Barn Loft Apartment W/ Full Kitchen & Bath, Sleeps 5, Private Deck
About Matt Claussen
Matt is a retired park ranger and Amy is a journalist and writer who decided to combine their love of horses and the ocean by living on beautiful San Juan Island.
Matt Claussen purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Matt Claussen chose Friday Harbor
We searched for years to find just the right place where we could be near the breath-taking beauty of the ocean and the majesty of whales and also keep our beloved horses at home. Our farm has a perfect central location, and we are ten minutes away in either direction from the best that San Juan Island has to offer, including whale watching, beachcombing, kayaking, great restaurants and fun shops.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our farm is a favorite of tourists, who often pull over on the road out front to take a photo! We especially love the red metal roofs that top every building--hence the name we gave it. While we are in the 'rain shadow' and therefore protected from getting the rain that Seattle is famous for, if it does have a brief shower here you will enjoy the rhythm of the rain on the roof. And minutes later, when the sun is back out, you can walk out onto the deck and spot a deer stepping out of the woods that are only steps from your door.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
There is a fee of $50 per pet for dogs and cats.
Kids love farms, and we love kids.
Please note the nightly rate is based on two persons, and that additional guests are $25 per person, per night.
Please note we include an initial supply of toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags; after that it's up to guests to purchase more on their own.
All dogs must stay on leash outside, be picked up after, stay off the furniture inside, and we ask that you not leave your pet unattended.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely apartment secluded from home. Charming. Has all you need for a relaxing vacay stay.
Wonderful farm stay on the island!
Such a great little apartment - the farm and the place were full of character! The place was clean and set up with everything you could need and lots of space. Especially thankful for a very well equipped kitchen for all of our cooking needs/wants. The deck with the fence was wonderful for allowing the dog outside to see everything without worrying about them running off after a deer in the pasture. Very accessible location to everything on the island. We will for sure be back, outstanding spot.
Beautiful place to stay
We truly enjoyed our time at Red Roof Acres, and hope to return soon! It felt like home away from home.
Great place to stay!
We had a wonderful time here! Amy and Matt were very accommodating. We caught the last ferry and showed up to the house pretty late, but Amy was still there to greet us. The apartment is very clean, cozy, and comfortable. My only word of advice is that it is listed as sleeping 8, but that breaks down to 1 standard bed, 2 pull out couches, and an air mattress. We would have loved to have had a real mattress in the loft. Otherwise, it was absolutely wonderful!
Lovely review! We're puzzled though by this guest saying we have it listed as sleeping 8; nope, it's listed as sleeping 5. From our listing:
Family, Pet And Horse-friendly Farm, Minutes From Whale Watching, Beaches.
Friday Harbor, WA, USA4.6 mi to Friday Harbor center
Apartment1000 sq. ft.
Min Stay: 2 nights
Peaceful location, great hosts, great property
We’re a repeat visitor for a reason. Matt & Amy are great and we really enjoy this property. You’re relatively close to everything; town, lime kiln, lavender farm, etc.
Awesome stay in every way!
This is a fantastic place to stay. Location is perfect...out in the country, but just a few minutes from Friday Harbor. Well-appointed and thoughtfully-designed rental unit. We were a family of 4, so having multiple bedding options was nice (2 pull out couches and an air mattress in the loft in addition to the main queen bed). Hosts were very communicative and great to work with. If we return to Friday Harbor, I wouldn't even look at other options and would gladly rebook this property.
Private and peaceful, Red Roof Acres farm offers your own adorable barn loft apartment, capable of sleeping up to 6, complete with a full kitchen and bath and wood-burning fireplace and nestled amidst 23 beautiful acres of pastures and woods in the heart of San Juan Island. Pack a picnic lunch and head minutes down our road to a popular whale-watching site at Lime Kiln State Park, where you can spot an Orca or Minke whale, or stroll to an internationally-acclaimed lavender farm that's just around the corner. Have you always wanted to bring your horse on a vacation where you could ride on a beach? We offer overnight horse boarding and are just minutes away from hundreds of acres of trails and horse-friendly beaches. As a family owned and operated farm, we have a barn with an adjoining paddock, three separate pastures, a round pen and parking for your horse trailer or RV. For those who want a full water experience, you can take a whale-watching boat tour, rent kayaks and spot wildlife such as seals and bald eagles, or test your fishing skills on a chartered boat. It's also fun to rent mopeds or bicycles and get a more personal look at the island, which boasts lush woods, gorgeous shores and plenty of wildlife, including deer, raccoons and wild turkeys. Or take a ten-minute drive into town and enjoy some of the best restaurants in the Pacific Northwest. Be sure to get an ice cream cone from the little shop on the docks--they have wonderful flavors! Our farm is located at the center of all that San Juan Island has to offer, and yet is so private that you can't see any neighbors.