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Orcas, Eagles and Olympic Mountains from the Front Deck

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 plus bedroom, 2.5 bath with beautiful water and mountain view

Located on the spectacular west coast of beautiful San Juan Island, this 2500 square feet is detailed in Northwest wooden architecture. It is especially children friendly. Located near Kanaka Bay the location is secluded on 2.5 acres and very quiet. Kitchen is large fully loaded. Sitting on the front deck you will see Orcas, boat traffic, raccoon, deer and fox. One eagles nest to the east, herons, hummingbirds and kingfisher will delight the birding enthusiast.Two additional vacation rental across the street on the water. San Juan Island rated in the top 10 North American Island Destinations by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Enjoy biking, hiking, historic seaside Roche Harbor or Friday Harbor, whale watching with San Juan Excursions , kayaking with Crystal Seas kayaking, shopping, wine tasting, boating, fishing, beach combing, golf, bowling or scuba diving.

Ferries operate on a reservations Washington state ferries to make a reservation. The Anacortes terminal offers light refreshments, and there is a walking beach nearby. Your visit begins at the terminal, so bring some food and enjoy the party!


San Juan Safaris

Bon Accord

San Juan Kayak Expeditions

Island Bicycles

Roche Harbor

Westcott Bay Sculpture Park

San Juan Golf

San Juan Vineyards

Pelindaba Lavender

Whale Museum


San Juan Island Visitors Bureau

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce

San Juan Islander


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Po and Eric Powell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Po and Eric Powell

Our family has lived on the island for over 30 years. We built this home as a team and love the quiet location where we can hear the tide rushing by from the deck and all sorts of birds calling.

Po and Eric Powell purchased this house in 2002

Why Po and Eric Powell chose San Juan Island

Kanaka Bay is situated between the University of Washington Marine Preserve at False Bay and the rugged West side waters of San Juan. A little of everything. Look it up on Google earth and see why we bought this property.

What makes this house unique

Herons, Eagles crying and building their nearby nest, quiet, deer everywhere, fox, quail, sunrises and sunsets with a pink glow of the Olympic Mountains. Freighter traffic. Mt. Rainer from the kitchen window. Open views and lots of sun. Moon rises and sets.


Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , upstairs by kitchen and entertainment room
  • hairdryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs entertainment room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (3) each in private bedroom; Upstairs bedroom has queen futon. An additional childrens bedroom with two twins is attached to one of the former bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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(22 traveler reviews)

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Orcas, Eagles and Olympic Mountains from the Front Deck
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews

Wonderful and private.

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation house for families. Lots of privacy, and area for kids to play. The view from the house is better than expected. In the afternoons a cool breeze off the water was our air conditioning. Great fire pit for marshmallow roasting. Po Powell was very hospitable, fresh flowers greeted us upon arrival and our deposit was promptly returned. This is definitely a place we will consider staying next year as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was perfect

  • 5 of 5

The house was even better than expected. Quiet beautiful grounds and lots of eagles, foxes, raccoons, herons and other birds. Kitchen was great and made it easy to prepare meals for a large group. The house was roomy and laid out nicely so we weren't crowded together. The downstairs bedrooms are a plus so people could go to bed if they wanted and not be disturbed by the people upstairs. The outside deck was really great giving us a view of the water and the eagle's nest. I would definitely recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Co

Beautiful property! Beautiful home! Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at this house for our family vacation to the San Juans. The house was amazing - especially for our children- they loved the hobbit room and especially loved playing with the foxes outside. The house was very clean and everything was in perfect working order. We would love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a fabulous home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a family reunion/vacation for 9 of us ranging in age from 12 - 70. We all loved the house, with its beautiful view of the Bay, abundant wildlife sightings and the large great room where we could all hang out together. We found all of the rooms comfortable and the aesthetics, including the many wonderful quilts, very warm and welcoming. It was very clean and well maintained, with lots of helpful hints on things to do on the island. I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved hosting you! Wonderful guests!!
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Two families with kids

  • 5 of 5

The house was well appointed, everything worked, and the grounds and view were a pleasant surprise. The kids played in the spacious yard, and we enjoyed the huge kitchen and deck views. Spotting Orcas from the deck allowed us to head to South Beach for a spectacular whale showing. While the property doesn't afford direct beach access, we loved the secluded location and short drives to Cattle Point and Lime Kiln State Park. While no help was needed, we appreciated that Po checked in a couple of times to see how everything was going. It was helpful that the house included lots of everyday items that a family might want: movies, sports equipment, maps, coffee grinder, and so on.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Battle Ground, WA

San Juan Island house

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of nine at the house. Plenty of room for all. House was very clean, kitchen very nice. Quiet neighborhood with terrific view of water and Olympic mountains.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Friday Harbor airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Washington State Ferry Friday Harbor
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
False Bay

San Juan Island has been voted the #1 tourist destination in the United States for 2013 by numerous vacation companies. Our 2 national parks are extraordinary and the pods of Orca whales that can be seen daily make this an excellent destination for travelers.


Rates & Availability

Friday Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nightly Rate
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 18 2017 - Sep 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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