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Waterfront, Outstanding Panoramic Views, Quiet Wooded Acreage

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

Enjoy miles of magnificent marine views that end in mainland views of the Cascade mountains with Mt. Baker and Bellingham to the east, the mountains of British Columbia to the north, and the city lights of Vancouver BC and the ski lifts at night. Watch a variety of marine vessels make their way across the strait of Georgia, including boaters of all types whose destinations are several smaller islands within a few miles of the cottage. Walk along hillside trails on this 11 acre parcel that includes old growth trees and native flora. Bald and golden eagles nests are located on the property. Watch for eagles soaring past or looking down on you from an old growth tree. Many other species of birds are also seen and heard about the property. Relax in the cozy atmosphere of the cottage with comfortable furnishings that include sofa and easy chair with movable down overstuffed pillows and large ottoman. The wood stove and large picture windows looking over the water create a relaxing ambiance.

Why the Owner Chose Eastsound: : Our first Orcas Island project was a chalet that we built in 1996 a mile west of our present site. We found the 2/3 acre and proximity to neighbors and traffic, although light, going by to be distracting from our relaxation and feeling of peace. We think that the north shore views are the best on the island, so we wanted to stay here. In 1999 we purchased the present 11 acres and built the cottage in 2004.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:: Year Purchased: 2004 - The sheer natural beauty of the place starting with the fantastic views and peaceful woods, the variety of birds ranging from eagles to hummingbirds, the quiet, the ability to start a short walk or long hike from the front door, the healing effect the place has on our spirits, lots of wild black raspberries in season, the varieties of wildflowers, the full moon rising over and reflecting on the water. We could keep going on, but this is a good start.

Owner Description/Comments:: We are a professional couple, a teacher and psychiatric nurse practitioner. After falling in love with Orcas Island in the mid 90's, we made a long-term goal of living here full time. In August of 2007 we achieved that goal. We like the feeling of community, and appreciate the high quality of the environment, the arts, and the natural foods that are all abundant here. We love the outdoors and spend as much time as possible working, walking, beach combing, and relaxing outside.

More Details

Owner
Carla Weston
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Carla Weston

I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a private practice here on the island. My former husband Don and I fell in love with Orcas Island in the mid 90's, and we made a long-term goal of living here full time. In August of 2007 we achieved that goal. We like the feeling of community, and appreciate the high quality of the environment, the arts, and the natural foods that are all abundant here. Unfortunately my husband tragically died a year ago in March of 2014. It was a shock, but I am an even stronger believer in this community since the tragedy. I

love the outdoors and spend as much time as possible working, walking, beachcombing, and relaxing outside. I currently have a wonderful garden full of flowers and some veggies. I grew up on a farm in NE and I guess you just can't take the country out of the girl. I love working with people and enjoy an eclectic mix of rural practice and the arts here are outstanding.

Carla Weston purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Carla Weston chose Eastsound

Our first Orcas Island project was a chalet that we built in 1996 a mile west of our present site. We found the 2/3 acre and proximity to neighbors and traffic, although light, going by to be distracting from our relaxation and feeling of peace. We think that the north shore views are the best on the island, so we wanted to stay here. In 1999 we purchased the present 11 acres and built the cottage in 2004. We lived in the cottage in 2007 while we constructed the main house. This property is unique in that it has this outrageous view of the Salish Sea and the mountains of British Columbia. We also see Mount Baker. We have a surprisingly large amount of sunshine for being on the 'northshore'. Our view is approx 180degrees.

What makes this cottage unique

Close to Eastsound is a plus. Only ten minutes away, but you feel isolated on the property the way we are situated. We are about a 1/3 mile down the driveway and don't see any neighbors. The property is treed as well. There is a lot of wild-life and trails to walk. The sunrises, moonrises etc. are exceptional. The cottage is cozy and perfect for a couple.

Amenities

Eastsound Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Sink and vanity are separate from toilet and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Convertible Bed
  • Extra sleeping on either a quality futon mattress on the floor or a very comfortable sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The fully equipped kitchen can accommodate most meals for dining in. Enjoy the view while sitting at the dining table. The quality pillow top queen sized mattress with down pillows and comforter aid a good night's sleep. The wrap around deck/balcony affords many hours of relaxation in the summer sunshine and breathtaking sunsets behind Sucia Island. For the hardy and adventuresome a several mile hike to parts of Moran State Park and sweeping beach access are possible. The property is several hundred feet below a lightly traveled road and is very private. It is a quiet and peaceful place that is sure to help renew guests from the hectic pace of daily life. Cable/Satellite TV: Also Has a DVR So that You Won't Miss Your Favorite Programs and Can Fast Forward Through Commercials. A Variety of DVDs and Tapes. Full Kitchen: Has Everything Needed to Prepare Most Meals. There is Lots of Counter Space.

Reviews

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Waterfront, Outstanding Panoramic Views, Quiet Wooded Acreage
average rating of 4.8125 based on 48 reviews
5

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed a peaceful 10-night stay in Carla's guest house. The house was fully equipped with everything we needed except groceries (the Island Market is only 10 minutes away). The house was clean and everything in working order, except the dishwasher, which Carla is in the process of repairing. Her dogs, Jack and Volkie, are friendly and well-behaved. The views of the water and neighboring islands are stunning. The nights were so quiet, sleep was easy. The village of Eastsound has many great little shops, and be sure to stop at the Island Skillet for breakfast. Overall, we had a great vacation and hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this very clean and peaceful house. View is outstanding!! Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need. Loved the wood burning stove for the chilly evenings and plenty of wood was provided. This house is secluded with very quiet surroundings but it is also easy to get to all the sites, restaurants, etc. We had a wonderful afternoon sailing out of Deer Harbor. We will be highly recommending this house to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful cottage and view

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cottage; kitchen is well equipped as is bathroom with towels and supplies. Spent a lot of time on deck watching sunrises and sunsets. Carla was warm and welcoming. Close to Eastsound for shopping and restaurants. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view off the beaten path

  • 4 of 5

Cozy second story spot with an amazing view. After days of exploring the islands we enjoyed cooking in the fully stocked kitchen with "that view"! Carla is very friendly & helpful would I would certainly recommend her rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Beautiful, quiet, and amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

The place is just as described, but the pictures don't do it justice. The views are amazing! Very quiet and peaceful. Close to Eastsound with a car. Look forward to coming back in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best views ever

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and comfortable cottage. We enjoyed lots of time on the deck overlooking the bay with a stunning view of Mt. Baker.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Eastsound, Orcas Island, San Juan Islands, Washington State, USA (Less Than 4 Miles from Eastsound). Our property offers the best of both mountain and waterfront settings.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Partial clean/dep fee $150
Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $200

There is a $200 damage deposit required prior to staying. This is refunded in full if the place is not damaged. Also, there is a $150 cleaning deposit of which $100 is refundable providing the cleaning person does not exceed her normal charge of $50. If you have pets that we have already ok'd you must pay a $200 deposit prior to your stay. This is refundable provided no damage occurs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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