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Enjoy our dream! We recently purchased the historic Buckhorn lodge and we renovated it for the summer of 2013! The 1930's building has a newly remodeled bathroom, new cedar paneling, a wood stove, kids sleeping loft, hot tub (with ocean view), bikes (Yes! you can ride to town in about 15 minutes - get out of your car!), kayaks, crab traps, private beach, ping pong table, BBQ, fire pit. Yes, it's rustic, but wonderfully comfortable and the perfect family retreat. Don't spend your vacation driving to the beach. Our private beach is about 10 feet from our 40 foot deck (see photos) which runs the length of the front of the house. You can relax while keeping on eye on the kidsThe views are astounding - snow-covered Mt. Baker is visible to the North East, Vancouver is out past Sucia Island to the North West. As noted, you can ride one of our bicycles or walk to to the town of East Sound to shop, eat at one of the wonderful restaurants, attend the weekly farmers market or just stroll. Because we are so close to the beach, it feels as if you were on your own private island. We have a few neighbors all of whom are wonderful kind people. We do not have TV or a land line, but offer wireless internet, a VCR and DVD player with approximately 50 movies to choose from. There are two private bedrooms with queen beds, a fold out twin mattress for the living room and a kids' sleeping loft with cots and fold-out beds which sleeps 4-6. There is also a four person tent that you can set up on the lawn and put the fold-out matresses in. Buckhorn Lodge is a one-of-a-kind spot - close to town, right on the water, incredible views on beautiful Orcas Island. Our home offers great value: in addition to its superb beachfront location, the cost of renting a bike on orcas for a single day is $115. Kayaks rent for $25.00 an hour. Those two amenities alone add over a $1,000 in value with just a few days of use! We look forward to providing you with a great island vacation.
Great for kids - this is a family lodge, not a home in which you will be terrified of your kids spilling a drink on the rug. So relax! We also offer loads of kids movies, dress up costumes, toys, board games and more....moreless
assorted water toys. Just pump up with air and take to the lake or ocean. We also have 2 crab traps. Please consult the Washington Fish and Game websites for regulations on crabbing in our area....moreless
Pool / Spa
Hot tub comfortably seats 4, overlooking the ocean....moreless
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2015 4 night min stay
Christmas/New Years Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$79
cleaning and laundry$150
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Drive or hike up to the top of Mt. Constitution for amazing panoramic views of the San Juan's and all the way into Canada! Or just walk up Racoon pt. road from the house and see bald eagles and deer. Sitting on the deck of the house, you will likely see a seal pop it's head out of the water to check you out.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Larry is an entrepreneur who now enjoys helping others start businesses. Michelle is an organic gardener and landscaper. We have four young adult children in various stages of leaving home.
Why the Owner Chose Orcas: The San Juan Islands are one of the most beautiful and pristine places in the lower 48 states - here you will find bald eagles, Orca whales, salmon, spectacularly long sunsets in an ocean environment you can enjoy. Orcas Island offers the perfect balance of natural beauty and the amenities of culture that we so enjoy - great restaurants, fascinating and friendly people, theatre, and many outdoor activities.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge: With all of the recent laws limiting home sites far back from the water line, no cutting down trees, etc., Buckhorn Lodge was unique in its history and amazing location - literally 15 feet from the water, unobstructed views that are breathtaking, and close enough to town so we don't have to drive. The perfect combination of connection to the ocean and connection to town life that we have always wished for.