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Island Place gets dots of reviews... It's never 2 early 2 book your dot vacay

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Island Retreat/Family Place aka the 'DOT HOUSE' Not just a place for summer, also a place for winter!

This Island retreat place, aka dot house showcases fascinating craftsman style handiwork and whimsical style.

At Island Place, you choose which dot- beds to snuggle in.

2 California kings, 4 Queens, 1 child's bed & 1 portable crib.

skip, Jump or hop to Turn Point Beach.



Sleep under the stars in hammocks.

Experience Quiet.

Read Books.

Bake Cookies.

Play Board Games.

Roast Marshmallows in the fire pit.

Cozy up under down comforters, dreaming the night away.

Beach Comb.

Count all the dots......

Reunions/Family Time/Retreat

Recapture, Replenish, Restore and Rewind!

Come and Stay at Island- Dot- Place......

Keywords: Island Family Place. Adults & kids alike will have 'dots' of fun!

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

About Judy

Built Island Place. Married 27 years.

Two incredible kids! One cat.

Passionate of: sail, travel, camp, beach, sunshine, collecting heart rocks scrabble, colors, and dots!


Judy purchased this house in 1998

Why Judy chose San Juan Island

Island living is very simple, quiet and clean.

Fantastic sailing.

What makes this house unique

Family Reunions.Fire-pit. Fox. Deer. Peaceful surrounding.

Off the property: Beaches. Whales.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an enormously good time here! Thanks for helping us make memories. We saw whales! They jumped, swam close and smiled on their way past us. Thanks for being a great host family.
Jun 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(77 traveler reviews)

Island Place gets dots of reviews... It's never 2 early 2 book your dot vacay
average rating of 4.961039 based on 79 reviews

A Magical Family Get Away!!!!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, everything all the positive previous reviews had to say about this property including: the location, the hosts Judy & Greg, the Dots, the Family Friendly nature of the property, the charm and character, the bedrooms and comfy beds, the apportions in the kitchen and linens, the outdoor playhouse, fire pit and grill, etc., etc., etc. are absolutely true!

We stayed at the Dot house over Thanksgiving weekend with one other family (4 adults and 3 kids) and easily could have fit another family and/or a few more people comfortably in the house. The kids had a fantastic time playing outside and in the outdoor play house, we went on walks to the water and took short drives into town to take in the character of the island and enjoy the food and shops, saw lots of wild life and ended each night with beverages and warmth next to the outdoor and indoor fires.

The kitchen and many apportions that came with it made cooking Thanksgiving Dinner easy and the large table and fire made for a festive and comfy place to enjoy the meal and each others company. And the nice and large bedrooms allowed us to put the kids down at their bedtime but stay up and enjoy each others company and play cards after they were down for the night.

And last, but certainly not least, Judy and Greg are the perfect and kindest of hosts. They welcomed us to their property, told us everything we needed to know, helped out when appropriate, let us swing by to say hi when we wanted, but also gave us our space and let us enjoy our rest and relaxation time at their magical Island House in the middle of the woods on Friday Harbor.

It was a lifetime memory that our kids continue to talk about several days later and we will all remember fondly for the rest of our lives. Thanks to Judy and Greg and the Dot House for providing us with this lovely and most memorable of experiences! If you are looking for your own Island getaway with friends or family, I am confident you won't be disappointed with this option!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A magical place to stay on the Islands!

  • 5 of 5

What an excellent choice we made over the 4th of July weekend. We stayed for three nights. Nine of us stayed at the Dot House, three families with a total of three children. First, it is an extremely cute and full of character home. Splashes of fun colors throughout the home. Made the house feel like a home while on vacation. The house was an excellent layout and had nice large rooms and beautiful bathrooms. We were very comfortable there. Every effort by the owner was made to ensure comfort of her guests. Plenty of linens, bathrobes, videos, books, fully stocked kitchen, the list goes on. Our children enjoyed exploring the property with a cute playhouse, swinging logs and hammocks. Beaches were within walking distance. It was very private and peaceful, and we enjoyed campfires in the back fire pit and watching deer meander up to the house grazing on the plants. We felt like we didn't even need to leave the property in order to have a wonderful time. It was a very relaxing atmosphere. The kids loved the playhouse-especially the bucket on a pully up to the house. That little house entertained them for hours! Besides having all of the amenities, you also had the benefit of being in a home where you could feel the love that Judy and her late husband had put into the house over the years. Everywhere you looked there were heart shaped rocks on the property. Beautiful handmade wind chimes, can't describe it all. This inspired us to collect heart shaped rocks as well as a family whenever we go to a beach. Judy was welcoming and friendly. A very kind and generous soul. We had the opportunity to meet her. You can't go wrong renting this amazing house from an amazing person. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for a family gathering of 10 people ages 1-81. Everyone was happy and comfortable!

The Dot house was cheerful, spacious, clean, and had everything we could possible need. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A pleasant & wonderful unique experience !

  • 5 of 5

I instantly knew that i have make the right choice with the Dots house after a quick walk from the front to the backyard of the house. Wow is the word. From the peacefulness/tranquility of the front yard and the circular drive way to the splash of colors and meticulous decorations throughout the property, i was very much pleasantly impressed & enjoyed. Me and my family had a such wonderful stay. The property was clean & well maintained. And Judy was so nice and accommodating.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about what a beautiful and restful place Dots of Fun was for me and my family- there were 12 of us! We spent 3 days together after a family wedding and the house was a great place to relax and process the event. Comfortable beds, very well stocked kitchen and plenty of room. We had fun finding heart shaped rocks throughout the property. It was obviously a labor of love for Judy and her late husband!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly home in Friday Harbor!

  • 5 of 5

Arriving to the "Dot House" you will be absolutely delighted to discover that, aside from the cozy and cheerful decor, there are thoughtful and fun touches throughout the house. Like the cozy dotted robes in each bedroom ( one for every size- including the kids!) the children's playhouse stocked with books and toys, the closet full of classic and family friendly DVDs, and delightful whimsical niches, hooks and shelves for storage placed wherever you need it. The kitchen was well equipped and, as we have several cooks in the family- we appreciated the great layout and counter space for 'helpers' to join in the cooking! Our entire family enjoyed walking down the hill to the beachfront and we were thrilled to discover a doe and fawn just outside the window one morning at breakfast. Judy ( the property manager) was super friendly and helpful and although we never had the need, it was great to know she was close by. This was a special celebration for us and our family will always cherish their memories of our trip to Friday Harbor and our stay at the Dot House! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accomplish Nothing! Recapture, Replenish, Restore, and Rewind Island Style! Laze the day away in Hammocks with a book. Drift to sleep with bird songs. Gaze at deer. Pack a picnic and watch Orca Whales from the West Side. Walk the beach. Just get here! Come and play Island style!


Rates & Availability

Friday Harbor House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500

We accept Personal Check, Money Order, or Cash. No Visa. $250.00 cleaning fee in addition to the nightly rate of 440.00
We are on site property managers, small amount of common driveway is shared. We are not waterview, but 2 minutes walking to small beach, turn point beach.

250 sent as non refundable deposit. Rest due upon arrival.
Additional 500 taken as security deposit, returned upon exit.
Island Retreat/Family Place..... the "dot house" NOT just for summer, INQUIRE about winter/Holiday Specials.

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Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Shower/Tub combination both bathrooms. 1 bathroom has double sinks.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1st Bedroom: Cal King. 2nd Bedroom: 2 Queens. 3rd Bedroom: Cal King. 4th Bedroom: 2 Queens 1 child's bed 1 Pak & Play for infant
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Island Family Place Simplicities; Owner Built Driftwood Furnishings, Knotty Pine, Douglas Fir, Red Cedar, Exceptionally Clean, Peace & Quiet, Top Quality Beds, Cozy Down-Comforters, Outdoor Fire Pit, Hammocks, Peek-a-Boo Water View, 'Skip' to Turn Point Beach, COME PLAY!

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