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