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Spectacular San Juan Island Waterfront Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

1 king master BR/full bath/private deck, 1 queen BR/full bath, loft. Sleeps 6

Nestled into a forest of Douglas firs, this secluded waterfront paradise awaits you. Enjoy the sunrise and see eagles glide silently by as you take in the sounds, smells and sights of a seaside world from your sun drenched waterfront patio. This home is craftsman built and perfectly secluded; you'd never imagine you're just minutes away from the eclectic and bustling community of Friday Harbor and all it has to offer.

This open concept home has two-storey windows overlooking the sparkling waters of the sound. Its two bedrooms enjoy the same spectacular view, each with doors opening onto separate east-facing waterfront decks. A hand built stone fireplace and exposed reclaimed driftwood beams highlight the grand-room. A cozy loft peeks out into the surrounding woods, and looks over the grand-room below. A fully equipped kitchen opens onto the grand-room and dining area. Sink into the welcoming chaise lounge in the grand-room, and spy on the natural world outside.

More Details

James Madden/Sandra Madden
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017


Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite to master bedroom
  • Fluffy cotton bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths are provided in each bathroom. We request that these are used indoors only; please bring your own beach towels for outdoor use. Hand soap is provided; please bring all other toiletries with you.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Ocean view, private deck/full ensuite bathroom
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , Ocean view, opens onto main deck
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Forest View
  • After a long day of fresh island air, sink in for a great night's sleep! Our king and queen bedrooms are each designed with carefully selected 350 thread count Egyptian cotton linens, pillow top mattresses, cozy down alternative duvets and an assortment of fresh hypoallergenic pillows. Up the ladder in the loft, there are two twin beds with quality cotton linens and an assortment of cozy quilts and blankets to choose from. Enjoy peaceful evenings of San Juan Island star gazing ; a barrel of cozy lap blankies is waiting for you at the doors to the main deck. The loft bedroom opens onto the Grand-Room below; it is a great space for kids to play in, but not recommended for young children unsupervised. The 'ladder' to the loft is not a standard staircase, the stairs are steep and would be difficult for young children or the elderly to use.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Hi speed wireless internet is available for our guests; please ask us and we will happily supply you with access instructions. There is a flat screen TV with Satellite reception for your enjoyment in the grand room. There is also a DVD player with a small assortment of movies available. A second TV in the loft has a DVD player also, but is not connected to the satellite. A shelf top stereo with I-Pod dock is located in the Grand-Room; a small collection of easy listening CD's has also been provided. We love to take photos and very much enjoy sharing them!... please email us, we'll be happy to forward you an invitation to our online photo album.


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Spectacular San Juan Island Waterfront Retreat
average rating of 4.9649124 based on 57 reviews
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

Relax, View Wildlife at Gorgeous, Immaculate Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five - including three children, ages 4-9 - spent an incredible week at Pear Point in July. The house is gorgeous, well-appointed but not too stuffy for children, perfectly clean, excellent location. The house feels tucked away from the world, but it's a quick and easy ride to Friday Harbor.

The house sits maybe 20-30 yards back from the water. (It's not a steep drop-off - gradually rocky as you get near the water - but we didn't let kids near there without an adult.) The view from the property is amazing, with Lopez Island directly across the water, and snow-capped Mt. Baker in the distance. From the decks and two-story windows we spotted a bald eagle or two flying past the house every day, sometimes with dinner in talon! Little black foxes and deer with their fawns would take a path through the yard, and song birds dined on the berries growing by the side of the deck.

The owners thought of everything: fresh herbs growing on the deck, which we used for our grilled fish and salads; lap blankets for chilly mornings on the deck with our coffee; binoculars for watching spotted harbor seals frolic, feed and sun-bathe throughout the day.

The kids loved sleeping, reading and playing in the loft (loft not for toddlers because of steps and railings). The kitchen is updated and has all the basics for cooking; we used the outdoor grill every night for dinner.

Things to do while you're there:

Rent a couple of bikes in town. Take a ride to the local bakery for fresh pastries or a loaf of bread. My husband and nine-year-old did this daily.

Visit Westcott Bay Sea Farms, a very rustic oyster farm not far from Roche Harbor. Grab fresh oysters for your dinner. They go great with the local wine!

Picnic at Lime Kiln Park while watching for orcas and porpoises. Let the kids climb the rocks and explore the tidal pools full of crabs, sea stars, anemones.

Relax, read, hike at South Beach (watch for orcas there too!). Let the kids build driftwood forts.

Take a jog from Pear Point to Jackson Beach and back - 3.5 miles.

Hike the American Camp and British Camp areas; learn about the Pig War that wasn't.

Visit the alpaca farm.

Shop in Friday Harbor for local pottery and books.

On your last day, park your car early for the ferry, and enjoy a giant breakfast at the Hungry Clam before you board.

We would definitely return and rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well appointed and comfortable home. Perfect mix of seclusion and tranquility.

  • 5 of 5

Our third visit to Pear Point. So relaxing here...we just love to sit on the deck and enjoy the wildlife, boat traffic, etc. The home is so comfortable we don't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Views

  • 4 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay and plan to return next year. The house is in a quiet location in the woods right on the water. It has a million dollar view and we enjoyed sitting outside each morning watching the sun come up. Several times we saw otters eating and playing, porpoises, bald eagles and sea lions. If I had to find a gripe, I'd say the house interior and its furnishings are in need of an update, but it was comfortable and clean. Overall a great place to stay and relax on the islands.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect peaceful island home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, secluded property with a well-equipped, spacious house. Gorgeous deck and access to a rocky waterfront with sprawling views of Mount Baker. Fully equipped kitchen (coffee press, dishes, wine glasses, food processor, you name it). Spacious living room and dining room. Has a lovely master bedroom, sizable queen bedroom (both with deck access) and a loft. Perfect for a small family get-together or a quiet getaway. Very conveniently located near Friday Harbor, a perfect location on San Juan Island. Owners were easy to deal with and welcoming. Cannot recommend this place more. Would stay many times again!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Fell in love with the house, the location and San Juan Island

  • 5 of 5

We had the most incredible month staying in the Madden home on San Juan Island. The Maddens were extremely helpful and the house far exceeded our expectations. The place was spotless and everything we could wish for was in place for a long stay. The photos do not do the house or the place justice. It has convinced us to consider moving and buying a place on San Juan Island.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A relaxing get-away in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Please don't hesitate to book this Pear Point home if it accommodates the number in your party. The amazing view and outdoor spaces complement the cozy interior. The home has all the amenities you need to feel right at home. We especially liked that there were two comfortable bedrooms with views and a bath on the main floor. It is an easy 2.8 mile walk into Friday Harbor.

When arriving, you will find a clean, well-maintained home. Plus, there is lots of information on what to do and where to eat on the island.

We were hoping there would be fishing spots, but the locals said fishing has been poor lately. We also were hoping for a bit more cable stations to satisfy our sports and news addictions.

Mostly, we would like you to know how wonderful, responsive, and appreciative the owners are to their guests. They are readily available to answer all your questions. They are by far the best Homeaway/VRBO owners we have communicated with over the years

You will not be disappointed. It is a great place to capture your get-away with photos of the sunrise and water.


Two retired Oregon couples looking for this exact experience

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
San Juan Island County Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Washington State Ferries, Friday Harbor
Car: recommended

Come discover why readers of Seattle magazine voted San Juan Island 'Best Weekend Getaway'....make this beautiful island your fall and winter retreat from the frenetic pace of urban life. The vibrant town of Friday Harbor and its colorful inhabitants offer something for everyone. Browse its many unique boutiques, antique shops, galleries, bookstores and more.

Nature abounds on San Juan! On a given day, you can see eagles soaring, seals splashing playfully, deer and fox tip toeing silently, or a majestic pod of orca whales gliding past your door step.

Cycle or walk in peace along the island's tranquil paths and roads, enjoy a paddle around its sheltered islets. Visit its famous museums and learn about its colorful history, take a delectable culinary tour, or dine at one of its many renowned restaurants Spy on the orcas at Lime Kiln state park, or just relax with a good book and recharge your soul with fresh sea air and serenity.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Lavendar Farm tours, whale watching from your waterfront deck!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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