Carter Beach in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island
Carter Beach in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island
LOOKING FOR NO BANK BEACH, DOCK, BUOY, BEACH, HOT TUB?
This great waterfront home, right in Friday Harbor, has it all!
Although this vacation rental has always been one of our most popular vacation rentals, it was deserving of an update (as noted by some of the guests in their reviews over the past several years.) We're delighted to announce that the home has just been completely remodeled!
Guests arriving in the summer of 2013 will find these NEW amenities to enjoy:
*A beautifully remodeled kitchen with granite counters, new stainless steel appliances, & updated flooring and lights.
*Bathroom upgrades that include new stone counters, flooring, & fixtures.
*A super new deck across the entire front of the home.
*New living room furniture and TV.
When you add these updated features to this classic NW contemporary, it's 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!) Solarium windows stretch across the entire front of the home so, whether indoors or out, you're surrounded by a panorama of neighboring islands, blue waters, big skies, and the activity of ferries and recreational boats as they arrive and depart from Friday Harbor.
The comfortable character of Carter Beach will be appreciated by couples and families alike. The home offers a spacious master bedroom on the upper level with king size bed and private bath with shower; there are two other bedrooms that share a full bath just down the hall - one with a queen bed, the other with both a queen and twin. The requisite entertainment and electronic connections, including wifi and satellite TV, are also provided.
Carter Beach is located in a desirable, upscale, neighborhood within a few miles of the ferry landing and the shopping and entertainment venues in the town of Friday Harbor. This is a fantastic vacation home in a fantastic vacation location! But you'll have to book early if you want to enjoy this special home because many guests return to Carter Beach year after year!
Note that this home is rented in increments of seven days ONLY, with check-in on Saturdays during the Peak Season.
Should you arrive by boat, consult tide charts. Larger boats are advised to tie up to the mooring buoy and dinghy to the dock as a low tide can drop the dock to a 4â€™ depth.TripAdvisor property ID 1990605...Read more
Left on 08/20/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 20, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
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.
Left on 09/12/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 12, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
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.
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Wayne L.Reviewed Aug 18, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
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!
Left on 08/01/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 1, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
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.
Left on 07/18/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 18, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
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.
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!
“Perfect Memorial Day Weekend”
Left on 06/01/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Billie B.Reviewed Jun 1, 2011Stayed May 2011
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.
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!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Agoura Hills, CA
Left on 12/14/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 14, 2010Stayed Nov 2010
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”
Left on 09/14/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | Wayne W.Reviewed Sep 14, 2010Stayed Sep 2010
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.
Left on 08/23/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 23, 2010Stayed Aug 2010
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!
Left on 06/02/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Erin W.Reviewed Jun 2, 2010Stayed May 2010
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!!!
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