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Enticing Waterfront Cottage!

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

waterfront cottage, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 mile from town

Sawmill Creek Cottage offers secluded peace for your island getaway. Comfortable and private, it is just a one mile walk from Friday Harbor.

The cottage sits on a shared low bank beach on a small salt water cove known as Jackson's Lagoon. There is a freshwater pond and stream on one side, which provides privacy and acts as a natural boundary. You will share the property with blue herons, kingfishers, eagles, and the occasional deer or fox, and watch the moon rise bigger than life over the North Bay at dusk. Enjoy our plush queen, all natural, latex, soy, and bamboo bed. New washer/dryer, new appliances.

The secluded yard offers a patio table and barbeque. Blackberry pies are there for the picking in early autumn. In the quiet winter months, create a second honeymoon or holiday turkey memories in this snug warm cottage.

Visit Sawmill Creek Cottage and find yourself 'On Island Time...'

Keywords: Private, Close to Friday Harbor, Waterfront, Cabin

More Details

Member since: 2010
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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About The Owner

We are Alaskans with roots in Friday Harbor. Victor is a life long Alaskan commercial fisherman who is now a merchant mariner, and he may be one of the crew on your ferry to the island. Phebe’s ties to the island go way back, even beyond childhood memories of sunburned backs from exploring tide pools, hayfields, salmon bakes and the joy of arriving each summer from Alaska on the ferry. The story continues, as we hope that our guests (and our grandchildren!) are creating memories just like that during their visit to the island. Come see us!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1990

Why The Owner chose Friday Harbor

When we bought the property we saw the cottage as a place for our family and friends to stay when they came to visit us. We've found we can offer it as a vacation rental as well, and hope to make our visitors to the cottage feel at home.


Friday Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom is accessed through the bedroom. This is comfortable for some travelers, but not for all.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New Flexsteel Queen Sleeper, Memory Foam Mattress
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleeper Sofa or Futons (1) Portable crib available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
Local and National Marine regulations prohibit shoreline clearing in the San Juan Islands, obscuring some of our waterfront. Most is open, though, with access to the low bank shoreline across the small footbridge.


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Enticing Waterfront Cottage!
average rating of 4.9491525 based on 59 reviews

Charming Cottage on the water

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful little cottage in a great location, just one mile from the village of Friday Harbor. Victor and Phebe have tastefully renovated the space and are wonderful and helpful hosts.The cottage is spotless, the bed is very comfortable and the linens are of high quality. The kitchen has everything a cook needs including sharp knives! The house is comfortable and warm with a peaceful energy. This was our first trip to the San Juan Islands. We are looking forward to our next visit and staying at Sawmill Cottage.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect island getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is an ideal spot for an island retreat! The little 1BR cottage is warm and very comfortable, private, and quiet, on its own little driveway off a dead-end road. It has everything you need for a few days' stay, including a kitchenette with a large refrigerator, a full range, pots and pans, and plenty of dishes. We cooked at the cottage most of our stay, which was really nice. The lagoon is lovely, and there's lots of waterfowl to watch from the front window. (We counted 8 different species of duck!) There's a big screen TV with Dish TV and a DVD player. The bathroom is modern and furnished with plenty of plush towels. Friday Harbor is just a couple of minutes away by car. All in all, this is a pretty ideal spot. We loved it and wished we could have stayed another day or two.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

There are no words to express how wonderful our experience was. It is quiet, quant, and beautiful. Walking distance to town, or to the ocean. You could not ask for a better location than this. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sawmill Creek Cottage is a very comfortable and relaxing place to stay.....a special retreat.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a forest retreat with all the have come to the right place. Phoebe and Victor are fabulous hosts who want you to be comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Stay on the water!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful cabin in Friday Harbor. Phebe and. I got were so very kind and gave us our privacy but when we needed help at one point they were so helpful and gracious. We hope to come back again! The cabin was clean and the perfect size for a couples weekend. All of our needs were taken care of. We LOVED the wood stove and the bed was so comfy. Perfect weekend!

Thank you Phebe and Victor!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Janel, we are so glad you had a nice getaway, it would be great to see you back someday! If you do have a chance to visit again, we always offer a 10% discount to returning guests. Best to you and your family, Phebe
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Charming Cottage, Perfect Distance From Town

  • 5 of 5

Having never been to Friday Harbor before, my wife and I were uncertain about where to stay and what parts of the island would be close to town. This cottage ended up serving our needs exactly. It was just a two minute drive into town and still secluded enough that we felt like we were staying in our own private corner of the island.

Communication with our hosts was perfect, everything was clean and ready for us when we got there and we even had a few nice surprises inside the cottage that we didn't expect. Both mornings we woke up to deer in our yard and a silent waterfront where we could drink our coffee and read while the sun rose.

We would absolutely stay here again. Thank you for a perfect weekend!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

WINTER SEASON Oct.-May 19: 3RD NIGHT IS FREE..Contact Owner

10% DISCOUNT is applied to any stay of 7 nights or more.

Pets are accepted on a case by case basis, please verify permission with owner.

We accept single night bookings if they are open between other reservations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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