RUSTIC LOG CABIN, ORGANIC ORCHARD/GARDENS, BACK TO THE LAND

Chris Damarjian

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Chris Damarjian

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RUSTIC LOG CABIN, ORGANIC ORCHARD/GARDENS, BACK TO THE LAND

Anacortes House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Relax in a 5-bedroom hand-hewn log cabin, gathering seasonal organic fruit, vegetables and eggs for a natural back-to-the-land experience. Nestled on 10 acres of Guemes Island forest, experience a quiet, natural retreat, 5 minutes from the ferry to Anacortes and amenities at Guemes' Anderson Store.

Open living area with skylights and wood stove. Three large bedrooms with double beds (one with additional child -size futon) open off first floor with full bath. Two bedrooms on second floor, one large with double bed and one small with two single beds. Half-bath on second floor.

Full kitchen includes pantry with all manner of kitchen gadgets: pasta maker, waffle maker, bread machine,juicer, ice cream maker, grain mill. Attached greenhouse with kitchen herb garden and seasonal plantings of warm-weather vegetables.

Dining area opens to deck with kitchen herbs and quarter-acre organic garden with organic berries and vegetables. Cutting garden with flowers for table. Deck with barbecue and wood-fired hot tub.

Chickens in moveable coop provide about 3 eggs daily.

Keywords: Hand-hewn log cabin set among cedar trees with attached kitchen-garden greenhouse. Quarter-acre organic vegetable garden with apple, pear, cherry, and peach trees. Wood-fired hot tub on garden patio.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi Chris!



Just a short note to let you know how MUCH we enjoyed our stay at your amazing getaway. Everyone was super impressed by all the amazing greenery and touches with fresh flowers in every room was truly special. The fire pit and the outside tub were particular favorites. We would love to come and stay again next year if you are still renting the property out :o)



The fresh veggies, eggs,inspiring recycling plan, and really cool dishes were totally awesome and make the place a true home away from home!



Have a great summer, and hope to see you again in 2013
Jul 2012
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Chris Damarjian

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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.'

Henry David Thoreau

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

4.5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Rustic Log Cabin, Organic Orchard/Gardens, Back to the Land
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
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Anacortes Fidalgo Island
Oregon City
4

PERFECT PLACE TO UNWIND

  • 4 of 5
After a family weeding we came to relax. The home and grounds were perfect. It was a cloudy day and a fire was lit in the stove making the welcome all the better. We had rain showers at night but not during the day time and really enjoyed evenings out by the fire pit (even cooked dinner on the open fire a couple of nights) Only drawback was that the beds were all doubles--really need at least a couple queens!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you settled in by the woodstove when the weather turned rainy! I've taken your advice and have replaced one double with a queen size bed.
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Rustic Log Cabin, Organic Orchard/Gardens, Back to the Land
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p397022vb
360-293-5871
Anacortes Fidalgo Island
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
Our jaws dropped as we drove up this long driveway to such a beautiful property. Breath taking. The gardens, the chickens, the hot tub, the the most beautiful greenhouse in the house with fresh organic herbs and veggies, the barn, the fresh eggs from the chickens in the morning, the wood burning stove, not to mention real log cabin, fresh flowers in every room, complete with that amazing cabin smell, the peace, the quiet was just about one of the most special weekends we have ever had. Chris thank you so much. Our stay at your beautiful home just makes us even more excited to be getting married on Guemes next June. We will be coming back very soon!!! Can't thank you enough. This property is highly recommend.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Anacortes Fidalgo Island
Two Harbors, MN, USA
5

AN AMAZING WEEKEND RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
Three 40-50-something sisters and two 20-something nieces had an amazing time at this lovely log home and property. We loved the big old trees ringing the property, the raised-bed gardens and flowering fruit trees, the pond with the duck, the bonfire pit, the week-old chicks (that we picked up and petted), the birds singing in the morning and the frogs calling at night. We also appreciated the beautiful assortment of dishes and glasses, the wood all chopped for the woodstove, and the cozy bedrooms. We took the amazing new trail on the east side of the island through a gorgeous forest with spring wildflowers up to an overlook of the San Juan Islands, went to the county park on the north end of the island, hung out and walked on the beach close to the ferry landing, and checked out the general store. We were sorry when we had to leave, and would love to check out the progress of the gardens and chickens as the year progresses.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Rustic Log Cabin, Organic Orchard/Gardens, Back to the Land
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360-293-5871
Anacortes Fidalgo Island
Yakima, Washington
5

GROUP TRIP TO GO CRABBING

  • 5 of 5
This is a lovely rustic house that accommodated our group very well. There was plenty of space for couples to spread out. The yard and firer pit was fun. The gardens and grounds were delightful. We crabbed, hiked and played on the island. Owner was easy to work with. Accommodations' met our needs.
Kitchen is a little tight and the bathroom interesting but that is part of the charm of this place. We plan to go back in 2014.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Looking forward to seeing you in 2014! Yes, the wood-fired hot tub is quite unique - a delightful experience on a starry summer night. But don't worry, there is a conventional shower for those more conventional!
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Rustic Log Cabin, Organic Orchard/Gardens, Back to the Land
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Anacortes Fidalgo Island
5

UNIQUE, BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED, AND INSPIRING ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

  • 5 of 5
Many thanks to our host who provided the perfect home-away-from-home for the 10 of us as we all attended a three day wedding at Guemes island Resort. You will never find another home like this one, filled with character and treasures from around the world. Chris even set out her farm-grown flowers and some produce for us to enjoy. The grounds are beautiful with many healthy flowers, fruits, and vegetables. The outdoor hot tub is unique (an old fashioned bath tub hooked up to a wood heater). CHris is a wonderful host. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Rustic Log Cabin, Organic Orchard/Gardens, Back to the Land
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Anacortes Fidalgo Island
Victoria, BC, Canada
3

RUSTIC CABIN MISSING 'A LITTLE SOMETHING'

Rustic cabin missing 'a little something'
  • 3 of 5
As the other reviews mention, this property is beautiful, with plenty of space for young children to run around! The patio area and hammocks are a definate bonus! The house is rustic, as advertised, but unfortunately very dirty. The bedrooms in the house smelled musty when we arrived, and there was noticable dirt in the bathrooms and elsewhere in the house, that could have easily disappeared with a bit of cleaning ahead of time (there was even an unflushed toilet!) It also would have been a more comfortable vacation rental if the owner's clothing and shoes weren't so visible. We tried to find the owner several times after the first night, without success. The island itself is quaint, and we fell in love with Anderson's General Store. Travellers coming from Sidney should know that the later ferry that arrives in Anacortes at 8:30pm will not allow you to catch the ferry to Guemes, that departs at the same time, without making special arrangements with the night captain (an extra $100 for the sailing, plus fares). All in all, we would only recommend this property to those who value simple retreats, who don't mind putting in a little elbow grease to clean themselves.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you did not have a more positive experience at my cabin. I sensed that this spot was not a match for you when you asked me to turn on the heat (instead of using the wood stove that was provided with kindling). Also I noted that you did not use the outdoor fire pit, the wood-fired hot tub, or consume many of the organic vegetables. In addition, you did not use the compost bin but added all your compost to the non-food garbage. Finally, one in your group spilled a bottle of orange soda on the bedspread and left the empty bottle on the bed. I tried washing the bedspread but the orange color would not come out. As you noted, this is a simple retreat. I think the type of person who enjoys this setting appreciates its lovely, wooded, rural nature and does not expect the utmost in cleanliness from a rustic log cabin located in the woods. I appreciate your feedback and think your response will help others decide if this outdoor setting is right for them.
Sincerely, Chris
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bayview Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Guemes ferry
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak/ Mt. Vernon
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 20
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Guemes Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Anderson Store
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Mt. Baker
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Similk Beach
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Anderson Store
Car: recommended

Guemes Island, less well-known than its San Juan neighbors, is an unspoiled gem where you can step back in time and experience island wilderness. Eagles dive for fish, herons stand watch on pilings, and deer families browse blackberries. Motorists are few and the locals always give you a wave as if to say 'Isn't this great!' In between ferries, bicyclists are plenty, and riding is a joy. Guemes Mountain, a great destination by car or bike, provides a 360 degree panorama of the San Juan Islands and is a favorite hike for a lunch reverie or a breathtaking sunset .

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Availability & Rates

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Anacortes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,316
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit 100
Signed contract and $200 pre-payment needed to secure reservation - due within 7 days of making reservation.
Balance of payment due 1 month prior to visit.
Tax Rate 10.0%
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Amenities

Anacortes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Computer Available
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) pull-out child's futon, Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • fishing
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