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Recent San Juan Islands reviews

  • Beautiful house and setting

    "This is a beautiful, clean house in a lovely, quiet setting. It is very tastefully decorated and filled with amenities, such as the fully-stocked kitchen. Wonderful patio. Good king-size bed. Only reasons for 4 stars (would have given 4-1/2) is that the temperature of the heated floors is regulated by the owner and was much too hot, especially for sleeping. We had to keep the French doors open. Also, we had problems with the VCR and stereo and the owner took two days to respond. Once she did, she came over and tried to correct the problems. All in all, recommended."
    Guest: Joan C. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 21, 2014
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  • I'd give it 10 stars if I could!

    "The unit was very spacious, well-designed, conveniently located, and clean. It came with everything we needed, including tons of nice fluffy towels. They made the reservation process a breeze too! No complications, quick responses to all of my needs. I've already recommended this place to my friends, and plan on staying here (or a different unit in the same building with the water view) again."
    Guest: IvyNapoleon Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 2014
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    "I've been to Friday Harbor many times in my boat and have always loved it as a boater. For my recent trip without a boat, I wanted to give my girlfriend as close to a boater's experience as possible. That's when we found Otter Magic. This review will detail how it exceeded my expectations in every way. Accommodations: Otter Maginc is a "float home" which means it is a not a boat, but rather a compact apartment floating in a slip next to other boats in a marina. This pictures are accurate, the "bow" (front) of the home features a sitting room (seats 4-6) with lots of windows and views of the ferry and the main marina. Mid-ship is the galley (kitchen) and head (bathroom) with jacuzzi tub/shower combo, and to the stern (rear) is a TV room with a sofabed. Up the ladder/stairs (not typical stairs) is a queen bed and a sitting room. My favorite part of the float home were the outdoor areas: the bow has patio chars perfect for enjoying the outside while watching the incredible view, and the stern has a barbeque where I did all of my cooking. Everythng you could possibly need is already on board, so your provisioning should be limited to main food items. There is a stereo system on board that I connected an iPod to for background music when we wearn't listening to sounds of the marina. The bed was super-comfortable and there are windows and doors that you can use to regulate air flow pretty easily. Location: Otter Magic is in a perfect spot for vacationers who want privacy but also want the marina experience (readers who are boaters know what I am talking about). Nestled into the closest slip to the shore, the port (left) side of the home is mostly lush vegetation; the starboard side faces the dock in such a way that the stiing area and patio are almost completely private. You can draw shades on the windows for complete privacy if wanted. The cost for this privacy is a ten minute walk into town. What I liked about Otter Magic: NO BUGS! We stayed in mid-August and kept the windows and doors open most of the time. It has "barn-style" (upper and lower half) doors on the main and upper levels and provide great ventilation. ITS A BOAT. I liked the varnished wood throughout, and although we didn't use it this trip, the pot-bellied stove/fireplace in the sitting room looked really inviting. PRIVACY: You don't have the boom boxes or drunken sailors that I always seem to get assigned next to in standard marinas. Cons: We had to leave. Otter Magic was magical."
    Guest: sgblack Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Great place

    "I rented this apartment because of its location. I was a bit worried that it might be noisy, and the lack of on site parking. The location was great! At times it was a bit noisy but by 9 PM everything had closed at it was quiet. The very early Friday morning trash collection was literally an eye opener. The off site parking turned out fine. The parking was easy, and very close. The apartment was very well equipped. There was nothing that we needed that wasn't stocked. The bed was comfortable, plenty of towels and dishes. I would stay here again. I think I might have actually shed a tear when I left Orcas."
    Guest: G. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 4, 2014
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