|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Nestled just feet from the water (low bank) on a private 13 acre estate this home offers the best San Juan Island has to offer. Walk to Mt. Young or English camp. Only a few minutes drive to the beautiful historic Roche Harbor Resort & Marina, or simply walk outside your door onto your own private dock where you can enjoy the natural beauty of Mitchell Bay.
The propery offers open fields for family games (frizbee, boccee ball, horse shoes, croquet), a separate game room with pool table, ping pong and darts, a small orchard, an outdoor waterfront fire pit, a private dock with use of row boat. Bring your own kayak for whale watching and sunsets directly outside the bay.
This 5 bedroom home has everything you may need during your stay. The recently remodeled upstairs has a large fully stocked kichen with center island and eating bar. The living room has a flat panel t.v. with dvd player (no cable), seating for 7+ with views to the bay. The great room open to a newly built oversized deck complete with outdoor seating, BBQ and spectacular views. The master bedroom is complete with king size bed, private 3/4 bath and views of the bay. Second bedroom has queen bed, separate entrance to common bathroom/powder room and views of the bay. Washer/dryer located in mudroom/ kitchen.
The downstairs is island cabin casual. Separate entrance with it's own full size kitchen. Master bedroom with queen size bed and private 3/4 bath, view of bay and private entrance from patio. Second and third bedrooms have one full and two twins and a shared bath. Hide-a-bed is located in the downstairs living room.
-13 acre estate
-5 bedrooms which sleeps 10 guests (12 with hide-a-bed)
-2000sq.ft. deck just feet from waters edge
-2000sq.ft. patio with fire pit
-spacious great room open to deck
-separate 'boat house' with billiards, Ping-Pong & darts
-Enjoy the quiet beauty of Mitchell Bay
-Excellent crabbing and fishing
-Walking distance to English camp, Mt. Young
-4 miles to beautiful historic Roche Harbor Resort & Marina
-12 miles to Friday harbor and ferry dock, cinema and shopping
Also see VRBO# 442869 located on same property for larger parties.
Let me start out by saying that in the 18 years my 10-12 friends and I have been getting together twice a year in various VRBO rentals, this is the first time I've ever written anything but a glowing review about any owners or homes.
1. There is NO Internet/wifi at this property, in spite of the listing stating "Internet: wireless internet throughout house." The owners acted surprised when we pointed this issue out to them during our stay. Interesting response to what we've since learned is an ongoing problem for the entire area.
2. The downstairs of this house isn't shown in the (many gorgeous) photos in the listing, but it's much older than the upstairs, is quite funky, not particularly well maintained, and has an uncovered, outdoor staircase attaching the two floors.
3. When I addressed these issues and a few other smaller ones in writing (two times) to the owners, their response was...no response. Surprisingly unprofessional of them.
My friends and I won't be returning to this property.
We stayed here last year, and then again this year and loved it. Perfect kitchen to cook in, and added benefit is there are two large refrigerators, one upstairs and an extra downstairs. Excellent large deck to sit on and a large table too. It was super hot during our week, and one extra thing we will bring next year is a shade canopy for the deck. One umbrella does not do the trick. My 81 year old father in law enjoyed the house immensely. There are the two master suites on the main floor. Downstairs are two bathrooms with showers and a big bedroom, plus two little rooms with no windows that were great for the kids, and a fold out couch too. Plenty of room down there for at least a couple of additional blow up beds. We enjoyed wandering the grounds and all the fruit trees were beautiful, deer roaming around, visited the goats, chickens and the aviary. Really fun. The house is very clean and has everything you need.
We arrived to find the 5 "bedroom" house we rented still occupied with other guests belongings. Thankfully the house was unlocked so I coukd use the house phone to call owner, note, NO cell service.
After numerous phone calls and assistance from neighbors the tracked down Janet who manages the family property.
Whoops! We were told they made a booking error and overlaped our arrival. Not good news when traveling with 4 children. Thankfully there are other smaller cottages on the 13 acre property and between blow up mattresses and fold out sofa we spent the night.
Notice the property photos only show THREE of the 5 bedrooms.....renters beware. The 2 small bedrooms on the lower level are not acceptable accommodations for adults.
Windows have no screens, little kids don't like bugs in their bedroom!
Washer, "cold" water wash was HOT, by by clothes.
While the property itself is beautiful and manager Janet a lovely lady, do not think this will be a return location for a family vacation.
We rented this property during our stay for my brother-in-laws wedding.
The view of this house is breath taking and its truly private. We enjoyed our family time in the upper level family room and got cozy around the fire pit at the evening. But the best of renting this house was its landlord Janice. We had kids and a dog and made a lot of good noise but during it all Janice was warm and welcoming. She even drove all the way to Friday harbor to give us back the wallet we left behind when we checked out.
We will defiantly come back to stay at this house again.
Loved our stay at this gorgeous property. Plenty of room to spread out for the 7 adults and one toddler plus a 4 legged friend. The fire pit was well stocked and very easy to get to. The kitchen is wonderfully open, very easy to spend all evening up there preparing meals, sitting on the couches, and chatting away. Loved the ping pong room! Great place for the older kids to retire too once the old folks hit the hay.
Only 2 draw backs. The yellow jackets were in full bloom on the deck, but the traps they had in place really did do a good job of keeping them away. Also, the dock goes dry at low tide. A bit of a bummer as we had a boat and planned to do some early morning fishing/crabbing but were unable. Had to wait until noon for the water to come back in. We managed, and still caught our limit in crabs each night right out in the bay in front of the house, as well as some salmon just a bit farther out.
We would definitely return, no questions!
This house provided the perfect mix of activities and relaxation for a family of 10. From ping pong to puzzles, we did it all. The grounds were even more amazing than the pictures suggest, with the inclusion of an outdoor game room, bird aviary, goats and a chicken coop. The owner was on site next door and couldn't have been more welcoming and hospitable. Highly recommended!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|party over 10 guests||$50|
Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Eve $895.00/night $6265.00/week
3 night minimum stay required
1/2 total rental due at time of booking; balance 8 weeks prior to arrival date.