Beach House on North Bay Near Town(20 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)
Because of the proximity of our house (a 10-15 min walk) to Friday Harbor, if you wish, you can completely avoid ferry lines and reservations by walking onto the ferries. We'll provide transport to/from the ferry on request. If you do need a car on-island, and prefer not to bring your own, we can help you arrange a local rental.
Please check our video tour of the house and environs. In summary…… it’s a big comfortable home, handy to the ocean front, and to diverse activities at Friday Harbor, San Juan Island.
Three levels, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1.5 kitchens, great views. The house gives up to 9 people the space they need to be together and spaces for solitude. Go walking or biking to Friday Harbor shopping amenities, ferries, airport, marinas, restaurants, theatre, jazz, blues, tennis, golf or countryside. It’s a good match for people who are celebrating a family gathering, for a reunion, small retreat, a wedding, or friends with shared interest in biking, whale watching, hiking, boating/sailing, or other activities.
The house looks out to the sea across a grassy lawn, and you are welcome to use it as a path to the tideflats, tidal creek, and sandy spit nearby or to go rowing, fishing, crabbing etc., in the dinghy.
Day trips by ferry to other islands, or longer trips to Victoria, Vancouver, Port Angeles are easy to arrange with our house as a home base.
Keywords: House, home, vacation house, vacation home, large house, multi-level house
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Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
- Queen size Beds (4), Twin Beds (2), Fold-a-Crib(1), Bunk Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- 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
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 9 people
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Hot Tub:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 5 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 10 - May 25, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 10.1%
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Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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On Island: Whale Watching, Sailing and Motor Yacht Rental, Public Sandy Beach with Volleyball Courts and barbecue pits, University of Washington Marine Lab self-guided tour, County Boat Launching facility, Sight-Seeing, Bicycle Rental, Geocaching. On Site: 4 bicycles and helmets, rowboat/oars/life jackets, barbecue pit, garden - vegetables and fruit trees, basketball hoop.
Day trips on ferries to explore the other San Juan Islands on foot, bike, or by car are fun. We can help with logistics on this.
Want to see some more of the region while here? We are just a pleasant ferry ride away from Victoria/Vancouver Island. A nice loop is 4-5 days for relaxation and recreation, 3-4 days in Victoria with its quaint English setting and Buchart Gardens and the a B.C. ferry ride onto the metropolitan world of Vancouver the city on the mainland for 3-4 days of theatre/aquarium/museums, before heading home. (Remember your ID/passports if planning travel to Canada)
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Welcome! We're locals and have been on San Juan Island for over 20 years. We live nearby and if there are ways we can help you find what you need, or if you have special requests, we'll be pleased to take care of them as best we can. Our interests include marine science, gardening, music, flying, swimming, biking, and jazz performance.
Why the Owner Chose Friday Harbor, WA, USA:
We both come from large families and have always enjoyed reunions at places like this one (and sometimes our family actually uses this one!) So we thought this particular location and house might be ideal for others. The gentle pace on San Juan Island, its natural beauty, abundant marine life (including whales!), and the variety of activities accessible nearby, add up to a memorable vacation experience for all ages. If you are interested in the seashore and would like to explore Pacific North West marine life, let us know as we may be able to arrange a tide pool or mud flat expedition.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
A unique benefit: Because of its location within ~10-15 min walking distance from Friday Harbor, you can walk onto the ferries, saving time and money. We'll meet your ferries to help with your stuff, and if you need a car on-island, will help you arrange a local rental. This can be a particular advantage on a big holiday weekend. Guest access to the San Juan Island Fitness Club where we are members. Contact us for details. The Club is 12 minute walk and offers swimming, a separate shallow warm pool for little kids, exercise machines, spinning classes, weight room, racket ball, squash, ping pong, hot tub, steam room, sauna, etc. The bay in front of the house is home or stopover for interesting birds ..... Eagles, Kingfishers, Osprey, Sandpipers, diverse ducks, Oystercatchers, Purple Martins, quail, and many others. Browse our bird books, and seashore guides. Expect also to see seals, otters, deer, and foxes. The house is a short walk from town, in a quiet neighborhood. We walk or bike to work, play (swimming pool, tennis, flying, sailing), exercise (local Fitness Club), family activities (beach, zip line, kayaking, sailing), school, shopping, and travel (airport, ferry landing, marinas.) Walkers in our family often hike 5-10 minutes over to a huge abandoned gravel pit on the shoreline nearby and the kids explore and build forts in the driftwood bonanza on the adjacent beach. The gravel pit is also a great place to fly RC aircraft.
- Primary: 360 317 7131
- Secondary: +1 3603785581
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The seashore view. The Torii gate is a resting place for quail.
View from main level
Outdoor seating on upper and lower decks.
Main Level Kitchen
Main level family room
Bunk room on main level (bunk bed plus trundle bed)
Fireplace sitting area on lower level.
Ground floor bathroom
kids out for a row
Relax in the hammock, you're on vacation!
A grey heron committee meeting over dinner out front.
The beach house on North Bay Lane from the bay side. Decks on all three levels.
Main Level Kitchen
Main level dining room
Full bath on main level.
Queen bed on lower level.
Kitchenette on lower level.
Tornado Foosball for Fanatics
Upper level queen bed
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Saturday, February 18, 2017
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