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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Guemes Island Vacation House: Luxury Home 4 Bedrooms, 2 Attics

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Anacortes House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8, max 10)

A 5 minute ferry ride to another world! Escape from city, spend an unforgettable weekend on this lovely, peaceful and beautiful island

There is quality and functionality throughout this well designed, custom, 3000 sq 4 BD, 2 finished attics, 2.5 BA home. Lots of windows let in the natural light and garden/pond views. Wide open accessible floor plan has high ceilings, gas fireplace and main floor master. Large deck for entertaining. Telecommute or retire in style on the west side of Guemes Island in a serene setting.

Guemes Island is part of San Juan Islands and about 60 minutes driving to Vancouver, BC (British Columbia), Canada.

Keywords: This luxury home has 4 bedrooms, 2 finished attics, 2.5 bath, nearly 3000 sq ft. It sits on a 4 acre of beautiful land surrounded by woods. Children love to play on the huge open front and back yard, so do deers and wild turkeys.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About The Owner

I am a cougar working at UW Dental school. We had an occasion to spend a few days on Guemes island with friends. We all fell in love with it. We decided to buy a vacation house together on the island and we did in a few months. It is an awesome decide we've ever made!

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay was amazing! Even with a house full, everyone was comfortable and had plenty of room. It had everything we needed and it is a beautiful spot.I put balloons on the mailbox to help people find the driveway. Everyone said they would stay there again.Thank you for your hospitality,
Aug 2014
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)
Guemes Island Vacation House: Luxury Home 4 Bedrooms, 2 Attics
average rating of 4.882353 based on 18 reviews
5

Relaxing weekend away with friends

  • 5 of 5

I decided to gather 9 of my closest friends for a weekend getaway just outside the city. Heading up to Guemes island was a mixture of fun adventure and relaxing getaway. We were able to enjoy our time and below I'll provide the pros/cons and my tips for future vacationers.

Pros:

The ferry was short, cheap, and travels across often. There was practically no noise, traffic, or other people around at all during our stay, the house is completely surrounded and feels very private. The house was very spacious and provided exactly what we needed for a short weekend away, including some board games and the garage entertainment (pool/ping pong) was greatly appreciated. The back deck is very spacious and it was very easy to accommodate everyone for relaxing and chatting in a large circle. The yard is also very spacious and can easily have multiple people running around at once.

Cons: (Most of these cons were a result of me and not the house)

There are only a few outdoor chairs, so bring some if you like to lounge. The ferry can only hold 20-22 cars at a time so get there a little early otherwise you may have to wait. There was no outdoor fire pit, which would have been really fun but again there was never one promised so I can't be upset about not having one. The propane tank was empty but we filled it at the local store and the home-owner reimbursed us, yay!

Pro-tips:

Do your research on the ferry schedule and get there 20-25 minutes early. Pack plenty of chairs and everything you'll need to enjoy they weekend (outdoor games, drinks, water, etc...). If you can't find the ping pong paddles look in the drawers by the garage sink... trust me... they are there! I recommend bringing flip flops or slippers since there is a lot of in and out of the back patio (lazy pro-tip). Bring fancy cooking utensils, the basics are there.

The house was amazing and we had a great time, enjoy yourself and do the 1.1 mile Guemes Mountain hike, it was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

San Juan vacation

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious home in private wooded setting. There is beach access about 1/4 mile S on the quiet road by the house. "Mountain" with an easy 2mi hike is a short drive away. Awesome lawn and patio for grilling, bocce, frisbee, etc. Guemes has a single store, but if you need urban diversions, drive to the ferry and walk on. Downtown Anacortes is charming and easily walkable; our teenagers loved doing this.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great island life!

  • 5 of 5

Great location for crabbing, clamming and beach stone picking up.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This secluded island home exceeded all of our expectations from beginning to end. The homeowners made everything easy and were great to work with! We met several local residents in the ferry line who were happy to share their secret island hang outs with us. The large home is situated on a beautiful lot and has everything that you need for e relaxing getaway. We spent mornings watching deer moving around the property and afternoons exploring beaches and Deception Pass State Park.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay on Guemes

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to deal with the owner and to stay at the property. House is very clean and tastefully furnished, grounds are beautiful and of course everything is a 5 minute drive or bike ride on Guemes. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family destination

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time over New Years weekend. We had 5 adults and 4 kids. New Year's Eve was celebrated on the huge back patio. The kids had an especially good time playing ping pong, pool and air hockey as well as enjoying the large side attics and amazing yard. The owners were great to deal with. An all around great experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Guemes island, which is part of San Juan Islands, is the best place for crabbing and agate hunting in the nation. Please visit our website for more information about activities.

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Rates & Availability

Anacortes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
JulyAugSept
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$375
$2,160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Off season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$280
$1,540
$5,400
 
 
Christmas weekend
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
New Year
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$280
$1,680
$5,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $115 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Amenities

Anacortes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Garage
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    2 big finished/carpeted attics - No bed. Kids love to sleep on the floor with sleeping bags.
  • Queen size Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing

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