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Lopez Island, Cottage at Shark Reef #03-222

3.0000
(1 Reviews)

Capacity

2 Bedrooms
1 Bath
Sleeps 6

Search Availability

About

Welcome to the Cottage at Shark Reef, a beautiful 5 acre waterfront home with expansive water views. Once you step in the front door your eyes go directly to the large windows framing the gorgeous water view and what a site it is! Inside you will find warm toned wood walls and floors along with log poles in the corners of the open floor plan in the living room and kitchen. The living room has a wood burning fireplace for added warmth which can be used during your stay. A window seat off the living room beckons you to sit a while, perhaps read a good book or have your morning coffee while taking in the view. Doors lead out onto the deck patio with a table and chairs so you can relax and watch boats go by and gaze upon the south end of San Juan Island.

Off the entryway is the bathroom with a shower/tub combo and across the entryway is the master bedroom with a queen size bed and TV. Along the edge of the kitchen is a spiral staircase leading to the second bedroom with a queen size bed with a TV and DVD player, with windows looking out towards the water.

Picnic anyone? Come take a seat at the water’s edge. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner or how about all three! and view one of the many beautiful sunsets we have in the San Juan Islands. Stairs lead down to a rocky shoreline of which one can explore.

The home is situated on the southern area of the island where Shark Reef Sanctuary is located. A variety of birds and marine life can be seen here and is a short walk through the woods to a pebble beach. Seals are known to sun themselves on the rocks here so you may see one on your visit. Wonderful beaches are to be explored at Odlin State Park and Spencer Spit State Park where one can launch kayaks. Lopez Village has a charming small town feel with cute shops and restaurants to explore. Don’t forget to bring your bike as the island is the perfect spot for bike riding.

Come and experience all that the Cottage at Shark Reef has to offer, we welcome you to Lopez Island.

Please note: this home's washer and dryer are located in an outbuilding, not in the main house. Due to vaulted ceilings and bedrooms not being fully enclosed some sound transmission between sleeping areas and the main living room area can occur. Electric portable heaters are used to supplement the central living area wood stove at night and during mornings.

To see a video tour on this property visit: Cottage at Shark Reef Home Tour

San Juan County VR Permit #PPROVO-14-0002

Features

Amenities

  • Waterfront
  • Close Up Water View
  • Private Acreage
  • Ocean View
  • DVD Player
  • WIFI internet
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Propane BBQ
  • Outdoor Dining Table & Chairs
  • Firepit
  • Private Beach

Location

  • Lopez Island

Rates and Fees

  • 3 Night Minimum Peak
  • 2 Night Minimum Shoulder
  • 2 Night Minimum Quiet
  • $49 Damage Waiver
  • 3% Admin Fee
  • $150 Checkout Cleaning

Notes

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • No Smoking Allowed

Availability

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Reviews

Escape From Northwest Island Escapes Company!

July 2019
, Highlands Ranch, CO United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
1
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

This lovely cottage is more like a camp. The location is perfect, but prepare yourself for basically really really nice glamping. There is no heat other than a wood stove, little to use in the kitchen (ie. no frying pan, only two knives), no washer and dryer, and just a dorm sized refrigerator.
Our problem was one of expectations. For over $500 a night in July (after you add in service fees, taxes, etc.) it seemed very expensive. The website shows that there was a washer and dryer so we left our previous place with our dirty laundry and a large shopping trip's worth of groceries which absolutely did not fit into the super tiny frig. (The freezer was also completely frozen over and in desperate need for defrosting to make it work.) We made due with the limited kitchen supplies in the house, but really for the price, I would have expected more. These are all things a management company should be watching over. A management company should also not be sending you all sorts of instructions for a hot tub which does not exist. The web site does not mention the size of the beds. Finally it's not clear from the web site that there is no vocal privacy in the bedrooms. Both are open in one way or another to the common area. Although you have visual privacy, if you are a light sleeper, you will be woken quickly as soon as people in the other bedroom talk.
On the positive side, the location is stunning and you can walk up to Shark Reef Sanctuary. We really loved the location and lovely living area which looks over the water. However, we would never again rent a property from Northwest Island Escapes as there's no telling what you will get. We also called the company twice while at the house and never received any call backs as promised.

Manager's Response

General Manager Response - We thank Heidi for her review, but need to respond to some of the concerns she has expressed regarding Cottage at Shark Reef. The Cottage at Shark Reef is an architect design small home in keeping with its waterfront location. Suggesting that visiting this home is in any way glamping is simply wrong. We invite potential guests to look at our website presentation of this very comfortable and charming cottage. There is a centrally located wood stove, with wood provided, which is more than adequate for heating the cottage. But, there are also several portable electric heaters to supplement the wood stove in the morning. Having a wood stove heater is really quite common in Lopez Island homes. As to the comment about no washer and dryer, that is not true. However, they are located in a separate outbuilding, not in the main house. This home uses a standard under-counter refrigerator that is smaller than a full-size unit, which is not terribly unusual in a vacation cottage of similar size and accommodation. As to knives and kitchen utensils we are evaluating the possible need for more kitchen supplies.
Unlike what this guest says, from the excellent photography, there can be no misunderstanding that the two bedrooms have vaulted ceilings with divider walls that do not go to the ceiling. As such sound transmission can occur. However, and noted by the guest, both bedrooms have visual privacy from the common areas. Island cottages are often designed in a similar manner.
Thankfully, this guest did finish her critique acknowledging what a truly extraordinary location and view one has when occupying the Cottage at Shark Reef. As to return calls when requested from Northwest Island Escapes, we do apologize if that oversight occurred. Being responsive to our guests and their needs is the hallmark of our 22 year success.