Charming 3 bedroom vacation home with panoramic view of Skagit Bay, the Skagit River Delta, Islands and farmlands below. Located 50 miles north of Seattle with easy access to I-5, this high bluff cottage cottage enjoys spectacular sunset vistas. Cedar Bluff Cottage is the perfect choice for travelers who wish a central location for touring the best places in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy a secluded, restful retreat in an immaculately clean and private cottage where Bald Eagles and Red-tailed Hawks soar along the cliff's edge to the treetops of century-old Red Cedar and Douglas Fir Trees.
Our 100-year-old Craftsman style cottage has an all new interior with careful attention given to maintaining its special vintage charm and appeal. Step back in time and enjoy your stay in an immaculately clean country cottage with every modern convenience. The cottage, having 3 bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, sleeps up to 6 people.
The cottage was recently featured in a local magazine, Home Accent. You can read about the restoration and see images in the Photo Gallery section of our website.
Two 6-foot windows frame the dramatic westerly view from the kitchen/dining area. This new country-style room has been fitted with custom cabinetry and appliances including refrigerator, range, dishwasher, microwave and toaster. A drip coffee maker, filters, coffee & tea are provided. For those who enjoy cooking and dining in, the kitchen is well equipped with pots and pans, knives, utensils, glassware, dishes, and silverware. You will find popular herbs and spices, cooking oil, napkins and paper towels. Recycle bins are conveniently located.
This casual room seats 6 people comfortably, with a large sofa, two leather chairs, an ottoman and a swivel chair. Ample lighting has been provided for reading, or relaxing while watching the HD Flat screen TV with satellite service, a Blu-Ray DVD player. Wireless Internet, Stereo with FM,CD & I-Pod Player.
All three bedrooms contain distinct period furnishings. To ensure a good night's sleep, top quality brand new queen sized beds are provided in two of the bedrooms with two single beds in the third bedroom. Colorful new comforters, clean fine linens and a variety of pillow styles grace each bed.
Bathrooms and Laundry:
The immaculate full bathroom with shower/tub is supplied with fresh new towels and a hair dryer. The half bath contains an energy efficient W/D, available as needed for longer stays.
Take in the amazing view while sitting outside around the fir-pit. Outdoor table and chairs available for those who choose to dine outside during sunset. An outdoor propane BBQ is available. Sit back in one of the comfortable wicker chairs on the porch to savor the quiet solitude of the country.
Exploring the Skagit Valley and nearby areas:
-Walking, bicycling, kayaking, boating and bird watching along the Skagit River dike system available within one mile. Enjoy the Conway Pub, musicians or a show at the Conway Muse, just minutes away.
Every winter the fields of Fir Island, just 5 miles northwest, become a noisy and spectacular spread of white color from thousands of Snow Geese. Trumpeter and Tundra Swans also migrate here from Alaska.
-In April, you may embark on a driving tour of the fertile Skagit River Valley to view the immense and vivid fields where daffodils and tulips are in bloom. Research the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival for information on the events and maps. While there, enjoy unique shopping or elegant dining in the delightful and historic town of La Conner.
-Southwest of the Cottage, less than 15 miles away on nearby Camano Island is Camano Island State Park.
Extended Day Trips:
For visitors from other states or countries who want to explore the highlights of the Pacific Northwest, Cedar Bluff Cottage is ideally situated to discover the magnificent splendor of this region, whether driving, walking, bicycling, boating or kayaking.
-The San Juan Islands can be reached from the WA State Ferry terminal west of Anacortes, 30 miles from the Cottage.
-Deception Pass State Park is 30 minutes from the cottage.
-The North Cascades Highway 20 extends eastward through the scenic North -Cascades National Park and Washington Pass, descending the Methow Valley to reach the Western town of Winthrop. (website: hidden)
- Mt. Baker Ski Resort is an 82-mile drive northeast.
-Vancouver, Canada is 90 miles north, crossing the US/Canadian Border at Blaine.TripAdvisor property ID 2308992...Read more
With easy access to I-5, Cedar Bluff Cottage is located 50 miles north of Seattle and 90 miles south of Vancouver, BC . Situated at the gateway to the scenic Skagit Valley, known for some of the most picturesque farmlands, island and mountain views in the Pacific Northwest. The cottage faces west overlooking the magnificent Skagit River delta with panoramic views of Skagit Bay, farmlands and the islands beyond. With a backdrop of more than one hundred year old Douglass Fir, Red Cedar and Vine Maple trees, the cottage has its own four acres of woodlands for exploration.
Great restaurants and grocery stores are just minutes away in the town of Stanwood. The Conway Pub, known for its great burgers and the Conway Muse, voted the best place to hear music in the valley are just a few minutes drive north.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats
Nearest ferry port: Anacortes, 30 miles Nearest airport: Sea-Tac, 65 miles Nearest train station: Stanwood, 4 miles Car is recommended
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Tax rate | 10.1% of rent | tax rate
Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
DEPOSIT: Done through FlipKey
Nightly Rate: $150.00 per night mid-week (M,T,W,Th) for 1 to 2 people, one bedroom, two-night minimum stay
$175.00 per night for weekends (F,S,S) for 1 to 2 people, one bedroom, two-night minimum
Summer (June1 to Aug 31) and Holidays: Three night minimum stay required
Additional Guests: $25.00 per bedroom, per night, up to a maximum of six occupants total
Weekly Rate:Seven-nights: $900.00 per week for 1 to 2 people (one bedroom); $1050.00 per week for 3 to 4 people (two bedrooms); $1225.00 per week for 5 to 6 people (all three bedrooms)
Sales tax is an additional 10.1 charge to above rates.
Rates subject to change with increased rate for holidays
We offer significant discounts for multiple weeks or for extended stays, please phone (phone: hidden) or email for the rates.
NO SMOKING in the house or use of candles is allowed. No smoking in the woodlands
NO DRIVING on the grass or lawn areas
CHILDREN - 8 years old and above, otherwise by arrangement
CHECK IN - 4PM or later, otherwise by arrangement
CHECK OUT - 12 NOON
USAGE - Cedar Bluff Cottage is considered rented to the person whose name is on the confirmed reservation. The Cottage may not be re-assigned, sublet or gifted to any person without permission in writing from the proprietor.
The Cottage, woodland, garden and lawns are all available to the guests booked at Cedar Bluff Cottage. The property is not suitable for weddings, large parties, or family reunions.
DAMAGE - Any damage or breakage costs will be charged to the person who was confirmed for the reservation.
CANCELLATION POLICY – Deposit will be refunded less a $25 booking fee if notice is given 14 days prior to arrival for stays three nights or less. Thirty (30) days notice is required for stays four nights or longer. If notified less than this, monies paid will be forfeited unless the property is rebooked for the reserved time. The $25 booking fee will apply.
Left on 10/13/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | LoveToTravelReviewed Oct 13, 2012Stayed Oct 2012
I hesitate to write this review because I fear too much competition when I wish to return! Driving to this lovely cottage took me through picturesque farmlands, and the pastoral setting with views of Puget Sound and the hills of the mainland and islands from the kitchen and living room are magnificent. When I entered the cottage, I immediately felt at home. Dawn and David have created a fabulous experience for those who have the great fortune to stay here. Everything from the high-end sheets and towels to the teapot and toothpicks are provided for comfort. The interesting pictures and appropriate antiques throughout the home add to the pleasure of the getaway. I have already made plans to return!
Left on 02/05/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | BeccagalReviewed Feb 5, 2012Stayed Jan 2012
I could not have chosen a more delightful place to stay on my getaway week! The cottage is so much more beautiful in person and the pictures on the website do not do it justice. The Chaplins have done a wonderful job in restoring the cottage and it feels almost like home. Each room is so comfortable that I have a hard time deciding if I want to move to another room! The wonderful bed in the blue room was the icing on the cake. I felt like I was sleeping on a cloud!
The views are so beautiful and I can never get tired of them. Each day the view was spectacular no matter what the weather was doing. I enjoyed the eagles, hawks, and the deer and will miss all of my wildlife friends and Dawn and David Chaplin! I can't wait to come back!
Thank you for the wonderful hospitality!
Wow! Thank you for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage - it is a special place.
Meeting people like you and others from all over the country is what we most enjoy about sharing our cottage. We look forward to seeing you again. Yours sincerely,
Dawn & David
Phil and Patti
“Beautiful cottage with a beautiful view.”
Left on 01/24/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Phil and PattiReviewed Jan 24, 2012Stayed Dec 2011
Beautiful cottage, comfortable, nicely decorated and spotlessly clean. Bed was very comfortable with high-quality linens. The view is excellent in a very quiet, private location. We found the cottage to be very convenient to nearby points of interest and local shopping and dining. We can't think of a negative thing to say about our lovely weekend at Cedar Bluff Cottage. It was just fabulous.
We strive to keep the cottage really clean and sincerely appreciate all of your positive comments. Thank you, Dawn & David
“Cottage far exceeded expectations”
Left on 08/08/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | PippaReviewed Aug 8, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
A place to restore the soul, peaceful, a superb break.
Alison, South africa
Dawn & David's acute attention to details in both the decoration and provision of every possible supplies one may need is very evident. One feels so "cosseted" & appreciated as a guest - nothing is lacking. I loved the décor so calming & serene - and as for the view...words are not enough. I just sat in enraptured appreciation of the wonderful sights to be had from all angles!
“Cedar Bluff Cottage is an all around gem of a rental property.”
Left on 07/27/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | KarlaReviewed Jul 27, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
We were only there for 2 days, and wish it could have been longer...next
time...Having stayed in other Rental vacation homes, over the years,
can't tell you how comfortable, homey and just, well wonderful this
place is. Every time I turned to see if something I needed was here, I
found it. So well thought out. Enjoyed all the touches: the artwork,
furniture, entertainment center, even the LaOccitaine amenities...
Dawn, it was lovely to meet you and your beautiful home you put so
much hard work & obviously love into...I so look forward to future
stays... Good Luck... Karla
PS Happy Renters mean happy owners and you all did so much to ensure
that happens every time
Thank you for your positive comments, Karla.
We are new to the vacation home rental industry and truly want our guests to enjoy their stay in the cottage. We sincerely appreciate getting feedback are continually incorporating the helpful suggestions made by our guests. Your hosts, Dawn & David
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 05/01/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 1, 2011Stayed Mar 2011
Recommended to me as I and friend were over from England visiting various places. Stayed for 3 nights but wished we had booked for week or more. Scenery from Cottage was magnificant. Spotlessly clean and well equipped throughout. The beds and seating in the living room all very comfortable No need to go out for meals as it was a joy to cook in kitchen taking in the views. A wonderful time in this quiet secluded cottage. Highly recommended.
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