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Perfect Island Getaway. No ferry. Fall & Winter dates still available!

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Bow Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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 or e-mail us now to reserve your dates!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed

Debbie Ensey
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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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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Perfect Island Getaway. No ferry. Fall & Winter dates still available!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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: Oct 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: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 nailed it!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Absolutely Lovely Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Had the most wonderful, relaxing vacation at this beautiful cottage. It's as lovely as it appears in the pictures. The inside is so cozy and has a great cabin feel with all modern amenities. The view of Padilla bay from the cottage is gorgeous. It's a very quiet, peaceful setting. We brought our bikes and biked all around the island which was fun. We also took a few walks on the beach. We loved the town of Edison which is just a few minutes away. There is a wonderful bakery and a few shops and cafes. We brought our own food but stopped at the bakery in Edison for bread and cookies. We ate many of our meals out on the patio which has a view of the bay. Overall we so enjoyed renting this cottage and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO experience, and we could not have been more thrilled with our vacation to this magical little "Stone Cottage" on Samish Island. The owners, Debbie & Dave, were quick to respond to our emails inquiring about the property, and even phoned us to answer the questions that we had before we made the reservation.

We flew into Sea-Tac airport, rented a car and headed north on the I-5 for a little over an hours' drive, stopped in Burlington at the Fred Meyer grocery store for food, and headed over to the Island. The drive from Burlington is through beautiful fields and pastures, and it was wonderful not to have to take a ferry for that special island experience.

When we arrived at the cottage, we were met by Debbie, who welcomed us to the Stone Cottage and showed us the property. All I can say is, wow! The pictures on this site are good, but do not do the property justice. The cottage exterior is beyond charming, and is surrounded by towering pines, lush green lawns, and flower gardens. There are comfortable adirondack chairs on the front lawn that look out over the bay, a table with four chairs where we enjoyed many of our home cooked meals, and a gas barbecue. There were no bugs or mosquitos either!

This cottage has been lovingly restored, preserving the original hardwood paneling in the kitchen and family room, with a new white cottage kitchen, stone counters, butcher block island, stove, and dishwasher. The bedrooms are charming, the bathroom has a clear glass shower enclosure, pedestal sink and lovely new tile work. There is also a washer and dryer tucked away in the bathroom for those who stay several days. The livingroom is open to the cottage kitchen, has a comfy loveseat, a leather easy chair with ottoman, and has been decorated to the last detail with antique accents and furniture. Large picture windows look directly out onto Padilla Bay, where we curled up with our cups of coffee and watched the bald eagles diving and fishing in the bay.

If you enjoy watching wildlife, this is the place for you! We saw a doe and her two fawns in the yard each day, owls, bald eagles, red robins, great blue herons, gulls, and a even a little family of raccoons. The island is small and we walked each day along the bay and down on the shoreline where we saw active tidepools of crabs and fish. Some day trips we took were, Cascade Hwy drive, Chuckanut Hwy, Mt. Baker drive, and Friday Harbor Orca whale watching.


  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
The Old Edison Inn
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
San Juan ferries
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Mount Vernon
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Chuckanut Drive, Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
The Rhododendron, The Oyster Bar, Tweets,
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

Bow Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas or New Years 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Mar 17 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
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
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.

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

We do check our e-mail throughout the day, but if you are in need of a faster reply please call the cell phone.

Please confirm pricing with us directly as the Home Away quotable rate system is flawed and rates quoted are often incorrect.
Cash, Check, or Credit Card via Pay Pal are accepted. Please 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.
Balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival.

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Bow Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 740 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 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.
  • 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. Or snuggle up under 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
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
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

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