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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.

Please Note:

Please do not ask for an exception to our “No Pet” Policy.

Please call me at 425 783 9550 before attempting booking. TY.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

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 Lopez Island

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
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

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Panoramic View, Private, Low Bank Waterfront Home
average rating of 4.928571 based on 42 reviews

Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely week we spent in this home. Fun, family time, with room to spread out and expansive views. Loved the gourmet kitchen and cooked up a storm!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time on Lopez. Your always welcome. Thanks John
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Camano Island, Washington USA

Always here

  • 5 of 5

I've lived on Lopez Island and explored several vacation rentals on the island... and now I only come here. The best view on the island and owners who care about the quality of our stay :D

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Issaquah, Washington

Awesome location and great islnd culture -- and wine

  • 4 of 5

This house is literally right on the beach from where you can watch the ferries go by in the distance, the weather change hourly, just R E L A X. Nothing beats a warm hot-tub on a cold and windy day! We were lucky to be there over the Thanksgiving week with two small grandkids and the annual "lighting of the town" local festival was a highlight thanks to the super friendly locals -- complete with what they called their "hippy parade" ;) A short visit to the Lopez Island Vineyard was worth the stop, as was hunting down a nearby self service farm stall for fresh salad ingredients.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, Oregon

Great location on the quiet side of the island.

  • 4 of 5

Good value and very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of our favorite places

  • 5 of 5

We returned to this special place, and it was as great as we remembered it. The house is wonderful - we love cooking in the gourmet kitchen, eating on the deck, relaxing in the sunroom - but the location steals the show. The views from the house and deck and the opportunities for exploring the water's edge are magical. Our only disappointment this fall was the burn ban, since we loved using the fire pit last time. I guess we'll have to come back. It's a marvelous place for enjoying lots of Lopez adventure (hiking, biking, kayaking for us), as well as for watching birds and relaxing "at home!"

Susan and Devon

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed you second visit to our home. You are always welcome back.
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  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house in a beautiful location. Close to the ferry - it's a 2 mile bike ride. Across the street from an oyster and clam farm where they sell fresh shellfish and sometimes they have fresh salmon and halibut. The house is comfortable, has a hot tub on the beach that we used every night. Lopez Island is dark enough that you can see an amazing array of stars. The owners maintain the house perfectly. It was well stocked with all the kitchen equipment you would ever need. We would stay there again, in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased this worked out well for your group. Thanks for staying at our home.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Damage Deposit $500

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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