Serene, Private, Warm Family Getaway, 1 Mile from Roche Harbor Resort
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Roche Harbor house description
Private 3 bedroom 2 bath home on 1 acre of usable yard. Furnished with custom furniture, bright colors, new fireplace. Terrific light with large windows opening to a southern exposure. 3 minute walk to a private beach and a 15 minute walk to Roche Harbor Resort and Marina. Access to a 35 foot sailing sloop at Roche Harbor Resort Marina. Stay overnight on the boat at the marina or on a private mooring near by.
Guests also have access to all resort amenities like the heated pool, tennis courts, kayak rentals, whale watching, restaurants and walking trails.
Every day you will see black tail deer in the yard and bald eagles overhead. In the evenings take a 3 minute walk with your folding chairs to the private community beach and watch the most beautiful sunsets overlooking the Canadian Gulf Islands.
If you want some action, take a 15 minute walk to the rustic Roche Harbor Resort and Marina for some great food, shopping, and charter our 35 foot sailing sloop for a tour of the San Juans.
While at the resort you can also rent kayaks and go on a whale watch excursion in search of orcas. We may run into them as well while sailing among the San Juan Islands.
- 1500 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- There is a new large wood picnic table for dining out on the lawn.
Pool & Spa
- Lawn / Garden:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Whale Watching
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Paddle Boating
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- The home is located just 1 mile from Roche Harbor Resort and Marina. Guests also can tour the San Juan Islands by chartering a 35 foot sailing yacht that is sailed by the owner. Guests can stay overnight on the boat at the marina or on a private mooring just off the private beach near the home. This is great for a couple that want additional privacy or the experience of living on a sailboat....moreless
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This was our 1st time to the San Juan Island and we loved our time there. Roche Harbor is a quaint town with plenty of amenities. While there we went on a 3-hour kayak tour, and also a whale watching excursion. (If you use San Juan Outfitters for both, they give you a 10% discount for the second excursion.) Although the activities were fun, we especially enjoyed our family time just hanging out at this beautiful house. Everything is exactly as advertised. Although you are in a populated area, the trees on the lot make it feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. It is very quiet and peaceful. The furnishings are beautiful and comfortable. Many times when you rent a vacation property, you find that things are worn or dated. It's obvious that this property has been designed for comfort AND beauty, and it has been well maintained. The large dining table is a gathering place for meals and games. The hammock on the front porch is great for napping. The kitchen is well outfitted with everything you could possibly want or need to prepare a meal. Todd was easy to work with and readily available if we needed anything. It's been said before in other reviews, but be sure to walk to the private beach and take in the sunsets. Not only is it beautiful, but it's fun to hear the cannons blast and all of the ships horns as the sun dips into the water. A couple of things to note: There is no TV in the living area. There is a large one in the master bedroom and also one in one of the downstairs bedrooms. If you hope to watch anything as a large group, this arrangement makes it difficult. Also, we never found the croquet set and there are no games or puzzles on the property. We had brought some of our own to play, so it was fun to pass the time this way. One of our favorite things was the Bose sound system that was there. If you have a phone with a blue tooth, you can play music through your phone. Also, there's no wifi at the house. Without internet or a TV turned on all the time, you're sure to really feel like you've gotten away from it all! Lastly, the ferry doesn't take reservations. We traveled from Anacortes with our car and although we arrived 90 minutes before scheduled departure, we were on standby to board. Be sure to allow a cushion of time to be certain you don't miss the ferry! Also, when we left Friday Harbor, we got in line early for the ferry, left the car and then walked to Rock Bay Cafe for a delicious breakfast.
- Guest Debbie W. (Bay Area, California)
- Date of stay 08/16/13
- Review Submitted 08/27/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
The home is beautiful, spacious and very well kept. The yard is huge and very private; in the evenings the wildlife comes out and it is amazing to lay and relax in the hammock and watch them leisurely graze in the big beautiful yard. This house is perfect for a large group. The private beach is just a short walk from the property and a must see, the sunsets are incredible! The property is very close to Roche Harbor and all the amenities. I highly recommend this place; we will definitely visit again! Thanks Todd for for thinking of everything, you made are trip amazing!
- Guest Kathy F.
- Date of stay 08/02/13
- Review Submitted 08/05/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Our family getaway
Our family getaway
We reserved this property for a family get together. Everything was very clean and well maintained with nice decorator touches throughout the home. There is a big flat screen TV in the master bedroom with plenty of DVDs to choose from. Because of the number of people in our group it would have been more convenient have had the TV in the main living room area, but between the bed and extra chairs, we made it work. We all loved the big covered porch where we saw the deers graze in the yard in the morning and evening. There is a gas fired BBQ on the deck for grilling, as well as a hammock to kick back in (a favorite spot). The beach was close and beautiful - a perfect launching point for a kyak or canoe. Would highly recommend.
- Guest Steve K (Redmond, WA)
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 07/31/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
The perfect weekend vacation!
The perfect weekend vacation!
We had a splendid vacation at this rental over the July 4th weekend. The house is beautiful, spacious and very well kept. There is a huge front yard as well; perfect for a large group. Todd, the owner is extremely pleasant and helpful. In the evenings we would walk up to the sunset point to soak in the last bit of sun for the day – the colors were breathtaking; kayaking options are also available close by. The highlight of our trip was a 3 hour sailboat cruise – Todd (the owner) owns a sailboat and organizes these cruises. I highly recommend this place; would surely visit again! Thanks Todd for making our stay enjoyable.
- Guest Anisha D.
- Date of stay 07/05/13
- Review Submitted 07/26/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
Even better than the pictures!
Even better than the pictures!
My family and I had such a great time at this spacious property! It's a peaceful oasis very close to all the fun and services of Roche Harbor Resort. No other houses are visible from the home, it sits on a large private yard surrounded by tall trees. Great for a croquet game, included with the house. We saw deer, foxes, ravens and hummingbirds in the yard...so fun. Five minutes walk brings you a beautiful private beach with the most amazing sunsets. The owner provides folding chairs that are easily carried along to the beach. Everything inside and out was very clean and well maintained. The large kitchen is great for more than 1 cook and is exceptionally well equipped. The owner is super friendly and accommodating. We would definitely stay again and recommend you stay too!
- Guest Pamela G. (-)
- Date of stay 07/11/13
- Review Submitted 07/21/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
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2 night min stay
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- Cleaning Fee: $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 8.1%
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- Nearest Airport: Roche Harbor Airport at 1 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Friday Harbor at 10 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Roche Harbor Neighborhood Association Beach at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Roche Harbor Resort at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Roche Harbor Resort at 1 Miles
The Unique Benefits at this House:
For an extra fee guests of the home can also tour the San Juan Islands on ESCAPE IV, a 35 foot sailing sloop berthed at Roche Harbor Marina. The home offers a full acre of level usable yard, great for kids to run around and play yard games. The home is also just a 3 minute walk to a private beach where you can view the most incredible sunsets.
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Bright, Warm and Airy Living Room. Large windows provide sunny southern exposure
Guest Bedroom on ground floor, Queen sized bed with down comforter. Very cozy.
New gas fireplace in living room. Heats the house in minutes. Very warm and cozy
Photo of Escape IV, a Wauquiez 35 foot sailing sloop available for tours
Private beach featuring amazing sunsets just a mile from Roche Harbor
Bright dining area for fun gatherings
2nd guest bedroom with two sets of bunk beds. Great for kids! Bathroom next door
Cockpit of Wauquiez 35 foot sailing sloop berthed at Roche Harbor Marina.
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