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The Round House, Beautiful Waterfront Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Friday Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Enjoy waterfront living up close from this beautiful home. Enjoy the abundant wildlife, including seals, river otters, eagles, blue herons, raven, quail, and hummingbirds from the great room, the front deck or while enjoying the hot tub. We even get the occasional fox wandering through the yard! You'll feel as though you have returned to nature yet you are only 2 miles from the Town of Friday Harbor with it's shopping, restaurants and theater.

The house is a great place to disappear from civilization and relax with your family or friends. You'll never feel the need to leave or find a better view. Or if you prefer a more active vacation, we are located a mere .25 miles from the Golf Course and tennis courts. There is excellent biking on the island for the beginner or advanced rider, incredible scuba diving, kayaking and whale watching. For a more cultured evening, you'll find innumerable live music and theater productions.

The house has a great room with kitchen that has a 180 degree panoramic view of Griffin Bay from the 8 large windows and the French doors on the front half of the circle. The Master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with walk-in tile shower and radiant floor heat. The second bedroom and bathroom round out the back half of the house. Everything you need for making and enjoying a gourmet meal is at your disposal! The kitchen is complete, as are all of the linens.

You won't think twice about your decision to spend your vacation here!

Keywords: Waterfront, Private Setting, wildlife abounds

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jenni Durgin
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2016
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

The Round House, Beautiful Waterfront Home
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

We loved the Round House

  • 5 of 5

My family had a quick 2 night stay at the house. The sunset views from the hot tub were fantastic, and we all came back outside after it was dark to enjoy the constellations from the deck. The house was easy to get to, quiet and quite comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great home, communication, equipment and hostess. We didn't want for anything. The house is in a gorgeous and convenient spot on the water. And all the amenities are lovely (deck, garden and hot tub). We can understand how being on the flight path of the airport could be unappealing and if you are a light sleeper or have plans to sleep-in you may want to bring some earplugs. All told this house is extraordinary and a great home base on San Juan Island. Don't hesitate to stay here. It's spotless and so well stocked you only need to bring your clothes.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Directly under the airport flight path

  • 2 of 5

The Roundhouse is nice, as is the view. That said, the property manager was very unprofessional, accusatory and disruptive of our stay. Other big issues: The Roundhouse is directly under the flight path of the airport so a plane flies 400 ft overhead every 15 - 45 mins and the Roundhouse sits right next to a second rental property with no barrier between the two houses. So, not only is the Roundhouse not very private, it is really noisy with the airplane traffic. Smaller issues: one of the beds was squeaky and very uncomfortable, the shower was broken and the dishwasher was broken. I do not like giving low ratings but I felt others should know about these issues before they consider renting the Roundhouse.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Positive feedback about the Round House is always appreciated. We strive to make this home and your experience outstanding and we use your input for change. The Round House is a small home suitable for a few couples or a family and is not set up for large parties. The property care taker was at the house and noticed many cars parked there, so a phone call was made to the guest to be sure that there wasn't a large event going on negatively effecting the house or the neighbors. A pleasant and peaceful stay are our main goals. The location of the house is indeed at the end of the flight path for the airport. The volume of traffic that goes in and out of the airport varies from day to day. It is a small island however, and these are small airplanes utilizing the airspace, not jets, and the planes do not fly at night. Many find the variety of aircraft that come and go entertaining. Good news about the dishwasher, it has been replaced! As to the tub faucet yes, it was sticky and hard to pull up to make the shower run. That too has been repaired. our goal is to deliver a top notch home and experience and do understand that when items don't work it can be disappointing. While it is impossible to make things right for this guests visit, we are happy to offer this guest a significant discount off their next stay. Again, we appreciate any input good or bad about the property, but especially appreciate being notified about problems during the stay so that reparations can be made at the time.
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LOVED the Round House!

  • 5 of 5

my family and i had an amazingly fun time staying at the round house right before the new year. we have two small children which the house was perfect for! not only is the house round but it's very modern, clean, and simple in a good way (which i was thankful for having small children). the kitchen was well stocked with cooking needs - great cookware, knives, gas stove (i like to cook, can you tell?). there was plenty of movies and music to choose from. the property was quiet, peaceful, and beautiful (even in the winter). my kids loved the hottub with outdoor speakers and exploring the rocks on the beach during low tide. we had a fabulous time and will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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bellingham WA

Amelie durgin johnson

  • 5 of 5

it was so much fun. it had a beautiful house great view, lovely wood work.

we had so much fun kayaking, swimming and going in to town.

i loved how close it was to the harbor but you still had privacy

i would highly recommend it

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mesa, Arizona

Outstanding views, beautiful rental property and home with lots of privacy.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed in The Round House for 4 nights in August 2013. We home and views exceeded our expectations. Our 18 year old son and 21 year old daughter love the Jacuzzi on the patio with the awesome views. The bedrooms and bathrooms were well appointed and comfortable. Great location and completely private despite the tenants in the small house on the property. We hardly saw them. The patio is huge with a large hot tub. Only 2 miles from Friday Harbor. We walked into town or rode bikes several times. We will come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Friday Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 18 2016 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 19 2017 - Oct 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

$50/person/night for each additional guest over four.

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Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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