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Waterviews of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains with Expansive Gardens

Bedrooms 1
Space 615 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage With Waterviews (Sleeps 2)

The cottage is in a very quiet setting; you can hear the sound of the humming birds as well as the whales, and walk to the edge of the pasture from the cottage to see the Orcas as they pass by. The nights are very dark and quiet as well. Set in a pastoral setting on a six-acre horse ranch, there is a lovely perennial garden outside your door with a pick your own vegetable garden (in season).

We are walking distance to secluded Eagle Cove with a sandy beach great for sunbathing & wading. Walk to American Camp National Park for hiking opportunities and island history information. We are just a 12 minute drive to Friday Harbor.

The interior design is a mix of world motifs acquired during our travels featuring oriental rugs, and European accessories and has a French Provence influence. There is also a lovely gas fireplace for romantic evenings.

Wake up to a view of a nature garden from your bedroom with a comfortable queen size bed. The elegant deluxe bathroom has a claw foot tub and toilet and vanity, Italian tiles and marble, heated floors and heated towel rack. The second bathroom has a lovely tiled shower with heated floors. Outside there is access to a picnic table and chairs.

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Mary Gey-McCulloch
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Mary Gey-McCulloch

Mary is an artist (painter) with her studio on site and also enjoys gardening, interior design, music,baking and riding her horses. Fred likes to golf and is a local CPA with a Friday Harbor practice. Both have traveled extensively in Europe and North Africa. We love meeting new people and look forward to helping you get the most out of your visit to San Juan Island.

Mary Gey-McCulloch purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Mary Gey-McCulloch chose Friday Harbor

This property is a sunny location facing south east, south and west and is warmer and sunnier than other parts of the island,and mainly free of mosquitoes. There is a lovely 3 mile walk nearby with water and pastoral views and an easy walk to American Camp.

What makes this cottage unique

Though the cottage is in proximity to the main house, it is private. The benefits are that the owners are here and can attend to any needs you might have. You can interact with one another or be by yourselves as you wish.

Guestbook comments from the owner

San Juan County imposes an outdoor burn ban annually usually after the Fourth of July - September depending on the conditions of the dry grass. However, at the nearby South Beach, American Camp National Park there are designated fire pits available. A bonus is that you do not need to bring your own firewood as there is abundance of drift wood available, It is a lovely setting with the sea only feet away.
Aug 2016
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Friday Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 615 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , vanity with sink
    Bathroom 2 - shower
  • Full bathroom with claw foot tub and heated Italian tile floor and heated towel rack. The claw foot tub may be difficult for someone with mobility issues. Second bathroom has full tiled shower & heated floor
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Separate bedroom with pillow top queen size bed mattress. Large closet and dresser in bedroom.Pastoral views from the bedroom. There is no sleeper sofa, nor is the living room sofa suitable to be used as an extra bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cottage is private though guests and owners may encounter each other in passing in the parking area .Most windows face secluded views, the French doors and one small window face the courtyard garden.This is an owner occupied property with the main house near the cottage. You may be private or engage with the owners as desired. There are two friendly dogs and two horses. There are two kitties which live in the main house (and are not allowed in the cottage).


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Waterviews of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains with Expansive Gardens
average rating of 4.9871793 based on 79 reviews
Las Vegas, Nevada

Absolutely beautiful Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We chose to stay at the Cottage because the hotels in the area didn't appear to be very good. We are so glad we made that decision. We arrived after dark and were greeted by Mary. Mary showed us how to work everything in this unbelievably beautiful Cottage!

There are two sweet dogs, one sweet cat and two beautiful horses. The grounds are immaculately kept and the flowers............they're all incredible! I love to photograph flowers and sunsets. I was able to fulfill my desire as there wasn't any shortfall of either! There was a beautiful apple tree just outside the kitchen that produces the most delicious apples! We took hundreds of photos of the property and the beautiful sunsets.

This Cottage is located 15-20 minutes from everywhere we wanted to visit! Every place we went was very close and easy to get to. The Harbor was a 10 minute ride thru a country road.

I recommend this cottage to anyone who loves beauty and wishes to have a peaceful visit. There isn't any other place I can think of that I would recommend. Our most sincere thanks to the wonderful hosts, you did a fantastic job of creating the perfect get-away!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely the perfect getaway on San Juan Island; loved everything!

  • 5 of 5

Mary and Fred were incredibly gracious hosts, very helpful when planning and welcoming. Great location for getting to Friday Harbor, American Camp, English Camp, Roche Harbor, Sculpture Garden, really the whole island.

The guest cottage was private, beautifully decorated by Mary, whose artistic sensibilities were evident throughout. It was perfect for a couple, romantic, cosy, comfortable, with incredible garden and ocean views. It had everything we could possibly want. A wonderful surprise was a binder put together by Mary and Fred suggesting activities, providing directions, recommending places to shop and eat, and generally giving us a lot of information about the island. They even had a condensed copy we were invited to take with us during the day out! Mary sent directions before we left with information about the ferry from Anacortes and really clear directions to the cottage. We arrived late on a Friday in the rain and had no trouble finding it. We already want to go back. :)

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Did not want to leave

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin to tell all of the wonderful things about this rental. We stayed three nights and we did not want to leave! It had wonderful sea views in the most amazing serene setting on a horse farm. The cottage was beautifully and comfortably decorated. Mary and Fred did not miss a single detail. We especially loved the heated floors in the bathrooms. Besides the sea views, there was a sitting area in the beautiful gardens. It was a quick drive to town. We enjoyed the Saturday Market in Friday Harbor, visiting the galleries and eating on the waterfront. Mary has a wonderful detailed notebook of things to do. We highly recommend staying here and hope to return to this special place.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super attractive and well equipped in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Owners anticipate every need while affording complete privacy.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable, cozy!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying in the Garden Cottage by the Sea. It is filled with beautiful colors and artwork, equipped with everything one needs and more, and the setting is gorgeous. The water is close - I was lucky enough to see whales from the rocks below the pasture several times. The gardens are lovely, the hot tub private and the owner/host is gracious and has wonderful attention to detail.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Bear Lake, CA

Picture perfect!

  • 5 of 5

A work of art! Comfortable, quiet, and inspirational.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Friday Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Friday Harbor House
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Washington State Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
San Juan Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrack Mt. Vernon, Washington state
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Cattle Point Road
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Vinny's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Eagle Cove
Car: recommended

Located 12 minutes from Friday Harbor off Cattle Point Road. The address is 589 Old Farm Road which is in a pastoral open grasslands area with adjoining horse farms.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

Cancellation Policy: You must cancel no later than 30 days before your reservation to receive your deposit back unless I can re book the cottage.
you may also pay the entire amount upon booking.
Check in time is anytime after 3:00 p.m. and check out time is 11 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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