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San Juan Island, Three Coves Hideaway #111

4.4848
(66 Reviews)

Capacity

3 Bedrooms
2.5 Bath
Sleeps 9

Search Availability

About

WHALES, EAGLES, SUNSETS & KAYAK LAUNCH ON THE SPECTACULAR WEST SIDE - DOG FRIENDLY TOO!

When you stay at Three Coves Hideaway, you’ll enjoy a San Juan Island location that is second to none. The home faces west over Haro Straight, so you will bask in amazing sunsets and have a view of the twinkling lights of Victoria BC at night. Oh, and since you’ll have a front row seat over the migratory route of our resident Orcas whales, it’s very likely that you’ll hear them blowing and be able to watch them doing their whale thing right from your deck! Three Coves is also adjacent to beautiful San Juan County Park, a world-renowned destination for kayaking. A path leads from the property to the park so those so motivated might carry a kayak down a path that leads to the park. (Those less motivated might simply drive a minute or two to the beach.) There is also a path that leads downward to a private cove that is shared with a few nearby residences.

Couples and families will find this home spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is a chef’s dream, featuring granite counters, a deluxe gas stove, a large island capped with butcher block, and all the household items you need for meal preparation. The great room includes a dining table, elevated bar table, plush leather seating, a cozy wood-burning fireplace (BYOWood), and window seats focused to the view. The master bedroom is also on this main level, featuring a king size bed and en-suite bath with jetted tub, separate shower, and dual vanities. A powder room is also on this main level.

Upstairs, a large loft overlooks the living room below. This is where you’ll head to watch satellite TV, listen to music, and play a game of pool. One of the sofas opens to form a queen size bed. Two additional bedrooms are located downstairs. One offers a private deck and a second king size bed, the other bedroom is equipped with both a twin bed and a double bed. These bedrooms share a bath with shower and dressing table. A laundry/utility room is also on this lower level. It is impossible not to have an incredible vacation experience when you stay at Three Coves Hideaway.

San Juan County VR Permit #05CU05

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.

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

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

WARNING, THERE AREN’T MANY ISLAND HOMES THAT OFFER THIS LOCATION AND LEVEL OF COMFORT SO THREE COVES BOOKS UP EARLY!

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

Features

Amenities

  • Waterfront
  • Close Up Water View
  • WIFI internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Sofabed
  • Pool Table
  • firewood not provided
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Propane BBQ
  • Outdoor Dining Table & Chairs

Location

  • San Juan Island

Rates and Fees

  • 4 Night Minimum Peak
  • 4 Night Minimum Shoulder
  • 4 Night Minimum Quiet
  • $75 Damage Waiver
  • $210 Checkout Cleaning
  • Dog Rent $35 Night
  • 3% Admin Fee

Notes

  • Pets Allowed
  • Minimal Cell Coverage
  • Parking Space Limited
  • Child & Pet Cautions
  • No Smoking Allowed
  • Firewood Not Provided

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Reviews

Beautiful home, stunning setting

January 2019
, Seattle, WA United States

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

We spent four days and nights here over New Year’s with family who had travelled from Britain and Germany. The kids played at the beach, the adults enjoyed the spectacular views from the huge windows and deck, we cooled festive meals in the large, well-stocked kitchen. The property manager was super helpful and friendly.

Manager's Response

Thank you so much for your great review! We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and it's always interesting to hear that folks from other countries also enjoy and appreciate the beauty of our islands. We were very happy to welcome you and your group to Three Coves, and we hope you will explore another booking with us in the future.
~NW Island Escapes

A tranquil, beautiful location

September 2018
, Clackamas, OR United States

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

We enjoyed a relaxing vacation at this amazing location overlooking the water and Vancouver Island in the distance. Breezes through the tall fir trees, water lapping on the beach below, the sailboats and fishing boats and kayaks passing by on the water--it was magical!

Nice week on San Juan Island

September 2018
, Seattle, WA United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
3
Property condition
3

We had a great week enjoying many of attributes of the San Juan Islands. We appreciated the houses location close to the marina in Snug Harbor.

Great house, but not the best beach

August 2018
, Longview, WA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
3
Property condition
5

We really enjoyed the house. It had room for a larger family like ours, which can be hard to find. The kitchen was well-stocked with cooking supplies and the right appliances - even a waffle iron! The deck was great - we used it a lot. The only complaint we had was that it was described as having a "private" beach. It wasn't private at all. The beach was shared by the adjacent county park, and park guests used the whole beach. They were polite and the park was not a drawback in any other way, but it wasn't the beach we were hoping for. It was also fairly difficult to get to the beach, making kayaking less enjoyable. If you want a roomy house in a nice setting, this would be a great fit. If you want a nice house with easy beach access that is reasonably private, this might disappoint.

Ideal San Juan Island location

August 2018
, Birmingham, AL United States

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

This house is perfect for whale watching. We could watch the orcas swim past from our lovely deck. We basically lived on the deck. It has a great grill and good furniture. There are tons of windows looking out on the water. It is away from the touristy feeling area. The house has everything you could need including a surprising number of spices, but could use some updates. The carpet needs to go. It feels a bit greasy and there is a musty smell downstairs. Also, the kitchen is huge, but the enormous island in the middle makes it almost impossible to get past others working in there. If you have pet allergies this is not the house for you. There was a good bit of dog hair in multiple places upon arrival even though the house had just been cleaned. We have pets back home; so, it wasn't a huge deal for us, but maybe a stronger vacuum should be used.

Home With A View

July 2018
, Terrell, TX United States

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

House was right where we wanted to stay, on the west side. It had everything, great views, privacy, and wildlife.

Lovely, quiet, secluded.

January 2018
, Brooklyn, NY United States

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

The house at Three Coves was great! We loved the location, and having breakfast and lunch looking out onto the water. Pam was very helpful and checked in with us often. Id definitely come back.

Manager's Response

We're so glad you had a wonderful time during your visit and glad to hear that you had very good interactions with Pam. We hope you return soon! Best, General Manager

Just too much stuff doesn't work

November 2017
, North, VA United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
2
Location
5
Property condition
1

Virtually everything in this house is in some level of disrepair. From broken locks, broken lights, broken chairs, broken handles, broken windows, broken ice maker, broken warming tray, broken shower handles...the list is endless. The rugs are old and stained...the roof leaks...all the smoke detectors are missing. The management company is sympathetic, but not particularly helpful (they had the wrong codes for the lock box and the wifi!) Mostly, all the broken stuff was just an inconvenience. The view is lovely, but it's lovely from a lot of other places too, for less money and fewer problems.

Manager's Response

Dear Guest - Thank you for choosing to visit the Islands and for staying with us at Three Coves Hideaway. I sincerely apologize for the trouble you had during your stay and am currently inquiring to understand the problems better. We seek to provide a very high quality rental experience for all our guests and I am concerned that it appears as though that has not occurred here. Best Regards, General Manager

The most spectacular view!!

September 2017
, Flower Mound, TX United States

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

It's hard to imagine there could be a home on the island with a more spectacular view! If we were at the house, we were outside on the deck enjoying the view, enjoying a glass of San Juan wine, watching a harbor seal in the cove below us, dolphins, ships & sailboats passing, deer roaming all around the house. Even after dark, we sat outside & enjoyed a sky full of stars and ships passing silently in the dark. There was an island burn ban in effect, so we were unable to use the lower firepit or the deck firepit. Would have been lovely on chilly evenings. The top two floors of the home are gorgeous. The lower floor is in need of a paint job and new carpet (or at least a thorough carpet was dirty!), but the bed was very comfortable. Clearly, the home is a work in progress...the first two floors are completed and the lower floor is next. There were a few items in disrepair (icemaker, deck umbrella, trash compactor, warming oven)...just minor inconveniences. We enjoyed every moment in this home and are already planning our next stay. I am Canadian and loved looking across Haro Strait to Vancouver Island. We fell in love with this island and cannot wait to return!

Manager's Response

Dear Guest - thank you for visiting the Islands and for staying at Three Coves Hideaway. We also appreciate your comments here and they have been forwarded on to the local island manager who will be assessing your recommendations and communicating with the owner if we confirm they are needed. We hope you had a great rest of your stay and will return to see us soon. Best Regards, General Manager

Update: We spoke with the owner and they do indeed plan to do the downstairs painting, replace carpet, update parts of the bathroom and update the lighting in that area of the house. Thank you for bringing up this concern and giving us the opportunity to respond. Best Regards, General Manager

Great San Juan vacation house

August 2017
, seattle, wa United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
3

This home has a gorgeous view of the Haro Strait with beach access. It was great to store our kayaks down there for the ease of going out and returning, and it is a short distance to Lime Kiln with it's often abundance of marine animals. It has a good layout for a large group, large kitchen and great room, expansive deck. It does need someone in the management to go through and identify things that need fixing. Also it was clear the carpeting needed cleaning. Otherwise a wonderful San Juan house.

Manager's Response

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting the Island and for staying at Three Coves Hideaway. We also appreciate your feedback here. Your comments have been forwarded to our staff so we can make an assessment of what needs fixing/cleaning in the home. We're glad you enjoyed your stay overall and hope you will return soon. Best Regards, General Manager

Magical Reunion House

June 2017
, Quechee, Vermont United States

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

I couldn't have asked for a more perfect house and location for our family reunion.

Family Celebration on San Juan Island

July 2017
, Salt Lake City, Utah United States

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

The house had great space for a family get together with a large dining table that fit 8 people, many sitting spaces to relax and play games and a pool table. The deck had a fire place along with a fire pit that over looked the water with a great view of a Wildlife Refuge for animals mostly birds.
The kitchen was well equipped to cook for the family along with a barbeque outside.
The house is next door to the county park where a person can put in a kayak and a short drive to Lime Kiln State Park, the best place to watch for orcas. Unfortunately the resident population is not frequenting the area due to the lack of food - the salmon.
Had a great time on the island and the house was perfect for our family celebration.

Smithcation 2017

June 2017
, Wilton, Iowa United States

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

We had an amazing family vacation at 3 Coves Hideaway #111. The house and location were perfect. We loved the views; saw whales from the deck. Gathering on the deck was our favorite spot; wasn't sure we would spend time in the house at all until it rained and then we enjoyed hanging out together in the spacious living room and playing pool in the loft. Definitely recommend this house; loved our time on the San Juan Island and coming back to the house to recharge for the next excursion! All family members agreed it was the perfect Smithcation location. A great time was had by all!!!

Super fantastic!!

May 2017
, Greeley, Colorado United States

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

Wonderful! Can't wait to come back!

San Juan Island, Three Coves Review

September 2016
, Portland, OR United States

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

We spent four wonderful nights on San Juan Island at Three Coves near San Juan County Park. Having spent many summers camping at San Juan County Park this location has a special place in our hearts. Finding a house so close to the park on this side of the island was such a fantastic surprise! The house was so spacious and the property was beautiful to explore. We hope to visit again someday!
We had a few small issues but wanted to alert you to them simply for the benefit of you having the information.
-We found a few soiled cooking dishes in the cupboard when we went to use them. We washed and returned them but thought you would want to know.
-Also, there is a large yellow jacket nest on the path going down to the beach - it's on the left side just after you turn the corner and start the descent.
-An incredibly large tree spider came visiting from under the dishwasher. After much jumping and screaming we did manage to kill and dispose of it.
-Being allergic to feathers caused a bit of a problem but in hindsight we should have asked about down pillows and comforters.
-Knowing ahead of time we could not wear shoes in the house would have been helpful as we would have brought inside only slippers. I don't recall seeing that in the information we received.

Incredible location for a family celebration

August 2016
, Harleysville, PA United States

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

Our family had a wonderful time celebrating a 70th birthday and a 45th wedding anniversary. The weather was perfect which allowed us to use the spacious deck area to gather and to eat. The deck was also a place to spot whales and watch all types of water craft passing by. A short hike below the house is a nice gravel beach. We were able to launch a small motor boat less than a 1/4 mile away at a public park.
The property was accurately described. The kitchen was well equipped although a bit crowded due to the large island. The loft area was great for playing pool or watching TV. There was a variety of bedroom sizes and plenty of bathrooms that were well supplied.
We had a memorable 4 days at Three Coves and would love to go back again.

Manager's Response

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting the Islands and for choosing to stay with us. We also very much appreciate your feedback here as well as your kind comments. Three Coves is a wonderful property and a location we all enjoy visiting. We sincerely hope you will return soon! Best Regards, General Manager

Lovely home but not as advertised

August 2016
, Redmond, WA United States

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

San Juan Island is amazing, it was wonderful to have a house where it could be serviced. Had a few problems with minor issues and a handyman was sent to fix them. As far as the description of the home itself it was accurate. Although what they don't tell you is that the property is right next-door to the San Juan Island County campgrounds. Be prepared for lots of noise and screaming children. I did enjoy the campfire smells at night but the screaming children Ruined the peace and quite I was looking forward to. As for the "privat beach" well it is shared with the campgrounds, not private and anyway shape or form. I actually call those false advertising. The home it's self was fairly clean with the exception of the floors the first night while unpacking I sliced my foot open was shards of glass that were left on the floor.

Manager's Response

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to visit the Islands and staying with us at Three Coves! We appreciate your review and the feedback you provided. Since your stay we have adjusted the listing description to include note of the neighbors so future renters have a better idea of where they are staying. That said, we feel strongly, and other reviewers will attest to the wonderful experiences that are had at this property. We are disappointed if your experience wasn't what you hoped and sincerely hope you will contact us directly if you decide to return so we can assist you in finding a property that might better fit your needs. Best Regards, General Manager

Made us feel like we lived there!

July 2016
, Poulsbo, WA United States

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

Great 4 days. We had 2 families and grandma (8 people). This place is very livable for a group size of around 8. We were able to move in quickly, make meals easily, have enough room to take a break from each other from time to time and have periodic personal whale shows from the deck. Quiet at night with relaxing breezes coming in windows.

Great view but house not up to vrbo standard

June 2016
, Palm Beach Gardens, Fl United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
2

When we arrived the view was amazing. Watched whales go by a couple of the days we were there. Little island just off shore was great to watch bald and golden eagles fish for salmon. Saw 7 on it a one time. Rooms were good size, kitchen was cramped with too large of an island, made cooking difficult. Master was nice and bath was nice but carpet throughout house desperately needed replacing especially in Master bath, not a fan of bathroom carpet. We had a couple issues with house itself. #1 oven didn't work and we were not told until we opened it. Three days later it was fixed, not good for a family of 6 and three 20 something boys. #2 it has no A/C and very few windows that open, so not much ventilation, plus no curtains on windows that face West, not good. Upstairs loft was a sauna and could not be used for most of trip. #3 master bedroom was missing a curtain so had to use a sheet and guest room had none, very uncomfortable for our daughter. A few other minor things that were overlooked from their cleaning crew, but otherwise a nice experience. If they can fix the problems this house would be our yearly rental.

Manager's Response

Dear Guests, Thank you for visiting the Islands and choosing us to assist you with your experience. We also appreciate the feedback here and in the time since your review have re-doubled our efforts in these areas. We do hope you will return and contact us to assist you with your next vacation. Best Regards, General Manager

Enjoyed our visit to the 3 Coves

August 2015
, Portland, Or United States

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

Great view and location to enjoy the San Juans. Deer stop by, see the Orcas come by. Beds very comfortable and the house is well stocked.

Loved this place, hated to have to leave

August 2015
, Kent, wa United States

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

This location was smack between Roche and Friday Harbors so we could easily go to one or the other. The water in front of us provided views of the Orcas every day we were there! House was perfect for the family.

Most relaxing vacation ever!

July 2015
, ORLANDO, FLORIDA United States

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

We had stayed on San Juan Island last year and really looked forward to this year's longer stay. This home was everything we had hoped it would be. Sitting on the deck overlooking the Haro Strait watching boats, otters, seals, Eagles and orcas every day couldn't have been better. Oh, and the sunsets were spectacular! There are some oddities about the house, but nothing that we couldn't overlook. San Juan Vacations was easy to work with and checked in with us upon arrival to make sure all was good. Every rental situations has elements that could be improved, but in our case, the problems were so minor that they aren't worth mentioning. When planning our next visit to the area, our first call will be to SJVV.

3 Coves Hideaway, a piece of paradise

July 2013
, Eugene, OR United States

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

the property had a pristine view of the Pugent Sound with Victoria, BC in the distance. It was nice to be away from the 'hustle & bustle". The kitchen was very well stocked. The Management company was absolutely the BEST , so helpful with many suggestions of activities, and contact people, even a restaurant suggestion which was 'amazing'. There was a campground next to our home through the trees, but really did not prove to be a problem. As far as the home, it was 'pricey', particularly for 7 days. Because of the wide kitchen island, it was difficult to open the refrigerator, if a a person was 'large', it would prove to be a tight squeeze. The pool table was an absolute 'hit' with our kids, 21, 22, and 23. The master bedroom is very nice, as well as the 2nd bedroom with the queen bed. The 3rd bedroom, in comparison with the double, and twin bed, looked almost to be 'left overs'. With investing a small amount of time, and decor, this could be much more appealing, without the 3rd party feeling as if they were almost punished by having to be in this room. Also, in the heat of the summer, the front room becomes extremely warm. There needs to be more than one fan. And although, the view is the best feature, possibly some window treatment to block some heat, instead of some thin sheats on outer sides of the room only. Otherwise, a wonderful time spent there. Such great memories. 5 gold stars and more to your excellent staff-stellar, very informed, friendly, professional, and courteous!!!! The most beautiful sunsets from the deck!!!!!!

Manager's Response

Thank you, thank you for the staff cudos!

San Juan Island summer vacation

August 2012
, San Ramon, CA United States

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

My husband and I took our 2 adult daughters on a post college graduation trip to San Juan Island. It was a good choice to choose a vacation rental vs. 2 hotel rooms because we enjoyed cooking, hanging out on the great deck and other sightseeing trips. The orcas are not a guarantee like I thought so do not rent this house if you are expecting to see them from the deck. This house also does not have air conditioning. So if it is hot the week you are there you will be relying on fans. This house is not properly equipted with screens either, and there were many windows that could have been opened to cool the house but couldn't because of the yellow jacket problem. The screen door to the main deck was broke also causing the big slider door to remain closed. A very big disappointment and inconvenience since the weather was beautiful and the deck so nice. We were slightly reimbursed for the broken screen door, but that didn't make up for the frustration and given how much we paid a night there shouldn't have even been this issue. Apparently the property management company knew about the damaged door prior to our arrival and should have kept up on the house maintenance, especially since our August stay was in the middle of "their summer peak season". Also had to make follow up calls for the credit reimbursal. We liked the house OK but not sure if I would use Windermere again.

Fantastic

August 2012
, Fredonia, WI United States

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

The house and location were perfect. We enjoyed all the amenities found in the house. We even saw Orca whales and seals from the deck! The three couples who stayed there said it was perfect!

Three Coves Review

August 2012
, San Diego, CA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
4
Property condition
3

The view was the most impressive thing about the rental. We saw whales several times from the deck. We also saw deer, foxes, and bald eagles. The house itself was alright. It needs a new screen door. Current one falls off the tracks everytime it is used. When it is "closed",it still leaves a 2 inch gap for insects to come in. It is also very noisy there since it is right next to a state campground with lots of kids screaming.

very satisfied

July 2012
, Birmingham, AL United States

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

Enjoyable I would come again

A lovely time

April 2012

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

Although we were lucky enough to be part of history when the car loader/unloader from the ferry went on the fritz and we had to leave the rental van behind, it was a blessing in disguise. After we got groceries, we just stayed in the house enjoying the view, fireplace, pool table and being with our family. It was the perfect weekend. Laura, from Vacation Doorways, informed us about the ferry problems before we got to Anacortes and gave us the options. She even met us on the dock! Ken, from Bob's taxi service, was full of info and patient with our needing to get provisions. We had a great weekend!

Manager's Response

We really appreciate your understanding thee unusual ferry troubles and your great attitude about making lemonade out of lemons! So glad that you had a enjoyed this time with the family and in the San Juan Islands.

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January 2012
, Olympia, WA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4

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Advertisements for Rental were Misleading

November 2011
, Portland, Oregon United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
1
Location
5
Property condition
2

The house was not clean - kitchen dishes and appliances were dirty, not sure the bed linens had been washed since the last guests. Furniture was extremely worn and dated. Nice view, the house has so much potential but does not appear to be maintained at all.

Weekend Retreat

October 2011
, Friday Harbor, WA United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
2
Location
5
Property condition
2

Great Location but interior smelled musty, interior could use updating.

Enjoyed Our Vacation!

September 2011
, Houston, TX United States

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

We stayed for two weeks, had a wonderful time, the house was nice,we rented this house for it's location, and view, we had issues with bees on the patio, both my husband and myself were stung several times. They were taken care of after we called the property management, but it did take a few days as part of our stay was on a holiday weekend. The other thing was mice, we had to keep all food in the fridge. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would stay again, but would inquire about the mouse problem before deciding.

A great birthday weekend with friends

August 2011
, Bellevue, WA United States

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

This place was great- more than anything I loved the view- although don't be fooled- getting down to the beach is not easy. We took some friends here for my husband's birthday and really enjoyed relaxing on the back porch with drinks and snacks- and seeing
orcas! We went to Lime Kiln park and didn't see a single one but saw plenty from our back deck. I loved getting up to walk the dog at 6am and encountering friendly deer in the yard. The only complaint from our guests was the quality of the pots and pans-otherwise
the place is very nice. We apparently went in bee season because there were lots on the island and in the yard- especially on the tree hugging the back deck. The sliding door to the porch doesn't fully close and so we did have some buzzing guests. Having a
12 pm or even an 11am check out time would have made the trip a lot nicer- we felt very rushed. Overall I loved this place and would go back- I have even already recommended it to a friend. Thank you!

Great Time

August 2011
, Maple Valley, WA United States

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

Great time watching orcas, picking berries, kayaking...

July 2011
, Tuscon, AZ United States

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

The house was exceptionally clean and very comfortable for the seven of us, including a teen and a 7 year old. We loved the deer visiting at least once every day and the orcas passed by almost every day and we got a kick out of the Westside Free Pile, too bad someone burned it. We loved the fresh vegetable stands, the alpaca farm, the lavender farm, the beach, the Lime Kiln Lighthouse and everything the island had to offer. We loved the house and its location. We just couldn't find a tongs to cook bacon with. We couldn't find a tongs in any store on the island, so now we understand. We can't wait for an opportunity to return!

July 2011
, Napa, CA United States

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

Awesome house! Beautiful setting, lots of room, good lay out.
We had nine people, two teens and one younger kid so the loft and the twin bed downstairs worked out nicely. Deck railing looks sketchy other than that a fabulous house.

June 2011
, San Rafael, CA United States

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

The view was fantastic. The downstairs bedrooms were damp-smelling, especially the room at the back that only had 1 window. There was a mouse in the kitchen and lots of droppings in lower cabinets and under the sink.

Manager's Response

Sorry about Mickey! We do live very close to nature in the Islands and a nice warm house often attracts otters, raccoons, & mice. We are addressing the recent visits and scents.

July 2011
, Scottsdale, AZ United States

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

Pans and knives are awful. How about replacing with an inexpensive set every year. Otherwise everything qwas great

Manager's Response

New pans and knives are on the way. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

What a View!

June 2011
, Cazadero, CA United States

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

This is the best vacation rental I've ever stayed in! We loved the view, location, and all the amenities available at the house. It was spacious so everyone could find their place to hang out and relax. Played some pool, use the available printer for plane tickets, and found our way around the gourmet kitchen(we expected a bit more from that but still enjoyed). We'd stay there again in a heartbeat.

Great Experience

May 2011
, Seattle, WA United States

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

We had the most wonderful time at this home. Every aspect was great. The view was amazing (we saw 15 whales on the 1st day), the house was clean and cozy, the beds were so comfortable and the kitchen had everything you needed. We were there with our 5 kids under 5 and the house was perfect for them as well. The management company was fantastic. They were so helpful, genuine and kind. I look forward to coming back to this house again. The only thing I would change is that we would stay longer next time. I did not want to leave. Thank you for everything!

Manager's Response

Thank you Heather. We scheduled the whale show just for you!

April 2011
, Clarkston, WA United States

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

February 2011
, Huntington Beach, CA United States

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

Windermere was wonderful and very easy to book with. The property is beautiful,in a spectacular location(view,view,view)! I cannot say enough.

Ideal family getaway

November 2010
, Tacoma, WA. United States

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

We loved the location, space, and layout. Remove carpets from bathrooms and address flickering kitchen lights for an A+

Unbelievable place!!

November 2010
, Los Angeles, CA United States

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

All I have to say is I woke up and watched orcas swimming past while I sipped my coffee. The people in Friday Harbor are kind and the location is truly a hidden gem.

Great place, we had a fabulous time.

September 2010
, Cave Creek, Arizona United States

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

May want to get an exterminator, there were lots of spiders inside the house.

Great house except the kitchen equipment

October 2010
, Seattle, WA United States

Overall
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

Everything was great except the kitchen equipment. The pots and pans are horrible. The dishes, bowls, platters were extremely limited. The knives were dull and cheap. The whole kitchen experience was a D-, in contrast to the excellent experience in the rest of the house.

Manager's Response

New pans, knives, and plates are on the way.!

This house has seen better days and doesn't have working windows!

August 2010
, san francisco, ca United States

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

this house does not have windows that open! The only fresh air comes from a set of french doors in the living room and keeping an outside door open in the bedroom - we were there while the weather was warm and this house was stifling! Additionally, the house is worn; broken toilet roll holders, scuffed paint everywhere etc.,. It is shabby and in need of some maintenance. The pillows were awful compressed bits of some worn down foam material; very uncomfortable sleeping.

Outstanding View!

August 2010
, Katy, TX United States

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

Our family truly enjoyed this beautiful home. Overall it was very comfortable and well-furnished. The view of the Haro Strait from the deck is amazing, we saw seals almost every day and the orcas visited 3 or 4 times during our week stay. Mama deer and kids, and Little Black Fox came by daily. Even though this home is next to the county campground, it was still quiet and relaxing. Our wonderful sunset kayak trip launched from the campground, so we merely had to walk over. There were a few minor maintenance and cleaning issues that we notified the agency about upon leaving, so hopefully they will be resolved soon. We will recommend this property to our friends and will definitely reserve again for future trips to San Juan Island.

The BBQ needs to be replaced. In addition,the Garbage Cans

July 2010
, Bountiful, UT United States

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

Manager's Response

The BBQ has been replaced.

August 2010
, Arlington, WA United States

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

Blue Water, Blue Sky & Lots of Green

June 2010
, Pinetop, Arizona United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
3
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
2

This house is in a great location, with great views and close to Lime Kiln State Park--a prime whale watching spot and a great spot for low tide tours in Dead Man's Cove. The house is on property located right next to San Juan County Park & Campground. The beach is semi-private as you share it with the campground. This home is in need of some maintenance--such as a new screen door and windows that need replaced due to "fogging". The kitchen has great appliances but lacks somewhat in the area of quality and condition of utensils--broken cutting board, etc. The lighting in the home at night is not for those over 40. They were not an issue for us, but there are a lot of stairs to enter the home and if you are using the lower and upper levels of the home--more stairs. The master bedroom & bath on the main level are beautiful; the "master" bedroom downstairs does not have its own bathroom, but shares with the other bedroom downstairs. We saw whales from the deck, deer, eagles and fox all on the property during our early June stay. There were six in our party--three adults and three children, ages 10, 7 & 5.

Primarily needs maintenance & thorough cleaning

June 2010
, Englewood, Colorado United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
2
Location
3
Property condition
2

The home in our opinion is not worth the dollars paid. The kitchen is fantastic. The furniture is great. The master bathroom, around the toilet, needs advanced cleaning or carpet replacement - it was very disgusing. The total house needs some TLC maintenance - the top floor screen had a big hole plugged with a baggie, the patio screen had smaller holes and didn't fit tight, the whole house was dusty, and the windows were dirty. The County park next door didn't give us the total pricacy we were used to. Too many stairs for our liking. Can't watch out the windows (easily) from the upstairs room where the TV and pool table were. Stained sheets on the downstairs king bed.

Manager's Response

We receive many positive comments about the location, view, and comfort. Thank you for letting us know about the deferred maintenance issues.

Bumgarner/Steiner 21 Day Stay

May 2010
, Conroe, Texas United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
2

Lower basement area housing 2 bedrooms and bath had damp and musty basement smell. Also, sewer gas was prominent during the entire last 10 days, which resulted in our leaving early. While Windermere was willing to move us for the weekend and tried to be accomodating, they were unable to resolve the problem. Even with off-season rates, the facility was not adequate value for money spent.

Manager's Response

This is one of our most popular homes and we could not predict this plumbing problem. It is now resolved but we were dismayed that our guests experienced this unpleasant situation.

Bumgarner review of 3 Coves Hideaway...Only 2 negative comments regarding the property...one, for the price, we were expecting TV's in the bedrooms...two, the downstairs was a little musty and, sometimes, gave an air of being in a basement. You do

May 2010
, Conroe, Texas United States

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

What a view!!!!

April 2010
, Eagle, ID United States

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

General Comment

September 2009
, Dunfermline, United Kingdom

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

Our party of six adults really enjoyed our stay. Location and condition of property was beyond our expectations. We have two comments that the owners may wish to address. 1. The bunk beds were not of suitable length for adults. 2) The footpath to the beach was not clearly defined and somewhat difficult to negotiate. We did not have kayaks/canoes but would have had difficulty reaching beach if we had them

We were very pleased with the staff at Windermere SJI and the house at Three Coves Hideaway #11.

August 2009
, Lakewood, WA United States

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

We already have recommended the Three Coves Hidwaway #1 to a number of our friends.

Three Coves is the perfect family get-away

August 2009
, Madison, WI United States

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

So many whales, loving being on the west side so close to Lime Kiln. So much nature on the property. Great place for families. The kids had a great time!

This rental was perfect for our group! The place was clean, the view was awesome and the layout was perfect.

August 2009
, League City, Texas United States

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

Three Coves : 3 or 4 Flukes up...(not worthy of more, though)

August 2009
, Fletcher, NC United States

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

Best thing hands down about this property was its location on cove where seals and orcas frequented during our stay in July....comfortable and lovely overall, there were still signs of neglect in care for the home....need for paint , window-cleaning in a few places, screen door mangled, and in a heat wave this house is poorly ventilated.....but pluses overcome the negatives for us....nice kitchen, btw, well-equipped; we were surprised by proximity to San Juan park campground right next was occasionally noisy though not terribly so...we thought that should've been made known more to management, we thought it not-so-professional that when we came in after hours, the property managers wouldn't call just to see if we were in safe and sound and had any questions.....I called them regarding fans about mid-week and they were friendly, and certainly tried to be helpful but still, the optimal professionalism would require more customer outreach I think...just fyi...
we've rented houses in other states/Caribbean and found it a little tighter run in that regard....
overall estimation: a 3 to 4 fluke recommendation with wildlife sightings being the ultimate plus! I'd recommend 3 Coves with minor reservations....a lovely comfy home overall! the Searles, renters of late July -09

Fantastic Vacation Spot

July 2009
, Atherton, CA United States

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

Loved this great house, well appointed with many ammenities. Watched whales and eagles from the deck, launched kayaks from public beach/campground next door. We hope to return one day...

San Juan Island Rental.

June 2009
, Corona, CA United States

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

We really loved this property and it was more than we imagined it to be. Beautiful view on the west side of the island. Centrally located to Friday Harbor, Snug Harbor, and all the points of interest you could ask for. Definitely would rent this property again. Highly reccomend it to anyone.

Wonderful Location

June 2009
, Estes Park, CO United States

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

This property was a very relaxing place to be with wonderful views of the water.
Orcas came by and were easily seen from
our deck. It was clean and well equipped.
The step down in the master bedroom could
cause a fall. We were three generations and all of us enjoyed it

Spring Break '09

April 2009
, Clarkston, WA United States

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

Our recent stay at three Coves Hideaway #11 was very enjoyable. We enjoyed teh nearby San Juan County Park and went down onto the private beach area to look for ocean life on the nearby rocks. We had 5 deer mingling in the drive or munching on nearby shrubbery. We also fec them apples and carrots. We snjoyed having the hummingbirds drinking from the netar supply on the deck and had an occasional fox come by also. The ocean traffic coming through Haro Strait was worth the view from the deck as well. Overall, it was a very pleasant week and we are anxiously waiting to return again next Spring Break. Why Spring Break?? My wife is a teacher and the time away from our real home is needed and spending the week in the San Juan Islands is our Annual Spring getaway. We hope to stay at Three Coves Hideaway #11 again next near!! Thaks for a grest week!!!

Three Coves Fun!

March 2009
, Portland, OR United States

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

We have rented Three Coves Hideaway for the second time. The location is ideal and the home is more than adequate for family gatherings. The sunsets and opportunities for photography are excellent and with the County Park next door there is room to explore and roam. I would say this is a great place for families with adult children and teens.

Our Valentine Stay

February 2009
, Real Vista, CA United States

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

Our stay was perfect and the location was perfect. Secluded and spectacular views and to top it off the weather gorgeous. The fact that we could stay a part of the week after being at Mt Baker made a wonderful vacation.