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Peaceful Bayside Home in the Woods (Sleeps 6-8)

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom with Bay Views

This unique San Juan island vacation home overlooks Westcott Bay in a private, peaceful setting nestled among madrona and fir trees. There is a main house and a guest house, with a short trail between the two (about 40 feet). Enough beds to sleep 6-8 adults (max 9 if kids included). A five minute drive (25 minute walk) from Roche Harbor, our family's property is a fantastic year round getaway spot -- peaceful and picturesque in the cooler months, and beautiful in the warmer sunny months with lots of on-island activities. Relax and breathe in fresh sea air while dining on the spacious deck, overlooking the bay from the home's large front windows, or sitting at the small pebble beach with gentle waves and gulls gliding by. Sea otter, bald eagle, and hawk sightings are common.

MAIN HOUSE: Large windows let in lots of natural light, which has as a central living room area (gas stove included) that connects to an open kitchen. The kitchen has lots of counter space, a view of the water, and is fully stocked with cooking appliances and staples. A large wood dining table is great for group meals. Master bedroom has bay view and sliding glass doors to front deck. 2nd bedroom is on the other side of the house from the master bedroom, and has window that faces the woods.

GUEST CABIN: A cute and cozy space with it's own bathroom, dining nook, mini fridge and counter top. Guest house bedrooms share a wall. 1 room has a double bed, the other has a bunk bed.

OUTDOOR SPACE/VIEW: A short, gradual trail leads down to the pebble/barnacle beach. In addition to views of the bay, the property looks out into lush greenery of "British Camp", a protected national park. Across the bay is the world-famous Westcott Bay Shellfish Company, a small operation on the water's edge.

You can dig clams or collect mussels along the property's beachfront. If you travel by boat to the islands, Westcott Bay is a great place for dungeness crabbing during open season (typically July through September/October; details about open season and licenses can be found on the Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife website). Fishing for trout, salmon, and bottomfish is also popular in the region and excursions can be arranged with local tour/recreation companies based in Friday Harbor or Roche Harbor.

ACTIVITIES: The surrounding region is great for walking, hiking, kayaking, biking, boating, fishing, and crabbing. Friday Harbor is 20 minutes away by car or 1 hour by bike. Large ocean-side beaches are a 20-30 minute drive to the other side of the island (e.g. American Camp or South Beach). Whale watching opportunities can be arranged in Roche Harbor or Friday Harbor.

We invite you to come enjoy this very special spot nestled in the gorgeous San Juan Islands!

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Anne

Our family purchased this piece of land in 1983 and spent many years camping here. We worked with local island contractors and builders in 2001 and 2002 to build what is now the "guest house", soon followed by construction of the larger main house. The land and home are very special to our family, and we are pleased that friends and renters have also been able to enjoy this beautiful part of the earth!

Anne purchased this house in 2001

What makes this house unique

Privacy and very quiet - located in a woodsy area away from the road


Roche Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please no campfires even if the ground is wet - high risk of fire danger in the region.
  • Overnight guests in excess of the number agreed to in the rental agreement will result in double rent charges.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2nd Bathroom (Main House) - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom (Main House) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest House Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Main House - Master Bedroom - 1 queen , This room has it's own bathroom with tub/shower
    Main House - 2nd Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Guest House - Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Guest house bedrooms are directly next to eachother.
    Guest House - Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
  • Master bedroom in main house has sliding glass doors to front deck/view of the bay. 2nd bedroom is on the other side of the livingroom from the master bedroom, and has window that faces the woods. Guest house bedrooms share a wall. Room with double bed has a window facing the woods and a small window above the bed facing the bay. The bunk bed room has a small window looking out into the woods.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A wonderful spot to get away from it all and enjoy peaceful bay views while relaxing on the deck, beach, or on the couch in the light-filled livingroom. Indoor square feet is 2,400 including Main House and Guest Cabin. Quiet rural roads make for great walking and cycling right from the front door!


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Peaceful Bayside Home in the Woods (Sleeps 6-8)
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Our 2nd stay did not disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this house, and just as last time was wonderful, The setting is magical, overlooking Westcott Bay. The layout of the house is perfect for a large group. Enjoyed our morning walks to the harbor for coffee. Hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Our multi family vacation started out with a 4.5 hour commute. Once we arrived we were taken back by the peace and serenity of this property.

We relaxed, we played, we hiked, we saw whales, harbour seals, sea otters and many others. We played games, rowed the boat, swung in the hammock and on the swing.

We can't wait to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay this summer! Thanks again for renting our family home for your getaway.
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Excellent Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay at this home. It has everything you need, and the setting is extremely peaceful. Excellent shoreline, beautiful views, and very homey feeling. We loved turning on the gas fireplace in the evenings and mornings, and spending time down by the water. Slept 6 very comfortably. Would LOVE to go back, and would most definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was beautiful as expected.

  • 4 of 5

Disappointments included dirt in bed sheets, noisy heater, could not light propane stove and wobbly telescope.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Robert, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the beauty of the area. Sorry to hear about the dirt -- sometimes our cleaning service hangs the duvet covers outside after washing to air them out with fresh air, so I'm guessing what must have happened is debris got in. Please be assured that all linens are washed after every use. I have notified the service of this comment and appreciate the feedback. We have also addressed the wobbly telescope and propane issue to ensure grill functioning. It sounds like the propane tank was out of fuel, and has since been refilled. Thanks again for your feedback and for choosing our rental for your getaway, -Anne
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Stunning peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property is a slice of heaven. Weather you are going for a girls getaway or with a family this property is amazing. Spent most of my days kayaking and enjoying the seals outside. Such a fun area. We walked to Roach Harbor for breakfast.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We felt like we were staying in a treehouse with the amazing view from the front room & dining room area. Watched eagles and otters in the early morning and the water was like glass. Well stocked kitchen with everything you needed and it was so clean. We enjoyed seeing the sights of San Juan Island and then had the convenience of a beautiful home to come back to and share meals & great memories. We had my parents, sister & fiancee' and our family and we all fit comfortably & felt like there was plenty of room. The extra cabin sure is a bonus. We would love to go back when the weather is warmer :>).

  • Submitted: May 26, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Roche Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.1 Miles
Roche Harbor Resort Bar
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Lime Kiln Cafe and Roche Harbor Restaurant
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Car: recommended

Crabbing, fishing, clamming. Check Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website for information about open seasons and permits.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Standard Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 10.1%

When your payment is received in full, you will receive an email with directions, lock box code, and additional regional information. Damage Deposit is fully refundable within 14 days of check-out date, provided properties are in same condition as on check-in and that all terms of the rental agreement are complied with. Deductions will be made for damaged or missing items, or if additional cleaning services are required beyond the time and labor covered by the standard $150 cleaning fee. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.