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Jeff Asher

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

New Beach House, Heated Indoor Swimming Pool & Hot Tub, Private Beach, Dock

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


San Juan Island House Rental Photos and Description

Brand-new Beach House ,Heated Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, and Private Beach, Dock

Features of the new beach house at Yacht Haven

Downstairs, three bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed and bath. Brand-new kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and a stunning view of the beach. Off the kitchen is the Great Room with high vaulted ceilings and a long table made of heavy Russian Oak that will seat 14 guests. This room has a panoramic view of the water that will take your breath away! At Night, the lighting in the kitchen and the Great Room look like a scene from a romantic movie.

Upstairs, a master bedroom with television, a king-size bed and bath with a spacious glass-enclosed shower and just for fun, we have an old-fashioned bath tub that you see in western movies. There is a large-screen home theater and game room with four comfortable built-in bunk beds. Young people go crazy for the bunk beds.

Heated floors throughout our beach house that is so well insulated, you will not hear a sound coming from any room. Mike Cherney, a master carpenter, commented about our new beach house: "I have worked on the construction of many celebrities homes, but his house is perfect in every detail." Thanks, Mike.

At Yacht Haven you are invited to a large building next to the house where you can enjoy swimming anytime of the year in our heated swimming pool, diving board and hot tub all surrounded by heated floors. As you swim, observe through our vaulted glass ceiling, soaring eagles who nest in the huge trees on the property. In between swims we have a non-alcoholic frozen drink machine with flavors that change every week.

The swimming pool and hot tub are private for your use only and no one will bother you while you are swimming, but staff will be around to do the necessary maintenance on the pool, the hot tub, the water system and the grounds.

Other features of Yacht Haven

Private Beach, rich in crab, clams and oysters, fishing just around the corner and whale watching just moments away. British Camp is diagonally across the water within rowing distance. A dinghy with oars is available for your private use to explore the pristine shoreline.

Our dock at Yacht Haven is 45' and has 30 amp shore-power service and water.

The brand-new beach house replaces a 70 year old cabin. The beach house is now ready for you and will accommodate 14 guests. Upon request, we will send a slide show of interior and exterior plus a free quote. (Note: Reviews of a 'cabin' are obsolete because the cabin is gone.)

The new beach house along with the heated swimming pool, hot tub, private beach and dock are all located on five secluded acres surrounded by a security fence and gate. We are only 20 minutes from downtown Friday Harbor and two miles from the world-famous Roche Harbor Resort.

Our property must be in a desirable area if you can look across the water and see the estate of an Oscar-winning actress.

Our property is smoke-free and pets are not allowed. (Many of our guests are allergic.)

Most of our wonderful guests are like the wide-eyed family from Indiana who cannot wait to come back again.

Guests who booked for only 3 nights wish they booked for a week or more.

The waters are an aquatic location prized by University of Washington's marine biologists for research of underwater sea life. Cook clams, crab, and oysters in lemon and butter on the outdoor propane barbecue. Also, within a short distance, you can now buy oysters at nominal cost from the oyster farm that ships to restaurants all over the world.

Something else to look forward to---Westcott Bay Oyster Farm

Bill and Doree Webb founded Westcott Bay Oyster Farm on San Juan Island. There they developed a wonderful oyster which is a cross between a Kumamoto and a Pacific Gigas.

The Kumamoto has a very deep bottom shell and an extremely intense flavor but takes two years to grow to the size of a small thumbnail. The Gigas are the prevalent Pacific oyster and grow very fast, reaching four to five inches in only two years. The hybrid of these two varieties is their Westcott Bay Oyster. This is a marvelous attraction and is located a short ten minute drive from our new Yacht Haven beach house.

Yacht Haven is located across the bay diagonally from British Camp,- only one of two National Historic Parks in America allowed to fly the Union Jack. To find out why, be sure to view one of the regularly scheduled slide-shows at British Camp, narrated by park rangers. Enjoy interpretive talks.

Jeff Asher, our hard-working property manager, served as a park ranger at Mt. Rainier National Park and the British Camp National Historic Park located just across the water from us . When you come to Yacht Haven, ask him about the mystery of the barracks for British marines. There were rumors for years that a sack of gold was hidden inside the empty building that has been restored to its original condition.. Searchers found nothing. Then a few years ago, the gold was finally discovered 'hiding in plain sight.'

Other Attractions

Victoria Day Cruise (Operating daily from May 1st through October 31st.) In one day, you can visit the charming city of Victoria in Canada and also the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Leave in the morning and return in the evening to San Juan Island. Reservations & Information: (800) 668 7758 ext. 140.

Moments away from the elegant Roche Harbor Resort and Marina with its world-class restaurant. (Boat rentals are available). Also, tennis courts and a pool.

Ten minute drive to another five-star restaurant, Duck Soup Inn.

Moments away from best fishing grounds in the Pacific Northwest. Rent a boat and all fishing equipment from Snug Harbor or Roche Harbor resorts (or bring your own boat) and park it at our deep-water forty-five foot dock.

For the high-flying folks, you can park your float plane at the dock. Have you ever golfed on an island? For an unusual experience, try the San Juan Golf Course.

Moments away from the most exciting whale watching and sea kayaking in the Pacific Northwest with San Juan Safaris and Bon Accord Charters

Only 20 minutes to Friday Harbor where you can board a ferry or fly a short distance to Canada for sight-seeing at the world-famous 130-acre Butchart Gardens. Enjoy the grandeur of the Empress Hotel in Victoria Harbor, and other attractions in charming downtown Victoria.

Keywords: Garrison Bay, Yacht Haven, Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Westcott Bay, Friday Harbor, waterfront, pool, hot tub, family reunion, new beach house,

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Jeff Asher (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Jeff Asher

My name is Jeff Asher. I am the property manager for my parents.

I have lived on San Juan Island for about 30 years and spent the summers here since a young child. I have served the people of San Juan County as emergency dispatcher, deputy sheriff, deputy coroner, detective, and lead detective. I am the founder and coordinator of the county's 20 member underwater recovery unit for San Juan County

I am also the skipper of the Sheriff's Patrol Boat. Recently, my partner and I were honored with an award from the State of Washington for saving four people from drowning when their boat crushed on the rocks in darkness and rough waters.

I have also worked as a park ranger at Mount Rainier National Park, British Camp National Historical Park, and Pinnacles National Monument in California.

For relaxation, I enjoy fine woodworking and restoring antique cars. My current project is the restoration of a park train circa 1930 that moved people around Coney Island in New York. We acquired the train from a farm in Sand Point, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 passed over on the way down to Shanksville.

My special joy is scuba diving with my sons, Russell and Sam. Our future plan: Explore some of the thousands of shipwrecks still underwater around the world.

Jeff Asher purchased this house in 1954

Why Jeff Asher chose San Juan Island

This five acre estate was handed down in the family. It was owned by my grandfather,V.L. Gardner, who worked with Bill Boeing in the early days when Bill was just starting his multi-billion dollar business. My grandfather started in Bill Boeing's furniture company and later went to aircrafts. My grandfather learned to fly when airplanes were started by hand-cranking the propeller. During WW II, my grandfather was a naval officer on Admiral Nimitz personal staff in Guam. 'Grandpa Vern' was responsible for the repair and maintenance of all military aircraft in the Pacific. Later, he became the northwest regional director of the FAA.

As a bit of trivia: The San Juan Islands were a favorite vacation for Bill Boeing. Hollywood celebrities (actors, directors and producers) have discovered this hidden jewel, the San Juan Islands.

What makes this house unique

Most everyone who visits comments that

Yacht Haven is one of the most exquisite and peaceful marine location in the world. Guests arrive at the estate and end up not leaving the gates. Its all about relaxation.... Our staff is eager to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It usually takes guests one or two days to unwind from the day-to-day presures of mainland living.


based on 32 traveler reviews

New Beach House, Heated Indoor Swimming Pool & Hot Tub, Private Beach, Dock
average rating of 4.75 based on 32 reviews

Excellent Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. It has everything: a very beautiful house, a nice pool/hot tub, and a gorgeous view. The house has a full kitchen and several bathrooms which is very nice when you have a large group of people. We came for a wedding and had a mini vacation. The caretakers are very nice people. Jeff and Cheyenne were very friendly and helpful. If you are looking for a place to stay on San Juan Island, look no more -- book this place.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasantly relaxing vacation. Jeff and Cheyenne were very accommodating hosts making our group feel welcome. The house is amazing but the view makes the vacation even more special. You can enjoy the ocean view from the kitchen table. The pool is outstanding. Plan accordingly—we never thought we would spend so much of our vacation time in the pool. Apparently Jeff is a scuba diving instructor too. So bad I found out late about it. Next time I’ll definitely take some lessons. Overall an amazing place.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond What We Imagined!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this beach house for a 14 person small office retreat and it was beyond what I had imagined! Life on the island is a thing of its own comprised of peace and tranquility and this was everything and more! Upon arrival we were greeted and given a tour of the property, check in and out was very easy. Everyone on the trip had a place to sleep and we made large breakfasts and dinners in the spacious kitchen! Waking up and sitting on the dock early morning to watch the sunrise and catch sightings of various sea life was breathtaking. We saw many eagles, harbor seals, jelly fish and even saw an extremely large crab swim out from under the dock! For further retreats I will DEFINITELY keep this place in mind and refer all looking for a place to escape to this property. I had some last minute changes to our large guest list and the owner were so very easy to work with and it was much much appreciated! Thank You!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing & beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this beautiful home and it does not disappoint! A perfect weekend getaway! Loved the gourmet kitchen to cook and we felt so rested in such a peaceful place! The updated bathrooms are so luxurious and the fireplace in the master bedroom was a romantic touch! Amazing picture perfect views as we watched the storms roll in & out!

Our teen daughter & her friends loved joining us! The big dining room table was a hit and the beds were comfy! They loved jumping off the diving board and enjoyed the pool! They commented to not forget your flip flops for your walk to the pool house which they did often!

We can't wait for our next visit! The Asher's are unforgettable hosts! They have thought of everything to make our stay perfect! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and gorgeous haven for the entire family

  • 5 of 5

We travelled to the Island with our 2 boys for spring break and enjoyed an absolutely spectacular week at Jeff and Cheyenne's gorgeous home. Haven is literally the best description, especially for those of us seeking the peace and relaxation of San Juan island.

From the moment of arrival where our boys were treated to delightful greetings by goats Blue and Bugs, to the discovery of the rope swings, and then the incredible pool, our boys were in Heaven. Stepping inside this luxurious property and into the huge gourmet kitchen and open living area, my husband and I felt like we were too. I can't imagine any amenities these owners have forgotten.

Gorgeous view, check.

Plenty of space, check.

Gourmet kitchen and Wine Refrigerator, check.

Fireplaces, check

Private bathrooms for each bedroom, check.

Spa soaking tub, check.

Comfy beds and cozy linens, check.

Access to a private dock and beach, check.

Oh, did I mention there's a separate pool house with a heated huge pool and hot tub. And a diving board. And a frozen beverage machine....

Jeff and Cheyenne are the most gracious hosts and it was an absolute delight to share a little bit of their slice of Heaven for a week. Can't imagine a better place to stay, especially for families with busy active children. Can't wait to go back and visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Wendy, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us!! The kids seemed like they had a ton of fun!! Come again soon. Thank you Jeff
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What a beautiful, wonderful, and peaceful get away for our extended family.

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a five day stay at this beautiful property. The house and property are even better than the pictures. The 180 degree view from the kitchen, dining, great room were breath taking. We had a group of 13 ranging from 6 to 81 years. There was plenty of room for everyone and the accommodations met a variety of needs. The kids absolutely loved the bunk room, the pool, and the rope swings. We kayaked from the private beach and were amongst seals just a few minutes away. Jeff and Cheyenne are fabulous hosts, very helpful and kind but not intrusive. I have rented a lot of properties through VRBO, and this was a very seamless and positive experience from the beginning to the end. We would definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Darci, We had such a good time with your family, please come again soon. The goats miss your kids already!!! Thank you so much Jeff
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Roche Harbor Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Roche Harbor Resort
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
In Friday Harbor
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
San Juan Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Roche Harbor Resort
Car: necessary

Yacht Haven vacation rental is one of the San Juan Islands premiere vacation destinations. This unique property situated at the entrances to Westcott and Garrison Bays provides ample opportunity for kayaking, fishing, crabbing, SCUBA diving and hiking in the area.

Our property features a private 45’ dock, with power and water, a private beach as well as a separate private indoor swimming pool and hot tub with a heated pool deck and restroom. The pool is located just steps away from the house and has its own foyer. The pool has its own stone patio with views of the bay.


The waterfront residence is new as of 2015 and has vaulted ceilings in the great room, 10' ceilings in the main house, heated floors, Bathrooms for every bedroom, Large kitchen and dining room which overlooks its own private pebble beach. Large picture windows provide unmatched waterfront views of Westcott and Garrison Bays.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning Fee $295 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.57%

$595.00 nightly Rate is based on 2 guests; add $50.00 per night, per additional guest. Three nights minimum stay. Visitors are welcome in boats, but there is a $40 per person per night fee if they stay on the boat overnight and a docking fee per boat of $1.75 per foot per night. Free quote and slide show of new waterfront home upon request.
There is a $600 fully refundable damage deposit.

Deposit: 1/2 of rental amount at time of booking. Remainder is due 30 days before arrival.
Cancellation policy: Full refund up to 30 days before arrival. The up to 2 weeks before arrival,
1/2 refund.

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San Juan Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , view of dock and entrance to westcott bay
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Fireplace, view of the entrance to bay thru the forrest
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , view of pool heated floors bedroom and bathroom
    Master bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , view of entrance to bay and dock ,fireplace
    pool bathroom - toilet , located off the deep end. heated floor/ changing room
    main lower floor great room bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , private bathroom tub/shower combination (heated floors)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with bathroom Shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with fireplace and private bathroom. heated floors
    upstairs great room. - 4 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Upstairs main bunk room / theater room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Master bedroom w/ fireplace slipper tub, shower .
  • Also available, a rollaway bed upstairs.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 story beach house on Yacht Haven with heated indoor swimming pool in a dedicated building on 5 secluded acres with a private beach and a private 45 foot dock. Crab cooking station and gas/briquette BBQ grill on a huge patio on the north side of pool building. Westcott Bay Oyster farm nearby. Salmon fishing 5 minutes away. Wild life everywhere. National park nearby. 5 minutes from Roche Harbor Resort, Whale watching a short distance away. 20 minute boat ride to Sydney British Columbia, Canada.

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