Before San Juan Island was “discovered” as a travel destination, Friday Harbor was a cluster of modest houses on a few central streets. When the commercial area began to expand, two of the vintage homes were preserved by moving them south of town and onto a beautiful stretch of Griffin Bay waterfront. Creatively connected by a new central living space, these historic structures now form the opposing wings of a delightful island residence.
The property is located behind a gated entry, so it’s extremely private, however the golf club and tennis courts (open to the public and you can use our rackets!) are just across the road and town amenities are within a few miles. The landscape surrounding the home is simply gorgeous, offering 8 sunny acres of garden, grassy clearings with a badminton set you can use, ponds to explore, and a 4 person hot tub. And then there’s the beach. Just wander down a pathway at the shoreline to find your own sheltered pebbled cove, complete with driftwood logs, tide pools, and a dead-ahead view of Mt. Baker. It’s where you’ll likely spend many hours in quiet contemplation and enjoying picnics. This beautiful waterfront is also a great spot for launching kayaks and there’s even a buoy for your use.
Those seeking to relive carefree childhood summers will love this vacation home! The older sections of the residence create a sensation of remembrance. One wing rambles through a small office into a master bedroom with king size bed, en-suite bathroom, & walk-in closet. Above is a semi-open loft with two twin beds where children and teens can snuggle up (note that there are low ceilings and non-conforming stairs & railings.) The kitchen with breakfast nook, wood stove, and laundry room are on the main level of the second wing. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms, one with a queen bed plus futon, the second with two twin beds. A second bathroom with shower is on the upper level as well. (All beds and bedding will be brand new this spring, so additional pictures will be forthcoming.) The two older wings are separated by the dining room and living room where there's a cozy wood stove (Satellite TV & wifi as well. ) The waterside windows frame an incredible view of the Bay, glorious sunrises, and Mt. Baker and stretching across the front of the home , an inviting deck contains lounge & dining furniture plus a propane BBQ.
The home is comfortable, attractive, and unpretentious. The atmosphere is a small step back in time, a place that children of all ages will cherish as they run barefoot in the yard, wade at the shore, play games and laugh. Come make your own Island memories at Griffin Bay Beach; we expect you’ll want to return year after year.
There will be an additional $250 charge if you wish to use the hot tub during Quiet Season dates.
This home is cared for by a local property manager to make sure your stay goes smoothly. They will help with your reservation also.
Vacation Doorways is the largest LOCAL vacation rental company in the San Juan Islands. We represent more than 70 wonderful vacation homes located on San Juan, Orcas, & Lopez Islands.
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The home is cared for by a local property manager to make sure your stay goes smoothly. They will take care of making your reservation too!