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Island View

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Anacortes, WA

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IslandView

  • Max Rig Size

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    < 25 (ft)

  • Parking Spaces

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    1

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    2

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    Yes

* Please review our house rules so we all have a wonderful time when you stay with us! What you will see: East views of Similk Bay and the neighboring Skagit, Hope and Whidbey Islands. Motorhomes and vans up to 25 feet in length are acceptable. We are NOT accepting visitors with trailers. After some frightful experiences, it is best NOT to back a trailer down the tight driveway. The driveway has a rock wall, neighbor's retaining wall, neighbors garden, and a ditch across the street that make trailer backing very difficult and trailers are likely to block our garage even with the towing vehicle detached. A mostly level 25 foot or so MAXIMUM RV spot at the end of the 100 foot or so narrow driveway beside the garden shed. You must be able to back down the driveway into the spot beside the garden shed and the neighbor's boat, with the back of the RV overhanging onto the grass, so the garage doors aren't blocked. Water is available to fill tanks. 30 amp power. Dump station. WiFi. Since power comes from our rooftop solar array electricity is basically free so we are not asking for any compensation or gifts during your stay. Suggested Local Attractions: Lots of stuff to see and do around here. Bike routes, kayaking, whale watching, hiking trails, etc. We're about 2 miles from Deception Pass State Park and the bridge. http://www.anacortes.org/visit.cfm for some suggestions.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Water Hookup

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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RV Dump Station

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Electric Hookup: 30A

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Wifi

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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House Rules

*We are only accepting guests who have been vaccinated for Covid at this time.* Pets are ok IF you clean up any pet or other waste from them and keep dogs on a leash as our yard is open to our neighboring yards. Just like most campgrounds, quiet hours are from 10 pm to 8 am. No generator use. Our checkout time is 12 noon. The path and stairs down to the beach may be slippery, so please use extra caution.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Blacktopped road. Our parking area is at the bottom of the 100 foot or so driveway next to our garden shed. Please park all the way towards the water on the concrete to avoid blocking our garage doors. Access to 30 amp electrical hookup and the dump opening are located at the bottom of the driveway and a water spigot is located on the wall of the house itself.

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Hosted By IslandView

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65+

Fellow travelers Details: We're retired and when not home, are out in our Skinnie Winnie. Both of us have been camping and RVing since we were kids. Carl: Computer performance tech, worked from home. Karen: Registered nurse. We love travel, walking, reading, kayaking, biking, and fixing things. You may hear Karen practicing Irish, Scottish and other fiddle tunes on her squeezer or piano. Let us know if you play folk music. *Please respect our desire to only accept vaccinated guests at this time* Parking is for one or two nights. Parking would be at the end of the driveway beside the garden shed where there is 30amp power and a dump available. It'll help to back in so the garage doors aren't blocked. We live in an area on a saltwater bay. There's a great neighborhood walk down Yokeko Road, a quiet lane for 1 mile with great views. Do be aware that our island is in the flight path of the Whidbey Naval Air Station and we never know exactly when the jets will be doing training flights. We're proud of our Navy neighbors, but they can occasionally be noisy! We ask that you clean up after any pets and keep your dog(s) on leash as our yard is open to our neighbors' yards. We do not expect or need any gifts or funds for staying here...we just hope you enjoy yourselves!! We have water, power, a dump, a garbage can, and WiFi available. We do like having guests, but please checkout by 12 noon. Thanks! Home Town: The actual town of Anacortes is about 12 miles to the north of our location. We're happy to talk with you about fun things to do around the area. Favorite Boondocking Locations: All over. Mostly in NW Washington state BC Canada, and the SW U.S. on BLM land, but all over, wherever we can. The last 7 years during the winter for 1-3 months we've spent wandering around in the SW parts of the US following the sun. Boondocking or dry camping is always our preferred parking/camping method most of the time if we can. Favorite places? Waterfront areas around the Pacific NW, and the mountains, rivers in BC., the quiet desert locations in the SW US. Skills or Expertise to Share: Handy with building and fixing stuff. We built a lot of this house as well as completed many modifications on our RV. Carl know lots about solar, electricity, plumbing. Karen is familiar with ebikes, gardening and folk music.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    BoonDoc_Tr

    1 month ago

    Carl and Karen were super hosts! Excellent communication, provided privacy and a really beautiful peaceful spot to stay.

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    Mlsadvisor

    2 months ago

    Carl and Karen are excellent hosts. Lovely views. Space worked great for our 21' class B. Visited Rosario Beach,Washington Park, and ate at Calico Cupboard and Dad's Diner. A perfect weekend getaway!

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    SecondWind

    4 months ago

    This stay made me reconfigure my van, so that we could have a better view from the rear. What a view!! The host was super friendly and backing down the driveway wasn't bad. Top notch.

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    Enid_and_Ron

    5 months ago

    What an amazing BW stay this was! Friendly hosts Carl and Karen greeted us on arrival and wanted to be aure we could access all they had to offer: premium location and views with a peaceful view of the bay from their “beach”, water, 30amp hookup and even WiFi. No problem backing down their driveway in our 25’ Class C. If there’s availability and you’re in the area with so much to do and see, don’t miss the opportunity to stay!

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    OumaCarol

    5 months ago

    We cannot rate this Harvest Host high enough. If we could give 6 stars, we would. We backed into the drive, opened the back doors of our van, and had an amazing view of the water and islands. We also saw a bald eagle and a cormorant high in the trees behind us. Carl is charming and accommodating, giving us a "full service" stay.

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