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Charming new Westcott Bay view home near Roche Harbor

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath sleeps 6

BlueSea Bungalow is a great place to make memories! This cozy new home is comfortably furnished with a nautical/beach motif throughout. Everyone can fit around the large dining table in the great room, or around the spacious fire pit outdoors. Fire up the BBQ, pull up a chair and relax. Soaring eagles occasionally fly over our large open yard, which is great for lawn games in the summer. Enjoy a real game of horseshoes in the back yard. This open space and rural setting is perfect for star gazing while sitting with friends around the camp fire.

In the (rare) case of inclement weather you can still enjoy fresh air and view of Westcott Bay from the covered front porch, or stay warm inside with a cozy fire in the wood stove.

There's a nearby private community access to Westcott Bay, which is down a short nature trail (be careful to watch for stickers and uneven footing) and then an easy scramble down the bank. Limited beach, but a great place to sit and watch for seabirds, etc.

BlueSeaBungalow's Master Suite has a queen-sized bed and is connected to a continental bathroom. The 2nd bedroom is upstairs with a quaint pitch-ceiling, and is furnished with antiques. While all rooms on the West side can see Westcott Bay, there's an especially nice view from this relaxing upstairs room with a full-sized bed. Cute 3/4 bathroom upstairs as well. The living room's comfortable futon couch converts into a bed. The kitchen is fully-equipped with stainless steel appliances and plenty of dishes, cookware, spices etc., so feel free to save a little money by eating in.

The Oyster Farm is just at the end of our quiet neighborhood (open summer months only). A connector trail to English Camp and Mount Young is also at the end of the street near the farm and lagoon. There's a shorter trail to the tip of the lagoon where you can look out towards the mouth of Westcott Bay, which is really popular for boaters in the summer.

It's a short 1.5 miles to Roche Harbor, where you can rent kayaks, SUP's, etc. and check out the beautiful garden and historical sights.

After your day of fun activities, you'll likely appreciate the full sized washer and dryer, comfortable bedrooms and a well-appointed full kitchen. Definitely a home-away-from-home feel!

More Details

Owner
Valerie and Rob
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Valerie and Rob

We purchased this property as an empty lot near the end of the recession, then used a 5th wheel on it for years as we worked towards building our cabin. We invested a lot of sweat equity into making this a great vacation home.

Valerie and Rob purchased this house in 2012

Why Valerie and Rob chose San Juan Island

This is a prime location on our favorite island, but it's easy to visit the other islands as well.

Amenities

Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Master bedroom is on the main level, queen-sized bed, full dresser and 2 nightstands. Connected to full bathroom. The 2nd bedroom is upstairs and has a full-sized bed. There are ceiling fans in both bedrooms, and there are screens on the windows. There's a full size futon in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Excellent cell phone reception if you have Verizon, but apparently that's the only service right at our house. So others will have to use our wifi. Private community beach access - down a rough and narrow beach trail. Wear solid shoes and watch for overhanging thorny plants.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Charming new Westcott Bay view home near Roche Harbor
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
5

Wonderful place to stay on San Juan Island!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this island house for a long weekend getaway for my daughter's birthday. We were so happy with it! The house is as cute as can be, and the property and yard are clean as a whistle! We really enjoyed the fire pit out the dining room door; it has a nice cement surround so you have safe footing. There is wood stacked outdoors to use for the fire pit and inside wood stove, but we were glad we brought our own dry wood and kindling to get a good fire started! We had a great time exploring the island from top to bottom! Loved seeing the foxes at American Camp on the southern end of the island, and Mona the camel along the road. All in all, we had a great time! The house has 2 very nice bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a very nice kitchen. I would recommend this as a really nice place to stay. It was sparkling clean and comfy.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay with outstanding owners. So glad we chose this Property!

  • 5 of 5

LOVED the peace and quiet at this beautiful home. Comfortable beds, great kitchen, TV with DVD's to watch if you happen to arrive right before a storm. Close to nearby trails. The location allows you to access the whole island and national historic parks quickly.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Blue Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Blue Bungalow

First time in San Juans, but have rented several VRBOs around the country. This was one of the best.....spotless, comfortable, perfect floor plan for 2 couples, and very nice amenities. The location was perfect for the wedding we were attending at Roche Harbor resort. Didn't have time to kayak , whale watch or bike, but we did tour the island, stopping at several of the historical sites to hike and view. The bungalow has a fire pit and horseshoe area which sadly we were too busy to use. Fun for another time. owners were prompt with communication and damage refund.

Date of arrival

October 8, 201

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

What a charming place! So neat and tidy! Not to mention the amazing host! Valerie checked in on us multiple times before the trip and right after we arrived to make sure everything was what we expected, so friendly and kind. The house was adorable, comfortable and clean. Could have stayed another week, it felt like home. Highly recommend the blue sea bungalow, and once you drive up you know the house fits the name inside and out! OH! And our favorite part was the lovely fire pit area! What a great place to gather with good friends!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blissful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying on the north end of the island at the Blue Sea Cottage. The house was light filled, roomy, and we enjoyed the cozy morning fires. The location is perfect for all kinds of hiking and walking; especially the walk up Mount Young with stunning views. We will be back. Wonderful stay!

David & Cheryl

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The home is gorgeous down to every detail! It's very comfortable and easy to feel "at home" here.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend trip and would highly recommend the Blue Sea Bungalow! I expected it to be smaller, being a two bedroom, but the layout is great and feels roomy. It's fun to look at all the great art and decor too. They've done a beautiful job on the place in every aspect. I hope to bring our family here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Rates & Availability

Friday Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter II
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$180
$1,080
 
 
Spring Shoulder
Apr 1 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
Summer 2017
May 19 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Fall Shoulder
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.1%

We charge an extra $10 per person per night for up to 2 guests over the total of 4. So our rates are set for up to 4 people, but we'll allow up to 6 to stay overnight. Note that the "average nightly rate" noted by this software is the very lowest rate for a week-long period (in which one night is free) so please ignore it.

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Westcott Bay Sea Farms
"Right at the end of Westcott Drive is the recently re-opened oyster farm. I'm afraid I'm n..."
Roche Harbor Restaurants
"Eating outside on the deck of the Madronna Grill is one of our favorite things to do. So fu..."
Lime Kiln Cafe
"Great fish and chips, famous for great donuts. Hours shorten in the off season. Nice loca..."
English Camp
"There's a good visitor center open during the summer days, but even if it's closed you can w..."
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Roche Harbor airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Roche Harbor
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Friday Harbor
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
San Juan Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Roche Harbor Resort restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Westcott Bay
Car: necessary

The San Juan Islands are a famous vacation destination full of beautiful scenery and fun things to do. San Juan Island is the 2nd largest island in terms of both size (55 sq miles) and population (7,000k?). Several whale watching businesses are based on the island, using either motor boats or kayaks. The famous Lime Kiln Lighthouse is on the the picturesque west side of the island, a favorite stopping point for orcas. There are both state and national parks on the island with beach access and trails. Plenty of small town shops and restaurants in Friday Harbor, plus a bowling alley and movie theater. In the summer you can enjoy the marina at Roche Harbor from the deck of an historic restaurant, and watch their nightly "retiring the colors" flag ceremony. Don't be startled when the cannon is fired! Some chose to ride bikes or rent scooters to buzz around the island, and there's even a zip line running in the summer. Horseback rides are also available. Or simply lounge on one of the many beaches and watch for sea life from the shore.

Three other islands can be reached via ferry for day trips.

Given the popularity of the San Juans, the state ferry system now takes reservations -- which we totally recommend. Plan ahead and make your reservations ASAP, but do know that more openings happen 2 days prior to the sailing. So if you at first can't reserve on your most desired sailing, we would recommend making a reservation on your 2nd choice and then checking back later to see if it's possible to change. Here's the address of the ferry schedule, you'll want to check that first to see your options. Note that there are a couple boats that go directly from Anacortes to Friday Harbor, but many that stop at another island. http://www.wsdot.com/ferries/schedule/Default.aspx

Here's the web address of the reservations page:

https://secureapps.wsdot.wa.gov/Ferries/Reservations/Vehicle/default.aspx .

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