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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!

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.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2017

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 Orcas Island

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!


Eastsound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Two Bedroom Home W/Office, Wooded and Secluded.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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: Aug 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: Sep 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: Jul 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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Austin TX

Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the absolutely fabulous house to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday! We were there with our son and daughter in law. They live in Seattle and we in Texas. I cannot say enough nice things about this house! The location was very private and calming. We had planned on doing some sightseeing, but the house was so incredible we stayed there most of the time! We had already planned several meals out, but when I saw how well equipped the kitchen was, I wished I had planned to cook.

The only thing that we found to be a little out of line of our expectations, was the lack of the little things- like no tissues, toilet paper at the end of the rolls, no soft soap for washing hands or showering. We found an almost empty container soap in one of the bathrooms and used that. Bought toilet tissue and tissues the next day.

We found the owner extremely easy to deal with. I always like to talk to the people I rent from. She was very prompt with the paperwork!

We have dreams of returning to this very SPECIAL home in the near future

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the accolades and for letting us know your expectations. Our summer minimum stay is 4 nights. Most stay more. Our policy stated in the rental documents is to have renters bring or buy on island their own supplies. We stock each rental period with a minimum of supplies to get started. We have revisited this policy with the great cleaning crew, and for tenants, a quick call to them would resolve it immediately. This rental was for a "2 day orphan" due to committed rentals on each side. We are very sorry that the minimum supply got missed on this one. It is not our intent as we do strive to have the best experience for everyone.
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Great waterfront home on Orcas

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this residence for 6 times at least and it's the perfect place.

Great location, great view, great kitchen and home amenities. We've been so spoiled by how perfect this get away is, we haven't really tried any other place on Orcas.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Port of Orcas
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Washington State Ferries
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Orcas Island Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
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

Eastsound House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder Spring Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Shoulder Fall Season
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $145
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.

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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