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Famous Gnome House Chalet on Amazing 140 Acre Private Setting

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Welcome to the Gnome House in sunny Deer Harbor, Orcas Island Washington State.

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Gnome House is a truly memorable romantic getaway or family fun vacation rental. This premier Orcas Island vacation chalet is located on a 140 acre magnificent private setting…..a renowned wildlife and bird watching paradise.
The Gnome House is a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted, timber-framed Orcas Island cottage constructed with massive timbers, cedar arches, and hand carved tree trunk posts.
Come discover this delightful site of many a honeymoon, many romantic evenings, magical family vacations, one of the truly romantic Orcas Island getaways or quintessential Orcas Island experiences. A perfect family vacation rental cottage - children and grandparents love it!

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We designed and crafted the Gnome House to stir up your imagination.
A few of the hand-crafted features:
• ...a wooden spiral staircase with carved squirrel and acorn newel posts
• ...leading to a very romantic master loft with a queen-sized sleigh bed
• ...a fairytale-like Scandinavian alcove cupboard bed with delightful murals ... a completely unusual, charming, yet modern fully equipped kitchen
• ... a romantic, cozy wood-burning stove
• ... a Scandinavian sofa/double bed perfect for relaxing or guests sleeping
• ...a fabulous, private hot tub spa under the stars
...a large stone fire pit surrounded by seating, for campfires and S’mores.
The Gnome House truly inspires every visitor. '..an architectural gem..' 'How did you build those arches? ' ...never seen anything like this before...' ' like a fairy tale...' '..how did you fit that floor to the stonework...' 'I would love to live in the Gnome House!'
Visit our web site by clicking on the link in this listing or google Gnome House Deer Harbor to see many photos, a video tour, and information and pictures about the magnificent setting. You can view our up-to-date availability calendar to plan your vacation.
Deer Harbor on beautiful Orcas Island is located in the 'Rain Shadow' area of the Great Pacific Northwest enjoying only 23-25 inches of rain and over 260 sunny days annually. Northern Puget Sound is home to just under 90 orca whales, countless seals, sea lions, otters, Dahl's porpoises, Minke whales, salmon, eagles, thus, fishing and whale-watching are very popular activities. Orcas Island has numerous parks including the 1500 acre Turtleback Mountain Preserve, and Deer Harbor's own community Waterfront Park. The 140 acre incomparable private preserve for guests at the Gnome House is considered a treasure by local, state and Federal environmental agencies and institutions.


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Property Type

  • Chalet

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The Gnome House is constructed with massive timbers, cedar arches, and hand carved tree trunk posts, a fairytale-like Scandinavian alcove cupboard bed with delightful murals, a wooden spiral staircase with carved squirrel and acorn newel posts, a very romantic master loft with a queen-sized sleigh bed, a fine shipbuilder's bay window dining and reading area, a large stone outdoor fire pit surrounded by seating for campfires, a freshwater wildfowl marsh, a renowned wildlife and bird watching paradise, nature trails, fruit orchards, ponds, streams, meadows, forests, magnificent views, farm land, play set, gardens, golden retriever Cedar, two cats Sparky and Tater, a fabulous, private hot tub spa under the stars,.... Come discover this delightful site of many a honeymoon, many romantic evenings, magical family vacations, one of the truly romantic Orcas Island getaways, a quintessential Orcas Island experiences. A perfect family vacation rental cottage – children and grandparents love...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Filtered water view from Gnome House and hot tub but gorgeous water views from everywhere on our 140 acres...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    300 feet of rocky beach; 1000 feet of sandy tidal beach, and 3000 feet of estuarine shoreline...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Olympic Mountains in the distance; Turtlehead and Turtleback Mountain nearby...moreless

  • Village:

    Deer Harbor is one mile away....moreless

  • Water View:

    Filtered water view from Gnome House and hot tub but gorgeous water views from everywhere on our 140 acres...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    On our private 140 acres property there is a 300 feet of rocky beach; 1000 feet of sandy tidal beach, and 3000 feet of estuarine shoreline...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals one mile away...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
May 22 - Sep 12, 2015
2 night min stay
$225
$1,230
Shoulder Season
Sep 13 - Oct 10, 2015
2 night min stay
$185
$1,030
Secret Season
Oct 11 - Nov 25, 2015
2 night min stay
$150
$840
Peak Season
Nov 26 - Nov 28, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
Secret Season
Nov 29 - Dec 22, 2015
2 night min stay
$150
$840
Peak Season
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2016
3 night min stay
$225
$1,230
Secret Season
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$165
$990

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25
  • Tax Rate 10.1%

Notes:

Other than the San Juan County Sales and Lodging tax, (and possibly a pet fee), there are no other additional charges for you to consider.

50% at the time of firm reservation. Balance due 30-45 days prior to arrival. Major credit cards accepted.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
seaplane dock 1 mile away. airport 10 miles away
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Deer Harbor Inn Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Orcas Ferry Landing
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Orcas Golf Club
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Deer Harbor Inn
Deer Harbor
Nearest Beach
on site

Car: Recommended

Whale-watching/marine wildlife tours leave from Deer Harbor daily. The San Juan Islands are world famous Orca whale habitat. A beautiful waterfront park, 2 marinas, famous Turtleback Mountain San Juan County 1500 acre park. Boat rentals, charter sailing, charter fishing, kayak tours. You can visit other San Juan Islands by day trip ferry rides. Visit our website or google 'Orcas Island' for more information and photos about numerous parks and features to explore.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: We have lived full time on Orcas Island since 1975, raising three sons, who are now married with children who love to visit their grand-parents. We have been happily married for 45 years! We moved up here with a down payment and no jobs and over the years have done many things. We have worked, farmed, been in construction, operated heavy equipment, coached Little League for all three sons, participated in countless community activities, volunteered at the school, run two successful gift and clothing shops, designed and built several buildings including the amazing Gnome House, and remodeled our other vacation rental waterfront home, Maggie's Manor, using the outstanding design drawings of our eldest son, now an Architect. We are involved in cutting edge restoration of marine habitat and just completed a 9 weir salmon ladder and planted over 1500 plants and trees over our estuarine and riparian areas. If you have a Facebook page, visit the Deer Harbor Stewardship Project page to see some of what we have been doing. We hope you will 'Like' it. We have extensive backgrounds in skiing, sailing, cycling and mountaineering. We enjoy adventures and vacations with our children and grand-children.

Why the Owner Chose Deer Harbor:
We designed and built the Gnome House as a tribute to our Scandinavian heritage, and as a tribute to the place we first met in Kitzbuhel, Austria. It began as a family guesthouse and now for the past 20 years has been an extremely popular vacation rental, perfect for family vacations, romantic getaways, honeymoons, and special occasions galore. It is located on our 140 acre estate, near our home, and also near our other wonderful vacation rental 4 bedroom waterfront home, called Maggie's Manor. We wanted to share our Orcas Island lifestyles with visitors from all over the world. We have on-going environmental restoration activities on our 3 streams, several ponds, magnificent 20 acre estuary, and 20 acre wildfowl marsh, as well as beautiful, productive farm and forest land. It is considered the most significant environmentally diverse San Juan Islands' property by local, state and federal environmental agencies. The beauty and tranquility of Nature inspires everyone who visits. Orcas Island is the most popular place in Washington to get married, and is the dream vacation spot for people all over the world, and we get to live here! And when visitors leave and we say 'goodbye', we always smile...not because we are happy to see them go, but rather because we are so happy that we don't have to leave this paradise!

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
In addition to the extraordinary beauty and serenity of Nature,so inspiring to us all, the incredible good weather in Deer Harbor is one of the main reasons for living here. Deer Harbor on beautiful Orcas Island is located in the 'Rain Shadow' area of the Great Pacific Northwest enjoying only 23 inches of rain and over 260 sunny days annually. This means that we can enjoy the great outdoors all year long, hiking, biking, sailing, fishing, etc. There have been documented over 80 species of birds frequenting the extremely vibrant freshwater marsh. There are a variety of environmental programs in progress. We work with scientists, students, and Native Americans on our restoration efforts. Our property is the site of the first white European settler on Orcas Island, Louis Cayou, who married into the Samish Nation in the mid-1800s. We are working with the Samish descendants of Cayou in our restoration efforts, and hope to have their annual Canoe Journey with about 60 canoes stop here in the future. Should your dates not be available in this chalet, please see our other wonderful vacation rental homes: " Grandma and Grandpa’s Getaway for 2 adults + one child, Maggie’s Manor for up to 8 people, and in the off seasons, Maggie’s Getaway for up to 4 guests.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Welcome to the Gnome House in sunny Deer Harbor, Orcas Island Washington State.

    Welcome to the Gnome House in sunny Deer Harbor, Orcas Island Washington State.

  • The Gnome House foyer. Come in relax and enjoy this famous chalet.

    The Gnome House foyer. Come in relax and enjoy this famous chalet.

  • The north half of the main living area. Baseboard electric or wood heated.

    The north half of the main living area. Baseboard electric or wood heated.

  • Romantic Gnome House has been the venue for many a beautiful wedding. Happiness!

    Romantic Gnome House has been the venue for many a beautiful wedding. Happiness!

  • Beautiful washroom with sunken tub.

    Beautiful washroom with sunken tub.

  • This photo highlights some of the famous woodwork and design of the Gnome House.

    This photo highlights some of the famous woodwork and design of the Gnome House.

  • Looking east from the Loft Sleigh Bed. See the squirrel and acorn newel posts?

    Looking east from the Loft Sleigh Bed. See the squirrel and acorn newel posts?

  • Gorgeous views from our vacation rental houses' play set

    Gorgeous views from our vacation rental houses' play set

  • A rare big beautiful snow day in 1966. Over 3 feet of snow to the delight of all

    A rare big beautiful snow day in 1966. Over 3 feet of snow to the delight of all

  • Everyone loves Cedar, our Golden Fetcher.  He will greet you with a tennis ball.

    Everyone loves Cedar, our Golden Fetcher. He will greet you with a tennis ball.

  • Fishing in the islands is super fun for the entire family.  Salmon for all.

    Fishing in the islands is super fun for the entire family. Salmon for all.

  • Our three gnome sons in 1986 in what is now the very popular gnome cubby bed.

    Our three gnome sons in 1986 in what is now the very popular gnome cubby bed.

  • Romance of family fun. This area at the Gnome House is perfect.

    Romance of family fun. This area at the Gnome House is perfect.

  • The south sunny half of the main living area. Notice the shipbuilding carpentry.

    The south sunny half of the main living area. Notice the shipbuilding carpentry.

  • Dining, game playing, reading, and popular 'wedding' nook.

    Dining, game playing, reading, and popular 'wedding' nook.

  • The gnomes' kitchen, convenient, efficient, and complete.

    The gnomes' kitchen, convenient, efficient, and complete.

  • Past the Gnomes' cupboard bed and up the spiral stairs to the master loft.

    Past the Gnomes' cupboard bed and up the spiral stairs to the master loft.

  • Looking west over the 'Sleigh of Dreams' in the master loft.

    Looking west over the 'Sleigh of Dreams' in the master loft.

  • View of the Gnome House east side as you drive up upon your arrival.

    View of the Gnome House east side as you drive up upon your arrival.

  • Your private Gnome House campfire, picnic, table, and hot tub area.

    Your private Gnome House campfire, picnic, table, and hot tub area.

  • The Gnome House nestled in Nature, just the way gnomes prefer.

    The Gnome House nestled in Nature, just the way gnomes prefer.

  • 'Tater and one of his many admirers.  This darling little girl loved our pets.

    'Tater and one of his many admirers. This darling little girl loved our pets.

  • Springtime takes bloom near the play set.

    Springtime takes bloom near the play set.

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