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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

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 San Juan Islands

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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 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
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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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Wonderful Home On 6 Wooded Acres With Large Yard And Tree Fort
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Great spot on Lopez

  • 5 of 5

Having spent most of our time on Orcas when we go to the San Juan Islands, we were not so familiar with the quiet beauty of Lopez Island. This home was perfect for our brief visit and we took full advantage of the many amenities: the great yard, the hammocks, the fire pit, the exceptional game closet, age-appropriate DVDs, etc...The house was well-stocked, clean and very comfortable for the 4 of us, the views spectacular and we could walk to Holly B's bakery every day! My only regret was that we missed the Lopez Island Saturday Farmer's Market. Guess that means we'll be back! Thank you, Erin, for renting us your great home.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best Stay on Lopez

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review just made our day. We are so happy that you enjoyed the peace, privacy, and beauty of our location. Glad that our home was comfortable and that you enjoyed the kitchen as much as we do. We love it when our home and the property are a good fit. We look forward to having you stay with us again.
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Altadena, Ca. USA

Wonderful house tucked away in a bluff overlooking the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay on Lopez Island and that our home was a such a great fit for your family. You enjoyed the view, the outdoors, the wonderful farm-to-table experience, and our clean, well stocked home. We hope you return for a visit. Thank you for taking the time to review our home.
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Great location for sunsets, proximity of village & ferry

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view, wildlife, proximity to 'town,' cute and 'cozy'

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. It sounds like we need to fix our pocket doors on the bathrooms and get a tea kettle or hot pot. It's unfortunate that you didn’t discover the game closet in the entry way as it's chock full of games, puzzles and toys from floor to ceiling. As for the outdoor issues, yellow jackets are a nuisance in the summer on Lopez. We do have traps up near the garage and pump house in order to attract the yellow jackets away from the house and deck area. We have a pest control service that regularly checks for nests near the house. We will update our Welcome Letter to include more detailed information about what we have available in our home, on the island, and with a reminder to contact us if something isn’t working such as the wifi. We are in the process of upgrading to fiber optic cable. Again, thanks for your feedback so that we can improve the experience for our future guests.
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Denver, CO

Great location and piece of property!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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.

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.

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