Most Premier Whale Watching Vacation Home

San Juan Waterhouse looking at Straits of Juan de Fuca
San Juan Waterhouse looking at Straits of Juan de Fucadeck viewmaster bedroommaster bathroomview from second bedroom, queen bedupstairs twin bedspath to the house from parking. We use a wagon to haul groceries and luggage.second deck and chairs

From $290 / night

1102 Old Johnson Roadway, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Most Premier Whale Watching Vacation Home
3 bedrooms
5 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 5
Type: Home
Per night: $290 - $350
Per week: $3,400
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Friday Harbor vacation home rental
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.
Area Information
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.

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Nov 01 2016 Mar 31 2017 $290 - - - 2 Nights
Apr 01 2017 May 29 2017 $350 - - - 2 Nights
Jun 01 2017 Sep 30 2017 - - $3,400 - 1 Week
Oct 01 2017 Oct 31 2017 $350 - - - 2 Nights
Check In: 10 a.m. Check Out: 3 p.m.
Lodging tax: 10.57%
Deposits: For Summer months, 50% is required at confirmation of booking and the last 50% due 30 days prior to check in. For Oct-May, full payment required upon confirmation of booking.
Payment Options: Personal Check
Other Fees: Cleaning/Reset Fee $90 Two night minimum for 1-4 occupants during Shoulder and Winter seasons with a $40/night extra fee for a 5th occupant during these dates. There is no additional fee for a 5th occupant during the Summer season.



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Beachfront
  • Heating
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Mountains)
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Appliances

  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (2 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (2 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (2 miles)
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)
  • Boating
    (2 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (3 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) upstairs, off of kitchen with visual privacy but no door. nice room for kids, carpeted, small tv/vcr.

Master bathroom has claw foot tub and a separate shower. Second bathroom has claw foot tub only

1400 foot shoreline on Straits of Juan de Fuca, spectacular whale watching, fire pit area, unique privacy, lawn to shoreline, sunny deck
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