When we vacation, we typically prefer to rent a home rather than to stay at a hotel. Homes are just…well…homier. And more spacious. And you can buy groceries and cook (a HUGE way to save money).
The absolute best is when you rent a home with 1 or 2 other families. That way, you can put the kids to bed and the adults can stay up to chat, play games, watch movies, or enjoy a dessert.
If you’re looking to plan a vacation like that, I’ve got just the place for you: Hearthbeckon, a beautiful family homestead located 5 miles south of Stanwood, Washington in the community of Warm Beach. There’s plenty to do around there:
- take a day and drive to Chuckanut (for a picnic and a hike)
- go to Seattle (to visit the zoo, the science center, or pike place)
- venture up to Camano Island (for a fresh cup of coffee).
It’s a spacious 3,000+ square foot guest home that features a gorgeous kitchen, a cozy living room, a warm dining room, and six bedrooms (with sleeping arrangements for up to 18 guests).
The home is magnificent – a beautiful blue-gray with white trim on the exterior and a welcoming atmosphere on the inside. It’s clean and well-kept. The decor is contemporary and informal, yet quite elegant – casual enough for kids, yet aesthetically pleasing for even the most fastidious artist.
Best of all, the home just “feels” good. You know how sometimes you can just walk in a place and it seems like love is there? That’s this kind of place.
You and your guests will be totally at home here. The kitchen is fully stocked with cups, bowls, plates, pots, and pans. The beds are made. The towels are in the cupboards. The property is huge – plenty of room to run about in the grass, to admire the gardens, and to tromp through rain puddles.
At only $265 per night for 8 people ($15.00 per night for each additional person up to a maximum of 18…), Hearthbeckon is extremely reasonably priced. Especially considering that it’s MUCH nicer than a hotel.
Hearthbeckon is equally perfect for a big family reunion, a wedding, or a 2-3 family vacation.
And, just because my girls are so beautiful that “beautiful” just doesn’t cut it, here are a few photos of them at Hearthbeckon:
YOUR TURN: Have you ever rented a home on vacation? Why or why not?
WIN IT! One winner will receive 1 night free at Hearthbeckon (minimum 3-night stay). To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Wednesday, October 14th at 11:59 p.m. (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
*UPDATE* The winner is #8 Kelli. Congratulations!