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Vacation Doorways

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Private Beach, Hot Tub, Mt. Baker View, Near Golf, Tennis & Friday Harbor!

11 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

San Juan Island House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 9

PRIVATE BEACH, HOT TUB, VIEW OF MOUNT BAKER, CLOSE TO GOLF COURSE, TENNIS COURSE & FRIDAY HARBOR

Before San Juan Island was discovered as a travel destination, Friday Harbor was a cluster of modest houses on a few central streets. When the commercial area began to expand, two of the vintage homes were preserved by moving them south of town and onto a beautiful stretch of Griffin Bay waterfront. Creatively connected by a new central living space, these historic structures now form the opposing wings of a delightful island residence.

The property is located behind a gated entry, so it’s extremely private, however THE GOLF CLUB AND TENNIS COURTS (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND YOU CAN USE OUR RACKETS) ARE JUST ACROSS THE ROAD and town amenities are within a few miles. The landscape surrounding the home is simply gorgeous, offering 8 sunny acres of garden, grassy clearings with a badminton set you can use, ponds to explore, and a hot tub under the starlit sky. And then there is the beach. Just wander down a pathway at the shoreline to find your own sheltered pebbled cove, complete with driftwood logs, tide pools, and a dead-ahead view of Mount Baker. This is where you will likely spend many hours in quiet contemplation and enjoying picnics. This beautiful waterfront is also a great spot for launching kayaks and there’s even a buoy for your use. _Confirm size of boat prior to arrival._

Those seeking to relive carefree childhood summers will love this vacation home. The older sections of the residence create a sensation of remembrance. One wing rambles through a small office into a master bedroom with king size bed, en-suite bathroom, and walk-in closet. Above the office is a semi-open loft with two twin beds where children and teens can snuggle up. _Note that there are low ceilings and non-conforming stairs & railings._ The kitchen with breakfast nook and the laundry room are on the main level of the second wing.

Upstairs are two additional bedrooms, one with a queen bed plus futon, and the second with one double bed and one twin bed. A second bathroom with tub/shower is on the upper level as well. The two older wings are separated by the dining room and living room. Satellite TV & WiFi are provided as well. The waterside windows frame an incredible view of the bay, glorious sunrises, and Mount Baker. Stretching across the front of the home is an inviting deck containing lounge and dining furniture plus a propane BBQ.

The home is comfortable, attractive, and unpretentious. The atmosphere is a small step back in time, a place that children of all ages will cherish as they run barefoot in the yard, wade at the shore, play games and laugh. Come make your own Island memories at Griffin Bay Beach; we expect you will want to return year after year.

_There will be an additional $250 charge if guests wish use of the hot tub during the Quiet Season. _

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

About Vacation Doorways

Vacation Doorways is the largest LOCAL 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.

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

Reviews

4.7
based on 11 traveler reviews

Private Beach, Hot Tub, Mt. Baker View, Near Golf, Tennis & Friday Harbor!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
Horace, ND
5

Couldn't have been better!

  • 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:

Lovely location very close to town. Grounds were amazing & private beach access was the icing on the cake. We loved sitting on the deck with coffee looking out at the view.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Fabulous!

  • 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:

Great house, perfect location, excellent vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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4

san juan house

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

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:

good

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Seattle , Wa
5

Wonderful week

  • 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:

Spent a week at the house with family. 6 adults slept very comfortably. My aunt and uncle joined us for 2 nights and used the loft with twin beds. This was fine for a couple of nights, though might be tough for adults for a whole week. Highlights were the expansive grounds with beautifully maintained landscaping and lawns. Perfect for lawn games. Easy walk down to the beach from the house. We rented a boat and used the mooring buoy for several days. The house was clean and comfortable with beautiful views from the living room. Kitchen was well stocked and bigger than the pictures portray. Quick drive to town, easy walk to the golf course. Because of a heat wave the upper bedrooms were quite hot when we arrived. After sweating through one night, we called Windermere and were promptly provided with fans. Wifi worked great inside the house for those of us who had to check in with work. Overall great experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
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Tempe, AZ
5

Great 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:

We had a great stay at this property & would love to come back. The grounds & cove were wonderful & views out the glass wall in the living room spectacular. We had 5 adults & two young kids & had enough room. It was nice to walk around the extensive grounds & saw deer on the property several times during the week stay. Kitchen was well equipped & nautical themed art on the walls was nice. Outside deck was nice until a bird pooped all over part of it. A few buckets of water resolved the problem,

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
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Lake Tapps, 98391
4

Great Weekend At Griffin Bay

  • 4 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:

Outstanding location. Great for kayaking. Nice little beach, but no long beach walks here. Beautiful grounds. One thing to know is doors to master bedroom has no locks if that is an issue. Also there is a 10am check out time instead of the standard 11am...and the cleaning crew was there at 11am. This also may be more of a San Juan islands thing due to the number of rentals. Overall a very enjoyable stay with a great location.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
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The home is cared for by a local property manager to make sure your stay goes smoothly. They will take care of making your reservation too!

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Rates & Availability

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees
  • $450-$625 Night
  • USD
  • June 15 - Sept 15. 4 Night Minimum Booking $625 Night, $3700 Week + $55
  • Sept. 16 - June 15 , 4 Night Minimum Booking, $450 Night, $2800 Week + $55
  • $200 Cleaning Fee
  • $500 Security Deposit Required
  • + $250 fee for hot tub use during Quiet Season.
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Amenities

San Juan Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 3 Twin beds, 1 Sofa Bed bed, 1 Other bed, 1 Full bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub

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