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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Friday Harbor reviews

  • Amazing experience staying here

    "My husband and I recently stayed at The Waterhouse for a week and we had the best vacation. Moments after our arrival we saw orcas from the house and we saw them every day of our stay. We also saw a young humpback whale very close to shore right in front of the house. There is so much wildlife around: blacktail deer including a spotted fawn, a raccoon that peered in the window, bald eagles on the rocky point seen from the living room, barn swallows tending their babies in mud nests on the house, white-crowned sparrows singing sweetly from the blackberry bushes and pelagic birds like rhino auklets diving for mouthfuls of herring, it looked like. The house itself is very clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. I'm very picky about those things and it surpassed my expectations. Suzanne is so nice and made us feel at home. We explored the island a bit but spend most of our time here, having breakfast and lunch on the deck, sketching and reading or just watching from the window-seats indoors. Often after dark, we'd hear the orcas swimming by the house, their huffing-snorting sounds coming in the open bedroom windows. Falling asleep to the sounds of waves and orcas - it doesn't get any better!"
    Guest: NatureGrl Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 16, 2014
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  • Artists haven heaven!

    "7 fellow artists and I chose Rose Mountain Lodge when our usual Friday Harbor favorite of 17 years was booked and loved it so much, we've already reserved our slot for next year! The house is so spacious, and comfortable, we looked forward to our evenings at home after painting all day, cozying up with a wood fire in the beautiful fireplace, and watching the deer in the front yard with our morning coffee. Bonnie & Ken have done a wonderful job in creating a magical retreat on San Juan Island!"
    Guest: Susan C. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 6, 2014
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  • Ladies kayek weekend

    "We loved your home, it was perfect for our needs. We had fun cooking for 10, having happy hour on the deck and spending hours around the kitchen table. The sunshine and light, airy open floor plan made for such a comforting place to return to after 2 days on the water kayeking. I appreciated the well equipped kitchen, the lovely fresh flowers were appreciated."
    Guest: sunless in seattle Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 13, 2014
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  • Perfect location for us!

    "We were excited when we booked this property because of its proximity to prime whale watching locations. It did not disappoint. The first night we sat on the deck and watched the Orcas in the straight. We also had the company of a deer and a fox. We loved the location because it was far enough away from the town that we did not have to deal with crowds but close enough that a run into the grocery store was easy peasy. It was also a perfect distance from the many areas we liked to frequent. The house was exactly as portrayed in the pictures. The kitchen was well-stocked and he rooms were comfortable. We enjoyed making use of the porch and the grill. The house was plenty big enough to accommodate the three couples that stayed. We also appreciated the owners looking out for us and letting us know when the whales were spotted near our location. It was a wonderful place and we look forward to returning."
    Guest: Andrea Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 21, 2014
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