WATERFRONT RESIDENCE, BEACH, 45' DOCK, POOL & HOT TUB

Jeff Asher

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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WATERFRONT RESIDENCE, BEACH, 45' DOCK, POOL & HOT TUB

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Waterfront home

Yacht Haven Vacation Rental is at the entrance to Garrison and Westcott Bay with unobstructed views of boat traffic and water activities. A private lodging retreat with marine views in all directions.

Other features of Yacht Haven

Private Beach so secluded you will not see other homes in either direction. A dingy with oars is available for your private use. British Camp is diagonally across the water within rowing distance from the house.

Private, elegant heated swimming pool and hot tub in a dedicated building away from the residence. Other unique features of this pool: A diving board and heated floor surrounds the pool. As you swim, observe through our vaulted glass ceiling, soaring eagles who nest in the huge trees on the property.

In between swims we have a non-alcoholic frozen drink machine going. Our flavors change every week

Our properties are smoke-free and pets are not allowed. (Many of our guests are allergic.)

Yacht Haven Location

The waters are an aquatic location prized by University of Washington's marine biologists for research of underwater sea life. Cook clams, crab, and oysters in lemon and butter on the new outdoor propane barbecue. Also, within a short distance, you can now buy oysters at nominal cost from the oyster farm that ships to restaurants all over the world.

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Our dock at Yacht Haven has 30 amp shore-power service and water. A dinghy with oars is available for exploring the pristine shoreline.

We are located across the bay diagonally from British Camp - only one of two National Historic Parks in America allowed to fly the Union Jack. To find out why, be sure to view one of the regularly scheduled slide-shows at British Camp, narrated by park rangers. Enjoy interpretive talks.

Jeff Asher, the owner-caretaker, served as a park ranger at the British Camp National Historic Park. When you come to Yacht Haven, ask him about the mystery of the barracks for British marines. There were rumors for years that a sack of gold was hidden inside the empty building that has been restored to its original condition.. Searchers found nothing. Then a few years ago, the gold was finally discovered 'hiding in plain sight.'

Other Attractions

Victoria Day Cruise (Operating daily from May 1st through October 31st.) In one day, you can visit the charming city of Victoria in Canada and also the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Leave in the morning and return in the evening to San Juan Island. Reservations & Information: (800) 668 7758 ext. 140.

Moments away from the elegant Roche Harbor Resort and Marina with its world-class restaurant. (Boat rentals are available). Also, tennis courts and a pool.

Ten minute drive to another five-star restaurant, Duck Soup Inn.

Moments away from best fishing grounds in the Pacific Northwest. Rent a boat and all fishing equipment from Snug Harbor or Roche Harbor resorts (or bring your own boat) and park it at our deep-water forty-five foot dock.

For the high-flying folks, you can park your float plane at the dock. Have you ever golfed on an island? For an unusual experience, try the San Juan Golf Course.

Moments away from the most exciting whale watching and sea kayaking in the Pacific Northwest with San Juan Safaris and Bon Accord Charters

Only ten miles to Friday Harbor where you can board a ferry or fly a short distance to Canada for sight-seeing at the world-famous 130-acre Butchart Gardens. Enjoy the grandeur of the Empress Hotel in Victoria Harbor, and other attractions in charming downtown Victoria.

Keywords: Garrison Bay, Yacht Haven, Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Westcott Bay, Friday Harbor, waterfront, pool, hot tub

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed

Jeff Asher

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My name is Jeff Asher. I have lived on San Juan Island for about 26 years and spent the summers here since a young child. I have served the people of San Juan County as emergency dispatcher, deputy sheriff, deputy coroner, detective, and lead detective. I am the founder and coordinator of the county's 20 member dive, search, and rescue team.

I am also the skipper of the Sheriff's Patrol Boat. Recently, my partner and I were honored with an award from the State of Washington for saving four people from drowning when their boat crushed on the rocks in darkness and rough waters.

I have also worked as a park ranger at Mount Rainier National Park, British Camp National Historical Park, and Pinnacles National Monument in California.

For relaxation, I enjoy fine woodworking and restoring antique cars. My current project is the restoration of a park train circa 1930 that moved people around Coney Island in New York. We acquired the train from a farm in Sand Point, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 passed over on the way down to Shanksville.

My special joy is scuba diving with my sons, Russell and Sam. Our future plan: Explore some of the thousands of shipwrecks still underwater around the world.

Jeff Asher purchased this house in 1952

This five acre estate was handed down in the family. It was owned by my grandfather,V.L. Gardner, who worked with Bill Boeing in the early days when Bill was just starting his multi-billion dollar business. My grandfather learned to fly when airplanes were started by hand-cranking the propeller. During WW II, my grandfather was a naval officer on Admiral Nimitz personal staff in Guam. 'Grandpa Vern' was responsible for the repair and maintenance of all military aircraft in the Pacific. Later, he became the northwest regional director of the FAA.

As a bit of trivia: The San Juan Islands were a favorite vacation for Bill Boeing. Hollywood celebrities (actors, directors and producers) have discovered this hidden jewel, the San Juan Islands.

Most everyone who visits comments that

Yacht Haven is one of the most exquisite and peaceful marine location in the world.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Waterfront Residence, Beach, 45' Dock, Pool & Hot Tub
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360-298-1932
Roche Harbor San Juan Island
San Francisco
5

GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Unfortunately the house renovations took longer than the owners were expecting so we didn't get to stay here but the owners let us use their other (incredible) house about 10 mins away from this one which had great water views and we came with our kids to use the pool and kayak and hang out! Pool is incredible and Jeff was so helpful and friendly giving us great suggestions for things to do etc. LOVE San Juan Island - we'll definitely be back and can't WAIT to see the new house once it's all built - it's going to be so fancy!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Waterfront Residence, Beach, 45' Dock, Pool & Hot Tub
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360-298-1932
Roche Harbor San Juan Island
Seattle
1

NOT AT ALL AS DESCRIBED...SAFETY ISSUES...WATCH OUT!

  • 1 of 5
This property was not as described at all. The only saving grace of this rental property was the pool. It was very nice. The owners knew I was coming by boat , and that another couple were meeting us there by boat. Yet when we got there the dock was completely blocked by another boat(don't know who it belonged too) it stayed there our entire stay. This was nothing compared to the safety of the cabin. All of the lights from the dock were either broken, or not wired at all! There was a complete section missing from the guard rail at the dock that had an eight foot fall to the sharp rocks below. This is where my wife fell do to no lights at night on the dock or path. She hurt herself quite badly!! You had to go outside to enter both bedrooms. They are not connected to the cabin by a hall or doorway. The kitchen was very old and run down, and was not stalked very well. When I told the owners after we got home about the safety issues, they did nothing ! The only response I recieved was " here's our insurance companies phone number " !!! They offered us nothing for the boat in our way , and didn't even ask if my wife was ok !! She has a permanent scar on her face. I sent them an e - mail again to please address the safety issues concerning the lights and guard rail, so that future renters will be safe. I received no response at all. This rental is really not at all as described......watch out!
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard, your unfortunate experience is the only "accident" ever reported in

the 70 years Yacht Haven has been in the family.

As you recall, you reported the "accident" days after checking out of

Yacht Haven with no documentation that the event actually occurred

during your stay.

Even without documentation, our insurance company agreed to

pay any medical expenses not covered by your insurance. They

are still waiting to hear from you.
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Waterfront Residence, Beach, 45' Dock, Pool & Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p356254vb
360-298-1932
Roche Harbor San Juan Island
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
4

HOME DESCRIPTION NEEDS CLARIFICATION!

  • 4 of 5
Let me start out by saying I'm rating this 4 stars "good" because the pool was amazing. The setting was very beautiful and the contact Ginny was very nice and easy to communicate with. The home was clean with some parts modern and others very old. The oven was very old and we bought food to cook, but I was aprehensive using the oven. It wasn't even plugged in, nor was the microwave, which had to be shifted crooked to get the plug to reach the wall. Saw deer on the property, nice tree swing, newish washer and dryer, nice outdoor furnishings and fire pit. My real issue is with the way the house is laid out. This really needs to be clarified on the website especially for families with children. The twin bedroom is a separate building a few feet off the front door. It has no bathroom, but the washer and dryer are located in there (?!) as well as a dresser full of towels and a TV. The Master bedroom is also located outside the main house through a back door! This room has a bathroom with swinging saloon style doors. No counter space in the bathroom, no dresser in the bedroom, just night stands and a closet. As a result, our two girls would not sleep in the twin bedroom alone. (too far away). We ended up with me (mom) and the two girls all three sleeping in the master bed and my husband on the couch in the LR. Oh well. We had a nice trip overall because the island is beautiful. Loved our whale watch out of Roche Harbor, Roche Harbor flag ceremony at dusk (8pm for us), daily drives at dusk past the open meadow full of dear, and loved English Camp. Drove to English Camp because there were no clear directions on how to get there via the row boat from Yacht Haven. That would have been nice to know and it wasn't obvious because I suspect it was around the bend out of immediate view. We all loved the Yacht Haven pool & spa plus strawberry slushies (should put a sign on machine saying "non-alcoholic"....as we wondered about that right away) and James Bond movies. My suggestion would be to connect the bedrooms to the house and put a real door on the master bathroom plus a counter around the pedestal sink. Also labeling the multiple sets of keys would be helpful as that was a puzzle for us everytime we left the house or went to bed in the other building. All in all a nice trip and lovely, peaceful setting, but I feel it's a bit overpriced.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway
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Waterfront Residence, Beach, 45' Dock, Pool & Hot Tub
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360-298-1932
Roche Harbor San Juan Island
Palm Desert, CA
5

PERFECT WEEK ON THE ISLAND

  • 5 of 5
Wfie, son, and I couldn't have asked for a more nearly perfect week (except that fishing and crabbing were closed - bummer). The weather was wonderful, and the location of this house could not be better. Steps to the water of Garrison Bay, oysters, and clams. Bald eagles nesting in a nearby tree, otters and seals playing just off the beach, "our pet" fox coming by every afternoon, deer everywhere - non stop entertainment! The accomodiations are rustic, the pool and spa great, and the host, Jeff, goes out of his way to make you feel welcome and make sure you enjoy your stay. We agreed that we MUST get back soon. Thanks, Jeff!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Waterfront Residence, Beach, 45' Dock, Pool & Hot Tub
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360-298-1932
Roche Harbor San Juan Island
Washington State
4

YACHT HAVEN

  • 4 of 5
The property has an impressive pool and hot tub. I can't imagine that there is a better pool on the island. This is the entire reason to rent this property. There is a large rocky beach in front of the property for beach combing. There is a nice patio in front of the cabin for viewing the water. The property seemed very private. The cabin is rustic and older, but has a lot of charming details with a wonderful stone fireplace. The bedroom configeration is great for two couples or teenagers with a lot of privacy for each room. The bedrooms are almost in two different buildings which would be concerning for young children as you could not hear them from the other bedroom. It only sleeps 4 comfortably. The sofa bed for guests number 5 (or 6) was not in acceptable condition to us so our 5th person had to sleep on the floor. The owner is very pleasant and on-site. We were greeted when we arrived and given a tour of the ammenities. We enjoyed our stay.
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Waterfront Residence, Beach, 45' Dock, Pool & Hot Tub
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360-298-1932
Roche Harbor San Juan Island
Colorado
5

POOL AND BEACH GREAT FOR FAMILIES. KIDS HAD A BLAST.

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time there earlier this month. Our kids loved the pool and walking on the beach and looking for sea life. We dug for claims and found a boatload of oysters for the choosing. We loved the private pool and our kids loved the diving board. Met Jeff the owner early on and he was very helpful and interested in us having a great time on the island. The cottage reminded me of my grandpa's cabin which was kinda cool. The big selling points of the property are the indoor pool, beachfront, privacy and overall peace (we at least felt that). We loved the campfires two nights during out stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. I was so much fun having your family here with us.

Jeff
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Roche Harbor Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
In Friday Harbor
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Roche Harbor Resort
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
San Juan Gold and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Roche Harbor Resort
Car: necessary

Yacht Haven vacation rental is one of the San Juan Islands premiere vacation destinations. This unique property situated at the entrances to Westcott and Garrison Bay provides ample opportunity for kayaking, fishing, crabbing, SCUBA diving and hiking in the area. Our property features a private 45’ dock, with power and water, a private beach as well as a separate private indoor swimming pool and hot tub with a heated pool deck and restroom. In 2014 the waterfront residence was remodeled with vaulted ceilings , heated floors, Large kitchen and separate dining room which overlooks the private beach. Large picture windows provide unmatched waterfront views of Westcott and Garrison Bays.

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Availability & Rates

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Roche Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$450
$3,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak season
Sep 16 2014 - Jun 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $69.00
full amount to be paid 30 days prior to visit. 1/2 of rental amount at time of booking
Tax Rate 10.31%
Notes 2013
Getaway Special: $295 per night for 2 guests with 2 night minimum. Add $25 per night for each additional person.
Add $95 cleaning fee plus tax..
2014 Recommend you book early!
$395 per night for 2 guests with 3 night minimum. Add $25 per night for each additional person.
Add $95 cleaning fee plus tax.
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Amenities

Roche Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) In the master bedroom, Queen size bed (1) in 2nd bedroom Queen size bed (1) in 3rd bedroom ., Baby Cribs (1) Porta-Crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pullout bed in living room
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ocean front cottage/home on 5 secluded acres with a private beach and a private 45 foot dock.. Water front home is elegant with heated floors. Private Heated pool and hot tub are in a separate building on the property. Outdoor Crab cooking station on a huge deck. Oyster farm nearby. Salmon fishing 5 minutes away. Wild life everywhere. National park nearby. , 5 minutes from Roche Harbor Resort, Whale watching a short distance away. 20 minute boat ride to Sydney British Columbia, Canada. In another building, Indoor pool with heated floors, diving board, and frozen drink machine, ,SCUBA lessons-additional charge, Fenced property with security gate, -
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