|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Aurora House is a wonderful northwest style solid cedar home with soaring ceiling and a wall of windows. End of a country road privacy guarantees a quiet, relaxing vacation. A huge deck with a gas BBQ and 8 person hot tub look out over the ocean. The deck is also a great spot to view deer, otter, sea lions and eagles. One lot away you will find a serene park with a trail and steps leading to a peaceful cove beach.
Both the downstairs bedroom and the loft master bedroom have queen beds and a stunning water view. The third bedroom features a bunk bed with double and single beds. We offer free wi-fi for your laptop and plenty of movies and books. We also provide a playpen, toys and videos for the youngsters. Pets are considered with an additional deposit.
We are 4.5 miles from Eastsound and 8.3 miles from Moran State Park with its many trails, lakes and Mount Constitution. Mountain Lake and Cascade Lake offer fishermen the opportunity for catching rainbow and cutthroat trout, kokane and bass. You can also book an ocean charter for silver salmon fishing. Favorite activities are kayaking, biking, hiking and golf. Be sure to take a whale watching trip or board the inter-island ferry to the scenic and historic town of Friday Harbor or one of the other nearby islands. Another ferry can take you to Vancouver Island where you can catch a bus to the charming city of Victoria.
Bike and kayak rentals are available in the village or at the ferry landing. Well marked and scenic island hikes range from easy loop trails to all day strenuous mountain climbs. The village offers shopping, movies, a playhouse, and many fine restaurants.
Just bring your clothes and groceries; everything else is provided for you. Spend your holidays in one of the most beautiful spots in the world. We know you will have a great time!
Keywords: Waterfront,orcas,house,water view
Everything was fantastic! The house was more than we expected and we expected a lot!
My husband and I with our 3 grown children stayed here for a long weekend. Everything we needed to be comfortable was in the home. The kids cooked for us during this weekend and they had no complaints about not having everything they needed in the kitchen. And outside the home was amazing. Most of the time was spent on the back deck soaking in the views. The view is absolutely beautiful! My only suggestion would be to stay longer then a 3 day weekend. We did get up to Mt. Constitution and also did a kayaking tour, went to a local brewery which was a fun spot. Definitely would have liked to have more time, however, to explore more of the islands.
We had a terrific time for our week away - the house was immaculate, the location was ideal- it's about 15 minutes away from Eastsound and about 20-25 minutes to Moran State Park. We went hiking every day on the island and often went to Cascade lake for swimming afterward. Our family of two adults, 2 kids ages 7 and 10 and my mother (an active senior in her late 70's) had a fantastic time. We ate in almost every night, the kitchen is great to cook in and the grill works beautifully too. We used the hot tub every night - the view is to die for!!! I got up most mornings to see the sunrise. I felt like I was in a special tree house watching the birds, the deer and looking for sea life. The neighborhood is very quiet with only a few houses nearby. I agree that the terrain would not lend itself well to bicycle riding or running directly from or to the house given the steepness. I also would caution this for people with very small children if the parents were staying in the master which is one flight up - though the other bedroom is ideally located across from the bunkbed room. My daughters loved the bunkbeds! I strongly recommend this house for the comfort, the view and the location!
The house itself has great views and a great back deck. It's laid out well and pretty ideal in itself.
The neighbors sour the experience though and we wouldn't stay here again because of it. The one man across the street would seem to get drunk nightly and yell at us from his porch about the most random stuff. He swore violently at our friend Danielle because he thought she broke the 15mph speed limit. The neighbors next door were also very unpleasant.
The house would be great in another location and with better beds/linens.
This home is perfect for a couple, a family or friends who want to immerse themselves in Orcas island living. It is 30 minutes from the ferry but only 15 from Eastsound. The view is spectacular and the wildlife is an everyday delight. We had the local deer around several times a day - they weren't timid but we didn't encourage eating out of our hands. Eagles were frequent visitors as were sighting of dahl porpoises and seals from the deck. There is lots of room in the home the kitchen is extremely well equipped and functional for more than one cook in the kitchen. Though it was summer the hot tub got used daily at least once. We made several forays to Buck Bay Shellfish farm and brought home fresh spot prawns, crab, and clams to enjoy for dinners on the deck. The location is central for exploring the island by car, though we wouldn't recommend bicycling from the property as the hills are severe and it is 15 min. to a main road. The house was also very clean and well kept. If Orcas is your destination - this house is worth investigating!
How do I even start...the pictures on-line don't do this house justice. The house is beautiful, large and has an amazing deck and hot tub with views you cannot even imagine. Going in the Fall seemed crazy we thought at first but watching the weather from the big windows was awesome. Fireplace made it cozy. The house is well equipped for family and for a long stay. Being a chef- walking in and seeing a gas stove top with open kitchen was perfect. We only ate out once during our 6 day stay, which was at the Island Skillet. We give it 5 stars too. One of the highlights was when we saw 3 orca whales from the window of the house and also going up to Mt. Constitution and the lakes along the way! The beach down the block is very nice. There is a sitting area on top of the bluff that has a panoramic view of the islands. The little beach has perfect skipping stones and clear clean water. Had weather been warmer we probably would have went for a swim. We saw Eagles and Seals and Ravens... Oh my! and lots and lots of deer and turkeys. This house is off the beaten path which is one of the things we loved about it. We hope to stay again soon.
This beautiful home was perfect for us - one week with two couples, and another with our kids and grandchild. We drank in the glorious views, relaxed in the hot tub, forayed down to the private beach, and explored the island. Amenities in the house are surprisingly complete. We just added food. Basics and spices, appliances, even a bread maker were at our disposal. Plentiful videos, toys, and books kept our grand daughter busy in the evenings.
You are secluded here, very private, not close to town. Neighbors on one side, never visible behind a curtain of thick trees, were nonetheless ready to help with directions, and cleared the beach path when a tree broke and blocked it. Quiet folks up across the road came to notify us about a temporary power outage. The landlords, Anita and Conrad, were always available by phone and helpful if needed.
This house was our little piece of heaven!
|Pet Fee||$10 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
$10 per day per pet plus $200 refundable pet deposit. NOTE: This site is unable to provide correct quotes if you have a pet, please refer to the pet policy.
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.