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Wonderful Home On 6 Wooded Acres With Large Yard And Tree Fort

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 (maximum of 4 adults)

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.

More Details

Erin O'Rourke
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2018

About Erin O'Rourke

We are a very active family, with two teenagers, that loves the outdoors.

Erin O'Rourke purchased this house in 2007

Why Erin O'Rourke chose Lopez Island

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.

What makes this house unique

Our unique waterfront property is private, quiet, and located close to the ferry terminal, village, nearby parks and beaches, and local farm stands.


Lopez Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathrooms have just been updated with new flooring, sinks, cabinets, vanities, and accessories.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom - 2 bunk bed , Bottom bunks are full-sized, and the tops are twins.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Has an attached Master Bathroom.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Barbecue with a gas starter, fire pit, picnic table, umbrella, teak lounge chairs, Adirondack chairs.


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average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just as we had hoped. The house was cozy and charming – the only problem being, we were not in it enough to enjoy it fully and all it offered. We spent most of our time outside for the incredible view, our daily eagle sightings and using the fire-pit in the evenings. After spending some of our days on the other islands, it was nice to come back to the peace and quiet of Lopez. Highly recommend this home. We will be back.

S Huebner

Dallas, Texas

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morgan Hill

Excellent local, clean and sufficient house with great views.

  • 4 of 5

Great place for two couples and a couple kids. Sleepy island with great biking and farms. Place to relax.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Amazing views and yard!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the home for about a week with our 2 young boys. The home is comfortable and we enjoyed the eclectic decor. It was clean and the fully-stocked kitchen felt brand new. The views are incredible and our family had the best time playing bocce ball, badminton, and croquet for hours in the huge yard. The location was perfect, only a minute or two from the village. We walked in to get pastries from Holly B's and it was so easy to get groceries, coffee, etc from the charming village. My boys loved the bunk room and we appreciated the space in the house. We all loved trying out the hundreds of games in the huge game closet. While it was a nice change to not have TV, we did appreciate the large DVD selection (adult and kids) for movie nights! The home is a great base camp to explore Lopez Island. We fell in love with the area and would definitely stay at this home if we are lucky enough to return to the island. We had trouble figuring out the door lock the first night and the owners were super responsive and helpful (turned out we just weren't doing it right!) My only suggestion is that since the view is so amazing, we would have loved to be able to see it fully from the living room but there are some large plants right in front of the window that block a good portion of the view. All in all, a wonderful, peaceful family vacation and we would definitely recommend a visit to Lopez Island and this home!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely little gem of a retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home! If you are looking for a pretentious, oversized, condo experience this is not the place for you. However, if you love a quiet home with a welcoming and well stocked kitchen, a comfortable deck and outdoor space (huge yard), lots of thoughtful touches, and gorgeous views of the straight and Olympic mountains from the front yard then you will appreciate this gem. This is a comfortable place that immediately feels like a second home, only a couple of minutes from Lopez Village, and one where you will want to settle in and enjoy the quiet island life. It is well stocked, welcoming, and we enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning some day. It would be perfect for a small family or a quiet couples romantic get away.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Issaquah, WA

Heavenly Hammocks, Incredible View, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here twice because we love the location close to town but far enough away to feel somewhat secluded. The kitchen is well equipped (including a grill outside) and we always enjoy making meals here. Lopez Island is a remarkable destination and we really loved the addition of 4 hammocks where we could watch the sun set. The home is simple, well decorated and maintained, and the property offers tons of room for kids to run around. I think/hope we'll be back! :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Beautiful location - amazing sunset views

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week long stay. The home was comfortable and well equipped. The kids enjoyed the big yard. We all loved the beautiful sunsets and easy access to so many great parks and beaches on Lopez Island. Hope to visit again some day!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
4.4 Miles
Lopez Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
The Islander and The Galley
Nearest Ferry
3.8 Miles
Lopez -- Washington State Ferry
Nearest Golf
4.4 Miles
Lopez Island Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Bay Cafe
Nearest Beach
1.3 Miles
Upright Channel Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Our property is oceanfront with a high bank. You are responsible for the safety of your children. Our property is connected to the Lopez water system and has 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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