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Whale Watch Cabin - Orca Whales Come Close to Shore Here. Spring Fling Special

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-8 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Orca watching haven

Whale Watch Cabin is located 1/4 mile south of Lime Kiln Point Lighthouse & State Park on the west side of San Juan Island. The steep shoreline offers excellent conditions for orca whales to come in close to shore while they forage for salmon in Haro Strait. This shore front property offers some of the world's best land based orca watching both in terms of frequency of visits and their proximity to shore. See video of the orcas passing along our property in the "Links to more information" section below.

Enjoy incredible sunsets, views of Vancouver Island, Olympic Mountains, whales, seals, sea birds, eagles, fox, and deer. There are lots of outdoor activity options nearby, including hiking trails on surrounding public lands, two national historic parks, and an orca interpretive center and gift shop at Lime Kiln State Park. Close by Deadman's Bay and San Juan County Park offer kayakers places to launch.

Unwind in this private haven of natural beauty while distant international shipping traffic glides by and city lights twinkle from Victoria, B.C. and the Olympic Peninsula. The cabin offers relaxed living with modest accommodations. A gas burning stove and oven allow cooking even if there is a power outage. The water system can provide over a week's worth of water even if there is a power outage. Contact us for specific details regarding amenities. Note that some of the reserved dates are held for family owners. If you contact us we may be able to clear the dates you want off the calendar and you can then book with us.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1240 sq. ft.

House Rules

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

    Primary renter must be at least 21 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Caution. Steep bank drop off to Haro Strait, upstairs railing styles wider than 4' gaps....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only. Pet addendum required. Additional fully refundable security deposit of $250 / dog....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Downstairs bathroom door is wide enough for a walker, but bathroom is no wheelchair accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom (upstairs): 1 double, 1 child bed

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  • Bedroom Upstairs: 1 double

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  • Downstairs bedroom (ground floor): 1 twin/ single

    Bedroom has bookshelves, burea, & closet...moreless

  • Sunroom Bedroom (ground floor): 1 double

    View of garden and water. Operable skylights. Elec. heater...moreless

  • 4 Bedrooms (2 ground floor, 2 upstairs)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

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  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ground floor level...moreless

  • 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books on whales, birds, shipping, San Juan Island...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray & DVD, VHS...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There are 6 chairs around table and two short bar stools for counter seating/eating....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Bathrooms have in-wall electric heaters. Wood stove and propane heater in living room with ceiling fan. Sun room bedroom has an electric heater....moreless

  • Internet:

    Up to 5.5 Mbps download...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Watch for whales while relaxing in the living room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Limited parking for 4 cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Continental US long distance calls are toll free....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Also, coffee grinder. 2nd coffee maker in utility closet....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Assortment of pots pans, cooking utensils, cutlery....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas stove and oven can be used even if power is out....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Any spices in cabinet may be used by guests....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Is cleaned between guests, but condiments and whatever else is there may be used by guests....moreless

  • Stove:

    Wood burning stove. Living room has propane heater. If there is any wood it may be used by guests. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Great for sitting, dining, benches, tables, and chairs....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks can be launched from Deadman's Bay 1/4 mile from cabin or San Juan County Park, Mitchell Bay, or Roche Harbor...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden has chiminea. Lawn chairs and 2 benches, and hammock. Raspberries and fruit trees....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill with utensils...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Fling 1: 7 nights for 2
May 12 - May 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,070
flat fee
Std Spring (see notes below)
May 12 - Jun 8, 2017
7 night min stay
$345

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Spring Fling 2: 7 nights for 2
May 19 - May 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,070
flat fee
Spring Fling 3: 7 nights for 2
May 26 - Jun 2, 2017
8 night min stay

$2,070
flat fee
Peak Summer (see notes below)
Jun 9 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay
$445

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

September (see notes below)
Sep 2 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay
$345

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$345

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10.1%

Notes:

Spring Fling Special Rate: 7 nights for the price of 6 nights. Max guest count of 2. Must begin and end on a Friday within our Standard Spring Season.

When our bookings leave less than a 7 night stay opening we will allow guests to book 3 to 6 nights.

There are no add on cleaning or booking fees. No fees for dogs. Addition to fully refundable security deposit of $250 / dog per stay.

We issue PayPal invoices for payment using their secure web server. We also accept check if received well in advance. Bookings more than 45 days prior to check-in only require a $100 reservation security deposit & converts to part of your security deposit on check-in. At 45 days before check-in 1/2 rent is due. At 21 days before check-in remaining rent and remaining deposit are due.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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


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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Friday Harbor
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Friday Harbor
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal
6.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Juan Gulf & Country Club
28 Miles
Nearest Train
Am Trak Mt Vernon, WA
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Friday Harbor
67 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Baker Ski Resort
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Deadman's Bay

Lighthouse & Whale Watch Park 1/4 mile up road at Lime Kiln Point

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1974

About the owner: Our cabin is family owned and operated. Our parents built this small home / cabin and we are happy to share the experience of living here with our guests.

Why the Owner Chose Friday Harbor, WA, USA:
Some of the best orca whale watching in the San Juan Islands. Not unusual for them to come in close to our shoreline.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Sunsets, wildlife, nearby lighthouse and whale watch park, lots of trails. Guests appreciate the whales and wildlife, sitting on the deck and garden all with great views of the water, Vancouver Island and Olympic Mountains.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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Links to more information:

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Photos

  • Whale Watch Cabin

    Whale Watch Cabin

  • North side deck looking West

    North side deck looking West

  • Living & dining room

    Living & dining room

  • Living room view toward garden and waters of Haro Strait

    Living room view toward garden and waters of Haro Strait

  • Living room from upstairs

    Living room from upstairs

  • Upstairs walkway to master bedroom & upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs walkway to master bedroom & upstairs bathroom

  • Master closet and child bed.

    Master closet and child bed.

  • View south from upstairs bedroom with double bed

    View south from upstairs bedroom with double bed

  • Downstairs bedroom with twin bed

    Downstairs bedroom with twin bed

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • Garden area with chiminea and hammock, cabin to right.

    Garden area with chiminea and hammock, cabin to right.

  • Sunset in May looking toward Lime Kiln Point and Vancouver Island in background

    Sunset in May looking toward Lime Kiln Point and Vancouver Island in background

  • Image from video of orcas passing Whale Watch Cabin

    Image from video of orcas passing Whale Watch Cabin

  • Living room from upstairs

    Living room from upstairs

  • Living room from dining area

    Living room from dining area

  • Kitchen from dining room

    Kitchen from dining room

  • Dining room from upstairs

    Dining room from upstairs

  • Master bedroom upstairs

    Master bedroom upstairs

  • Upstairs bedroom with double bed

    Upstairs bedroom with double bed

  • Upstairs bathroom.  Toilet behind door.

    Upstairs bathroom. Toilet behind door.

  • View from sunroom bedroom w/ double bed. Submarine passing just above pet gate.

    View from sunroom bedroom w/ double bed. Submarine passing just above pet gate.

  • Orca passing kayakers in front of Whale Watch Cabin

    Orca passing kayakers in front of Whale Watch Cabin

  • Sunset

    Sunset

  • Mid-summer when sun sets over Sidney, Vancouver Island, BC

    Mid-summer when sun sets over Sidney, Vancouver Island, BC

VRBO #568606

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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