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Roche Harbor Retreat - Waterfront Home on Westcott Bay

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3+ Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Westcott Bay is a quiet retreat from the energy of Roche Harbor Resort ... yet only a 5-minute walk to one of the country's finest resorts that includes a spa, market, clothing store and more. Our home sleeps up to 8 comfortably and is a great place to create memories for families with children.

We are constantly updating the home with new furniture, bedding, linens, and original artwork. There is a fully appointed kitchen with quartz counters that has everything you need for cooking and entertaining. There is even an iMac and wireless internet, though you’ll probably spend your time outdoors …

Soak in the serenity of Westcott Bay and its abundant wildlife. Enjoy morning coffee on the deck and watch eagles fly overhead and pelicans sunning themselves on mooring buoys. Head down the stairs to the tidal flats and dig for clams at low tide. Sip your wine and watch the seals and otters play right in front of you. Or make a stop at the dog park on the short walk to Roche Harbor Resort.

If you’re driving, it’s a quick trip (or a casual paddle on a paddle board or kayak) to English Camp, a historic national park with great hiking trails. A bit further down the west side, check out Lime Kiln state park where you can literally watch Orcas play right in front of you!

At night, roast s'mores at the fire pit and see stars so bright, you’ll wonder if the earth has somehow moved closer to them. Come enjoy all there is to offer in this special spot … and make memories to last a lifetime.

More Details

Steven and Beverly Carleton
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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:
March 19, 2018

About Steven and Beverly Carleton

We purchased this home in late 2013 from the original owner who built it in 1995. We love the area and intend to live here full time in the years ahead and are happy to share all the beauty and experiences with you.

Steven and Beverly Carleton purchased this house in 2013


Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs West - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bonus - 1 queen
    Master Downstairs - 1 king
    Upstairs Kids - 2 twin/ single
  • Master: King size bed Upstairs bedroom 1: Queen size bed Upstairs bedroom 2: Two twin beds Upstairs bonus room: Queen size bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

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Roche Harbor Retreat - Waterfront Home on Westcott Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 66 reviews

Elegant and comfortable waterfront home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my two daughters for a month while we waited to close on our new house here. The home is very warm and beautifully decorated. The kitchen was fully appointed and easy to find everything we needed to cook. The bedrooms were very comfortable. The bedding was luxurious and the view from the master made you hardly want to leave. There was plenty of room upstairs for many guests to sleep comfortably. We watched movies in the living room on cold rainy nights. The sofa and chairs were beautiful and comfortable. We walked the neighborhood every day with our dog. We especially loved being able to walk to Roche Harbor to buy groceries or have lunch. I developed a new appreciation for water birds during our stay. They were amazing as they hunted for food. They looked like armadas working together. We saw eagles and seals as well. Even though it was December and not the best time to give an accurate account of the island, we had a lovely time. We felt very much at home right away. The taste level of this home is very high level. It doesn’t feel like a vacation rental but more like a lovely second home. I would recccomend it to anyone and I would buy it if it were for sale!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Laura ... we are so happy you enjoyed your stay over the holidays and that you are settling in to your new island home. Not that you’ll need to, but you are always welcome back!
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  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay at your awesome home. The beds were incredibly comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked, we loved that wood was provided for the fireplace, and the views were incredible. We couldn't have been happier with our stay. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the island. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice note Teri ... we can't wait to get back to the island either. Please come visit again!
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Boeing Girls' Weekend 2017

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this retreat. Beautiful home. Absolutely stunning view. We had so much room to spread out. May have to come back in the summer so we can enjoy the water.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay at a wonderful place. When we walked in the door it was so inviting and we felt immediately at home. The rooms were appointed so well with cozy beds and gorgeous views. The sunrise was amazing! There was nothing more we could ask for except more time. Thank you for sharing. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA, USA

Wonderful Family Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the Roche Harbor Retreat this past weekend. There were 6 adults and 2 small kids and we all had plenty of room. The house was well-kept, the beds were comfortable, and the kitchen was well stocked with all the necessities to cook for family meals. We look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Brian ... we are so happy you enjoyed the island. Please come visit again!
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A beautiful place to make memories!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had at your home! The views are a lovely sight to wake up to and have morning coffee. Very private and serene. The house was stocked with everything we needed and more. The furnishings were cozy and very comfortable. Loved having the ping pong table and other outdoor games to play!

We had a beautiful wedding for my daughter and new son-in-law at Roche Harbor and your home was the perfect location to the resort. I only wish we could have stayed longer. I would come back in a heartbeat! Just great!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Susan ... we are so happy you enjoyed your time on the island and proximity to Roche Harbor. Congratulations on your daughter’s wedding and please come stay with us again!
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Roche Harbor
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Friday Harbor
Car: recommended

Our home has the best of both worlds. We are on the quiet side of Roche Harbor, yet only a short 5 minute walk to Roche Harbor Resort. Enjoy your morning coffee while watching seabirds on and eagles above Westcott Bay, the most abundant wildlife bay on San Juan Island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

During high season (Memorial - Labor Day) weekend reservations must include Friday and Saturday.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if cancelled more than 60 days prior to Check-in date.
0% refund if cancelled less than 60 days prior to Check-in date.

If we are able to re-book your cancelled dates, we will provide you a full refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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