I recently enjoyed my third or fourth retreat to Harvey's wonderful vacation home on Lopez Island. First, he's a pleasure to work with and even sends you an email with special tips about island activities. He gave us a tip to visit a local farm, which was one of the highlights of the stay. Next, his home is wonderful, spacious, clean and the view is stunning! My family all enjoy cooking and this home is definitely set up by cooks. The home is very updated and modern.
The home works really well for many different configurations of groups. I've been just with my immediate family of four and another time with my extended family including my sister and her husband and my parents. The home handled our party of four or of eight easily. There are multiple living areas, which makes it nice when sub groupings feel like doing different things.
My favorite part .. the large deck that wraps the front of the house, so you can sit and gaze out at the view. Thank you Harvey!
If having the chance to visit Lopez Island wasn't enough, finding this place to stay was just fantastic! Lopez is such a great island to explore, so much natural beauty, and to be able to return to this house after a long day discovering was super. Everything we needed was at hand (in some cases even better than our own homes!) and the view from the front deck is like nothing else.
The house is really well laid out with bedrooms away from the living room(s), and all the different spaces to hang out let's you have your own space even if you have a biggish group. Attention to detail is really evident too, from the treats host Harvey has ready when you arrive, to the no fuss wifi and the seriously comfortable beds. Coming from Australia we were worried about jet lag but the beds in this house cured that no problem. it's hard, actually impossible, to think of anything we would improve... apart from the fact that we couldn't stay forever. Already thinking about another trip back to Lopez in a few years time & this place will absolutely be top of our list. The view, the easy walks along the ocean at your front door, the beds, the space, the fully equipped kitchen. The tv looked good but to be honest we didn't even turn it on! no need to when the best thing to watch is through the windows!
These pics are from morning walks, & the view from the front bedroom. Thanks Harvey for hosting, greetings from Sydney.
We have travelled quite a bit and tried multiple stay options, but this vacation would rate amongst the best we ever had.
Right from the time of booking the property manager Harvey was very cooperative, explained us 'fine print' very well, provided us expert guidance on planning the trip and was extremely warm and courteous.
The property is well managed, the kitchen and other accessories well stocked and the best part is has the most beautiful views of beach and countryside.
Though the weather was good only on the first day, but the property more than made up for it.
Would love to return!
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