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Idyllic Vintage Cottage at Water's Edge

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Lunch overlooking the Cove and Harbor

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Last updated: 06/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Deer Harbor cottage description

At the water's edge, this cottage is the perfect romantic getaway yet ideal for a family. Part of a locally historic property situated on five acres with over 500' of private clam-shell beach, it enjoys wonderful views of Deer Harbor and the distant Olympic Mountains to the south.

Comfortable furnishings and antiques center on the stone fireplace, which reaches to the vaulted and beamed ceiling. Wood floors and sash windows enhance the sophisticated country ambiance of this 1910 cottage.

The sectional sofa is the perfect spot to relax and take in a movie on the 32' LCD HDTV/DVD or listen to your favorite CD's and just enjoy the water view.

Pick up a good book from the selection provided, put your feet up on the large ottoman, wrap that hand-made throw around you and leave the day-to-day behind in the warmth of a roaring fire in the fireplace.

The kitchen is fully equipped including a Jenn-Air cooktop and grill. An antique table and chairs afford a view of the harbor. Country style tableware and linens are provided.

French doors lead to the large, well furnished deck overlooking the water. Your private hot tub invites you to step in and just unwind.

The bedroom features a queen sized Eurodown bed. French doors lead to a private seating area on the deck just steps from the beach. Off the living room, an alcove with twin trundle beds affords additional sleeping accommodations.

An oversized, vintage clawfooted tub with sunburst shower under a vaulted ceiling highlights the large, period bath. You'll find a pedestal sink, dressing table and separate water closet. All the amenities are there including hand-made lavender toiletries, lush, thick towels, magnifying mirror, hair dryer and iron and ironing board.

Each day firewood and other supplies are replenished, trash removed, hot tub serviced, and for stays longer than four days, your sheets are changed and used towels replaced after each three-day period. Housekeeping service is available for an hourly rate.

Beyond your cottage, 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 seasonal 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.

Hike or go horseback riding in 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.

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. The kids will love swimming or paddle boating at Cascade Lake.

Other favorites of the younger set are collecting shells and driftwood from our beach or playing with our dogs and cats and visiting our neighbors' donkeys. Two special places for them are The Funhouse for hands-on experiences with science, technology, art and music including a recording studio, and the competition level skate park.

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! Just sit back and enjoy the beautiful views from either your deck or the adirondack chairs on the lawn overlooking the harbor.

The food on Orcas Island is a special treat! You'll find local produce, meats and seafood at the fine restaurants and markets. Try Judd Cove Oysters or Coffelt Farm lamb, a salad of organic greens or a dessert with wild blackberries. You won't want to miss the Farmer's Market held every Saturday from May through October.



Keywords: Cottage, cabin, bungalo, guest house

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge
          • Massage
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Other (See Description)

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          • Separate bedroom w Queen size Bed (1) with french doors leading to deck overlooking Cove. In alcove off living room Twin Beds (2) in trundle. Travel crib or Pac-N-Play available...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Large vintage bath w vaulted ceiling, zoned heating, oversized clawfoot tub and overhead sunburst shower, pedestal sink, separate water closet, dressing table, magnifying mirror, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, Pelindaba hand crafted toiletries from locally grown lavender. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Cuisinart cookware, bakeware, bowls, salad spinner, pasta pot, array of cooking utinsils...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Complimentary coffee, teas, popcorn, S&P. Access to our organic kitchen garden....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            dishes, glassware, flatware, serving pieces, linen napkins, placemats...moreless

          • Dining:

            inside or outside seating overlooks cove. French doors to deck....moreless

          • Stove:

            Jenn-Air cooktop w grill. Large capacity toaster oven...moreless

          • Oven
          • Catering Available
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 6:

            Ample seating w sectional sofa, armchair and ottoman. French doors lead to deck. Overlooks Cove and Harbor....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Ironed Italian sheets, down/feather bed, feather pillows and comforter. Hypoallergenic bedding upon request....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Luxury English Cristie towels made from Egyptian cotton...moreless

          • Heating:

            Zoned thermostatically controlled electric...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Firewood provided and replenished daily...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Allocated parking for cottage...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

          Other Amenities

              • Private clam-shell beach, fresh flowers, candles, robes & slippers, ironed Italian linens, down/feather bed, feather pillows and duvet, hand made lavender toiletries, hair dryer, magnifying mirror, iron & ironing board; organic kitchen garden, fruit trees, oysters and clams, wild blackberries....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Books

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Direct line w complimentary long distance...moreless

              • Free Long Distance
              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Four-person private hot tub on deck overlooking cove and harbor...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    large deck w hot tub, loveseat, two chaise long, armchair w ottoman and dining table w four chairs...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    surrounded by gardens. Expansive lawn leads down to harbor...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Rural:

                    Cayou Cove is an historic country property at the head of Deer Harbor on Orcas Island, Washington, in the quaint Hamlet of Deer Harbor...moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    Set on nearly five acres with over 600 ft of private shoreline w walkout clamshell beach...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

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

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Harbor setting in San Juan Islands Archipelago...moreless

                  Activities

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

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season 2014
                  Jul 1 - Sep 1
                  2 night min stay
                  $420
                  $2,646
                  Indian Summer Season 2014
                  Sep 2 - Oct 14, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $345
                  $2,174

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                  Fall Season 2014
                  Oct 19 - Dec 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $275
                  $1,733

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                  Quiet Season Spring 2014
                  Feb 28 - May 22
                  2 night min stay
                  $275
                  $1,733
                  Shoulder Season 2014
                  May 23 - Jun 30
                  2 night min stay
                  $345
                  $2,174
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $275
                  $1,733

                  Rates are based on 2 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 $25 per night for one dog, $40 for two.

                  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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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 06/21/2014
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                  Location

                  11 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Orcas Island Airport
                  7.5 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Washington State Ferry, Orcas Landing
                  42.8 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Mt. Vernon, WA
                  7.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Ferry route is extension of State Hwy 20
                  Deer Harbor
                  Nearest Beach
                  Our own
                  11 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Lower Tavern or Madronna Bar & Grill
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Deer Harbor Inn Restaurant

                  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. Harvest vegetables, fruit and herbs from our kitchen garden or clams and oysters from our private beach in season.

                   

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                  Photos

                  • Lunch overlooking the Cove and Harbor

                    Lunch overlooking the Cove and Harbor

                  • The bedroom with sumptuous queen bed  has french doors to the deck.

                    The bedroom with sumptuous queen bed has french doors to the deck.

                  • The large, vintage bathroom has a separate water closet

                    The large, vintage bathroom has a separate water closet

                  • Entrance path to the cottage

                    Entrance path to the cottage

                  • One of two views of the water from the dining area - fall doesn't get any better

                    One of two views of the water from the dining area - fall doesn't get any better

                  • A sunset view over the harbor  from our 
lawn

                    A sunset view over the harbor from our lawn

                  • Take a step back in time into this vintage waterfront cottage

                    Take a step back in time into this vintage waterfront cottage

                  • Comfortable seating to view the 32 in HDTV or the Harbor

                    Comfortable seating to view the 32 in HDTV or the Harbor

                  • From the deck

                    From the deck

                  • The path continues through the arbor to the cottage

                    The path continues through the arbor to the cottage

                  • A view in spring of the cottage arbor

                    A view in spring of the cottage arbor

                  • Enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables from our Kitchen Garden

                    Enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables from our Kitchen Garden

                  VRBO #225182

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  $275 - $420 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 06/21/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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