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Jeff Asher

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Friday Harbor 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,

More Details
Suitability:
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)
New Beach House, Heated Indoor Swimming Pool & Hot Tub, Private Beach, Dock
average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews
5

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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5

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
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Perfect Property!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house is amazing! The views are incredible and can be enjoyed from the patio or large living room. It is just a few minute drive from Roche Harbor and about 15-20 minutes from Friday Harbor, making the whole island easily accessible. Our group of 9 birthday celebrants was easily accommodated in this beautiful home. The kitchen and living area was large enough for our group and the 5 bathrooms were wonderful when we had 9 ladies getting ready at the same time! We saw deer and bald eagles on the property and they even have two goats that you can feed. Jeff and Chey were wonderful managers, answering all of our questions, but keeping a nice distance so we didn't feel intruded upon. Most of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, but the large master and the playroom with bunk beds are upstairs. All bedrooms, except the playroom have their own private bathrooms, and there is an extra bathroom downstairs for the playroom guests. Wonderful restaurants are within a very short drive at Roche Harbor and restaurants and grocery stores are available in Friday Harbor. This property would be great for a family reunion or a girls' getaway like our group. The island was wonderful and we visited the Lavender Farm, English Camp, Roche Harbor, Friday Harbor, the Alpaca Farm, and went whale watching. But mostly, we enjoyed just hanging out at this most beautiful property. Can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much Teresa, We really enjoyed having you you all at Yacht Haven. Please come back soon All the Best Jeff
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5 STAR!

  • 5 of 5

We, meaning all 9 of us, can't say enough about this fabulous custom home. It has all of the amenities one could hope for while on vacation. Close to Roche and Friday Harbors, it was easy to get around with a car. The location, upscale accommodations, fire pit, dock, bedrooms, huge dining table, spa, pool, hammock, tree swing, views, and resident goats, Blue and Bug made our stay beyond our wildest dreams. I'd also like to add that hosts, Jeff and Cheyenne were very accommodating not to mention fun and enjoyable! Happy to recommend this beautiful home on the water and what it has to offer. Many happy memories................

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paula, Thanks for staying with us. From the moment your group arrived we knew it was going to be one of those groups that we will never forget. So much laughter from one group. Each one of you had interesting stories to share and as the summer passes we think of you guys and the conversations we had. Please come soon. Safe travels......... Jeff :-)
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Only Way to Celebrate!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a 60th birthday celebration for nine women who have been friends since grade school. When we arrived, we were in awe of the beautiful views and accommodations. This house was exactly what we needed & wanted. It was the best part of our trip. Also, Jeff & Chianne were friendly and made our stay so much more enjoyable. Thanks to both of them for allowing us to enjoy this fabulous place. This will be one birthday we will never forget. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lesley, It was so very nice to meet all of you while you were staying at our home. We really appreciated the fact that you all sat out on the patio in the mornings with your cup of coffee enjoying the view. We were happy to see all the young ladies having the time of their life. We hope that you and your friends can make it back up our way again in the near future and share the wonderful stories and laughter with us. Thank you for the good time, Jeff & Chey
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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
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Map

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.

NEW

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.

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Rates & Availability

Friday Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
$595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $55 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 $55.00 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.

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

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Amenities

Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • 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
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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