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Beautiful View from this Comfortable Home! One week left in Summer! Sept 2-9.

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

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Jill Stewart
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

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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Amenities

Eastsound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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
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

Reviews

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Beautiful View from this Comfortable Home! One week left in Summer! Sept 2-9.
average rating of 4.96875 based on 36 reviews
West Linn, OR
5

Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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! Sincerely, Jill
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San Francisco
5

Awesome home on idyllic island

  • 5 of 5

Great house....great view....great location. We couldn't have asked for a better place. Easy access to the entire island. All the conveniences necessary to feel at home. We'd go back in a minute. We definitely recommend dinner at the Rosario Resort, only five minutes from the house. And don't forget to go whale-watching..... and kayak!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for renting Dancing Deer. I'm glad you were able to get out to go whale watching and kayaking. There are so many fabulous activities to do on the island! Sincerely, Jill
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5

Beautiful island, beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Home was spotless! Had everything you would need and more. Great layout provided space and privacy and the location was near everything (shopping, hiking, boating...)

Perfect for extended family and the deer would greet you every morning. Perfect Orcas home!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

it's all about the little things...

  • 5 of 5

Holey smokes. This house. If I ever come to stay a time orcas and need this space, I will most definitely be staying here again. Six adults, long weekend, we drank wine, had a hard time leaving to explore because the view was just so fabulous, and communication with the host was perfect, she checked in to make sure everything was okay, and replied fast on any questions we had. She even left us a bottle of local wine which was delicious!!! Seriously, every little detail was so well thought out, we were majorly impressed with the pet friendly gates and run line, our deer friends, the view, even the smell of the house is so woody and wonderful. Kitchen was stacked, no need for anything other than groceries (they even had cayenne pepper!) coffee maker was perfect for our on-the-go crew. Can't wait to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The view from the deck alone is worth it.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AWESOME

  • 5 of 5

Very Comfortable Home with the best view. Very well stocked kitchen, realized the coffee I brought was whole bean but found a grinder with no problem.....thank you Jill! She knows just what a person might need. We only used the top floor bedroom, so can't speak for the other two bedrooms, but the bed in the upper room is very comfortable albeit a little high (for some a small step stool might be nice). Sitting on the deck with a cup of coffee or glass of wine was a favorite activity at Dancing Deer. Having Netflix was a real treat, we spent a few evenings watching Midsomer Murder.....lol

I've stayed in some places that had so many rules that you could not feel comfortable, Jill does have a list of items to take care of upon leaving, but nothing out of the norm or difficult and not a bunch of rules.

All in all the place is very nice and I would recommend, unless a person might have difficulty with stairs, I did not count, but there are a good deal of them.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Doris, Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you. I'm glad you enjoyed the Netflix and the well stocked kitchen. Both are favorites of mine. Sincerely, Jill
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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 -- CLOSED
"The BEST blackberry pie. Order a pie for your stay."
Mia's Cafe
Rosario Resort and Spa
"Great spot to unwind and have a massage."
Mijitas
"Short ribs here are to die for! Reservations highly recommended."
Outlook Inn on Orcas Island
"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
 
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
 
Low Season
Sep 10 2017 - Jun 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,330
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,625
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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