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Mitchell Bay Architect's West Water View

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms , 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Architect's own 4000 sq. ft. custom home with all natural materials and top of the line appliances & fixtures- think 'Designer Showcase' house. Walk across a bridge over a pond to get to the front door, which opens out to the view of Mitchell Bay- a show stopper! Northwest style with Asian mix interior. Featured in local magazine 'At Home'. Eat outdoors on private deck facing West with sunsets over Mitchell Bay. Master Bedroom faces the water view with large bathroom, Kohler sok tub, and steam shower. Two other bedrooms share a large bath with double sinks, shower and tub. Separate mini-Master downstairs with King bed with water view, and large leather sofa sectional and private bath.

Great Room has gas fireplace with window bench to hang out on and enjoy the view with a book. Gourmet kitchen has Wolf range, Subzero ref. & frez., 2 Bosch dishwashers, and 2 sinks. Mitchell Bay waterfront is a quick walk down a path to the shoreline-about a 50' drop in elevation to the shore. Property shares 13 common acres for privacy and nature hikes.300 acres of open space and trails is down the street off Horse Trail Road to the Mitchell Hill National Park. Enjoy bald eagles and wildlife views. Walking distance to English Camp National Park. Roche Harbor and the Sculpture Park are a quick bike ride away.

Keywords: Custom showcase home overlooking Mitchell Bay, huge gourmet kitchen, great room, large private deck with outdoor fireplace, BBQ, HOT TUB, and perfect sunsets. Two mini masters both facing the water.

Bedbug Insurance: We have all of our mattresses and box springs encapsulated for bed bug protection with traps to double insure you don't get bitten.....make sure the place you rent has been protected!

More Details

Nina Le Baron, AIA
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Nina Le Baron, AIA

Architect wife, Real Estate agent husband, built this dream home after re-locating from Mill Valley, CA. with their 2 children. We bought the property because of the great views and the spectacular sunsets won our hearts.

Nina Le Baron, AIA purchased this house in 2004

Why Nina Le Baron, AIA chose San Juan Island

This house was designed as our private residence.

What makes this house unique

Privacy, seclusion and spectacular sunsets. Very quiet location makes you feel you are away from it all. Roche Harbor is only ten minutes away for great waterfront activities and dining and grocery store. Enjoy wildlife viewing right out the window with bald eagles nesting in the trees out back and deer roaming daily. We would be happy to send you more photos of the interiors upon request.


Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Water view from whole room and skylights! Steam Shower.
    Mini Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Two vessel sinks with skylight above.
    Powder Room - toilet
  • 3.25
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Mini Master - 1 king , This bedroom is downstairs with water view and high ceiling.
    Guest Room 1 - 1 double , This bedroom shares a bath across the hall.
    Guest room 2 - 1 queen , This bedroom shares a bath across the hall
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Bed faces water view w/ Egyptian cotton sheets.
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) .... Bedbug Insurance: We have all of our mattresses and box springs encapsulated for bed bug protection with traps to double insure you don't get bitten.....make sure the place you rent has been protected!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Mitchell Bay Architect's West Water View
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Fantastic Thanksgiving/Family Reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Four couples came together for a Thanksgiving Family Reunion. This home was perfect for us. The location is very private with great outdoor space and water views. With two dishwashers, two sinks, and a professional stove/oven, the kitchen couldn't have been better to prepare a wonderful traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The large Sub-Zero has a refrigerator with plenty of room for groceries.

Can't say enough positive things about Beth & Gary, your property managers. They were extremely responsive and helpful.

As another reviewer noted, some additional instructions about how to work things around the house like the fireplaces, heating system and TV's would be helpful.

We had a fabulous time and your wonderful home had a lot to do with it.

Would absolutely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Thomas, Thanks so very much for your generous review! So glad that your Thanksgiving Holiday worked out at our house. Come back and stay in the summer next year! Kindest regards, 9ah
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Amazing views and tranquility

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week in early October, the views and tranquility of this place were awesome. The house is about a 20 minute drive from Friday Harbor and isn't hard to find as long as you don't let my wife navigate. The architecture of the house is certainly as described, a modern and interesting blend of craftsman meets the orient. The layout with the two masters on different levels is nice for multiple families, as in our case we were traveling with friends, three small children, and a dog. We put the kids off in the upstairs wing of the house and took that master and let our friends have their privacy downstairs. The steam shower in the upstairs master was a nice feature. We found a few things around the great room that we needed to move out of reach from the kids but generally very family friendly, and the gated part of the yard down and around from the deck also makes the place dog friendly as other reviewers have noted. The kitchen and BBQ were pretty well stocked with basics and great for prepping meals for seven, although some non-stick pots and pans would have made cleanups easier. Our kids loved looking at the deer from the big window seat and all enjoyed curling up there with a cup of coffee or a book to enjoy the view. Bit of a bummer that there was no TV anywhere in the common space to catch a football game, but it seems to be by design and we didn't really miss it. Overall a great time, but as another reviewer noted, some additional instructions about how to work things around the house like the fireplaces and hot tub would have been helpful as it is a modern house with a lot of buttons and switches and we weren't able to figure those things out. The hot tub never heated up, however the management couple did offer to come out to help, but we decided we'd rather just spend time alone than having people at the house working on things. Cell phone and internet service was also spotty at best, but hopefully that's not why you go to the San Juans. Overall a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Lindsey! When we were designing the house, we intentionally did not want to spoil the Great Room View or the fireplace with a TV, but that was 15 year ago and flat screen tv's have come a long way since then-we might consider one, hearing your comments......good suggestions about more directions for buttons! I will work on that, for sure. Cell phone coverage is good if you have Verizon, as we have that booster, but other carriers= not so much. Internet is still an issue, but hopefully we will be getting high speed as soon as it is available in our area-it is supposed to be coming soon.... Tranquility is hard to find out there these days. Blessings and thanks for staying!
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Seattle, WA

Relaxed place to gather

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated three 5Oth birthdays during our stay. This property comfortably accommodated seven adults, allowing for both comfortable public space to share and private quarters in which to retreat. The kitchen is well appointed for summer cooking and dining on the deck while taking in the view of sunsets over Mitchell Bay was delightful.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, So very gad that our home worked out so well for your celebrations! Please come back again! yours, 9ah
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Camas, Washington


  • 5 of 5

Three families were together for our annual summer getaway. The Mitchell Bay property is so much more than a house. Six adults, one two year old toddler, and one two year old boxer had plenty of room to spread out, relax, enjoy daily walks to Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm, sun, and the beautiful view from the expansive window seat overlooking Mitchell Bay. This home radiates a beautiful energy. Amazing art is throughout the house and invites a closer look. With two dishwashers and two sinks, the kitchen was a dream to prep, cook, and clean up in. Evening dinners and bbqs on the west deck were fabulous. Must also mention the large Sub-Zero refrigerator-plenty of room for groceries! Our boxer Emmy loved the dog beds and water dishes. Her favorite spot was the large doggie bed under the kitchen counter. Thank you Nina and a big thank you to Beth & Gary, your extraordinary property managers.

Your beautifully designed home was perfect for our San Juan Island vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow-thanks so very much for your feedback! It is so great to hear such a fabulous review and we so appreciate you staying with us. We love living in that house and it is great to be able to share that experience with others and to see the appreciation back!
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Fabulous Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

Hello Nina,

I just wanted to let you know what a lovely home you have on Mitchell Bay! We all had a very relaxing and wonderful stay! Your home is beautifully decorated and the layout was perfect for just relaxing or entertaining! We had absolutely everything we needed to prepare and enjoy meals in the amazing kitchen since we like to cook and eat most of our meals at home. We couldn't have asked for anything more, it was all fabulous. Hopefully we can do it again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your great review- it is very much appreciated! So glad you had a wonderful stay! Come stay with us again!
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Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

Kathy,Denver, Colorado

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an extraordinary trip to the San Juan Islands. What made it so special was this fabulous house and it's incredible location on Mitchell Bay. Every morning we would greet the family of deer that came into the back yard off the deck. When we weren't lounging on the deck, we were enjoying the restaurant equipped kitchen, large enough for 8 chefs! The Master Suite was truly a highlight, as well. This is a keeper for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay Kathy and thanks so very much for your kind review!
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Nearest Airport
4.2 Miles
Roche Harbor or Friday Harbor
Nearest Barpub
4.2 Miles
Roche Harbor
Nearest Ferry
8.5 Miles
Friday Harbor
Nearest Golf
10.5 Miles
Friday Harbor Golf Club
Nearest Train
48.1 Miles
Mt. Vernon
Nearest Motorway
48.1 Miles
Highway 5 is 30 min. from ferry in Anacortes
Nearest Restaurant
4.2 Miles
Roche Harbor has 3-McMillan's, Madronna, Limekiln
Nearest Ski
71.2 Miles
Mt. Baker
Nearest Beach
9.8 Miles
Jackson's Beach with sand and driftwood is 15 min.
Car: necessary

We are located at the backside of Mitchell Bay facing West for Beautiful sunsets on the private deck. A short walk down a path leads to the bank of Mitchell Bay- great for clamming or picnicking. Enjoy a nap in the hammock by the fire pit up by the house. Nature galore with bald eagles in the surrounding trees, deer wandering through on a daily basis and lots of bird life. We are close to English Camp, Mount Young, 350 acres of open space trails on Mitchell Hill. Roche Harbor is a 5 minute drive with a Spa, shops, artisan booths, 3 restaurants and a grocery store. The Roche Harbor Marina has kayak rentals, and bike/moped rentals with Suzie's Mopeds. An Alpaca farm and country store is also down the street. Friday Harbor is a 15 minute drive away. The closest Public Beaches with 'sand' are Jackson's Beach, and at American Camp (the biggest). Watch whales from the shore at the County Park- great for picnicking at sunset too! Most of our shoreline is rocky (we call our island the ROCK), so there are not many private sandy beaches. Enjoy the best of the Pacific Northwest here!


Rates & Availability

Friday Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.1%

Sunday to Sunday= 1 week minimum (unless there are slots for less in the calendar). In the Winter, there is a one week minimum for $3500/week.
Cleaning Fee: $250
Plus Taxes of .081% plus .02% lodging tax= .101% (10.1%) total
Prefer payment in the form of checks, if you go thru this site, there is a huge credit card fee. Please email me before using this site for making your first payment-thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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