THE BEST IN SAN JUAN ISLAND LODGING - Private WATERFRONT with Beach! Come visit!
Why Karen Palmer chose Friday Harbor
The San Juan Island Beach House is a 3 bd/2 ba home with private beach access on 3/4 acre quiet waterfront property with big trees, grassy yard, and amazing views. Fire pit perfect for s'mores. Comfortable home sleeps 8 and soothes your senses with fresh beach house decor. Secluded location but just 4 miles from Roche Harbor cute resort town with dining shopping, swimming pool, bocci ball, and marina. Great for whale watching, crabbing, fishing, shrimping, clamming, oyster picking, Beach combing, wildlife viewing, hiking, biking, relaxing! Come and stay awhile!
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The house was very comfortable and had all the amenities you would need. There were pack n' plays provided for our toddler to sleep in. Big bbq on the outdoor patio for our grilling needs.
We spent a good amount of time out at the backyard fire pit that looks out over the water. Also spent an evening on the rocking chairs outside the master bedroom. We frequently saw deer walking through the yard and around the house.
Good proximity to Roche Harbor and a few of the stops that the trolley goes to, so you can pick a few of those to visit if you do not want to ride the trolley around. It was a quick 20 minute drive from Friday Harbor as well.
We did a pretty good job cleaning up before we left, sweeping and vacuuming, washing the linens and towels. So we got our security deposit back in full. Cleaning is covered for most things in the rent for the property, but if you leave certain things unkempt, some of the cleaning costs can come out of your deposit. We may have even done more than we needed, but it was just a little time spent while we packed up our things to depart. We got a nice message from Esther with a big thank you for the cleaning we did.
This is a wonderful home for a family vacation. It has a beautiful view of English Camp, with huge lawn stretching to the water.
Great Getaway on the San Juan Islands
We had a nice getaway as a family. Overall this was a nice place. It's about a 20 minute drive from Friday Harbor, and a quiet area. It's the first time a VRBO house hasn't been stocked with toilet paper and paper towels and cleaning supplies, which we assumed it would and had to go back out to Friday Harbor to purchase them, and would have liked to have seen the property kept up a little better with weeds around the house- looks a bit neglected. But clean on the inside and loved the wildlife watching. The racoons are terrible though- I think some higher quality trash cans would be a great investment, because the bungees just don't do the trick keeping them out.
Overall definitely a 4 star :) Great space for a family, beds were comfy, and the location is great.
We have rented properties on Vrbo for many years. Sometimes the properties do not live up to their billing. However, in this case The Beach House was everything its website suggested it would be.
First the location -San Juan Island is a beautiful small island in the San Juan chain. Of course the views on the perimeter are gorgeous particularly on the southside where you look across the straits to the Olympic Mountains. The interior of the island is just as lovely with many beautiful farms. The house is located near Roche Harbor, A busy marina with several nice restaurants and a very well-stocked grocery store. 15 minutes away is Friday Harbor with many more restaurants and two excellent grocery stores. One word of advice: if you’re so inclined,bring your own alcohol since wine,beer and liquor prices on the island are quite high
Next, the house- though not “luxurious“ it is very spacious and well furnished. The kitchen is roomy with plenty of room to move around and fairly well stocked. All of the beds seem to be very comfortable. The main feature however is the lawn which leads down to Garrison Bay,a quiet body of water without a lot of boat traffic. At the waters edge is a fire pit with nice chairs around it. We spent many a late afternoon,and sometimes an evening, sitting around the fire.
Finally , I must give a shout out to Karen,the house manager ,
for averting what could’ve been a disaster. Our first morning in the house we suddenly ran out of water. I called karen and she and her partner showed up promptly.They were able to ascertain that the pump which supplied water to the house had gone out and would have to be repaired . Karen then arranged for a water tanker to come in and fill the holding tank with 3000 gallons of water which enabled us to get through the week.
I would highly recommend this house to anyone who wants a quiet ,relaxed vacation .
The house and property were more than adequate for 6 adults and two young children. Walking out to the water was a nice addition. We had perfect weather. Loved our stay.
We had a great stay at this wonderful home. Plenty of space and was well appointed. Beds were comfortable. Quiet location up by Roche Harbor. Would definitely stay again on our next trip.
Thank you much. So happy you enjoyed your stay.
Garrison Bay, near Roche Harbor Resort & Marina 1-5 mi
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Horseshoes, Wildlife Viewing, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa.