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Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4) Private beach, Golf Course, Close to Town



$299/night Off Season

$359/night Summer Season

Want to see some of our other properties? Check out VRBO Listing 366166 and 591728. We take pride in our properties and make it our absolute priority in taking care of our guests.

Are you ready to stay at your own Private Beach-House on San Juan Island? Located next to the San Juan Golf & County Club this cozy two bedroom cottage sits overlooking Griffin Bay. Enjoy your own private beach for Kayaking, sunbathing, beach combing, crabbing and more! Bring your clubs and walk to the first hole or bring you Tennis racket and play a match with a friend.

After exploring what the Cottage has to offer, come see why MSNBC named San Juan Island “10 greatest US Adventure vacations” & Trip Adviser gave San Juan Island a Travelers Choice Award for “ #1 Island in the U.S & #4 in the WORLD!“ Our BEACHFRONT COTTAGE is only 1.8 miles from the Town Friday Harbor in which you can find shops, restaurants, pubs, theaters, tourist excursions and more! The house is located on two acres of beachfront property overlooking Griffin Bay on the East side of San Juan Island. The stairs to the beach have a sitting/view deck that you can enjoy a glass of wine and watch and listen to the wildlife. (Eagles, herons, seals, seagulls, and more!) Are you a Kayaker? You can launch your own Kayaks from Jackson beach and bring them right up on your own private beach. Some of the best Crabbing is located in Griffin bay. Are you a Chef at Heart? There is a fully equipped kitchen, six burner gas stove, butcher block, and dining table for six. The ocean side deck has plenty of seating and a propane Weber BBQ for all your local finds. Build a fire in the fire pit, stay up late and stare at the stars, listen to the waves crash the beach or read your favorite book in the lawn. After a full day of sightseeing, whale watching, or shopping you can relax Inside this cozy two bedroom cottage. The home has comfortable Queen Beds, LED “smart” TV’s, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and Netflix Movies. We also stocked the cabinet with board games and puzzles for those windy/ rainy days. Full high efficiency washer and dryer included. Consider leaving your car on the mainland and biking to the Cottage. Biking on San Juan Island is some of the best in the country; in fact Fox News named the Islands “The World’s top ten bike rides”. If you’re not a biker and decide to bring your car, there is plenty of parking. Riding the ferry from Anacortes to Friday harbor takes about 1.5 hrs and is the most relaxing sightseeing tour through the Islands. Orca whales, Harbor Porpoise, Harbor Seals, Eagles and more. When you book with us, we do everything we can to make your stay enjoyable. We accept online payments and our calendar is always up to date.

More Details

Donny Galt
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Donny Galt

Hello all, my name is Donny and I grew up here on San Juan Island Yes…… I am proud to say I grew up here, married my wife Sarah here and have raised two awesome kids here. Sarah and I both work and live on San Juan Island. When your are visiting the Island, you can find me at the local Ace Hardware. And being local, we deal with our guests directly – from key code exchanges, to local insights and recommendations, to cleaning, and anything in between. Come and visit the beautiful San Juan Islands! We look forward to meeting you!

Donny Galt purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Donny Galt chose San Juan Island

This house is very special to us and we take pride in owning it. We were very fortunate to purchase this place back in 1997. We have raised both of our kids here and now would like to share our special home with our guests.

What makes this cottage unique

Spectacular Water View, Beach Combing, Wildlife Viewing, tide pools, magnificent sunrises, Deck overlooking ocean, Golf Course & Bar/Restaurant across street, Tennis courts across street, short drive(1.8 miles) to town of Friday Harbor.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The place is great! And our own private beach! Saw Orcas the first day near Lime Kiln. Eagle's Cove was a great beach, found lots of sea glass. English camp hiking was great, saw a sea lion in the cove. South Beach was interesting with the field of bunnies. Saw three almost tame foxes at the American Camp. The kids were intrigued with all the animals on the island. We even caught site of a camel...ha! We had meals at the Happy Clam, Vinny's, Bluewater Cafe and VanGos Pizza. All were great!! Highly recommend this place! Thanks Donny!!
May 2015
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Friday Harbor Airport just a mile away.
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
The Greenside Grill located across the street.
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Close to town, WA State Ferry is 2.5 miles away
Nearest Golf
0.01 Miles
SJ Golf & County Club located right across street
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Greenside Grill located across street.
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Right in front of the house

Located overlooking Griffin bay on the south east side of the Island, our WATERFRONT GOLF COURSE DREAM cottage is close to everything! Only 2 miles to Friday Harbor (Pubs, restaurants, grocery stores, museums, movie theater, marina, Ace hardware, etc) Tennis courts and golfing OPEN TO PUBLIC located right across the street. Walk down the steps to your own private beach! Crabbing and Kayaking extravaganza!


Friday Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , The tub/shower is a Clawfoot Tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Lovely cottage on the water

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at dons homey cottage on the beach. We caught crabs in the provided crab traps

Went for a row out in the bay and rented bikes (an electric one for my wife and a regular hybrid for me)

We were close enough into town that we didn't need a car and don was gracious enough to pick us up at the airport and drop us at the ferry

He was the perfect host with great suggestions for dinner and things to do

The house was quaint and has a beautiful kitchen


Loved our stay and will be back soon

It is in a

Perfect location near town on a beach and the golf course and close to the fascinating American camp

Thanks to don for being a wonderful friendly and helpful host!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bothell, Wa

Beachfront Golf Course Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view of Griffin Bay from the front porch of a perfect sized cabin. Private beach access via stairs with sit on top kayaks, crab pots, and lots of calm water and rocky beaches to explore. Great location for going to lime kiln park to see the whales or going into Friday Harbor for shopping and eats. The owners provide lots of extras to make just hanging out at the cabin a pleasure and lots of info on the mobile app to help us make the most of our time on the island. Happily surprised that this turned into one of our best last-week-before-school-starts vacations ever! Thank you Donny!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Waterfront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family of four just returned from a week at the Beachfront Cottage on Griffin Bay. We had a fantastic time crabbing, kayaking, exploring tide pools on the beach, playing games on the lawn, roasting s'mores over the backyard fire pit, and visiting Friday Harbor, Roache Harbor, and various other places on the island.

The location of the Beachfront Cottage can't be beat - you have your own little private cove, with two kayaks and an aluminum rowboat to use, as well as crab pots. The grassy areas in front of and behind the house are spacious, and my kids enjoyed inventing games and throwing the frisbee around. Friday Harbor is about 2.5 miles away - perfect for a morning run into town and back. Other island attractions, like South Beach, the lavender farm, American Camp, are all close by. We drove each day to the other end of the island (about 20 minutes), to swim at Tarte Pool at the Roche Harbor Resort (a tradition in my family from years past). Everything is convenient. The property is close to the airport, but air traffic is minimal and planes are small any relatively quiet.

The cabin itself is a cozy two bedroom, but just perfect for four people. Living room, dining area and kitchen are all part of one larger room. The kitchen is very well equipped, with all sorts of cooking and baking implements you won't find at many rentals. There are two barbecues - one on the main deck and one on the landing on the stairs to the beach - as well as a crab cooker. We were pleasantly surprised with all that was there. The view is great as well!

Donny and Sarah are extremely helpful, nice people who are easy to get ahold of. We especially appreciated the tip on where to buy groceries (Market Place)! We plan to return the Beachfront Cottage in the future - five stars!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Wa

Summer camp 2015!

  • 5 of 5

Summer camp 2015

Such a fun and busy week! It felt like summer camp!

You could start your day with coffee on the deck looking over the water. We used the beach to kayak (launched at Jackson beach as recommended) and cruised Griffin Bay. We used Donny and Sarah’s crab gear to set and pull the crab pots (from our kayaks) with delicious results. They have all the gear for you, including the cookers! The furnished kitchen made cooking meals a breeze, and what could be better than a s’more over the fire pit for dessert.

We had a delightful visit by a doe and fawn and the huge covey of quail stopped by too.

Wandering the island we were lucky to spot both orcas and foxes.

After long and busy days, it was nice to relax in the comfort of the living room or beside the fire. And sleeping on the very comfortable beds is my kind of camping!

Donny and Sarah have a complete guide book for those new to the island. They also answer any and all questions “with a smile”.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful view and property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with two small kids during the July 4th weekend. The host was very welcoming. The house is right by the water, very well maintained, clean and comfortable. There was a huge yard to sit and watch the sunrise/sunset by the water. Would definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Beach and Property!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing - the most beautiful view and beach! Clean and comfortable house, lovely property with huge private yard - plenty of space to enjoy the setting. The host was super accommodating, can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.3%

WA State Vacation Rental/Sales Tax will be added to your total stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.