This comfortable bright and serene room with it's private entrance, in the home of a noted glass artist, offers stunning views of the San Juan Islands and an active boatyard from your own balcony. A lovely retreat from the hustle and bustle.
This cozy, comfortably furnished and very private room, with it's private entrance from outside, is located midway between the center of Anacortes and the Washington State Ferry Terminal - five minutes drive to each. The owners are friendly retirees, happy to give you all the information you wish about our town and touring the area. If you want privacy, however, there is no need to see us except when getting your keys/lock code.
The room is well-appointed by Annette with her stained glass pieces and other art. A large picture window affords lots of light and a stunning view of the Guemes Channel and the San Juan Islands beyond. A smaller window and two skylights give additional light to this bright room. On clear nights one can see the lights of the Grouse Mountain Ski Resort behind Vancouver, British Columbia. A small deck/balcony with a small table and chairs opens off the room, so you can have a drink while you see even more of the Islands and view a picturesque shipyard/marina below. You can also see the Washington State Ferry terminal from the balcony and watch the ferries come and go, as well as watch large ships glide up and down the Channel. You know it must be a stunning view - the late Burl Ives' home is two doors down.
The room is available for two nights minimum or longer. It is on the second floor with its own private entrance from outside. It has its own bathroom with shower, and has a king-size bed. The room is equipped with a small refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave oven for limited cooking, as well as DirectTV hi-def TV, DVD player, and WIFI Internet access. You can park off-street within feet of your entrance.
Sorry, no pets.
The base price is $75/nt from October through April, and $85/nt from May through September. Weekly base price is $475 from October through April and $545 from May through September.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as they require. Always available to fix problems, give advice or just chat.
The residential neighborhood borders the Guemes Channel of the Salish sea, and overlooks the San Juan Islands and a neighboring boatyard/marina. The home is located halfway between downtown Anacortes and the Washington State Ferry Terminal; five minutes drive to each. Off street parking close to private entrance assures convenience and security. The location gives easy access to nearby destinations such as Deception Pass and the quaint town of La Conner.
There is public transit via the local SKAT bus, but the schedule is limited to about once an hour during weekdays. Does not operate on Sundays. Taxi service is available.
Other Things to Note
Check-in after 3:00 and before 9:00 unless prior arrangements are made.
Check out by 12:00 noon.
No smoking. No pets.
This was my first AirBnB experience and I couldn't have asked for better hosts. From staying up late to greet me on my arrival to providing tasty bread, juice e and creamer Dick and Annette were great host's. I hope to return someday as well.
Dick and Annette were the most gracious of hosts. The photos are good, but under-represent how wonderful their home is. Highly recommend staying here. They mentioned having created the space for their children to come visit… I'm available for adoption! :-)
We loved our stay at the little hideaway on the bay. My daughter and I were warmly greeted by Annette and Dick after a long day of travel. Love the view! The quiet! The extremely comfortable bed with cozy flannel sheets. A very special place indeed, with kind and caring hosts. Super convenient to the San Juan Islands Ferry, too.
My stay with Annette and Dick was wonderful. My room was lovely - it had the beautiful view that you see in the photo, a private balcony overlooking the water, was filled with natural light thanks to the huge picture window and skylights and came outfitted with everything a visitor would need.
I was given fresh baked pumpkin bread (the best I've ever tasted), orange juice and coffee for breakfast. My bed was super comfortable, so I slept really well there. I had cable TV, wifi, a collection of brochures and maps about the area and fresh flowers in my room!
Annette and Dick gave me a private tour around the island, since I was planning to move there, and they treated me to a lunch of Annette's homemade chicken soup!
I highly recommend Annette and Dick's AirBnB room!
The room is so charming! There were darling hummingbirds the night we arrived, and some the next morning (to go with the delicious pumpkin bread)! It was like being at a private b&b with great artwork, natural light, and a good view too. Very close to the main ave of town and the ferry terminal.
We were warmly welcomed by Annette and Dick and got a tour of their beautiful home and Annette's glass work. Our room looked out on the harbor and many of the neighboring islands. We could tell that they were very experienced hosts and our room was set up perfectly for traveling guests with many sets of binoculars, many local maps and brochures, a mini fridge, microwave, nice TV and delicious pumpkin bread. We enjoyed our one night stay very much and look forward to returning.
We had such a lovely weekend at this property. Annette and Dick were very accommodating and flexible, which I really appreciated since we hadn't pinned down our arrival times. The room was exactly as pictured though the views are much more spectacular in person. Annette and Dick spend orienting us to the room and to the surrounding area. They are really lovely hosts and the pumpkin bread is excellent. It was very easy for us to head down to the ferry and bike around the islands. Overall, a wonderful place to stay and we're already planning our next trip.
I am a retired high school teacher and my husband is retired from the Dept. of Energy. I was born in Brooklyn, lived in California for a few years, much longer in Maryland, and have been here in the Pacific Northwest for the last 20 years. Currently I am a glass artist, doing stained glass windows and lamps and fused art pieces. ((website hidden))