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Kat Randolph

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, german, mandarin

Lopez Island Home Filled with Old World Charm. Great for Families.

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

This beautiful, lovingly-furnished home can be your base for an unforgettable vacation. The Wren’s Nest has the charm and details of yesteryear with all the modern conveniences. Located on the south end of Lopez Island – the “friendly island” – with easy access to two pristine, private beaches, it’s perfect for a family or group of friends. Bicyclists will also find the less-traveled roads in this part of the Island especially appealing.

The sun-filled, eat-in kitchen/dining area features a dining table for 8, lots of counter space, new appliances, slate flooring, propane stove, dishwasher & washer/dryer. The living room, reached through pocket sliding doors, has a wood-burning fireplace and flat screen TV. The upstairs master bedroom offers a king size bed and a view of sparkling MacKay Harbor from the deck. The 2nd upstairs bedroom has an antique iron double bed and the third offers a twin with trundle.

The property features a deck with views of the bay, a patio surrounded by flowering gardens and wooded paths. Children can safely play and explore in the half-acre, fully fenced garden and yard. No smoking & no pets.

Keywords: house; cottage; cabin;

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kat Randolph (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, mandarin


based on 11 traveler reviews

Lopez Island Home Filled with Old World Charm. Great for Families.
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

A lovely house with heart

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming house in the woods with a modest view of the water and a lovely private beach a short walk away. There is a very friendly community living my on this part of the island and We felt welcomed. Friends from Seattle were succesful in catching crab for our last dinner and it was amazing crab. Crab licenses are easy to obtain and the folding crab trap will return for more crabbing in the years ahead.

We have rented houses on Lopez for twenty years and this one has something special about it. I think it's all the loving detail of the wall colors, the fireplace in view of the large kitchen, the hearty geraniums surrounding the porch, the deer coming in to investigate the garden, the deck off the master bedroom, the lovely oriental rugs on the tile floors. We felt comfortable and we had a wonderful time cooking for friends and family. My family rented a much more modern house on the other side of the island and preferred Wren's House. There's everything you need for a memorable stay on Lopez.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay, and we were able to help make your special birthday so memorable. Thanks for letting us know how much you appreciate the house and the details. It's been a joy to collect and bring back antiques and treasures from Vermont and NJ, and buy artwork from local artists on the island. best wishes to you. we hope you'll come back again. warm regards.
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WRen house

  • 5 of 5

Quaint comfy friendly home and lovely yard. Comfortable beds and great kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely three week holiday for family with young kids

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful summer holiday at the Wren's Nest! A lovely home in a quiet nook on the beautiful south end of Lopez Island. "Our" Aleck Beach was a great place to play every day and we enjoyed the close proximity to Watmough Bay, Iceberg Point and Shark Reef Sanctuary, our favorite spots on the island. The house is outfitted wonderfully for a family with young kids and had everything we needed, plus charm. We enjoyed mornings on the deck and the kids played Sorry in the treehouse. I loved the butterfly garden and we spent a lot of time in the communal kitchen making feasts with the local meats, fish and produce from the island. Many thanks for a wonderful stay. We hope to return to the Wren's Nest another summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We were on Lopez for The Retreat. What a wonderful island and the people are so friendly. To be surrounded by such beauty everyday must be a wonderful thing! We mastered the "Lopezian wave" by the time we departed! This home is in a peaceful location in the woods with a peek-a-boo view of the bay from the relaxing master bedroom balcony. We were charmed by all the antique furnishings and finishes. The large open kitchen/dining area was perfect for card games while prepping meals. This location is far enough from the "hustle" of the village yet close enough to enjoy its wonderful restaurants and shops. I would definately stay here again, and bring my grandkids next time.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over Memorial Day weekend, it was very quiet and serene, really "off the beaten path"! A booklet assembled by the owner with detailed recommendations for beaches, all in walking or short biking distance, was very valuable. The kids were able to discover small islands that are accessible by foot during low tide. The house is great, very comfortable, nice gas stove for cold days. There is a surprisingly well stocked convenience store in biking distance. Great place for a families!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Off the beaten path

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice out-of-the-way home on a quiet, wooded lane. Our two kids (ages 2 and 4) really enjoyed the toys in the house and the video collection, and they had a terrific time exploring the different beaches, building a sand castle at Agate Beach, and throwing pebbles into the water. The two closest beaches are within walking distance, even with young kids (about half a mile). Agate Beach is a bit more kid-friendly than Aleck Bay given the amount of rocks and rough terrain at the latter. The owners left a hand-sketched map that helped us to find the right paths, though we did get turned around once and had to take a much longer route back.

We stayed 3 nights (in the off season), and $150 seemed a little steep for a cleaning fee, given that we were asked to take our trash and recycling with us, strip the sheets off the beds and carry them to the laundry room, and generally tidy up the place before we left. (BTW, be prepared to pay $20+ at the dump if you can't take your trash all the way home with you.) But we enjoyed the quiet, the lovely woods, and the home's proximity to beaches.

The lack of curtains or blinds in the bedroom windows made it difficult for our kids (and us) to sleep once the sun was up (our youngest still takes an afternoon nap), and it wasn't until the 2nd day that we thought to hang towels in the windows to block the sun for the kids.

Something in the house (bedclothes? rugs?) was pretty dusty, maybe from disuse in the off season (this was late September). My husband has allergies, so he didn't sleep well. But the beds were comfy and the bathrooms and kitchen were very clean. Not sure if the central heat worked, but the gas fireplace on the main floor was terrific.

The house was very close (3- to 4-minute drive) to a general store that has all the staples and a mailbox. Lopez Village (shops, restaurants, library, larger grocery store, another beach) is about a 15-minute drive. Lopez is a very friendly island; both in shops and on the road—most oncoming drivers really do give a little wave hello.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beach combing & driftwood fort building; clamming


Rates & Availability

Lopez Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Fall
Sep 18 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Late Autumn/Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning fee $150

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Lopez Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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