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


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’ 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

Camano Island: The Top Three Things To Do With Your Family

Are you looking for a place to take your family, either on a day trip or for some early autumn camping? You could be like most people and head up into the mountains, but why not blaze a new trail and come to Camano Island! From nature’s quiet majesty to vibrant fall festivities, our friendly community will make you feel welcome – so much so that I hope you want to stay forever!

1. Camano Island Colors

With autumn in the air for well, some time now this year, the leaves are changing from their emerald coloring into the warm reds and yellows of fall. Camano Island has an abundance of trees, both evergreen and dec…. decidu…. um, NOT evergreen, to dazzle all ages of nature lovers. Whether you take a leisurely drive down a tree-lined road or spend the night telling stories by a campfire at Camano Island State Park, the great outdoors of Camano Island is a welcoming place.

2. Festival Fun

Fall is the season for harvest festivals all across the country. Camano Island residents don’t disappoint in this avenue, either! We just finished the Harvest Jubilee, and one of the biggest fall festivals is the Stanwood-Camano Chili & Chowder Cookoff coming up in November. The streets are filled with happy people and delicious smells, and everyone visiting Camano Island goes home with a full belly and a happy memory.

3. Shop ‘Til You Drop

One of the best things about living on Camano Island is the creativity of the residents. Many locals are artisans, and their beautiful hand-crafted pieces can be purchased at many of the shops around the area. When you visit Camano Island during the fall, you can take a few people off your holiday gift list by finding a beautiful and unique gift like a handblown snow globe by Camano Island area resident Mark Ellinger – and support a local artist, too!
Whether you spend a few hours shopping or all day hiking, you won’t be disappointed from the variety and beauty that Camano Island brings to you. Come visit us soon!

Camano Island North End Home – 212 Goodrich Rd

Beautiful Camano Island Home Featuring Land, View, Storage, & More!

Camano Island North-End Home - 212 Goodrich Road
This is a beautiful Camano Island waterfront home on the Northend of Camano Island.

The home features a bright open floor plan with hardwood floors, kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances & gorgeous custom cabinets.

The main floor master suite features a 5-piece bath, walk-in closet & slider out to the deck.

The living room with vaulted ceilings, built in nooks & big windows to take in the amazing Camano Island views! Downstairs features 2 more bedrooms, both with full baths & nice family room.

There is a 30×36 shop with boat garage & 720 square foot finished studio above.

This is a park-like setting on .79 acres with a large deck to take it all in.

For more pictures and information on this elegant Camano Island home, please click here to check out this listing on my Camano Island Real Estate website.

Ready to call this home, home? Call me today! Jan Mather, Camano Island Expert – (360) 507-4133

Check Out The Hottest View Home On Camano Island!

Welcome home to 315 Roberts Way!


315 Roberts Way

315 Roberts WayThis home has awesome westside VIEWS of the Olympic Mountains, Saratoga Passage, ever changing boat traffic, gorgeous sunsets and even whales!

The Driveway leads you to this private home that would be perfect for full time living or a great getaway.


The main floor is updated with a new propane free standing stove, new floors, (tile & wood315 Roberts Way type), new Corian sink and countertops, custom cabinets, bay window seat, new privacy deck with fantastic views, new entry deck…


2 bedrooms and a full bath on the main floor & a woodstove & living room on the lower level.


Immaculate home, FANTASTIC views, and so close to the beach you can hear the waves.

Purchase now to ENJOY – ready today!

Ready to see this home? Call me today! Jan Mather, Camano Island Expert: 360-507-4133.

What a Great Year on Camano Island!

2010 was filled with family, friends, fun, travel and prosperity, and I would like to share some of the highlights of my year with you.


As most of you know, I have two daughters, one son, and four How exciting it is to see my grandchildren grow, currently their ages are 2, 10,11 and 12.

One memorable play-date started with a wrestling match (my son is Ray Mather, head wrestling coach for familyStanwood). We then had tacos for lunch and headed to the movies to enjoy “Yogi Bear.” It was a very fun day enjoyed by all.

My youngest grandson is talking so much and learns sign language at his day care. He is a natural at signing while he talks. I am thankful my family is all within a close area as I see them often and love creating new memories with them.


I love having gatherings with friends, especially in the summer with the sunshine beating down on us while we cook way too many oysters and a ton of other food on the barbecue. I swear I can eat enough oysters for 4 people!

One of my favorite parties is my annual 4th of July Day. If the day starts cloudy, I perform the Sun dance I learned as a Camp Fire Girl and by late afternoon, we have full blue skies and plenty of sunshine! The day ends with a real bang as we watch fireworks set off on the beach below and flashes of all kinds can be seen on Whidbey Island as well. It is totally awesome!


My fun is, in a word, simple. I love to read, camp, go crabbing or clamming, walk the beach or have a bonfire.

familyOne of my favorite things to do is camp on a small property I have that is filled with huge trees. It’s so rewarding to build a large campfire and sit around with family and friends. Of course, refreshments and food are always familypart of the fun, but for these outings we skip the oysters and opt for the typical “roughing it” sort of food — wouldn’t be camping without it!

I love to go boating, and my new venture this summer will be kayaking. It’s something I have always wanted to do, and the time has come.


Wow, where could I have gone that would have been new? But I love exploring new parts of local or frequently visited areas, even if it is only an hour away. We always have a good time just spending a night somewhere in Seattle, Bellingham, Vancouver, Anacortes, La Conner or Everett, and love trying different restaurants.

My favorite extended trip is Palm Desert. I pretty much live on the air mattress! We spend all day at the pool, and try something different each night. It is always fun to meet others and we usually share a meal or two with new acquaintances. Last year, we took the tram up the hills, I highly recommend it!


Despite the economic down-turn and housing market, I feel I had a very successful year and appreciate the referrals and loyalty of my clients. THANK YOU!

With all of the happiness and memories of 2010, I want to welcome all of you in 2011 to enjoy Camano Island’s rich beauty- from the parks, art events and trails, to the crabbing, clamming, camping, and being the easy Island without a ferry.

I appreciate your comments and thoughts and would love to hear about your 2010 and plans for 2011. I wish you happiness and joy and a healthy New Year!

Curious About Camano Island???

Tucked away between Whidbey Island and the mainland, some people may not know much about Camano so this post is dedicated to ‘putting it on the map.’ Speaking of which, if you click on the map below, it will pull up a larger image.

Camano Island is just a hop and a skip up I-5, only 55 miles north of downtown Seattle on Highway 532. It is 20 miles north of Everett and 2 miles west of Stanwood.

Camano is located in Island County in the Olympic rain shadow and receives less rain than neighboring areas – only 17 to 20 inches annually.

camano island real estateThe east side of Camano features panoramic views of Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier, the Cascade Mountains and quiet Port Susan. The west side features unparalleled sunsets and boat traffic through Saratoga Passage to La Conner and the San Juan Islands.

Boating, salmon fishing, clamming and crabbing are bountiful on Camano. A beautiful State Park and County Park are available to all. Common outdoor activities include sailing, hiking, water skiing, beach-walking and water sports and a challenging 18-hole golf course is available to all “aspiring duffers.” Bald eagles, blue herons, snow geese and other wildlife are prevalent. Quality of life is the main attraction to Camano, with large evergreens creating a magical setting only seen on Camano. Island County has the second lowest crime rate in Washington.

Ranging from less than 1 mile to more than 7 miles in width and almost 20 miles in length, Camano Island boasts 56 miles of shoreline. The topography is punctuated by low hills in central Camano and altitudes range from sea level to 540 feet.

Now that you have some of the details, are you ready for a more personal tour to look at available property? Call me today! Jan Mather, Camano Island Expert: 360-507-4133.