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Whale Watch Paradise! Friday Harbor Westside Waterfront

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Whale Watch Paradise! Friday Harbor Westside Waterfront


WATERFRONT VACATION HOME overlooking Haro Strait, located on the preferred West side of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.

See three resident Pods of Orca Whales, J, K & L as they play and feed right in front of you as you sit on the deck of this beautiful home. You will be amazed.

Views stretch from the Canadian Island of Vancouver, BC, to the Olympic Mountains. Clear views of lights of Victoria on Vancouver Island, BC. World famous Sunsets.

Open living area with waterside wall of windows, brings it all into view. Relax and dine on waterside decks or lanai patio with large skylights.

Enjoy the views of Orca whales, eagles, international boat traffic, spectacular sunsets, nighttime lights of Vancouver Island, Saturday night fireworks of Butchart Gardens.

Quiet and peaceful setting in exclusive neighborhood.

San Juan County Park is only moments away, one of the most popular destinations for kayakers world wide.

3 Bedrooms + 2.5+ Baths. (Guests limited to 4)

Master includes large tub and separate glass-walled shower & double sinks.

Kitchen opens up to spacious living room views - and also to full dining room area.

Plush and comfortable living room furniture.


Keywords: Vacation Home, Ocean View, Hot Tub. View Orcas Eagles Wildlife Birding

More Details

Property Manager
Karen Palmer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2017


Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Clear views of lights of Victoria on Vancouver Island, BC. World famous sunsets. Spot Eagles soaring overhead. Orca Pods hunting for salmon, right off your deck!


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Whale Watch Paradise! Friday Harbor Westside Waterfront
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great stay on San Juan!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this incredible home for four nights at the end of July. Everything was very clean and comfortable, but the view was outrageous! We had a little difficulty finding the house when we arrived after dark, but once we got in the door, we knew we had arrived! It's a little 80's, but quite luxurious. It was the perfect location for exploring the island. It's located in a beautiful quiet neighborhood where we saw black-tailed deer. There are orange-barked madrona trees lining the shore. The living area and kitchen (and the master bedroom) look out over the water and the sunsets are fabulous. The first morning we were there, we saw a mother and baby Orca out in front of the house. The house is walking distance to Snug Harbor where we went whale watching with Maya's Legacy (and saw two humpback whales!). We spent one day in Roche Harbor and another on Orcas enjoying Moran State Park and the Farmers' Market, before returning to this comfortable home. We had my birthday dinner (my Sweet Sixtieth!) of Dungeness Crab and prawns at the house. We were a little surprised at all the cleaning we were expected to do before leaving, including washing, drying, and folding all the towels and sheets, vacuuming, sanitizing the shower, etc.. There was a checklist, with an explanation that whatever the cleaning crew had to do , beyond one (or two?) hours of work, would be taken out of the deposit. Maybe if we hadn't done all of it (and we cleaned like crazy!), only a $50 fee would have been taken out, but maybe more (???) Karen was very helpful when I left a camera charger there; she mailed it back to Texas for me within a day of finding it. Overall, we would definitely recommend this wonderful place!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lillian. Seeing momma orcas with young off the deck is a very special event. This is a special place an aptly named Whale Watch Paradise. I would like to address the comment about cleaning. We do not charge in advance for cleaning. Instead we offer self-cleaning option. You do the wash & dry of linens, we make the beds and hang the towels, no folding necessary. NO CHARGE. worse case it will cost an additional hour or two = $50. Enjoy.
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Boerne, TX

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous home and a lifetime experience. You can sit on the back deck and watch the endless sunset. A pod of Orcas swam by only 30 feet from the shore. We saw bald eagles, harbor seals and sea otters from the deck. We also heard but could not see an elusive whale spouting one evening. The location is perfect, especially if you Whale Watch from Mitchell Bay which is literally down the hill from you or if you kayak out of San Juan Park less than 2 miles away. The home is clean and welcoming. Owners are available and immediately responsive. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests. We love it when you get to enjoy all that San Juan Island offers right from the deck of your vacation home. We look forward to your return.
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Palm Beach Gardens, Fl

Best vacation EVER!! Orca vacation heaven!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first trip to San Juan Island and we will be back every year. Went with my husband and 21 year-old son, Saw Orcas on the first day, which was the whole point of renting. Went whale watching twice and literally saw 50+ whales plus 1 day-old baby! Picked black berries along the road side. Saw too many deer to count, which were pretty tame, while looking for black berries. Went fishing one day and caught our limit, had an AMAZING dinner with our catch. Ate in a couple nights, went out a couple nights. Restaurants were very good. House was a little dated, but VERY clean and nice. Well stocked on everything. Manager was a dream to work with, EXTREMELY helpful with everything. Island even had a gym we could use for a small fee. The views are breathtaking!! Sat on porch for HOURS with a nice Pinot and just watched the whales go by. HEAVEN! Highly recommend at a great price. Only criticism is fireplace is closed off which would have been nice. Wifi was spotty but worked ok.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orca Lover's Dream!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our two teenage daughters. If you want to see orca whales - this house is a must! Within an hour of arriving, we saw a huge pod of orcas from the deck! My girls were in heaven! We had hoped to see at least one orca on our trip and we ended up seeing them almost everyday from the deck - sometime a couple times in one day! The deck is great - we spent a lot of time just watching the boats go by and enjoying the sunsets! One day we heard a noise off the side of the deck and looked down to see a mama deer and her baby laying down in the grass. We also saw a bald eagle fly by. The house is nice and well stocked. Plenty of room for everyone. My girls enjoyed the piano too. We did a kayaking trip and a whale watching tour, but the house was by far the best place to see orcas for us!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, Texas

Love At First Sight!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with the property on sight. The deck afforded us the most amazing views and the wildlife, OMG!! Whales morning, noon and night every day the first week and almost daily the second week, they were probably there but we couldn't find them because of low cloud cover. There was a harbor seal on the rocks just below the deck, a resident Eagle that devoured his morning catch of rock cod each morning and so much more. The entire island is a paradise. Karen and Norman were exceptional hosts. We hated leaving!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We aim to please and glad you got the most out of this home and vacation. You must come back. :)
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Houston, TX


  • 5 of 5

This home is wonderful, it has the best view on San Juan Island! The whales came to welcome us upon arrival! We saw whales from the deck almost every day. The sunsets are amazing! We enjoyed the fawn and doe that came by for a daily visit. The home is very comfortable with everything you could possibly need. The property managers are wonderful. They could not have been more helpful! Thank you Karen and Norris for making our vacation perfect! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Whale watch, View Eagles Nesting/Feeding, Moorage at nearby Snug Harbor Marina.





  • Damage deposit: $500.00