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





The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

... is the largest tax change in years.

If you are not careful, you could end up talking to the IRS. Stay out of the IRS offices.

Let us do your taxes this year. 

Gary Poulos, CPA

... has over 40 years Accounting and Tax experience, from a Staff Public Account to Chief Financial Officer.

Gary's experience extends to the States of Washington, Montana and California.

Poulos CPA's will service all your Personal and Business, Accounting and Tax needs.

Give us a call at 360.622.8119 or visit us at  


PaperTrail Bookkeeping LLC services for your personal or professional needs

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

Jan Sanburg



Mt. Baker Window Cleaning Co. is now working in the San Juans!

We clean roofs, gutters, siding, windows, driveways, walkways, patios, solar panels, and more! We use soft wash technology to boost the curb appeal and increase the longevity of your home or business.

In our first year of business we have helped 250+ happy clients and risen to the top of the list on Yelp. The famous Madroneagle estate trusts us with their property, will you?

Call (203) 216-3654 or send an email to to set up an appointment today.

Local Business, World Class Shine!



Do you have a list of projects that you don't have the time, know how, tools or muscle for? If so, we can help! We can provide help with some or all

aspects of your project from planning, design, materials, labor and cleanup. We handle all types of projects from very small to very large.

Some examples of our services include:

- Painting

- Repairs

- Design

- Gutter Cleaning

- Pressure Washing

- Remodeling

- Deck Cleaning and Staining

- Furniture Repair and Repurposing

- Yard Work

- Mowing

- Brush Clearing

- Landscaping

- Planting

- Firewood Splitting and Stacking

- Kitchen Cabinets

- Garage Cleaning and Organization

- House Cleaning

- Flooring

- Assembly

And Many More!

To find out more visit us on the web at or contact us at or 360.317.5242.


Tile, rockwalls, painting, light carpentry, moving, pressure washing, boat detailing and much more.

Call today to get a price estimate. 360.298.6553




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We offer a wide range of services and pride ourselves on being responsive and reliable. Our mission is to provide a consistent resource for maintaining, enhancing and managing your island home.

We are pleased to offer the following services

New home construction

Remodels, renovations and additions Estate management and maintenance

Exterior and interior maintenance and rehabilitation

Decks, landscape, hardscape, tile and floors, painting, window replacement

Handyman Service

Panoptic is a licensed, bonded and insured general contractor with over twenty five years of experience building in the San Juan Islands. We have great references and a significant portfolio of projects.

 360-622-9642 / 

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 (360) 298-4068 (texts are welcome) (online booking available)



NOW HIRING: APS-FH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Provide direction and leadership as we begin our next phase in our newly completed state-of-the-art no-kill facility. Help uphold our mission and promote our goals working directly with our Board of Directors to provide compassionate care and brighter futures for homeless animals. All interested candidates are requested to submit their resume and cover letter by March 1, 2019 to Leslie Byron, Director APS-FH at: For more information: posted 02/02 

Part-time job on The Whale Museum’s Education Department Team. Duties: Assist with educational programs and tours, represent TWM as a naturalist on board the Washington State Ferry, serve as a knowledge resource for the public and answer questions. Skills: Education, Public Speaking, Familiarity with Salish Sea, Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs. Email application to More info posted 02/02 

Want to work at the cafe with the best view in town? Now's your chance! Riptide Cafe is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to fill a part-time position (15-20 hours/week) with the opportunity to transition to full-time in the spring. Barista experience always a bonus, but not required. To apply: Please e-mail a resume with 3 references to or stop by with a copy. posted 01/27  

Customer Experience Representative The INTER ISLAND PROPANE TEAM is looking for a Full-Time enthusiastic Office Customer Experience Representative. We are new and growing company, Locally Owned, that supplies propane service and deliveries throughout the San Juan Islands. For full job description, applicants should go to WWW.INTERISLANDPROPANE.COM Inter-Island Propane is an equal opportunity employer who is looking for a great team player that enjoys working with the public. Please no phone calls related to this position.   Application deadline Feb. 8.  posted 01/25  

Seeking gardener for property management business. Must have truck, tools and experience. Hourly wage $20-30 DOE. Bilingual necessary. Contact only with qualifications, email: posted 01/25  

Do you want to apply your excellent cooking skills in a beautiful location, working with capable, like-minded people in an atmosphere of support and appreciation? We are looking for a team-oriented, reliable, passionate cook with excellent communication skills to work in an inspiring and deeply-rewarding job. If you want long-term employment in a position where you create a positive impact, please send your resume and/or a letter of interest to Read about The Clearing, located on San Juan Island, at to get an understanding of our work. We look forward to speaking with you. posted 01/25  


Full & Part Time year ‘round opportunities!

Regular shifts are 9am - 4pm – flexible shifts available

Competitive hourly wage based on experience. Benefits may INNclude Health INNsurance, Sick Leave, and perks around town.

As a member of Team Clean, you’ll get to wow our guests everyday every stay by serving up a spotless guestroom!

You’ll use environmentally friendly cleaning products, climb lots of stairs, and enjoy an adventure a day! You need to be reliable, live on San Juan Island, and enjoy working a varied schedule that will INNclude weekends and holidays. The work can be demanding, but the rewards are INNstant!

We love working with folks who are really positive and really energetic so . . . apply today! drop INN our Welcome Room on Front Street next to Cask and Schooner for an application or complete one online here: posted 01/21 

Experience Ambassador – IMMEDIATE + YEAR ‘ROUND!

Positions available NOW! We're looking for someone to work varied shifts three - five days a week, but mostly closing. Morning: 7:30am – 3:30pm; Mid: 10:00am – 6:30pm; Close 2:00pm – 10:00pm.

Competitive hourly wage based on experience. Benefits may INNclude Health INNsurance, Sick Leave, and perks around town.

Experience Ambassadors guide our guests each step of their experience with us. From the first contact, to their booking, to their arrival, our Experience Ambassadors are our front line and our guests' personal champion. Experience Ambassadors are lots of roles rolled INN to one: Concierge, Front Desk, Reservations, Porter and more!

This position requires a pretty big bandwidth because our guests and team will rely on you to keep everything straight. You'll be our hotel’s version of an air traffic controller.

If you love creating amazing guest experiences, type faster than you can talk, love telling guests all about the Island and our Inn, and know computer apps like you know your first name - drop INN our Welcome Room on Front Street next to Cask and Schooner for an application or complete one online here: posted 01/21 

San Juan Island Bistro is Hiring! (formally known as San Juan Island Cheese)

Lunch Cook Positions Available

We are your locally owned, family-run lunch bistro in beautiful Friday Harbor. We are hiring lunch cooks.

Work with an experienced and accomplished Chef.

Responsible for making panini sandwiches, quiche and plating up dishes.

Help with morning prep and making salads and soups during lunch hour.

Food prep including side salads, pickling, dressings

Make cheese boards and meat boards, assist with San Juan Express San Juan Supper Club.

Experience required. Pay based on experience. Sense of humor a plus! If you’re interested in joining our wonderful team, please email cover letter and resume to: posted 01/20

Looking for someone with the machinery and willingness to place a hot tub onto a deck, I will pay you of course. Perfect job for a Telehandler or …? The deck is currently without sides and is on a slight slope, the highest point from the surface to the ground is 86”. A vehicle can be driven directly up to the deck by way of lawn (currently wet and soft, 4x4 needed). My location is near Friday Harbor. I can send pictures on request. Please send all inquiries to or call me at 360-953-9373. posted 01/20

Contractor needs help with Softplan architectural design software. 360 317 8421 posted 01/20

Family owned Developer/Green Builder seeks bookkeeper/office manager. Approximately 10 hours per week, with flexible schedule. Additional opportunities for right person. Must be fluent in Quickbooks and Excel, great communication skills and self-motivated. Compensation commensurate with experience. Send statement of interest to posted 01/20 

San Juan Island Park and Recreation Camp Director- Camp Eagle Rock

Reports to: Director

Status: Full-Time/Seasonal

Salary: $24.00 - $26.00 per hour

Summary of Position:

This position is seasonal, requiring up to 125 hours of planning and preparation beginning early spring. Position requires working 40 hours a week beginning June 17 continuing through August 9 while the camp season is in progress and approximately 60 hours after the camp season. The Camp Director is responsible for all aspects of camp, including program development and supervision of staff and campers. This position requires a mature, responsible person who can make sound decisions and problem solve independently.

For more information or to apply please visit or stop by the Island Rec office 580 Guard St.  Monday – Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 Interview, hire, schedule, train, supervise and evaluate staff.

 Creates weekly themes, program schedule.

 Following established guidelines develops and adheres to an individual budget for each program, event or activity. Maintains records of program participation and program evaluations making recommendations concerning program success, development and expansion to the Director.

 Maintains an inventory of all materials and equipment. Orders new materials and equipment for activities. Receives and processes new materials and equipment, maintains inventory and provides for the responsible use, maintenance and storage of all equipment and materials used in association with activities.

 Update staff manual and information packet for parents.

 Communicate effectively with children, supervisor, parents, school district personnel and community members.

 Coordinate field trips and community based programs.

 Ensure a clean, healthy and safe environment for participants and staff.

 Responsible for proper storage, distribution and documentation of all medications.

 Prepare a weekly snack schedule and procurement of all snack needs.

 Other duties as assigned.


 To perform this job successfully, the Director must be able and willing to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.

 Bachelors Degree in Recreation or Elementary Education, or three years working with children in an educational or recreational setting with leadership responsibilities.

 One year of work experience in a day camp or residential camp setting.

 Experience planning and implementing developmentally appropriate recreation curriculum for children grades K-6.

 Good written and verbal communication skills with staff, parents and children necessary.

 Must have proven leadership skills; Prior supervisory experience preferred.

 First Aid/CPR certification (or ability to obtain same).

 Physically and mentally capable of supervising children and staff for eight hours a day, most of which time is spent outdoors.

 Administrative skills required: planning, communication, decision-making and problem solving.

 Ability to lift 40 pounds.

 Must hold valid Driver’s License and ability to operate 12 passenger van. posted 01/01/19

Local Restaurant in Friday Harbor looking for FT year around Breakfast Cook and PT waitstaff, for more information please email





Property caretaker position wanted. 56-year-old woman organic farmer, humanitarian and singer-songwriter wanting to relocate to Friday Harbor from Mt Baker area. Looking for a small cottage with pay, that will allow me to bring a cool dog and cat. I farm, build, create sanctuaries and magic. Permaculture knowledge. Good with farm supplies, horses, critters, a very HANDY woman. Even have my own tools! I build arbors and art with branches as well. And can run tractor! Lawn Mower. weed eater. etc. We three can bring love, hard work and ZEN and responsibility to your home or retreat house. Good people skills as well. Available May 1st. Many references. email: posted 01/20




 Free deck remodel lumber 2x6 and 4x8 mostly good some fire wood 360.317.8421 posted 12/23



Missing: Lost boot for my little girl. Brown with teal fringe. Size 7. If found, please call: 360 338-0930 posted 01/22

Found: Large zippered notebook found at Sunken Park in Friday Harbor on December 27. It has been turned in to the sheriffs Dept. posted 01/01/19

Lost Friday December 21:  Fob for Jeep, near Rock Island store. if found
please turn into Sheriff' office or call 360-378-8202 Thanks posted 01/01/19




Seeking a used motorhome or travel trailer. 25 to 30 feet. In fair condition. Please call 360.378 0880 or email  posted 02/02

Wanted. A indoor garage work space to rent for a day or two. I need to do some small repairs on a vehicle. Concrete floor, electricity needed. Heated space a plus! Please contact me at if you have a space I can rent. 




Dome litter box, new, white color: $ 20 Tel. 360.378.2109 posted 12/28


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Firewood for sale. 1/2 cord and full cord available. Call (360) 298-4195 for more information. posted 02/06




 U - shaped office desk: 91 1/2 inches wide, 65 1/2 inches long, 3 drawer on one side. Dark Brown in color $250 Call  360-378-2531 posted 02/06

Couch and Loveseat: Couch is 92 inches long and has recliners on each end. Loveseat is 68 inches long and has 2 recliners in it. $300 for the Pair. 360-378-2531 posted 02/06

Sauder Entertainment Center: 59 1/2 inches long, 52 1/2 inches tall, 19 1/2 inches wide. Has 3 shelves behind glass door, area for DVD player, area for TV, side has glass covered area for CD’s or DVD’s. 3 doors on Bottom, Mahogany in color. $150 Call 360-378-2531 posted 02/06

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VINTAGE BRITISH SPORTS CAR 1978 MGB – $2,350 Friday Harbor. In fair/good condition. 79,000 miles. Good local driver with very little corrosion. Dark wine exterior, black interior, good black hood and tonneau cover for hood. Excellent base for rolling restoration. Same owner last 14 years, always garaged. Call 360-298-4421 or 360-378-3227, or email  posted 01/22






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Commercial/Industrial Units available for Lease! Brand new commercial/industrial units are available for lease on Daniel Lane near the new animal shelter. Two units are available. Units spaces are 1,000 sq ft and 3,800 sq ft. Will build units to suit your needs! Units include plenty of parking, have 24 foot ceilings, 14x14’ doors with a fully ADA bathroom. Both units have private water and sewer. Both units have 400 Amp single phase power.

These are perfect spaces for contractors or small businesses. Terms are $.95 per square foot plus triple net. Please check out our website for more information! If you are interested please call 360-378-2288 or email posted 02/06

Island Meadows Apartments, 360 Carter Ave Friday Harbor WA Housing for 55+ Cozy 1BR Available 3/01/19 12 month lease, $1,000/month

Office Location: Rosewood Apartments, 525 Perry Pl Office Monday-Thursday 9:00-2:00 Ph: 360.378.3000 TDD: 711 This institution is an equal housing opportunity provider & employer. posted 02/06

Cozy ~800 sq ft, unfurnished studio apt with SJ Channel view, 2.5 miles from town. Private, quiet location, $1100/mo, utilities included, deposit, and refs. Month to month rental agreement only. Available 1 February. For more information contact posted 02/06

Waterfront house on Mitchell Bay Secluded, peaceful 2 bedroom/2 bath home on one acre with private beach. Located 20 minutes from town. From February 15th to July 15th. 1st and Last month plus deposit. No smokers. $1500/mo Email: posted 02/06

Historic House in Friday Harbor, sweeping views of harbor and town 2 blocks from ferry. 3 bedrooms, 1 & 3/4 bathrooms, large kitchen and pantry, large living room with views of harbor and town and dining rooms, covered deck, den, washer & dryer, 1 car garage, no smoking, pets negotiable. $2,000/month under lease. Call (360) 333-7884 or (360) 378-6376 posted 02/06

Newly refurbished one bedroom at Finnegan Ridge Apartments. Located on the edge of Town this upstairs corner unit has new floors, countertops and fresh paint. Private balcony and separate storage unit. Water/Sewer/Garbage are included in rent. Off street parking and free laundry. $1,250 a month. Text Michael at 360-378-7719 or e-mail to posted 02/02

Large 1 bedroom apt. Madrona Court Apts. LLC. Nicely renovated. Water, sewer, trash included in monthly price. No dogs. Non-smoker. $1,150/month. 360-378-1320. posted 02/02

Large, 1 bedroom apt. Madrona Court Apts. LLC. $900/month. Special circumstance. 360-378-1320posted 02/02

Room available March 1st in a 3-bed/2-bath house in town, $500-530/month includes on utilities. Two 30+ single adults already in residence are looking for a long-term housemate of similar age. Upstairs bedroom, shared bathroom. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, wi-fi, satellite TV, fenced yard, big vegetable garden & fruit trees. Driveway & street parking (is never a problem). Easy walk to restaurants/shops, ferry, fair grounds. Room has a full-size bed, otherwise not furnished. 1 indoor/outdoor cat in residence...more pets negotiable but definitely no dogs. First, last, $250 deposit w/ references, month-to-month OK but long-term preferred. Please contact Kristy at or 562-972-6229 if interested. posted 01/25

NANTUCKET WEST APARTMENTS Newly remodeled one bedroom unit. Single story walk up complex (no upstairs or downstairs neighbors!) with doorstep parking. High vaulted ceiling in kitchen and living room. Fresh paint, new hardwood laminate and vinyl wood floors throughout. Brand new stainless appliances and hood. New light fixtures. Private laundry in unit. New bathroom cabinets, countertops, sink and a faucet that lights up when you turn it on. (You heard that correctly, it lights up. All your friends will no doubt be impressed). You would be hard pressed to find another unit this nice in Town. The address is 1005 Guard Street across the street from the Library. Take a spin through the parking lot if you like to do that kind of thing. Rent is $1,250 a month which includes water/sewer/garbage. For more information text to Michael at 360-378-7719 or e-mail Happy hunting. posted 01/25

One Bedroom Apartment in Town: Completely renovated…new paint…floor…cabinets…appliances…lighting…immaculate. Fitness center and shared laundry facilities. Swimming pool for summer. No smoking or pets. $950 includes water, sewer, garbage. 360-378-7330...or posted 01/22


Office space in Sustainable Techology Building 200 sq feet. Sublease or take over lease. All utilities included. $540 a month. Call 360.840.4266 posted 01/16 




Hi there! I am searching for a furnished 2 bedroom home for the months of May-October for my partner and I as well as one friend. We are all full time employees on island and are in need of a part time home. I can provide more personal information upon request. Please contact me by email if you know of anything at thanks! posted 02/06 

Hello! My name is Leah, I'm an outdoor industry professional seeking temporary housing from late May through late August near Friday Harbor. I'm flexible on the dates and I'm looking for a housing situation for under $1000/month. Please contact me at posted 02/06 

Hello! A group of kayak guides from San Juan Outfitters are looking for a house to rent for the 2019 summer season (May-Sept.) We are all respectable and hard working young adults. We will be on different schedules and probably will all not be at home at once because of over night trips. Please contact Jordyn at (303) 489-7638. Thank you! posted 02/02

I am looking for a 1 bedroom (preferably detached, non-smoking) to rent on San Juan Island - year round with parking for 2 vehicles. I will be relocating to San Juan mid to late April but can start the lease at the beginning of April if needed. My budget is semi-flexible and I am looking for something around $1,100 a month. However, I am open to more if I find the right place. Please contact me at  posted 01/22




Earn 7% on a short time investment secured by a first deed of trust on a 3/4 finished spec house.   General contractor 30 year island resident with a 740+ credit rating ran short of money to finish.  For more information call 360 317 8421  or  360 298 1923

Home on San Juan Island Wanted

Searching for a home on SJI to purchase within the next 3 months (or so). Specifically, am interested in Portland Fair, Cape San Juan or Eagle Cove (the least likely). Small is beautiful; 2 bdrs. ideal , flatish lot or even small amount of acreage, plenty of sunlight non-negotiable. I am open to possibilities. Does not have to be updated necessarily, could need some "work"...but nothing structural. Garage or not...very close to the beach? That would be incredible. Financial requirements: I have a maximum I can go, but please respond to discuss that. I am selling a home in Skagit - therefore, if something comes up soon, it will have to be contingent on the sale. Cash purchase only. Rent/purchase with that in mind? I am a past islander..believe me, it's a much better life there(!!). Thank you for your response. No realtors, please. or 360-399-1085 posted 10/05


Island resident ISO small home (800 sqft or more, 1 - 5 acres) to purchase outside of town. All cash, quick close. Please email if you have been thinking about selling your home. No realtors please.


5 acres raw land for sale on San Juan Island with private trout pond and seasonal stream near Egg Lake. This property has a filtered lake view, southern exposure, a gently sloping mix of pasture and trees, percs for 4bdrm. septic system. There is a small storage shed next to pond. $249,000. 360-378-5307.



4 bedrooms and garage loft, 5 "bath", 3,500 sq. ft., San Juan Island, 5 gentle acres, full sun, 2 miles south of Friday Harbor in San Juan County. Solid construction, natural light interior, pellet stove, electric heat, propane stove, hard-wired alarms, fenced veggie garden, all private, no CC&Rs, no city fees, "artisan" well, sweet water, 4 horse stall stable, pond, clean deed, 64 photos.

Bob Dyck, 360.378.1802 phone or text, 1188 Cattle Point Road, $863,000 subject to changes, terms negotiable with owner.





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 for more information via CL