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

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


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


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

Features of the new beach house at Yacht Haven

News flash! Due to an abundant count of crab, Fish and Wildlife just opened a Special Open Season for Crab here in Friday Harbor now until December 20, 2016.

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 give you 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,

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Jeff Asher
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 1, 2016

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 41 traveler reviews

New Beach House, Heated Indoor Swimming Pool & Hot Tub, Private Beach, Dock
average rating of 4.731707 based on 41 reviews
Oakland, CA

Paradise on the water

  • 3 of 5

I love this property on the water, it is secluded and quiet. The house has recently been remodeled/expanded with nice valted ceilings and big windows. With the beach area and dock it is a perfect place for water lovers. I stayed here for a four day weekend to attend my wife's best friends wedding. Our group was 13 people, which this house accommodated nicely.

I give this place a three star review, because some of the construction is not complete, many things don't work, and the staff lack customer service.

First, and most importantly the refrigerator apparently frosted over and wouldn't get cold. The staff is aware of this and said it is an ongoing problem, yet said they failed to defrost it prior to our arrival because they did not have time to. The patio heater didn't work. One of the showers was out of commission, which made it difficult for a group of 13. The bathroom we used the water came out rusty for the first few seconds. There is exposed electrical (Romex) in the living room. Numerous external lights are not working making the parking lot pitch dark. Finally our room wasn't fully cleaned when we arrived, we had a newspaper and water bottle under our bed and a used pillow stuffed between the headboard and mattress.

We contacted the staff because the refrigerator was warmer than the outside air. They came in with a snarky attitude and made excuses for the numerous issues. It is apparent these hosts are new to customer service and have some developing to do.

Finally, we expected there to be a cot in the house but when we asked for it they said they removed it from the house and they would charge us $200 for an extra guest. We tried to explain that we had two mother/ daughter couples and they would like to have their own beds. Seemed pretty petty after we went the entire weekend without a working fridge or one of the showers.

I expect the owners of this property will continue to improve it and hopefully focus on customer satisfaction. I don't expect to stay there again, because there are some many other options for great places.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful spot.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Yacht haven with 4 other couples for 5 days to explore the island and do some bicycling. It's a fabulous house. The great room can't be beat. We had planned to eat out some but the location was so lovely and the house so inviting, we just cooked in which was easy with that great kitchen. We loved the big dining table for eating, playing cards and chatting. My poor husband was down with a cold but the big reclining sofa with the quiet views of the water made for a great place for him to recoup. Jeff even brought down some medication for him. Jeff and Cheyenne were right there if we needed them but gave us plenty of space. One thing to be aware of is that the master bedroom sneaks past the corner of the bunk room to get downstairs and there's no door to that room. We made it work but if you had light little sleepers or noisy TV watchers it could be a problem. I loved that there was no TV downstairs because we enjoyed music, danced and visited rather than being glued to a TV. The house is quite remote, which makes it incredibly quiet and the 180 degree views of the water are amazing. I'd have easily given it 5 stars but one shower was out of commission and we could have used drawers for clothing in the bedrooms. I think they are working on both of those issues. I'd recommend it and I'd come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great as always

  • 5 of 5

We decided to come back since we had such a great time. Thanks again for all you did to make us feel comfortable. My grandmother's 90th birthday was amazing it's yacht Haven. She loved sitting on the deck and watching the boats go by. You guys are amazing.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us again, Please come back soon. Jeff P,,.,s. Thanks for having us over for dinner,,. Your grandmother was entertaining🎂
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Seattle WA

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

House was wonderful. Oyster farm close by for fresh seafood. We put out the crab pots and had fresh crab for dinner. Great place to relax. Goats were fun to feed. Very peaceful location. Perfect for a group of 8 adults. Lots of roomy common area. Great kitchen for preparing meals and a nice big table for everyone to sit together.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Completely Relaxing and Awesome

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this house! It felt huge, so there was plenty of room for our group of 5 adults and 2 kids. We had a couple of guests for one night and there was still plenty of space. The little kids loved the bunk beds/loft area! And the pool/hot tub was awesome! We also used the rope swings and ladder golf a ton.

This place had spectacular views and it was a little like walking into a Disney wonderland. There was a deer that kept coming back to visit and goats on the property and beautiful scenery with being right on the water. We had a great time and it was definitely one of the best family trips we've ever had, and this house was definitely part of that.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! What a beautiful home and a fabulous location!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home on the water with our family. So peaceful. Everyone loved the location, huge swimming pool, great kitchen, and fabulous views. We will definitely recommend this home to our friends and family. We brought our boat and was able to get to Roche Harbor fast!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Were so glad you ad a great time. Please come back soon Chey
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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

Friday Harbor House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

$650.00 nightly Rate is based on 2 guests; add $60.00 per night, per additional guest. Three nights minimum stay. Visitors are welcome in boats, but there is a $45 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 upon request.
There is a $600 fully refundable damage deposit.

Cancellation policy: Full refund up to 60 days before arrival. The up to 2 weeks before arrival,
1/2 refund.

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Friday Harbor 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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