|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Welcome to the Tower House at Agate Beach. A landmark on the South End of Lopez Island.
This custom built three bedroom, two and a half bath home features a three story observation tower from which you will enjoy gorgeous views of the boats in MacKaye Harbor to the North, stunning sunsets over the twinkling lights of Victoria to the West and the Olympic Peninsula across the Staits of Juan De Fuca.
We have stayed in many vacation rentals ourselves and know what we have liked and what we have loved. So at the Tower House we have distilled all the positives into one relaxing, romantic, and fun place. Plush beds in clean comfortable rooms and a well appointed kitchen with a door leading to a seasonal organic herb and vegetable garden for your dining pleasure. This house offers plenty of soft seating in an open floor plan. For a little quiet time you may choose to lounge in the reading room or sip wine in the leather armchairs up in the tower. You will find lots of indoor and outdoor games, puzzles and books for all ages. On the decks there are plenty of chairs, flowers and a gas BBQ. We have covered storage for your bikes and kayaks too.
Our unique location between two picturesque bays offers varied opportunities for beach combing shells, building driftwood houses, watching shore birds, eagles, owls, otters, seals, tide pools, and so much more! We are a short walk to the dramatic headlands of Iceberg Point where you can spot anything from whales to native cactus growing along the bluffs (we get a fraction of the rain Seattle does.) Your shared private Agate Beach is just across the road and the boat launch is near by for fantastic fishing.
You will find several hikes and picnic destinations just a bike ride away, as well as the South End General Store and Restaurant that can supply you with a great selection of local produce and products, and has a world class selection of wine and beers.
Visit in the sweater season to enjoy the in-floor heat and the thrilling storms (we get seaweed in the yard)
all at off season rates.
Come stay, relax and create life long memories. You are welcome here at the Tower House.
We started building the Tower House in 1996 and finish a few years later. We have loved and continue to love our wonderful home. We moved to San Juan Island for our daughters education and hope in time to move back to the Tower House.
We purchased this piece of land because it was such an amazing property. The views, the wild life. It also is close to my husbands parents, and we wanted our daughter to be close to her grandparents.
With the Straits of Juan de Fuca on one side and the protected MacKaye Harbor on the other side we feel we have the best of both views.
It was my great pleasure to stay at the Tower House this past weekend, and I couldn't be happier. It was exactly as shown in the photographs - even better in many ways! The house was immaculately clean, well appointed, and totally comfortable. The owner has obviously put a lot of care and attention into making sure that everything is just right, and we were all so happy and content there. The rooms are large and private, the kitchen is a joy to cook in, and the house just felt magical. On top of all that, the owner took time and care to make sure that we were well oriented and provided lots of info so we could enjoy the island to the fullest. I can't wait to return.
My family and I had the good fortune to vacation at the Tower House last summer. What an absolute delight! Kirstie is the vacation rental owner of your dreams and has thought of everything from heated floors to her kitchen garden, and has done so meticulously.
We couldn't have felt more at home. In fact, we just booked again for this summer because our young children kept pleading to return.
Don't let this secret fall into the wrong hands. If you don't love and respect the San Juan Islands for its peaceful, quiet nature, this is NOT the place for you!
This house is awesome, especially for two couples traveling together, as the two bedrooms are on separate floors. We liked the location near Agate Beach, and also loved being near Iceberg Point. The house is lovely inside with everything you need! Kirstie was very responsive to our emails and very welcoming at our arrival. We will return for sure!
We just returned from a wonderful Labor Day weekend at the Tower House. Wow! The owners are helpful, friendly and accommodating, the house is just lovely and we fell in love with Lopez. We can't wait to go back.
The south end of the island is even more relaxed than the north end. The house is in a great location, with a wild and windswept beach on one side and a protected, sandy beach on the other. We also loved checking out the artist's studio tour in the area, and walking to Iceberg point.
Lopez is great for cycling. Most of our party rode their bikes so we had one vehicle with everyone's gear. The house had more than enough room to store our bikes and kayaks out of the way.
The house is very comfortable. We had a couple of toddlers with us so we had to keep an eye out on the concrete floors and enticing wooden staircases, but that wouldn't stop me from coming back. The beds were very comfortable, and the house was very clean and well appointed with just about everything you could need to cook up a good meal and then relax and enjoy it. We had lots of room to spread out, from the tower room to the reading room (with toys!) and the yard.
Our stay at The Tower House was just what we were looking for.
A home away from home with all the extras - we love!!
Well appointed rooms, nice decor, big open windows - lots of light, gorgeous manicured yard, cozy sitting areas inside and out (The Tower sitting area and view is delightful!!), gourmet kitchen and garden herbs to cook with, excellent beds and linens. We felt right at home and yet this home was so lovely and unique. There just wasn't a thing that we needed. Lopez Island is an incredible spot for nature lovers - whether driving or hiking or beach combing. And there were several great beaches and hikes right out the front door of The Tower House. We'll come and stay again soon!!
Starting with our emails to the owner ending with our seeing a bald eagle on our way to the ferry coming home, it was a magical weekend. The house is spacious, yet also has nooks and crannies that afford privacy and solitude, even with 4 adults, a 9 and a 13 yr old. The kitchen was fun to cook in, and we had wonderful meals at home. Two terrific beaches for shell seekers, and good trails nearby. This is definitely a place we'd like to come back to!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 1 - Mar 31
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$350.00|
Low Season there is a 2 night minimum.
High Season there is a 2 night minimum with the exception of July and August. They have a 7 night minimum.
$350.00 refundable damage deposit/cleaning deposit
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.