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Waterfront Luxury Cabin with Hot Tub

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

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.

Karen Key Speck purchased this house in 2002

Why Karen Key Speck chose Orcas Island

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.


Eastsound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The lower bath has two toilets & sinks and a tub/shower.
    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.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , The bathroom is downstairs and accessed off the hallway.
  • 3.5
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Luxury Cabin with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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August on Orcas

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful get away!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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Pinecone Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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Outstanding House!

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of eight with three children. The bunk beds were perfect for our two nine year olds. They had a "suite " with their bunk beds adjoining their favorite aunt from New York. They had slumber parties and a "dust bunny make-up party." The water was soothing and the wrap around deck was wonderful. There is a closet full of board games. The kitchen was highly functional. Over the years we have rented many properties on Orcas and this one was one of the best.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you discovered the closet full of games. It's nice when families come together, disconnect from technology and spend some one on one time together. Sounds like you had a great stay in Pinecone and we hope you'll return again soon. Ken and Karen / Cherie L Lindholm RE
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Really fun cabin - super spacious and great decor!

  • 5 of 5

This was a super convenient place for our family to stay for a wedding. It worked out perfectly for the amount of guests and is so spacious and comfortable. This house is seriously huge, it just kept going and going, and we totally loved walking through and seeing all the pinecone decorations! The furniture is awesome - very high quality - and again I will state how the owners did a really good job with the decor/theme. We didn't use the hot tub, but we know it is a really good one - a highly rated brand that we have ourselves. We didn't get complementary wine like the other reviewers received and the other house that rents up the hill has, but it's ok. I can't really complain at all because it is a really good house to rent, and I would definitely stay here or have my family stay here again! Great for large families. : )

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks for renting two houses managed by Cherie L. Lindholm RE! This house is the one that supplies the wine, whereas the other does not. (I think the report was just backwards.) But, wine isn't so important as your comfort and experience and we're so glad it was a good one for your wedding attendees! Regards, Karen
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Orcas Landing / Washington State Ferries
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Orcas Island Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
In front of the house
Car: recommended

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

Eastsound House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.1%

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.

Credit cards not accepted. Personal checks accepted up to two weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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