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The Island House on Camano

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House and property sleep up to 16

Rustic beauty! 3,000 sf Timber Frame set in a wildlife sanctuary on the north end of Camano Island, Washington, The Island House offers a luxuriously private gathering place for friends and family, retreat groups, workshops, and more. 2 1/2 private acres surrounded by ponds, natural wetlands, over 50 acres of wildlife preserve, and close to all Island amenities.

Constructed in 2005 entirely from trees on the property, this owner designed/built home is a work of art! Custom built cabinetry, hardwood floors, 35-foot beamed ceiling, extraordinary stained glass, and a hand-carved railing are some of the visual treats awaiting your stay.

At the Island House, you will experience the comfort of home while being surrounded by the splendor of the outdoors. The 4 bedrooms including a Master Suite, easily sleep eight while comfortable couches can add up to 4 additional guests. A large kitchen and spacious living area provide the perfect gathering space upstairs. Downstairs includes a smaller kitchen and entertainment room, ideal for putting your feet up to watch a movie or finding a quiet place to read. For outside gatherings, benches made from trees on the property surround a fire pit next to the pond.

While staying at the Island House, you may choose a quiet experience such as watching for indigenous birds and wildlife around the pond, or engage in more active pursuits such as kayaking, fishing or swimming at the many nearby beaches, hike in the national parks or attend local events and festivals. Check out our 'Things to Do' page for links to various attractions in the area.

Come visit The Island House and experience for yourself the peaceful tranquility of this exquisite home!

Keywords: Timberframe House

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About The Owner

Martha is a recently retired Special Education Administrator and Teacher Training, who's professional life has focused on working with the tough to reach. Noah is a designer, builder and entrepreneur, who has spent his adult life working on solutions for living more sustainably, with a community focus. He is currently working on a green alternative to Portland Cement; one use is affordable housing. They both love to design and build- Noah's passion in the building and Martha's in the decorating. Whenever possible, reuse and recycle is the first choice in building, decorating and designing. We have 7 adult children and 4 grandchildren and we love to share our home!

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Camano Island

We choose to build a home in this area because of its serene beauty. We use it as a vacation rental and our family gathering home. Some day we may retire here.

What makes this house unique

360° NW beauty. Because the house is at the end of the road, and only surrounded by forest and ponds, there is a sense of being safe and secure- almost contained by mother nature. A symphony of frogs at night in the summer, and wildlife that is shares the space with you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This house is truly a work of art!"
May 2011
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Camano Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 full bathrooms; 2 with jetted tubs and one tub shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 queen convertible beds in family room.
  • Queen size Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Unusual landscaping with front and back yard areas having very different views. Large fire pit with wood from property readily available.


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The Island House on Camano
average rating of 4.8 based on 70 reviews

A Wonderful getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

This is our second family vacation at the Island House. This is a perfect house for a family gathering. The kitchen is big, beautiful, and well stocked. The living area provides many cozy places to talk with old friends. The outside area is spectacular for eating, playing games, and sitting around a camp fire. It is a scenic walk from the seclusion of the house to the beach. Martha is a wonderful host.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved that your returned and it worked so well for you. That's what pleases us and your communication style was a plus as well!
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Lovely private home

  • 4 of 5

The nhouse is lovely and very comfortable with an excellent kitchen and hot tub. Our only drawback was that we hit a very bad cold snap and couldn't get comfortably warm - warm but definitely sweaters. Otherwise excellent.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place. Quiet, beautiful and well set up.

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely both in construction and the decoration. Very comfortable and lovely grounds.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Island House is wonderful for a group of friends

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us rented the house -- high school friends who have been getting together annually for 25 years. The house is beautiful, in a great location on Camano Island. The artistic touches and craftsmanship made it extra special.

The house came with everything the group needed for cooking and the dining room was perfect. We also appreciated the three full bathrooms and the nice large living room.

Martha was the perfect host -- easy to work with during the reservation process and very helpful in answering our questions about the house.

We highly recommend Island House for groups or a family.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We seem to have become a magnet for groups of women friends and it really is such a pleasure for us to host them. This group was a perfect match!
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Lovely and great privacy

  • 4 of 5

The house is custom built with beautiful art and the setting is very private. Spacious and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Gathering

  • 4 of 5

The Island House was a lovely setting for our family gathering and a 95th Birthday celebration. The tent was perfect for decorating and seating 20 people during the festivities. The gardens provided beautiful backdrops for the formal family photos. Games and races in the spacious yard kept the great grandchildren busy while adults ran food from kitchen to serving table outside.

Communications with owner were very helpful prior to and during our stay. The kitchen and sleeping quarters were fully equipped and comfortable for the 10 guests who spent the night. The house is an impressive work of art with carvings, stained glass and unique decor. The post and beam construction causes noisy floorboards for those sleeping below late-nighters. We recommend the lightest sleepers take the upstairs bedrooms!

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the Island House.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Bellingham International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Diamond Knot Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
32 Miles
Anacortes to the San Juans
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Camaloch Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Stanwood Train Station
Nearest Motorway
14.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Diamond Knot Restaurant
Nearest Ski
98 Miles
Stevens Pass
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Car: necessary

Organic groceries from nearby farm delivered on Fridays, extraordinary art community, zip line experience, horse shoes and badminton on site, and large outside fire pit on site.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fire Pit Wood if request $20
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.05%

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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