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Property Details

Updated: May 25, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Located on the spectacular west coast of beautiful San Juan Island, this new 2500 square feet is detailed in Northwest wooden architecture. It is especially children friendly. Located near Kanaka Bay the location is secluded on 2.5 acres and very private. Sitting on the front deck you will see Orcas, boat traffic, raccoon, deer and fox. One eagles nest to the east, herons, hummingbirds and kingfisher will delight the birding enthusiast. Additional vacation rental across the street. San Juan Island rated in the top 10 North American Island Destinations by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Enjoy biking, hiking, historic seaside Roche Harbor or Friday Harbor, whale watching with San Juan Excursions , kayaking with Crystal Seas kayaking, shopping, wine tasting, boating, fishing, beach combing, golf, bowling or scuba diving.

Ferries operate on a first-come, first-serve basis with no reservations available. It is advisable to be at the Anacortes departure terminal at least one hour prior to sailing times, and during weekend, holiday and the high summer season, substantially more time should be allowed. The Anacortes terminal offers light refreshments, and there is a walking beach nearby. Your visit begins at the terminal, so bring some food and enjoy the party!


San Juan Safaris

Bon Accord

San Juan Kayak Expeditions

Island Bicycles

Roche Harbor

Westcott Bay Sculpture Park

San Juan Golf

San Juan Vineyards

Pelindaba Lavender

Whale Museum


San Juan Island Visitors Bureau

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce

San Juan Islander


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More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Our family has lived on the island for over 30 years. We built this home as a team and love the quiet location where we can hear the tide rushing by from the deck and all sorts of birds calling.

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16 Reviews

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Orcas, Eagles and Olympic Mountains from the Front Deck
-+ (360) 472-1538
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Philadelphia, PA

Property Fine but Owners Problematic

  • 1 of 5
We had a small (2 seniors, 3 children, 4 adults) family vacation in August and stayed here. The house was as described but the neighbors around this property are NOT accommodating in regards to use of their public beach area. Master bathroom sink has rusted out drain closure that broke while we were there and the owners expected us to repair it, per a phone call with Eric. Included in our rental fee was a cleaning & safety deposit. The morning of our departure, we spent several hours cleaning above and beyond what was required. Upon our departure, we were told that there was damage and we would not be receiving our security deposit back. Owners stated that we had broken their gas stove, which we used when their home lost power FOR AN ENTIRE DAY and the house got cold. With 2 babies under 2 and our 75 year old mother, the stove was needed for heat. There were instructions about how to use the stove, and despite these and also the fact that we have our own gas stove at home and are familiar with how they work, it would not light. My husband lit the pilot by hand, taking extreme care when doing so. When I informed the owner that we would need to see a legitimate repair estimate as well as photographs of this alleged damage, she agreed. One month later, we received a hand written note as the "estimate" along with a claim that we got fingerprints on the glass surfaces among other ludicrous claims and our security check minus $200 for “repair” and 5 hrs of extra cleaning, which doesn’t add up because they had other rentals checking in long before 5 extra hrs of cleaning could have been accomplished. Advise for those who choose to stay here: photograph the entire inside/outside of the property prior to departure to ensure that false claims can’t be made against you; don't touch anything; eat all meals outside at the picnic table or else your security deposit will be used to clean the kitchen.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear future renters. We have rented for 10 years and have with held damage deposits on two of our renters. We have enjoyed all the guests who have treated the property with respect. Having rented ourselves many times we love to find a property well appointed and very clean. We have a standard that we keep for the house and bring it back there between each guest. If additional hours are taken for this the client is charged. In this case we needed to repair a propane ambient stove which was tampered with and was a matter of life and safety. I called the power company and they reported no significant power outage so was surprised at this claim. We request our clients to call one of the 4 phone numbers if there should be any needs at all. We did charge for 3 additional cleaning hours which included washing and ironing two sets of curtains, most of the windows and cabinet fronts and surfaces, moving lots of furniture, additional floor cleaning and a general overall cleaning that we experience in few clients .
We did not tell you we were keeping your damage deposit when you left .When your called about a stuck drain we said we would be there in 10 minutes. I am sorry about your stay and for our first bad review. I hope that future renters will see through this and enjoy the wonderful property that we offer. Thank you Po and Eric Powell
Orcas, Eagles and Olympic Mountains from the Front Deck
-+ (360) 472-1538
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Seattle, WA

Ladies kayek weekend

  • 5 of 5
We loved your home, it was perfect for our needs. We had fun cooking for 10, having happy hour on the deck and spending hours around the kitchen table. The sunshine and light, airy open floor plan made for such a comforting place to return to after 2 days on the water kayeking. I appreciated the well equipped kitchen, the lovely fresh flowers were appreciated.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway
Orcas, Eagles and Olympic Mountains from the Front Deck
-+ (360) 472-1538
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
columbia missouri

One word: FANTASTIC !

  • 5 of 5
All kitchen utensils of high quality. Very family oriented. Ultra clean. Flowers nice touch as were the books about the area. Orcas are for real and can see and hear from deck. Master bath could use a soap holder about shoulder high. Wonderful place.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Yes, we are glad you love it and will get the soap holder in the master shower immediately. We love having you as guests and your care for the home. Come again!!!
Orcas, Eagles and Olympic Mountains from the Front Deck
-+ (360) 472-1538
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
John Day, OR

orcas, foxes, magical

  • 5 of 5
My family truly enjoyed this vacation rental. Besides the welcoming and calming main level (which included as open kitchen area that allowed ALL of us to help with the meals), we ooed and awed at the colors and décor of the bathrooms and bedrooms. The photos were an excellent representation of the property; being there was even better!! It was clean and well-maintained and well stocked and the owners checked on our arrival because the fire at Friday Harbor caused delays, but not for any of us I would recommend this property to anyone needing a larger place for 9 or 10. We all were comfortable and as my daughter said, it was magical!!. Foxes and deer and orcas seen from the back deck were added reasons to visit again. Very reasonably priced and totally satisfying experience. The only trouble was that we could not stay longer!!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Orcas, Eagles and Olympic Mountains from the Front Deck
-+ (360) 472-1538
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Carnation, WA

Great place!

  • 5 of 5
What a great place to stay! We all had such a great time. The online pictures don't do the house and property justice. It is far better than the pictures online. Great living area, well stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, great viewing of wildlife (whales, foxes, blue herons, eagles). The owners are very helpful and we hope to do it again in four years. Had a great stay and would highly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Orcas, Eagles and Olympic Mountains from the Front Deck
-+ (360) 472-1538
Friday Harbor San Juan Island

Lovely, quiet, family oriented San Juan Home

  • 5 of 5
Two families of three shared this home for a relaxing stay in the San Juans. This house is absolutely perfect for families. It has everything that a child could want from a "hobbit room" to a fully stocked bedroom with stuffed animals and books to a playroom with TV and lots of games. We had beautiful weather, so we took full advantage of the beautiful views and many outdoor activities. Additionally the kitchen and the view from the kitchen are to die for! We would definitely stay there again on another visit to San Juan!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


From the Owner

Kanaka Bay is situated between the University of Washington Marine Preserve at False Bay and the rugged West side waters of San Juan. A little of everything. Look it up on Google earth and see why we bought this property.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Friday Harbor airport at 5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Washington State Ferry Friday Harbor at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : False Bay at 1 Miles

San Juan Island has been voted the #1 tourist destination in the United States for 2013 by numerous vacation companies. Our 2 national parks are extraordinary and the pods of Orca whales that can be seen daily make this an excellent destination for travelers.


From $400 Per night

Rental rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • cleaning $150.00 + Tax
  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00
  • Tax Rate 7.8%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 25, 2015


From the Owner

Herons, Eagles crying and building their nearby nest, quiet, deer everywhere, fox, quail, sunrises and sunsets with a pink glow of the Olympic Mountains. Freighter traffic. Mt. Rainer from the kitchen window. Open views and lots of sun. Moon rises and sets.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Sunroom
  • Queen size Beds (3) each in private bedroom; Upstairs bedroom has queen futon. An additional childrens bedroom with two twins is attached to one of the former bedrooms.


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • see the positive reviews! They say it all

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