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Samish Island Pioneer House

4.90(102)SuperhostBow, Washington, United States
Entire cottage hosted by Drew
3 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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Staying in the 1100 sq ft Pioneer House is going back in time. Near the famous Skagit Flats, Blanchard Mountain and the Chuckanuts, Samish and Padilla Bays, and the historic town of Edison. Quality, simple. A clean, well lighted place. Private gardens.

The space
This is a lovely old settler home situated in the island's interior with well-established gardens. It is comfortably furnished with one bedroom hosting a queen bed and two rooms with a single bed each. The house accommodates three adults or two adults and two children. It has a full kitchen (hand wash dishes) and a living room. Natural light floods into every room of the house. There is central heating as well as a wood-burning stove. The one small yet utilitarian bathroom has been fully renovated. Samish Island is tranquil and has many wonderful walks and bike rides along the neighborhood roads. You cannot see the water from the Pioneer House itself, although many of these walks have views of Puget Sound. There is one small public beach (rocky!) which is a 3-minute drive away. Larger public beaches are 15-20 minutes away at Padilla Bay State Park or Larrabee State Park. Hiking on nearby Blanchard Mountain or in Larrabee State Park is exceptional. The quaint town of Edison - a five-mile drive - offers good eating options. A few of these restaurants such as the popular Tweets are only open Friday - Sunday. There are other good restaurant choices open every day along Chuckanut Drive. We have a guide of local restaurants and hikes in the Pioneer House. The closest grocery store is 25 minutes away in Burlington, so guests should stock up on needed supplies before arriving.

Guest access
Guests have full access to the house, except for the upstairs attic. The Pioneer House has its own private yard space.

Other things to note
* Ingress: The door will be unlocked with the keys on the table or hanging on a hook should you choose to lock the house while here.
* Internet : The Pioneer House has a dedicated Internet service. When you arrive you will be given the connecting password.
* Cell phone service varies and is spotty on Samish Island. Verizon seems to do okay for the most part and AT&T a little less so. If you have a smart phone with Wi-fi calling capabilities, we suggest you enable that function and then you should be fine.
Staying in the 1100 sq ft Pioneer House is going back in time. Near the famous Skagit Flats, Blanchard Mountain and the Chuckanuts, Samish and Padilla Bays, and the historic town of Edison. Quality, simple. A clean, well lighted place. Private gardens.

The space
This is a lovely old settler home situated in the island's interior with well-established gardens. It is comfortably furnished with on…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Room-darkening shades
Free street parking
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Washer
Dryer
Smoke alarm

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Bow, Washington, United States

Samish Island is a unique community on a drive-on island just south of Bellingham (30 minutes) and minutes from the communities of Bow-Edison. It lays in the quiet waters of Samish & Padilla Bays and is 1 hour from Vancouver, B.C.; 1.5 hours north of Seattle, and 30 minutes northeast of Anacortes. People come here for winter birding, biking on the Samish and Skagit Flats, hiking in the Chuckanuts, kayaking, the Tulip Festival, events in the picturesque town of La Conner (25 minutes), for crabbing and beach combing, for an eating extravaganza in Bow-Edison, or to launch an adventure into the North Cascades Mountains (1.5 hours).
Samish Island is a unique community on a drive-on island just south of Bellingham (30 minutes) and minutes from the communities of Bow-Edison. It lays in the quiet waters of Samish & Padilla Bays and is 1 hour…

Hosted by Drew

Joined in February 2016
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I am an executive coach and OD consultant. My spouse is from Canada and runs a nonprofit. Our 2 sons are from Ethiopia. We've lived internationally a lot and still like to venture out; Washington is a wonderful state to call home. We live right next to the Pioneer House so we can help you with your stay if needed, but we are private and not into being in your way. In terms of the Alaska Junction Townhouse in West Seattle, you are on your own. We are a phone call away if you want to touch base, and have a liaison in West Seattle should something really come up. We welcome people from all walks of life, faiths, perspectives, and from all over the world. We are LGBTQ+ and BLM.
I am an executive coach and OD consultant. My spouse is from Canada and runs a nonprofit. Our 2 sons are from Ethiopia. We've lived internationally a lot and still like to venture…
During your stay
The owners of Samish Island Pioneer House live right next door and are usually available for any assistance you might need. If we are here, we will stop in and say hello and make sure all is okay when you arrive, but will generally give you your space to enjoy the house and area. Please don't hesitate to ask us if you need help or directions or just even ideas of good day trips.
The owners of Samish Island Pioneer House live right next door and are usually available for any assistance you might need. If we are here, we will stop in and say hello and make s…
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Check-in: After 1:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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