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Guesthouse in Olga
The Stuga - Cozy, Private, Walk to water w/views
Located in the Historic Hamlet of Olga, The Stuga provides a quiet retreat conveniently located within steps of the water, two beaches, and a public dock. Light-filled interior spaces provide simplistic comfort and convenience, great for couples, small families, or remote work travel. Moran State Park, Doe Bay, and Mt Constitution are a quick 5 min drive, with Eastsound only 10 min away. Water views on both levels, high-end linens, fully stocked kitchenette, all in a thoughtfully designed space
$101 per night
Cottage in Lopez Island
Luxury Seaside Romantic Getaway
Welcome to Rosario Cabin! This tranquil, romantic get-away for two on Lopez Island provides everything you'll need for a relaxing stay: private beach access, unobstructed water views, and easy access to many of the Island's best outdoor adventures. This newly renovated cabin features a stocked kitchen, indoor/outdoor dining and seating, and a spacious bedroom. We hope to make your stay as relaxing as possible with soft sheets, toiletries, Nespresso coffee machine, and memory foam mattress!
$245 per night
Cabin in Lopez Island
Sunrise Waterfront Retreat w/Hot Tub, Beach Access
Escape to Sunrise Retreat and enjoy the tranquil setting of Lopez Sound. This waterfront hillside cabin has an open concept floorplan with a sleeping loft for up to 5 and is a cozy place to relax and enjoy amazing panoramic water views and sunrises. This retreat features a new kitchen, a new bath with a spa-like shower, and beautiful hardwood flooring. Enjoy grilling and hot tubbing on the wrap-around deck, out door fire pit, and short walks to the private community beach.
$239 per night

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San Juan Islands vacation rentals

Home in Friday Harbor
$385 per night
Cabin in Anacortes
Eagles' Bluff
$112 per night
Home in Friday Harbor
Utter Seclusion - Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
$195 per night
Guesthouse in Eastsound
Famous Romantic Gnome House Chalet
$165 per night
Tiny home in La Conner
The Coho Cabin - A Beachfront Getaway
$127 per night
Cottage in Lopez Island
Garden Cottage B, Heart of Lopez Village
$124 per night
Condo in Friday Harbor
The Nest at the Sandpiper
$63 per night
Tiny home in Anacortes
The Eagle's Nest w/ Hot Tub & Water Views
$186 per night
Condo in Friday Harbor
The Oyster-Walking Distance to WA State Ferries
$115 per night
Home in Friday Harbor
"West Side" Outstanding views of Sea & Olympics
$160 per night
Condo in Friday Harbor
Cute & Quiet Condo in the town of Friday Harbor
$72 per night
Home in Bow
Samish Lookout - Water Views - No Ferry!
$167 per night

San Juan Islands waterfront vacation rentals

Home in Friday Harbor
INCREDIBLE VIEWS! Waterfront family beach house
$350 per night
Cabin in Friday Harbor
Roche Harbor Waterfront Cabin with SW Exposure
$186 per night
Home in Friday Harbor
Waterfront Beach House, pet friendly, with mooring
$364 per night
Cottage in Olga
The Garden House on Orcas
$125 per night
Guest suite in Anacortes
Deception Tree House-Great Views of Deception Pass
$116 per night
Home in Lopez Island
Stylish waterfront oasis with hot tub, stunning views, outdoor bar, WiFi & deck
$464 per night
Home in Eastsound
Dog-friendly waterfront home with private hot tub & island views
$509 per night
Cottage in Olga
$170 per night
Cabin in Eastsound
Ocean View Cabin 1BR (west-facing, 1 min to beach)
$168 per night
Cabin in Eastsound
Studio Garden Cabin - partial view, 1 min to beach
$136 per night
Home in Olga
Blackberry Beach Waterfront Cabin
$245 per night
Cabin in Eastsound
Beachfront Cabin - 2BR w/ Loft (stunning sunsets!)
$224 per night

Your guide to San Juan Islands

All About San Juan Islands

Tucked between Washington State’s northwestern coast and Canada’s Vancouver Island lies the San Juan Islands — a breathtaking archipelago comprising more than 170 scenic enclaves, some visible only during low tide. The three largest islands, San Juan Island, Orcas Island, and Lopez Island, are geographically unique and offer distinct ways to experience the island chain. San Juan Island is home to two architectural gems — the Lime Kiln Lighthouse, poised atop a rocky bluff on the west side, and Cattle Point Lighthouse, which sits perched atop a windswept precipice at the island’s southern tip.

Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands’ vibrant town and marina, is buzzing with waterfront restaurants that take advantage of fresh seafood, island-grown produce, and local wines. Orcas Island is full of hiking trails that pass through rocky hills and dense, cliffside rainforests with spectacular views at every turn. For some of the best sandy beaches, you’ll want to check out Lopez Island, home to Shark Reef Sanctuary and Iceberg Point. And beyond this island’s rugged coastline, the deep blue waters of the Salish Sea are teeming with diverse marine life, including seals, sea lions, otters, and its most notable resident, the orca whale.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in San Juan Islands?

The spring and summer months boast idyllic conditions for outdoor recreation. Vibrant wildflowers, including fawn lilies, blue camas, and Indian paintbrush, embellish the mountain tops during the spring. From July through August, brilliant shades of purple blanket a private 25-acre lavender farm as the flowers reach peak bloom. Though whales can be spotted year-round, mid-June through early September is the peak season for spying orcas, humpbacks, and minke whales. Outdoor recreation is still possible during the winter months, though it may be best to pack extra layers to stay warm. The colder months are also an excellent time to explore museums, including The San Juan Islands Museum of Art, San Juan Historical Museum, and The Whale Museum, one of the country’s first museums dedicated to a living wild species.

What are the top things to do in San Juan Islands?

Turtleback Mountain Preserve

Visible throughout the San Juan Archipelago, Turtle Mountain offers scenic panoramas in every direction. The north and south trailheads connect via an eight-mile trail network that winds over rugged ridges, through wildflower-filled meadows, verdant wetlands, and lush temperate rainforest. This trail network links to the Turtlehead Trail, which takes you to a soaring bluff with sweeping views of Vancouver Island, the Olympic Mountains, and beyond. On clear days, you may even be able to spot the summit of Mount Rainier in the distance.

Lime Kiln Point State Park

Also known as Whale Watch Park, Lime Kiln Point State Park is a premier spot for checking out the planet’s largest mammals. Perched atop a rocky cliff, against the backdrop of deep blue waters, is the Lime Kiln Point Lighthouse, which still assists ships navigating the Haro Strait. The park offers almost two miles of hiking trails, tide pools, and historic lime kilns dating back to the 19th century.

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

Located on the north end of San Juan Island, at the entrance to Roche Harbor, you’ll find Sculpture Park, a lush 20-acre park that’s home to more than 150 art sculptures bearing unique and striking designs from global sculptors. The park features various trails twisting through the gardens, Frog Pond, and Westcott Bay.