Idyllic Island Retreat, Great for Kids and Adults, Too!

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Last updated: 08/26/2016

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Property description

Only five minutes from Friday Harbor, but away from it all. Lovely three-bedroom, two-bath house on five beautiful wooded acres with huge windows overlooking a gorgeous pond and close to town. GREAT place for kids: swimming, rowing and fishing in the pond, amazing treehouse, hammock, toy chests stocked with fun, big-screen satellite t.v. with DVD player, extensive video library and CD player. Enjoy cooking the island's fresh produce with gourmet kitchen and gas grill. Dishwasher, microwave, and espresso maker. Relax on the sunny deck, read the afternoon away on the screened porch, or float on the pond in the rowboat or inflatable kayak. Broad-band wireless internet. Queen bed in master bedroom, twin beds in guest room and double convertible sofa bed in office/den. Main floor bathroom serves guest room and den. Upstairs bathroom is attached to master bedroom. Wood stove, central heating and air-conditioning. Linens provided, and there is a washer and dryer. No smoking and no pets, please. Enjoy our resident deer family.

Keywords: house
gourmet kitchen
close to town

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • pond, rowboat, inflatable kayak, tree house, secluded, quiet


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


Write a review 4.8
from 5 traveler reviews
$400 per night, 3-night minimum
$2400 per week for 7 nights 
$225 cleaning deposit 

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Merle is president of the Center for Emergent Diplomacy in Santa Fe, NM. She has 7 grandchildren. John is a retired Sandia National Laboratory research engineer. He is also a master carpenter and grandfather of 3. John built the porch, the tree house, the dock, and the beautiful rowboat. Merle and John visit their home on SJI whenever their busy lives permit.

Why the Owner Chose Friday Harbor, WA, USA:
SJI is the perfect complement to the desert beauty of our home in Santa Fe, NM. We love the green lushness of the island and the sunny summer weather with absolutely perfect temperatures! The kids find the pond especially fascinating--fish jumping, tadpoles and frogs squirming--trolling with a net and catching and releasing little critters. We especially like our bike excursions to the beach.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Last summer a bald eagle perched on the side of our pond lips smacking as he watched a pair of ducks circling. Hiking with the grandkids at American Camp we usually spot several baby fox kits peering at us from their hiding places in the prairie. The kids love to be courageous and crawl out on the log over the pond where we've screwed in an iron puzzle that they work hard to solve. Our front yard is perfect for softball and we play badminton in the afternoons by the pond. A float and row on the pond at the end of the day is one of our rituals.

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Speaks: english



  • Sunny house

    Sunny house

  • Morning visitors

    Morning visitors

  • Our lovely garden

    Our lovely garden

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • Office/Den with comfy convertible sofa

    Office/Den with comfy convertible sofa

  • Wild meadow flowers

    Wild meadow flowers

  • Patio for morning coffee

    Patio for morning coffee

  • Gourmet kitchen

    Gourmet kitchen

  • Treehouse


  • Screened porch

    Screened porch

  • View across the pond

    View across the pond

  • Our favorite deck chair

    Our favorite deck chair

  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Rowing back to the dock at the end of the day

    Rowing back to the dock at the end of the day

VRBO #406111

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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  • Calendar last updated 08/26/2016


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