Fantastic Waterfront Cottage
My family of four just returned from a week at the Beachfront Cottage on Griffin Bay. We had a fantastic time crabbing, kayaking, exploring tide pools on the beach, playing games on the lawn, roasting s'mores over the backyard fire pit, and visiting Friday Harbor, Roache Harbor, and various other places on the island. The location of the Beachfront Cottage can't be beat - you have your own little private cove, with two kayaks and an aluminum rowboat to use, as well as crab pots. The grassy areas in front of and behind the house are spacious, and my kids enjoyed inventing games and throwing the frisbee around. Friday Harbor is about 2.5 miles away - perfect for a morning run into town and back. Other island attractions, like South Beach, the lavender farm, American Camp, are all close by. We drove each day to the other end of the island (about 20 minutes), to swim at Tarte Pool at the Roche Harbor Resort (a tradition in my family from years past). Everything is convenient. The property is close to the airport, but air traffic is minimal and planes are small any relatively quiet. The cabin itself is a cozy two bedroom, but just perfect for four people. Living room, dining area and kitchen are all part of one larger room. The kitchen is very well equipped, with all sorts of cooking and baking implements you won't find at many rentals. There are two barbecues - one on the main deck and one on the landing on the stairs to the beach - as well as a crab cooker. We were pleasantly surprised with all that was there. The view is great as well! Donny and Sarah are extremely helpful, nice people who are easy to get ahold of. We especially appreciated the tip on where to buy groceries (Market Place)! We plan to return the Beachfront Cottage in the future - five stars!
BEACHFRONT GOLF COURSE COTTAGE