Susan Lauciello

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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COME CELEBRATE LA DOLCE VITA !

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******** ITALIAN STYLE CELEBRATIONS ALL YEAR LONG ********

Come Celebrate in Relaxed Comfort

at this Awesome Waterfront Home.

Enjoy an Italian Evening or a quiet visit with friends and family.The Choice is Yours!

Buon Appetito Italiani Dolci--

Fresh Baked Italian Breakfast Treats

From Nonna's Kitchen.

Optional Italian Cooking Classes are available for your enjoyment and entertainment .

Did you know ??

Garrison Bay has less rain and more sunshine than the mainland of Seattle Portland areas?????

READY FOR A GIRLS ONLY WEEKEND???

Bring your bridal party for a weekend of fun at Garrison Bay Estates. Enjoy a Bottle of Italian Wine and Homemade Biscotti while you plan your wedding.

Saturday could be Spa day. And Saturday evening, enjoy an Italian Private Dinner and Cooking Class. Classes take place within walking distance to your Vacation Home. Spa and Private Dinners are optional and additional in fee.

Garrison Bay Estates San Juan Island

A Haven Providing the Ultimate

Waterfront Family Vacation Rental Home.

This newer 3 bedroom 2 bath San Juan Island Waterfront Paradise with Private Beach, will provide all the comforts of a luxury resort with all the conveniences of home.

We created this special place for people looking for comfort; friendliness and respect for privacy; a place to cook, drink, eat explore and relax.

If you would like to enjoy your holiday in stylish ambient which is comfortable and inviting in the most beautiful area of San Juan Island then come join us.

Come experience living like a local on beautiful Garrison Bay, San Juan Island.

FUN, FAMILY, FOOD, LAUGHTER

These four words describe what an Italian Evening is all about. We are constantly laughing together and having fun. Our Hands on Cooking Classes and Private Dinner will take a couple of hours and the eating might take just as long.

ITALIANS are justifiably famous for keeping culinary traditions alive and in this corner of San Juan Island you will find the best example of all that is great about Italian food at Nonna's Kitchen on Garrison Bay .

Our cooking classes will take place in our beautiful country kitchen, using my grandmother’s recipes, or lack of recipes! I'm Italian - I learned to cook without recipes but have put favorites into written form for you to take home and enjoy.

Dinner and classes are within walking distance to your Waterfront Vacation Rental, no designated driver is needed!

All true Italian Home Cooking.

Of course, everything is done by hand, from scratch,

in the old fashioned way Italians

have been doing for centuries.

You will be involved 100% or just watch.

Be ready to put that apron on,

sink your hands in dough

as we explore the art of

Home Style Italian Cooking.

Cooking Classes are optional

and not a requirement of

Vacation Rental of home.

Your Vacation Rental Home

with fully equipped Kitchen that includes

French Coffee Press & Espresso Maker.

All the 'must have' items including wine glasses and Blender. Even cook books.

The Large great room with flat screen TV & CD/DVD player, has French Doors to expansive deck.

Extra Large lawn area for play.

Toy chest for children and adults

Indoor and Outdoor toys. Games, cards and more.

From the Private Beach you can see British Camp National Park with its great hiking trails . It is only 5 minutes away.! And even closer by kayak.

Near by is San Juan Golf and Country Club for golf and tennis plus clubhouse dining. Call for availability.

Bring your own bike or rent from the bike shop downtown. Launch your kayak in your front yard into Garrison Bay. No kayak - no problem, rentals available locally.

Bird watchers and naturalist will enjoy viewing the bays abundant wildlife from canoe, kayak or beach.

Soak in sun all day while you enjoy the panoramic views and BBQ in your own park like yard steps from Bay.

Reserve your escape to the #1 rated Vacation spot you need now!

Relax, you will be here before you know it.

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Posted in our Guest Book:

Had a great time. Everything was great.

You have a wonderful place.
May 2012
  • 1 of 26

Susan Lauciello

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Speaks english
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We moved to the island in 1999 after several years of cruising and boating in these calm waters.

Our last visit, we just did not want to go home, which then was Southern California.

We live the island life style, growing as much of our vegetables as possible and cooking from scratch

We love to share our wonderful food, recipes and beautiful Garrison Bay on San Juan Island with travelers.

Come visit!

Susan Lauciello purchased this house in 2005

We built this home with the thought of family and friends visiting San Juan Island and this absolutely wonderful perfect beach property. We want to share this magic with others.

COME VISIT Garrison Bay San Juan Island!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 19 traveler reviews

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GREAT GETAWAY

  • 4 of 5
This was a great escape from the hot/dry/concrete jungle of Southern California. There were a lot of deer around which was a sight for the kids. The island has a lot to do (Roche Harbor / Friday Harbor) as well as visiting the parks (English Camp and American Camp). The place was nice/clean/and had almost everything (jacuzzi would have been great).
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Island Greetings Eric,
Hot dry concrete of southern California --- once again this season. Don't you wish you were here again?
The wildlife has been amazing recently. I don't recall when I have seen so many eagles on the Bay. Love to watch them dive into the water for their meals.
Whales this season have been plentiful too. And the baby Fox , just too much fun to watch.
It was a pleasure meeting you all and thanks for taking the time to post a review. Hope you can all come back soon.
Ciao,
Susan
P.S. Yes, we have thought of a jacuzzi, maybe in the future as the outdoor Wood fired Pizza Oven is at the top of the list for our Italian Cooking Classes and Private Dinners. Will keep you posted when that is installed. In the meantime we continue to add upgrades to the interior of the house itself, plus a new fire pit at the beach is now available.
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KAYAKING MECCA ~ PADDLE RIGHT FROM THE HOUSE!!

  • 5 of 5
Six of us stayed in this beautiful home right on Garrison Bay. My husband and I stayed in the Master Suite. The bed was firmer than we're used to (maybe a pillow top could be added), but the room was comfy and quite large, as was the master bath. The other four adults shared the remaining beds and the twin roll away since no one wanted to share. The bed setup here would be best suited for couples or singles (2 kings, 1 Queen, 1 Double) with a kid on the Twin roll away in the Master. The house was stocked with everything we needed and the daily treats from Susan each morning around 8:30am were delicious! She even had an extra key made for us, since we had three vehicles. We paddled directly from the house to Garrison Bay, Westcott Bay and then thru Mosquito Pass and down to Deadman's Bay which is about 6 miles. We saw eagles, Osprey, harbor seals and jelly fish. The house is very secluded and private, and about 15-20 minutes from Friday Harbor. We rode bikes from the house to Roche Harbor and to Sculpture park, making this a nice starting point for those bringing their bikes. The Cask and Schooner was the best place we found to eat. The most popular chair in the house was right in front of the glass doors overlooking the back lawn and water. We were greeted by deer each morning and evening too. The washer and dryer came in handy since it was raining for a few days and it allowed us to go home with dry clothing :) I'd certianly recommend this home to anyone wishing to explore the Islands. Susan was a great host!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

  • 5 of 5
I wanted to thank you for such a wonderful stay. My family and I had the best time and we are overwhelmed with the excitement to return soon! The house was perfect for our family. The boys loved running around the backyard and Nathan woke up asking when we could return! You had everything a young family needs and more.

The cooking class was above and beyond as well. The hospitality you, Ed and John showed us was just perfect! We can be an overwhelming bunch and you took us in stride and we truly enjoyed your company. I cannot wait to take your pizza class next time we visit!

Most importantly, my mom said the time on the island exceeded all her expectations. This was my plan! Thank you SO much for making my mom's birthday trip a success. We will be back soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Billings MT
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BRADY BUNCH ;)

  • 5 of 5
My family, in laws, and brother in law stayed here last week. It was a gorgeous home with absolutely gorgeous views! Susan was very nice, and I especially loved her treats she brought to us the next morning! Could you please email me how you made that toast with the jelly? The house was very clean, there were 7 of us, and although it was a little cramped, the outdoors was just gorgeous so we spent a lot of the time outside! Direct walk to the beach, my kids loved! Very quiet, and the owners were very respectful towards us! The only bad thing I have to say is,(and its really not a bad thing) in the pics it showed people using kayaks, and boats off their beach, so we thought that those things were there. But we were told that we'd have to rent them if we wanted to kayak..Which we didn't have time for anyways, too busy enjoying the island! :) The beds were very comfy, and the house was very clean! We all loved it there!! I would stay there again, and would recommend this to other people! P.S. Susan I would've loved to have had fresh pasta lol!! Thank you for having us! Meghan Brady
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Your right, your time on island was too brief! There is so much to see and do which explains why we have so many families returning year after year to Garrison Bay. Hopefully next time you can stay longer.
Garrison Bay is a haven for boaters, kayaking and fishing. Since the Bay has open anchorage for traveling yachts you will see many different types of boats coming and going. Kayaking is easy to do from our private beach. No rocks to climb up and over as happens with other locations. Many of our guests bring an inflatable boat to play about the waters with. Good to use while fishing too.
Several kayak guides are close by with rentals available. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and will show you places you'd not discover on your own unless you cruise these waters on a regular basis.

Our guest response to our Italiani Dolci Breakfast Treats has been amazing. I will send you the Almond Butter Toast Recipe via email. We are having so many requests for recipes we are designing our new web site that will include all of our breakfast recipes.
For the Italian Suppers, recipes are available at each class. Maybe next Time!!!!
Come visit again soon, Fall colors will be here before you know it!

Ciao,
Susan
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GREAT VACATION RENTAL

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful Mother's day 2013 weekend in this spacious vacation home. Thanks for being a wonderful & loving host. The goodies you baked for us were simply delicious! My 2.5 year old daughter enjoyed the toys kept in the house.

At times vacation if too action packed could end up becoming tiring. Most us had such a relaxing weekend that we didn't have Monday Blues following Monday :)

Will like to come again..
  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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3RD TIME VISIT

  • 5 of 5
Garrison Bay has become my home away from home as we have visited before. We were pleasantly surprised at the beautiful upgrades done since our last visit. We thought everything was great before but now it is even better. Really liked the additional supplies in the kitchen. BTW: The biscotti were amazing! Thanks for sharing a recipe too. This is Truly a comfortable home that has a homey but upscale feeling with lots of room for the children to run.The youngsters with us had a great time. Thanks too for providing water boots and beach toys. Even though somewhat chilly and the grass was wet, they all had a great time by the water as well as trying to track the deer through out the yard. Made for some great dinner conversations. Needless to say, will be back again.

Grace and Family
  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Grace,
I can't begin to describe how much enjoyment we experience knowing your family loves to visit Garrison Bay Estates. With each visit we meet another family member or see one of your grandchildren and how much they have grown since their last visit here. This makes this Italian Grandmothers heart smile!

Thanks for taking the time to write your review as we know how busy you are with your work and travels. It is great you can work from here with internet etc. Allows for more island time.

Glad you liked the upgrades, it is amazing how little things can make such a big difference. New dishes, silverware and knives, plus the spice rack have been enjoyed by all our Spring guests. We have been busy since your visit, and have added new rocking chairs for the porch (So comfy) And picnic tables, chairs and a new firepit by the Bay. Great for those s'mores evenings.

Do let me know when you bake your Biscotti. I shared the secret with you! So, we know it will come out perfect and not those rock hard biscotti that are commercially made. Remember to dip them in your wine!

We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Ciao,
Susan
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Friday Harbor
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Friday Harbor
Nearest Beach
Waterfront Right outside your Door!
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Roche Harbor
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
San Juan Golf & County Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Italian Kitchen
Car: recommended

Garrison Bay, near Roche Harbor Resort & Marina 1-5 mi

Other Activities: Italian Cooking Classes and Private Dinners. Shopping, Kayaking, Horseshoes, Wildlife Viewing, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa.

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Availability & Rates

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Friday Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER!!!!!
May 16 2014 - Sep 15 2014
2 night minimum stay
$399
$2,595
 
 
Colorful Fall
Sep 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$299
$1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$299
 

Additional information about rental rates

departure housekeeping $125.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 10.1%
Notes Departure cleaning fee up to 125.00 may apply. Non refundable one time 49.00 fee for Property Damage Insurance is available instead of 350.00 Security Deposit.
Culinary Classes are optional and not a condition of rental of this wonderful Bayside Home. Personal Chef, Culinary Classes,
Italiani Dolci, Italian Breakfast Treats optional.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Walk in Shower, Dual Vanities, Soaking Tub for 2!
  • Over-sized Soaking Tub for two is located in Master Bath. Walk in Shower in Master Bath. Tub/shower combo in Hall Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size comfort with luxury linens
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Antique Brass Bed with Pillow Top Mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , Feather beds!! Extra cozy and plush
  • Master Bedroom with King Size Bed, private deck, great water views. Master bath has twin sinks, full walk in shower and soaking tub for two. Bedroom #2 , with King Pillow top Bed, nestled in an Antique Brass Bed frame with a delightful garden view. Bedroom #3 with one Queen and one Double Bed both with Feather beds, extra pillows and garden view. A twin size trundle is available as well as Baby gear, crib and booster seat at no extra charge.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • horseshoes
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • equestrian events
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • fishing
Notes:
Parking For Boat/Trailer, Kitchen Fully stocked! Including panini maker/grill, espresso coffee maker, waffle iron, blender. Cook books too! ** Catering Available - Tuscan Style Italian Cooking Classes and Private Dinners for your enjoyment. Mom deserves a vacation too! Beachfront - Walk out Beach with wonderful views to British Camp National Park. Enjoy the wildlife in abundance. Garrison Bay Estates is a quiet, cozy luxury island getaway! ** Personal Chef ~~Cooking Classes~~Private dining. Have your own Personal Chef for an evening of Italian fun & food, making everything by hand from pastas to pizza, porchetta, and more! Email for details, www.garrisonbay.estates@gmail.com

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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