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40 Spring St. / PO Box 2717
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
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Enjoy all that Neil Bay has to offer from this beautiful cabin 
*Fire pits are not for guest use from May 1st-September 30th due to dry season and fire danger on San Juan Island.

Neil Bay Waterfront Retreat

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Sleeps 6, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States

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Neil Bay Waterfront Retreat is just a 20 minute drive from the Friday Harbor ferry terminal, and a 10 minute walk to Roche Harbor Resort’s dining and shops, makes the Retreat secluded without being isolated.


Situated on the northern shore of Neil Bay and having beautiful southern exposure, the half-acre high-bank property is heavily wooded, stretching from Davison Head Drive to more than 100 feet of shoreline. The main cabin comprises a ground floor, loft and extensive decks. The ground floor provides the kitchen, bathroom, dining/living area and bedroom alcove with full-size bed. The loft is accessed via a ships-ladder and provides a full-size bed. All the beds have been fitted with new linens as of 2019. Exterior decks wrap three sides of the cabin, with the south-facing main area stepping down to enhance views of Neil Bay. The kitchen includes granite counters, custom-made fir cabinetry, gas stove/oven with hood, microwave oven, stainless steel sink, refrigerator/freezer, a stove-top Espresso Maker, and a complement of small appliances. The bathroom provides a walk-in shower, lavatory, cupboards and stacked washer-dryer.


The smaller cabin provides an entry foyer, bedroom, bathroom and deck. The foyer provides a small refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker and counter space. The bedroom has a queen-size bed and a sitting area. The south-facing deck provides multiple levels perfect for enjoying the view of Neil Bay.

This home does not have Air Conditioning. The proximity to the Bay and a few open windows are more than enough to cool down this waterfront cabin on a warm day.

In addition to the buildings and decks, the property enjoys its own floating dock, stairs providing access to the beach and dock, and large barbecue area.


Neil Bay Waterfront Retreat is ideal for those who wish direct access to the water with a private dock that provides an excellent launching point for kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, and other beach and water activities (not provided). This home provides viewing opportunities for many forms of wildlife, sea life and birds. We’re sure you’ll agree: Neil Bay Waterfront Retreat is the perfect place to leave the real world behind.


Firewood not provided


Fire pits are not for guest use from May 1st-September 30th due to dry season and fire danger on San Juan Island.


This property does not have a TV


Here is a website address to a local boat rental company for those interested: http://www.sanjuanislandboatrental.com/

**Tides in Neil Bay can be extreme and during low tide, the water can get low enough for the dock to be beached. Please contact the office for special instructions regarding dock usage. The dock is only suitable for kayaks, standup boards and small boats 16 ft. and under or just loading and unloading at high tide.


This home has been upgraded to Fiberoptic Internet. The internet / Wi-fi at this house should be sufficient for streaming video, phone calls, remote work and video conferencing. Internet Speed Test Results… Download Speed: 89.62 Mbps, Upload Speed: 125.09 Mbps, Ping: 35 ms (Average of three tests that were conducted April of 2021 using SpeedCheck Pro).


San Juan Island is a remote location and it is good to keep in mind that intermittent, short, Wi-Fi disruptions are very normal for this area.
VR Permit Number PCUP00-15-0017

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type Cabin / Bungalow
Unit Code NEILBAYR
Beds 1 queen bed, 2 full beds
Bathrooms 2 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 6, 1 loft, 6 dining seats
Pets No pets allowed.
Standard Amenities Coffee Maker, Microwave
Kitchen Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Espresso Maker, Waffle Maker, Blender, Gas Cooktop, Vitamix, Crock Pot, Electric Griddle, Tea Kettle, Coffee Grinder, French Press, Insta Pot
Living Washer & Dryer, Hair Dryer, Beach Towels
Outdoor Deck, Patio, Gas Grill, Stairs to Beach, Fire Pit, Deck Furniture, Private Dock, Path to Beach, Mooring Buoy, Outdoor Fireplace
Entertainment Binoculars, Telescope, Puzzles, Books
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Great location

    Stayed 3 days ending in April, 2021

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    REBEKAH S from PUYALLUP, WA recommends this vacation rental

    We had a wonderful time. The kids loved the loft sleeping area, and the place was comfortable. The set up encourages you to be outside. We are already dreaming of going back!

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  • Perfect relaxing getaway

    Stayed 4 days ending in March, 2021

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    a guest from Seattle, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Perfect place for a relaxing getaway. Great view. Comfortable beds. Very clean. Well appointed kitchen. Everything you need and more!

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  • charming and historic retreat cabin

    Stayed 5 days ending in January, 2021

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    Kamala J from N/A, CO recommends this vacation rental

    We loved our time at this charming cabin and attached "mini-me" cabin.
    The setting was spectacular. We love to cook and were pleasantly stunned by the area of awesome cooking equipment at our disposal.
    The mini-me cabin was a great bonus to allow us, parents, to have separate retreat from our two teen kids.

    We hope to come back. Thank you for opening your wonderful home- filled with history

    • Manager Responded on 1/7/2021

      The Neil Bay Waterfront Retreat is a wonderfully sweet spot and we are so happy to hear you and your family were able to enjoy so many aspects of it! We'd love to host you again anytime!

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  • Splendor in the Woods (and Water)

    Stayed 4 days ending in December, 2020

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    david B from SEATTLE, WA recommends this vacation rental

    These two cozy and perfectly appointed cabins are just what we needed for an escape from the city. Perched above a dramatic inlet with slapping seals, this is the perfect place to find inner peace. We had just what we needed to cook, read, relax by the fire and enjoy the majestic beauty of the San Juan's. We hope to visit again soon.

    • Manager Responded on 1/7/2021

      What a beautiful review for this special home! Neil Bay Waterfront Retreat is certainly a gem of a property and we are so glad you had such a peaceful and lovely time there!

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  • Just what we were looking for

    Stayed 2 days ending in November, 2020

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    a guest from Seattle, WA recommends this vacation rental

    My husband and I were looking for a quiet weekend to relax and this was the perfect retreat. The two cabins allowed us and friends to be able to social distance. Everything was cozy, clean, and perfect. There's a lot of interesting family history in this cabin which we appreciated. We would love to stay again!

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  • Cozy Cottage(s)

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2020

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    Anette L from Emerald Hills, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Loved to stay in the cozy cottage and appreciated the Norwegian welcome. My only suggestion would be to turn off the fridge in the smaller cottage. It was loud.

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  • Beautiful cabin in wonderful location

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2019

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    a guest from AUSTIN, TX recommends this vacation rental

    We loved our time at the Neil Bay retreat. The cabin is really cool and the owners have such style - the home is decorated beautifully. Would love to stay here again.

    • Manager Responded on 8/9/2019

      We're so happy you enjoyed your stay at Neil Bay Waterfront Retreat so much! The homeowners have created a wonderfully cozy and cool cabin for guests to enjoy, come back and relax again anytime!

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  • Relaxation on San Juan Island

    Stayed 4 days ending in September, 2018

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    janice f from Indianapolis, IN recommends this vacation rental

    We loved this property. It was very relaxing and loved the stylish interior. Everything was so comfortable. We appreciated the well stock kitchen with nice appliances and tools. It was very clean and it was also nice having a washer/dryer in the cabin. My only suggestions would be more guidance on the cabin protocol like how to turn on the heating stove, what needs to be done at check out etc. Couple other things; the firepit area needs some attention. Never found the chair cushions and 2 of the chairs were broken. Also many of the flashlites were dead.

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  • Great getaway.

    Stayed 5 days ending in August, 2018

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    a guest from Woodland Hills, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Lovely cabin and dock with seals swimming by outside. A perfect family retreat.

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  • Wonderful Property!!

    Stayed 2 days ending in August, 2018

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    Susie M from Carmel, IN recommends this vacation rental

    This was a little paradise in the Pacific Northwest! Super comfortable beds, very clean and had everything we needed for a few days of real relaxation! The only thing that was a bit of a drawback was that the "family room" area only has seating for two people, so the idea of 6 people sitting comfortably inside, in chairs, is not possible.

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  • San Juan Island VRBO Review

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2018

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    Gary B from Kirkland, WA recommends this vacation rental

    The accommodations were what we expected from the write up.
    Interestingly my 7 year old grandson stated that the web pictures made it look bigger than it actually is.
    We had 2 issues: the first was a boat tied to the dock when we arrived. We had to move it so we could tie up our boat to our rental dock. The owner of the boat came by later that evening and pulled it away. He stated the owner of the property had told him he could use the dock.
    The second issue: A pair of women's bikini underwear hanging on the bathroom wall hook.

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  • COZY CABIN IN THE WOODS

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2018

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    a guest from Newport Beach, CA recommends this vacation rental

    WE COULD FEEL THE PERSONALITY OF THE FAMILY THAT HAD ENJOYED THEIR RETREAT OVER THE YEARS. IT GAVE A WARM,WELCOMING VIBE AND MADE US FEEL LIKE FAMILY GUESTS NOT RENTERS.

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  • Peaceful Oasis

    Stayed 3 days ending in June, 2018

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    Jill H from Richmond, Texas recommends this vacation rental

    This House was an amazing and lovely find for our stay on San Juan Island. I have been wanting to see Orcas in the wild for years and when we started to plan a trip to Washington State I knew we had to stop in San Juan. We spent 3 perfect nights at Neil bay and it was amazing. The views alone make it worth. It is also secluded so you feel like you have the whole island to yourself. While we we there we saw seals and otters in the water in front of the house. It was incredible. The cabins we perfect for my family as well. My dad and step mom stayed in the mini cabin and me and my friends stay in the larger one. It was very comfortable for the 3 of us to sleep in the main cabin. The trip to Friday harbor was very quick when we needed to go in town for our tour. I highly recommend this property to anyone who wants a little getaway from the real world

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  • Beautiful view and love the cabins!

    Stayed 3 days ending in March, 2018

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    Diane G from Lake Oswego, OR recommends this vacation rental

    This was one of the nicest VRBO‘s I’ve stayed in! It was very well-stocked and not to mention super adorable, the energy is very bright and happy. The kids had so much outdoor time exploring and playing. The kitchen had all we needed for making tacos, meat loaf, steamed veggies, cookies. I loved how there are two cabins, everyone slept well. The bed in the loft and the one in the extra cabin are comfy w memory foam toppers. We spotted a Fox in Roche Harbor and deer came right up to the house. There is no TV but there is a DVD player with a laptop like screen which gave us one night of Indiana Jones. A bit remote, but a pretty drive to Friday Harbor. We got some sunshine too which was lucky for Spring! Thank you!!!

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  • Relaxing stay

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2017

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    Patricia C from Seattle, WA recommends this vacation rental

    My husband and I stayed here for a few days and had a lovely relaxing time. The cabin was beautiful, clean and well equipped. The deck was also amazing with a peaceful view of the water and pines. We saw deer walking right by the cabin and the area was pretty quiet.

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  • Incredible Property!

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2017

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    Casey K from Plymouth, MN recommends this vacation rental

    Thank you so much for sharing your home with us! My family of 5 had the time of our lives and enjoyed everything this home had to offer. The highlight of the trip for the kids was finding crab and other creatures at low tide from the dock. We enjoyed the awesome fire pit in the evenings, walking distance to Roche Harbor, dropping our pots at the crabbing grounds just 200 yards from the house, and the amazing views and privacy. This was by far the best equipped VRBO I've ever stayed in as well. The house was extremely well kept, clean, and comfortable. We enjoyed reading about the family's history with the home and am grateful we had the chance to experience. Thank you to the nice neighbor who let me use his mooring buoy! We hope to come again very soon!!

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  • Neil Bay Waterfront Retreat

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2017

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    Jon R from Walla Walla, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Had a very nice time, here.

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  • One of the best weekends I've had!

    Stayed 2 days ending in June, 2017

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    Dana E from Seattle, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Absolutely loved our stay, what a stunning cottage which was the perfect location. The campfire was such a fun touch that we really enjoyed, seriously such a great and relaxing weekend! Thank you!!

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  • Wonderful vacation!

    Stayed 7 days ending in September, 2016

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    Irene Y from Medford, OR recommends this vacation rental

    The place is exactly as pictured. It was a perfect escape for the four of us (two couples). We were able to park our boat at the dock and cruise over to the other islands. Very relaxing.

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  • Mom's 80th Birthday

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2016

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    malia w from kirkland, wa recommends this vacation rental

    This property is a gem! It is a sparkling clean, well designed space that suited our teens to our grandmother. We also have a cabin in our family that dates back as far as this one does in it's family so we felt a kinship with the owners while looking through their guest book. Incredible of them to share with the public. The addition of the mini-cabin was wonderful for Grandma to have her own space. We loved the view, the doc, the ability to walk into town for coffee or a meal. Management was wonderful. Grandma cannot wait to come back next year.(We are kind of excited too).

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  • Perfect Summer Get-a-Away!

    Stayed 5 days ending in August, 2016

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    Sarah C from Morrison, CO recommends this vacation rental

    My family just had a wonderful time on San Juan Island and this property was perfect!

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  • Delightful cabin

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2016

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    George C from Parker, Co recommends this vacation rental

    We loved this wonderful property on Neil Bay. Main cabin and sleeper cabin are both decorated to capture the spirit of the Pacific Northwest. Loved reading about the history of the cabin-a special family place! Clean, comfortable, and just delightful! The location feels secluded but is not far from Roche Harbor. The property has nice outdoor relaxing space including a large, well-stocked firepit. With the bay just steps away, it is so relaxing. We saw many deer every night on the property. A seal also peeked out of the bay while we were in the rowboat. We were very pleased and would highly recommend this gem...

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  • gorgeous and relaxing

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2016

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    meg c from Seattle, Washington recommends this vacation rental

    It's hard to go wrong on San Juan, but this place is truly lovely. Well-appointed and located. Everything was clean and organized upon arrival. Loved using the fire pit to cook dinners, with the swing-over grill feature. Our son was fascinated by finding crabs under all the rocks when the tide goes out. Lounging on the deck, reading, with the bids and soft water sounds - it was delightful. Would definitely go again!

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  • Great home away from home!

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2016

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    Lolena B from Seattle, WA recommends this vacation rental

    We really enjoyed the firepit! There was an excellent grill attached so we were able to cook dinners there as well. The "mini" cabin worked well for a couple with a 13mos old and their pack and play fit nicely. No problems with wireless monitoring while the baby was sleeping either. Beautiful displays of otters, bald eagles, deer and raccoons. Property management was extremely helpful throughout the process and called on our checkout day to let us know we had additional time! A couple of nights kids from a nearby property were being kids at a late hour but overall I would recommend this rental to a friend.

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  • We Loved it!

    Stayed 2 days ending in May, 2016

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    Kelly H from Vista, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Amazing location and home - perfect for our two families - can't say enough about how perfect this spot was!

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  • Wonderful Get Away

    Stayed 2 days ending in March, 2016

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    Hope R from Idaho Springs, CO recommends this vacation rental

    The cabins were cozy and lovely. I cannot say enough about how wonderful our stay was.

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  • This cabin will treat you right!

    Stayed 4 days ending in December, 2015

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    Adam L from Hillsboro, OR recommends this vacation rental

    My girlfriend and I spent 4 nights here at the end of Dec. Looking back at the photos on the listing, they do a pretty great job of capturing the space. We were happy to find that the bed on the ground floor could fold up into a sofa, and we were surprised at how well stocked the cabin was with condiments, toiletries, flashlights, etc. Everything we could have possibly needed was there for us, labeled, and easy to find. The Dahls clearly know how to take care of you. I will also mention that the cabin was routinely surrounded by a handful of deer, which added to the setting, and we were able to easily walk down the road to the McMillin Mausoleum. Take note that the fireplace inside the main cabin is gas powered.

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Seasonal Rental Rates for this Vacation Rental

Dates Daily Weekly Monthly Minimum Stay Checkin Restrictions
Jan 1, 2021-May 27, 2021 $250 $1,500 na 2 No restrictions
May 28, 2021-Jun 17, 2021 $305 $1,830 na 2 No restrictions
Jun 18, 2021-Jul 1, 2021 $480 $2,880 na 2 No restrictions
Jul 2, 2021-Jul 5, 2021 $495 na na 2 No restrictions
Jul 6, 2021-Jul 15, 2021 $480 $2,880 na 2 No restrictions
Jul 16, 2021-Aug 15, 2021 $495 $2,970 $12,870 2 No restrictions
Aug 16, 2021-Sep 5, 2021 $480 $2,880 na 2 No restrictions
Sep 6, 2021-Oct 10, 2021 $305 $1,830 $7,930 2 No restrictions
Oct 11, 2021-Nov 22, 2021 $250 $1,500 $6,500 2 No restrictions
Nov 23, 2021-Nov 27, 2021 $350 na na 3 No restrictions
Nov 28, 2021-Dec 16, 2021 $250 $1,500 na 2 No restrictions
Dec 17, 2021-Jan 1, 2022 $350 $2,450 na 3 No restrictions
Jan 2, 2022-May 30, 2022 $250 $1,500 $6,500 2 No restrictions

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