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Orcas, Eagles and Olympic Mountains from the Front Deck

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 plus bedroom, 2.5 bath with beautiful water and mountain view

Located on the spectacular west coast of beautiful San Juan Island, this 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 quiet. Kitchen is large fully loaded. 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.Two 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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Po and Eric Powell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Po and Eric Powell

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.

Po and Eric Powell purchased this house in 2002

Why Po and Eric Powell chose San Juan Island

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Friday Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , upstairs by kitchen and entertainment room
  • hairdryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs entertainment room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
see the positive reviews! They say it all


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)


What a fabulous home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a family reunion/vacation for 9 of us ranging in age from 12 - 70. We all loved the house, with its beautiful view of the Bay, abundant wildlife sightings and the large great room where we could all hang out together. We found all of the rooms comfortable and the aesthetics, including the many wonderful quilts, very warm and welcoming. It was very clean and well maintained, with lots of helpful hints on things to do on the island. I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved hosting you! Wonderful guests!!
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Two families with kids

  • 5 of 5

The house was well appointed, everything worked, and the grounds and view were a pleasant surprise. The kids played in the spacious yard, and we enjoyed the huge kitchen and deck views. Spotting Orcas from the deck allowed us to head to South Beach for a spectacular whale showing. While the property doesn't afford direct beach access, we loved the secluded location and short drives to Cattle Point and Lime Kiln State Park. While no help was needed, we appreciated that Po checked in a couple of times to see how everything was going. It was helpful that the house included lots of everyday items that a family might want: movies, sports equipment, maps, coffee grinder, and so on.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Battle Ground, WA

San Juan Island house

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of nine at the house. Plenty of room for all. House was very clean, kitchen very nice. Quiet neighborhood with terrific view of water and Olympic mountains.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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
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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
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!!!
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Rates & Availability

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May 25 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

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