Country Estate Home on 5+ Acres in Beautiful Bow



5268 Island View Way in Bow (MLS 1199494) is a fantastic home on a beautiful property more than 5 acres in size.


Comprised of approximately 3,790 square feet and built in 1999, 5268 Island View Way offers serenity within the privacy of secure gates.

Designed for fun and entertaining, entertain guests over the expansive views of Skagit Farmlands, the San Juan Islands and sunsets over the Olympics.

Featuring main level living, 3 bedrooms, 2.75 baths, beautiful built-ins with exquisite finishes, an amazing and large kitchen with 51 drawers and pantry, in addition to abundant gathering spaces, this country estate home is a must-see.


Additional features include: an attached 3 car garage, detached 3 car garage/shop, green house, hot tub, fenced vegetable garden, homevac, the home is wired for a generator, surround sound speakers inside and outside, an expansive wrap around deck and more.

Located in Old Town Anacortes and licensed under Coldwell Banker Bain, Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC is available daily for all of your real estate needs.

Please contact with any questions or to schedule a private showing of this must-see home: (360) 941-3734, (360) 899-5027 or via email at

Bread Lovers of Anacortes & Skagit Valley

Bread Making Demonstration

with Scott Manglod of the BREADFARM

APRIL 10, 2010    1 pm to 4pm

WSU Mt Vernon Research Center

16650 State Route 536

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

This demonstration class will be held in the display kitchen. It is a free event co sponsored by Slow Food Skagit River Salish Sea.

Driving directions:

If you don’t already know about the Breadfarm’s delicious hand-formed, hearth baked artisan bread, here’s an excellent opportunity!

 To learn more about the Breadfarm in Edison, visit their website:

Samish Island – The Non-Island

Bald Eagles are abundant especially in the winter.

Bald Eagles are abundant especially in the winter.

Samish Island¬†is a beautiful island!¬†¬†Samish Island¬†is not very well known because there are only 300 homes on the island,¬†very few properties come for sale each year.¬† Many first time visitors become aware of Samish Island because of Camp Kirby, a children’s camp founded in 1923 that is owned and operated by¬†Camp Fire USA.¬†

Originally the Skagit River entered Puget Sound through Padilla¬†Bay, and at that time,¬†Samish Island¬†was an truly an island.¬†¬†It took from 1871 to 1932 to build the series of dikes which connect Samish Island to the mainland –¬† and the more accurate name would be Samish Peninsula instead of Samish Island as the island is connected by a “land bridge”.

Along with Guemes Island, Samish Island is considered part of the Inner San Juan Islands. The island is mostly residential with only a few businesses and cottage industries.  Although there is not a commercial center on the island, everything you need is available from the surrounding towns of Edison, Burlington, Anacortes, and Bellingham.

The area was originally inhabited by the 1,000 members of the Samish Tribe who enjoyed abundant food from the sea and tide flats.  In 1791 the Spanish arrived and the diseases that they brought had devastating effects on the Samish Tribe. Samish Island is pristine with breathtaking beauty, and is still a favorite clamming, crabbing and fishing location. 

Samish Island has some of the best birdwatching in North America, and I always see bald eagles on the island, although they are more prevalent in the winter.  It is not uncommon to see dozens of Bald Eagles and Great Blue Heron.

Both Seattle and Vancouver B.C. are only 90 minutes away  providing a wide diversity of cultural and culinary entertainment.

To search for Samish Island Homes for Sale CLICK HERE.

Click here to see a rainfall map.  (Samish Island get much less than Seattle or Bellingham!)