A beautiful blend of the Pacific Northwest and Asian culture, this home offers three sleeping areas and can accommodate 6 people. Currently, 2 beds in house. Extra bed available on request.
From the cedar pillars the home rests on to the king-size bed shipped in from Indonesia, every square inch of this exquisite home is custom-built. Entry stairs seduce you into the warm entry where woodwork compliments slate. Inside, a warm fire greets you as the reading nook nestled next to it calls your name.
Easily accommodating five people, the 4-inch highly polished dining table crafted from Indonesian suar hardwood graces the windows that overlook island-studded salt water where eagles and herons soar and glide the blue waters of Skagit Bay.
Windows in the fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops, convection oven and Sub-Zero refrigerator also overlook the bay. Please see the amenities page for a list of kitchen accessories.
The downstairs bedroom, decorated with Pacific Northwest Native American Artwork sleeps two in a comfy over-sized king bed also imported from Indonesia. The main floor also offers an oversized shower. Separately is a laundry area.
The upstairs bedroom offers a queen-size bed and a full bath with soaking tub. Both rooms overlook Skagit Bay. All beds are dressed in down-comforters.
Outdoors is a gas BBQ, a dining area with plenty of chairs for family and friends. A small covered deck offers shade from the sun or a place to sit while it’s raining.
Skagit Bay at your front door is a photographer’s paradise. On any given day you’ll hear the high screech of bald eagles, the clack-clack-clack of a kingfisher as he dives for his dinner, the comforting sounds of seagulls and the ancient call of the loon. Grab your binoculars and watch resident seals swim up and down the bay when the mud flats are full at high tide. Snap a memory of the moon setting over the islands.
Skagit County offers delightful getaways all year around: The Tulip Festival in April, Arts Alive in November, The Poetry Festival, The Farm Festival and plenty of shopping, golfing, kayaking, tide pool wandering at Deception Pass and whale watching. And don’t forget, we have some of the finest restaurants north of Seattle in downtown La Conner and Anacortes.
A short 15-minute drive puts you at Deception Pass State Park, Chuckanut Drive, Washington Park, San Juan Island Ferry terminal or Whistle Lake in Anacortes – all awaiting your walking shoes and camera.
This is a non-smoking home. Children and pets are welcome, but we are neither kid nor pet proof. If you bring a pet, we ask that you supply your own bedding (Fido will feel better too) and we do not allow pets on furniture. Children and pets must be supervised at all times. We are not responsible for accidents on the property. Damage to the property will be charged to the guest. We are happy to say that in eight years and five different vacation rentals, we have never had to face this kind of a problem.
New Custom Log Cabin on the adjacent lot - Kitchenette & Shower and queen size sleeping loft . Wrap around covered porch for sitting or a barbeque. This little studio is voted the best little log cabin ever! Sleeps 2. Nature and adventure are at your doorstep! Very Fun!
Keywords: Beach, waterfront, beach, getaway, private, 90 miles from Vancouver, B.C. & 65 miles from Seattle; Gateway to San Juans
13 Moons was built by real craftsmen in the NW Canadian style of architecture. Post and beam log construction, Natural elements of wood, stone, glass and metal were chosen to balance the project. An Asian influenced discipline, zenlike and calm in detail.
Appreciation of nature and creating a beautiful space was my goal. This is a retreat for love and rejuvenation.
MaryJayne Wiles purchased this house in 2006
I stayed at a Pull & be Damned beach house when I was a kid. My Mom rented a small place for the Summer. It was old fashioned Pacific Nortwest fun. Later in life, I found this beach again and fixed up a tiny waterfront cabin nestled in the woods. After years went by, I found an abandoned area on the same stretch of beach. It had sat empty for 8 years and had accumulated junk from the old residents long gone. I thought it was a diamond in the rough. I decided to take it on and make it as lovely as I could. We live about 20 miles from this beach, often I just go out for an hour or two to recharge my spirit. I walk with my dogs on the isolated beach. I paddle my kayak or canoe out to the little islands in the bay. It is the perfect place for me to share. I hope that others will be inspired and relaxed when they are at 'The Cabin'.
Watching the herons and eagles.Kayaking or canoeing to the little islands in Skagit Bay. Bicycle the paved one way beach access lanes.
Life is just a little sweeter when you are tucked in at a cozy cabin.
We absolutely loved this property. Every detail, from the impeccable decor to the well-stocked kitchen with high quality utensils and appliances, to the bath essentials were fantastic. We could have easily stayed here a week and would love to return. Perfect for 1-2 couples. Loved, loved, loved the long wooden dinner table by the floor to ceiling glass windows and the incredibly comfortable swivel rockers by the fireplace. Beds were very comfortable and the sheets silky soft. Thank you so much for sharing your vacation home!
Loved our stay here...we felt pampered and can not think of one thing I would change. Thankyou for your attention to detail. Can't say enough about the views, the quiet, the cool weather. Felt like we were sleeping in a tree house. Cannot wait to return. We came here after Alaska cruise, and this was my favorite part of the vacation!
My three best mommy friends and I stayed a family free weekend here. Upon our arrival we were blown away by how GORGEOUS this place is. The fact that it was completely stocked made it a totally stress free weekend. We were even greeted with wine and chocolate. We had a perfectly relaxing weekend filled with eating, drinking, basking in the sun on the private deck. A blissful stay in paradise just an hour from home. You will NOT regret it!
13 Moons is a beautiful home!!! I love how it is decorated and Mary Jayne pays attention to detail. It was sleeping in a jewel box. The great shampoos and lotions she had was a nice bonus too. My only regret is that we could not stay longer. You can't go wrong with this property! Love, Love, Love!
My husband and I celebrated my 60th birthday here. It was more space than we needed, but once we saw it, nothing else compared. We were here on a classic northwest spring weekend (cool and grey) and we were very cozy in this lovely home.
Mary Jane was a considerate and helpful manager. We brought kayaks and she recommended a nearby place to launch. There were chocolates on the table and some ice cream in the freezer when we arrived. I forgot my jackets which were hanging in the downstairs bedroom and she mailed them back to me promptly.
We loved the house. Cooking, eating, relaxing, there was always a view of the water: herons wading at low tide, eagles flying by. The window seats make for a comfortable perch.
I like to cook and the kitchen was a pleasant place to work. The appliances are good and I found all of the dishes and cooking tools that I needed. We picked up some Skagit River salmon and some fresh local strawberries at the Snow Goose (also the source of the immodest ice cream cones). It's easy to obtain fresh fish and local produce in the Skagit Valley. There's usually something going on in nearby La Conner which is a popular tourist destination.
Snee-oosh Beach is a nice place to launch kayaks from. It provides access to Tonkin Island. Those experienced with tides and currents can visit nearby Hope and Skagit Islands. We caught the flood tide and kayaked south to Goat Island, then up the Skagit River to Fish Camp. (There is also a kayak on the beach which one could use to visit the nearby Tonkin (or Dead Man) islands).
The views from downstairs are good, but those from upstairs are even better. We stayed in the upstairs bedroom. The bed was comfortable and we cracked the window at night to hear the sound of the surf on the shore. My husband is tall and he loved the downstairs shower.
All in all, a great place to stay. Thanks, Mary Jane!
We spent 3 nights here with our son and daughter in law. Having owned a house in Shelter bay we knew the area well and enjoyed being back. The house is exceptional in design and construction quality and in the furnishings and art work. The views are great. The steps to the beach are long and steep so we old folks didn't try them. Having rented many VRBO properties we all felt this was the best or near best we had rented. The house is small but the living spaces are adequate. There is one shower and one soaking tub. The kitchen is well set up. We would definitely come back.
Friday night art walks in Anacortes, Tulip Festival in April, Arts Alive in November, Poetry Festival, Farm Festival.
Antique stores& Art Galleries. Skagit Valley is dotted with hamlets to search for treasures. Birdwatching paradise. Beachcombing. Music and Dancing. Casino Gambling nearby. Amazing fresh food restaurants. Property has a custom cedar staircase to the rocky pebbled beach. At low tide, one can walk out to the islands. At high tide, paddle a kayak or canoe along the bay. The current can be strong. Local knowledge and experience suggested Check the tide book online for planning optimal salt water boating in Skagit Bay. Private motor boating tours are available for hire. Amazing trip through Deception Pass along Fidalgo Island. Whale watching boats leave daily from Anacortes. Washington State Ferries provide transportation to The San Juan Islands. Walk onboard for a day trip to San Juan Island and visit the colorful shops and eateries. Take a bike to Lopez for the day!
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
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Damage Deposit may be required
Personal Check/ Current address