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Alice Bay. a saltwater beach stay

SuperhostBow, Washington, United States
Entire guesthouse hosted by Julie
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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A NW contemporary place on the south shore of Samish Island. Plenty of space to unpack and take in all the Salish Sea has to offer.
Alice Bay took a brief pause on the calendar in response to the Covid19 and Washington StayHome mandate. We shuttered Alice Bay until June to assure our communities of safe travel. In July, we reopened with high cleaning standards and social distance, greeting guests and offering a waterfront stay to pack in some local life.

The space
a bed and breakfast since 1984, redefined as a vacation stay on Samish Island. Tucked on the south shore, our place looks onto peaceful Alice Bay, saltwater tidal flats and the fields of the Skagit Valley. Perched on low bank waterfront, guests observe many species of waterfowl and raptors, including Bald Eagles, hawks and falcons. You'll stay in a contemporary place that is uncluttered, spacious and opens wide to the natural beauty of the northwest. A breezeway separates the guest quarters from the main house, establishing a sense of space. The summer kitchen is on the ground floor warmed by the southern exposure. A full glass wall offers a place to watch the ebb and flow of the tide. Just above the kitchen, you will stay in a spacious sleeping room. Classic poang chairs offer a seat to read. The queen size bed is fit with crisp high quality cottons to rest well.
Step across the hall and freshen up in a private bath stocked with soaps and stacked with towels. Peak of the season, we pitch the Rainier tent directly on the saltwater bank. This heavy white walled canvas 8x10 tent sleeps two with all the best outdoor elements. If you're wanting a sleep outside, the cots are set, just bring your sleeping bags. Guests are welcome to paddle our boat on high tide or launch their own kayaks from the dock to explore the shorelines where the Samish River meets the bay and continues west to the San Juan Islands. Rural roads connect you to the small town of Edison with fine art galleries, local bakeries and some of the best dining in the northwest. All the while, Washington's scenic Chuckanut Drive offers coastal views and pristine hiking trails.

Guest access
A breezeway separates the guestquarters from the main house. The summer kitchen, spacious sleeping room and private bath are for guests. A stairwell in the breezeway leads to the sleeping room and adjacent bath. The guest quarters are directly on a saltwater tidal bay, a grassy lawn and stone patio are set on a lowbank with a trail to the beach. Plenty of space to unpack and watch the ebb and flow of the tide.

Other things to note
Alice Bay has a 'no pet' policy.
A NW contemporary place on the south shore of Samish Island. Plenty of space to unpack and take in all the Salish Sea has to offer.
Alice Bay took a brief pause on the calendar in response to the Covid19 and Washington StayHome mandate. We shuttered Alice Bay until June to assure our communities of safe travel. In July, we reopened with high cleaning standards and social distance, greeting guests and offerin…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Smoke alarm
Kitchen
Dryer
Hair dryer
Carbon monoxide alarm
Iron
Washer
Dedicated workspace
Private entrance
Wifi

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Bow, Washington, United States

Hosted by Julie

Joined in August 2012
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Author of the Alice Bay Cookbook published in 1985. Owner and operator with husband, Terry, since 1984. Traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, Caribbean and North America.
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm