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

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,400 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom Estate, 3.5 bathroom, Main House, Guest House, Marine & Mountain Views

** 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.

The design and accommodations of our guest house are as nice as the main house - just smaller.

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 7 nights. Varies by season.

Maximum Occupancy: 10 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 guests and 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. Single Occupancy rates are more.

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.

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Orcas Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1 - Main House Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large bedroom with panoramic views + high-beam ceiling
    2 - Main House West Bedroom - 1 queen , High-beam ceiling & marine sunset views
    3 - Main House East Bedroom - 1 queen , High-beam ceiling + wooded pastoral views
    Exercise Room - 1 double , On lower spa level with western views & use of pool bathroom
    Guest House Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Overlooks wooded patio with Victorian Valley below
    Guest House Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large bedroom w high-beam ceiling & marine views to south
  • Main House: Master Bedroom -1 Queen bed + room for Twin roll-away bed +/or Pack N Play; West Bedroom - 1 Queen bed; East Bedroom - 1 Queen bed; Sitting Room - 1-Double futon bed (47" wide) - in area with closet, table, & comfy chair; Exercise room - 1 Double bed - lower level with closet & cabinet - near pool bathroom; Guest House:: Bedroom 1 - 1 Queen bed; Bedroom 2 - large bedroom w 1 Queen bed + space for Pack N Play; Adjoining room - 1 Twin bed; Low-ceiling Loft - 2 Twin beds. 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.
  • 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
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 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 ...
  • 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
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.


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'Orcas Oasis' - Private Estate with Water & Island Views Indoor Pool & Hot Tub
average rating of 4.875 based on 85 reviews

Amazing views, great location, loved the house!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to stay at the Orcas Oasis for my birthday, what a lovely stay we had, very comfortable, clean and homey.

The views are amazing and it was so nice to have use of a private pool and hot tub!

We would definetly stay again and plan to go back.

The owners were very nice and helpful.

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forney, TX

Clean, comfortable and well stocked property.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of seven 65 year old’s visited Orcas Oasis October 2017. We were met by Bob to get the lay of the land and our first glance at this oasis. It was truly beautiful. Barbara checked in on us in the evening to make sure we had what we needed and were comfortable. We appreciated their help throughout our stay. We booked, both, the main house and the guest house and each of us had our own bedroom and shared bathrooms. The houses and their amenities turned out to be perfect for us. The great rooms and decks were used the most for our visiting and catching up. The views from the entire house and decks were magnificent. Our plan was to have breakfast at the house and then leave each day for sightseeing. We didn't intend to cook much but did have a couple of simple meals at the house and had everything we needed. The kitchen is roomy, spacious and well stocked with all a group would need to cook their meals. The small store at the ferry terminal provided a close spot to buy groceries and they have pre-made pizzas, sandwiches, etc. Plus liquor and beer. We drove the entire island including Moran Park and Mount Constitution. The views were awesome. Our meal at Madrona (Main Street) in Olga was casual and delicious. The Inn at Ships Bay was a more elegant restaurant with unusual dishes, but yummy. A favorite activity was a whale watching boat tour. Our captain and first mate took us on a memorable ride to whale watch. The views were terrific and we followed a humpback whale for quite a distance. We booked with Orcas Island Eclipse Boat Charters and Tours which is located at the Ferry Terminal. Their location is a 7-10 minute drive from Orcas Oasis. Our stay at Orcas Oasis was amazing ! The only thing we needed was a few more days, especially to enjoy the property, pool and hot tub. Barb and Bob, thank you for sharing your oasis !

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and location, perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property in August 2017. We traveled with another family of four so eight people total. This was are second wonderful visit to Orca's Island but first time in this house. It is a great house set in a secluded spectacular location with impressive views. The house is really well maintained and well look after. The hosts live on site and do not intrude but are very helpful too. Great house and location, have fun.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greensboro, NC

A True Oasis in the San Juan Islands from East Coast Visitors

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay on Orcas island in July 2017 with our extended family. The views were absolutely incredible in all directions. We particularly enjoyed watching the sunsets off a lower patio. The large dining table was a great place for gathering for meals and playing games. Many of us enjoyed using the lap pool which was a very nice bonus. Orcas Oasis was a comfortable base for our island explorations to hike, shop, and dine. We have much more to explore and cannot wait for our next visit to Orcas Oasis.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waukesha, WI

Delighted Green Bay Packer Fans from Wisconsin

  • 5 of 5

My family had an absolutely delightful week at Orcas Oasis in July, 2017. I was there with my three sons and their families, including three children, ages seven, ten, and thirteen. Since the property has an attached guest house, the kids wanted to sleep in the guest house loft, and it accommodated them beautifully. Each couple had a bedroom, and I had my own bedroom-bathroom suite. The view from this wood and glass home is spectacular! Each evening we watched the sunset from a point about one hundred yards from the house, and were never bothered by bugs or mosquitoes, so common where we live. There was a large dining table overlooking the water, plus additional tables on the deck. Since our family of ten enjoys cooking, we took advantage of the well-appointed kitchen and prepared most of our meals there. The extra bonus was the wonderful indoor lap pool in the lower level. The kids and adults used it much more than we thought we would because we all enjoyed being in this beautiful place so much. The island offered many more activities than we could squeeze into a week. We were able to go sea-kayaking, did lots of hiking, and also rented a motor boat to take us to nearby islands. We celebrated my son's engagement by eating wonderfuI food at the Rosario Resort to round out our week. I would highly recommend Orcas Oasis for any family gathering. The kids always found lots to do, including playing hide and seek throughout the house and yard. The adults enjoyed the view and being able to have their own space. Don't miss an opportunity to visit this amazing place!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay at Orcas Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Dear Barb,

We wanted to drop you a note to tell you how great a time we had at Orcas Oasis with our family. Everything about the visit to Orcas Island was even better than anticipated.

First, the accommodations were terrific. Having the two separate (but together) homes worked out perfectly. It gave our older daughter and son-in-law, with our two grandsons, their own sort of private space while still allowing our five year old grandson to come running over early each morning and jump into our bed for cuddles and private-time (letting his parents sleep a little later with the baby). And our other daughter and her boyfriend and our son (who had no problem getting in from overseas) loved our time together.

We ended up cooking almost every dinner at home, enjoying the breathtaking sunsets on the porches. Some or all of us used the exercise room, the lap pool and the main hot tub most days. And your substitute "hosts" were there when needed and seemed not there when that was best. They were so pleasant that we had some nice chats with them.

We took advantage of the beauty and activities of the San Juan Islands, on this our first trip there. We enjoyed parts of two days at Moran State Park, swimming, kayaking and the like. We went up Mt. Constitution and hiked and climbed the tower for beautiful views in all directions. We had one of our best whale-watching excursions (having been veterans of many in the past off Cape Cod), opting for a smaller boat (12 or so passengers) on the Outer Island Excursions from near Smugglers Resort north of Eastsound. Loved two visits to Bucks, bringing our own wine and beer for the freshest oysters, Dungeness crab and smoked fish. Rented kayaks nearby and went out near the humpbacks! And relaxed together as a family again—never even turned on a TV!

Thanks again for your help and advice and feel free to use this if you’d like since we don’t mind others knowing what a treat our stay at Orcas Oasis and the whole experience on Orcas Island was. We look forward to our next time there. Doug and Judy

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barb Brunius
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

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

We built on the Scott Hill location due to its peaceful seclusion and the fantastic marine views to the SE, South, West and NW. We also never tire of the year-round great sunsets. We built on Orcas Island because of its location -- near the ocean 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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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.




Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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