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PANORAMIC Ocean Vistas of the Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands! Monthly rentals available-inquire about reduced rate!
Long stretch of fabulous private swimming beach, great for walking as well! 2 kayaks available on beach for your pleasure! Raft off shore for diving or just suntanning! NEW ADDITION TO THE PROPERTY- 6-8 person HOT TUB--overlooking the ocean!
SALTAIRE is its name!
Location: Point Roberts, Washington, Vancouver , British Columbia: 6 minutes from Canada /25 minutes from the Vancouver airport, and 20 minutes from the shopping malls in Richmond / 18 minutes from downtown Vancouver on the new Rapid Transit Canada Line, accessed in Richmond or drive 45 minutes by car; this home is only 10 minutes to the Tsawwassen ferry taking you to Victoria, Nanaimo or over to the great variety of beautiful Gulf Islands-you can take your bike instead of a car and cycle on a Gulf Island of your choice or cycle on Vancouver Island!!
Accommodations: Ocean front home facing south 4 bedrooms, one with bunk beds(sleeps 4), one with a King bed, the other with a Queen bed, and a bedroom with twin bed . All four bedrooms will sleep up to 8 or 9 people-that is the maximum.
There is high speed wireless internet, available (no cost) -- envision working on your laptop or IPad, enjoying the ocean views!!!
SALTAIRE provides 1900 square feet of great accommodation for 2 to 3 couples or a large family, two small families- a great design for entertaining with two large patios, one with a built-in barbeque and the other, overlooking the ocean with outdoor speakers for your listening and/or dancing pleasure!! The large patio in the back yard is very private and totally enclosed by a high fence and hedge-excellent for young children.
In the front yard is a grassed area for the children inside the property line and a large grassed bluff area with benches overlooking the ocean- this area leads to a long stretch of beach which has miles of sand bars when the tide is out! FREE USE of two new ocean kayaks with life jackets.
NATURE is all around you, with frequent close up sightings of bald eagles in the trees just beyond the front patio!!! Many other species of birds frequent the area- like blue herons, sea gulls, egrets humming birds and many more! The most thrilling sightings in late spring and summer are the WHALES ! Pods of Orca whales are frequent sightings as well as seals and dolphins playing in the waves often close to the shoreline.
In the evening, with the moon glistening over the water, you will see the glittering lights from cruise ships, as they ply the waters of Juan de Fuca Strait, cruising back and forth from Alaska. And many days one will enjoy watching a flotilla of sailboats in their quest to be first in the marina’s weekly small yacht races!!
INSIDE SALTAIRE-- besides the 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms described above, there is a greatroom with a large natural stone, wood burning fireplace, a spacious living room, with comfortable sofas/chairs , a dining room (seats up to 10 people), a large T.V. with cable , an entertainment system (DVD/VHS), with outdoor speakers.
The serving /preparation bar in the kitchen overlooks the ocean, as does the dining area and living room . Fabulous ocean views from the master bedroom also! This home is excellent for indoor and outdoor entertaining with double French doors to the ocean view front patio!! Please note that there is NO SMOKING inside the home. NO ANIMALS PERMITTED ON PREMISE.
AMENITIES: Large wood burning fireplace, Cable T.V.-one in living room ,another T.V. in master bedroom , Entertainment system with CD/DVD player, VCR, outdoor speakers, piano in living room for the pianist of the group, kitchen with spacious double ovens, microwave, dishwasher, side by side refrigerator with ice maker and filtered water; 4 burner cook top, coffee maker, iron/ironing board. All linens provided including towels for showers, baths, beach towels also; 1 set of binoculars, two new ocean kayaks with life jackets,special waterproof bag for belongings etc.
ACTIVITIES: (nearby or on site)- beautiful 18 hole golf course-Point Roberts Golf Course, with a driving range- only a 5 minute drive; many others within a 10-25 minute drive; Restaurants- an ocean view restaurant- only a 4 minute walk along the beach, other great gourmet restaurants within a 5 to 15 minute drive; Boat charters- an ocean marina only 4 minutes by car: hire a day charter for sightseeing or fishing ; sailing opportunities at the marina; Great biking throughout Point Roberts! Get your excercise while enjoying the fabulous views of this beautiful area!
Late Fall/Early Spring 2015 Oct 21 - May 16, 2015 7 night min stay
Early Summer May 17 - Jun 14, 2015 7 night min stay
Peak Season Jun 15 - Sep 14, 2015 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$900
MONTHLY RENTALS WELCOME -phone for details on a good monthly rate! **Cleaning fee addition -nonrefundable. Damage security deposit is refundable. State tax is 10.5% additional for any rental less than 1 month as required by Washington. Note-Maximum 8-9 people
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Walking, biking, kayaking- 2 sturdy ocean going kayaks, for the use of the renters- lifejackets, paddles etc provided PLUS 2 bikes -fitted with new hand brakes!
Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: We have spent many wonderful times with family/friends at this oceanfront property the home is set up for outdoor entertaining with large patios at both the front and the back of the home-the front patio has a spectacular view of the San Juan and Gulf Islands;from this area it is a very short walk to the beach, the back patio is completely enclosed and is safe for young children and level so that children can play with their wagon or tricycle. There is an expansive set of floor to ceiling windows in the dining room, kitchen/living room, and master bedroom. The large stone fireplace is very inviting on a cool winter, spring or fall evening With a crackling fire, quiet music, and a good book , it is a very relaxing place to be.
Why the Owner Chose Point Roberts: This vacation home is a great location, overlooking the Juan de Fuca Strait, with views of the San Juan Islands, as well as some of the Gulf Islands, in the Gulf of Georgia. There are many interesting sites of many species of birds flying by and landing on the trees down the bluff in front of this home-bald eagles, geese, blue herons etc.; cruise ships , both day and night, cruise by the home, giving a magical quality to the view; weekly sightings of sailboats from the nearby Marina, provide excitement as they race by in pursuit of winning the race.
The short walk to the expansive beach, is advantageous when one wishes to walk for miles on the sandbars; one can have a swim on a hot summer's day in the very clean, clear ocean water; a person can enjoy kayaking with family or friends in our 2 ocean going kayaks. There are many different walks around Point Roberts to keep one in shape, not far from the house. A great getaway location with nature and beauty all around you, in a peaceful setting.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Natural beauty with the expansive ocean, San Juan and Gulf Islands in full view from living room, dining area, and master bedroom. On clear evenings the moon with its silver path over the waters, is truly spectacular-you are at one with nature!