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Charming Island Farm Cottages with Memorable Water Views

Bedrooms 3
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Charming farm cottages with harbor and pastoral views.


If you enjoy the discovery of special out of the way places, welcome to our vacation cottages in the charming hamlet of Deer Harbor on Orcas Island. This sunny, five-acre country farm compound boasts spectacular views of the harbor and distant islands, pastures and gardens, farm animals and surrounding hillsides.

Our one bedroom CARRIAGE HOUSE COTTAGE is hand-crafted from island timbers and exudes a feeling of warmth and comfort. Furnished from our collection of friendly antiques and collectibles, you're sure to enjoy the views from the window seat, soaking in the clawfoot bathtub, or lounging in an Adirondack chair on our spacious decks.

Just steps away yet private, an additional bedroom suite is available in the BOAT SHED. This favorite rustic, yet cozy accommodation has double bed, sitting area, bath with rain shower, and its own sunny deck with water and garden views.There are no cooking facilities. To ensure guest privacy, available only as a second bedroom with the Bunk House, or when all 3 units are taken together.

For those who'd like to have a larger gathering of friends or family, we can sleep 4 people in our BUNK HOUSE. A charming accommodation with large, covered wrap around deck area, comfortable rope hammock, and ample outdoor living space. Comfortable beds, a nice bath with rain shower, cookhouse-style kitchen on the covered porch, and the same wonderful views shared by the rest of the property. 'Glamping' at its best! A summer favorite!

Many of our guests enjoy gathering around the rock fire pit for an evening camp fire, or engaging in a rousing game of ping pong in the pasture! Our hens are happy to provide you with fresh eggs when they're laying, and you're free to pick fresh herbs from the garden.

If it's accommodations with character you're after, beautiful gardens to roam, the sound of burros to make you smile, or a place to just sit back and feel at home, we invite you to join us for some true island-style living!

Keywords: Cottage, Bunk House and Boat Shed

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017


Deer Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Carriage House has claw foot tub and shower
    Bathroom 2 - Rain shower
    Bathroom 3 - Rain shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Carriage House
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Bunk House
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Boat Shed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Charming Island Farm Cottages with Memorable Water Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Enumclaw, WA

Great place to chill and relax!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful find! The facilities themselves are charming, we loved the rustic decor! And the outdoor kitchen was a big hit with everyone! Of course we had beautiful weather so we were able to thoroughly enjoy the outdoor property entertaining other out of town guests with eating our meals outside! We are outdoor people so this was a great draw for us! We had some family with boats docked at Deer Harbor which was just a walk down the road!! A fun place to gather for a family reunion!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More than words can explain!!

  • 5 of 5

Rutabaga is such a beautiful, relaxing getaway! We had a group of 6 people. My husband, two girls and myself stayed in the bunkhouse which was perfect with two twin beds and a queen bed as well as a bathroom with shower and an outdoor kitchen! If you haven't had the pleasure of using an outdoor kitchen this is your chance!! Even though we had the indoor kitchen in the cottage that my sister and her boyfriend stayed in. Having separate houses was very nice for sleeping, showering and privacy. The pictures online are beautiful but truly do not do justice for this property. We were all in awe of this place from the moment of arrival. My daughters 12 and 9 spent the first 30 mins or so taking photos of the cottage and bunkhouse. Location was wonderful with a 20 minute drive to Mount Constitution (which I highly recommend hiking to the summit). Each night we enjoyed peaceful campfires overlooking the fields, marina and water. The owners are available if you need anything. Each area is impeccably maintained and cleaned, the beds are comfortable and warm. There's not a negative thing about Rutabaga. We look forward to our next trip to the Islands and to enjoy this amazing place again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

My high school girlfriends and I stayed at Rutabaga, an absolutely charming place on Orcas Island, San Juan Islands, in Washington State. We totally enjoyed staying at the Bunk House and Boat Shed. The two buildings were filled with wonderful old artifacts from the fifties and earlier. (For the first hour we were there, I took many pictures of all the cool things!) The kitchen was on the side porch outside the Bunkhouse. There was a fire pit not far from the buildings for those who wanted to sit around the fire at night. The hosts were great! We had a very relaxing and fun time at this wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Country Summertime!

  • 5 of 5

We and one of our young grandsons stayed in the Bunkhouse during a perfect summer get away, while another part of the family, with two more young grandsons, were docked with their sailboat at the Deer Harbor Marina. The boys romped and played, and rolled in the grassy lawn, created a wonderful pirate skit to perform around the evening bonfire. Roasted marshmallows and told gentle ghost stories to top off the night. The boys loved feeding carrots to the burros, and swinging in the hammock while we cooked breakfast in the fun outdoor kitchen and grilled evening dinner - all to feast at the picnic table and chairs. We all will remember this as one of our best times ever! Thank you, Blake and Dave.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a true gem!

  • 5 of 5

An amazing property with amazing host!!

We couldn't have asked for a better vacation with 4 nights at Rutabaga! Our family with a young toddler, in-laws and good friends with two younger children had the best time staying here. We also invited 5 other family to join us for BBQ on the property. The burros and chickens were also great additions to the property. A perfect countryside getaway for busy city dwellers. Garden and property were in pristine condition. Décors and everything else is rustic, raw and very tastefully done. Also a perfect location to watch July 3rd fireworks from Deer Harbor.

We definitely plan on returning. Thank you Blake and Dave for your warm hospitality! We look forward to visiting again in the near future. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA


  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic escape! Great walking, gorgeous views, and lots of stars made this the perfect retreat from the city.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bicycle and boat rentals, whale watching and sea kayak tours available at Deer Harbor Marina. Daily Kenmore Air float plane service to Deer Harbor. Other small hamlet amenities a short walk away include post office, dock store and restaurant.


Rates & Availability

Deer Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Carriage House: See notes!
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.1%

Summer rates:
Carriage House (sleeps 3) $250/nightly; $$1500 weekly
Bunk House (sleeps 4) $225/nightly; $1350/weekly
Bunk House + Boat Shed (sleeps 6) $325/nightly
Carriage House/Bunk House (sleeps 7) $400/nightly
Carriage House/Bunk House/Boat Shed (sleeps 9) $500/nightly

21-day cancellation policy. $30 change/cancellation fee
$125 cleaning fee for stays 7 days or longer

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