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The Islandhouse on Camano

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2017

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 Puget Sound

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

The Islandhouse on Camano
average rating of 4.8510637 based on 62 reviews

calm get away

  • 5 of 5

This place worked really well for us to get away from it all, reconnect with each other and relax.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A fantastic private getaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house on a gorgeous piece of land

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very pretty location. Nice house, with beautiful details. Equipped with everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Island House is a unique property!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time at Island House

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • 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

Camano Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 27 - Dec 1
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 23 - Jan 2
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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