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Private & Rustic Waterfront Cottage on Acreage. Bring kids & dog!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

CASUAL & PRIVATE WATERFRONT VACATION RENTAL HOME ON ORCAS ISLAND. DOG FRIENDLY!

Welcome to Grandma's House on beautiful Orcas Island! It's a warm and cozy home filled with family pictures, collectibles, books, and furnishings from an era past, and OH - what a setting!

If you anticipate luxury furnishings or contemporary design this home won't be for you, but for those seeking a memorable family experience and close connection with nature, this spectacular Orcas Island waterfront property offers peaceful tranquility and private beach access.

Karemar Cove - 50 acres of designated forest land and a pristine waterfront property- features the Orcas Island setting that everyone imagines, yet so few properties offer. Here, you can enjoy beautiful views, including Mt. Baker on a clear day, stroll through the woods, wander to a nearby pebble cove to sit on a log, listen to the lapping waves, unwind completely, and savor the sights and sounds of nature.

The owner will likely drop by to provide directions that may enhance your enjoyment of this park-like property. The campfire-picnic area and beach is shared with other family homes, but you family will have plenty of room to roam - and so will Rover. There's even an outdoor kennel.

An extensive collection of eclectic and spiritual decor items in this home reflects the owner's personal tastes and the broad canvas of her life's experiences. The rustic atmosphere will get you in touch with nature and many books, movies and albums are provided for indoor activities.

More Details

Property Manager
Vacation Doorways
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

About Vacation Doorways

Vacation Doorways is the largest LOCAL vacation rental company in the San Juan Islands. We represent more than 70 wonderful vacation homes located on San Juan, Orcas, & Lopez Islands.

When you rent a Vacation Doorway home:

• Our reservation staff will help you find the perfect home.

• The booking process is quick, easy, & secure.

• You’re protected by a Rental Agreement that spells out rates, terms, & conditions.

• Your reservation and payment are rapidly confirmed.

• The home you rent is professionally cleaned before you check-in.

• A property manager is on call 24/7.

• You’re dealing with a highly experienced, reputable company.

• You can be confident that you’ll have a wonderful vacation rental experience!

Reviews

Very Good! 4/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Private & Rustic Waterfront Cottage on Acreage. Bring kids & dog!
average rating of 4.0416665 based on 24 reviews
El Cajon, CA
5

We love this place!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We are repeat visitors to Karemar Cove. It's very comfortable and family friendly and we love the location, the privacy, the view. Great value.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
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2

Needs Cleaning and Trees cut Back for View

  • 2 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very dirty.

I was happy with the location.

I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

There seems to be a problem with mold in the basement, and the smell comes upstairs. The carpet is very old and smells like dog. The mold should be dealt with before renting again as it could cause health problems for some. The view is mostly obstructed by trees, so it really isn't a view property. Other than that it's in a lovely wooded setting and the owner is very nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
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The Woodlands, TX
4

Off the beaten path

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

You may be tempted to turn around and go back from whence you came as you're driving in to this house. It is well off the pavement, on gravel roads that could get dicey in bad weather. Even on good days, it's clear that some access rehab is needed. There are washouts and ruts that could ruin someone's day. Once there, the home itself reflects the age in which it was built. Inside, you'll find a very "eclectic" cottage with furniture and fixtures that haven't been updated since the 70's....i.e., that brown shag carpet. Step out on the back deck, and you'll realize why you picked this in the first place. Simply stunning! And, the privacy afforded makes the access challenges worthwhile. If you're looking for convenience and access to other things on the Island....proximity to Eastsound for instance...you might want to look elsewhere. However, if privacy, views, and serene solitude are part of your wish list, then this could be right for you. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
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El Cajon, CA
5

Idyllic spot

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We love staying at Karemar Cove. We love the sunrise views of islands and Mt. Baker from the bluff, the safe beach access walking, running and bicycling from the house, having breakfast on the deck, talking to the owner, and relaxing and reading books. The house is older, very comfortable and well-cared for, all pine inside so it feels cabin-like, except with all the comforts of a family home. We'll be back! We came for the amazing Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, which we loved. We did a fair bit of hiking this time, too. We didn't go to a lot of restaurants, but we can recommend Portofino's Pizza, Enzo's, Mia's, and Mijita's Mexican in Eastsound, and the Orcas Hotel in Orcas. Also the Food Co-op has a great deli, very reasonable and wholesome. Catkin Cafe in Olga is coming along, support them and check out the art gallery. Detail: the trees do need thinning again. Just a few of the little ones, and maybe a few branches at strategic heights. They're starting to obscure the view a little too effectively.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
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Newport Beach, CA
4

Off The Grid

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was adequately helpful.

The vacation rental was very dirty.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Loved the remote area! The house location is fantastic. We loved being able to have our two whippets with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
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seattle, wa
2

Karemar Cove Orcas island

  • 2 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was somewhat dirty.

I was somewhat unhappy with the location.

I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

On our arrival we were a little disappointed that the house was NOT beachside, but a few minutes walk through a wooded trail. And the picnic area that's mentioned is not only up the hill but also extremely run down and not worth a look, both are a little misleading! We had imagined picnicking and BBQing on the beach, but you can't even sit on the beach as the tide comes in. The house itself has seen better days, with both the furniture and especially the kitchen and it's utensils in need of a overhaul. In fact we had to wash the plates as they were left dirty and the trash hadn't been emptied. It does have a nice fireplace and the wood was well stocked. The house has a moldy smell to it and we had to air it out, it could also do without all the religious memorabilia in the house. I would say the best thing about this house is the view, the location is very out of the way.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
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Rates & Availability

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees
  • $300 Night, $1785 Week
  • US Dollars
  • June to Sept 4 Night Minimum, $300 Night, $1785 Week + $35 Per Booking
  • Other Charges: $175 Checkout Cleaning, $35 per Booking
  • $500 Security Deposit. Dog Rent $35 Night
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Amenities

Orcas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 King bed, 2 Twin beds, 1 Full bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

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