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Historic Farmhouse with two private beaches + walking distance to East Sound

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths Home, (Sleeps 6)

The Madrona House features southeast facing views of Judd Cove and Mount Constitution, a partially covered wrap-around porch, a large living room with a wood burning fireplace, tons of outdoor seating, hammocks, bunk beds - perfect for kids!, an outdoor hot tub, and a private beach with fascinating tidelands.


Three bedrooms comfortably sleep six. Master bedroom has a California king bed, a queen in the second bedroom, and twin-sized bunk beds the third bedroom. There is 1.5 baths, a toilet and sink upstairs with the bedrooms and a full bath on the ground floor.


There are three bedrooms that combined will comfortably sleep up to six people at this family-friendly rental on Orcas Island. The master bedroom has a California King-size bed, a Queen-size bed in the second bedroom, and twin-sized bunk beds the third bedroom. There is one full bathroom, one half bathroom, which includes a toilet and sink upstairs with the bedrooms and a full bath on the ground floor.

There is a fully equipped kitchen for guests, complete with a coffee maker facilities, toaster, microwave, and gas stove. Entertainment wise, there is a large flat-screen TV, VCR player, DVD player, CD/radio stereo, and WiFi. Note that there is no cable TV.

Clam digging is permitted on beaches in front of the house. Moran State Park, Rosario Resort and Cascade Lake are about a 20 minutes drive from the house. Parking for 4+ cars.

The caretaker residing on the edge of the property uses separate driveway access.


No pets, parties or smoking in the house.

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 11:00 am


57 Harrison Point Lane

Eastsound, WA 98245

More Details

Property Manager
Darcy Whittier
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Darcy Whittier

After a childhood spent on the island, my family is thrilled to share our home.

Darcy Whittier purchased this house in 1987

Why Darcy Whittier chose Eastsound

While located on a private and serene cove with a stellar, the house is approx 20 mins drive from Rosario Resort, and Cascade Lake and only a five minute walk from Eastsound. It's great for families and small children to explore the island while also playing on an expansive lawn, private beaches and tidelands.

What makes this house unique

Private beach, hot tub with a view, beachfront BBQ and a stone fire pit all with the charm of a historical farmhouse and a well equipped kitchen.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was one of the best vacations we've had. The house is great, rustic but comfortable. Access to Eastsound so handy and the beach entertained the kids for days. Noone wanted to leave.
Aug 2009
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Eastsound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin Bunk Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Historic Farmhouse with two private beaches + walking distance to East Sound
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 17 reviews

Exactly where you want to be on Orcas Island

  • 4 of 5

This property is lovely with a fantastic location that provides a waterfront experience that is also an easy walk to wonderful Eastsound. Really a perfect spot. The farmhouse is warm, inviting and well equipped. As cooks we appreciated finding everything we needed in the kitchen -- as well as more than ample towels and other supplies. Rooms are nicely furnishes and spacious; the inviting pictures are accurate! The host is practically onsite (a separate house on the property), and she was very generous with great suggestions on how to enjoy the amazing area. We would love to return and have more time -- to further explore Orcas, the other San Juan Islands and take advantage of the fire pit by the water!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All Great!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on Orcas. This house was perfect. Easy access to the water and town. When we return, we will definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Time

  • 5 of 5

Just what our family needed - time to slow down and reconnect with each other. Caught fish during the day threw it in the outdoor Firepit with corn and potatoes - very nice and relaxing. House was perfect, nice kitchen stocked with the basics.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secret Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome property! Pictures don't do it justice. It is very secluded yet very close to town. The private beach, fire pit and hot tub were awesome. Couldn't find anything else like it! Can't wait to come back. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a beautiful 5 night stay at this lovely property. Our only complaint is that we didn't book it for longer! We had 6 in our party - 3 children (ages 7-12) and 3 adults. The house is a well-kept old farmhouse with so much charm and ample room for us all. The location is amazing. Seriously, less than a 5 minute walk into town (Brown Bear Baking pastries and lattes for breakfast!) but back at the house, we felt completely secluded. (Faint traffic noise from nearby road but the trees and natural shape of the bay keep it minimal.) Even more amazing is the big lawn and beach front. The kids spent hours roaming the shores for shells. We dug up clams at low tide and made clam chowder. (You can walk all the way around the bay then!) Even if you hardly pull any clams out of the sand, just looking for the holes and "spirts" is an adventure in itself. This is a perfect property for kids of all ages - even toddlers. Loads of space to wander around safely while adults can sit and keep watch. Every evening we had a special guest for our dinner out on the porch: a bald eagle (who we named "Sam") sat high in a nearby tree. Easy drive (20min?) to Moran State Park with hiking and swimming in the lakes. We had sunny, warm weather while we were there, but even if it had been cloudy and colder, the house and location are perfect for sitting and reading (partially covered porch,) playing games, walking on the beach etc. ( Oh! And the hot tub! - cannot forget the hot tub.)

The one thing to know in advance is that since this is a turn of the century farmhouse, the bedrooms (all upstairs) do not open up into a central hallway. This is a classic design for its time and I'm glad the owners didn't remodel it but it is quite different from modern home design. This means that the bedrooms open up into each other in a circle. So the bunk bed room opens onto the hallway and into the queen bedroom. Then the queen bed room opens up into the upstairs 1/2 bath which then opens up into the king bedroom which opens up again into the hallway. If you are turned around by that description, it just means that to get to the queen bed room or bathroom you have to go through another bedroom (king or bunk bed.) Not a problem for us at all as we just shuffled around who slept where for the best privacy.

My husband is from the Seattle area and spent his summers on Orcas growing up. He loved it and we will definitely return next summer for a full week!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I spent a few nights during spring break here. It's an amazing spot - your own private beach, essentially, and a wonderful yard to play in. Walking the beach every day was just perfect. The house is welcoming and well stocked - the towels are plentiful and fluffy! It was so nice to be able to just walk to Eastsound, too. Darcy was super helpful and informative in the reservations process and leading up to check in. Overall great!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Eastsound (KORS)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Lower Tavern
Nearest Ferry
8.5 Miles
Orcas Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Orcas Island Golf Course
Nearest Beach
Private Beach
Car: recommended

Beach combing, clam digging on the property, set pots in the bay to catch Dungeness crab, kayak around Madrona Point Reservation, walk into Eastsound for Saturday's Farmer Market


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $1,500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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