|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Contemporary Home Amidst an Island Paradise...
Offering this beautiful one of a kind contemporary home ideal for that special intimate getaway. This island jewel is nestled on five pristine pastoral acres on the south end of Lopez with panoramic views to the west of MacKaye Harbor and Salmon point. Built by renowned Seattle glass artist, James Nowak in 2008, designed by the creative architectural team of Adams, Mohler and Ghillino, and constructed by Steve Winder Construction. This 900 square foot home is clean, artistic ,unique, and deliciously inviting just like the island itself. The fourteen custom wall sconces with matching overhead ceiling fixture gives you the feel of a room filled with candles but the light is actually coming from small LED lights within the candle globes. The living room floor features a 9 x 12 terrazzo insert to the cement floors filled with Mr. Nowak's blown pieces. The fir plank that is the eating counter and the beautiful fir stairway to the sleeping loft is all hand locally milled Douglas Fir. The bathroom tiles are each handmade in Italy and all the furniture that is found throughout is simple in design, elegant, classic, and of course comfortable.
Designed for Today's Traveler...
The Nowak House has a fully equipped modern kitchen with eating bar, a spacious living room with a gas stove, intimate dining room and a large comfortable loft bedroom with a view of the Harbor and a seating area. The house is equipped with a flat screen TV with satellite and free Wi-Fi internet. Linens and all necessities are provided.
The Jewel of the San Juans....
Lopez Island is located in the Puget Sound off the NW corner of Washington State. It is known for it's pristine beauty, great beaches, and friendly inhabitants. Lopez is referred to as 'the crown jewel ' of the San Juan Islands. Most of the island's businesses are located in Lopez Village, a hamlet on Fisherman Bay. On Saturday morning in the summer you'll find shoppers milling around the farmers market, locals chatting in the coffee shops , and children and adults alike beach walking and bicycling. Spencer Spit State Park, Shark Reef, Ice Berg Point and Mackaye Harbor are just a few of the must see places on the Island.
***NOTE: As soon as you decide to travel to Lopez Island, check ferry schedules and make a reservation to get here.
I have been in the hospitality industry for most of my adult life. Currently, I own the Gaslight Inn on Capitol Hill in Seattle and three vacation rental homes on Lopez Island. I’m proud to say that guests at all of my properties have generally reported their experience to be extremely positive, consistently receiving great reviews on sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp.
I look forward to your visit.
I cannot sing the praises for this location loud enough. The house itself was breathtaking, busting an amazing view from your lofted bedroom, an relaxing space in the back with a running fountain, and a kitchen with almost any adminaty you'd need. I have to say my favorite part of the cabin was all the incredible art they had, that alone really makes this place unlike any other you'll stay in. The surrounding locations will fill plenty of your time, being so close to iceberg point and all the other gorgeous hiking on the south side of the island. And besides all of this, the owners and operators of this location are THE BEST! I was going out for a romantic weekend and upon request they had flowers and champagne waiting for us. It was the perfect cherry on top of an already amazing stay. I highly recommend this location for your next stay!
We stayed here for the first half of our amazing trip to Lopez. This end of the island is quiet even by Lopez standards because hardly anybody lives this far out. The property itself, as can be seen from the pictures, is amazing. We wanted to stay here for the whole week, but it was only available for the first half of the week. The owner then suggested we move to his other property on the other end of the island (which is also amazing...see my other review for it), but Nowak House is our favorite.
This house was absolutely stunning, extremely clean and a work of art. We enjoyed the island and had lovely kayaks with barely anyone around and outstanding views. We also biked the island roads and enjoyed the quaint downtown area. We would definitely stay here again.
My husband and I have stayed at Nowak house 3 times and we love it. The kitchen is well stocked with every thing one would need and its all very nice quality. The home has always been clean and comfortable....and beautiful in its modern simplicity. That said, I do have a couple of suggestions: #1 It would be nice to have bedside tables on BOTH sides of the bed. #2 The shower is designed for a tall person and an average size woman has a tough time reaching the shower caddy to get the shampoo and soap.
We'll be back again this summer!
This is our new favorite place on Lopez. Totally modern with all the conveniences and a stunning view to boot. We really enjoy the south end of the island and there is a great well stocked store and cafe very nearby which we loved. Be sure to check out Watmough/Point Colville which is not far away.
We'll be back!
My husband and I stayed 3 nights celebrating our 26th anniversary. The house is the perfect size for two. The kitchen was fully equipped and we loved the radiant heat combined with the gas stove. The glass by James Nowak was incredible and really added to the uniqueness of the house. The water feature outside is lovely as well as the beautiful view. We had several deer visit and eat the apples from the trees in the front of the house. The gas grill was also a very nice bonus as we cooked fresh fish on the grill several nights. We loved the building materials and the style of the house. I would highly recommend the Nowak house. Our stay on Lopez Island was so peaceful. We really enjoyed the laid back style and friendliness of the locals. It really is the friendly island!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|cleaning fee/reservation||$75 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.