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Premier Waterfront & Whale Watching Westside Cottage

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Premier whale watching right out your front door.

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Last updated: 11/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Friday Harbor cottage 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.

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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
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            Sleeping nook sleeps children or smaller adults....moreless

          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

          • 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
          • 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
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Winter
          Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2015
          2 night min stay
          $200

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

          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: 11/22/2014
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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 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 SanJuan Islands in 1991 from a 16 year life living in Dutch Harbor, Alaska where Jane taught elementary school and Greg had commercial king crab fishing boats and fishing related businesses. Realizing that the Aleutian Islands was not the best place to raize 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 our son 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 it. 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 we can hear them inside our house. Most guests comment 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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          Photos

          • 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.

          VRBO #488960

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

          $200 - $300 per night (USD)
          8

          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 11/22/14
          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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          Member since: 2013
          Speaks: english
          • Response time: Within 24 hours
          • Response rate: 80%
          • Calendar last updated: 11/22/2014
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