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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

The Tower House at Agate Beach

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Washington House Rental Photos and Description

Welcome to the Tower House at Agate Beach. A landmark on the South End of Lopez Island.

This custom built three bedroom, two and a half bath home features a three story observation tower from which you will enjoy gorgeous views of the boats in MacKaye Harbor to the North, stunning sunsets over the twinkling lights of Victoria to the West and the Olympic Peninsula across the Staits of Juan De Fuca.

We have stayed in many vacation rentals ourselves and know what we have liked and what we have loved. So at the Tower House we have distilled all the positives into one relaxing, romantic, and fun place. Plush beds in clean comfortable rooms and a well appointed kitchen with a door leading to a seasonal organic herb and vegetable garden for your dining pleasure. This house offers plenty of soft seating in an open floor plan. For a little quiet time you may choose to lounge in the reading room or sip wine in the leather armchairs up in the tower. You will find lots of indoor and outdoor games, puzzles and books for all ages. On the decks there are plenty of chairs, flowers and a gas BBQ. We have covered storage for your bikes and kayaks too.

Our unique location between two picturesque bays offers varied opportunities for beach combing shells, building driftwood houses, watching shore birds, eagles, owls, otters, seals, tide pools, and so much more! We are a short walk to the dramatic headlands of Iceberg Point where you can spot anything from whales to native cactus growing along the bluffs (we get a fraction of the rain Seattle does.) Your shared private Agate Beach is just across the road and the boat launch is near by for fantastic fishing.

You will find several hikes and picnic destinations just a bike ride away, as well as the South End General Store and Restaurant that can supply you with a great selection of local produce and products, and has a world class selection of wine and beers.

Visit in the sweater season to enjoy the in-floor heat and the thrilling storms (we get seaweed in the yard)

all at off season rates.

Come stay, relax and create life long memories. You are welcome here at the Tower House.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We started building the Tower House in 1996 and finish a few years later. We have loved and continue to love our wonderful home. We moved to San Juan Island for our daughter's education and hope in time to move back to the Tower House.

Why The Owner chose Washington

We purchased this piece of land because it was such an amazing property. The views, the wild life. It also is close to my husbands parents, and we wanted our daughter to be close to her grandparents.

What makes this house unique

With the Straits of Juan de Fuca on one side and the protected MacKaye Harbor on the other side we feel we have the best of both views.


based on 20 traveler reviews

The Tower House at Agate Beach
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home and we really enjoyed our stay. Everything is as good as it looks and the house is so comfortable and inviting. The only thing lacking is an unobstructed view of the ocean from the deck. The sitting area in the tower is a great place for morning coffee to watch the sun come up. Kirstie is a great hostess.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful respite

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible weekend. From the moment we landed on Lopez Island, it was just such a lovely breath of fresh air. The weather shined on us the entire time and made for wonderful memories and relaxation time that was sorely needed. This house is just simply amazing. The rooms are tastefully decorated and warm and inviting. The kitchen is fully set up with every amenity you could possibly need. There is a deck with chairs to lounge in and enjoy your favorite cocktail. The yard is beautiful and maintained exceptionally and the walks are great whatever direction you want to take. Don't hesitate in renting this incredible location. You will not be disappointed. Honestly, already planning my next trip there. Thank you so much to the owners for their care and commitment to making this a real destination place.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, soulful home

  • 5 of 5

It was my great pleasure to stay at the Tower House this past weekend, and I couldn't be happier. It was exactly as shown in the photographs - even better in many ways! The house was immaculately clean, well appointed, and totally comfortable. The owner has obviously put a lot of care and attention into making sure that everything is just right, and we were all so happy and content there. The rooms are large and private, the kitchen is a joy to cook in, and the house just felt magical. On top of all that, the owner took time and care to make sure that we were well oriented and provided lots of info so we could enjoy the island to the fullest. I can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slice of Lopezian Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the good fortune to vacation at the Tower House last summer. What an absolute delight! Kirstie is the vacation rental owner of your dreams and has thought of everything from heated floors to her kitchen garden, and has done so meticulously.

We couldn't have felt more at home. In fact, we just booked again for this summer because our young children kept pleading to return.

Don't let this secret fall into the wrong hands. If you don't love and respect the San Juan Islands for its peaceful, quiet nature, this is NOT the place for you!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tower a House at Agate Beach

  • 5 of 5

This house is awesome, especially for two couples traveling together, as the two bedrooms are on separate floors. We liked the location near Agate Beach, and also loved being near Iceberg Point. The house is lovely inside with everything you need! Kirstie was very responsive to our emails and very welcoming at our arrival. We will return for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home for vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful Labor Day weekend at the Tower House. Wow! The owners are helpful, friendly and accommodating, the house is just lovely and we fell in love with Lopez. We can't wait to go back.

The south end of the island is even more relaxed than the north end. The house is in a great location, with a wild and windswept beach on one side and a protected, sandy beach on the other. We also loved checking out the artist's studio tour in the area, and walking to Iceberg point.

Lopez is great for cycling. Most of our party rode their bikes so we had one vehicle with everyone's gear. The house had more than enough room to store our bikes and kayaks out of the way.

The house is very comfortable. We had a couple of toddlers with us so we had to keep an eye out on the concrete floors and enticing wooden staircases, but that wouldn't stop me from coming back. The beds were very comfortable, and the house was very clean and well appointed with just about everything you could need to cook up a good meal and then relax and enjoy it. We had lots of room to spread out, from the tower room to the reading room (with toys!) and the yard.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Fantastic views of two bays, and several nearby nature hikes along natural shorelines. We are with in walking distance to Iceberg Point, a National Monument


Rates & Availability

Lopez Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
Sep 1 - Mar 31
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 10.1%

Low Season there is a 2 night minimum.
High Season there is a 2 night minimum with the exception of July and August. They have a 7 night minimum.

$350.00 refundable damage deposit/cleaning deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Washington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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