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1 - 2 Person Dog Friendly Rural Cottage in Quiet Setting to Hike or Bike.

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Last updated: 04/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Friday Harbor cottage description

I’m an adorable petite cottage fully furnished with laminate flooring, tile counter tops, a ¾ bath, deck on three sides, private parking and quiet surroundings 4.5 miles from Friday Harbor. A small well-mannered dog could be my friend, but you need to take your dog with you when you leave. My walk-in closet is off my one bedroom with a queen bed and I have ample storage cabinets as well as a stack washer-dryer. The kitchen is fully stocked with all necessary accoutrements for cooking and eating (food not included). I have a phone for local calls and I will remain faithful for at least two days. My friends do no drugs or tobacco including marijuana.
The setting is quiet & rural with beautiful, safe walking and biking from my deck. A part-year stream runs through my property and there is a gas barbeque on my deck with outdoor chairs and a table.

Property Type

  • 436 sq. ft.
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            Small, well-mannered dogs considered, but must be with guests at all times....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Child with one parent; there is only a queen bed....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • The single bedroom has a large well-lit closet. The 3/4 bath is off of the bedroom. Has a separate thermostat....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Sink and storage; separate thermostat....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Salt, Pepper, Sugar, sweetener, Canned evaporated milk, coffee (decaf & regular), ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Full refrigerator with freezer compartment....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Included in living room area....moreless

          • Dining:

            Drop leaf table and 2 chairs...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker


          • Heating:

            Electric in bathroom, bedroom and living room/kitchen - each on separate thermostat....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Stackable in cottage; laundry detergent provided...moreless

          • Parking:

            Private parking & drive to cottage...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Living Room

          Other Amenities

              • San Juan County is in a 'Rain Shadow' and receives about half the rain of Seattle. Tourism tends to be seasonal with the summer months being the most crowded and expensive, However, the fall, spring and even the winter can be very attractive, and less expensive, for those wishing a quieter environment. Consider it!...moreless


              • Video Library
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Television


              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                San Juan Fitness Center has an indoor pool available at a minimal fee....moreless

              • Hot Tub:

                San Juan Fitness Center has a hot tub available at a minimal fee....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Day use at Lakedale Resort plus guided trips from Friday Harbor, Snug Harbor and Roche Harbor...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Beautiful view of luxuriant plantings from deck and throughout property....moreless

              • Golf:

                There is a 9 - hole golf course available to the public on the island....moreless

              • Boat:

                Rent at Snug Harbor, Friday Harbor or Roche Harbor...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Merchants in Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Deck on three sides of cottage...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Gas BBQ...moreless


              • Historic
              • Budget
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

              • Resort:

                Roche Harbor is a world class marina and resort with yachts and sailboats arriving from all over the world....moreless

              • Rural:

                We are surrounded by Alder, Cedar and fir trees with excellent walking areas....moreless

              • Mountain View


                  • Necessary


                  • Basketball Court
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Kayaking
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Sailing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Shopping
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Playground
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Museums
                  • Marina
                  • Library
                  • Boating
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shelling
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing

                  Other Activities

                      • Whale watching from vessels with USCG licensed Captains and from Whale Watch facilities on shore. Abundant kayaking in Puget Sound for all skill levels readily available in summer months....moreless


                      Write a review
                      • Cozy and convenient getaway on San Juan

                        Cozy and convenient getaway on San Juan

                        • Guest Amanda B. (Seattle)
                        • Date of stay 04/11/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/14/14
                        We had a great weekend staying at the cottage! It is centrally located on the island, so it is a quick drive to the many parks and coast vistas, as well as Friday and Roche Harbors. The cottage was in a very quiet area, and was comfortable for two people looking for a relaxing getaway weekend. The kitchen made it easy to cook meals during our stay. The cottage was very clean. Dennis welcomed us and made sure we had everything we needed.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Amanda's response mirrors the reasons we selected this place 20 years ago. It is so rewarding to us to meet nice folks with similar likes. This island has absolutely wonderful restaurants and we would like to eat out more often, but it gets really expensive when traveling.

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                      • Peace and Beauty.

                        Peace and Beauty.

                        • Guest sisqscott (Yreka, CA)
                        • Date of stay 07/05/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/09/14
                        First off, leaving the mainland (Anacortes to San Juan) feels like you're leaving the world behind...don't worry because it'll all be there when you return. In the meantime, this cottage was the peace and quiet I needed for a relaxing stay. Had all the amenities that I needed. The deck that overlooked the surrounding garden and landscaping was the perfect companion for my morning cup of coffee. Far enough away from town but close enough that it didn't take too long to get there. A fantastic stay.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: We are pleased to provide the quiet ambience not found in metropolitan areas or anywhere near a freeway... There is a distinct lack of background noise if you can ignore the tree frogs and birds. Thanks to all of our great guests who leave such nice reviews.

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                      • Charming Cottage in the Woods

                        Charming Cottage in the Woods

                        • Guest Shelbie
                        • Date of stay 03/23/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/02/14
                        We stayed five nights at the charming cottage in the woods and were serenaded each night by tree frogs. Being away from the city we had great star gazing each night. The cottage is the perfect size for a cozy little get away and has everything you need. Will definitely re-book!! Thanks for the great memories!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Shelbie and Jimmie wanted a quiet getaway. We are delighted to have provided it.

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                      • Awesome place

                        Awesome place

                        • Guest Bill & Denise
                        • Date of stay 03/14/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/26/14
                        It was wonderful to rest and relax at this cabin.Very peaceful and set back in the wood.Had everything you needed to have an enjoyable time away from home.Owners were the best.Very knowledgable about the island as far as events and restaurants.Can't wait to go back again.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Like my Mom always says, "It's nice to be nice to people who are nice to you." We only have nice people visiting our cottage. Thanks for the good words.

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                      • Great, Welcoming and Accomodating

                        Great, Welcoming and Accomodating

                        • Guest Mr and Mrs (Duvall, WA)
                        • Date of stay 03/21/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/24/14
                        Our Stay was Friday March 21, – Sunday March 23 We had a lot of Fun and really enjoyed our stay, we pulled our car right up to the cottage. :) The Bathroom and the Bed linens were Clean and FRESH . The heater was very much appreciated - it kept us warm during the cool nights. The scenery around is beautiful, the place is peaceful and quiet. We have taken many trips to Friday Harbor and Orcas Island, and I must say this has been the best. The cottage was centrally located on the island, we were ten minutes from the Ferry Terminal, ten minutes from Lime Kiln Lighthouse and not too far from South Beach where we spent the majority of our time. If you want something affordable, clean, pet friendly and very welcoming- I would definitely recommend staying here.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Thanks for your kind comments. Our aim is to provide what you described. Please visit again.

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                      • Peaceful and Charming

                        Peaceful and Charming

                        • Guest Beth (Montague, CA)
                        • Date of stay 07/03/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/04/14
                        My first thought when arriving was that the property looks like something from a Thomas Kincade painting! The cottage is welcoming and very charming. The kitchen had everything we needed, and the washer and dryer were a great convenience. Having coffee on the deck in the morning, with a garden view, was so enjoyable. Thank you for the stay!

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Sep 30 - Jun 12, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $600 $1,800
                      Jun 13 - Sep 15, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $800 $3,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $800 $3,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Pet Fee $15 + tax
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Cleaning $25 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 10.1%


                      Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cancellations will not be accepted within 15days of scheduled reservation. Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM. Half of the total rental fee will be retained for all cancellations within 7 days of scheduled check-in time.

                      Lost key/fob will cost guest $25.

                      10% discount for active duty U. S MILITARY PERSONNEL

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                      Last updated: 04/14/2014
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                      • Nearest Airport: Friday Harbor Airport at 5 Miles
                      • Nearest Ferry: Friday Harbor at 4.5 Miles
                      • Nearest Train: Mount Vernon, WA at 20 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Jackson Beach at 5 Miles
                      • Nearest Barpub: Multiple at 4.5 Miles
                      • Nearest Golf: San Juan Golf & Country Club at 7 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Multiple at 4.5 Miles

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1994

                      About the owner: Gayle has operated Bountiful Herbs Farm & Nursery for over 20 years and is active at the San Juan Island Farmers' Market. Dennis is retired and is Gayle's back office worker; he also takes on multiple part-time jobs including camp store clerk at Lakedale Campground, tour bus driving all summer and others.

                      Why the Owner Chose Friday Harbor:
                      It is quiet & away from the wind and cooler weather along the shoreline. The surroundings are more conducive to herb growing and uninterrupted walks on and about country lanes.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      When we bought the property it was a house in a bowl. Through the blessings of God it is now a place of beauty and serenity.

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                      Speaks: english



                      • We have winter here too.

                        We have winter here too.

                      VRBO #496026

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                      This listing was first published here in 2014.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, April 10, 2014

                      $110 - $135 per night (USD)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

                      View calendar: Updated 04/14/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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