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Cottage-in-the-Barn on Dragonfly Farm

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Tucked away on the side of Turtleback Mountain.


Last updated: 09/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

West Sound cottage description

Go back in time on our quintessential island farm: sweet accommodations, garden at your doorstep, pond with kayaks and canoe, and complete tranquility and privacy. This charming cottage has all amenities in a pastoral setting; the perfect secluded hub for your island adventures, equally well-suited for a family vacation or romantic get-away. Tucked away in a valley below our main house, it is adjacent to our garden with produce for your table. Feel free to stroll to the bluff for views of West Sound, or take the canoe and kayaks for a spin. Fall asleep to the lullaby frog chorus. With the pond and plethora of beautiful vegetation, our 25 acre farm has become a bird sanctuary, with hundreds of species throughout the seasons. This one bedroom plus loft apartment is well-appointed with quality furnishings including antiques. Queen bed in the bedroom and two twins in the loft above (accessible by ladder). Full kitchen, propane barbeque, flatscreen and blue-ray player for entertainment, wireless internet connection, and warmth from the wood stove. AND our 25 acre farm adjoins Turtleback Mountain Preserve! This island treasure has amazing hikes which vary from old forested areas to phenomenal vistas of neighboring islands and beyond. We are located just five miles from the ferry, five miles from the main village of Eastsound, and a mere 1 1/2 miles from the waters at West Sound, including a marina and private dock for moorage.

Keywords: apartment, condominium, bungalow, cottage, barn, farm

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            Well-behaved, no pets on furniture, must be on-leash....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            This is the perfect place for kids!...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully equipped with refrigerator, range, dishwasher, nice dishes and glassware, propane barbecue....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Happy to recommend our excellent island caterers!...moreless

          • Dining:

            High chair available upon request....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Wood Stove
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room seats 4
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Pastoral views with marine views just steps away, pond with kayaks/canoe, garden, privacy, adjoins wildlife preserve with hiking trails....moreless


              • Television:

                Movie capability only -- no satellite...moreless

              • Stereo:

                i-home for playing i-phone or i-pod...moreless

              • Games
              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player


              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill


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

              Location & View


                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rafting
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf
                  • Racquetball
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Boating
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Playground
                  • Cinemas
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Walking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling


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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Quiet Season
                  Oct 1 - May 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  Summer Season
                  Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Cleaning $75
                  • Pet Fee $40
                  • Tax Rate 10.1%


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                  Last updated: 09/23/2014
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                    Turtleback Mountain Preserve View on map

                    This park is a rustic island treasure. No vehicular access allows for trails that traverse the mountain, offering hikers walks through ancient forests and stellar vistas of surrounding islands and beyond. Take a look at maps to find the historic anchor and compass rock formations established by early settlers. A magical experience!

                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Eastsound Airport
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Orcas Landing
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  West Sound
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Allium Restaurant
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Orcas Island Country Golf Course
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  West Sound Cafe

                  Car: Necessary

                  Whale watching, historic areas, scenic mountain hiking


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1994

                  About the owner: We are long time Orcas Islanders -- Wally grew up on Orcas and Susan was drawn here because of summers with her grandparents on nearby Samish Island. The natural beauty was our initial attraction in building a life here, but the wonderful community of eclectic neighbors have kept us here. It has been a great place to raise our family.

                  Why the Owner Chose West Sound:
                  We both have long family histories in the islands. We heard about this property 20+ years ago, tucked away on Turtleback Mountain, and came to take a look. Standing on the bluff, looking at West Sound to the south, and the moonrise over Mt. Woolard to the east, we said, 'this is where we want to spend the rest of our lives.' Pure magic.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Experience serenity here on the farm, taking walks to view lovely vistas, gathering your salad from the garden, breakfast from the chicken coop, and paddling around the pond. For your adventures, this is centrally located on Orcas Island, close to the ferry, close to Eastsound, and just minutes from Turtleback Mountain Preserve. Less than 15 miles from historic Rosario Resort and Moran State Park.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  • Tucked away on the side of Turtleback Mountain.

                    Tucked away on the side of Turtleback Mountain.

                  • Kick back and relax.

                    Kick back and relax.

                  • Master bedroom.

                    Master bedroom.

                  • Quaint bathroom with full tub/shower.

                    Quaint bathroom with full tub/shower.

                  • June garden.

                    June garden.

                  • Kayaks on the pond.

                    Kayaks on the pond.

                  • Bullfrog


                  • Covered porch for rain or shine.

                    Covered porch for rain or shine.

                  • Living room with cozy woodstove.

                    Living room with cozy woodstove.

                  • View from the loft.

                    View from the loft.

                  • Two twin beds in the Loft.

                    Two twin beds in the Loft.

                  • Dining/living room area.

                    Dining/living room area.

                  • Our hens in the coop.

                    Our hens in the coop.

                  • Red Winged Blackbird and Lily Pads

                    Red Winged Blackbird and Lily Pads

                  • Wisteria on the garden arbor.

                    Wisteria on the garden arbor.

                  • Clematis on the barn...lovely.

                    Clematis on the barn...lovely.

                  VRBO #411038

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Monday, April 14, 2014

                  $175 - $245 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 09/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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