HISTORIC LODGE, PRIVATE BEACH, INCREDIBLE VIEWS, CLOSE TO TOWN

Larry Bearg

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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HISTORIC LODGE, PRIVATE BEACH, INCREDIBLE VIEWS, CLOSE TO TOWN

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3 Bedroom Historic Lodge, Right On The Water

Enjoy our dream! We recently purchased the historic Buckhorn lodge and we renovated it for the summer of 2013!

The 1930's building has a newly remodeled bathroom, new cedar paneling, a wood stove, kids sleeping loft, hot tub (with ocean view), bikes (Yes! you can ride to town in about 15 minutes - get out of your car!), kayaks, crab traps, private beach, ping pong table, BBQ, fire pit. Yes, it's rustic, but wonderfully comfortable and the perfect family retreat.

Don't spend your vacation driving to the beach. Our private beach is about 10 feet from our 40 foot deck (see photos) which runs the length of the front of the house. You can relax while keeping on eye on the kidsThe views are astounding - snow-covered Mt. Baker is visible to the North East, Vancouver is out past Sucia Island to the North West.

As noted, you can ride one of our bicycles or walk to to the town of East Sound to shop, eat at one of the wonderful restaurants, attend the weekly farmers market or just stroll. Because we are so close to the beach, it feels as if you were on your own private island. We have a few neighbors all of whom are wonderful kind people.

We do not have TV or a land line, but offer wireless internet, a VCR and DVD player with approximately 50 movies to choose from.

There are two private bedrooms with queen beds, a fold out twin mattress for the living room and a kids' sleeping loft with cots and fold-out beds which sleeps 4-6. There is also a four person tent that you can set up on the lawn and put the fold-out matresses in. Buckhorn Lodge is a one-of-a-kind spot - close to town, right on the water, incredible views on beautiful Orcas Island.

Our home offers great value: in addition to its superb beachfront location, the cost of renting a bike on orcas for a single day is $115. Kayaks rent for $25.00 an hour. Those two amenities alone add over a $1,000 in value with just a few days of use!

We look forward to providing you with a great island vacation.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Larry Bearg

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english

Larry is an entrepreneur who now enjoys helping others start businesses. Michelle is an organic gardener and landscaper. We have four children, two of whom are heading off the college with the other two following close behind!

Larry Bearg purchased this lodge in 2012

The San Juan Islands are one of the most beautiful and pristine places in the lower 48 states - here you will find bald eagles, Orca whales, salmon, spectacularly long sunsets in an ocean environment you can enjoy. Orcas Island offers the perfect balance of natural beauty and the amenities of culture that we so enjoy - great restaurants, fascinating and friendly people, theatre, and many outdoor activities.

With all of the recent laws limiting home sites far back from the water line, no cutting down trees, etc., Buckhorn Lodge was unique in its history and amazing location - literally 15 feet from the water, unobstructed views that are breathtaking, and close enough to town so we don't have to drive. The perfect combination of connection to the ocean and connection to town life that we have always wished for.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Historic Lodge, Private Beach, Incredible Views, Close To Town
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Eastsound Orcas Island
Austin, TX
5

MAGICAL WEEK ON ORCAS ISLAND

  • 5 of 5
Wow! I can't say enough wonderful things about Buckhorn Lodge and the owner, Larry. The lodge was the most perfect setting and we used the kayaks twice a day. Hiking in Moran State Park, horseback riding and whale watching (Orcas Express) are musts! We did take two leisurely days to just enjoy the cabin kayaking and using the fire pit. There was a harbor seal that swam around the kayaks with us and my kids loved seeing Bob, the resident bald eagle.
Larry was extremely helpful and answered any inquiries right away. We followed the instructions to take care of the cabin and the septic which were easy to understand.
Make sure to check out BuckBay Shellfish Farm, I think we ate 15 lbs. of clams last week. If anyone comes across a black iPhone let me know. The lodge was just as described (perfect) and I can't wait to come back next summer.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Eastsound Orcas Island
Albuquerque
5

POST-GRADUATION CELEBRATION

  • 5 of 5
We reluctantly returned home to New Mexico after a blissful week at Buckhorn Lodge following two college graduations this spring. Thankfully I have lots of pictures which will remind me of our time in the San Juan Islands.

Buckhorn Lodge was exactly as described and we had no problems finding the home. All the information from the owner was detailed and helpful. Larry answered the couple of questions I had before we went promptly and helpfully and we had no need to contact him after we were there. I would echo a previous reviewer who appreciated dealing directly with the owner - there is a real person there! - and not a management company.

The accomodations were very comfortable with good quality sheets and cozy comforters on the beds. (It was cool the first part of the week so the comforters were appreciated; also the electric "fireplace" for heat!). It was fully stocked with everything we could want or need, from ping-pong to pots and pans to feed a crowd. We used the kayaks and the row boat to paddle around the cove and the bikes to ride into town, where we were lucky enough to see the Solstice Parade and wander the farmers' market on Saturday. And you can't beat the view from the porch or the hot tub, where one afternoon a deer appeared maybe four feet away to munch on some leaves while we were hot-tubbing.

We were so comfortable at the house, in fact, that we didn't eat one meal out (except for a chocolate croisant at Rose's Bakery and Café, which was delicious).

We also did lots of hiking at nearby Moran State Park, Obstruction Pass State Park, and Turtleback Mountain, all recommended. Be ready for a steady uphill climb at Turtleback Mountain, but the views from the top are worth it!

Thanks, Larry and Michelle, for sharing your home with us! We would love to come back!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Eastsound Orcas Island
5

PADDLERS

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful week at Buckhorn. There aren't too many places you can stay that offer such great beach/kayak access. The lodge is a little rustic but in a super fun and comfortable way. We used the house kayaks and explored right from the house.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eastsound Orcas Island
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GREAT 1ST TIME TO ORCAS ISLAND

  • 4 of 5
This was our family's first visit to Orcas Island, and we came during Spring Break. The Buckhorn Lodge was a great location. Right on the water and close to the town of Eastend and Moran State Park, we were able to get back and forth to our desired destinations easily. The beach off our bluff had vastly changing tides, and we spent hours exploring the tide pools with views of Mount Baker in the distance. We also saw otters and sea lions swimming right off the beach. We also were able to walk the rowboat down the path and take it out on the ocean. With few of the other surrounding houses being occupied since it was fringe season, we had tons of privacy. This time of year, we had some cooler, blustery days. We had to bundle up inside and keep the wood stove burning to keep the cold out, but it was manageable. As for sleeping, the loft would be fun for older children, but was too high and steep for our 3 and 8 year old to use. However, there was plenty of other sleeping options for our family of 4, so it wasn't an issue. The house had everything we needed, and by following the detailed, helpful house manual, we had no issue with hot water or septic. I would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Historic Lodge, Private Beach, Incredible Views, Close To Town
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Eastsound Orcas Island
5

GREAT PLACE. AWESOME LOCATION. PLEASANT, REASONABLE OWNER.

  • 5 of 5
If you're looking for a water-front place with a view, and you prefer something more rustic, this place is great. There's nothing fancy about it in the way of furnishings or amenities (nice working hot tub though), but it's very comfortable, spacious, quiet, cozy, and charming still. The big, open dining/living area is great for a family or small group too. The kitchen is equipped to cook for a crowd too, which we enjoyed. The best part is surely the location, the view, and the beech. And the beach out front is RIGHT THERE and you can see 180 degrees of it. There was a hiccup in our visit. In brief, there was a problem with the plumbing while we were there, but the owner fully disclosed the issue to us before we arrived and gave us a fair discount for our trouble. I appreciated working with the owner directly and not via some property management company. Definitely recommended. I would go back for sure.
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Lodge, Private Beach, Incredible Views, Close To Town
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Eastsound Orcas Island
5

GREAT PLACE. AWESOME LOCATION. PLEASANT, REASONABLE OWNER.

  • 5 of 5
If you're looking for a water-front place with a view, and you prefer something more rustic, this place is great. There's nothing fancy about it in the way of furnishings or amenities (nice working hot tub though), but it's very comfortable, spacious, quiet, cozy, and charming still. The big, open dining/living area is great for a family or small group too. The kitchen is equipped to cook for a crowd too, which we enjoyed. The best part is surely the location, the view, and the beech. And the beach out front is RIGHT THERE and you can see 180 degrees of it. There was a hiccup in our visit. In brief, there was a problem with the plumbing while we were there, but the owner fully disclosed the issue to us before we arrived and gave us a fair discount for our trouble. I appreciated working with the owner directly and not via some property management company. Definitely recommended. I would go back for sure.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
orcas island
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
orcas
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
far away - Hurray!
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
private beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
East Sound
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
local public course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
many in East Sound
Car: recommended

Drive or hike up to the top of Mt. Constitution for amazing panoramic views of the San Juan's and all the way into Canada! Or just walk up Racoon pt. road from the house and see bald eagles and deer. Sitting on the deck of the house, you will likely see a seal pop it's head out of the water to check you out.

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Eastsound Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Eastsound Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 4 child bed , 2 cots plus 4 floor sleeping mattresses for up to 6 kids
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Use 1 or 2 of the twin fold-out beds in the living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Games
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
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