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Cottage-in-the-Barn on Dragonfly Farm

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 easily, 5 or 6 cozily)

Go back in time on our quintessential island farm: sweet accommodations, garden at your doorstep, pond with kayaks and canoe, and complete tranquility and privacy. This charming cottage has all amenities in a pastoral setting; the perfect secluded hub for your island adventures, equally well-suited for a family vacation or romantic get-away. Tucked away in a valley below our main house, it is adjacent to our garden with produce for your table. Feel free to stroll to the bluff for views of West Sound, or take the canoe and kayaks for a spin. Fall asleep to the lullaby frog chorus. With the pond and plethora of beautiful vegetation, our 25 acre farm has become a bird sanctuary, with hundreds of species throughout the seasons. This one bedroom plus loft apartment is well-appointed with quality furnishings. Queen bed in the bedroom, two twins in the loft above (accessible by beefy ladder with security gate at the top), and full sized leather sofa bed in the living room. Can sleep 5-6 cozily. Full kitchen, propane barbecue, flatscreen and blue-ray player for entertainment (no cable or satellite), wireless internet connection, and warmth from the propane heating stove. AND our 25 acre farm adjoins Turtleback Mountain Preserve! This island treasure has amazing hikes which vary from old forested areas to phenomenal vistas of neighboring islands and beyond. We are located just five miles from the ferry, five miles from the main village of Eastsound, and a mere 1 1/2 miles from the waters at West Sound, including a marina and private dock for moorage.

If the Cottage is booked for your desired dates, please check out our delightful NEW listing on VRBO, #702366.

Keywords: apartment, condominium, bungalow, cottage, barn, farm

More Details

Owner
Susan Gudgell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Susan Gudgell

We are long time Orcas Islanders -- Wally grew up on Orcas and Susan was drawn here because of summers with her grandparents on nearby Samish Island. The natural beauty was our initial attraction in building a life here, but the wonderful community of eclectic neighbors have kept us here. It has been a great place to raise our family.

Susan Gudgell purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Susan Gudgell chose Orcas Island

We both have long family histories in the islands. We heard about this property 25+ years ago, tucked away on Turtleback Mountain, and came to take a look. Standing on the bluff, looking at West Sound to the south, and the moonrise over Mt. Woolard to the east, we said, "this is where we want to spend the rest of our lives." Pure magic.

What makes this cottage unique

Experience serenity here on the farm, taking walks to view lovely vistas, gathering your salad from the garden, breakfast from the chicken coop, and paddling around the pond. For your adventures, this is centrally located on Orcas Island, close to the ferry, close to Eastsound, and just minutes from Turtleback Mountain Preserve. Less than 15 miles from historic Rosario Resort and Moran State Park.

Amenities

Eastsound Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pastoral views with marine views just steps away, pond with kayaks/canoe, garden, privacy, adjoins wildlife preserve with hiking trails.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Cottage-in-the-Barn on Dragonfly Farm
average rating of 4.9466667 based on 75 reviews
5

Tucked away, perfect base for Orcas activities

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed with this cottage. My wife, two dogs and myself had an excellent time here. We ended up staying on the property more than we usually do when we rent a place on vacation because it was so great (pond with canoes, ample area to walk the dogs, had a great view). Only 10 minutes from East Sound and 10 minutes from the ferry terminal/whale watching tours.

Cozy inside while the front deck was great for cooking/reading.

Highly suggest this property.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newcastle
4

Magical place

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting and comfortable, cozy cabin. We have stayed on Orcas before near the beach but loved being in the woods with a valley view this time. So peaceful and had fun canoeing on the pond. Great base point for visiting Eastsound, Turtleback, and just down the street from the Winery. Thank you for sharing your piece of tranquility!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Beach, CA, USA
5

Charming and quiet-we loved the barn!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we entered the gate we were enchanted by this wonderful place. The location was perfect for all of the exploring we did on Orcas. The space had everything we could have wanted-I wished I had time to read all of the interesting books on the shelves. Neat and clean, lovely grounds and delightful hosts. A magical place!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle
5

Charming, well-kept. Relaxing, woodsy Orcas experience.

  • 5 of 5

Cute cabin that has everything you need. Very comfortable bed and pillows, cozy gas fireplace, great setting. Very close to town, hiking, and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful and teeming with wildlife. The cottage is quaint and comfortable with all the amenities you need for an enjoyable stay. We went on several beautiful hikes that were easy to find and close by. We had an incredible time.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute cottage in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Very cute,clean and comfortable! Don't worry about forgetting anything they have everything there! Driveway can be a little bit tricky as it is a little bit up the mountain but definitely doable! Enjoyed our stay! Thankyou!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Eastsound Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Madrona Bar & Grill, Lower Tavern
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Orcas Landing
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Orcas Island Country Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
West Sound Cafe
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
West Sound
Nearest Point of Interest
Turtleback Mountain Preserve
Car: necessary

Whale watching, historic areas, scenic mountain hiking

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Rates & Availability

Eastsound Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$255
$1,600
 
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,040
 
 
Quiet season 2017-2018
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$145
$860
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Jun 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,040
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$255
$1,600
 
 
Autumn 2018
Sep 15 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,040
 
 
Quiet Season 2018-2019
Nov 1 2018 - Feb 28 2019
2 night minimum stay
$145
$860
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$255
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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