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Historic Lodge, Private Beach, Incredible Views, Close to Town

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Last updated: 12/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Orcas lodge description

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.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Lodge
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single, 4 child bed

            2 cots plus 4 floor sleeping mattresses for up to 6 kids...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

            Use 1 or 2 of the twin fold-out beds in the living room ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Ping Pong Table
          • Stereo:

            bring your IPOD, no music provided...moreless

          • Television:

            No cable, but we have a VCR with about 50 movies to choose from and a DVD player as well....moreless

          • Video Library:

            approx. 50 movies to choose from....moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

          • Beach View:

            Watch the tide, the bald eagles, seals will pop their heads up...relax and enjoy!...moreless

          • Beachfront:

            Private Beach located 10 feet off our front deck. Wade, explore tide pools, collect shells......moreless

          • Ocean View:

            Spectacular views - Snow-covered Mt. Baker to the northeast, Vancouver off to the Northwest, Buck Mt rising up behind the lodge...moreless

          • Oceanfront:

            It is the ocean, but because we are surrounded by islands, the waves are gentle and kayaking/boating are easy...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining:

            Enjoy your meals outside on the deck, inside in the dining room area or at the kitchen table...moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 10 people

          General

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            space heaters, but usually not needed in summer...moreless

          • Internet:

            wireless...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Stove

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen:

            We love to cook so we have a very well equipped kitchen!...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove:

            The stove is electric (not great for us serious cooks, but it works!)...moreless

          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Bicycles
          • Deck / Patio:

            runs the entire length of the house and makes the ocean your living room!...moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Water Sports Gear

          Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub
               

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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Christmas/New Years
              Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $400
              $2,000
              Summer
              Jun 6 - Sep 7, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,050
              My Standard Rate
              4 night min stay
              $300
              $1,700

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              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $69
              • Taxes Included

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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              Location

              2 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              orcas island
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              East Sound
              15 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              orcas
              5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              local public course
              40 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              far away - Hurray!
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              many in East Sound
              0.01 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              private beach

              Car: Recommended

              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.

               

              Owner info

              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 children, two of whom are heading off the college with the other two following close behind!

              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.


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              Speaks: english
               

              Photos

              • Sunrise at Buckhorn Lodge

                Sunrise at Buckhorn Lodge

              • our 40 ft long deck includes a porch swing, the perfect spot for morning coffee

                our 40 ft long deck includes a porch swing, the perfect spot for morning coffee

              • The dining room seats 9 and you can add an additional fold-out table, if needed.

                The dining room seats 9 and you can add an additional fold-out table, if needed.

              • The left side of the kitchen - double sink, coffee maker, toaster oven.

                The left side of the kitchen - double sink, coffee maker, toaster oven.

              • Lvingroom - large sectional couch, large picture window with ocean view

                Lvingroom - large sectional couch, large picture window with ocean view

              • The sleeping loft - carpeted, sleeps 5-6 on 3 cots and 3 fold out mattresses.

                The sleeping loft - carpeted, sleeps 5-6 on 3 cots and 3 fold out mattresses.

              • The 'Map' bedroom. Queen Bed.

                The 'Map' bedroom. Queen Bed.

              • Six bikes - 3 adult and 3 children's bikes.

                Six bikes - 3 adult and 3 children's bikes.

              • New for 2014 - picnic lunches and dinners on the lawn

                New for 2014 - picnic lunches and dinners on the lawn

              • The lodge in 1942 - it still looks very much the same today

                The lodge in 1942 - it still looks very much the same today

              • Bathroom sink, vanity, and to the right, more cupboard space and a linen closet.

                Bathroom sink, vanity, and to the right, more cupboard space and a linen closet.

              • The shower. We have great water pressure!

                The shower. We have great water pressure!

              • A typical dinner on the deck, overlooking the Bay with Mt. Baker in the distance

                A typical dinner on the deck, overlooking the Bay with Mt. Baker in the distance

              • Soak in the new hot tub while you soak up the ocean view

                Soak in the new hot tub while you soak up the ocean view

              • The kitchen table with the reading nook to the left.

                The kitchen table with the reading nook to the left.

              • The right side of the kitchen - stove, microwave, and fridge.

                The right side of the kitchen - stove, microwave, and fridge.

              • VCR, DVD player, stereo w/ipod cable, kids toys, board games, dress up clothes

                VCR, DVD player, stereo w/ipod cable, kids toys, board games, dress up clothes

              • The ocean view bedroom

                The ocean view bedroom

              • The map bedroom

                The map bedroom

              • Enjoy our 2 kayaks and row boat

                Enjoy our 2 kayaks and row boat

              • New for 2014 - Lie in the hammock and read, nap, and relax by the water

                New for 2014 - Lie in the hammock and read, nap, and relax by the water

              • The property is .6 acres and is so close to the water it's like a private island

                The property is .6 acres and is so close to the water it's like a private island

              • The evening light with snow-covered Mt. Baker in the distance.

                The evening light with snow-covered Mt. Baker in the distance.

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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              3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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