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Waterview : Free WIFI : 10 min walk to town, 5 min to beach : centrally located!

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Eastsound House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 10 minute walk to Eastsound Village and 5 min to Beach Park

Leave your car parked at the house and avoid the busy streets of Eastsound! Conveniently located, 10 minute walk to the village of Eastsound and 5 minutes walk to the beach at Waterfront Park, charming Huckleberry House is comfortably equipped to be your Orcas Island home away from home!

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

Centrally located halfway between Moran State Park and the ferry landing, the Eastsound 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

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

Pamela Guyer
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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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. You'd never know it if I didn't tell you, but it was actually built in the 60's and completely renovated inside and out shortly before we purchased it. We really like that it's lived on the island so long. We also really enjoy the 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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based on 53 traveler reviews

Waterview : Free WIFI : 10 min walk to town, 5 min to beach : centrally located!
average rating of 4.8490567 based on 79 reviews
East Granby, CT

Beautiful Home and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with another couple stayed for 3 nights at this lovely home. The house was as pictured, clean, comfortable and really nicely stocked up in the kitchen. We cooked our dinners there and enjoyed sitting on the deck. During the day, we could easily walk into Eastsound and also tour around the Island. We would definitely return for another stay and recommend it to others! Pamela was also great to deal with and was responsive and helpful as we planned for our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's my goal that every guest have a 5 star experience at Huckleberry House, glad to know I succeeded with your stay. We'd love to welcome you back any time your travels bring you to Orcas!
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Cute house very comfortable close to Eastsound.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying at the Huckleberry house for 4 days. It was close to everything. The house had everything we needed for our stay.

We enjoyed sitting out on the deck in the morning and evening. The only draw back from that is the house is up from the main road and it can get noisy. Overall we would stay here again. K & J from San Diego

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was easy to find, immaculately clean, and perfectly located.

  • 5 of 5

Pamela was easy and pleasant to communicate with. Their house is beautifully situated near everything you need without feeling touristy or too overdone. Really you couldn't ask for much better. There's also a ton of blackberry bushes that line the road across from the house to top it all off. Would return to Huckleberry house in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review! And I'm so glad you took advantage of blackberry season :) We welcome you back any time your travels bring you to Orcas!
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Lovely home.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home that is a wonderful base to explore the Island from. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect for our stay

  • 5 of 5

We went to Orcas Island for an adventure with our son and daughter-in-law. The house was perfect for our purposes. It had everything we needed. Although we cooked only once, we could have every meal, and could have had a barbecue on the deck. We had a young buck forage a few feet from us in the morning.

We will come back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely island home that has everything you'll need for a short vacation. The owner has a thing for labels, so all is findable right from the start. Walking into East Shore was a particular pleasure. Nice beds! Washer-Dryer! Netflix! A deck w water views! Wild bunnies on the lawn!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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 dinner service. Happy hour is a fun way to try some of their menu it..."
"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, ..."
"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."
Island Skillet
"A local breakfast favorite. Good food at reasonable (island) prices. Friendly service and a..."
The Barnacle -- CLOSED
"A charming little bar that serves delicious cocktails and unique appetizers. Shares an outd..."
The 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 Ferry
Orcas Food Co-op
"Orcas Island's natural food store"
"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
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..."
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: not necessary

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

Eastsound House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 26 2016 - Nov 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Quiet Season 2016-17
Nov 7 2016 - Mar 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Happy New Year 2016-17
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring 2017
Mar 24 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Weekend 2017
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
High Season 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
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
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
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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.
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Eastsound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Main Floor Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Child Bed: 74'x31'x6' sleeping pad w/bedding. TV/DVD
    Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , Tree-filtered waterview, accessed by stairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly 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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