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Beachfront with Spectacular Sunsets. Lopez Island

Bedrooms 2
Space 975 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Welcome to our cozy Buoy House on Agate Beach located at the South-end of Lopez Island. Our family has enjoyed many fun, relaxing, and quality family times at Buoy House over the past twenty-one years . . . and it is now available to families and couples who will enjoy all the peaceful surroundings along with the awesome West facing waterfront views. Easy beach access will allow you to explore the driftwood beach, and perhaps your children can use their imagination and build a small fort, while you sit on the beach reading your favorite book. You can walk Agate Beach, hike a short distance to Iceberg Point to see more amazing views, ride your bike, sit on the front porch, and perhaps see an eagle or two. Each evening you will witness ever changing spectacular sunsets bringing your fun filled day to a memorable closing.

Buoy House is professionaly maintained and always kept in a clean and tidy manner. You will find all the necessary cooking equipment for meal preparation along with coffee maker, microwave, and toaster. Sleeping accomododations have quality linens and bedding. Buoy House is nestled in a quiet and rural area and is just an enjoyable fifteen-minute drive through pastoral farm country into town. Known as Lopez Village, you will find a fully stocked market, shops, cafes, galleries, restaurants, and bakery.

Note: BuoyHouse LLC does not charge a booking fee and housekeeping is included in the stated rental amount.

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Kirstie Noreen, Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Kirstie Noreen, Manager

BuoyHouse at Agate Beach has been our family retreat for twenty-one years. At the time of purchase our three children were in pre-school and we all found great joy from the pristine surroundings and simplicity found at Agate beach and the South end of Lopez. The family has never been ready to leave and return home and we feel quite fortunate that we have this retreat to enjoy, and now share on a limited basis with others.

Kirstie Noreen, Manager purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Kirstie Noreen, Manager chose San Juan Islands

When we purchased the property a complete renovation was done including all new windows to maximize the West facing views and ever changing sunsets. The no bank driftwood beach is just right out the front door. Guests will enjoy beachcombing and children can build forts and let their imagination run. Bring a good book for the beach and relax. Wildlife abounds and you are likely to see bald eagles, sea birds, deer, and sea mammals just out front of the cabin. You should sleep well while at BuoyHouse with the fresh air and peaceful no stress environment.

What makes this cabin unique

BuoyHouse is basic and uncomplicated offering guests and very clean, well maintained, and tidy cabin for their enjoyment. Morning walks along the beach are a given for our family, followed by a cup of coffee from the deck. The hike to Iceberg Point is just a short distance away. . . a must do memory builder.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for opening your wonderful home to us this past weekend. It was a delight exploring the natural surroundings and taking in the beautiful sunsets. It was so great coming home at the end of each day to such a well maintained and well loved home.

Thank you again and we hope to be back in the future.
Aug 2014
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Lopez Island Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 975 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Lower bunk is full size, upper bunk is a single.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services


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Beachfront with Spectacular Sunsets. Lopez Island
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews

Great escape! - great view and walk to Iceberg Pt.

  • 4 of 5

My family and I loved our two night escape to check out Lopez! The Buoy House was the perfect setting for us to plays games sit on the porch, take a walk to beautiful Iceberg Pt.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and great weather!

  • 5 of 5

I was able to stay at Buoy House for a quick 2-day trip two weeks ago. The house was spotless and ready for use. It is basic, but has everything you need. Beautiful water view right out the front window. Gorgeous sunsets. Will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great escape

  • 5 of 5

We were able to rent the Buoy House on short notice for a quick weekend getaway to unwind. There are beautiful water views from the house. The island is very quiet and peaceful this time of year. Just wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Issaquah, Wa

Fun family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the bouy house for our family getaway. It's was very clean and functional. Best of all was the location. My boys played for hours on the beach and the large yard was perfect for soccer and frisbee. Just down the street was a great hike to iceberg point with beautiful views. But the view out the front door of bouy house was also fabulous! Swimming, beach combing, fort building with driftwood, sand castles, collecting shells, my boys love it! Thank you for a wonderful getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grest West Facing Beach / Beautiful Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at BuoyHouse. The no-bank driftwood beach just right out the front door remains a family favorite for building forts, beachcombing, and just hanging out. Unbeatable sunsets to close out each relaxing day. Upon arrival we found the cabin to be spotless, fresh, and ready for our visit. We like to bike and hike out to Iceberg Point. This will not be our last trip and we look forward to retuning soon. Simply paradise.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, KY, USA

Transcendent Scenery, Tidy Cabin, Relaxing Atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

If you've never been to Lopez Island, you're in for a treat. When you step off the ferry, you are really stepping into a different world. Time slows down. Cyclists outnumber cars. As do hippies. Motorists all give two-finger waves to one another. Wildlife is everywhere. The island is a real community. The Take It Or Leave It allows people to drop off books, clothing, food, etc. that they don't want and others can take what they want free of charge. It's just a different way of living -- and very refreshing when you want to escape that day-to-day drama of the mainland. Agate beach is on the south side of the island and has a relaxed beauty all to its own. A constant breeze whips up the sea grass on the top of the banks, eagles fly overhead, dear putter around in the front yard, whales swim in the distance. Kayaks and bicycles replace cars and trucks. Amazing nature hikes await. And this tidy cabin sits right in the middle of Agate Beach. We were able to sip cocktails and watch truly spectacular sunsets from the front room. All of Lopez is beautiful, but this is truly one of the special spots to unwind. This house is perfect for a family trip or a single person just wanting to get away. I can't say enough good things about this house, the people managing it, or the island itself. I wholeheartedly recommend staying here if you can make it. you won't want to go home!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended



Rates & Availability

Lopez Island Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $350

Low season there is a 2 night minimum stay. High season there is a 3 night minimum beginning July 1, 2017 through September 15, 2017. Exception: The July 4th holiday requires a 4 night minimum stay, i.e. July 1 - July 5th. Low season resumes September 16, 2017 through June 30, 2018, 2 night minimum stay.

Rates are subject to change until a your reservation is confirmed. Buoy House, LLC. will provide a Vacation Rental Agreement. The Security Deposit shall be refunded within fourteen-days after the departure date provided no deductions are made because of (a) damage to property or furnishings, or (b) premises is left in condition which requires excessive cleaning.

A reservation deposit of 50% of the total rent and tax is required to be paid at least thirty-days prior to the reservation arrival date. The balance for the rent due, lodging and sales tax, and security deposit is due thirty-days in advance of the arrival date. A reservation cancelled less than thirty-days before arrival is non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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