|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
This beautiful, lovingly-furnished home can be your base for an unforgettable vacation. The Wren’s Nest has the charm and details of yesteryear with all the modern conveniences. Located on the south end of Lopez Island – the “friendly island” – with easy access to two pristine, private beaches, it’s perfect for a family or group of friends. Bicyclists will also find the less-traveled roads in this part of the Island especially appealing.
The sun-filled, eat-in kitchen/dining area features a dining table for 8, lots of counter space, new appliances, slate flooring, propane stove, dishwasher & washer/dryer. The living room, reached through pocket sliding doors, has a wood-burning fireplace and flat screen TV. The upstairs master bedroom offers a king size bed and a view of sparkling MacKay Harbor from the deck. The 2nd upstairs bedroom has an antique iron double bed and the third offers a twin with trundle.
The property features a deck with views of the bay, a patio surrounded by flowering gardens and wooded paths. Children can safely play and explore in the half-acre, fully fenced garden and yard. No smoking & no pets.
Keywords: house; cottage; cabin;
We had such a wonderful summer holiday at the Wren's Nest! A lovely home in a quiet nook on the beautiful south end of Lopez Island. "Our" Aleck Beach was a great place to play every day and we enjoyed the close proximity to Watmough Bay, Iceberg Point and Shark Reef Sanctuary, our favorite spots on the island. The house is outfitted wonderfully for a family with young kids and had everything we needed, plus charm. We enjoyed mornings on the deck and the kids played Sorry in the treehouse. I loved the butterfly garden and we spent a lot of time in the communal kitchen making feasts with the local meats, fish and produce from the island. Many thanks for a wonderful stay. We hope to return to the Wren's Nest another summer!
We were on Lopez for The Retreat. What a wonderful island and the people are so friendly. To be surrounded by such beauty everyday must be a wonderful thing! We mastered the "Lopezian wave" by the time we departed! This home is in a peaceful location in the woods with a peek-a-boo view of the bay from the relaxing master bedroom balcony. We were charmed by all the antique furnishings and finishes. The large open kitchen/dining area was perfect for card games while prepping meals. This location is far enough from the "hustle" of the village yet close enough to enjoy its wonderful restaurants and shops. I would definately stay here again, and bring my grandkids next time.
We stayed over Memorial Day weekend, it was very quiet and serene, really "off the beaten path"! A booklet assembled by the owner with detailed recommendations for beaches, all in walking or short biking distance, was very valuable. The kids were able to discover small islands that are accessible by foot during low tide. The house is great, very comfortable, nice gas stove for cold days. There is a surprisingly well stocked convenience store in biking distance. Great place for a families!
This is a nice out-of-the-way home on a quiet, wooded lane. Our two kids (ages 2 and 4) really enjoyed the toys in the house and the video collection, and they had a terrific time exploring the different beaches, building a sand castle at Agate Beach, and throwing pebbles into the water. The two closest beaches are within walking distance, even with young kids (about half a mile). Agate Beach is a bit more kid-friendly than Aleck Bay given the amount of rocks and rough terrain at the latter. The owners left a hand-sketched map that helped us to find the right paths, though we did get turned around once and had to take a much longer route back.
We stayed 3 nights (in the off season), and $150 seemed a little steep for a cleaning fee, given that we were asked to take our trash and recycling with us, strip the sheets off the beds and carry them to the laundry room, and generally tidy up the place before we left. (BTW, be prepared to pay $20+ at the dump if you can't take your trash all the way home with you.) But we enjoyed the quiet, the lovely woods, and the home's proximity to beaches.
The lack of curtains or blinds in the bedroom windows made it difficult for our kids (and us) to sleep once the sun was up (our youngest still takes an afternoon nap), and it wasn't until the 2nd day that we thought to hang towels in the windows to block the sun for the kids.
Something in the house (bedclothes? rugs?) was pretty dusty, maybe from disuse in the off season (this was late September). My husband has allergies, so he didn't sleep well. But the beds were comfy and the bathrooms and kitchen were very clean. Not sure if the central heat worked, but the gas fireplace on the main floor was terrific.
The house was very close (3- to 4-minute drive) to a general store that has all the staples and a mailbox. Lopez Village (shops, restaurants, library, larger grocery store, another beach) is about a 15-minute drive. Lopez is a very friendly island; both in shops and on the road—most oncoming drivers really do give a little wave hello.
Excellent location. Very comfortable home! We had a wonderful time & hope to return soon. Highly recommended.
I heard so many things about the San Juan Islands and finally was able to spend the weekend. The Wren's Nest was a great choice to stay. Close to beaches, gas, convenient store with movie rentals, treats and some groceries. Wren's Nest itself is a gem! The kitchen was great! Cooked every meal in the kitchen and had everything needed, heated floors in the bathroom was a nice surprise, each room was uniquely decorated. When staying at Wren's Nest, you don't feel like you are staying in a "rental" but rather staying at a friend's place. It is extremely well looked after. Thanks for offering such a unique place to stay in the beautiful San Juans!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jun 12 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.