|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Cap Sante Cottage in Anacortes . . . an unforgettable gateway to the San Juan Islands. Come and stay a while or stay longer. A romantic getaway or a lovely setting to gather with friends and family.
As you drive up......you see a cottage sitting near the edge of a gorgeous secluded perch above Guemes Channel. From the time you step out of your car, you know you are in the right place to relax and unwind.
From the beginning......you may see some eagles soar above the evergreens and sailboats glide below.
Unlock the door to a beautifully decorated home.....It feels like a bed and breakfast except, you will have the place to yourself! (Sorry, you’ll need to make breakfast in the cute, gourmet kitchen)!
See the Inside of the two-story cottage appointed with.... Two bedrooms with queen beds, 1 ½ baths, study, reading room, living room, dining room, den, gourmet kitchen and garden room – all comfortably furnished. You will find all that you will need to make your stay a memorable respite. Additional quests may use the queen futon with memory foam mattress, or queen hide-a-bed with down pillow top for extra comfort. Charisma linens and towels are provided for all.
Soak up the surroundings...Breathe in the sea air, build a roaring fire in the fire pit, sit back in the Adirondacks, with a good book, sip on a glass of your favorite beverage, and take in the amazing view of Mt Baker arising above Guemes Channel. And, if the chair isn’t relaxing enough, you can lounge and soak in the hot tub!
Plan an excursion.....Visit boater’s paradise by launching your kayak at the beautiful Cap Sante Marina . From there you can explore the nearby islands or take your larger vessel on a boating adventure thru the San Juans, Vancouver BC, the Gulf Islands, and Desolation Sound. Within an hour’s drive, are endless hiking opportunities in the Mount Baker National Forest.
Walk, bike, run, or drive down to the old town of Anacortes or the ferry, where you can escape to other nearby San Juan Islands or Victoria BC. It is only a 10-minute walk to Cap Sante Marina, and old town Anacortes' quaint shops, gourmet restaurants, great microbrewery, and a wonderful wine shop.
Looking for a special winter retreat or a peaceful spot to enjoy that long anticipated sabatical, or perhaps a few months to be near family, the Cottage may be perfect for you.
Keywords: Cottage, Secluded, Water and Mountain View, 2+ Bedrooms, Hot Tub, Deck, Walk to Old Town and Cap Sante Marina
Cap Sante Cottage is my home away from home. For an active life style, Anacortes and the San Juans are unmatched. With mountains, water, sailing, kayaking, hiking, biking, skiing all so close to a major metropolitan area, Anacortes is the perfect spot to have it all!! AND, wonderful restaurants and a fine wine shop simply add to the attraction. Now I would like to share my weekend retreat with others. I am certain you will find it as relaxing and as magical as I in so many ways.
Susan Harper purchased this cottage in 2003
We are the owners of a restaurant in Reno Nv and decided to have our Board Meeting in Anacortes. This cottage was perfect for the 4 of us. We love to cook and the kitchen was beautiful, cozy and yes impressively stocked.
There was a large dining table that was ideal for our meeting. The hot tub was lovely and the decor enchanting. The owner has added such love and attention to detail that it made us feel special. The deer did come right up to us in the yard and the whole feel of the place was magical. The beds were comfortable and the view out of the bathroom window was my favorite. Thank you for sharing this amazing place.
My husband and I and our 2 kids rented the cottage for a week. Part of the reason I picked it was the great reviews it had received . It definitely lived up to expectations and then some. The kitchen was extremely well stocked, plenty of good quality towels and nice cozy comforters on the beds. Loved the hot tub,the gas fireplace and the deer that practically walk right up to you in the backyard.The owner has great taste in decorating too. A beautiful spot with a great view. Did not want to ever leave.
My husband and I stayed for one week this summer in Cap Sante Cottage and we loved everything about this charming home. The location is quiet and the home has a beautiful view and we loved how close it was to everything. Susan was so helpful with all her suggestions of places to eat and things to do, and we thoroughly enjoyed Anacortes. The home was so comfortable with beautiful furnishings and such a warm and homey feel. I would definitely return if we are in the area again. I highly recommend this home to others. Jane B.
My sister and brother and I came to Anacortes for a family reunion with our cousins. The home had everything we could want. There was so much to do and it was a welcome rest and the end of the day. Thank you Susan for all your help along the way. I would highly recommend this home.
I stayed at this property in 2013, and had a good stay, though the upstairs ceiling did cave in from a serious water leak as I was nearing the end of my stay. It's an old house and things happen--right? Fast forward to my 2014 arrival, the ceiling is fixed, but the smell of wet wallboard/mildew lingers, and in the incessant damp climate, the possibility of mold in the walls was impossible to fully dismiss. Also, unlike last year, the gas fireplace would come on all by itself, even while I was gone, and I found this disconcerting. In talking with the owner, she said it was fine, but she did give me the number of the service people who'd last checked it out. In trouble-shooting the unit, the technician's final opinion was that there was something wrong with one of two parts, but because of the age of the unit, parts were not available, so an actual fix was out of the question. In my mind this very old fireplace is defective. The hot tub failed for the majority of my stay, mainly due to it's age. After a considerable interval, it was replaced, though in the process, I did learn from the owner that unknown trespassers were thought to come over and use the hot tub when they thought the house was empty. Again, a little disconcerting--leave a light on. All things considered, as much as I like this property, I'll be looking for a different house to rent 2015.
We've rented homes across this country and this is at the top of our list. Anacortes is a great jumping off point for San Juan Island adventures and staying at this 'cottage' makes it even more desirable. Read the other reviews - I don't want to repeat except to share that these were our favorites about the place:
- Top notch, well-appointed kitchen - a must for those that love to cook like we do.
- Nice wine glasses - seriously, I can't tell you how many places we've rented that don't offer these! There's even other bar ware for you mix-ologists.
- Gorgeous views and private hot tub.
- Comfy beds and a nice shower plus plenty of towels.
- Conveniently located to anything you'd like to do from cycling to hiking and kayaking to shopping.
- So lovely and homey you won't want to leave. A perfect rainy day place to curl up with a good book or your latest art project.
- Nice communications from owner too.
One thing to note (and it totally wasn't an issue for us) is that the bedrooms and main bath are located up a turning victorian house staircase. Good to know if someone in your party has mobility issues.
Whale watching excursions are booked out of old town Anacortes
Kayak rentals are available downtown and launching is easy at Cap Sante Marina
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 16 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
Apr 16 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning||$50 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Pets are not accepted.
Major holidays are charged the weekend rate.
Weekly and monthly rates are available during low season. Contact owner.