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Cottage-in-the-Barn on Dragonfly Farm

Susan Gudgell

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Susan Gudgell

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015
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Cottage-in-the-Barn on Dragonfly Farm

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

West Sound Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Go back in time on our quintessential island farm: sweet accommodations, garden at your doorstep, pond with kayaks and canoe, and complete tranquility and privacy. This charming cottage has all amenities in a pastoral setting; the perfect secluded hub for your island adventures, equally well-suited for a family vacation or romantic get-away. Tucked away in a valley below our main house, it is adjacent to our garden with produce for your table. Feel free to stroll to the bluff for views of West Sound, or take the canoe and kayaks for a spin. Fall asleep to the lullaby frog chorus. With the pond and plethora of beautiful vegetation, our 25 acre farm has become a bird sanctuary, with hundreds of species throughout the seasons. This one bedroom plus loft apartment is well-appointed with quality furnishings including antiques. Queen bed in the bedroom and two twins in the loft above (accessible by ladder). Full kitchen, propane barbeque, flatscreen and blue-ray player for entertainment, wireless internet connection, and warmth from the wood stove. AND our 25 acre farm adjoins Turtleback Mountain Preserve! This island treasure has amazing hikes which vary from old forested areas to phenomenal vistas of neighboring islands and beyond. We are located just five miles from the ferry, five miles from the main village of Eastsound, and a mere 1 1/2 miles from the waters at West Sound, including a marina and private dock for moorage.

Keywords: apartment, condominium, bungalow, cottage, barn, farm

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Gudgell (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

About Susan Gudgell

We are long time Orcas Islanders -- Wally grew up on Orcas and Susan was drawn here because of summers with her grandparents on nearby Samish Island. The natural beauty was our initial attraction in building a life here, but the wonderful community of eclectic neighbors have kept us here. It has been a great place to raise our family.

Susan Gudgell purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Susan Gudgell chose West Sound

We both have long family histories in the islands. We heard about this property 20+ years ago, tucked away on Turtleback Mountain, and came to take a look. Standing on the bluff, looking at West Sound to the south, and the moonrise over Mt. Woolard to the east, we said, 'this is where we want to spend the rest of our lives.' Pure magic.

What makes this cottage unique

Experience serenity here on the farm, taking walks to view lovely vistas, gathering your salad from the garden, breakfast from the chicken coop, and paddling around the pond. For your adventures, this is centrally located on Orcas Island, close to the ferry, close to Eastsound, and just minutes from Turtleback Mountain Preserve. Less than 15 miles from historic Rosario Resort and Moran State Park.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Cottage-in-the-Barn on Dragonfly Farm
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
5

Perfect and lovely. We will return.

  • 5 of 5

This place is charming beyond belief: a path through mossy hillocks leads to the little porch and front door; cozy furnishings and beautiful floors in the cottage; you wake to hummingbirds on the front porch and 4 bald eagles circling overhead; you hear nothing--absolutely nothing--but birds and the occasional boat in the sound far away. It's absolutely peaceful and perfectly tucked away but close to great walks and everything Orcas has to offer.

Our dog didn't want to leave. (But for non-dog owners: the place is spotless; not a dog hair to be found so do not fear.)

Susan was great about communication and everything was exactly as promised.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Anacortes
5

Better than we could have imagined

  • 5 of 5

We had seen the photos online and knew it was a beautiful cottage but it was so much better in person. Very comfortable inside and the fireplace was great. The covered porch was a wonderful place to relax and the view from the porch is so nice...garden, green house, and chicken coop. Hearing the frogs at night, so peaceful and quiet. The canoe ride on the pond was so much fun and the adirondack chairs waiting for us. My 5 year old daughter wanted to move in!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Seattle, WA
5

Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Cottage-in-the-Barn, and once again, none of us wanted to leave. The cottage is impeccably maintained; the farm is peaceful and very welcoming. Our 2.5 year old is still talking about the chickens and the duck pond! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Incredible cottage, area, owners

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to enjoy this perfect slice of heaven for a whole month this summer and I cannot speak highly enough of our time here. The cottage itself is lovingly attended to with everything (and more) than one could need. Terrific linens and towels. We raided the garden on a regular basis - the strawberries rarely made it back to the cottage. The pond is serene and a short walk from the front porch. The location is 10 minutes to Eastsound. less to Westsound, maybe 20 minutes to the ferry and 25 to Moran State Park (all guesstimates) yet you feel a thousand miles from civilization. But there is also wi-fi, a really nice tv, washer-dryer, full kitchen and bath. We're going back for sure. Cannot go wrong with Susan and Wally - always helpful but left us to ourselves. Perfect slice of heaven.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Seattle, WA
5

Perfection.

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed in the cottage with our 2 year old for a long weekend. I can't recall ever staying in a more thoughtfully designed, welcoming cabin. The little dude loved the chickens, the frog pond, and all the space to roam. None of us wanted to leave.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Gracious, charming, delightful!

  • 5 of 5

We (five adults and one infant) found this serene cabin to be perfect for our two-night stay. Because the weather was lovely, we spent a lot of time outdoors, hiking and exploring the trails of Turtleback Preserve (highly recommended). The beds were comfortable, the cabin spotless, fresh-laid eggs delicious, and the entire layout was charming and peaceful (pond, garden, front porch, wisteria and clematis in full bloom). We cooked all our meals and found the kitchen very adequate. I would love to come back for a week to give me time to soak in the beauty of this spot and this island.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Eastsound Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Madrona Bar & Grill, Lower Tavern
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Orcas Landing
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Orcas Island Country Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
West Sound Cafe
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
West Sound
Nearest Point of Interest
Turtleback Mountain Preserve
Car: necessary

Whale watching, historic areas, scenic mountain hiking

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

West Sound Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Quiet Season
Oct 1 2014 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,102
 
 
Summer Season
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$245
$1,543
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$245
$1,543
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 10.1%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

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

West Sound Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pastoral views with marine views just steps away, pond with kayaks/canoe, garden, privacy, adjoins wildlife preserve with hiking trails.

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