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Bedrooms 2
Space 740 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 cozy bedrooms, with views from every window. 1 bathroom. Sleeps 4 comfortably

In a Fairytale setting of Forests and Gardens, the charming Stone Cottage sits just above Padilla Bay, with wonderful views of the Islands, Guemes Channel, the distant Cascades and Mt Rainier.

Originally built from stone in the 1940's, this Local Landmark has been carefully restored to retain it's Rustic Charm while offering every modern convenience. All of the amenities of a top rated B&B are provided with the privacy and comfort of your own Vacation Home.

The Cottage is situated on beautiful Samish Island one of the lesser known islands (and best kept secrets!) of the San Juan Archipelago, it is a "Drive-To" island located off the northwest coast of the Washington mainland. It is connected to the mainland by land reclaimed through a system of dikes created in the early 20th century.

Samish Island is just 6 miles from Edison, less than 10 miles west of Interstate 5 and 25 minutes south of Bellingham. Surrounded by Chuckanut, Samish and Padilla bays, the island offers some of the best Clams, Crabs and Oysters in the Northwest!

Samish Island was part of the ancestral homelands of, and was named after, the Samish Indians, a Coast Salish tribe of the Pacific Northwest. Now a mix of rustic cabins and sprawling estates are set amongst deep forests, rocky cliffs and sandy beaches. The island is also home to a large number of bald eagles, blue heron and other wildlife. The quiet island roads are perfect for long walks and bicycle rides (don't forget to wave to everyone!)

Enjoy a board game or a classic movie in the cozy cedar paneled living room. Watch the sailboats go by from the window seat, or curl up with a good book by the stone fireplace. The patio is the perfect spot for summer evening cocktails, barbecuing and intimate campfires.

Whether you are planning a Private Escape, a Romantic Retreat or a Fun Friends Getaway, the Stone Cottage is the perfect choice.

We invite you to be our guest.Your peace and privacy are our top priority. Let the awesome views inspire you and the closeness to nature restore you. Relax and enjoy this Romantic retreat.

Please call 360-757-8771, 425-308-4960 or e-mail us at to reserve your dates!

Quality you can trust! Please do not be deterred by the negative message that this site is now posting to convince Travellers to use the BIN system which is an added cost to you. We have been in business since 2009 and have dozens of repeat customers. We do not use HomeAway's payment system due to the added fees and the lack of ability to connect with our guests. You may pay your deposit with a check or bank card via Pay Pal- a secure payment system. Please first let us know your preferred method of payment & we will send you the appropriate invoice. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Bow Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 740 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is all new with vintage style fixtures, a large Walk-in Shower and plenty of fluffy white towels.Natural luxury soaps and shampoos are provided for the first two days of your stay. Tucked away in a closet is a stacking washer and dryer for the convenience of our guests staying 4 days or longer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • The cottage has two bedrooms and sleeps four comfortably. The 'Bluebird' bedroom is a romantic retreat with Egyptian cotton sheets and freshly pressed pillowcases on a queen size iron bed. The west window frames a beautiful view of the gardens, beach and shipping lanes beyond. Snuggle up under the flannel sheets in the 'Scout' room's double bed. Re-visit fond memories of summer camp and outdoor fun.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
indoor fireplace, outdoor fireplace, dishwasher, washer/dryer, coffee maker, A self-catered breakfast is provided for the first night of your stay and includes locally roasted coffee, teas, juice, cocoa, assorted cereals and pancake mix. Wi-fi, satellite radio, Flat screen TV, basic cable, DVD player, movie library, card and board games


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The tulips are coming! Reserve now for your Spring or Summer Getaway. Dates Open
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Wollongong, Australia

Beautiful cabin with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this lovingly restored cottage. It was immaculately presented and the owner Debbie was very friendly and helpful with advice about all the surrounding attractions. It was situated on a very quiet road with panoramic views of the water and the islands. It was a perfect retreat with easy access to the San Juan Islands, the Chuckanut Peninsula, the North Cascades, Whidbey Island and Mount Baker. The cottage contained all mod cons and had an excellent gas BBQ on the back porch. We would highly recommend this cottage for anyone wishing to holiday in this area. Keith and Glenda, Australia.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter recommended Stone Cottage to us as a cool respite from Dallas heat, and we found the place as delightful as she did. The water, mountains, islands, forests and flowers offered a feast for the senses—along with the fabulous food available at local restaurants. Best salmon I’ve ever eaten at the Oyster Bar, where all the food and service is exceptional, not to mention the view across the bay. We city dwellers loved the local events, the festivals, farmers’ markets, gorgeous gardens and various crops ripening in the fields. Breadfarm Bakery rules!

Thanks for the friendly, warm welcome, the spotless cottage, so well appointed with many charming personal touches, and all the conveniences.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, sweeping view, comfortable, nostalgic

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit, and we had a wonderful time. The water view from the cottage is exceptional, and we always set our scope up at the window to view birds. In winter, there are so many birds in this region, including swans, snow geese, raptors, falcons, and many ducks. This year, we noticed the swan population had increased considerably. The cottage is so comfortable, and the owners are great hosts. We will definitely return! The weather was extraordinarily beautiful this time, with views of mountains by day and stars at night. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Normandy Park WA

Perfectly charming

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I spent two nights here during freezing weather but the fireplace insert kept the main room warm and the bathroom had electric heat. Flannel sheets & heavy comforters made for cozy sleeping so we didn't use the electric heat in the bedrooms. The kitchen stove is small but it was big enough to cook a roast for dinner. The view is simply amazing. We saw bald eagles, a hawk, hummingbirds, and wrens while sitting on the couch. I cannot think of anything to criticize. We look forward to returning in warmer weather to enjoy more of the outdoor amenities.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear when our guests have enjoyed the cozy charm of the cottage and the front row seat to watching the winter storms and eagles soaring. We hope you will visit often, each season at the Stone Cottage offers a different view with new adventures!
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Louisville, KY area

Even Better Than The Pictures!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed at Stone Cottage for 3 nights in October, and booked it only 2 weeks in advance. Debbie was extremely responsive to our inquiry and helpful to us as we pre-planned outings in the Samish Island area. The owners have gone above and beyond to make the cottage cozy and inviting. From the '40s music that was playing on the satellite station when we walked in, to the s'more candy treats for our girls, we felt right at home. The cottage was beautifully decorated inside and out for the fall harvest season, and I cannot say enough about the setting. Truly breathtaking. RENT THIS COTTAGE - you will be glad you did! I hope someday we will be able to again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, quiet, and restful

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic week I spent with my Mom in Stone Cottage. On nice days, we walked the island and waved at cars (everyone waves to each other there) and on the rainy days we worked jigsaw puzzles and watched the storms roll across Padilla Bay. This was a great headquarters for our adventures in Bellingham, Anacortes, La Conner, and our slow drives around the farms and up Chuckanut Drive. The history of the cottage, and the attention to details, just added to the charm.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
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Debbie Ensey
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay here at the Stone Cottage. It's so peaceful here. The early morning sunrise is beautiful- with the eagles flying in & out of the trees, it's amazing! We enjoyed long walks, taking in the awesome views and then coming back to a nice warm fire, very cozy. So glad we had the opportunity to come. Thanks so much Debbie & Dave!
Jan 2014
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
The Old Edison Inn, The Longhorn, Corner Pub
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
San Juan islands ferries
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Mount Vernon or Bellingham
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Chuckanut Drive 6 mi, Hwy 20 12 mi, I-5 12 mi.
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
The Rhododendron, The Oyster Bar, Tweets, Mariposa
Nearest Beach
Padilla Bay & Samish Bay, BayView & Larabee parks
Car: recommended

Samish Island is part of the San Juan islands 'Banana Belt', which means we get substantially less rainfall and more sunshine than inland. This allows for year round outdoor activities including Beach combing, Bicycling, Kayaking, and Hiking. Enjoy the island life without the expense of a ferry!

Located half way between the exciting cities of Seattle and Vancouver BC (an hour drive from the border.)The island is also just a short distance from beautiful Chuckanut drive and the coastal towns of Anacortes, Edison, Fairhaven and La Conner. Wonderful dining and shopping experiences await you at each stop.

Every season offers something new to see and do. When you book your reservation we will be sure to let you know about up-coming events and attractions in the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No Fees $0
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are based on 2 person occupancy $25.00 per night for each additional guest (4 person max.)

Children over 12 are welcome.

No pets

Taxes not included. Prices subject to change

Payment methods; Cash, Check, or Bank Cards accepted via Pay Pal, an easy to use secure payment service.
Please call or e-mail us to check for possible less than minimum availability.
There is a 2 night minimum from September to June & a 3 night minimum from June to September. However because Homeaway's calendar will not show open dates if they fall below these minimums we sometimes post a 1 night minimum next to the season so that the calendar will then show those open dates.
Less than minimum stays are available between reservations on week nights (see above.)
Open weekends are available on a last minute availability
Please make your reservation with us directly, Phone; 360-757-8771, e-mail;
We check our e-mails throughout the day, but if you are in need of a faster reply please call the cell phone; 425-308-4960

Please confirm pricing with us directly by e-mail or by calling 360-757-8771.
Cash, Check, or Credit Card via Pay Pal- a Secure Payment System are accepted. Tell us how you would like to pay and we will send the appropriate invoice.
A 50% deposit is required at time of Reservation.
Reservation confirmed upon receipt of payment & signed rental agreement
Balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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