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View from home Dining area Large kitchen Kitchen to family room King room Master bath Queen room Queen room bath Front yard Back yard Front yard patio View of East Sound Front yard to house

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Last updated: 03/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Eastsound house description

A quiet and roomy get away for two or more the Bird House is pet, family and couple friendly.

You are just a short walk to Cresent Beach to see the wild life or rent a kayak for a peaceful paddle. Fifteen minutes of walking and you're in 'down town' Eastsound. You can get to Orcas Center for top notch entertainment, the Farmer's Market, Seaview movie theater, the grocery store or a wonderful selection of restaurants or shops in no time. It's only a 5 minute walk to the convenience store and a short drive to Moran State Park. There's a new Land Bank walking trail just around the corner.

The large, fenced yard with seasonal flowers for cutting invites you out of doors to enjoy the view of East Sound, BBQ or play games on the lawn. Kids and dogs love to explore safely outside.

The roomy living/dining room area looks over the front garden and off to the waters of East Sound and is a great area to visit and play games.

The large kitchen opens to the family room with its cozy propane fireplace where you enjoy reading, listening to music or watching movies.

The king bed room looks out to the back yard and has its own large full bathroom. The queen room looks to the side yard and has an attached bath with step in shower.

The Bird House is a comfortable, centrally located place to NEST while exploring the many wonderful activities and areas on Orcas Island.



Keywords: House

Property Type

  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            A few steps up to the door, level rooms and walk in shower....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs love the yard and nearby walking trails...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Nice fenced in yard to run around in....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Outdoors only...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            attached bathroom with walk in shower...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Large full master bath attached...moreless

          • King size beds (1) California king bed room with garden view. The attached large bathroom has a great set of mirrors that would be wonderful if preparing for a wedding or other important date!, Queen size Beds (1) With attached full bath...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Large enough for several cooks and includes a selection of spices and condiments, microwave, toaster, blender and coffee maker, of course!...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            spices, usually oil and vinegar...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Regular drip and Keurig...moreless

          • Dining:

            Dining room with view ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Stove

          Amenities

          • Gas Fireplace:

            In cozy family room...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Nice big driveway...moreless

          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • Video Library:

            Kids movies, oldies, and a selection of newer movies. ...moreless

          • Games:

            There is a collection of puzzles and games....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Cable with 44 channels ...moreless

          • Books
          • Television
          • Stereo
          • VCR
          • DVD Player
          • CD Player

          Communications

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Croquet and bocce ball games provided to play on the wonderful front lawn. Outdoor furniture to enjoy the garden and water views....moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Large lawn and flower garden...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Theme

          • Family
          • Budget
          • Away From It All

          Location & View

              • Water View:

                View of East Sound with great western exposure....moreless

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Activities

                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Shelling
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Racquetball
                  • Sailing
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Marina
                  • Shopping
                  • Playground
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Boating

                  Other Activities

                      • Beach access to Crescent Beach with nearby kayak rental within easy walking distance. Orcas Island has Magic One, a great bi-plane ride opportunity at the nearby airport. Orcas has one of the best skateboard parks on the west coast and it's free. A new walking path has just been created just adjacent to the house for more walking options....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • The bird house

                        The bird house

                        • Guest Fran (Salem, Oregon)
                        • Date of stay 09/19/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/24/13
                        The home was clean, beautifully laid out for comfort and convenience. My two cocker spaniels loved the run of the yard and experiencing new smells while safe from traffic. I was close to the friends I came to visit and loved watching the moon come up at night through the trees, over the water and shine into my sleeping area. Everything was ideal for my young friend and myself - 82 years of age. The visit was too short but I did accomplish what I came for - to visit my friends on the same lane. Thank you.

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, sightseeing, people with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners.

                        Owner response: Dear Fran, Thank you for your lovely comments and I'm so happy that the house comfortably met all your needs. I hope you will have the opportunity to return to Orcas next year. Best, April

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Wonderful place in a great location

                        Wonderful place in a great location

                        • Guest Cynthia W.
                        • Date of stay 09/03/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/17/13
                        We love our stay at the Nest House! It was so central to everything on the island and such a great place to come home to everyday. And our dogs were happy to have a place to play safely in the fenced yard. We walked down to the beach every morning and enjoyed the view. Thanks for a great place!

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, pet owners.

                        Owner response: Thank you Cynthia for choosing to bring your "family" to the Bird House. You were wonderful guests and we hope you will be able to visited us again! April and Megan

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Perfect Orcas Retreat

                        Perfect Orcas Retreat

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 09/08/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/16/13
                        Our thanks to April for sharing her wonderful home with us. To be able to wake up in such a pleasant home each moring, and return to it's coziness each night made our trip so much more relaxing! The location is perfectly located for walks into town, or short day trips with your car around the island. Be sure to check out the kayaking at Crescent Beach a stones throw away, and Nature Preserve path across the road from the beach that takes you up to Mt Baker Rd in about 15 minutes. From there you can turn left on Mt Baker Rd and come back to East Sound itself via North Beach Rd, and then return to the house via Crescent Beach road within an hour(add more time to shop in EastSound).Although spotlessly maintained, you feel so at home in this house. It has a very happy spirit to it.If you can't live without a wifi connection, just go to the library in Eastsound for a free connection. it even works in the parking lot, if they are closed. Hope you have as wonderful a stay as we did!

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, pet owners.

                        Owner response: Hi Ann, Thanks so much for staying at the Bird House and for giving us such a thoughtful and helpful review. Hope you can make it back here some day. Best regards, April, Megan and family

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Great location

                        Great location

                        • Guest Peaks (Vancouver, BC)
                        • Date of stay 08/04/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/22/13
                        Great yard, great location to Eastsound and the beach, and the owner was very accommodating - would stay here again!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Charming & Comfortable

                        Charming & Comfortable

                        • Guest CDTravels (Seattle, WA)
                        • Date of stay 03/20/13
                        • Review Submitted 03/27/13
                        The house was very comfortable. It would accommodate 4 adults quite well. We loved having our dogs with us and the yard was lovely and very secure. April was easy to work with and our pet deposit was returned promptly. Thank you for a great stay!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners.

                        Owner response: Thanks Collette, So glad your pets were able to enjoy some time on Orcas Island and hope they will let you come up again soon. :) April

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Great Getaway Weekend

                        Great Getaway Weekend

                        • Guest Rella-Rox (United States)
                        • Date of stay 02/07/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/12/13
                        My husband and I spent a long weekend here are thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We both loved Orcas island. The home is close to the water, town, and Moran State Park. The yard is fully fenced and big enough that our dogs were busy exploring all weekend. The owner is super friendly and great to work with. Definitely will be back to the island!

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners.

                        Owner response: Thanks Chantel, We're glad the island and house lived up to your expectations and hope you will be able to visit us again soon.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Great location

                        Great location

                        • Guest Mother of the Bride (Escondido, CA)
                        • Date of stay 09/29/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/28/12
                        Great location and plenty of room. Truly enjoyed being able to walk to the cove and watch the sunsets. Beautiful garden!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Great location and beautiful yard!

                        Great location and beautiful yard!

                        • Guest Todd & Becky (Portland, OR)
                        • Date of stay 08/02/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/08/12
                        Great house to stay when visiting Orcas Island. It was amazingly clean and the owner was helpful and very professional. Our two daughters (4 & 1) loved the big, fenced yard and the quick walk to Crescent Beach. We had additional family on the island and we were all able to BBQ and enjoy the yard each evening. The beds are comfortable and house is quiet at night even though close to a main road. The owner even dropped off some fresh plums from her own yard along with an itinerary of events happening in the area. House is very close to Eastsound and Moran State Park. We would definitely stay here again.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, pet owners.

                        Owner response: Thanks so much Todd and family. We are so happy you had a great experience. We look forward to having you up again.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • Summer getaway supreme!

                        Summer getaway supreme!

                        • Guest Greg and Debby (Scottsdale, AZ)
                        • Date of stay 08/05/11
                        • Review Submitted 08/10/11
                        Our first trip to Orcas Island and it's a real gem. Gorgeous scenery, wonderful outdoor opportunities whatever you like to do, easy to negotiate around the island, delicious dining experiences. And the Bird House made it all the more enjoyable. Clean, comfortable, well equipped-everything as described in the listing is exactly what's there. The location is ideal as it's so convenient to town and yet day trips to anywhere on the island, and especially the spectacular Moran State Park are just a short drive. We're hoping to make next summer's visit longer. Thanks to our attentive and great hosts!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Relaxing vacation

                        Relaxing vacation

                        • Guest Doug and Donna (Woodbridge, CA)
                        • Date of stay 06/22/10
                        • Review Submitted 07/02/10
                        We just returned from staying 4 nights on this property. It was very clean, and has a lovely garden as a plus. We enjoyed relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery on Orcas Island. We would highly recommend this rental. It was very close to Eastsound, which had many quaint restaurants and shops. the photos shown are accurate in the description of the rental. If we ever get up that way again, we would not hesitate to rent it again. Thanks!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, people with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/8

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer
                      Jun 11 - Sep 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $209
                      $1,317
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $189
                      $1,191

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $10 + tax
                      • Refundable pet deposit $100
                      • Tax Rate 10.1%

                      Notes:

                      Rates are for the first two guests sharing one room. For each extra guest add $15/night. For two guests using two rooms add $15/night.

                      Rates are subject to change prior to paying for the reservation deposit.


                      Cancellation policy:

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


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                      Last updated: 03/26/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Ferry: Orcas at 12 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Crescent Beach at 0.1 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: Clyde and April have lived on Orcas since 1990 and are happy to share a small piece of 'Heaven's Back Yard' with our guests. We raised our 3 children here and have had a roofing company on the island since 1991. We are active in our community's fire department, Orcas Center and other organizations.

                      Why the Owner Chose Eastsound:
                      Orcas Island is a beautiful, rehabilitating destination with options for an active or relaxing vacation. It's a charming community with great food, wonderful walking trails, swimming in lovely lakes, kayaking or sailing, entertainment at the Orcas Center and other venues and darling shops.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The Bird House is within walking distance to town and has a beautiful, flower filled yard in season. The home is roomy, yet cozy and has indoor and outdoor living. The large fence yard is wonderful for children and pets to explore in a safe environment.


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                      Photos

                      • View from home

                        View from home

                      • Large kitchen

                        Large kitchen

                      • King room

                        King room

                      • Queen room

                        Queen room

                      • Front yard

                        Front yard

                      • Front yard patio

                        Front yard patio

                      • Front yard to house

                        Front yard to house

                      • Dining area

                        Dining area

                      • Kitchen to family room

                        Kitchen to family room

                      • Master bath

                        Master bath

                      • Queen room bath

                        Queen room bath

                      • Back yard

                        Back yard

                      • View of East Sound

                        View of East Sound

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Monday, February 24, 2014

                      $189 - $209 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 03/26/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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