|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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Our home is located on a spectacular 6 acre piece of property with 300’ of waterfront. We face west and look out on Upright Channel and San Juan Island which makes enjoying the beautiful sunsets each evening a favorite pastime. We love to watch the ferries pass through Upright Channel on their way to Friday Harbor from our deck and living room. It’s even more beautiful and serene at night when the ferries are brightly lit and travelling on the quiet dark water.
Our property is private and quiet. It has 4 wooded acres with hiking paths and deer trails. We have deer, otter, and eagles that frequent our property. There is a tree house on the edge of the woods that kids love to play in. We have a large open front yard that is perfect for bocce ball, badminton, soccer, and evening camp fires. Kids love to run and play kick the can in the open space. We have four Adirondack chairs that we like to lounge in on the deck or setup around the fire pit in the evening. There is also a large picnic table, barbecue grill, outdoor games such as bocce ball, Frisbee, badminton, and hammocks.
Our home is newly remodeled and has an updated kitchen with all of the amenities and is stocked for a cook. You will be able to enjoy and make use of the delicious fresh farm food that you can purchase on the island or at the weekend farmer’s market. I love to enjoy my coffee in the very quiet morning while watching the deer in the front yard. Our house is warm, comfortable, and filled with an eclectic mix of artwork. The living room has big picture windows that allow you to enjoy the expansive view and take in the San Juan Islands, wildlife, passing boats and ferries. The master bedroom has a queen bed and bathroom. I get the best night’s sleep because of the comfort and quiet. The dining room has a beautiful single slab wood dining table that comfortably seats six. The kitchen is stocked with dishes, platters, utensils, and appliances. It has a wide variety of spices, herbs, mortar and pestle, and oils. There are two large picture windows which allow you to enjoy a view of the woods while preparing gourmet meals. Your guests will enjoy sitting at the counter as everyone always congregates in the kitchen. The kitchen is newly remodeled, open, well lit, clean, and has lots of counter and storage space. The guest bedroom has two bunk beds and is a perfect kids room. It has a set of single over double bunk beds. The guest bathroom has a sea theme with an octopus shower curtain, large jelly fish decal on the wall, and blue pool tiles on the floor. It’s fun for kids.
Our home is located only three miles from the ferry terminal and only .5 miles from the village. It is a short walk or bike ride into the village for an espresso at Isabel’s or a delicious fresh pastry at Holly B’s Bakery. Our kids love to ride their bikes into town for fudge, salt water taffy, or ice cream at the Fudge Shop or the soft serve ice cream machine in the grocery store. It’s also a short ride to the lovely library which has a great children’s section with a computer, a teen section with giant bean bag chairs, a fire place and a knitting basket, computers, they show movies occasionally, and they have musical instruments for check out and use. They also have an extensive DVD collection. It is an excellent library and I highly recommend a visit. Our property is situated so that we can see the very large Lopez fireworks display as well as the fireworks in Friday Harbor in the distance. It is a prime 4th of July location.
For outdoor enthusiasts, we are close to bicycle rentals at Lopez Bicycles across from the Marina. You can also rent paddle boards and kayaks there as well. It’s also a great place to launch your boat or inquire about boat rentals, fishing, fishing and crabbing licenses, etc. Spencer Spit State Park is only three miles east of us and it is a great park for kayaking, clamming, and enjoying all of the driftwood forts on the beach. There is also a couple of great farms next to Spencer Spit, the Horse Drawn Carriage Farm, (360) 468-3486, which has a serve yourself farm store with fresh produce and pork, beef, and lamb, and there is Sweet Grass Farm, which raises the best Wagyu beef that I’ve ever tasted. You can find out more about them. Crowfoot berry farm is also nearby if you’re interested in picking delicious strawberries or raspberries.
We hope you have the opportunity to enjoy the relaxed slow pace and the natural beauty of Lopez Island. Our daughter says it’s the nicest place in the world and we hope you think so, too.
We are a very active family, with two teenagers, that loves the outdoors.
Erin O'Rourke purchased this house in 2007
We immediately fell in love with our property! After driving down the long driveway and turning the corner, we felt like we were in a private wonderland. There were deer on the lawn, eagles flying just off the bank, the view was breathtaking, and the water was sparkling. We love being within walking distance of the village, close to farms and delicious food, and close to the ferry. It's been great for biking and we love crabbing. We enjoy visiting such a laid back and friendly island.
Our unique waterfront property is private, quiet, and located close to the ferry terminal, village, nearby parks and beaches, and local farm stands.
Only two of us rented this house, and this was our 4th time renting accommodation on Lopez. Although this house rents for more than we normally pay for two people, it was worth it. The owners are kind and available for answering questions. The home is clean and spacious, and the furnishings are good quality. The kitchen is wonderful and you really can cook anything you want with this well-stocked kitchen. Our favorite parts were the outdoor space and the peace and quiet. The other places we have rented on Lopez did not provide such peaceful surroundings. We cycled from this house each day, and we walked into the village in the evenings. This has been the best vacation on Lopez, and we hope to rent this home again!
We had a great time on Lopez Island and this charming house made a comfortable home base for all our exploring. The house was spotless when we arrived and is obviously well maintained by the owners. The kitchen was recently remodeled and is well stocked for the vacation cook, and we took advantage of it to make dinners to enjoy with the amazing view, which is ridiculously beautiful. We spent hours sitting on the deck taking in the play of light on the water and the sun setting over the neighboring islands. The location is very convenient, just a short stroll or bike ride from Lopez Village and its shops and restaurants. Our kids enjoyed the tree fort, forest trails and hammocks as well as making s'mores at the outdoor firepit. Overall, we would highly recommend this property!
We've been staying on Lopez for years and really enjoyed this property. It's close to Lopez Village, either by foot or bicycle, the ferry terminal, and our favorite beaches. Facing west, the house is well-situated for viewing beautiful sunsets. The open lawn was perfect for our three kids to play on during the day and star-gaze at night. The house was well-stocked with games and family-friendly movies. There are always wasps in the SJI beginning mid-summer, so we ate inside with the windows open. Large windows throughout the home make the space light and open. Beds and pillows were comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking and baking. Our kids picked blackberries and we found all we needed to make blackberry cobbler. The home added comfort and ease to our week-long Lopez Island vacation.
This house is in a lovely setting, but I'm not sure I would return for the value of the experience. The house is reasonably attractive, if a little smaller than we expected, and sunset viewing, morning coffee overlooking the sea was wonderful. We saw a bald eagle up close (eating a rodent it had caught), lots of deer (including a very cute fawn, though I'm not a deer fan, as we're over-run with them where we live), and lots of birds, boats in the distance. We all slept well on the comfortable beds, and cooked at home some of the time. Our 3 kids enjoyed the hammocks which also had an ocean view. There is no beach access from this house, and no one thought the tree house was very appealing (full of spiders, etc.). It's very private, close walking distance to town.
The cons: My husband was irritated that all bathroom doors and the master bedroom were 'pocket' doors, a couple of which had swollen and couldn't be opened or closed without a lot of effort (and noise). The kitchen is reasonably equipped (a kettle for boiling water would have been nice, and some small bowls or dishes for snacking), but is in the back of the house overlooking the garage, and is small. It's right next to the bunk-bed room, so difficult to make any food in the a.m. without waking the inhabitants of the (kids) room, adjacent. Other things that would have been nice: games/puzzles (bring your own), books (again, we brought some - thankfully), Wi-fi (could not stream a movie, though maybe this is not something over which one has much control in Lopez, not sure what sorts of options for fast wi-fi exist). We did use the barbecue and fire pit, which was fun in the beautiful evening. There were too many yellow jackets (wasps) to sit outside to eat dinner, which was a shame - we did not see any traps, though did find yellow jacket attractant in the kitchen.
Overall, a nice stay - but probably wouldn't return to this listing. We left the house as we found it, hope to receive our (rather large) security deposit back, as this was a significant investment for us, this rental. Thanks to the owners for sharing their property.
We love Lopez Island and the location of this home is perfect for anything you may want to do. We loved riding our bikes into town and to many beaches from this house. The kitchen was well-stocked. We found the house to have everything we needed for our much-too-short stay. The hammocks overlooking the ocean were nice for relaxing in and listening to the waves. We barbecued salmon and local beef on the grill. The farmers market on Saturday was awesome. We would have enjoyed having access to the beach from the house, but there are so many close beaches to explore, that it we didn't feel like we missed out on the beach experience at all. Thanks for letting us use your house!
We could not have asked for a better home-away-from-home! We've been going to Lopez for over 15 years and had the pleasure of staying in many fantastic spots- but this was truly special. It starts when you turn off the main road and head down the wooded driveway- like a scene from a movie- then you round the bend and the bluff drops away- revealing the view out over the straight. From morning yoga on the deck, with the sun on your back and the breeze coming off the bluff, to the last rays of light filtering through the trees at dusk, working their way into the huge windows of the living room while a bald eagle cruises by- its hard to break yourself away from the views. But when you do, it just adds to the experience. We spent our days cycling around the island - shorter rides for my son and I, broken up by stops at Spencer Spit to build sand castles, at farmsteads to collect vegetables and at the shellfish hatchery to purchase the freshest oysters we've ever eaten (thanks to Erin for sharing all the best spots) and longer rides for my husband- who did a loop around the island each morning. We took a lovely stroll "all the way to downtown"...about a mile...perfect for a sunny afternoon to enjoy ice cream cones on the dock. The house is wonderful- clean, cozy, bright, comfortable and happy. The kitchen is a cook's dream, with everything I could want for an al fresco meal. Add on a fantastic bunk room- perfect for a gaggle of kids or anyone who wants to be close together. Top it off with the perfect lawn for creating the croquet course of your dreams and feeling like we were in our own little corner of the world. We can't thank you enough for sharing your home with us!
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Our property is oceanfront with a high bank. You are responsible for the safety of your children. Our property also has a well and a septic system. We ask that renters please conserve water by not taking long showers, only doing full loads of laundry, and being careful when doing hand dishes. Conservation is very much appreciated.