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5.0 / 5Exceptional
40 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
    7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Roche Harbor Marina
    14 min walk
  • Airport
    Roche Harbor, WA (RCE)
    1 min drive
  • Popular Location
    English Camp
    7 min drive

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    About this area

    Friday Harbor

    Located in Friday Harbor, this vacation home is by the ocean. Whale Museum and San Juan Historical Society and Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Roche Harbor Marina and Pelindaba Lavender Farm. Our guests love the property's quiet location.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • San Juan Islands Sculpture Park - 7 min walk
    • Roche Harbor Marina - 14 min walk
    • English Camp - 7 min drive
    • Whale Museum - 16 min drive
    • Lime Kiln Point State Park - 16 min drive

    Getting around

    • Roche Harbor, WA (RCE) - 1 min drive

    About this property

    Brand New Custom Waterfront Home Next to Picnic Island-easy Walk to Roche Harbor

    Family-friendly vacation home in Friday Harbor with outdoor tennis court
    Heron House on Westcott Bay – Waterfront living near Roche Harbor Welcome to picturesque Westcott Bay, a quiet retreat, 5 minutes walk from Roche Harbor Resort, shopping and all marina facilities. Heron House is a dog friendly vacation rental newly constructed in October of 2017…3 minutes walk to Roche Harbor’s dog park. Fly in, boat in, or drive in, you’re never more than 5 minutes walk to the Heron House. What to do on Westcott Bay? Well, you could walk 50 feet out your back door to the beach, or stroll, on all but the highest tides, to Picnic Island. Use the two fishing kayaks to paddle around the bay, troll a line, or set a crab trap. On the weekend, paddle over to the Westcott Bay Shellfish farm for their famous barbequed oysters. Maybe you’d like to hike the nationally recognized trails ( ) … all without having to get in your car! If it’s a stroll you have in mind, walk the 3 mile loop past the sculpture gardens (off leash for dogs), through Roche Harbor Resort itself, stopping briefly at Westcott Bay Cider for a tasting, catch a rare Pokémon at the lighthouse mailbox opposite the old quarry 9 swimming hole, and … you’re back home. If drive you must, head over to Lime Kiln Point for some orca watching, tide pooling, or having a picnic lunch. You could drive 9 miles into the big city of Friday Harbor for all the amenities of a small town. Roche Harbor Resort provides the opportunity to book a whale watching trip, join a kayak tour around the north end of Henry Island, or, if you’re lucky…schedule a wedding  The Heron House is named for the great blue herons that daily stalk the shallows or perch on Picnic Island. Bring your camera for some close up shots of them or the bald eagles that fish in Westcott Bay. However you enjoy our home, we’re glad you stopped by. Cheers, Dave and Sue and Stella-mae
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
    Recreational amenities at the vacation home include an outdoor tennis court.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Dave and Sue Ambrose

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking
    Car recommended

    Family friendly



    Coffee/tea maker


    4 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    3 bathrooms
    Shower only
    Towels provided
    Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    Living room
    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service
    Table tennis table
    Arcade/game room
    DVD player
    Music library
    Video library

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine and dryer


    Air conditioning


    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    Near the ocean

    Things to do

    Outdoor tennis court
    Bicycle rentals on site
    Whale watching nearby
    Kayaking nearby
    Sailing nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby


    Sleeps 8
    Unit size: 2750 sq ft (255 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    • Pets allowed
    • Restrictions apply
    • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property.


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Wonderful House and Setting

      Heron House is a wonderful, peaceful setting. The house was beautifully decorated and equipped. It was the perfect place for 6 friends to spend a couple days together. Dave and Sue were the perfect hosts. We all agreed that the only downside is we did not plan to stay longer. We will be back!

      5/5 Excellent

        Stunning View!

        Heron House is a great place for a family vacation. You can’t beat the view and spaciousness. We didn’t want to leave the house with so much to see on the harbor. Birds, geese, harbor seals, that famous heron on Picnic Island, sunrises, sunsets and any type of weather made for many special moments. A great gourmet kitchen with a stunning view of the harbor makes meal prep and dining an added benefit. All rooms and baths were beyond spacious with top of the line amenities for rest and relaxation. We were given good instructions for walks and hiking from Dave upon arrival. Our only concern was what may have been a few minor cleaning issues between bookings, but it was definitely not a deal breaker for us! This is an exquisite luxurious place to stay.

        5/5 Excellent

          Family time

          We have an annual family trip (all adults) with our pups and Heron house is our favorite! It is also the only house we have rented 2 years in a row. The location is wonderful, the area is very walkable, dog friendly, and the views from the house are unmatched. Dave and Sue are great hosts, the house is stocked well with dishes, accessories, books, and games. The beds are sooo comfy too. We so enjoyed drinking our coffee every morning on the deck. Our two dogs swam out front a couple times. The handy "rinse station" by the deck stairs made for a quick n easy rinse. A trip to Wescott Bay oyster farm is mandatory (yaaay, they are now open Saturdays for a few hours). The San Juans are my happy place, Heron House has added to that zen feeling when here. Thank you again Dave and Sue (and Stella Mae) for sharing your home.

          5/5 Excellent

            Something for Everyone

            The perfect choice for a family getaway (three generations: 3 couples, one 4-year-old, and a dog) weekend. The setting is beautiful inviting each of us to enjoy different aspects of it. Whether quiet moments watching wildlife on the bay; exploring the beach and Picnic Island; kayaking and paddle boarding on Westcott Bay; or taking walks to nearby Roche Harbor, the Sculpture Garden, and San Juan Island Distillery, we all found plenty to enjoy during our visit. The weather during our stay alternated between rain, clouds, and sunbreaks, so we alternated our activities between indoors and outdoors. The open concept living space was ideal for maximizing communal time and the well-stocked kitchen made meal prep easy. When privacy was preferred, the large bedrooms became comfortable retreats. We had everything we needed for a wonderful family vacation and agreed this is a place we’d return to without reservation. Hopefully, we’ll be back soon!

            5/5 Excellent


              New home with high end finishings. Right on water. Peaceful. Coming back for sure!

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