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Take the long view of Cascades Mountains & Ocean / Delongview

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Enjoy being nestled among the tall Fir trees with views of the Georgia Strait and Cascade Mountains. This 3 acre piece of paradise is a hillside covered with natural flora and fauna, on a private road, only 4 miles and just minutes from the center of Eastsound, and 15 miles from the ferry terminal on Orcas Island.

The home has a open floor plan.

The Great Room is comfortably appointed with new leather seating includes 4 recliners, and has a extra large sky-lite, positioned over the peak of the roof. Relax on the couch and watch the white, wispy clouds float overhead or enjoy the gentile swaying of the tips of the tall Fir Trees. There is a large flat screen Smart TV, DVD/VHS players and WiFi computer signal, over 150 movies and 60 Cd's, double doors open onto the patio, and THE VIEW.

The Kitchen has butcher block counters, dish washer with detergent, full sized stove and oven, full sized refrigerator with cold filtered water and ice maker in the door, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and blender. A complete selection of stainless steel pans. Utensils. Flour, sugar, spices and basic condiments are there for your use. If it's in the kitchen, feel free to use it while you are staying at the house. There is a 11' island counter with 7 bar stools that faces the work area so you may visit with the cook, a dinning room table that seats 6, double doors open onto the patio, and THE VIEW.

The Master Bedroom has a king sized bed with a med/firm mattress, a leather love seat for quiet reading, a large desk for private writing, a electric fireplace, a TV with DVD/VHS player, a book case with wide cross section of titles, a cd player that will accept your i-pod, double doors open onto the patio, and THE VIEW.

The Master Bathroom has a deep jacuzzi tub, a slate lined walk-in shower hall 3 ft. x 6 ft. with two height adjustable waterpik shower heads. Candles around the tub for that extra ambiance for a private relax, plenty of white towels and a sky lite.

There second bedroom and bathroom is at the other end of the house. That bedroom has a med. firm queen sized mattress with a 3 inch memory foam mattress topper, a desk area, book shelves and a dresser. There are 2 big windows and The View.

The second bathroom may be entered from the second bedrrom or from the kitchen area.

This home is perfect for couples. The house is built on a steep hillside that is not fenced off from the patio so may not be suitable for toddlers.or young children.

The spacious stone patio is ideal for sitting day or night. There is a out-side fire pit with some firewood provided. BB-Q over a charcoal grill, some charcoal is provided. There are 4 reclining lounge chairs. Enjoy outdoor dinning around the table chairs 4 and with a cloth sun shade umbrella. And THE VIEW.

A wonderful place for your first cup of coffee in the morning.

The rent is set for 4 persons per night staying at the house.

An additional $25.00 per person per night will be added when over the 4 person occupancy.

Maximum occupancy is 6 persons.

There is a self inflating/deflating Queen sized air mattress that stands about knee high and can be set up in the great room.

This can be set up if you need it.

I'm pleased you are here to enjoy the house I built. I'm proud of it. The income I make by renting to you allows me to take art courses and to take time to create the art that bring me so much joy so Thank you.

I live in my basement studio apartment under the second

bedroom during Oct. - April.

I have a separate entrance and can not see into the windows or onto the private patio or the rented part of the house.

The only place you might see me is in the parking area.

Keywords: House, Cabin, bungalo, cottage

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About The Owner

I found Orcas Island,WA. in 1990. I had never been to Washington State, let alone the San Juan Islands. I knew I had found home with in 15 minutes of driving off the ferry. This place feeds my artistic spirit and creative side.

I have worked toward my goal of buying property on Orcas Island and building my own place since then.

I started building in 2003. I was my own General Manager of this project. The professionals put in the parts that are controlled by building requirements to met code, like power, water, framing the house, etc.

After that is when the hands on part of the job was all mine. I put in all the slate flooring, wood trim, siding, painting, cupboards, sinks, tubs, slate shower hall, stone patio, etc. I could write a book with all that took place.

The house turned out lovely, if I do say so myself, and you can't beat the views.

I have not had one negative piece of feed-back about the house since I started renting it.

I want you to enjoy this piece of paradise as much as I do.

Thank you for your interest.

Donna Delong


The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Orcas Island

This Island offered the clean air and lush green landscape that has always been important to my comfort in a place. I need tall trees, natural settings, wild animals and birds as part of my daily life. The ocean being near-by and viewable daily, around nearly every corner I turn or hill I drive over, is a blessing I don't take for-granted. The views of the awesome mountains were a plus, and now I can't think of life without them to gaze at.

The fact that there are no traffic jambs or stop lights have to be listed as a plus too.

What makes this house unique

The peace and serenity you feel sitting on the patio with the sight of the Cascade Mountains and the Georgia Strait right there. Flowers blooming all around and birds to watch as their songs fill the air. The quiet of living on a 3 acre piece of paradise, on a private road, with no through traffic or city noises. Not another house in sight.

If the weather is overcast or if it has snowed and all is covered, it still feels bright in the Great Room, due to the huge ski-lite over the peak of the roof. The heated slate floors with rich, bold colors feel warm to my bare feet in the winter, and cool when I take feet out of my hot shoes in the summer.

So many things like this are what makes my home special to me, and to you too if you want.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Donna, Thank you so much for such a wonderful place to stay. We loved using your well stocked kitchen

and travelling about this beautiful island. We even enjoyed your VHS collection.

Once again, thanks!
Oct 2010
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Eastsound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed (1) Master bedroom has a Sealy medium firm mattress, a 3 inch memory foam mattress topper and allergy free bedding. Queen size bed (1) The second bedroom has medium firm mattress with a 3 inch memory foam mattress topper. Available to set up in the great room, if a extra bed is needed, is 1 queen sized air mattress and one twin sized, self inflating/deflating, stands about knee high, can be set up in the Great Room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Spacious open floor plan and large windows. Approximately 1700 sq. ft. house space and 900 sq. ft. patio space.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Take the long view of Cascades Mountains & Ocean / Delongview
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 73 reviews

Fantastic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Location is lovely and views are stunning. We had a great time in the cozy space. It's well set up with a great kitchen - had everything we needed to cook meals from scratch. The bed was comfortable and big, and the bathroom was luxurious. We enjoyed the natural light and the huge television - best of both worlds :)

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dreams Really Do Come True on Orcas Island

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked through the door we were pleasantly surprised with Delongview. Everything was just as described and perfect. The view took our breath away and we were extremely happy with our choice for lodging on our vacation to the San Juan Islands. The rooms were spacious, neat and tidy, and we lacked for nothing during our stay. If ever we are lucky enough to return to the area we will be sure to check if this property is available. While the location if a bit off the beaten path it is well worth the time it takes to get there. We felt comfortable right away and actually hated to leave! The serenity and solitude found here cannot be beat. Thank you Donna for sharing your beautiful home with us and for making our dream come true!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay For Honeymoon/Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed at this property for our honeymoon. It was just as we expected from what we had seen in the photos. The owner was very easy to work with and was quick to respond to any questions we had.

The driveway on the property is fairly steep but we had no problems getting up in my '13 Ford Focus.

We loved the house and used many of the amenities. Both the interior and exterior were very clean. The kitchen is very welcoming and is stocked with any tool or utensil you may need to cook meals.

The property sits on a hill that overlooks the Strait of Rosario. There are a few trees that break up the view but nevertheless, it is breathtaking. I highly suggest building a camp fire in the provided fire pit and take in the beautiful night sky with the twinkling lights of Lummi Bay and Neptune Beach in the distance.

The property is also about 8 minutes to downtown Eastsound. There are many shops there to check out. I suggest going to Black Bear Baking for a delicious latte! There's also a nice market in the Eastsound for groceries.

Eastsound is also a great base for many of the fun activities on Orcas. We loved going to Mount Constitution and the surrounding lakes.

This property is the perfect place for anyone looking for some quiet while also being not too far from town. It has everything you need for a nice getaway or honeymoon that won't break the bank. We are very glad we found Delongview.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful secluded retreat on Orcas Island!

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed at this wonderful, secluded property on Orcas Island. We were impressed by how welcoming this home was - plenty of kitchen space for cooking meals and a large open floor plan with large windows, beautiful back porch with lovely views of the sound, comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms. Also just a short drive into town for activities. What a treat!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation home for exploring Orcas Island

  • 5 of 5

The Delongview property was a perfect landing spot for our family's exploration of Orcas Island. It was nestled on top of a hill side that had amazing views of the water, other islands, and many boats. The home was as described and included special touches like coffee, toiletries, super fluffy, large towels, and a well stocked kitchen. The home was not too far from Eastsound which made access convenient for trips around the Island. Donna had prepared an informative binder of the home and area and left lots of brochures-all great for those new to the area. She was also quick to respond to emails prior to our stay while we were making arrangements. Great home and host for our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orcas Island Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property is magnificent. From the moment my family arrived, we were comfortable and happy. We loved that it was on the outskirts of island activity. We treasured the quiet nights and the beautiful, starry skies.

The home has a warm, artsy atmosphere with gorgeous views and a thoughtful setup. We spent our mornings relishing The View, our afternoons exploring the island, and our evenings playing games and enjoying family trivia games under the stars on the patio.

My family rated this as our favorite vacation home, and we have been renting vacation homes multiple times each year for more than 15 years. The island itself has so much to offer, and this home offers the perfect sanctuary to return home to.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Madrona Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Many choices in Eastsound
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Crescent Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Eastsound House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
spring shoulder 2017
May 27 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 2 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50
cleaning fee $99
Tax Rate 10.1%

I am pleased you are here to enjoy the house I'm proud I built. The income I make by renting to you allows me to take art courses and to take time to create art. That brings me joy so Thank you.
I work full time but I can help with any questions you have. I live in a studio apartment at the house under the second bedroom. I can not see into the windows or onto the private patio of the rented part of the house so your privacy is assured. The only place you might see me is in the parking area. I will not be in contact unless we email, call or schedule a time for a visit while you're here. If you prefer I am not at the house during your stay let me know. I have another place I can stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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