3614 Portage Lane 100, Anacortes

Pristine 2-Bedroom End-Unit Condo Awaits in Premium Mariner’s Ridge Community in Anacortes

Offering the opportunity for low-maintenance living and completely move-in ready, this 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo in the premium Mariner’s Ridge community presents a fantastic opportunity! Not only has this spacious 1,114-square-foot home been lovingly cared for over the years, but the community association keeps your surroundings looking pristine. $220/month covers common area maintenance, garbage, and lawn service, meaning you have more time to spend on the things you love! 

Located at 3614 Portage Lane 100 Anacortes, WA 98221 on the eastern hillside of Anacortes and close to NAS Whidbey, Anacortes Community Forest North, grocery shopping, restaurants, and more. This condo is listed for $329,000. 

Featuring a captivating blend of modern nautical exterior architecture and northwest craftsman interior finishes, this condo is sure to inspire pride in ownership each time you arrive home. Picturesque mature landscaping leads you right to your front door, and the end-unit location ensures you have a peaceful, quiet atmosphere and extra privacy. Gorgeous hardwoods guide you into the main living area, an open-concept space where abundant natural light cascades in through tall windows. 

The well-appointed kitchen shows off a smart layout replete with generous cabinetry storage, shimmering granite counters, and sleek stainless steel appliances. Several electrical outlets make it easy to put appliances to work while you whip up home-cooked meals or spend the day baking, and the breakfast bar allows you to entertain with ease. The dining area is just steps away and overlooks the living room, a bright and airy haven designed with entertaining in mind. From here, sliding glass doors lead to a private patio and a lush lawn that extends your living space even more, and you can relax out here all summer long! 

This condo’s 2 bedrooms and 2 baths provide flexibility, and the master suite is especially not to miss. In addition to a spacious bedroom layout where large windows fill the retreat with rejuvenating natural light, there’s also a walk-in closet and a sumptuous 5-piece ensuite bath. Spa-inspired amenities rest alongside a palette of neutral-hued finishes that make indulgent bubble baths and wellness routines all the more luxurious. 

 

Living in Anacortes 

At 3614 Portage Lane 100 Anacortes, WA 98221, you’re tucked away in Homestead Northwest’s premium Mariner’s Ridge Community. Located on the eastern hillside overlooking Fidalgo Bay, this community not only offers the possibility for an easy “lock up and go” lifestyle, but you’re also merely minutes from local conveniences. From here you’re only about a 17-minute drive to Naval Air Station Whidbey, and you’ll find schools, grocery stores, the library, restaurants, medical services, the marina, and much more no more than a 10-minute drive away. 

For those who love adventuring outdoors, you’re also surrounded by opportunities to spend time out in the fresh air! Just around the corner, you’ll find the 2,800-acre Anacortes Community Forest North, an expansive park network that includes lakes for fishing, well-marked and maintained trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, as well as scenic wetlands, meadows, and old-growth forests. 

For more information about this Anacortes home, click here! You can also get in touch with REALTOR® Holly Reynolds at holly@whidbey.com and at (360) 914-7585 for more information about this property.

Posted on May 26, 2020 at 9:55 pm
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Hygge: The Key to Cozy Living

Hygge: The Key to Cozy Living

It’s that moment when your toes find themselves slipping gently into the folds of your softest blanket. The warm beverage within your palms lifts up a scent that mixes and mingles with the crackling candle in the corner to create an aroma pleasant and settling. In a moment your breath leaves you in a long, rested sigh and you find contentment.

 

That is Hygge.

 

For those not aware of this booming cultural phenomena; Hygge is a Danish word not truly translatable into the English language but still well known. The Cambridge Dictionary defines Hygge as “a quality of coziness that comes from doing simple things such as lighting candles, baking, or spending time at home with your family.” With a definition like that it’s easy to see why this lifestyle focused on small luxuries and finding gratitude in the day to day has taken the world by storm.

 

In the coming months, as we watch the sky grow darker and feel the crisp air begin to chill, this lifestyle of comfort and contentment becomes even more desirable to us. To assist you in cultivating this, we’ve created a list of 6 ways to bring Hygge into your home.

1. Set the Mood with Some Music

Relaxing Music, Afternoon Acoustic, Windermere Real Estate Whidbey Island

It’s no secret to anyone that our moods and energies are all greatly influenced by the sounds we hear; particularly when it comes to music. In the same way that you might play Eye Of The Tiger before a big work presentation or a “Top 40s” playlist before going out on the town, you also want to prepare yourself for relaxation. Although everyone’s preferences are unique, most find themselves at a point of relaxation when listening to the soft sounds and slow beats of instrumental or acoustic music. Our personal favorite is a Spotify playlist called “Afternoon Acoustic.” Give it a listen and tell us what you think!

 

2. Get Lit

Relax with candles, Windermere Real estate whidbey island

Candle-Lit, that is. Much like music, our disposition can be altered by aspects of our environment such as lighting and scent. Have you ever tried to relax in a room with bright lights and a foul odor? How did that go? Probably not well. Lighting candles in a room can help to achieve a Hygge environment by softening the harsh lights we usually see all day and providing a pleasant aroma that draws us into the present.

 

If you aren’t sure where to find some good candles, we suggest starting with Utopia Farm Candles! They are a locally owned company specializing in hand-poured natural soy wax candles which smell AMAZING!!

 

3. Bake Something Amazing

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Nothing says comfort and tranquility quite like a freshly baked warm pastry. Before you slip into the cracks of the pillows on your couch, you might want to try baking some of these delicious Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies by A Farmgirl’s Dabbles.

 

 

4. Get Yourself a Cuppa                               

Cup of Coffee, smooth, warm, enticing, Windermere Real estate Whidbey Island

What is a relaxing night without a warm drink nestled within the grips of your hands? Many would argue that a warm beverage is nothing short of quintessential to the entire Hygge experience. There is something about sipping a warm inviting drink that draws the comfort and serenity of a room deep into your spirit until it finds rest at your core. Everyone has their own beverage that does this for them whether it’s hot cocoa, mulled wine, spiced cider, or a nice glass of tea.

 

Our favorite drink of choice is a warm mug of Organic JennyBean Coffee. Locally owned and operated on Whidbey; JennyBean Coffee is a small micro-roaster that is dedicated to “doing it right” in terms of coffee. This is why all the coffee JennyBean roasts is Certified Organic and why they offer options such as creating your own personal roast to make sure what you purchase is really what you wanted. We cannot recommend them enough!

 

5. Put on Your Favorite Movie

Favorite movies, Windermere Real Estate Whidbey Island

Isn’t there just something to be said about an evening curled up on the couch watching your favorite movie? For the purpose of Hygge it’s best if that movie is not one of excitement or angst, but instead focused on deep interpersonal connection that speaks profoundly to us. What can make it even better is if the movie has a personal connection to you or your family.

 

One movie we HIGHLY recommend (especially for the month of October) is Practical Magic with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. This movie, about the magical bond of sisterhood, is an all-time classic and was primarily filmed right here on Whidbey Island in downtown Coupeville.

6. Cuddle Up in Something Cozy

Pink Blanket, Windermere real Estate Whidbey Island

With music playing, coffee made, and candles lit you are all ready to curl up on the couch in your coziest blanket or scarf and lose yourself in the moment. There’s something almost magical about the moments we spend with our family on the living room couches curled up in fuzzy fabrics. If there was an image for contentment it would be just that: family and fuzzy blankets.

 

If you’ve been on the lookout for that perfect couch throw or even maybe just a warm winter scarf, you might consider making your way down to the Star Store in Langley! Filled with fun mercantile ranging from food to fashion, we are sure you will find something to love in this hundred year-old store.

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Posted on October 22, 2019 at 11:43 pm
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Purchasing Vacant Land

Purchasing vacant land:

Written by: Simona Groves

 

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Ahhhh, the lovely earthy scent produced by the rain or the morning dew, the buzzing of the bees and the many of shades of green enchanting the view. Who doesn’t like to be immersed into nature and fantasize about living in it?

If you are one of the many Americans that would love to buy raw land and build your dream home, let me help you with this complex but exciting task.

Make sure you take into consideration these details:

How will you pay?

 

If you don’t have a preferred lender let me know and I can help with the perfect match.

Understand how the land can be used. Local government usually have established zoning regulations.

Call your local planning and zoning department and they will provide you with the information.

Check the island county webpage here 

We will need to do some research and this will include things that can be forgotten: utilities.

You need to make sure to check if the lot has access to public utilities: electricity, sewer, gas, water etc.

Last but not least, make sure you do thorough and expansive research about home builders.

I would be more than happy to give my recommendations.

Buy Land

 

Learn more about Simona Groves:

 

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