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Sundin Beach Cottage

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


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 beach side 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 barbecue plus a private bonfire pit on the beach. Marshmallows to planked salmon have been done.

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.

Beautiful sherbet sunsets at dusk make way to stars that light up a dark sky, its pretty darn good for star watching, given the nearness of cities.

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

Bud and Joan Searle
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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, 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.

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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Camano Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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.
  • 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!
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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
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


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Sundin Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 46 reviews

Love it more every time we stay here!

  • 5 of 5

Our 5th year here and it never disappoints. Bud and Joan have thought of everything

to make your stay ideal, right down to dog treats. As my sister said, "she wished her kitchen was as well equipped"

Super cute, clean, quite and very relaxing. I actually didn't want to write a review, for fear

that it would get too popular and I won't be able to get in next year, lol

But, that's not going to happen, right Bud - we're almost family now.

Thanks again for the wonderful time. Pam and Grant

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Mount Vernon WA

The location is what brings us back, right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Third time we have stayed here and we enjoy it every year. The location is ideal, there are other VRBOs on Camano, but many aren't right on the beach.

It is cozy and well appointed. The nice part about staying during the week and not weekends is we had the whole beach to ourselves. It is easy to get away from each other if you need a little break since there are several different sitting areas. We were able to have a small camp fire this year (burn bans last year) and that's where memories are made! Bud was extremely accommodating, allowed early check in and got back to me quickly when I had questions. Thank you for a wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cottage for a friends’ weekend getaway, only complaint is that we couldn’t stay longer!

The cottage was well stocked with all the amenities and impeccably clean. Great space, quaint and cozy atmosphere. The owners left all the touches to make it a wonderful stay. For a group of six, it fit our needs perfectly and we hope to be back for more beach fires and bbqs.

Thanks again Bud & Joan!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Who needs a clock? Time stands still and the sounds and smells of nature prevail! This cottage is just a sheer delight. One simply had to look at the view to feel the tension of every day life slip away. The kitchen, the cottage style decor, COMFY beds, tons of lovely books on nature, board games, music collection...need I say more? When my grandkids visited, they had a ball in the water, on the raft, and squirting each other mercilessly with all the provided water toys.

The owner's response was immediate when I had questions. I hope to go back next summer. Sundin Beach is such a lovely spot and the cottage unbeatable.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint Cottage Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have been to this quaint, relaxing cottage a few times now and each time it's like the first time. We love to sit and relax and enjoy the view each morning with a cup of coffee in hand. The cottage is spacious and well furnished with what a person needs to enjoy their stay. We look forward to our next getaway to Camano Island and the Sundin Beach cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We shall be back yet again next year!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at this lovely cottage on Camano Island. The house is wonderfully kept and well set up: the bathrooms contain lovely thick towels, and wonderful products for your use, the kitchen is well supplied with both needed kitchen utensils and a good variety of cooking herbs and condiments. You truly feel as though the owners have worked hard to make you feel wonderfully at home. We enjoy the beach as well as the lovely walks up the road among the beautiful area farms. It is a place of peace and comfort. Thank you to Bud and Joan! We shall be in touch again for next year's visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $25

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, $275/ night plus $25 per guest per night in excess of 4 guests. One time cleaning fee of $125 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.