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Utter Seclusion on 600 Feet of Waterfront

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You can feel the serenity as you drive in.

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Last updated: 11/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Friday Harbor house description

Situated on over three secluded acres along 600 feet of both rocky and sandy beach, this contemporary home sits on one of San Juan Island's largest stretches of private waterfront, attracting deer, owls, fox, seals, otters and bald eagles. Take in the 180 degree view from Spieden Island to Mount Baker. You will welcome the amazing morning sunrises to spectacular sunsets from this uniquely situated home.

Open floor plan in this home with a spiral staircase to sleeping loft that sleeps 4. The bedroom has wonderful California King bed with views of the water. Offers casual dining right off the kitchen just steps from the outdoor deck. Wood stove in the living room will make this a pleasant stay in cooler months too!

Wireless internet is available for guests.

Dog friendly too. Dogs are welcome with additional fee. No cats.

Keywords: Waterfront, house, water, beach, dog, pet

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Small to medium size dogs welcome. Please no cats....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Board games and puzzles....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                We carry all of the local stations plus Showtime and HBO...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                We have a rocky shoreline of approximately 600 feet for good exploration, this connects to a much larger sandy beach which we have access to because we own vacant property next to this summer home. It is excellent for scuba diving and wetsuit snorkeling and crabs and scallops are abundant and at night bring a flashlight and a dip net (provided) and catch small shrimp right off the rocks. There is also a crab pot. There is also lots of edible seaweed all year round, sea lettuce, sugar wrack and pelvetiopsis which is great for stir-fry, starts out gold and ends up bright green in the wok....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                View of Mt. Baker which often is stunningly clear and turns pink at both sunset and sunrise on a clear day....moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                It is part of the great meander where the Pacific Ocean meets the Puget Sound. The San Juan Islands are the gateway. This property is located on a 3 mile wide channel just off the ocean which separates San Juan, Orcas and Shaw Islands. In addition, this is the leeward side of the island and the most pleasant all year round. There is a fire pit where s'mores and hot dogs are mandatory or maybe just a good glass of wine to be taken in while sitting on the benches and looking at the amazing view....moreless

              • Water View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Electric and wood stove....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone:

                The house phone is only used for local calls. We have found that cells phones work really well at our location....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                There is also a printer, scanner, fax machine available....moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Great little stove that warms you up quickly....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Fully stocked with everything you need to cook a Thanksgiving dinner!...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Off Season
                  Oct 1 - May 15
                  3 night min stay
                  $195
                  My Standard Rate
                  5 night min stay
                  $295

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Cleaning Fee $100
                  • Pet Fee $10
                  • Tax Rate 9.8%

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                  This quote does not include the dog fee of $10 per day/per dog.

                  PLEASE NOTE: On January 1, 2015 our rates will change.

                  May 16 - September 30, 2015 will be 349.00 per night.

                  October 1 - May 15 will be 245.00 per night.

                  We accept checks, Visa or MasterCard.

                  We require a $1,000 deposit at booking.


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                  Last updated: 11/20/2014
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                  Location

                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  San Juan County Airport
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry

                  Wildlife: The property has all kinds of birds and animals passing through that you rarely see on the mainland: Foxes, tiny San Juan deer, eagles, owls, osprey, woodpeckers. Right off shore you'll see seals, otters and an occasional sea lion. There are several whale viewing spots on the Island.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1997

                  About the owner: Charles and Kristy Herrick live in Issaquah, Washington just east of Seattle in the foothills. Charles does relief work in Africa, India and Afghanistan as well as executive work in the IT industry. He is an author and several of his books are available for reading and a complimentary copy of his book Breath of Kenya is given to our guests as a way of saying thank you. Kristy is an avid gardener. She raises llamas and a bulldog named Bullard. She weaves, spins and knits. Bullard does nothing.

                  Why the Owner Chose Friday Harbor:
                  Wonderful seclusion just an hour's ferry ride from Anacortes. San Juan is quaint and a bit yesteryear. Friday Harbor is a small town with just about everything you need except for franchise stores. San Juan gets about a third of the rainy days of Seattle. The main road is only a mile away and it's a calm rural road which is great for running, walking or bike riding. Turning right just before the winery and heading down a tree arched road we fell in love with our 6 acres of paradise. It is perhaps the finest piece of property on the Island.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Seclusion. Fishing, crabbing, and tide pool viewing. Unparalleled bird and wildlife viewing. Waterfront cookouts. Water, wonderful view of other islands and Mt. Baker.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • You can feel the serenity as you drive in.

                    You can feel the serenity as you drive in.

                  • There are no houses near us. Our barn is in the background.

                    There are no houses near us. Our barn is in the background.

                  • Entrance to Eureka Drive.

                    Entrance to Eureka Drive.

                  • Living room with wood burning stove.

                    Living room with wood burning stove.

                  • Kitchen and eating area.

                    Kitchen and eating area.

                  • Here's the bed setup in the loft area. There is a large closet and small desk.

                    Here's the bed setup in the loft area. There is a large closet and small desk.

                  • Looking to the north.

                    Looking to the north.

                  • Bullard coming out of the water. Bulldogs can's swim but they wade well.

                    Bullard coming out of the water. Bulldogs can's swim but they wade well.

                  • Incredible sunrises and sunsets. In the mornings the water is glassy smooth.

                    Incredible sunrises and sunsets. In the mornings the water is glassy smooth.

                  • You can find the best stuff in the tide pools.

                    You can find the best stuff in the tide pools.

                  • Master bedroom with king bed. Super comfortable.

                    Master bedroom with king bed. Super comfortable.

                  • Deck w/ panoramic view of Strait of Juan de Fuca, Orcas, Lopez, Mt Baker & more.

                    Deck w/ panoramic view of Strait of Juan de Fuca, Orcas, Lopez, Mt Baker & more.

                  • Part of Living Room - Lots of light, cozy furniture and view, view, view.

                    Part of Living Room - Lots of light, cozy furniture and view, view, view.

                  • Eating area just off kitchen.

                    Eating area just off kitchen.

                  • Stairs to the beach to the south of us.

                    Stairs to the beach to the south of us.

                  • Fire pit down by the water.

                    Fire pit down by the water.

                  • Although the tide is in in this picture, perfect for launching kayaks.

                    Although the tide is in in this picture, perfect for launching kayaks.

                  • Part of the beach to the south of our house with tide pools at both ends.

                    Part of the beach to the south of our house with tide pools at both ends.

                  • The morning ferry run near Orcas and Shaw Island as seen from our deck

                    The morning ferry run near Orcas and Shaw Island as seen from our deck

                  VRBO #239267

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, November 20, 2014

                  $195 - $295 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 11/20/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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                  Member since: 2009
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 70%
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/20/2014
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