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Premier Waterfront & Whale Watching Westside Cottage

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Last updated: 08/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This charming guest cottage is nestled on a five acre estate with magnificent views of the Olympic Mountains, Vancouver Island and spectacular sunsets over the Strait of Juan De Fuca. Premier whale watching awaits you right on the front lawn or from the picnic table above the waters edge. Enjoy the tennis and basketball court located right on the property. Relax underneath the deck umbrella while bird watching. Go down to the cove to explore the tidal pools, have a picnic or launch your kayak or paddleboard. When you’re ready to venture out, Deadman’s Bay Beach is a short walk or bike ride away. Lime Kiln State Park is also within walking distance and features hiking trails, prime whale watching and a view of the lighthouse.
Please note: Owners do live on the property and live in the main residence located approximately the distance of a football field (100 yds) from the cottage. However, the cottage does afford it's own privacy. Additional information can be obtained on our web site www.awindancecottage.com ,

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18 years or older...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    The property also affords breath taking and ever changing views of the Olympic Mountains majestically situated accross the Straights of Juan DeFuca ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Olympics and Cascades...moreless

  • Village:

    In the charming little port town of Friday Harbor you will find the whale museum, just the right souvenir, a market for your supplies or that perfect restaurant meal. Let us know if we can be of help....moreless

  • Water View:

    The prettiest and best views are no doubt off the west side of San Juan Island. Look across the Straights of Juan DeFuca at the Olympic Mountains, Vancouver Island and on clear days Mt Raineer....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Our 5 acre estate is located on the West Side of San Juan Island along the Straights of Juan DeFuca. The local resident Orca pods ply the waters directly in front of our shoreline....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Tennis Court with basketball hoops...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free WiFi access....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Oct 1 - Nov 1, 2015
2 night min stay
$250
Winter
Nov 2 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$225
$1,350

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $193 Nightly

Spring
Apr 1 - Jun 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$250
$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning/Re-setting $75
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Regular season rates apply for holidays.


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Last updated: 08/20/2015
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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Friday Harbor Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Washington State Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Juan Golf & Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Deadman's Bay Beach

Car: Necessary

Windance Cottage is one of only a few shoreside propertys situated on the West Side of San Juan Island. This location is where most all visitors end up spending most of their time anyway. The cottage is located one mile from Lime Kiln State Park (whale watch park) and the famous west side pullouts (where visitors park to watch the whales feed, play and interact with other pods of whales). The West Side is also the sunny side of the island. We receive approximately a quarter of the rain the north end of the island receives as you will notice when driving around the island.

Windance property offers one of the best locations for launching your kayak. Most all the kayak outfitters will end up on the West Side of the island regardless of where they launch because of the diversity of wildlife along the shoreline.

If you're not playing tennis on our property (which is on one of the prettiest tennis court settings in the world) or tide pooling down in the cove or staying busy with a number of other activities available on the property, you will probably be relaxing while the eagles fly over head, the deer graze on the lawn, the dove hoot their call and the sound of the water calms your soul.

Windance Cottage is one of the prettiest places on earth.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: We moved to the San Juan Islands in 1991 from a 16 year life living in Dutch Harbor, Alaska where Jane taught elementary school and worked along with Greg owning and operating a seafood company. We also owned commercial king crab fishing vessels and other fishing related businesses. Realizing that the Aleutian Islands was not the best place to raise our son, we moved to San Juan Island and raized our son Dylan here. Dylan has now ventured on, having just graduated from the University of Washington and working in the Seattle area. Even though Dylan lives and works in the Seattle area he visits us and the island at least once a month and no doubt will always be connected to San Juan Island. Now days Greg's hobby is flying (he owns and fly's a cessna 182RG) and is working on becoming a master beekeeper, where Jane loves gardening, teaching yoga at the health club and playing tennis. We also have the sweetest Golden Retreiver in the world 'Timba'. She will no doubt want to bark a greeting to you and come running to say hi. As most Goldens she's a artfull beggar but she's the luckiest dog alive to live here and get to meet all the wonderful guests we have.

Why the Owner Chose Friday Harbor:
We felt so lucky to have found this piece of paradise back in 1991. The island was pretty much unheard of yet but then came along 'Free Willie' the movie (which Greg, Jane and our son Dylan were extra's in) and that started to change everything. Everyone found out that there were local pods of Orca whales here off the West Side of San Juan Island during the summer months and everyone wanted to see them. Once visitors found out how beautiful the islands were many decided to stay or move here. Needless to say the population has increased dramatically but not so much. You will notice we still dont have a stop light in town or any fast food resaurants, yeah!! As the news of how beautiful the islands were, the island slowly became a world class vacation destination. Even though we share this beautiful spot with thousands of visitors every summer, fortunately our property still feels away from everything and everyone. We do however love meeting all the visitors and guests from all over the world and sharing this beautiful and unique piece of the world with them all.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Obviously the whales out front makes our place very special. Wether it's watching them frantically feeding amongst a school of fish, spy hopping, breaching or just lazily sleeping and drifting along, it's a spectacular sight of nature. The property also provides a abundance of other wildlife wether it be the grazing deer, the eagle perched or flying overhead, the harbor seals sunning themselves on the shoreline, the fox darting across the lawn, the dove hooting their call or the frogs signing so loud in the pond at night that you can hear them inside the cottage. Many guests have commented that they've wittnesed more nature in their brief stay with us than they've encountered in their whole lives. We hope you have the oportunity to come visit Windance Cottage and experience this all for your selves.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Premier whale watching right out your front door.

    Premier whale watching right out your front door.

  • Sunny deck for BBQ or dining al fresco.

    Sunny deck for BBQ or dining al fresco.

  • With sleeping loft.

    With sleeping loft.

  • Sleeping nook with two twin beds.

    Sleeping nook with two twin beds.

  • ...with tub & shower.

    ...with tub & shower.

  • Rolling lawn to the beach.

    Rolling lawn to the beach.

  • Picnic overlooking the water.

    Picnic overlooking the water.

  • Enjoy the view of the Olympic Mountains.

    Enjoy the view of the Olympic Mountains.

  • Cozy vacation cottage with many amenities.

    Cozy vacation cottage with many amenities.

  • Open floor plan living area.

    Open floor plan living area.

  • Comfortable Queen size bed.

    Comfortable Queen size bed.

  • Spacious bath...

    Spacious bath...

  • Enjoy the sunny deck with water views.

    Enjoy the sunny deck with water views.

  • Explore the tide pools on the waters edge.

    Explore the tide pools on the waters edge.

  • Tennis and basketball court right on the property.

    Tennis and basketball court right on the property.

  • Watch the sun rise and set over Vancouver Island.

    Watch the sun rise and set over Vancouver Island.

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