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Richard and Sue's place was absolutely stunning and amazing. They were extremely gracious and kind hosts and ensured we had a magical experience. We would return in a heartbeat and we highly recommend it to everyone who is planning on exploring the Northwest!
Richard and Sue were terrific hosts: welcoming and friendly; clear, reliable and responsive communicators; generous and interesting to talk with. As Airbnb hosts, we spend quite a lot of time and energy to create good experiences for guests – how great to be on the receiving end of that thoughtfulness! The space was comfortable and well-appointed with many hand-crafted touches, and the location can't be beat, with the tide coming in and out just off the deck. We kayaked in from Bellingham for our stay, and were able to pull up right to the deck. We even walked the 5.5 miles to Edison and back. Richard and Sue were always available to answer any questions and offer assistance and good conversation. We'll definitely be back!
Richard & Sue's place is outstanding. Radiant heating, knockout view, compact and comfortable apartment. They were very helpful in directing us to places and were gracious hosts! Samish Island and Edison are great for a relaxing and quiet time away.
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Rich, thanks for the kind review! Glad you are home safe.
What a wonderful home base for our adventures to Edison and beyond! Richard and Sue are great hosts, and their place offers quiet solitude for watching sunsets, wildlife, and nearby freighters. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
We had a great stay! The space easily accommodated one couple in the bedroom and another on the pullout couch. The kitchen was fully stocked despite not having an oven. We loved being close to the cute shops in Edison and the ferry to Friday Harbor. Thanks Sue and Richard - we would love to come back on a future trip.
We spent the most relaxing weekend imaginable at Richard and Sue's wonderful waterfront apartment overlooking Samish Bay with views of San Juan islands and Mount Baker. A true hidden gem in one of the most beautiful locations we have seen anywhere. Richard and Sue are so welcoming and kind - we just felt so privileged and lucky to find this amazing place and meet such great people.
The experience was just beyond our expectations. Richard and Sue are like someone we have always know. They make you feel so welcome and to let us stay in their dream home is so gracious. Thank you very much.
Richard and Sue are lovely accommodating hosts. They were helpful with our route planning and knowledgable about the area. Their e place is spotless and very comfortable for our family of 3. The view is fantastic and the island is a peaceful place to be. We were easily able to drive into the mountains for the day or up to Bellingham or take a ferry out to the islands. We would love to visit again!
We had the most fantastic stay with Sue and Richard. The apartment is very beautiful and perfectly appointed. The view of the bay out the window is spectacular--even in the rain! It is rather remote but it was what we desired--they also advised to get provisions (and what kind) prior to arrival, good advice. So peaceful, so friendly! There are a multitude of great local eating places within 5 to 10 minutes drive (be sure to get bread at Bread Farm). Richard and Sue generously clued us in to their picks in sort we were looking for. We had such a wonderful time, the full experience! First time stay for two of our party-- they are now sold on AIrbnb.
As Sue mentioned, we never actually met as I set this place up for my sister and brother-in-law. It looks like they had an amazing time. Here is their review:
My husband and I were so blessed and thankful to find such an amazingly beautiful, serene, and cozy retreat! We truly enjoyed our stay at this place and definitely plan on returning! Sue was the sweetest! We mentioned something we liked to do and the following day, when she saw us out, she came to us with a paper of a few different places she had researched in the area for us to check out! She's very flexible on check-in and check-out times, which we really appreciated :) we would recommend this getaway to everybody! As long as they're not going to be there when we want to go back ;)
It's hard to imagine that there would be a better guest than Richard. Clean, quiet, friendly and generous. What more could a host ask for.? Richard's graciousness reassured us that running a vacation rental will be a very memorable/rewarding experience.
Richard and Sue are adorable! Very nice guests, communication was great before arrival, they took great care of the place and left it clean! i'll be more than pleased to welcome them anytime again!
Richard & friend were perfect guests! They were extremely tidy, respectful & gracious.