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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 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

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful South facing Waterfront Home near town
average rating of 4.864865 based on 86 reviews

Enjoyed our stay on San Juan Island

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for a relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, accommodations and fantastic experience!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Book it, if you get the chance.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay in so Many Ways

  • 5 of 5

This was the first visit to Friday Harbor for me and my wife . We brought our two daughters (ages 2 and 5) in hopes of a relaxing and nature focused vacation. Upon arrival, we were pleasantly surprised with the property as it was clean and well appointed. I travel quite a bit for business and the house was as welcoming as most high quality hotel properties. The owner welcomed us by leaving a box of See's Candies on the kitchen table. There were plenty of Kuerig Coffees to get us started in the morning. The gas grill looked new and worked well. The Jacuzzi was very convenient and ready to use. The fire pit was set up the first day with logs and starter sticks, making starting a fire for smores extremely easy. The view from the property is breath taking and the pictures don't do the property justice; each of the rooms has a direct view of the bay and the distant mountains. We decided to cook most of our meals in to enjoy the property as much as possible during our four day stay. The property is a short drive from the small downtown area (few minutes away) which made grocery store runs very easy. The yard is spacious and the kids loved exploring the attached dock area. I will certainly tell my friends about the place as a wonderful destination for either a small family or a couple looking for a romantic getaway. The only slight disappointment was that there were not any kayaks (as there are some in the yard in one of the photos), the owner was very responsive when I emailed her and she explained that she no longer has them at the property. We had a great experience and we were very sorry to have to leave this paradise.

The icing on the cake was that the owner found some of kids clothing left behind and offered to ship them to us. She also refunded our deposit the day after we left, which was exceptionally fast and appreciated.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Refundable damage deposit $500
Check out cleaning fee $150

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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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