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Jill Stewart

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Early Bird Discount $100 off high week rate 2017 if booked by Dec 31, 2016!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Eastsound House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

"Dancing Deer Vacation Home".

PLEASE NOTE: VRBO price quote does NOT include any current low season discounts.

Low Season: 10% discount off ALL low season listed prices for 5 night minimum stays including National Holidays!

Low and high season small group discounts (please see rates).

Senior group and active military discounts.

Please note VRBO 'Instant Price Quotes' do NOT include any discounts we are currently offering.

Cleaning and laundry fees included for 5 night minimum rentals low season and weekly high season 2017 rentals! NO hidden expenses!!!!

Prime Orcas location and more. Imagine a short morning walk from Dancing Deer to Cascade Lake in Moran State Park. Rent a boat and paddle the clear water below majestic Mt. Constitution. Take a dip in the lagoon. Live like it's yours and enjoy the contrasts of sky, light, water and a view 'to die for' from 2 decks. Sunny, south facing, immaculate 3 bedroom, 3 baths. Over 2,000 square feet home with 1,000 square feet of deck, situated on half an acre, this very private home sits far back from the road and is not in a subdivision! The varied topography of the property allows for playing horseshoes or frisbee on the flat, grassy area or exploraton of the wonders of the forest and wildlife viewing.

Master with queen bed and bath with jetted tub. Second master ('suite') with bath, deck and private entrance has queen bed, queen sofa bed, recliner,Flatscreen TV with Smart blueray player, fireplace, frig, microwave, toaster oven, coffee pot. The 'suite' can double up as an extra living room for kids to hang out and play games or watch movies when adults want some quiet time to sit and gaze at the amazing view. Third bedroom with 2 twins (king bed convertor option), third bath. Highchair,gate,and Portacrib available! Furnishings combine comfort, practicality and quality. Family room with Flatscreen TV, cable and Netflix.

This immaculate, comfortable and fully equipped home has everything to make your vacation on Orcas Island the best and most relaxing ever.

* Walking distance to hiking, biking & boating around Cascade Lake & Moran State park.

* Wonder at the spectacular view from nearby Mount Constitution.

* Stroll the grounds of world-class Rosario Resort, schedule whale watching, or enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants.

* Ideal setting for small, intimate weddings!

Or just enjoy the view of five islands from upstairs bedroom, suite, living and dining room, large gourmet kitchen, or from your choice of two decks. Ten minutes by car from Eastsound restaurants and shops. Home and decks are tastefully furnished with a focus on comfort and livability. From 500 count linens to garlic press, we have it all!

Tri-level with safety gates on upper deck.

Keywords: Immaculate, private, water view home on a large lot near Rosario and Moran State Park. Single/couple, small group rates, senior group and active military discounts.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jill Stewart (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jill Stewart

Hello! After visiting dancing deer for 20 years, we purchased Dancing Deer from our parents and have begun the second generation of ownership of our favorite place to relax. Jerome and Alice have lived in Seattle for 15 years, Matthew and Jill live in Southern California. We all enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, and spending time with our children (who LOVE Orcas island). We are avid outdoor people and enjoy the abundant wildlife and scenic beauty of the region. We are also 'people persons' and enjoy very much providing a quality vacation experience with every possible comfort, a strong focus on hospitality and customer service, in a beautiful home.

Jill Stewart purchased this house in 1996

Why Jill Stewart chose Orcas Island

Our Mother, Susan is from the U.K. originally and after vacationing in the Northwest, saw the similarity to certain places in the British Isles and we both new this was where we would both retire. Orcas Island is very unique in that it not only abounds with scenic beauty and amazing wildlife, but there are many cultural opportunities such as concerts and theater, not to mention wonderful shops, galleries and restaurants. It is our intention to keep dancing deer for our children and our children’s children.

What makes this house unique

'Dancing Deer' is a beautifully maintained home with all sorts of 'creature comforts'. Our priorities are comfort and quality. The house is very private, spacious and filled with natural southerly light. We have 2 decks both with comfortable lounging and dining furniture, so guests can relax and enjoy the amazing southerly view. We are walking distance from the beach at Rosario, Cascade Lake and Moran State Park and only a 10 minute drive from the amenities of Eastsound. We have deer that live on our property and provide our 4 children with hours of enjoyment, and many wildlife visitors including eagles and other birds. The 'suite' provides a second living area for games and videos and a great hang-out place for kids!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank-you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. Our first impression was this amazing view. We had so much fun feeding the deer that live here. We had a great time playing games and reading out on the gorgeous deck."

Bend, Oregon.
Jul 2009
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)
Early Bird Discount $100 off high week rate 2017 if booked by Dec 31, 2016!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Portland
5

Beautiful, clean, organized and fun!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Dancing Deer for our first ever trip to Orcas Island and couldn't be happier with our experience!

The location, the view and the home are all BEAUTIFUL!

We would absolutely stay here again and can't thank Jill enough for her generosity and hospitality.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emily, I am delighted to hear you had such a nice time. Renting to you was a breeze thanks to the online booking we recently figured out! We would love to have you back anytime! Sincerely, Jill
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5

We can't wait to return next year!!

  • 5 of 5

First time every renting a cabin...anywhere. So happy we did!

Susan was so quick to respond and answer my questions, and she kept in touch during the time of our reservation to the actual trip.

My 10 and 9 yr old girls loved the downstairs bedroom suite because it was "their space".

My husband loved the pellet stove...kept us very warm and toasty during wet days. My favorite place was the deck (when weather was warm) and the recliner because it faced the deck.

I appreciated all the instructions posted around the home....I didn't want to ruin the house or the next visitors. The kitchen was spacious and I had no issues w/cooking all our meals.

The only cons I had were: the stairs are steep so you have to be able bodied to bring your luggage up; the kitchen knives weren't sharp enough (and I missed my knives), and that driveway was steep. That being said, everything else about the house was considered a pro.

We were seriously very comfortable and happy. And the location was so perfect...spent a lot of time at Moran State Park. A week stay at Dancing Deer and we only saw 50% of the island. We rolled our deposit over and booked for 2017 at a warmer part of the year so we could go whale watching and go to the farmers market. We can't wait to return here!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rachel, Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Dancing Deer. I was just at the house last weekend, and brought up some new knives and included a sharpening steel. I love to cook as well, and know the difference a sharp knife makes! Looking forward to having you return next year! Sincerely, Jill Stewart
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5

Dancing Deer

  • 5 of 5

The was easily the most pleasant and enjoyable experience I've ever had with VRBO. The owners were extremely responsive, informative and easy to communicate with. Dancing Deer is truly one of a kind experience. The location and house were incredible with beautiful views and allowed for a great relaxing experience that allowed us to get the most out of our stay at Orcas Island. Planning on renting this property again.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I am so glad you enjoyed your trip. Looking forward to having you again! Sincerely, Jill
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Atlanta, GA
5

There's no place like Dancing Deer

  • 5 of 5

I've made staying at 'Dancing Deer' a habit. I've vacationed here over the past 4 or 5 years The location is by far the most beautiful on the island. Each year that I plan a visit to Orcas Island, I can't help but stay in this home even if I"m traveling alone. The home is always well maintained and clean and I always feel like I've just arrived home after a hard day at work. One year I shared the home with 3 friends and we all felt like we had enough 'space' and were not getting in each others way. Susan always makes it a pleasure to stay at Dancing Deer. I have asked Susan (owner) numerous questions about events that are scheduled during my stay on Orcas and she always provides interesting details for several excursions. I happened to be staying at Dancing Deer when all of those moon phases mentioned by Susan (prior review) occurred and it was spectacular. The view was like being in a planetarium. I'm currently planning my trip to Orcas Island for next year and I'm pretty sure it's easy to guess where I'll be staying.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Neil. You are a terrific guest and we look forward to your return. Susan and Charles
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5

Quiet beauty

  • 5 of 5

My family just returned home from Dancing Deer. What a fabulous place. If you are looking for peace and quiet plus the added bonus of nature's beauty and all the outdoor recreation you could desire, check out this very comfortable,modern home with terrific views and you have Moran State Park practically on your door steps. The home is equipped with everything a family of any age or size needs.The only members of our family who did have one complaint were two elderly dogs who found the number of steps a little difficult but the humans found the two decks wonderful which we found star gazing amazing, no city lights to mess up the night sky. I wish we could have stayed long enough to see the recent super moon, lunar eclipse and the blood moon. Wouldn't that have been a treat.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you very much! So glad to know you enjoyed your stay. We would welcome you back. Very best wishes, Susan
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5

Even better than it looks in the photos

  • 5 of 5

We loved every single thing about this property. It is so beautiful - even the photos with the description don't (can't!) do it justice. The house itself is cozy and the owners friendly, but it also feels luxurious. I really liked the house's layout - the loft bedroom was a beautiful and comfortable place to sleep, and it allowed you to see the heart-stopping view 24 hours a day. We spent hours on the deck working, sipping coffee, doing yoga...it's all very private and peaceful. And all of the fun and delicious food on Orcas is a short drive away.

This truly was a wonderful and easy get-away, thanks to the organized, helpful, and welcoming owners. We were making plans to come back as soon as we stepped on to the ferry to leave the island!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Brady. Delighted you enjoyed "Dancing Deer" so much. We would be thrilled to have you and your family return. Susan
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Moran State Park
"Beautiful hiking, trails, and water activities."
Island Market
"Great place to go for snacks, artwork, and cool finds. Saturdays in the summer."
New Leaf Cafe
"Great food in East Sound. Probably the best service on the island. Reservations strongly r..."
Cafe Olga
"The BEST blackberry pie. Order a pie for your stay."
Mia's Cafe
Rosario Resort & Spa
"Great spot to unwind and have a massage."
Mijitas
"Short ribs here are to die for! Reservations highly recommended."
Outlook Inn
"Great food, beautiful location. "

5 minutes walk to Cascade lake and Moran State Park hiking trails, Whale Watching, Fine Restaurants, Cinema, Marinas

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Rates & Availability

Eastsound House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season 1-2 persons
Sep 11 2016 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season '17 up to 6 person
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.1%

High Season small group (2-4 persons) discount for 1 week minimum stays.
High season $20/person/night (or $100/week) for over 6 persons to 8 persons max.
Low Season 10% disc. for 5 night min. stays.
Multiple week stay disc.
5% disc. senior group or active military.
REFUNDABLE deposit $250-500.
Cleaning $70-$140 (included low season 5 night and high season 7 night minimum stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Eastsound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa and portacrib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , King bed converter option
  • King size beds (1) Twin beds in third bedroom will convert to king bed, Queen size Beds (2) 2 queen beds (in master bedroom and in the 'suite')., Twin or Single Beds (2) Can use as 2 twins or convert to king bed. Twin 'Aerobed' available upon request, Baby Cribs (1) Portacrib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed in suite/third bedroom (as well as a queen bed).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Books, videos, games, puzzles, Portacrib, high chair, safety gates

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