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Waterview! 10 min walk to Village, 5 min to beach! WIFI! Centrally located!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

10 min walk to town, 5 to beach! 1/2way between Ferry Landing & Moran State Park

Our convenient location can't be beat! An easy 10 minute walk brings you to the village of Eastsound and a 5 minute walk to the beach at Waterfront Park. Crescent Beach is also less than a mile from the house. About a 15 minute, very scenic drive to either Moran State Park, Deer Harbor or the ferry landing. Huckleberry House is ideally located and equipped to be your Orcas Island home away from home!

From a south-facing slope, we overlook the bay beautifully filtered through huge native trees from the living, dining and loft areas.

Centrally located halfway between Moran State Park and the ferry landing, the Eastsound Village area's many restaurants, shops and activities make it an ideal home base for island visitors. A scenic 15 minute drive takes you to Moran State Park with miles of hiking trails and beautiful Cascade Lake which offers swimming, fishing and boat rentals.

Fully furnished including leather sofas, new 40' flat screen smart TV with DVD and free WIFI. A well-equipped kitchen with washer and dryer, and spacious dining area. Plus two queen bedrooms, one in an upstairs loft with a tree-filtered view of East Sound Bay. The lofted, exposed beam ceilings, and fir trim on battened walls give our charming craftsman home a bright and cozy atmosphere.

Huckleberry House is the perfect spot for a relaxing stay on Orcas in any season, or an ideal starting point for your exploration of all the San Juan Islands.

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More Details

Pamela Guyer
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Pamela Guyer

Pam & Steve on Cascade Lake Bridge, Moran State Park, Orcas Island

Pamela Guyer purchased this house in 2006

Why Pamela Guyer chose Orcas Island

Welcome to Huckleberry House!

We purchased it in 2006 when we were compelled by family issues to return to the mainland after a short but delightful six years of living in the islands. It was a way for us to keep our 'foot in the door' and have a place to stay while visiting the good friends we made while we lived here. The house was completely renovated inside and out shortly before we purchased it. We really enjoy the next-to-town central location. When we lived here, we were on an outer island and Eastsound was an hour away, so it's a big treat for us to be able to walk into 'town' on a whim. We love Orcas because it provides the best of both worlds; amazing outdoor scenery and activities as well as good eats and fun shops. I know you'll find our house and Orcas Island as relaxing and charming as we do.


What makes this house unique

May I just say location, location, location!!!

Staying right in the center of Orcas Island gives you easy access to the 'ends' of the island if you'd like to explore during your visit. And if you'd rather stay home and relax at the house, it's really nice to be so close to the village that you can easily walk or drive there in a few minutes for coffee or a little shopping or a meal or the groceries to make one back at the house.


Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks! It was a lovely place, just the right size for our family,

and very well appointed. I like how it felt private and secluded, back in

the woods in a small cabin community, but was so close to town. We

especially loved watching the hummingbird turf wars off the deck. Also, we

heard a pair of great horned owls hooting last night, one sounded rather

close. Maybe there's a nest nearby!
Apr 2015
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Eastsound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , nearest to main floor bedroom
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , Tree-filtered waterview, accessed by stairs.
    Main Floor Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Child Bed: 74'x31'x6' sleeping pad with bedding. TV/DVD
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Waterview! 10 min walk to Village, 5 min to beach! WIFI! Centrally located!
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 96 reviews

Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. The owners are accommodating and responsive. The home is clean and well-appointed - everything you need! A gorgeous deck with a view of the water. Quiet and secluded yet a short walk to town. The layout of the house is perfect. Would recommend to others. Thank you for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and cozy. Great location along with great views!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect. Kitchen was well organized and equipped. The owner was amazing and responded quickly with questions we had. This will be our got to rental if ever on Orcas.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

There were four of us that stayed for 3 days. The cabin was extremely well stocked and the location was perfect. We all agreed that it was just right for the 4 of us. Having one bathroom with 4 people even worked just fine!! It was nice to be able to walk to Eastsound Village.

The only reason this review is a 4 star and not a 5 star is because there is some traffic and airplane noise. Other than that is was great!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marysville WA USA

Comfortable cozy house in the woods

  • 4 of 5

Lovely home perfect for a family or two couples. Nice short walk to town. Relaxing spot and nicely furnished. No cable tv and wifi can be slow at times. So be sure to bring DVDs for the bed room tv or a good book to read. Perfect little deck for BBQ or a morning cup of coffee with a peckaboo view of the water.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments about our great walk-to-town location and I'm so happy you found the size to be perfect for your family! When visiting Orcas, it helps to remember that our beautiful island's remote location often causes slower internet speeds than you're used to on the mainland. The situation is the same island-wide. And while we don't provide or advertise cable TV, many of our guests are happy to access their Netflix, Hulu, etc, accounts with our smart TV! Additionally, we provide two DVD players, one in the living room and a second in the main floor bedroom. You can bring your favorites along or rent something new from our local dvd rental/used book store in Eastsound Village. There's a lot of information in our VRBO listing about what's included at the house. If there are specific amenities that would make or break your Orcas getaway, please reach out with any questions and I'll be happy to answer!
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A relaxing escape

  • 4 of 5

Being able to easily walk into town is a big plus!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location and ambience

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place. Great size for us (would also be very comfortable for two couples), perfect location as we had a reunion in Eastbound, close to shops, etc, nice view of the water through the trees, quiet, all the comforts and conveniences, well-organized for easy use of everything, and the decor was so fitting for the island - thoughtful pieces, not kitschy or cluttered. It was a memorable respite for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Obstruction Pass State Park
"The park is one of the few spots on Orcas Island with access to more than one mile of public..."
Moran State Park
"So much to do here! 5,252 acres of park with over 30 miles of hiking trails. Beautiful lak..."
New Leaf Cafe
"Great food with lovely service and a view. Cocktails are also good. We really love eating h..."
Kitchen -- CLOSED
"THE KITCHEN IS OPEN!! Much loved by locals, the Kitchen offers organic, locally sourced ingr..."
Roses Bakery Cafe
"Go to Rose's for a relaxing lunch with a glass of wine. Salads, sandwiches, soups and desse..."
turtleback mountain preserve
"Beautiful hike on Orcas Island. If you want a steepish climb to the good views, use the sou..."
Orcas Village Store
"Right at the ferry landing on Orcas Island. Perfect for provisioning whether you're arriving..."
Orcas Island Market
"Our major grocery store is within walking distance of the house and has most everything you'..."
Waterfront Park
"Just a 1/4 mile from Huckleberry House, the park is very kid-friendly with a sloping beach, ..."
"Quaint Eastsound Village offers a variety of unique shops, a varied selection of restaurants..."
Madrona Bar and Grill
"Reliable basics. Some tables have great water views."
Lower Tavern
"Good basic bar fare with lots of local color, an island institution. TVs to catch your favor..."
Crescent Beach
"A great walking beach. Lots of driftwood for fort building! A little under a mile from the ..."
Resort at Deer Harbor
"Most scenic drive on Orcas...end of pier ice cream and burgers, beach walking at lower tides..."
Orcas Ferry Landing
"About 15 minute drive to Huckleberry House. Walk on the ferry FREE to visit other San Juan I..."
Orcas Island
"Known as the "Gem of the San Juan Islands" for good reason! Orcas Island offers the best of ..."
Wildlife Cycles
"If you're looking to rent a bike on Orcas, this is the place! Located in Eastsound Village."
Eastsound Village Green
"Home of the Orcas Farmers Market in season, which is a great place to get lunch as well as f..."
Deer Harbor Charters
"The best whale and wildlife tour company in the Islands! If they are currently running thei..."
Orcas Book Exchange
"An extensive selection of DVDs to rent. Used books too!"
Sea View Theatre & Video Center
"One film at a time, shown on weekends only. Beer and wine available in the adjacent lounge!"
Island Skillet
"A local breakfast favorite. Good food at reasonable (island) prices. Friendly service and a..."
The Barnacle -- CLOSED
"The Barnacle has O P E N E D again!! A charming little bar that serves delicious cocktails ..."
Inn at Ship Bay
"A wonderful place for a special dinner out. Locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. The bar..."
Crow Valley Pottery
Orcas Island Farmer's Market
Shearwater Adventures
"They leave from several locations, we like Deer Harbor the best."
Orcas Island Historical Museum
Brown Bear Baking
"Pastry!! Close enough to Huckleberry House that an early riser can walk or drive down and b..."
Oddfellows Hall Orcas
"The venue for many Orcas Island weddings. About a half mile from Huckleberry House."
Hogstone's Wood Oven
"I've had delicious oysters and pizza here! It's important to know that it is a truly season..."
Island Hoppin' Brewery
"If you love sampling locally brewed beer, this is your place on Orcas! Outdoor seating in s..."
Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center
"Check the website for current hours before you go...lots of useful information online as wel..."
Washington State Ferries
Orcas Food Co-op
"Orcas Island's natural foods store. "
"Our local Mexican restaurant! The outdoor seating area is fun and festive when open. The i..."
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm
"A truly unique setting for experiencing the freshest seafood! Enjoy your selections at a pi..."
Shaw General Store
"Shaw Island is a fun side trip from Huckleberry House in summer! Walk on the ferry free and ..."
Cafe Olga -- CLOSED
Shearwater Adventures
" Kayak in beautiful Deer Harbor o..."
Kayak Rentals
"Kayaking is a popular activity for locals and visitors alike! Here is a list of options on O..."
Judd Cove Preserve
"Very close to Huckleberry House! More information can be found here: http://sjclandbank.or..."
White Horse Pub
"5 stars for the view and the fries. And they are open late. We sometimes go for a drink an..."
Doe Bay Resort and Retreat
"This review is for Doe Bay Cafe which is located at the resort. They have open mic on Thurs..."
Orcas Island Trail Rides
"I haven't experienced this personally, but a Huckleberry guest and his wife said they loved ..."
Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Orcas Island Airport (6 minute drive)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
New Leaf Cafe (several others are just steps away)
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Orcas Island Ferry Landing (15 minute drive)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Orcas Island Golf Course (5 minute drive)
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
far away...isn't that why you're coming to Orcas?
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
New Leaf Cafe (several others are just steps away)
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Waterfront Park (5 minute walk)
Car: recommended

Whale & wildlife watching cruises, walk to beach park, scenic ferry rides to other San Juan islands, bi-plane rides, kayak rentals and tours, farmers market in season, free skateboard park, childrens discovery center, Moran State Park with swimming, hiking, boat rentals and historic Mt. Constitution lookout.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $250

5th guest weekly rates: Quiet $50 | Spring/Fall $75 | High $100
Holidays & stays of less nights than the min may incur a surcharge, email for a specific quote.
50% of total balance due immediately to confirm reservation. First paid, first booked. Remainder of balance due 30 days prior to check-in.
Rates subject to change prior to receipt of deposit.
Please email or phone with any questions :)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.