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Cozy, Private Hot Tub, Sauna, Library, Ocean 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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 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 San Juan Island

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Cozy, Private Hot Tub, Sauna, Library, Ocean View
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 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: Apr 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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5

Amazing spot to get away!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A homestead experience to fulfill true commune with nature

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice affordable cabin on the mountain with a great view

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feed back Lynette. It is helpful for us to know what we can do better on!
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5

Lovely sunny retreat - didn't want to leave.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so lovely to host you! We would be entirely delighted to host you here anytime.
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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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Friday Harbor Apartment Rental Rates

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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$199
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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.

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