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Come Relax and Bring Your Fishing Pole

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath; private pond for fishing

Check our calendar as we’ve had some recent cancellations in September.

Our large 6 acre retreat is very private, yet has convenient access to I-5 and the nearby tulip fields in Mount Vernon, Washington. Three acres are dedicated to the cabin, pond and surrounding grounds. You will feel very secluded as you can’t see other homes, including ours, on the upper 3 acres of the property. A perfect getaway for small families or a romantic weekend. Most of our guests come back annually and have made staying at our cabin a family tradition for birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. Out of respect for our neighbors, we do not offer the cabin as a venue for parties or weddings. Although some of our guests take advantage of our convenient location to all that Skagit Valley has to offer, many come to the cabin and don't leave until their checkout time!

The grounds are well landscaped and include a turquoise half-acre pond. You can enjoy a refreshing swim on a warm summer day. There's excellent catch & release barbless lure & fly fishing for trout. Because it's on private property, no fishing license is required. We have horseshoes for a evening of fun, or sit by the fire pit. Then relax in the hot tub to finish the night off.

The home is fully furnished for all of your in home needs and is comfortable for up to four guests. The cabin has a Queen bed and double futon in the upstairs spacious master bedroom as well as a queen sized sofa bed in the living room.

The only thing you will need to bring is your clothes, a fishing pole, and a steak for the BBQ. We have satellite TV, DVD and wireless internet. (Note: there is no landline phone available.) The kitchen is fully stocked with all appliances, including a griddle, coffee maker, coffee beans and grinder, microwave, electric hot pot, slow cooker, and many spices. As far as personal items, we provide a hair dryer, shampoo, body wash and cream rinse, so you don't even need to pack those. A full sized washer and dryer are available at the cabin for your convenience as well. Firewood for the fire pit is also provided.

Please check our calendar for availability so you won't be disappointed! Our weekends book way in advance, so if you want to book for a week long stay, you need to get in your request early. Winter weekdays are often open and can be booked last minute. To get an accurate quote, click 'instant quote' to enter the dates, number of guests, and whether or not you have a pet. You can email us if you have questions or use the "instant booking" option if you're ready to secure your dates. We book up to a year in advance, but will make exceptions for guests booking a stay of more than two weeks.

If you have the time, check out the video some guests made after having their New Year's Eve stay at our cabin. It will really give you a feel for what our vacation rental is all about.

More Details

Owner
John or Mary Davis
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About John or Mary Davis

John and Mary have retired from 30+ years of teaching in Cordova, Alaska. We ran one of the first B&B's there, the Oystercatcher Bed and Breakfast. John grew up in Skagit Valley and was excited when his niece decided to sell this property. We have many relatives within a one mile radius, so we are surrounded by good people in this very special neighborhood.

Why John or Mary Davis chose Big Lake

Buying this vacation rental was the perfect transition for us in our 'retirement.' We love the beauty and accessibility this property offers us and our guests.

What makes this cabin unique

This property is very unique. Not only is our cabin much more secluded than most vacation rentals, you have your own private pond all to yourselves during your stay. We stock the pond with trout for your fishing enjoyment. Since it's a private pond, no fishing license is necessary.

Summer or winter this area has so much to offer. The summer is filled with fun things to do including the San Juan Islands, tulip fields 20 minutes away, or Big Lake which is less than 5 minutes away. The North Cascade pass has many trails to hike and much much more. In the winter, visitors come from all over to see the eagles. There is steelhead fishing on the Skagit river or enjoy trout fishing in our private pond off the deck. Mt Baker ski area is just an hour and 15 minutes door to door or Stevens pass ski area is about an hour and 45 minutes. If you're here to shop, the Outlet malls in Burlington are about 15 minutes away.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Big Lake

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please read and follow directions on the information sheet we leave on the kitchen counter.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1.5 There is a full bathroom upstairs and a half bathroom downstairs for your convenience.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed in upstairs bedroom(1), Queen Sleep Sofa in Living Room (1) Double Futon in upstairs bedroom(1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 4.954802 based on 177 reviews
Seattle, WA
5

Excellent Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

The weather was almost perfect which added to our amazing time here. The cabin was very comfortable, well maintained, and clean. It was nicely stocked with all the basic amenities. We had such a great time, we booked again for next year.

  • Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A dream

  • 5 of 5

Perfect relaxing getaway! I actually went all by myself and just took in all the beauty of my surroundings. The hot tub, and fire pit was excellent. The details were great, ite cabin was very clean, very comfortable and very comfortable bed! John and Mary were right there if you needed anything. Will visit again for sure! I highly recommend this experience.

  • Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Yes, it's really that lovely!

  • 5 of 5

This property is truly breathtaking. You'll want to spend a lot of time on that gorgeous deck just taking in the nature. The cabin itself is fantastic inside, with ample resources/tools for cooking your own meals. The bed is very comfortable, and there are bathrooms on both floors for convenience.

The neighborhood is quaint and quiet and private, and it's within easy driving distance of Seattle and the San Juan Islands. John and Mary are helpful and attentive hosts as well!

I came here by myself and felt safe and comfortable. and I really enjoyed seeing the sights. Make sure you try a boat tour at Deception Pass State Park. Also take the ferry to Friday Harbor for a day. Even when it rained, the cabin was cozy and there were indoor things to do by checking out Mt. Vernon and the surrounding towns.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic getaway not far from Seattle

  • 4 of 5

The Woodburn family had a fantastic mid week break. Only got out of our comfy sweats To take a dip in the pond or the hit tub. Both my 5 year old and four legged friend were in heaven swimming, playing games and just generally having a disconnected time which was amazing.

The only reason I give this place a 4 Star is because I love the feel of getting away to the islands to feel completely disconnected. This is an awesome place to stay closer to home just doesn’t have the same remote feel.

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a wonderful, peaceful refuge...we loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home is well appointed for an enjoyable home away from home. The cabin is tasteful, restful and welcoming.

  • Submitted: 2-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is beautiful! We loved how peaceful the place is.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful long weekend here! It was just what we needed. The house is very warm and has everything you would need. The deck and pond were exactly how we wanted to spend our time, enjoying some of this great PNW weather. Thank you both so much for allowing us to borrow your cabin for the weekend!

  • Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Big Rock located at the College Way Roundabout
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Eaglemont golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Big Rock located at the Roundabout
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Mount Baker
Car: recommended

Many of our guests never leave the cabin and treat it as a true 'destination vacation.' However, there are a multitude of things to do in Skagit Valley. We are about a 10 minute drive to the Centennial Trail which offers miles of relatively flat bike trails. In about 40 minutes you can be at the ferry dock in Anacortes and on your way to one of the San Juan Islands for the day. If you're looking for shopping opportunities, the outlet malls in Burlington are less than 10 minutes away. We are also very close to Skagit Valley Community College and have had many parents stay at the cabin to be near their children who attend the college. The tulip fields in April are just a short ride to the other side of the freeway and right beyond them is the quaint town of LaConner with lots of shops and restaurants. Or...you can just stay put and enjoy the serenity of the pond and quiet, private setting here on our property!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Big Lake

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$249
C$1,648
C$6,460
 
 
Winter Vacation
Dec 14 2018 - Jan 2 2019
4 night minimum stay
C$249
C$1,648
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$196
From
C$249
Fri,Sat,Sun
C$1,312
C$5,142
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$52.74
Pet Fee C$39.55

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. VRBO site will add a "Service fee" of approximately 9%. We don't benefit from this in any way; it goes directly to VRBO. We also charge a $20.00 non refundable $500 damage waiver. This means we will waive charging our guests for minor damages, however, they will be responsible for any damage over $500.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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