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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:
June 16, 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Beautiful South facing Waterfront Home near town
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 73 reviews


  • 5 of 5

House was perfect. Super clean and organized. Annette thought of everything. The attention to detail from the instructions to the perfectly stocked kitchen was amazing. Wonderful, wonderful stay. Also, the two rooms are perfect for two couples. You have your own side and bathroom and the rooms are "equal." Fire pit is perfect. Hot tub is perfect. Really the whole thing is perfect. Can't say enough good things.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paso Robles, CA

Very nice accommodations.

  • 4 of 5

This house is located below the owner's home. Having said that, we never saw the owner, but could hear footsteps upstairs in the morning. The house itself is lovely. Very large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, separated by the living area, which afforded privacy to both couples. The kitchen was well equipped with multiple appliances (but no tea pot for us tea drinkers). The views of the water were nice, but not spectacular as it looks out to a jetty and what we thought might be an old cannery. The main downsize of this property, and why it doesn't warrant five stars, is the walk down the hill from the driveway to the entrance. It's a winding, gravel-like walk, not easily accessible for anyone with limited mobility. It was ok for us, but should be known by potential renters. The road to town is narrow and without sidewalks, so really not walkable. But it was a quick ride into town by car.

Overall it's a very nice, clean home.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for bringing to my attention that there was no tea pot...there is now a tea kettle and a tea pot. Since I provide coffee and tea...I do not know what I was thinking not to provide a tea kettle and pot. Guess I got carried away with a coffee maker and a Keurig and a express maker.
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Cozy, clean and perfect for a trip to San Juan Island!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed in many VRBO's over the years. This one, by far, is our most favorite. We were greeted with a sweet box of chocolates and a clean and organized home away from home. Annette is most gracious and kind. The perfectly appointed two bedroom and two bathroom downstairs home, had a lovely water view and a fire pit all ready to sit around!

We plan to return...sooner than later.

Thank you for providing such a memorable, carefree holiday for my family and friends.


Leanore & Kelly Curran

Redmond, WA

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly like the pictures

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, and our two boys ages 5 and 3 stayed here for 3 nights. Everything was perfect! Hot tub was especially nice, great view, great sunlight, nice walk right down to the beach from the backyard. There is also a small playground close by that we went to. The town was very relaxed, lots of places to eat, and sightsee. The house was equipped with everything we needed. It is on the lower level of a two story home. The first two nights we were there alone, on the last night we heard some people upstairs but it was not disruptive in the least bit. The bathrooms were stocked and the kitchen had all of the necessities. I would highly recommend staying here. I was so relaxed when I got back to the real world. 5 stars for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and kept very clean, everything you could need is supplied and the owner is very responsive to any needs or questions you might have. You cant go wrong with this rental. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

Cant wait to come back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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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

Friday Harbor House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Check out cleaning fee $150
Refundable 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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