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Panoramic View, Private, Low Bank Waterfront Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

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


I do not accept online booking reservations for this listing. I would ask that you "send message". Please include your dates, the number of adults and children in your party, your phone number and any other message that you would like. I will then be in touch by phone to discuss our home. Please do not use any Booking or Reservation Process that VRBO offers. I just let those request expire. I just don't rent our place without a phone conversation. If we agree that this is a good fit for both of us we can then discuss the payment options that you would like to use. 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 (could be unavailable in late fall and 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

John Bronson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

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 San Juan Islands

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.


Lopez Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Panoramic View, Private, Low Bank Waterfront Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Breathtakingly beautiful and cozy even in peak winter

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed there over Christmas break with another couple friend and our 10 month old daughter. The house is not only prettier than even the pictures suggest, the view and the private beach are hauntingly beautiful. We had a wonderful time there. Dealing with John (the owner) and the property manager and housekeeper was very easy and they were very responsive to all our little questions and doubts. I would gladly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dey Thanks so much for your kind words. Please let us know if you would like to come back. You are always welcome. John
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Wonderfull waterfront retreat

  • 5 of 5

This home is one of the very best experiences we have had in booking through VRBO.

Upon arrival our host Alan walked us through all the amenities the house has to offer as well as giving us ideas on exploring Lopez. The owners have excellent taste in craftsmanship, art work and books. The TV and sound system rivals any movie theater and the hot tub outside was just what the doctor ordered. The beach out front was fun to explore and the well stocked fire pit outside was warm while we gazed at the stars.

This house is perfect for 2 people or a large family. I would recommend this home to all who consider Lopez Island.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dan Many thanks for taking the time to write your very nice review. It is very much appreciated. You are welcome anytime. Thanks John
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Santa Barbara, CA

Heaven at Humphrey Head

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful, welcoming, and cozy. The views are amazing--when you stand in the master doorway, you can see Swifts Bay to the east, and Shoal Bay to the west. Absolutely breathtaking.

The location is perfect, too. The village is a short drive and the shellfish farm and marina are just steps away. Every road on the island surrounds you in peace and beauty. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary Thanks so much for your review and please call on us again. You are always welcome. Thanks John
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Sacramento, CA

Fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

The location is relaxing & quiet yet close to the Village for supplies. The view is outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this home. Everything you need & more. Beds were super comfortable. Easy access for our elderly aunt. Crabbing was excellent. Neighbors were friendly & helpful. We hope to be able to stay there again

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a memorable time on Lopez and hope to have you come back soon. Thanks for your kind words. John
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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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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
May 16 2017 - Sep 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

We are now on the VRBO online booking program, but please send your initial inquiries through the web site ("Send Email") and I will respond as 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

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