SPECTACULAR SAN JUAN ISLAND WATERFRONT RETREAT

James Madden/Sandra Madden

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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SPECTACULAR SAN JUAN ISLAND WATERFRONT RETREAT

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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.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

James Madden/Sandra Madden

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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5
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Spectacular San Juan Island Waterfront Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
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Friday Harbor San Juan Island
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Friday Harbor San Juan Island
5

The perfect house for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from San Juan Island, where we spent 5 days in this amazing house. It is the most beautiful holiday home we have ever rented, and we've been to quite a few.
The house feels like a home. It is decorated in a very tasteful way and very well equipped. The beds were very comfortable, and the boys loved having their own "pad" upstairs. The two decks offer a lot of space and corners to sit if there is some fresh wind. The view from the sitting room, the bedrooms and the deck is simply amazing. And there are various seats closer to the waterfront, too.
We saw seals, eagles, porpoises, a beautiful sunflower starfish, hummingbirds and other pretty birds right in front of the house. A pair of river otters have their den just around the corner and we watched them swim past us many times. The water is so clear that we could see them under water, too. The tidal pools are full of little crabs and other interesting creatures. The grounds around the house are full of wildflowers and lovely madrona trees.
The neighbours were a good distance away on either side, so it felt as if we were the only people around. And yet it only took a few minutes to drive to Friday Harbor for shopping and restaurants. We visited the Whale Museum and adopted an orca. We also did a wildlife boat trip. No luck with whales, but we saw sea lions, seals and many lovely views of the islands. There is plenty to do on San Juan Island. The ferries are very comfortable and on time, and during low season there is enough space for everyone on them.
The owners of the house are very helpful and communicating with them is very easy.
We'd love to come back.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Battle Ground, WA
5

Perfect Island Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Pear Point is a stunningly beautiful home on the water on San Juan Island. Just a short drive to Friday Harbor and very private. Comfortable, well stocked and beautiful inside and out. Warm and cozy atmosphere with everything you could need thought of. The owners are very nice people and easy to communicate with. We enjoyed it completely!
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Friday Harbor San Juan Island
5

Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5
Our trip to Friday Harbor, and especially our stay at this Pear Point house, was wonderful. We had originally planned to ferry over to Victoria, BC for a day, but we decided we couldn't tear ourselves away from the beauty and serenity of this place. In addition to spectacular views from the decks -- Mt. Baker, seals, eagles, porpoises, to names a few things we saw -- the whole property is beautifully wooded and private. The house itself is well appointed and feels more like a real home than a vacation rental. The owners' hospitality and attention to detail were greatly appreciated. We haven't stopped talking about how much we want to go back; it was definitely the highlight of our Pacific NW vacation. In addition to enjoying the property, we drove around the island and visited the lavender farm, the alpaca farm, Roche Harbor and some other sights -- all enjoyable. Our favorite meal was at The Place, right by the ferry landing. All in all, a perfect vacation.



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  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Friday Harbor San Juan Island
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
Everything was as described, and more. Two weeks before our trip we received a nice email with directions from the owners, and upon arrival we found a personalized and handwritten note welcoming us to their home. The house was amazing - it felt private and secluded, but still only a few minutes drive from Friday Harbor. We made meals on the grill and in the kitchen (stocked with all of the dishes we needed) and enjoyed fires in the great room each night. At the water's edge we watched seals play and looked for the large groups of boats that meant whales were swimming past (which happened twice in the three and a half days we visited). The multiple pairs of binoculars provided made it easy for everyone to get a look. We would love to come back again. We did notice that, as mentioned in the description, the loft and the path down to the waterfront could be dangerous for young children without close supervision.
While on the island we watched wildlife from Lime Kiln Point (and talked to the researcher in the lighthouse who told us where the whales were that day), walked through the beautiful prairie at the National Historical Park, went sailing on the Spike Africa, explored the shops and restaurants in Friday Harbor, and went kayaking with Crystal Seas (although it was very foggy that day, and we wished we had not scheduled the tour in advance so we could have waited for a clear day). King's Market in Friday Harbor was great for groceries, and the deli was delicious (get the cake!). Overall, what a great way to spend a few days! Our only regret was not staying longer.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Frankfort, IL
5

Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5
This home is heaven on Earth! From the location to the accommodations, everything was wonderful. You could sit on the deck all day and night, watching the deer and hummingbirds and seals and the Washington State Ferry! Orcas were even seen in the bay one day (we weren't home but heard about it later). The owners were so easy to work with and left very detailed (and much appreciated) directions to the house as well as info about the home and things to do in the area. In addition, the house was immaculate and a perfect layout for a family or 2 couples. We WILL be back!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
San Juan Island County Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Washington State Ferries, Friday Harbor
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
beach
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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Friday Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 16 - Sep 14
7 night minimum stay
$2,723
 
 
Autumn 2013
Sep 15 - Oct 15
3 night minimum stay
$329
$2,233
 
 
Winter 2013
Oct 16 - Dec 20
3 night minimum stay
$289
$1,603
 
 
Winter Holiday Season
Dec 21 - Jan 5
7 night minimum stay
$2,793
 
 
Winter 2014
Jan 7 - Apr 29
3 night minimum stay
$269
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$269
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,823
 
 
Spring 2014
Apr 30 - Jun 15
3 night minimum stay
$329
$2,023
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$429
$2,723
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning for 3 day stay $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.1%

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
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 for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Balcony
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
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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