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Luxury Island Life

Extravagant homes in the San Juans offer breathtaking views, vibrant culture & warm community but come at a price.


Island life has long been praised for its slow pace and laidback vibe.

Island life has long been praised for its slow pace and laidback vibe. The prize of being surrounded by pastoral farmlands, lush forests, and rugged shorelines is one that beckons visitors to the San Juan Islands year after year. But what does it really look like to put down roots for more than just a few days? In this crazy real estate market, are there really homes for sale?


Yes, and they’re quite stunning. Whether you’re looking to update your voter’s registration or want a private retreat, you’ll find a wide range of homes for sale in the San Juan Islands. Each unique. Each beautiful. Each a slice of island heaven. Each with a hefty price tag.

on San Juan Island

Eagle’s Nest Estate

$22.5 million for 15,500 square feet: 678 Primrose Ln. is in a class all its own. Spanning 21.07 acres and offering awe-inspiring views of Orcas Island, Mount Baker, the Cascades, and the San Juan’s international channels — this exclusive estate caters to those who want it all. With a theater, sauna, gym, and in-ground spa pool, there’s ample room for living, working, and playing. Plus, a Crestron Smart Home system provides the utmost in control and security, right from your phone.

Beds: 5

Baths: 6.5

Agents: Tere Foster & Moya Skillman

(425) 637-8373 ×


Licensing Info: Compass

Salish Sea

Private Blakely Island Estate

$10.3 million for 7,694 square feet: 450 Eagle Bay Rd. is the pinnacle of secluded island luxury. It offers 180° of westward views and 291 feet of low-bank waterfront, allowing you to savor the Salish Sea with as few (or many) people as you desire. Ideally suited as a personal getaway or a perfect corporate retreat, this estate includes four separate structures, accommodating the most discerning guests. The sale includes a hangar adjacent to the tarmac with three utility vehicles to get around. The estate is offered furnished, subject to exclusions.

Agents: Deborah Jones 360-298-4558 × 

Marcela Barrientos 206-234-6354 ×

Beds: 5

Baths: 6

Licensing Info: Orcas Island Realty LLC

Acreage with Airstrip

Iconic Orcas Island Acreage with Airstrip

$2,499,000 for 25+ acres: Create your legacy in a unique setting, 2831 Crow Valley Rd. is rare and extraordinary. This pastoral inland property features a main home with water views overlooking a pastoral landscape, pond, and multiple outbuildings- including a caretaker's house and historic barn. Plus, avoid the ferry lines with your private airstrip and hangar.

Agent: Deborah Jones 360-298-4558 ×

Beds: 3

Baths: 4

Licensing Info: Orcas Island Realty LLC

Waterfront Retreat

Low Bank Waterfront Retreat on Lopez Island

$1,995,000 for 2,257 square feet: 1073 Port Stanley Rd., is tucked just a stone’s throw from Swifts Bay. An idyllic island retreat, it offers views of flower Island and Blakely Island. The open concept great room faces the rocky shoreline and is outfitted with a wood burning stone fireplace that lends itself to intimate gatherings. High-end finished are accentuated by solid wood flooring and fir trim giving this bit of luxury a homey feel.

Price: $1,995,000 

Agent: Keith Cook 360-739-5600 ×

David Harmon 360-224-2153 x 

Beds: 4

Baths: 6

Licensing Info: RE/MAX Whatcom County

650 ft of sandy beach

Pastoral Waterfront on Lopez Island

$2,480,000 for 3+ acres: 333 Hughes Bay Rd., offers 650-feet of sandy beach that’s easily accessible by wide stairs. Comprised of two parcels, it features separate two living spaces spanning 3,200 square feet: both a main house and a detached guest unit. Windows were thoughtfully designed to maximize the view, particularly at sunset. Plus, the farm kitchen/dining room is anchored by a brick fireplace that brings an added sense of warm to the space.

Price: $2,480,000 

Agent: Mary M. Clure 360-961-7523 ×

 Beds: 4

Baths: 6

Licensing Info: Orcas Island Realty LLC

Overlooking Shark Reef

Artful Rustic Elegance on Lopez Island

$2,498,000 for 1,619 square feet: The 3.52-acre Lopez Island getaway at 1102 Shark Reef Rd. combines the rustic magic of a wood-plank barn with the inspiring breeziness of an art gallery. Overlooking Shark Reef, the great room boasts 44-foot-tall floor to ceiling windows that flood the space with natural light. The eco-friendly design utilizes energy-efficient and innovative technologies, while the thoughtfully designed outdoor space encourages dining al fresco.

Price: $2,498,000 

Agent: Mary M. Clure 360-961-7523 ×

Beds: 2

Baths: 2

Licensing Info: Orcas Island Realty LLC

Get There with a Scenic Flight

If you’re already aboard a Kenmore Air flight, this may be old news. But getting to the San Juans doesn’t have to be a slog. In fact, the scenic flight can be half the fun!