New Beach House, Heated Indoor Swimming Pool & Hot Tub, Private Beach, Dock
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Features of the new beach house at Yacht Haven
News flash! Due to an abundant count of crab, Fish and Wildlife just opened a Special Open Season for Crab here in Friday Harbor now until December 20, 2016.
Downstairs, three bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed and bath. Brand-new kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and a stunning view of the beach. Off the kitchen is the Great Room with high vaulted ceilings and a long table made of heavy Russian Oak that will seat 14 guests. This room has a panoramic view of the water that will take your breath away! At Night, the lighting in the kitchen and the Great Room look like a scene from a romantic movie.
Upstairs, a master bedroom with television, a king-size bed and bath with a spacious glass-enclosed shower and just for fun, we have an old-fashioned bath tub that you see in western movies. There is a large-screen home theater and game room with four comfortable built-in bunk beds. Young people go crazy for the bunk beds.
Heated floors throughout our beach house that is so well insulated, you will not hear a sound coming from any room. Mike Cherney, a master carpenter, commented about our new beach house: "I have worked on the construction of many celebrities homes, but his house is perfect in every detail." Thanks, Mike.
At Yacht Haven you are invited to a large building next to the house where you can enjoy swimming anytime of the year in our heated swimming pool, diving board and hot tub all surrounded by heated floors. As you swim, observe through our vaulted glass ceiling, soaring eagles who nest in the huge trees on the property. In between swims we have a non-alcoholic frozen drink machine with flavors that change every week.
The swimming pool and hot tub are private for your use only and no one will bother you while you are swimming, but staff will be around to do the necessary maintenance on the pool, the hot tub, the water system and the grounds.
Other features of Yacht Haven
Private Beach, rich in crab, clams and oysters, fishing just around the corner and whale watching just moments away. British Camp is diagonally across the water within rowing distance. A dinghy with oars is available for your private use to explore the pristine shoreline.
Our dock at Yacht Haven is 45' and has 30 amp shore-power service and water.
The brand-new beach house replaces a 70 year old cabin. The beach house is now ready for you and will accommodate 14 guests. Upon request, we will give you a free quote. (Note: Reviews of a 'cabin' are obsolete because the cabin is gone.)
The new beach house along with the heated swimming pool, hot tub, private beach and dock are all located on five secluded acres surrounded by a security fence and gate. We are only 20 minutes from downtown Friday Harbor and two miles from the world-famous Roche Harbor Resort.
Our property must be in a desirable area if you can look across the water and see the estate of an Oscar-winning actress.
Our property is smoke-free and pets are not allowed. (Many of our guests are allergic.)
Most of our wonderful guests are like the wide-eyed family from Indiana who cannot wait to come back again.
Guests who booked for only 3 nights wish they booked for a week or more.
The waters are an aquatic location prized by University of Washington's marine biologists for research of underwater sea life. Cook clams, crab, and oysters in lemon and butter on the outdoor propane barbecue. Also, within a short distance, you can now buy oysters at nominal cost from the oyster farm that ships to restaurants all over the world.
Something else to look forward to---Westcott Bay Oyster Farm
Bill and Doree Webb founded Westcott Bay Oyster Farm on San Juan Island. There they developed a wonderful oyster which is a cross between a Kumamoto and a Pacific Gigas.
The Kumamoto has a very deep bottom shell and an extremely intense flavor but takes two years to grow to the size of a small thumbnail. The Gigas are the prevalent Pacific oyster and grow very fast, reaching four to five inches in only two years. The hybrid of these two varieties is their Westcott Bay Oyster. This is a marvelous attraction and is located a short ten minute drive from our new Yacht Haven beach house.
Yacht Haven is located across the bay diagonally from British Camp,- only one of two National Historic Parks in America allowed to fly the Union Jack. To find out why, be sure to view one of the regularly scheduled slide-shows at British Camp, narrated by park rangers. Enjoy interpretive talks.
Jeff Asher, our hard-working property manager, served as a park ranger at Mt. Rainier National Park and the British Camp National Historic Park located just across the water from us . When you come to Yacht Haven, ask him about the mystery of the barracks for British marines. There were rumors for years that a sack of gold was hidden inside the empty building that has been restored to its original condition.. Searchers found nothing. Then a few years ago, the gold was finally discovered 'hiding in plain sight.'
Victoria Day Cruise (Operating daily from May 1st through October 31st.) In one day, you can visit the charming city of Victoria in Canada and also the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Leave in the morning and return in the evening to San Juan Island. Reservations & Information: (800) 668 7758 ext. 140.
Moments away from the elegant Roche Harbor Resort and Marina with its world-class restaurant. (Boat rentals are available). Also, tennis courts and a pool.
Ten minute drive to another five-star restaurant, Duck Soup Inn.
Moments away from best fishing grounds in the Pacific Northwest. Rent a boat and all fishing equipment from Snug Harbor or Roche Harbor resorts (or bring your own boat) and park it at our deep-water forty-five foot dock.
For the high-flying folks, you can park your float plane at the dock. Have you ever golfed on an island? For an unusual experience, try the San Juan Golf Course.
Moments away from the most exciting whale watching and sea kayaking in the Pacific Northwest with San Juan Safaris and Bon Accord Charters
Only 20 minutes to Friday Harbor where you can board a ferry or fly a short distance to Canada for sight-seeing at the world-famous 130-acre Butchart Gardens. Enjoy the grandeur of the Empress Hotel in Victoria Harbor, and other attractions in charming downtown Victoria.
Keywords: Garrison Bay, Yacht Haven, Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Westcott Bay, Friday Harbor, waterfront, pool, hot tub, family reunion, new beach house,
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- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
Pets Not Allowed:
We do not allow pets in a continuing effort to preserve the wildlife and our maintenance of the buildings and grounds. We have small Pigmy goats in our petting area that are hyper sensitive to dogs....moreless
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
- Also available, a rollaway bed upstairs.
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- 2 story beach house on Yacht Haven with heated indoor swimming pool in a dedicated building on 5 secluded acres with a private beach and a private 45 foot dock. Crab cooking station and gas/briquette BBQ grill on a huge patio on the north side of pool building. Westcott Bay Oyster farm nearby. Salmon fishing 5 minutes away. Wild life everywhere. National park nearby. 5 minutes from Roche Harbor Resort, Whale watching a short distance away. 20 minute boat ride to Sydney British Columbia, Canada. ...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
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Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 14 people
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $295 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $600
- Tax Rate 10.571%
$650.00 nightly Rate is based on 2 guests; add $60.00 per night, per additional guest. Three nights minimum stay. Visitors are welcome in boats, but there is a $45 per person per night fee if they stay on the boat overnight and a docking fee per boat of $1.75 per foot per night. Free quote upon request.
There is a $600 fully refundable damage deposit.
Cancellation policy: Full refund up to 60 days before arrival. The up to 2 weeks before arrival,
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Yacht Haven vacation rental is one of the San Juan Islands premiere vacation destinations. This unique property situated at the entrances to Westcott and Garrison Bays provides ample opportunity for kayaking, fishing, crabbing, SCUBA diving and hiking in the area.
Our property features a private 45’ dock, with power and water, a private beach as well as a separate private indoor swimming pool and hot tub with a heated pool deck and restroom. The pool is located just steps away from the house and has its own foyer. The pool has its own stone patio with views of the bay.
The waterfront residence is new as of 2015 and has vaulted ceilings in the great room, 10' ceilings in the main house, heated floors, Bathrooms for every bedroom, Large kitchen and dining room which overlooks its own private pebble beach. Large picture windows provide unmatched waterfront views of Westcott and Garrison Bays.
Year Purchased: 1954
About: My name is Jeff Asher. I am the property manager for my parents. I have lived on San Juan Island for about 30 years and spent the summers here since a young child. I have served the people of San Juan County as emergency dispatcher, deputy sheriff, deputy coroner, detective, and lead detective. I am the founder and coordinator of the county's 20 member underwater recovery unit for San Juan County I am also the skipper of the Sheriff's Patrol Boat. Recently, my partner and I were honored with an award from the State of Washington for saving four people from drowning when their boat crushed on the rocks in darkness and rough waters. I have also worked as a park ranger at Mount Rainier National Park, British Camp National Historical Park, and Pinnacles National Monument in California. For relaxation, I enjoy fine woodworking and restoring antique cars. My current project is the restoration of a park train circa 1930 that moved people around Coney Island in New York. We acquired the train from a farm in Sand Point, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 passed over on the way down to Shanksville. My special joy is scuba diving with my sons, Russell and Sam. Our future plan: Explore some of the thousands of shipwrecks still underwater around the world.
Why Friday Harbor, WA, USA:
This five acre estate was handed down in the family. It was owned by my grandfather,V.L. Gardner, who worked with Bill Boeing in the early days when Bill was just starting his multi-billion dollar business. My grandfather started in Bill Boeing's furniture company and later went to aircrafts. My grandfather learned to fly when airplanes were started by hand-cranking the propeller. During WW II, my grandfather was a naval officer on Admiral Nimitz personal staff in Guam. 'Grandpa Vern' was responsible for the repair and maintenance of all military aircraft in the Pacific. Later, he became the northwest regional director of the FAA. As a bit of trivia: The San Juan Islands were a favorite vacation for Bill Boeing. Hollywood celebrities (actors, directors and producers) have discovered this hidden jewel, the San Juan Islands.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Most everyone who visits comments that Yacht Haven is one of the most exquisite and peaceful marine location in the world. Guests arrive at the estate and end up not leaving the gates. Its all about relaxation.... Our staff is eager to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It usually takes guests one or two days to unwind from the day-to-day presures of mainland living.
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New indoor pool 20' x 45' with diving board, heated floors and bathroom
Steps leading up to the Pool House.
Another view of the hot tub.
Entrance to Yacht Haven Beach House, Heated Swimming Pool, Hot tub and Beach.
Front door of the beach house.
State of the art kitchen.
Master bedroom with king-size bed, TV, and warmth of gas-lit fireplace.
Ceiling and view of the beach from the Great Room in the beach house.
The Great Room: the warmth of a gas-lit fireplace & steps leading to upper floor
Another lovely bed room downstairs with queen-size bed. Ready for a nap?
The state-of-the art kitchen in the beach house has a marvelous view of beach.
Another photo of the indoor heated swimming pool and heated floors.
Photo of the hot tub..
Entry to pool house. Shows frozen drink machine.
Private beach at Yacht Haven. Just a few steps from the house.
Guest bedroom next to the new home.
Upstairs in master bedroom, an old-fashioned bath tub you see in western movies
Hallway leading from the front door.
Comfortable sofa in the Great Room with panoramic view of the water
Another charming bedroom downstairs with queen-size bed.
Table set for 12 guests. Note gorgeous views of water and beach. Ready to eat?
Feel the warmth of this gas-lit fireplace in the Great Room of the beach house.
Another view of the entry door located on the side of the beach house facing the
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016
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