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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.
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Low Season 2015 Oct 1 - May 31, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Cleaning Fee$150 + tax
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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)
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 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.