Be Famous For Your Italian Cooking! La Dolce Vita !

Be Famous For Your Italian Cooking! La Dolce Vita !

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Property Details

Updated: Oct 22, 2014
There is a Reason we are #1 !! Come Cook with Us. Live Italian Style.

Come Celebrate in Relaxed Comfort Italian Style

at this Awesome Waterfront Home.

October Special Special Events:

The annual 'Savor the San Juans' - A Medley of Food, Art & Culture' takes place every October all month long on San Juan Island, Washington. Included in the festivities is 'Artstock - A Fall Festival of Art,' San Juan Vineyards' Harvest Festival, farmers' markets, theater performances, museum exhibits, wildlife viewing, recreational activities and more.

Enjoy an Italian Evening or a quiet visit with friends and family.

Buon Appetito Italiani Dolci--

Our treat to you! Fresh Baked Italian Breakfast Treats

From Nonna's Kitchen.

Treats available with 3 night or more reservation.

Optional Italian Cooking Classes are available for your enjoyment and entertainment .

Did you know ??

Garrison Bay has less rain and more sunshine than the mainland of Seattle Portland areas?????

READY FOR A GIRLS ONLY WEEKEND???

Bring your bridal party for a weekend of fun at Garrison Bay Estates. Enjoy a Bottle of Italian Wine and Homemade Biscotti while you plan your wedding.

Saturday could be Spa day. And Saturday evening, enjoy an Italian Private Dinner and Cooking Class. Classes take place within walking distance to your Vacation Home. Spa and Private Dinners are optional and additional in fee.

Garrison Bay Estates San Juan Island

A Haven Providing the Ultimate

Waterfront Family Vacation Rental Home.

This newer 3 bedroom 2 bath San Juan Island Waterfront Paradise with Private Beach, will provide all the comforts of a luxury resort with all the conveniences of home.

We created this special place for people looking for comfort; friendliness and respect for privacy; a place to cook, drink, eat explore and relax and most important Make Memories.

If you would like to enjoy your holiday in stylish ambient which is comfortable and inviting in the most beautiful area of San Juan Island then come join us.

Come experience Italian living on beautiful Garrison Bay, San Juan Island.

FUN, FAMILY, FOOD, LAUGHTER

These four words describe what an Italian Evening is all about. We are constantly laughing together and having fun. Our Hands on Cooking Classes and Private Dinner will take a couple of hours and the eating might take just as long.

ITALIANS are justifiably famous for keeping culinary traditions alive and in this corner of San Juan Island you will find the best example of all that is great about Italian food at Nonna's Kitchen on Garrison Bay .

Our cooking classes will take place in our beautiful country kitchen, using my grandmother’s recipes, or lack of recipes! I'm Italian - I learned to cook without recipes but have put favorites into written form for you to take home and enjoy.

Dinner and classes are within walking distance to your Waterfront Vacation Rental, Garrison Bay Estates. No designated driver is needed!

All true Italian Home Cooking.

Of course, everything is done by hand, from scratch,

in the old fashioned way Italians

have been doing for centuries.

You will be involved 100% or just watch.

Be ready to put that apron on,

sink your hands in dough

as we explore the art of

Home Style Italian Cooking.

Cooking Classes are optional

and not a requirement of

Vacation Rental of home.

Your Garrison Bay Vacation Rental Home

with fully equipped Kitchen that includes

French Coffee Press & Espresso Maker.

All the 'must have' items including wine glasses and Blender. Even cook books.

The Large great room with flat screen TV & BlueRay player, has French Doors to expansive deck.

Extra Large lawn area for play.

Toy chest for children and adults

Indoor and Outdoor toys. Games, cards and more.

From the Private Beach you can see British Camp National Park with its great hiking trails . It is only 5 minutes away.! And even closer by kayak.

Near by is San Juan Golf and Country Club for golf and tennis plus clubhouse dining. Call for availability.

Bring your own bike or rent from the bike shop downtown. Launch your kayak in your front yard into Garrison Bay. No kayak - no problem, rentals available locally for guided tours.

Bird watchers and naturalist will enjoy viewing the bays abundant wildlife from canoe, kayak or beach.

Soak in sun all day while you enjoy the panoramic views and BBQ in your own park like yard steps from Bay.

Reserve your escape to the #1 rated Vacation spot you need now!

Relax, you will be here before you know it.

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We moved to the island in 1999 after several years of cruising and boating in these calm waters.

Our last visit, we just did not want to go home, which then was Southern California.

We live the island life style, growing as much of our vegetables as possible and cooking from scratch

We love to share our wonderful food, recipes and beautiful Garrison Bay on San Juan Island with travelers.

Come visit!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Posted in our Guest Book:

Had a great time. Everything was great.

You have a wonderful place.
May 2012
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Friday Harbor San Juan Island
5

Beautiful property near shores of Garrison Bay

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time on San Juan island and did a ton of things during the week we were there. I'd highly recommend taking a whale watching tour with San Juan Whale and Wildlife tours. It is a great boat, can hold up to 6 people and Captain Hobbs is very knowledgable about the orcas and very respectful of them and their habitat. We also went zip lining with Zip Tours and visited the Whale Museum, the National Parks, Roche Harbor etc. The House was lovely and comfortable and had everything we needed to make the stay enjoyable. We really enjoyed the cooking class with took with Susan and Ed too, another highlight of our stay! Thanks for a great vacation!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Redmond WA
5

Hate to Leave!

  • 5 of 5
Our group, all gals, visits San Juan Island every opportunity and always try different homes as we are prefer not to stay in hotel or B & B. We like to cook so needed a good kitchen which this house has.
We Hiked on various well marked trails and arrived home to a private massage that Susan had set up for us. What a treat.
We were extremely comfy, home is very well maintained and immaculate. We started each morning with either Espresso or Cappuccino (machine available) and homemade Italian Biscotti from Susan's Kitchen or should I say Cucina? What a marvelous way to start the day.
We truly hated to leave, but we all agree, we will return soon and definitely try out the Private Italian Suppers and Cooking Classes.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Sacramento, CA
5

Excellent vacation! Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
This was our 2nd visit to Friday Harbor. This home backs out into Garrison Bay which is always calm and inviting and is an excellent place to kayak without having to deal with strong currents or fast moving boats. We were welcomed with a "smores kit" which was pretty thoughtful of our hosts. It's also very close Roche Harbor and English Camp so it's a quick drive for shopping, dining, sight seeing, and hiking. Be prepared to welcome deer on the property early in the morning or later in the day as they prepare to graze.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can't have a beach campfire without S'mores! Always fun.
Next time we will treat you to Italian S'mores -- need to be over 21 for these goodies.
The deer are entertaining, did you see the eagles or the big brown seal? Bet you heard them as they were fishing for their meals.
The beauty of Garrison Bay is amazing. Happy you all had a great visit.
Come again soon.
Ciao,
Susan
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Great getaway

  • 4 of 5
This was a great escape from the hot/dry/concrete jungle of Southern California. There were a lot of deer around which was a sight for the kids. The island has a lot to do (Roche Harbor / Friday Harbor) as well as visiting the parks (English Camp and American Camp). The place was nice/clean/and had almost everything (jacuzzi would have been great).
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Island Greetings Eric,
Hot dry concrete of southern California --- once again this season. Don't you wish you were here again?
The wildlife has been amazing recently. I don't recall when I have seen so many eagles on the Bay. Love to watch them dive into the water for their meals.
Whales this season have been plentiful too. And the baby Fox , just too much fun to watch.
It was a pleasure meeting you all and thanks for taking the time to post a review. Hope you can all come back soon.
Ciao,
Susan
P.S. Yes, we have thought of a jacuzzi, maybe in the future as the outdoor Wood fired Pizza Oven is at the top of the list for our Italian Cooking Classes and Private Dinners. Will keep you posted when that is installed. In the meantime we continue to add upgrades to the interior of the house itself, plus a new fire pit at the beach is now available.
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Friday Harbor San Juan Island
5

Kayaking Mecca ~ Paddle right from the house!!

  • 5 of 5
Six of us stayed in this beautiful home right on Garrison Bay. My husband and I stayed in the Master Suite. The bed was firmer than we're used to (maybe a pillow top could be added), but the room was comfy and quite large, as was the master bath. The other four adults shared the remaining beds and the twin roll away since no one wanted to share. The bed setup here would be best suited for couples or singles (2 kings, 1 Queen, 1 Double) with a kid on the Twin roll away in the Master. The house was stocked with everything we needed and the daily treats from Susan each morning around 8:30am were delicious! She even had an extra key made for us, since we had three vehicles. We paddled directly from the house to Garrison Bay, Westcott Bay and then thru Mosquito Pass and down to Deadman's Bay which is about 6 miles. We saw eagles, Osprey, harbor seals and jelly fish. The house is very secluded and private, and about 15-20 minutes from Friday Harbor. We rode bikes from the house to Roche Harbor and to Sculpture park, making this a nice starting point for those bringing their bikes. The Cask and Schooner was the best place we found to eat. The most popular chair in the house was right in front of the glass doors overlooking the back lawn and water. We were greeted by deer each morning and evening too. The washer and dryer came in handy since it was raining for a few days and it allowed us to go home with dry clothing :) I'd certianly recommend this home to anyone wishing to explore the Islands. Susan was a great host!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Olympia, WA
5

Exceeds Expectations

  • 5 of 5
I wanted to thank you for such a wonderful stay. My family and I had the best time and we are overwhelmed with the excitement to return soon! The house was perfect for our family. The boys loved running around the backyard and Nathan woke up asking when we could return! You had everything a young family needs and more.

The cooking class was above and beyond as well. The hospitality you, Ed and John showed us was just perfect! We can be an overwhelming bunch and you took us in stride and we truly enjoyed your company. I cannot wait to take your pizza class next time we visit!

Most importantly, my mom said the time on the island exceeded all her expectations. This was my plan! Thank you SO much for making my mom's birthday trip a success. We will be back soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

We built this home with the thought of family and friends visiting San Juan Island and this absolutely wonderful perfect beach property. We want to share this magic with others. COME VISIT Garrison Bay San Juan Island!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Friday Harbor at 9 Miles Nearest Barpub : Roche Harbor at 5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Friday Harbor at 9 Miles Nearest Golf : San Juan Golf & County Club at 12 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Susan's Italian Kitchen at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : Waterfront Right Outside Your Door! Car: recommended

Garrison Bay, near Roche Harbor Resort & Marina 1-5 mi

Other Activities: Italian Cooking Classes and Private Dinners. Shopping, Kayaking, Horseshoes, Wildlife Viewing, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Colorful Fall
Sep 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$299
$1,950
 
 
Blissfully Quiet
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$245
$1,650
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$299
$1,950
 
 
EARLY SUMMER 2015
May 16 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$399
$2,595
 
 
Summer!
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
$435
$2,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • departure housekeeping $135 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 10.1%

Departure cleaning fee of 135.00 may apply. Non refundable one time 49.00 fee for Property Damage Insurance.
Culinary Classes are optional and not a condition of rental of this wonderful Bayside Home. Personal Chef, Culinary Classes,
Italiani Dolci, Italian Breakfast Treats optional.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1850 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower, Walk in Shower, Dual Vanities, Soaking Tub for 2!
  • Over-sized Soaking Tub for two is located in Master Bath. Walk in Shower in Master Bath. Tub/shower combo in Hall Bath

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, King size comfort with luxury linens
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, Antique Brass Bed with Pillow Top Mattress
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, 1 double, Feather beds!! Extra cozy and plush
  • Master Bedroom with King Size Bed, private deck, great water views. Master bath has twin sinks, full walk in shower and soaking tub for two. Bedroom #2 , with King Pillow top Bed, nestled in an Antique Brass Bed frame with a delightful garden view. Bedroom #3 with one Queen and one Double Bed both with Feather beds, extra pillows and garden view. A twin size trundle is available as well as Baby gear, crib and booster seat at no extra charge.

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 9 garden chairs

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Parking For Boat/Trailer, Kitchen Fully stocked! Including panini maker/grill, espresso coffee maker, blender. Cook books too! ** Catering Available - Tuscan Style Italian Cooking Classes and Private Dinners for your enjoyment. Mom deserves a vacation too! Beachfront - Walk out Beach with wonderful views to British Camp National Park. Enjoy the wildlife in abundance. Garrison Bay Estates is a quiet, cozy luxury island getaway! ** Personal Chef ~~Cooking Classes~~Private dining. Have your own Personal Chef for an evening of Italian fun & food, making everything by hand from pastas to pizza, porchetta, and more! Email for details, www.garrisonbay.estates@gmail.com
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