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DOT house not just a place for kids, GROWNUPS too...

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

The DOT house/Island Place is a fun place for family gatherings, retreats, couples, gals getaway.....

The DOT house/Island Place, showcases fascinating craftsman style handiwork and whimsical style.

Backyard features a mini, dot playhouse, for the kiddos to play in.

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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Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No shoes inside home
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • 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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(82 traveler reviews)

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DOT house not just a place for kids, GROWNUPS too...
average rating of 4.9634147 based on 84 reviews

Great stay at the Dot House

  • 5 of 5

My family (9 adults and a few children) stayed at the Dot house while vacationing on the island. The house was perfect for us -- it was comfortable, clean, and set up to accommodate a group of this size. The kitchen was well-stocked with dishes/cookware. The kids (and adults) loved the backyard! The location was wooded and quiet. I would definitely recommend this place for families staying on the island.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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heaven for kids

  • 5 of 5

Our grandchildren loved being here. The playhouse is wonderful. The room situation worked out well for our large family gathering. Water shortage so could not use washer.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful house, wonderful island.

  • 5 of 5

This house was a wonderful place for our four-generation-family vacation. There were 10 of us, plus 2 friends who stayed at the Orca Inn. We all fit around the dining table. We loved the charm and innovative craftsmanship of the house, play house and yard. The location was perfect.... A quiet, peaceful space away from town, but still it was easy to access anyplace we wanted to visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place for families with kids!

  • 5 of 5

We, a family of 4 with two small children, our parents, and our aunt, had the pleasure of visiting the Dot-House for a few days in July of 2017. The house is really as lovely as previous reviews suggested, with cute dots everywhere. It also is very spacious, with four well-sized bedrooms, so that each party could enjoy some privacy and sleep well. The nicest aspect of the house for us, however, was the backyard, with a very large deck for meals outside, the playhouse for the kids, the fireplace (which was used every night), and hammocks in the woods all over the lot. Super quiet too! And, it's just a few minute drive to Friday Harbor. Couldn't recommend this place more. Thank you, Judy, for letting us stay at your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

The San Juan Islands were amazing, and the Dot House was absolutely perfect! Full of character and charm, it was ideal for us (two families of four). Location was excellent, just a couple of minutes outside Friday Harbor. Kids loved the yard and the tree house, and seeing deer every day! And the fire pit was an awesome way to end each day. Couldn't have asked for more perfect accommodations for a perfect vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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About Judy

Built Island Place. Married 27 years.

Two incredible kids! One cat.

Passions: sail, travel, camp, beach, sunshine, collecting heart rocks scrabble, colors, beachcombing, polka dots.

Judy purchased this house in 1991

Why Judy chose Friday Harbor

Island living is very simple, quiet and clean.

Fantastic sailing. Centrally located to town, Friday Harbor

What makes this house unique

Fire-pit. Fox. Deer. Peaceful setting, adequate kitchen, kids, mini-dot house in backyard for hours of play.

Off the property: Beaches. Whales. Kayaking, Sailing, Hiking, you name it, we have it on San Juan Island.

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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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Friday Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Herbs Tavern
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Washington State Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
San Juan Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Mount Vernon
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Downriggers-GREAT SALADS!
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Mount Baker
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Jackson Beach
Car: recommended

Accomplish Nothing! Recapture, Replenish, Restore, and Rewind,island style in the DOT HOUSE...! 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 in the dots! You will have dots of fun!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $275
Tax Rate 8.1%

We accept Personal Check, Money Order, or Cash. No Visa. A $275.00 non-refundable cleaning fee is required to secure booking. Upon arrival two payments are due, $500.00 damage deposit returned at check out providing no damage AND balance remaining plus taxes...Tis DOTS O FUN...
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.