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

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Last updated: 06/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay: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.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Lodge
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • 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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

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

          • Stove:

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

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Dining Area Seats:

            10...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Refrigerator
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

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

          • Wood Stove
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Television:

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

          • Stereo:

            bring your IPOD, no music provided...moreless

          • Video Library:

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

          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Books
          • Ping Pong Table

          Communications

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

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

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

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • 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

                  • Beachfront:

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

                  • Beach View:

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

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Medical Services
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Hiking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  Summer
                  Jun 29 - Aug 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,950
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,650

                  Additional information about rental rates

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

                  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 - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                  $1,650 - $1,950 per week (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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