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Enticing Waterfront Cottage- Winter Rate-Rent 2 nights, 3rd is free, Email Owner

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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 new queen, all natural, latex, soy, and bamboo bed.

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. While you are on 'island time' with us, please rest peacefully in our comfy all-natural latex, soy, and bamboo bed. While the maximum occupancy is 4, 2 adults, (or 2 adults and 1 child) are optimal for the space.

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

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

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

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 San Juan Island

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Enticing Waterfront Cottage- Winter Rate-Rent 2 nights, 3rd is free, Email Owner
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews

Perfect cottage for a short getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay during our short getaway! This cottage was cute, clean and had all of the amenities we needed to have a comfortable stay. You can't get a better location: private waterfront view and within minutes of downtown Friday Harbor. We plan on reserving again for our next Island trip!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us, we couldn't have been more fortunate than to have you as our guests! If you do visit us again, we offer returning guest a 10 percent discount. Phrbe
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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage for a week while my wife attended a painting workshop and thoroughly enjoyed it! The cottage, while certainly compact, worked very well for two people. We didn't do much cooking, but all the necessary items were certainly there. Phebe and Vic were gracious hosts and certainly respected our privacy while maintaining contact to check for any problems and to offer the use of their washer and dryer (a combo unit will be installed in the cottage this winter). The cottage is only a few minutes drive from town but the quiet surroundings offer a nice break from the busier downtown area. If we return to Friday Harbor, we are definitely staying here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Simply Splendid Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were truly entranced by our stay in this lovely immaculately kept cottage. It is the perfect place for two to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of San Juan Island and surrounds. Ideally located, it is close to town yet seemingly far from anything except a tranquil view of the beach which is a stones throw from the cottage. The property is really beautiful, trees for sitting in the shade or a grassy open space for sun, depending on your preference. There is plenty of space outside to relax, enjoy the view and the beach, and sitting at the kitchen table which overlooks the water and property is also enchanting. The bed is very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. The bathroom had very lovely soap, exemplifying the attention to every detail the owners give to their cottage. The owners are next door and could not be more welcoming and helpful. The cottage is a short hop over to San Juan bakery which surely has the best pizza in North America, not to be missed. We were filled to the brim with blackberries which proliferate all around the cottage. We hope to return again and only wished we were able to stay more than 3 nights. It is the perfect place to be situated for day trips by bike to the other islands, as it is a very short ride to the ferry. Two weeks nestled in this cozy cottage would not have been too long, given its comfort and all the magnificent pleasure that San Juan Island and the other nearby Islands have offer.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Sawmill is great for 2 people, beautiful grounds, birds, fox, very quiet cabin but close to everything. Phebe & Victor were very helpful. Look no further, stay at this wonderful property when visiting San Juan Island!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Quiet Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and myself had a wonderful time staying in this cottage. The place was clean and cozy and the grounds were well kept. We recommend this cottage as a great get-a-way for couples, as everything you need is close by in Friday Harbor. We will return again someday!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable Cottage for Two

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I were visiting for five days and this cottage was absolutely perfect for two people. It was cute, cozy, clean, and had everything we needed for our stay. The location was great. Not far from town and absolutely quiet. I am a birder and we woke every AM to sights, songs and chatter of a wide variety of birds. Be sure to bring your bird book and binoculars. One evening as we sat outside a fox trotted five feet away from us and another evening a bald eagle landed on a nearby rock. The owners were very helpful and answered all our questions prior to arrival. We would both highly recommend Sawmill Cottage.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Friday Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
SEASONAL/Add a 3rd Night Free
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Jun 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 21 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

WINTER SEASON Oct.-March: 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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Friday Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • 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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