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Griffin Bay Waterfront, Beach, Mt. Baker View, Hot Tub, Buoy, Near Golf & Town

Griffin Bay Waterfront, Beach, Mt. Baker View, Hot Tub, Buoy, Near Golf & Town

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Property Details

Updated: Dec 20, 2014
Idyllic Summers are Made of This - Griffin Bay Beach, Hot Tub, Views, Near Golf

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) are just across the road and town amenities are within a few miles. The landscape surrounding the home is simply gorgeous, offering 3 sunny acres of garden, grassy clearings, 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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

When you rent a Vacation Doorway home:

• Our reservation staff will help you find the perfect home.

• The booking process is quick, easy, & secure.

• You’re protected by a Rental Agreement that spells out rates, terms, & conditions.

• Your reservation and payment are rapidly confirmed.

• The home you rent is professionally cleaned before you check-in.

• A property manager is on call 24/7.

• You’re dealing with a highly experienced, reputable company.

• You can be confident that you’ll have a wonderful vacation rental experience!

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4 Reviews

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Griffin Bay Waterfront, Beach, Mt. Baker View, Hot Tub, Buoy, Near Golf & Town
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p507102vb
+1 -800 391-8190
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Manhattan Beach, CA
5

Very relaxing and comfortable exteneded ...

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was very clean.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Very relaxing and comfortable exteneded vacation spot

Our only issue was the cell phone reception was too poor too hold a call and the satellite internet was slow and/or spotty. This made it tough for us to take such a long vacation. Otherwise, we loved the place and have almost no complaints.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
business
Griffin Bay Waterfront, Beach, Mt. Baker View, Hot Tub, Buoy, Near Golf & Town
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p507102vb
+1 -800 391-8190
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Agoura Hills, CA
4

Family of 7

  • 4 of 5
Rating Details:
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was very clean.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Our family of 7 enjoyed our 4 night stay. A couple of suggestions may help the next family: availability of a high chair, basic condiments (salt,pepper,sugar).
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
business
Griffin Bay Waterfront, Beach, Mt. Baker View, Hot Tub, Buoy, Near Golf & Town
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p507102vb
+1 -800 391-8190
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Los Altos, CA
5

Good with kids

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was very clean.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
This was a great house for two families with young children. The little beach was perfect. The views of the water were wonderful.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
business
Griffin Bay Waterfront, Beach, Mt. Baker View, Hot Tub, Buoy, Near Golf & Town
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p507102vb
+1 -800 391-8190
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Stuart, FL
5

Fab time in Friday Harbor

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was very clean.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Beautiful house and location, lovely gardens, private beach, incredible view of Mt. Baker. We managed to lock ourselves out one night, and were swiftly aided by the management team! We would definitely return to this vacation house!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Doorways

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Rental rates

Notes

  • $450-$625 Night
  • USD
  • June 15 - Sept 15. 4 Night Minimum Booking $625 Night, $3700 Week + $55
  • Sept. 16 - June 15 , 4 Night Minimum Booking, $450 Night, $2800 Week + $55
  • $200 Cleaning Fee
  • $500 Security Deposit Required
  • + $250 fee for hot tub use during Quiet Season.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Floor Area

  • 2200 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The loft is up a stairway that is semi-open above a small den. Great 'tuck into the attic' area (Note that ceilings are low on edges of room and the stair railing is lower than current code requirements.)

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals
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