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13 Moons/A Private Beachfront Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

2 Bed/2 Bath Beach House

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! Please note: This cabin is currently leased.

The Salmon Beach House VRBO #859598 is available should you need another property for your getaway.

Keywords: Beach, waterfront, beach, getaway, private, 90 miles from Vancouver, B.C. & 65 miles from Seattle; Gateway to San Juans

More Details

Property Manager
MaryJayne Wiles
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About MaryJayne Wiles

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

Why MaryJayne Wiles chose La Conner

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'.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Beautiful night sky. We saw the meteor shower.”
Oct 2010
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La Conner House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • Optional LOG CABIN Log Cabin has additional bathroom and shower + Kitchenette, Fold out single bed Queen size sleeping loft ( requires climbing ladder)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs Main House 1 Queen size bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main Floor King size bed
    Detached Unit - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size bed is in the loft./Fold out single bed main
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Massage Therapist, Esthetician Services, Full Service Hair Stylist./ On call services provided by excellent licensed professionals. Call 360 540-5778 for booking appointments.


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13 Moons/A Private Beachfront Retreat
average rating of 4.8 based on 29 reviews
Seattle, WA


  • 5 of 5

Likely the best VRBO we've ever stayed in. This house has everything and so many special extras; bubble bath, cooking supplies, coffee with biscotti! What a special place with beautiful views, plush blankets, and gorgeous outdoor space.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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quaint, tidy, great view

  • 4 of 5

Overall, perfect for small family or two persons. Kitchen is very tiny so gets a bit crowded and the only things I'd wish is during summer the afternoon sun scorches kitchen and blinds you, could use sun screen during cooking supper and not all windows open, really need them to open and have screens during heat and since no AC. Maybe add ceiling fans. bottom bedroom not very private or quiet but loved the upstairs bedroom. Due to it being a full-size does better for one person. Lack of storage in bottom bedroom may cause some folks issues, storage is upstairs. Hot water excellent, shower great, back yard and grill plus. Confusing to whether or not neighbor steps are the way to beach and didn't see kayak paddles or kayak unless on neighboring stairs. wifi only in house, doesn't work great outside. Think having a bit of info on the area would be a plus, like all the wild blackberries everywhere free for picking, or tide water front when low tide so have to figure when water is "in" to fully enjoy views/sounds. Kitchen wonderfully stocked, kerig coffee, brita filtered water, plenty of linens; plus to have washer/dryer made life easy. Could easily see a hammock would be great there. Would return

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sacramento CA, Seattle, Republic & Tacoma WA, Des Moines IA

Beautiful setting. Thoughtful building details.

  • 3 of 5

Rocky beach with nice view (long low tides) of water. House originally designed with artful attention to detail but property feels neglected: yard is overgrown. Outdoor furniture dirty with debris and stained. Outdoor grill a potential health hazard--so dirty we could not find a way to clean or use it! Sea kyak was left up on the stairs and was too difficult to lift down to beach to use. Kyak was littered with debris and could use a washdown every so often so guests didnt have to do "housekeeping" while on vacation! Small kitchen lacked essential cooking gear such as a griddle and had little to no condiments leaving us to do major grocery shopping. Coffee was well stocked so we were able to brew individual cups of coffee easily. (Thank you for that!). Pots and pans had to be washed before use as they were still dirty. Beds and bedding were comfortable and washer/dryer worked well. Items from prior renters (unused packaged condoms) were found on living room floor! Place has great potential but appeared overall, neglected.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest took home the custom couch pillow & the handmade cutting board. I tried to contact, they had given a fake phone number . Fax machine only. I called VRBO to report Sabrina Shultz, they couldnt find a contact retrieve missing items. VRBO/ Expedia booked this reservation, 13 Moons management had no communication in the selection of this party. Housekeeper & management will not recommend this person to anyone owning a rental home.
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Washington PNW

Will forever be part of a VERY special life memory ❤️

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous cabin and it's views & surrounds are beyond spectacular. Every detail, every TINY DETAIL is impeccable and I can't imagine a single way to improve on it! The ambiance, the decore, the goreous tub & walk in shower, romatic fireplace, full service kitchen, beautiful attention to detail, it was a dream.

Also being so close to downtown LaConner, you could take a quick drive over the "peach bridge" for yet another walk on the water or romantic dinner or just ice cream, but none of that is even necessary with the beachfront in the gorgeous views at the cabin. This place is fit for a honeymoon .... Which is worth mentioning , since in the magic of our surroundings in the middle of that beautiful living room , with the fire place going in the gorgeous view of the water , my love proposed to me ❤️ This place has magic! We plan to come back and there's a good chance I might go back for a girls gettaway as well 😍

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here for New Years Eve. The house is absolutely beautiful and the view is stunning! We appreciated that the house was stocked with everything we needed; pots, pans, plates, cooking oil, towels, etc. I would love to come back and stay here sometime in the summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Wow. Incredible attention to detail. The best of everything!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Skagit Municipal
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Washington State Ferry Anacortes
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Smilk Beach
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrack Mt Vernon
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 20
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Mt Baker
Car: necessary

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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Damage Deposit may be required

Personal Check/ Current address

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.