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SPECTACULAR! WEST SIDE VIEW OF OCEAN, OLYMPICS & VANCOUVER ISLAND

Stephanie

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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SPECTACULAR! WEST SIDE VIEW OF OCEAN, OLYMPICS & VANCOUVER ISLAND

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Friday Harbor - Haro Haiku

House, 2 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5 max)

HARO HAIKU is located on the West side of beautiful San Juan Island.

The house is nestled just below the ridge line - with 180 degree views of the Olympic mountains, the Strait of Juan de Fuca beyond,and Haro Straits immediately below. Approaching the house, you pass by our Japanese-inspired garden with a 62 year old Bonsai black pine center piece.

BE SURE TO VIEW THE PHOTOS OF THE NEW, COMPLETELY REMODELED KITCHEN !!

Inside Haro Haiku you'll find a contemporary blend of eastern and western style and decor with a decidedly Asian attitude. The interior lets the outside in through an ingenious use of sky lights and widow placements in the exterior and interior walls.

The views are spectacular!!

From South Vancouver island, across the straits to the Olympic Mountains, Pt Townsend, Mt Rainier, and Whidbey Island it never fails to inspire and delight. Sunrises, sunsets, ship and boat traffic, the lights of Victoria, and the Olympic Peninsula, clear starry nights, cloud formations, combined with the sound of Orca whales and surf below. Truly awesome!!!

Serenity and repose on San Juan Island

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Hello,

I haven't had a chance to write you until now, but i just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your lovely home. It was beyond all our expectations and we couldn't stop talking about how wonderful it was. (both the house and the location) our stay was glorious and much (or most) of that can be attributed to the haro haiku house. Thank you for your contribution to a wonderful weekend!

-Holly S.

p.s. i saw orcas from your deck!!

p.p.s. tom (my husband) requests that you contact us should you ever want to sell your home!"
Aug 2007
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Stephanie

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2006
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We have lived on San Juan Island for 23 years. We owned and operated Lakedale Resort for 18 of those.We are very knowledgeable about what to do, where to eat, and out of the way places to hike, beach or ? We can help you with reservations for activities, dining or self guided tours of the islands.

Stephanie purchased this house in 2005

The location of Haro Haiku is the main reason we chose to purchase it; Located on the WEST SIDE of San Juan Island with its spectacular vistas of Haro Straits, the Olympic Mountains, easy access to Lime Kiln State Park (Whale Watch Park), Serenity of the neighborhood (None to close, but not to far), and convenient to Friday Harbor.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Reviews

5
based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

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Spectacular! West Side View of Ocean, Olympics & Vancouver Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
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Spectacular! West Side View of Ocean, Olympics & Vancouver Island
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p103879vb
(360)378-3971
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Vero Beach, FL
5

WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE!

  • 5 out of 5
Hairo Haiku was exactly as advertised and then some! The home is warm and the view is one of a kind! I found myself constantly looking out the windows for wildlife. We were graced by Orca whales, deer, fox, eagles and numerous other birds. The woodburning stove is a great way to end or begin the day. I can't say enough about the home or the island. We spent a whole week here and explored every inch of the island. Not only can you watch the whales from the deck, but you can hear them as well! And thanks for the binoculars Stephanie and Jack because we left ours at home. I can't wait to plan other visit!!!!!
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thanks again for your kind review. We couldn't be more pleased that you enjoyed our home as much as we do. Looking forward to your return. Happy trails, Stephanie & Jack
business
Spectacular! West Side View of Ocean, Olympics & Vancouver Island
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p103879vb
(360)378-3971
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Portland, OR, USA
5

EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE!!!

  • 5 out of 5
Exceptional experience for all! From world travelers to novice "oceaners", Haro Haiku has something for everyone! Thoughtfully arranged with a soulful elegant down to earth homey environment. Every accoutrement desired tastefully & strategically placed in simplicity to preserve the beauty both inside and out. Dark, quiet rooms with comfortable beds allowed excellent sleep! Friday Harbor locals are friendly, helpful for additional charm. Binoculars provided were a bonus to watch Orcas & Eagles from the house! So grateful to have found such a treasure! We came with family in June and have already booked another trip in September for the two of us!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Spectacular! West Side View of Ocean, Olympics & Vancouver Island
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p103879vb
(360)378-3971
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
Pensacola, Florida
5

BEST EVER!!!!!!

  • 5 out of 5
Haro Haiku exceded our expectations.. As soon as we walked into the house we were treated to the sight of Orca's right below. We were able to watch and hear them from the deck.Jack greeted us later and gave us a whale watch recommendation that proved to be a once in a lifetime experience...The house made us feel at home..The kitchen is equipped with high end appliances... We highly recommend this property....
  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Spectacular! West Side View of Ocean, Olympics & Vancouver Island
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(360)378-3971
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
OLYMPIA
5

AMAZING HOME AND VIEW!

  • 5 out of 5
Our stay at Haro Haiku was terrific. Home is quite beautiful as described. The views of Haro Straight, Victoria, Olympic mountains from deck, Liv.Rm ,& dining area were spectacular. Property is quiet and peaceful. Convienient location to parks, beaches, & trails. Not too far out from Friday harbor if you needed to pick up a few things.

Spacious modern kitchen had everything needed for cooking, grilling, baking and feeling right at home.
Blackberries were ripe and ready for the pickin'

Orcas had been missing x 4 weeks until this week. Seen right from our deck!
Lime Kiln whale park just down the road. Went whale watching out of Roche Harbor and Orcas were playing right in front of Haro Haiku!

I would certainly recommend Haro Haiku to others and will return.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Spectacular! West Side View of Ocean, Olympics & Vancouver Island
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p103879vb
(360)378-3971
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
texas
5

GORGEOUS VIEW, DECK, WHALE WATCHING HOME!

  • 5 out of 5
Our stay at Haro Haiku was amazing. The home was beautiful, spacious, and very comfortable for our family of four (kids age 9 and 13). This was our 1st trip to San Juan Island (our 1st trip to Washington state), and we couldn't have been happier to escape our South TX heat, and to enjoy the crisp, cool air. :)
We followed others' advice, and bought live Dunganess crab at Friday Harbor market (right on docks), and were welcomed there by the 'famous' harbor seal, Popeye! We loved having the well-stocked kitchen, as we ate in most meals (shucked our own oysters, grilled halibut, scallops- all so fresh and delicious!) We also bought wild berries everywhere, and enjoyed homemade berry cobbler each evening for dessert.
But our favorite thing about the home was sitting out on deck and watching the Orcas. We didn't see them the first day at all, but saw them and heard their loud blowholes every day after that- truly amazing.
This is the perfect home to 'un-plug', unwind, and really enjoy the peace and quiet and breathtaking beauty all around you. I hope we can return again soon!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular! West Side View of Ocean, Olympics & Vancouver Island
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p103879vb
(360)378-3971
Friday Harbor San Juan Island
near San Francisco
5

BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL GETAWAY (WITH WHALES)

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I just travelled to the San Juan Island, first time in exactly 20 years, and were so pleased to find it essentially unchanged - just as peaceful and quiet and serene as when were there for a previous memorable birthday.

The luxurious home we stayed in, 'Haro Haiku,' was as beautiful and refreshing as the landscape. It's perched above Haro Strait, within a mile or so of Lime Kiln State Park, with views directly across to Victoria B.C, about as close to Canada as you can get in the Islands. Bluffs on the Strait are less than five minutes away, and we saw Orcas the first morning from the bluffs, blowing and spyhopping closer to us than from the whalewatching boat later that day.

The home is gorgeous, with two large bedrooms and a sunken living room, a spacious ultramodern kitchen, and a wealth of beautiful artwork and artifacts. The row of view windows and deck gave us a great wide view of beautiful sunsets over Vancouver Island (being so much further North, a much longer sunset than here in San Francisco) and the distant twinkling lights of Victoria, and the Olympic Peninsula to the South, couldn't compete with the crystal clear view of the Milky Way directly above.

We went on to Orcas Island and Turtleback Mountain Farm, and while I really liked it there, I confess I did miss the blissful absence of human noises we enjoyed at Haro Haiku - it's so rare to hear just the birds and the wind, and occasional distant surf.

Beautiful weather, and for once no fly in the ointment, other than forgetting a few items when packing, which were quickly forwarded to us by the attentive owners. We will be back, hopefully before too long.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Nearest Point of Interest
Lime Kiln State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Haro Haiku
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Rental rates for this holiday house in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
2014 High Season
24 May 2014 - 14 Sep 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,527
for 3 nights
From
$439
$2,975
$10,778
 
 
2014 Quiet Seaason
15 Sep 2014 - 26 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,315
for 3 nights
From
$369
$2,482
$8,466
 
 
2015 Spring Season
1 Apr 2015 - 20 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,348
for 3 nights
From
$380
$2,598
$8,796
 
 
2015 High Season
21 May 2015 - 13 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,596
for 3 nights
From
$462
$3,137
$11,769
 
 
2015 Quiet Season
14 Sep 2015 - 18 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,348
for 3 nights
From
$380
$2,598
$8,796
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,348
for 3 nights
From
$380
$2,598
$8,796
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
cleaning fee $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%
Notes Pay through VRBO with Visa or MC you will need to add an additional 2.5% to your total payment. There are no additional fees to use an e-check.

Cancellation policy: All fees are refunded if your reservation is cancelled 60 days prior to arrival. 59 days or less, cleaning fees and refundable damage deposit are refunded, all lodging dates

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Friday Harbor in San Juan Island

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • New master on-suite bath and one guest bathroom, total of 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Office - This is a very small office with no sleeping area.
    Master Suite - 1 king , Beautiful new master on-suite bathroom w/view of the water
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , king size bed request in advance folding futon - 5th person
  • The bedrooms are on opposite sides of the house for added privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • cycling
  • sailing
Notes:
Owner/Caretaker lives on property
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