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Roche Harbor Retreat - Waterfront Home on Westcott Bay

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3+ Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Westcott Bay is a quiet retreat from the energy of Roche Harbor Resort ... yet only a 5-minute walk to one of the country's finest resorts that includes a spa, market, clothing store and more. Our home sleeps up to 8 comfortably and is a great place to create memories for families with children.

We are constantly updating the home with new furniture, bedding, linens, and original artwork. There is a fully appointed kitchen with quartz counters that has everything you need for cooking and entertaining. There is even an iMac and wireless internet, though you’ll probably spend your time outdoors …

Soak in the serenity of Westcott Bay and its abundant wildlife. Enjoy morning coffee on the deck and watch eagles fly overhead and pelicans sunning themselves on mooring buoys. Head down the stairs to the tidal flats and dig for clams at low tide. Sip your wine and watch the seals and otters play right in front of you. Or make a stop at the dog park on the short walk to Roche Harbor Resort.

If you’re driving, it’s a quick trip (or a casual paddle on a paddle board or kayak) to English Camp, a historic national park with great hiking trails. A bit further down the west side, check out Lime Kiln state park where you can literally watch Orcas play right in front of you!

At night, roast s'mores at the fire pit and see stars so bright, you’ll wonder if the earth has somehow moved closer to them. Come enjoy all there is to offer in this special spot … and make memories to last a lifetime.

More Details

Owner
Steven and Beverly Carleton
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Steven and Beverly Carleton

We purchased this home in late 2013 from the original owner who built it in 1995. We love the area and intend to live here full time in the years ahead and are happy to share all the beauty and experiences with you.

Steven and Beverly Carleton purchased this house in 2013

Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Roche Harbor
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Friday Harbor
Car: recommended

Our home has the best of both worlds. We are on the quiet side of Roche Harbor, yet only a short 5 minute walk to Roche Harbor Resort. Enjoy your morning coffee while watching seabirds on and eagles above Westcott Bay, the most abundant wildlife bay on San Juan Island.

Amenities

Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs West - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bonus - 1 queen
    Master Downstairs - 1 king
    Upstairs Kids - 2 twin/ single
  • Master: King size bed Upstairs bedroom 1: Queen size bed Upstairs bedroom 2: Two twin beds Upstairs bonus room: Queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 63 reviews
5

The perfect rental home for a family

  • 5 of 5

This was THE perfect house for our family. We had three generations and the house had something for everyone. It was as if they anticipated our every need from childrens dishes and sippy cups for kids to a coffee maker in upstairs bathroom for those early mornings. We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen. Every possible piece of equipment was provided. Every time I thought the house couldn't possible have what we needed, I was wrong. The view is so spectacular that I don't think we turned on the tv once. The location was perfect for exploring the whole island. Our children loved having a campfire every night. Thank you again for a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anne ... those are some pretty nice words:) We hope you'll visit with your family again soon!
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5

Beautiful peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay at a wonderful place. When we walked in the door it was so inviting and we felt immediately at home. The rooms were appointed so well with cozy beds and gorgeous views. The sunrise was amazing! There was nothing more we could ask for except more time. Thank you for sharing. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Family Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the Roche Harbor Retreat this past weekend. There were 6 adults and 2 small kids and we all had plenty of room. The house was well-kept, the beds were comfortable, and the kitchen was well stocked with all the necessities to cook for family meals. We look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Brian ... we are so happy you enjoyed the island. Please come visit again!
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5

A beautiful place to make memories!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had at your home! The views are a lovely sight to wake up to and have morning coffee. Very private and serene. The house was stocked with everything we needed and more. The furnishings were cozy and very comfortable. Loved having the ping pong table and other outdoor games to play!

We had a beautiful wedding for my daughter and new son-in-law at Roche Harbor and your home was the perfect location to the resort. I only wish we could have stayed longer. I would come back in a heartbeat! Just great!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Susan ... we are so happy you enjoyed your time on the island and proximity to Roche Harbor. Congratulations on your daughter’s wedding and please come stay with us again!
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5

Best experience ever !

  • 5 of 5

Dear Steven & Beverly~

Everything was so wonderful and meticulous! the house was stocked so well with everything needed. You thought of everything which made it very inviting & much like home... thank you! the beds, bedding/linens were first class which I personally loved. the artwork was outstanding the quality of the entire house was so perfect for us thank you we will definitely want to return!!

We will never forget this place as we were married right in the dining room in front of the bay window with our 4 kids and 2 grand babies present. Thank you again for making it a beautiful memory for all of us!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This Place is 5 Stars PLUS!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at the Roche Harbor Retreat. The setting was spectacular with a gorgeous view of the bay. The décor is bright and cheery in addition to being very comfortable. We have rented a lot of vacation homes over the years and this place was the best stocked place we have every rented. The owners have thought of everything...from the balsamic vinegar we found in the cupboard , to the rubber boots for the beach, to the loaner coats and hats in the front closet! The use of the kayaks, SUP's, bikes, and fire pit (with lots of firewood to use!) made this an extra special place to stay not to mention a good value. Our favorite adventure was dropping their crab pots out in the bay and actually catching crabs! It made for the most delicious dinner! We enjoyed observing the bald eagles, heron and other birds from the house and the beach below the house. San Juan Harbor offers something for everyone and this house and its wonderful location were icing on the cake to our wonderful stay. Thank you Bev and Steve for your hospitality...we will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a nice review Sue ... we hope you will come back and visit again soon. The crabs will be waiting:)
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

During high season (Memorial - Labor Day) weekend reservations must include Friday and Saturday.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if cancelled more than 60 days prior to Check-in date.
0% refund if cancelled less than 60 days prior to Check-in date.

If we are able to re-book your cancelled dates, we will provide you a full refund.

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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