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Waterview Cottage With Sunny Gardens And Whale Watching Opportunities.

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:
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Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

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 San Juan Island

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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).


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

Waterview Cottage With Sunny Gardens And Whale Watching Opportunities.
average rating of 4.983051 based on 60 reviews
Spokane, Washington

A real treasure of San Juan Island.

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful cottage truly exceeded my expectations. It comes with all amenities one could could hope for including a very clean and amazing Hot Tub, Washer and Dry, and wireless internet. This cottage is Beautiful and utilitarian on the inside with a kitchen that will knock your socks off. The owners spared no expense here, with heated bathroom floors and a claw foot tub! I found it quite roomy with the tall ceilings. You can see the ocean from the living room and with a very short trek you can stand on rock and get an unobstructed view. Mary and Fred and incredibly nice and made me feel very welcome. I would absolutely come here again, preferably later than the 1st week of April so that I could see the full beauty of the garden they work so hard on. Additionally, there are some 4 legged friends to greet you and help enrich your experience. All in all, I can say with full confidence this was best place I have ever stayed in on this Island. I couldn't recommend it more. Thanks so much Mary and Fred!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

~ Verified order

Mary and Fred have created a special, private and artistic place for pure relaxation and beauty from every angle. There was absolutely nothing missing from the Garden Cottage by the Sea. Anything you could imagine needing was within reach. There were pieces of art collected from all over the world as well as comfortable furniture...especially the bed! The hot tub was relaxing as well. The drive to town was only about 10 minutes and we ate at some excellent restaurants recommended by Mary. She had made up booklets with information about restaurants, activities, places to visit, etc. We will stay there again and recommend it highly. We also went whale watching and saw 2 humpback whales. Very exciting!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage in mid-September 2016 for 3 nights. The cottage is absolutely lovely and perfect for 2 people. We were looking for a serene, peaceful place and this cottage definitely fit the bill. The owner was so welcoming and the cottage had everything that we needed in terms of the ability to grill out, use the kitchen, relax, enjoy the view, and even do laundry! We enjoyed the 2 friendly family dogs and the little kitty, all of whom welcomed us home each evening when we returned. It was also fun to see the beautiful horses on the property.

We especially appreciated the information from the owner on things to see and do on San Juan Island. We didn't spend much time in Friday Harbor, so the other trip and sightseeing options were great.

Our stay on San Juan Island was memorable and we hope to return in the near future. Cannot recommend this cottage highly enough, it was a wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb location and host

  • 5 of 5

Mary McCulloch is an extremely efficient and generous host. She has prepared booklets covering the functions of the house; where to go and eat; and drives of points of interest. The cottage is beautifully situated and furnished. A great home away from home. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cozy, artistically decorated cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful site. The view outside the large windows is breathtaking. The setting is peaceful, outside of town yet close enough to drive in for dinner in one of Friday Harbor's many restaurants. There are horses and gentle dogs on the property. Inside the cottage you will find a colorful well-designed space with many lovely artifacts from around the world decorating the rooms. The kitchen is the best stocked we have seen in a VRBO. Anything you might need is there including condiments in the refrigerator. And if you have forgotten to bring something, as we did, the owners are nearby and respond quickly and graciously to help you out. We both came away feeling that this was the nicest VRBO we had experienced.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Property was great and exactly as advertised. We had a wonderful, relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Friday Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 10.1%

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 3:00 p.m. and check out time is 12:00 p.m.(noon).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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