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BEST BEACH and VIEW!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

You'll love this brand new cottage with unobstructed views to the east plus wonderful open space for outdoor fun. The beach will offer hours of fun for exploring and experiencing the local wildlife.

A peninsula on the waterfront offers exploration of two different beaches and beautiful views.

Leave the city cares behind and enjoy this rural setting. Located near Obstruction Pass Trailhead Park for a hiking experience you won't forget. Mooring Buoy, no dingy.


Property Manager
Karen Key Speck
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Karen Key Speck

My family saw this property by boat over a hundred years ago and became an original settler on Orcas Island homesteading about 150 acres in total.

Karen Key Speck purchased this cottage in 1890

Why Karen Key Speck chose Olga

There were five children who each inherited property.

My son and I bought this particular piece of land from my brother. We built a new cottage, but retained the rural spirit of the beautiful land, beach and views.

What makes this cottage unique

The end of the road privacy is a special commodity in this busy, hectic world. At our beautiful cottage you can walk the beach, play in the field, sun on the deck, or relax inside with a good book. We invite you to see what our family discovered over 122 years ago. You can even visit the local museum and learn about our homesteading forefathers.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Over the last three years our family have very much enjoyed our stays at beach house #27 near Deer Point and near proximity to Olga. We're looking forward of spending two weeks this summer and will likely continue our tradition of planning our vacations at this location. It's a great place for a family to stay with all the shopping amenities in Eastsound while nearby parks, beaches, and boating are a short distance from the house.



The house is nicely appointed: cable, WiFi, comfortable beds, large kitchen, washer/dryer, and fantastic views of the water. We recommend this location to our friends and family without hesitation.
Apr 2017
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Amenities

Olga Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has grab bars in the shower/tub and on the wall. (Though not a low-lip tub entry.)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin fold-up mattresses on portable frames are in the home.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a picnic shelter near the beach. When not in use by other family, you may use it and its chairs.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews
5

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came with our 21 month old daughter and it was the perfect spot. The house was clean and had everything you needed even a few nice upgrades. What really impressed us was how quiet and peaceful it was. We had this great open view of the water and green space which led to the beach. The beach was beautiful, we brought our stand up paddle board and got to enjoy a nice paddle in the morning. Lots of wild life seals, crabs, hawks, fish and other birds. Highly recommend this spot, it's truly a slice of what heaven on earth would be! The owner was very nice too and also let us say hello to his cows which our daughter loved.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, we'd stay again.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet home at the end of the road on the water, what a view. The whole interior appears to have been gutted and remodeled. They did a fantastic job.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A special spot and lovely rental indeed. Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Wish we could have stayed longer..

  • 4 of 5

We were only able to spend two nights, but would have loved to have had more time enjoying this property. The view is amazing and the property worked great for us.

We have family that live on Orcas and I had actually lived very near to this property about 35+ years ago, but had since moved away. We were back on Orcas, to have a memorial service celebration, for my Mom who had recently passed. We needed a place that would accommodate my limited mobility concerns and this home worked out very well. It has access into the house via a ramp, vs stairs, so that was a winner. It is it has some grab bars in the bathroom, but could use some in the bath/shower. I had some difficulty with the high side tub.

The house was clean and well stocked for whatever you might need.

The location can be a bit of a drive from Eastsound, but you get to drive through Moran State park, so it is a beautiful drive. Be warned that there are lots of deer, curvey roads and no streetlights, so at night, just slow down and take your time and under drive the speed limit.

We had a bit of confusion on exactly how much housekeeping we needed to do, even though we were charged for housekeeping. There is a request to start the load of used linens in the wash upon leaving, wash and put away dishes and take out the garbage with you to the dump site that you will pass on the way back to the ferry( or be charged a fee). I think we did what was requested and shouldn't have any additional charges, but for the $115. Housekeeping fee, I sort of felt like that should be included. We were only there for 2 days and 2people, so didn't generate too much mess/garbage, but clearly if a longer stay or larger group, it could be more of an expense for the owners. Anyway, just was a bit different policy from other properties we have stayed at.

I didn't make the trip down to the beach because I was using a walker and it was just a bit tough going under my own speed, but my husband went exploring and brought back photos and it looks fantastic ! Great for families, I am sure!

Thanks for letting us share your special spot in the world!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved our stay we loved the property we loved meeting the Willis is a wonderful story and a wonde

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay we loved the property and we loved meeting the Willis family a wonderful story and a wonderful family

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It is indeed a lovely cabin and equally wonderful, historical, island family who owns it! Karen Property Manager / Cherie L. Lindholm RE
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5

This home was lovely and the view...oh, the view...it doesn't get any better.

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and very well laid out. You can tell the owners of this property love their home and take pride in how it is cared for. The bed was super comfortable and oh so peaceful. The kitchen had all the cookware you could possibly need. It was immaculately clean, but still had that "lived in" look that lets you know you can just relax and have a good time.

The view and the sunrises were absolutely stunning. I will never need to stay anywhere else on the island. Thank you for the most lovely experience. We will be back very soon.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We know the feeling of that home-away-from home and counting on it to be the place you return to the next time you vacation. We're honored you appreciated the owners efforts and management of the property. Come see us again soon. Karen Cherie L. Lindholm RE
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Breathtaking views and so peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I stayed at this cottage for a girl's weekend. It was AWESOME! The views are spectacular, there is a huge herd of deer that like to visit, the peninsula connected to the property has now become my new "happy place." As for the cottage itself, it was clean, comfortable, had everything we needed and the beds were really comfortable! I'd definitely go back and recommend it to anyone looking for a little place to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I too have a "happy place" and completely understand the joy one brings. We're honored you've found yours at one of our lovely vacation rentals. We hope you can return very soon! We'll put a little placard on your spot on the peninsula. LOL. Karen - Property Manager Cherie L. Lindholm RE
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Enjoy the 'gem' of the San Juan Island, Orcas Island!

This archipelago of 172 named islands offers ferry boat rides in and among the most beautiful waterways in the world. Discover the charming hamlet of Olga on Orcas Island just a few miles east outside of Eastsound, WA.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Laundry $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

If you'd like to do your own cleaning and laundry prior to departure, there are no additional housekeeping fees.
If you'd like us to clean it is $75 and $40 for laundry plus tax = $126.62 additional. Garbage removal is $12.00 per can. You may take it to the dump yourself and save some money.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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