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Idyllic Island Retreat, Great for Kids and Adults, Too!

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Last updated: 07/15/2014

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Friday Harbor house description

Only five minutes from Friday Harbor, but away from it all. Lovely three-bedroom, two-bath house on five beautiful wooded acres with huge windows overlooking a gorgeous pond and close to town. GREAT place for kids: swimming, rowing, amazing treehouse, hammock, toy chests stocked with fun, big-screen satellite t.v. with DVD player, extensive video library and CD player. Enjoy cooking the island's best with gourmet kitchen and gas grill. Dishwasher, microwave, and espresso maker. Relax on the sunny deck, read the afternoon away on the screened porch, or float on the pond in the rowboat or inflatable kayak. Broad-band wireless internet. Queen bed in master bedroom, twin beds in guest room and double convertible sofa bed in office/den. Main floor bathroom serves guest room and den. Upstairs bathroom is attached to master bedroom. Wood stove, central heating and air-conditioning. Linens provided, and there is a washer and dryer. No smoking and no pets, please. Enjoy our resident deer family.

Keywords: house
gourmet kitchen
close to town

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • pond, rowboat, inflatable kayak, tree house, secluded, quiet


              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Video Library


              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Water View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Stove


                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator


                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Jetted Tub


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                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer/Fall 2015
                      Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • 2-hr. cleaning fee $70
                      • Taxes Not included


                      Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                      Deposit by check of 1/2 of total amount to hold reservation, refundable up until 30 days before scheduled arrival. Remainder of rental fee due by arrival date.

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                      wine tasting, whale watching, bowling, beach combing,


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About the owner: Merle is president of the Center for Emergent Diplomacy in Santa Fe, NM. She has 7 grandchildren. John is a retired Sandia National Laboratory research engineer. He is also a master carpenter and grandfather of 2. John built the porch, the treehouse, and the beautiful rowboat. Merle and John visit their home on SJI whenever their busy lives permit.

                      Why the Owner Chose Friday Harbor:
                      SJI is the perfect complement to the desert beauty of our home in Santa Fe, NM. We love the green lushness of the island and the sunny summer weather with absolutely perfect temperatures!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Last summer a bald eagle perched on the side of our pond lips smacking as he watched a pair of ducks circling. Hiking with the grandkids at American Camp we usually spot several baby fox kits peering at us from their hiding places in the prairie. The kids love to crawl out on the log over the pond where we've screwed in an iron puzzle that they work hard to solve. Our front yard is perfect for softball and we love to play badminton in the afternoons by the pond. A float and row on the pond at the end of the day is one of our rituals.

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                      Speaks: english



                      • Sunny house

                        Sunny house

                      • Morning visitors

                        Morning visitors

                      • Our lovely garden

                        Our lovely garden

                      • Dining room

                        Dining room

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • Downstairs bathroom

                        Downstairs bathroom

                      • Office/Den with comfy convertible sofa

                        Office/Den with comfy convertible sofa

                      • Wild meadow flowers

                        Wild meadow flowers

                      • Patio for morning coffee

                        Patio for morning coffee

                      • Gourmet kitchen

                        Gourmet kitchen

                      • Treehouse


                      • Screened porch

                        Screened porch

                      • View across the pond

                        View across the pond

                      • Our favorite deck chair

                        Our favorite deck chair

                      • Guest bedroom

                        Guest bedroom

                      • Rowing back to the dock at the end of the day

                        Rowing back to the dock at the end of the day

                      VRBO #406111

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, October 11, 2014

                      $350 - $400 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 07/15/2014
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