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40 Spring St. / PO Box 2717
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
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Cliffside Whale View

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Vacation rental house. Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States

Cliffside Whale View - This property has one of the best views that the the San Juan Islands have to offer! The location is very private in the most exclusive neighborhood on the west side of the island.


Off of the large and spacious deck, the city of Sidney on Vancouver Island is clearly visible, just 8 miles in the distance surrounded by snow capped mountains. Being a stones throw from the water on the corner of Haro Strait, Mosquito Pass (which leads to Roche Harbor), and Open Bay ...whales, seals, and eagle sightings are almost a daily occurrence during the summers. Comments from previous guests rave about the fabulous views, sunsets, wildlife sightings (including an almost pet fox, deer, a local bald eagle (Boris), and a very combative hummingbird (Oreo).


The house is warm and comfortable with 5 large glass windows in the main living and dining area overlooking the water in 3 directions. Each room has its own thermostat, with the large central propane fireplace being the source for a warm and cozy atmosphere.


There are 3 bedrooms, 2 with king beds and one with 2 twins and a full bath on the main floor and the second level. This property has been great for families with an older couple as there is a king size bed and a full bathroom on the main floor. Many previous guests have commented on how they found the experience extremely restful, due to the sound of water lapping against the shore and the extremely quiet location... with the exception of the seagull and eagle chatter.


The house is equipped with WiFi, Dish TV, DVD / VHS player, and unlimited long distance phone service, but most guests are more interested in the constant flow of marine traffic ranging from freighters, to naval vessels, to commercial and sport fisherman, to kayaks, and major sailboat races.


The kitchen is fully furnished, including dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender and an abundance of kitchen utensils. Guests' comments have mentioned what a delight it was to use the infrared propane grill.


Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor, and the abundant parks and hiking trails are less than 20 minutes away. Many guests find the mile walk to Snug Harbor for a cup of fresh brewed Java is a relaxing way to start the day. Snug Harbor also offers 3 hour whale watch and kayak tours


We strive to offer a San Juan experience with a lifetime of memories.


This house has spotty cell phone service


VR Permit Number PCUP00-10-0010

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House
Unit Code CWV
Beds 2 king beds, 2 twin beds
Bathrooms 2 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 6, 8 dining seats
Pets No pets allowed.
Standard Amenities king, twin/ single, Satellite / Cable, Stereo, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Internet, Iron & Board, Linens Provided, Telephone, Towels Provided, Washing Machine, Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Water View, Waterfront, Deck / Patio, Outdoor Grill
Kitchen Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Dishwasher, Blender
Living Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, Internet-Wireless, Fireplace-Gas, Hair Dryer, Internet, Unlimited Long Distance
Outdoor Deck, Balcony, Gas Grill, Deck Furniture
Geographic Waterfront, Waterview, High Bank Waterfront
Entertainment Satellite TV, DVD Player, Stereo System, VCR, Binoculars, iPod Hookup
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • A truly great stay

    Stayed 8 days ending in December, 2018

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    Jef A from Hillsdale, NJ recommends this vacation rental

    We are grandparents from New Jersey. Wanted a place to spend Christmas
    with my younger daughter, husband and two grandchildren. CLIFFSIDE WHALE HOUSE IS AN OUTSTANDING HOUSE. Clean, modern, great location. We were extremely impressed with the rental agency. We could not have asked for more.

    • Manager Responded on 2/18/2019

      We are so thrilled you had such a great stay! Cliffside Whale View is a great cozy home for holidays, and the view doesn't hurt either! We hope to host you and your family again at Cliffside Whale View someday soon!

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  • Beautiful & Comfortable!

    Stayed 3 days ending in November, 2018

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    a guest from Alameda, CA recommends this vacation rental

    The view is absolutely gorgeous! We did not want to leave! Home was very clean and looked well-maintained. It was an easy 15-20 min ride to the markets and shops. We spent Thanksgiving there, cooked all day, and it was perfect! I would stay here again. Management company communicated well before and during our stay. We spent some time in the town area where there were several options for food and local shopping.

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  • Great private retreat

    Stayed 5 days ending in October, 2018

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    Donna H from Grand Junction, CO recommends this vacation rental

    This was a great place to get away from it all. We enjoyed the privacy and the beautiful views.

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  • Cliffside Whale View Made Our Dreams Come True!

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2018

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    Tom B from Hilton Head Island, SC recommends this vacation rental

    This enchanting house overlooks the Haro Strait which is the ancestral hunting ground of the Southern Resident Killer Whales. We fell in love with it and we fell in love with San Juan Island. My wife was so excited our first night that we fell asleep listening to the hydrophone at Orcasound Lab. It made perfect "white noise" and it was fascinating to know that if there were any whales out there we would hear them. Our trip with Crystal Seas Kayaking was a huge success. We saw otters, seals, porpoises, eagles, and orcas! In fact we put-in at Snug Harbor and kayaked right past the house. The next day we went out with Maya's Legacy Whale Watching and had a awe-inspiring experience with Capt. Daven and Capt. April, spending the day with J-pod, including J19 "Shachi", J27 "Blackberry", J35 "Tahlequah", and many others. My wife's birthday dinner at Coho put the cherry on top of what we consider the best vacation we've ever had. We hope to come back to Cliffside Whale View some day and we're considering retiring to the San Juan Islands. Thank you so much for sharing this home with us.

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  • We saw Orcas from the deck!

    Stayed 2 days ending in September, 2018

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    Michel M from Edmonds, WA recommends this vacation rental

    What a great place this was. We saw Orcas within 30 minutes of arriving while standing on the back deck! There were 3 or 4 of them swimming North around Henry Island about 1/2 mile away. We've been coming to the islands every year for the last 5 years and this was the first time we have seen the Orcas from the shore. Spectacular sunset the first night too in spite of the rain showers. The kitchen was a little small but we managed to make it work. And having a grill under cover out front was a great little bonus. We'd definitely stay here again on future trips!

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  • Truly amazing views

    Stayed 2 days ending in August, 2018

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    a guest from Arlington, VA recommends this vacation rental

    Overall great vacation property. Views were as amazing as advertised, outdoor decks were awesome. Comfortable beds with good quality linens and towels. Kitchen has everything you need including salt/pepper, oil vinegar, basic spices, etc. Would definitely stay here again if returning to San Juan Islands.

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  • Beautiful Private Getaway in the Woods

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2018

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    Caleb & Elizabeth D from Marana, AZ recommends this vacation rental

    Fabulous view, an abundance of wildlife (whale pods, fox, deer, bald eagles), this lovely property is ideal for a family visit, with a single bed room downstairs and the other two bedrooms upstairs. Well equipped kitchen and two lovely patios, one part way down the cliff. Very private, at the end of a cul-de-sac, A++! One suggestion would be to remodel bathrooms with higher vanity tops. These were extremely low.

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  • perfect kick back home

    Stayed 5 days ending in July, 2018

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    James V from Jacksonville, FL recommends this vacation rental

    our family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our visit!
    the home had everything we needed.we took advantage of the porch every night. saw eagles,fox,deer, hummingbirds no whales.will definetly stay again. excellent!!

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  • An amazing property and a wonderful time

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2018

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    a guest from Littleton, CO recommends this vacation rental

    We stayed at this property in early July 2018. The views are spectacular, and we saw whales, bald eagles, deer, and hummingbirds from the back patio. The property is at the end of a road, so there is no traffic. Beds are very comfortable, and the kitchen is well-appointed. Carpeting is dated and could be replaced to freshen up the place, but not a big deal. The management company was great. One of the best VRBO places we have ever stayed at.

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  • Nice

    Stayed 2 days ending in June, 2018

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    a guest from Carol Stream, IL - Illinois recommends this vacation rental

    Beautiful home, quiet and clean.

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  • Beautiful location & comfy home.

    Stayed 3 days ending in June, 2018

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    a guest from Colo Springs, CO recommends this vacation rental

    Location was awesome. Accomadations very comfortable. Kitchen nicely stocked.

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  • Hospice Team came up to Friday Harbor for whale watching trip

    Stayed 2 days ending in May, 2018

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    Cheryl S from Puyallup, WA recommends this vacation rental

    This is my second stay at this rental. I was excited to read there were new owners and upgrades were made. The beds and bedding were new and comfortable but the carpet is old and needs replacing, causing the home to smell a little old and musty. The couch and chairs were replaced by a more comfortable set. Unfortunately, The upstairs toilet still clogs, happened first time also, and the refrigerator caused our food to freeze, even when turned down. BUT this house has a nice deck with an amazing view! It was so quiet and peaceful, we fully relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We look forward to coming back!

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  • Great view, comfortable house.

    Stayed 4 days ending in May, 2018

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    Lachlan C from Seattle, WA recommends this vacation rental

    We very much enjoyed Cliffside Whale View. It’s a comfortable house with an excellent deck. BBQ worked well. Basic kitchen supplies were adequate for cooking. WIFI functioned well with DSL at about 6mbps. Gas fireplace is nice. Beds comfortable, towels brand new. There is a washer and Dryer. It is walking distance to Snug Harbor resort, but be prepared to climb a hill from the subdivision and then a downhill to Snug Harbor.

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  • Orca View

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2017

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    a guest from Koeln, XX recommends this vacation rental

    When we rented the house we did not really believe in it's name: whale view but right on our arrival date we turned into believers. For more than an hour we could watch and hear a group of about 20 Orcas right from the veranda.

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  • Amazing View, Perfect Vacation House

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2017

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    Sheena G from SHORELINE, WA recommends this vacation rental

    For 6 adults, this house worked perfectly. The view was amazing, location was great, and it made for great socialization both inside around the dinner table or out on the porch while enjoying the sunset. It's close enough to Friday Harbor to see all of the sites, but off the common road to enjoy quiet peaceful nights.

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  • Great stay on San Juan Island

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2017

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    a guest from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Quiet, end of the road, sunset view. Hard to leave.
    Everything worked well. Easy to find. Best food provisions are in Friday Harbor; it is only a 15 minute drive from Friday Harbor to the house; don't be put off by the apparent distance on the map.

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  • Tranquility

    Stayed 3 days ending in June, 2017

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    a guest from Woodstock, MD recommends this vacation rental

    The view from this home is impeccable. Words and pictures will reel you in - but the experience of sitting on that deck in the peace and quiet, especially at dusk and dawn cannot be described. you are on the West side of the island(Snug Harbor)so sunsets on the water are a daily experience. the rest of the home is very accommodating and comfortable - if not slightly out of date, aesthetically speaking. There are 2 other harbors on the island, Friday and Roche. and you are 15-20 minutes to each. so while this is a nice quiet remote area, you are not far from places to eat and things to do.

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  • Awesome!

    Stayed 2 days ending in May, 2017

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    a guest from Woodinville, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Beautiful and relaxing stay.

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  • An Amazing View!

    Stayed 4 days ending in April, 2017

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    Kate B from Seattle, WA recommends this vacation rental

    This rental property has a gorgeous view, complete with the bald eagle that perched on the tree off the deck, the family of river otters that visited, and the swarming hummingbirds. It was a clean rental, but older in decor, layout, and appliances with a teeny tiny kitchen.

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  • Spectacular!

    Stayed 7 days ending in October, 2016

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    Eric P from Cypress, TX recommends this vacation rental

    My wife and I decided we needed another get away to the islands. This house was everything we expected and more. The views were great even in the fog and rain. The large windows were perfect during the storms because we were able to stay dry and still see nature at its best. The house was clean and had everything we needed.

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  • Great time

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2016

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    Tony M from Littleton, co recommends this vacation rental

    Used the deck non-stop!

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  • Beautiful views from peaceful San Juan Island home

    Stayed 5 days ending in August, 2016

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    Traci G from Seattle, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Classic 1970s waterfront home overlooking the Haro strait located at the end of a dead end street. 180 degree view of the water and mountains. Very quiet with a soacious deck.
    The interior is also vintage, but hey, it's a beach house. We had a minor plumbing issue which was promptly addressed by the management company. The place was quite clean and well-stocked. No complaints except that we ran out of toilet paper on the last day.

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  • Cliffside Whate View Review

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2016

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    a guest from Renton, WA recommends this vacation rental

    We thoroughly enjoyed this secluded location with spectacular views and would definitely rent the property again. The place was well furnished and supplied but we were tempted to do some maintenance - like clean the gutters of dead leaves and cut down the dead tree near the back door.

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  • Fabulous and Comfy Home with Doctor ordered view!

    Stayed 5 days ending in July, 2016

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    Jill N from Issaquah, WA recommends this vacation rental

    I have stayed at many VRBO homes on the Island and can confidently say this is one of the best. Perfectly priced and well worth the R.O.I! The home is special and one you can be very comfortable in; relaxing, peaceful, and good for your health. Beautiful view; watch whales, eagles, deer, otter, and much more from the comfort of the living room or deck. Very clean, well stocked kitchen, nicely located. We had family come from Alabama who just couldn't believe how relaxed and healthier they felt after leaving. Huge shout out to Chris of the San Juan Property Management for his top notch professionalism and constant care in making sure everything was perfect. The best and clear communication in a timely manner, very helpful and supportive. Bring you family, pack the cooler, make delicious meals, sit at a dinner table reserved just for you with a million dollar view, enjoy many amenities, and get your personal/professional self development and health at it's best. Just as the Doctor ordered, you and your family/friends are worth it!

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  • Beautiful rental with spectacular view!

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2016

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    Linda R from Carrollton, TX recommends this vacation rental

    This was about as easy as it gets. Found this incredible property online, booked it online, received the confirmation and rental info via email and had absolutely no issues. Rental was clean with an amazing water view. All the necessary supplies. My family loved it. Wifi router was weak but my tech hubby knew how to reboot it and we were back in multi device business! Highly recommend for the location and the views. We saw bald eagles, hummingbirds and deer. We were in the lookout for Orcas but didn't see them from the home's balcony. The rental's guest book noted that previous guests had seen them!

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  • A Great Place to Stay

    Stayed 4 days ending in June, 2016

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    Karen P from OLYMPIA, WA recommends this vacation rental

    This home has a beautiful view from the main living room as well as the one bedroom upstairs. Wonderful deck to relax and enjoy the view, the sunsets, and finally, on the last evening, we saw Orcas. Kitchen is small, but well equipped. It could use a medium sized pot, though. We had a little issue with the bathtub upstairs, but they came right out to fix it. The home is located about 20 minutes from Friday Harbor. Driveway is a little tricky getting into or out of. Overall, great accommodations! We'll be back!

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  • An unforgettable visit

    Stayed 3 days ending in June, 2016

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    Steve W from Sedalia, CO recommends this vacation rental

    A beautiful home in an amazing location. Thanks to the owner and San Juan Property Management for your attention to detail throughout the house.

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  • Amazings sunsets!

    Stayed 2 days ending in May, 2016

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    Janet G from BEAUX ARTS, Washington recommends this vacation rental

    This was the perfect landing spot while staying on San Juan Island for a wedding at Roche Harbor. The sunsets from this cute cabin like home are amazing! The house was clean and was well equipped with everything that we needed. PLUS the added bonus of 2 King beds which is very hard to find in a rental!

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  • Cliffside Whale View: Recommended!

    Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2016

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    a guest from Oakland, CA recommends this vacation rental

    The view was gorgeous, the accommodations comfortable, and we did actually see whales and bald eagles. The place could maybe stand a little updating, but was very clean and still attractive and well maintained.

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  • Very enjoyable!

    Stayed 5 days ending in March, 2016

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    Marilyn W from Grants Pass, OR recommends this vacation rental

    We had a wonderful stay. The home is dated, but charming. It was very clean and provided everything we really needed. One thing, though, is the refrigerator froze all of our food - solid! Even after turning the temperature up, things were frozen. But we thoroughly enjoyed the stunning views, daily visits from a pair of bald eagles, and Rufi (we named him) the rufous hummingbird!

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  • Perfect Getaway

    Stayed 3 days ending in February, 2016

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    a guest from Steilacoom, WA recommends this vacation rental

    The rental is very clean and spacious. My husband, teenage son, and I spent a long weekend at this home. There is plenty of room to spread out and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook several meals. I was particularly impressed with the cleanliness of the home. The views were exceptional, despite the weather. We did take the walk to Snugg Harbor and that was a nice little bit of exercise to start the day. We saw eagles daily from the front window and didn't go far to see sea lions on the coast. My teen was happy with the internet connection when he tired of playing cards with his mom and dad. We would love to go back again.

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Jan 1, 2019-May 22, 2019 $225 $1,350 $5,850 2 No restrictions
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