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San Juan Island Garden House is a wonderful three bedroom house surrounded by gardens, fields, and a small forest. It is situated in the middle of Oak Knoll Farm, a 30 acre farm reserve. Peaceful, lots of space, gorgeous views to the west over San Juan Valley and south across False Bay to the Olympic Mountains. The beautifully designed gardens are a very popular spot for the local birds. There is a fruit orchard, a pond, a ridge covered with Garry oaks and pines where bald eagles nest. Sheep graze in the fields year round. Uninvited, but frequent guests include foxes, deer, owls, and, of course, the occasional rabbit.
Location Located on the east side of the island, a 5 minute drive from Friday Harbor, 20 minutes from Roche Harbor, and a 3 min drive / 20 min walk to False Bay.
The House The 2700 sq. ft. two story house is warm and inviting, with an open floor plan, spacious window seats, and cathedral ceilings. It has one large bedroom downstairs with a king bed and two bedrooms upstairs with queen beds.
One full bathroom downstairs and one bathroom upstairs with shower. Large rooms with a tasteful mix of high quality contemporary and antique furniture. Features a large garden view dining room. Sweeping views west from all rooms. The house sleeps seven easily. The sunny window seats are a popular napping spot, also great for sleeping kids or overnight guests.
The Kitchen The large walk-through kitchen has ceramic tile floor and counters, with a spacious walk-in pantry. Top of the line appliances: easy to clean glass top stove, large refrigerator and dishwasher. Fully equipped kitchen for a gourmet cook, all utensils, cookware, spices, and tableware. A barbecue is available too. The laundry area has new front load washer, and dryer.
The Farm Guests in the house will not be disturbed by the workings of the farm - the barns, fields and animals are managed by the owner and caretaker who lives on a farm a few miles away. Currently a population of North Country Cheviot sheep are in the fields. Some seasons they are joined by horses.
The Island Besides enjoying the house and the garden, the island offers many great walks/hikes, bike riding, kayaking, bird watching, beach combing, and whale watching. Friday Harbor has great restaurants and cafés - even a movie theatre. Sorry, no traffic signals though - no real good reason for having any.
Keywords: garden, house, sheep farm, farmhouse, peace, valley view
Wedding Notes -Additional $750. Plus, 4 night minimum stay and $1000 damage/cleaning deposit, may be other requirements depending on party size.
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$750 fully refundable damage/cleaning deposit
Balance and damage/cleaning deposit due two weeks prior to stay
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3 miles SW of Friday Harbor, .5 miles from NE False Bay,
Year Purchased: 1970
About the owner: Our family has owned this property since 1970, and we build this great garden house, the gardens, 2 large barns, and the garage/workshop/studio. It is still an active sheep farm.
Why the Owner Chose Friday Harbor: We fell in love with the gorgeous nature, fantastic views, beautiful oaks and pine trees, the amazing variety of birds and wildlife, and not the least the wonderful feel and smell of fresh, clean air. This is a unique spot. A comfortable sanctuary for a family or individual looking for a place to be with nature.
The Unique Benefits at this House: This home is surrounded by an amazing garden and fields used for sheep grazing and haying. You will have total privacy, peace and quiet.