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Be Famous For Your Italian Cooking! La Dolce Vita ! in Friday Harbor

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Come Celebrate in Relaxed Comfort

at this Awesome Waterfront Home.

Enjoy an Italian Evening or a quiet visit with friends and family.The Choice is Yours!

Buon Appetito Italiani Dolci--

Fresh Baked Italian Breakfast Treats

From Nonna's Kitchen.

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?????


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.

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 living like a local on beautiful Garrison Bay, San Juan Island.


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, 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 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 & CD/DVD 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.

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Last modified on 08-15-2014 at 7:02 PM.

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Susan Lauciello 360-378-1177

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 1 story house
    • floor area 1850 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • catering available
  • Location Type
    • beach
      • Private no bank Beach. No rocks to climb, just stroll into the water.
    • waterfront
      • From your front lawn to your Private Beach on Garrison Bay.
    • waterfront
      • Private Beach Front
    • beachfront
      • Amazing Low Bank Walk out Beach to Garrison Bay. Perfect for Kayaking, clamming. Extra large lawn area leading to waters edge. San Juan Island Garrison Bay with very calm water.
    • mountain view
      • British Camp National Park across Garrison Bay, San Juan Island. Great views from Mt. Young. Excellent Hiking Trails nearby.
    • water view
      • Beautiful views from Living Room, Dining Room and Master Bedroom Suite.
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • family
    • sports & activities
  • General
    • wireless internet
    • internet
      • Wireless - FREE
    • towels provided
      • Plenty of Bath,Kitchen and Beach Towels
    • alarm clock
    • filtered water
    • hair dryer
    • laundry soap
    • local maps
    • paper towels
    • local restaurant guide
    • shampoo
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
    • parking off street
      • RV and Boat Parking Available as well as room for several cars.
    • iron & board
    • living room
      • Extra Large Living Room with L shaped Couch facing French Doors to Bay.
    • parking for rv/boat/trailer
      • Rv/Boat/Trailer parking, easy access.
    • free long distance
      • Domestic Long Distance Calls FREE!!
    • telephone
      • Domestic Long Distance Unlimited FREE
    • air conditioning
      • Provided by Nature.
    • heating
      • Electric Heat with Individual Thermostats per Room
    • linens provided
      • Abundance of Pillows and Blankets. Luxury Linens.
    • washing machine
      • Front Loading Energy Efficient Washer
    • clothes dryer
      • Front loading Energy Efficient Dryer
    • parking
      • Plenty of room for cars and boat trailer. No RV parking in drive way. Boat trailers acceptable
  • Kitchen
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
      • JennAire Black Glass French Door Refrigerator with Freezer.
    • freezer
    • stove
      • Electric Black Glass Smooth Top Range & Oven
    • oven
    • microwave
    • kitchen
      • Full Equipped
    • dishes & utensils
      • Complete Kitchen including wine glasses, blender, french coffee press and more!
    • blender
    • coffee grinder
    • lobster pot
    • pantry items
      • Spices, Fresh Herbs in Season
    • stove
    • grill
    • coffee maker
      • Electric Coffee Maker French Press Stove Top
    • toaster
    • cooking utensils
    • catering available
      • Tuscan Style Private Dining, Italian Cooking Classes Foodie Adventure!!!!
  • Dining
    • dining
      • Comfortable dining table for 8-9 indoors Outdoors, several picnic tables and benches
    • dining area
    • child's highchair
  • Pool / Spa
    • communal pool
      • Roche Harbor Resort has beautiful pool available. Fee may apply.
  • 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, beds for 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.
  • Entertainment
    • dvd player
    • books
      • Great Book Library
    • books for adults
    • books for kids
    • games
      • Cards, toys, adult games, puzzles and more.
    • games for kids
    • toys
      • Toys for Everyone, all Ages!
    • video library
      • Family and Child Friendly DVD's
    • television
      • New Large Flat Screen TV with DVD player
    • satellite / cable
    • vcr
    • radio
    • cd player
  • Outside
    • kayak / canoe
      • Bring your own or rentals available. Can be launched off your private beach.
    • beach chairs
    • beach towels
    • wood deck
    • outdoor grill gas
    • tennis
      • Several locations of tennis courts, High School, San Juan Golf & Country Club and Roche Harbor Resort. Fees may apply
    • golf
      • Great course at San Juan Golf and Country Club. Clubs provided. Green fees apply
    • deck / patio
      • Large wrap around deck Plus, Private deck off Master Bedroom
    • boat
      • Boat launching from Private Beach or for larger boats at Roche Harbor Marina, very close by.
    • outdoor grill
      • Super Sized Gas Grill, propane provided
    • patio
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • yard
    • outdoor furniture
    • deck furniture
    • porch furniture
    • barbecue
    • lawn / garden
      • Park like yard for play, leads to Private, Easy Access Walk Out Beach
  • Suitability
    • pets not allowed
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • 25 yrs.
    • suitable for elderly or infirm
    • children welcome
      • Perfect for family -- extra large lawn play area. Private Beach
    • non smoking only
    • low allergen environment
    • long-term renters welcome
  • Onsite Services
    • private chef
  • Notes
    • Parking For Boat/Trailer, Kitchen Fully stocked! Including panini maker/grill, espresso coffee maker, waffle iron, 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,

activities and attractions in Friday Harbor Washington

  • Attractions
    • cinemas
    • live theater
    • restaurants
    • churches
    • library
    • marina
    • autumn foliage
    • bay/sound
    • health/beauty spa
    • museums
    • winery tours
  • Leisure Activities
    • paddle boating
    • photography
    • bird watching
    • whale watching
    • antiquing
    • sight seeing
    • horseback riding
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • horseshoes
    • boating
    • shopping
    • wildlife viewing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • racquetball
    • equestrian events
    • sound/bay fishing
    • kayaking
    • golf privileges optional
    • golf
    • cycling
    • sailing
    • hiking
    • swimming
    • fishing
    • tennis

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  • owner Susan Lauciello
  • phone 360-378-1177

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
May 16 2014 - Sep 15 2014
3 nights
Colorful Fall
Sep 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 nights
Blissfully Quiet
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 nights
Almost Spring
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 nights
Apr 1 2015 - May 15 2015
2 nights
May 16 2015 - Sep 15 2015
3 nights

Additional information about rental rates

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

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Susan Lauciello 360-378-1177

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traveler reviews for this friday harbor house rental

Hate to Leave!

Review submitted: July 20, 2014   Date of arrival: April 23, 2014

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.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Excellent vacation! Home away from home!

Review submitted: July 18, 2014   Date of arrival: July 12, 2014

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.

Owners 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.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Great getaway

Review submitted: June 17, 2014   Date of arrival: July 28, 2013

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).

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway

Owners 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.
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.

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


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Susan Lauciello 360-378-1177

Friday Harbor vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 04/25/2011.