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1 - 2 Person Dog Friendly Rural Cottage In Quiet Setting To Hike Or Bike.

Bedrooms 1
Space 436 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

I’m an adorable petite cottage fully furnished with laminate flooring, tile counter tops, a ¾ bath, deck on three sides, private parking and quiet surroundings 4.5 miles from Friday Harbor. A small well-mannered dog could be my friend, but you need to take your dog with you when you leave. My walk-in closet is off my one bedroom with a queen bed and I have ample storage cabinets as well as a stack washer-dryer. The kitchen is fully stocked with all necessary accoutrements for cooking and eating (food not included). Free WiFi is available. I will remain faithful for at least two days. My friends do no drugs or tobacco including marijuana.

The setting is quiet & rural with beautiful, safe walking and biking from my deck. A part-year stream runs through my property and there is a gas barbeque on my deck with outdoor chairs and a table.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Dennis

Gayle has operated Bountiful Herbs Farm & Nursery for over 20 years and is active at the San Juan Island Farmers' Market. Dennis is retired and is Gayle's back office worker; he also takes on multiple part-time jobs including camp store clerk at Lakedale Campground, tour bus driving all summer and others.

Dennis purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Dennis chose Friday Harbor

It is quiet & away from the wind and cooler weather along the shoreline. The surroundings are more conducive to herb growing and uninterrupted walks on and about country lanes.

What makes this cottage unique

When we bought the property it was a house in a bowl. Through the blessings of God it is now a place of beauty and serenity.


Friday Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 436 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sink and storage; separate thermostat.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The single bedroom has a large well-lit closet. The 3/4 bath is off of the bedroom. Has a separate thermostat. New Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress with 4-5" pillow pad was set up in mid July 2015.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
San Juan County is in a 'Rain Shadow' and receives about half the rain of Seattle. Tourism tends to be seasonal with the summer months being the most crowded and expensive, However, the fall, spring and even the winter can be very attractive, and less expensive, for those wishing a quieter environment. Consider it!


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1 - 2 Person Dog Friendly Rural Cottage In Quiet Setting To Hike Or Bike.
average rating of 4.753623 based on 69 reviews

Clean, comfortable, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our 2 night stay here & highly recommend this place. Dennis was very nice, checked in on us to see if we needed anything, & offered suggestions of places to eat & things to do which was greatly appreciated. The cottage was clean (spotless in fact) & in a beautiful shady setting. We appreciated the tv, the coffee, the comfortable living room furniture, & the bathroom (while small) made the best use of its space, had everything we needed & was very tastefully decorated. It would’ve been nice to have luggage racks & a window you could slightly open at night when it got a little stuffy inside but neither were a big deal to us. The bed was comfortable & had nice linens but the springs did squeak every time we moved even just a little but again, that was a minor concern to us since everything else was so great.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Palma

Beautiful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

The "cabin" was very well appointed and in a lovely setting. We were not there during the day, but rather taking in the island, coming back in the evening to such a comfortable setting was a real treat. Enjoyed it very much.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is what we treasure about our guests. They enjoy the scenic beauty of our island. Not here to have a wild night ??on the town??. Just doesn't exist here. Quiet & serene. Some call it boring, but it's what we love.
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Loved the cabin, the location, and the owners were most hospitable!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very comfortable. My husband has MS, so the walk-in shower was great. We appreciated all the provisions they made available for their guests. The location was also wonderful...close to town, but still in the woods and quiet. Thank you, Dennis and Gayle, for a lovely time!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellevue, WA

Cute remote get-away, simple but comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Simple little cottage in a wooded area, away from any main roads. Very cute and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay very much and the hosts were quick to respond to questions (we never saw them during our stay, we indicated that we were getting away from everything so they respected our privacy). This is a "guest cottage" set apart from the main house where the hosts live, and is separated enough that we felt we truly had our own space.

All the basics are covered (cookware, dishes, comfortable seating, entertainment setup) for everything you need, but everything is quite minimalistic (small and old TV, tiny shower, etc). The bed is a comfortable soft pillow-top, and while I prefer a firm mattress I had no issues and slept well. Very quiet and relaxing. While it's out in the middle of nowhere, it's still San Juan Island so nothing is really THAT far away. 10-15 minute drive to get to anything you need.

There are no windows, but instead there are 3 doors (one is a french door that acts as a large window). The two smaller doors have magnetic screen curtains which work to let air in (no A/C) but are also kind of annoying when going in and out of the cottage. Would be nice if they were actually screen doors instead, but not a big deal. WiFi fluctuated a bit in speeds between 1Mbps-20Mbps (Netflix would pause every so often to buffer up) but was adequate. No mobile reception at all (Verizon) for about a 2-mile radius around the cottage, which is indicated in the description.

We would (and very well might) stay here again the next time we get a chance to visit San Juan!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Talent, OR USA

Simply Excellent

  • 5 of 5

The property and the hosts were simply superb! We loved the peace and quiet of the delightful cottage and grounds. I teach online so WiFi is imperative. The WiFi is a good as it gets. I would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, beautiful and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

The whole visit from start to finish was easy, set up for our comfort, and ease of checking and out. What a wonderful space? After camping for a week, it was fantastic to have such a wonderful place to transition to the modern world again. There were fans for us to cool the space off at night and we didn’t lack anything for cooking, or getting cleaned up. The hosts were very quick to respond via email regarding a couple of questions we had. What a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Friday Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Friday Harbor
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
San Juan Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Mount Vernon, WA
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Jackson Beach
Car: necessary

Whale watching from vessels with USCG licensed Captains and from Whale Watch facilities on shore. Abundant kayaking in Puget Sound for all skill levels readily available in summer months.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Pet Fee $25

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cancellations not accepted within 15 days of scheduled arrival. Half of total rental fee retained for cancellations within 15 days of scheduled check-in time. Check-in is 4:00 PM and check-out is 11:00 AM.
Lost key will cost guest $25. No clean fee for over 30 days each.
10% disc for active duty U. S MILITARY
No more than 3 persons per night; No additional beds nor bedding available.
No smoking.
If Driving you must have a ferry reservation. Contact ""
Pet fee is for one dog up to 25# for up to 4 days: larger dogs, more days, multiple dogs cost more. No cats.

Check-in time is "officially" 4:00 pm and checkout is 11:00 am.
The address is 430 3 Corner Lake, Friday Harbor, WA.
Turn off the ferry to right
1/2 block to left up Spring St.
Two blocks to right on 2nd St.
Swing left to stop at Blair (high school is kitty corner).
Street name changes to Guard - go straight
At tennis courts on left, stop and go straight.
Just past Library & Discovery Inn, veer right, 1/4 mile & then veer left.
Name changes to Beaverton Valley
Approximately 3 miles to Egg Lake on right. Go right on Egg Lake.
Approximately one mile to Three Corner Lake on left. Go left on Three Corner Lake.
200 yards uphill to split; Miller to right, Three Corner Lake to left (straight).
Go in the second full drive on right at the brown sign with red letters "Bountiful Herbs". Pull in & veer right. You're here.
Please note that if you have a dog, it must be under your physical control and that it may not be left alone in the cottage unless crated.
We'll watch for you. Door to cottage is open. 2 keys on hook to left of door on entry. Look in the refrigerator. Our home number is inside of the journal. We would appreciate any comments you may wish to add.

Dennis & Gayle.

Dennis R Hazelton
(360) 378-2596 or (360) 317-4198

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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