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San Juan Island, Griffin Bay Beach #176

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Vacation rental house. Sleeps 11, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

47 Niemann Lane San Juan Island, WA 98250 United States

PRIVATE BEACH, HOT TUB, VIEW OF MOUNT BAKER, CLOSE TO GOLF COURSE, TENNIS COURSE & FRIDAY HARBOR, EVEN A MOORING BUOY!

Before San Juan Island was discovered as a travel destination, Friday Harbor was a cluster of modest houses on a few central streets. When the commercial area began to expand, two of the vintage homes were preserved by moving them south of town and onto a beautiful stretch of Griffin Bay waterfront. Creatively connected by a new central living space, these historic structures now form the opposing wings of a delightful island residence.

The property is located behind a gated entry, so it’s extremely private, however the golf club and tennis courts (open to the public and you can use our rackets) are just across the road and town amenities are within a few miles. The landscape surrounding the home is simply gorgeous, offering 8 sunny acres of garden, grassy clearings with a badminton set you can use, ponds to explore, and a hot tub under the starlit sky. And then there is the beach. Just wander down a pathway at the shoreline to find your own sheltered pebbled cove, complete with driftwood logs, tide pools, and a dead-ahead view of Mount Baker. This is where you will likely spend many hours in quiet contemplation and enjoying picnics. This beautiful waterfront is also a great spot for launching kayaks and there’s even a buoy for your use. Confirm size of boat prior to arrival.

Those seeking to relive carefree childhood summers will love this vacation home. The older sections of the residence create a sensation of remembrance. One wing rambles through a small office into a master bedroom with king size bed, en-suite bathroom, and walk-in closet. Above the office is a semi-open loft with two twin beds where children and teens can snuggle up. Note that there are low ceilings and non-conforming stairs & railings. The kitchen with breakfast nook and the laundry room are on the main level of the second wing.

Upstairs are two additional bedrooms, one with a queen bed plus futon, and the second with one double bed and one twin bed. A second bathroom with tub/shower is on the upper level as well. The two older wings are separated by the dining room and living room. Satellite TV & WiFi are provided as well. The waterside windows frame an incredible view of the bay, glorious sunrises, and Mount Baker. Stretching across the front of the home is an inviting deck containing lounge and dining furniture plus a propane BBQ.

The home is comfortable, attractive, and unpretentious. The atmosphere is a small step back in time, a place that children of all ages will cherish as they run barefoot in the yard, wade at the shore, play games and laugh. Come make your own Island memories at Griffin Bay Beach; we expect you will want to return year after year.

San Juan County VR Permit #PCUP00-14-0003

PLEASE BE ADVISED. Parties are not permitted under any circumstances and the guest occupancy limit will be strictly enforced during your stay.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES (IMPORTANT NOTICE, PLEASE READ)

Northwest Island Escapes makes every effort to provide, and provide timely maintenance and service for, all the amenities listed in this property description. However, at times, due to events out of our control, these services may not be as fast or reliable as our guests are used to on the mainland. Please Read your contract for important additional information about the availability of these services.

• Travel Insurance – Unexpected Things Can Happen, We Highly Recommend You Purchase Travel Insurance.

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House, 2 story
Unit Code 01-176
Beds 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 1 full bed, 3 twin beds, 1 sleeper sofa, 1 other bed
Bathrooms 2.5 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 11, There are four Bedrooms including a sleeping Loft
Floor Area 2200 square feet
Pets No pets allowed.
Standard Amenities Air Conditioning
PEAK SEASON 4 Night Minimum, $629 Per Night, $3779 Per Week, June 15th - After Labor Day
SHOULDER SEASON 3 Night Minimum, $499 Per Night, $2999 Per Week, May 1 - June 14, After Labor Day - Oct 15
QUIET SEASON 3 Night Minimum, $459 Per Night, $2759 Per Week, October 16th - April 30th
HOLIDAY SEASONS *Holiday Rates May Apply*, New Years, Memorial Day, July4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Labor Day
OTHER CHARGES $75 Damage Waiver, $210 Checkout Cleaning, 3% Administrative Processing Fee, Security Deposit Available
Property Profile Waterfront, Beachfront, Mooring Buoy Available, Single Family Home, In Friday Harbor
This Home is Super For Several Couples, Small Families, Extended Families, Families with Young Children, Families with Older Children
Living Spaces & Electronics DVD Player, WIFI internet, Satellite TV, Sofabed, Air Conditioning
Kitchen & Laundry Dishwasher, Single Oven, Microwave Oven, Blender, Coffeemaker, Toaster, Utensils, Cookware, Bakeware, China & Glassware, Washer & Dryer, Full Size Refer with Freezer, Electric Cooktop, Breakfast Nook or Bar Counter, Iron & Ironing Board
Bedrooms & Bathing Tub/Shower in Master Bath, Hair Dryer, Bedside Reading Lamps, Walk in Closet in Master Bedroom, Walk-in Shower in Guest Bath, Towels & Bed Linens, Full Window Coverings, Full Length Mirror, TV in Master Bedroom, Toilet & Sink in Laundry Room
Guest Courtesies Coffee, Salt, Pepper, Dry Spices, Shampoo & Conditioner, Bathing Soap & Shower Gel, Laundry Detergent, Paper Products, Dishwashing Soap, Plastic Wrap, Aluminum Foil, Trash Bags, BBQ Propane, First Aid Kit, Telescope
Exterior Amenities Deck, Propane BBQ, Outdoor Dining Table & Chairs, Hot Tub, Deck Lounge Chairs, Private Beach, Mooring Buoy
Please Note: No Hot Tub in Quiet Season, Phone for Local Calls, Fireplace Cannot be Used, No Smoking Allowed, 3 Night Min for Calendar Gaps
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • 50th Wedding Anniversary for 4 families (10 people)

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2018

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    Howard S from Wenatchee, Wa recommends this vacation rental

    This home and property was such an amazing surprise. All the pics were spot on. This place served our group of 10 perfect. They have furnished it with everything you could possible need and more. It was so comfy and the beach was awesome. We rented a boat at Friday Harbor and kept it for a day there. The crabbing was fantastic. We would recommend this for a family gathering to everyone. We had room to park a motor home that 2 of our group stayed in. The home is totally beach decorated and we saw new things everyday that we had missed. Lots of fun equipment as well. Just a few minutes from Friday Harbor. You will be very happy you chose this place.

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  • Great family get away

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2018

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    a guest from Bovey, MN recommends this vacation rental

    Our family of ten including four grandchildren had a wonderful time in early August. Beautiful weather to enjoy the outdoors on the property. So spacious, wildlife, stand up paddle boarding, and private. Great location to get to golfing, hiking, and site seeing.

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  • Fun week with the family!

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2018

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    a guest from Healdsburg, CA recommends this vacation rental

    My husband and I, kids and Grandkids had a great time at Griffin Bay. They house was spacious and just a little quirky to make it interesting. We had 9 people and would have liked another full bathroom but we managed. The house was nicely equipped with outdoor activities for the kids and the beach, although smaller than we imagined turned out fine for rock collecting and fishing. Overall, we settled in just fine and had beautiful weather the whole week. Say lots of Orcas, all from the shore. No need to take a boat out.

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  • Great Vacation Spot!

    Stayed 5 days ending in June, 2018

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    Cody R recommends this vacation rental

    Our family of 5 (kids 12, 9 & 6) had a great time at this house. Views are incredible and the private beach kept the kids entertained for hours. The grounds were also great to explore with lots of wildlife. Plenty of space for frisbee and other yard games. The badminton court was an added bonus that was heavily used. The house was clean and the kitchen was well stocked for our purposes. Easy access to Friday Harbor. Would stay again.

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  • Island Paradise!

    Stayed 3 days ending in June, 2018

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    Catherine M from COLORADO SPGS, CO recommends this vacation rental

    We absolutely loved this home and the grounds surrounding it! Such a peaceful place to unwind and take in all of the natural beauty. We would definitely come back here again!

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  • Crabbing heaven

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2017

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    cindy c from sammamish, wa recommends this vacation rental

    The location and beach were amamzing for our families. We played, kyaked, crabbed and sunned. We lived being able to bike around the island and then come back for lawn games and out door fun.

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  • Home with charm in a gorgeous location

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2017

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    Shannon H from Portland, Oregon recommends this vacation rental

    Beautiful view, private beach, hot tub, plenty of room for me and 8 of my friends. What more could I ask! This was exactly what I was looking for. The house had major character and it was so nice being on such a large piece of property. The private beach was my personal favorite part. Also, very conveniently located to Friday Harbor.

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  • Beautiful setting for reconnecting with family

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2017

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    JENNIFER D from Glencoe, IL recommends this vacation rental

    Excellent location, setting and view. Wonderful cove to enjoy. The kids loved exploring the treasures at the cove and searching for snails. I will remember the view from the living room and kitchen for the rest of my life. The management company was so helpful and professional -- as a frequent vacation renter, they were the best I've ever worked with.

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  • Great Family Get-a-way

    Stayed 4 days ending in June, 2017

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    a guest from Stowe, VT recommends this vacation rental

    Wonderful stay! This was a perfect home for our multi- generatial family. The home has bedrooms on both ends of the house with large living areas in the middle.
    The expansive lawn with beautiful landscaping and beach provide a great play area as well as privacy. It was a very convenient location as well.
    I hope I have the opportunity to return to this lovely property.

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  • Wonderful stay at Griffin Bay

    Stayed 6 days ending in June, 2017

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    Audra K from Amarillo, TX recommends this vacation rental

    The house was better than expected. Beautiful gardens and very functional living space. I stayed here with my husband, two kids (3 years and 9 mo) and my MIL and FIL. We had plenty of room. The private access beach was one of my favorite parts of the trip. Would love to stay here again.

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  • Couldn't have been better!

    Stayed 5 days ending in June, 2016

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    Amber S from Horace, ND recommends this vacation rental

    Lovely location very close to town. Grounds were amazing & private beach access was the icing on the cake. We loved sitting on the deck with coffee looking out at the view.

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  • Fabulous!

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2016

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    a guest from clackamas, OR recommends this vacation rental

    Great house, perfect location, excellent vacation!

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  • san juan house

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2015

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    a guest from San Francisco, CA recommends this vacation rental

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  • Wonderful week

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2015

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    Monica W from Seattle , Wa recommends this vacation rental

    Spent a week at the house with family. 6 adults slept very comfortably. My aunt and uncle joined us for 2 nights and used the loft with twin beds. This was fine for a couple of nights, though might be tough for adults for a whole week. Highlights were the expansive grounds with beautifully maintained landscaping and lawns. Perfect for lawn games. Easy walk down to the beach from the house. We rented a boat and used the mooring buoy for several days. The house was clean and comfortable with beautiful views from the living room. Kitchen was well stocked and bigger than the pictures portray. Quick drive to town, easy walk to the golf course. Because of a heat wave the upper bedrooms were quite hot when we arrived. After sweating through one night, we called Windermere and were promptly provided with fans. Wifi worked great inside the house for those of us who had to check in with work. Overall great experience!

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  • Great family vacation

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2015

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    Ronald B recommends this vacation rental

    We had a great stay at this property & would love to come back. The grounds & cove were wonderful & views out the glass wall in the living room spectacular. We had 5 adults & two young kids & had enough room. It was nice to walk around the extensive grounds & saw deer on the property several times during the week stay. Kitchen was well equipped & nautical themed art on the walls was nice. Outside deck was nice until a bird pooped all over part of it. A few buckets of water resolved the problem,

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  • Great Weekend At Griffin Bay

    Stayed 4 days ending in May, 2015

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    Chad F from Lake Tapps, Wa recommends this vacation rental

    Outstanding location. Great for kayaking. Nice little beach, but no long beach walks here. Beautiful grounds. One thing to know is doors to master bedroom has no locks if that is an issue. Also there is a 10am check out time instead of the standard 11am...and the cleaning crew was there at 11am. This also may be more of a San Juan islands thing due to the number of rentals. Overall a very enjoyable stay with a great location.

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  • a relaxing paradise

    Stayed 5 days ending in April, 2015

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    Beckee C from San Clemente, California recommends this vacation rental

    Our time here was amazing! Everything was perfect and I would highly recommend this property. It far exceeded our anticipations.
    I would come back to this same spot.

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  • Very relaxing and comfortable exteneded vacation spot

    Stayed 22 days ending in September, 2014

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    Conor N from Manhattan Beach, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Our only issue was the cell phone reception was too poor too hold a call and the satellite internet was slow and/or spotty. This made it tough for us to take such a long vacation. Otherwise, we loved the place and have almost no complaints.

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  • Family of 7

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2014

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    a guest from Agoura Hills, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Our family of 7 enjoyed our 4 night stay. A couple of suggestions may help the next family: availability of a high chair, basic condiments (salt,pepper,sugar).

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  • Good with kids

    Stayed 5 days ending in June, 2014

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    a guest from Los Altos, CA recommends this vacation rental

    This was a great house for two families with young children. The little beach was perfect. The views of the water were wonderful.

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  • Fab time in Friday Harbor

    Stayed 5 days ending in May, 2014

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    Jean S from Stuart, FL recommends this vacation rental

    Beautiful house and location, lovely gardens, private beach, incredible view of Mt. Baker. We managed to lock ourselves out one night, and were swiftly aided by the management team! We would definitely return to this vacation house!

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