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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Ideally located halfway between the Ferry Landing & Moran State Park, near Town

Leave your car at the house and avoid hunting for parking on the busy summer streets of Eastsound Village! Our close-to-town location provides some of the best cell and internet reception on Orcas. An easy 10 minute walk brings you to the village of Eastsound and a 5 minute walk to the beach at Waterfront Park. 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.

Keywords: Huckleberry, House, Cabin, Cottage, Vacation Home, Vacation Rental, Orcas, Island, San Juan Islands, Holiday Rental, Eastsound, Washington, Pacific Northwest, PNW, Ferry

More Details

Owner
Pamela Guyer
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 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.

Cheers!

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.

Enjoy!

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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Amenities

Eastsound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , nearest to main floor bedroom
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

Waterview! 10 min walk to Village, 5 min to beach! WIFI! Centrally located!
average rating of 4.870968 based on 88 reviews
5

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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5

A beautiful home in a lovely setting.

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for us 2 women. Cozy bedroom and large loft worked well. The deck and view of water and trees a favorite spot. Appliances are modern, and all immaculate. It might be a little hard to find in the Orcas Island nighttime. It is a perfect location for both east and west side trips, and an easy drive to everywhere. We enjoyed returning "home" after each long day of hikes and touring. Thank you to the owners!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy little home tucked in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate, tastefully decorated home. Great location on the island.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Great house close to town

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house was perfect for us. Nice quiet setting very close to East Sound. Would rent it again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Beautiful Space Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I had a great girls weekend gathering here. We enjoyed cooking and playing cards together as well as the location and walking distance to town.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Quaint and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of this house and it was cozy and quiet during our stay. It was within walking distance of Eastsound and within 10 minutes of the ferry. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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 dinner service. Happy hour is a fun way to try some of their menu it..."
Kitchen -- CLOSED
"Much loved by locals, the Kitchen offers organic, locally sourced ingredients prepared with ..."
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..."
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, ..."
Eastsound
"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
"Basic bar fare with lots of local color! Karaoke some nights. Sandy "beach" in the parking..."
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, as well as outdoor performances and events. http..."
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
"Has O P E N E D again!! A charming little bar that serves delicious cocktails and unique ap..."
Inn at Ship Bay
"A wonderful place for a special dinner out. Locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. The bar..."
Mia's Cafe
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
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. "
Mijitas
"Our local Mexican restaurant. Tasty selections, fun outdoor seating in season!"
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm
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
"http://www.visitsanjuans.com/members/shearwater-kayak-tours 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
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.

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Rates & Availability

Eastsound House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season I 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Aug 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$235
From
$255
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season II 2017
Aug 24 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
From
$255
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Quiet Season 2017
Nov 6 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$555
Flat fee
 
 
Quiet Season 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays 2017-18
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Quiet Season 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
Mar 23 2018 - Jun 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Weekend 2018
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$675
Flat fee
 
 
High Season 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Oct 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$255
$1,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$170
$1,175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

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

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