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James Madden/Sandra Madden

Member since: 2009
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Spectacular San Juan Island Waterfront Retreat

53 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Photos and Description of this Friday Harbor holiday house

1 king master BR/full bath/private deck, 1 queen BR/full bath, loft. Sleeps 6

Nestled into a forest of Douglas firs, this secluded waterfront paradise awaits you. Enjoy the sunrise and see eagles glide silently by as you take in the sounds, smells and sights of a seaside world from your sun drenched waterfront patio. This home is craftsman built and perfectly secluded; you'd never imagine you're just minutes away from the eclectic and bustling community of Friday Harbor and all it has to offer.

This open concept home has two-storey windows overlooking the sparkling waters of the sound. Its two bedrooms enjoy the same spectacular view, each with doors opening onto separate east-facing waterfront decks. A hand built stone fireplace and exposed reclaimed driftwood beams highlight the grand-room. A cozy loft peeks out into the surrounding woods, and looks over the grand-room below. A fully equipped kitchen opens onto the grand-room and dining area. Sink into the welcoming chaise lounge in the grand-room, and spy on the natural world outside.

  • long term rentals available
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
James Madden/Sandra Madden (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english


based on 53 traveller reviews

Spectacular San Juan Island Waterfront Retreat
average rating of 4.981132 based on 53 reviews
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

Relax, View Wildlife at Gorgeous, Immaculate Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five - including three children, ages 4-9 - spent an incredible week at Pear Point in July. The house is gorgeous, well-appointed but not too stuffy for children, perfectly clean, excellent location. The house feels tucked away from the world, but it's a quick and easy ride to Friday Harbor.

The house sits maybe 20-30 yards back from the water. (It's not a steep drop-off - gradually rocky as you get near the water - but we didn't let kids near there without an adult.) The view from the property is amazing, with Lopez Island directly across the water, and snow-capped Mt. Baker in the distance. From the decks and two-story windows we spotted a bald eagle or two flying past the house every day, sometimes with dinner in talon! Little black foxes and deer with their fawns would take a path through the yard, and song birds dined on the berries growing by the side of the deck.

The owners thought of everything: fresh herbs growing on the deck, which we used for our grilled fish and salads; lap blankets for chilly mornings on the deck with our coffee; binoculars for watching spotted harbor seals frolic, feed and sun-bathe throughout the day.

The kids loved sleeping, reading and playing in the loft (loft not for toddlers because of steps and railings). The kitchen is updated and has all the basics for cooking; we used the outdoor grill every night for dinner.

Things to do while you're there:

Rent a couple of bikes in town. Take a ride to the local bakery for fresh pastries or a loaf of bread. My husband and nine-year-old did this daily.

Visit Westcott Bay Sea Farms, a very rustic oyster farm not far from Roche Harbor. Grab fresh oysters for your dinner. They go great with the local wine!

Picnic at Lime Kiln Park while watching for orcas and porpoises. Let the kids climb the rocks and explore the tidal pools full of crabs, sea stars, anemones.

Relax, read, hike at South Beach (watch for orcas there too!). Let the kids build driftwood forts.

Take a jog from Pear Point to Jackson Beach and back - 3.5 miles.

Hike the American Camp and British Camp areas; learn about the Pig War that wasn't.

Visit the alpaca farm.

Shop in Friday Harbor for local pottery and books.

On your last day, park your car early for the ferry, and enjoy a giant breakfast at the Hungry Clam before you board.

We would definitely return and rent this house again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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A relaxing get-away in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Please don't hesitate to book this Pear Point home if it accommodates the number in your party. The amazing view and outdoor spaces complement the cozy interior. The home has all the amenities you need to feel right at home. We especially liked that there were two comfortable bedrooms with views and a bath on the main floor. It is an easy 2.8 mile walk into Friday Harbor.

When arriving, you will find a clean, well-maintained home. Plus, there is lots of information on what to do and where to eat on the island.

We were hoping there would be fishing spots, but the locals said fishing has been poor lately. We also were hoping for a bit more cable stations to satisfy our sports and news addictions.

Mostly, we would like you to know how wonderful, responsive, and appreciative the owners are to their guests. They are readily available to answer all your questions. They are by far the best Homeaway/VRBO owners we have communicated with over the years

You will not be disappointed. It is a great place to capture your get-away with photos of the sunrise and water.


Two retired Oregon couples looking for this exact experience

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful waterfront home with world class view

  • 5 of 5

We loved the tranquility of this waterfront home tucked away from the hubbub of Friday Harbor yet within an easy drive to town. There is a fantastic view of the water and Mt Baker from the decks--we saw harbor seals swimming by every day. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped and the entire house is well furnished and comfortable. The house more than met our expectations. There are a lot of special touches--books and games, binoculars, a book with all the house and island information, and even a bottle of local wine to welcome us. We shared the house with another couple, enjoyed cooking out on the deck and everyone agreed the house stay was one of the highlights of our vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The location is amazing. Right on the water and high enough to get excellent views. We really enjoyed sitting on the chairs on the rocks with the provided blankets (thank you!) and watching the harbor seals. This morning, we saw a pod of Killer Whales swim right in front of us! Too cool. The house has everything that one could want and was well stocked. Just a short drive to Friday Harbor, but far enough to be away from the crowds that, like us, arrive in early August. In short, we had a great vacation here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this home and view. Everything we needed was there for us. In fact we never went out for dinner because we preferred to stay home and relax with this view.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing view, perfect location, wonderful escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Pear Point. We had 4 adults and one child in our group (3 generations). We had no difficulty accessing the property and were so pleased with the beautiful home and attention to detail. We were greeted with a kind, handwritten card welcoming us and a wonderful bottle of wine. The entire front of the home facing the water is made up of huge windows - just like the listing- so gorgeous. Everyone in our group had their own bed with soft, comfortable bedding, plenty of privacy, and amazing access to the ocean. The home was very clean and well maintained. From the deck and Adirondacks, we enjoyed the beautiful view. A few of us went down to the rocks and relaxed with our toes in the crystal clear water. We had a sweet little seal that frolicked near us most afternoons and plenty of sea birds fished a few feet away. We enjoyed warm fires in the fire place each night with the wood generously provided and made plenty of use of the binoculars thoughtfully placed by the huge windows. There was also a telescope to see further objects. The kitchen was well appointed and we cooked most meals at the home. There was a great barbeque on your the deck, too. The home is conveniently located close enough to Friday Harbor for quick trips, but far enough away that it feels secluded and surrounded be nature. While on the island we saw plenty of deer, fawns, bald eagles, fox, rabbits and robins. We had a perfect trip and highly recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
San Juan Island County Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Washington State Ferries, Friday Harbor
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Come discover why readers of Seattle magazine voted San Juan Island 'Best Weekend Getaway'....make this beautiful island your fall and winter retreat from the frenetic pace of urban life. The vibrant town of Friday Harbor and its colorful inhabitants offer something for everyone. Browse its many unique boutiques, antique shops, galleries, bookstores and more.

Nature abounds on San Juan! On a given day, you can see eagles soaring, seals splashing playfully, deer and fox tip toeing silently, or a majestic pod of orca whales gliding past your door step.

Cycle or walk in peace along the island's tranquil paths and roads, enjoy a paddle around its sheltered islets. Visit its famous museums and learn about its colorful history, take a delectable culinary tour, or dine at one of its many renowned restaurants Spy on the orcas at Lime Kiln state park, or just relax with a good book and recharge your soul with fresh sea air and serenity.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Lavendar Farm tours, whale watching from your waterfront deck!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Friday Harbor, Washington

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn 2016
3 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
30 night minimum stay
Winter 2016/2017
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
30 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
30 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$65 + Tax
Cleaning A$229 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$655
Tax Rate 10.1%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Friday Harbor, Washington

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Ensuite to master bedroom
  • Fluffy cotton bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths are provided in each bathroom. We request that these are used indoors only; please bring your own beach towels for outdoor use. Hand soap is provided; please bring all other toiletries with you.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Ocean view, private deck/full ensuite bathroom
    Second Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Ocean view, opens onto main deck
    Loft - 2 single bed , Forest View
  • After a long day of fresh island air, sink in for a great night's sleep! Our king and queen bedrooms are each designed with carefully selected 350 thread count Egyptian cotton linens, pillow top mattresses, cozy down alternative duvets and an assortment of fresh hypoallergenic pillows. Up the ladder in the loft, there are two twin beds with quality cotton linens and an assortment of cozy quilts and blankets to choose from. Enjoy peaceful evenings of San Juan Island star gazing ; a barrel of cozy lap blankies is waiting for you at the doors to the main deck. The loft bedroom opens onto the Grand-Room below; it is a great space for kids to play in, but not recommended for young children unsupervised. The 'ladder' to the loft is not a standard staircase, the stairs are steep and would be difficult for young children or the elderly to use.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Hi speed wireless internet is available for our guests; please ask us and we will happily supply you with access instructions. There is a flat screen TV with Satellite reception for your enjoyment in the grand room. There is also a DVD player with a small assortment of movies available. A second TV in the loft has a DVD player also, but is not connected to the satellite. A shelf top stereo with I-Pod dock is located in the Grand-Room; a small collection of easy listening CD's has also been provided. We love to take photos and very much enjoy sharing them!... please email us, we'll be happy to forward you an invitation to our online photo album.