Sea Forever Guest House.Salish Sea & Cascade Views.Dog Friendly.
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Eastsound studio description
Come rest and rejuvenate your soul in this cozy studio cottage, called SEA FOREVER GUEST HOUSE, tucked high up into the side of Buck Mountain. Soon, you'll be scheming about how to convince your boss to let you stay longer. Breath in the stunning, sparkling views of the Salish Sea, rich with whales and other marine and bird life, surrounded by the snow topped Canadian and US Cascades, featuring Mr. Mt. Baker as the special guest star. Warm your toes near the winter wood stove in the living area or read a book on the porch on a sunny summer evening. Your host, whose home is nestled nearby but buffered from sight by dwarf pines, rhodies and roses, can answer your questions. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with stove, full size refrigerator, microwave, coffee grinder and maker, toaster oven, toaster and a selection of local herbal teas and coffee. The luxurious king bed with pillow top is appointed with a goose down comforter and ultra soft sheets while the bath offers thick, fluffy towels. Soak in the silence in this ultra quiet, forested setting, your only visitors the deer and a mated pair of eagles! Sit by the quiet stream and trickling waterfall. Free wireless WiFi keeps you in touch with the outside world should this be your desire. Charming Eastsound, with many delightful restaurant choices and shops, is only a 10 minute drive, as are hiking trails and Moran State Park. Watching the sunrise over the mountains and the sailboats below right from the cozy comfort of your bed. Dog friendly.
- On floor 1
- 625 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
- This is a studio with one California King sized bed and a couch.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Wood Stove:
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided:
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Away From It All
Location & View
Stunning view from atop Buck Mountain, you look out over the Salish Sea all the way from Point Roberts to Bellingham. Watch sailboats, Orcas, eagles and sea lions all from your cottage porch....moreless
- Fitness Center
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Paddle Boating
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Beautiful Orcas Island has been called the 'gem of the San Juans.' A mecca for those who love to sail, fly small planes (including sea planes), and enjoy the abundance of marine life and birds, this island boasts moderate temperatures and much less rainfall than surrounding Washington locations. Enjoy one of the 40 live theatre performances a year put on at the Orcas Center. Purchase fresh produce or gifts at the weekly Saturday Farmer's Market. Treat your children to the Funhouse Commons, a kid's museum and youth center fostering education play combining science, technology, music and art. Take a tour of the islands by air or listen to the relaxing sounds at the Chamber Music Festival. The island is home to many talented artists and their works are for sale in the charming village of Eastsound. Hike some portion of the 38 miles of hiking trails in the famous Moran State Park or climb the tower on the top of Mt. Constitution, the highest mountain in the San Juan Islands. Plan your wedding to take place on one of the many fabulous beaches or challenge yourself to cycle the 57 square miles of this horseshoe shaped island. Bring your kids to the famous Camp Orkila or take a horseback ride with Olga Island Trail Rides. Or maybe you'll learn French in a night at nearby Canoe Island French Camp. Visit the Cider and Mead Festival in May or rest in your soft Queen bed after a day visiting the famous Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, ongoing throughout April. Perfect your skills at the Writers Island Poetry Writing Retreat in April or join like-minded women during the popular Women's Wellness Weekend in April. Truly this island has it all....moreless
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Wonderful cozy retreat
Wonderful cozy retreat
My wife and I enjoyed our 10th wedding anniversary at Sea Forever and were completely charmed by it. The view is magnificent, the bed is very comfortable and the overall feel of the property is private, clean, charming and cozy. It's just a few short minutes from Eastsound but it feels like you're in your own wonderful little world. We very highly recommend it.
- Guest Jack C.
- Date of stay 08/23/13
- Review Submitted 08/28/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.
The views are OUTSTANDING! The cottage is lovely. Quiet surrounding. So peaceful! Only was able to stay one night, but hope to return soon!!
- Guest Renae (United States)
- Date of stay 07/23/13
- Review Submitted 07/24/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Renae and her two companions were such wonderful, sweet, friendly guests. They left the cottage clean and were so quiet, except for their enthusiastic exclamations of appreciation of the views and beauty of the cottage and property, which is so very much welcome! They seemed so excited to see deer come near by as they sat on the bench on the edge of our cliff. Guests who enjoy my property like these guests make my own joy at being able to share it that much greater. I welcome Renae and her companions anytime!
Beautiful, restful retreat on Orcas!
Beautiful, restful retreat on Orcas!
The view of the water, the mountains, and other islands from every spot in the guest house are amazing! The photos do not do this hideaway retreat justice. We could sit outside and watch the mountains (I think we could see the Canadian Rockies!) appear along with lots of hummingbirds and deer. Even though it's a guest house, near Linda's main house, it feels very secluded and private. You have your own parking area, own entrance, and private sitting area outside. The place was spotless. Linda was very responsive from the moment I asked questions about the rental to dinner recommendations in Eastsound. Linda even treated us to a bottle of wine! She is really a wonderful hostess. We liked having our own wifi hot spot provided, too, (thanks, Linda!) and the kitchen was well stocked with coffee and tea. Getting into Eastsound didn't take long when we wanted a good meal or a bit of shopping, but when we came back we felt like we were in our own little magical world. What a wonderful spot! Thanks for sharing it, Linda! Because it's north of Moran State Park, you do need a car to get to the guest house, but that's part of what makes it feel like a complete get away. All in all, we were completely satisfied.
- Guest Sue (United States)
- Date of stay 07/05/13
- Review Submitted 07/15/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you, Susan, for your wonderful feedback. I am so very much enjoying guests at Sea Forever (this is my first year!) and it's fabulous to hear that my guests are pleased with my efforts and the stunning beauty of this property. You loved the very things I love here: the quiet, the wildlife, the opportunity to watch breathtaking sunrises and sunsets over the Salish Sea. And yes! Those are the Canadian Rockies. Even in winter, when the weather is stormy, this is an amazing place to be. I have never been able to watch changing weather patterns like this before. From this perspective, you are high above it all. It's like watching a movie of planet Earth. You were ideal guests in every way. I hope you will return one day. It will be my pleasure to make your romantic get away a most memorable experience.
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Oct 1 - Apr 30
2 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
- Non refundable cleaning fee: $25 + tax
- Pet Fee: $25 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $200
- Tax Rate 10.1%
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- Nearest Airport: Orcas Island Airport at 4.5 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Washington State Ferry Anacortes-SanJuans at 13 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak, Mt. Vernon WA at 20 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Horseshoe Highway at 5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Racoon Pt. Road Beach at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Madronna Bar and Grill, Eastsound at 5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Mt. Baker Ski Area at 72 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Orcas Island Golf Course at 7 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Allium at 5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: Living on Orcas is a 50-year-ago dream-come-true for me. In 1964, I landed in Mt. Vernon, a freshman at Mt. Vernon High School after a young life of profound difficulties and challenges. During those high school years, I would visit the San Juans often, and remember in particular a high school graduation bike trip to Orcas. Throughout my life travels, I have thought often about those sweet days on Orcas and wondered if I might live here one day. I've worked hard and dreamed sweet. . . and now, finally, here I am. And I want to share it with you. I've taught high school English for 30 years and now have a private practice in counseling. I adore helping others, caring for the earth, and celebrating the beauty of this island and this home. Life is so full of beauty if we are willing to set aside the hustle and bustle of surviving and live just in the moment. Come here to do just that. Listen to the wind whip through the pines and firs in winter. Steady your gaze upon the purple Cascades in the evening sunset, the distant twinkling lights of a city unaware of us at their feet. Welcome the quiet visit of a doe and her buck, hoping for an apple treat offered from your hand. Come celebrate the spectacular gift of life with me here in this quiet and very special oasis.
Why the Owner Chose Eastsound:
I wanted a home with light. I wanted a home with the sound of a tumbling creek nearby and the sight of a mated pair of eagles weaving a magic dance in the sky and using the limbs of a fir tree for rest in sight of my bedroom window. i wanted the charm of a bookstore, filled with the smell of fresh brewed coffee and a choice of books about lofts and Hemmingway only minutes from my backdoor. I have it here and want to share it with you. You who are hungry for quiet and beauty.
The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
This, more than any other guest home you will find, offers you spectacular views and profound quiet. Twinkling lights at night. Purple mountain views at dusk or morning. Vigorous walks on a forested road any time of day at all. Access to a community owned private beach, complete with picnic table and bench on a bluff over the Salish Sea, a front row seat at the foot of Mt. Baker.
- Primary: 360-261-4434
- Secondary: +1 520-730-6325 Ask for Inkeeper, Richie
View from your cottage porch.
The outside of the cottage is surrounded by a lovely garden of flowers.
This little bench, just for you, is steps away from your front porch.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Sink and closet with iron and ironing board.
A lovely evening view through the trees.
A mated pair of eagles live just below eye's view.
Breakfast out at Rosario Resort.
A sailboat view at the nearby Doe Bay Cafe.
View of Turtleback Mountain.
Watching clouds is one of our guests' favorite pastimes.
The cottage is nestled against the cliff overlooking the Salish Sea and Cascades
Enjoy your coffee on the porch. See the view reflected in the window?
Driveway approach to the main house and guest house, which is on the right.
Sitting area with comfy king bed in background.
Bath has separated sink from shower, toilet and tub.
We are pet friendly. This is your host dog, Sargie!
The beach is just a 3 minute drive away.
Watch ducks and herons from in the charming village of Eastsound 10 min away.
Swim in the pool at nearby Rosario Resort.
Come for the weekend the MG's come to show off!
Sunrise from our place!
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