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Member since: 2011
Speaks English

Gracie's Beach House on Tranquil Camano Island - WATERFRONT

95 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Camano Island - Gracie's Beach House

One-Level House, 4 Bedrooms/3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Do nothing, or everything, here!

Peaceful and private waterfront retreat, perfect for solos and families or other small groups alike. Enjoy the pristine Puget Sound shoreline without having wait in line for a ferry! Camano Island is just 75 minutes north of Seattle, and boasts two State Parks, numerous beaches and hiking trails, gorgeous views and vintage summer experiences. Roast marshmallows in the fire pit or on the beach, go crabbing and clamming when allowed, beachcomb, hunt for antiques in the many funky stores nearby, ride your bikes around the island, explore art galleries, and enjoy quality time with friends and family. How about a round of golf? Camaloch golf course is just minutes away. The zip-lining adventure at nearby Canopy Tours NW (10m away) is FANTASTIC. Or take a day trip to nearby LaConner, Anacortes or the tulip festival in Mt. Vernon. One of my favorite day trips is to the Fairhaven section of Bellingham, less than an hour north.

Large (2200 s.f.) one-level home with sweeping water views, large windows and lots of light. Wraparound deck and huge patio, with stairs to private beach. My home sits on a bluff point above the water, providing privacy and great views. Take the stairs down to our privately owned 77' beach, or a short 5 minute walk to the beach using the road. This is one of the few waterfront homes in this area with stair access to the beach. Access to two other private beaches and picnic areas in the Country Club area. Enjoy coffee in the morning sun, and watch the majestic eagles that often perch in the treetops right in front of you. Listen to the waves lap the shore while you read a good book or catch up with friends and family. Comfortable furniture and beds, everything you need to relax and enjoy. King size bed in master, Queen in 2nd bedroom, King in 3rd bedroom, and bunkbeds (w/crib mattress trundle) in 4th (kids') bedroom. All mattresses are high quality newer pillowtop clouds. There is also a loft twin in the playroom. Sleeps 5-6 adults and 2-4 kids very comfortably. The house is extremely kid friendly, with lots of great toys and space.

Hike the trails at Camano Island State Park on the south end of the island, kayak or crab at Utsalady Bay on the north end, or view eagles and great blue herons. Hummingbirds abound. Rent a boat at Cama Beach State Park, and spend some time at the Center for Wooden Boats. Small county parks at Utsalady Bay and the nearby Cavalero Beach offer boaters convenient launch sites.

It really is the 'shortest distance to far away'!

Keywords: Camano Island, Stanwood, Mt. Baker, beach, beachcombing, Eagles, Herons, birdwatching, clamming, crabbing, camping, art galleries, artists retreat, peaceful, retreat, privacy, waterfront, large house, near Seattle, near Bellingham, Island County, zip-lining, wooden boats, boat rentals

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Cindy (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English

About Cindy

I love spending time on Camano and when I can't be there I love knowing that this house is being enjoyed by friends, family, and perhaps you.

Cindy purchased this house in 2006

Why Cindy chose Puget Sound

My home-away-from-home is all about family and friends sharing a special time at the beach. The accessibility of this beautiful retreat and just the general peaceful feel of the place is why I bought here. No ferry lines!!

What makes this house unique

Gracie's Beach House is easy to get to and yet feels worlds away. I walk in the door and immediately relax. Even just one night is rejuvenating. Enjoy walks on the beach, cooking for friends, relaxing with a good book, going for a long walk, entertaining, and gazing at the view. There are so many beautiful places, neat shops and cozy spots to visit on Camano Island and nearby Stanwood. In the summer, I love to stargaze and enjoy the quiet and warmth of the night.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The place was as perfect as I thought it would be! I just wanted to thank you again for putting up the tree (and trimming it!) And thanks for leaving little treats for the kiddies under the tree and the sparkling apple cider! We mostly just stayed at the cozy beach house, cooked a turkey one night, a salmon the other, ate lots of snacks, worked on puzzles and played with the kiddies all day. It was perfect!
Dec 2014
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based on 95 holidaymaker reviews

Gracie's Beach House on Tranquil Camano Island - WATERFRONT
average rating of 4.926316 based on 99 reviews
Wisconsin Rapids, WI

The Ultimate Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Gracie's Beach House is everything as described and much more. Situated about 100' above the water facing east, the views of the Cascades and Mt. Baker are spectacular to say the least. There is a stairway from the house down to the beach or you can walk or drive a couple of blocks to a beach club for beach access. The house offered plenty of space for our group of 8 (including a 2 year old) plus 2 dogs. There are 3 distinct seating areas outside overlooking Port Susan so if there is a time when you wanted to be away from your group, you can and still enjoy the view. The house is arranged so that there is plenty of private space inside too if needed. The house is well stocked with bedding, towels, cooking equipment, glassware and dishes. All the furniture and beds are very comfortable. Golf, groceries, gas and restaurants are close by. Cynthia, the owner is easy to get a hold of and very responsive to your needs. She was great to work with. If you're stressed out from work or anything else in your life, I highly recommend this place to reacquaint yourself with the tranquility that you deserve.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large Child Friendly Home

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 shared this home for a warm 5 days in August. We enjoyed the easy beach access, fire pit, large kitchen and dinning areas. Overall we were very happy with the house and had a fantastic time. We saw some eagles perched on nearby trees and enjoyed the cool breeze at nightfall. The place was clean and had lots of amenities. The stairs to the beach are good for children ages 5+ otherwise you really need to hold their hand /carry them down the steep stair parts or drive down (It's a very close drive or road walk). The photos and descriptions are all very accurate and I'd certainly recommend this location to friends and families.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best VRBO home we've ever stayed in with our family. It had everything we needed for grandkids.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property. We were able to do a lot of "eagle-watching" from the deck and also had beach access by taking the stairs down. There was a nice playground by the beach also. In addition, we made smores on the deck with its fire pit right there. The beds were comfortable for all. We cooked our meals in as the kitchen had every appliance we needed plus the grill outside was big enough for the 10 of us. We simply couldn't have asked for more! Thank you, Gracie's Beach House!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with a spectular view

  • 5 of 5

First of all, very positive experience in working with the owners. Great communication and accurate description of vacation home.

House had all the amenities you need for a week's stay. Our family of 8 enjoyed the open common areas, ample house space, the fire pit and a well stocked kitchen.

The house has a great location with easy access to the beach, bike riding , and walking.

A place you will surely enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best ever family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been renting our vacation homes from VRBO & Homeaway for years. Gracie's Beach House was everything and more than we could have possibly ever wanted, and Cindy was so quick to respond and accomodate our every need or question. We had 4 children under the age of 7 and they Loved it. The adventures down to the beach, the small play house out side, the dedicated fully stocked play room, the big screen TV with all the channels, the resident eagle and hummingbirds just outside our huge windows that overlooked Port Susan Bay, the vistas of Mt. Baker and the Cascades at sunrise and sunsets were spectacular, and on and on. The house was well stocked, roomy, comfortable, open, private, views everywhere with afternoon sun on the patio/deck, and only one hour from our home. We also recommend Freedom Park, a great free park for the kids to play in just as you are driving on to Camano Island. We are definitely telling our friends and looking forward to and booking for next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellevue WA

Perfect getaway for our family

  • 5 of 5

Two families with three (3) three year olds kept grandpa and grandma entertained for the better part of four days. The small room completely dedicated to kids toys, costumes and games delighted the little ones while it rained the first day and night. The beach access was great and they enjoyed the swings in the private park nearby. The kitchen was better than mine 😄 The three bedrooms with a bath for each was much appreciated. The deck and fire pit was perfect for watching the hummingbirds and the crabbers checking their lines in the water below. Mt Baker came out on the last night while we enjoyed S'mores around the fire pit. We spent an afternoon at the state park on the west side of the island and made a quick 8 AM trip to Camano Island Coffee Roasters to grab some of the amazingly popular croissants made by the French baker there. Amazing. Gracie's Place definitely warrants a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Camano Country Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Camano Beach House! (not exact location)
Nearest Point of Interest
Grandma's Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Camano Island State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Cama Beach State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Blackbird Bakery Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Elger Bay Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
Iverson Spit Preserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Whale Watching
Nearest Point of Interest
English Boom Historical County Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Matzke Fine Arts
Car: necessary

Art galleries abound on Camano Island! The Island is a great spot for birdwatching, and beachcombing for shells, seaglass and driftwood. Act like a local and head to Elger Bay Grocery to buy a fishing license, bait, and ice cream novelties for the kids.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Camano Island, Puget Sound

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Sep 2016 - 20 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Thanksgiving 2015
22 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter Season 2015
1 Dec 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Festive Season
21 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £192
Pet Fee £38 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £115 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

Maximum occupancy is 8 adults; fee applies for add'l guests. Check-in is at 3pm; check-out is at noon. Cancel at least 30 days in advance and receive all but $25 back. Cancel within 14 days to receive 50% refund. Less than 14-day cancellation forfeits 100%, although I will work with you to find alternate dates if at all possible.
4-night minimum in the summer. If fewer than four nights are available, shorter durations will be considered. Ask about holiday rates.

-Owned and operated by Gracie's Getaways, LLC

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Camano Island in Washington

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Child Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , (twin bunks and crib mattress as trundle)
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , (Beautyrest Black premium mattress)
    Bedroom 2 (second Master) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , New pillowtop mattress (Aug 2015)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , pillowtop mattress
    Play Room - 1 Child Bed , IKEA Loft bed (twin)
  • King size bed in spacious Master Bedroom, with attached 3/4 bath, New King Bed in the second Master, with a 3/4 bath around the corner, Queen size Bed in second bedroom, 1 set of bunkbeds in kid bedroom, with a full bath across the hall; Loft twin bed in play room. Pull out twin bed in upper living room. Additional crib mattress as trundle in kids' bunkroom, High-chair and Pack-n-Play
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Stairs to privately owned beach, fire pit, huge level back yard (lot is 3/4 Acre), standalone play house. All beds are high quality with premium mattress covers and linens.

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