Retired Government Employee. Interested in good food/wine/travel/golf/duplicate bridge/fishing/crabbing/clamming.
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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 ;)
Great apartment, terrific views, all amenities are available, very cozy and clean. Richard and Sue are wonderful and very nice hosts. We had a great time during our stay.
My wife and I resided at the Samish Island Waterfront Apartment while travelling from Wisconsin in September to tour and hike the Pacific Northwest. The accommodations were exactly as presented through Airbnb, a clean and comfortable residence complete with an incredible view of Samish Bay and the nearby San Juan Islands. The locale is quiet, scenic, and near attractions including the San Juan Islands, State of Washington Parks, the Northern Cascades National Park, Mt. Baker Recreational Area, and interesting seaside tourist communities. Richard and Sue were warm and gracious hosts that responded immediately to pre-arrival inquiries, provided helpful local information, and shared an enjoyable evening meal with us that included fresh crab from Richard’s pods. Meeting Richard and Sue and the time at the waterfront apartment was a great experience.
We completely enjoyed our stay at Richard and Sue's wonderful place on the beach. The apartment was extremely well appointed and they were right there with anything we could not find or forgot to pack (Cards!). We were fortunate to catch an amazing couple of windless days of sunsets, moon rises, and extra low tides. They showed us the best places and methods to find and dig for tasty clams and we thoroughly enjoyed our conversations while getting to know them. They are truly wonderful hosts. It's only been a few days back in the city and we are looking forward to another visit. This is a place that would be great anytime of year. If you love a water view, it doesn't get much better than this. Grab a book or a sketch pad with tea or coffee and sit in the huge window seat framed by the Samish Bay backdrop. We send a big THANK YOU to Richard and Sue for being willing to share their wonderful home on the bay. Cheers!
This was paradise...a great and fresh break, warm and comfortable.
We genuinely enjoyed the laid back and peaceful feeling and location. The nearby towns and food settings were so fun and so "real" so wholesome in food and feeling. Fresh and clean were the whole setting.
The greatest thing I can say is I want to live there, return and enjoy this again.
If you want fun, soul, and comfort...epic romance...this is it.
The apartment location is extremely beautiful. It is right on the water front, and the weather was lovely during our stay. We also drove to Anacortes island and took a lovely 3hr kayak tour. Warning - visitors will have to make arrangements for food, since the apartment does not have a kitchenette, although it is well stocked on cutlery and has a microwave. Richard and Sue were very kind hosts, and the arrangements in the apartment were very comfortable.
We would love to go back sometime in the future.
Richard and Sue were gracious, available, and wonderful hosts. They are happy to get to know you and share stories over a glass of wine. Their accommodations provided the perfect getaway weekend to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of city life and to get some quality alone time. The location is stunning with calm waters right on the beach. Surrounding you are forests that provide a quietness that is rare and something we haven’t experienced in a long time. In the small town of Edison, a few miles away, we stocked up on locally made bread, and artisan meats and cheeses that were part of every meal. We were able to walk ten houses down to an oyster farm and purchase fresh oysters to enjoy with a glass of champagne…or two. Our days were filled playing cards, taking walks on the beach and driving up the windy roads to find little things to do here and there. But most importantly time seemed to slow down, and we were able to appreciate the simple things that made us happy.
Great host, couldn't ask for more to handle a bunch of guys.
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.