3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom,180' Water and Island views, Bunkhouse for party of 7+
About Melanie Tucker
*****This is our SECOND home to own on Orcas. We have been with VRBO for 4 years and sold our starter home/rental because our family is getting bigger everyday.***** We have 5 ( yes, F-I-V-E) kids ranging from 8 to teens. We are transplants from Texas and simply love the beauty that surrounds us in the PNW. The San Juan Islands are just magical and Orcas offers a lot of families to seek out. We travel extensively and want our home to feel like "home" the minute you walk in the doors. Pop the cork, pour a glass of wine and just sit and enjoy the view. Kids will enjoy the adventures they can find on our 5 acres property. Where else will you find a full size tepee?!
Melanie Tucker purchased this House in 2017
Why Melanie Tucker chose Eastsound
This is a one of kind property that you won't find anywhere else on the island. Close to town (1 mile) but secluded when you are wanting to get away from it all. It is comfortable, luxurious and just a place to gather with your loved ones. It is also a great way to team build with your company!! We want you to love it as much as we do. This is our home away from home. We are looking forward to retiring to the island and this was "THE ONE" for us. The craftsmanship of this home is amazing. Just look at the fireplace!! No detail left out.
What makes this House unique
This house has a spa, dry sauna, hiking, koi pond, teepee, wildlife and nature galore. Decks with an outdoor fireplace, outdoor dining and views for miles both inside and out.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Way beyond the essentials
After we got over the initial “wow” when walking into the living room and seeing the view, we were continuously impressed with how well the owners thought of and supplied our every need . From paper goods to towels for the spa to every pot, pan, and baking sheet needed in the kitchen , we had it all. I really appreciated all the cushions for the patio furniture the early morning when I was trying to put them back in their storage box before rain! Our grandson loved feeding the koi each day and was entertained by the books and games in great supply. He was introduced to his first fireworks display from the balcony- the best view ever. A five-star rating seems low!
Room for everyone, well-stocked kitchen, gorgeous views. We are already talking about when we can return.
Great view in this beautiful house on Orcas. We had many wonderful meals at home and away. We hiked and took in as much of the island as we could. Stunning views everywhere!!
Thank you so much for the kind words. We strive to give our guests a relaxing experience while saying with us. Please come back again!
A Break from Reality
If you’re looking to escape the daily grind and get lost in a home that has it all; from all the creature comforts of home with local touches from Orcas Island, breathtaking views, and a surrounding that allows anyone to kickback, relax, and let your mind, body, and soul truly disconnect from the stresses of your usual daily grind.
We walked into the home and instantly fell in love with where we would call our home away from home for the week. We frequently relaxed in the hot tub, including stargazing at night while we soaked. I loved that there wasn’t a television in every room, yet still a media room with a tv and DVD player to take in some of your favorite shows or movies if desired. Having the television only in the media room helped ensure we weren’t distracted by technology and spent the majority of our time enjoying everything else the home and island had to offer.
The home is spacious and well appointed. The Tuckers (owners) and Sherri (property manager) have really thought through everything to make anybody’s stay at Islandview Haus a delightful one. As cliche as it might sound, we didn’t want to leave and have already looked at potential dates while considering a future visit back to the island and Islandview Haus.
From day one, Melanie was very responsive to questions and was great to work with. The entire process from booking, check-in, and check-out was convenient and painless.
I wish there was a way on this review to add some photos as I would love to share some of what we were able to take in.
Sherri, thank you for being available at any time via phone, text, or email if we needed something addressed during our stay.
Melanie, thank you for opening your home to us and providing a great experience that helped make our trip one that we all consider to be the best trip we’ve ever taken. Your attention to detail and providing local touches to various amenities and decor doesn’t go unnoticed.
P.S. - we did get to go whale watching, twice during our week and encountered Biggs Orcas, Stellar Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, and Bald Eagles both times. I will be in contact with you once we solidify dates to work on our next Orcas Island Trip. Thank you again! :)
We are so very happy that this trip worked out so well for you and your party! You were a delight to work with and our door is always open to you. Thank you for a wonderful review as we try so very hard to make our home one of a kind.
Please let us know when you want to return to Islandview Haus!
Absolutely fabulous !
It was just as wonderful as the pictures showed it to be. The views from the deck are so beautiful and relaxing that it’s hard to make yourself leave the house to go explore the island.
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. The views are intoxicating so it makes it hard to leave the deck. We welcome you back and hope you will book with us again.
Wonderful spacious home with fabulous views and close to town*
Clean and well cared for, this home was a lovely surprise with plenty of beds and a massive master bedroom. The fantastic kitchen was totally stocked and the balconies were terrific for eating al fresco.
One bedroom and bunkhouse had low overhangs difficult for tall people but we managed. It would help to know how the doors lock from the inside and also a map to show the location of the koi pond (the children loved feeding the fish). The driveway is steep but not unmanageable.Since we were attending a wedding, a full length mirror would have helped as well as an iron/ironing board.
The manager, Sherri, responded immediately to phone queries and was totally friendly.
The early check in was appreciated. The early check out was difficult but not a deal breaker.
We would definitely love to stay again, for longer next time!
Islandview Haus is definitely going on our list of comfortable holiday spots.
Thank you, Melanie
Thank you for staying with us!
We strive to make the home a place of comfort with all the amenities one would want. It is always a work in progress but we pride ourselves in the details we have put in the home.
Thanks for letting us know about the ironing board/iron! We have one and will put it in the master bedroom closet for easier access.Will work on a full length mirror too!
We hope you will think of us again when you want to come back to the island. You were lovely guests and our door is always open to you and yours.
The local Orcas Island Airport is just 2.5 miles from Islandview Haus for a convenient way to travel to the islands. There are daily scheduled flights from Seatac Airport, as well as private charter planes and seaplanes for fast travel.