Camano Island Top Views and Beautiful Home!

Camano Island Views Galore: sunsets, boat traffic, mountains, Puget Sounds & whales!

329 Burke, Camano Island

329 Burke, Camano Island

Gorgeous, immaculate home with 180 degree views to the west. This property goes from street to street.

Top of the world views, 4 bedrooms, level entry, formal & informal dining areas, office/den.

Beautiful from the street as well as from the inside of this well kept home in popular MADRONA Beach, propane furnace and wood stove. Lower level is perfect for a rec room/guest room/studio… currently a great place to play pool and see the boats go by and watch the sunsets.

Views from every room of this home including the walk in pantry.

Great Price.

Great Home.

Call Camano Island your home today — your new address is 329 Burke Drive! Check out my full listing here or Call me today! Jan Mather, Camano Island Expert – (360) 507-4133

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Giving Thanks to – and Decking the – Camano Island Halls

Holidays Here We Come!

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As we all prepare for and go into full swing for the Holidays, I’m thankful for my family and friends, clients, associates, co-workers and service providers, and Camano Island residents and business owners who spruce up their homes and storefronts, offer festive seasonal goodies and gifts, take time off and put extra time in, all surrounding our end-of-the-year Holiday season.

It’s a joyous time, it can be a stressful time, so I’m putting my plug in to make the most out of the next several weeks. Here are a few suggestions — let’s call this Jannie’s Holiday Helpful Hints:

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  • Let’s give our loved ones lots of extra squeezes. The Holidays can be rough, let’s make them as pleasant as possible.
  • Shake some new hands, especially people you see periodically but haven’t ever gotten to know. This is particularly important for businesses you frequent that will have higher-than-normal volume over the Holidays. They would really appreciate the extra kindness.
  • Let’s assume everyone is doing their best to see it from all sides. This goes for relatives who seem to be making it difficult to agree to Holiday plans, the clerk who really needs a break but is working a double shift, the delivery person who just doesn’t have time for the cordial greeting.
  • Throw out the naughty list! We all keep them, but let’s toss it out the window and transfer all of those names onto the nice list for the rest of the year.
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    Following these helpful hints will help all of us have a Happy Holiday Season!


Camano Island View + Private + Acreage!

Call Camano Island Home at About 770 Halls Hill Rd

Camano Island Home: 770 Halls Hill RdS-p-e-c-t-a-c-u-l-a-r views from this gorgeous, private, wooded, level acreage with a spacious rambler and an open floor plan.

Winding driveway leads you into your own wooded forest with Views of the snow capped Mountains, Port Susan, sun & moon rises and more.

This view is sure to be enjoyed from the entire wall of windows.

Shop area under home can be finished for extra living area + a nice outbuilding for studio/office w/heat & power.

Adjoining 15 acres available to make your large estate. Located on the north end of the Island close to I-5, shopping and schools.

For a lot of great info on this home including more specific info such as price and more, please visit my real estate listing here.

Ready to see if this would be a g-r-e-a-t fit for your next home? Call me – Jan Mather, Camano Island Expert – (360) 507-4133


Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook Off – Almost There!

We’re another week closer and in my excitement to get the post out last week, I omitted a few facts. I was also asked by a few people to fill in my own history with this truly fun event!

First, here’s the omitted fact: It’s 10 clams… or I mean… bucks, to get in. $10. For some serious yummy-ness and anything-but-serious fun!

Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook Off 4-1-1

Who: you, me, cooks, musicians, artists, & hungry Camano Island community members/guests/visitors
What: Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook Off — $10 entry — plus beer and wine
When: November 12th, 2011 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Camano Island Senior & Community Center, 606 Arrowhead Rd. Camano Island

Why: To build our Camano Island community, listen to great music, get inspired by art, win prizes and eat some darn good Camano Island-inspired chili and chowder!

Say Hi To Janna White at the Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook Off

Say Hi To Me, "Janna White" at the Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook Off!

Jan Mather + Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook Off — History

I really love this event and I’ve been more involved in the past, including making the announcements and organizing the whole crazy raffle production. Heck, I even donated the raffle spinner to the Chamber of Commerce to use in events such as this.

This year I’m stepping back just a little bit, I’m going to spend some more time eating chili & chowder! I am going to turn over the microphone and enjoy the festivities.

But I will still be helping out, I’ll be following in the role of celebrity Vanna White — being seen and not heard (no easy task for me 🙂 I’ll be having fun holding the raffle prizes up! So make sure you look for me, I’ll be up there — just call me “Janna White” from now on!

More Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook Off Fun & Info

Click here to get ready for the Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook Off by learning about the history of Chili & Chowder

Click here to vote for your favorite – chili or chowder – and see what other will be digging into at the Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook Off!


Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook Off — It’s Baaaaaaaaaccckkkk!!!

2011 Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook OffOne of Camano Island’s most popular events is just around the corner!

November 12th 2011 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm is the annual Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook Off.

Come out and join in the festivities, eat some amazing chili and chowder — Camano Island style — and vote for your favorite!

There will be live music, a raffle, and art auction to follow.

This is a great event, so much fun every year and I hope you can all come out for this fun event.

Camano Island Chili Chowder Cookoff Location

Come join us at the Camano Island Senior & Community Center, 606 Arrowhead Rd. If it’s sunny well that’s great; if not well then we have the warm hospitality of the Camano Center and lots of chili and chowder to keep us toasty!

To help us all prepare for the Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook Off next month, here’s a quick history of what we’ll be enjoying:

Chili – a History

The 2011 Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook OffAlthough it is commonly held that chili originated from Mexico, historians have confirmed that this is not the case. Mexico has deep traditions, dating back hundreds and even thousands of years. If chili came from Mexico, it would still be there! With the exception of a few places that cater to tourists, there really is no chili found in Mexico. Instead of Mexico, Spain is often credited with its creation by popular legend and story.

Chili powder, on the other hand, is a very hot topic! There are a number of people who take credit for creating chili powder, many of them from Texas. In fact, one of the main sources of this story supporting the Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook Off and History of Chili and Chowder says they all were!

Chowder – a History

Annual Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook OffFor chowder, the Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook Off heats up quite well also in this “History of Chowder” article on what’scookingamerica.net. France gets the nod this time — and decidedly so — for the creation of chowder. Technically, chowder is anything cooked in a “calderia” which is latin and basically means cauldron. The original chowders were likely made of fish, vegetables, anything that could be thrown together. Sailors often ate chowder with biscuits, which have been replaced with crackers these days.

In one sense, the Camano Island Chili Chowder Cook Off celebrates our country’s early beginnings as the United States served as the ‘calderia’ for the world and people from all walks of life came together to partake of the new world’s bounty. Let’s all join together again as this fun, festive and tasty annual event serves up piping hot stews of pure yummy-ness!

See you there! — Jan Mather, Camano Island Expert – (360) 507-4133


Camano Island + View + Beach Rights + + + !!!

Wow – Immaculate – Cutie! You will love this home as the french doors welcome you to this full time living or getaway home.

Camano Island View and Beach Rights -- Home for Sale!Fabulous views of the Cascade mountains, Port Susan & Mt. Baker.

Beach rights to 3 different beaches just blocks away and also great beach rights to the lagoon, bring your kayaks!

Two bedrooms plus another room and 2 full baths makes this a spacious & fun home. Updated kitchen has a breakfast bar, living room with a propane fireplace that heats the entire living area with vaulted ceilings.

A huge wrap around deck is plumbed for your propane heaters and BBQ. Lower level offers a den/office, large & deep garage for storing a boat. Low maintenance on everything, fully landscaped with a low maintenance yard and plenty of parking. Come and go, enjoy and have fun, great price for an Island home.

This home has friends, family and fun written all over it.

For the full listing details, check out this camano island view and beach rights home here

Ready to see it for yourself? Call me today! Jan Mather, Camano Island Expert – (360) 507-4133


Camano Island Estate-Like View at 341 Grandview Ave

Priced too good to be true! Beautiful estate-like view home with a guest cottage.

Camano Island Home for Sale: 341 Grandview AveThe main home is 4233 square feet with 4 spacious bedrooms featuring a hardwood floors, formal living room & dining room, den, rec rooms, chef’s kitchen & breakfast nook.

The detached cottage is 1,025 square feet with a 2 car garage & an updated living room, kitchen, bedroom, den & sliding doors leading to the new trex deck.

The 1+ acre lot is complete with a gated entry, beautiful English gardens, gazebo, waterfall, fabulous views of the mountains, water & awesome sunsets.

Home features many custom upgrades including built-in vac system, wired for generator, circular driveway, security system.

Large home plus a guest home for a rental or investment. Super Duper Price!

Want more details? Check out this Camano Island estate-like home here!

Ready to see it for yourself? Call me today! Jan Mather, Camano Island Expert – (360) 507-4133