was central for us since we wanted to go south into Seattle a couple of days, north to Bellingham, north to Snoqualmie and Franklin Falls, and west to Whidbey Island.

The cottage had everything we needed for two people. Comfortable bed, nice kitchen, 1 1/2 baths.

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding for the well appointed "Nest", the quiet, the scenery, and the wonderful hosts. The quiet location is far away from the traffic yet close to everything. A truly wonderful place to relax between activities. The Humming Bird Nest is the "Golden Key" to our vacation travels.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Deposit $250

Check-in time is 3 PM, check-out time is 11 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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