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Recent Friday Harbor reviews

  • 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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  • Stunning property

    "This property is gorgeous. It is quiet and peaceful, and the views are spectacular. We kept returning to sit on the decks to watch the changing weather and wildlife. We saw a minke whale, which was so fun, as well as numerous bald eagles, other birds, seals and deer. We looked up a tide chart and climbed down to the beach in front of the property every day. We saw at least ten starfish each time. You can see the ocean from every room, and the nighttime views sparkle with moonlight and distant navigational beacons. The house has nooks for reading and the kitchen is well appointed for cooking. The owner is personable and responds quickly."
    Guest: Jack H. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
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  • Otter Magic is Certainly Magical!!

    "Recently, myself and three of my best friends had the opportunity to spend two nights on Otter Magic. From the parking lot, as we approached the floating home we were in love and once we walked in we were so happy that we decided to stay here! In fact, when it came time to leave, we did not want to go. We spent two glorious nights eating fresh lobster courtesy of Rick and Wendy, drinking wine, watching the family of otters play right off of the back deck and spending quality time with one another. Thank you Rick and Wendy for your hospitality and we hope to come back sooner than later!"
    Guest: Susan K. Date of Stay: October 2015 Review Submitted: October 15, 2015
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  • Great place, beautiful location!

    "Sawmill is great for 2 people, beautiful grounds, birds, fox, very quiet cabin but close to everything. Phebe & Victor were very helpful. Look no further, stay at this wonderful property when visiting San Juan Island!"
    Guest: Mikel S. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 7, 2016
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