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40 Spring St. / PO Box 2717
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
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Whale Watch Beach Retreat

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Vacation rental house. Sleeps 8, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States

Whale Watch Beach Retreat - Amazing Private Beach! Enjoy the sweeping view of Haro Strait with Vancouver Island in the back drop from the outdoor hot tub or either of the expansive three decks.


This is a great property to watch the whales go by or to launch your own private kayak. This property is nothing short of perfect. With its private beach, spacious grassy yard and media room you will not run out of activities here. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped and adjoins the dining area so your guests can join you while preparing a delicious meal.

The master bedroom encompasses the whole 3rd floor and has its own seating area with electric fireplace. The master bathroom is open to the bedroom so you can still enjoy the expansive view. The other two bedrooms are located on the main floor on either side of the entry hallway and share a bath also located in that hallway. One of the bedrooms also has a cozy daybed.

Toward the water side of the house is another lounging area with very comfy seating and stunning views of Haro Strait and Vancouver Island. Downstairs boasts a cedar wine cellar (Bring Your Own Wine) with a hip tasting-table that seats two.

The media room has a large flatscreen TV for the Satellite TV or to watch one of the many Blueray DVD’s that are provided. This media room also has a fold-out couch, kitchen and a private bathroom with walk-in shower. Wireless internet is available throughout the house and all of the levels have outside seating on the deck to enjoy the beautiful sunset here on San Juan Island's west side. Book quickly, this one will fill up fast!



This house has NO cell phone reception.

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House
Unit Code WWBEACH
Beds 1 king bed, 2 full beds, 1 sleeper sofa
Bathrooms 3 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 8
Pets No pets allowed.
Kitchen Full Kitchen, Kitchenette, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Ice Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Dishwasher, Blender
Living Central Air, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, Jacuzzi Tub, Internet-Wireless, Hair Dryer, Internet, Beach Towels
Outdoor Deck, Patio, Balcony, Charcoal Grill, Gas Grill, Hot Tub, Beach, Crab Pot, Crab Cooker, Stairs to Beach, Fire Pit, Deck Furniture, Path to Beach, Outdoor Fireplace, BBQ
Geographic Ocean Front, Waterfront
Entertainment Satellite TV, CD Player, Stereo System, Games, Binoculars, Telescope, iPod Hookup, Blu-Ray Player, DVD's, Smart TV, Playstation 4
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Our stay at the Whale Watch Beach retreat

    Stayed 6 days ending in October, 2017

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    Mike S from Issaquah, wa. recommends this vacation rental

    Great location, quiet, peaceful

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  • Whale Watch Beach Retreat

    Stayed 7 days ending in September, 2017

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    Susan W from Tacoma, WA recommends this vacation rental

    This was the best place we have been to on San Juan Island. The house and the surrounding landscape are beautiful. The best part was the three decks. While my family was off exploring the island or going to Sydney, BC I basically sat out on the main deck. I saw so much wildlife, both on land and in the water. I hated to leave.

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  • Another Great Stay

    Stayed 14 days ending in August, 2017

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    Scott E from Freehold, Nj recommends this vacation rental

    We've stayed at this property several times before and had another great experience this time.

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  • Friday Harbor review

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2017

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    a guest from Austin, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Hot tub was not clean

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  • Amazing property, great location!

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2017

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    Maggie B from Katy, TX recommends this vacation rental

    What a wonderful house! Just driving into the gate made us instantly happy. The property is off the beaten path in a lovely part of the island. Fantastic views and great access to a private beach! The property is gorgeous with a great lawn and deck on the whole back of the house. An evening with a fire and sitting in the hot tub can't be beat! Inside is clean, well maintained and modernized. The kitchen and bathrooms are fully equipped. Comfortable bedrooms. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

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  • We had a great time!

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2017

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    a guest from Beaverton, OR recommends this vacation rental

    We loved the house and location. Perfect weather every day. Unfortunately we only saw 2 whales in 4 days. It would be nice to top that scrubby tree on the beach as it is impeding the view, it would be nice to have games and cards at the house (only monopoly). There was a deer in the yard much of the time, grounds beautiful. San Juan mgmt responded right away when we were short of supplies. House very spacious with quality furnishings. Very enjoyable time!

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  • what a wonderful and spacious home to be in

    Stayed 4 days ending in October, 2016

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    susan f from seattle, wa recommends this vacation rental

    we loved the house, being able to get our kayaks in the water, and watching the sunsets every night. thanks for keeping an impeccably clean vacation retreat. the neighbors were wonderful too.

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  • AMAZING TRIP- STUNNING PROPERTY

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2016

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    a guest from Livermore, CO recommends this vacation rental

    This vacation rental was everything we dreamed of. We were taking a sisters trip with 4 of us and we picked this house for the location and hoping to see Orcas. We cannot say enough about the stunning views and we were able to see Orcas and other whales along with other wildlife off the deck of this beautiful home. The home is very large which was nice to have our separate areas to relax. The private beach was also a nice treat since you felt very secluded. We also kayaked, biked and took out a whale watching boat. We enjoyed seeing the Orcas from the kayaks, so we felt really luck to have seen so many whales during our visit.
    We definitely hope to return to San Juan Island and if we do, we plan to book this home.

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  • Wonderful Retreat

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2016

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    a guest from Fort Thomas, KY recommends this vacation rental

    We had a wonderful time even though the orca whales were only on the west side of the island for a day -- but we saw them from the house and Eagle cove. Marvelous weather + a great retreat home = perfect vacation. Saw eagles, sea otters and seals daily from the deck.

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  • Amazing Getaway!

    Stayed 2 days ending in December, 2015

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    Ben B from Portland, OR recommends this vacation rental

    This was our 3rd time visiting San Juan island, and it will go down as my favorite. The home is amazing. Perfect for hosting our group from around the Northwest. The weather was a little rough over the weekend, so the open spaces, large kitchen and dining areas were perfect for our group. Not to mention the great view, and hot tub (perfect for all weather). I would definitely stay here again!

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  • Gorgeous home...magnificent views!

    Stayed 3 days ending in October, 2015

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    Paula H from Houston, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Everything about this home was as it was described in the listing, and so close to great areas on the island.

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  • san juan island west side

    Stayed 5 days ending in October, 2015

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    James D from Tampa, FL recommends this vacation rental

    had a great time at whale watch retreat. saw humpback whales from deck, and orcas and seals, and otters. property is well kept. house is well appointed and comfortable. televisions need updating. 4 TV's in the house, and the only one that had satellite was on the lower level. the others played dvd or vhs (really, who has vhs anymore?)also, fireplace was not for guest use. and the snaps in the carpet need to go. I can't tell you how many times I stepped on those things and hurt my feet. I just think that at this price point, $600/nt, I expect to have cable on all the tvs and be able to use the fireplace, and to walk on the carpet without it being a painful experience. address these issues and I would stay here again. but there were other homes I saw that looked just as nice for less money. this property has huge potential. all things considered, these are minor issues and did not detract from a wonderful experience.

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  • Location of our dreams!

    Stayed 4 days ending in September, 2015

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    Colleen S from Snohomish, WA recommends this vacation rental

    We had a wonderful time at Whale Watch Beach for our 30th anniversary. The location is probably the best on the island if you want to tour all over. Very clean and comfortable. Quiet and secluded. The only thing we'd suggest is that the screws in the carpet be removed. We stepped on them several times in bare feet and it's quite dangerous. We were very confused about why they were even there and in such high traffic areas too. It would have been nice to have an umbrella on the deck as well as kayaks, as this is a wonderful spot to launch from. Otherwise, everything was perfect.

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  • A Great Retreat

    Stayed 7 days ending in September, 2015

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    Scott E from Freehold, Nj recommends this vacation rental

    We had a great time at the Whale Watch Beach Retreat. Great house and location. We saw Orcas, River otters, Harbor seals and Bald Eagles from the deck almost every day. Only nit were the snaps in the carpet throughout the main floor (no idea why they were there and stepping on them was not fun).

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  • Beautiful property

    Stayed 5 days ending in August, 2015

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    James M from Campbell, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Wonderful property, would definitely stay there again.

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  • A Perfect "10"

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2015

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    a guest from Brighton, CO recommends this vacation rental

    My Family celebrated my our 36 wedding anniversary at Whale Watch Retreat - This was a trip of a Lifetime! We watched Orca's and Seals every day, the salmon fishing was great. The best part is the Views from this property.....Magnificent. The house was clean, tastefully furnished and everything we needed. We would love to return in 2016 - I would strongly recommend this property!!

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  • Great property in a wonderful location

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2015

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    Art O from Wilton, CA recommends this vacation rental

    This is a fantastic property in a great location. The house was well maintained and had all the necessary amenities you could want. The beds and furniture are in great shape and were very comfortable. We used the spa nightly and it worked great. The neighbors were very friendly and even took my son out fishing and crabbing. The views are out of this world and we saw whales a few times each and every day right from our deck. We saw more whales from our deck than we did from the whale watch boat tour. Really enjoyed kayaking with Crystal Seas out of Snug Harbor as the tour goes right by this house and right into the J Pod. I would highly recommend this property and it is well worth the money we spent to rent it for the week. The only drawback was the garage in the picture was locked and not for guest use. I would also like to see satellite TV on the main TV and not just on the lower floor where you spend very little time. The only other recommendation I would suggest is for an 11AM check out instead of the 10AM checkout as 10AM was a tad early. Overall, a great location that is in terrific shape in a wonderful location. Can't go wrong with this home and we can't wait to go back next year to sit in that spa with a glass of wine and watch the whales go by. We were VERY satisfied and would all highly recommend this property.

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  • Incredible views!

    Stayed 8 days ending in July, 2015

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    a guest from ormond beach, florida recommends this vacation rental

    Perfect house w perfect location to see killer whales! Very clean and well stocked!!!!!!! All around perfect!

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  • beautiful home. TV's need a serious update. Overall, great

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2015

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    a guest from New Braunfels, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Extensive vacation rental experience.

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  • Excellent weekend retreat!

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2015

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    Mike H from Solon, IA recommends this vacation rental

    Five brothers from around the country met here for long weekend retreat. This location was just amazing! This house was recently refurbished and has wonderful amenities. The house, yard, beach, view, hot tub, decks ect are just like the online pics. We loved it! We would definitely stay here again!

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  • Beautiful house, beautiful location

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2015

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    Judy M from Anacortes, WA recommends this vacation rental

    This is a wonderful house, well set up for a family group or for couples traveling together. Lots of room for everyone, well appointed kitchen made cooking easy, and the media room on the bottom floor is really impressive. But not as impressive as the view across the straight to Vancouver Island! And we saw lots of sea life - seals, otters, and best of all a pod of Orca whales! The private beach is accessible by a set of stairs, there is a large grassy area to one side of the house, and sitting in the hot tub on a cool evening is wonderful. This is certainly a place we'll come back to!

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Seasonal Rental Rates for this Vacation Rental

Dates Daily Weekly Monthly Minimum Stay Checkin Restrictions
Oct 10, 2017-Nov 22, 2017 $595 na na 2 Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed checkin only
Nov 23, 2017-Nov 25, 2017 $595 na na 3 No restrictions
Nov 26, 2017-Dec 22, 2017 $595 $3,570 na 2 No restrictions
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Jan 1, 2018-May 23, 2018 $595 $3,570 $15,470 2 No restrictions
May 24, 2018-Jun 20, 2018 $745 $4,470 na 3 No restrictions
Jun 21, 2018-Sep 2, 2018 $895 $5,370 $23,270 4 No restrictions
Sep 3, 2018-Oct 8, 2018 $745 $4,470 $19,370 3 No restrictions
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