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Orcas, Eagles and Olympic Mountains from the Front Deck

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 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:
April 16, 2018

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 Friday Harbor

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
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
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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Orcas, Eagles and Olympic Mountains from the Front Deck
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews

Very good communication, clear instructions, reminder about the ferry. Great hosts thanks very much

  • 5 of 5

House was in excellent condition, well stocked with many small items that we wouldn't think should be here but were. There were very clear indications about what we could use and could not. Area is excellent, I like the side of the island the best, couldn't have been better

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The family all loved the house. It was nice and secluded. The owners were very accommodating

  • 5 of 5

The house was well equipped

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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: July 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: June 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: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved hosting you! Wonderful guests!!
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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