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'Captain Jim's With The Crow's Nest View!'

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House 3 Bedrooms + Loft & family room with queen futons 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Captain Jim's is a beautiful three story home decorated in a nautical style with three bedrooms and a loft and a family room with futons with spectacular views from all three levels.

Enjoy your time here watching the boating activity at the marina or just looking at the beautiful water, mountain and island views from inside or one of the many decks outside. Be sure to watch for the deer and bunnies that come to visit in the backyard or wandering down the street!

Just minutes away, you can shop in historic downtown Anacortes or take a whale watching tour from Cap Sante Marina. You could also hop the ferry for a day trip to Friday Harbor.

The Captain's House overlooks Skyline Marina, Rosario Straights, Burrows Bay & Washington Park. Spectacular views of the mountains, islands and marina activity.

There are many things to do from this location:

-Walk to Tugboat Park and Beach.

-Drive 1 minute to Washington Park and enjoy 220 acres looking over Rosario Straights, with a beach, lookout points and picnic tables for walkers or drivers. There is a boat launch with covered picnic tables & play area for kids and adults.

- Take a guided kayaking tour from Skyline Marina.

-Take the 'Ice Cream Cruise' to Friday Harbor aboard the Paraclete Charter Boat.

-Go whale Watching out of Cap Sante Marina only a 5 minute drive into town.

-Pack a Picnic lunch and drive a short distance to Mount Erie Lookout and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

-Drive less than 2 minutes to the San Juan Ferry and

park for $10.00and walk aboard for a gorgeous cruise through the San Juan Islands to Friday Harbor for the day. There are lots of shops and restaurants.

_Hop on the local bus just up from the Ferry and get a narrated history of the island. It takes you to the Pelindaba Lavender Farm, Lime Point & Lighthouse for a hike and a picnic. There are picnic tables with great views- and if you time it just right you will see the whales in their feeding ground. From there the bus continues to Roche Harbor where there are restaurants and vendor booths and historical sites to see. A great trip!

-You'll probably need a week to do all the fun activities that are available in the Anacortes area. Unlike other islands, you are not stuck on this island, but can go easily to any of them!

- If you like the night life, there are several restaurants and nice bars w/ entertainment in Old Town Anacortes. (Details in book.)

-Summer Art Festival, Ship Wreck Day

-Fall Oyster Run

-Spring Quilt Walk, Waterfront Festival

-Fall Jazz Festival

COME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!Enjoy the decorated house, Christmas Tree & huge counter for your cookie baking & visiting with friends and family. The dining table opens out for large gatherings.


Keywords: Home

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

A beautiful home & gorgeous views. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Family of six plus baby & had plenty of room!

Thank You

Mt. Shasta, CA

Aug 15th, 2008
Mar 2009
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based on 12 traveler reviews

'Captain Jim's With The Crow's Nest View!'
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Exploring the San Juans with Family

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay to explore the San Juans. The view is absolutely exquisite, it was clean, and offers everything you could possibly need in a "home away from home." We are from the east and have two grown sons who reside in the northwest, one in Seattle and one on Whidbey Island. Having visited several other parts of the State of Washington we decided on exploring the San Juan Islands, using Anacortes as a base. It was just perfect as it is extremely close to the ferries. I can highly recommend this rental. Thank you Elisabeth!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manchester, UK

Fabulous find!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed here for 3 nights in Aug 2015. The views from the upper part of the house are amazing and make it an ideal spot to relax at the end of the day. The house was huge and very well equipped. Due to our late arrival the owner made arrangements for us access the property which proved to be very helpful. We would have loved to stay here longer and would definitely stay here again should we be fortunate to visit beautiful Anacortes in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, OR

Great Energy!

  • 5 of 5

This place has excellent Energy! Although the decor is a bit dated (1970's), nobody in our group seemed to mind. We LOVED the place. The views are incredible and it is very close to Skyline Marina. I personally stayed in the loft (I snore ;) and it was my favorite part of the house.

My ONLY cautionary note is parking in the driveway. It is extremely steep and requires a bit of mad driving skills. Especially in a big truck with 28 scuba tanks :) I would not recommend this place for anyone with mobility issues, as this place has lots of stairs and a steep landing

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

I recently visited Anacortes with my family and rented this house for five days. The home is in a nice neighborhood and is a short drive from downtown. The views from this house are excellent, as it's in the Skyline neighborhood of Anacortes. The house was clean and well kept. The management people are very professional and were easy to reach. I would recommend this residence to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern California

brief but nice

  • 4 of 5

The residence is beautiful, especially on the main level (living room, ktchen, master suite and powder room). The setting is quiet and the view is great from the upper levels, superb from the famous Crow's Nest. Downstairs is a little dark, being below grade on two sides but it's fine for the two bedrooms and bath down there, and it has access into the garage. The place is in great shape with usual few things needing TLC, but all in all, a great residence. We did virtually no cooking there and were rarely in the house, doing more sightseeing and attending a wedding, but the time in the house was pleasant and quiet. Anacortes is indeed a special place and the property is decidedly special, recommended to anyone as long as they don't mind lots of stairs. The property managers were very pleasant and helpful. Besides the ferry landing and the beautiful Washington Park, major restaurants are in Anacortes proper, a few miles down the road. Great walking area around the park and to the local Marina.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Visit to Captain Jim's

  • 4 of 5

For my husband's birthday, we returned to Anacortes and stayed at Captain Jim's again. The house, on three levels with a sloping yard, is very clean. No mold smells. The Crow's Nest upstairs with a captain's chair, binoculars, and a wet bar; the ground level has two bedrooms, a bathroom, sitting room ... with access from the garage. The main level has a basic kitchen, dining area, kitchen, half bath, and master suite opening to the back yard. There's a big deck wrapping around the front, overlooking a marina. Internet and cable TV. Quiet neighborhood. People who handled the booking apparently also operate a business in Anacortes and seem somewhat scattered; we never got any paperwork so I had to write to confirm where to get the key after our deposit cleared. (This happened last time, too.) When we picked up the keys, there was no receipt or instructions or address provided. Had to double back to get a handwritten receipt with the address at the top. When we got home, I discovered we'd packed a teaspoon from the house and wrote an email to ask where to mail it; they replied asking how many people stayed in the house. I replied 'two' and asked why. They replied because three beds were used. I replied we only used two beds. Didn't care for the accusatory tone but it might have been a case of a housekeeper getting mixed up. And brief messages from a phone can be abrupt. No matter! We enjoyed the house and its location and spent many happy hours at nearby lakes and beaches, not to mention some great restaurants in Anacortes. If you go on a Saturday, the Farmer's Market is spacious and varied. If you stay at Captain Jim's, just be prepared to do more than your share to get information about getting the key and a receipt.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anacortes House Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.5%

25.00 fee per person per night after the first 2 people
An additional $50.00 cleaning fee applies for parties over 8 people

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Fidalgo Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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