About the property
- Apartment800 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Guest Suite with 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)
Sunny Knoll is a great location, a ten minute drive to both Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor. Escape the crowds and enter your own world, up a winding private drive through old growth forest, you pop out above it all in a tranquil twenty acres of glacially scoured meadows with spectacular views across the water to Vancouver Island.
The suite is a wing of a private home. It offers three private entrances, two bedrooms, a deck, wood fired sauna, and large library. Outdoors there is room to roam and explore with rope swings, and a hammock as well as a half court with ping pong.
If you want to feel 'away from it all' this is the place for you. The combination of privacy and extensive views is unique.
Please note the uneven terrain around the home is not appropriate for guests using wheelchairs or walkers.
Mt. Rainier is visible to the Southeast and the lights of Victoria, British Columbia twinkle in the West. The Suite's unique location provides stunning views of both sunrises and sunsets. Relax and enjoy the ambiance in your own private hot tub. Resident deer are often seen browsing in the yard.
At night the stars blanket the sky and lights of passing freighters dance along Haro Strait below. On foggy nights and mornings you can hear the distant call of the Limekiln State Park lighthouse foghorn.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About Liza Michaelson
As a an educator and writer I travel extensively. When I am home I get the feeling of continued travel by hosting people in my guest suite. I enjoy facilitating guests vacations and helping them get the most out of their time on the island. As a long term resident of San Juan Island I have plenty of suggestions for activities! I raised my family here at Sunny Knoll, and I enjoy hosting families with children and seeing them explore and play around the mountain top.
Liza Michaelson purchased this Apartment in 1987
Why Liza Michaelson chose Friday Harbor
I grew up in Portland, Oregon and up my family would charter sailboats in the islands in the summers. I thought the San Juan Islands were paradise, and I moved here at age 24 to live my dream life. I can't imagine ever moving away from my private mountain paradise. After my children left home I opened the Guest Suite so others could enjoy this special place.
What makes this Apartment unique
Surrounded by pristine beauty and panoramic vistas, with areas to explore; or just relax with a book or in the hot tub watching the sky, trees, wildflowers, deer and birds....Sunny Knoll is a perfect spot for families as well as a romantic getaway for a couple (see specials).
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Totally amazing retreat!
Even in the cold dreary winter, this place's beauty relaxes and soothes. Highly recommended!
a perfect spot for decompression and relaxation
This was such a dreamy space to be in for 4 days. Our family came up for Thanksgiving and we had a tremendous time at Sunny Knoll. The hot tub and the sauna are perfect for decompressing and enjoying moments of peace. The natural light in the house was also really nice. Everything about Sunny Knoll was magnificent.
peace up in the clouds
We had a great time staying at Liza's rental and it was so nice to meet Lisa. I'm sorry our stay was not longer, but the time we had was enjoyable. It's very quiet and peaceful up there. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a few days of quiet and beauty.
Beautifil and relaxing
The guest house is artistically decorated and comfortable. The garden with its view of the ocean, hot tub and play area made the experience very special.
It was a pleasure to have you here! Thank you for your efforts in leaving the place so clean.
This was SO comfortable for us! The studio is spacious, light and airy with everything we needed. The beds and bedding were comfy, the property is beautiful and relaxing and Liza is a gem - very warm and generous.
What a magical property!
We had such an amazing experience staying here! The property is absolutely beautiful, we enjoyed eating dinner on the deck watching sunset and we even saw a few deer frolicking on the property. It is centrally located and so easy to find on my GPS. We enjoyed the hot tub, the swings, basketball, it was just so nice relaxing there! We had a lot of space inside and my two young children loved the books in the library and all of the toys as well. and Liza was so incredibly kind, such a great host, and helpful and gave me some tips for places to run locally. We definitely plan on coming back here! Why spend twice the amount of money for a small hotel room when you can stay on such an incredible property?!?
Thank you Janet. It was a complete delight hosting you and your sweet family. Hope to see you again.
Historic Parks, Lighthouse Tours, Moped rentals, bowling alley, Whale Museum, Art Galleries, Saturday Farmers Markets, Outdoor Shakespeare, horseback riding, sailboat charters & tall ship sunset tours