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Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Come for sustenance, rejuvenation, sanctuary…

Timelessness, peace, and solitude distinguish this charming 1-bedroom cottage, built of turn-of-the-century timbers from the old Island Church and tucked in a clearing in a tranquil cedar grove on Orcas Island's beautiful north shore. From under plump quilts you may see deer grazing in the morning stillness outside your window as you lazily awaken to the island's forest melodies.

Sweet Cedar combines the advantages of privacy, quiet, and self-sufficiency with easy walking or driving proximity to spectacular beach sunsets and the unhurried seaside rhythms of quaint Eastsound Village. You’ll find the best of both worlds here—a rural setting, yet just minutes to charming shops and services.

This 2-acre property was first cleared in 1940 by old Reverend LaCompe, pastor of the original community church on Orcas. Sweet Cedar began its life as a barn, which accounts for its odd dimensions and roofline. It was remodeled in 1979 as a bedroom only. Later the present bedroom, kitchen and deck were added. We’re new to VRBO, but between 1993 and 2006 the cottage welcomed vacationers from all over the world. After a five-year hiatus it is just opened again as a peaceful retreat for visitors to our beautiful islands.

Sweet Cedar has living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and private deck. It sits near to but facing away from the owner’s home, with access via a separate driveway and entrance. The cottage is immaculate, with plenty of extras to add to your stay. The compact full kitchen is furnished with dinnerware, cookware, and linens. The range is propane, and the oven is a high-efficiency countertop electric. Appliances include a full size refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, blender, and electric water kettle. A queen bed in the bedroom and sofa bed in the living room allow sleeping for 2 adults and up to 2 children.

We are lucky to have the only private well on the north shore, so your water comes right out of the ground below you—filtered, and no chemicals of any kind. It tests at very high quality, and if you care to filter it there’s a Brita water pitcher in the kitchen.

Importantly, Sweet Cedar rates are kept low year-round. With the growth of the island, our tourist industry has vastly expanded to include far more luxury accommodations than affordable ones. Sweet Cedar is the exception: beautiful, comfortable, private, with every essential amenity, still priced for the average traveler and children always welcome. We have return visitors every year, and the cottage fills up quickly by spring. Click the Calendar link at right to check availability.

Here’s what others have said about their stay…

'Thank you, Susan, for sharing this wonderful place! I loved the quiet and peaceful surroundings, a necessary break from city life.” —Jane, Oakland, CA

“Coming from busy Seattle to the quiet and beauty of this place was just what we needed. While only a few days here, it was renewing.” —Mary Ellen & Al, Tucson, AZ

“Thank you for a marvelous retreat. This place is a real treasure.” — Gwen and Richard, St. Louis, MO

“This was the perfect little hideaway for us. We had a wonderful time and will pass your name along to all our friends coming your way.” —Lisa & Robin, Olathe, KS

“A respite from the crowd. Relished the oasis. Thanks for this.” —David and John, Miami, FL

“We all had a great time at the cottage! We’ll be returning!” — Pat, Susie & Hayley, Houston, TX

“Thank you so much for sharing your magical slice of Orcatopia! My memories will sustain me as I return to reality…” —Pam, Manhattan Beach, CA

“This was the perfect hideaway to spend our 1-year anniversary.” —Julie and Thomasina, Seattle

“Every moment was special, like the sunset walks, and a grandpa and granddaughter blowing bubbles on the beach on our last one. We loved the blackberries, too, delicious over ice cream!” —Sue and John, Hawthorne, CA

“We really needed a place to escape and recuperate. The cottage was just what the doctor ordered—serene, tranquil, and in the most gorgeous setting imaginable. We felt instantly at home. Sincerest thanks!” —Donna and Bella, Santa Monica, CA

“You’ve created such an amazingly idyllic spot here. Our visit was far too short.” —Maureen and Michael, Nashville, TN

“Thanks for a wonderful week of peace and quiet. We couldn’t stop commenting on how peaceful it was at the cottage. Hope to be back soon.” — Lynne & Lisa, San Diego, CA

“Can’t imagine being anywhere else in the world for our memorable honeymoon week. Thanks for such a cozy place. We hope to return!” — Joshua & Jessica, Medford, OR

“…what a wonder! We loved our stay here.” —Lis & Becky, Chapel Hill, NC

“… fantastic! And so nice to come home every day to a cozy cottage with a warm fire. Very nice! Until we meet again…” —Phil & Judy, Lake George, NY

“I have never listened to so much silence before! Cottage so comfortable. Best little kitchen for whipping up a pot of salmon chowder! Thank you.” —Kim & Rebecca, Brighton, MA

Where you are…

Looking at a map, Sweet Cedar is situated at the very top of the island’s horseshoe shape. It's about 1.5 miles due north from the village of Eastsound--4 minutes by car or an easy walk of 20-30 minutes. Check the map at top right for an eagle-eye view in Google maps. You’ll receive directions and a map for printing when you place your reservation.

You won’t regret choosing Sweet Cedar for your own retreat on breathtakingly beautiful Orcas Island. It’s just reopened after five years, so there’s good availability through the end of the year. Email or call soon!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
“I have never listened to so much silence before! Cottage is so comfortable. Best little kitchen for whipping up a pot of salmon chowder! Thank you.”
May 2006
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Speaks english
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
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Escape to Tranquil, Affordable Sweet Cedar Retreat!
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My partner & I had our first trip to Orcas Island on July 19th for a wedding of a close friend. Sweet Cedar was a great choice of places to stay. The cottage had most everything necessary to make our stay memorable. One thing to note is there is no internet service and cell phone coverage is spotty. The cottage does have a TV however there is no TV reception. It's only for watching movies. It does have a CD player with iPod connectivity which was nice. The cottage and property is very tranquil. At night you hear nothing but the animals crunching on the dry leaves and branches as they walk around. Another thing to note that during the summer the Ferry Lines are long. We were leaving on Sunday and made it to the ferry 90 minutes before departing and were on a wait list to get on the ferry. So plan accordingly if you are crunched on time. Food wise on the island there are many great places to eat. There is also a grocery store on the island and a couple gas stations. However, it's best to fuel up before getting on the Island as fuel is very expensive. We will definitely be back to visit Orcas Island and Sweet Cedar.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eastsound Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $49 + Tax
A $49 ($99 with pets or for stay of week or more) cleaning fee is charged per stay. Rent and cleaning fee are taxable at WA hotel rate of 10.1%. A fully refundable Security Deposit is collected is typically refunded within a week after departure. Payment is required at time of booking. If scheduled stay is two months or more in future, partial payment may be made by arrangement.
Tax Rate 10.1%
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Amenities

Eastsound Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) The queen bed is a SelectComfort™ Sleep Number bed, with pillow top and adjustable controls for setting the mattress firmness on each side separately., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A double-size sofa-bed opens to sleep two smaller children. Regrettably, the cottage does not sleep four adults. Linens, pillows, and blankets are easily accessible in the adjacent closet.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • racquetball
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
Notes:
Private, tranquil wooded setting, with easy walk to village and beach. Restaurants, gift shops, hardware, drugstore, Internet cafés, movie rentals, and laundromat can be found nearby. Complete information for most services is provided in the cottage. Whatever is your favorite recreation, you’ll find it here: kayak rentals, whale watching, horseback riding, antiquing, sailing, biking, swimming, golf, tennis, spas, and live theater. Moran State Park has 5 beautiful natural lakes and over 35 miles of trails. The 2400-ft summit of Mount Constitution is a must-see and delivers spectacular 360-degree views of the US and Canada
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