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Utter Seclusion on 600 Feet of Waterfront

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You can feel the serenity as you drive in.

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Situated on over three secluded acres along 600 feet of both rocky and sandy beach, this contemporary home sits on one of San Juan Island's largest stretches of private waterfront, attracting deer, owls, fox, seals, otters and bald eagles. Take in the 180 degree view from Spieden Island to Mount Baker. You will welcome the amazing morning sunrises to spectacular sunsets from this uniquely situated home.

The home has is just in the finishing stages of an extensive remodel and update. We will post current photos in the next few days.
The open floor plan in this home has a spiral staircase to sleeping loft that sleeps 4. The bedroom has wonderful California King bed with views of the water. Offers casual dining right off the kitchen just steps from the outdoor deck. Wood stove in the living room will make this a pleasant stay in cooler months too!

Wireless internet is available for guests.

Dog friendly too. Dogs are welcome with additional fee. No cats.


Keywords: Waterfront, house, water, beach, dog, pet
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(425) 391-8322 (Washington State, USA)

Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small to medium size dogs welcome. Please no cats....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and puzzles....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    We carry all of the local stations plus Showtime and HBO...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    We have a rocky shoreline of approximately 600 feet for good exploration, this connects to a much larger sandy beach which we have access to because we own vacant property next to this summer home. It is excellent for scuba diving and wetsuit snorkeling and crabs and scallops are abundant and at night bring a flashlight and a dip net (provided) and catch small shrimp right off the rocks. There is also a crab pot. There is also lots of edible seaweed all year round, sea lettuce, sugar wrack and pelvetiopsis which is great for stir-fry, starts out gold and ends up bright green in the wok....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    View of Mt. Baker which often is stunningly clear and turns pink at both sunset and sunrise on a clear day....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    It is part of the great meander where the Pacific Ocean meets the Puget Sound. The San Juan Islands are the gateway. This property is located on a 3 mile wide channel just off the ocean which separates San Juan, Orcas and Shaw Islands. In addition, this is the leeward side of the island and the most pleasant all year round. There is a fire pit where s'mores and hot dogs are mandatory or maybe just a good glass of wine to be taken in while sitting on the benches and looking at the amazing view....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric and wood stove....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    The house phone is only used for local calls. We have found that cells phones work really well at our location....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    There is also a printer, scanner, fax machine available....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Great little stove that warms you up quickly....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with everything you need to cook a Thanksgiving dinner!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season 2016 - Fall
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$195
Off Season 2017 - Winter
Jan 1 - May 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$225
Summer
May 15 - Oct 31, 2018
5 night min stay
$325
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$325

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee-$10 /day per dog $0
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 10.1%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

This quote does not include the dog fee of $10 per day/per dog?

We accept checks, Visa or MasterCard.

We require a $1,101.00 (includes tax), at booking.

Balance Due 60 days prior to stay.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

4 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Juan County Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry

Wildlife: The property has all kinds of birds and animals passing through that you rarely see on the mainland: Foxes, tiny San Juan deer, eagles, owls, osprey, woodpeckers. Right off shore you'll see seals, otters and an occasional sea lion. There are several whale viewing spots on the Island.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: Charles and Kristy Herrick live in Issaquah, Washington just east of Seattle in the foothills. Charles does relief work in Africa, India and Afghanistan as well as executive work in the IT industry. He is an author and several of his books are available for reading and a complimentary copy of his book Breath of Kenya is given to our guests as a way of saying thank you. Kristy is an avid gardener. She raises llamas and a bulldog named Bullard. She weaves, spins and knits. Bullard does nothing.

Why the Owner Chose Friday Harbor, WA, USA:
Wonderful seclusion just an hour's ferry ride from Anacortes. San Juan is quaint and a bit yesteryear. Friday Harbor is a small town with just about everything you need except for franchise stores. San Juan gets about a third of the rainy days of Seattle. The main road is only a mile away and it's a calm rural road which is great for running, walking or bike riding. Turning right just before the winery and heading down a tree arched road we fell in love with our 6 acres of paradise. It is perhaps the finest piece of property on the Island.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Seclusion. Fishing, crabbing, and tide pool viewing. Unparalleled bird and wildlife viewing. Waterfront cookouts. Water, wonderful view of other islands and Mt. Baker.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • You can feel the serenity as you drive in.

    You can feel the serenity as you drive in.

  • There are no houses near us. Our barn is in the background.

    There are no houses near us. Our barn is in the background.

  • Looking to the north.

    Looking to the north.

  • Road to house.

    Road to house.

  • Living room with wood burning stove.

    Living room with wood burning stove.

  • Kitchen and eating area.

    Kitchen and eating area.

  • Here's the bed setup in the loft area. There is a large closet and small desk.

    Here's the bed setup in the loft area. There is a large closet and small desk.

  • Stairs to the beach to the south of us.

    Stairs to the beach to the south of us.

  • You can find the best stuff in the tide pools.

    You can find the best stuff in the tide pools.

  • Fire pit down by the water.

    Fire pit down by the water.

  • Incredible sunsets.

    Incredible sunsets.

  • One of our resident eagles.

    One of our resident eagles.

  • Deck w/ panoramic view of Strait of Juan de Fuca, Orcas, Lopez, Mt Baker & more.

    Deck w/ panoramic view of Strait of Juan de Fuca, Orcas, Lopez, Mt Baker & more.

  • Entrance to Eureka Drive.

    Entrance to Eureka Drive.

  • Part of Living Room - Lots of light, cozy furniture and view, view, view.

    Part of Living Room - Lots of light, cozy furniture and view, view, view.

  • Eating area just off kitchen.

    Eating area just off kitchen.

  • Master bedroom with king bed. Super comfortable.

    Master bedroom with king bed. Super comfortable.

  • Part of the beach to the south of our house with tide pools at both ends.

    Part of the beach to the south of our house with tide pools at both ends.

  • The tide is in, stairs to the north edge of property, great for launching kayaks

    The tide is in, stairs to the north edge of property, great for launching kayaks

  • Bullard, South Beach. Bulldogs can's swim but they wade well.

    Bullard, South Beach. Bulldogs can's swim but they wade well.

  • The morning ferry run near Orcas and Shaw Island as seen from our deck

    The morning ferry run near Orcas and Shaw Island as seen from our deck

VRBO #239267

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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