Launch your island explorations from the Bungalow in West Sound! Totally refurbished, this shoreline home is comfortable, fresh and charming, in a style we call "beachy elegance." Gorgeous views across Deer Harbor Road to the waters of West Sound. Southern outlooks include the boat masts in the harbor, sunsets to the west, and bucolic orchard. West sound Marina is just a short stroll down the street for boat moorage and/or Kenmore Air service. Public access on the shore offers beach combing, clamming, and sailing. Orcas Island Yacht Club is next door with summer sailing lessons for kids available in the harbor. Dine on the roomy deck or lounge in the Adirondack chairs with the the soothing sounds of the creek next door as it tumbles into the sea. Relax in the cool evening air enjoying the charming ambiance of the propane fire pit. Plus, brand new, four person hot tub! Families will love playing in the large level yard, observing abundant wildlife including families of deer, perhaps an otter, mink or raccoon, and a plethora of birds. Cozy and secluded for a couple or small family, yet with sleeping quarters and dining areas for eight or more. On the main level is the master bedroom with king bed and second bedroom with queen bed, plus sofa bed in the living room. Large loft room has an additional two queens and two twin roll-aways for more sleeping options. Loft also serves as a rec room, with roomy TV viewing area, games, and game/project table. Well-appointed kitchen with new propane range and hood and barbecue just outside. Great room is a terrific gathering place year around with large dinign table and cozy propane heating stove. A panel of windows across the space frames the picture-perfect view. Coffee/tea service is provided, all bathroom amenities, and laundry room products. Pet friendly too! Our reviews on the Bungalow and our six other vacation rentals speak to our efforts to provide our guests with the best possible experience during their island stay. As life-long islanders, we enjoy welcoming visitors to our beautiful corner of the world, and can lead you to island backroads as well as beautiful and more well-travelled trails. We look forward to hosting you! SJC Permit #PCUP00-11-0004.
3 Bedroom, 2 Baths With Roomy Great Room, Wrap-Around Deck, And Water Views.
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About Susan Gudgell
We are long time Orcas Islanders -- Wally grew up on Orcas and Susan was drawn here because of summers with her grandparents on nearby Samish Island. The natural beauty was our initial attraction in building a life here, but the wonderful community of eclectic neighbors have kept us here. It has been a great place to raise our family.
Susan Gudgell purchased this Bungalow in 2015
Why Susan Gudgell chose Eastsound
The West Sound Hamlet has always held a special place in our hearts. We have a dock there, and Wally spent part of his childhood years living in the neighborhood. In fact, his family used to have Thanksgiving with the family who owned the Bungalow at the time. We hope someday to relocate there, and were thrilled when this wonderful home became available.
What makes this Bungalow unique
The Bungalow is unique, as it has access to all that West Sound offers -- beautiful views, marina, dock, public beach, sailing -- yet is tucked privately on a large lot surrounded by lush vegetation. The large level yard is promising as a future garden, and the home's floor plan is cozy and easy to navigate, yet has plenty of room for a family or group. What really topped it off for us is the stream and salt-water estuary on the property's boundary, offering a lullaby of sound day and night.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely place to stay! Roomy, nice peaceful view!
Beautiful home for family vacation
My husband, our three boys and my dad visited The Bungalow for a long weekend over spring break. The house and grounds were great for our group. Comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen. The only issues we had were an empty propane tank for the fire pit (which made two little boys excited to eat s’mores really disappointed) and the dishwasher didn’t really work properly. Also, the windows in the loft desperately need some shades. Our guys were up at sunrise every morning! We would definitely come back to this home in the future.
We're so glad you enjoyed the Bungalow! There's always a back-up canister of propane supplied and we're happy to help any time, day or night.
Perfect weekend on Orcas
This was only my husband and I’s second time on Orcas and it had been a bit. For his 35th birthday, he requested a place with a view of the water so that if it was raining, he could watch the storms role in. This place hit the spot for us, our couple friends, and their dog. Fully stocked kitchen(my pet peeve is when the cooking equipment sucks!!). View of the harbor did not disappoint and the weather was so nice that my husband couldn’t be disappointed there wasn’t rain. Owner was easy to work with and directions were extremely clear.
The property was very nice. Very clean. Loved the view
We would go back to this home again.
Cosy house with great flow in an idyllic setting
Great place for a family weekend-away.
No hassles and friendly hosts.
Would go again in a second!
Excellent house with great amenities!
The house is spacious, comfortable, and a great place for hanging out. The gas fire pit and hot tub were such a great bonus, and the game area upstairs was fantastic! Everyone had their own space, but the large common areas and outdoor beauty were perfect for us. We saw several deer come up to the apple tree, and couldn't have asked for a better place!! High recommend.
The Bungalow has close access to the beach, trails at Turtleback Mountain Preserve with stunning views of the region, five miles from the charming main town of Eastsound, marina and public dock just steps away, and the charming West Sound Cafe in the summer. Truly centrally located for your island explorations!