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Panoramic View, Private, Low Bank Waterfront Home

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Washington House Rental Photos and Description

Location: Swift’s Bay On Lopez Island In The San Juan Islands, Washington State.

We are now on the VRBO online booking program, but please send your initial inquiries through the web site and I will respond. I have not and will not rent our home without a phone conversation. Then we are able to tell if it is a good fit for both of us. Thank you.

Enjoy a very private setting with expansive views of Swift Bay, Thatcher’s Pass, ferry traffic and the Cascades from our special home.

The all cedar great room has a vaulted ceiling with comforting furniture, fireplace, large screen HDTV, Bose surround sound and uninterrupted views that leads to its own large deck looking southeast. The gourmet kitchen has Viking, Bosch, Miele and Subzero appliances. The imported granite countertops and sitting area lends itself to gourmet or casual cooking.

From the great room enter a stunning sunroom with fireplace, sitting and dining areas. Outside you will find a built-in infrared barbeque, separate outside sitting area, spacious hot tub (drained in the winter) and outdoor speakers. Enjoy 240 feet of private beach while gathering around an evening fire in the fire pit surrounded by natural log benches.

The large master bedroom has a separate deck looking Northwest to the ferry terminal and Spencer’s Landing Marina.

Downstairs is a guest bedroom and a separate office area with a Murphy bed. (Wireless High Speed internet throughout).

Relax in our knotty pine loft with separate TV for DVD Movie watching while overlooking the eastern San Juan’s.

The home is wonderful for one or two couples to enjoy a special vacation in the San Juan’s. We will do everything possible to make your experience extra special.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Bronson (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About John Bronson

John and Ann Bronson - Have been in the Northwest 35 years. We raised our family in the Everett area where we owned and operated a local business.

John Bronson purchased this house in 1982

Why John Bronson chose Washington

As a pilot flying out of Whidbey Naval Air Station, I was continually taken back by the remarkable beauty of the San Juans from the air. We found this exceptional property and built our vacation home and have loved it ever since.

What makes this house unique

We believe you will find this an exceptional vacation value. The setting is very private with outstanding views. Deer come through our property nightly and bird life is abundant. Eagles often are seen on our beach.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)
Panoramic View, Private, Low Bank Waterfront Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Very nice home with many amenities

  • 5 of 5

Great house/well maintained/beautiful view

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandy Thanks for staying at our Lopez Island home. You are always welcome. Please call on us again. John
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Paradise Found!! :)

  • 5 of 5

Thank You for sharing your BEAUTIFUL Home! It was a perfect family fun weekend!! We had a FABULOUS time there and on the Island, it was our first time and hopefully not our last!! We had such a great time, so peaceful and relaxing, loved the views, the fire pit and hot tub were huge hits! We would love to visit again! Thank You again for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Beth for you nice words. Am so glad you and your family had a nice time. Please call on us any time.
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Magical setting

  • 5 of 5

This house is set on an isthmus and close to water on both sides, for spectacular uninterrupted sunrises and sunsets. Shell fish farm a short walk away for fresh oysters, clams, and fish. So much wildlife, from deer to otters to eagles. Can't recommend this place highly enough.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodinville, WA

Perfect vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family very much enjoyed our long weekend at your home on Lopez Island. This was our first time to the island but not our last. I took my husband and two kids along with my parents and we had an amazing time. The house is perfect for total relaxation. Direct access to the beach kept my young son happy and the extra loft room could not have been better for our teenager. My Mom was so happy with the sun room that she spent most of her time there with all the books! I highly recommend this house. It was perfect and we will definitely come back again and again.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Teresa Thanks for your kind words and very pleased you and your family enjoyed our home. Please call on us anytime. Best Regards John
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Seattle, WA

Lopez Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My only hesitation with recommending this home is that I don't want to make it harder to reserve next year! Stayed with the wife and two kids, everyone had a magnificent, relaxing time. We had grand plans for exploring the island, but ended up lazing about because the home was so cozy and nice. Much nicer than your average rental, everything worked and was in good to great condition, the appliances, dishes, glassware, etc. were all nicer than is typical. A very relaxing home, perfect for whiling away a few days in relative seclusion - reading books, sipping wine, beachcombing, making some elaborate dinners. The hot tub and fire pit were perfect for the evenings, and the stargazing was awesome on clear nights. Thanks for having us, we'll see you next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ben Enjoyed and very much appreciated your review and so glad you and your family had a memorable time. I always enjoy return guest and hope our home works into your future plans. Thank you for leaving the house in such nice shape. Thanks again John
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Bothell, WA

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property exceeded my expectations. The pictures just don't do it justice. The views are stunning, the house is top notch, and the whole experience was wonderful. The house is private with exceptional views out the back AND front of the property. High end appliances throughout and massive windows everywhere you look make you never want to leave. We enjoyed the very nice hot tub and fire pit almost every evening. It made for the perfect family get away. I cannot recommend this property enough; it was fantastic. The owner has clearly put a lot of thought and effort into making this place special and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barry Thanks for your kind words. So glad you all had a memorable visit and please call on us in the future if your plans include another Lopez trip. John
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Lopez Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Lopez Village
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Lopez Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Lopez Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Lopez Village
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Lopez Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Seasonal Rates
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 19 2016
5 night minimum stay
Standard Rate
Sep 20 2016 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

We are now on the VRBO online booking program, but please send your initial inquiries through the web site and I will respond because I have not and will not rent my home without a phone conversation. Then we are able to tell if it is a good fit for both of us.
Exceptions to Minimum Nightly Bookings may be Accepted to Fill Calendar. Priority to 7 day stay or more in July and August.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Washington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Murphy Bed in Den, Queen Bed in private Loft
  • The den with the murphy bed is located in the main house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis

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