|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 14 2016 - Sep 11 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay