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Real Estate in the

MAY 2012

San Juan Islands

Properties Bought & Sold............page 4

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orcas Island


Photo by Suzana Roach

ALMOST 26 ACS. with beautiful views from a very private building site. South easterly views. They have started clearing a large building site along with a very roughed in road. #347451 $895,000

IDYLLIC SETTING where nature abounds! 4.33 acs., 3BD, 2BA, attached 2 car garage overlooking tranquil Otters Pond. Paved driveway, new terraced landscaping. #346917 $435,000

ESTATE LIKE COMPOUND Newer home on 6.6 secluded acs. Gas fi replaces, granite, stainless appliances, wrap-around decks, & two 2 car garages. #244835 $729,000

EASTSOUND WATERFRONT HOME Charming & remodeled 3BD, 1BA. Vaulted, open plan, wall of windows & cove beach. Breathtaking views of Eastsound. #347022 $595,000

YEAR ROUND SUNSETS from this very private hilltop locale. 24+ acs. and stunning SW views toward outlying islands and the lights of Vancouver Island. #345126 $945,000

THIS SINGLE LEVEL 2BD, 1BA home is located in a quiet neighborhood near all Eastsound Village amenities and public beach. South facing exposure. #345085 $99,500

SUNNY SOUTH FACING Deer Harbor acreage comprised of over 21 acs. With large pond, animal shed, chicken coop, studio, and 2 homes being sold AS IS. Ready for your inspiration. #344241 $495,000

A WONDERFUL PLACE to call home. Enjoy this NW Craftsman style 3BD, 2BA home with a view of the Sound and Mt Woolard. Western exposure. #338126 $330,000

VIEWS FROM EASTSOUND to Vancouver. Year round sunlit rooms and privacy. Two tax parcels. Vaulted ceiling, 3BD, 3.5BA & cooks kitchen. Views from every room. #337820 $1,150,000

BRING THE HORSES Recently remodeled craftsman home on 2.82 acs. Studio apartment that can be rented, three stall stable, riding ring, a chicken barn and more. #339680 $442,500

OVER 7 ACS. OF PRISTINE wooded hillside that adjoins WA DNR property. Sound view from knoll at top of hill. Private & serine. Close to ferry landing and amenities. #346042 $180,000

BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT parcel on secluded Crane Island. 2.7 acs. w/ several natural building shelves offering a choice of homesites. Very private. West/Northwest views. #346003 $205,000

A TRUE VALUE 1.24 ac. View land in Orcas Island’s flourishing resort community! Located on the corner of Rosario Road and Venada Trail. Power and water at the property line. #346918 $155,000

UNDEVELOPED PARCEL 4.38 AC. with large level building pad affording big view of the sound. Private sett ing with many madronas. Shared well. #345072 $325,000

BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN VALLEY Enjoy 6+ acs. in beautiful Victorian Valley. Build your home atop the lovely ridge with south marine views toward Shaw and San Juan Island. #344641 $179,000

THIS SINGLE LEVEL 3BD, 2BA home is located in a quiet neighborhood near Eastound Village amenities. Large, covered deck plus room for a garden. #345697 $219,000

www.Orcas-Island.com | 18 haven road | eastsound | 360.376.8000 | 800.842.5770

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Orcas island $695,000.00

A CLASSIC ONE BEDROOM COTTAGE with vaulted ceilings. Big acreage allows a main house overlooking the pond featuring meadow and mountain views. Like living in your own beautiful park. Installed 3 bedroom septic but designed for 6 bedrooms. allowing you to build your dream house. 3 gal per min well. MLS #347525 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. Serving Orcas Island for OVER 43 YEARS!

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Eastsound Water View Home

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O R C A S I S L A N D R E A L T Y llc Located next to the Historical Museum on North Beach Road

Waterfront Privacy

Ranch on 80 View Acres

Mt. Woolard Acreage

Lovingly maintained 3 bed, 2 bath home near town. Quality finishes with many extras. Very workable 3 levels of living space, water view deck, fenced garden areas, security system, 2 car garage and shop, installed back-up generator, professionally installed drip irrigation for the gardening beds.

Nearly 6 acres w/2 cove beaches. Craftsman-style 3 bed home w/water views to south & southeast. Post & beam construction, red oak floors & pine walls create cozy & considered interior. 3 levels of living for everyday space & privacy of guests.

Atop Mt. Woolard with 3 parcels & another 74 adjoining acres available, this eco-friendly hand hewn log home with studio/barn and numerous farm outbuildings, showcases views to mountains & the sound. Enjoy the modern conveniences that look as if they have been weathering in place since homestead times.

Four parcels totaling 74 acres with expansive views, multiple building sites with roads, power and water available. Meadows, forest and a private serene setting await your vision. Near West Sound and Orcas landing amenities. Adjoins 80 acre ranch also for sale.





Gary Ivans Broker

MLS# 325690

Deborah Hansen Broker

Harvey Olsan Broker

MLS# 349863

Mary Clure


Lisa Botiller Wolford Owner/Broker

MLS# 343645

Victoria Shaner Broker

Kristen Slabaugh Broker


Marty Zier Broker

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All Islands Real Estate Transactions • April 2012 Orcas Island

April 23

San Juan Island

April 2

Janice Richardson of Deer Harbor sold land and a building, 253 Cormorant Bay Rd., to Cindy Wolf and Keven McKenney of Deer Harbor for $292,000.

April 11

Louise Carnachan of Seattle sold land and a building, 30 Bright Water Ln., to Paul and Suzanne D’Errico of Issaquah for $365,000.

April 5 Eric and Sheila Veld Man of Eastsound sold land and a building, 105 Bromley Dr., to Andrew and Tiffany DeCosta, Trustees of Andrew and Tiffnay DeCosta Family Trust of Rocklin, CA for $603,000.

April 11 BMO Harris Bank, NA of Rolling Meadows, IL sold land and a building, 1602 North Beach Rd., to Pacific Heritage Association, LLC of Lopez Island for $70,000.

April 16 Big Brother, LLC of Eastsound sold land and a building, 429 Madrona St., to Ronald and Margaret Schuler of Eastsound for $287,500.

April 17 The Heirs and/or Devisees of Elberta Spencer of Eastsound sold land and a building, 1115 Olga Rd., to Michael Brennan of Eastsound for $275,000.

April 25 Madeline Danielson of Eastsound sold land and a building, 27 Bonnie Brae Ln., to Jane Alden of Eastsound for $140,506.

April 26 Majorie Bevlin or her Successor as Trustee of Marjorie Bevlin Trust of LaSalle CO, sold land and a building, 1248 Discovery Way, to David and Vicky Thorsell of Lake Forest Park for $350,000.

April 27 John Bennett of Brownsville, OR sold land and a building, 238 Raccoon Point Rd., to Jeff Stanton and Jamie Cier of Denver, CO for $215,000.

April 30 French South Winds, LLC of Bellevue sold land and a building, 414 Elwha Rock Rd., to James Neal of McMinnville, OR for $937,500.

Judith Moody, Trustee of the Judith Moody Revocable Living Trust of Friday Harbor sold land only, 802 Sunday Dr., to Homes for Islanders of Friday Harbor for $65,000.

Harbor sold land and a building, 97 Whale View Ln., to Claude and Elaine Werffeli of Kirkland for $950,000. Todd and Catherine Kromer of Friday Harbor sold land and a building, 133 Seaview Ln., to Michael and Roxanne Skeen of Sammamish for $407,000.

Judith Moody and Douglas Gilso of Friday Harbor sold land only, 804 Sunday Dr., to Homes for Islanders of Friday Harbor for $65,000.

April 30

April 13

Lopez Island

Susan Marie of Bartleville, OK sold land and a building, 295 Browne St., to John Beaty and Amanda Alps of Friday Harbor for $255,000.

April 20 Fannie Mae of Dallas, TX sold land and a building, 41 Brock Ct., to Jerome Hok and Lauri Fahlberg of Friday Harbor for $234,900.

April 24 Stanley Laegreid of Burien sold land and a building, 348 Spieden View Ln., to Michael and Linda Bashaw of Friday Harbor, for $800,000.

April 27 Thomas and Marilee Kirschner of Friday

Fannie Mae of Dallas, TX sold land and a building, 540 Alder Ct., to Carl and Laurie Riley of Friday Harbor for $254,740.

April 30 Susan Bill of Lopez Island sold land only, Lots 2 & 3, SW ¼ of NW ¼ of section 11, township 34 N, range 2 W, to Steven and Michele Heller of Lopez Island for $322,000. Rodney Juntunen of Edmonds sold land and a building, 3159 Fisherman Bay Rd., to Roy and Terri Passwater of Lopez Island for $270,000.

Other Islands April 13

April 17 Rodney Juntunen of Edmonds sold land and a building on Fisherman Bay Rd., to Thomas and Susan Patty, Turstees of the Patty Family Trust of Dana Point, CA for $110,000. Wade and Wendy Miley of Cotati, CA sold land and a building, 82 Moonrise Way, to Kevin Berger and Alexis Takacs of Seattle for $235,500.

April 23 Michael Daffron of Mukilteo sold land and a building, Lot 12, Replat of Lots 17-46 and Lot 75 of Fisherman Bay Waterfront, to Michael and Jennifer Krajack of Lopez Island for $165,000.

Keith and Georgia Pleas of Mercer Island sold land and a building on Center Island, 750 Chinook Way, to David and Susannah Pryal of Sammamish for $235,000.

April 17 The Heirs and Devisees of Russell Cole of Tacoma sold land only on Decatur Island, 36 Thatcher Pass Rd., to Stefano Catalani of Seattle for $40,000.

April 27 Sarah Jones of Anacortes sold land and a building on Decatur Island, 81 Bowers Rd., to Decatur Farm, LLC of Seattle for $60,000.

Lopez Island Realty 360-468-2291 Est. 1972

Shoal Bay Waterfront Home 40 feet of low bank No bank waterfront backed by 1.75 acres. Fixer 3 bedroom home with nice 2 car garage close to Odlin Park boat launch and the ferry landing. Picturesque pond on the east property line. $290,000 Priced $100,000 + below prop. tax assess. For more information contact Gary Berg at Lopez Island Realty 360-468-2291 • Toll free 866-632-1100 lopezisland@rockisland.com Website lopezislandrealty.com

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Lopez island (360) 468-3344 • Toll free 866-468-3344 Friendly Isle Building in the Village

LOPEZ ISLAND ALECK BAY WATERFRONT Set yourself up on a level & moderately treed .47 AC lot on the southend w/ communitybeach & water, power & telephone to lot line. Proximity to public boat launch at MacKaye Harbor is a plus. #29150298 $95,000

www.wrelopez.com • wrehome@wrelopez.com HUMMEL LAKE ACCESS Nicely wooded, quietly nestled 4 AC parcel has good building sites & great water supply. Handy lake access through adjacent Land Bank property. Also includes perc test and 3 BR septic system permit. #332860 $170,000

MID-ISLAND ACREAGE Nice combination of trees & sunny grasslands on Sweetbriar Lane w/ territorial views across pastures & protected wetlands. 5 AC in a good water area is a good thing! Power & phone to lot line. #238518 $202,000

WATERVIEW HOME Lopez Sound, Blakeley + Decatur Island views abound from well located 2 BR home w/ new carpeting and brand new appliances. Common beach access just steps away & Spencer Spit State Park nearby. #338379 $319,000

WATERFRONT BUILDING SITE This .79 AC property has 120’ of medium bank WR & is located in a friendly neighborhood. Enjoys views of neighboring islands & Cascade Mountains & includes power, water & 4 BR septic. #225888 $324,000

ULTIMATE PRIVACY Create your Shangri-La on this near 25 hillside AC of pristine forest w/ spectacular rock outcroppings. Property located in rural area of similar properties & has possible Olympic mountain views. #28092781 $350,000

EXPANSIVE VIEWS Expansive Rosario Strait & Mt. Baker views dominate this level 1.3 AC parcel w/ 200’ WF. Set in an established neighborhood w/ water & power to lot line. Adjacent WF parcel also available. #189090 $395,000

ROOMY WATERFRONT HOME Immaculate 3 BR home has 135’ WF plus bay & sound views. 2600 SF on 2 levels w/ 2 BR & family room downstairs. Low maintenance yard & room for a garage w/ permitted stairs to the beach. #344538 $550,000

SPACIOUS WATERVIEW HOME 2200 SF contemporary 3 BR home on gently sloping 10 AC w/ sweeping Fish Bay views. Large kitchen, maple floors, kitchen cabinets & large view deck all in excellent condition. Handy to Otis Perkins park. #350150 $624,000

MARINER HILL MAGIC West facing nearly new 3 BR/2 BA home features a vaulted ceiling, open floor plan & extra large Fish Bay view deck. The interior is built with unique joinery, has wood framed window & hardwood floors. #229103 $625,000

HISTORICAL WATERFRONT FARMHOUSE 2 BR/2 BA farmhouse w/ 127’ highly sought after low bank WF on Fisherman Bay located between the village and the marina. Extensively remodeled & includes a detached garage & guesthouse. #28047467 $679,000

BLUE HERON RIDGE Unbeatable panoramic views from 2.2 AC overlooking Fisherman Bay & ferry lanes. Handy to marina and restaurants yet removed from the road for private enjoyment. Includes community water & CCRs. #343986 $675,000

LUXURY WATERFRONT HOME Spectacular setting on rolling shoreline w/ adjacent pocket beach & ferry views from most rooms in the house. Cherry wood floors & Corian counters compliment this understated 3 BR home. #239632 $860,000

EUROPEAN ELEGANCE Stately entry doors open to a great room w/ 18’ ceilings & water views through banks of windows. 2 BR/3 BA w/ grand spaces, is perfect for entertaining. 2 fireplaces, attached garage & beach access. #336181 $949,000

FLAT POINT WATERFRONT Intriguing opportunity to create your sanctuary on 5.7 groomed acres w/ excellent stairs to 390’ of peaceful sandy beach. Dramatic sunsets views from the building site & permits for Home & ADU. #52107 $1,275,000

HOME ON NO BANK BEACH This custom home has sweeping Orcas Island to Olympic views & is not far from the marina. Soaring ceilings, 2 master suites, gourmet kitchen & large deck plus a roomy studio above detached garage. #29085784 $1,399,000

HILLTOP VIEW ACREAGE Sunny 1.3 AC at the top of Mariner Hill w/ end of the road privacy & sweeping western views over Fisherman Bay. Up the hill from the marina w/ power, telephone & water to the lot line. #29150298 $299,500

SPARKLY NEW BUNGALOW A welcoming covered porch draws you in to this delightful 2 story home w/cozy eating nook & quality kitchen. 1218 SF w/ 2 BR & a bonus room. High ceilings, wood floors & detached garage. #221313 $329,000

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Real Estate • Vacation Rentals • Property Management

Private 5 acres with abundance of trees, older manufactured home w/shop and 2-car garage. Shared access to Odlin Park and beach. Build your dream home! Close to Village and Ferry Landing. MLS#: 29147485 $295,000

Own your own Island Business! Turnkey Lopez Southend Convenience Store, Gas Station and Deli with 2BD home and large storage/shop building. All on shy five acres! MLS# 145676 $795,000

Comfortable recently remodeled cabin with new furniture and appliances included, turnkey for your own getaway and/or county approved vacation rental permit already in place. Enjoy beautiful views and sunsets across Hunter Bay, Center & Decatur Islands with ferry traffic beyond. MLS# 221348 $395,000

This charming newly updated home is ready to move in featuring remodeled kitchen with Larch flooring, full basement including bedroom with separate entrance. New cedar deck takes in West Facing water view over Fisherman Bay. Koi Pond and Fenced Garden with raised beds. MLS# 289402 $475,000

Attractive 2-story home with large front deck with expansive western views over MacKaye Harbor. Lots of sunshine with plenty of space with a trail to the pond viewing the wildlife. House is county approved vacation rental; mooring buoy with beach easement included. Variety of beaches and parks close by. MLS#: 334124 $575,000

EDENWILD INN located on beautiful Lopez Island within walking distance to all amenities including restaurants, galleries, grocery, and shops. Eight guest suites, each with private bath, plus separate rental and caretakers cottage. Zoned as a residence, but ideal for retreats, weddings, restaurant, nightly rentals, and more. MLS 339970 $995,000

Enjoy the island life crabbing, fishing and watching the wildlife. Very large outside deck for cooking, barbecuing, sunning or watching the stars at night. This property has a 1/4 share in dock, 1/2 share in upgraded septic system, good well with new pump system, upper common area land, beach. MLS# 340910 $795,000

Enjoy panoramic views of passing ferries, boat activity and other Islands from this beautiful 1,900 custom designed home. Warm N/W Contemporary tones with large rock fireplace. Situated on very private and tranquil 6+ acres with stairs to 346 ft of private sugar sand beach. Garage/Shop, Garden Area and Guest Cabin. MLS# 348252 $1,195,000

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Karlena Pickering • Broker / Vacation Rentals

360.468.5057 • rentals@lopezvacationrentals.com

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san juan IslandS Sam Buck

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105 Spring Street, PO Box 100, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 WATERFRONT HOME on Brown Island Exquisite sw-facing recently remodeled with 3660± sf, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, large deck, dock, bulkhead terrace with steps to beach, 0.8± acres, 95’± low-bank wf, community amenities. #239733

WATERFRONT ESTATE Very rare opportunity to own 40± acres with over 2000’ of waterfront with gravel beaches and accessible rocky shorelines. Stunning views of Olympic Mtns and sunsets. 3 tax parcels. #28143229 $11,400,000

COTTAGE ON LOT South-facing 924± sf, 2 bedroom/1 bath cottage, on 3/4± acre with a nice large 2 car garage with a workshop. #85057 $245,000

“SOCIAL SECURITY” FOR YOUR LIFE Classic 16-acre organic farm with farmhouse, barn, commercial kitchen, on-site farm store, greenhouse, garden beds, equipment, and more! Turnkey business or a dream hobby farm. #224505 $1,295,000

WATER VIEW HOME 4200± sf with 3 bedrooms, master bedroom w/His & Hers dressing rooms, large kitchen, decks on 3 levels, back-up generator, outdoor endless pool, and views of the Straits & Olympic Mtns. #9797 $799,000

ACREAGE 5 acre parcels on Little Mountain each with private drilled well, 4-bedroom septic permit, road maintenance agreement, and wooded with some clearing. Seller financing. #95977 $188,000 - $206,000

DECATUR ISLAND WATERFRONT & DOCK 82± acres, 2400’± wf, beach, protected bay, private deep water T dock, 11 buildable lots, installed water system, power & telephone to each lot, metal building, short boat ride from Anacortes. #262118 $3,750,000

WATER VIEW HOME Great view of the harbor from this 50’s vintage home with 1600± sf, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and a 2-car garage built in 2007. Close to town center & ferry. #28110293 $435,000

WATER VIEW ACREAGE West-facing 14± acres at the base of Cady Mountain with views over Haro Strait, nice mix of trees, power and telephone nearby, and a sunny meadow at the building site. #239768 $265,000

WATERFRONT ACREAGE – STUART ISLAND 3.9± acres and 326’± of south-facing waterfront with small gravel beach. Views of Olympic Mountains, shipping traffic, and whale watching. Access to Reid Harbor. Close to Roche Harbor. #126529 $365,000

EXQUISITE WATERFRONT ESTATE 4 waterfront parcels totaling 18± acres with over 1000’ of shoreline; a 3555± sf timber peg home, two waterfront cabins, private dock, 5600± sf shop/barn, horse barn, and riding arena. #28021162 $3,950,000

WATER VIEW HOME & Guest House Hilltop setting with a 2600± sf, 3 bedroom/3 bath main house, a 1150± sf guest house, a second water view lot for a total of 4.8± acres, an undeveloped beach access, and less than a mile from town. #200787 $1,950,000

ROCHE HARBOR AREA WATERFRONT ESTATE Elegant 5100± sf, 3 bedroom/ 3.5 bath main house, a 594± sf apartment above 4 car garage, a marine rail, and sport courts on two 5± acre parcels with 899’± waterfront. #162349 $5,250,000

WATERFRONT LOT Rare Warbass Way waterfront in Friday Harbor with 125’± wf, views of bay & Mt. Baker, close to ferry landing. Building of 2 units is possible. Include 54’ boat slip for add’l $150,000. #309815 $865,000

WATERFRONT ACREAGE & DOCK 72± acres low bank westfacing beachfront, driveon private deep water dock, meadows, pond, fruit trees, and clams & oysters. Alternatively, the Sea Farm has big $$$ potential as well. #24994 $5,394,000

$1,640,000 WATER’S EDGE WATERFRONT HOME 3300± sf, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, kitchen with breakfast nook, large family room, vaulted ceilings, skylights, large decks, hot tub, detached two car garage, and backup generator. 1/2± AC & 104’± WF. #73899 $875,000








WATERFRONT HOME 1792± sf, 3 bed/2 bath, 1.2± acres, and 131’± high-bank waterfront with views of Waldron Island & the Canadian mountains to the north. RV parking. Close to a waterfront county park. #344185 $795,000

EQUESTRIAN / RANCH PROPERTY 9.9± acres with 200’ x 80’ covered riding arena, 5-stall barn, round pen, loafing sheds, and private well. #267057 $399,000.

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Home located on 5.3 acres near town. Property offers fenced pasture area, access to community pond. The home offers 2 bedrooms on the main level with a loft office/ bedroom, 2 full baths, & 1-car garage. #319304

Cape San Juan cabin with a no bank gravel beach. The cabin offers one bedroom, a den with closet and two baths with open floor plan, sunny deck with expansive view of Griffin Bay. 131’+/- on beach. #123925

Two west side waterfront lots in the Smugglers Cove plat. One offers .79 of an acre with 158’ of high and medium bank frontage. The other offers .82 with 183’ of frontage. Both have expansive views. #114674

$229,950 Merri Ann Simonson

$599,000 Merri Ann Simonson

$360,000 & $340,000 Merri Ann Simonson

Roche Harbor airstrip hangar with paved taxiway access to Roche Harbor airstrip (WA09). Small apartment area within hangar. Water and septic installed. #28152807

Waterfront home on Westcott Bay. 2 bed/2 bath no-bank on sunny SE exposure with protected moorage. Home offers expansive decking, 2-car garage with transient rental permit and close to Roche Harbor amenities. #293265 $675,000 Peter Wangoe II & Chuck Payne

$425,000 Peter Wangoe II & Chuck Payne


Beautiful lakefront acreage with approved building envelope. 10.7+/- acres with gently sloping pasture & lovely knolls in quality neighborhood. #350612




$285,000 Jane Sawyer

Elegant waterfront home with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, expansive south-facing views & steps to beach. Complete remodel features granite countertops, gleaming hardwood floors & more. Close to town. #337351 $870,000 Kelly Snow

$895,000 Jane Sawyer

Comfortable one-story home, just minutes from town on 3.36+/- sunny acres. 3 bed/2 bath with open floor plan and sun room. Attached 2-car garage & a detached garage/shop plus 1 bed apartment with separate entrance. #225913

Award-winning water view home nestled among the trees. 2 bed/2 bath 2,016+/- sq ft home sits on 1.6+/- acres with views of Griffin Bay & Turn Island. Countless amenities. #225549 $925,000 Maryellen Foster

$412,000 Maryellen Foster Stunning south-facing waterfront home with 236’ of shoreline. 4 bed/4.5 bath that includes guest quarters & 2-car detached garage with countless amenities. #340204






South-facing Craftsman home with territorial views, adjacent to large wooded parcel. 3 bedroom plus bonus room, in-floor radiant heat, master on main level, great room with fireplace & vaulted ceiling. #316430

$475,000 Thane Bolger




Best location on the golf course! Water and golf course views from this fantastic single level home on an oversized lot. Includes detached guest house. #211961 $649,500 Thane Bolger

$1,090,000 Thane Bolger

Island acreage. Private 22 acre parcel with Mt. Baker views. Water, power & phone with seller financing available. #198140

Historic farm on 25+/- acres with fenced & irrigated pastures, gardens & orchards. Remodeled 2 bed/2 bath with large kitchen, barn, shop & outbuildings that include guest quarters with kitchen above barn. #323243 $1,375,000 Lanny Carver

Immaculate 2 bed/2 bath waterfront home. Expansive decks, daylight basement, 2 car garage, low maintenance landscaping, stunning sunrises & close to county park! #28067170




Timeless architecture – waterfront home with panoramic views of the Olympics, Victoria, whales & stunning sunsets. 2.3 acres with 266’ of waterfront. This outstanding home includes a comfortable guest house. #236781

$394,900 Paula Sundstrom

$1,795,000 Lanny Carver

Bordeaux Cottage on the Green. 3 bed/3 bath located in the heart of Roche Harbor Resort with main level offering living & dining areas, fireplace, wine cellar, barbecue & garden area with upper garage. #226717

Commercial condominium in downtown Friday Harbor. Outside dining deck, a back garden & landscaping w/shared interest in quiet off street common area & designated parking. #29063312

$895,000 Lanny Carver

$525,000 Lanny Carver

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san juan Island Nancy Young

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105 Spring Street, PO Box 100, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 EXQUISITE WATERFRONT ESTATE 4 waterfront parcels totaling 18± acres with over 1000’ of shoreline; a 3400± sq ft timber peg home, two waterfront cabins, private dock, 5600± sq ft shop/barn, horse barn, and riding arena. #28021162 $3,950,000 West side waterfront property that includes 150’+/- of beach, tidelands & a mooring buoy. Custom 2 bedroom home with loft/den plus detached garage/shop with RV parking that includes 720+/- sq ft guest house. #338487 $1,250,000









ROCHE HARBOR CONDO 2-bedroom ground level unit and waterfront location. Fabulous views, 40’ slip at private marina, enjoy all resort amenities! #132758 $795,000



Classic & cozy log home with sweeping views of the Cascades, Mt. Baker & San Juan Valley. Two bedrooms, two baths with great room & detached 2-car garage on .95+/acres. #320275 $479,000





2 bed/2 bath waterfront condominium at Roche Harbor with loft and lock-off bedroom. 2 fireplaces, deck and views into resort and marina. Good income property. #29033004 $345,000

Second Floor Unit Commercial Property in historic Casa San Juan building. Zoned for professional services (office) or nightly rental. Lease option available. #67044 $198,000




Outstanding Value for an Equestrian Property 30+/- acres with water view building knoll, community dock with slip on Mitchell Bay. 14-stall barn, 2-bedroom manager house, 80 x 160 covered arena, hay barn, dry pens, etc. #29048343 $997,000

Lakefront farm with 900’ of frontage. 2-bedroom home with office, fireplace, overhang porch with plank & cork flooring. On over 9 acres with western views. #221311 $599,000


Prime location on the west side. 5.4+/acres with spectacular sunsets & abundant wildlife. Access to miles of hiking on Land Bank property. Water, power & phone. Owner financing available. #27092279 $497,000

Historic island farm. Special property on 31+/- acres with 2 ponds, multiple barns, gardens, guest house & fenced paddocks. South-facing with sweeping mountain, straits & valley views. #288524 $1,895,000

San Juan Island Waterfront Farm on 2 tax parcels on over 72 acres with 3100+/- sq ft home, guest house, shop gardens & 300’ of beach. #339192 $3,900,000

Fabulous harbor view lot in the old part of Friday Harbor. Views in 2 directions. .37+/- of an acre, one of last vacant lots in this part of town. Double-sized lot with access from 2 streets. #83797 $290,000

Penthouse commercial condo in town. Great office space with views of the harbor. 824+/- sq ft with vaulted ceilings & skylights. Off-street parking with possible lease option. #186855 $164,995



Custom 3590+/- sq ft waterfront home near town with views of Griffin Bay & the Olympics. 3 bed/3.25 bath with apartment and pizza plaza. #349247 $995,000


Premier view lot on San Juan Island. Southwest-facing parcel partially sloped with breathtaking 180 degree views of mountains, Victoria & the straits. Has shared well with seller financing available. #337121 $575,000






Great view of the harbor from this 50’s vintage home with 1600± sf, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and a 2-car garage built in 2007. Close to town center & ferry. #28110293 $435,000

Beautiful water view lots on the west side. Well and septic permit completed. Enjoy beautiful sunsets & whale watching. Close to Lime Kiln State Park. #337116 $230,000 & $279,900

Home lot near town. Cleared and sunny lot in Foxhall. Utilities in street. Some views out to rural farm areas and forests. #29035386 $89,500

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How Are We Doing? A quarterly review of County finances by County Auditor F. Milene Henley First quarter 2012 As Americans, we have a peculiar habit of using “How are you?” as a greeting. When I hosted a foreign exchange student, I learned that visiting students, at the beginning of their year, typically respond to that greeting by answering the question. By the end of the year, they’ve realized that no one really wants to know how they are, and they’re answering “fine” like everybody else. Similarly, when people ask me how the County is doing, I tend to say “fine.” Not everyone wants to hear the somber truth. A more accurate answer would be that we are doing, well, not terrible. The first quarter of 2011 was a terrible quarter for sales tax revenue in San Juan County, the worst we’d seen in six years. By contrast, sales tax for the first quarter of this year was almost 9% higher than the same period last year. It was still about 3% lower than 2010, and the second-worst first quarter in seven years. Still, it’s better than “terrible,” so it’s good news. Building permit activity is also looking better than terrible. For the past six years, with only one exception, we have issued fewer single-family residence (SFR) permits each year than the last. We issued only 76 SFR permits in 2011, compared to 171 in 2006. But for the first quarter of 2012, we issued more SFR permits than in the first quarter of 2011. Looking at building permit applications, the outlook is even better. That number has been tracked only since 2009, and each year the number has decreased. In the first quarter of 2012, however, we re-

ceived more building permit applications than in the first quarter of any of the three preceding years. Since permit applications promise activity for the future, that news is especially encouraging. Another bright spot is lodging taxes. Revenue in the first quarter of last year lagged projection by a good 10%. Through the first quarter of this year, lodging tax revenue is running 50% greater than in the same period last year, and 40% ahead of budget. This revenue is not general fund revenue; the County can only use it for tourism facilities and promotion. Nonetheless, the general economic activity indicated by the revenue is highly encouraging. Of course, not all indicators are positive. Real estate transactions in the first quarter declined in dollar volume by 21%, compared to last year, even though the number of transactions increased by 21%, suggesting that prices continue to fall. Depressed real estate prices tend to depress building activity; until inventory is reduced and prices increase, building may be held in check. Similarly, interest income is all but non-existent. We budgeted for 2012 about 10% of the interest income we received in 2006, and so far it looks like we won’t receive half that. Nonetheless, I take encouragement where I can, in rising sales tax, building permits, and lodging tax, and continue to hope for better financial health ahead. So the next time you see me on the street and ask how we’re doing, maybe I’ll have good news.

Victorian Valley Chapel on Orcas Island.

Contributed photo

Northwest Multiple Listing Service April 2012

San Juan County Area Statistics Report for the Month of April Pending Sales Report - Residential & Condominium Average Price (LIST)

Units Area 899 900 901 902 903 904 905 Total



2012 2011 00 00 11 06 05 04 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 17 10


2012 00 42 34 03 02 01 00 82


2011 00 25 17 03 00 00 00 45

All Dollar Figure Shown are Based on List Price



$0 $579,877 $416,200 $975,000 $0 $0 $0 $554,979

Median Price (LIST)




$0 $807,991 $513,475 $0 $0 $0 $0 $690,185

$0 $461,163 $425,520 $568,333 $304,000 $299,900 $0 $444,505

$0 $835,877 $595,963 $618,333 $0 $0 $0 $730,740











$349,000 $319,000 $975,000

$784,500 $304,450

$370,000 $312,000 $455,000 $304,000 $299,900

$499,000 $399,900 $495,000








2012 0 38 18 0 0 0 0 30

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Linda McMahon, Broker

San Juan Island Real Estate EW


50 Spring Street, Office: (360)378-3600 or (800)262-3596 www.sanjuanlife.com • linda@sanjuanlife.com

West Facing Smuggler’s Cove Home. Extensively remodeled 3,300+/- sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home on the West side of SJI. New siding, 40 year roof, floor coverings, granite countertops & many other updates. Bonus room downstairs w/ wood stove & exterior access. Expansive decking & an attached 2 car garage with storage. Private community beach in a protected cove. #18361 $397,000

Waterfront Living , 208’ of meandering shoreline. This .75 acre property enjoys the privacy of Halsey Rd. The cabin has recently been remodeled with beautiful refinished wood floors, blue stone entry, wrap around porch, tile countertops, propane stove, covered patio and steps down to the beach. #35544



Comfortable and spacious, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home surrounded by natural landscaping. Fireplace and skylights. Kitchen updated with granite counter tops and appliances. Workshop/utility room with backup generator, new deck, detached garage with 12x26’ with a 10’ door and partial fencing. #253508




#309133 $475,000


Historic Estate South facing 2 miles from town on 10+ protected acres. Gourmet kitchen stainless w/granite counter tops. Sunroom w/ 2 bay window seats & fieldstone fireplace overlooking 1/2 acre pond with swimming dock. Outside dining includes built-in BBQ. Includes huge Historic registry barn.. #308493




3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home in Friday Harbor! 5 acres of land, park like feel with 60 established & matured blueberry bushes for you to walk through or pick berries from when they are in season. #343172




Enjoy great views of the Olympics & False Bay from this well designed home at the Oaks. This very comfortable light/bright, super good cents, energy efficient home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a spacious open kitchen and family room with separate living room. This home also features hardwood floors as well as a large attached storage room and carport.#348451



Incredible Vistas, 10+ acres at the top of Mt. Dallas some of the most expansive stunning unobstructed 180 degree + views of the Straits, Olympic Mt. range, Trout Lake, Cascade Mt. range & Mt. Baker. Your own hillside paradise with complete privacy. The views from this parcel are indescribable. Optional building sites, private well, power and a gazebo.#29156670

Multiple options for building sites with varied terrain. Level building sites as well as filtered views of San Juan Channel without exposing privacy. Power, phone, drilled well, survey and a septic permit for a 3 bedroom aerobic system. Beautiful wooded lush sunny acreage located off Hyak Lane.#29166995



Water View Home in Friday Harbor View the Port of Friday Harbor and sunrises from this free-standing townhouse within 300 ft of the waterfront. 2 bdrms, 2.5 bthrms, fireplace, cherry & oak floors. Spacious rooms with upper and lower decks. Large den/office. Kitchen has pantry pull-outs and telephone desk. Basement storage, one-car attached garage and additional parking. #345113

Secluded quiet acreage surrounded by forest, view of Puget Sound and Orcas Island. 2 bedroom, 2 bath home, back-up diesel generator, propane heat and water heater.


One of a kind custom log home that has been given attention to detail throughout. The kitchen was designed for the chef and has many extras not found in most homes. The characteristics of a log home truly show and can be seen everywhere. #238567



Multipurpose opportunity located within walking distance to the town of Friday Harbor and conveniently close to the Friday Harbor Airport. Filtered water view of Griffin Bay. Currently being used as a residential home, the 3284+/- SF, 5-bedroom, 2 bath building has multiple options for commercial or Residential use. A fantastic opportunity for business and/or residence!#346622


Affordable home and convenient location in town. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Separate, spacious 850 sq ft garage/shop, all in excellent condition. Nice, private, easily maintained yard with fruit trees. Warm south facing with tons of sunlight. Walking distance to all town amenities. Great rental. Multifamily zoned! Room to expand! #225294

Exquisite & Spacious Northwest home on 15 ac. with nature trails. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, private deck off Master bedroom, upstairs guest room with balcony. Hot tub outside on lower patio & barbecue pit, 380’ of waterfront, stairs down to the waters edge & cove. Just 4 miles from town. Secluded & Private. #209179

South facing waterfront, 3 bedroom 4 bathroom home on 2.90 acres located on Griffin Bay. Vaulted ceilings with rock fireplace, extensive windows thru-out. European style kitchen has a unique antique wood stove and gas grill. Pool and hot tub and Charming English gardens surround the home. #145609


5 acres, cleared building site, partially forested, private well, power to property line. Gentle slope. Corners marked. #29132522


3.64 acre parcel situated in the 52 acre Lake Edna Estates, 25 acres of common area for the residents including the use of the 3+ acre Lake Edna. Includes community water and a septic design and permit for 3 bedroom system.#142848


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