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NO SETBACK WATERFRONT BUNGALOW AND BUNKHOUSE-THE CATBIRD SEAT

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Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Calendar last updated:
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NO SETBACK WATERFRONT BUNGALOW AND BUNKHOUSE-THE CATBIRD SEAT

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Roche Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Secluded 1.3 acre parcel with five acre nature preserve behind property and shelter from other neighboring properties. Unbelievable views from master bedroom, living/dining, and freestanding bunk house (with separate bath and coffee bar)all looking east to the sunrise, and moonlit nights to O'Neal Island just offshore. Bike ride to Roche Harbor or Westcott Bay (for oysters), sit on the deck with the propane firepit and watch the eagles swoop directly in front as they traverse the waterfront. You can keep an eye on your boat (or is that yacht?) moored at our new mooring bouy directly in front of our property.

Go whale-watching with Capt Jim Maya, or paddle out in a kayak to watch the Orcas in their native habitat. This is the place to just rest up, read, watch movies (three lcd televisions with DirecTV hook-up), sit in the new jacuzzi which faces the waterfront between the house and the bunk house. No neighbor noise. Just you and your family. Pets are okay, but extra charges apply to clean for the next family that may have allergies to our pets. Great local food market for home chefs and wonderful seafood restaurants for those on vacation from cooking. From the ferry ride to the island until you return this vacation is just very very special.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2014

About The Owner

My wife Jeanne is the best 6th grade teacher in California (by state testings scores) and by the 80 to 100 parent requests every year, and I am a sole practitioner attorney in north San Diego County, California. We have one daughter Emily a grad of UW.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Roche Harbor

We visited this place in 1983 before we were married and always loved the ferries and the whales, and the island feel of relaxation. We decided a trade of a house on a manmade lake in san diego for an ocean front bungalow was a no-brainer! This is the "catbird seat" when it comes to great views.

What makes this house unique

The relaxation from sitting outside watching the water and the eagles fly overhead can only be explained by experiencing the pleasure. We assume those who come to visit will feel that as well.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 9 traveler reviews

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No Setback Waterfront Bungalow and Bunkhouse-the Catbird Seat
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews
business
No Setback Waterfront Bungalow and Bunkhouse-the Catbird Seat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p102270vb
-(760)930-6505 (California, USA)
Roche Harbor San Juan Island
Palm Springs, CA
2

Great views but dated

  • 2 of 5
This house has a great location, with gorgeous views of the water. However, we were
bothered by the fact there was no bathroom downstairs where the master bedroom is.
The downstairs also had a mildew smell. I had expected to cook a lot on our trip, but
found the kitchen extremely small with very limited counter space. It lacks a few essential items, such as a salad bowl and small plates. No dishwasher.
Deck was nice, and detached casita with bath looked comfortable. Television and Wifi
worked great.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: You can't please everyone, and it does say "Bungalow" so one expects that carries with it some expectations. The new kitchen with 5 burner GE stainless cooktop mounted on granite surfaces suits most folks, and washing a dish gives us that much more cupboard space for pots and pans. Glad to hear about the salad bowl as there was a nice wood bowl with matching dishes that obviously was "removed". I'm sorry you had to walk upstairs to use that new $30,000 bath with views to the water, but it was the only way we could get that large soaking tub and separate walkin shower built into such a space. Unfortunately when right on top of the water, there is some must and moisture smell from the ocean but we spray regularly under the crawl space to insure perfectly healthy conditions for ourselves and our guests. I guess your idea of a "2" in Palm Springs is not quite the same as ours in San Diego or the San Juans.
business
No Setback Waterfront Bungalow and Bunkhouse-the Catbird Seat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p102270vb
-(760)930-6505 (California, USA)
Roche Harbor San Juan Island
Bellingham
5

Peaceful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I managed a quick 'away' for his 45th birthday and the Catbird was a perfect spot for us. Stunning sunrises, very quiet, comfortable inside, cozy jaccuzi AND we got to bring our pup. The owner and manager were very easy to work with. Great experience! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We do aim to please, but that's because we want to treat you the way we would want to be treated..."easy to work with" thanks I'll tell my wife you said that and I'm sure Brenda will tell her husband Peter! come again.

marty
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No Setback Waterfront Bungalow and Bunkhouse-the Catbird Seat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p102270vb
-(760)930-6505 (California, USA)
Roche Harbor San Juan Island
United States
5

Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous time at Catbird Bungalow! The views were amazing, especially sunrises! The bungalow was perfect for a relaxing family vacation together, hanging out in the jacuzzi, around the fire pit on the patio, walking down to the water to sit on rocks and enjoy the view! We built some great memories! Thank you for sharing your home with us.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: glad you took the time to climb the stairs to the beach!!! hope you had a good meal or two with the local seafood, and maybe a glass of wine or two sitting out on the deck or in the jacuz....come back soon.

marty, jeanne and brenda
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No Setback Waterfront Bungalow and Bunkhouse-the Catbird Seat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p102270vb
-(760)930-6505 (California, USA)
Roche Harbor San Juan Island
United States
5

Fantastic vacation at the Catbird Bungalow!

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a fantastic, unforgettable time during our stay at the Catbird Bungalow. Our party had 5 people; my husband and myself, our 16-year-old son, and our 12-year-old daughter and her friend. The Bungalow was absolutely perfect for our needs - the little girls LOVED the bunkhouse; our son had privacy in his room in the main house; and we loved the incredibly comfortable bed in the master suite - along with the deck and gorgeous views out to the water. One note - the master bedroom is open to the main floor of the house (i.e., the stairs downstairs to the master are open to the living room and there is no door closing off the master) - this wasn't a problem for us, but it's not apparent from the pictures.

The house was very well-appointed; the kitchen was great to cook in; excellent gas grill; main bathroom very luxurious. We all loved the hot tub!

But most of all - you can't beat the view off of the deck! We saw bald eagles, seals - and as an incredible highlight, a humpback whale and calf (named Big Mama and Split Fin). We learned later that it was about a 1 in a million chance that humpbacks would go into that cove - but they did, and we were lucky enough to see it! The kids all loved playing in the tide pools at low tide, finding sea stars, crabs and jellyfish. This was one of the best vacations we ever had!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jeanne and I always have mixed feelings when we read these wonderful reviews, so glad our guests appreciate the same things we do....but then we are jealous we have such limited time to stay there while we both have full-time jobs! One day....but meanwhile you were able to see the whales that only come into the bay when the fish are in, which according to the locals, that only happens every 7 years or so
business
No Setback Waterfront Bungalow and Bunkhouse-the Catbird Seat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p102270vb
-(760)930-6505 (California, USA)
Roche Harbor San Juan Island
paradise valley, AZ
4

Relaxing stay at the catbird bungalow!

  • 4 of 5
My family (husband and kids 15,11,8) had a relaxing stay at the catbird bungalow. This was our final stop after several days of travel to Portland, Seattle and Victoria. And, it was a nice change of pace after the big city living to drive out to the middle of the woods and land at the peaceful and beautiful location of the bungalow. After reading the description of the bungalow, I had envisioned my older boys sleeping outside in the bunk but once we got there we realized the bunk was going to be tight for my 6 ft son so he moved inside to the pullout. I couldn't get my younger 2 kids to sleep out there (they would have fit perfectly) but once we sorted out sleeping we were fine. The bungalow is adorable and the views spectacular. We had a great day of fishing on one of our days (9 salmon-5 king so we were within legal limit) and brought one home to grill on the patio. We enjoyed watching the deer that wander so close to the house....one morning we thought a deer could smell our toast...he was within steps of the front door! Also, after staying at 2 other VRBOs prior on our trip, the catbird bungalow has the best pillows, towels, and king size bed!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
No Setback Waterfront Bungalow and Bunkhouse-the Catbird Seat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p102270vb
-(760)930-6505 (California, USA)
Roche Harbor San Juan Island
Portland, OR
4

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5
I was really apprehensive about renting from VRBO, as it was my first time, we were bringing our big family and it was also our honeymoon. Both Martin (owner) and Brenda (property manager) were absolutely wonderful. The house is about 15 minutes north of Friday Harbor, on the east side of the island and about 10 minutes from Roche Harbor. It sits on beautiful Lonesome Cove and has a view of the island in the center of the cove. The house is nicely appointed and was very comfortable for our family. It was updated and the bunkhouse, kitchen, bathroom and downstairs bedroom were very nice. There is a rocky outcropping and a very small pebble beach directly beneath the house, and it's not suited to small children, but the quite solitude and the view made up for the hike to get to the water. We spent two afternoons swimming at Lakedale resort and that was probably our favorite family activity. Actually, we loved it so much we are considering returning to the island for a month next summer. That says a lot about how much we all enjoyed ourselves!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We love when our guests discover the wonderful world of the san juans and have that sense that they have to come back and spend more time...we feel the same way...

marty and jeanne

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Rates & Availability

Roche Harbor House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $825-$1950/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Jun 15-Sep 15 ................ $1950/week (Summer Season) 1 week minimum
  • Apr 01-Jun 14,Sep 16-Oct 31 .. $1375/week (Shoulder Season)
  • Nov 01-Mar 31 ................ $ 825/week (Winter Season)
  • 10% Discount for Multiple Weeks
  • 4% discount for cash payments (checks and cashiers checks)
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Amenities

Roche Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
NEW Mooring Bouy for use of guests located directly offshore from the home.

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