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Liam

Member since: 2009
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Cape Cod meets the Fjords on Orcas Island

11 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Orcas Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full and one half bath, sleeps 6

Walk to town from this new and charming Craftsman-style house. Located on the west edge of East Sound with a pretty southern view. Featured in the August 2008 Sunset Magazine for being a'Dream Town', East Sound is 5 minutes from Moran State park with hiking, fishing and swimming. Hike through old growth forests and enjoy the abundant wild life. Public beach access is very close too. Three bedrooms on different levels for privacy. Enjoy the adjacent wooded area with a covered fireplace for picnics and campfire use. A classy and comfortable cottage for your memorable Orcas vacation.

2011 UPDATE: New deck added to enhance your enjoyment. Pics to be added 5/11

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Liam (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.6
based on 11 traveler reviews

Cape Cod meets the Fjords on Orcas Island
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews
5

Our favorite place to stay on Orcas Island!!

  • 5 of 5

 We thoroughly enjoyed your home, and want to thank you again for accommodating our last minute request!!  It truly made our trip more enjoyable and secured the fact that we will always stay in a rental home over a resort in the future!  We will be sure to tell our friends and family about your lovely and affordable home, and I have no doubt it will be rented during our wedding week on Orcas next year.  We especially enjoyed your map & island brochure basket, your collection of dvds, your many spices (though we didn't use them, it would have been awesome if we would have cooked more!), the updated features and cleanliness of your home! We also loved being so incredibly close to the an accessible and beautiful shoreline, and being just seconds from town.  We really loved our stay and I want to thank you again for being so accommodating!  We look forward to booking your home in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home located in Eastsound, WA. There are great trails behind the house that take you into Eastsound or to the beach. We were able to walk our kayaks down to the shore as the walk is short and sweet...literally sweet. The path is lined with wild blackberries and lavender and you can hear the waves and smell the salty air...its quite charming.

The house itself is new, clean, well-maintained and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is well-stocked with appliances(even a coffee grinder), utensils and basic spices. There is also a charcoal grill on the deck. The living room has games, books, and movies for the whole family. My kids were very excited about the games.

We had perfect weather on our trip and spent a lot of time out exploring the island. The state parks are great for hiking, swimming and kayaking. The views at Mt Constitution were breathtaking. We also enjoyed taking the ferry and exploring the other islands. We were able to see Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor, bike around Lopez island, and we even saw a few dolphins while on the ferry.

We mostly dined in, utilizing the great kitchen, but we did get pastries from Brown Bear Baking a few times and they were delicious. We also really enjoyed the pizza at Hogstone's Wood Oven.

I have already recommended this vacation home to a number of friends and would absolutely stay here again. Orcas seems to be a very special place and we loved getting to spend a week there.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Durham
5

Great House at a Great Vacation Destination

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay on Orcas Island, which is a great place to vacation. We envisioned the house in a wooded, somewhat isolated setting, but it's actually in a residential area in Eastsound. That turned out to be fine, since it's handy to be a very close walk to "downtown."

The house does indeed sleep six without any problems. Two bedrooms upstairs share a large bathroom, and the bedroom downstairs has a small private bath. The house is very attractive and has pretty much everything you'll need. I don't believe that the listing indicates that it has a washer and dryer, but it does.

As discussed in a previous review, although the house isn't on the water, the bay can be seen from the front porch and patio. And it's a three minute walk to be right there.

The requirement of paying for trash is a bit frustrating, but I assume it's a reasonable attempt to keep that under control on this small island. I took our trash and recycling to the Orcas transfer station (i.e. dump) on the day we left; the charge was $13. They take credit cards. You can apparently have the the realtor deal with it for an extra charge.

It is close to the tiny Orcas airport, but we actually enjoyed watching the small private planes coming in and taking off.

Orcas Island is beautiful, and Eastsound is charming. My wife and I were there with our two adult children and their partners. There's plenty to do (kayaking, whale watching, sailing (recommend Kruger Escapes)) and super fresh seafood to cook in the well equipped kitchen (recommend Buck Bay Shellfish Farm). You can also just enjoy the mild summer temps on the porch or patio.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camas wa
5

great house

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed at this cute house over labor day weekend. It was very nice and spacious. I loved the tall ceilings and high end appliances. The kitchen was well stocked and perfect for making meals after shopping at the local grocery store. It is not waterfront, but a short walk into the town of Eastsound and the water. The airport nearby was not a problem for the planes are small and only fly during the day. Garbage wasn't really an issue, we just left the bag there and had $12. Taken out of our deposit. The house was very comfortable and clean. There are two bedrooms and a bath upstairs and one bed and bath in the basement. The basement bedroom is great for adults because of privacy, but may be too scary for small children. Overall the house is lovely and we would come back. The ferry system is another story and review. Be prepared to spend hours waiting for the ferry because they fill up.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation we had at this lovely home. It is right in town but very close to nature and great hikes.I went all the way to the top of mt. consitution on the last hike of the week.We were trying to save on expenses and the kitchen had everything we needed.We would walk to the coffee shop and than down to the water in the morning. We loved it and hope to return to East Sound soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing Orcas Island Home!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked in the door at this Orcas Island Rental home, we were impressed. It was actually even more lovely than the pictures on the web site. The home was decorated in a cozy, contemporary style - perfect for a beach house. We felt comfortable and "at home" immediately. The site is spacious, comfortably sleeps six easily and has a nice sense of indoor and outdoor living. The kitchen is great for any cook - you don't need to bring anything from home other than food. With the indoor and outdoor dining areas, you don't even feel the need to go out (although the restaurants in the area are impressive and all within walking distance.) It was just a few minutes walk to the beach, and we could see the bay from the front porch. This rental home is conveniently located for easy travel around the entire island. We did a lot of exploring, but always looked forward to coming back to our home away from home. We also loved getting to the Island. The Ferry to Orcas was a lot of fun, and it was easy to use. An added bonus was the Blue Grass band playing at the terminal and on the boat on our trip back. Orcas is really very close to Portland. We were up to the Ferry in just a few hours. The view of the sound was worth the trip to the island. Then we find we are staying in such a nice place. Our trip to Orcas couldn't have been better. We recommend the trip to anyone thinking about it.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Eastsound
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Orcas Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Eastsound Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
peak
May 14 2016 - Sep 11 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$220
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.2%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Orcas Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1580 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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