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Utter Seclusion on 600 Feet of Waterfront

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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.

The home is just in the finishing stages of an extensive remodel and update. We will post current photos in the next few days.

The open floor plan in this home has 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

More Details

Kristy & Charles Herrick
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

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 weaves, spins and knits.

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.


Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • 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 ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Utter Seclusion on 600 Feet of Waterfront
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Myself along with other friends are nurse who take a retreat once a year to get away from it all and relax. This year we decided to go to the San Juan Islands. The owners were so easy to work with and nice. Their housekeeper Jennifer left a nice note with her number in case we needed her. The property is amazing. The house was stocked with everything you need and is very private. We would rent there again next year but we will have too many people (10-14). We are keeping it in mind for other years though with fewer people.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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

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

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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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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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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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.


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
May 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100

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.
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