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Beach House on the Bay; Near Town

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The seashore view. The Torii gate is a resting place for quail.

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Last updated: 07/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Friday Harbor house description

Come visit our house on San Juan Island, Washington State. San Juan Island was ranked on USA Today as #1 in the USA (!) and #4 in the world (!!) as a place to visit for a vacation in 2013. Rankings for Top Islands in Continental USA and Canada in 2014 put the San Juan Islands at #2.
Criteria for judging islands included natural attractions, activities/sights, restaurants/food, people, and value.
Please click below to see a video tour of the house and environs, and also our website for more pictures and information. In summary…… it’s a big, comfortable house, handy to the ocean front, and to diverse activities at Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington.

Three levels, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1.5 kitchens, great views. The house gives up to 9 people the space they need to be together and spaces for solitude. Go walking or biking to Friday Harbor shopping amenities, ferries, airport, marinas, restaurants, theatre, jazz, blues, tennis, golf or countryside. It’s a good match for people who are celebrating a family gathering, for a reunion, small retreat, a wedding, or friends with shared interest in biking, whale watching, hiking, boating/sailing, or other activities.

The house looks out to the sea across a grassy lawn, and you are welcome to use it as a path to the tideflats, tidal creek, and sandy spit nearby or to go rowing in the dinghy.

Day trips by ferry to other islands, or longer trips to Victoria, Vancouver, Port Angeles are easy to arrange with our house as a home base.


Keywords: House, home, vacation house, vacation home, large house, multi-level house

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Important. No cats, dogs, or other animals permitted on premises. ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Important. No smoking on premises....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Children Welcome
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                (2) Full kitchen on Main level. On lower level, there is sink, full size fridge, electric kettle, toaster, and a convection/microwave oven....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                (2) Sub-Zero on Main level. Frigidaire on lower level....moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Information available upon request...moreless

              • Microwave:

                (2)...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                9...moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Seating for 9 people

              Amenities

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                San Juan Island Fitness Club. Special Guest rate based upon our membership there. Ask us for details....moreless

              • Heating:

                electric with basement floor heated in the winter...moreless

              • Garage:

                For 1-2 vehicles....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                For 4 vehicles...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                (2)...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Linens Provided
              • Covered Parking
              • Air Conditioning
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Is there something you would like? Let us know, and we will try to provide it for you....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Shared Hot Tub:

                    San Juan Island Fitness Club. Special Guest rate based upon our membership there. Ask us for details....moreless

                  • Books:

                    a few for children and nature guides...moreless

                  • Television:

                    flat screen TV...moreless

                  • Games
                  • Toys
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Communications

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Low-medium strength Verizon signal accessible....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Bring your laptop, and log on....moreless

                  • Broadband Access

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Indoors--at San Juan Fitness Club; both swimming lanes, and child's pool with family swim time every day. Special Guest rate based upon our membership there. Ask us for details....moreless

                  • Sauna:

                    San Juan Island Fitness Club. Special Guest rate based upon our membership there. Ask us for details....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Boat:

                    row boat with life jackets available. If you bring a larger boat, public boat launch less than 1/2 mile away...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    garden with option of picking seasonal vegetables and fruit....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    less than 2 miles away...moreless

                  • Bicycles
                  • Balcony

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    Access across owner-neighbor's lawn welcome....moreless

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Access across owner-neighbor's lawn welcome....moreless

                  • Beach View
                  • Ocean View
                  • Water View

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Hiking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cycling
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  4 night min stay
                  $500
                  $3,150 $6,750
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                  • Taxes Not included

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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/14/2014
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                  Location

                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Friday Harbor International Airport KFHR
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Washington State Ferries
                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Mount Vernon - Burlington Northern Sante Fe
                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Interstate 5
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Private in front of house, Public - Jackson Beach
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Rumor Mill
                  65 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Mt.Baker or Stevens Pass
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  San Juan Island Golf Course
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Friday Harbor

                  Car: Recommended

                  On Island: Whale Watching, Sailing and Motor Yacht Rental, Public Sandy Beach with Volleyball Courts and barbecue pits, University of Washington Marine Lab self-guided tour, County Boat Launching facility, Sight-Seeing, Bicycle Rental, Geocaching. On Site: 4 bicycles and helmets, rowboat/oars/life jackets, barbecue pit, garden - vegetables and fruit trees, basketball hoop.

                  Day trips on ferries to explore the other San Juan Islands on foot, bike, or by car are fun. We can help with logistics on this.

                  Want to see some more of the region while here? We are just a pleasant ferry ride away from Victoria/Vancouver Island. A nice loop is 4-5 days for relaxation and recreation, 3-4 days in Victoria with its quaint English setting and Buchart Gardens and the a B.C. ferry ride onto the metropolitan world of Vancouver the city on the mainland for 3-4 days of theatre/aquarium/museums, before heading home. (Remember your ID/passports if planning travel to Canada)

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2009

                  About the owner: Welcome! We're locals and have been on San Juan Island for many years. We live nearby and if there are ways we can help you find what you need, or if you have special requests, we'll be pleased to take care of them as best we can. Our interests include marine science, gardening, music, flying, swimming, biking, and jazz performance.

                  Why the Owner Chose Friday Harbor:
                  We both come from large families and have always enjoyed reunions at places like this one (and sometimes our family actually uses this one!) So we thought this particular location and house might be ideal for others. The gentle pace on San Juan Island, its natural beauty, abundant marine life (including whales!), and the variety of activities accessible nearby, add up to a memorable vacation experience for all ages. If you are interested in the seashore and would like to explore Pacific North West marine life, let us know as we may be able to arrange a tide pool or mud flat expedition.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  A unique benefit is Guest access at a reduced rate, to the San Juan Island Fitness Club where we are members. Contact us for details. The Club is 12 minute walk and offers swimming, a separate shallow warm pool for little kids, exercise machines, spinning classes, weight room, racket ball, squash, ping pong, hot tub, steam room, sauna, etc. The bay in front of the house is home or stopover for interesting birds ..... Eagles, Kingfishers, Osprey, Sandpipers, diverse ducks, Oystercatchers, Purple Martins, quail, and many others. Browse our bird books, and seashore guides. Expect also to see seals, otters, deer, and foxes. The house is a short walk from town, in a quiet neighborhood. We walk or bike to work, play (swimming pool, tennis, golf, flying, sailing), exercise (local Fitness Club), family activities (beach, zip line, kayaking, sailing), school, shopping, and travel (airport, ferry landing, marinas.) Another option... our grandson particularly enjoys to operate Radio Controlled models up at the County Fairgrounds and the skateboard park, a five minute walk away. Walkers in our family often hike 5-10 minutes over to a huge abandoned gravel pit on the shoreline nearby and the kids explore and build forts in the driftwood bonanza on the adjacent beach. The gravel pit area is also a suitable place to fly RC aircraft.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The seashore view.  The Torii gate is a resting place for quail.

                    The seashore view. The Torii gate is a resting place for quail.

                  • Dining and Living Rooms on the Main level.

                    Dining and Living Rooms on the Main level.

                  • Kitchen on the Main level.

                    Kitchen on the Main level.

                  • Master bedroom on the upper level.

                    Master bedroom on the upper level.

                  • Bunkroom on main level.

                    Bunkroom on main level.

                  • Sitting/bedroom on main level overlooking garden.

                    Sitting/bedroom on main level overlooking garden.

                  • Fireplace sitting area on lower level.

                    Fireplace sitting area on lower level.

                  • North Bay tidal creek on waterfront.

                    North Bay tidal creek on waterfront.

                  • kids out for a row

                    kids out for a row

                  • The beach house on North Bay Lane from the bay side.  Decks on all three levels.

                    The beach house on North Bay Lane from the bay side. Decks on all three levels.

                  • Kitchen side seating for people who like to hang around the kitchen activity.

                    Kitchen side seating for people who like to hang around the kitchen activity.

                  • Outdoor seating on upper and lower decks.

                    Outdoor seating on upper and lower decks.

                  • Master en suite bathroom

                    Master en suite bathroom

                  • Full bath on main level.

                    Full bath on main level.

                  • Queen bed on lower level.

                    Queen bed on lower level.

                  • Kitchenette on lower level.

                    Kitchenette on lower level.

                  • Relax in the hammock, you're on vacation!

                    Relax in the hammock, you're on vacation!

                  • evening seabirds

                    evening seabirds

                  VRBO #392325

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, July 17, 2014

                  $500 per night (USD)
                  10

                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

                  View calendar: Updated 07/14/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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