|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Newer northwest craftsmen home is charming and spacious. An eastward view from the front porch is of the neighboring wooded area. Located in the heart of Eastsound for an easy stroll to shops, restaurants, and parks.
There is a scenic walking path that winds along the peaceful alder grove where you will find a covered shelter for picnics and campfire use. The pathway continues on to provide access to Eastsound Village and the public Waterfront Park. Enjoy the park for picnics, beach combing, kayaking, or meander out to Indian Island via the low tide exposed land bridge.
A Perfect Spot for Wedding Party Guests to Stay: Orcas Island is a wedding mecca during the busy summer months in fact the San Juan Islands are considered one of the Top Destination Wedding Venues in America. This home is perfect to rent for the many family and friends who will need accommodations. Compare to local hotels and you will find the overall price to be more than competitive. When you have extra time attend a Sunday Night Concert in Eastsound Park, go to the Episcopal Church for the Wednesday Brown Bag Lunch Concert, or in late August attend the famous Chamber Music Festival.
Alder Bungalow is perfect for:
* Wedding Guests
* Family Reunions
* Spiritual Retreats
* All Girls Weekend
* Writer’s Workshop Participants
* Triathlon/Marathon Housing
* Romantic Getaways
* Adventure Retreats
* and more!
All the Comforts of Home: Why not rent a fully equipped house? Have the option of making meals or foraging for a late night snack. Morning coffee is right at your fingertips, additionally, you can make an entire pot rather than two cups at a time. Plenty of room for family to gather in the open kitchen, dining, living areas. Go ahead, relax, take a candlelit bath in the upstairs claw foot tub. All beds are very comfortable memory foam mattresses.
The New York Times rated The San Juan Island's #2 on the list of the top 41 Places to Go in 2011
Disney's Family Fun says Orcas 'Great Island Getaways'
The Seattle Times named Eastsound, WA, the Top Town for Outdoor Jocks and Nature Lovers
Sunset magazine number one town for charm in America
National Geographic suggests that Eastsound (Orcas Island) is one of the World's Top 100 Adventure Towns
The LA Times calls Orcas Island 'The Crown Jewel of the San Juan Islands'
Lonely Planet dubbed the San Juan Islands one of the World's Top 10
Mi Casa es tu Casa: Yes, this is our home and we LOVE it. We love the ease of walking to the grocery store, farmer's market, and coffee shops. This house is the largest, most nicely appointed, close to town rental you will find. We have endeavored to provide for all your needs to have a great vacation on Beautiful Orcas Island.
As an owner occupied unit we provide you with the following consumables:
Extra cleaning supplies,
****Most agency vacation rentals do not have these items on hand and expect you to purchase them during your stay. Imagine showing up late on a Friday night and having NO toilet paper. Ugh!
It's hard to find another vacation home rental on Orcas Island that matches Alder Bungalow's value!
Kari and Jim love living and working on Orcas Island. Everyday we are amazed we were lucky enough to have landed in such a fantastic, beautiful, and giving community. In 2009, we were able to purchase a home for our family and future retirement plans. We reside in this home during the school year and move to our other property during the summer months. This house is now available for rent during the late spring, summer, and early fall.
Kari purchased this house in 2009
Our home is in a perfect location on the island because it is an easy walk to everything in town. The home is modern, cute, and comfortable and will suit occupants from 2 persons up to 9.
We rented one room through Airbnb.com. Kari has a beautiful home within walking distance to sites, restaurants and the farmer's market. We enjoyed all of those things and made time to see the orcas with Deer Harbor Charters. Kari made us a delicious cake which we enjoyed on the ferry ride back to the mainland. We would definitely stay with Kari again!
This house was perfect! It is a very short walk to town, and is beautiful. We had a wedding in the park and it was close enough to use as a home base for the wedding party, even with multiple trips for this and that. Quick walk to everything in town! Kari has a very well outfitted kitchen with plenty of dishes, pots and pans, etc. (Not the norm in alot of rentals)! Can't say enough about the great customer service we recieved. Lovely home! Thanks again, Kari , we all had a wonderful time! Linda
The listing of the property was accurate regarding the location, layout and amenities. The property was very clean and the décor was beautiful. The owner provide excellent communication prior to our trip and details about the ferry system. I would recommend this rental to friends and family and hope that we can stay there again in the future. We rented bikes and toured beaches, we went to Orcas Pottery and the kids loved the tree house. We rental kayaks and did a whale watching tour.
Our adult children joined us for my birthday and we couldn't have been more pleased! The location was great - a small path leads to 'town' so we walked everywhere. The home and rooms were furnished just beautifully and the kitchen has everything you could want. Having two family rooms was great for the few moments someone needed quiet time. The owners were so accommodating. Just perfect for us.
It was a long way from Hawaii to Orcas Island, but it was worth the travel and the house allowed our vacation to be all the more special. We are so happy that we chose to stay in the house rather than a hotel. Sharing the house allowed us to be a family rather than just travelers. The house itself was fantastic and its hard to imagine how you can find a home more convenient, appealing and comfortable. The kitchen was large, modern and well appointed, allowing us to congregate and share island experiences as we prepared meals together. The house is impeccably decorated and it is obvious the owner took great care is selecting the art and other works in the house.
Orcas is a beautiful island, made so much better by having a fantastic home to spend out time in.
We had a great stay at this house on Orcas. Location of the house is perfect, close walking distance to Eastsound. The house is well stocked with kitchen item and products, so you don't have to go buy all those accessories like condiments, sugar, paper towels, etc. Good experience, would rent here again.
This was a great house to accomodate my fairly large group. It was spacious and clean, and had great furniture and everything was organized. They included paper product, trash bags, condiments, etc., and the kitchen was fully loaded with cooking items like pots and pans. As well, the appliances were top of the line, there was a cool game room in the basement with board games like Cranium and Apples to Apples, and there's an iPod dock + some movies. We had a great time on Orcas taking mopeds to the top of Mt. Constitution, hiking around the trails in Moran State Park, and enjoying the restaurants of Eastsound. Kari's daughter recommended the New Leaf as a breakfast place, and it was so great we ate there two days in a row. Thanks!
Eastsound Village is a 7 minute car ride to Moran State Park; A favorite for locals to spend the day at the swim beach with family and friends. Moran boasts some of the best hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, and scenic views. Enjoy old growth forests, abundant wildlife, or travel to the top of Mount Constitution for the best 360 degree view. Orcas Island is also a family friendly destination with access to a world renowned skateboard park, plenty of weekend festivals, many local parks with play areas and enough space to fly a kite. Take a whale watching trip with Deer Harbor Charters, sign up kids for a multitude of fun classes with The Orcas Recreation Program, or there is a child-teen activity center called The Funhouse.
Other Activities: Public Library, Farmer's Market, The Funhouse, Skateboard Park, Swimming @ Cascade Lake, Nature Tours, and Whale Watching with Deer Harbor Charters
Golf: The Orcas Island Country Golf Club is a public course with regulation 9-hole greens, 3-tee format, has a total 18-holes of 5,930 including two long Par 5's and several challenging Par 4's. The course WSGA rating is 67.8/69.8 slope 115/115. It is situated in the heart of Orcas Island just a 5 minute drive from the house. It is a beautiful and fun course, called 'One of the best kept secrets of the Pacific Northwest.' The clubhouse is cozy and comfortable. You can order a meal or snack, as well as beer and wine.
learn more about the course, plus, read the endorsement from island resident and ski film guru, Warren Miller.
Ski: No skiing here on Orcas Island BUT there is an abundance of pottery shops, more masseuses per capita than any other city west of the Mississippi, plus we claim some of the best chefs in the world. SO, whether you need to purchase an artistic handmade pasta bowl, fill your aching stomach with gastronomic delights, or yearn to release that nagging upper back tension, Orcas is just the place to find what your vacation dreams ordered.......... **NO Stoplights, **NO building taller than the tallest tree, **Wildlife Viewed from Public Road, **Street Names like Lover's Lane and Enchanted Forest, ** World Renowned Darvill's Bookstore-- Holy Mole' Espresso, ** Rose's and Mia's Restaurants for Savory Soups , Pizza, and Sandwiches, ** Views of Meadows, Forests, Sheep Farms, Ocean Coves, ** Coffelt Farm's Organic Eggs, Meat, and Honey, ** Pottery Classes, **Kayaking Lessons, **Fresh Fish, ** Artisan Breads/Wines/Cheese, **Rainshadow Effect, **Gorgeous Sunsets
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$150 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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