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LA CONNER BENTON STREET RETREAT - IN-TOWN - 3 BLOCKS TO EVERYTHING AND VIEWS! !

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Stunning Views, 3 Blocks to Everything

THE HOUSE was designed to have the feel of a mid-century modern vacation home with light and airy rooms, stainless steel fixtures and off white interior colors. It's located at the "top of the hill" in La Conner in a historic residential neighborhood that is quiet, has limited street access and no through traffic. It sits back 120 feet from the nearest roadway on the edge of a 50 foot bluff. A large 10' by 50' deck looking East off the bluff takes advantage of panoramic views of valley farms, the Cascade Mountains and in the distance Kraft and Bald Islands in Skagit Bay and Mount Rainier. The house is 1650 square feet all on one floor, has solid bamboo floors throughout and porcelain tile and white quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms. The house is oriented toward the deck and views to the East - through large glass windows and sliding glass doors - the living area and two of the bedrooms each have sliding glass doors that open directly onto the deck. Inside, the house is centered around an open living area that combines living, dining and kitchen areas and features a curved 8-foot "Island Bar" for hosting your family and guests. Enjoy the morning sunrise on the expansive East Deck and then enjoy the afternoon from the two Patios and fire pit that face West. Additional details and descriptions of the rooms are provided below the photos.

FOUR BEDROOMS -

The three main bedrooms feature king size beds with natural fiber sheets and boutique hotel mattresses. Two have sliding glass doors that open onto the East Deck. The third is slightly larger and has a bay window that looks West toward the neighborhood, the large lawn in front of the house and a broad 40 foot Pin Oak tree. A Fourth bedroom is set up as a "Family Room" with large sofa, 46" Sony flat screen HD TV, and snack bar with sink, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and quartz countertop. The sofa is a Brynlee Comfort Sleeper from American Leather and has a very comfortable king size memory foam mattress that folds out into three solid 6" thick mattress panels. The Comfort Sleeper mattress is "extra firm" and comes with an optional 2" topper for guests that prefer a softer feel. Double sliding wood doors in the hallway can be used to close off the South Bedroom, Family Room and South Bath into a "One Bedroom Suite" for privacy. The walls that separate the One Bedroom Suite from the rest of the house all have special sound insulation to provide an extra measure of peace and quiet.

TWO BATHROOMS

Two large bathrooms have double basin quartz countertops with large mirrors, large floor to ceiling glass enclosed showers (3 feet by 5 feet), heated towel bars and porcelain tile throughout.

KITCHEN

The Kitchen has an L-shaped white quartz countertop with stainless steel appliances, plenty of cabinet space and everything you will need to serve meals, bake cookies and casseroles or share a glass of wine. There's a dishwasher, stainless steel sink with garbage disposal, full size stove with oven, full size fridge and microwave. An eight foot curved Island Bar has a matching white quartz countertop and can seat up to four people. The Kitchen, Living and Dining Areas were designed for entertaining.

DINING AREA

The Dining Area is located in front of two large picture windows and has a raised pedestal glass top table to help capture the home's territorial view of mountains, valley and Skagit Bay. The table seats 6 comfortably and can accommodate up to 8.

LIVING AREA

Two couches and two upholstered chairs form a lounging area with a 50" Samsung 4K UHD Curved Screen TV, Blue Ray Player, Yamaha Sound Bar and Electric Fireplace. The TV can be viewed from the Kitchen, the Dining Room Table and the chairs in front of the Island Bar - perfect for entertaining or for just watching a movie or the big game with family.

EAST DECK

It's not inside but it has the feel of another room with soft cushioned outdoor "couch seating" for 6, a glass top patio table for outdoor dining and two reclining teak chairs with ottomans for catching the sun or just relaxing. The perfect spot for waking up with coffee, catching the morning sun and visiting with friends and family.

WEST PATIOS

There are two large raised patios on the West side of the house. One has an outdoor dining table and chairs. The other has a seating area around a fire pit for that after dinner glass of wine or dessert and watching the sun go down. A wheel chair accessible ramp leads up from the parking area to the patio areas and front door.

SOUTH GARDEN

The West Patios and separate entrance to the Family Room both lead to a garden on the south side of the house with roses, rhododendrons, fruit trees - pear, apple and fig - fresh salad greens and strawberries in season. Guests are welcome to augment their meals with fresh produce from the garden - but may also have to fend off the occasional deer that has discovered this outside "salad bar."

WHEEL CHAIR ACCESS

THE HOUSE IS NOT ADA APPROVED OR EQUIPPED. However, there is a wheel chair accessible ramp from the parking area to the West Patio and front door. The door to the West Bedroom is oversized to accommodate most wheel chairs and the North Bath has an oversized sliding door to accommodate wheel chair access. There is no wheel chair access to the shower - or handicap accessories (like handrails and shower chair) in either bathroom.

Guest Access

THE RENTAL PROPERTY

The Rental Property includes the Guest House (approximately 1650 sq ft), a large deck on the East side of the house, two raised cement patios on the West side of the house, gardens on the north and south sides of the house and a gravel parking area with off street parking.

THE PROPERTY NEXT DOOR

The Property Next Door is located West of the Rental Property between the gravel parking area in front of the Guest House and Fourth Street. It has a large lawn, two gardens and a Bocce Court. These areas are owned by the same Property Owner that owns the Guest House but are Not Part Of The Rental Property. Renter and Renter’s Guests are welcome to use these areas in common with the Property Owner, his guests, neighbors and their guests.

BOCCE COURT: The Bocce Court is 48 feet long, 9 feet wide and is surrounded by a short brick wall. It has a 2 inch layer of crushed oyster shell for a playing service - it's an easy game to play and great entertainment for people of all ages. A copy of the “Joy of Bocce” – with game rules and tips on how to play – is on the book shelf in the Guest House.

LAWN & GARDEN: Garden chairs on the lawn under a 60 year old Pin Oak Tree provide an extra seating area to escape to if it gets too hot or if you just want a little extra privacy. And there’s a croquet set for anyone looking for something else to do. Landscaping features warmer "island vegetation" - madrona like (strawberry) trees, manzanita, rhododendrons and beach grasses. The two gardens, Pin Oak Tree and Bocce Court surround the lawn giving it both a cozy intimate feel and an opportunity to visit with neighbors passing by.

Interaction with Guests

We are long-time residents of La Conner and looking forward to sharing our community with you. We live in the home next door and are available to give you as much - or as little - help and advice as you need to get to know our little town and feel like one of the locals.

Allan and Charlotte

Other Things to Note

THE MAGIC SKAGIT

Before early settlers began diking the farmlands of the Skagit Valley, La Conner, Fidalgo Island across the Channel and the rocky hills that poke up out of the farmlands were all islands at the southeast end of the chain of islands we know as the San Juan Islands. You can now get here by car but the vegetation and feel of the place is still "island like." La Conner is located at the mouth of the Skagit River watershed and is literally in the center of this ecosystem we call the "Magic Skagit." In addition to being in the center of La Conner, our Guest House makes a great "base camp" for exploring the Skagit Valley and the "region less travelled" north of Seattle - the shops and restaurants of La Conner, wildlife refuges on Fir Island and the Skagit River Delta and lots of quaint little farm towns nearby. It's also an easy day trip - an hour or hour and a half - to Seattle, Vancouver BC (a little farther), Port Townsend, the San Juan Islands and North Cascades National Park.

LA CONNER

WATERFRONT BOARDWALK: Walk the full length of town on the new waterfront boardwalk, enjoy the sights on Swinomish Channel and check out the decks in front of all the shops. Or just stare at the water and watch what's going on across the Channel on the Swinomish Indian Reservation - the giant "Cedar Hats" Welcoming Pavillion, the Swinomish Fish Company's Cannery and the Fishermen's Docks where the Swinomish Fishing Fleet is moored.

SHOPPING: At over 100 shops and stores with everything from art to antiques, clothing, wine and gifts along First and Morris Streets. Walk to the grocery store, post office, library, drug store and the bank.

MUSEUMS: Explore the history of Skagit County in the County Historic Museum (one block away), the Quilt Museum in the historic Gaches Mansion (2 blocks away) or the Museum of Northwest Art (MONA) for the largest collection of northwest art north of the Seattle Art Museum.

DINING: At over 10 restaurants from fine dining to casual pub fare and at several bakeries and coffee shops for fresh baked goods and espresso. Start at the legendary Calico Cupboard for breakfast at one end of town and end up at Seeds, Calico's sister cafe at the other end of town with more choices in between than an average person's temptation can handle. Check out Washington Sips (wine bar) and Anelia's (Polish Restaurant) to see if there is any live music playing. Or walk down to Hellam's Wine Shop for their daily (all day) wine tasting and sit out on the old Lime Dock Wharf enjoying snacks and a glass of wine.

More Details

Owner
Allan Olson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About Allan Olson

Allan and Charlotte have lived in La Conner for over 30 years, live right next door and can provide as much - or as little - information as you need to feel like a local.

Allan Olson purchased this house in 2014

Location

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Conner in Skagit County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Front Bedroom with Bay Window looking out over West Patio - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    South East Bedroom w/ Sliding Doors to Deck - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , South East Bedroom
    South West Bedroom w/ Sliding Doors to Deck - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Studio converts into 4th Bedroom with King Size Pull Ou - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

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LA CONNER BENTON STREET RETREAT - IN-TOWN - 3 BLOCKS TO EVERYTHING AND VIEWS! !
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

We have stayed at many homes and this tops list . It was absolutely beautiful .

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, beautiful area, extremely nice owners. The home was well stocked and we intend to go back next summer . This is the 20 th year my 3 sisters and I have gone on vacation together. This is the best place we have ever stayed. Very private, quiet and all 4 bedrooms were spacious and had very comfortable beds. Clean , well decorated with an artistic touch.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful experience at the Benton Street Retreat. The house itself is beautifully laid out and decorated. It was extremely functional for the 8 adults who stayed at the house, with two nice big bathrooms and large guest beds. It was handy to have a partition to close off the far bedrooms, since there was a toddler staying who occasionally needed quiet for napping.

Allan was such a gracious and communicative host. He made up the sofa bed ahead of time when he learned we would be using it, and had cold beer waiting for us in the fridge when we arrived. He also allowed us to have additional guests over to host a big family dinner, and the home is so spacious that it easily accommodated all of us. It was a dream cooking in their kitchen, which had all the tools you could possibly need. The deck and view were lovely, as were he numerous outdoor seating areas. Bonus for cat people: Allan has two beautiful ragdoll cats that hang out near the property and are always interested in a cuddle :) Thank you, Allan, for a fantastic experience!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belle Mead, NJ
5

Perfect spot to enjoy the waterfront north of Seattle

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect spot for enjoying all that the Skagit area north of Seattle has to offer. The house is in perfect condition, immaculate and well appointed. The location is up on the hill above the main street area of La Conner. A short 5 minute walk brought us to numerous restaurants and shops (and not the usual touristy places). It is an area that allowed us as much or as little activity as we wanted each day. One of the features of the house is that there are plenty of areas in and outside to sit and relax without being on top of each other. We were there with our grown daughter and bf, and also had friends come for a couple of nights. We kayaked, biked and hiked from the area. Allan, the owner, is next door and is completely available to answer questions, make suggestions etc. We felt that he was available but unless we sought him out, he left us on our own (which was perfect!).

One other point is that Allan obviously put a lot of thought and care into the design of the space. The bedrooms are near each other but because of sound insulation (or something) we could not hear a thing from our bedroom....ideal!

We will be returning for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flintshire, UK
5

Fabulous property !

  • 5 of 5

We have just enjoyed a fabulous week at this property. Really well appointed, amazing views and gorgeous bathrooms ! The owner is really helpful and the location is perfect - close enough to town, especially if you walk down the steps at the end of Benton Street. If we had to pick fault - we would prefer to have air conditioning but this does not seem that common in WA.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Great property . Perfect location . The house was exactly what the pictures show . First time visitors to La Conner and can't wait to come back . Thanks Allan for your hospitality .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent location and amenities. The house was perfect for our weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

This property was five-star in all aspects from the quality of the sheets to the bedroom layouts and enormous bathrooms! It was such a treat to have everything you need right at your fingertips. Dining and shopping was a short walk away while the house was perched on a quiet street with great views of the valley. I would highly recommend this property. The owners and caretakers were available to help with any problem (though there were none!).

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in La Conner, Washington

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall - I
28 Sep 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£603
for 2 nights
From
£251
£1,567
£4,289
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£980
for 3 nights
From
£293
£1,776
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall - II
27 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£519
for 2 nights
From
£209
£1,357
£3,451
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£980
for 3 nights
From
£293
£1,776
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
3 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£519
for 2 nights
From
£209
£1,357
£3,451
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Tulips
23 Mar 2018 - 25 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£603
for 2 nights
From
£251
£1,567
£4,289
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
26 Apr 2018 - 13 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£603
for 2 nights
From
£251
£1,567
£4,289
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
14 Jun 2018 - 26 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,567
for 5 nights
From
£293
£1,776
£5,127
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£980
for 3 nights
From
£293
£1,776
£5,127
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £90.97 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £379.05
Tax Rate 10.5%

WEEKLY RATES - include up to 8 guests at no extra charge - call if VRBO website attempts to charge for extra guests

CREDIT CARD - Damage Deposit: VRBO deducts a 3% fee when they return damage deposits made by credit card

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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