About this listing
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 $85/nt year round. Weekly base price is $545/wk.
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.
We recently spent three nights at Dick and Annette's lovely home while we are in Anacortes for a family reunion. The accommodations were superb and we wish we could have stayed longer. Dick and Annette are warm and gracious hosts. We were pleased to find not only coffee and half and half but juice and delicious pumpkin bread waiting when we arrived. The bed was extremely comfortable. The view from the room we occupied is amazing. It overlooks the sound and various islands which Dick helpfully described for us using a nautical map. We loved having our morning cup of coffee and evening glass of wine sitting on our private balcony with its amazing view. Highly recommended!
Annette and Dick are charming and attentive hosts, very welcoming and warm. The room and little balcony are magical, exquisite view and equipped with everything you might want ~ and more! :) We will definitely be back! Thank you!
Annette and Dick are great hosts, very accommodating. The room offers gorgeous views and is super relaxing. It's the kind of place that you want to stay forever!
My wife and I had a terrific time staying for two nights with Annette and Dick in Anacortes. The room is spacious, and well-lit. It opens onto a balcony overlooking the Sound and the nearby islands. Both nights, after putting our son to bed, my wife and I spent a couple hours on the balcony watching the sun set while sipping wine and eating pop corn.
Annette and Dick were both very friendly. They introduced themselves and gave us a brief tour, but also allowed for our privacy.
We loved the pumpkin bread and were given a more slices for our second morning after we (mostly I) ate our entire first serving.
The room was clean, and nicely furnished. The bed was comfortable and large. The bathroom was pleasant and fresh.
I can't say enough good things about our stay. This place is quite a deal, and I hope Annette and Dick don't realize how much more they could be charging for this wonderful experience.
We enjoyed our stay at Annette´s and Dick´s home sooo much !
Already before we arrived, they gave us lots of informations and hints regarding our planned stay.
They both are very friendly, humorous and thoughtful hosts.
The big room is lovely decorated and the view from the balkony onto the waterside and the nearby islands is grandios. - Every night we rushed back to this place in order to watch the great sunsets, opening a bottle of wine and spooled down from the dayly adventures.
This BnB is the place to relax!
In the morning we were delighted, having Annette´s famous pumkin bread and some fresh (website hidden), milk and orange juice were ample and everything was restocked next day.
Dick and Annette were helpful in any way, even supplying us with warm jackets and binoculars for our whale watching tour.
We hope, that we can return to that awesome place in the future!
Annette and Dick are the consummate hosts. Their easy manner made us feel right at home. The room was beautifully appointed, with spectacular views of the sound and nearby islands. The pumpkin bread was a tasty surprise. We are already planning our next visit. Thank you!
Wow! These folks are amazing. They welcomed us in a very friendly manner, gave us a brief history and tour of their home, and provided us with more than expected. They were very accommodating of our particular needs, and made arrangements for us to stay at the last minute. The view from the balcony was gorgeous, to say the least, and it was made all the better with homemade goodies and juice. The room was well kept and clean, and we found ourselves in need of nothing. Thank you Annette and Dick. We would be happy to come again.
About the Host, Annette And Dick
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))