**COZY yet roomy 2200 ft. home with 6 Bedrooms/3 Baths.**
Vacation Rental Permit since 2007
***DISCOUNTS BUILT IN FOR GROUPS OF 6 OR LESS November-February
***WEEK-DAY DISCOUNTS Built into Rates ***
****Ferry RESERVATIONS mean NO MORE worry or wait!!****
***Great for small groups too!***
*** HUGE FENCED YARD***
***3 KAYAKS @ NO CHARGE**
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
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 and one ensuite bath, 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.
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 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.)
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.
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. (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 has an ensuite bath), 1 room has a twin trundle (two twins) and there is a shared remodeled full bath. 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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