|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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
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
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.
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.
The house was beautiful: thoughtfully decorated, clean, cozy, and very spacious. Kitchen was very well equipped too. We had a great time, and the owner was very accommodating. Would absolutely recommend this house to friends and family.
Martha was very nice and always responded quickly. We had a large group - 14 adults and 3 babies but all managed to find places to sleep and hang out! Lot of seating/room outside also, and we really enjoyed sitting around the campfire one night. Three bathrooms so we managed to make that work too! Our family was together for a wedding, and it had been quite some time since we had seen some family members so it was great to be all in the same place - instead of separate hotels/rooms. We had one location we could all be at! The only "criticisms" anyone had were that the house overall and the bathrooms especially could use some more lighting (I guess we missed a dimmer switch in one bathroom which may have made a difference). Also the house has wood floors and stairs that can be pretty noisy (of course so were 14 people). Martha did say it was a noisy house so can't say she didn't warn me! :) For most of us this was the first time using/staying at a vacation home and it was a great experience. Thanks again to Martha for making her place available.
Our family - 4 couples and 5 children enjoyed our stay at the Island House. We came from Oregon, Colorado, Wisconsin and Washington to spend time together! The house was perfect for us all - the unique pastoral environment was inviting and very relaxing. The kitchen worked for us, and the sleeping arrangements were fine. Close to state parks and to the San Juans allowed us plenty of beach and exploring time.
This is an exquisite property. Seven of my family stayed and we entertained ten more at dinner many nights. Wonderful communal spaces. The area in the back is great for outside dining. The fire pit was a real treat in the evenings. The hot tub is also great. The kitchen and bathrooms greatly exceed any rental I have ever had. All in all, it is a place for a magical time. Martha is a great owner. You will be blown away by how beautiful the house and property are. We all loved our stay.
Our family stayed at the Island House and let me tell you upon driving to the property its nothing like it appears at the beginning of the road. This house is a dream. We had the best time ever at this lovely home with all the creature comforts of home and more. The yard first of all is beautiful, breathtaking, soothing, and unbelievably gorgeous as you see a new part of the yard come to life each day with fresh blooms. Then the wild life come out little by little, the bunnies, the squirrels,the eagles, the hawks, the buck my husband watched early in the morning down by the water and then the big mouth bass he caught. That was awesome.
Inside the house all the comforts you could want from a great big kitchen to bathrooms that allow you to relax and enjoy. We had a wonderful time while there and wish we had known what this property really was like because we would have loved to stay one more day. We were there for four days and loved every minute. Thanks to the owners who have obviously worked very hard to make this place special and beautiful, your love for this property shows in everything.
Hope to return some day for another piece of your sweet paradise. Mahalo, The Bathe Ohana
My parents, husband, brother, sister, and pug all stayed here for a weekend while visiting family friends on the island. The house is stunning and there is a wonderful energy about the place that you really can't describe. The property is beautiful and quiet and was a great place for us to play horseshoes, relax in the sunshine, and enjoy the sounds of wildlife. The owners have really thought of everything and Martha was very accommodating and helpful. We found ourselves looking at our calendars trying to figure out when we could come back!
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.
|Fire Pit Wood if request||$20|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Cleaning Fee||$175 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.