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

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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Jill Stewart
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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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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Early Bird Discount $100 off high week rate 2017 if booked by Dec 31, 2016!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 22 reviews

Gorgeous views, beautiful vacation stay!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay at dancing deer! The views are spectacular, kitchen and BBQ on decks perfect for cooking great local fresh foods, the home is beautifully crafted and spacious. We loved looking out across the water at other islands and were greeted by lovely quiet deer right on the property several times. You are located just up the road from Rosario resort and all its amenities as well as a short drive into town and next to the park, hiking Cascade Falls is amazing! The owners are kind, easy to work with, and a phone call away if anything is needed. We recommend Dancing Deer to any and all, hope to visit again! Sara and Devin

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sara, Thank you so much for your review. We love hearing you had a nice time. We take pride in the little things in the house and appreciate you enjoying them. Please consider renting from us again when you decide to return. Sincerely, Jill
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Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience from beginning to end. It all started with the first inquiry. Jill was very responsive. Communication with her couldn't have been any better!

We arrived on the property to be greeted by the resident family of deer. We had a hard time getting the kids into the house, they wanted to stay outside with the deer. Once inside the house we were very pleased with everything. The house was just as advertised. Everything is in great condition and the property is emaculate. The kids had enough space to spread out on the first floor. My wife and I had plenty of room upstairs in the loft. We didn't need the bedroom on the main floor. The property gives you the best of both worlds. Tucked into a hillside with giant pine trees and views to the Puget Sound that go forever. Our family loves Orcas Island and Dancing Deer is our favorite place to stay. We hope to be back again. Thanks Jill for sharing your home with us. It was a memorable experience for the whole family and we truly appreciate the personal attention you gave us.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Spacious family home with beautiful views. Jill and her family were responsive and wonderful to work with. House is close to Rosario, Olga and Moran State Park. The home is fully stocked, better than my own kitchen! Plenty of games and puzzles to pass the rainy days and easy access to trails. Highly recommend the 4pm performance by Christopher Peacock at Rosario Resort.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cheryl, Thank you so much for your review. Please let me know what we could do to earn a 5 star review. I glad you had a nice time. Sincerely, Jill
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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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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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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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5 minutes walk to Cascade lake and Moran State Park hiking trails, Whale Watching, Fine Restaurants, Cinema, Marinas


Rates & Availability

Eastsound House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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
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
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $140
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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Eastsound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 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).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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
Books, videos, games, puzzles, Portacrib, high chair, safety gates

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