Orcas Estate Rental Photos and Description
Estate, Main House and Guest House
This 14 acre secluded estate on the top of Scott Hill on Orcas Island is truly an oasis. It has over 180 degrees of magnificent marine and mountain views. Enjoy the 3,400 feet of living space on the main level plus the many luxury amenities like our 70-foot lap pool, complete exercise room, and hot tubs-- all with fantastic views. Explore our woods, pick fresh fruits, herbs, and greens in our organic garden, start a campfire and enjoy the westerly views, or just pick your favorite spot to relax. Listen to the birds sing while you relax in the hammock next to the ponds set in a peaceful opening in the Douglas fir forests. Then sit back, at the end of the day, with a drink and your friends and watch the sun set over the Gulf Islands.
As you enter our main house you will be immediately drawn to the expansive ocean views from the many windows of the living, dining, and kitchen areas. The main living area has a large screen TV; a large dining table; a family room; and spacious kitchen with all dishes and utensils needed to cook a gourmet meal. These areas, most bedrooms, the master bathroom, and the sitting area all have vaulted beamed ceilings, stone counters, elegant built-in cabinets, and custom dining tables. The 3 bedrooms (all with queen beds) are in the other end of the house with two bathrooms, a laundry room, and a sitting room with two stained glass windows and space for the convertible beds. The numerous decks add space to enjoy the peaceful views.
Our guest house also has beamed ceilings, stone counters, and elegant built-in cabinets. The design and accommodations are as nice as the main house - just smaller (with 3+ beds). Our guest house is available for rental off-season when the main house is not reserved. Rates are 60% main house costs. please contact Owner with any questions about guest house rental.
The lower spa level of the main house includes a large hot tub, 70-foot indoor lap pool, bathroom, pool table, and a fully-equipped exercise room.
Also available is a picnic area with a fire ring so you can enjoy a campfire with s'mores and beautiful sunsets.
Orcas Oasis also has a lovely meadow with wildflowers, space to run and explore, or play a game of horseshoes or croquet. There are two ponds where you can relax in the hammock and enjoy the sound of the birds splashing in the water.
*Summer Season 2015 (June/July/August) - 7 night and 3 bedroom minimum;
*Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Holidays - 5 night and 3 bedroom minimum;
*Other Federal Holidays - 3 night and 3 bedroom minimum;
*May/September: 2 night and 2-bedroom minimum;
*Rest of the year - 2 night minimum.
*Shorter stays will be considered within 30 days of arrival date or between two existing reservations.
*Shorter stays within 60 days of arrival date will be considered with a surcharge of $250 for less than minimum stay.
*Rates for 30-night stays are available during the non-peak seasons - with no sales & lodging taxes required.
*Ask Owner about other possible discounts available for winter stays of 30 nights or longer.
*Our rates are based on the total number of bedrooms required during the entire stay. 1 to 5 bedrooms available. Each bedroom is considered to be double occupancy.
*We only rent to one family/party at a time, this is not a shared house rate like a B&B. If not all the bedrooms are ordered we close off the bedrooms that are not going to be used. We have a flexible reservation system so if you are not sure of the number of bedrooms at time of booking you can add sleeping capacity up until 7 days prior to arrival.
*You can book your reservation on our Reservation page.
During the off-season (within 60 days of arrival), it is possible to rent our guest house instead of the Main House for 60% of the cost. Please contact Owner for pricing or go to our web site's Reservation page.
* The base 1 bedroom rate is shown on the listing rate schedule. Additional bedrooms are $50 per night (double occupancy) plus tax.
*Additional persons may be added for $25/night/person.
*$300 Security Deposit is refundable if the home is left in good condition and there is no damage.
*Rent & Fees: 25% at booking. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
*Cleaning & Laundry: 1-Bedroom Main House - $150. $50/added bedroom and $25 for each person over 6. Add $25 cleaning for each Baby & Toddler.
*Day Visitor Daily Rate - $25/person (only available if max occupancy has not been exceeded).
*Pet Fee - $15/night/pet.
*Refundable Pet Deposit - $100.00
*Cancellation Policy: If more than 60 days before reservation, full refund less administrative fee of $300 Main House ($200 Guest House only). Within 60 days of reservation, loss of entire deposit plus 25% of rent and fees if we are not able to re-book your dates. Fully refunded (less administrative fee) only if we are able to rebook your dates.
ORCAS OASIS CAN BE RENTED ALL YEAR. This is a beautiful home to host your family's holiday festivities. Email or call for availability.
The Orcas Oasis web site calendar is kept current. BOOK ONLINE NOW BY VISITING OUR WEBSITE. To find our website link, scroll down this page. the Link is located just before the pictures at the bottom of the page. Look for the bold words that say 'CLICK HERE – The Orcas Oasis Web Site.
Now taking reservations for summer of 2015.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: VRBO/HomeAway BOOK IT has a FLAW. It does not correctly adjust the cleaning fee for more people and bedrooms. We highly recommend going to our own website and booking with us through our own reservation system!
The Owners (Barb & Bob) live on the property. We are available for needed guest services, to answer questions & make repairs.
Keywords: Magnificent marine view estate and spa on Scott Hill in the Victorian Valley.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About Barb Brunius
Bob & Barb moved from Minnesota to be close to the ocean and to sail. We bought a great 40ft racing sailboat and spent much of the last 13 years in competitive racing in the Pacific NW. Before moving we went shopping for land on Orcas and purchased 16 acres on the top of Scott Hill in the Victorian Valley. We built a custom home and guest home designed by renowned local Architect Roy Lundgren.
Barb Brunius purchased this estate in 1998
Why Barb Brunius chose Orcas
We built on the Scott Hill location due to its fantastic marine views to the SE, South, West ans NW. We also never tire of the year-round great sunsets. We built on Orcas Island because of its location -- on the water and close enough to the mountains for convenient skiing without living in the snow. We also love the weather. Orcas has short winters without much snow, cherry blossoms in February and March, sunny summers, and generally moderate temperatures.
What makes this estate unique
Privacy with expansive marine and mountain views, bird songs in a peaceful setting, camp fires in the woods, relaxing in the hot tub, swimming in the indoor 70-foot lap pool, and exercise facilities so you don't feel too decadent enjoying all the other amenities.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Booking a rental house without having the chance to see what the property is like ahead of time always feels a bit risky. With Orcas Oasis, though, you can put those fears to rest. Situated at the top of a hill overlooking West Sound, the spacious main house offers top-quality finishes, comfortable living spaces, expansive views, and every modern convenience you could ask for. Special features include an indoor lap pool, exercise and weight room, a hot tub, and hundreds of feet of decking from which you can watch some of the most beautiful sunrises or sunsets you will ever see.
The property also includes a large open space behind the house which is terrific for kids or pets to run around in. Larger groups will find that the layout includes several different types of living space, both inside and out, so those wanting some time away from the main group can find some solitude. Barb and Bob have created an oasis on Orcas Island that we hope to be able to revisit again and again.