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Ralph Gutschmidt

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

New Cabins on 22 Acre Farm with Views of Eastsound Bay

1 Review
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Orcas Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

For your next visit to the San Juans escape to the private woodland of Laughing Moon Farm. Our new, high quality cottages are ideal for enjoying a retreat-like environment only minutes away from Eastsound Village and all that Orcas Island has to offer. With enchanting views of Eastsound Bay, farm animals that will captivate your children, and even a pair of local eagles, Laughing Moon Farm is perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways.

Laughing Moon Farm is located in the center of Orcas Island. We are conveniently located close to Eastsound Village. Our accommodations provide excellent access to hiking, kayaking, whale watching, fine dining, or just spending the day wandering in and out of quaint shops in the village. Relax in the captivating landscape of one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Ralph Gutschmidt (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ralph Gutschmidt

My wife and I and our 4 children moved to this property on Orcas Island from Seattle 20 years ago. After we finished our house we constructed the cabins. We love living here with our sheep and llama and the close island community. It is a great place to live and visit.

Why Ralph Gutschmidt chose Orcas Island

Orcas Island was chosen to build our dream home and to raise our family. We visited the San Juan Islands years before and fell in love with the peaceful Island living.

What makes this cottage unique

We live in nature. We are removed from the big city and can listen to the frogs and loons at night. Our resident bald eagle pair are fascinating to keep track of each year. They work on their nest starting in February and lay their eggs in March or April. Our farm animals are a lot of fun and it brings us great joy raising Cotswold rare breed sheep.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family came for a wedding and had the bonus of staying here in the Trout House. This has been the most comfortable cabin we have stayed in and would love to return. Great location, relaxing setting, comfortable beds, well equipped for family meals - gas grill handy. Matt came from Bozman, MT and wants to come back to explore the island. Julie came from college in Florida for a rest from her engineering courses and a nice visit with cousins from all corners of the country. We came from the mountains of New Hampshire for a delightful sea-side family reunion and wedding. We highly recommend quiet walks to visit the sheep, llama and the local deer who happen by regularly. Portofino Pizza and browsing in town, hiking Moran State Park. Thanks!!Laughing Moon Farm
Aug 2008
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Reviews

1 traveler review

New Cabins on 22 Acre Farm with Views of Eastsound Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Saint Helens, Oregon USA
5

Excellent view of the east sound and adorable, well appointed "cabin".

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely adorable cabins, we stayed in the 'trout house' and it was so nice! Our 7 year old daughter loved all the yard area to play hide and seek as well as her ball. We had deer close by for her to view, as well as the osprey nest to watch the osprey fishing in the sound. Bald eagles were close by as well. The cabins are approx. 5 min. from the 'downtown' Orcas Village so close but yet a nice getaway from the downtown area. The owner is most helpful and pleasant at check in. Just can't say enough great things about it. Was perfect for our trip for sure. We will definately recommend these cabins to others when traveling up to Orcas. And we will stay again when we go up.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Eastsound airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Eastsound
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Orcas Village
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Orcas Island Golf course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Eastsound
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Eastsound, northbeach

Whale Watching, Bald Eagle nesting, Laughing Moon Farm is on 22 acres of forested and pasture for your relaxation and exploring

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Rates & Availability

Eastsound Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Jul 1 2025 - Sep 30 2025
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.1%

We will assure your stay at Laughing Moon Farm will be very enjoyable and relaxing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Orcas Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Computer Available ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , small cabin = tub/shower large cabin = shower + tub/shower
  • large cabin has a 6 ft shower plus a tub shower in second bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed , The one bedroom has Q & two twin & 2 bedroom has 3-Q & 3-T
  • One bedroom cabin has queen plus two twin in den and the two bedroom has queens plus twin beds
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside Fire Pit, farm sheep and lama

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