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'The Windward Studio' at SeaStar Lofts -- on the Waterfront!

41 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Eastsound Condo Rental Photos and Description

Gaze at stunning views down East Sound from this beautiful condo perched right on the shore! SeaStar Lofts offer the only accommodations directly on the waterfront right in the heart of Eastsound Village, with waves lapping at your doorstep. The Windward Studio is one of four guest apartments in the brand new Main Street Station, designed to complement beloved historic structures of Eastsound. This is a premium unit, with spacious open floor plan of 430 square feet, queen bed, pull-out sofa, fully equipped compact kitchen, view balcony, and nearby stairs to the gorgeous rocky beach. Architecturally crafted with attention to every detail, and all new furnishings in coastal, organic style we call 'beachy elegance.' The rooms highlight natural textures and products from local artisans. In Eastsound Village you will find all you need -- farmer's market, bookstore, kayak rentals, bicycles, grocery, natural foods, boutiques, gift shops, and more. In fact, you don't even have to bring a car! Skip the ferry lines and pack light, take a shuttle or taxi to Eastsound, and the rest of your trip is easy. Feel free to ask us for any other special details you may desire for your get-away. Simply the perfect spot for your Orcas Island adventure! This unit can adjoin to our Leeward Studio for two couples or families that want more room. (See VRBO listings 419265, 418375 and 420677 for more options and group possibilities).

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Susan Gudgell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Susan Gudgell

We have been on Orcas Island for many decades (in fact Wally grew up here!), so know the island well. We can suggest not only popular travel adventures, but little know gems on island backroads.

Susan Gudgell purchased this condo in 1990

Why Susan Gudgell chose Orcas Island

We purchased this property for love of the historic Porter Building, located next door. For years this portion was vacant, occupied by a parking lot and dumpsters. We dreamed of beautifying the shoreline, dedicating a beach access to the public and building stairs to the water. At last we've completed our vision with the 'Main Street Station.' SeaStar Lofts allows us to welcome travelers to our favorite place in the world.

What makes this condo unique

Sipping coffee or a glass of wine on the patio, breathing in that clear island air, and contemplating the view! We also love wandering around the village, hiking in the Turtleback Mountain Reserve, and exploring Moran State Park. We know many of the restauranteurs in town and there are a remarkable number of delicious options for an evening out.


based on 41 traveler reviews

'The Windward Studio' at SeaStar Lofts -- on the Waterfront!
average rating of 4.902439 based on 41 reviews

Absolutely PERFECT!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the spinnaker studio and the windward suite for a Saturday and Sunday night and I can't say enough wonderful things about both the property and hosts! The suites were immaculate, tons of linens and towels and toiletries! They were so well decorated with music playing on arrival! We were celebrating a birthday and the host even provided a card and flowers for the birthday girl which was such a lovely touch that was so greatly appreciated. The views from the windward suite were perfect and the size of both units was great! We even cooked in one night and had everything we need. The guest laundry is also great. I have nothing negative to say about the place, we had such a great time! I absolutely will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great view! Very convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations - perfect for a couple. We enjoyed eating breakfast and having a glass of wine in the early evening on the balcony. We would come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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THE Perfect Spot!

  • 5 of 5

The Windward Studio at SeaStar Lofts was the ideal place to stay for our first trip to Orcas Island. It is THE most prefect location in the center of Eastsound, with a breathtaking view from the terrace. The room is homey, comfortable and tastefully designed with all of the amenities of a hotel, but better! I wanted to move in!!

Everything was just as we needed it: from the location, to the music playing as we walked in, to the information provided giving us suggestions on restaurants and checking out the local flavor. Simply put: we loved it!

We were only there the nights, but could have easily stayed more. We felt as if we were locals. We had fantastic meals at New Leaf, Madrona and to cap it all off outstanding pizza and wine at Hogstone. To die for.

The owner responded immediately to our one need and is a great communicator. We could not have asked for a better host!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic view, convenient location, space for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

We rented all four seastar condos as well as the homestead house kitty corner to the SeaStar lofts for a wonderful pre wedding family get to know each other. 27 in all. The condos were perfect for the groom's parents and siblings families while the homestead house suited the bride's parents and brothers families. The condos provided both separate space yet when doors were opened combined space. Washer and dryer a plus with young families. Everything within walking distance. Did not experience noise from bar as expected from other reviews. (Possibly because we were there Monday through Wednesday and not on the weekend.) All was as expected and perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Relaxing/Peaceful. Will go again!

  • 5 of 5

One of the most restful, relaxing stays of my life! Very clean. The owners were very wonderful and easy to work with! Highly recommend staying at this wonderful place! My husband and I will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location and well appointed loft.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Seastar loft #202. I would highly recommend this loft to anyone looking for a great get away to Orcas. If you want walking distance access to all of East Sound, you cannot beat this location.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
0.75 Miles
Eastsound Airport
Nearest Barpub
Madrona Bar & Grill, Lower Tavern
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Orcas Landing
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Orcas Island Country Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
The Loft at Madrona
Nearest Beach
Fishing Bay
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Eastsound Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Quiet Season 2016-2017
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.1%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Eastsound Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size beds (1), Full size sofa bed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Unit is on the second floor up a flight of stairs. ADA unit downstairs also available. Call or e-mail for details.

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