Beachcombers NW
  • House
  • Sleeps: 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Bunkbed
  • Linens included
  • 2 Baths
  • Shower
  • Tub
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Wood Stove
  • Internet
  • CD Player
  • Barbeque


This San Juan Island vacation rental home offers sweeping views across San Juan Channel to Orcas Island and other surrounding islands. Floor to ceiling windows invite the exquisite beauty of nature into your living room, kitchen, and dining areas - the waterfront is so near that it feels like part of the living room! The natural environment surrounding this home provides frequent sightings of deer, eagles, porpoise, seals, sea lions, and on occasion, Orca and Minke Whales. This home is an ideal setting for those who enjoy reading, fishing, cooking, hiking, and just relaxing to the sound of the sea.

The living room opens to the deck and is furnished with wall-to-wall carpeting, leather seating, DVD/CD & i-pod player. Wool Pendleton and fleece blankets are thoughtfully provided to keep you cozy while sitting outside by the fire pit or at the waterside bench. Two queen-sized bedrooms face the water and enjoy their own private decks, reading areas & radios. The master bedroom features a seating area and the master bath offers a walk-in shower. A third bedroom contains two twin beds, a second DVD player and a concealed Maytag washer and dryer.

Gourmet cooking and entertaining are encouraged in this vacation home's well-equipped kitchen that offers a bread machine, ice maker, service for 12, serving dishes, candles, new dishwasher, high-tech induction stove top, seasonings, two ovens, & cookbooks. There is a gas BBQ just outside and sage, thyme, rosemary, chives, mint and other spices growing in containers for your use. A wood stove in the dining room (free firewood is provided) adds to a cozy evening environment.

Reach the rocky shoreline on an easy path down 4 steps; you might fish for your dinner as fishing, crabbing, and shrimping gear are provided. Hikers will enjoy discovering the Old Growth Forest Reserve just three blocks away. At Channel House, you can blissfully escape from the world but if you decide to tune in there is a new 55" HDTV for internet, movie channels, and Blueray DVD that can be used with 3D or regular video discs. Cell coverage can be spotty so there is a land line with free long distance calls to US, Mexico and Canada.

Channel House is located at the end of a private road, just 2.5 miles from the ferry landing and the Town of Friday Harbor, where you will enjoy many shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions.

San Juan County VR Permit #99CU026

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


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.


Additional Features:
Please Note: No TV Cable or Satellite Service, TV for DVD's Only, Phone for Local Calls, Steep Driveway, Exterior and/or Interior Stairs, Master Bedroom is in Open Loft

Additional Amenities:
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, Board Games to Play & Leave


$299 - 449 /Night

Deposits & Policies

Payment Options: ~Visa/Mastercard
Pet Policy: No Pets Allowed
Other Policies: No Smoking Allowed, Child Cautions, 3 Night Min for Calendar Gaps

Things to See & Do

Local Attractions:
Orca Whales seasonally feed just off the SW shore of San Juan Island, so head to Lime Kiln Park for a chance of observing these magnificent creatures from the water’s edge. (BTW they aren’t whales, they’re big dolphins.) To best appreciate the natural environment and its creatures, take a whale watching/nature cruise or kayak adventure; numerous operators depart from Friday Harbor or Roche Harbor. There are miles of hiking trails to enjoy. Don’t miss the views from upper American Camp & English Camp! Take a zip line through the forest, catch an art or yoga class, play golf, see a local theater production, ride a bike, join the boat crowd at Roche Harbor to dine, dance, shop, and wander in the sculpture park – whether you want to mingle or simply retreat to a quiet cove with a book, there’s an opportunity to do it all on San Juan Island! If you are visiting the Islands in our Summer High Season we strongly recommend you make restaurant reservations well in advance of your stay. The Islands have a limited number of eating options and wait times can be long.


Great for a family

We stayed at this rental for a week with our daughter, her husband, and their two boys, age 2 and 6. There was plenty of room for all, and everyone loved the house and the great view. We've stayed at many rentals in the islands over the years, and this house was by far the best equipped for kitchenware, linens, etc. —Guest, Houston, TX
Review Source: Northwest Island Escapes
Amazing Views

Our four night stay was a great and memorable experience. There are many awesome things about this home and the property..However, there are a few things to be aware of prior to renting..
The upstairs master bedroom is a loft and there isn't a door for privacy. if your staying there with another couple you may need to be cautious about walking around the bedroom without clothes on.. we weren't aware of this prior to arrival..
Also, the driveway is very tight for parking and turning around.
The walk from the parking area is steep and loose gravel, you need to be cautious not to loose footing.
Overall, it's a Beautiful place and setting.. —John A., Winchester, OR
Review Source: Northwest Island Escapes
You will not be dissapointed

Channel House is the perfect get away, the property is really high quality with all the amenities you would expect but the 'wow' factor is the perfect location with amazing views you will not get tired of. We had 5 nights of BBQ's on the deck followed by drinks around the fire pit - heaven.
Plenty to do during the day, recommend bike rides, kayak tours and great hikes. —Jon S., Bedford, United Kingdom
Review Source: Northwest Island Escapes
SJI Tranquil Paradise

Stunning and mesmerizing view. I could sit for hours and watch the ripple of the water, boats passing by, deer feeding on the property, changing colors..... a perfect place to relax.
The home had everything we needed and then some. It’s in a great location to get into Friday Harbor or Roche Harbor. I wish I were staying longer!!! —Shawna D., Huntington Beach, CA
Review Source: Northwest Island Escapes
Highlight of our vacation

Our time at the Channel House was amazing. From the side deck we watched a mother deer and her three children graze, watched her fend off an interloper, we watched stars and listened to a sea lion grunting at the edge of the water, although we couldn't see him in the dark. The next morning from the lower bedroom deck we watched a family of otters, a mother and four! juvenile otters, play and hunt for fish. The mommy otter successfully caught a fish and gave it to one of the juveniles. After quite a tussle with the other juveniles to keep possession, he successfully claimed and ate it. It is so unbelievably beautiful, peaceful and wild here. We loved our stay and hated for it to end. The reservation process was smooth and the agents I worked with were so pleasant and helpful. Thanks to the family that owns the Channel House for opening it's doors to visitors! —Laura O., Loveland, CO
Review Source: Northwest Island Escapes

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Listed since 2018
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Listing # 2310

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Channel House

$299 - 449 /Night

3 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

No Pets Allowed

Rental Address: 221 Washington Way,Friday Harbor WA 98250

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Kyle Reekie
Northwest Island Escapes
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