About this listing
House, with partial water views of San Juan Channel, located adjacent to premier beach on westside of island. A five-minute walk to our 1/4 mile long beach. Home provides a perfect peaceful base for exploring Lopez Village, beaches and trails on island.
Full equipped kitchen, 1 bedroom with double bed, open loft bedroom with 2 twin beds, 1 & 1/2 bathrooms.
Our neighborhood is a very quiet one. Home is located on a dead-end road. Our location allows you to be close enough to Lopez Village, but far enough to feel tucked away in a little paradise.
Kitchen is fully stocked with plates, pots, utensils, basic supplies like olive oil, balsamic vinegars, sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Fresh coffee beans Aero Press, French Press, Italian stove top, electric coffeemaker and filters/coffee funnel. Supply a wide assortment of organic herbal and caffeinated teas too.
There is 3-bar cell coverage on my iPhone and iPad (AT&T Service) in dining area of cottage.
This is my home and invite you to treat it as your home while you stay. Try to keep shoes off while in the house. Please, no dogs, drugs or loud parties - In the house or on the property. Water conservation is a top priority in out neighborhood. We track water use monthly for each house. Please help us conserve.
It's an easy 15 minute drive from the ferry landing to the Cottage
Rock Point has a fine view of San Juan Channel, facing northwest to Shaw Island and beyond to Orcas Island's Turtleback Mountain. From living area windows, view Washington State ferries pass by south end of Shaw Island in route to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.
Guests will enjoy the beach access - a 2 minute walk to our beach. You can walk 45 minutes on the secluded high bank beach - south - with view of San Juan Island's Cattle Pass and the Olympic Mountain Range along the southern shore of the Straight of Juan de Fuca. There's often no one but you on the beach.
Or you can hike from cottage across the causeway on Bay Shore Drive - north - to the Fisherman Bay Preserve - Spit Park. This 3 mile round-trip flat walk passes though forest and a former farm at the Point - with view across the inlet to Fisherman's Bay - to Lopez Village. Fish Bay is a major wetland and migratory spot for waterfowl, eagles and herons.
This Cottage is situated among fir and madrone trees in a quiet and tucked away location from the wind. Hear the salt water lapping on the shore and view incredible sunsets over the San Juan Channel from the front deck of the cottage.
The cottage is stocked very well with all of the earth friendly cleaning brands.
There is a large collection of Lopez guides/maps on hand, to enable guests to navigate the island and surrounding San Juan's.
One guest commented, "The books and nearby beach alone made us want to be snowbound for weeks there, and we were so close to many of the island's nature hikes, farms and beautiful places. Lopez is blessed with many wonderful protected sites and we enjoyed seeing otters, sea lions, cormorants, eagles, and wildflowers, among just a few things, as well as a charming downtown and delightful lamb and sheep herding and festival. It was such a relaxing and invigorating break from the mainland"
More photos available upon request.
Private trail to our beach.
Interaction with Guests
Am generally around for check-in. Otherwise do not interact with guests unless they need something or have a question. Then am happy to help or answer any questions. Also available via phone or e-mail for any questions from Airbnb guests during your visit.
The view of the beach and water from my cottage. As noted before, in my view, I think it's the best beach on Lopez!
Unfortunately, not yet any public transit on island. But Lopez is known as the "biking island" for its gentle hills and rural landscape. To get to the Village from the cottage, follow the flat road around Fisherman Bay. It's about a 15 minute ride.
There is reliable bus service from SEATAC airport and downtown Seattle to the Anacortes Ferry Landing. One can also take the train from Seattle to Mount Vernon WA. There's pretty good public bus service from Mount Vernon to Anacortes Ferry Landing.
Other Things to Note
It rains 50% less on Lopez than in Seattle because the island is located in the "rain shadow" of the Olympic Mountain range.
There is no wifi in cabin. However I do get 3 to 4 bars on my iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2. My server is ATT. Other guests have connected through Verizon. I pick up signal off of cell towers on Mt Constitution, Orcas Island.
Dogs are considered on a case by case basis. Please inquire first before making a reservation.
Lopez Village includes a well stocked organic grocery store; two espresso cafes; 2 fine bakeries, number of restaurants, 2 bike shops, 1 kyack rental, and terrific deli/wine shop along with a general grocery store, pharmacy, post office and bank. There is also a Saturday Market May - Sept. Wi-fi is available in Lopez Village at Isabel's Coffee House 7 days a week and at Library (after hours in the parking lot 24/7). Lopez Library also has fast computers for anyone to use, as well as a large collection of CD's and excellent book collection for adults and children to check out with special visitor cards (obtained at library).
Before you leave the cottage and island, please:
- Put all dishes away in kitchen.
- Turn off lights and heat (living area, bath, and bedroom) and ceiling fan.
- Sweep floor, if needed. (Broom is in the closet under stairs in living area).
- Leave solid waste in cans next to carport (one for recyclables, other for garbage).
Also please park bicycles in carport - not in screened-in back porch.
Thanks for taking tender care of the cottage!
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016 the minimum stay is 4 nights.