ORCAS ISLAND WATERFRONT ESTATE

Joan

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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ORCAS ISLAND WATERFRONT ESTATE

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Orcas Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Enjoy the ultimate in privacy and relaxation on 45 wooded acres surrounded by miles of towering Douglas fir and cedar forest. Relax in the eight person spa on the expansive deck overlooking the tranquil bay with a private mooring buoy for a 50 foot boat, enjoying views of the ferries, distant islands, eagles, osprey and blue herons fishing, and seals and river otters playing. Black tailed deer venture out at dusk, tempted by the three acres of landscaped lawn, gardens and woodlands. The 3000 sq.ft. main house and 1800 sq. ft. guesthouse/studio/office sleep 12 in five rooms with 3.5 baths.

The expansive master bedroom contains two vanities, a jacuzzi tub, private balcony and water and forest views. There is also another king bedroom, a queen bedroom with small loft, a child's bed in a nook and a full bath on this upstairs level. The guesthouse has two rooms with twins, each with a large loft above, a small kitchenette, a large play space, two desk areas and bathroom facilities with an oversized shower.

In the main house the spacious dining/sunroom and gourmet kitchen have been recently remodeled with granite countertops and new cabinetry. This is the perfect gathering spot for all the chefs to participate in preparing meals while enjoying the forest and water views and sharing stories of the day's kayaking, hiking, biking, sailing, scuba-diving, golf, whale-watching or deck-sitting activities. The large living room completes the great room area and contains the perfect sun-drenched window seat for reading, games, TV and watching the eagle, osprey and kingfisher activity.

Explore the oyster tidelands along 490 feet of private waterfront, miles of empty country roads ideal for walking, running or bicycling, a nearby Department of Fish and Game stocked lake, and the ferries, bicycle and kayak rentals, stores and restaurants only 2+ miles away. This secluded retreat is located in a desirable southern exposure area of understated, multi-million dollar waterfront estates. It is perfect for a tranquil escape and/or multi-generational family vacation, with its fenced landscaped gardens and lawn, sandbox area for younger children, park-like woodlands and beach area with abundant shorelife.

Orcas Island is the gem of the San Juan Islands, located in the banana belt of Washington State. It contains Moran State Park with 2000 ft. elevation Mt. Constitution, thirty miles of hiking and biking trails and five freshwater lakes; extensive yachting facilities at Westsound and Deer Harbor; access by scheduled or private air service or float plane; ferry service to the other San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island and the U.S. mainland at Anacortes, and Amtrak service to Mt. Vernon; excellent restaurants, food, wine and gift shops, galleries and artist studios, summer markets, a lovely library and small historical museum, and a full schedule of summer activities and community theater. There is an interactive children's museum and a nationally acclaimed skateboard park. Four well-established children's summer camps are on the island or immediately adjacent.

Enjoy the ultimate in seclusion and relaxation yet with all the amenities close by on this magical island. Assistance with planning travel activities and accessing services can be provided.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Joan (Owner)
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About Joan

I have owned this house for over twenty-five years and at one time it was my full-time residence. Consequently, it has a fully stocked kitchen with all essential equipment, many children's games and toys, and is furnished for large family, multi-generational gatherings, of which we had many. Unfortunately, when all the kids and cousins got older, it became more difficult for them to gather here during the summer. We enjoyed having multiple cooks in the kitchen at once while visiting with people on the dining porch or in the living great room, keeping an eye on the children in the hot tub, and enjoying the expansive views. I hope you will avail yourself of a similar opportunity to gather here with family or friends and develop life-long memories too.

Why Joan chose Orcas

Owning a home on Orcas Island is like becoming a young camper again, but with all the luxuries of private bedrooms, bathrooms, jacuzzi tubs and gourmet cooking!

What makes this estate unique

I particularly enjoy the long walks along the quiet country roads, the utter quiet and darkness at night, the wildlife in constant movement in the sky and bay, the changing face of the garden, cooking wonderful meals and enjoying them on the deck, and the magical island of Orcas with its excellent restaurants, stores and talented people and the hiking and biking trails in the park.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Orcas Island Waterfront Estate
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
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Orcas Orcas Island
Denver
5

Wedding Week

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful home in terrific surroundings. Watching the eagle during the day and the seals in the evenings was an added bonus to our stay. Great place for a gathering of family and friends for great dinners and relaxation.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Orcas Orcas Island
Oakdale, California, USA
5

3-Generation Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5
Having rented homes before, our family anticipates certain amenities in a rental house. This home provided it all: a huge, well-stocked kitchen, abundant seating in the living room, plenty of bathrooms for 12 people, play space for kids, and dining seats for all. This home sits at the end of a private bay, offering an extraordinary view of wildlife and the ferry traffic. The grounds and beach access are available for quiet space or exploring.
The owner is very accommodating for special requests and, combined with the friendliness of the island residents, our family thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Orcas Island. This home & its position on the bay provides renters with a quiet, secluded sanctuary to enjoy the beauty of the San Juan Islands after a day of exploring the island.
Our family would rent this property again.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Orcas Orcas Island
Kirkland, WA
4

Weekend at Grindstone Harbor Home

  • 4 of 5
We spent the weekend at Grindstone Harbor with our kids/grandkids and had a wonderful time. The home was very clean and comfortable with all amenities. We especially enjoyed the huge kitchen/dining family area for spending family time cooking and congregating. The wooded setting and water views were spectacular. I would recommend this property to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Orcas Orcas Island
Kirkland, WA
4

Great family weekend at Grindstone Harbor

  • 4 of 5
We spend weekend at Grindstone Harbor with our kids/grandkids and had a wonderful time. The home is very clean and comfortable with all amenities. We especially enjoyed the huge kitchen/dining family area for spending family time cooking and congregating. The wooded setting and water views are spectacular. I would recommend this property to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Orcas Orcas Island
Utah
5

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5
We elected to hold a family reunion with 11 adults, two teens, and five children. The estate was wonderful with kayak access to the harbor, magnificent 24/7 views--and possibly unusual-- we had seven days of clear weather with morning fog and afternoon temperatures in the mid-70's.
We had family meals(especially dinners)and all 18 of us were accommodated around a table and utilizing the kitchen breakfast bar.
The estate is a 20 - 30 minute automobile ride from East Sound and the activities in Moran State Park but we would willingly choose this location again if/when we ever return to Orcas.
We especially enjoyed a harbor side fire pit where we were able to roast marshmellows and in fact where one evening two of our party became engaged.
The beds were comfortable and utilizing the pleasant guest house we were able to have areas for each family to headquarter. Bathroom facilities were adequate and clean and because of the size of our group required some sharing.
The setting is memorable. The estate landscaping is beautiful and the entire ambiance and experience exceeded expectations. We had a wonderful time!
The owner was and has been consistently helpful with our questions. The listing description is accurate and we would certainly recommend this property to our friends and/or relatives.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Orcas Orcas Island
Colorado Springs, CO
5

Multi-Generational Family Reunion Perfection

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful home and location for a family gathering. It was everything promised in the VRBO listing and more. My sister and I grabbed the master suite. Whenever the organized chaos became too much we'd slip away with our books and sit on the balcony, able to listen but out of the mainstream. We happily shared the shower with other members of the family (not all at once). I loved the view out that bathroom window.

The grandkids loved having their own sleeping area, which worked great - two boys on one side, two girls on the other, last grand girl on a mattress in the loft. Youngest daughter and partner also had a separate room in the loft. So while the grandkids had their own house, they only slept there. Everyone loved the big house. Early risers made that first pot of coffee. As the morning wore on various members would wander in, grab cereal or a bagel or turn on the stove to cook eggs and then settle either at the kitchen bar, the table or outside at the patio table. A large-enough kitchen that we were never bumping elbows, even when we served a meal buffet style.

The home is just so very comfortable and relaxing to be in. The living room was the gathering point. The window seat was especially popular and always occupied by someone with a book or iPad. Puzzles (a large selection) were done on the small table by the window. I loved looking through the vast collection of books and have even ordered one for myself since returning home. Binoculars were kept handy by the sliding glass door for wildlife spotting and we learned how to use the telescope. Lots of games played around the dining room table.

I did rent kayaks and such a wise decision. Several extended members of the family who live in Washington had never been in a kayak! The cove was a wonderful place in which to learn the basics before venturing out into the channel. We explored the cove both in kayaks and on foot, admiring the vast number of orange and purple starfish plastered to the rocks. Hunting for crabs of all sizes was also popular (and the crab cakes were excellent.


The grounds were lovely. I didn't know the names of half the flowers but they were all spectacular. Winding paths, benches to rest on, a swing down by the kayak launching area. Several family members (even teenagers) made a point of thanking me for finding such a quiet, out-of-the-way, perfect location.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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30 miles of hiking and biking trails and 2000 ft high Mt Constitution in Moran Stae Park, yachting facilities and float plane access in Westsound. Ferries to other San Juan Islands and Vancouver Island. Kayaking rentals and tours, bicycle rentals, whale watching trips. Excellent restaurants, food and wine shops, stores, galleries, cultural events. Quiet country roads for walking and biking.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $475 Per night

Orcas Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Oct 5 2014 - Apr 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$475
$3,325
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 16 2015 - May 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$575
$4,025
 
 
Spring
May 28 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,550
 
 
Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable deposit $500
Cleaning $350
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%
Notes Cleaning fee of $350 and refundable security deposit of $500 are both payable 60 days prior to occupancy.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Orcas Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Newly remodelled spacious granite kitchen with water views,custom tile and stone, jacuzzi tub in large master suite, massive beams, expansive deck with 8 person hot tub overlooking sheltered harbor. Dining porch seats 12 with unobstructed views of ferries, boat traffic, wildlife. 45 acres of private woodlands, landscaped gardens and lawn,detached guest house with playroom and playloft, 490' private waterfront with tidelands, mooring buoy for 50' boat, abundant sealife and wildlife, hiking and biking trails, Ultimate privacy
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