1 / 19 San Juan Waterhouse looking at Straits of Juan de Fuca

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Overview

Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
2
Sleeps:
5
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

San Juan Waterhouse

Located on the sunny west side of San Juan Island, with stunning whale watching opportunities, this private, waterfront home offers superb vacation lodging.

Built uniquely close to the shoreline, the Waterhouse is a very secluded island home whose beautiful southwestern views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan De Fuca are breathtaking in all seasons. Situated on three acres with 1400 feet of rugged, pristine coastline, the home provides much sought after 'old island' privacy. Enjoy a front row view of the resident Orca whales, which hunt migrating salmon directly offshore and often sleep in the cove.

Custom built with much attention to creative details, enjoy a beautiful stone fireplace (gas flame just recently installed) when ambiance and warmth are the inspiration. The fully equipped kitchen includes a professional Viking stove, a great invitation to the serious chef. A stainless propane BBQ on the deck makes outdoor cooking a breeze.

Multiple French doors, a vaulted ceiling and an open living space floor plan surrounded by windows provide customized comfort, and spectacular water views from all rooms.

There is plenty to do with the rocky coves and a private gravel beach to explore. Tide pooling is excellent. Bring your binoculars because bird watching is superb, with resident Harlequin ducks and the local Bald Eagle 'Rocky'. Watch fox, otter, and deer close by, or pack your favorite beverages, a great book and relax on a sandy haven directly in front of the house. Two well furnished decks with outdoor seating, a picnic table and Adirondack chairs also beckon. Small beach fires are allowed if a fire ban is not enforced on the island. Best of all is whale watching as this stretch of shoreline has been identified by a Whale Museum biologist as a feeding area for Orcas. Watch whales pass by from the deck as their family groups come within a few yards of shore, hunting salmon.

Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds

About the area

Located at the Southwest side of the island on the Salish Sea, this environment can be quite wild and rustic. The last 1.2 mile drive down Old Johnson Rdwy is narrow, and gravel with some tight turns. Eagle Cove is a popular sandy beach near by, and beautiful American Camp, has miles of trails to hike. We are a 12 minute drive to Friday Harbor, a 20 minute drive to English Camp and about 30 minutes to Roche Harbor.

Owner profile

Suzanne F

Amenities

Features

  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Video player
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

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