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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 or 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 kid-friendly gourmet kitchen deck close to town
Summer/Fall 2015 Mar 13 - Oct 15, 2015 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
2-hr. cleaning fee$70
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and contract is signed. Sorry, no pets.
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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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.