It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot about day-to-day living, working, learning, and travel. With strict travel advisories and airports largely being seen as a risk, many are looking for local escapes that offer a change of scenery and minimize travel risks.
Camano Island is an ideal escape for Seattle and Bellevue residents looking for peaceful relaxation, outdoor activities, and magnificent beaches. On your doorstep is the chance to visit one of several county and state parks, go whale watching, or rent a kayak and explore the water on your own terms. Camano is located just one hour north of Seattle with no ferry line!
Camano is also quickly becoming an option for working families with a myriad of remote working opportunities and easy travel options into the cities. The COVID-19 pandemic has also inspired an urban flight, and anyone thinking of buying a home on Camano may want to try a short-term stay in one of the amazingly diverse options found on AirBnB or VRBO.
Below are some of the top short-term rental properties to cater for your every need. Find one that fits your interest, or come back to try a few!
Farm with enchanting views
This is located on 100 acres of private farm and forest land with sweeping views of Port Susan and Mt. Rainier. The newly renovated 3600 sq. foot house spaciously accommodates up to 10 people and is set in a quiet location just 5 minutes from Stanwood. For active leisure, there is a basketball hoop, a ping pong table, private forest walking trail, and best of all views of the adorable alpacas. After a rejuvenating night’s sleep, you can wake up to the chattering of the bald eagle and the hum of the alpaca.
This is a space you won’t want to leave. The Carriage House is perched on high bank waterfront delivering panoramic ocean views and gorgeous sunsets. Located on a quiet North Camano Island lane, the Carriage House comfortably sleeps 9 people between 3 bedrooms. Privacy and a recent renovation complete the experience. Get cozy on the couch, open a bottle of wine or cook a meal in the kitchen. Bliss.
Great for small families and friends getaways, this 2-bedroom, 1-bath beach bungalow is a charming introduction to the peaceful beauty of northern Washington. Stunning sunsets and easy access await you on sandy Sundin Beach. The surrounding community on Camano Island is friendly and quiet, and the pace of life is just right for vacation. The historic village of Stanwood is 5 miles away.
This craftsman home sleeps six people and features an extremely comfortable living and kitchen. Outside you can enjoy the heated swimming pool, an outdoor shower and spacious lawn. The beach lies within an easy walk of the house.
This charming 1914 farmhouse has been beautifully updated for you to enjoy. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this house comfortably accommodates five guests. Relax on the front porch or take a walk down one of Camano Island’s most historic streets and watch the sunset across Utsalady Bay.
No matter if it’s just for the weekend, or for a lifetime, a visit to Camano will change your perspective. Come explore and find your perfect get-away …or home!!
Marla Heagle lives and works on Camano Island as the owner/broker of Windermere Real Estate Camano Island & Stanwood