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


ASSISTED LIVING – Is your loved one in need of full-time care? We can provide full-care in our beautiful farm-setting home on San Juan Island – private room and bath, healthy meals, and one-on-one supervision including medications. Hearthstone Adult Family Home is a State Licensed home. References available. Please call: 360-378-7848 or 360-378-2705. 

 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



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!






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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 / 

OUTDOOR LABOR UNLIMITED - Gardens/Landscaping, Construction & General Clean Up, Farm Work. 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 (360) 298-4068 (texts are welcome) (online booking available)



Earthworks Company on Orcas Island is hiring a truck driver with current Wa State CDL and Medical Examiner's Certificate. Strong motivation and work ethic is a must. Pay DOE Phone 360-376-6390 posted 08/18 

Team Clean – IMMEDIATE + YEAR ‘ROUND! Full & Part Time year ‘round opportunities!

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

Hourly wages based on experience

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 08/11

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.

Hourly wage based on experience.

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 08/11  

Speech Language Pathologist Consultant San Juan County Health & Community Services is looking for a qualified Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) consultant to provide speech language evaluation and therapy to clients receiving services through the Department’s Early Intervention and Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) also known as Birth to Three programs.

The work to be performed will have varying hours, depending on client caseload. The consultant will: provide speech language services for the ESIT program working with children from infancy to age 3 and their families; comply with ESIT policies and procedures including participating in pre-arranged program updates and Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) Meetings; ensure Family Resource Coordinator has regular access either by phone, email or in-person to SLP; provide evaluation, therapeutic interventions, counseling and referral services as requested by the San Juan County Health and Community Services for ESIT.

Services will be delivered on San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez Island, with potential travel to other islands as needed.

Minimum Desired Qualifications: Proof of current Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) licensure status and prior work experience providing speech language support services; work in community early intervention services or child health preferred. Valid Washington State driver’s license with good driving record. Successfully pass a Criminal Background check. Provide documentation of immunity as recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practice (ACIP) for health care workers.

Submit resume and proposal to:

Ellen Wilcox, MSW, MPH

Community Health Services Manager

San Juan County Health & Community Services

P.O. Box 607

Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Fax: 360-378-7036

posted 08/10  

Choir Accompanist needed at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church. Practices are Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 6:30. The choir sings for church one to two times per month with some additional times at Easter and Christmas. Pay is $20/hr. Please contact Laura Concord in the Church Office at 360 378-4544 between 9:00 and 2:00 weekdays. posted 08/10

Looking for a handy man to take care of a small house, pool, sauna, hot tub and grounds and wooden decks mostly during the summer season (June thru Sept). Some weekend work required. Must be reliable with references. Contact if interested. posted 08/10

San Juan Island Park and Recreation (Island Rec) seeks a dynamic, organized recreation professional to fill a permanent ¾ time Recreation Specialist position who will primarily be responsible for coordinating and leading Youth, Teen and Family programs and events.

The successful candidates will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation or 4 years of relevant education and experience; possess good communication and interpersonal skills and will enjoy being part of a small hard working team committed to the essential work of public recreation. The position requires working 30 hours a week including evenings, weekends and some holidays. This position offers a full benefit package including health care, retirement, paid vacations and holidays. Pay ranges $22.98 - $32.71 per/hour depending on experience.

A complete job description and application can be found on Interested persons should submit a letter of interest, resume and completed Island Rec job application and preliminary questionnaire by 5pm on August 24 to Maddie Ovenell, Director, Island Rec, P.O. Box 1946, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. posted 08/07 

Busy construction company looking to hire full time carpenters and laborers. Competitive pay. Friday Harbor. Willing to train. If interested call (360)298-4534. posted 08/07 

CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE MECHANIC UW Friday Harbor Labs has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Construction and Maintenance Mechanic (Req #: 158618). Desired skills: Journeyman level Electrician/ Diesel Mechanic. Please see following link for more information: The successful candidate must be able to return to work within 30 minutes for after hours call back orders. posted 08/03 

Wanted: San Juan Island office looking for reliable, resourceful part-time researcher to assist in long-term documentary project, must have strong research and communication skills and curiosity. Background in journalism and/or t.v. or film production preferred, a sense of humor is a plus. This job offers flexible hours and the ability to work remotely. Send resume and cover letter/email to, under the subject line "San Juan Island Researcher." posted 08/01

The San Juan Preservation Trust is seeking applicants for a Development/Administrative Specialist to provide administrative and operational support for the Director of Philanthropy and the Executive Director. The Development/Administrative Specialist interacts frequently with a large volunteer Board of Trustees and professional staff of nine, as well as SJPT donor/members and the general public. The individual in this position will have the opportunity to acquire deeper knowledge of fundraising and management at an accredited land trust while helping to protect special places in the San Juan Islands. For full job description and how to apply, visit Applications are due by 5 pm on Friday, August 17. posted 07/31

Quest Diagnostics Inc is seeking a Laboratory Manager to provide tech, regulatory, and operational oversight at our labs in Sedro-Woolley and Friday Harbor, WA. REQ: Bach (or for. equiv) in Bio, Chem, or closely rel. life sci field + 8 yrs post-bac biomed lab exp. w/ 4 yrs direct supervisory exp. in a CLIA-compliant lab or anatomical pathology lab. 50% travel required within a normal commuting distance between labs in Sedro-Woolley and Friday Harbor, WA. Send resume to: Carol Zepeda; email: job code “HK”. posted 07/31

Cultural Care Au Pair is looking for a NEW LCC (Local Childcare Consultant) to serve San Juan Island. Cultural Care Au Pair matches families with live in Au Pairs; carefully screened young adults from over 20 cultures worldwide that provide experienced, flexible childcare. Our job as an LCC is to interview prospective families, assist the Au Pair in transitioning into the community while providing monthly check-ins with the Au Pair and Host family. Training is simple, online for your convenience and pays $200 once completed. In addition, you’ll receive monthly compensation with bonus opportunities. If you’d like to learn more about an easy, fun way to make extra cash, please contact Laine Pechacek. or 360-376-2243 posted 07/26

Spring Street International School is hiring for a Weekend Dorm Parent positions in our dormitory for the 2018 - 2019 school year. Our dormitory currently houses 17 students from the US, China, Rwanda, and India. The primary responsibility of dorm parent is to care for the physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being of our residential students. Dorm parents are role models and mentors, the foundation of a healthy and caring residential culture. Dorm Parents are expected to meet our students where they are, to develop respectful and professional relationships, to provide guidance, and to nurture our students towards adulthood and independence. Enthusiasm and the ability to work with teens from diverse cultural backgrounds are essential. Responsibilities include working as a part of a team to help maintain a positive and supportive living environment, providing supervision during the 40-week academic year. Spring Street International School is grounded in experiential learning with a week-long backpack and May term expeditions ranging from the local waters to the Southwest, Central America to India and Nepal.

This is a part-time position for weekend dorm parenting responsibilities, including meal planning and preparation, attending weekly team meetings, student orientation, and departures. Room and Board are included, salary and benefits are competitive and dependent upon experience.

Applicants should send a cover letter and a resume to the Director of Residential Life, Holly Durham-Guckian at

Spring Street International School is a close-knit community dedicated to helping students from diverse backgrounds find their voices and passion to learn. Being a small school of 115 students gives our highly committed faculty the freedom to work closely with students and their families, adapting the middle and high school experience for individual interests and aspirations.

The spark when a student discovers what ignites them to learn does not always happen in the classroom. SSIS programs bring students into the field to discover: the biology of regional habitats, the physics of local currents, the power of theater, the physical and mental demands of expeditions near and far, and the sharing of cultural experience through art and language.

Since 1995, the measures of our success are in graduating critical thinkers, collaborators and engaged learners, confident to navigate their own futures with intellectual curiosity, the courage to take risks, and a deep respect for the cultural diversity and the inherent beauty of the world around them.


US Citizenship or valid US work visa

Successful completion of a criminal background check (including the Federal Registry for Sexual Offenders)

Valid US driver’s license and clean driving record

Experience with teenagers required

CPR and First Aid certification (will provide training)

Evening, night, and weekend hours required

B.A. preferred

This is a weekend- live-in 10-month position posted 07/26

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

CDL driver

Experienced equipment operator

Office/IT help

Mechanic General laborer

These are FULL TIME (40+Hrs) Position. We have great pay, great benefits 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 telling us about yourself and your salary expectations. To Learn more about our company visit our webpage at posted 07/23 


Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center - Executive Director Wolf Hollow seeks experienced applicants for a full-time Executive Director position located on San Juan Island. For a complete job description and application instructions, visit posted 07/11

Island Manager San Juan Island: Are you interested in working with the largest vacation rental company in the San Juan Islands? NW Island Escapes has a full time position on San Juan Island. Our Island Manager position is versatile and multi-faceted. Good communication skills, computer skills, particularly with Microsoft office suite of software, willingness to work hard as part of a great team, and a good sense of humor are all desired criteria. Competitive salary and benefits. Hiring Immediately. Please send resume to: posted 07/11

Village at the Harbour senior living community in Friday Harbor is looking for a few quality individuals to join our care team. We are looking for solid team players who have a passion for serving our seniors and working to deliver the best care possible. We offer full year round employment and have full and part time opportunities available. The Village will cover the cost of your training and help you obtain a Home Care Aide certification. We also are currently looking for someone to work a newly created 2:00pm to 8:00pm shift offering support to our evening team. Please contact us at 360.378.7144 for more details. posted 06/29





FREE = alder rounds for chipping/smoking, etc. Call 360-378-5068 posted 08/10

Free to good home: cute, well-mannered guinea pig, cage and supplies. She is sweet and loves to eat vegetables. 360-298-3210 posted 08/07

ABSOLUTELY FREE: Upright G E Freezer, great condition w/ 5 shelves, bin and door slots. Located near Golf Course, 360-317-5121, come and get it! posted 08/07

Free firewood, you cut and haul. Call 360.378.6792 posted 08/07

32 inch RCA television with remote for free. Works like new. call 360.378-6792 posted 08/07 

Jetted hot tub runs on 120 volt power. Free! call 360.378-6792 posted 08/03  

FREE  1-gallon size, black nursery pots, used. Call 360-378-5068 posted 08/03 

32 inch RCA TV with remote  call 360.378-6792 posted 07/22

FREE: Refrigerator/freezer. Works fine. You pick up. 360.378.2935 posted 07/19



Found: In F.H. on Front St. corner Spring St. small silver hanger with stone. Phone 360-421-6043 to identify. posted 08/07

Our dog, Lady, wandered off from the vicinity of Dexter Lane. She is elderly, hard of hearing, and somewhat confused. She is a tan Shepherd mix, and weighs about 49 pounds. If found, call Jennifer at 360-298-0570. We don't know if you charge for a photo for a lost pet, but if you post for free, attached is a picture of her. posted 08/07

Visitors to San Juan Island "found a lost and very freaked out dog running down Cattle Point Road Sunday, July 22. We stopped and he jumped into our car. I believe he is maybe a pit bull mix." He was picked up by visitors to the island and taken to the Sheriff's Office.  Call the Sheriff's Office at 360.378.4151 for more information. posted 07/22




Our hay field didn't come in well this year and we are 100 - 150 bales short. We can pick the up in the field to make it easier. The hay is needed for rescued Island animals. Any amount is appreciated. Please text to 360-317-8203 posted 7/29 


Friday Harbor Elementary School PTO Pie Booth needs more people to sign up to donate a pie or two for the Pie Booth to sell during the San Juan County Fair - August 15-18.

For more information or to donate a pie email PTOFHES@GMAIL.COM or call 360-298-4535

All “pie”ceeds go to the Friday Harbor Elementary School. 

Thanks for your support.








appliances items





 Livingston style dinghy, $150. 360.378.9797.  posted 08/18 


3 sheets of “Hardi Panel”-- left over from construction project. ¼” thickness by 4ft by 8ft long. Factory primed and ready for your next project. Asking $10 per sheet or $20 for all three.

Cherry wood flooring-- (tongue and groove) ¾” by 4” aprx. 32 square feet. Asking $10.

Slate tiles 12” by 12”-- Raja slate tiles aprx. 40 pieces (non gauged) widely variable colors some green some reddish and some gray and gold. Asking $15 for all.

Veneer faux stone--Coronado Virginia Ledgestone “Aspen” color. Full carton of face and corner pieces (estimate 5 or 6 square feet?) Asking $10 for full carton.

Irrigation tubing 1 inch diameter-- low pressure (rated about 25 PSI) for supply tubing. Used one season for solar heating an above ground pool. About 250 ft total length in about 60 foot lengths. Asking $10.

Two general purpose wheels and tires-- 16” X 6.5” X 8” never used . Asking $10 for both. San Juan Island. 360-370-0095. posted 07/15












Like-new Tempurpedic adjustable bed, mattress Barely used, super single sized Tempurpedic adjustable bed and mattress. It has been stored in an upstairs bedroom and is in excellent condition. $700 OBO. Bed is on West Side of SJI. Call Amy, 206-455-4464 posted 07/25

gardening equipment



We have 8 - 10 yards of aged compost from horse manure and hay. You can pick it up or we will deliver, available on Friday, Aug. 10 and/or Saturday, Aug. 11. Text to 206-303-8611 or email posted 08/07

Toro rotary cultivator in good used condition, $50, in Eastsound. posted 07/25












A truck box for a full size pickup such as an F-250, $60. Located in Eastsound. posted 08/10

2010 Kia Forte. 135,000 miles. Manual transmission. Contact Grace (843)817-9371 posted 08/01

1992 Solectria Force electric car for sale. 35,000 miles. Top speed 55 mph, 20 mile range. New tires. Runs well. Spare drive belt. Passenger door and driver side window stick. Great island car. $3,000. 360.378.9797. posted 07/31





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CLEAN, BRIGHT ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT IN TOWN. Private patio and 4’x 8’ storage unit. Free laundry. Rent includes water/sewer/garbage. $1,250 a month. Text to 360-378-7719 or e-mail posted 08/18

Available as of September 1, 2018 Spacious 3 bedroom 3 bath with updated kitchen, laundry room and great room for rent. Partially furnished if wanted. Located out of town on a sunny lot with birds, deer and quiet. Rent $1800 a month, first, last and security deposit required. References required. Photos and location with email to posted 08/10

Madrona Court Apts. LLC, Large 1 bedroom apt. available September 1st. Apt. has large windows and lots of light. Private patio, private storage unit, private parking. Nicely renovated. Full kitchen appliance package. DSL/Direct TV available. Laundry room onsite. Water, sewer, trash included in monthly lease amount. Building is newly renovated. No dogs please. Non-smoker. If you desire a quiet, well-maintained place to live, Madrona Court Apts. is for you. 1 year lease required. NO summertime rentals. $1,100/month. 360-378-1320. posted 08/07

 One bedroom unit in town now available with 1-year lease. No smoking anywhere on premises, no pets. Seasonal pool, workout gym, laundry on premises. $850 per month. First, last and security deposit. (360)378-4846. posted 08/01




Looking to rent a home on Orcas Island, preferably close to Pt. Doughty or near Eastsound. 3BD minimum. Housing a family (2 sons + dad) that does construction work and will be building a custom-architecturally designed home on Pt Doughty. Preferably Nov/Dec start date. 206-229-6611 posted 08/18

Long term moorage wanted for new permanent resident hospital worker for 30-foot power boat, call or text Chris 919.824.5948 or email posted 08/14

Seeking room or small apartment on Lopez Island. For six months to a year starting late September. $800 a month is ideal. posted 08/07

SEEKING LONG TERM RENTAL in Anacortes for my 94-year old mother and me. Large one bedroom or small two bedroom or even a large studio with loft could work. Hoping to stay under $1400/month. Must be walker-friendly. Some stairs with railing is okay for accessing entrance. Seven year old Plott Hound mix dog comes with us and we all have good references. We own rental properties in Colorado and West Virginia. We're looking for a place to purchase in Anacortes or in the San Juan islands. Email for more information. Check out my websites and posted 07/31 

My husband and I are recently relocating and are looking for a year round rv spot available asap. Any information is greatly appreciated. posted 07/25

Seeking long term rental. Mature,responsible, professional woman. Looking for 2-3 bedroom well taken care of home. In quiet country area – trees – close to town. Rent $1500-$1900 /MO. Have 1 – 5 year old well behaved and quiet golden doodle with references. Hypoalergenic, doesn’t shed. Contact: posted 07/22



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