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Utter Seclusion on 600 Feet of Waterfront , Free WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Situated on over six secluded acres along 600 feet of both rocky and sandy beach, this contemporary home sits on one of San Juan Island's largest stretches of private waterfront, attracting deer, owls, fox, seals, otters and bald eagles. Take in the 180 degree view from Spieden Island to Mount Baker. You will welcome the amazing morning sunrises to spectacular sunsets from this uniquely situated home.

We supply crab pots, shrimp pots and dip nets which you can use right off the beach. Go down at night with a flashlight and the dip net. Shine the light into the water and the shrimp come to the surface. Some guests like to scuba dive off our property which is full of crab and scallop.

There are two areas to launch kayaks and this side of the Island is the safest and almost always calm.

We also own property in the large area to our south. While our 600 feet is completely private, there is a long sandy beach is next to ours and there is never anyone on it. So you will have a quarter mile of ocean front to yourselves.

The open floor plan in this home has a spiral staircase to sleeping loft that sleeps 4. The bedroom has super-comfortable California King bed with views of the water. The casual dining right off the completely equipped kitchen and just steps from the outdoor deck. Wood stove in the living room will make this a pleasant stay in cooler months too!

Free WIFI. Wireless internet is available for guests.

Dog friendly too. Dogs are welcome with small additional fee. Sorry, no cats.

Keywords: Waterfront, house, water, beach, dog, pet

More Details

Kristy & Charles Herrick
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Kristy & Charles Herrick

Charles and Kristy Herrick live in Sammamish, Washington just east of Seattle in the foothills. Charles does relief work in Africa, India and Afghanistan.He has been a longtime executive in the IT industry, a business consultant and licensed realtor. He is an author and several of his books are available for reading and a complimentary copy of his book Breath of Kenya is given to guests as a way of saying thank you. Kristy is an avid gardener. She weaves, spins and knits and maintains the one and half acre English garden at our home in Sammamish. Our bulldog Otis does absolutely nothing, which meets expectations and then some.

Kristy & Charles Herrick purchased this house in 1997

Why Kristy & Charles Herrick chose Friday Harbor

Wonderful seclusion just an hour's ferry ride from Anacortes. San Juan is quaint and a bit yesteryear. Friday Harbor is a small town with just about everything you need except for franchise stores. San Juan gets about a third of the rainy days of Seattle. The main road is only a mile away and it's a calm rural road which is great for running, walking or bike riding. Turning right just before the winery and heading down a tree arched road we fell in love with our 6 acres of paradise. It is perhaps the finest piece of property on the Island.

What makes this house unique

Seclusion. Fishing, crabbing, and tide pool viewing. Unparalleled bird and wildlife viewing. Waterfront cookouts. Water, wonderful view of other islands and Mt. Baker.


Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Utter Seclusion on 600 Feet of Waterfront , Free WiFi
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 46 reviews

The location is breathtaking.

  • 5 of 5

The home is well thought out and efficient. The kitchen has all the utensils you need to make a wonderful meal. Furnishings are dated but very comfortable.

The real star of this home is the amazing location. It is simply stunning. Would love to come back in the summer to enjoy a fire by the water.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Nice private getaway on the water!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location and views!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location! Had everything we needed, and dog-friendly too!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Clean and lovely.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location and house. San Juan Island is paradise.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Peaceful and Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here very much - a peaceful and quiet retreat with a lovely view of the neighboring islands and Mt. Baker in the distance. The house was cozy and clean, and the kitchen had everything we needed for cooking and eating in. The real treat, though, was the pair of eagles nesting in a tree just beyond the front door. Our first morning, we spotted one bringing a tasty catch back to the nest. So cool!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pullman, WA

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

Nice home and wonderful location. Unfortunately we missed the week when low tide was during the daylight hours. This place has beach/waterfront access, although, a low tide is a necessity to really enjoy that water access. It rained much of the time we were there, but because we had a water view, we were still entertained with the marine traffic--especially the ferries. They were far enough away and spaced far enough apart that seeing one never got old. This place was very secluded and there was lots of privacy. This would be a great place for a small family with teens/preteens who like to do bouldering and tidepooling. We were there with our two adult children and the loft wasn't the most ideal for them since it is open to the main room, but we made it work. Kitchen was well stocked. Owner is a writer and has several of his books on location for one to read. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the two books he was able to read. We recommend an easy chair in the bedroom and the loft plus a few more lamps for those who want to curl up with a good book. When the weather finally cleared up the view of Mt Baker over Shaw and Orcas Islands was an added treat, especially combined with a super moon.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friday Harbor Drug
Kings Market
The Whale Museum
Herb's Tavern
Friday Harbor Hardware
San Juan Vineyards
China Pearl Restaurant
South Beach
Cannery House Restaurant -- CLOSED
They also have great vegetarian choices.
Little Store
Just about the only place in town to rent DVD's.
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
San Juan County Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Anacortes and Friday Harbor

Wildlife: The property has all kinds of birds and animals passing through that you rarely see on the mainland: Foxes, tiny San Juan deer, eagles, owls, osprey, woodpeckers. Right off shore you'll see seals, otters and an occasional sea lion. There are several whale viewing spots on the Island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

Minimum stay may be waived in the case where the calendar is showing a block of fewer days than the minimum stay is available.
This quote shows the minimum dog fee of $50 per stay. The actual rate will be $50 or $10 per dog per day, whichever is greater. We do not allow cats or other pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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