Schuyler's New Retreat

Schuyler's New Retreat

Behold Vendovi Island in Washington state’s San Juan Islands. 216 acres, six beaches, a protected harbor and a four-bedroom house. Accessible only by boat or floatplane. Yours for just…

Well, that’s the problem. Islands aren’t selling well these days. “A lot of clients today wait and get everything for half the price,” says Farhad Vladi, owner of an island brokerage with offices in Canada and Germany.

When auctioned a month ago, the lone bid came from a preservation trust that could scrape together only $3.3 million -- ahem, rather less than the confidential reserve set by owner David Fluke, whose family bought the spread for $225,000 in 1967.

“At this moment it is wait and see,” the broker tells the Seattle Times. But the competition is stiff -- experts in the field say Vendovi is one of 100 “quality” islands for sale worldwide.

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3 years 39 weeks ago, 12:53 PM

Schuyler

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just North of Puget Sound. I need to raise a few more bucks before I can spring for it, though. But that may be an excuse to get a floatplane.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
3 years 39 weeks ago, 12:56 PM

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Retreat

Maybe we can all pitch in and make it the Gunslut Shooting and Bullshit Club

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3 years 39 weeks ago, 1:28 PM

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nice

I spend 5 days on San Juan last year... beautiful area

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
3 years 39 weeks ago, 4:46 PM

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is part of the same group, just a little further south. They were all created when the last glacier left here.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
3 years 39 weeks ago, 4:58 PM

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Schuy

When you get the cash together, remember, when the island goes dark, I can get you going again!

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3 years 39 weeks ago, 5:01 PM

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The arctic express rolls through here every few years and throws ice around.We were out for two weeks two different years. It was a bitch. If it happens again, I'm ready with a diesel generator that runs all but the furnace. So, of course, now it won't happen.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
3 years 39 weeks ago, 5:06 PM

Vaquero

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Schuy

Ice storms, a lineman's nightmare.
Yep, we have them in West Texas too.
I've worked through enough of 'em to last me a lifetime.

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3 years 39 weeks ago, 6:18 AM

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Ice Storms

We have them fairly regular here in NC as well. Not sure which is worse the hurricane or ice. You can keep the beer cold in an ice storm...

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. Thoreau
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