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Inn by the Ferry with View in Anacortes

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1,200 sf with Guemes Channel/Ship Harbor/Ferry Views.

Every Day is Different and Every Season is wonderful in Anacortes! PERFECT FOR 1 or 2 COUPLES or a couple of friends. Inn by the Ferry is a romantic getaway or a base for exploring the San Juan Islands , is located on the main floor of our home and perfect for 4 people max. There are 2 queen beds in this unit with bathrooms off each bedroom.

BEAUTIFUL VIEWS You will enjoy a full kitchen, dining and living room with a beautiful view of the Ship Harbor. Sit at the dining table and watch the ferry arrive and depart. When it gets dark we love to see the Ferry from the Bedroom Window... it's a pretty spectacular site all lit up at night.

There is a 50 inch Flat Screen TV in the living room behind white solid cabinet. We replaced the 2 slipper chairs in the family room with more Comfy Vacation Rental Friendly Chairs. Recliner you see no longer in house.

The kitchen is fully stocked. The previous owners did not rent this unit out -- the 'red mixer' shown in some of the pictures went with. Everything else that you need will be in the kitchen including a full array of organic spices and local organic fair-trade sustainable grown coffee.

GOLF Outdoors we have a beautiful Synturf putting green for the avid golfer or the first time putter. This is fun!

WALK TO THE FERRY We are less than 1 mile from the San Juan Ferry Terminal, 3 miles from historic downtown Anacortes and 1 mile from Washington Park. Skyline Marina (Working Marina) is just around the corner. Locals catch rides to their island homes from Skyline Marina and there are kayak and fishing expeditions from this lcoation. Ask us for the short cuts and safest walks to the Ferry.

PERFECT LOCATION Our location is perfect for visiting surrounding areas of La Conner (17 miles), Oak Harbor (23 miles), Whidbey Island (56 miles), Deception Pass (13 miles), Mount Vernon (17 miles), Coupeville (33 miles), Bellingham 20 minutes north on I-5. Bring your passport for Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada - it's an easy drive or you can make a same day trip with a Washington Ferry once they ramp up running 2 ferries to Canada - usually in June each year.

OUTDOOR PARADISE Washington Park is 1 mile down the road past Skyline Marina entrance -- same direction as Washington Park. You can also hop-on or drive-on the Ferry and visit the beautiful San Juan Islands or Vancouver Island, Canada.

Anacortes is known as the gateway to the San Juan Islands - Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor, (both on San Juan Island) Orcas Island, Shaw Island and Lopez Island. Ferry will drop you in Friday Harbor and then take shuttle to Roche Harbor OR rent moped's, little cars etc. to tour the island at your own pace.

Whether you like boating, festivals, arts, good eats, kayaking, scuba diving, whale watching, fishing, crabbing, shrimping or maybe eating fresh caught fish in town restaurants, photography, beach-combing, shopping, antiques, quilting, knitting or crochet, wildlife, walking, hiking, running, bicycling or just relaxing -- our home by the Ferry is the perfect place for your getaway!

GOOD EATS Did we tell you how many awesome restaurants in town?

See the 2nd upstairs apartment unit in this house VRBO #506337. Serenity by the Sea Anacortes. The units have separate entrances and are offset from each other so privacy is maintained.



****DRIVE SLOWLY ON OUR COURT PLEASE. HIDDEN DRIVEWAYS and especially when you are leaving our house, it is easy to get going too fast. THANK YOU!!

More Details

Property Manager
Anna Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Anna Smith

We purchased our home in Anacortes in December 2013. The beautiful and warm feelings in this house abound and we hope to carry the previous owners legacy on in sharing their home with travelers.

The location is so serene and relaxing with such beautiful views. We instantly felt at home when we first walked in the house.

With the location so close to the ferries (it’s literally within walking distance) we knew this was the house for us.

We love the small town atmosphere here and we still have a yearly town photo plus local parades and festivals all summer long.

There is always something going on, people here are friendly. We see ourselves in Anacortes when we retire and we hope everyone enjoys our home as much as we do! This is 1 of 2 units in the house. See other unit on VRBO # is 506337 unit is upstairs Apartment.

Anna Smith purchased this house in 2013

Why Anna Smith chose Anacortes

Every Day is Different and Every Season is wonderful in Anacortes! Anacortes is a great place to live. Seasons are all beautiful and summer is like a celebration! The views from our home are incredible and the small town atmosphere in Anacortes is so relaxing and charming! The Good Eats in this town and the Music and the Art and the Festivals and the WATER and ISLAND VIEWS are so fun to share with travelers.

What makes this house unique

Every Day is Different and Every Season is wonderful in Anacortes! The water views, the close proximity to the San Juan Ferry System, Skyline Marina, Washington Park, historic downtown Anacortes, free Wi-Fi, 50 inch TV behind cabinet in living room.

Walk-on, Bike-on. take your car to the ferry to explore Friday Harbor & Roche Harbor (San Juan Island), Orcas Island, Lopez Island, Shaw Island.

Catch taxi's from Skyline Marina to smaller islands. Kayak from Skyline Marina. Rentals and Boat Charters at Skyline, Trailer your boat if you are local. Catch crab, salmon, shrimp. All 3 Orca Whale PODS are active and are studied and protected.

Explore Washington Park 1 mile down the road.

Anacortes (Fidalgo Island) is the only island connected to land by a bridge. Geologically we are part of the San Juan Island Chain.

We have a professional Synturf Putting Green with a beautiful straight on view of the Guemes Channel/ Ship Harbor for the avid golfer or first time putter. So fun at any level! Pull the chairs up on the lawn above the green -- put them back down because of wind. Thank you!

Enjoy this view home! It is in a great location to visit many surrounding cities and Islands.


Anacortes 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: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • US currency only. If paying with other than US currency you will need to pay by e-check or US credit card.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , This bathroom off the Master has 1 sink, toilet, shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom has 2 doors..1 from bedroom and 1 from hallway
  • You can lock the hallway bathroom door and have a second master bedroom with access only from the guest bedroom. Or you can have access to this bathroom from the hallway too.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , The 2nd bathroom is accessible from this bedroom.
  • The master bedroom has a bath attached.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do. Call if you are interested in renting both units (whole house). Anna 206.605.4892


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Inn by the Ferry with View in Anacortes
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Anna had a bottle of wine and a fresh apple pie waiting for us on arrival. The residence was excellent and quiet. Deer were all over the property everyday, felt like pets. The view was as advertised and the residence was central to parks and downtown. I would highly recommend this home to my family and friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection in paradise

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we opened the door, we knew we booked the perfect place to enjoy Anacortes and the San Juan Islands. Anna's personal touch was welcoming and amazing. The information contained in her three notebooks was unbelievable...we were able to schedule seven days of sightseeing in a matter of hours. The house is beautiful, the view is amazing, and the ammenties awesome. Really thought about giving this a hands down review so it is available for us to book anually...totally first class all the way! Thank you Anna and Tony!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing vacation with all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

Our family just spent a week in Anna and Tony's lovely Anacortes home-Inn by the Ferry. Their home is very comfortable and well stocked with all the kitchen supplies you need for home cooked meals! We enjoyed our view of the water as well our nightly wildlife encounter; a deer and fawn appeared each evening to feed right in front of the house! The house is conveniently located to all Anacortes has to offer. Anna was wonderful to work with and very responsive during the booking process and beyond. Anna's thoughtfulness went above and beyond most vacation rental owners we have worked with. She left us a lovely and thoughtful welcome gift as well as suggestions for things to do during our stay. The extra touches made our vacation all the more pleasant. Thank you Anna and Tony!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful place lots of charm and great location

  • 5 of 5

Great property, good location

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anacortes, WA

  • 5 of 5

The home was spotless. Had every thing that your home would have. Anna and Tony were in tune with giving us exceptional service. Very convenient to town and awesome views. I would recommend this home and would stay there again on my next trip to Anacortes.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great HomeAway getaway...and gateway to San Juans

  • 5 of 5

The location for this property provided not only great views of the ferry, but was an easy walk. The unit had all the expected amenities, and the Anna was super helpful & flexible throughout the stay. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Plenty of bars, pubs and beergardens downtown
Nearest Ferry
0.8 Miles
Anacortes Ferry System
Nearest Golf
Synturf Putting Green within steps
Nearest Train
42 Miles
Amtrak Station - BEL, Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lots of good eats in downtown Anacortes!
Nearest Ski
48 Miles
Mt Baker Ski Area
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Beach near Ship Harbor Blvd.

This house is less than 1 mile from the San Juan Ferry system that takes you to Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor, Orcas Island, Shaw Island. Leave your car (if you want) and walk-on the ferry. Anacortes is known as the Gateway to the San Juan Islands. Fidalgo Island which Anacortes is on is the only Island in the San Juans that is connected to land by a bridge.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are based on 2 guests; $30.00 per night per extra guest.
US currency only.
Cleaning fee $100 for 2 people; $125 for 3 or 4 guests.
For Stays under 30 days there is an 10.5% tax.
For Stays over 30 days, taxes will be excluded.
Questions please call us. 206.605.4892

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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