Lopez Cottage, Water Views & Beach!

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Perkins Ln, Lopez Island, WA 98261, United States

Located next to premier beach on Lopez and a 15 minute bike ride to Lopez Village. This place is a magical cottage on serene island.

The cottage is on a private lane, with special access to a beautiful and secluded beach. See eagles every day!

Your host, Cynthia
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Located next to premier beach on Lopez and a 15 minute bike ride to Lopez Village. This place is a magical cottage on serene island.

The cottage is on a private lane, with special access to a beautiful and secluded beach. See eagles every day!

The Space

Cottage includes living/dining area, fully equipped kitchen, bath with tub/shower, washer/dryer, cosy 1 bedroom with double bed, loft with view and 2 twin beds, single futon and 1 1/2 bathrooms.

It's an easy 15 minute drive from the ferry landing to the Cottage

Rock Pt Cottage has a fine view of San Juan Channel, facing northwest to Shaw Island and beyond to Orcas Island's Turtleback Mountain. From living area window, watch 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 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/storage brands. Other guests loved that we they were able to follow their same recycling habits easily.

A number of guests were impressed with the collection of Lopez guides on hand, all of their questions were answered there, and were able to navigate the island well with the host of maps.

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"

Generally 3-bar cell coverage on my iPhone (AT&T Service) in cottage dining area. Also 5-bar cell phone coverage near cottage at the park, Fisherman Bay Preserve - Spit. The Lopez Library Wifi is accessible 24/7 in the parking lot.

Lopez Village includes a well stocked organic grocery store; two espresso cafes; fine bakery and terrific deli/wine shop along with a grocery store, pharmacy, post office and bank. There'(email hidden)ly Saturday Market May - Sept also. 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 care (obtained at library).

More photos available upon request. Owner provides a special map of walking trails on Lopez.

Guest Access

Guests have access to entire house and private trail to beach.

Interaction with Guests

I like to interact with guests as much as needed. As well I am available via phone or e-mail for any questions.

The Neighborhood

The view of the beach and water from my cottage. As noted before, in my view, it's the best beach on Lopez!

Getting around

There is reliable bus service from SEATAC airport and downtown Seattle. One could also take the train from Seattle to Mount Vernon WA. There's pretty good public bus service from Mount Vernon to Ferry Landing. 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.

Other Things to Note

It rains less on Lopez (50%) than Seattle because the island is located in the "rain shadow" of the Olympic Mountain range.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 3
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1190 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We just spent a wonderful four days in this little cottage. The house had everything we needed, even though it does not feel "updated"--instead it is an authentic cottage nestled in a perfect little spot by the beach with views of the ocean and peeks of the sunset. Cynthia was very helpful --including being patient while I kept changing my dates before my final reservation. This was my first time in the San Juan Islands and the cottage was the perfect place to park our bags and explore the amazing natural beauty of the area.

    June 2014
  • This place is awesome!
    First step, find open dates, book the cabin, put in vacation time or just call in sick. Take the ferry over and unpack your food and settle in. Oh, unplug from phone and internet. Watch the waves, listen to the birds, read a book or two, walk along the beach and or hike out to iceberg point. Take another ferry and go watch Orcas.
    Relax and recharge soon your ferry will take you back to the connected world. Enjoy

    June 2014
  • Cynthia is a gracious hostess. She greeted us at her cottage, even though we arrived near 10:00 PM. She made us feel welcome right away and gave us lots of great recommendations for the island.

    The cottage is charming and quiet. It's just a short walk to a stereotypical (in a good way) northwest beach - a little sand, some rocks for skipping, little crabs and shells to spot and seals bobbing in the water.

    It really was a lovely weekend for us.

    May 2014
  • What a wonderful little island cottage — we had such a wonderful time. The village was a short bike ride (or run) and we spend hours at the skate park with our kids and snacking on treats from the bakery. Just down the street there was access to the beach where we enjoyed a wonderful sunset on our last evening.

    I highly recommend heading out to Iceberg Point (I think that's what it's called) as it was fabulous and felt like a world away, when we were already a world away.

    October 2013
  • My boyfriend and I had a great trip to Lopez and thoroughly enjoyed Cynthia's charming cabin in the woods. We stayed in the loft room as it had the most light on a rainy weekend. We had to push the twin beds together, but it worked great for us! Great kitchen with everything you need and lots of cookbooks and Gourmet magazines to inspire. Nice place to be in a storm
    Cynthia wasn't able to meet us as she was in Seattle, but the check in was smooth and we had no problems while we were there.

    We loved all the recommendations of things to do. Vita's and Isabelle's were our favorites.(I would have to also recommend the black and blue burger with fries at the Galley:))

    One recommendation? Don't bring any reading material--like carrying coals to Newcastle!

    September 2013
  • Cynthia's cottage is cozy, comfortable and welcoming. Our family had a great stay for a mini family reunion. We felt that we were "at home" right away. I loved all the books and the view was awesome. Cynthia was very kind and considerate. She shared great information on possible hikes and places to eat that was very much appreciated.
    I would love to go back and stay longer at her cabin.

    September 2013
  • Cynthia is incredibly welcoming - she greeted us shortly after our arrival and shared ideas for things to do, she left us food in the fridge to start us off, and on our second day she even dropped off a surprise delivery of fresh veg from her own garden for us to eat!
    Her house is cute & cosy, well lived-in, but very clean and has all the amenities you'd need to feel right at home (eg. a huge library of books to browse).
    The best part is the location - 2 minute walk to an incredible sunset view beach, and a beautiful bike ride from her house up the peninsula one minute away to see herons, rabbits, deer and ocean all around. The town is less than 3 miles away so easy to pick up food if you're on bikes like we were.
    Thanks for a great stay!

    August 2013
  • We fell in love with Lopez and Cynthia was a fantastic host!! The cabin is in a great location - just a short walk to a beach. We explored Lopez thoroughly and absolutely loved it - we will be back.

    The only downside of the wonderfully rustic cabin was that the loft has railings with large openings, which felt a bit hazardous for our 2 year old. Cynthia was fine with us moving things around to try to create a better barrier. Also, the open loft meant that the kids essentially went to bed when the sun when down and awoke when it rose - but that's what holidays are about!

    July 2013
  • My family of four could not have asked for a better location for our stay on Lopez Island or a better host. Cynthia's cottage is rustic and quaint and, yet, had everything we needed. My husband and I would love to spend a year there so that we could read her impressive collection of books, if for no other reason. That said, there are plenty of other reasons to return, not the least of which is Cynthia's knowledge of the island and her very welcome notebook full of maps and information about the people and places on the island.

    While we were unable to meet Cynthia on our trip due to our respective schedules, she was responsive to our inquiries and quick to share information about ferry travel (new to us) and our accommodations. Then, we were greeted with fresh cut lavender, locally roasted coffee, Seattle-crafted chocolate, organic eggs, milk, and juice, granola and oats, and freshly picked greens and edible flowers to help us start our mornings and end our days well. Bedding was clean and comfortable, and the bath linens were fresh and adequate.

    For travelers with small children, it is worth mentioning that the loft area in the cottage has a very open (albeit sturdy) railing. The openings are large enough that a very active toddler or small child could easily find his or her way between them. For our children, we simply created a barricade along the edge of the loft with our luggage as our main concern was that they might lose their way (and their footing) in the night since they were not familiar with their surroundings. For others, this might pose more of an issue, so consider it as you make your plans.

    July 2013
  • Rock Point Cottage was well located for our cycling mini-holiday as it is central to the Island and a quick ride to the village and services. Although the listing accurately describes the cottage, our initial impression upon arrival was not favorable - the inside finishes were more basic than anticipated, there was a musty odor and perhaps a whiff of cat pee in the air, and the kitchen and bath were not very clean. We were dismayed to find no BBQ and no microwave (we hadn't thought to inquire...). Once we settled in, however, we found the beds comfortable, the view lovely, and the treasure trove of books, magazines, newspapers, art pieces and keepsakes most interesting. The kitchen was well stocked, the linens were fresh and clean, and there was a large collection of CDs and good reception of regional radio for our listening pleasure. The suggestions for things to do and places to go were bang on: every one we checked out was great. We've visited most of the Gulf Islands and this one rates among the best. We really enjoyed our visit to Lopez Island and would return.

    June 2013
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I'm a sustainability consultant for green building developments. Live part-time in a small houseboat on Lake Union in Seattle and in a cottage on Lopez Island. Currently am working on a net zero energy affordable housing project on Lopez Island.
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