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At Yacht Haven you are invited to enjoy our heated swimming pool, diving board and hot tub all surrounded by heated floors. As you swim, observe through our vaulted glass ceiling, soaring eagles who nest in the huge trees on the property. In between swims we have a non-alcoholic frozen drink machine with flavors that change every week.
Other features of Yacht Haven
Private Beach, rich in crab, clams and oysters, fishing just around the corner and whale watching just moments away. British Camp is diagonally across the water within rowing distance. A dinghy with oars is available for your private use to explore the pristine shoreline.
Our dock at Yacht Haven is 45' and has 30 amp shore-power service and water.
A brand-new elegant waterfront home is under construction and has accommodations for 14 guests. The new home will be completed soon and we will send photos and free quote upon request. (Note: Reviews of a 'cabin' are obsolete because the cabin is gone.)
The new waterfront home, swimming pool, hot tub, private beach and dock are located on five secluded acres surrounded by a security fence and gate. We are only 20 minutes from downtown Friday Harbor and two miles from the world-famous Roche Harbor resort.
Our property must be in a desirable area if you can look across the water and see the estate of an Oscar-winning actress. Our property is smoke-free and pets are not allowed. (Many of our guests are allergic.)
Yacht Haven Location
The waters are an aquatic location prized by University of Washington's marine biologists for research of underwater sea life. Cook clams, crab, and oysters in lemon and butter on the outdoor propane barbecue. Also, within a short distance, you can now buy oysters at nominal cost from the oyster farm that ships to restaurants all over the world.
We are located across the bay diagonally from British Camp - only one of two National Historic Parks in America allowed to fly the Union Jack. To find out why, be sure to view one of the regularly scheduled slide-shows at British Camp, narrated by park rangers. Enjoy interpretive talks.
Jeff Asher, the owner-caretaker, served as a park ranger at the British Camp National Historic Park. When you come to Yacht Haven, ask him about the mystery of the barracks for British marines. There were rumors for years that a sack of gold was hidden inside the empty building that has been restored to its original condition.. Searchers found nothing. Then a few years ago, the gold was finally discovered 'hiding in plain sight.'
Victoria Day Cruise (Operating daily from May 1st through October 31st.) In one day, you can visit the charming city of Victoria in Canada and also the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Leave in the morning and return in the evening to San Juan Island. Reservations & Information: (800) 668 7758 ext. 140.
Moments away from the elegant Roche Harbor Resort and Marina with its world-class restaurant. (Boat rentals are available). Also, tennis courts and a pool.
Ten minute drive to another five-star restaurant, Duck Soup Inn.
Moments away from best fishing grounds in the Pacific Northwest. Rent a boat and all fishing equipment from Snug Harbor or Roche Harbor resorts (or bring your own boat) and park it at our deep-water forty-five foot dock.
For the high-flying folks, you can park your float plane at the dock. Have you ever golfed on an island? For an unusual experience, try the San Juan Golf Course.
Moments away from the most exciting whale watching and sea kayaking in the Pacific Northwest with San Juan Safaris and Bon Accord Charters
Only 20 minutes to Friday Harbor where you can board a ferry or fly a short distance to Canada for sight-seeing at the world-famous 130-acre Butchart Gardens. Enjoy the grandeur of the Empress Hotel in Victoria Harbor, and other attractions in charming downtown Victoria.
Keywords: Garrison Bay, Yacht Haven, Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Westcott Bay, Friday Harbor, waterfront, pool, hot tub
Miles of bike riding on country roads.
Hours of fun swimming in our elegant pool. Row Boat, beach combing, hiking ...moreless
Non Smoking Only
Pets Not Allowed:
We do not allow pets in a continuing effort to preserve the wildlife and our maintenance of the buildings and grounds. We have small Pigmy goats in our petting area that are hyper sensitive to dogs....moreless
located off the deep end. heated floor/ changing room...moreless
2 story waterfront home on Yacht Haven with heated indoor swimming pool in a dedicated building on 5 secluded acres with a private beach and a private 45 foot dock. Crab cooking station and gas/briquette BBQ grill on a huge patio on the north side of pool building. Westcott Bay Oyster farm nearby.
Salmon fishing 5 minutes away. Wild life everywhere.
National park nearby. 5 minutes from Roche Harbor Resort, Whale watching a short distance away. 20 minute boat ride to Sydney British Columbia, Canada.
The jetted hot tub is located in the pool building...moreless
Separate indoor pool w/ diving board and hot tub, decking around pool is heated. The pool complex also has its own bathroom. The foyer has a non-alcoholic frozen drink machine, counter and sink....moreless
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee$250 + tax
$495.00 nightly Rate is based on 2 guests; add $35.00 per night, per additional guest. Three nights minimum stay.
Visitors are welcome in boats, but there is a $35 per person per night fee if they stay on the boat overnight.
Free quote upon request.
Deposit: 1/2 of rental amount at time of booking. Remainder is due 30 days before arrival.
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Yacht Haven vacation rental is one of the San Juan Islands premiere vacation destinations. This unique property situated at the entrances to Westcott and Garrison Bays provides ample opportunity for kayaking, fishing, crabbing, SCUBA diving and hiking in the area.
Our property features a private 45’ dock, with power and water, a private beach as well as a separate private indoor swimming pool and hot tub with a heated pool deck and restroom. The pool is located just steps away from the house and has its own foyer. The pool has its own stone patio with views of the bay.
The waterfront residence is new as of 2015 and has vaulted ceilings in the great room, 10' ceilings in the main house, heated floors, Bathrooms for every bedroom, Large kitchen and dining room which overlooks its own private pebble beach. Large picture windows provide unmatched waterfront views of Westcott and Garrison Bays.
Year Purchased: 1954
About: My name is Jeff Asher. I have lived on San Juan Island for about 30 years and spent the summers here since a young child. I have served the people of San Juan County as emergency dispatcher, deputy sheriff, deputy coroner, detective, and lead detective. I am the founder and coordinator of the county's 20 member underwater recovery unit for San Juan County
I am also the skipper of the Sheriff's Patrol Boat. Recently, my partner and I were honored with an award from the State of Washington for saving four people from drowning when their boat crushed on the rocks in darkness and rough waters.
I have also worked as a park ranger at Mount Rainier National Park, British Camp National Historical Park, and Pinnacles National Monument in California.
For relaxation, I enjoy fine woodworking and restoring antique cars. My current project is the restoration of a park train circa 1930 that moved people around Coney Island in New York. We acquired the train from a farm in Sand Point, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 passed over on the way down to Shanksville.
My special joy is scuba diving with my sons, Russell and Sam. Our future plan: Explore some of the thousands of shipwrecks still underwater around the world.
Why Friday Harbor: This five acre estate was handed down in the family. It was owned by my grandfather,V.L. Gardner, who worked with Bill Boeing in the early days when Bill was just starting his multi-billion dollar business. My grandfather started in Bill Boeings furniture company and then went to aircrafts. My grandfather learned to fly when airplanes were started by hand-cranking the propeller. During WW II, my grandfather was a naval officer on Admiral Nimitz personal staff in Guam. 'Grandpa Vern' was responsible for the repair and maintenance of all military aircraft in the Pacific. Later, he became the northwest regional director of the FAA.
As a bit of trivia: The San Juan Islands were a favorite vacation for Bill Boeing. Hollywood celebrities (actors, directors and producers) have discovered this hidden jewel, the San Juan Islands.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Most everyone who visits comments that
Yacht Haven is one of the most exquisite and peaceful marine location in the world. Guests arrive at the estate and end up not leaving the gates. Its all about relaxation.... Our staff is eager to make your stay as comfortable as possible.