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Contemporary in the Woods 2016

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

New, Contemporary Home

Retreat to a 5 acre home site with 11 acres of adjacent forest of quiet, soaring eagles and deer visits. A walkabout nature trail through the woods circles the home site and pond. Dine and relax on your private romantic gazebo as you view the water. This modern style, original art-filled home was completed in 2012 . The house has a very large master with king bed and luxury bath and the upstairs guest room has 2 double beds with bath. The living room sofa sleeps one and there is a first floor powder room. Plenty of driveway to park a boat trailer. This home is fully equipped and accommodating for the best vacation experience.The 1st floor master bedroom with king bed has a small deck and patio door. The walk-in Elfa furnished closet includes luggage rack. Wall mounted flat panel TV with Direct TV, Sonos whole house music system speakers, bedside IPOD small music system, ceiling fan, in room heat control.

More Details

Jeanne Sleeper
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Jeanne Sleeper

Owner, Jeanne fell in love with this island in 1976 when she was there to teach a class, visited several times over the years and in 2006 two families found the 16-acre parcel of our dreams. Both families live in busy So CA and they wanted the peace and privacy that comes with the rural forest and lots of space. Their love of the ocean, nature, art and sculpture fill the house and gardens.

Jeanne Sleeper purchased this house in 2012

Why Jeanne Sleeper chose Friday Harbor

This custom property is a low VOC, low allergen, amenity-filled home situated so light fills the house and every piece of art has a story. Kids have room to explore, enjoy a rural environment, see stars at night while parents read, BBQ, take walks and enjoy porch and patio sitting time. It's nice to be away from the traffic and town. Enjoy the craftsmanship and love that the island artisans built into my home and the computer and internet connection available for guests.

What makes this house unique

The wetlands behind the house has frogs, dragon flies & tad poles. The small deer come to drink and then walk around the lawn perimeters. The walkabout is a perfect 1/4 mile walk thru the woods to start and end each day. The property is in the island center, so Lime Kiln State Park, American Beach, Friday Harbor town or Roche Harbor are only a 20 minute scenic drive away.


Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Deep Soaking Tub with view
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , First floor powder room
  • The master bathroom features custom furniture cabinets, large glass shower, deep soaking tub with a tub-level view window, vessel sink, his and hers medicine cabinets, in cabinet outlets for hairdryer, shaver, curling iron etc. The upstairs bath is a traditional bathroom. There is a powder room on the 1st floor. All bedroom/bathrooms feature original art.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom Upstairs - 2 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • The 1st floor master bedroom with king bed has a patio and patio door. The walk-in Elfa furnished closet includes luggage rack. Wall mounted flat panel TV with Direct TV, Sonos whole house music system speakers, bedside IPOD small music system, ceiling fan, in room heat control. The upstairs bedroom has 2 double beds with two different levels of firmness.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Contemporary in the Woods 2016
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Stunning home in a quiet and peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (including daughter age 9, son age 7, and dog) stayed here for 3 nights to cap off the end of our summer. We could not have enjoyed our time more. The house is so inviting, with comfy beds, a gorgeous master bath (and tub!) and also a well stocked/equipped kitchen. Best of all, the house has a fabulous open design, with lots of places to easily move from the inside to the outside, and soak up the stillness. This home and property are top notch, in every which way. We'll be back, and certainly spread the word to friends who are seeking the comforts of all things modern, nestled in an oasis from a time gone by. Transformative. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous property and well appointed home. Very comfortable and great communication with owner.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house. Recommended!

  • 4 of 5

We came to the island for a family reunion at my aunt's house, so were not at this house except at night to sleep. This was more than we needed (and way more costly than we would would usually chose), but our airbnb reservation was canceled by the owner and this was basically the only place left on the island that we could find that would welcome our small dog (4th of July weekend). It was a bit far from where we wanted to be, but if you want a place to hang out and enjoy the solitude, this would be ideal. It takes about 17 minutes to drive to Friday Harbor.

The house was lovely with nice artwork, a modern interior, walk in closets and upgraded fixtures. Well stocked with cleaning supplies, dishes, extra towels, blankets, pillows and sheets, a Keurig coffee maker, etc. Really everything you would ever need. The garden areas around the house were well maintained, although the grass had not been mowed in a while, so was quite tall. I wish we could have enjoyed this more, but we did not come to the island to hang our at our rental, so this was an expensive place when we only needed a couple of beds and a shower.

The things I dinged it a star for:

1. The gravel roads leading up to the property had just been oiled and re-graveled, so gravel flew up in the wheel wells and on our running boards. Even though we drove very slow, our truck was a mess. After a couple of days of people driving on it, it did get better though.

2. The high ceilings made the house very echo-y, which made every noise seem extra loud.

The owner was very communicative by e-mail and phone, so overall, we had a very good experience and would recommend this house to those looking for an awesome get-away.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Friday Harbor Airport (4 mi)/ SEA-Seattle (75 mi)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
downtown Friday Harbor or Roche Harbor
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Friday Harbor
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Friday Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Friday Harbor or Roche Harbor
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Any island beach
Car: necessary

Country lane walks, Pelindaba Lavender Farm. Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm, Whale Watch Charters (J,K,L pods ocras, humpbacks, minkes, Crystal Seas Kayaking Tours, Zip lining, fishing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $500

$30 "guest cleans" inspection fee. Self cleaning option available. Leave clean, wash and dry linens. We make the beds and hang the towels - no charge to guest. If housekeeper cleans $225 will be deducted from your security and cleaning deposit and rest returned, if no damage. Reservations are cancelled if the final payment is not received timely or if reservation is cancelled 61 or fewer days before arrival date. Reservations you cancel more than 60 days in advance of arrival are refunded less the credit card processing fee for original charge and the refund.
3.25% credit card processing fee. Make checks payable to SJI Ventures LLC and mail to 954 La Mirada St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Include your reserved dates on the memo line.

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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