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SPECIAL FEB $139/Night (3-Night Min) Water Views, Sleeps 6, Deal of Century!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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

Matthew T. Murray
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 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.


Lopez Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • 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
Radiant floors in bathroom, beautiful and unique slate and tile floors, new furnishings


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SPECIAL FEB $139/Night (3-Night Min) Water Views, Sleeps 6, Deal of Century!
average rating of 4.8039217 based on 51 reviews

Loved staying here! Can't wait to book again!

  • 5 of 5

Will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Lovely location, well-equipped home

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect girls' weekend!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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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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."


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $130
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.8%

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

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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