Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
Bud and Joan Searle
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, an 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A lovely place. Our sixth stay at Sundin cottage was as magical as the first!
Just as cute and adorable as I had hoped!
This is such a great little cottage. It's just a pleasure to walk into and stay at. The location alone is amazing, but the small touches, (like an amazon Echo) and welcome gifts, make it a place I highly recommend. My favorite thing about the whole place is the 2 seater bench on a floating platform just off of the beach. It was quiet, clean and just as advertised.
Wonderful and convenient getaway
We loved staying in this charming, clean, well-equipped home. The owners are very responsive and it is apparent they put in a lot of thought to make sure guests enjoy their stay. Great location. Big plus to avoid long ferry waits on a busy holiday weekend.
Cute cottage with amazing sunsets
This is a beautiful bay for beach walks in a very convenient location near Stanwood. The cottage is in great shape, with good beds, a wood-burning stove, fully equipped kitchen and grill.
Perfect little beach house
Beautiful cottage right on the waterfront! Attention to detail is obvious in this rental with telescope, binoculars, dog paraphenalia, etc. Very picturesque!
Our First Try of Vacation Rentals
I have spent 45 yrs being the family member living too far to visit often. As life goals go, family reunions are important.
Looking for a place to stay during mine, I booked this lovely beach cottage.
The owners were honest and helped me to understand how to make best uses of their spaces.
Thank you so much.
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.