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Vacation Doorways

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

At Water's Edge To Watch the Whales! Amazing Westside Location with Hot Tub!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Friday Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 10

WHALE WATCHING WATERFRONT VACATION HOME ON SAN JUAN ISLAND. HOT TUB, TOO!

You’ll experience the San Juan Islands vacation of your dreams in this absolutely beautiful waterfront rental home built right at the edge of the sea. This premium west side San Juan Island location features fantastic views over the De Haro Straits. You will spend many hours mesmerized by the sound of the waves, panoramic vistas, glorious sunsets, and the seasonal joy of watching Orca whales pass right by your windows. The kitchen, living, and master bedroom all focus on the spectacular vista of deep blue water, snow-capped mountains, and Vancouver Island where the lights of Victoria BC twinkle at dusk.

There's a special niche for all in this gorgeous home. You can worship the sun and dine on an expansive deck twenty feet from the water. On the main level, comfy sofas and chairs will beckon you to converse in the cozy living room by the wood burning fireplace. Around the corner, is a small wet bar and den with overstuffed leather seating and Plasma TV with satellite and DVD. The kitchen is well equipped so you can create an excellent meal, a portion of which might be prepared on the new BBQ on the adjacent deck.

The three bedrooms are all on the main floor and feature soft linens and very comfortable beds. The master has a walk in closet, en-suite bath with jetted tub, and a gorgeous view as well as a private sun room. A second bath is shared by a guest bedroom with a queen bed and the third bedroom that offers two twin beds and a trundle bed. A powder room and laundry room are also on the main level. Overflow guests can be accommodated on a sleeper sofa and window seat bed on the upper level, where there is also a TV, Foosball table, and bath with steam shower and dry sauna. There is access to a private viewing deck on this level as well.

Within a five minute stroll can be found a secluded pocket cove designated for local neighborhood use only; a beautiful and private place to picnic. Seas the Day is also near San Juan County state park (a great place to launch kayaks), as well as Lime Kiln Park and conservation lands that are woven with hiking trails. When you come home after a good day of exploring all the Island has to offer, a hot tub will be waiting where you can soak on star-lit nights and watch the cruise ships go by.

_The home is dog friendly and great for families, but due to the high bank and deep water exposure, children and pets require very vigilant supervision._

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Vacation Doorways (Property Manager)
Speaks: english

About Vacation Doorways

Vacation Doorways is the largest vacation rental company in the San Juan Islands. We represent more than 70 wonderful vacation homes located on San Juan, Orcas, & Lopez Islands.

When you rent a Vacation Doorway home:

• Our reservation staff will help you find the perfect home.

• The booking process is quick, easy, & secure.

• You’re protected by a Rental Agreement that spells out rates, terms, & conditions.

• Your reservation and payment are rapidly confirmed.

• The home you rent is professionally cleaned before you check-in.

• A property manager is on call 24/7.

• You’re dealing with a highly experienced, reputable company.

• You can be confident that you’ll have a wonderful vacation rental experience!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)
At Water's Edge To Watch the Whales! Amazing Westside Location with Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.707317 based on 41 reviews
4

Seas the Dat

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Absolute breathtaking view with lots of whale sightings. Home was clean and very nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hillsboro, Oregon
5

What a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The home is in a wonderful location, easy to get to and easy to town. We loved the home, it is well stocked, loved the views! We saw 2 gray whales right off of the deck all day long!We saw also porpoises every day, make sure you really pay attention because those little buggers are fast! I could go on and on because it was amazing and worth it.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
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Portland, OR
5

World class view

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This is an outstanding house with a world class view up and down the strait. Whether you are inside or out you have the same amazing view. Daily we saw bald eagles swooping around the house and resting on nearby trees. The house is very comfortable with nice kitchen and dining area. The master suite is truly great. Can't say enough nice things about the house. The location is a bit off the beaten path but that makes it very private.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arvada, CO
5

Best view on San Juan!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

A group of 9 adults celebrated my husband’s 40th birthday at Seas the Day. We had 4 couples and 1 single friend. We had a great time and surprisingly spectacular weather for a weekend in late April. Hardly a cloud in the sky, we could see the Olympic mountains and Vancouver Island. The views are over the top from the decks. The house was pretty well appointed. We found the layout slightly awkward for our group. One of the couples and the single stayed in the room with three single beds, but it worked. There wasn't enough dish washing soap, paper towels, trash bags, etc. We ended up having to buy some. I think for the price, they could have a larger stash of all of the necessities. It was in a great location on the island, about 15 minutes to Friday Harbor, beautiful drive. We saw whales, seals, sea lions, bald eagles and dolphins from the deck. The only downfalls in the house were the dishwasher was hard to figure out since some of the buttons were missing their description, the master bathroom lights didn't work upon first arrival (had to flip the breaker), the bathrooms in general I would've expected a little higher end or some updating, part of the side deck was roped off (looked like some repairs were needed), the pots on the deck were not planted... the annuals were sitting on top and dried out quickly. Artwork around the house, strange! Overall, the house was really good, we would go back.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yakima, Washington
2

Gorgeous view but troubling arrival

  • 2 of 5

First off the view from this home is spectacular. Within 5 minutes of arriving we saw our first seal cruise under the high bank and the view from the living space across Haro Strait is gorgeous day or night.

Our arrival was quite troubling however. Despite being one of the most expensive rentals on the island we arrived to a very cold home, none of the heat had been turned up. Additionally the MAIN heat for the home was out of service. Within minutes of arrival I was forced to spend a hour troubleshooting and repairing the thermostat for the main area of the home so it would warm up above the arrival 55 degrees.

Additionally we arrived with a note that the internet and phone was out. On the first morning of our trip I spent over an hour on the phone with the ISP to troubleshoot, reset and restore internet service. For the dollars spent this all should have been checked, troubleshooted and repaired prior to our arrival and for high end pricing I really shouldn't be expected to be the 'first client of the year' handyman for the property! Additionally the rental agency documents in the home and emailed check in sheet listed an after hours emergency number that was large rental agency in Washington (toll free number) that I waited on hold for >20 minutes for no answer, only to be later informed by the rental agency they are NOT working with that large rental agency and all that information was incorrect?!?

Very frustrating first 24 hours on the property. Requests for some small compensation for all these issues went unanswered by the homeowner. If you show up and everything works, great but I paid the price for being the first of the year.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Through an unfortunate set of circumstances, we were unable to make the Internet Access and Telephone operational at the time of this guest's arrival. The situation was rectified on the first business day following their arrival, but that is an unacceptable solution so we have now processed a credit for the guest and talked with them directly. The first stay in any independently owned home is always a management agency challenge, but one that we try very hard to eliminate. Obviously we were not successful in this case and are the first to admit our error. Owner, Vacation Doorways in the San Juan Islands.
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Monument, CO
5

A wonderful, memorable family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Ideal. The house was perfect for our family. We took advantage of all the amenities. The Orcas swimming off the deck was a once in a lifetime experience for us

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
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Rates & Availability

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees
  • $600-$740 Night, Weekly Discounts
  • USD
  • June 15 - Sept 15, 4 Night Minimum, $740 Night, $4500 Week
  • Rest of Year, 3 Night Minimum, $600 Night, $3500 Week
  • $35 Per Night Dog Rent, $250 Cleaning, $55 Reservation Fee
  • $1000 Refundable Security Deposit
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Amenities

Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Sauna/shower on upper level.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 4 Twin beds, 1 Sofa Bed bed, 1 Other bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Notes:
Guest Courtesies Provided: Coffee, Salt, Pepper, Dry Spices, Shampoo & Conditioner, Bathing Soap & Shower Gel, Laundry Detergent, Paper Products, Dishwashing Soap, Plastic Wrap, Aluminum Foil, Trash Bags.

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