About the property
- House1700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The home was perfect for us (two couples) during our trip to San Juan Island. The close proximity to Friday Harbor made for easy access to town, the large sliding glass doors made it easy to see out to the waterfront view, and the two bedrooms and bathrooms gave each couple their own space. The kitchen had everything we needed to make a lot of our meals there and we utilized the BBQ, firepit, and hot tub. We will definitely be back!
Enjoyed our stay on San Juan Island
My wife and two sons stayed here for four nights. It was off season and we got a bit lucky with only one rainy day. The house was well equipped with a great setting. Ocean views and walking distance to Friday Harbor.
Perfect house for a relaxing weekend
This house is immaculate and has every amenity that you would think of needing. We particularly enjoyed the fireplace which was already set up with kindling and just needed to be lit. Its close proximity to the harbor front was perfect!
Beautiful setting, accommodations and fantastic experience!
Annette made us feel welcome at her beautiful VRBO. We felt as if we were staying at a luxury hotel and the amenities and accommodations were amazing. The carpet is luxurious, the spa robes and the jacuzzi on the deck overlooking the water made our stay! The island was a fantastic getaway for our family and we would be so happy to return to such a fantastic place. Thank you Annette!
Love this place. Two huge master suites. Two pull out twins for the kids. Family loved the beautiful view, close to town, jacuzzi, fire pit, fully stocked kitchen and bbq. Could not ask for anything better. Thank you Annette for awesome memories.
Book it, if you get the chance.
We were awed by this property--the grounds, view, decor, and the amenities--I've never stayed in a place so completely outfitted--first class in my opinion. The only thing we found we didn't have were crab shell crackers! Ha!! The two ensuite bedrooms were beautiful with awesome views, separated by the kitchen/dining/living room area--perfect for two singles (like us) or two couples. There are two twin size sofa/sleepers in the living room, which I could envision some kids sleeping on. Annette, the owner, was very accommodating and super responsive. She lives on the upper floor, but you would hardly know it, except for some early morning "living above" type noises. And there is sometimes a lot of light plane action from the somewhat nearby Friday Harbor airport. Something to be aware of is that the switchback (one) path from the parking area down to the unit is gravel (can't roll a suitcase) and perhaps a tiny bit steep for some possibly, but it's not far. The property is really convenient to downtown Friday Harbor, but thankfully away from that hustle and bustle. Net, net: I would highly recommend this property and would very happily stay here again if I'm ever so lucky!
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
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please inquire regarding rates for shorter stays.