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Beach House on North Bay Near Town

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

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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Our house is near Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington State. San Juan Island was ranked by USA Today as #1 in the USA and #4 in the world in 2013, to visit for a vacation and ranked #2 in Top Islands in Continental USA and Canada.
Because of the proximity of our house (a 10-15 min walk) to Friday Harbor, if you wish, you can completely avoid ferry lines and reservations by walking onto the ferries. We'll provide transport to/from the ferry on request. If you do need a car on-island, and prefer not to bring your own, we can help you arrange a local rental.
Please check our video tour of the house and environs. In summary…… it’s a big comfortable home, handy to the ocean front, and to diverse activities at Friday Harbor, San Juan Island.
Three levels, 4 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, fishing, crabbing etc., 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.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Important. No smoking on property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

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

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 4: 2 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin Beds (2), Fold-a-Crib(1), Bunk Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Tub/shower is separated by a door from the toilet, and sink....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    This is on the ground floor....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    This bathroom is with the Master Bedroom on upper level....moreless

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    a few for children and nature guides...moreless

  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    NEW! FULL SIZE FOOSBALL TABLE...moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • Beachfront:

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

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

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

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

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

  • Garage:

    For 1-2 vehicles....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric with basement in-floor heat for the winter...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    flat screen TV X-BOX (bring your favorite games!)...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

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

  • Parking Off Street:

    Space for 4 vehicles...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

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

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Information available upon request...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch...moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave:

    (2)...moreless

  • Oven

Outside

  • Balcony:

    private balcony off master bedroom...moreless

  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    Row boat with life jackets available for use from beach in front of house. If you bring a larger boat, public boat launch less than 1/2 mile away...moreless

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

  • Hot Tub:

    San Juan Island Fitness Club. 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

  • Shared Hot Tub:

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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
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Low Season 2015
Oct 1 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$450
$2,900 $5,500
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$500
$3,300 $9,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.1%

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Last updated: 06/22/2015
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Location

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

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 over 20 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: Because of its location within ~10-15 min walking distance from Friday Harbor, you can walk onto the ferries, saving time and money. We'll meet your ferries to help with your stuff, and if you need a car on-island, will help you arrange a local rental. This can be a particular advantage on a big holiday weekend. Guest access 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, flying, sailing), exercise (local Fitness Club), family activities (beach, zip line, kayaking, sailing), school, shopping, and travel (airport, ferry landing, marinas.) 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 is also a great place to fly RC aircraft.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

 

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.

  • 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.

  • Master bedroom on the upper level.

    Master bedroom on the upper level.

  • NEW full size Queen bed on main floor overlooking the garden

    NEW full size Queen bed on main floor overlooking the garden

  • 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.

  • kids out for a row

    kids out for a row

  • Ground floor bathroom

    Ground floor bathroom

  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

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

    Relax in the hammock, you're on vacation!

  • 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 en suite bathroom

    Master en suite bathroom

  • Bunkroom on main level.

    Bunkroom on main level.

  • Outdoor seating on upper and lower decks.

    Outdoor seating on upper and lower decks.

  • Fireplace sitting area on lower level.

    Fireplace sitting area on lower level.

  • North Bay tidal creek on waterfront.

    North Bay tidal creek on waterfront.

  • evening seabirds

    evening seabirds

  • Tornado Foosball for Fanatics

    Tornado Foosball for Fanatics

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated 06/22/2015
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