|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This lovely location is further enhanced with all new furnishings and significant remodeling. Expansive views to the north with opportunity to view eagles, whales and other wildlife. You will be awed by the mountain range and ski resort lights at night. A three story floor plan for a relaxing vacation and lovely community beach just a short walk away. Also close to town for your convenience. Make merry and play the upright piano for sing-a-longs.
I first visited Orcas Island as a 10 year old child staying at a summer camp. My wonderful memories brought my husband and me to the island again when our children were toddlers. We had such a delightful time that we looked for property to buy for ourselves. In 1969, because of its seclusion and view, we bought a lot at Raccoon Point. Our Lindal Cedar Home was built on it in 1972. Only 2 or 3 families came out to Raccoon Point for many years. We had a completely private beach, watched the whales, otters, seals, eagles, deer, enjoyed Mt Baker in the rising and setting sun, saw the ships passing in the distance and the kayakers and fishermen fishing from their boats. The beach is still private with only a few dinghies and kayaks pulled up on shore. Low tide uncovers starfish, sea anemones, barnacles, crabs, and other tide pool life. Driftwood abounds while the beach is forever being changed by the tides. The peacefulness, the views, the beach are the same way today as 40 years ago.
Karen Key Speck purchased this house in 1969
Once you arrive at the Cedar House, you may take off your wrist watch, then forget about time and not put your watch back on until it is time to catch the ferry to the mainland.
Four longtime friends had a wonderful short stay in September. Quiet and cozy. Loved the deck overlooking the beautiful water.
Beautifully situated on the northeast side of the island, it has 2 sides with unobstructed view of the water. Not overly large, but it was comfortable for the 6 of us and accurately described. We were visited by bald eagles, harbor seals, and a mink. It has a secluded feel even with the neighbors. The drive from town seems long at first (gravel road with turns and 15 mph speed limit) but isn't a factor. Many of the roads on the island are slow and this house is closer than many. Look out for turkeys on the road! We would like to return.
Our location is special in that is end of the road private but only five miles from the main hub of activity of Orcas Island - Eastsound. The house is accessed the last 2.5 miles on a dirt/gravel road affording a sense of adventure.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 29 - Aug 31
Changeover Day: Sunday
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
If you'd like to do your own cleaning and laundry of the rental prior to departure, there are no additional housekeeping fees. $125 to clean, $50 for laundry plus tax additional. $12.00 per full bag of trash.
Within seven days of making a reservation, a complete Rental Application is required along with a check for one half the rent total and $200 refundable security deposit. Sales tax is 10.1%. You will receive a confirmation in writing. Your balance is due two weeks prior to arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.