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Whale Watch Paradise! Friday Harbor Westside Waterfront

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Whale Watch Paradise! Friday Harbor Westside Waterfront.


WATERFRONT VACATION HOME overlooking Haro Strait, located on the preferred West side of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.

See three resident Pods of Orca Whales, J, K & L as they play and feed right in front of you as you sit on the deck of this beautiful home. You will be amazed.

Views stretch from the Canadian Island of Vancouver, BC, to the Olympic Mountains. Clear views of lights of Victoria on Vancouver Island, BC. World famous Sunsets.

Open living area with waterside wall of windows, brings it all into view. Relax and dine on waterside decks or lanai patio with large skylights.

Enjoy the views of Orca whales, eagles, international boat traffic, spectacular sunsets, nighttime lights of Vancouver Island, Saturday night fireworks of Butchart Gardens.

Quiet and peaceful setting in exclusive neighborhood.

San Juan County Park is only moments away, one of the most popular destinations for kayakers world wide.

3 Bedrooms + 2.5+ Baths. (Guests limited to 4)

Master includes large tub and separate glass-walled shower & double sinks.

Kitchen opens up to spacious living room views - and also to full dining room area.

Plush and comfortable living room furniture.


Keywords: Vacation Home, Ocean View, Hot Tub. View Orcas Eagles Wildlife Birding

More Details

Property Manager
Karen Palmer
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Clear views of lights of Victoria on Vancouver Island, BC. World famous sunsets. Spot Eagles soaring overhead. Orca Pods hunting for salmon, right off your deck!


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Whale Watch Paradise! Friday Harbor Westside Waterfront
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Amazing vacation, wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

The home had fantastic views of wildlife and beautiful sunsets. Hope we can return.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved this location! The house was clean and and well stocked. But nothing prepared us for the spectacular view. We were happy to just sit and enjoy it. It enhanced our vacation beyond words.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whale watchers paradise for sure!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing vacation. The property was everything and more than we expected! The seclusion was just what we were looking for. Town was close enough, but not too close.

We were greeted by a fawn and deer regularly came through the property. We saw seals and whales every day, with one of the sightings going a little National Geographic (poor seal)!

The view was incredible.

Karen was amazing! The perfect property manager.

We are already plotting our return!

Thanks for an amazing vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great rental with AMAZING views

  • 5 of 5

This rental is on the quiet side of the island. Island is so small it is still convenient to everything. Most notably, the house is close to Roche Harbor, Lime Kiln Park, Krystal Alpaca Farm and the English Camp - all MUST dos when visiting. The views from the home are truly breathtaking and there's even a small path that leads down to benches perched on the cliff side. Home was very well stocked and clean. Neighborhood was very quiet - all single family homes, mostly owner occupied. Owner/Manager was very easy to communicate with. San Juan Island is a dream - and this rental was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. It try our best to make your experience on San Juan Island the best vacation ever!
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Fabulous! Couldn't have been better. Will be hard to top and will be 1rst choice on return.

  • 5 of 5

Everyone's first impression as we pulled up was wow and the wow's continued as we got inside. Beautiful, comfortable, great view, quiet, just fantastic! Saw Orcas first 2 mornings from deck! Pretty good as the normal pod's that feed on the salmon were in record low numbers this year. These were the transients that hunt seals. Had 2 fawns and the doe on driveway and a visiting raccoon on other days. Wish we had had more time but so glad to have chosen this house. Many things were supplied and this was just first class. This was our base to go fishing, whale watching, shopping, sightseeing, but is was always just as great to return and enjoy out time together with our family on the deck. Really: if you can, this is a place to get.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your kind review. we love to share this special place! Karen Palmer
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Great stay on San Juan!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this incredible home for four nights at the end of July. Everything was very clean and comfortable, but the view was outrageous! We had a little difficulty finding the house when we arrived after dark, but once we got in the door, we knew we had arrived! It's a little 80's, but quite luxurious. It was the perfect location for exploring the island. It's located in a beautiful quiet neighborhood where we saw black-tailed deer. There are orange-barked madrona trees lining the shore. The living area and kitchen (and the master bedroom) look out over the water and the sunsets are fabulous. The first morning we were there, we saw a mother and baby Orca out in front of the house. The house is walking distance to Snug Harbor where we went whale watching with Maya's Legacy (and saw two humpback whales!). We spent one day in Roche Harbor and another on Orcas enjoying Moran State Park and the Farmers' Market, before returning to this comfortable home. We had my birthday dinner (my Sweet Sixtieth!) of Dungeness Crab and prawns at the house. We were a little surprised at all the cleaning we were expected to do before leaving, including washing, drying, and folding all the towels and sheets, vacuuming, sanitizing the shower, etc.. There was a checklist, with an explanation that whatever the cleaning crew had to do , beyond one (or two?) hours of work, would be taken out of the deposit. Maybe if we hadn't done all of it (and we cleaned like crazy!), only a $50 fee would have been taken out, but maybe more (???) Karen was very helpful when I left a camera charger there; she mailed it back to Texas for me within a day of finding it. Overall, we would definitely recommend this wonderful place!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lillian. Seeing momma orcas with young off the deck is a very special event. This is a special place an aptly named Whale Watch Paradise. I would like to address the comment about cleaning. We do not charge in advance for cleaning. Instead we offer self-cleaning option. You do the wash & dry of linens, we make the beds and hang the towels, no folding necessary. NO CHARGE. worse case it will cost an additional hour or two = $50. Enjoy.
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Car: recommended

Whale watch, View Eagles Nesting/Feeding, Moorage at nearby Snug Harbor Marina.


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  • Damage deposit: USD500.00

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