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Spectacular San Juan Island Waterfront Retreat

James Madden/Sandra Madden

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

James Madden/Sandra Madden

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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Spectacular San Juan Island Waterfront Retreat

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Friday Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

1 king master BR/full bath/private deck, 1 queen BR/full bath, loft. Sleeps 6

Nestled into a forest of Douglas firs, this secluded waterfront paradise awaits you. Enjoy the sunrise and see eagles glide silently by as you take in the sounds, smells and sights of a seaside world from your sun drenched waterfront patio. This home is craftsman built and perfectly secluded; you'd never imagine you're just minutes away from the eclectic and bustling community of Friday Harbor and all it has to offer.

This open concept home has two-storey windows overlooking the sparkling waters of the sound. Its two bedrooms enjoy the same spectacular view, each with doors opening onto separate east-facing waterfront decks. A hand built stone fireplace and exposed reclaimed driftwood beams highlight the grand-room. A cozy loft peeks out into the surrounding woods, and looks over the grand-room below. A fully equipped kitchen opens onto the grand-room and dining area. Sink into the welcoming chaise lounge in the grand-room, and spy on the natural world outside.

Pictures are worth thousands of words... please email us, we'll be happy to forward you an invitation to our online photo album!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
James Madden/Sandra Madden (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Spectacular San Juan Island Waterfront Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA
5

Relax, View Wildlife at Gorgeous, Immaculate Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five - including three children, ages 4-9 - spent an incredible week at Pear Point in July. The house is gorgeous, well-appointed but not too stuffy for children, perfectly clean, excellent location. The house feels tucked away from the world, but it's a quick and easy ride to Friday Harbor.

The house sits maybe 20-30 yards back from the water. (It's not a steep drop-off - gradually rocky as you get near the water - but we didn't let kids near there without an adult.) The view from the property is amazing, with Lopez Island directly across the water, and snow-capped Mt. Baker in the distance. From the decks and two-story windows we spotted a bald eagle or two flying past the house every day, sometimes with dinner in talon! Little black foxes and deer with their fawns would take a path through the yard, and song birds dined on the berries growing by the side of the deck.

The owners thought of everything: fresh herbs growing on the deck, which we used for our grilled fish and salads; lap blankets for chilly mornings on the deck with our coffee; binoculars for watching spotted harbor seals frolic, feed and sun-bathe throughout the day.

The kids loved sleeping, reading and playing in the loft (loft not for toddlers because of steps and railings). The kitchen is updated and has all the basics for cooking; we used the outdoor grill every night for dinner.

Things to do while you're there:

Rent a couple of bikes in town. Take a ride to the local bakery for fresh pastries or a loaf of bread. My husband and nine-year-old did this daily.

Visit Westcott Bay Sea Farms, a very rustic oyster farm not far from Roche Harbor. Grab fresh oysters for your dinner. They go great with the local wine!

Picnic at Lime Kiln Park while watching for orcas and porpoises. Let the kids climb the rocks and explore the tidal pools full of crabs, sea stars, anemones.

Relax, read, hike at South Beach (watch for orcas there too!). Let the kids build driftwood forts.

Take a jog from Pear Point to Jackson Beach and back - 3.5 miles.

Hike the American Camp and British Camp areas; learn about the Pig War that wasn't.

Visit the alpaca farm.

Shop in Friday Harbor for local pottery and books.

On your last day, park your car early for the ferry, and enjoy a giant breakfast at the Hungry Clam before you board.

We would definitely return and rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Enchanting and relaxing long weekend with friends!

  • 5 of 5

I and a few friends spent a long weekend here and found the setting and home to be quite wonderful. The house and property are meticulously maintained and very well setup. There is a great kitchen for cooking along with a lot of deck space to socialize on. In addition there are numerous pleasant spots on the property to just sit and both watch and listen to sounds of the water and the surrounding woods. The sunrise photo on the site looked exactly like the ones we watched but perhaps even more enchanting was the full moon rising over the water in the evening.

As there was also a 3 year old in the group having the ability to walk down to the water was a great thing. More than a few hours were spent exploring on the waterfront along with watching for seals and sea lions which were both seen at times.

Additionally it's an easy 3 mile walk or bike ride into Friday Harbor if you do want to go into town. Great, wonderfully quiet space - can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Best vacation of our lives!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I will remember our week on Pear Point forever. We hope to return in the near future! This home was perfection, it had everything we needed to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We loved waking up early in the morning to watch the sunrise and the eagles fly over head. We saw the Orcas on 3 different occasions on our trip. J-pod, with 103 year old Granny leading the way, swam right in front of the rental house. It was magical. We saw seals, otters, porpoises and eagles daily. The location was great, and so close to downtown Friday Harbor. I can't say enough about our trip, even my 17 month old enjoyed every minute of the trip and came home with a new word; 'amazing'!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beauty and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We booked a last minute trip at Pear Point and couldn't have been happier. The views are as amazing or even more than what the pictures show. The location makes you feel very secluded and private, but you're only a 5-7 minute drive from the conveniences of Friday Harbor. The place was very clean and well taken care of. The kitchen has all the cookware and appliances you could need, and it was stocked with spices, oils and condiments so you don't need to worry about bringing these or going out to buy these. The owner was very responsive and you could tell they wanted to make sure their guests were comfortable and happy.

If I had to complain about anything, it would be that the grill has shown some wear and probably needs some refurbishment. It would also be nice to have an outdoor eating are (although there were plenty of seats and a nice sized patio, but no table). These are very minor issues compared to the overall beauty of the property.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Port Orchard, WA
5

Lovely getaway on San Juan Island

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful sunrises, comfortable bed, spectacular views from the great room - and fabulous hospitality. The owners left us a lovely card and bottle of wine for our stay. The house is spacious, inviting and did I mention the views?

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

exceptional home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time staying in this amazing home. It is so beautiful. The huge picture window in the living room frames the killer views outside. The home was very well stocked and clean too. The owners were a pleasure to work with and helped make the stay even better.

We highly recommend this beautiful home as a vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
San Juan Island County Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Washington State Ferries, Friday Harbor
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Come discover why readers of Seattle magazine voted San Juan Island 'Best Weekend Getaway'....make this beautiful island your fall and winter retreat from the frenetic pace of urban life. The vibrant town of Friday Harbor and its colorful inhabitants offer something for everyone. Browse its many unique boutiques, antique shops, galleries, bookstores and more.

Nature abounds on San Juan! On a given day, you can see eagles soaring, seals splashing playfully, deer and fox tip toeing silently, or a majestic pod of orca whales gliding past your door step.

Cycle or walk in peace along the island's tranquil paths and roads, enjoy a paddle around its sheltered islets. Visit its famous museums and learn about its colorful history, take a delectable culinary tour, or dine at one of its many renowned restaurants Spy on the orcas at Lime Kiln state park, or just relax with a good book and recharge your soul with fresh sea air and serenity.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Lavendar Farm tours, whale watching from your waterfront deck!

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Rates & Availability

From $329 Per night

Friday Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015
Apr 30 2015 - Jun 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$329
From
$369
Fri,Sat
$2,099
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 15 2015 - Sep 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,799
 
 
Autumn
Sep 14 2015 - Nov 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$329
From
$369
Fri,Sat
$2,199
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$389
 
 
Winter Holiday Season
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$329
$2,099
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$429
$2,799
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 10.1%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite to master bedroom
  • Fluffy cotton bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths are provided in each bathroom. We request that these are used indoors only; please bring your own beach towels for outdoor use. Hand soap is provided; please bring all other toiletries with you.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Ocean view, private deck/full ensuite bathroom
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , Ocean view, opens onto main deck
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Forest View
  • After a long day of fresh island air, sink in for a great night's sleep! Our king and queen bedrooms are each designed with carefully selected 350 thread count Egyptian cotton linens, pillow top mattresses, cozy down alternative duvets and an assortment of fresh hypoallergenic pillows. Up the ladder in the loft, there are two twin beds with quality cotton linens and an assortment of cozy quilts and blankets to choose from. Enjoy peaceful evenings of San Juan Island star gazing ; a barrel of cozy lap blankies is waiting for you at the doors to the main deck. The loft bedroom opens onto the Grand-Room below; it is a great space for kids to play in, but not recommended for young children unsupervised. The 'ladder' to the loft is not a standard staircase, the stairs are steep and would be difficult for young children or the elderly to use.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Hi speed wireless internet is available for our guests; please ask us and we will happily supply you with access instructions. There is a flat screen TV with Satellite reception for your enjoyment in the grand room. There is also a DVD player with a small assortment of movies available. A second TV in the loft has a DVD player also, but is not connected to the satellite. A shelf top stereo with I-Pod dock is located in the Grand-Room; a small collection of easy listening CD's has also been provided. We love to take photos and very much enjoy sharing them!... please email us, we'll be happy to forward you an invitation to our online photo album.

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