About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 15 nights
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.
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 exploration 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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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 Eastsound
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!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect Family Getaway!
What a wonderful spot to relax and explore all that Orcas has to offer. The house was great for everyone, including our newborn son AND the dog! Having access to the pack n' play crib saved space in the car. The kitchen had everything we needed to enjoy cooking breakfast and dinner every day! And the deck, absolutely perfect for soaking in all the view has to offer while the dog enjoyed exploring the terraced back yard. Bald eagles, deer, chipmunks, you name it we were able to enjoy it from the house. When we were able to convince ourselves it was a good idea to leave the home, exploring the Cascade Lake Trail and Rosario were so close and fun. We even dropped a line and did some "fishing" in the lagoon just a couple minutes walk away. The drive into Eastsound was quick, under 10 minutes, and it was just under 20 minutes up to the top of Mt Constitution.
My wife and I have stayed all over the country in various rental properties, and this home is among our very favorites. Thank you so much for sharing this home!
Kurt, Laura, Jack & Otis!
Dear Kurt, Laura, Jack, & Otis,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our home. We try to add the comforts of home, so you feel right at home. I'm glad you had such a great time! We would love to have you back anytime!
Relaxing Spring Break Get Away
We wanted a short, relaxing getaway while the kids were on Spring Break, and this really fit the bill! Beginning with a beautiful ferry ride through the islands, then a short drive through the Orcas countryside, our stay at Dancing Deer was everything we could have hoped for. The house was very nice, very comfortable and well appointed - there wasn't a thing we needed that wasn't there for us! The tree-framed view of the water/islands welcomed us every time we looked or stepped outside. No surprise, either, that we saw plenty of deer on the property! Orcas is a beautiful, small community with fun and unique shops and some really great spots to eat (our favorites were Mijitas and Island Pie!). We would highly recommend this home, and will probably be back again!
Thank you so much for the recommendations of Mijitas and Island Pie. Mijitas is my favorite. I will need to try out Island Pie next time I am up there. We would love to have you back!
An inviting house on a beautiful island!
We found Dancing Deer to be a very comfortable, relaxing and well-located home from which to explore Orcas. The layout of the house would be ideal for families with young kids or teenagers--the downstairs suite is almost like separate apartment within the house--but it still felt cozy and welcoming with only the two of us.
The kitchen at Dancing Deer was, without a doubt, the best outfitted kitchen of any vacation rental we've ever visited. It was a joy to cook there while looking out at the view. The overall cleanliness of the house also impressed us--everything was just meticulous. We loved the spa tub and the comfy bed, too. It was so quiet there and wonderfully dark at night, things that are very hard to come by at home in the city.
We were so grateful to be able to bring our two dogs with us on our Orcas adventure. They enjoyed watching for deer from the upstairs deck, safely contained behind side gates so we didn't need to worry about them when they were out. It rained almost our entire time on Orcas but there was one afternoon that was sunny and clear and I was able enjoy a glass of wine out on the deck with the dogs beside me, taking in the view, enjoying the quiet. Perfect.
Lastly, Jill was very easy to work with, easy to reach and responsive to any and all questions. We very much enjoyed our stay!
Thank you so much for the feedback. I am glad you enjoyed the kitchen! My favorite part of the house as well.
Great house, great location - highly recommend!
My husband, two boys, our dog, and I spent Spring Break at Dancing Deer and absolutely loved it. The house is very comfortable and we had plenty of room. We loved seeing the deer roaming around the house every day, and the view is really beautiful. For us the best part was the proximity to Moran State Park -- the trail to the Cascade Lake lagoon is just a few minutes from the house and we got in some amazing trail running! We'd really like to return in the summer.
Beautiful view and a gorgeous cabin
We stayed here over Christmas and it was wonderful, warm and cozy with everything we needed. Jill was responsive and kind, will definitely recommend.
Paradise with a Island view
The A frame home is perfect. Great floor plans on three levels. Plenty of room to cook (and I do), great kitchen. Main level wonderful to enjoy friends and family. The house so private when you want it. Location could not be better. So relaxing! Jill could not be a better host. I cannot wait to return. Any season will work. So loved, loved, loved our stay!!
Thank you. We would love to have you back anytime! Maybe next time I will have some new gadgets for the kitchen!
5 minutes walk to Cascade lake and Moran State Park hiking trails, Whale Watching, Fine Restaurants, Cinema, Marinas
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.