The property is 100 feet wide and
a little over 1500 feet stretching from East Camano Drive out to the
high-tide line, approx 3.4 acres of land. In addition, the property
also includes the tidelands down to lower low water, which means you
also have private ownership of the shellfishing on the tidelands.
There are several hundred feet of
native woods between the home and East Camano Drive, offering a
wonderful privacy barrier.
Access to the home is via the
Sunny Shores Estates Homeowners Association (to which the home and
property are affiliated) privately maintained road that also serves the
other Association homes.
The home has its own well
with great water, which it shares with a neighboring home. The
only water fee is the electric bill for the well pump which amounts to
only about $25-30 every 2 months, or $150-180 per year.
The home uses a simple
gravity-fed drainfield septic system. In Island County, these
systems can be inspected and certified every five years by the owner
after completing a basic inspection class offered free by the county.
The only obligation to the
Association is an annual road and bridge maintenance fee of $300.
Access to the waterfront portion of the home is via a graveled and graded
road which is maintained in excellent condition. The bridge is a new wood
on the waterfront that the members use to drive/walk across the
wetlands and saltwater estuary to get to each owner's waterfront area.
The main floor house is 57 x 24 (1368
square feet, not including the 156 square feet entrance cloak room
. Built separately but attached to the
house is what was a double-car garage of 30 x 22 feet. It
has has been enclosed, is fully insulated and wired but unheated.
We use it as an office/computer room/storage. It has large
windows on two sides, an exterior door onto the front deck/entry area,
and another exterior door onto the parking pad alongside the house,
next to where the garage doors used to be, and an interior door into
Downstairs is a 57 x 24 feet daylight basement with lots of
windows looking toward the Cascades and Port Susan and its own door
into the completely fenced yard. There are two bedrooms, a
complete bath, a laundry area, and a lot of room for either storage or
for conversion of the basement to an apartment that could be rented out
for income or used as a "Mother-in-law" apartment.
The home is already partially wheelchair-accessible
and could be made entirely so with little additional work.
We have a private mooring buoy and crabbing, clamming, fishing
and grey-whale viewing during their annual migration. Garden,
greenhouse, newly-fenced yard for your kiddies and/or pets.
The view is territorial from from most of the rooms in the home.
Anyone recreating on the waterfront is easily visible from the home.
REGIONAL AND LOCAL SETTING
Camano Island is accessed by bridge from Stanwood, about an hour's
drive north of Seattle. It is a very active boating, fishing, crabbing
and art community. The island is served by a free bus service which
links in Stanwood to buses going north and south on I-5 freeway. Nearby
Stanwood is served by AMTRAK. Camano has two wonderfully wooded and
saltwaterfront state parks with camping, boat launch ramp, cabins, and
community hall and restaurant. The Seattle-based Center For Wooden
Boats has a very active facility at one of the parks where they do boat
repair and building, rentals and boat building classes. There is
shopping center with an IGA and ACE hardware and a postal and copy
facility. The CAMALOCH golf course is highly rated by golfers.
There are two Indian Casinos/hotels/restaurants and an outlet mall within 30 minutes of the home. There are three restaurants on the island and quite a few in nearby Stanwood.
The Island has two grade schools and the middle and
high school are in the nearby gateway town of Stanwood. The
school district has a very good student bus transport system.
We have excellent fire and law enforcement coverage
by the Island County Sheriff and the Camano Island Fire and Rescue.
IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORHOOD SETTING
This part of Camano Island is moderately to heavily wooded.
Two pair of nesting Bald Eagles and a family of deer make their homes in the immediately surrounding woods.
We share a well-maintained road to our no-bluff, walk- or bike- or
drive- to sandy pebbly beach, in a 11-lot homeowners association, with
home ownership that includes woods and a tideland that extends out to
lowest low water. Adjacent
vacant 3+- acre waterfront parcel may also be available to protect your
privacy or to build on.
The waterfront has a tidal estuary in which spawning salmon have been seen; one neighbor has raised oysters in this estuary.
Our home is 36 years old, partially furnished on 3+- acres on Port
Susan, with a high-bluff territorial easterly Cascade Mts and Port
Susan view. The mountain view includes the snow and glacier-covered
Mount Baker volcano and ski area.
The home has a total of 3560 square feet.
The main floor level has two bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, main living and dining area.
An attached garage is built onto the main floor. It has an exterior
door and an interior door that opens into the home. The garage has been
enclosed and currently serves as an office, computer and storage room.
It is fully insulated and wired and has large windows on two sides. It
could easily be reconverted back into a nice two-car garage and/or shop
if the owners wanted to.
The daylight basement has two bedrooms, full bath, laundry area and
lots of unfinished space for storage or to finish off as a
self-contained apartment that could be rented. It has its own door
opening to the fully fenced yard, and carpeted stairs connecting it to
the upstairs main living area.
Several hundred feet of undisturbed woods form a barrier between the home and the main island road.
Access to the beach and the home is via a well-maintained Association
road. This same road provides access to the waterfront beach area via a
locked gate only accessible to Association members.
Water is from a private well which is shared with a neighboring home.
A wonderful place to raise a family, explore our beaches and marine
estuary. Not a showcase home. This is a good solid home in which to
raise kids, just relax and escape the stress of work or to have great
Island Co Assessor's drawings: