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Sundin Beach Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,314 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Quaint Beachfront Cottage Minutes from Seattle

Bud and Joan welcome you to their private, no bank waterfront, two-bedroom, two bath, home, located on the first bay on rural Camano Island, Washington, USA; a nice drive, about 60 minutes north of Seattle. No ferry, no lines. Relax the moment you arrive.

Enjoy the Outdoors Every Waking Moment

Enjoy a pleasant beachside landscaping that blends into the sand and driftwood, complete with a cutting herb garden for your culinary experiments. Besides the kitchen there is a large briquette barbeque plus a private bonfire pit on the beach for roasting marshmallows. Beautiful sherbet sunsets at dusk make way to stars that light up a dark sky. It’s captivating.

A Beach Experience Right Outside. A few strides across the lawn and you’re at the beach. You can simply sit and sip your favorite beverage on the viewing deck or be more adventurous and launch the paddle board, swim to the raft, or try one of our “floaty” things in water that is often unbelievably bathtub warm. For birds, the bay is an important, food rich stopover, estuary in Puget Sound: owned by the Nature Conservancy. You can use our high quality “glasses” to spot birds and then identify them in our bird book library. (Well over 100 different species have been seen from the beach.) The thrill of walking among many of the smaller migrating birds, as you stroll the flats at low tide, brings a new meaning to communing with nature.

Generous Soothing Space Sleeps Six

Open space for gathering, eating and relaxing together with two private bedrooms, it’s perfect for families or couples. Each bedroom sleeps two with a first class, convertible couch for another two. It’s decorated in a comfortable and cozy style,

You can also relax in a library alcove with a thoughtful selection of books, bask in the sun-room or relish the view in a pair of most comfortable rocking club chairs next to the wood stove.

A Kitchen for the Weekend Gourmand efficiently fitted out with all the usual and then some. From a chain mail oyster shucking glove to a bag of tea candles for romantic dining. We’ve tried to think of everything you will need to enhance your stay. Nearby local farm markets stock everything from farm fresh organic vegetables, boutique cheese, grass fed beef and much more. We have developed a shopping map for all our favorite specialty food stores, stalls and farms nearby, waiting for your exploration.

More Details

Owner
Bud and Joan Searle
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

Why Bud and Joan Searle chose Camano Island

We first choose Camano Island because accessing a beach without a ferry made perfect sense. Then it became a puzzle to find the neighborhood that fitted in with our ideals. Those ideals were honed over many years, living on the beach in a couple small old fashioned, dead end road, beach communities. We spent weeks looking at virtually every beach on Camano and when we found Sundin Beach it took us literally 10 seconds to decide we had found the best spot. As luck sometimes has it, we stumbled upon the Cottage two days before it was officially going on the market and made the decision to buy in less than five minutes. Clearly, we knew what we were looking for. Sundin Beach is extremely rare and now, 20 years later, we are still delighted every time we arrive.

What makes this cottage unique

The Cottage was originally a summer 'camp' for a Everett business man: kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, (the boys slept outside in tents) Later the bedroom wing was added with the second bathroom in between giving each bedroom privacy. Both bedrooms were thoughtfully given outside doors so early risers could go for a walk without disturbing others.

The Cottage is small, about 1300 square feet, but nicely divided into small gathering areas: sun porch, library, living room and large old library 'dining' table. These small gathering spaces make it seem much more spacious. Likewise, outside there are numerous places to gather and enjoy the view and each other.

Sundin Beach is on Livingston Bay, a estuary, and important feeding stop for migrating birds. As you can imagine, the birding can be good to outstanding. The 12 foot tides cause the estuary to run dry at low tide which on its return makes for amazingly warm water on hot summer days.

Our favorite time is late fall and winter when we can go up and enjoy each other and the near empty beach, there are only six full time residents. Come back from a brisk beach walk to a blazing wood stove, good book...well you get the picture.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you SO much for a wonderful weekend! The house is beautiful and we couldn't get enough of the view!

We will be back again!

Mike, Amanda, Josh and Alex
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Camano Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1314 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A signed Rental Agreement is required. Please print, read, sign and send by snail mail to the Edmonds address. Find the agreement below.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Between the two bedrooms for utility and privacy
  • Both baths have toilet, sink and small shower. Master also has washer and dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beach side with opening French doors to the water.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Spacious, with its own outside door for early morning walks.
    Bedroom 3, living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Plus size, the the finest sleeper sofa made
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
This is a spacious two bedroom two bath beach side cottage. Sleeps 1 to 6. Beach side, master with king size bed and opening french doors to the beach. Second bedroom, spacious with a full bed and its own outside door for quiet morning walks. There is a first class, sleeper sofa in Living Room, with bathroom nearby. There are two bathrooms, both with showers and one with a washer and dryer. The kitchen is fully fitted out; Electric range, refrigerator/freezer, microwave/oven, dishwasher, food processor, coffee maker, toaster and a good selection of pots, pans and utensils. A full set of 8 dishes is set in a dish rack for easy access along with a basic cookbook collection. We are avid cooks and share our knowledge of local sources, some with discounts for guests. There are three separate gathering areas inside: the living/dining room, with a woodstove; sun porch with three skylights and comfortable seating and an additional table for eating or games; library nitch with a good selection of books. Outside are two decks, a large briquette barbeque and a beach fire pit with log seats. In the living room is a stereo with CD and cassette player, bring your favorites. Wi-Fi, games and TV

Reviews

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Sundin Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.965517 based on 40 reviews
4

Bud and Joan were perfect hosts and the property was outstanding.

  • 4 of 5

Clean and well maintained and well stocked.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely fantastic. Quintessential cottage on the beach in every way.

  • 5 of 5

This is the cutest place, right on the beach in a small community that sits below a bluff on Livingston Bay. The cabin is extremely well stocked, the linens on the beds were top of the line and the bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in - with my two kids! The place is furnished in an absolutely amazing chabby chic style and so much care and thought has gone into every single detail. There is one clock in the entire house and for the first time in forever, we didn't have to live by it! We went with the tides, and spent hours beach combing, having fires and reading from a very well stocked library of local historic treasures, sea worthy novels, and other topics, something for everyone. I highly, highly recommend this cottage - we will be back, often. As my 8 year old so aptly put it "Mom, there are little jackpots everywhere."

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quite place, with a beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

The relaxing weekend we where looking for.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great place to stay...

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Sundin Beach Cottage and it was amazing!!! the cottage is so cute and clean.. with their permission we brought our 16# toy Aussie and they have a little section in the sun room with dog treats, poop bags and bowls along with beach towels. The bed in the master bedroom is soooo comfy and it has french doors that look out over the back yard with a small deck off of it. There is a raised deck out back so that you can sit and relax with a drink and watch the water come in and out... the beach is right outside the cement bulkhead and when the tide is out you can go for ever in the warm wet sand... our dog loved being able to run free on the beach and in the water.. (dogs do need to be leashed when walking in the small neighborhood though) We interacted with a couple of the neighbors and they were very nice.. they have tons of spices in the kitchen.. some of the knifes and bowls were not super clean, so we re washed ones that we were going to use.. plus I did not see that their BBQ is a charcoal one, so we had to cook the steaks inside Saturday night..the only thing that we were concerned with is that we were not given the access code for the lock box b4 arrival.. luckily a neighbor stopped by who knew the code so that we could get into the house.. We were celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary and there was chocolate and a bottle of wine when we arrived.. it is so peaceful and we will definitely be back.. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your little piece of paradise.. Don & Tracy Burns

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely lovely lovely lovely

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at theSundin Beach cottage during spring vacation with our 16 year old grandson. The owners have provided an absolutely delightful cottage with no details overlooked. We had the feeling that the owners had left temporarily and we could just move in and make ourselves at home. The kitchen was extraordinary well-stocked, the beds were heavenly, and the fire that was laid for us in the beach firepit sent us to the store for the fixings for s'mores! We usually take our grandson to a different place each year. I think we would all rate this as our favorite ever. Maybe my husband and I need to take a couples' weekend at the Sundin beach cottage one of these days!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy and lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. It’s so quaint and cozy here. Lay back and relax. Or take off on a road trip to Mt. Baker for the day as we did. It was gorgeous! Ocean one minute then in the mountains with 5’ of snow and beautiful views 1 1/2 hours later. Then we headed up to the Canada border just to check it off our bucket list. Thanks Bud for all your help and accommodating us with our stay. If we come back we will definitely be getting in touch.

Misti

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Small plane aitport on Camano Island
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Terry's Corner
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Ferry to the San Juans
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Camano Island
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Stanwood has a new AmTrack depot
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Terry's Corner
Nearest Beach
Sundin Beach
Car: necessary

Some guests are content to hang out under the umbrella on the viewing deck and watch the beach unfold. Others are all over the beach experience which is almost unlimited. Great beach walks, agates, shells and surprises at every new tide line. The water is often very warm after coming in across the heated beach and even grandparents have been known to swim to the raft. There is a paddle board and numerous; floaty things to play with. If you bring your own kayak launch right there and explore some very interesting and remote areas within the bay only reachable by small boat. The beach has a gentle slope and is kid freindly. Thankfully no one has a jet ski at our beach so we avoid the distracting commotion so common elsewhere. There is excellent birding opportunity right from the viewing deck; glasses and books are provided.

Nearby Stanwood has all the benefits of a small town. Camano Island is noted for its artisans, many of which have open studios and Chihuly former school, Pilchuck Glass is nearby. There is one winery as of this writing and a great wine shop. Golf, boat rental, hiking, biking and sightseeing are all enjoyed nearby. Slightly further a field are the towns of Conway and LaConner with some fabulous restaurants, boutique shopping, antiquing and the famous North West Museum of Modern Art. We have a map and listing of all these locations and more. We have arrangements with some for a discount for our guests.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25 + Tax

This Cottage holds a maximum of 6 guests.
Oct 15 - May 14 $190 / night plus $25 per guest per night in excess of 4 guests. One time cleaning fee of $125 added for each booking.
May 15 - Oct 14, and winter holidays, $250/ night plus $25 per guest per night in excess of 4 guests. One time cleaning fee of $100 added for each booking.
Pets considered $25 / night / pet.
Minimum booking age 25
Mid week single night bookings with very late check-out, often available during the winter. Check for availability. $40.00 extra charge.

Owner'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.