Help wanted, rentals available, businesses and real estate for sale in the San Juan Islands - Friday Harbor, Eastsound, Orcas Island, Lopez Island

ANIMAL-Related Services

So Cal Saddle Fit is moving to Friday Harbor!

I'm an MSA trained saddle fitter, and a sales rep for world renowned County Saddlery.

Services include:

*current saddle evaluations with recommendations

*onsite adjustment/reflocking of any brand wool flocked saddle

* recommendation and sales of correction pads, girths and accessories

*specializing in difficult to fit horses/riders and issues associated with poor saddle fit

* will travel to your location on any of the islands and mainland areas reached by ferry

I'll be in Friday Harbor by mid June 2017 and look forward to working with you!

Reed Huyette  - So Cal Saddle Fit - MSA Trained Saddle Fitter





PaperTrail Bookkeeping LLC services for your personal or professional needs

I will come to your home/office - any ferry served island! 

Jan Sanburg



OUTDOOR LABOR UNLIMITED - Gardens/Landscaping, Construction & General Clean Up, Farm Work. [email protected] or 360.378.7362

HOWARD CROWELL CONSTRUCTION LLC - New homes, remodel, repairs and handyman services. 317.8421

BACK HOE (small) w/operator - Perfect for those tight places or landscape work $75 an hour 317.8421

FOSTER SEPTIC and EXCAVATION - Prompt and reliable service for septic inspections, repairs, installs and all your excavation needs. Licensed, bonded and insured. 360-370-5557


Electrolysis San Juan, LLC is the exclusive provider of electrolysis permanent hair removal treatment in the San Juan Islands.

If excess hair is bothering you, electrolysis can help. This procedure will eliminate your unwanted hair and, in the process, give you a new self-confidence.

Electrolysis San Juan (formerly named Electrolysis by Allison) is located in the Guard Electric Building at 818 Mullis Street in Friday Harbor. Initial consultations are complimentary.

Services are by appointment only: Tues, Weds, Thurs from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Intermittent Sunday hours by request

[email protected] (360) 298-4068 (texts are welcome) (online booking available)



Friday Harbor Machine shop now hiring office personal and production personal, must pass back ground check, have good work ethic and people skills. 425.530.0837 posted 11/29

Construction supervisor wanted – Homes for Islanders – Friday Harbor salary range: $70K - $80K Must be flexible to working Wednesday thru Sunday – 8 am – 5 pm


Responsible for supervising and training both skilled and non-skilled families and volunteers in the construction of their homes in the Mutual Self Help Program. Supervising homeowners to ensure adherence to construction specifications and drawings while maintaining high quality standards.


High school diploma or equivalent

5-10+ years of construction experience

Residential construction experience required

Strong background in a majority of the construction processes

Call 360.370.5944 posted 11/29

Washington State University Extension San Juan County is hiring a temporary part-time staff member to help lead the planning and implementation of the 2018 San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about promoting San Juan County agriculture, has a high level of attention to detail, and excellent collaboration and event planning skills. Time commitment will be 10 to 40 hours per week from early December through end of March. Hours will increase in February and March. Total hours will not exceed 360 during this 4-month period. Compensation will be $20 to $22 per hour, depending on qualifications. Travel expenses related to event planning and delivery will be covered. This position will report to Brook Brouwer, Director of WSU Extension San Juan County and work on event planning and delivery in collaboration with WSU staff and steering committee. The Ag Summit coordinator will be provided with a work station and use of a desktop computer at our office in Friday Harbor, WA. Applicants will be accepted from all islands in San Juan County. For complete job description go to To apply, submit a one page cover letter, résumé and names of three references to [email protected] by 8:00 AM Monday November 27th. posted 11/20

Egg Lake Quarry, Part of Williams Enterprises is looking for the following:

Experienced Equipment Operator


CDL Driver

These are FULL TIME (40+Hrs) Position. We have

Great pay and a Great work environment.

Long Term Commitment Only

Having a Great Attitude is Important.

Knowledge of San Juan Island roads is a Huge Plus.

To Apply email a Resume and Cover Letter to [email protected] telling us about yourself, and your salary expectations. To Learn about our company and what we do Visit our webpage at posted 11/09

Extreme Fitness Assistant Manager Position Available Extreme Fitness is currently looking for an Assistant Manager, position available immediately.

30 hrs / week • Monday - Friday • $16 / hr + complimentary executive gym membership!

The ideal candidate would have a friendly and energetic personality with managerial and customer service experience, proper phone etiquette, and computer operating skills with an ability to learn a new computer program with ease. Job also entails maintaining cleanliness of the facility and requires one to be familiar with and knowledgeable about gym equipment, although personal trainer certification is not required.

Please send resumes to [email protected] or stop by in person Monday through Friday from 8:00 – 11:00am or 4:00 – 7:00 pm to pick up an application. posted 11/09

Part-time job open on our Visitors’ Experience Team. Duties include answering visitor inquiries, assisting with tours, cashiering, and opening/closing the Museum. Skills: Retail, Customer Service, public speaking, and familiarity with orcas in Salish Sea. Email cover letter and resume to [email protected] More info posted 11/04

Part-Time afternoon Receptionist opening at Island Group Sotheby's International Realty. 15 to 20 hours per week. Qualifications required: Good computer skills including Microsoft word, Xcel, Publisher, general office experience and good people skills. Please send resume to [email protected] or drop it off at the office 1 Spring St. Attention Melanie or Chris. posted 11/03

RESOURCE CONSERVATION PLANNER JOB DESCRIPTION This is a full-time position with the San Juan Islands Conservation District. The successful applicant must have a strong work ethic and desire to be part of a cohesive team of passionate individuals in a rewarding work environment. Work will be performed in both an office setting and in rural forest and farm settings. Local travel and occasional evening and weekend hours are possible. The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following:

Providing technical assistance to farm and forest land managers.

Writing natural resource conservation plans for farms and forests.

Conducting outreach and education presentations, coordinating workshops, and participating in public meetings.

Performing resource inventories and evaluations, conducting soil testing and analysis, and monitoring conservation practices following implementation.

Assisting with the preparation of grant proposals, budgets, and reports for district projects and programs.

Providing exceptional customer service. Required qualifications:

Excellent communication and writing skills.

Computer and software proficiency (word, excel, powerpoint)

Ability to work independently and be a team player; physically perform the tasks of the job; complete tasks on-time and within budget; and maintain confidentiality.

Experience and education (BA or BS) in natural sciences, agriculture, forestry, natural resource management, or closely related field.

Desired qualifications:

NRCS Planner Certification.

Understanding of Growth Management Act and critical areas protection.

Grant management experience.

Familiarity with San Juan Islands’ natural resources and local agriculture.

Experience in Farm Resource and Forest Resource management

Experience with GIS mapping technology and software.

Masters or PhD in natural sciences, agriculture, forestry, natural resource management, or equivalent experience in these areas.


The San Juan Islands Conservation District provides holiday, sick, and vacation leave; medical, dental, vision and life insurance; and retirement benefits. Regular professional development opportunities are offered and strongly encouraged.

TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to [email protected] Position open until filled. Application review begins on 11/27/2017. posted 11/03




Bicycle on Roche Harbor Road. Found 11/8/2017. Call (360) 378-2630 posted11/09

Email [email protected] or call 360-378-4151 to describe your lost item 



Wanted: Looking for a hitch carrier for back of van-Thanks 360.378.2318 posted 11/24




Barn Sale: 83 Barnswallow Lane. From 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, December 9 and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 10. Tools, farm implements, lumber and boating lines.

appliances items



Big, heavy, wood burning shop stove, $250 includes some 8in. dia. chimney pieces, one is triple wall stainless. 6cu. ft. firebox takes 2 ft. logs; inside of firebox 27 wide x 19deep x 23 high. Overall dimensions 30 wide x 27 deep x 34 high including the 8in.dia. 12 in. chimney flange extension. To move it on the cart shown, 32 deep and 40 high is needed. Prefer you transport, did I say heavy?, but delivery is possible. Inquire [email protected] or tel. 9am to 9pm (360)378-2657 or (360)714-8629 or(360)466-8884. Friday Harbor. posted 12/06

Frontier wood burning cast iron stove in excellent condition, overall dimensions 24 1/2 x 19 wide. Eastsound $500 Contact Jeanne jnskott at or 360 317 6515

8" Black stove pipe and metalbestos insulated pipe available also. Contact Jeanne jnskott at or 360 317 6515 posted 11/24

marine items



 Selling a Dyson Pure CoolLink HEPA air purifier - $300 This item is brand new and still in its original shrink wrap. Sells for over $360 on Amazon. The air purifier is great for homes with pets or for people with allergies. If interested please email Joe at [email protected] Item located in Friday Harbor. posted 11/27





Round glass table tops 42" &44" $50 each email: [email protected] posted 11/20

Almost new Tempur-Pedic electric adjustable base twin bed with Cool Gel mattress. Was $1600 new, will sell for $700. Photos available on request (360) 378-3859 posted 11/14

Sturdy wooden small child’s bed, includes mattress, liners, sheets, after the baby crib this is ideal for a young child, has sides so cannot roll off and low to the floor. can send pictures if interested. asking $40 call 360.378-2531 posted 11/14

Extra dinner guests? Set of four elegant teak folding chairs. Extra dinner guests? Set of four elegant teak folding chairs. Perfect for indoors or outside, $100 all four. (lowest price new on sale is $90 each). 360-378-3227 See photo on Houzz website - ALA Teak Wood indoor-outdoor folding chairs. posted 11/04

gardening equipment





Big Train Set Lehmann-Gross-Bahn (LGB) train is a quality built miniature train set. Numerous cars, carriers, interesting cargos, power supply and plenty of tracks, all ready for the train enthusiast. Wonderful Christmas gift! $400 or make offer...worth $$$ Hundreds. Works great, clean, in boxes and almost like new. For more info or photos call Sam at 360-317-4298. posted 12/06

Metal roof panels Snap lock (no external fasteners), brown, 2 pcs. 1ft. x 17ft. and 2 pcs. 1ft. x 2ft. could cover 38 sq. ft. Sell for $25 Some stiffening boards for transport if that helps. E-mail [email protected] or tel. 9am-9pm (360)378-2657, (360)714-8629, (360)466-8884. posted 12/06

TINY HOME:   Jenny is selling her tiny home which is located on San Juan Island. "There are some finishing touches we need to complete before I take sales photos and officially list her mainstream but the weather isn't cooperating so I figured I would start putting the word out amongst friends. This tiny home is approx. 13 ft. height and trailer is 30ft with axle. Trailer is legit heavy duty, has a license plate - can be hauled right down I-5!!!

Electricity and plumbing installed. On-demand hot water heater, sink, and outdoor shower installed. Has some beautiful fine woodworking details inside such as a hand carved ladder made from island-harvested madrona wood made by my Dad! This home is filled with Love

Please contact me directly if you're interested or know someone who is. Serious inquiries only! Asking $40,000 (and before anybody faints at the price - believe it or not, it doesn't cover the cost of building it so... keep that in mind). 360.317.8277 [email protected]  posted 11/24

Barska Binoculars 10-30x50 $20 email: [email protected] posted 11/20




Douglas guitar amp $50 Email: [email protected] posted 11/20



Kargo Master Lumber Rack Full size truck bed lumber rack. In working condition with a small amount of rust. $100 firm. I am available to meet on weekdays after 5pm, or on weekends 8am-5pm. Text (360) 378 3381 posted 12/06

 Four Studded Snow Tires For Sale 215/60R16 For use on 16” Rims Used One Season on a 2006 Subaru Forester Snow Season – Don’t Delay - $200 360-378-3139 [email protected] posted 11/24

2014 Ford Fiesta ST - $15,900 (Friday Harbor)

Ingot Silver, original owner ~ 19500 miles.

One owner, car has never been raced, tracked, thrashed or crashed. Recreational use only. Flawless condition, Recaro seats, original tires still with good tread. Full service history from the original Ford dealer.

20,000 mile service just carried out. Never a reliability/repair issue in its life.

Small and sporty with exceptional fuel economy.

Ask for more photos and information if you wish. 360-298-4421 posted 11/04












ASKING $ 3900 CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION 360-317-4308 posted 10/13




Private furnished room near the heart of Friday Harbor. Close to shopping and ferry. Quiet park-like setting. Best rates for long term renter. Includes Cable TV and Utilities. Sorry NO Pets. Call 360-378-2565. posted 12/06

Legal Buoy for rent in front of ship yard in Friday Harbor. In a quiet area with good views of Lopez, San Juan Island and The Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal. Rent is $200/Month. Able to park upto 50 foot vessel. Email [email protected] for more info. Phone 360-378-2288, Ask for Brian. posted 12/1

 Large studio apartment 900+ sq ft. on a quiet, private five acres, close to town, rent is $850 month includes water & sewer, prefer long term lease to the ideal single person, no smoking, no dogs, a cat negotiable, first & last and security/cleaning deposit 360 317 8421 posted 11/24

Friday Harbor Home for Rent. Beautiful home in town with a view of Friday Harbor. Walking distance to town. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath garage, large yard in quiet cul-de-sac. Long term rental, unfurnished. No smoking. $1,600 + deposit. Does not Include utilities. Available Jan 1st. email [email protected] for additional information.  posted 11/20

Eastsound Apartment for rent: Available starting December 15 or possibly earlier approximately 800 sq ft one bedroom with large living/dining area ,laundry, full bathroom, new windows and carpet above the Orcas Montessori School. Lovely views looking over our heritage apple orchard and school yard. Located within easy 10 minutes walking distance to Eastsound. Rent $975 includes utilities, unfurnished. No smoking, no pets. This space is suitable for 2 people. Contact Jeanne jnskott at for more details. posted 11/20

San Juan Island. Short term 5/6 month rental in lovely, brand new guesthouse on the water. One bedroom, fully furnished. Suitable for single/couple. No pets, no smoking. $1600 pm + utilities. Contact 360 378 0270 posted 11/16

FULLY FURNISHED HOME FOR RENT--Former 5-star vacation rental now available for long term rent. Master suite is 750 sqft includes king bed, sitting area for reading or TV, full bath with claw foot tub. Second bedroom has large walk-in closet and attached bath. Gourmet kitchen with French door refrigerator and Viking cooktop. Cathedral ceilings, pleasing pasture and water views. Multi-level decks for summer outdoor enjoyment. Hot tub available. $1900/month, 1st, last, deposit. Contact Gail Garrett (email) [email protected]; text or call 360-378-8086. Pets considered, no smokers please. posted 11/16

1 bedroom/1 bath Micro Home in Friday Harbor Call home a brand new micro-home community in the heart of Friday Harbor. These efficiently designed park model homes have a kitchen will full sized appliances including a gas range, dishwasher and refrigerator. There's a stacked washer, dryer and full bath with a walk in shower. The loft is ideal for additional storage and the covered porch extends your living space to enjoy a little time outside. How can 400 square feet have all that! Check it out! Message us to learn more! There are only 4 units left. Maximum occupancy 2 adults. Ready on or before December 15th - just in time for the holidays. ($1,350 includes town of Friday Harbor utilities - water, sewer, storm water and trash.) [email protected] posted 11/13

Large Multi-bedroom House in Town Spend the holidays in your new home! Looking for long term tenant for newly renovated 4 bedroom/2 bath house conveniently walking distance to high school and library available December 1st. Washer/dryer, window treatments and town water, sewer and trash included. Must have excellent references and work history.$1,800. Call 360-298-0895 or email [email protected] for more information, a showing, or application. posted 11/09

House for Rent Fully Furnished. One Year Lease. of Griffin Bay. Close to Town. Quiet Street, on 2 Acres. Internet: high-speed, reliable. Kitchen: open, large, pantry. Great Room: large, full-sun, grand piano, large flatscreen HDMI-TV for streaming & Digital Antennae for Seattle stations. Bedroom: king bed, big closet, large flatscreen HDMI TV. Bathroom: separate tub & shower, lots of storage. Hall Linen Closet. Large laundry room. Spacious, comfortable house. Everything is set up with furniture, linens, pots and pans, all kitchen equipment, down to the placemats. Passive Solar w Solar Panels so flat rate $40 electric bill. On septic and well so no expensive water bill. Plenty of parking. No pets, sorry. No smoking. $1450 a month. security deposit and first month's rent. Available Dec 1st or Jan 1st — our dates are flexible. Call/Text (505) 913-9198 posted 11/09

Large 2 story home in town. 2 bedroom 2 bath with lots of closet space, recently updated. $1,495 a month which includes water/sewer/garbage. 360.378-7719 posted 11/09

 Beautifully furnished and designed 2 bedroom, 2 bath home for rent. Master suite is 750 sq ft with king bed, sitting area with TV, full bath, and 2 double closets. Guest bedroom has queen bed and attached bath. Open floor plan with gourmet kitchen, cathedral ceilings, beautiful serene pasture and water views. Washer/dryer, mud room. $1800/mo Contact Gail Garrett (email) [email protected]; (call/text) 360-378-8086 posted 11/03

Cozy 1 BR ~1100 sq ft, 2 story home on the water, 2.5 miles from town. Private location, LR with propane fireplace, BR, BA, kitchen with dishwasher. Washer/Dryer, hot tub, sauna and the best views you could ask for. $1300/mo -heat and utilities included no TV, phone or internet). Available November- May 2018. (lease, refs and deposit required). For more information – call Rick at 406-570-9381 (note we are on East coast time) or contact [email protected] posted 11/03




 Waterfront Cabin for Rent Please read ENTIRE AD before responding: Available December: Waterfront Rental on San Juan Island: Serene,small, charming old cabin with low bank waterfront and dock on beautiful Mitchell Bay. Rent $985 month. Furnished. 1 bedroom 1 bath. 6 month lease (or shorter term if preferred) $500 deposit. HOME/PROPERTY is actively ON THE MARKET - showings with 24 hours notice. Must remain in furnished/staged condition for showings. Rent includes phone/internet/water. Renter pays electric/propane/trash. Suitable for 1 PERSON due to small size and limitations on Septic System & well. If property sells renter will be allowed to finish out 6 month lease and/or given 2 months notice and be reimbursed for a full months rent. References required. No pets. Please PM me for more information- will not respond to questions in the comments. Contact by email or call: 206-491-9410 posted 11/03

Cottage for Rent (near Duck Soup) Cottage is located outside of town in a quiet, wooded area This charming home overlooks a fenced garden connected to the main house. Cottage is unfurnished and has one bedroom, den, full bath, open kitchen/living room area, and pantry with washer/dryer. Enclosed porch overlooks private woods. Includes a 10’x12’ detached storage shed. Available Dec. 15, 2017. Application process open now. Application with references required. $1,200* per month plus electric/propane; water/septic incl. No smoking; indoor pet negotiable. Email to inquire: [email protected] posted 11/03

Studio for Rent: Available mid December---spacious furnished studio apartment. Over 800 sqft of space with high ceilings, full kitchen, washer/dryer, convenient In town location, off street parking. Great space for single individual. No pets, no smokers please. $950/mo + utilities. Contact Gail Garrett--email: [email protected]; call or text: 360-378-8086 posted 11/03


The Orcas Montessori School needs temporary office space. We are looking for a contractor's field office type space, no larger than 8x16, preferably smaller. We will need this delivered to our site in Eastsound for 6 months from February/March until September. Please contact Teresa or Megan at 376-5350 posted 11/20 

Greetings! My name is Daven (pronounced Day-ven, like Raven with a D), and I'm moving to SJI from Southeast Alaska this April. I'm beginning the search for housing now, as I've heard repeatedly that it's quite the challenge. A little bit about me: I'm a 34 year old male who loves reading, carpentry, running, and growing my own vegetables. I hold my 100 Ton captain's license (which means I'm drug free :)) and will be working from April through October as a captain for a local company. I'm fairly handy and neat, and very aware and respectful of other people's property and space. I'm a total introvert, so a big party night for me might be having a beer a couple friends, playing some old Junior Kimbrough records, and playing horseshoes.

A little bit more about me to give you a sense of who I am: I don't smoke, but I do drink coffee. Some of my favorite authors are David Mitchell, Kurt Vonnegut, Maya Angelou, and a few dozen others. I played baseball in college and formerly ran a nonprofit in Alaska whose focus is wild Pacific salmon conservation. Oh, and I've worked for the past three years as a small boat operator in Antarctica, Arctic Norway, Greenland, and Arctic Canada. I've also fished commercially in Bristol Bay.

I'm looking to travel less (done a LOT of it lately) and put down some long term roots. Although I love Alaska and will always hold it close to my heart, SJI looks like the place for me in terms of roots. I'm looking for a long term rental initially, and ultimately hope to buy or build my own place should things work out well on that front. I'll be on SJI by early April and would be comfortable with a year lease. Security deposits, first and last, all that is definitely okay by me as well.

Lastly, and most importantly: I have a middle aged black lab (6 years old) who is likely the sweetest dog on planet earth. He's very calm and quiet (not all black labs are), he doesn't bite or chew or have accidents in the house. His only downfall is he hasn't quite yet learned that porcupines are bad news... His running total to date is 4.

I am leaving for Antarctica today, and will be there for the next two months. Amazingly, I will have access to my email address on a daily basis, but not the wider internet at large. If there are any potential openings for a guy like me (and his pup), I would be extremely grateful in hearing about them. [email protected]

Many thanks, and I look forward to the island lifestyle soon! 

Lopez Island School teacher needs a rental home. Current home rental to be remodeled and owner to move in beginning January 1. Month to month or other is acceptable. Furnished or not. One or preferably a second bedroom for my daughter. Call Kerry Ratza cell 253-348-9445 or home 360-48-2784 or by email at [email protected] posted 10/25 



This lovely home on San Juan Island is 1279 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath situated just 3 miles from town in a bucolic setting. In a safe and quiet neighborhood known as The Oaks-( a community of manufactured homes) provide an affordable option for island living. The Oaks is under excellent management and provides open community land as well as your own personal gardens.

San Juan boosts excellent schools, extremely low crime, first rate medical facilities, a thriving theater and several museums and a strong community where families and retirees can find a haven of living uncommon in a busy world. Please contact owner via email [email protected] for more information via CL