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Waterfront Luxury Cabin with Hot Tub

Eastsound, WA, USA
  • House2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 10

Private, waterfront, luxury cabin with outdoor hot tub on the beautiful Orcas Island North Shore. Nicknamed Pinecone Cabin, but the house is actually much more than a cabin and larger than it looks!

Vast water views to Canada, the coastal mountains and offshore islands.

Upscale Pacific Northwest, lodge-style furnishings with every amenity.

Eagles in your front yard and salmon at your feet with a trail to your private beach, perfect for shell and driftwood hunters. Dolphins and whales are often seen.

Mooring buoy, no dingy.

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Karen Key Speck

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Karen Key Speck

We moved to Orcas Island in 1985. We rented this rental sight unseen when it was an extremely modest, one story house and lived in it for three years. When a man from Austria purchased it, he hired us to manage it as a rental. The only change he made was to change the carpeting. After about 15 years, we had the opportunity to purchase this house from him. We named it Pinecone Cabin and remodeled the downstairs and a few years later added on the second story. We decorated the house with all high quality furnishings with a pinecone theme. Folks always say the house is much larger inside than it looks. So we always smile when they and we joke about it being called a 'cabin'. We are pleased this house has come 'full circle' to us. We are very involved in the Orcas community. Here shown announcing the annual Fourth of July Eastsound Parade.

Karen Key Speck purchased this House in 2002

Why Karen Key Speck chose Eastsound

We have lived on Orcas Island since 1985 and always wanted to own a rental to share with other visitors.

What makes this House unique

One can enjoy a soak in the outdoor hotub. Turning off its jets, you'll hear only silence. The rental is located conveniently close to town, but is amazingly private with one immediate part-time only neighbor. The views looking north show islands, ocean, mountains and ski resort lights over 40 miles away. The weather presents an ever changing palette. Deer, eagles and raccoons are often on the property. Many have seem Orca whales and dolphins swimming by.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, There are two bedrooms on the main/lower floor.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, There are two bedrooms on the main/lower floor.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, There are three bedrooms on the upper level.
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king, There are three bedrooms on the upper level.
      • Bunk Area
        The 3rd bedroom upstairs w/a bunk=2 twins.
      • King size beds (1) There are three kings beds all with good high quality mattresses. We've had folks ask for the brand saying they've never had a better night's sleep, or have had back trouble until sleeping on ours., Queen size Beds (1) One queen bed on main floor with new mattress and box springs., Bunk Beds (1) Two twin beds in bunk alcove upstairs which is between one of the master suites and master bath. Parents and children love this arrangement.


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, The lower bath has two toilets & sinks and a tub/shower.
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, The bathroom is downstairs and accessed off the hallway.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, This is one of two large bathrooms upstairs.
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, This is one of two large bathrooms upstairs & has two sinks.
      • 3.5

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Oceanfront
          There is a level trail that goes down diagonally in front of the house which leads to the peagravel and driftwood beach.
        • Waterfront


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      The livingroom has a couch which seats 3-4, a leather loveseat to seat 2, a rocking chair and an occasional chair.
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Firewood
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Electric forced air wall heaters plus woodstove.
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      A pillow style/type for every preference. (Over 20 pillows provided.)
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Parking
                      Parking for 2-3 cars at the house and 1 extra pull out in driveway area above. Not suitable for trailers or RVs/semi cabs, etc.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Shampoo
                    • Telephone
                      Local calls are free.
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      There is a set of washer/dryer upstairs and a set downstairs!
                    • Water Cooler
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Stove
                      Firewood is provided.


                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen offers good stainless cookware, blender, and many assorted glass and metal bakeware options.
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          All sorts of utensils are provided including Cutco knives and steak knives.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Guests say we have stocked everything for cooking.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Electric stove/oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Electric stove/oven.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              The table has leaves and six chairs plus two good quality Samsonite folding chairs. There is also a card table with four more chairs.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Music Library
                                  There are approximately 30 assorted musc CDs available to listen to for free.
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  3 in the house.
                                • Games
                                  The game closet is full of adult and children's games -something for everyone.
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books
                                  The bookcase has a unique library of books on the San Juan Islands and pertinent to the Pacific Northwest.
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (5) Five TVs have cable.
                                • Stereo
                                  There is a radio/stereo player in the kitchen with a cassette player, and CD player. There is a small boombox in the bunk room.
                                • Television
                                  There is a flatscreen TV with cable in every bedroom! (The three downstairs TVs also have DVD players.) The TV in the bunk room has no cable but does have a VCR for movies.
                                • Toys
                                  A small tub of assorted toys is in the game closet.
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  We offer a library of approximately 250 VCR movies you may watch for free.


                                    • Balcony
                                      Two teak chairs are on the balcony upstairs which is available to the bedroom suites.
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Binoculars
                                    • Boat
                                      No boat or dingy, but there is a mooring buoy.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      The deck offers a commercial, handicap access picnic table and assorted deck chairs. Eight commercial grade deck chairs are provided.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      We provide a propane barbecue and a charcoal barbecue.
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              The hot tub is professionally cleaned each week and ready for your relaxing soaks.
                                            • Outdoor Hot Tub


                                                • live theater
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • cinemas
                                                • forests
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • photography
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • 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

                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • A bookcase with books about the San Juan Islands is available for your reading enjoyment. The house also has some pacific northwest and lodge-themed books plus some children's books.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  48 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  A must see beautiful island and home!

                                                                  Pat M.

                                                                  The island is beautiful and the home is beautiful , what else can I say! The home is furnished with beautiful and great quality hardwood beds, bedroom sets, dining room ,living room furniture, etc. The bedding and towels are top quality. There are twice as many pillows as needed so I can't imagine anyone not finding a comfy pillow to sleep on! The place is quiet and on the waterfront facing to the north and Canada. The ocean is visible from the hot tub day or night. There's no traffic or road noise at this place! If you want it quiet you got it! There's a TV in almost every room if that's what you are in to and a closet full of DVD and Vhs movies for the family to enjoy. Acquiring this place was easy and the owner was very quick to get back to me about the reservations and arrangements. I highly recommend this place and the accommodations!

                                                                  Superb Value

                                                                  Gustavo L.-

                                                                  One has to be a neat picky freak to find fault about ANYTHING wrong with this property.

                                                                  As owners of a cleaning company in CA serving 100s of vacation rental units, we understand the details and challenges this property manager faces before, during and after each visit. Their system is simply IMPECCABLE.

                                                                  The only ways to improve the flawless presentation of this property would be asking something like:

                                                                  1. Ask guests beforehand what toilet paper brand they use at home to match it.

                                                                  2. Add cup holders to the wooden balcony chairs on the main level deck.

                                                                  3. Keep spare 9 volt batteries for the CO monitor on the hallway.

                                                                  The view from this property is FANTASTIC. The photos do not do it justice.

                                                                  We'll update our review once we receive our deposit back. But so far, we will not be looking anywhere else when we plan other Orcas island visit.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Above the washer downstairs we keep extra batteries. Perhaps the spare 9volt was already applied or there? Thank you for your kind words and for visiting Orcas with us. We hope you found your time in our home rejuvenating and just they get-away you needed! Thanks for writing.


                                                                  Cherie L. Lindholm RE Property Management


                                                                  Gail H.Seattle

                                                                  What a great house! There must be a thousand items in the pinecone motif, yet it is lovely, not kitschy. We were three generations in the house, and everyone found a spot they enjoyed. The beach is very rocky, farther and steeper than I expected, but a part of the adventure. Great views. All was as listed. The only odd part was the bunk bed room only had exits through master suite or that bathroom.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  While we personally do not have a large family, it's always rewarding to hear when family comes together at our rental to enjoy an Orcas visit.

                                                                  Folks seems to have fun "finding" the pinecones. It's great on a rainy day to "occupy" the little ones. LOL.

                                                                  Come see us again soon. Ken and Karen Cherie L. Lindholm RE / Orcas

                                                                  August on Orcas

                                                                  TamiSeattle, Washington

                                                                  This is a convenient location to Eastsound and Moran State Park, one of our very favorite places. There is so much to see and do on the island. The house accommodated our adult children, my wife and I very well and provided a great base. Kitchen was well appointed, the bedrooms were comfortable and the bathrooms were plenty. Spectacular views north to Sucia, Matia and Canada; we were able to see the Perseid meteor showers from the back deck. A place we would recommend highly.

                                                                  Peaceful get away!

                                                                  Michelle L.

                                                                  My immediate and extended family came together to stay at this lovely house on Orcas Island. Everything was very clean and very comfortable during our stay. The jacuzzi was wonderful and the views were spectacular. We had 5 adults and 2 children staying at the house and we were all so comfortable for the entire stay. The beds were FANTASTIC! I slept better here than at home! We made many trips down to the private beach area to watch the sunset and look for sea creatures in the rocks at low tide.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  It's so wonderful to hear you slept well while vacationing with us.

                                                                  Probably due to the beds, the quiet, the lack of sirens, etc and the lapping of the ocean waves lulling you to sleep. (And we bet you were active and wore yourselves down, too!) Come see us again soon. Karen and Ken/Cherie L. Lindholm Real Estate

                                                                  Pinecone Thanksgiving

                                                                  Rhoda C.

                                                                  Our family had a wonderful Thanksgiving at the Pinecone Cottage. We loved the location, the decor and the size of the house. It didn't hurt that we had perfect ( for late November) weather the week we were there. The views are fantastic. We could see the full moon rise and the sunset colors. Eagles flew by the windows. We loved walking down to the adjoining beach. Moran State Park is very nearby and we enjoyed several hikes there as well as seeing the cutthroat trout spawning. We also enjoyed the beach at Obstruction Pass State Park which is also close by. You are very close to downtown Eastsound which is convenient for grocery shopping and restaurants.

                                                                  There were six adults and four children staying in the cottage. The bedrooms are spacious and the three older kids enjoyed having their own nook. The two year old slept in a pack n play which is provided. The kitchen is very well stocked and we cooked our Thanksgiving dinner there with just a few items we brought from home. Karen was very helpful about what was supplied in the kitchen so we knew what to bring. There are two washers and dryers, a dishwasher and three and a half bathrooms which were very convenient for 10 people. The hot tub was enjoyed by all.

                                                                  My daughter recently asked my grandsons where they wanted to go for spring break and they both said they wanted to back to the Pinecone Cottage! It's a great place for all ages.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  You have warmed our hearts. It is wonderful for folks to spend time with family for the holidays and even more special when that stay is on Orcas and fulfilling to all. Thank you for sharing your happy memories and do come see us again soon! K&K


                                                                  Eastsound, WA, USA

                                                                  Pinecone Cabin offers a game closet with many board games and puzzles for your indoor pleasure. Folks say it's fun to get away from video games, etc and interact one on one together.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  If you'd like to do your own cleaning and laundry of the rental prior to departure, there are no additional housekeeping fees. If you'd like us to clean it is $125 and $50 for laundry plus tax = $192.68 additional. Garbage removal additional at $12.00 per can. You may take your own to the dump and save some money.

                                                                  48 Reviews
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