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Waterviews of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains with Expansive Gardens

Bedrooms 1
Space 615 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage With Waterviews (Sleeps 2)

The cottage is in a very quiet setting; you can hear the sound of the humming birds as well as the whales, and walk to the edge of the pasture from the cottage to see the Orcas as they pass by. The nights are very dark and quiet as well. Set in a pastoral setting on a six-acre horse ranch, there is a lovely perennial garden outside your door with a pick your own vegetable garden (in season).

We are walking distance to secluded Eagle Cove with a sandy beach great for sunbathing & wading. Walk to American Camp National Park for hiking opportunities and island history information. We are just a 12 minute drive to Friday Harbor.

The interior design is a mix of world motifs acquired during our travels featuring oriental rugs, and European accessories and has a French Provence influence. There is also a lovely gas fireplace for romantic evenings.

Wake up to a view of a nature garden from your bedroom with a comfortable queen size bed. The elegant deluxe bathroom has a claw foot tub and toilet and vanity, Italian tiles and marble, heated floors and heated towel rack. The second bathroom has a lovely tiled shower with heated floors. Outside there is access to a picnic table and chairs.

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Mary Gey-McCulloch
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Mary Gey-McCulloch

Mary is an artist (painter) with her studio on site and also enjoys gardening, interior design, music,baking and riding her horses. Fred likes to golf and is a local CPA with a Friday Harbor practice. Both have traveled extensively in Europe and North Africa. We love meeting new people and look forward to helping you get the most out of your visit to San Juan Island.

Mary Gey-McCulloch purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Mary Gey-McCulloch chose Friday Harbor

This property is a sunny location facing south east, south and west and is warmer and sunnier than other parts of the island,and mainly free of mosquitoes. There is a lovely 3 mile walk nearby with water and pastoral views and an easy walk to American Camp.

What makes this cottage unique

Though the cottage is in proximity to the main house, it is private. The benefits are that the owners are here and can attend to any needs you might have. You can interact with one another or be by yourselves as you wish.

Guestbook comments from the owner

San Juan County imposes an outdoor burn ban annually usually after the Fourth of July - September depending on the conditions of the dry grass. However, at the nearby South Beach, American Camp National Park there are designated fire pits available. A bonus is that you do not need to bring your own firewood as there is abundance of drift wood available, It is a lovely setting with the sea only feet away.
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Friday Harbor in San Juan County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 615 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • You are allowed to have 2 additional friends visit for a short period of time, such as for drinks and snacks, hot tub use not included.
  • No air mattresses or sofa use for extra sleeping, one queen bed only.
  • You must leave the cottage tidy with the dishes washed before you leave and the outdoor cushions stored.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , vanity with sink
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Two Bathrooms: One bathroom with claw foot tub, toilet and sink with heated tile floor and heated towel rack. Second bathroom has fully tiled shower, a glass enclosure door & heated floor.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Separate bedroom with pillow top queen size bed mattress. An ample closet and dressers in bedroom. Pastoral views with evergreen trees from the bedroom. Five opening windows with screens. There is no sleeper sofa, nor can the living room sofa be used as an extra bed. No air mattresses/sleeping bags allowed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cottage is private though guests and owners may encounter each other in passing in the parking area .Most windows face secluded views, the French doors and one small window face the courtyard garden.This is an owner occupied property with the main house near the cottage. You may be private or engage with the owners as desired. There are two friendly dogs and two horses. There is one indoor/outdoor cat which lives in the main house. Our animals are not allowed in the cottage. especially the horses!


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Waterviews of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains with Expansive Gardens
average rating of 4.977528 based on 90 reviews

Romantic Anniversary getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage and the surrounding gardens and view were PERFECT for our first visit to Friday Harbor and our Anniversary getaway! The cottage is beautifully and artfully decorated. It was clean and had all the amenities needed. The instruction/home book was very detailed which made our stay easy with regards to using the TV, hot tub, lighting, kitchen appliances.

It is a short drive to downtown Friday Harbor, about 6 minutes away and just as close to wonderful beaches with gorgeous views!

The bed was very comfortable, the shower is large with a rain spout and hand held shower head option. We always had hot water. It was great despite a lower than most water pressure. I did not get to try out the tub, but it looks inviting and the heated floors are WONDERFUL!

They have Satellite and lots of DVD/VHS options. The maps in the hallway are great for showing you where you are on the island and a glance at what is around you to explore.

The gardens are beautiful and the semi secluded hot tub is a great bonus! We were visited by the dogs only a couple times but they were very friendly.

Overall an anniversary trip to remember for sure! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage with us!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay if you visit the San Juan Island. It isn’t far from anything. The cottage is beautifully decorated and Mary and Fred are great hosts. The view of the Puget sound and cascades is fantastic. They even suggest the best way to see everything on the island. If I ever go to the island again I would definetely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful place to stay and relax. The location is close in but felt remote. The property is beautiful, clean and organized. Very friendly and accommodating hosts. I would certainly stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible location to relax and unplug! Fred and Mary have a wonderful amazing home with beautiful gardens, breath taking views, and horses too! The guest house was clean and every detail well thought out! Would love to come again and stay longer!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As advertised

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time

Mary’s place was nice , private and clean.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, romantic cottage in a garden overlooking the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and the perfect place to celebrate our 25th anniversary

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Friday Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Friday Harbor House
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Washington State Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
San Juan Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrack Mt. Vernon, Washington state
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Cattle Point Road
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Vinny's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Eagle Cove
Car: recommended

Located 12 minutes from Friday Harbor off Cattle Point Road. The address is 589 Old Farm Road which is in a pastoral open grasslands area with adjoining horse farms.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £76.14

Cancellation Policy: You must cancel no later than 30 days before your reservation to receive your deposit back unless I can re book the cottage.
you may also pay the entire amount upon booking.
Check in time is anytime after 3:00 p.m. and check out time is 11 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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