|Space||800 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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.
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).
Everything we could have wanted provided by a gracious host. Sauna, hot tub, hiking and activities nearby. The bed was so comfortable and the kitchen allowed us to cook up some great local seafood. A very special place, thank you for sharing!
My wife and I, along with two friends, needed a weekend away from the city. This was the perfect place to do just that. You get to cross the ferry to get to the wonderful little town Friday Harbor. Then about 15 minutes away you arrive at the cabin and get to enjoy the peaceful, serene, and beautiful scenery of the island from a wonderful viewpoint. You can see all the way to Victoria from the cabin. Sipping on a glass of wine while enjoying the hot tub helped spur wonderful conversations for hours. The wood burning fireplace surrounded by a reading library offers the feel of the cabin life. Running into the sauna after getting out of the hot tub was a great way to keep warm. We didn't turn on the TV but it is there if you want. And the entire island is pretty small which allows you to tour the entire island in a day and head back to the cabin for another night of relaxation.
The hosts are amazing and friendly. The grounds are quiet and serene. It was just overall a wonderful experience we will be happily returning for. Thank you!
Everything you need to be comfortable, relaxed and enjoy the offerings of nature are available to you at Sunny Knoll. Fantastic for groups and families or quaint enough for a couples get a way. The layout is all conducive to discovery and the sleeping arrangements are restful. The sauna is divine and jacuzzi set with a perfect vista. Amazing views and creative designs of living are ever present. Liza is a superior host, we look forward to coming back for years to come.
This home is located about halfway between Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor. The first time driving up can be a bit confusing but after we made it we were good. Immediately upon arrival we were blown away by the views of the surrounding hills, trees, and water.
The house while eclectic, was quite comfortable and inviting. We enjoyed the extra bed in the living room for napping, and the deck for enjoying wine in the afternoon. It was a bit strange to go through the bathroom to get to the kitchen, but nobody went hungry.
Overall we had a great time staying here and would do it again in a heart beat.
This was a nice cabin for the price. We loved the view sitting from the deck. The cabin was a little dusty and the layout very strange, the kitchen is off the bathroom but overall the outside view made up for it. Friday Harbor is a beautiful place to visit!
Some places just make you happy - and Sunny Knoll is one of those. The apartment is clean and beautiful, filled with interesting treasures from books to art and other curios but it's location is most magic - little trails lead up and down to the ping pong table, basket ball ring, and up to a huge rock where you can sit and watch the boats going past in the distance, and see the sunset. We were so relaxed reading books and generally enjoying the place that we never even got round to using the hot tub or sauna! We'll just have to look forward to coming back one day. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
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
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
|cleaning,garbage,hot tub||$100 + Tax|