The term “quintessential” is often over-applied to the descriptions of romantic lodging in the San Juan Islands, but when it comes to Tranquility Base, it's simply appropriate. When you imagine a solitary retreat, time away with a special someone, or a small family vacation, this wood-shingled bungalow is likely just what you have in mind.
Tranquility Base is tucked away on the quiet south end of Lopez Island, perched over a cobalt blue bay. The setting is quite private, naturally landscaped, and focused on the gorgeous expanse of water that opens to the channel in the distance and the setting sun as it drops over the island. This is also a terrific location for kayaking and at low tide your pebbled beach below the bluff can be accessed via a wooded trail and stairs/steps down (caution, this is a bit steep.) There is also a mooring buoy for guest use.
The home was just remodeled and the rich new wall colors and contemporary furnishings are a compliment to the essential cabin character of this home. The tasteful styling also has touches of personal design whimsy that will be a delightful surprise when you arrive.
The rooms are placed on multiple levels with the kitchen, living, and dining areas on the main level. The kitchen is well equipped, opens to the newly expanded deck, and offers a breakfast bar overlooking the living room. The dining area is across the living room and also opens to the deck. A bathroom with shower is located on this main level as well. On the middle level, there are two cozy bedrooms, each with a new queen size bed. Each bedroom opens to a shared bathroom with a tub/shower (one might also restrict use to one of the bedrooms to create an en-suite master bath.) A small loft with low dormer ceilings on the third level contains a comfy full size/full height aerobed that would be suitable for a teen or single adult. (The stair railings and other construction elements within the home make this property unsuitable for children under 13 years of age.)
Fans of film and audiophiles will not feel adrift in this cabin by the beach because there's a BluRay DVD system, ROKU for streaming HBO-GO, Amazon Prime, Netflix, etc. and an iPod input to the TV sound systems. (Those less techy may enjoy the retro phonograph/CD/Radio.)
Come, relax and explore Tranquility Base. You'll feel you've left the world behind. A small dog may be considered.TripAdvisor property ID 1889349...Read more
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