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"My husband and I recently stayed at The Waterhouse for a week and we had the best vacation. Moments after our arrival we saw orcas from the house and we saw them every day of our stay. We also saw a young humpback whale very close to shore right in front of the house. There is so much wildlife around: blacktail deer including a spotted fawn, a raccoon that peered in the window, bald eagles on the rocky point seen from the living room, barn swallows tending their babies in mud nests on the house, white-crowned sparrows singing sweetly from the blackberry bushes and pelagic birds like rhino auklets diving for mouthfuls of herring, it looked like.
The house itself is very clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. I'm very picky about those things and it surpassed my expectations. Suzanne is so nice and made us feel at home. We explored the island a bit but spend most of our time here, having breakfast and lunch on the deck, sketching and reading or just watching from the window-seats indoors. Often after dark, we'd hear the orcas swimming by the house, their huffing-snorting sounds coming in the open bedroom windows. Falling asleep to the sounds of waves and orcas - it doesn't get any better!"
Guest: NatureGrlDate of Stay: June 2014Review Submitted: July 16, 2014
Incredibly Special Stay in Beautiful Location with All the Comforts of Home
"We stayed at this beautiful home over the Thanksgiving holiday week and want to give it our very highest recommendation. The property has a lovely view looking out over the water -- in short, staying there is "good for the soul." The house is equipped with all necessities, a terrific Franklin stove (with plenty of firewood) and gorgeous floor to ceiling windows, in the Lindall prow design. Every morning when we woke up -- the view, and the peace and quiet just took our breath away. There is also a terrific hot tub, and we even had an eagle fly over us while we were soaking away. The beach is just a short walk away and whenever we went down to the headland, we would see harbor seals just a few yards away. There is lots to do on Orcas Island, but we found little reason to leave. Suffice it to say, we had a memorable holiday, but in addition, the owners, Anita and Conrad were the best !! They were always helpful and immediately responsive. We had travel issues and at every turn, Anita found a way to make things work out for us. We want to thank Anita and Conrad for sharing their home and helping our family create lifelong memories."
Guest: Mary Anne B.Date of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: December 4, 2014
"August 1-13, 2014
Two glorious weeks! We have been spoiled forever and only one night without viewing magnificent Mt. Baker!
Used up most of the feed with our four legged friends and enjoyed their company as they did ours during the evening cocktail hour--hours--oh well, that wi what happened here.
Thoughtfulness abounded in this lovely home and garden by the Sound. Thank you is too shallow a word to express our deep appreciation for making this time a very special journey in our lives, as we are young at heart and still romantic.
Mornings were a pure pleasure....
Marianne and Bob
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 4, 2014