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New Waterfront Residence, Beach, 45' Dock, Pool & Hot Tub

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New indoor pool 20' x45' with diving board, heated floors and bathroom


Last updated: 07/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Features of the new waterfront home at Yacht Haven

Downstairs, three bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed and bath. Brand-new kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and a stunning view of the beach. Off the kitchen is the Great Room with high vaulted ceilings and a long table made of heavy Russian Oak that will seat 14 guests. This room has a panoramic view of the water that will take your breath away! At Night, the lighting in the kitchen and the Great Room look like a scene from a romantic movie.

Upstairs, a master bedroom with television, a king-size bed and bath with a spacious glass-enclosed shower and just for fun, we have an old-fashioned tub that you see in western movies. There is a large-screen home theater and game room with four comfortable built-in bunk beds. Young people go crazy for the bunk beds.

Heated floors throughout our house that is so well insulated, you will not hear a sound coming from any room. This is the kind of unique waterfront home that Sunset Magazine likes to feature on its cover.

At Yacht Haven you are invited to a large building next to the house where you can 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 waterfront home is now ready for you and will accommodate 14 guests. Upon request, we will send a slide show of interior and exterior plus a free quote. (Note: Reviews of a 'cabin' are obsolete because the cabin is gone.)

The new waterfront home along with the swimming pool, hot tub, private beach and dock are all 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 Mt. Rainier National Park and the British Camp National Historic Park located just across the water from us . 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.'

Other Attractions

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.
Something new: We offer private tours of off-the beaten-path islands nearby such as a Stuart Island Day Trip, Jones Island, Orcas Island, Lopez Island, a Garrison Bay Tour and a private tour around San Juan Island.

Keywords: Garrison Bay, Yacht Haven, Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Westcott Bay, Friday Harbor, waterfront, pool, hot tub


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Rope swing. 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

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    private bathroom tub/shower combination (heated floors)...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    with bathroom Shower ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    with fireplace and private bathroom. heated floors...moreless

  • upstairs great room.: 4 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Upstairs main bunk room / theater room...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    Master bedroom w/ fireplace slipper tub, shower . ...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    view of dock and entrance to westcott bay...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Fireplace, view of the entrance to bay thru the forrest...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    view of pool heated floors bedroom and bathroom...moreless

  • Master bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    view of entrance to bay and dock ,fireplace ...moreless

  • pool bathroom: toilet

    located off the deep end. heated floor/ changing room...moreless

  • main lower floor great room bathroom: toilet, shower


Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct T.V. satellite available...moreless

  • Television:

    65" LCD Flat Panel in media room w/ surround sound 37" LCD flat screen in Master bedroom...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    From the kitchen, Dining room, Great Room and front deck...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Private Beach: sand and pebble. Clams available at low tide...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mt Young at British Camp National Historic Park...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Fulll view of Westcott Bay and Garrison Bay....moreless

  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Home is on the Water Westcott Bay and Garrison Bay and on the channel leading to both...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large dining room table to accommodate large groups and a smaller table available upon request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace:

    3 brand new gas fireplaces, one located in the master suite, one in the great room and one in the master bedroom downstairs....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The floors on the first level are equipped with In-floor heating and the master suite bathroom also has in floor heating....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Grand vaulted ceilings in the great room with post and beam truss system....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is limited to 8 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes & utensils for 20 guests....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Kitchen Aid Dishwasher (New in May 2015)...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    New: Oven and stove top, Dishwasher, Wine refrigerator, eating counter sink and regular kitchen sink, granite counter tops, ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Mixer, Juicer , bread maker and other large kitchen items available upon request....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large brand new refrigerator with ice and water in the door (new in May 2015)...moreless

  • Stove:

    Flat top 4 flush burner stove top...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Dinghy available with oars. (1) single kayak (1) double kayak...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Huge patio on the north side of the pool building with patio/lounge chairs and table....moreless

  • Golf:

    For a unique golfing experience, try the San Juan Golf and Country Club located just minutes outside of Friday Harbor. Fees may apply...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    1 Double Kayak and 1 Single Kayak available...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New May 2015: Outdoor gas/briquette BBQ grill available on the patio outside. Also new Crab cooking station with sink...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Roche Harbor Resort. Fees may apply...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    The jetted hot tub is located in the pool building...moreless

  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    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



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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $250 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.31%


$595.00 nightly Rate is based on 2 guests; add $40.00 per night, per additional guest. Three nights minimum stay. Visitors are welcome in boats, but there is a $40 per person per night fee if they stay on the boat overnight and a docking fee per boat of $1.75 per foot per night. Free quote and slide show of new waterfront home upon request.

Deposit: 1/2 of rental amount at time of booking. Remainder is due 30 days before arrival.

Cancellation policy: Full refund up to 30 days before arrival. The up to 2 weeks before arrival,

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Roche Harbor Harbor Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Roche Harbor Resort
14 Miles
Nearest Ferry
In Friday Harbor
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Juan Golf and Country Club
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Roche Harbor Resort

Car: Necessary

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.


Manager info

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 later 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.

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  • New indoor pool 20' x45' with diving board, heated floors and bathroom

    New indoor pool 20' x45' with diving board, heated floors and bathroom

  • Steps leading up to the Pool House.

    Steps leading up to the Pool House.

  • Another view of the hot tub.

    Another view of the hot tub.

  • Entrance to Yacht Haven Residence, Beach, Dock  and Pool House

    Entrance to Yacht Haven Residence, Beach, Dock and Pool House

  • Entry to pool house.  Shows commercial Ice  maker and frozen drink machine.

    Entry to pool house. Shows commercial Ice maker and frozen drink machine.

  • Private beach at Yacht Haven. Just a few steps from the  house.

    Private beach at Yacht Haven. Just a few steps from the house.

  • Guest bedroom next to the new home.

    Guest bedroom next to the new home.

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