|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||2400 square feet|
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Description from the manager
This upscale waterfront home offers a dock, buoy, no bank beach, hot tub, AND a brand new kitchen and lower bath awaits the lucky guests arriving in Summer of 2013!
This NW contemporary offers a rare low-bank waterfront setting and pure vacation enjoyment - you can dine in the afterglow of the setting sun, count the stars during a nighttime dip in the hot tub, doze in the hammock by the beach, or embark on a cruise around the islands from your own marine backyard. (As a buoy and shared dock are available for guest use, you might avoid the ferry lines and arrive in your own boat!)
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Carter Beach in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island
Friday Harbor, Washington
Additional Location Information
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$457||$457||$2,400 - $3,200||$0||3 nights|
|PEAK SEASON||-||-||$3,200||-||7 nights|
|QUIET SEASON||$415||$415||$2,400||-||3 nights|
|All Other Dates||$457||$457||$3,200||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
- Tax rate - 10% of rental - Tax
- Cleaning fee - $175 / stay - Other
- Damage deposit - $750 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
$55 Reservation Fee
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 16, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Portland, OR, United States
We have rented this property for many years now. It was particularly in better shape this year than in the recent past. It would be much improved to have the seven night week start on a Sunday or a Friday so that short term guests could include a whole weekend in a stay. We missed the large rocker lounge chair and think that the old piano was a feature. It is always inspiring to watch the sunset from the deck or the dining table.
Mercer Island, WA
The location was good but missed the great west side sunsets. Also, the beach was not walkable most of the time due to tides. Dock was great and overall had a wonderful time. Kitchen was excellent and loved having 3 showers there.
My Favorite Spot in the World
This house represents peace for me. I love sitting on the deck with friends and watching the ferry boats glide by and the seals bob around and the kingfishers flutter and the eagles hunt. Just writing this makes me want to return. We have vacationed at
this property for 10 years, and it is a house certain to create fabulous memories!
Deck maintenance needed
The deck has a number of deck screws and nails coming up. There several boards that are starting to curl, causing a tripping hazard.
Past its prime.
We like the location and design but the property is not maintained very well. Some of the problems were: dog hair, dirty carpet, dirty hot tub, deteriorating deck, bathroom fans don't work, a few foggy windows, windows painted shut, some furnihings broken, trash compactor broken, carpenter ant damage to window sills, deck furnature needs update.
We enjoyed our stay on San Juan Island. The house was well equipped with a wonderful view. We hope to visit San Juan Island again in the futre, The only complaint was that the satellite TV was not working when we arrived and was not repaired during our stay.
Response from Vacation Doorways - 07/18/2011
Trees on a neighboring property apparently grew taller over the winter and are obscuring the satellite signal. Unfortunately, the technical resources on the Island are limited and the service company could not schedule someone to reposition the Dish during your stay. The issue is now resolved, but we truly regret that you were inconvenienced by this loss of amenity. Please come visit again so we can make it up to you!
Clyde Hill, WA
Perfect Memorial Day Weekend
My 2 kids and I stayed there. I was afraid it would be overkill just for the 3 of us but it was not. It was very cozy and gorgeous. We saw Habor Seals, Bald Eagles and deer without even leaving the house.
The house is about a mile from town (not really a good walk though because of the winding roads). It sits back off the road and is very secluded. It was truly relaxing and beautiful.
If I were to pick at things I would say:
There are 2 couches one of which is pretty broke down (I beleive it is a pullout as well). The iron is falling apart and for the first time I used it it spit out rust. I do not believe that they should leave it up to the renter to do dishes and laundry. The spoons still had coffee on them, and I had to wash some other items prior to using them. As for the laundry, at the nightly rate that is paid I would think that the sheets etc could be (and should be) sent out to be cleaned professionally. I did my part and washed several loads prior to us leaving but I would hesitate to say every renter does the same.The only thing that this property was missing was a firepit outside and a bbq. There is what looks to be an outdoor fireplace but it was overgrown with weeds etc. The hammock area also had weeds and grass over 2 feet tall surrounding it so we could not use it either.
OVERALL this place is like a dream! We will definitely be back! It was an amazing vacation.
Response from Vacation Doorways - 06/01/2011
Hi Billie, Thanks for the kind words about the home and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! To address the issues you raised, we do not expect the renters to do laundry or dishes - possibly the prior renter put things away so our housekeeper didn't realize they were dirty? We regret that the grounds were not detailed and that the hammock and BBQ were not set up - we experienced the coldest and rainiest spring in 60 years and could not do exterior work as is typical. We do appreciate your comments and will bring the items you suggest need replacement to the owner's attention. Look forward to seeing you next time!
Agoura Hills, CA
Good experience overall, the location was great. The house was not clean, the dishes were greasy and smelled like fish. One if the bathroom sinks was clogged. The heaters in the bedrooms don't work. This made our nights miserable with two small children and freezing temperatures. The staff was helpful.
Wayne W.'s review of Carter Beach #77 San Juan Island vacation r
The property location and view were wonderful. Its in need of some repairs, light above main table did not work, no stereo that works, shower doors falling off.Stained carpeting, etc. Good bones, needs a little attention.
Perfect Home for Boat Owners!
WE have returned to this house for eight years. We bring our 17 foot boat and tie it up at the dock, going out on it to explore the islands almost daily. River otters, eagles, seals, and kingfishers come to visit, and we spend a couple of hours on the deck every night watching the sun set. This is a fabulous spot!
How can you look at anything else but the beautiful view?
Very peaceful watching the ferries - and the whales breached right outside!
Blue Ridge, GA
Wish we could have stayed longer!
It was an absolutely lovely vacation. And the rental house is the greatest! The views and atmosphere of the house is just more than anyone could ask for.
Beautiful, Well equipped rental house
I've rented many vacation houses and this one was one of the nicest, most well set-up houses I've ever rented. It had everything in the kitchen we wanted to cook gourmet meals. The decor in the home is beautiful, yet not too fancy. The view is gorgeous! Even though it was rainy while we were here, we didn't mind because the view from the kitchen/dining area is amazing. I highly recommend this home!!!
Great stay, great house, great experience