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Nowak House - Lopez Island's One of a Kind Intimate Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About The Owner

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.


Lopez Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests must read and agree on additional house rules that are attached to this listing. Agreement of rules is assumed upon acceptance of reservation.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Nowak House - Lopez Island's One of a Kind Intimate Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

How often can you remember the details of a beautiful dream? It was just fairy-like ... surrounded by all the marvelous art of Mr. Nowak and Mother Nature. The house has everything, we had memorable meals looking at the masterpiece on the table or the fountain outside. The lights were just heavenly. The views are spectacular, and we took long walks from the house - as it has a great location. We will be back - soon, I hope. We stayed from 09-16 June 2017.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review. We feel the same way about this special home and are thrilled to be able to share the experience. Hope you come back soon.
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Nowak House was a good place for us to perch for our four days on Lopez - almost everything was just as described or depicted on the website. We were surprised when we first arrived that there were nearby houses on both sides; once inside or on the patio, however, the home was very private. Beautifully appointed, the place is perfectly situated for exploring the southern end of Lopez where most of the great island hikes are. It is easy for us to recommend Nowak House. Only suggestion is: need more bath towels.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best house you can rent in the San juans

  • 5 of 5

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!


  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

First part of the trip! Amazing

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Work of Art

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bainbridge Island WA

A Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lopez Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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