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'Orcas Oasis' - Private Estate with Water & Island Views Indoor Pool & Hot Tub

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 5,400 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

6 Bedroom Estate + convertible bed(s), Main House, Guest House, (Sleeps 6 - 12)

** Member of VRBO since 2011 with secure bookings through Orcas Oasis **

*** New 100 Mbps Broadband service ***

This 14 acre secluded estate on the top of Scott Hill is truly an oasis. Enjoy the 3,400 feet of main house living space with gourmet kitchen, vaulted beam ceilings, 3 bedrooms, plus the many spacious decks - all with over 180 degrees of marine and mountain views. Then check out our spa level with the amenities like our 70-foot lap pool, fully equipped exercise room, and large hot tub.

Our guest house (with 2+ bedrooms) can accommodate additional guests. The design and accommodations are as nice as the main house - just smaller. It is close enough for your entire group to gather in the main house for meals and socializing - yet also provides a little private space.

Also available is a picnic area with fire ring and a lovely meadow with wildflowers and plenty of space to run and explore. Play a game of horseshoes or relax in a hammock next to our ponds while you listen to birds sing.

Minimum Stay: 2 to 6 nights. Varies by season.

Maximum Occupancy: 4 to 12 guests. Contact owner with any questions.

Rate Information:

*We only rent to one family/party at a time, this is not a shared house rate. If not all the bedrooms are ordered we close off the bedrooms that are not going to be used.

*Our rates are based on the total number of bedrooms required during your stay.

*Our Rates page shows base rate and number of bedroom included. Additional bedrooms may be added. Each bedroom is considered to be double occupancy.

During the quiet season (within 30 days of arrival), it is possible to rent our guest house only with use of hot tub & lap pool for approximately 60% of the cost. Contact Owner for any questions on pricing.

The Orcas Oasis web site calendar is kept current. You can contact us through VRBO or BOOK ONLINE NOW BY VISITING OUR WEBSITE. To find our website link, scroll down this page. the Link is located just before the pictures at the bottom of the page. Look for the bold words that say 'CLICK HERE – The Orcas Oasis Web Site.

The Owners (Barb & Bob) live on the property. We are available for needed guest services, to answer questions & make repairs.

More Details

Owner
Barb Brunius
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2017

About Barb Brunius

Bob & Barb moved from Minnesota to be close to the ocean and to sail. We bought a great 40ft racing sailboat and spent much of the last 18 years in competitive racing in the Pacific NW. We purchased 16 acres on the top of Scott Hill in the Victorian Valley and built a custom home and guest home designed by renowned local Architect Roy Lundgren.

Barb Brunius purchased this estate in 1998

Why Barb Brunius chose Orcas Island

We built on the Scott Hill location due to its peaceful seclusion and the fantastic marine views to the SE, South, West ans NW. We also never tire of the year-round great sunsets. We built on Orcas Island because of its location -- on the water and close enough to the mountains for convenient skiing without living in the snow. We also love the weather. Orcas has short winters that rarely get snow, cherry blossoms in February and March, sunny summers, and generally moderate temperatures.

What makes this estate unique

Privacy with expansive marine and mountain views, bird songs in a peaceful setting, camp fires in the woods, relaxing in the hot tub, swimming in the indoor 70-foot lap pool, and exercise facilities so you don't feel too decadent enjoying all the other amenities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Booking a rental house without having the chance to see what the property is like ahead of time always feels a bit risky. With Orcas Oasis, though, you can put those fears to rest. Situated at the top of a hill overlooking West Sound, the spacious main house offers top-quality finishes, comfortable living spaces, expansive views, and every modern convenience you could ask for. Special features include an indoor lap pool, exercise and weight room, a hot tub, and hundreds of feet of decking from which you can watch some of the most beautiful sunrises or sunsets you will ever see.



The property also includes a large open space behind the house which is terrific for kids or pets to run around in. Larger groups will find that the layout includes several different types of living space, both inside and out, so those wanting some time away from the main group can find some solitude. Barb and Bob have created an oasis on Orcas Island that we hope to be able to revisit again and again.
Oct 2012
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Amenities

Orcas Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Rumpus Room
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Panels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 - Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Marble shower and marine views with jetted Jacuzzi tub
    Main House 2nd Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Designed so more than one person can use facilities
    3 - Pool Bathroom - toilet , shower , In lap pool area
    4 - Guest House Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1 - Main House Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large bedroom with panoramic views
    2 - Main House West Bedroom - 1 queen , Marine views
    3 - Main House East Bedroom - 1 queen , Pastoral views
    4 - Guest House Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    5 - Guest House Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    6 - Guest House Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Small room that adjoins Guest House Bedroom #2
    7- Guest House Loft - 2 twin/ single , Low-beam ceiling
  • Main House: (3) Queen beds; (1) futon bed; (1) Twin roll-away bed. Guest House:: (2) Queen beds - one queen in each bedroom; (1) Double bed in small adjoining room - great for kids; (2) Twin beds in low-ceiling oft. Crib (1) Our Pack & Play can be added to any of the queen bedrooms. Child Cots (2) Portable 48'' long x 26'' wide. There are also additional child-sized mattresses that can be added.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Enjoy the Orcas Oasis: 70-foot indoor lap pool, Picnic table with split wood for camp fire and sunset view of West Sound, the Gulf Island, Boundary Pass and the Canadian Gulf Islands, Orcas Oasis is on the top of Scott Hill in a Douglas Fir forest and views of Thatcher Passage, Cattle Passage, Wasp Passage and the Olympic Mountains.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

'Orcas Oasis' - Private Estate with Water & Island Views Indoor Pool & Hot Tub
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 79 reviews
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful place to stay with amazing views. Can fit a lot of people without ever feeling too crowded.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Annual LesGo Retreat

  • 5 of 5

LesGo is a group of women, most of whom are over 70-years old, who get together every week for dinner. During the year we take field trips, and once a year we rent a house and enjoy a 3-day retreat. In 2017 we rented Orcas Oasis over the Martin Luther King weekend (1/13-1/16).

The house is large and flooded with light. As the house is perched on top of a hill, there is a view of the San Juan Islands and forest wherever you are. There was plenty of room for the 9 of us to sit comfortably in the living room. The dining room table easily accommodated all of us for meals and card playing. The kitchen is well stocked with kitchen appliances and utensils. Three couples occupied the main house and three singles stayed in the guest house. Everyone was comfortable in queen-sized beds. Even though it was January, some of us enjoyed the heated lap pool and the hot tub while others played pool.

The road to the house is narrow and very steep. It would be hazardous in icy conditions. We were lucky that it was simply cold. The steps into the house were a little challenging for those of us who have mobility issues, but nothing we couldn't handle since there are steps with railings. I don't think this property would be suitable for wheelchairs--there are steps from the dining area down to the living room.

Our intention had been to hold our retreat on a different island every year. We visited Lummi Island in 2015 and San Juan Island in 2016. We were so thrilled with Orcas Oasis that we decided to hold our annual retreat there from now on if possible.

Barb Brunius, the owner, was quick to respond to all our questions, providing blueprint layouts of the main and guest houses. She was delightful to work with, and we experienced no problems before or during our stay. I highly recommend this property for a large group or multi-family who need their own spaces as well as common areas.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Pictures don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

6 of us stayed just over New Year - we can't recommend this property enough! The views are spectacular, and the property itself is enormous. There was lots to do as well, everything from the pool (which was significantly larger than we expected), playing pool, to relaxing & making good food from the kitchen. We will hopefully be coming back to this beautiful home in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Orcas Oasis. The house turned out to be even better than the pictures suggested. The pool, gym, and spa were all in great condition, and there was plenty of space for my family of 7 and our dog. The views are breathtaking and the home very cozy.

As a side note, the house can be a bit precarious to get to in dark or stormy conditions, but the hosts went above and beyond to make sure we were able to find the house. They even drew us an alternative map that led to a flatter driveway, given the icy conditions. As another aside, we had full privacy during our stay.

Looking forward to coming back, hopefully this summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceptional-no other words needed

  • 5 of 5

Imagine a good trip with unbelievable housing. This abode is top top notch. At the top of a good hill/mountain, a modern supercomfirtable estate exist. This is not a home, but an estate mountain top. 360 degree view mansion with 3-5 bedrooms. Top of the line electronics including home entertainment is just the beginning. Included: an insane lap pool and work out center. Views are amazing. This is a stop for small or large families. Must stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Best

  • 5 of 5

We melded three branches of family at this wonderful home for a week. It was absolutely perfect. Plenty of space and separation for alone time and plenty of community area for the group. Gorgeous views and wonderful home. The gym and lap pool were a great addition for the physically fit portion of our family. I cannot say enough good things about this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Moran State Park
Orcas Ferry Landing
Orcas Village Store
Octavia's Bistro
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Kenmore Air float planes land at West Sound
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Orcas Hotel Octavia's Bistro
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Orcas Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Orcas Island Country Golf Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
No public trains on Orcas Island
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
There are no freeways on Orcas, only country roads
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Orcas Hotel Octavia's Bistro
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Mt Baker is a 2 hour drive from Anacortes ferry
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Closest Public waterfront
Car: recommended

1 mile from the Orcas Ferry landing. Google Maps (or your car's G.P.S.) should be accurate from ferry landing to Orcas Oasis. But don't count on GPS to find your way around Orcas as the maps often do not show Orcas local roads accurately.

We are 1 miles from a great grocery store, marina, restaurant, kayak tours, tour boats to see Orca whales, and coffee shop. We are 2 miles from Westsound village and about 7 miles from Eastsound.

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Rates & Availability

Orcas Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2-BR Rate
Apr 7 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Early June 2-BR Rate
May 25 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$550
Fri,Sat
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
High Summer 3-BR Rates
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
$650
$4,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Early August 3-BR Rate
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
$650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 3-BR Rate
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
September Main House 1-BR Rate
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2-BR Main House
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Nov 1-BR Main H (Guest H $100)
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Main H 3-BR Rate
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Dec 1-BR Main H (Guest H $100)
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Dec Holidays Main H 3-BR Rate
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan 1-BR Main H (Guest H $100)
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring 2-BR Rate
Feb 8 2018 - Mar 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 3-BR Rate
Mar 23 2018 - May 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$550
Fri,Sat
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Spa Access Fee - varies $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

*Rates are Book by Bedroom (double occupancy). Additional bedrooms extra fee. This is not a shared house rate. Bedrooms not ordered will be closed off. Be sure to count children & babies in your total number guests.
*Pet fee is $25/night/pet. Also required $100/pet refundable pet deposit.
*Guest House available Nov, Dec, Jan (non-holidays) $100/weeknight w/in 30 days of stay - $40/night additional guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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