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
Savor a professionally maintained yard, complete with a cutting herb garden for your culinary experiments. Besides the kitchen there is a large briquette barbeque plus a bonfire pit on the beach for roasting marshmallows. Beautiful sherbet sunsets at dusk make way to stars that light up the night sky. It’s captivating.
A Beach Experience Right Outside
A few strides across the lawn and you’re at the waters edge. 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 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 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 and it’s waiting for your exploration.
Perfect for Ladies Weekend Getaway
About the Owner
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
5 based on 9 traveler reviews
Perfect for Ladies Weekend Getaway
We are a group of 5 high school friends that have been getting together for annual girls weekends for years, and this was one of our favorite places. We usually travel around the area we are in looking for activities, but this place was so great, we did not leave until we had to pack up to go home. We appreciated the easy access to the beach as a few of us have knee problems. We walked the beach, enjoyed eating dinner outside at the table and chairs, and made smores like when we were kids at the fire pit on the beach. Had a great time, and can't wait to go back.
Everything beautiful in one place
We can't wait to go back! I spent a day at the fire outside reading a book and watching my kids safety play in the water. Watching the tides and weather change, listening to the birds, cooking delicious food in the well stocked kitchen....all just lovely and peaceful. Bud couldn't have been better to work with. This rental was a great find.
My daughters and I enjoyed the perfect winter getaway in the Sundin cottage. The chairs are comfy, the books are varied and plentiful -- and the location is absolutely perfect. We had 2 eagles sitting right outside the front window and 13 herons fishing in the bay right in front of us. And when we went to bed it was like sleeping on a cloud!
The kitchen is especially delightful. A whole drawer full of spices! Another with a huge variety of teas! We do getaways often, and have never stayed in such a well outfitted rental. The only problem was deciding on which of several perfect styles and sizes of glassware and dishware to use.
We can hardly wait to return. Thank you so much, Bud and Joan - and a special thanks to the people who get the cottage ready for each guest -- this was the cleanest, best equipped cabin we've seen in the 10 years we've been doing this.
An adorable cottage
My siblings and I found the perfect spot to hang out together. Coming from as far as Hawaii and Wisconsin, this was a nice in-between meeting place. Bud and Joan thought of every little detail for our comfort and enjoyment, from a fully furnished kitchen to games and puzzles. We rode the ferry to Friday Harbor for lunch, ate at the coffee shop on the island and visited with cousins in the area. Several of us even climbed Mount Pilchuck. It was a lovely scenic place to just walk and relax, though. Thank you for a lovely week!
A perfect getaway
This property suited our needs perfectly. It is a homey, comfortable, well maintained and cozy cottage. We did some exploring in the area but could have happily spent every minute of our week enjoying the property and beach, relaxing, reading, watching the eagles, the seabirds, the sunsets and enjoying the ebb and flow of the tides. The owners were terrific and accommodated our every need. They provided a list of nearby attractions and activities and even a resource sheet for foodies. We had a wonderful time and look forward to staying at Sundin Beach Cottage again soon.
We loved our stay at the Sundin Cottage. It was such a nice easy drive from north Seattle to Camano and you avoid any need for a ferry. The cottage was beautiful, super clean and spacious. There were six of us and we had plenty of space. I fully recommend this house to anyone looking for some relaxation. I can't wait to go back. Thanks Bud!
From the Owner
“We first choose Camano Island because accessing 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 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 2 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 and and the ideal we had found.”
Activity and Interests
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 16 2016 - Sep 16 2016
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Additional information about rental rates
|cleaning||$100 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$25 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
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 $100 added for each booking.
May 15 - Oct 14, and winter holidays, $225/ 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
We are often able to offer free late check-outs during the winter, please inquire when booking.
$250.00 Confirmation payment is required with booking. Balance (rental and cleaning) are due 60 days prior to occupancy. Cancellation within 2 weeks of occupancy forfeits one-half of rental payment unless Cottage can be re-rented under same term and conditions.
All changes in bookings after confirmation is subject to a $50.00 service fee.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“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 1200 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.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
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- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- Beach View
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
- Water View
- autumn foliage
- recreation center
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- gambling casinos
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- sound/bay fishing
- 1314 sq. ft.
- 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.
- 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 and the the finest sleeper sofa made
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- Guests provide their own meals
- This is a spacious two bedroom two bath beach side cottage. Sleeps 4 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 fold out couch in the living room for two light adults or children. 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 no TV