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WHALE WATCH CABIN - WE HAVE A 5 NIGHT OPENING AUGUST 23 TO 28

Djarf Family

Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Djarf Family

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2014
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WHALE WATCH CABIN - WE HAVE A 5 NIGHT OPENING AUGUST 23 TO 28

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Friday Harbor Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Orca watching haven

Whale Watch Cabin is located 1/4 mile south of Lime Kiln Point Lighthouse & State Park on the west side of San Juan Island. The steep shoreline offers excellent conditions for orca whales to come in close to shore while they forage for salmon in Haro Strait. This shore front property offers some of the world's best land based orca watching both in terms of frequency of visits and their proximity to shore. See video of the orcas passing along our property at http://vimeo.com/user17657345/whalewatchcabin

Enjoy incredible sunsets, views of Vancouver Island, Olympic Mountains, whales, seals, sea birds, eagles, fox, and deer. There are lots of outdoor activity options nearby, including hiking trails on surrounding public lands, two national historic parks, and an orca interpretive center and gift shop at Lime Kiln State Park. Close by Deadman's Bay and San Juan County Park offer kayakers places to launch.

Unwind in this private haven of natural beauty while distant international shipping traffic glides by and city lights twinkle from Victoria, B.C. and the Olympic Peninsula. The cabin offers relaxed living with modest accommodations. A gas burning stove and oven allow cooking even if there is a power outage. The water system can provide over a week's worth of water even if there is a power outage. Contact us for specific details regarding amenities. Note that some of the reserved dates are held for family owners. If you contact us we may be able to clear the dates you want off the calendar and you can then book with us.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Djarf Family (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2014

About Djarf Family

Our cabin is family owned and operated. Our parents built this small home / cabin and we are happy to share the experience of living here with our guests.

Djarf Family purchased this cabin in 1974

Why Djarf Family chose Friday Harbor

Some of the best orca whale watching in the San Juan Islands. Not unusual for them to come in close to our shoreline.

What makes this cabin unique

Sunsets, wildlife, nearby lighthouse and whale watch park, lots of trails. Guests appreciate the whales and wildlife, sitting on the deck and garden all with great views of the water, Vancouver Island and Olympic Mountains.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I figured that maybe we would see a whale if we were watching all of the time, but we saw whales multiple times every day. We went out and about during the day and almost any time that we spent at the cabin we would see whales. If whale watching is what you want to do you will not be disappointed. We also saw dolphins, seals and eagles right from the deck. If I am not mistaken there is also a pair of bluebirds that were recently re-introduced to the area nesting nearby. Books on the local plants and wildlife are in the house, along with guides on how to identify particular whales. I was excited to see binoculars in the window sill, but honestly we seldom needed them to get a good view of the whales.



We have rented other vacation homes, but this was unlike any of the other homes we had rented. Other homes we had stayed at were all pretty similar - kind of like going to a hotel. This was more like going to a relatives house to stay while the relatives were gone. The fridge and cupboards where stocked with a little sign that said "Take what you need" in the cupboard. We had gone grocery shopping before we arrived but it was nice to have some spices and condiments available, as well as a cold beer and soda when we arrived. If you are looking for the most modern conveniences you will not find them all here, but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wished we would have planned for a week instead of a weekend.

[Note: This was from our FlipKey listing]
Jun 2013
  • 1 of 5

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Whale Watch Cabin - We have a 5 night opening August 23 to 28
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Whale Watch Cabin - We have a 5 night opening August 23 to 28
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p568606vb
-2097326722
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Bellingham, WA
5

Whale of a time!

  • 5 of 5
My friends from childhood and I rented the house for a 5 night stay....we didn't want to leave. We had great whale shows almost daily, saw the fox and a few deer. We took some short hikes thru the land trust and to Lime Kiln. Everyone agreed that it was a great choice. The weather was beautiful, the accommodations superb. It was a good mix of function and hominess. We loved it. Some of the friends came from the midwest and it was worth the trip no question. They all loved it and thought we did really well in suggesting this cabin for our "retreat".
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Whale Watch Cabin - We have a 5 night opening August 23 to 28
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p568606vb
-2097326722
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Portland, OR
5

Best View on San Juan Island

  • 5 of 5
Whale Watch Cabin is aptly named. Located adjacent to Lime Kiln Park, it sits on the waters edge on a stretch of isolated land where whales are seen almost daily. The cabin is warm, cozy and well appointed, but the view is what you are here for. It is astounding! Stretching a breathtaking 180 degrees - from the leading edge of the scenic Olympic mountains, across to Victoria and Vancouver Island, and North up Haro straights - you'll never tire of its expansive beauty. The cabin has very large water-facing windows and there is ample glass throughout the house to soak in the view. A nice deck wraps around the entire structure. A quaint and cozy garden area adjacent to the cabin has ample comfortable seating, 2 hammocks, numerous overhanging shade trees, and a small chimera for an evening fire. It is the perfect place to relax on a sunny afternoon or have an outdoor picnic.
The kitchen, while not modern and a bit small, is well appointed with all the cooking utensils you'll need. The refrigerator was loaded with condiments, the cabinets with spices and all the items necessary to cook almost anything. A gas grill outside is available for that endeavor.
There is ample comfortable seating in the living and dining areas, a TV with Blue Ray player, WiFi, an i-Pod speaker, a huge array of books, and numerous games. However, quiet is the real treat here - opening the doors and listening to the gentle lap of the water on rocks and whales spouting as they go by.
Low water pressure is an issue here as the cabin is on a gravity system, but aside from the kitchen, we were never bothered by it. Water is a very scarce resource on San Juan Island and preserving it is a worthy cause.
The beds were mostly good, with ample blankets and comfy bedding, though a few of the mattresses are getting soft and could use updating.
The manager, Gray, was exceptionally helpful and pleasant to work with - promptly and completely answering every question and addressing every need. One of the owners met us when we arrived and gave us a wonderful tour, pointing out nearby Eagle nests and giving us the cabin's history.
There is no better place to stay if you want to watch whales - this property in uniquely and perfectly located for that pursuit. As a quiet, private and stunningly scenic getaway and a a place to decompress from the worries of the world, it has few peers. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and have already made plans to return. We feel lucky to have found such a special place.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Whale Watch Cabin - We have a 5 night opening August 23 to 28
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p568606vb
-2097326722
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
5

Awesome Property

  • 5 of 5
Whale Watch Cabin is a true gem that makes you feel at home the moment you step through the doorway.The house was so well equipped including all those things that you don't always to think to bring. Views from the huge windows overlooking the Strait are stunning. We saw Orcas each day and could even hear their spouting blow holes from the property before seeing the whales. I would highly recommend this property and will definitely be going back when we return to San Juan Island.

Memories of a lifetime were made over our weekend stay at Whale Watch Cabin. The Cabin definitely holds a special place in our hearts. Thank you.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Whale Watch Cabin - We have a 5 night opening August 23 to 28
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p568606vb
-2097326722
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
5

Already reserved for next year!

  • 5 of 5
Ok, we literally cried when we had to leave this beautiful cabin after 3 amazingly peaceful nights. It was perfect and I am hesitant to write too many glowing things because I want to make sure we can go year after year, but I shouldn't be too greedy. So many pros I don't know where to start. Everything you need for a perfect peaceful vacation. Our one regret - no whales - but there was so much more to see and enjoy we hardly noticed.

As a city girl, I didn't understand the spring fed cistern - my bad and I should have asked more questions. And - the full size mattress was a wee bit soft for one of us. Other than that - amazing. Great location if you like to hike and bird watch too!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We very much appreciate guests who make themselves at home and enjoy voluntarily tending the garden. I'll just clarify for others that the cabin does have a drilled well (and is not spring fed). The well pump is on a manually operated timer switch to prevent pumping the well dry when the hose is accidentally left running. This is explained in our guest welcome notebook. Our family is always happy to hear when our guests have such a meaningful stay at our property.

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Friday Harbor
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Friday Harbor
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
6.7 Miles
San Juan Gulf & Country Club
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Am Trak Mt Vernon, WA
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Friday Harbor
Nearest Ski
67 Miles
Mt Baker Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Deadman's Bay

Lighthouse & Whale Watch Park 1/4 mile up road at Lime Kiln Point

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Rates & Availability

From $240 Per night

Friday Harbor Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring (7 night minimum)
May 15 2015 - Jun 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$280
Fri,Sat
$1,584
 
 
Peak Summer (7 night minimum)
Jun 15 2015 - Sep 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$335
From
$335
Fri,Sat
$2,345
 
 
September (7 night minimum)
Sep 2 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$260
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,870
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.1%
Notes When our bookings leave less than a 7 night stay opening we will allow guests to book 3 to 6 nights. Around February we may allow 3 night minimum stays on any remaining openings in our calendar. Cleaning is included in the price. Addition to fully refundable security deposit of $250 / dog per stay.
We issue PayPal invoices for payment using their secure web server. We also accept check if received well in advance. Bookings more than 45 days prior to check-in only require a $100 reservation security deposit & converts to part of your security deposit on check-in. At 45 days before check-in 1/2 rent is due. At 21 days before check-in remaining rent and remaining deposit are due.
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Amenities

Friday Harbor Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1240 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , ground floor level
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom (upstairs) - 1 double , 1 child bed
    Sunroom Bedroom (ground floor) - 2 twin/ single , View of garden and water. Operable skylights. Elec. heater
    Bedroom Upstairs - 1 double
    Downstairs bedroom (ground floor) - 1 twin/ single , Bedroom has bookshelves, burea, & closet
  • 4 Bedrooms (2 ground floor, 2 upstairs)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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