4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Dave and Sue Ambrose
About Dave and Sue Ambrose
We purchased the property in 2015 and began construction June of 2016. We worked through the winter finishing the interior of the house with Sue doing the tile work, stone work and painting. Dave mostly drank beer and watched golf matches :-p We completed the finishing work in October and are proud to offer the house as a brand new residence.
Dave and Sue Ambrose purchased this House in 2015
Why Dave and Sue Ambrose chose Friday Harbor
This property was irresistible to us mostly because of the beach, the island, and access to the ocean for water activities. We hope you will use the two kayaks and the paddle board to explore Westcott Bay and maybe catch a few dungeness crab in the process. This is the second house we have built together and had so much fun on the first one, that we decided to do it all over again.
What makes this House unique
Beautiful sunrises, abundant wildlife and magnificent views across and down the length of Westcott Bay. Walking distance (3 min to Roche Harbor's dog park and 5 minutes to Roche Harbor Marina. Also, immediate access to a nationally recognized trail system. Don't miss the view from the top of Mount Young.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No smoking in or around the house
Dogs only with prior approval
High chair available, travel bed for babies/toddle
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
We allow up to 3 well trained and well behaved dogs. The dogs must not wander into our neighbor's yards & owners are expected to clean up after them.
Quiet hours are from 10:00pm to 7:00am.
Please remember, we live on an island. Water should not be wasted.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Heron House is a great place for a family vacation. You can’t beat the view and spaciousness. We didn’t want to leave the house with so much to see on the harbor. Birds, geese, harbor seals, that famous heron on Picnic Island, sunrises, sunsets and any type of weather made for many special moments.
A great gourmet kitchen with a stunning view of the harbor makes meal prep and dining an added benefit. All rooms and baths were beyond spacious with top of the line amenities for rest and relaxation.
We were given good instructions for walks and hiking from Dave upon arrival.
Our only concern was what may have been a few minor cleaning issues between bookings, but it was definitely not a deal breaker for us! This is an exquisite luxurious place to stay.
We have an annual family trip (all adults) with our pups and Heron house is our favorite! It is also the only house we have rented 2 years in a row. The location is wonderful, the area is very walkable, dog friendly, and the views from the house are unmatched. Dave and Sue are great hosts, the house is stocked well with dishes, accessories, books, and games. The beds are sooo comfy too. We so enjoyed drinking our coffee every morning on the deck. Our two dogs swam out front a couple times. The handy "rinse station" by the deck stairs made for a quick n easy rinse. A trip to Wescott Bay oyster farm is mandatory (yaaay, they are now open Saturdays for a few hours). The San Juans are my happy place, Heron House has added to that zen feeling when here. Thank you again Dave and Sue (and Stella Mae) for sharing your home.
Something for Everyone
The perfect choice for a family getaway (three generations: 3 couples, one 4-year-old, and a dog) weekend. The setting is beautiful inviting each of us to enjoy different aspects of it. Whether quiet moments watching wildlife on the bay; exploring the beach and Picnic Island; kayaking and paddle boarding on Westcott Bay; or taking walks to nearby Roche Harbor, the Sculpture Garden, and San Juan Island Distillery, we all found plenty to enjoy during our visit. The weather during our stay alternated between rain, clouds, and sunbreaks, so we alternated our activities between indoors and outdoors. The open concept living space was ideal for maximizing communal time and the well-stocked kitchen made meal prep easy. When privacy was preferred, the large bedrooms became comfortable retreats. We had everything we needed for a wonderful family vacation and agreed this is a place we’d return to without reservation. Hopefully, we’ll be back soon!
New home with high end finishings. Right on water. Peaceful. Coming back for sure!
Wonderful place for family get together!
We so enjoyed our stay at Heron House! What a wonderful vacation rental: spacious, stylish, and spotless! Our two little 2 year old grandsons loved playing with their outdoor toys on the front patio and taking “hikes” to Picnic Island to explore the shore at different tide levels. The adults loved the comfy beds, the 3 beautiful baths, and wonderful open kitchen. Just a great space for a family vacation. Highly recommend for groups of all ages.
Great view and location!
Perfect place to stay with your family. Beautifully decorated and outfitted with all the amenities. You can sit on the deck with coffee and watch the morning sunrise. Looking forward to returning to Heron House again.