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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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.

Please note that if you are bring a pet the damage waiver is not applicable. The full security deposit is required.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES (IMPORTANT NOTICE, PLEASE READ)

Vacation Doorways makes every effort to provide, and provide timely maintenance and service for, all the amenities listed in this property description. However, at times, due to events out of our control, these services may not be as fast or reliable as our guests are used to on the mainland. Please Read your contract for important additional information about the availability of these services.

• Travel Insurance – Unexpected Things Can Happen, We Highly Recommend You Purchase Travel Insurance.

More Details

Property Manager
Vacation Doorways
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 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!

Amenities

Orcas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 ...

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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Private & Rustic Waterfront Cottage on Acreage. Bring kids & dog!
average rating of 4.111111 based on 27 reviews
El Cajon, CA
5

A Wonderful, Proivate Getaway

  • 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've returned to Karemar Cove many times. We love its character as a real family home, with a real family's history on display. We love the warm wood interiors and the view of East Sound from the deck. But most of all we love the privacy: watching sunrises from the bluff below the house; sitting on the private beach; looking at the Milky Way on clear nights, cozying up to a good book in the evenings. Karemar Cove is excellent for families. Our kids were 12 and 8 when we first came, and they had a lot of fun on that beach! The interior is very nice, but old enough so that you can be comfortable putting your feet up. We look forward to many future visits.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
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Tigard, OR
4

Natural, Private Escape!

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The view is spectacular, and the beach access to a private cove is a real treat for kids and adults. If you want to be away from it all, this is the place. Two caveats: You probably should have an all-wheel drive vehicle- getting up the steep gravel driveway was challenging for our mini-van. Also, the dated nature of the cabin may not be to everyone's taste.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
Owner's Response: Dear Guest - Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your visit to the Islands. Karemar Cove is one of our most unique properties. The views are gorgeous but the cabin as you note is more classic island, than modern or contemporary. That said many people enjoy the rustic island experience! We hope you will return again and give us an opportunity to show you other properties that may offer more of what you are looking to experience. Best, General Manager
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Bainbridge Is., WA
5

Karemar Cove # 270

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

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:

Comfortable cabin with decks on east and west sides and a fine view across the south end of East Sound. There's a short trail (not for the frail or unsure of foot) to an excellent beach in the Cove just to the north of the house.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 2016
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
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Hidden Hills, CA
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: July 2016
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting the Islands and giving us an opportunity to serve your vacation needs. We also appreciate your review and the feedback you provided. The issues you mention above have been remedied since your visit and we have had many guests since then who have fallen in love with the house! We sincerely hope you will decide to return to the Islands and if Karemar Cove isn't your perfect property, please reach out to us before booking and we will assist you in finding just the right one. Best Regards, General Manager
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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: June 2016
  • Source: Vacation Doorways
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to visit the Islands and for allowing us to help you with your vacation experience. Yes Karemar Cove is one of our more unique experiences and for many an absolutely stunning step back in time to a simpler era. But yes, it all depends on what you are looking for from your vacation experience. We truly hope you will return to the Islands and give us another opportunity to find a better fit for your next adventure. We have over 80 homes we manage and so many options to choose from, all with their particular uniquely wonderful characteristics. Best Regards, General Manager
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