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House, with partial San Juan Channel water views, located adjacent to premier beach on westside of island. A two-minute walk to our 1/2 mile long beach. Home provides a perfect peaceful base for exploring Lopez Village, beaches, parks and trails on island.

The space

Full equipped kitchen, 1 bedroom with double bed, open loft bedroom with 2 twin beds, 1 full bath (main floor) & 1/2 bathroom (in loft).

Our neighborhood is a very quiet one. Home is located on a dead-end lane. 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.

Two to three-bar cell coverage on my iPhone and iPad (AT&T Service) in house from cell towers on Orcas. 24/7 wifi at library in village - inside when open and out in parking lot when closed. Local utility to lay fiber optics cable in our neighborhood this year.

This is my home and invite you to treat it as your home while you stay. 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

From Rock Point you can enjoy the 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.

You can walk 45 minutes on the beach south - along a secluded high bank beach, 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 easy walk passes though forest and a former farm at the Park - 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 well stocked with earth friendly cleaning brands.

At house there is a large collection of Lopez guides/maps on hand, to enable guests to navigate the island and surrounding San Juan Islands.

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"

Guest access

Entire house open to guests.

Interaction with guests

Am generally around for check-in. Otherwise do not interact with guests unless you need something or have a question. Then am happy to help or answer any questions. I am available via text, phone or e-mail for any questions during your visit.

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.

Children's amenities supplied upon request of guest. Please tell me what items you need for your child. This spring I so enjoyed new neighbors taking their young child down to the beach. She loved it so much that she insisted visiting the beach each morning!

As noted above, here is no wifi in cabin. However I do get 2 to 3 bars on my iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2. Use a hotspot for my MacPro. My server is ATT. Other guests have also connected through Verizon. I pick up signal off of cell towers on Mt Constitution, Orcas Island. I stream Netflix films on my iPad from house.

Lopez Village includes a well stocked organic grocery store; two espresso cafes; bakery, number of restaurants, 2 bike shops, a kayak rental, and terrific deli/wine shop (Vita's) along with a general grocery store, pharmacy, post office and bank. I purchase most groceries at Blossom Natural Foods (with wonderful organic bread and pasteries delivered from Barn Owl Breads, our wood-fired bakery on island). 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). No card is required to use the 12 computers in the library.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 4PM - 7PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

Prices
Cleaning Fee $100
Security Deposit $250
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 7PM

* Shoes not allowed in loft and stairs - to protect new wood finish on loft floor and stairs. Slippers, flip flops and socks are fine on these surfaces.
* No fires in wood stove. Smoke bothers neighbors.
* Before you leave the island, please:
- Wash dishes.
- Turn off lights and heat (living area, bath, and bedroom) and ceiling fan.

Thanks for taking tender care of the cottage!


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Sarah User Profile
August 2017
We truly loved Lopez Island. The house was in a nice location, a sweet little beach a quick walk away. We enjoyed sitting on the porch sipping coffee and taking in the morning view. Cynthia had a well equipped kitchen and we prepared several meals there. The Saturday Farmers Market was interesting, a mix of food and local makers. Even a few kids selling tie dye and iced tea! Overall a pleasant trip, don't forget to book your ferry!!

Craig User Profile
August 2017
Cynthia was a very gracious host. Her place is a really comfortable and laid back place. You can tell that Cynthia really loves Lopez. She gave us great advice and made us feel very welcome.

William User Profile
August 2017
Cynthia's cabin is lovely. We biked on to the island and found her house a perfect biking distance to/from town. The location of the cabin and the layout is perfect for a family of four. We spent time on the nearby beach as well as biked to the spit. Cynthia left the house with some wonderful treats. From booking thru to check-out, Cynthia was highly responsive and accommodating to our questions and interest in both her home and Lopez Island. Highly recommend if you're looking for a cabin feel, just outside of town, with lots of stuff to do and see nearby.

Josue User Profile
August 2017
Cynthia's home is a quiet island retreat, where you can get away and just relax from the rush of life. We spent many evenings relaxing on her wonderful porch, drinking some wine, and enjoying the sound of the waves. Her home is tucked away in a nice wooded hill that sits next to the shore, and offers easy access (less than a five minute walk) to a wonderful rocky beach with gorgeous sunset views. Her home is also located close to Lopez Village in case you want to go into town, and sample the local restaurants. Cynthia was a wonderful host! Our first day, she left us some local Lopez Island bread, coffee, and flowers, which were all a delightful treat. Cynthia also provided us with good information on what to see on the island, and checked in a couple times via text to see how we were doing and to give us info on the ferries. We highly recommend staying at her home.

Felix User Profile
July 2017
Very quiet location near ocean and amenities. Clean and bright. Great for small family. No internet. No dishwasher, microwave or barbecue grill. Nice views,not on beach but close. Easy contact with owner.

Roger User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful home and perfect for our family of four. Great place to get away from it all and perfect location on the island for easy access to island services.

Olivier User Profile
July 2017
Loved the space and the windows and proximity to the beach. The kitchen was very well equipped with spices, sea salts and good pans and knives. Wonderful hospitality and Cynthia left us local treats to enjoy and gave us great tips on places to visit on the island. I would return and stay here again.

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Cynthia User Profile

I'm a sustainability consultant for green building developments. Live part-time in Seattle and on Lopez.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 89%
Response time: within an hour

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