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My family and I rented Chalet Woodhaven for my wedding weekend. We wanted a house that was large enough for my family and bridesmaids. There were plenty of beds for everyone (20 people). When my mother and I found Chalet Woodhaven and started chatting with the homeowners, we knew this was the house for us. Kelley was very prompt in her replies, and attentive with anything (emailed her about parking) when we were at the property. She is forth-coming about the property and amenities.
We specifically liked that the downstairs was like a separate home... we used the downstairs for the bridesmaids, so we could have our dance parties and all sleep together in the "community" room. The downstairs also proved to be helpful for us when it was time to get ready. There was plenty of room for our makeup artist and personal stylist. Myself, along with the bridesmaids loved that we were able to relax in the hot tub, and enjoy everyone's fellowship.
The only challenging feature of the house, is the driveway. It's steep. Definitely helpful if you have four-wheel drive, otherwise you have to use the lowest gears your car will let you. However, we had about 20 people in the house and about 8 cars in the driveway, and we all fit.
If we are ever in the Black Mountain area, we would not hesitate to rent with Kelley again!
We had a great time on San Juan island and did a ton of things during the week we were there. I'd highly recommend taking a whale watching tour with San Juan Whale and Wildlife tours. It is a great boat, can hold up to 6 people and Captain Hobbs is very knowledgable about the orcas and very respectful of them and their habitat. We also went zip lining with Zip Tours and visited the Whale Museum, the National Parks, Roche Harbor etc. The House was lovely and comfortable and had everything we needed to make the stay enjoyable. We really enjoyed the cooking class with took with Susan and Ed too, another highlight of our stay! Thanks for a great vacation!
We were concerned when we had difficulty checking in on 8/3/2014. Other property owners have made more convenient arrangements when arriving outside of normal business hours. We waited a very long time with a car load of people that had been traveling for many hours for someone to meet us with keys to find out that there was no key and I had taken care of all other paperwork in advance so there was no real reason for us to meet with someone in person that day. I would suggest more convenient check in procedures for future guests.
Once we arrived at Bella Luna, we really enjoyed our time there and would definitely return.