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Oceanfront Retreat 0n a Private Lane, 1 Mile from Friday Harbor & Jackson Beach

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ESCAPE TO A RETREAT TUCKED AWAY ON A WOODED PRIVATE LANE, ONE MILE FROM TOWN

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

The Starfish Suite is a short stroll into town, the ferry and Jackson's Beach

Starfish Suite is a classic seaside getaway with panoramic views from Old Argyle Town to Griffin Bay to the snow-capped Olympic Mountains. Tucked away on 220 feet of oceanfront, Starfish Suite is one mile from historic Friday Harbor and beautiful Jackson's Beach. We offer one of the most dramatic views on San Juan Island. The wooded, private lane offers a buffer from ferry traffic, tourists, and unwanted visitors. The owners vacate the property when guests arrive.

Rate for high`season is $350.00 per night with a 7 night minimum stay from May through September. The rate for low season is $275.00 per night with a 3 night minimum stay from October through April.

LIVING ROOM
The light and airy Living Room, with floor-to-ceiling windows, captures the grandeur of the ocean, giving you a postcard view of the Salish Sea, Dinner Island, and the snow-capped Olympic Mountains. Two love seats open up to twin beds, the small french wood stove is always set (the evenings do get chilly!) and there is a 46" Smart TV with Dish 200, Netflix, Amazon, HBO, and WiFi.
THE SUITE BEDROOMS
Romantic and soothingly quiet, the private master bedroom has an en suite bath, large walk-in closet, and opens up to the spacious oceanfront deck, a perfect spot for solitude and morning coffee.
Both bedrooms have luxury bed linens, hypo-allergenic pillows and spectacular views of Griffin Bay and the Olympic Mountains.
Drift off to sleep with the lapping of waves and a blanket of stars overhead, wake up to a brilliant sunrise and the call of birdsong.
THE KITCHEN
Overlooking Jackson Beach and Griffin Bay, the kitchen is fully stocked for a comfortable stay. We provide gourmet coffee, teas, spices, and, in the fridge is a chilled bottle of champagne to begin your celebration!
The dining area seats six and opens up to the deck for outdoor living.
THE 70' AZEK DECK
Just steps to the ocean, the 70 foot Azek deck is perfect for entertaining and relaxation with chaise lounges, bistro and patio tables, a Weber BBQ, and a double hammock. It is a favorite spot for our guests.
TWO BATHROOMS
Both bathrooms are tiled and have teak floor mats, thick towels, natural soaps and body lotions, and a hair dryer in each bathroom.
LAUNDRY ROOM
There is a large washer and dryer, extra linens and towels, an ironing board, iron and a steamer.
THE CIRCULAR BLUE STONE PATIO
Making pizza in the wood-fired stone pizza oven is a very unique cooking experience, one that chefs love.
The outdoor kitchen has a table setting for six, lighting, granite counter tops, a stainless steel sink, refrigerator and a Fire Magic BBQ. There is a firepit in the middle of the bluestone patio to warm you as you stargaze.
WILDLIFE
We are home to a myriad of shore birds and song birds, two resident eagles, raccoon, fox, deer, and river otter. Wake up in the morning to the honking of geese, the eagle's shrill call, or the beautiful song of the loons. A nature lover's paradise, Starfish Suite offers a "bird's eye" view of living life on the tip of the ocean in the San Juan Islands.
A STAY AT STARFISH SUITE IS PERFECT FOR
Beauty
Tranquility
Relaxation
FUN!
Thank you for viewing and have a great day!
NEW FOR ISLAND TRAVELERS: There is now a reservation system in place that gets you to and from the San Juan Islands and Victoria. You must plan ahead. We would suggest you make your reservations as soon as you decide when you will be traveling. Google Washington State Ferries/Reservations. Allow 90 minutes prior to departure.
















Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    27 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • GUEST BEDROOM~overlooks Griffin Bay: 1 queen

    Pine Bedroom set, organic bed linens, stunning ocean views...moreless

  • MASTER BEDROOM~en suite bath, luxury bed linens, romantic: 1 queen

    Opens up to oceanfront deck~Beautiful Sunrises...moreless

  • The Master Bedroom has two private entries, one from inside the apartment and one that opens up to the waterfront deck. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    Tile floors, bamboo bath mats, luxury towels, hair dryer...moreless

  • MASTER SUITE BATH: toilet, shower

    Tile floors, large walk-in closet, hair dryer, ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The beach view is Jackson's Beach. There are picnic tables and fire-pits, you can rent double kayaks and paddle~boards. Enjoy boating, para~sailing, beach~combing, volley ball, and swimming. ...moreless

  • Downtown:

    A 15 minute walk takes you to the historic town of Friday Harbor and Jackson's Beach...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Olympic Mountains And Mt. Rainier...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Steps from the ocean, Starfish Suite has a 70 foot deck overlooking Griffin Bay with 180 degree views of Jackson's Beach, Griffin Bay, San Juan Channel, Lopez and the snow-capped Olympic Mountains...moreless

  • Rural:

    Views of historic Argyle Town and the Old Jackson Beach Cannery...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We are so close to the ocean you can breath in the salt air, throw out a crab pot or just sit on the rocks, enjoying the solitude and beauty of San Juan Island....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    zonal heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Dish 200, Satellite, WiFi, HBO Gold, Amazon, Netflix...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for auto...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    French Godin Wood Stove...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    The kitchen pantry has cooking supplies, gourmet coffee, teas, spices, and popcorn...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Building Type

  • House

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,450

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Housekeeping Fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10.01%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Friday Harbor Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Friday Harbor Ferry Landing
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Juan Golf And Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rocky Bay Cafe ( breakfast)
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Jackson's Beach

Car: Recommended

Our vacation rental is minutes away from all activities checked above. For a list of activities throughout the year, visit www.sanjuanisland.org

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: Building our family home overlooking Griffin Bay 30 years ago has been one of our most rewarding and exciting life adventures. At that time, San Juan County had no set back limits on where to build, so we sited our home on the edge of the ocean. Today, it would be impossible to build that close to the water due to set-back regulations. We love living on the island, raising our family in a safe and tranquil environment, and enjoying the quiet beauty that surrounds us. We have been active in community services and volunteer work on the island. David is a retired naval officer, engineer, and real-estate broker and I am a retired United Airlines International flight attendant and teacher. We are originally from Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Why the Owner Chose Friday Harbor, WA, USA:
Starfish Suite is well located for walks into town and Jackson's Beach. There is always something to do in town, whether your pleasure is fine dining, boutique shopping, visiting our new state of the art Art Institute on Spring Street, going to the Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings, cruising on the Victorian Clipper to Canada, attending our San Juan Community Theatre, taking a whale~watching cruise, or just mingling with the 'locals' (who sometimes stop in the middle of the sidewalk to play their fiddles!). Our Private Road overlooks Griffin Bay and the snow-capped Olympic Mountains. Many of our guests walk into the quaint town of Friday Harbor. Our private road secludes us from the hustle and bustle of tourists and ferry traffic.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Jackson's Beach is one mile from our home. Beach activities include swimming, beach volley ball, picnicking, sailing, kayaking, wind-surfing and paddle-boarding. We do have private parking for your car with space for a 20 foot boat, which can be launched from nearby Jackson's Beach.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • ESCAPE TO A RETREAT TUCKED AWAY ON A WOODED PRIVATE LANE, ONE MILE FROM TOWN

    ESCAPE TO A RETREAT TUCKED AWAY ON A WOODED PRIVATE LANE, ONE MILE FROM TOWN

  •  A PEACEFUL AND QUIET LOCATION OFF THE GRID

    A PEACEFUL AND QUIET LOCATION OFF THE GRID

  • THE COZY LIVING ROOM OVERLOOKS NORTH BAY AND DINNER ISLAND

    THE COZY LIVING ROOM OVERLOOKS NORTH BAY AND DINNER ISLAND

  • AWESOME VIEWS OF DINNER ISLAND AND THE SALISH SEA

    AWESOME VIEWS OF DINNER ISLAND AND THE SALISH SEA

  • ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS FACE THE OCEAN.

    ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS FACE THE OCEAN.

  • SUNRISE

    SUNRISE

  • 100% ORGANIC COTTON SHEETS, LUXURY BED LINENS AND SEA BREEZES LULL YOU TO SLEEP.

    100% ORGANIC COTTON SHEETS, LUXURY BED LINENS AND SEA BREEZES LULL YOU TO SLEEP.

  • THE GUEST BEDROOM HAS VIEWS OF GRIFFIN BAY AND THE OLYMPIC 
MOUNTAINS

    THE GUEST BEDROOM HAS VIEWS OF GRIFFIN BAY AND THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS

  • EARLY MORNING SAIL ON CALM WATERS

    EARLY MORNING SAIL ON CALM WATERS

  • OUTDOOR LIVING: DOUBLE HAMMOCK,
 CHAISE LOUNGES, BBQ, BISTRO TABLE, SHRIMP NETS

    OUTDOOR LIVING: DOUBLE HAMMOCK, CHAISE LOUNGES, BBQ, BISTRO TABLE, SHRIMP NETS

  • MEET THE GANG: FOX, DEER, EAGLES, SEALS, GREAT BLUE HERONS, LOONS, RIVER OTTERS

    MEET THE GANG: FOX, DEER, EAGLES, SEALS, GREAT BLUE HERONS, LOONS, RIVER OTTERS

  • THE STAR OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD NEVER FAILS TO COME BY TO SEE WHAT'S FOR LUNCH

    THE STAR OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD NEVER FAILS TO COME BY TO SEE WHAT'S FOR LUNCH

  • WELCOME TO STARFISH SUITE

    WELCOME TO STARFISH SUITE

  •  THE MAGIC OF LIVING ON THE  OCEAN

    THE MAGIC OF LIVING ON THE OCEAN

  • THE KITCHEN HAS ALL THE NECESSITIES TO MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE HOME.

    THE KITCHEN HAS ALL THE NECESSITIES TO MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE HOME.

  • THE DINING AREA SEATS SIX

    THE DINING AREA SEATS SIX

  • ALFRESCO DINING

    ALFRESCO DINING

  •  THE ROMANTIC MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE BATH OPENS TO THE WATERFRONT DECK

    THE ROMANTIC MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE BATH OPENS TO THE WATERFRONT DECK

  • BOTH BATHROOMS HAVE TILED FLOORS, BATH TOILETRIES AND HAIR DRYERS

    BOTH BATHROOMS HAVE TILED FLOORS, BATH TOILETRIES AND HAIR DRYERS

  • THE NEW 70 FOOT AZEK DECK

    THE NEW 70 FOOT AZEK DECK

  •  TRADE RUSH HOUR FOR HAPPY HOUR

    TRADE RUSH HOUR FOR HAPPY HOUR

  •  PATIO WITH ITALIAN WOOD-FIRED PIZZA OVEN, A FIRE PIT AND A FULL OUTDOOR KITCHEN

    PATIO WITH ITALIAN WOOD-FIRED PIZZA OVEN, A FIRE PIT AND A FULL OUTDOOR KITCHEN

  • A BIRD WATCHER'S PERFECT SPOT FOR GETTING UP CLOSE TO THE GREAT BLUE HERON

    A BIRD WATCHER'S PERFECT SPOT FOR GETTING UP CLOSE TO THE GREAT BLUE HERON

  •  SUNSET

    SUNSET

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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