About the property
- Studio625 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cozy 625 Sq Ft. Studio Cottage, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Woodstove, Forested.
Come rest and rejuvenate your soul in this cozy studio cottage, called SEA FOREVER GUEST HOUSE, tucked high up into the side of Buck Mountain. Soon, you'll be scheming about how to convince your boss to let you stay longer. Breath in the stunning, sparkling views of the Salish Sea, rich with whales and other marine and bird life, surrounded by the snow topped Canadian and US Cascades, featuring Mt. Baker as the special guest star. Warm your toes near the winter wood stove in the living area or read a book on the porch on a sunny summer evening. Your host, whose home is nestled nearby but buffered from sight by dwarf pines, rhodies and roses, can answer your questions. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with stove, full size refrigerator, microwave, coffee grinder and maker, toaster oven, toaster and a selection of local herbal teas and coffee. The luxurious king bed with pillow top is appointed with a goose down comforter and ultra soft sheets while the bath offers thick, fluffy towels. Soak in the silence in this ultra quiet, forested setting, your only visitors the deer and a mated pair of eagles! Sit by the quiet stream and trickling waterfall. Free wireless WiFi keeps you in touch with the outside world should this be your desire. Charming Eastsound, with many delightful restaurant choices and shops, is only a 10 minute drive, as are hiking trails and Moran State Park. Watch the sunrise over the mountains and the sailboats below right from the cozy comfort of your bed. Very dog friendly, but please know dogs may not be left in the cottage unsupervised.
Note: There is an added fee for more than 2 guests, including infants, children, and for pets.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Linda Bannerman
Living on Orcas is a 50-year-ago dream-come-true for me. In 1964, I landed in Mt. Vernon, a freshman at Mt. Vernon High School after a young life of profound difficulties and challenges. During those high school years, I would visit the San Juans often, and remember in particular a high school graduation bike trip to Orcas. Throughout my life travels, I have thought often about those sweet days on Orcas and wondered if I might live here one day. I've worked hard and dreamed sweet. . . and now, finally, here I am. And I want to share it with you. I've taught high school English for 30 years and now have a private practice in counseling. I adore helping others, caring for the earth, and celebrating the beauty of this island and this home. Life is so full of beauty if we are willing to set aside the hustle and bustle of surviving and live just in the moment. Come here to do just that. Listen to the wind whip through the pines and firs in winter. Steady your gaze upon the purple Cascades in the evening sunset, the distant twinkling lights of a city unaware of us at their feet. Welcome the quiet visit of a doe and her buck, hoping for an apple treat offered from your hand. Come celebrate the spectacular gift of life with me here in this quiet and very special oasis.
Linda Bannerman purchased this Studio in 2013
Why Linda Bannerman chose Eastsound
I wanted a home with light. I wanted a home with the sound of a tumbling creek nearby and the sight of a mated pair of eagles weaving a magic dance in the sky and using the limbs of a fir tree for rest in sight of my bedroom window. i wanted the charm of a bookstore, filled with the smell of fresh brewed coffee and a choice of books about lofts and Hemmingway only minutes from my backdoor. I have it here and want to share it with you. You who are hungry for quiet and beauty.
What makes this Studio unique
This, more than any other guest home you will find, offers you spectacular views and profound quiet. Twinkling lights at night. Purple mountain views at dusk or morning. Vigorous walks on a forested road any time of day at all. Access to a community owned private beach, complete with picnic table and bench on a bluff over the Salish Sea, a front row seat at the foot of Mt. Baker.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely, quiet, impeccable
This is a perfect spot for someone who wants quiet, intimate, out of the way location. Clean, well stocked, comfortable— I would highly recommend it (seems best for 2, tops) and definitely come again. Truly a gem. The views and the sounds and the place are truly spectacular.
A wonderful getaway!
What an amazing weekend. My husband and I stayed with our 11 week old son; we really wanted a weekend away from the city. Linda and Brad were incredible hosts, they made sure all of our needs were taken care of, and they were SO nice. The property was immaculate. The bed was extremely comfortable, the kitchen was stocked with anything we could need during our stay, and the view…it was incredible. We lounged around playing cribbage and staring out at the water all weekend.
I would definitely recommend a stay at this property! My husband, son and I hope to be back soon to visit. Linda and Brad, thank you again for a memorable weekend!
We loved the views, the quiet, and how cozy it was. It was great to have a fenced area to let the
dogs out. Very friendly hosts!
Absolutely wonderful: a delightful gem with a fantastic view
The property really is tucked away in the mountain--and has the view it raves about. The cottage was a perfect size for 2 people, with a comfortable king-sized bed--from which you can still see that view. Because the weather was a little cold and wet, we mostly stayed inside while we were there and were quite comfortable; the wood stove heated up the entire cottage (almost too much!)-- although there is an alternate heat source that worked well, too. The kitchen was well-stocked with everything we needed to prepare our meals. There is no TV, (we didn't need that) but there is internet that worked well and the hosts had provided several games and books as well. The cottage is centrally located so that it is easy to reach any of the activities on Orcas island: Eastsound is less than 10 minutes and so is Moran Park. The hosts, Linda and Brad, were wonderful: they left us to our privacy, but whenever we made a request (by text) they were right there to comply. You cannot see them or their house from inside the cottage. We felt so at home there and wish we could have stayed much longer than a few days. We highly recommend this place.
We stayed for a week and loved the guest house; very clean, beautiful surroundings, great hosts. Would definitely stay again. Loved the peace and quiet - even weather cooperated.
We had a lovely time at the Sea Forevee guest house. It was a perfect spot for a birthday getaway. The view is amazing and the atmosphere is very relaxing.
Beautiful Orcas Island has been called the 'gem of the San Juans.' A mecca for those who love to sail, fly small planes (including sea planes), and enjoy the abundance of marine life and birds, this island boasts moderate temperatures and much less rainfall than surrounding Washington locations. Enjoy one of the 40 live theatre performances a year put on at the Orcas Center. Purchase fresh produce or gifts at the weekly Saturday Farmer's Market. Treat your children to the Funhouse Commons, a kid's museum and youth center fostering education play combining science, technology, music and art. Take a tour of the islands by air or listen to the relaxing sounds at the Chamber Music Festival. The island is home to many talented artists and their works are for sale in the charming village of Eastsound. Hike some portion of the 38 miles of hiking trails in the famous Moran State Park or climb the tower on the top of Mt. Constitution, the highest mountain in the San Juan Islands. Plan your wedding to take place on one of the many fabulous beaches or challenge yourself to cycle the 57 square miles of this horseshoe shaped island. Bring your kids to the famous Camp Orkila or take a horseback ride with Olga Island Trail Rides. Or maybe you'll learn French in a night at nearby Canoe Island French Camp. Visit the Cider and Mead Festival in May or rest in your soft Queen bed after a day visiting the famous Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, ongoing throughout April. Perfect your skills at the Writers Island Poetry Writing Retreat in April or join like-minded women during the popular Women's Wellness Weekend in April. Truly this island has it all.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please notice that a child counts as an extra guest. There is an added extra guest fee.