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’ll 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. Almost every room offers a spectacular view 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, you'll find a small wet bar and den with overstuffed leather seating and Plasma TV with satellite and DVD. There's a well equipped kitchen so you can prepare 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 (of course) as well as a private sunroom. 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, fooseball table, and bath with steam shower & dry sauna. There is access to a private viewing deck on this level as well.
Within a five minute stroll, you'll find a secluded pocket cove designated for local neighborhood use only - it's 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, there’s also a hot tub waiting where you can soak on star-lit nights and watch the cruise ships go by (and likely you will be the envy of everyone on board…)
The home is dog friendly and great for families, but, due to the high bank & deep water exposure, children and pets require very vigilant supervision.TripAdvisor property ID 1990527...Read more
Left on 10/27/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 27, 2012Stayed Oct 2012
The house is very beautiful and in a wonderful location on the island. We had 10 days in the house for a portion of our honeymoon adventure. When we first arrived I called it a "mermaid castle" as it is right on the edge of the water and the house is fashioned with treasures from the sea. We enjoyed the steam room and looking out from the upper deck at the ever changing sky line and water. We loved sitting by the fireplace listening to the music that was in the cd player snuggling and reading. The kitchen was well equipped and perfect for our needs. We had the special treat of being visited by a magnificent bald eagle in the wonderful tree out the side kitchen window. We would recommend for all!
Left on 10/07/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 7, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
We rented this house mid September for a yearly "girls" trip. The house was wonderful, in a great location right on the haro strait - beautiful sunsets and alot of natural beauty. The house was a bit more costly to rent than we normally spend, but the location and house are wonderful and really filled us with special memories. Other guidance, not specific to the house and I'm sure varies, but the whales for us were more south on the island - and we did see many but had to go on boating excurions (we went from Snug Harbor which is close to the house, 3 times!). We were hopeful we could see them pass the house, but unfortunately they were consistently south for our week - which I know is late and not prime season. And, on the good side, they were plentiful once we got to them! Overall had a wonderful time and very special trip, and a wonderful choice in location/house!
Left on 09/12/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Reginia P.Reviewed Sep 12, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
This was one of the best houses I have stayed in. The setting is so peaceful and beautiful. The view is spectacular and even better we got a wonderful show of whales. Also it is well suited for all the activities we like to do, bike riding, hiking and kayaking. Plus you can just stay home and relax if that's what you like.
Left on 08/25/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Keith & Tracy T.Reviewed Aug 25, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
One of the nicest homes we have stayed anywhere in the world. The house was luxurious, the views were other worldly! We are all ready to go back. We had our family of five adults and everyone felt like they had their own space when they wanted it and very nice together time. We love to cookand the kitchen was great. Location fit us perfectly. Close enough to Roche Harbor and Friday Harbor so the 15-20 minute drives through paradise were just right. San Juan Park, Lime Kiln Park, we're close and fun to visit. We hope to return soon. Linda at Windermere was a great booking agent and helped us throughout the planning and the trip! Thank you again!
Left on 08/21/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Terry B.Reviewed Aug 21, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
Nice big home with great views of the sound. We saw a pod of Orcas from the deck. The master suite is fantastic and the living areas are very nice. Upstairs loft also very nice. Other bedrooms have no view as stated. In order to sleep 10 adults, at least 2 are on a couch, not a sleeper or a window seat. Upstairs shower & sauna not working during our stay. Hot tub is not inviting. It is not on the deck, but in the parking lot, with a partial view of the sound. We didn't use it. Location very quiet. No activities, parks or hiking trails within walking distance.
Left on 08/02/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Amy A.Reviewed Aug 2, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
This was the perfect place for a family reunion! The kitchen is very well stocked with cooking supplies. We could not find the whip attachment for the Kitchen Aid, so we had to whip eggs by hand. If the attachment can not be located, I'd recommend a hand beater be put in the unit. The deck and hot were high points for our trip. We loved watching the kayaks and sailboats pass. The orcas were "out to sea" for much of our stay unfortunately... perhaps when we return we will see them. Amazing property!
Left on 06/13/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 13, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
the amenities were great, the furniture beautiful and the views were amazing! Unfortunately, the house is up for sale and we had some water leakage problems from the upstairs sauna and steam shower. I hope this house stays as a vacation rental and the leaks are fixed so we can return next year.
Left on 07/24/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 24, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
We enjoyed our stay, especially sitting on the deck in the evening. The views were spectacular. We also enjoyed the orca visits. The orcas visited us twice. Once they were so close we could see them swimming in the water. We also enjoyed San Juan Island. This property is roughly equi-distant between Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor.
Our only complaints were that the electronics were difficult to use. We could not play DVDs for the kids, which would have been helpful on a couple of occasions. The instruction were not helpful. Also, the master bath was clean, but seemed a bit below the standard set by the rest of the property, especially the master bath shower.
Nevertheless, it was a very nice property and we enjoyed our stay. We would do it again!
Left on 07/22/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Mary Ann E.Reviewed Jul 22, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
We were thrilled with everything about our vacation rental! The remote location,orcas whales going by everyday/sometimes twice, deer and eagles galore. It was magical for all of us! Grandchildren especially. The home was beautifully furnished, more than enough towels than we expected, and everything we needed in the kitchen! We want to come back next year! Thank you so much!
Mary Ann Enright
Left on 06/22/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 22, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
We were thrilled with the house and the amenities. The large deck with afternoon sun was wonderful, especially with all the whales we saw! A couple times the hot tub was not hot, but a call to a caretaker quickly resolved the problem. We would definitely recommend the house to others!
Left on 08/13/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 13, 2009Stayed Aug 2009
We had a fabulous week in this lovely house. We saw Orcas (25!) swim past the deck one morning and watched them frolic further out a few other times.
Its a bit of a drive to town, but not bad and the house is so well equipped that we had everything we needed for a wonderful week. Our only difficulty was with the TV, which had a new service and was a bit confusing. We kept losing signal. Some directions on use would be a great help for renters. But who need TV, when you've got whales??
We'd recommend this home to anyone and everyone that wants a memorable San Juan Island gettaway.
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