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WATER VIEWS, PRIVATE, BBQs, SPACIOUS, COMFORTABLE!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Waterfront home featuring 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms with scenic views.

Welcome to this Sweet Sanctuary overlooking water, islands, eagles, and a ferry or two.

'The Sunrise Cliff House is absolutely wonderful. There has been much thought put into making the sure home is fully stocked with anything you may need during your stay.' - Recent Guest

While outside is magical, inside is furnished to perfection for upscale comfort and function. You will feel well cared for here, in your island sanctuary.

It sits above the waterfront for lovely water views. A sizeable deck wraps the house on the waterside where you can enjoy a BBQ evening.

On a misty night, you may choose to stay indoors, gathered around the glow of a Wood Stove. After conversation and contemplation, sit back and enjoy the cable television - complete with all the movie channels, provided in both the living room. WIFI internet and telephone are also available.

Meal preparation is a joy in this kitchen equipped with an island, maple cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Slate and tile are widely used, including in the attractive bathroom where the radiant floors will keep your toes warm.

At the end of the day, there's a comfortable king-size bed in the upper level master bedroom with amazing views. A second bedroom contains a queen bed and there are two twin beds in the third. The home is built on high-bank waterfront and the beach below is a private beach for the Sunrise Community.

Recently remodeled, it is wonderfully fresh and new.

Fully furnished.

Keywords: Sunrise Cliff House, waterfront home, sanctuary, retreat, beaches, kayaking, fishing, Lopez Island, vacation, family, adventure, nature, private,

More Details

Owner
Matthew T. Murray
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Matthew T. Murray

I am a long-time traveler and property manager originally from California. I came to the San Juan Islands in the early 2000's to enjoy the abundance of nature, fishing, scenery and community lifestyle that are unique to the San Juan's. I love getting to know my guests and helping them explore all the wonderful places and events I have come to know as home.

Matthew T. Murray purchased this house in 2005

Why Matthew T. Murray chose San Juan Islands

There is something magical about the San Juan's, and Lopez Island in particular. People say Lopez is stuck in time, and we like it that way. Step back in time in this oasis from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Enjoy the sunrise with a coffee on the deck, and keep your eyes peeled for eagles, whales, otters and seals. Or use my home as a jumping off point for world-class fishing, clamming, crabbing, whale-watching, hiking or simply further exploring the beauty of the San Juan Islands.

What makes this house unique

Watch eagles fly by while in bed, wake up to a sunrise, catch crab, and clams and eat the same night, feel and see the islands wild with no development in view. Watch sailboats and the ferry go by, watch otters play, roast marshmallows in the fire pit, play musical instruments provided, meditate on the beauty.

Amenities

Lopez Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , The Half-Bathroom has a toilet, sink, washer and dryer.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 1 has radiant heated floors, tile and marble.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • * Master Upstairs Bedroom with 1 King Bed and Filtered Water Views. * Mid-Level Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds. * Downstairs Bedroom with 1 Queen Bed, Slider Doors to Deck Facing Water Views, and Easy Access to Full Bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Radiant floors in bathroom, beautiful and unique slate and tile floors, new furnishings

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

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WATER VIEWS, PRIVATE, BBQs, SPACIOUS, COMFORTABLE!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 48 reviews
5

Amazing views - Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, and the views are everything you hope for when booking this place based on the pictures. Everything seemed in good repair. Privacy was good - there are a few neighbors, but they are far enough away so that you can still feel like you are in a cabin.

Plus, Matthew stopped by and gave us great tips on how to enjoy the island!

We loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and location!

  • 4 of 5

This house is beautiful, clean, and well maintained. The views of the water are incredible from the living room and bedroom. A short drive from town and the ferry.

Unfortunately the internet did not work throughout our stay, which was difficult because there is very little cell phone service on the island.

Overall, a fantastic place to unplug and enjoy Lopez Island. Can't wait to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family of four staying for a week

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the house, and had a wonderful stay. The three bedrooms were very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped. The area was calm, and yet close to the village and other landmarks.

Matthew was a generous host, attentive to our needs, and at times quite entertaining.

We have been renting in the summer for many years, and Sunrise is one of the best houses we've had

the pleasure to visit.

Sunrise offers the most beautiful views from morning to night.

Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Yasmina I am so glad that you had a great time and it was so fun to watch you and your husband go out on the row boat I have recently bought Oxford proper oars on his request! I hope to see you again some time the salmon are bitting!
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5

best getaway ever

  • 5 of 5

I don't know if it was the beautiful home, the views of the water, the charm of the island, or the hospitality from Matthew, but my stay at the Sunset House was one of the best 4 day getaways I've ever had. The home was quaint but spacious. We stayed with 4 adults and 2 children. It really has all the amenities you need, and our host Matthew was the most informative host I've ever had. He had the most awesome recommendations and the activities we did were so fun. He is accommodating and responsive. I really hope I can stay again in the future, next time for much longer!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heather I am so glad that your family had a good time and enjoyed Lopez and the house! I would love for you folks to come back when ever you want I hope that you did some clamming when you were here and maybe saw some Orca whales! Thank you again! Matt
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Amazing place to stay on charming island

  • 5 of 5

Matt, the owner, and his assistant Krista, were great to work with throughout the whole process. Made everything easy from the get go, and was very easy to find from the ferry. The home was beautiful with a comfortable feel, while the view from the deck and the firepit stole the show of us. Beds were very comfortable, house was very well stocked, great running water, etc. The views of the islands, mountains, and ferries coming in was beautiful. We went in June, and there was only about 4 hours of actual dark before the sun would come out. The whole island was easy to get around, and the owner gave us several recommendations off the beating path that were awesome to check out in person. We tried several different local places to eat, all of which were pretty good. Just like some of the reviews posted previously, loved how everybody waved in town, and appreciated the laid back atmosphere. Would highly recommend this property, this owner, this island. Will probably stay at this cabin again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris for your wonderful review I am so glad you all had fun and enjoyed the house. I bet you had a nice fire too with all those branches and so glad you got to see the amazing spots I pointed out next time you come out we will go fishing! Thank you again Matt
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5

Beautiful view. Great house

  • 5 of 5

Spent 4 nights and could not have been happier with the view and house.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Doug I am so glad that you enjoyed the house come back again some time in the summer and I will take you out crabbing!
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Map

Car: recommended

Tour de Lopez - An April Bicycle Tour of Lopez Island.... "This ride is a non-competitive rural road tour with marked short and long routes (3.1, 5, 10, 18 and 31 miles), on public county roads through the scenic landscape of Lopez. We encourage participants to consider making this a weekend getaway. Besides the ride, BBQ and music on Saturday, you can enjoy the 4th Annual Bite of Lopez and other local activities on Friday. Be sure to register early as this is a sell-out event with limited registration."

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Pet Fee $35
Damage Deposit $250

Pet Fee $35 / night/ per dog.
Separate check required for damage deposit.
Check-In is 4:00pm.
Check-Out is 10:00am.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
We offer a "No-Penalty-Fee Cancellation Period" for a 2-Month Notice prior to your arrival date. However, If you cancel your reservation within 2 months of your arrival date, and the reservation is not re-booked, the pre-paid rents are not refundable. But, if the home does re-book for the same dates, same length of stay, at the same or greater rental rate, 90% of your prepaid rent deposit is refundable, less a booking fee, within ten (10) days after the replacement booking has paid in full. Security Deposits or Limited Damage Waiver payments are fully refundable if the reservation is cancelled prior to occupancy.

Because unexpected events can impact your travel plans, we recommend that you protect your vacation investment by purchasing travel insurance.

On rare occasion, a reserved property may become unavailable due to unanticipated conditions beyond our control. We accept no liability for such an occurrence, financial or otherwise, but will make every effort to provide you with equal accommodation at the same rental rate. If we are unable to do so, or if you do not accept a provided alternative, unused rental fees and charges will be refunded.

Pay 1st-Half to secure dates. Pay 2nd-Half at 45 days before check-in. Payment is by Check (preferable) or PayPal.
Re Pet Fee: It is $35 per night, per pet. Some discounts may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.