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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Parking is limited, preventing large groups.
Strictly enforced, smoking = foreiture of deposit
Please contact host for dog final approval
Beach gently slopes and has swimming raft.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
A signed Rental Agreement is required. Please print, read, sign and send to the Edmonds address. Find the agreement below.
Instant booking is subject to approval. If the guest is bringing a dog, after booking, and securing your dates, contact the owner for final approval.
We try and accommodate your pet. We are dog people too and understand!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very seamless process to rent. Great location. Welcoming owners.
Sweet house! Well stocked. Lovely little community. Great owners!
Lovely winter storm. Quiet as can be. Very peaceful.
Family holiday get-away
My husband, our daughter, her husband, and I absolutely loved staying here for the holiday. Everything was super cozy and comfortable and just right for the four of us and our elderly dogs. We even ran a string of lights around the tree support beam so that we had our own Christmas tree, unique to this lovely place. Very comfortable beds. Kitchen is well equipped - just use the toaster over on the long far counter (different breaker!). My daughter looked around and said, twice a day, "this place is just perfect". We hope to stay again in the summer sometime. Thank you for sharing your cottage and neighborhood with us.
Perfect get away.
Lovely property with great views and beach access. Kitchen loaded with all the appliances and utensils that you need. Lots of games. Just needed to bring food and beach boots. Will stay here again.
Wonderful place. Lots of room and there was everything we needed. Would love to stay again.
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.