Waterfront property with magnificent views, on the sunny southern tip of Cortes Island. Wake to eagles' laughter from the nest just north of the house; hike the forest down the dirt road; climb Easter Bluff, bike or drive to wondrous lake with sandy beach or granite rock access, or swim in the ocean warmed by a long tide;gather oysters, clams, mussels from your own beach. Walk 20 minutes up the beach or the road to sandy beach, gourmet meals, massages, facials,workshops, etc. at Hollyhock retreat center or go along the road to Smelt Bay provincial park, a pleasant walk to another long sandy beach with great sunsets
Cozy sitting area by wood stove with two desks, double bed and desk in high ceilinged loft study/bedroom and double bed in private bedroom with claw footed bathtub with water view. Conversation nook off the dining area may also double as a modified queen sized bed. All beds have great water views. Sailboats, kayaks, bikes available for rental on island. Sorry no pets.
Not safe for children under 10.
Keywords: New Designer Vacation House
28 years ago I came to this beautiful land to heal from cancer. There were no structures on the acres I bought. I lived in a one person tent on the beach that first
summer and a healing summer it was: lots of vitamin D from the sun, antioxidants from the many berries, sea
protein from the oysters, mussels and clams not to mention the seaweed and
the good vegetarian meals and body work a short walk away. NO chemo or
radiation just bliss, getting to know how
the light changed during the day,
watching the eagle pair and their babies
in the high fir above me, getting to know
the otter family that shared the beach
with me, etc. I had no trouble from
cancer ever again.
after that summer and feel forever grateful to this place. Shelter evolved to tents on platforms through a tiny(8'x8') beach cabin to this rather grand house (1350sq') with the beginnings of a fenced in garden. I am so lucky to have found this simple paradise and am glad to share it with you.
I am a child psychologist, trained at Yale and Stanford, in private practice of play therapy and family therapy on Whidbey
Island WA. My own time here has showed me that play is truly healing.
Heather purchased this house in 1984
The sheer beauty of the place. The purity of the air and water. The chance to watch eagle babies learn to fly from the nest in a tall fir near the house, to learn to fish from the large tide pool on the beach. The proximity to a first class retreat center with great food,massage, beach and interesting programs, while still having privacy and space away.
Truly a healing and fun place full of relaxation and enjoyment, a gathering place of creative people with poetry, music, dancing, art shows, fairs as well as a place to retreat in solitude and quiet, night skies spectacular with multitudes of stars visible, occasional Northern Lights and meteor showers. Wonderful swimming in lake or ocean, etc.
"This is a magic place, and your warm and
nurturinghouse is a home that displays that magic...The sleep was sound and deep and the peace even more so. We leave blessed."