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Skagit Valley Lakeview

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Skagit Valley Lakeview

This unique mother-in-law apartment was renovated with a brand new bathroom and kitchen in the Winter of 2013. The original space was constructed in 1998 and used as a bonus room for friends and family. At the base of the stairs to the apartment is our Desert King fig tree, planted in 2000. Feast on the figs (when they are in season). The Fig Tree Suite lake view apartment has roughly 600 sq ft with an open studio layout, and sits above a garage looking southwest towards Clear Lake and the Olympic Mountains. You may wake to the sound of a crowing rooster. Ravens, hawks and eagles are common sights from the view off of the balcony. Our resident dog and master of affection is Buddy, and he will certainly do his best to get a belly rub from you. Buddy has his own kitty who may appear from time to time. Wifi is available. We have our own laundry room where we can accommodate your light laundry needs. Our location is semi-rural, just 12 minutes from Mount Vernon. This is an ideal location for the outdoor enthusiast with hiking trails and mountain biking trails close by. The location has easy access to the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range, Mount Baker, and Skagit River, as well as La Conner, Deception Pass and the San Juan Islands. Located just 70 miles north of Seattle and 50 miles south of the US/Canadian border in the Skagit Valley. There is plenty of shopping and dining to be enjoyed, numerous art galleries and museums, and local festivals throughout the year, such as the Bald Eagle Festival, Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, the Anacortes Arts Festival. Mount Baker Ski Resort is just an hour away. Head to the San Juan Islands via the Washington State Ferry and tour the islands. After a day of activity, come back to the Fig Tree suite, relax, have a sip and enjoy the view.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 June, 2018

About July

The Northwest has been home for my husband Tom and I for over 30 years. We are artists by nature, with a great appreciation for the lush beauty and colors that surround our home and property. In his spare time, Tom is an avid backpacker, mountain biker and gardener, and can direct you to some nearby rides and hikes. I am passionate about yoga and can connect you with teachers and local studios in and around the area. In the winter months I enjoy felting, beading, and assorted craft projects. We are excited to have you as our guest, to share the beauty of the Skagit Valley, and perhaps connect with you in your town someday.

July purchased this apartment in 1978


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Clear Lake in Skagit County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do not use plug in air fresheners.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Hair dryer, shampoo and conditioner, body wash.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Open studio layout, queen bed, futon sofa. Air mattress available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Skagit Valley Lakeview
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Worth it all

  • 5 of 5

This is the fifth time we've stayed at the Fig Tree and we will do it again. It is well worth the stay; the hosts are so friendly and thoughtful; the view is beautiful and inspiring; the quiet and peaceful surroundings are so relaxing. It's conveniently located close enough to all the sights and activities in the Skagit Valley and yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the freeway. Can't recommend it enough. :-)

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathleen, we always look forward to your stay with us. From the first time you booked I had a feeling we'd be seeing you again, and so appreciate that you have chosen our place for your Skagit valley landing. It makes us feel good to know that you can come here, unwind (and leave us drawings), and enjoy the colors of the Valley. You are always welcome at the Fig Tree Suite!
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Fantastic Experience

  • 5 of 5

I spent three months here while doing an internship at a local hospital, and the stay could't have been better. Quiet and serene, and still very close to Mount Vernon. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you as our next door neighbor. Do let us know if you land a position up here. Would love to see you again!
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A special place

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay at Fig Tree and I hope I will have many more.

The Fig Tree is a cozy, warm and comfortable retreat for me. July & Tom

are warm and caring people who make me feel welcome and safe as a guest. The apartment has a great view of Clear Lake, surrounding foothills & valley. Such a special spot perched on a hill. There was nothing missing in the apartment that could have made my stay comfortable.

I thank them for sharing this place with me.


  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marcia is a wonderful person to have as a guest. This was her second time staying with us! She is a very kind and considerate guest, easy to communicate with, and once again, she left the place immaculate. We hope to see her again, and she is welcome here anytime we are available.
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Serene and clean; a great place to think

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my three quiet nights, which I had set aside to read and write. I enjoyed the apartment, its comfort and cleanliness (also loved this amazing eucalyptus body wash!) and lovely light and view; and its proximity to both La Conner and Mt. Vernon for day trips. The owner was so sweet - she even brought my laptop, when I left it behind, to Mt. Vernon! I hope to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful, clean, well-appointed. The view is so beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and restful. Very comfortable. I loved having my breakfast on the deck every morning.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed having Susan as our guest. She left the apartment in great shape- very tidy, and much appreciated. We had a few moments to visit and enjoyed learning about her. Susan is creative, very insightful, and an excellent communicator. I truly hope we cross paths again someday.
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Clean, quiet, comfortable and well equipped! We will definitely return to enjoy again!

  • 5 of 5

The Fig Tree Suite was a perfect home away from home for our first trip exploring Mt. Baker. The view of the lake from the Suite is beautiful, peaceful and serene. The kitchen is very well equipped and the entire home is very clean and well maintained. Our hosts, July and Tom, were extremely helpful, friendly and informative when we had questions. A perfect stay!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Seattle, WA or Vancouver, BC
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Mount Vernon
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Big Lake
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Mount Vernon
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 9
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mount Vernon
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mount Baker
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: necessary

Nestled in the foothills of the Cascades, in a Semi-rural location. Southern view of Clear Lake and public boat launch less than a mile away. It is a small lake, no jet skis permitted, but perfect for smaller motor boats, kayaks, and canoes. The Skagit River is just a few miles away and there are many areas perfect for birdwatching. Bald eagles, trumpeter swans, and geese are abundant in the winter. The Audubon Society has an extensive list of must see sites available. Take the scenic Chuckanut Drive to Bellingham, Taylor's Shellfish, or dine at the Oyster Bar. There are many hikes to enjoy along the way. Tour the town of La conner and check out the Museum of Northwest Art (MONA), gallery shopping, and great restaurants. If you happen to be participating in one of the many local artist workshops or yoga retreats, The Fig Tree Suite is a great place to unwind at the end of your day.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Clear Lake, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £112.93

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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