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Recent Friday Harbor reviews

  • Relaxing family vacation with wonderful wildlife viewing

    "We loved staying the week at the Waterhouse and watching the wildlife out of the many windows. We saw a bald eagle, deer, minke whales, orcas, sea lions, otters, and baby barn swallows just learning how to fly. Listening to the ocean crash against the shore was absolutely restorative, and cracking the windows meant that sound could fill the house. The weather was perfect and we sat outside enjoying the comfortable patio furniture and reading our books, just looking up when we heard the whales blow and could watch them swim by. It was just what we had hoped for when we booked a home so close to the water! The owner, Suzanne, was very responsive to questions, happy to share information about the island and the house even before we had booked with her. Then, once we had an opportunity to settle into the house, she called to see if there were any questions or anything she could do to make us more comfortable. It was so thoughtful of her, and was something we were grateful for! The kitchen was great and we cooked all of our meals at the house. The house was comfortable for 6 adults and we enjoyed playing games on the large dining room table while others watched TV. We loved that it was such an easy drive to Lime Kiln State Park to look for more Orcas and to South Beach to see red foxes. We also enjoyed going to the Saturday market in downtown Friday Harbor. One of the highlights of our trip was an all-day sail with All Aboard Sailing. We saw lots of wildlife (including Orcas, bald eagles, minke whales, sea lions, seals, deer, otters, and porpoises) but what made it so memorable was the local knowledge that Captain Barb and Captain David, shared with us. In addition to discussing the different geography and local islands, they were able to tell us so much more about the marine life in the area. We loved learning about the specific whales we got to see, and traveling with two passionate conservationists, they were able to identify the whales and tell us all about them! It was really wonderful to spend the day with folks who clearly loved sailing and conservation, and we learned so much while having a phenomenal time. They also fixed us a wonderful dinner, that we enjoyed while listening to (with a hydrophone) and watching the Orcas at sunset! www.allaboardsailing"
    Guest: Vickie D. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 12, 2016
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  • Great Getaway

    "House was wonderful. Oyster farm close by for fresh seafood. We put out the crab pots and had fresh crab for dinner. Great place to relax. Goats were fun to feed. Very peaceful location. Perfect for a group of 8 adults. Lots of roomy common area. Great kitchen for preparing meals and a nice big table for everyone to sit together."
    Guest: Joe P Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 6, 2016
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  • Excellent

    "I can only echo everything that has been said so far regarding this studio apartment. We had a wonderful time and used many of the suggestions of places to go from the owner. Would recommend this place to anyone."
    Guest: Cindy R. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 29, 2016
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  • Family Reunion Perfection, Neighbor Harrassment, Not So Much...

    "We rented both homes recently for a family reunion (18-20 people). The property, set on a beautiful orchard and inlet, was absolutely stunning. Both homes were lovely, clean and well-equipped--other than a few light switches that didn't work and some difficulty with the Beach House wi-fi everything was in working order. We had a couple of elderly parents with us and so the Beach House, with it's large outside porch, lot's of comfortable seating and no stairs was a perfect spot for them to be. The ONLY reason I did not give this property a 5-star rating is because of the issues with the neighbors regarding beach access. The property was advertised as having "beach access" and it wasn't until the week before we were to arrive that I was notified of a "4 year lawsuit" that the owners and their neighbors have been involved in regarding beach access for the renters of these properties. I was provided with the legal document, dated August of 2013 granting beach access to renters until the lawsuit is finally settled. I was told that "During past rentals one of our neighbors told our guests that they did not have access to the waterfront, which is completely false" and that "If someone does approach, you just tell them they are wrong and that you know you can use the waterfront. I’ve already talked to the local sheriff and provided them with a copy of the order as well. " Although I did wonder why I was just now getting notified, a week before our scheduled arrival, the directions seemed straightforward and so none of us were concerned. We were not prepared for the level of initial harassment that we received however. Obviously this has been a long-standing disagreement, breeding much resentment and obsession by the neighborhood association. From the first moment we set foot on the beach (which truly you would only be on to launch a kayak--it's a muddy beach at low tide) we were told we couldn't be there, argued with, threatened with Sheriff contact, and given dirty looks once they realized were weren't going anywhere. We are not a rowdy group, we gave them no reason to be bothered by us, yet the comments and threats of "calling the Sheriff" continued throughout the first 2 days. I guess once they saw we were weren't going to bother them, they backed off. Although their behavior absolutely did NOT ruin our gathering--it actually just added to our adventure, it was initially disconcerting and we should have been better prepared for the reality."
    Guest: Karen Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 11, 2016
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