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Lopez Island, WA, USA
  • House1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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,


Matthew T. Murray

Member Since 2010
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
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 Lopez Island

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, Bathroom 1 has radiant heated floors, tile and marble.
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, The Half-Bathroom has a toilet, sink, washer and dryer.

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
            • Water View
              The home features water views and deck space spanning the entire back half of the house, with ample windows on the second level as well.
            • Waterfront
              Sunrise Cliff House is positioned on a bluff overlooking scenic Lopez Sound and Decatur Island. There is a private beach just a short walk away.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Fireplace
                          There is a fireplace in the living room, and firewood in the carport. We ask for responsible care with regard to the fireplace.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          There is a "monitor" heater, as it's called, which is a unit against the wall that heats the area. The monitor heater (propane) is a very common way that islanders heat their homes.
                        • Internet
                          Wifi is offered. There is no password required.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Living Room
                          There is a living area with a fireplace, filtered water views, and shares the open floor plan with the dining area and kitchen.
                        • Parking
                          There is a driveway suitable for one or two cars.
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Kitchen
                              The fully equipped kitchen has a marble countertop bar / island / stove. The kitchen has open plan design to the dining room and living room.
                            • Coffee Maker
                              The coffee maker is standard.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Basic dishes and utensils are provided.
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Basic cooking utensils are provided.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              The oven is modern and functional.
                            • Pantry Items
                              There are some pantry items, but it is recommended to bring your own items. Most items an also be purchased at the island supermarket and health food stores.
                            • Refrigerator
                              The refrigerator is standard, steel, and modern.
                            • Stove
                              The modern gas range stove is part of the kitchen island with a marble bar.


                                • Dining
                                  The dining area and table are situated near the full windows with views to the deck, water, and trees. The dining area has an open plan to the kitchen and living room.
                                • Dining Area


                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • VCR


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • alternative lifestyle


                                                • live theater
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • 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

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Radiant floors in bathroom, beautiful and unique slate and tile floors, new furnishings

                                                                  53 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Beautiful, comfortable, ideal family get-away spot

                                                                  Katy M.Bainbridge Island, WA

                                                                  We had a fabulous stay -- this ideal spot provided a great location for our family of four (plus dog) to get away for a few days during spring break. Amazing view, comfortable home with modern kitchen, convenient for exploring Lopez. We didn't choose to cook much more than breakfast, but the kitchen was well stocked with appliances and cooking equipment. Everything was clean and comfortable.

                                                                  A PERFECT retreat

                                                                  Brian K.

                                                                  What a fantastic, refreshing four day stay we had here at Matt's gorgeous home overlooking the Sound. The view from the house is AMAZING and much better than these pictures show on VRBO. It's wrap-around glass windows and it's like you are staying in a treehouse. I would love to spend a month here. It's perfect!

                                                                  Lovely location, well-equipped home

                                                                  Susan C.Pasadena,CA

                                                                  Beautiful water-view spot on delightful Lopez Island. Very comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen--specially important as we were there over Thanksgiving week! Two main bedrooms very comfortable. Third one with twin beds. Downside: no upstairs bathroom, and the second one downstairs is off the mudroom, a little inconvenient and chilly. Overall, we loved staying there in the woods, with access to a sweet pebble beach.

                                                                  Perfect girls' weekend!

                                                                  Alana T.

                                                                  This was our fifth annual girls' trip out to the island and the cabin provided just what we needed to enjoy ourselves fully. We had a lovely time in such a great location. Thank you so much!

                                                                  Amazing views - Amazing place

                                                                  Brian P.Tempe

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Beautiful home and location!

                                                                  Libby A.

                                                                  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!


                                                                  Lopez Island, WA, USA

                                                                  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."

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  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.

                                                                  53 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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