3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
About Matthew Murray
I am a long-time traveler and property manager originally from California. I came to the San Juan Islands in the early 2000's to enjoy the abundance of nature, fishing, scenery and community lifestyle that are unique to the San Juan's. I love getting to know my guests and helping them explore all the wonderful places and events I have come to know as home.
Matthew Murray purchased this House in 2005
Why Matthew Murray chose Lopez Island
There is something magical about the San Juan's, and Lopez Island in particular. People say Lopez is stuck in time, and we like it that way. Step back in time in this oasis from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Enjoy the sunrise with a coffee on the deck, and keep your eyes peeled for eagles, whales, otters and seals. Or use my home as a jumping off point for world-class fishing, clamming, crabbing, whale-watching, hiking or simply further exploring the beauty of the San Juan Islands. I have always wanted to live on the water and I enjoy the outdoors and the ocean. I want to be able to share the experience of nature and provide a memorable time for my guests.
What makes this House unique
Watch eagles fly by while in bed,wake up to a sunrise, catch crab, and clams and eat the same night, feel and see the islands wild with no development in view. Watch sailboats and the ferry go by, watch otters play, roast marshmallows in the fire pit, play musical instruments provided, meditate on the beauty.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Love this place!
Beautiful, peaceful place with huge water view - perfect for our family get away.
Second time staying at Matt’s place - great experience
A perfect experience, this home will not dissapoint
Beautiful serene location
Lovely stay. Enjoyed the peaceful setting and beautiful view.
SPUR OF THE MOMENT
My husband and I decided to visit the San Juan Islands during our Pacific NoWest trip. Matthew was very responsive and extremely helpful. The view is spectacular. House needs some basic cooking supplies but the view makes up for any of that. Lopez Island is very peaceful and quiet. Great place to relax and this house makes doing so very very easy. PS: the walk down to the beach is easy and quick. I highly recommend this home.
Best bang for your Buck$ - View is priceless..
We've stayed at this property before and really like it. I consider it the best buy on the island. The view of Lopez Sound and Spencer spit and Frost, Blakely and Decatur islands is right out your window. It is located on the east side of the island, but is really about the center of the east side so it is minutes to all the other sights on the island. However, if you want access to the salt water, there is a private beach owned by the community. It is down a set of new steps (great improvement) recently installed. The rowboat is very sturdy but a bit on the heavy side for 2 people, but 3 handled it in and out of the water. Matt's crab pots are better than mine (2 sturdy round ones that looked brand new and one Danielson fold-up type) but you need to bring your own buoys. (I was lazy and brought a trolling motor and battery to set pots). I'm sometimes afraid to write reviews for my hidden secrets, but Matt is a great guy that was there on the island to assist if you couldn't take care of something.
OH! Internet was 22.22 mbs download stream and 2.0+ upload for any movie streaming you want to do or if you need it for work access while there. Thanks Matt.
North End, 10 mins from town, centrally located.
Other Activities: kayaking, boating, shelling, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, basketball court, horseshoes