USA Washington San Juan Islands Lopez Island Listing #18184

16 Swifts Bay - Lopez Island, WA

36 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Waterfront home with beach access & great location for exploring north Island

Small families or a pair of couples will find plenty to love at this waterfront home. It comes complete with a walkway down to a pebbly beach, great outdoor space under shady trees, and a front deck for barbecues or taking in a majestic sunrise Islands views.

What's nearby:
Nestled near the northern edge of the island, this home is only a mile from the sandy beaches of Odlin County Park. The Lopez Ferry Landing, and access to hiking on Orcas Island or the hustle and bustle of Friday Harbor is a mile farther. Clamming and beachcombing at Spencer's Spit are two-and-a-half miles to the south. Lopez Village, four miles to the southwest, offers plenty of eateries, shops, galleries, and more.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen

San Juan County Permit #00PROV29

County permit number: 2000PROV29

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Wood stove

Kitchen & dining






Water view


Beach access


Internet : Century Link



Nearby activities & attractions




36 reviews

Carole H. Nov 2022
The house has all you need for a single person, small family or group to be warm and cozy while you enjoy the waterfront
Geri I. Sep 2022
Dawn over the Bay from the deck with Surf Scoters holding diving class.
Donnette G. Jun 2022
Perfect place to relax and unwind. Great views and lots of peace and quiet.
Stephanie M. Apr 2022
Overall we had a great time.
Pros: Privacy, we never saw or heard the neighbors. Friendly island, everyone waves to you. Close to ferry dock, easy drive, only one turn. View from both bedrooms/kitchen/living room all great. Beach access right down the stairs, bigger than what the picture portrays. Huge deck. Kitchen fully stocked with anything you would need to cook. Some supplies (like salt) were left for guest use.
Cons: There is no telescope. Dart board but no darts. Pieces from games missing. Not cleaned super well. Ants, cobwebs, and some of the lights flickered. No central heat. No wood provided for wood stove. Each room has floorboard heaters with their own thermostat.
I would definitely stay there again
Manager response:
Hi, Stephanie! We greatly appreciate your feedback. The property manager for this home is speaking with the owner about the darts and missing game pieces. Thank you!
Katelynn z. Apr 2022
The place looked just like the pictures. Very cozy and sweet. The weather was cold and sort of rainy during our week stay so we stayed inside by the windows quite a bit. Downside.. there were ALOT of ants in the kitchen. I know it’s a humid climate.. but it was kinda crazy. Also no trash bags.. that’s not a huge deal but was tricky especially with the ants.
If you plan on making your own food either bring some with you or go to the Village Market not the general store!! Way more selection and less expensive.
Manager response:
We're so sorry about the ants, Katelynn. Our local staff is working on the situation. Thank you!
Brenden S. Mar 2022
Three words! The house, the Hiking, and the View!
Ashley A. Oct 2021
We were a little confused by the reviews saying there were too many knick knacks and that it was like staying at grandma’s house. It is definitely a HOME and not a hotel, so of course there are going to be decorations. That being said, we loved the beach theme of the house and the fact that it is literally only 5 minutes and one turn from the main road that leads to the ferry was a huge bonus and made catching the inter-island ferry super easy for a day trip to Friday Harbor. The house itself is situated back in some trees right on the water and it is so private and peaceful, you can barely tell you have neighbors unless one of them happens to be walking their dog down the main road. Our stay was way too short, so we are just dreaming about coming back to this house as soon as possible for some additional R&R!
Debi Jo M. Aug 2021
Whoever said this is like staying at your grandma's house was spot on. Lots of knickacks all over - probably not great if you have small kids. But the house was comfortable and the view is great. Very slow WiFi and poor cell service- don't plan on streaming anything. (Islanders say it's T-Mobile country.)
Also don't plan on playing darts or using the telescope, because they were not there - bring some binoculars to watch the wildlife. If you're planning on cooking, you need to bring everything but cooking utensils/pots/knives/silverware. Zero spices, cling wrap, oils, etc.
As I said, comfortable, clean, and a great view. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
Manager response:
Hi, Debi Jo! Thank you for letting us know about your visit. The missing supplies will be removed from the listing. We apologize we missed catching that before. Hopefully we'll see you again!
Marilyn N. May 2021
We felt very much at home and enjoyed watching the ferries. A great location near the ferry landing and Lopez village.
Alec E. Mar 2021
My partner and I stayed here and we loved the views from all rooms of the house! Looking out over Sound in the sun and watching the ferries with our morning coffee was an amazing experience. The house was incredibly well equipped and had many personal touches sprinkled throughout the place. Overall, we would recommend this house for anyone trying to experience a quiet weekend in the San Juan Islands.
Chris M. Feb 2021
The house is a bit rustic, reminds me of staying at my Grandmother's house, but everything works and the location is perfect! The kids loved having beach access right outside the door. We'd stay there again for sure!
Robert B. Nov 2020
Home is very spacious and well laid out. Everything functioned great.
mandy s. Sep 2020
It was a nice home but had been vacant for a long time. The foil under the stove burners was badly in need of replacing. The oven was filthy. There were little knats or flies appearing out of nowhere on a daily basis. Two of the clocks didn't work.
Kevin M. Aug 2020
A comfortably furnished place with charming decor and astonishing views. Easy access to the beach, good privacy, nice and natural greenery on the property. We really enjoyed our time here.

My only wish would be for some decent blackout drapes on the bedroom windows, though. You'll get a faceful of epic 5AM sunrises over the water, whether you like it or not :)
Margaret R. Aug 2020
perfect! Perfect! Oh, and did I mention it was "perfect"?
Jennifer M. Jan 2020
This is a very comfortable little home right on the Bay with very peaceful views. Totally feel the island charm here.
Clara T. Nov 2019
The home is very clean with well-equipped kitchen and quiet location. It is located with wonderful view of the shipping lane. The pictures do not capture what a beautiful place this is. Plenty of room with comfortable furniture to enjoy and plenty of space. It is a terrific family home, just a great place. Could not get enough of the view! Alot of thought was given to ensure a comfortable stay for renters. Thank you, lovely home, beautiful location.
Rick h. Nov 2019
The view was great and the kitchen was well lit and easy to use. The lighting was bad in the living room and dining area. If you want to read or sew or visit or play harmonica it is not very comfortable seating...cause you end up at the kitchen table.
Manager response:
We hope this did not cause you and your guests any inconvenience during your stay. We will bring this to the attention of the local staff. We look forward to you staying with us again soon! Thank you!
Cori N. Oct 2019
The house had amazing sunrise views. Convenient to the ferry and the village. Very comfortable and relaxing place to stay. Would absolutely consider staying again.
Rebecca M. Sep 2019
This house was clean, comfortable, and plenty of room for the two of us. The bed was incredibly soft and the views were incredible. I loved watching the moon come up over the other islands and cast light on the ocean. The only two complaints I had were so miner. One, I am a stitcher and there was not enough light. The other was the internet was very slow. The only reason that was a problem was one day we were there we had to take care of business and ended up having to go to the village store to get faster internet. I would definitely go back to this house and recommend to anyone looking for a great place on Lopez island to check this house out. Just beware of the man at the garage. He scared me every time I walked out the front door.
Manager response:
Thank you for your comments, Rebecca. We will be sure to address the internet and the lighting to the local staff. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting you again soon.
Karen W. Aug 2019
Awesome view!! And relaxing was not an was a must!!!!!!! Finding my way back shortly!!!!
Antoinette F. Jun 2019
This house was perfect for our needs. Well supplied w/ the necessities of home. Waking up in the morning and looking out to the water through the bedroom window was absolutely peace of mind. Once you get your bearings of the island, there is a lot to see and experience. A must is to check out the bike rentals as they have battery assist bikes which was great for us seniors, who are out of shape; biking uphill was a breeze. We highly recommend this home.
Jason C. May 2019
Pictures are spot on, wonderful property!
Jeff R. Apr 2019
Awesome view and beach access. Close to the ferry terminal and state parks. Saw dozens of deer and bald eagles around. The bed was super comfy. Had one of the best night sleeps. Great big bath tub to relax in. Nice fire out back watching the moon come up. Definitely a weekend worth remembering.
Dori B. Mar 2019
Perfect location. Loved walking on the beach...watching the ferries. Home was comfortable and had everything we needed. Would definitely stay here again!
Michael L. Oct 2018
Great house, great beach access. Love everything about this house and Lopez. Would re-book in an instant.
Gage O. Oct 2018
wonderful quiet views of the sound, nice yard and deck facing the water, clean, comfortable
Maril S. Sep 2018
We really enjoyed relaxing on the deck with a great bay view, morning coffee by the shore, birds and sea creatures. The home is comfortable and well equipped.