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Anita Hayes or Conrad Kimes

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

San Juan Islands: Secluded Ocean Front Home with Spa

12 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Orcas Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Anita Hayes or Conrad Kimes (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was fantastic! The house was more than we expected and we expected a lot!
Oct 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

San Juan Islands: Secluded Ocean Front Home with Spa
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 14 reviews
Custer, WA
5

Birthday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Alamos, NM USA
5

A Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredibly Special Stay in Beautiful Location with All the Comforts of Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home over the Thanksgiving holiday week and want to give it our very highest recommendation. The property has a lovely view looking out over the water -- in short, staying there is "good for the soul." The house is equipped with all necessities, a terrific Franklin stove (with plenty of firewood) and gorgeous floor to ceiling windows, in the Lindall prow design. Every morning when we woke up -- the view, and the peace and quiet just took our breath away. There is also a terrific hot tub, and we even had an eagle fly over us while we were soaking away. The beach is just a short walk away and whenever we went down to the headland, we would see harbor seals just a few yards away. There is lots to do on Orcas Island, but we found little reason to leave. Suffice it to say, we had a memorable holiday, but in addition, the owners, Anita and Conrad were the best !! They were always helpful and immediately responsive. We had travel issues and at every turn, Anita found a way to make things work out for us. We want to thank Anita and Conrad for sharing their home and helping our family create lifelong memories.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland Oregon
5

Fall weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable for 4 adults and one dog.......fully stocked kitchen was very helpful and comfortable throughout! Short walk to nice small rocky beach. Awesome view from the deck - we lucked out on the weather for this time of year.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indiana
5

Vacation on Orcas Island

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful inside and out from the largfe windows in the living area overlooking the sound to the deer and alpaca viewed on the road into town. We cooked all breakfasts at the house, packed sandwiches and snacks for our daily hikes in the Park or day trip to San Juan, returned for a drink in the hot tub to sooth aching muscles, then prepared dinner and ate on the deck watching the boats coming in. The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms clean (the shower had excellent pressure). I liked the varied music cd's that were provided and the children enjoyed the movies. My favorite experience was the first morning when I awoke at sunrise, made coffee and sipped it in the hottub as the birds and animals were awakening and one lone sailboat was in view on the Sound.. It was very peaceful.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Puget Sound Property - Stunning Views, Great Accomodation, Great Locaiton.

  • 5 of 5

My Wife, her folks and our 4-month old baby stayed at the Aurora in Early august and had an amazing week there. This is a great VRBO property. First, the views form the deck are amazing since you look out directly onto the Puget sound. We saw a terrific sunrise one morning where the sky and water turned a fiery orange. Even though, the house looks east, the sunsets were also awesome, as the sky, water, and mountains would also turn into fantastic colors, and many nights Mt. Baker would light up pink. The view from the living room is also equally impressive and my wife’s parents spent a considerable amount of time just reading books and gazing out into the sound looking at the sail boats, barges, sea lions and otters, eagles and other amazing creatures that can be seen from the house.

The house itself is very comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need to cook meals and it was filled with a lot of basics when we arrived, oil, vinegar, coffee, filters, paper towels, spices, ect, so you did not have to waste a lot of money on basics. The BBQ was also great, we cooked many dinners on the gas grill. The living room had plenty of comfortable furniture and the 3 bed rooms were spacious with clean bedding and crib sheets. There is also a great selection of music, we really enjoyed the jazz, classical and latin American CDs.

The location of the house is in a remote area, there is much privacy and it is about a 10 minute drive to east sound. Also, great was the nearby beach which was less than a 5 minute walk. I went there every morning to check out the tide pools, which were some of the best I have ever seen, as I saw many starfish, sea otters (even one walking on the beach), raccoons, eagles, an octopus, jelly fish and other stranded marine life.

Also, the owner is great. She was in constant contact with us if we needed anything and I forgot a camera remote and she graciously sent it back to me.

Last, the best part of Orcas Island is the Moran state Park – about a 20 minute drive. The hikes, lakes and views are all amazing there.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Eastsound
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Orcas
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
One lot over
Car: recommended

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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
 
Summer
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$295
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$295
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$295
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Winter
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$295
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,490
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,890
$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$295
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

$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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Amenities

Orcas Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Play-pen can be used as crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Lower bed is double size, top bed is twin
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • tennis

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