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Crescent Beach Cottage - Luxury, Waterfront, Near Eastsound

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage + Guest House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Crescent Beach Cottage is a beautiful, hand-crafted, European-style cottage plus small guest house affectionately named “the Outback” directly across the street from the best walking beach on Orcas Island, and just a short walk from the picturesque village of Eastsound. Built by one of the best custom homes builders on the island, the cottage is truly heaven on earth. Reclaimed beams from Wisconsin, French doors from Singapore, teak floors, and a mix of contemporary and European antique furnishings create a warm and welcoming feeling the moment you enter the cottage. Stunning views from every window let in light and magic. Enjoy the fragrant, flower-filled garden, relax on the patio overlooking the pond and bird sanctuary behind the cottage, or watch the waves on the beach from the living room and dining room.

The main Cottage, with one queen bedroom and a twin fold-out chair in a nook off of the bedroom, sleeps 3 and is an ideal destination for memorable vacations and celebrations, or quiet retreats. The owner has furnished the cottage with beautiful art and comfortable furniture meant to be lived in and loved. The living room is a welcoming place to sit and talk, read a book or watch TV or DVD’s. The galley kitchen adjoins the living room and is an ideal space to create meals with all the appliances and amenities needed to cook up something wonderful. The dining room is a great place to enjoy a meal or write your best-selling novel as it looks directly onto the beach. The spacious master bedroom features a queen bed and a wood burning stove, flanked by leather armchairs and ottomans. A small study off the master bedroom is the perfect place to curl up with a book or simply watch the wildlife in and around the pond. The study also has a large comfy chair that folds out into a twin bed.

There’s a high definition 33” plasma flat panel TV (basic channels), DVD player, high speed wireless internet, a CD player with CD library and I-Pod docking speaker system. A smaller TV is in the master bedroom.

If you have a larger party than 3, a separate guest house (The Outback), connects to the main cottage by a flagstone patio and sleeps 2 featuring a bedroom with a queen bed, dresser, bedside table, small TV, and a large bathroom. The Outback provides an ideal, private escape for a second couple, friends or family members you'd like to bring along, including children who are old enough to sleep in a close but separate building. The Outback rents for an additional $100/night.

In front of the cottage is a gorgeous, long walking beach. Watch storms in winter, beach comb for treasures year-round, build driftwood sculptures, wiggle your sand in the toes.The only other building on your beach is a kayak rental property, very handy if you’d like to kayak.

Behind the cottage, you’re in a bird-watcher’s paradise, looking onto a large pond and wetland, with the resident Blue Heron, Red-Winged Blackbirds, Kingfishers, all manner of ducks, coots, loons, grebes, and of course, eagles.The patio provides a magical place to grill a steak, veggies, or salmon or simply sit on the glider and watch the teeming bird life on and around the pond.

We are family friendly! The yard and garden are fenced. A charming garden shed can be used as a drinks center if you throw a party.

Crescent Beach Cottage is non-smoking, and consists of the main Cottage and the Outback which combined have two (2) bedrooms with Queen beds, two (2) full baths, plus a cozy study with a large chair that folds out into a twin bed. Sleeps 4-5.

Keywords: New listing, Waterfront, hand-crafted, Orcas Island vacation rental, romantic getaway, personal retreat, sauna, Orcas Island Vacation House, Orcas Island Vacation Home, Orcas Island Vacation Rental, Vacation Rental By Owner, Eastsound, Orcas Island Vacation Cottage, San Juan Islands Vacation Rental, San Juan Islands Vacation House.

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Jennifer Brewer, Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Jennifer Brewer, Property Manager

I built a tree house on Orcas Island - okay, I HAD it built - and now spend my time between the tree house and my condo in Pike Place Market, Seattle. Every time I drove past the cottage on Crescent Beach, I wondered who the lucky people were who lived there. When I learned that the owner was moving to Canada, I jumped on it!

Jennifer Brewer, Property Manager purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Jennifer Brewer, Property Manager chose Orcas Island

I've always loved building or finding enchanting places and making them even more enchanting. The cottage was and is beyond enchanting all by itself and I loved furnishing it with treasures both local and international, so that it is luxurious without being 'precious', if you know what I mean. It's a put-your-feet-up kind of place, with panache! I love it and want to share it with you.

What makes this cottage unique

As a writer, I find the light that floods the cottage from its many windows soul-nourishing. As a lover of all things wild, the beach out front and the nature preserve and pond in back of the cottage grounds me. And it's so great to walk to the Saturday Market in Eastsound, wander the shops, have lunch at one of Eastsound's many excellent restaurants, then return to the cottage for coffee, tea, or wine. What's not to love?!


Eastsound Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Cottage Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Shower separate from tub. Sauna in this large bathroom.
    Outback (Guest House) Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Main Cottage: Full Bath (1). Shower separate from tub. The sauna is located in this spacious bathroom. Outback (guest house): Full Bath (1).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 Queen size bedroom in the Main Cottage
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 Queen size bed in the separate Outback (guest house)
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin fold-out chair in nook off of the Main Cottage bedroom
  • Main Cottage: Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futon (1) - a large comfy chair in the den off the master bedroom folds out into a twin sleeper. Outback (guest house): Queen size Bed (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
The main cottage has one bedroom and a twin sleeper in the den, just a few steps across the patio is the Outback, which has a bedroom and a bath of its own and is ideal for a second couple or for teenagers.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Crescent Beach Cottage - Luxury, Waterfront, Near Eastsound
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

Great time and wonderfull location....especially off season !

  • 5 of 5

The " wow " factor started as we drove into the driveway. Architecture of the cottage is right up my ally, nice detailing of the trellis`s, gates, walkways and a wonderful blending of home vs nature.

Upon entering the cottage the finishes were inline with what I had envisioned or hoped for....too often great exteriors are not followed up with " Great interiors ". This was done to perfection ! Lots of natural light, views from every room, soothing colors, natural materials, deep couches, fun furnishings and a good use of reclaimed timbers through out.

We both loved the place and plan a return trip in the near future...again, in the off season...

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage By The Sea

  • 5 of 5

The perfect spot for my family of three while visiting our family on Orcas. Charming, clean, comfortable...everything we needed to feel at home. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Charming, romantic, clean, inviting & perfect location. I would come back a million times.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing!!! This house and island are beautiful.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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In a word - PERFECTION!

  • 5 of 5

While I'd read previous reviews that assured how lovely this cottage was, I have to say that I was still overwhelmed by just how terrific it is to be there. It does not feel like a vacation rental at all, it's like you are visiting friends. The special touches, like flowers and local coffee, are far beyond what one ever expects. While it is on a busy street during the day, you seriously don't hear the traffic, and being so close to the beach and everything downtown more than makes up for that road. I so hope we have the opportunity to visit again as this cottage will always be a special place for me. Thanks so very much for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Real luxury cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic few days at this cottage that was really luxury. It is not often threat the cottage is better in real life than the picture but this is the case. All the fine detail was excellent, for example, when they say fully stocked cutlery it even includes a oyster shucker! Fantastic time, and thoroughly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Eastsound Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 15 - Sep 15
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 - Apr 30
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 9.8%

All prices based on renting the Cottage only, with an occupancy of 1-3 people. If you have more people in your party and are interested in renting the Outback (guest house) as well, it rents for an additional $100/night year-round.

Owner'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.
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Nearest Airport
1.2 Miles
Orcas Island Airport, 147 Schoen Rd, Eastsound, WA
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Lower Tavern, 46 Prune Alley, Eastsound, WA
Nearest Ferry
8.3 Miles
Orcas Island Ferry, 8368 Orcas Rd, Orcas, WA
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Orcas Island Golf Course, 2171 Orcas Rd, Eastsound
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Rose's, 382 Prune Alley, Eastsound, WA
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Crescent Beach, Eastsound, WA
Car: recommended

You can walk to a kayak rental place just down the beach from the cottage and take off from your beach. In winter, if it snows, put on your cross country skis and explore the nature trails that meander from the cottage to the pond and through the woods. Walk to a grocery store that has everything you could possibly need. On Saturday mornings, walk to the farmers market where you can enjoy great food and purchase island produce, meats, flowers, and crafts.


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