Most Premier Whale Watching Vacation Home on San Juan Island(17 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths (only one has a shower)
Located on the sunny west side of San Juan Island, with stunning whale watching opportunities, this private, waterfront home offers superb vacation lodging.
Built uniquely close to the shoreline, the Waterhouse is a very secluded island home whose beautiful southwestern views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan De Fuca are breathtaking in all seasons. Situated on three acres with 1400 feet of rugged, pristine coastline, the home provides much sought after 'old island' privacy. Enjoy a front row view of the resident Orca whales, which hunt migrating salmon directly offshore and often sleep in the cove.
Custom built with much attention to creative details, enjoy a beautiful stone fireplace (gas flame just recently installed) when ambiance and warmth are the inspiration. The fully equipped kitchen includes a professional Viking stove, a great invitation to the serious chef. A stainless propane BBQ on the deck makes outdoor cooking a breeze.
Multiple French doors, a vaulted ceiling and an open living space floor plan surrounded by windows provide customized comfort, and spectacular water views from all rooms.
There is plenty to do with the rocky coves and a private gravel beach to explore. Tide pooling is excellent. Bring your binoculars because bird watching is superb, with resident Harlequin ducks and the local Bald Eagle 'Rocky'. Watch fox, otter, and deer close by, or pack your favorite beverages, a great book and relax on a sandy haven directly in front of the house. Two well furnished decks with outdoor seating, a picnic table and Adirondack chairs also beckon. Small beach fires are allowed if a fire ban is not enforced on the island. Best of all is whale watching as this stretch of shoreline has been identified by a Whale Museum biologist as a feeding area for Orcas. Watch whales pass by from the deck as their family groups come within a few yards of shore, hunting salmon.
Keywords: Spectacular Waterfront, Beautiful custom Home, private, whale watching,
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Member since: 2004
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 5 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Apr 1 - May 26, 2017
2 night min stay
May 27 - Sep 24, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 25 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning/Reset Fee $90 + tax
- Tax Rate 10.57%
Winter and Shoulder rates are set for 1-4 occupants. There is a $40/night extra fee for a 5th occupant.
Summer rates are set for 1-5 occupants.
Thanksgiving holiday is a five night minimum, Christmas holiday is a one week minimum.
Winter and Shoulder season requires payment upon confirmation of booking. During Summer months, downpayment of 50% is required at confirmation of booking with remaining 50% due 30 days prior to check in.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Waterhouse from front lawn
Living room (fireplace is now Gas, and not wood burning)
Master bedroom, full view of the Water and Olympics
small bedroom with Queen bed.
Waterhouse from parking area in the spring
a calm day on the West side of San Juan Island
private cove where the otters play and Orca have known to sleep
peaceful sunset from the Waterhouse deck
San Juan Waterhouse from the water side
Living room surrounded by windows and fireplace
upstairs bedroom with two twin beds
Beautiful View from the front deck
San Juan Waterhouse from the waterside
another sunny deck
Waterhouse from the uphill view in the spring
Awesome wave action
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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