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Peaceful Waterfront Getaway in the Woods (Sleeps 6-8 Adults)

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Friday Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

Cozy Home & Guest Cabin with Bay Views (4 Bedrm, 2.5 Bathrm)

This unique island home and guest cabin overlook serene Westcott Bay on San Juan Island. A five minute drive (twenty-five minute walk) from Roche Harbor, our family's vacation property is a fantastic year round getaway spot -- peaceful and picturesque in the cooler months, and strikingly beautiful in the sunshine of the warmer months with lots of on-island activities. Relax and breathe in fresh sea air while overlooking the bay from the home's large front windows, dining on the spacious deck, or sitting at the small pebble beach with gentle waves and gulls glide by. Sea otter, bald eagle, and hawk sightings are common.

There are 2 structures: a main house and a guest house. There is a short trail between the two (about 40 feet). Combined, these sleep a total of 6-8 adults. Large windows let in lots of natural light, particularly in the main house, which has as a central living area connected to an open kitchen - great for socializing while cooking. The kitchen has lots of counter space, a view of the water, and is fully stocked with cooking appliances. A large wood dining table is great for group meals. The guest cabin is small, but has it's own bathroom, burner, mini-fridge, & small dining space.

A short, gradual trail leads from the house & guest house 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. Catch glimpses of the world-famous Westcott Bay oyster farm, a small operation on the water's edge. You can dig clams or collect mussels along the property's beachfront. The 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).

The surrounding region is ideal 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 special spot nestled in the gorgeous San Juan Islands!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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About Anne

Our family bought 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


2 traveler reviews

Peaceful Waterfront Getaway in the Woods (Sleeps 6-8 Adults)
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Seabeck, WA

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: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Just incredible!

  • 5 of 5

My family (7 total) stayed at this charming house/cabin last weekend. There were enough chairs at the dinner table for all of us and plenty of room to relax when hanging out. The house was really clean, the kitchen was well stocked (beautiful dishes, pots/pans, etc) and the beds were comfy.

They had lots of board games to play, crabpots, a rowboat and a swing. We had an AWESOME time. :)

And, oh my gosh, the view! With tons of windows, you can really enjoy the scenery (even when washing dishes). I wish I could wake up to views like that every morning...

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
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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

Friday Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Off-Peak Season
Sep 6 2016 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

When we receive your final payment, we will email you complete directions and combination to the key lock-box. Damage/Security 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 for additional cleaning services required after check-out beyond what is covered by the standard cleaning fee and typical time required for housekeeping.

Payment can be made by check or paypal. 50% of Base Rental Price is required to secure a reservation. The remaining balance of the Base Rental Price, plus Taxes, Cleaning Fee, Security/Damage deposit, and Pet Fee (if applicable) is due at least 4 weeks before check-in. For reservations made less than 4 weeks from the check-in date, full payment is required at the time the reservation is made.

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.
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Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed with Single Bed on top, Double Bed on bottom.
    Guest House - Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Guest house bedrooms are directly next to eachother.
  • 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 and the guest house. Guest house bedrooms share a wall. Bedroom 1 has a window facing the woods and a small window above the bed facing the bay. Bedroom 2 (bunk room) has a window looking out into the woods.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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
Square feet listed (2,400) includes total combined between the Main House and Guest Cabin.

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