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Mgr Harvey

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english


53 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Lopez Island House Rental Photos and Description

San Juan Vacation Rental Great Local> 3 Bedroom or 1 bedroom units (Sleeps 4-10

Lopez Vista Bay House is Location Location Location!

Beautiful Views of the Famous July 4th Fireworks best in the San Juans, directly out front.

Great Beach access, Gorgeous sunsets, long beach walks, beginning of this property;

Things to Spot:

Wild Rabbits, Deer, Otters, Eagles, Osperys, Blue & Grey Herons, Hummingbirds , Marbled Mirrelets and many migratory species of shore birds;

Listen to morning bird songs, sip your cuppa Joe or do Yoga while taking in the east to west views of water & landscapes off your 45' deck; these can be some of your favorite things.

WHY Vistabay? Not all locations are equal! Your holiday time is precious so compare our location, services, amenities and actual guest comments to your other vacation choices.

We don't 'stack' guest submitted reviews with double entries nor with selective quotes from a 'Guest Comment Book' because these create room for subjective editing. The reviews you read were submitted by paying guests and sent directly to VRBO & published. We can only respond after the fact. We value every guest and let their reviews speak.

This 2 story- "60's style rancher" has been completely renovated inside with modern conveniences: stainless steel appliances, custom glass tile & bath fixtures, hi speed Apple Wifi, 4x Hi Definition Flat screen monitors, engineered granite counters and beautiful oak floors throughout.

The west room offers vaulted ceilings, large picture windows, pull out sofa sectionals and a 42' Panasonic flat screen. Walk thru the double french doors into the main living/dining area and onto a 45' wide deck perfect for enjoying the sights and sounds outside.

The living room is furnished with plush sofas, a modern illuminated fireplace complete with Wall mounted Sony Bravia3 LCD screen/ PS3 BlueRay/DVD/CD system.

Relax and enjoy favorite tunes from your Apple or Android device streamed wirelessly to our bluetooth Bose Sounddock.

The Gourmet kitchen is fully stocked & equipped featuring solid shaker maple cabinets, granite countertops, stainless appliances, chef grade pans & an open breakfast bar area.

Enjoy radiant floor heat, custom tile work and double Kohler pedestal sinks in the main bathroom.

In keeping with island conservation policies, at Vista Bay we have installed the latest in low flush toilets, water efficient fixtures and appliances throughout our home. Water Resource Conservation, EnergyStar rated Fixtures complete with Powersmart control systems and LED lighting, VistaBay was designed to maintain a low ecological footprint without sacrificing modern conviennces.

The 3 bedrooms on the main floor will offer you a sleeping experience hard to beat. Master bedroom: watch your favourite dvd on the wall mounted 32' Bravia LCD flat screen. Slip under the pure goose down duvet, experience what fine Egyptian cotton sheets feel like as the king size memory foam bed transports you to dream heaven! Enjoy the other light filled bedrooms with queen beds in combos of: pure down duvets or hypoallergenic comforters and 325-425 thread count pure cotton sheets. You Pick: Simmons Beauty Rest pocket coil or Seally Posture Pedic- Queen mattresses!

***ADDED BONUS: This vacation home is the only property that includes a complete second suite for the extra family and guests. The full listed rates will INCLUDE the Garden Level suite for guest flexibility and added privacy.

[Please enquire about non peak value options if you are a smaller 2-4 pp group] Enjoy the new open galley kitchen: solid cherry wood cabinetry, glass tilework, engineered granite and commercial stainless steel countertops next to the open plan living, dining area complete with a 50' Panasonic 1080P 2D/3D plasma flat screen, sofa sectionals & double pullout bed. Sliding patio doors in the open living room and in the queen bedroom, provide easy access to the level lawn outside. The contemporary tiled bathroom features: warm radiant floor heat, walk in shower & folding seat, Kohler pedestal sink & a lovely mirror vanity.

If you enjoy lovely views, peace & quiet, long walks and close proximity to a beach plus direct access to level biking & jogging, this vacation retreat is for you. Vista Bay is located in a very unique part of Lopez Island, bordering a tide land estuary full of wildlife and easy access to 1.5 miles of west facing beach 125 yards from our laneway. We share these views with our neighbors nearby. Forget driving to enjoy sunsets & long beach walks on a kid friendly beach- it all begins right here at VistaBay!


A] due to our quiet retiree neighborhood, Vistabay is NOT recommended for large group celebrations/ partying/ high energy music- and or unsupervised children.

B] laundry facilities may not be available if the garden suite is rented to another group.

Lopez Island is simply beautiful by any measure of what an island get away should be. Whether it's great landscapes & seascapes you are looking for, or peace & tranquility, walking-hiking-biking-fishing- crabbing-boating, great foods, local organic island products, or great community events & involvement; friendly-laid back Lopez is definitely the place to come relax & recharge. We hope a stay at Vista Bay will gently nourish your spirit & soul!


Keywords: Water, House, Views, Lopez, San Juan, Islands, Bay, Beach walk, Beautiful, Contemporary, Granite, Stainless , Gourmet kitchen, Wireless

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Mgr Harvey (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mgr Harvey

My 25 years in design, construction and property mgt is the result of traveling all over the world and connecting experiences thru people, food and cultures.

I look forward to continuing this journey with our daughter showing her the diversity of the world begining with these island spaces in the great Pacific North West!

Lopez Island will remind you that the most beautiful things in life are often right in front of you and beside you, above you, below you and all around you…this is Lopez!

Mgr Harvey purchased this house in 2008

Why Mgr Harvey chose Washington

After visiting most of the San Juan and Gulf Islands for the past 30 years, our family has always returned to Lopez because it's one of the friendliest, most community orientated and beautiful of the San Juan Islands. The views are astounding, the food quality is amazing, a 15 mi diet is achievable, the local culture is truly engaged yet laidback and the people: creative, passionate and caring. What more could one want!

What makes this house unique

We love being close to the water & beach; walking, running, watching sunsets & moonlight simultaneously, surrounded by lots of natural wildlife, daily birdsong, peace and silence.

Enjoy all of these and more at VistaBay!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were really impressed with quality of the vacation rental, as well the design and attention to details. The entire stay was really quiet and calming. We enjoyed cuddling up on the sofas after a great walk on the beach. The area is central and convienent to the village nearby. We would recommend this stay.
Dec 2009
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based on 53 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.962264 based on 54 reviews

Family Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Family members own a house on Lopez and we've visited for decades, staying with them...but for a BIG family wedding, extra accommodation was needed. Vista Bay was perfect! Lots of room for family dinners; deck, yard, views, comfy furniture, books, games, art, laundry room, the best-supplied rental kitchen I've ever used! The house is close to the village, the beach - everything is close on Lopez!

The island is a wonderful place for family vacations, especially if you like bicycling, boating, and beach-combing.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Judith, Thank you so much, we were delighted that your wedding group and guests from the UK were able to enjoy Vistabay's location and proximity to everything that makes for a great holiday. Please return again soon, you will be warmly welcomed!
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Excellent, relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay on Lopez Island. Home is lovely, beautiful views, close to everything. Short walk to the beach. Tons of birds, including hummingbirds. Bunnies hop around with abandon. We had two families in the house, with a total of 4 children 5 and under, and the house was perfect. Lots of space, toys to play with, beds for all. Kitchen is well stocked. Manager provided a ton of information to make sure our stay was successful. Highly recommend this property

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, We are so pleased your visit to Lopez was so enjoyable over this Holiday weekend. You and your guests were simply lovely to host and your welcome back anytime. All the very best to everyone!
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Great home, beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Great home, especially with children. We had two families in this house, with a total of four children. We never felt cramped and there were plenty of toys for the kids to play with. The view is impressive and the beach is a very short walk away. Beautiful birds, including an amazing number of hummingbirds, around the house. Excellent location, easy to get to everything. Harvey provided us with all the information we needed for an excellent trip. Highly recommend the home!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lauren and Family, Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to have your family enjoy the wonders of home on Lopez. Yes the migrating hummingbirds are real, all summer long! It amazing the shimmering colors of the 2 different species that return yearly to their second home here on Lopez. Please come back again anytime. Till then, all the best!
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Seattle, WA

the best sleep ever

  • 5 of 5

Between the charming peace of Lopez Island, ideally located between 2 bodies of water and the top notch mattress, there is little to want from discovering Lopez Island from this gem of a house. Harvey is just plain a pleasure to deal with, great communicator, flexible and very responsive. Every appliance one needs with spectacular views.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cassie, Its always a pleasure to share the areas unique attributes to new and appreciative guests such as yourselves. Thank you for your follow ups and making the time to discover Lopez. Her charm always works wonders! Cheers to all!
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Tour D'Lopez 2016 - AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

We shared this amazing house with 3 other couples - long time friends - to ride the Tour D'Lopez and celebrate 60th birthdays at the Islander. The house was absolutely perfect - we found nothing missing, the views were amazing and all the instructions and information Harvey provided in advance and in the house were spot on. I would (& already am) recommending this place to all our friends. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kelly, You and your guest were a pleasure to host. Tidy, clean and caring- what any manager would ever want from all their guests. Thank you for this and enjoying yourselves on Lopez. All the best to your happy merry crew!
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Stunning Ocean and Island Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This property is lovely! We have stayed many times and plan on returning.

Very comfortable and clean and feels like home!!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that upon your return visit, you instantly connect with the land, sea and wildlife around VistaBay house. Thank you for your valuable feedback.
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles

We are located in one of the best areas of Lopez island. Mid island, West side, low bank easy access, 2 miles from the village along a picturesque waterfront, water view drive full of marine and bird life. Water views and bay views from the house.


Rates & Availability

Lopez Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer/ Fall Shoulder
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall/ non holiday
Oct 17 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holidays /Long Weekends + Xmas
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning varies $125-275 $145
Tax Rate 10.1%

Spare Summer nights are at $489 per night.
Guests 8-10* persons/
*Rates are based on 8 guests total/
Guests above 8 total = $15/per person/ nt/ additional
8 yrs to teens, above 8 guests = $12/pp/nt/ additional
Toddlers & small children up to 7 yrs old/ no additional charge
Please check to confirm extra guests staying.
Non summer 2 nt min, summer season 7 nt min, Holidays 3 nt min
The cleaning fee total will adjust according to the size of the group staying

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Lopez Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Study Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Radiant infloor heating under the ceramic tile floors. Kohler pedestal sinks and polished nickel chrome fittings complement your bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Plasma memory foam king mattress, Queen size Beds (3) 2 x Simmons BeautyRest pocket coil, 1 x Sealy PosturePedic pillow top, Twin or Single Beds (1) Moveable pullout-single, Baby Cribs (2) Graco Porta pack cribs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2X Sectional pull out-doubles
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Glass & Rail enclosed view deck complete with Weber Gas BBQ, deck chairs, outdoor games; ; CD player=2x, DVD player=3x, Wireless Sony PS3 and 3 IPod doc stations to play your own music.

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