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Kristy & Charles Herrick

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Utter Seclusion on 600 Feet of Waterfront

29 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

San Juan Island House Rental Photos and Description

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

Situated on over three 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.

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

Wireless internet is available for guests.

Dog friendly too. Dogs are welcome with additional fee. No cats.

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

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kristy & Charles Herrick (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Kristy & Charles Herrick

Charles and Kristy Herrick live in Issaquah, Washington just east of Seattle in the foothills. Charles does relief work in Africa, India and Afghanistan as well as executive work in the IT industry. 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 our guests as a way of saying thank you. Kristy is an avid gardener. She raises llamas and a bulldog named Bullard. She weaves, spins and knits. Bullard does nothing.

Kristy & Charles Herrick purchased this house in 1997

Why Kristy & Charles Herrick chose San Juan Island

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.

Reviews

5
based on 29 traveler reviews

Utter Seclusion on 600 Feet of Waterfront
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
5

Priceless

  • 5 of 5

This property is simply amazing, I know the island very well and this by far is a favorite. The view of the ocean from the property is priceless and we will definitely come back. The home was clean and comfortable. A piece of heaven:):)

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA
5

Comfortable and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

The house was well-appointed with everything we could need. It was clean, comfortable, and cozy. It's right by the water, which made for a lovely view. We spent most of our time relaxing, reading, talking, and playing board games. It was the perfect way to get away from everything for a few days. I look forward to returning someday.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield, CA
4

Privacy with a View

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 nights here for a 40th anniversary trip. We spent a lot of time reading on the spacious deck and gazing at the water before us. Lots of birds and watched a couple of seals when off in the distance a solitary whale swam up the channel. I felt so lucky to see it. We had plenty of time to explore the island and had perfect weather. Thank you to Kristy and Charles for allowing dogs on their property. Our golden retriever was very happy!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views and wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here on San Juan Island. Breakfasts and dinners on the deck overlooking the water were wonderful. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking and barbecuing. There was a bald eagle nest in one of the trees outside the front door, and my college-age son took some wonderful photos. My two children and their two cousins enjoyed the sleeping loft, while the main bedroom suited my husband and I just great. Friday Harbor town was a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Bit of Heaven on San Juan Island

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to escape the East Coast and its hectic pace. When we arrived at Point Caution and this property, we found a bit of heaven. We loved how nature enveloped us, the sun...the eagles...the channel...the fish. We even saw a double rainbow. It was a spectacular week enjoying all the islands have to offer. This kitchen is the best stocked of any home I have rented. My favorite spot was the fire pit, ready each evening to lead us into dusk and rest. You will be enchanted by the location. Head west to this special getaway.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy and relaxing with a gorgeous view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home for 3 nights over spring break. We wanted a nice relaxing trip with our 6 year old son and dog. The view alone made the trip amazing! We loved watching the sunrise with our coffee and having a glass of wine in the evening during sunset. The home had all the comforts of home including a fully stocked kitchen, games, dog amenities such as dog bowl and dog bed, a very comfortable bed and loft and a cozy living room to watch movies. The weather was hit and miss while we were there so we relaxed inside when it wasn't raining and explored outside when the sun came out. When the tide was out there was fun tide pool they our 6 year loved exploring. It was an amazing family vacation. We can't wait to plan our next trip back to the San Juan's and we will definitely be staying here!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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.

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Rates & Availability

Friday Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 16 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Off Season 2016 - Fall
Oct 1 2016 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee-$10 /day per dog $0
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.1%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
This quote does not include the dog fee of $10 per day/per dog.
PLEASE NOTE: On January 1, 2015 our rates will change.
May 16 - September 30, 2015 will be 349.00 per night.
October 1 - May 15 will be 245.00 per night.

We accept checks, Visa or MasterCard.
We require a $1,000 deposit at booking.
Balance Due 60 days prior to stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

San Juan Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

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