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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Beautiful Centrally Located NW Craftsman open July 16th-20th, 24th-27th

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms,1 Bonus Room, 5 Beds, Comfortably Sleeps 9

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

* Newlyweds

* 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:



Toilet Paper,


Clothes Soap,


Paper Towels,

Extra cleaning supplies,

Dish soap,

Scrub Pads,

Dishwasher soap,

Olive Oil,

Cooking Spray,




Baking Powder,

Baking Soda,






****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!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kari (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Kari

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

Why Kari chose Orcas Island

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rented one room through 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!
May 2011
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Beautiful Centrally Located NW Craftsman open July 16th-20th, 24th-27th
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Milwaukie, OR

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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East Sound Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing late summer family vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't imagine it being any better!

  • 5 of 5

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.


  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Comfortable Home

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home and awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your are most welcome! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay as well as our home. Come back again next spring/summer and stay awhile. Perhaps whale watching is in your future? -Kari
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Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Eastsound Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Lower, Madrona Bar and Grill, Whitehorse
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Orcas Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Orcas Island Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The New Leaf Cafe, Madrona Grill, Olga's, Majitas
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Waterfront Park
Car: recommended

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


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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.1%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Orcas Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upper Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Toilet located in separate enclosed space
    Mid Level Bath - toilet , shower
  • *Travertine tile floors and shower stall in bath *Claw foot tub *Double sinks in master bath *Craftsman style lighting *Granite counter tops *Pedestal sink in guest bath *Water saving, low flush, Toto toilets
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Loft - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen bed is located in a built in cubby plus ex-long twin
    Mid Level - 1 queen , Queen canopy bed
    Master - 1 king , King
    Lower level - 1 queen , Queen bed-No bathroom on this level
  • *1 King, 3 Queen beds, 1 Extra Long Twin *2 bedrooms on top floor share large bathroom *1 bedroom on main floor across from bathroom *1 room on lower floor has access to bathroom upstairs *Bonus room on lower floor with extra TV, puzzle and game table, sitting area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Three story 2100 sq ft 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 bonus rooms, comfortably sleeps 9 (3 Queen beds, 1 extra long twin, and 1 King bed). High end fully equipped kitchen, Bertazzoni 6 burner propane stove, dining table seats 12, service for 12, kitchen stocked with basics, satellite TV, ipod/CD/radio player, flannel or regular sheets, towels, and more. All new interior furnishings. House is conveniently located in the heart of Eastsound for an easy walk to beach, athletic club, farmer's market, Sunday concerts in the park, Wednesday Brown Bag Lunch concert, Darvill's Bookstore, Teezer's espresso, boutiques, other shopping, and dining. House does NOT have a water view but is 2 blocks from Waterfront Park. Absolutely NO PETS and NO SMOKING!

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