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Enticing Waterfront Cottage!

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

waterfront cottage, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 mile from town

Sawmill Creek Cottage offers secluded peace for your island getaway. Comfortable and private, it is just a one mile walk from Friday Harbor.

The cottage sits on a shared low bank beach on a small salt water cove known as Jackson's Lagoon. There is a freshwater pond and stream on one side, which provides privacy and acts as a natural boundary. You will share the property with blue herons, kingfishers, eagles, and the occasional deer or fox, and watch the moon rise bigger than life over the North Bay at dusk. Enjoy our plush queen, all natural, latex, soy, and bamboo bed. New washer/dryer, new appliances.

The secluded yard offers a patio table and barbeque. Blackberry pies are there for the picking in early autumn. In the quiet winter months, create a second honeymoon or holiday turkey memories in this snug warm cottage.

Visit Sawmill Creek Cottage and find yourself 'On Island Time...'

Keywords: Private, Close to Friday Harbor, Waterfront, Cabin

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About The Owner

We are Alaskans with roots in Friday Harbor. Victor is a life long Alaskan commercial fisherman who is now a merchant mariner, and he may be one of the crew on your ferry to the island. Phebe’s ties to the island go way back, even beyond childhood memories of sunburned backs from exploring tide pools, hayfields, salmon bakes and the joy of arriving each summer from Alaska on the ferry. The story continues, as we hope that our guests (and our grandchildren!) are creating memories just like that during their visit to the island. Come see us!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1990

Why The Owner chose Friday Harbor

When we bought the property we saw the cottage as a place for our family and friends to stay when they came to visit us. We've found we can offer it as a vacation rental as well, and hope to make our visitors to the cottage feel at home.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Friday Harbor, Washington

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom is accessed through the bedroom. This is comfortable for some travelers, but not for all.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New Flexsteel Queen Sleeper, Memory Foam Mattress
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleeper Sofa or Futons (1) Portable crib available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
Local and National Marine regulations prohibit shoreline clearing in the San Juan Islands, obscuring some of our waterfront. Most is open, though, with access to the low bank shoreline across the small footbridge.


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average rating of 4.9508195 based on 61 reviews
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Simply Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Everything in the Cottage is purposeful or pleasurable. It is a bright place, very clean and uncluttered, with a smart layout, well-placed light fixtures and top-notch gear. Loved the bathroom wall-mounted heater, the illuminated sink mirror and the pair of adjustable lamps for reading in bed. The Cottage's grounds are a joy to use, hosting plenty of bird activity and the soothing sounds of a cascading creek. We had so much fun alternating between being at the Cottage and exploring San Juan Island. The breathtaking views of harbors and island-wide overlooks go without say, but for the small delights, pick up the neat brochure "Discover Art in Friday Harbor" from The Chamber of Commerce. It served as a scavenger hunt to walk us all over town, seeing far more than art and definitely surprises we would otherwise have missed.

  • Submitted: 3-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cabin by the Cove

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to stay in Phebe's and Victor's cabin from April 20 until April 25. The location just a mile outside of Friday Harbor couldn't be better - away from it all and yet so close to the charming town of Friday Harbor. The cabin was one of our favorites among the very many we have stayed in throughout the US and Europe! It was the right size, very well appointed, and had everything we needed. We loved eating breakfast looking out the window at the sun rising over the cove. We got to see the local wildlife too - deer and a black fox! -- right by the cabin! Phebe made the visit extra special by providing wine for my husband's birthday, milk for coffee, muffins and bananas for our first breakfast. She always responded quickly to questions. This was our first trip to Friday Harbor and we loved the island! We went hiking in 3 great parks and also went to Orcas and Lopez. We would love to return sometime and we would definitely stay in this charming cabin again!

  • Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage on the water

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful little cottage in a great location, just one mile from the village of Friday Harbor. Victor and Phebe have tastefully renovated the space and are wonderful and helpful hosts.The cottage is spotless, the bed is very comfortable and the linens are of high quality. The kitchen has everything a cook needs including sharp knives! The house is comfortable and warm with a peaceful energy. This was our first trip to the San Juan Islands. We are looking forward to our next visit and staying at Sawmill Cottage.

  • Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect island getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is an ideal spot for an island retreat! The little 1BR cottage is warm and very comfortable, private, and quiet, on its own little driveway off a dead-end road. It has everything you need for a few days' stay, including a kitchenette with a large refrigerator, a full range, pots and pans, and plenty of dishes. We cooked at the cottage most of our stay, which was really nice. The lagoon is lovely, and there's lots of waterfowl to watch from the front window. (We counted 8 different species of duck!) There's a big screen TV with Dish TV and a DVD player. The bathroom is modern and furnished with plenty of plush towels. Friday Harbor is just a couple of minutes away by car. All in all, this is a pretty ideal spot. We loved it and wished we could have stayed another day or two.

  • Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

There are no words to express how wonderful our experience was. It is quiet, quant, and beautiful. Walking distance to town, or to the ocean. You could not ask for a better location than this. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone!

  • Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sawmill Creek Cottage is a very comfortable and relaxing place to stay.....a special retreat.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a forest retreat with all the have come to the right place. Phoebe and Victor are fabulous hosts who want you to be comfortable.

  • Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Friday Harbor, Washington

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2018 - Mar 31 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$64.19
Damage Deposit C$128.37

WINTER SEASON Oct.-May 19: 3RD NIGHT IS FREE..Contact Owner

10% DISCOUNT is applied to any stay of 7 nights or more.

Pets are accepted on a case by case basis, please verify permission with owner.

We accept single night bookings if they are open between other reservations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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