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Lopez Island, Tranquility Base #321

4.5789
(19 Reviews)

Capacity

2 Bedrooms
2 Bath
Sleeps 6

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About

AN ADORABLE WATERFRONT BUNGALOW WITH BEACH & INCREDIBLE SUNSETS

The term quintessential is often over-applied to the descriptions of romantic lodging in the San Juan Islands, but when it comes to Tranquility Base, it is simply appropriate. When you imagine a solitary retreat, time away with a special someone, or a small family vacation, this wood-shingled bungalow is likely just what you have in mind.

Tranquility Base is tucked away on the quiet south end of Lopez Island, perched over a cobalt blue bay. The setting is quite private, naturally landscaped, and focused on the gorgeous expanse of water that opens to the channel in the distance and the setting sun as it drops over the island. There is beach access from the property and alternate beach access is available by continuing down Sperry Road approximately three tenths of a mile to a public boat launch area.

The home was recently remodeled and the rich new wall colors and contemporary furnishings are a compliment to its essential;y cabin character.. The tasteful styling also has touches of personal design whimsy that will be a delightful surprise when you arrive. The rooms are placed on multiple levels with the kitchen, living, and dining areas on the main level. The kitchen is well equipped, opens to the newly expanded deck, and offers a breakfast bar overlooking the living room. The dining area is across the living room and also opens to the deck. A bathroom with shower is located on this main level as well.

On the middle level, there are two cozy bedrooms, each with a new queen size bed. Each bedroom opens to a shared bathroom with a tub/shower. One might also restrict use to one of the bedrooms to create an en-suite master bath. A small loft with low dormer ceilings on the third level contains a comfy queen size/full height aerobed that would be suitable for a teen or single adult. The stair railings and other construction elements within the home make this property unsuitable for children under 8 years of age.

Fans of film and audiophiles will not feel adrift in this cabin by the beach because there is a BluRay DVD system, ROKU for streaming HBO-GO, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and an iPod input to the TV sound system. Those less technology inclined may also enjoy the retro phonograph/CD/Radio.

Come, relax and explore Tranquility Base. You’ll feel you’ve left the world behind. A SMALL DOG MAY BE CONSIDERED. To see a video tour on this property visit: Tranquility Base Home Tour

San Juan County VR Permit #PPROVO-13-0015

Please note that if you are bring a pet the damage waiver is not applicable. The full security deposit is required.

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.

Features

Amenities

  • House
  • Waterfront
  • Dogs Allowed
  • DVD Player
  • WIFI internet
  • Propane BBQ
  • Outdoor Dining Table & Chairs
  • Private Beach

Location

  • Lopez Island

Rates and Fees

  • 6 Night Minimum
  • 2 Night Minimum Shoulder
  • 2 Night Minimum Quiet
  • $49 Damage Waiver
  • $195 Checkout Cleaning
  • Dog Rent $35 Night
  • 3% Admin Fee
  • Child & Pet Cautions
  • Addtnl Fee When Dogs Accepted
  • No Smoking Allowed

Availability

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Reviews

wonderful property at a wonderful location

November 2018
, Seattle, WA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

A fantastic view coupled by a charming cabin made for a great stay!

Manager's Response

Thank you for your lovely review of Tranquility Base. We agree - this home is so charming and unique, and the view... spectacular! We are happy you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to welcome you again to one of our beautiful homes in the San Juan Islands.
~NW Island Escapes

Relaxing escape weekend

September 2018
, Seattle, WA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5

We enjoyed the house. It had lots of natural light even on a rainy weekend, and was spacious. The kitchen was well-stocked with tools for us to cook meals for four. The bedrooms are situated to where there is little noise heard from one to the other. We enjoyed the mid-century design flair in the house!

Wonderful Getaway from Life for a Spell

September 2018
, Portland, OR United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We needed respite from the world for a week and found this spot was just what we needed. We cooked or barbecued every night and hiked each day. Stunning mid century feel to the home that has a beautiful layout. Played cards on the dining room table with the sunset over the water. Lopez has gentle hiking trails with far fewer tourists to really quiet your mind and take in the splendor. Thank you..

Great!

May 2018
, United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

My family and I had a fantastic time staying at tranquility base. It was such a cool house with so many neat collectibles. The view was stunning. The island itself is amazing. We saw so much wildlife. We would love to come back.

The Science Fiction house

September 2017
, Vancouver, WA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
2
Property condition
5

This is a great house with spectacular views and eclectic decor that we really enjoyed. One of the best we've stayed in during our several decades of visiting Lopez. However, we asked about boat moorage and were told there was a buoy we could use. There was, and we did, but if you leave a boat on a mooring buoy the assumption is that you'll have a way to get to and from shore. In order to access the worst beach we've ever had in the islands, you have to creep down the steep slide that happened in 2016 and climb down over tumbled tree trunks and boulders. We managed to create a tiny spot that we could carry our inflatable dinghy to after removing the motor, crab bucket, etc. Every time we launched it was the same procedure - empty everything from the boat, carry it past sharp, barnacle encrusted boulders on the usual slippery muddy beach, launch it, track the mud all over the boat on the buoy, go pick up guests at the Hunter's Bay dock since the women couldn't get to the beach and one was in a shoulder sling from recent surgery. Repeat this every time you want to use your boat. Do not rent this place if you're planning to bring a boat, unless you arrange dock space somewhere on the island. The owner's response to a complaint about beach access states that due to the 2016 slide 'the access is being dramatically changed for the better. New stairs are being built...'
There are no stairs, and no sign of any being built in the near future.

Manager's Response

Dear Guest - thank you for choosing to visit us in the Islands and for choosing one of our most unique, and special properties in Tranquility Base. We also appreciate your feedback. Tranquility Base does offer a mooring buoy and the beach is accessible to zodiac style boats. But depending on tidal conditions the access may be better or worse than it is at other times. We recommend if you are using the mooring buoy and depend on regular access to the beach to please consult tidal charts and determine the best times and locations to commute back and forth. In terms of the difficult access from the house to the beach this is the circumstance the owner is in process on fixing with a series of steps and stairs to make the arrival and departure from the beach much easier. The issue in this circumstance (and this is being rectified now), is that once we knew work was planned to correct the situation, the note was put in the house book to that effect. The mistake we made was not updating that note when the work did not happen as planned (contractor issue which is sort of standard in the Islands). We apologize for this; it is never our intention to state things as anything other than what they are in reality. We do very much appreciate your candid feedback and we do hope you decide to return to the Islands. If you do, please contact us ahead of time so we might find just the right property fit for your vacation needs. Best Regards, General Manager

Tranquility Haven

August 2017
, Brightwood, OR United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

It was everything we hoped for. We had peace, quiet and adventures.

lovely special house

July 2017
, New York, NY - New York United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This is a beautifully designed house with lots of great touches and a great peaceful view. Good for solo travelers looking for R&R or couples (or a family). Out of the way but close to the Southend Store, which has good provisions and a surprisingly good restaurant.

Highly Recommended

June 2017
, Twisp, WA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We just returned from a 4 night stay at Tranquility Base #321 and couldn't be happier. The house itself was wonderful, a real piece of art, with a wonderful feel and layout. The owners supplied much more than what was needed, especially in the kitchen. The view from the house and numerous decks were fabulous, especially at sunset. The house is located in southeast Lopez Island, which is quite beautiful and very private. We loved kayaking in the protected bay in front of the house. We saw lots of wildlife in the bay, including otters, harbor seals, eagles and osprey. We have rented numerous vacation homes in the past. This house is our favorite.

Best Vacation Cabin and Location

September 2016
, Glendora, CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The cabin and its location was an amazing home away from home. From the breathtaking views in the morning to the beautiful sunsets, to everything one would need to be more than comfortable, there was no need to go anywhere on the island.

Wonderful house

September 2016
, Brooklyn, NY United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The pictures don't do this place justice! It's wonderful & I'm picky, picky, picky. Fresh clean linens, beautiful ceramics, well appointed household goods, clean tub. And the home and location are simply spectacular! Highly recommend!

Stellar view & interesting wildlife; not much else.

August 2015
, Lake Oswego, OR United States

Overall
1
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
1
Location
2
Property condition
1

The house was filthy: had to scour the kitchen sink, water had accumulated under sink, mildewed shower curtains in bathrooms, drawers & cupboards jammed with stuff, accumulated dust and dirt everywhere,just to name a few of the unpleasant discoveries. Small beach at high tide only, but only accessible to "rock climbers" down incredibly steep stairs with large rocks to crawl over at bottom. Mosquitoes & wasps in August render the deck mostly unusable for meals. 60s & 70s architecture: multiple levels with stairs everywhere - senior citizen's (and toddler's) worst nightmare. All that said, we sighted a bald eagle, sea lions, sea otter, bunnies, deer and a large variety of birds. Mosquitoes in the morning & evening made neighborhood walks truly uncomfortable. Bring bug repellent if you come in late summer.

Tranquility Base

June 2015
, Colleyville, Tx United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

Wonderful experience. Incredible views. Perfect location and size for a small family.

Lovely Hideaway!

August 2014
, Seattle, Washington United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely cliffside abode! It was quiet, comfortable and homey with lovely large windows that let in the light and sights of the San Juan's, like eagles, dragon flies, bats and amazing sunsets!

The deck was a real treat and we loved the open floor plan which allowed mingling while in the kitchen / living room / dining area etc.

It was a happy surprise to get to enjoy the robust vintage science fiction collection as well, my husband really got a kick out of perusing all of these artifacts.

Very comfortable with great amenities, and a great guidebook put together by the owners of the property!

One suggestion: It would be great to have a small bench or seat inside / near the front door to sit and remove your shoes or perhaps stow them.

And I would also point out that there are many stairs in the house, so if this is a problem for anyone in your party I would recommend finding a single level house.

Overall it was a wonderful experience and we'd love to come back and stay again! The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful and we could still get to the hustle and bustle of the main town with ease!

Thank you for sharing your fantastic and special home with us!

Tranquility Base Lopez

October 2014
, Seattle, WA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

The location was exactly as I imagined! The house was fully equipped and inviting. I had no disturbances from neighbors. The deer, eagles and otters were all lovely!

Tranquility Base

August 2014
, Goleta, CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Very peaceful private location on Lopez Island. Everything was in excellent condition and the house was well stocked with paper goods, soaps, even coffee and teas. My only comment would be that up stairs bed is an inflatable air bed, instructions for filling it please. Same with the first floor bed...a sleep number bed...needs instructions to be comfortable. otherwise very cute space with excellent sunsets and plenty of fly by eagles. Good clamming down the stairs to beach. I would come back again. Stewart

Lopez Island Paradise

August 2014
, Seattle, WA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Beautiful, well-stocked and extremely comfortable house with a fabulous view. Quiet and private. Perfect for relaxing. House was immaculate with everything we needed for a wonderful vacation. I cannot recommend this rental house more strongly.

The Eagle Has Landed

August 2014
, Colorado Springs, CO United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Fantastic house! Nesting eagles came with the rental. Every possible wish or need was anticipated and provided. Cook's kitchen. Unique design with great collections. Very tranquil and rejuvenating location. Water view and beach access at low tide. Great t.v., internet access, and invitation to use landline freely for US calls. Three negatives: lots of mosquitoes at dusk and dawn, cell signal only at end of Mud Bay Road by the Microsoft guy's compound, and distance from the ferry. One other highlight - owners left manual of recommendations for the island and they were great experiences that revealed the hidden beauty of the island, like Watmough Bay hike and the Shark Reef Sanctuary where we watched harbor seals teaching their babies to hunt for fish for hours. We also enjoyed the Farmer's Market on Saturday, getting to meet the colorful locals like the woman who told us she was an elf when we bought a card with a gnome on it.

Manager's Response

We're so happy to hear about your wonderful experiences on Lopez and in this very special home. A pointer for future renters is that altho Verizon cell coverage is minimal (and spotty overall throughout the San Juan's), AT&T cell coverage is quite good on the beach and at Tranquility Base.

Review of Tranquility Base #321

July 2014
, Pleasant Ridge, MI United States

Overall
2
Services from rental manager
3
Cleanliness
1
Location
4
Property condition
2

The property is very nice, but we were a bit disappointed with the uncleanliness and lack of upgrades based on the description. Many dishes in the cupboards were dirty, the bathtub drain was clogged, and there seemed to be a lot of pet hair. No wine glasses available. Also we never could get the Internet to work. For the price, I wouldn't come back.

Manager's Response

We are astonished by your reaction to Tranquility Base. Everyone has different expectations, but this property is an excellent value when compared to other Lopez Islands rentals of this category. The owners are exceptionally attentive to guest comfort and have provided high quality amenities. Prior guests have very positive comments and were extremely happy they chose this property. Had we known of your internet difficulties and housekeeping concerns, we would have come to your assistance.

Beautiful weekend

July 2014
, Billings, MT United States

Overall
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We stayed at Tranquility over the Fourth, 2014. There were five in our party and we were very comfortable. The house is beautiful and very well appointed. Plenty of high quality towels, great linens and dishes, etc. The beds were very nice. There were a pair of eagles patrolling the area off the back deck, and otters and seals in the water. Hummingbirds checked in on us throughout the day and deer stopped by in the morning. We cooked in the home most evenings and enjoyed the sunset off the back deck. We found the village grocery store very well stocked. We took a whale watching tour from the Islander resort and saw the local Orca pods. Our vacation was quiet and relaxing, just what we were looking for.