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Susan Lauciello

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

San Juan Island Premier Waterfront Lodging WOW!

21 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

San Juan Island House Rental Photos and Description

FOR THE BEST IN SAN JUAN ISLAND LODGING - VISIT WATERFRONT GARRISON BAY ESTATES!

What if you could...

GRANT YOURSELF AN UNFORGETTABLE VACATION....

ENJOYING SAN JUAN ISLAND'S BEST LODGING....

BE AWAY FROM IT ALL .... and

SPEND ENDLESS DAYS OF BLISS....

You can and more at Garrison Bay Estates San Juan Island.

Enjoy this hidden paradise.

Share this quiet, cozy, comfortable,

San Juan Island Waterfront Home

with friends or family.

Comfortably sleeps 9.

GARRISON BAY ESTATES SAN JUAN ISLAND WASHINGTON

A Luxurious Affordable Vacation Destination on San Juan Island's Garrison Bay offering the best in San Juan Island Lodging.

• Garrison Bay is located on the sunny side of San Juan Island.

• If you are looking for a relaxing quiet island setting, look no further.

• Soak in sun all day while you enjoy the panoramic views .

• BBQ in your own park like yard steps from Garrison Bay.

• Enjoy an evening campfire on the beach with

• Italian Style S'mores

• 3 bedroom, 2 full Baths

• Great Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Laundry Room

• 40' + of outdoor deck

• Patio Furniture

• Gas Bar B-Q

• Park like grounds leading to waters edge

• Beach side fire pit

• Picnic Table

• Indoor and outdoor Toys for Children & Adults

• A luxurious affordable vacation destination.

• Catering to families and friends getaways.

• Endless variety of activities year round.

• Sitting on 1/2 acre of lush countryside on Garrison Bay .

• Relaxed quiet setting.

• Walk out Beach .

• Fresh Herbs & Vegetables from the garden, in season.

We hope that our attention to detail shines through each and every moment of your stay. We've tailored each room, our hospitality and amenities

to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.

All that is missing is you ----- Come Visit!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Susan Lauciello (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Susan Lauciello

We moved to the island in 1999 after several years of cruising and boating in these calm waters.

Our last visit, we just did not want to go home, which then was Southern California, San Diego. It was time to be away from it all and we discovered Garrison Bay.

With all day sun our gardens thrive. We live the island life style, growing as much of our vegetables and herbs as possible and cooking from scratch, everything homemade, just as my Italian Nonna did.

We love to share our wonderful food, recipes and beautiful Garrison Bay on San Juan Island with travelers.

Come visit, Be away from it all!

Susan Lauciello purchased this house in 2005

Why Susan Lauciello chose San Juan Island

We built this home with the thought of family and friends visiting San Juan Island and making their own memories on this perfect beach property.

Now living here for 16 years, Garrison Bay needs to be shared with others. It is truly an amazing waterfront location. The wildlife, the beach, the views, the all day sun........what more could anyone want?

Our Italian Cooking Classes with everything homemade is within walking distance of your vacation home and is definitely a family affair. Children of all ages enjoy the evening and even those who said "my little one won't eat..." ends up asking for seconds.

No need to travel to Italy, come visit Garrison Bay and grant yourself an unforgettable vacation.

COME VISIT Garrison Bay San Juan Island!

What makes this house unique

Private Beach Waterfront. Extra large park like lawn area for family fun. No steps, rocks or cliffs to climb to access water. Walk right in!

One of few if not only beach front vacation rental home on San Juan Island with such easy beach access.

Bring your kayaks or inflatable boat and enjoy!

Enjoy the herb garden. Fresh vegetables in season.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sue & Ed:

We all just wanted to say thank you so much for your hospitality. We were thrilled when we walked into your lovely home ----the care you put into making sure your guests are comfortable is very clear. We loved the cooking class & can't wait to 'wow' our friends back home with our new culinary skills!

The firewood was very appreciated too -- Aaron couldn't wait to get out there and get it started last night.

So----thank you again for making our stay on San Juan so memorable/comfortable/special.

P.S. we saw about 2 dozen whales yesterday, we tracked them for about 3 hours!
Apr 2015
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Reviews

4.8
based on 21 traveler reviews

San Juan Island Premier Waterfront Lodging WOW!
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 25 reviews
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Great property on Garrison Bay

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay - comfortable home and great location on Garrison Bay. We used the fire pit every evening and had our kayak in the water each day. Susan provided an early morning treat each day and they were always delicious.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Time!

  • 5 of 5

We had another fantastic stay, here! The accommodations are outstanding, beautiful grounds, and Ed and Susan are the perfect hosts, thank you! We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to welcome you back to Garrison Bay Estates. Thank you for the kind words. We do try our best to make everyone feel at home. We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Regards, Ed and Susan p.s. Glad you like the Grilled Crab recipe, it is amazing isn't it.
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Amazing little paradise on the island

  • 5 of 5

The location of this property gave me the best escape ever had on vacation. Located on a quiet area on the west side of the island surrounded by waters and English Camp national park you can see the water and wild animals right out of the windows. It's just like a little heaven on earth. I don't mind at all the fact that it's 9 miles from the Friday harbor where most of the shops and restaurants are. There are some houses around here but very quiet and low traffic that my son and I had good time riding our bike. In fact we attempted to extend our stay another night but it wasn't available. So I can't wait to come back here for a longer stay on my next vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I totally agree with you Garrison Bay is a comfortable, quiet, relaxing locating with amazing nature, wildlife and views to offer. We also do not mind the ride to town since there are only two stop signs and max 45 mph. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We do hope to see you again soon. Ciao, Susan
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Clean, well stocked, roomy, NO Privacy!

  • 3 of 5

CONS: In our opinion the cons out way the pros because we paid thousands for supposedly a PRIVATE cottage/house. Let's reveal that the owners live next door and do NOT understand what "absolutely do not come over here" means! Owner Susan thinks bringing over a small plate of desserts entitles her to come over unannounced in early am walking on decking and looking in every window! There are NO blinds or window covering on living room and dining room areas which give no privacy day or night! The only way to get air in main part of house is to open double doors to backyard, there are no screen sliders to keep out bugs. Only one tv it's in living room. Mattresses in bedrooms in our opinion are not comfortable and some squeak. Be very careful while using tub in hallway bathroom and shower unit in master bathroom no skid mats or stop skid on bottom of surfaces. The fire pit is in open view of owner's sitting in yard, on deck or house, again no privacy. The dock in pictures is not for renters use.

PROS: Cottage/house is very clean, well supplied kitchen and bathroom towels, large dining room and sofa area. We enjoyed seeing the deer in yard around house.

We left day early due to Owner Susan's intrusions!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Should a guest notify us with a concern or problem we address that issue immediately. We do hope any problems are brought to our attention quickly and not on Day 6 of a 7 Day stay. As a responsible owner who receives an upsetting phone call from a guest in residence, it is necessary to visit the property and confirm guest safety. Italiani Dolci, fresh baked Italian Breakfast Treats are complimentary and optional. The size of the plate of sweets is determined by the number of guests staying in the home. Each dish is specially packaged and set on the railing at the side door; unless a guest is outside, in which case a dish of sweets is handed to that guest. Should a guest choose not to receive these morning treats, we would hope the guest will notify us of their wishes at the beginning of their stay and not the day before their stay is over. For home entry, there is a side door, a front door and the double French doors leading to the Bay. We have not had a need to screen these double doors as most guests enjoy the openness. There are no draperies on the French doors, to do so would block the amazing view. All other opening windows are screened and have either blinds or draperies or both. Non-skid in tub and shower was applied by manufacturer and has been checked for safety. We do not provide rubber mats due to hygienic reasons. The vacation home sits on a tree lined one acre parcel with an open beach area. Yes, the owners, my husband and I, live next door. Due to the abundance of trees, homes in the area, owners included, cannot be seen from inside the home, or deck area. From owners home the rental home or driveway is not visible. From the beach you can see the shoreline of the Bay, several other homes, as well as English Camp National Park across the Bay. You will also see folks enjoying their kayaks on Garrison Bay and boats of all sorts that come to anchor. The listing information on VRBO and HomeAway clearly mentions No Dock Access from this home. It is mentioned on our web site as well as in the Rental Agreement all guests acknowledge prior to completing a reservation. Any photo of the Bay taken from the vacation rental property will show docks. All of the photos on our web site as well as HomeAway and VRBO are accurate. Susan
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60th Birthday celebration with family and friends

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing experience! The hospitality at Garrison Bay Estates is incredible, Susan is very serious about making sure that your stay is perfect... daily morning treats that were top notch delicious, the house is incredibly comfortable with all the amenities from a fully stocked kitchen to the toys and games for kids and adults, oh and the setting is spectacular- queue the eagles, deer and seals. I can't think of a better way to get away for some fun, relaxation and celebration with friends and family. My only regret is not booking an evening cooking with Susan and Ed - next time ;-)

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ellen, Thanks so much for your lovely review. It is hard not to have a good time at Garrison Bay Estates. The location is amazingly beautiful. Our guest comfort is so important to us, so our wish for each guest is to enjoy their visit, to relax, to be comfortable , to create new memories and most of all leave as friends. I am very happy you all enjoyed Italiani Dolci. Much love goes into baking these treats to share. Glad your Birthday Bash was a success and yes, next time we should do an Italian Dinner/Class. We look forward to welcoming you all again soon. Ciao, Susan
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Fun Girls Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Garrison Bay! The house was clean and comfortable and had spectacular views out into the water. Easy to find and very quiet and peaceful. I booked the house for a 2 night Bachelorette weekend with 6 ladies and had a blast in the house. Susan even left us some homemade goodies for breakfast!

We also took the Italian pasta cooking class from Susan and Ed and it was so much fun. We really enjoyed talking, laughing and drinking wine withe them, while making a delicious dinner.

A great experience was had by all!! I will definitely keep this place in mind for our next weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all for visiting here at Garrison Bay Estates. It was our pleasure to meet each of you. We look forward to hearing about and seeing some photos of the wedding.! The Italian Dinners are fun aren't they? We do enjoy meeting new people, hearing about their adventures and welcoming them into our family. We do live the Italian Lifestyle here and enjoy everyday here on Garrison Bay. We hope you come visit again soon. Ciao, Susan and Ed
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Friday Harbor
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Roche Harbor
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Friday Harbor
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
San Juan Golf & County Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Susan's Italian Private Dinners & Cook Classes
Nearest Beach
Waterfront Right Outside Your Door!
Car: recommended

Garrison Bay, near Roche Harbor Resort & Marina 1-5 mi

Other Activities: Italian Cooking Classes and Private Dinners. Shopping, Kayaking, Horseshoes, Wildlife Viewing, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa.

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Rates & Availability

Friday Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Awesome Summer
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$435
$2,895
 
 
Colorful Fall
Sep 16 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$345
$2,375
 
 
Peacefully Quiet
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$299
$1,999
 
 
Almost Summer
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$299
$1,999
 
 
Delightful June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$435
$2,795
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$399
$2,695
 

Additional information about rental rates

departure housekeeping $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.1%

Departure cleaning fee up to 150.00 may apply. Non refundable one time 59.00 fee for Property Damage Insurance may apply.

Culinary Classes are optional and not a condition of rental of this wonderful Bay Side Home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

San Juan Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Walk in Shower, Dual Vanities, Soaking Tub for 2!
  • Over-sized Soaking Tub for two is located in Master Bath. Walk in Shower in Master Bath. Tub/shower combo in Hall Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size comfort with luxury linens
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Feather beds!! Extra cozy and plush
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Comfort with Feather Bed
  • Master Bedroom with King Size Bed, private deck, great water views. Master bath has dual vanities, full walk in shower and soaking tub for two. Bedroom #2 , Queen Bed with comfy feather bed, desk & seating area. Garden Views Bedroom #3 with two Double Beds and garden view. A twin size roll away is available as well as Baby gear, crib and booster seat at no extra charge.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Parking For Boat/Trailer, Kitchen Fully stocked! Including, french press coffee pot, espresso & cappuccino coffee maker, blender. Cook books too! ** Tuscan Style Italian Cooking Classes and Private Dinners for your enjoyment. Mom deserves a vacation too! Beachfront - Walk out Beach with wonderful views to British Camp National Park. Enjoy the wildlife in abundance. Garrison Bay Estates is a quiet, cozy luxury island getaway! ~~Cooking Classes~~Private dining. Have your own Personal Chef for an evening of Italian fun & food, making everything by hand from pastas to pizza, porchetta, and more! Email for details, www.garrisonbay.estates@gmail.com

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