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Take the long view of Cascades Mountains & Ocean / Delongview

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Take the long view of Cascades Mountains & Ocean / Delongview

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Eastsound House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Enjoy being nestled among the tall Fir trees with views of the Georgia Strait and Cascade Mountains. This 3 acre piece of paradise is a hillside covered with natural flora and fauna, on a private road, only 4 miles and just minutes from the center of Eastsound, and 15 miles from the ferry terminal on Orcas Island.

IMPORTANT: see the last paragraph in this description.

The home has a open floor plan.

The Great Room is comfortably appointed with leather seating, and has a extra large sky-lite, positioned over the peak of the roof. Relax on the couch and watch the white, wispy clouds float overhead or enjoy the gentile swaying of the tips of the tall Fir Trees. There is a large flat screen Smart TV, DVD/VHS players and WiFi computer signal, over 150 movies and 60 Cd's, double doors open onto the patio, and THE VIEW.

The Kitchen has butcher block counters, dish washer with detergent, full sized stove and oven, full sized refrigerator with cold filtered water and ice maker in the door, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and blender. A complete selection of stainless steel pans. Utensils. Flour, sugar, spices and basic condiments are there for your use. If it's in the kitchen, feel free to use it while you are staying at the house. There is a 11' island counter with 7 bar stools that faces the work area so you may visit with the cook, a dinning room table that seats 6, double doors open onto the patio, and THE VIEW.

The Master Bedroom has a king sized bed with a med/firm mattress, a leather love seat for quiet reading, a large desk for private writing, a electric fireplace, a TV with DVD/VHS player, a book case with wide cross section of titles, a cd player that will accept your i-pod, double doors open onto the patio, and THE VIEW.

The Master Bathroom has a deep jacuzzi tub, a slate lined walk-in shower hall 3 ft. x 6 ft. with two height adjustable waterpik shower heads. Candles around the tub for that extra ambiance for a private relax, plenty of white towels and a sky lite.

There second bedroom and bathroom is at the other end of the house. That bedroom has a med. firm queen sized mattress with a 3 inch memory foam mattress topper, a desk area, book shelves and a dresser. There are 2 big windows and The View.

The second bathroom may be entered from the second bedrrom or from the kitchen area.

This home is perfect for couples. The house is built on a steep hillside that is not fenced off from the patio so may not be suitable for toddlers.or young children.

The spacious stone patio is ideal for sitting day or night. There is a out-side fire pit with some firewood provided. BB-Q over a charcoal grill, some charcoal is provided. There are 4 reclining lounge chairs. Enjoy outdoor dinning around the table chairs 4 and with a cloth sun shade umbrella. And THE VIEW.

A wonderful place for your first cup of coffee in the morning.

The rent is set for 4 persons per night staying at the house.

An additional $25.00 per person per night will be added when over the 4 person occupancy.

Maximum occupancy is 6 persons.

There is a self inflating/deflating Queen sized air mattress that stands about knee high and can be set up in the great room.

This can be set up if you need it.

I'm pleased you are here to enjoy the house I built. I'm proud of it. The income I make by renting to you allows me to take art courses and to take time to create the art that bring me so much joy so Thank you.

I work but I'm around to help you with questions as you need.

I live in basement apartment in the house. I can not see into any windows or onto your private patio so your privacy is assured. My apartment is under the second bedroom part of the house only and a thick rug in that room buffers any sound. The Only place you might see me is the parking area. You may contact me by phone or email if I can help you with anything during you stay or we could schedule a time to visit. If you prefer I am not at the house during your stay let me know. I have another place I can stay.

Keywords: House, Cabin, bungalo, cottage

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
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About The Owner

I found Orcas Island,WA. in 1990. I had never been to Washington State, let alone the San Juan Islands. I knew I had found home with in 15 minutes of driving off the ferry. This place feeds my artistic spirit and creative side.

I have worked toward my goal of buying property on Orcas Island and building my own place since then.

I started building in 2003. I was my own General Manager of this project. The professionals put in the parts that are controlled by building requirements to met code, like power, water, framing the house, etc.

After that is when the hands on part of the job was all mine. I put in all the slate flooring, wood trim, siding, painting, cupboards, sinks, tubs, slate shower hall, stone patio, etc. I could write a book with all that took place.

The house turned out lovely, if I do say so myself, and you can't beat the views.

I have not had one negative piece of feed-back about the house since I started renting it.

I want you to enjoy this piece of paradise as much as I do.

Thank you for your interest.

Donna Delong

Delongview

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Eastsound

This Island offered the clean air and lush green landscape that has always been important to my comfort in a place. I need tall trees, natural settings, wild animals and birds as part of my daily life. The ocean being near-by and viewable daily, around nearly every corner I turn or hill I drive over, is a blessing I don't take for-granted. The views of the awesome mountains were a plus, and now I can't think of life without them to gaze at.

The fact that there are no traffic jambs or stop lights have to be listed as a plus too.

What makes this house unique

The peace and serenity you feel sitting on the patio with the sight of the Cascade Mountains and the Georgia Strait right there. Flowers blooming all around and birds to watch as their songs fill the air. The quiet of living on a 3 acre piece of paradise, on a private road, with no through traffic or city noises. Not another house in sight.

If the weather is overcast or if it has snowed and all is covered, it still feels bright in the Great Room, due to the huge ski-lite over the peak of the roof. The heated slate floors with rich, bold colors feel warm to my bare feet in the winter, and cool when I take feet out of my hot shoes in the summer.

So many things like this are what makes my home special to me, and to you too if you want.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Donna, Thank you so much for such a wonderful place to stay. We loved using your well stocked kitchen

and travelling about this beautiful island. We even enjoyed your VHS collection.

Once again, thanks!
Oct 2010
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Bathrooms2
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Reviews

4.7
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Take the long view of Cascades Mountains & Ocean / Delongview
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 63 reviews
Bellevue, WA
5

Delongview Delivers!

  • 5 of 5

Ah....honestly, we have not stopped talking about our wonderful stay at Delongview. We had four glorious days and nights over mid-winter break at this special getaway. We were blessed with the mild winter days, which also led to starlit nights we were able to enjoy from the comfort of the sofa while gazing out the enormous skylight. Nearly everything you could need is in the house, and if you cannot find it it 1) you have not looked hard enough or, 2) you will find something else that will be a fine substitute. The only exception is if you are traveling with small children, you will want to bring your own equipment and entertainment for them. The movie, game, and book selection is definitely geared for adults, but we were prepared and brought what we needed. As it turns out, the kids ended up chasing each other around in circles in the large great room and kept themselves entertained for many hours doing so! It was a great set up because we could keep an eye on them while still relaxing or while making our meals. The slate floors were definitely very efficient at heating the house - as some have stated almost too efficient, but it also enabled us to just open the doors and let in the fresh air. I have debated whether to suggest an upgrade to the electronics as the TV, while indeed has a flat screen, is not a flat screen TV, and is rather dated. However, the point of spending time at a home like this is that you get away from the electronics. Instead we listened to music on the CD player - had dance parties, and enjoyed our time together without everyone staring at the TV. The wi-fi worked great There was a good selection of books and puzzles for adults. The house was nearly immaculate and I felt comfortable just settling right in without worry that the house needed cleaning. The trees have grown some since the photos were taken, so the water views were not as expansive as the photos seem to indicate, but this did not inhibit the magnificent sunrises from every room in the house. My only complaint is actually my own fault in that I waited until our second night to try out the tub, thus delaying by a day my full relaxation. All I can say is ahhhhhhhhh!!!!! Now I want one too! Caution though - all you need is one or two squirts of the bath gel for MORE than an ample amount of bubbles! Many thanks to Donna for sharing her wonderful home with all it's comforts and special touches. We hope to return sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always pleased when guest enjoy the house I worked so hard to build. As for the older TV their visit was one week short of a new TV being installed. As soon as I can figure out how to hook everything up. The new one is a 60 inch smart TV. The winter months are time I use to update and repair things in the house. Thank you for the glowing report. The heat is radiant in floor heat which does a great job of even heating. I have it set at 68 degrees. I thought this was a good temperature. I will turn it down 2 more degrees. That will save me fuel oil money too.
Washington
4

Thanksgiving Weekend Retreat

  • 4 of 5

The home was nicely decorated, comfortable and had everything in the kitchen that you could ever need! The location was beautiful and we enjoyed our time there very much.

Please be aware that although the description indicates two televisions, there is no television reception! Evidently, the televisions can only be used for playing DVD's. That is the reason for the 4 star review, instead of a 5 star review.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish I could get some kind of satellite reception but the tall trees and mountain block any chance of that. I do state in my advertisement for the house that there is no TV reception as well as descried what is available DVD/VHS players. I offer hundreds of movies to watch. There is wifi and as soon as I update the TV this winter I hope to be able offer more options.
4

Beautiful house and setting

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful, clean house in a lovely, quiet setting. It is very tastefully decorated and filled with amenities, such as the fully-stocked kitchen. Wonderful patio. Good king-size bed. Only reasons for 4 stars (would have given 4-1/2) is that the temperature of the heated floors is regulated by the owner and was much too hot, especially for sleeping. We had to keep the French doors open. Also, we had problems with the VCR and stereo and the owner took two days to respond. Once she did, she came over and tried to correct the problems. All in all, recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always pleased when guests enjoy my house. I keep the in floor heat at 68 degrees and most visitors are happy with it. I provide a fan in each bedroom and one in the great room too. The weather during this guests stay was quite warm for Orcas Island. The very next guest that stayed in my house used a extra blanket on the bed. I keep a couple of extra blankets available for this. I was off island and could not get to the house to help straiten out the use of the VCR/sound system. I was told it was not a big problem and these guests were able to use the TV/VCR in the master bedroom. I did discover that the CD player was not working correctly and I appreciate being told about it so I can repair or replace something not working correctly. As always, I strive to make my home user friendly so your stay can be as peaceful and satisfying. Namaste.
5

Island Paradise....

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was wonderful from the very beginning when I contacted the owner, Donna, to reserve a few nights for our stay here. She was so helpful telling me about the home, the island, and even sent us a schedule and told us how the Ferry worked (being from Texas, we were not familiar with this at all). We were traveling with two adult couples. We arrived at the house and found it even more beautiful than pictures. It is away from other homes, and the road does not have much traffic. The house is lovely and up to date. The kitchen had all the comforts of home, and we were told to feel free to use anything there.

The rooms were spacious and very comfortable. When sitting in the den, you felt like you were outside with the large windows, and huge skylight. So much natural light.

The back porch was a favorite place morning and night. This is not "on the water", but we knew that already. We couldn't see the large mountains across the water that show in the picture (maybe too foggy?) but loved the tall trees, the water, and quietness of the area. We enjoyed the fire pit, and grilled steaks one night. (The grill was having a hard time heating so had to finish it inside. We forgot to mention this to the owner so it's not her fault if she doesn't know.) The stars were like diamonds in the clear night sky.

On the island we did a little shopping, went to the State Park, and hiked a little. It was all wonderful and very relaxing.

I would highly recommend this home to anyone coming to the island that is looking to relax. Just wish we lived closer so I could spend weekends there.

Thank you so much Donna for all you did to make our trip so memorable.

The Daniells' and Springers'

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful vacation home in spectacular setting

  • 5 of 5

We joined another couple for a week at this lovely home, which they had rented from Donna. It was everything advertised, and more (though the pictures of the view are zooms--still, the view is great). The house comes with everything you need--beautiful bedroom accommodations, fully-stocked gourmet kitchen where we cooked fabulous salmon, an outdoor patio overlooking Rosario sound with barbecue and firepit (we made 'smores on two occasions). The locations is tranquil, and about 15 minutes from Eastsound. This is a special get-away home ideal for couples.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
seattle, wa
5

Wonderful house! Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Donna's house over the Memorial Weekend. The house was fully stocked with everything one would need. The radiant heating in the floors made the house nice and warm, which was especially nice on the cold stormy nights that sometimes occur on the islands. The patio was delightful, especially with the portable firepit and lounge chairs. The mountain views and privacy were everything we hoped for, and the house was less than 10 minutes away from town. All in all, a solid 5-star experience.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Eastsound
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Madrona Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Orcas
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Many choices in Eastsound
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Crescent Beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $139 Per night

Eastsound House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Jan 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
May & June
May 1 2015 - Jun 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 14 2015 - Sep 13 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,799
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$259
 

Additional information about rental rates

non refund rental insur. $49 + Tax
Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 10.1%
Notes No Cleaning Fee
I am pleased you are here to enjoy the house I'm proud I built. The income I make by renting to you allows me to take art courses and to take time to create art. Thant brings me joy so Thank you.
I work full time but I can help with any questions you have. I live in a studio apartment at the house under the second bedroom. I can not see into the windows or onto the private patio of the rented part of the house so your privacy is assured. The only place you might see me is in the parking area. I will not be in contact unless we email, call or schedule a time for a visit while you're here. If you prefer I am not at the house during your stay let me know. I have another place I can stay.
No Cleaning Fee
Half of the total costs are due upon making a reservation. The balance is due 30 days prior to the start of your stay.
I will send a email reminder.
Checks are preferred. I can accept a major credit card using my PayPal account.
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Amenities

Eastsound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed (1) Master bedroom has a Sealy medium firm mattress, a 3 inch memory foam mattress topper and allergy free bedding. Queen size bed (1) The second bedroom has medium firm mattress with a 3 inch memory foam mattress topper. Available to set up in the great room, if a extra bed is needed, is 1 queen sized air mattress and one twin sized, self inflating/deflating, stands about knee high, can be set up in the Great Room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Spacious open floor plan and large windows. Approximately 1700 sq. ft. house space and 900 sq. ft. patio space.

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