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Charming new Westcott Bay view home near Roche Harbor

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
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:
August 16, 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Noise Levels - please be respectful of our neighbors at all times. No noise loud enough to be heard by the neighbors prior to 8am or later than 10pm.
  • Property boundaries - Please stay within our house site (the yard area) and don't go onto neighboring properties.
  • Speed limit of 20 mph on our residential street.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
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.

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Charming new Westcott Bay view home near Roche Harbor
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Charming, quiet, spacious, convenient to Roche Harbor, but not in that mad house,remarkably well stocked kitchen, lacking only a salad spinner! Could also use croquet set in the yard.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Three wonderful days in Roache Harbor

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was like new, perfectly decor, well stocked inside and out with all things needed.

Very peaceful setting, two miles from Roache Harbor Resort.

Sparkling clean and comfortable.

Wildlife in yard, but did not cause problems. ( nice to see)

Had no problems with anything, better than we had hoped.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

House was great! Location was great! We had hiking trails just walking distance from the house. We saw deer and a fox in the yard! We will definitely consider this house when we return. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Very nice house.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, nice home with all you need. Enjoyed the outdoors and the fire pit at night.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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It was in a wonderful location. Not far from Friday Harbor. Really quiet and relaxing. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Sea Bungalow exceeded my expectations. The decor was so cute and it was super clean and well maintained in a quiet and tranquil neighborhood. I will definitely be booking again in the future!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Charming, serene & cozy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Blue Sea Bungalow for the weekend. We were pleasantly surprised to see the beautiful view of the bay from the frony yard.. Then we opened the front door to a charming, clean & beautifully decorated, newer home.

It was a sweet place to stay with our adult children.

It was just down the road from

Roche Harbor where we celebrated a family wedding & walking distance to The Shellfish farm where we shucked fresh oysters.

We had a lovely time and Val & Rob were extremely easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Westcott Bay Sea Farms -- CLOSED
"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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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