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Romantic Waterfront Cottage - Quiet Season 3-for-2 Special

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Last updated: 09/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Deer Harbor cottage description

Stay three or more nights Sundays through Thursdays and get one night free! Good March and April, 2014 - Holidays Excluded - No other options or discounts apply. BOOK NOW! Contact Us to find out more! (888)-596-7222

Escape to your own romantic cottage on the shore. Located on an historic property with nearly five waterfront acres, the Gardener's Cottage is one of three nestled in its own private garden sheltered under giant fir and cedar trees.

The cottage preserves all the rustic charm of the original, old structure while providing the indulgent luxuries you're looking for in a romantic hideaway.

We've filled the cottage with wonderfully comfortable furnishings and antiques, and appointed the large, rustic bath and dressing room with every convenience. The oversized two-person shower is open under the vaulted ceiling. A large clerestory window lets in the morning sun.

Sink into the lavishly fitted king Eurodown bed or curl up on the sofa with a good book. Listen to your favorite CD or watch a movie on the DVD player or satellite 32' LCD HDTV. WiFi is provided in your cottage. Enjoy the comfort of a crackling fire in the wood burning Rumford fireplace.

Firewood is replenished daily as are other supplies. Trash is removed daily. For stays of five days or longer, we change your bed and towels after three days. Full housekeeping service is available for an additional charge.

The kitchen is within easy reach, where you'll find a Thermador cooktop, oven, microwave, undercounter U-Line refrigerator, coffeemaker, cookware, tableware and linens. Cleanup is easy with a garbage disposal and dishwasher.

Of course, a cottage should have a porch and so this one does. Sit and look out at the cove through your private native garden while gulls and giant blue heron fish for their dinner. Seals and otters and an array of migratory birds visit the cove. Canada geese are resident. Deer visit nightly.

Nothing tastes better than a meal cooked outdoors. Use the large fire pit/barbecue off the porch to grill a wild salmon from the organic market and freshly harvested vegetables you can pick from our kitchen garden. Firewood and charcoal are provided daily.

Slip into your private hot tub, serviced daily, and enjoy the activities on the water. Imagine watching the sunset reflections or the quiet of a moonlit night.

Beyond your own private native garden, you'll find much to enjoy. Several acres of gardens and woodland and over 500 feet of private clam shell beach can be explored. Originally homesteaded in 1857, much of the early plantings are still here to enjoy. Old lilacs, roses, glorious wisteria, apple and Horse Chestnut trees, the weeping willow by the old pond mix with newer gardens, creating private oases or an expanse of lawn leading to the water's edge.

Our kitchen garden is here for you. Totally organic, it offers a surprising selection of heirloom and familiar vegetables and fruit for your culinary pleasure. In addition, in season you can pick wild blackberries, apples, pears and plumes, or harvest oysters and clams from our private beach.

Whale watching and kayaking tours, sailing charters, rental boats and bicycles, even a bird sanctuary are located within walking distance of the Cottage as is a restaurant, convenience market and snack bar.

Eating on Orcas Island is a special treat. Known as the Little Green Island by Foodies (Slow Food Advocates), it offers selections from local specialty growers and farmers. Many island restaurants offer locally grown fare. Sample Coffelt lamb or Judd Cove oysters, shrimp and crab harvested in season, a wild blackberry tart.....

Farther afield explore the pristine forests of Moran State Park with its many hiking and biking trails as well as Mount Constitution, which offers what many consider the most magnificent water views in North America. Hike the beautiful 1500 acre Turtleback Mountain Preserve located two miles from the cottage with its grasslands, wildflowers and magnificent Garry Oaks. The views are incredible. The villages on Orcas and the many artists' studios and galleries offer great opportunities for exploration as well.

Don't forget that one of the best things you can do is absolutely nothing! After a day of activities, treat those sore muscles to a massage in the privacy of your cottage. Private yoga instruction can be arranged too. Or just sit back and enjoy the views.



Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge
          • Massage
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • King size beds (1)

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            large two-person shower; private outdoor hot tub on deck...moreless

          • Marble topped sink in dressing area. Robes and slippers, ironing board and iron, seating and Pelindaba hand crafted locally grown lavender toiletries. Large open two-person shower w overhead rain shower under a vaulted ceiling plus two handheld shower heads....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • robes & slippers, fresh flowers & candles, ironed Italian sheets, down/feather bedding, hand-made lavender toiletries, hair dryer, magnifying mirror, iron & ironing board, firewood & charcoal. Organic kitchen garden with an array of seasonal vegetables, herbs and fruit; clam and oyster beds; wild blackberries and many kinds of apples, pears and plumes on property for harvesting in season....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                Set on nearly five acres with over 500 ft of private shoreline w walkout clamshell beach...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Distant view of Olympic Mountains to the south across the Harbor. ...moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                located at the head of Deer Harbor in Puget Sound, WA...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 2 people

              General

              • Broadband Access
              • Free Long Distance
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                zoned electric...moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available
              • Coffee Maker:

                10 cup Cuisinart coffeemaker and coffee grinder...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Cuisinart cookware plus bowls, bakeware, utinsils...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Dishes, glassware, flatware, napkins, placemats...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave:

                full sized 1200 watt...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Complimentary coffee, teas and popcorn, salt and pepper. In season pick vegetables, fruit and herbs from our garden....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Undercounter U-Line refrigerator with freezer section...moreless

              • Stove:

                Thermador two-burner cooktop and large Breville oven....moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden:

                Private native garden overlooking the water...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                grill/firepit - firewood and charcoal provided...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall Season 2014
                      Oct 19 - Dec 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $220
                      $1,386

                      Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                      Quite Season Spring 2014
                      Feb 28 - May 22
                      2 night min stay
                      $220
                      $1,386
                      Shoulder Season 2014
                      May 23 - Jun 30
                      2 night min stay
                      $285
                      $1,796
                      Summer Season 2014
                      Jul 1 - Sep 1
                      2 night min stay
                      $345
                      $2,174
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $220
                      $1,386

                      Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $25
                      • Tax Rate 10.1%

                      Notes:

                      5% Service Fee. 3-night minimum stay holidays. Pet fee per night: 1 dog $25, 2 dogs $40

                      50% pre-tax deposit at time of booking. Refundable with minimum 30-day notice less $25 fee. Within 30 days, refund subject to rebooking. Accept major credit cards.


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                      Location

                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Orcas Island Airport
                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Lower Tavern or Madronna Bar & Grill
                      7.5 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Washington State Ferry, Orcas Landing
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Orcas Island Country Golf Club
                      7.5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Ferry Sytem is extension of State Hwy 20
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Deer Harbor Inn Restaurant
                      Deer Harbor
                      Nearest Beach
                      Our own

                      Car: Recommended

                      Recently, the San Juan islands were featured in Lonely Planet, Travel + Leisure and National Geographic naming the area one of the year's Best Destinations.

                      There are many seasonal activities and special events in which to partake. Whale watching, kayaking, sailing, hiking, cycling, bird watching, paddle boating, golf, horseback riding are all popular. There are fairs and festivals, parades, and farmers markets, local theater and musical performances. Visit local artists' studios, galleries and shops. Something is sure to be happening during your visit.

                      Moran State Park offers over 5200 acres of pristine forest with 30 miles of hiking and biking trails plus horseback trails, lakes and virgin forest. The view from Mount Constitution at 2409 feet, also accessible by car, is considered by many to be the most spectacular water vista in North America.

                      Turtleback Mountain Preserve's 1500 acres offers wide open vistas, both forest and grasslands plus blankets of wildflowers in the spring. From the truly steep to the more manageable trails you can hike or horseback ride this incredible mountain.

                      Just outside your cottage, watch the activities in the cove and on the harbor. Stroll the beautiful gardens. Harvest vegetables, fruit and herbs from our kitchen garden or clams and oysters from our private beach in season. Enjoy a fire in the firepit on your private terrace or on the beach.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1996


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • The entrance path to the cottage in Spring

                        The entrance path to the cottage in Spring

                      • Cozy, comfortable seating, satellite 32" HDTV/DVD, WiFi,

                        Cozy, comfortable seating, satellite 32" HDTV/DVD, WiFi,

                      • Superbly comfortable bed, Italian ironed sheets, robes & slippers

                        Superbly comfortable bed, Italian ironed sheets, robes & slippers

                      • Your private hot tub, fire pit and porch overlooking the water

                        Your private hot tub, fire pit and porch overlooking the water

                      • Our kitchen garden is right next to the cottage and there for your use

                        Our kitchen garden is right next to the cottage and there for your use

                      • A view of the barn with yet  more to explore

                        A view of the barn with yet more to explore

                      • View from the Harbor of our western shore

                        View from the Harbor of our western shore

                      • The harbor view from our expansive lawn

                        The harbor view from our expansive lawn

                      • The entrance to the cottage from the beautifully landscaped path

                        The entrance to the cottage from the beautifully landscaped path

                      • Fully appointed kitcen w cooktop, oven, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal

                        Fully appointed kitcen w cooktop, oven, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal

                      • Hand made lavender toiletries, lush towels, two-person shower w rain showerhead

                        Hand made lavender toiletries, lush towels, two-person shower w rain showerhead

                      • An invitation to explore

                        An invitation to explore

                      • Stroll the grounds , rent boats/kayaks or go whale watching at the marina shown

                        Stroll the grounds , rent boats/kayaks or go whale watching at the marina shown

                      • An ariel view of Deer Harbor

                        An ariel view of Deer Harbor

                      VRBO #224124

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, October 11, 2014

                      $220 - $345 per night (USD)
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                      0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

                      View calendar: Updated 09/12/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2009
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 09/12/2014
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