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Waterfront Home on San Juan Channel with hot tub. Exquisite marine views

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Waterfront Home with hot tub. (Photos tell the story.)

News flash!

Now ready for you----A complete remodel of our living room, dining room and kitchen with state-of-the- art appliances including a ten pound ice maker.

Fishing News!

Book a fabulous vacation with us and we can hook you up with our premier fishing guide who has a brand-new boat that can accommodate large groups. He tells us that King Salmon will be running in record-breaking numbers now through April, and Pink Salmon will be running in abundance September through October. This looks like an unusually prolific year in the islands for crab and oysters.

We are proud to offer you our quiet, comfortable waterfront home overlooking the wild salmon run on San Juan Channel with exquisite marine views from every window of boat and ferry traffic. King-size beds in the master bedrooms, a hot tub in the solarium, and a massage chair in the living room. Sleeps 7. (Free quote upon request.)

House. It is spacious, secluded, and quiet with sensational marine views from every window.

Exquisite marine views

The most exciting feature of the property is the view of boat and ferry traffic from every window. The last two groups of guests were thrilled to see whales, chasing wild salmon, breech the water again and again in front of the house. As Janet from San Jose remarked, 'This is a truly amazing place with stunning views of Turtle Back Mountain on Orcas Island, Mount Baker and gorgeous sunrises…

Janet commented, …"We loved the helpful staff and have already booked our next stay for our 2017 family reunion. Thank you Jeff and Cheyenne for the wonderful time … We can’t wait to see you next year!"'

The layout of the house:

Upstairs, we have a master bedroom with bath, living room with glassed-in deck for unobstructed views, brand-new kitchen, solarium with hot tub, and another bedroom with a single bed.

Downstairs, there is another master bedroom with bath and another room with twin beds. Laundry facilities are available.

Something else to look forward to---Westcott Bay Oyster Farm. Bill and Doree Webb founded the Westcott Bay Oyster Farm on San Juan Island. They developed a wonderful oyster which is a cross between a Kumamoto and a Pacific Gigas.

The Kumamoto has a very deep bottom shell and an extremely intense flavor but takes two years to grow to the size of a small thumbnail. The Gigas are the prevalent Pacific oyster and grow very fast, reaching four to five inches in only two years. The hybrid of these two varieties is their Westcott Bay Oyster. This is a marvelous attraction and is located a short ten minute drive from our Mineral Point waterfront home.

Other attractions

Victoria Day Cruise (Operating daily from May 1st through October 31st.) In one day, you can visit the charming city of Victoria in Canada and also the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Leave in the morning and return in the evening to San Juan Island. Reservations & Information: (800) 668 7758 ext. 140. 

Moments away is the elegant Roche Harbor Resort and Marina with its world-class restaurant. (Boat rentals are available). Also, tennis courts and a pool. 

It is a five minute drive from Mineral Point to another five-star restaurant, Duck Soup Inn.

Also, close to some of the best fishing grounds in the Pacific Northwest. Rent a boat and all fishing equipment from Snug Harbor or the Roche Harbor Resort (or bring your own boat).

Have you ever golfed on an island? For an unusual experience, try the San Juan Golf Course. 

 Also you are only moments away from the most exciting whale watching and sea kayaking in the Pacific Northwest with San Juan Safaris and Bon Accord Charters. 

Only ten miles to Friday Harbor where you can board a ferry or fly a short distance to Canada for sight-seeing at the world-famous 130-acre Butchart Gardens. Enjoy the grandeur of the Empress Hotel in Victoria Harbor, and other attractions in charming downtown Victoria. 

Our property manager, Cheyenne Mauldin, grew up in Friday Harbor and is available to assist you finding the best places to eat, and exploring interesting out-of-the-way places and events on the island. She recommends that you reserve space on the ferry you are coming from Anacortes to Friday Harbor.

Keywords: San Juan Channel, Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, waterfront home, hot tub, families on a budget

More Details

Jeff Asher
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 31, 2017

About Jeff Asher

My name is Jeff Asher. I have lived on San Juan Island for about 29 years and spent the summers here since a young child. I have served the people of San Juan County as emergency dispatcher, deputy sheriff, deputy coroner, detective, and lead detective. I am the founder and coordinator of the county's 20 member dive, search, and rescue team.

I am also the skipper of the Sheriff's Patrol Boat. Recently, my partner and I were honored with an award from the State of Washington for saving four people from drowning when their boat crushed on the rocks in darkness and rough waters.

I have also served as a park ranger at Mount Rainier National Park, British Camp National Historical Park, and Pinnacles National Monument in California.

For relaxation, I enjoy fine woodworking and restoring antique cars. My current project is the restoration of a park train circa 1930 that moved people around Coney Island in New York. We acquired the train from a farm in Sand Point, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 passed over on the way down to Shanksville.

My special joy is scuba diving with my sons, Russell and Sam. Our future plan: Explore some of the thousands of shipwrecks still underwater around the world.

Jeff Asher purchased this house in 1985


Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Upstairs bathroom has a shower tub combo Downstairs has a shower with NO tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Upstairs - 1 king
    Spare Room Upstairs - 1 twin/ single
    Master Downstairs - 1 king
    Spare Living/Sleeping - 2 twin/ single , Two Twin beds put together as a 'king' or use seperately
  • King size Beds (1) In each of the master bedrooms, single bed (1) in 2nd bedroom and 2 twin beds downstairs that can be put together
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A 2 story waterfront home overlooking San Juan Channel with a hot tub. Beautiful views and a gorgeous summer sunrise every morning.


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Waterfront Home on San Juan Channel with hot tub. Exquisite marine views
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Another great experience

  • 5 of 5

We came back here again this year---great as always. This time we were very fortunate to see whales right below windows.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful! The layout of the rooms allowed my husband and I to have our space and the kids to have theirs in addition to plenty of family space. We used every bit of the property. We barbecued, fished, sat on balcony, played family games at the dining table. We loved the bright open space, stunning views and the wild life we saw for the entire trip. We had a bald eagle fly over the glass room while soaking in the jacuzzi, we saw orcas swimming right in front of the house, we had a sea lion feed right in front of the house every morning. We also had beautiful deer sitting right out by the garage when we would come home after a day of adventure. We would absolutely stay here again. The morning sunrise is stunning!!! You must take advantage of the big windows to enjoy it.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Were so happy you had a great time. The wildlife is amazing at this house. Hope to see you soon Chey
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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place to stay with my family. It was quiet, the view (right on the water) was superb and the house had all the necessities needed and was very clean. We really enjoyed our stay and the customer service was excellent. I also liked that it was outside of the town limits but still close enough to town and other sites. I would recommend this vacation house.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This comfy hideaway was an excellent choice for my husband and I during our recent little getaway. Tremendous view with huge windows facing the water. It was very relaxing to watch the birds and seals play. We saw a beautiful sunrise beaming through the master bedroom. Would definitely stay again. Thank you, Jeff, for warming up the hot tub for us!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view of the sound!

  • 5 of 5

This house was a joy to stay in. The side of the house facing the water has giant windows that allow you to feel like you are outside looking out at the sound while still enjoying the comfort of this cozy home. While others might prefer more modern furnishings, I really enjoyed the retro decor of the place. I will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Im glad you had a great time, Jeff
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Stunning views and close to both Friday and Roche Harbors

  • 3 of 5

We rented this house for a family wedding. The views are absolutely outstanding. The long deck across the front of the house has a see through railing so you can sit inside or out and enjoy the scenery and boats passing by. There's a little harbor seal that loves the cove in front of the house and we saw him every day we were there.

That being said, the inside of the house is definitely in need of an update and a good cleaning. Lots of cobwebs and spiderwebs in all the rooms and the kitchen utensils, plants and cookware were all dirty and needed to be washed before we could use them. The owners cleaned before we got there (or rather as we got there) but didn't have time to clean the towels and asked us to take care of that. The beds were cleaned but the rest of the house was badly in need of some TLC in terms of dusting, wiping down surfaces and cleaning out corners. They provide 2 dish soap packets and 1 laundry soap packet so bring your own as well as paper towels and trash bags as there were none in the house. Also bring soap for the showers and your own shampoo and hairdryers.

All of that being said, we would use this again just for the view. It was absolutely spectacular.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do pay attention to the comments from each guest and follow up to make the improvements they recommend. Just to clarify, we have a professional cleaning staff that is assigned to that residence. After they are finished stripping down all the beds and cleaning, we have Cheyenne, our estate manager, double check before it is open to the incoming guests. Your case was a little different and you left out a few critical details for the reader. You arrived at the residence hours before check in, insisted on coming in to take showers, and start occupying the kitchen. The cleaning staff had to stop what they were doing to answer questions such as "I hope the beds will be made." I am not sure what your goal was with false accusations about towels and cob webs, but we immediately investigated by interviewing the staff and we asked an alternate manager to inspect the residence only to find that the details you describe were not true. In addition you were provided soap, trash bags and such. On the bright side to all this, I am grateful that of all the choices you have for a vacation rental in Friday Harbor, you want to come back to Mineral Point. You are absolutely correct that this residence has the best marine views in the San Juan Islands.
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Roche Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Roche Harbor Resort
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Washington State Ferries in Friday Harbor
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
San Juan Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Roche Harbor Resort
Car: recommended

The Mineral Point residence is a 10 minute drive to Roche Harbor Resort, English Camp a National Historical Park and Westcott Bay Oyster Farm. Mineral Point is an excellent starting and ending point for bicycling on San Juan Island. this residence also shares a sandy community beach which is walking distance from the residence. There are also many activities to do while staying here, including whale watching and hiking around the Westside and South end of the Island and an enormous amount of sight seeing activities. Minutes from Roche Harbor with dining, boating and historical walks through the Mausoleum and surrounding areas. Just minutes from the town of Friday Harbor where you can rent bicycles for the day, or enjoy our many choices of restaurants or just relax and take in the views.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

$495 per night for on 2 guests; add $50.00 per night, per additional guest.
Free quote upon request.

Our property is smoke-free and pets are not allowed (many of our guests are allergic).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.