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Orcas Thyme -- Relax Island Style, Near Beach, Airport & Town

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Open & airy dining and living rooms (table expands for 12), Q size sleeper sofa


Last updated: 08/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Eastsound house description

Enjoy an AFFORDABLE VACATION in the beautiful San Juan Islands, with plenty of room for loved ones to join you. This is a simple, older, light-filled home, centrally located on Orcas Island, where you will restore, refresh and relax, Island Style!

You'll appreciate easy access to all the amazing recreational and cultural activities available on Orcas Island. Owner will make every effort to assist you in pre-planning your island stay, as you wish, and accommodating special requests.

Keywords: Orcas Island, park-like, ranch, privacy, Eastsound, hiking, one-story, meadow, forest, accessible, affordable

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            House is on one level, but counters are standard height. See notes under 'Handicapped Accessible'....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            We love children, young people too! Family games room....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 and older required to lease home...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Outside only, and no butts!...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Large fenced yard for Fido....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Large walk-in closet and 1/2 bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 murphy bed

            Double size bed, room w/sliding glass door opens onto deck...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            trundle bed, room w/games, sliding glass door onto deck...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1) Simple, quality comfort, feather bed, in main bedroom w/1/2 bath, large picture window, walk-in closet Also excellent Q sofa bed in living area off deck., Double Beds (1) Murphy bed, fabulously comfortable, in 2nd bedroom, off deck. , Twin or Single Beds (2) A trundle bed sleeps two in room off deck. (Plus two cots available upon request . . also a tent!), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Excellent queen sofa bed in living area off deck., Murphy Beds (1) Full size, in bedroom w/slider to deck....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Has everything needed to prepare most meals. Basic kitchen appliances/supplies, coffee, spices, cooking oils, etc. are provided....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            B&B simple continental breakfast, or special catering for special occasions, by arrangement well in advance of visit. ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Pots, pans, dishes, glasses, coffee maker, blender, micro,all the basics....moreless

          • Dining:

            Open dining room to kitchen, living room and decks on both sides...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Oven
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Linens Provided:

            High thread count only! Always fresh & breathable. Feather bed on Q in main bedroom....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Classic Vermont Casting stove -- coziness! Wood available....moreless

          • Heating:

            Electric baseboard in each room, individually controlled...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Kenmore Elite, EvenHeat w/Auto Temp Control...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            By special arrangement only...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Off deck w/Mt. Baker view...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Driveway close to house...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Kenmore Calypso Elite...moreless

          • Parking:


          • Babysitter
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Birdsong awakes you in the morning -- deer graze in the field -- on this 1-1/2 acre property with a magical forest in the midst of a family-friendly neighborhood (very good privacy, especially in spring-fall when everything's leafed out & bloomed.) Close to town, beach, airport in forested/meadowed acreage....moreless


              • Video Games:

                Although there are no video games, we do have a games room/office off the deck -- monopoly, checkers, backgammon, pictionary, etc....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Small video library & vcr -- also dvd player/small library...moreless

              • Books:

                A varied selection of titles...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable


              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless and ethernet cable (provided) catch up on mainland business while relaxing on the deck....moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                Most major carriers work well at this location....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                One 45' deck w/bumpout seating, runs full length of house along enclosed meadow, 3 sliders open onto that deck. Another, low deck along front of house entrance, by patio/plantings....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Fenced front yard, lawn & herbs and perennials...moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    A peek-a-boo view of glorious Mt. Baker...moreless


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


                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 16 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
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                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Deposit $250
                  • Taxes Included


                  The nightly charge is $189 for 4 guests; each additional guest is $20/night. To reserve the property, half of the anticipated rental charge plus the $250 deposit is charged; $200 of the $250 deposit is refundable if house is left clean & in good shape. 4-day weekends Memorial Day, July 4 & Labor Day, $20 additional per person/per night

                  50% rent + damage deposit due to reserve property. 50% rent due 2 weeks prior to arrival.

                  Deposit refund is made by check w/in 2 weeks of departure. Rescheduling available.

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                  Last updated: 08/23/2014
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Eastsound Airport
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Orcas Island Ferry Terminal, Orcas WA
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  end of the road
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Island Hoppin Brewery
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Many in nearby Eastsound village

                  The beautiful Moran State Park, w/Cascade and Mountain Lakes and miles of trails and Mt. Constitution -- reputed to have the best 360 degree view outside of Rio de Janeiro! Take an airplane ride around the islands, kayak through them or arrange for sailing -- with advance arrangements, property manager can facilitate your activity planning (and even a few discounts!)


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: I am the owner/manager of Orcas Thyme, a personal/business coach, thrift shop owner and longtime islander, and I LOVE sharing the beauty and activities of Orcas Island with visitors. I first came to Orcas on vacation as a child, when my cousin owned Eagle Lake, and it's long been my dream spot on earth. I moved here first to manage the theater, Orcas Center. I later came back to stay because of the mellow atmosphere and lifestyle, and the caring, giving nature in this community. . . to say nothing of the staggeringly beautiful land! I am happy to arrange to facilitate your activity planning in advance of your visit, and to introduce you to any community groups that may interest you.

                  Why the Owner Chose Eastsound:
                  I had been vacationing on the island since childhood, and have always found great peace and pleasure here. I enjoy the beaches, the recreational and cultural activities, and the friendly community. Orcas Thyme is an older island home, recycled to this location five years ago. What an adventure! There is also a trailer on the property, w/privacy screening, and it is sometimes occupied.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  This home is a short walk to the beach, the main village of Eastsound and the airport. Set in a low-key residential area, the casual home sits on 1-1/2 acres and has a peek-a-boo view of glorious Mt. Baker from the deck. It is light-filled, with four sliding glass doors opening onto the decks. While deer and other wildlife are frequent visitors, domestic animals are usually kept within the fenced yards. Owner often walks her dog around Cascade and Mt. Lakes, and is well-connected locally with providers of many services.

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                  Speaks: english

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                  • Open & airy dining and living rooms (table expands for 12), Q size sleeper  sofa

                    Open & airy dining and living rooms (table expands for 12), Q size sleeper sofa

                  • Living room w/deck bumpout – coffee with the sunrise or bbq in afternoon shade

                    Living room w/deck bumpout – coffee with the sunrise or bbq in afternoon shade

                  • Queen size bed/room, with 1/2bath, walk-in closet & bamboo floor

                    Queen size bed/room, with 1/2bath, walk-in closet & bamboo floor

                  • Deck along west side of the house, beautiful afternoon sun

                    Deck along west side of the house, beautiful afternoon sun

                  • Full size Murphy bed in green room opens onto east deck

                    Full size Murphy bed in green room opens onto east deck

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

                  $189 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 08/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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