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Most Premier Whale Watching Vacation Home on San Juan Island

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths (only one has a shower)

San Juan Waterhouse

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

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, we have soft floors that scratch easily so we cannot allow pets....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) upstairs, off of kitchen with visual privacy but no door. nice room for kids, carpeted, small tv/vcr....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

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  • Master bathroom has claw foot tub and a separate shower. Second bathroom has claw foot tub only...moreless

Other Amenities

  • gorgeous 1400 foot shoreline on Straits of Juan de Fuca, spectacular whale watching, sandy fire pit area, unique privacy, lawn to shoreline, sunny deck...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    New Flat screen TV with Direct TV Service...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    some fun toys for young kids...moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View:

    Gorgeous views of the Olympic Mountains...moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    1400 feet Waterfront on West side of San Juan Islands, Salish Sea ...moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    1400 feet Waterfront on West side of San Juan Island directly on Straits of Juan de Fuca. A full 3 acres of private secluded property includes a sandy area and private gravel beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Beautiful stone fireplace with propane flame...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    propane ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Full view of the Water...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking area is above the house, about 75 feet away. Gravel parking area provided but limited to TWO cars...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi is included...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    I can recommend a great caterer...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee grinder included. French Press as well....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    everything you need...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full Kitchen. microwave, coffee maker, coffee grinder, french press, tea pot, toaster, blender, all ammenities ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Viking...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    beautiful private decks well furnished with outdoor seating, a picnic table and adirondack chairs. spectacular views of the saltwater, Olympic Mountains, Vancouver Island, Victoria...moreless

 

Reviews

5
from 22 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder
Apr 1 - Jun 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$350

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 4 - Sep 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,400
Shoulder
Sep 25 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$350

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$290

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning/Reset Fee $90 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.57%

Notes:

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 with no additional charge for a 5th occupant.

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:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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Location

Exploring Eagle Cove and Beautiful American Camp, miles of trails to hike nearby. Friday Harbor is a 12 minute drive, English Camp is a 20 minute drive and Roche Harbor 30 minutes.

 

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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Photos

  • Waterhouse from front lawn

    Waterhouse from front lawn

  • sunny deck

    sunny deck

  • Living room
(fireplace is now Gas, and not wood burning)

    Living room (fireplace is now Gas, and not wood burning)

  • Master bedroom, full view of the Water and Olympics

    Master bedroom, full view of the Water and Olympics

  • small bedroom with Queen bed.

    small bedroom with Queen bed.

  • Waterhouse from parking area in the spring

    Waterhouse from parking area in the spring

  • another sunny deck

    another sunny deck

  • peaceful sunset from the Waterhouse deck

    peaceful sunset from the Waterhouse deck

  • Orca in front of our shoreline

    Orca in front of our shoreline

  • San Juan Waterhouse from the water side

    San Juan Waterhouse from the water side

  • Living room surrounded by windows and fireplace

    Living room surrounded by windows and fireplace

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • master bathroom

    master bathroom

  • upstairs bedroom with two twin beds

    upstairs bedroom with two twin beds

  • Beautiful View from the front deck

    Beautiful View from the front deck

  • a calm day on the deck of the Waterhouse

    a calm day on the deck of the Waterhouse

  • private cove where the otters play and Orca have known to sleep

    private cove where the otters play and Orca have known to sleep

  • Awesome wave action

    Awesome wave action

VRBO #50433

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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