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Awesome Winter bird watching, near Edison, No ferry. Hurry! Reserve Summer now!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fireplace

Overview

About the property

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

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

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

The Cottage is situated on beautiful Samish Island, a 'Drive-To' island (no ferry needed!) just 6 miles from Edison, 25 minutes from Bellingham and 9 miles west of Interstate 5. Surrounded by Chuckanut, Samish and Padilla bays, the island offers some of the best Clams, Crabs and Oysters in the Northwest. 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.

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

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 campfires.

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. Call 360-757-8771 or e-mail stonecottage@samishislandgetaways.com now to reserve your dates!

More Details

Owner
Debbie Ensey
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

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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Amenities

Bow Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 740 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 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. Tucked away in a closet is a stacking washer and dryer for the convenience of our guests staying 4 days or longer.
Bedrooms:
  • 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 a queen size iron bed. The west window frames a beautiful view of the 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
waterfront indoor fireplace outdoor fireplace dishwasher washer/dryer coffee maker self-catered breakfast provided for the first night of your stay includes; 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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Awesome Winter bird watching, near Edison, No ferry. Hurry! Reserve Summer now!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

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: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Normandy Park WA
5

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: Jan 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
5

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: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Where It All Begins...TRULY PERFECT

  • 5 of 5

I cannot imagine finding a better place to rent. Debbie and Dave had excellent communication and their customer service was top notch. Debbie met us and showed us around the spacious cottage that was incredibly beautiful, organized, warm, cozy and clean. The décor and the furniture isn't the typical set up you would see in most rentals, this one feels like a really nice home. I truly felt like I was in my dream vacation home. Everything in every way was first class...If HomeAway had their rating system extended, I would rate The Stone Cottage 6 STARS.

We originally booked for 7 nights, but we booked an extra night (8 nights) because we needed one more night because we couldn't leave when we were planning to. And, out of the 8 nights we stayed, we opted to stay in the cottage because it was that perfect. The neighborhood was very safe, quiet and the view...words aren't enough.

I am already planning another trip to The Stone Cottage and if I'm lucky based on days already booked on the calendar, I'll be able to get back there and do it all over again.

Thank you Debbie and Dave...you nailed it!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington
5

Well appointed and delightful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a work week and commuted to work in Bellingham. Wow! It is a short 35 - 40 minute drive, and a beautiful one at that. Who knew that we would ditch work early just to get back to that cottage! We loved it.

Even in the pouring rain it was charming - and cozy. The kitchen is well equipped. The bed was comfortable; the bedroom had baseboard heater so when he fire died down we were just as cozy.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Bow Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Mar 17 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$209
$1,195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$219
$1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$219
$1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$219
$1,250
 
 
Christmas-New Years 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$219
$1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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 method; Cash, Check, or Bank Cards accepted via Pay Pal, an easy to use secure payment service.
NO TRAVELER'S FEES or SURCHARGES
NO CLEANING FEE

Please call us for possible last minute less than minimum stays.
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

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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bellingham
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
The Old Edison Inn, The Longhorn, Corner Pub
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
San Juan 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.

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