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Waterfront Two Bedroom Home W/Office, Wooded and Secluded.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Casa Verde was constructed in 2003 on beautiful Orcas Island. It is a medium bank waterfront property overlooking the body of water known as East Sound and is located at the end of a lane in a secluded and quiet wooded setting with views toward the village of Eastsound and Mount Constitution. You will see many beautiful sunrises over the mountain and water. Casa Verde is surrounded by firs, maples, and cedars providing a nice area to walk and enjoy the peaceful setting. Relax on the large decks or at water's edge in two large hammocks. Maybe our local eagle will pay you a visit! Please click for add'l details.

Casa Verde features on open floor plan with many windows. The 'great room' features tall ceilings, gas fireplace, dining area, and a kitchen that is equipped with first-class equipment and appliances including a Viking range. The master bedroom with separate bathroom is located on one side of this great room and the other bedroom, office and bathroom are located on the opposite side. The master bedroom features a king-size bed. The second bedroom features a queen-size bed and the office has a queen platform bed. This third room is set up like a small office with a desk and computer hookups and fax machine.

The yard is natural and landscaped with paths and garden beds and rock walls. The large trees give our property a real island feel. There is a patio table and six chairs on the deck facing the water. A wonderful place for your first cup of coffee in the morning. We have two large hammocks hanging in the giant cedars at waters edge for the ultimate of peaceful reading, listening, or watching nature at it's best.

Casa Verde is intended to provide peaceful enjoyment for just those listed in the rental agreement. We do not allow hosting or staging of any type of party or event.

Our maximum occupancy is 4 persons. We do allow a fifth person depending upon the circumstances. Please inquire. Our rates are based upon four persons. Add $50.00 per day for a fifth person.

For more photos, please click on our website link at the bottom of the page.

Casa Verde maintains a policy of no smoking or pets anywhere on the property.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not use the VRBO reservation/payment system and will contact you directly once we have agreed on available dates for your stay.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About The Owner

Hi Folks, I am Annie DeKay. and live most of the time in Healdsburg, California.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Eastsound

Our family has been visiting the San Juan Islands since 1978 when some good friends bought a farmhouse on Lopez Island and we knew someday we would figure a way to come back more often. Finally, after building a small cabin in 2000 on Orcas Island, we sold that, and then designed and built Casa Verde and have been enjoying yearround visits ever since! We love the Pacific Northwest salt water, kelp and cedar smells and as you can tell from our photo, have learned boating!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"....thank you for renting Janie and myself your lovely home. We were amazed with the serene setting and the relaxation we enjoyed."
Aug 2017
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Eastsound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath has two sinks and a walk in shower with bench
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The guest bathroom has a tub/shower combo and one sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Office - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) A lovely platform mission style pine bed frame with very comfortable pillow top mattress., Queen size Beds (1) A lovely platform mission style pine bed frame with very comfortable pillow top mattress., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a queen platform bed in the office.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Two large hammocks hanging in the giant cedars at waters edge.


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Waterfront Two Bedroom Home W/Office, Wooded and Secluded.
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

annies' amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home could not have been more welcoming and beautiful. Perfect for our ladies getaway. All the best amenities are there. Beautiful and well equipped kitchen, lovely beds, great bathrooms. The view is spectacular. We will rent it every year!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great accommodations with a few minor caveats

  • 5 of 5

This is a great rental house in a great location. It is conveniently located to Eastsound, the main town on the island. The house looks out over Eastsound (those buildings in the distance of the photo are the town). You do need a car to get around; town is 4-5 miles away. The property is extremely quiet, save the morning planes flying overhead to and from the airport just on the north side of town. There is not access to the water from the house because you're on cliffs.

Accommodations are very comfortable, but this is not a "high-end" house. You won't find granite countertops or luxury finishings. (In fact, the Moen hand-held shower in the master bath kept flopping over and the Beamis toilet seats don't fit the Kohler toilets.) One mattress is hard and one is soft. Pillows seemed a little old and lumpy. On the other hand, the house is well appointed with tons of towels, kitchen equipment, extra bedding, etc. Definitely bring eyeshades if you stay during the summer months. The window treatments are all translucent and it starts getting light by 5 am. The house is laid out with two "wings." Neither bathroom is "en suite." The main flooring is cork, with smaller amounts of tile and carpet, which along with other surfaces, seems to reflect noise within the house. This might not be the ideal house for a family seeking quiet refuge because noise generated in one part of the house will travel throughout. There is a lovely deck with seating, a grill, a garden, fire ring and hammocks.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to hear that folks have enjoyed Casa Verde. There is a small aircraft airport in Eastsound about 5 miles away. Kenmore Air brings folks over 2 to 4 times per day depending on the season. The approach to the airport also changes with wind direction which changes all day long. This small airport is a way of life on the islands. Yes, it does get light early during summer. We have designed the home to nestle into the environment with lots of windows for light and to bring the outdoors in. Please check our web page thoroughly for all the property details and your questions. If you would like more information, please don't hesitate to call and ask. We are glad to help. Annie, Owner
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Arlington, VA

Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Verde is a beautiful home in a very quiet and convenient location on Orcas Island. The large, fully-furnished kitchen, light-filled central living space and deck are magnificent. It would be hard to find a better-appointed kitchen on Orcas and we really enjoyed cooking up a storm there. This is a perfect home for two couples or a family with children since there is a lovely master-bedroom suite at one end of the home and another delightful bedroom-suite at the other end. Privacy, peace and quiet for all, and then great meals and fun in the center of the home.

We really appreciated the skylights that always made the house alive and up-lifting. We noticed the heated floors and would love to have a chance to visit in the off-season with a nice fire in the fire place.

Casa Verde's lot is also enchanting. There is a gas grill tucked under the deck and a fire pit overlooking the sound. My daughter loved the hammocks close to the water, which provide a calming, quiet place where you are likely to see the local deer pass by. You are unlikely to see or hear any of the neighbors.

Ann, the owner and manager, was very professional and helpful, and made our stay easy and pleasant. I prefer her personal touch compared to that of property manager's, where you and the property are only one of their many interests.

I've been visiting Orcas Island for 30 years, and in terms of charm, functionality and value, Casa Verde is the best home I've found on the island. I hope we can return soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orcas Island Gem-- Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We are veterans of Airbn and VRBO's and have to say that I put Casa Verde at the top of the list. Ann has opened this house to guests and I cannot recommend it enough. First, Ann is a great communicator-- very fast via email. All of our questions were answered and she was very patient with us as our dates changed. Second, the house is perfect-- immaculately kept. If you are an amateur cook (or even a professional), you should find everything you need down to the Viking oven. The location is superb, just a quick 10 minutes into Eastsound. Read the other reviews for the layout of the home-- it can easily accommodate 4 adults. Every day we had to tear ourselves away from the view of East Sound. Orcas Island exceeded expectations, and Casa Verde was a big part of that. We hope to return with our children and grandchildren in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orcas Island Escape

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to celebrate my 57th birthday. We sold our house on Orcas about 17 years ago, so I knew that this house was in a perfect location: close to Eastsound (the town), close to the ferry, close to the golf course, and close to West Sound. The house is as pictured, but lives even better; quality construction and smart design. The layout of the house is wonderful for two couples. They had their end of the house, with a bath and bedroom. We had our end of the house (closes off with a big sliding door) with large bedroom, separate master closet, laundry, and bathroom. The master bath has two sinks and a separate toilet/shower area.

The kitchen and main living area are connected. The view out the bank of sliding doors that run the length of the living room is spectacular. You can see Eastsound across the bay. The house stayed cool as it faces northeast and it wasn't a terribly hot week; and we opened many windows and the sliding doors to let the fresh air in.

The patio is private and quiet. You can hear the water below. The kitchen is set up for cooks; but we ate dinner out while we were on island. West Sound Cafe provided a beautiful setting and wonderful food. The same for Inn at Ship Bay. Rose's was perfect for lunch. A run to Island Market after unpacking allowed us to stock up on things we couldn't bring in the car.

There is WiFi (slow compared to off island, but worked well) and there was a TV in the living room and 2nd bedroom. The set of Mexican Train dominos in the game drawer led to a fun game night.

Our friends have already recommended Casa Verde to their friends. I just hope that they don't rent the house in mid-July, as we would like to return again. Thank you to the owner for sharing this wonderful house.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded home near Eastsound

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights with our teenage nephew. He was quite happy with his own bedroom and bathroom, as were we. WiFi worked great. Kitchen is fabulous! We cooked breakfasts and one dinner. Beautiful view. Extremely quiet. We will certainly stay there again when we are visiting Ocas Island.

The Kitchen (for lunch) was wonderful. Almost as good as New Leaf Restaurant (affiliated with The Outlook Inn) for dinner, which just outstanding!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Port of Orcas
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Washington State Ferries
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Orcas Island Golf Course
Car: necessary

Tours for whale watching and other wildlife viewing such as bald eagles are available. Please see our link on our website.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Security Deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.1%

Check-In: 4 p.m.
Check-Out: 10 a.m.
Occasionally, we have orphan dates available for 2 or 3 nights during Summer Season. If you see these on the calendar, please call or email for specifics.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds for rent and occupancy tax are available if we are able to rebook for the same reservation period and price. Security deposits and cleaning fee will be refunded. Please consider travel insurance for your trip.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not use the VRBO payment system. Once dates are agreed, we will contact you for payment.

50% of all funds due upon reservation, balance due 45 days in advance of arrival.
NOTE: We do not use the online payment system, so our quotes do not include the 6% on rent that you pay to VRBO upon making a reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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