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Orcas 6 BR Craftsman Beach House *KAYAKS*Buoy*Owner Pays VRBO Fee

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-12)

**Owners discount to cover VRBO guest fee (must send an inquiry vs. request)**

Vacation Rental Permit since 2007

***DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS OF 6 OR LESS November-February

!!!NEW PROPANE FIREPLACE!!!

***WEEK-DAY DISCOUNTS Built into Rates ***

****Ferry RESERVATIONS mean NO MORE worry or wait!!****

**COZY yet roomy 2200 ft. home with 6 Bedrooms/2 Baths.**

***Great for small groups too!***

*** HUGE FENCED YARD***

***3 KAYAKS @ NO CHARGE**

AMENITIES

Beach just 200 yards away-Explore for miles!

Stunning Mt. Baker and Sound View

3 Free Kayaks-recreational, sit inside

Private Mooring Buoy for rent

Islands Sucia, Matia and Patos close by

6 Bedrooms

Propane Firepalce

Large Fenced Lawn for games-Nearly 1 acre property!

2 miles to charming town of Eastsound

Outdoor fire pit

Tennis and skate park just 2 miles away

Moran St. Park (2nd largest State Park) just 15 minute drive

THE CRAFTSMAN BEACH HOUSE EXPERIENCE

Orcas Island is the “Gem of the San Juan Islands”! Play on the beach for hours or sit on the porch to enjoy the stunning saltwater and Mt. Baker views. Your home away from home is a 2200 square foot 1920’s Craftsman Bungalow in a lovely quiet knoll with a few homes. Fir floors and high ceilings downstairs, this large, comfortable residence boasts 6 PRIVATE SLEEPING ROOMS with two shared baths, making it a perfect vacation home for one, two or even three families! (See “Sleeping Arrangements” below.) On nearly 1 ACRE of grassy lawn, you can enjoy volleyball, football, Frisbee, soccer, bocce, horseshoes, badminton, laying in the sun and evenings around the fire pit. The beach is just 200 yards down the gently rolling lawn and across a quiet lane. EASY TO USE FAMILY FRIENDLY KAYAKS ARE AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE!

THERE ARE NO HIGH CLIFFS OR DECKS MAKING THE HOME AND BEACH ACCESS SAFE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND OLDER ADULTS.

THE EXPERIENCE

Every day you will be greeted with a view of Puget Sound and the spectacular sight of Mount Baker standing tall in the sunrise. (Weather providing!) The view from the living room, dining room, and covered porch across the big lawn is a joy to wake to each morning. You can see Sucia and Matia Islands with Patos Island just to the north. Relax as you watch the sun rise, see eagles soar and deer graze. The orientation of the house and grounds are open, light and sunny all day and late into the afternoon. The small neighborhood is quiet and friendly. The sun won't glare in your eyes as you watch Mount Baker bathed in the glorious light of sunset.

THE BEACH

The beach is in Buckhorn Bay on Orcas Island. At all but the highest tide, you can explore the rocky beach for miles. (Note: The beach ranges from small to large rocks. Most of the beach is privately owned, so walk or explore-but don't camp or loiter.) Our mooring buoy is right in the bay. The free recreational sit-inside kayaks are easy to store at the beach or throw in the back of a truck for transport to another bay for exploring. Many guests have said this home is "better than waterfront"because the beach is so easily accessible. (Many waterfront homes in the San Juans are precariously perched on a rocky shore or on a high bank requiring a drive just to enjoy the beach! And if the home is on the beach, there is rarely a lawn and often the cost of rental is prohibitive.)

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Quiet "Buckhorn Knoll" has three spread out homes on acerage just above the waterfront with 7 or so homes. It is pastoral yet beachy and the view of the sound and Mt. Baker is a dominant feature. The public beach access is a short 200 yard walk away. Waterfront owners own their beaches (most far below them out of site), but as long as you don't camp, burn fires or loiter you can explore the beach at all but the highest tide for hours.

THE LOCATION

Orcas Island near the town of Eastsound

Orcas Island in Washington State is known as 'the gem of the San Juan Islands'. The home is 20 minutes from the ferry landing and 2.5 miles from the charming town of Eastsound. (Think coastal Maine). Everything you need is waiting for you (except stop lights, traffic, fast food and franchises). Enjoy the adorable shops, restaurants, farmers market and even a movie theatre. You can eat local! It is easy to find food entirely grown or raised on Orcas! Closer still to the house, there is a lovely park with tennis courts, a Skateboard Park (designed and funded by Warren Miller himself) and a basketball court, baseball fields, and bocce court. Moran State Park, Washington’s fourth largest State Park, encompasses several gorgeous lakes for hiking, swimming and boating, are a 12-mintute drive where you can hike, swim, bike, paddle boat or kayak.

THE SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS

The Orcas Island Craftsman Beach House has a casual feel with comfortable and eclectic furnishings, making it easy to feel at home and relax. There are SIX separate sleeping rooms, with beds for up to 14 (5 queens, 4 singles). Four Queens are NEW Memory Foam, Temperpedic type mattresses. 1 Queen is firm mattress with memory foam topper. The layout: Upstairs, off a large central hallway, there are 4 private bedrooms including a 'sunroom' with two dormer windows and a view to the water and Mt. Baker. 3 rooms upstairs have queens (one also has a trundle bed with two twins), 1 room has two twins and there is a shared remodeled full bath. There is a spare futon under the queen. Downstairs one bedroom is adjacent to the 2nd full bath and has a firm queen mattress with memory foam topper The other downstairs bed has a new tempurpedic style queen bed.

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More Details

Owner
Kati Nickerson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Kati Nickerson

We live in north Puget Sound and have been married for 27 years. We have two adult children. We spent every summer of their early years sailing the San Juan and Gulf Islands and have traveled with them all over the world, including a once in a lifetime two-week sailing trip in the Greek Islands. We all believe that Orcas Island is the most beautiful place on earth. Now we enjoy our 21' power boat, 34' sailboat and time together at the Craftsman Beach House. Sharing our home with others is a great joy and helps make our dream of owning a home in the San Juans possible.

Why Kati Nickerson chose Orcas Island

It's the JUST RIGHT place! Room enough for large groups but cozy and warm and sooo comfortable when it is just the two of us. We have good friends with a home on the water near our home. Every time we left we'd look at the (at the time) distressed Craftsman Beach House and say "if that ever went on the market let's try to buy it". Well, it did and we did! The location is ideal with the stunning view, and the bright open acre to play on and grow fruit trees. The property gets lots of light. Our favorite marine parks in the San Juans (Sucia and Matia) are just a 10 minute power boat ride away. With a stunning 'exploring' beach a short stroll down the lawn, the town just walking distance (ok, a 40 minute walk, but still) or a short bike ride-(10 minutes) away, and great friends nearby, this home had everything we dreamed.

What makes this house unique

Really, we never have to leave if we don't want to! The big lawn is great for frisbee and all manner of family yard games; the firepit for songs, stories and s'mores; the beach to explore for hours and build forts; the warm, casual and traditional house for gatherings large and small and an old porch to sit on with a glass of wine while Mt. Baker lights up the sky. We have to pinch ourselves sometimes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very enjoyable time. The weather was perfect-lots of sun and fun. This was our first time here and it couldn't have been better. Went fishing and put crab pots, hiking and just general hanging out. We want to book the same dates for next year!
Aug 2009
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Amenities

Eastsound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full baths. The upstairs bath is in the central hallway easily accessed by all four bedrooms. The downstairs bath is off the kitchen and adjacent to the "branch room".
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Twin Bedroom upstairs - 2 twin/ single , Cute room with two twin beds.
    Queen Room Upstairs - 1 queen , Large Queen Bedroom. Tempupedic style mattress.
    Sunroom-View Dormer Room - 1 queen , Room with a view! Tempurpedic style mattress.
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen firm mattress with temperpedic style mattress.
    Downstairs 'Branch Room' - 1 queen , Firm mattress with memory foam topper next to bath.
    Big Room Upstairs - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 'Temperpedic' queen, trundle bed w/2 twins, great mattresses
  • Queen size Beds (5) Three upstairs- all Temperpedic-style Memory Foam, NEW as of March 2012. One standard nice firm mattress with memory foam topper in downstairs bedroom, one Tempurpedic style queen in the other. Twin or Single Beds (4) Two twins are together in one room. The other two twins are part of a trundle bed in the largest Queen room upstairs., Baby Cribs (1) Two porta cribs are available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Beach just 200 yards away-Explore for miles! Stunning Mt. Baker and Sound View, 2 Free Kayaks-recreational, sit inside, Sailboat available to rent-summer only weekly $2300 Private Mooring Buoy, Islands Sucia, Matia and Patos close by, 6 Separate Sleeping Rooms, Large Lawn for games, 2 miles to Eastsound, Outdoor fire pit, Tennis and skate park just 2 miles away, Moran St. Park just 15 minute drive

Reviews

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Orcas 6 BR Craftsman Beach House *KAYAKS*Buoy*Owner Pays VRBO Fee
average rating of 4.7833333 based on 72 reviews
5

Beautiful craftsman house, huge yard with fire pit, close to the beach and beautiful view! Thanks!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with my parents and siblings and kids and we had such a great time! Tons of room and we loved how many bedrooms there were. And the kitchen was so great, we cooked all our meals there and they had every type of pot and pan we needed. Loved the location, the beach, the view, everything! Will definitely be back again. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed the new kitchen too!
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Orcas family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a great family gathering. The house and property were very conducive to adding to our enjoyment. The kayaks are a fun addition to the overall experience. W e would rent the property again and recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

Orcas House on Orcas Island was the perfect spot for a three generation vacation. There was something for everyone from lazy reading on the porch to ambitious hiking and kayaking. Beautiful view of Mt. Baker and the sound. The home was clean and comfortable with lots of room and well stocked with basic kitchen and paper products. Great grocery store and other fun shops in Eastsound. Kati was very responsive to our needs and followed up quickly to be sure our problem had been solved. Hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a perfect location for our family reunion.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the cozy, comfortable, clean home just up from the north shore. Rooms were large enough and I even had the privilege of seeing a spectacular sunrise out my bedroom window with the silhouette of the mountain and crescent moon shining above. The porch and large yard was the perfect location for our family to gather after a day exploring the island. We were fortunate to have perfect weather for the week! We also enjoyed using the kayaks in the early morning when waters were calm..... so peaceful. Neighbors were friendly and it was a quiet residential area. And we were blessed to witness 3 orca whales feeding just off the shore the day we arrived!!! I also appreciated how easy it was to work with Kati, the home owner, who responded back in a timely manner and was always willing to answer any question and to help with whatever was needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

We had our family reunion at this beautiful house in June 2017. It was perfect for our family, well stocked with all the essentials for bath and kitchen. Comfortable beds, plenty of room and absolutely gorgeous views from the front rooms and porch, of the water and the majestic Mt Baker. It was so serene and peaceful. The Orcas Island is beautiful and great to explore, and even the ferry was also a nice ride through the islands. We would definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great visit to Orcas island

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed home with lots of charm. Quiet neighborhood. House was clean and well stocked with the basics, such as spices, paper products, soaps, and kitchen. Close to shopping.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Eastsound Airport on Mt. Baker Road
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Eastsound
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
San Juan Islands Ferry System
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Eastsound
Nearest Beach
180 Metres
Public Access 200 yards away
Car: recommended

Moran State Park, Cascade Lake, Mt. Constitution. Whale watching, excellent skateboard park, jr. sailing lessons, great farmers market.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $100

Rates may change until dates reserved.
$250-$500 damage deposit
Cleaning fee varies upon group size/# of bedrooms used-$175 to $300.
Extra persons beyond 6, 8 or 10 (depending on season) charged at $25 ea. per night, max $100 each
E-check or check preferred. cc +2.5% fee
Pet fee (dogs only) $100
Mooring buoy: $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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