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Cozy Winter Escape, Private Hot Tub, Sauna, Library, Water View

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Liza Michaelson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

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).

Amenities

Friday Harbor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has two doors; one into each bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2) One of the beds is a temperpeudic mattress for people who like an extra firm surface for sleeping, Twin or Single Beds (1) The single bed is in the hot tub changing house. This is a good place for a quiet nap, or for someone who wants to sleep alone.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Extensive library, outdoor play area for children with swings and hammock, basketball court, tetherball, badmitten, ping pong. Wildlife viewing including deer and bald eagles. Spectacular vistas, sunrises and sunsets. Authentic Finnish indoor wood-fired sauna. Kids love the colorful mural in the 'jungle room'.

Reviews

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Cozy Winter Escape, Private Hot Tub, Sauna, Library, Water View
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews
5

Idyllic, comfortable and remote

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you Lia! You were impeccable guests. We would welcome you back anytime.
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Maryland
5

peace up in the clouds

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just right!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garrison
5

Beautifil and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you here! Thank you for your efforts in leaving the place so clean.
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5

What a magical property!

  • 5 of 5

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?!?

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet. It was a complete delight hosting you and your sweet family. Hope to see you again.
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Spring, TX
4

Chillin'

  • 4 of 5

The perfect place for just chillin'. Accommodations were spacious and suited us just fine. Such a beautiful spot that it was hard to get motivated to get out and about. Liza is a wonderful host. My only negative comment would be that the throw rugs around the bed in the front bedroom need to be washed.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet you. Thanks for tip on the rugs!
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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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning,garbage,hot tub $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.1%

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.

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