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Beautiful South facing Waterfront Home near town

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lower level of house, 2 en-suite bedrooms w/ queen beds + 2 pullout sofas

The owner of this home is inclined to be modest when describing the attributes of her vacation rental to prospective VRBO guests. But, as a former guest who is writing the description below, I assure you that the setting and amenities are worthy of a glowing review!

First, there’s the location. The home is only one convenient mile from the ferry landing and all the activities and shops in the Town of Friday Harbor. Yet, when settled into your waterfront home away from home, breathing salt air and gazing down Griffin Bay to the Olympic Mountains, you find peace and serenity. The expansive view embraces Dinner Island, sunrise and sunset colors dancing on the water, shoreline and beaches, and occasional boating activity. For some adventure, you can stroll down the shoreline path to launch a kayak (bring your own) from the dinghy dock, head down the road for a good walk on Jackson Beach, or set up badminton or bocce ball on the grassy lawn (owner provided.) There’s also a BBQ and when it comes to enjoying a long summer evening, nothing beats the hot tub on the patio and fire pit by the bluff.

Inside, the spacious lower level is absolutely spotless and meticulous in the details. It’s stocked with courtesies similar to those of a fine hotel, including robes, bath toiletries, coffee & tea, spices, and hairdryers. It’s an ideal setup for singles or two couples - two large bedrooms, both with queen-size beds and smart TVs, both with ensuite baths that are separated by the living area so both couples feel private. If traveling with five or six people, the two sofas can convert to twin beds for additional sleeping capacity.

In the living area, there’s a large screen TV with cable service, a propane fireplace, and dining table with seating for six. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped with a gas range, granite counters, dishwasher, quality cookware, and many gourmet kitchen small appliances. There is also a washer and dryer.

Everything is here to make you feel comfortable, relaxed, and happy during your stay. The only downside is that you’ll feel sad when it’s time to leave this lovely spot.

More Details

Annette Schaffer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Annette Schaffer

I purchased my waterfront lot in 1999 and built my home in 2001. It was designed as a two level home…the lower level is a completely private guest apartment for family, friends and vacation rental guests.

Enjoy the great views of Dinner Island…Griffin Bay…Lopez Island and beyond to the Olympics…and enjoy the sunrises and sunsets…the many water activities and watching the eagles…herons and geese.

Please come and experience my little corner of paradise!

Annette Schaffer purchased this house in 1999

What makes this house unique

- Outdoor fire pit with complimentary firewood

- 2 complimentary spa robes in each bathroom

- Smart TVs in each bedroom

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have really enjoyed and loved staying here at chez Annette!! You have made a beautiful homey, peaceful and very "livable" space. And by "livable" I mean it was such a joy to have a kitchen as well stocked as my own home. You can never expect it and it's so rare to find it while on travels! It's the details: the new sponge, the coffee makers (leaving the choice to us!), the bbq, the very nice bathrobes, the list goes on. It was so nice here that we had to stop by during the day to relax before venturing out again!! Thank you for everything - including that special double rainbow and electric storm! You shouldn't have ordered it but we loved it!!
Jul 2016
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Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Spa robes provided in each bathroom! shampoo...conditioner...soap...and hair dryers
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Maser 1 - 1 queen
    Master 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin Sleeper Sofas (2)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautiful South facing Waterfront Home near town
average rating of 4.83871 based on 80 reviews
Austin, Texas

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property with great views and location. Annette has thought of everything you might need. The furnishings and decor are top notch. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice relaxing place to stay. So pretty and nicely kept. Would revisit

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for 2 couple or 2 adults and 2 kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City

Lovely property.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time on San Juan Island. The kitchen was amazingly well equipped. Loved the setup for 2 couples as we each had a large bedroom and bath. Glass all along one side of house with water views. Great location just a few minutes to Friday Harbor. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Comfortable place with great view in a convenient location

  • 5 of 5

I and five friends stayed at Annette's place. It was very private, clean, and comfortable. It is centrally located--a quick drive (or 25 minute walk) away from the ferry terminal. We had absolutely everything we needed: plenty of towels, fully equipped kitchen, etc. and took advantage of the hot tub, fire pit, and grill. Even with six of us, we were comfortable, however it is ideal for four or fewer. We would all definitely stay again if revisiting the island. Thank you, Annette!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kirkland, wa


  • 5 of 5

Lovely views with all the furnishings of home. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view excellent location and well appointed home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quiet setting in a home with ocean views from every room in the house. With a hot tub, outdoor fire pit, patio with dining table and barbecue we had everything we needed. Location was very convenient and within walking distance of Friday harbor.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Friday Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several in town
Nearest Ferry
1.3 Miles
Friday Harbor Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
San Juan Island Golf & Tennis Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many in town
Nearest Beach
Front yard! And Jackson Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Friday Harbor - Ferry Terminal
Nearest Point of Interest
Jackson's Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Roche Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
British Camp
Nearest Point of Interest
American Camp
Nearest Point of Interest
South Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Whale Watch Point - Lime Kiln Park
Car: recommended

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, San Juan Islands, Washington State, USA (Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington State)

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Racquetball, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball court


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please inquire regarding rates for shorter stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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