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Take the long view of Cascades Mountains & Ocean / Delongview

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Enjoy being nestled among the tall Fir trees with views of the Georgia Strait and Cascade Mountains. This 3 acre piece of paradise is a hillside covered with natural flora and fauna, on a private paved road, only 4 miles and just minutes from the center of Eastsound, and 15 miles from the ferry terminal on Orcas Island.

The home has a open floor plan.

The Great Room is comfortably appointed with new leather seating includes 4 recliners, and has a extra large sky-lite, positioned over the peak of the roof. Relax on the couch and watch the white, wispy clouds float overhead or enjoy the gentile swaying of the tips of the tall Fir Trees. There is a large flat screen Smart TV, DVD/VHS /Blueray players and WiFi computer signal, over 150 movies and 60 Cd's, double doors open onto the patio, and THE VIEW.

The Kitchen has butcher block counters, dish washer with detergent, full sized stove and oven, full sized refrigerator with cold filtered water and ice maker in the door, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and blender. A complete selection of stainless steel pans. Utensils. Flour, sugar, spices and basic condiments are there for your use. If it's in the kitchen, feel free to use it while you are staying at the house. There is a 11' island counter with 7 bar stools that faces the work area so you may visit with the cook, a dinning room table that seats 6, double doors open onto the patio, and THE VIEW.

The Master Bedroom has a king sized bed with a med/firm mattress, a leather love seat for quiet reading, a large desk for private writing, a electric fireplace, a TV with DVD/VHS player, a book case with wide cross section of titles, a cd player that will accept your i-pod, double doors open onto the patio, and THE VIEW.

The Master Bathroom has a deep jacuzzi tub, a slate lined walk-in shower hall 3 ft. x 6 ft. with two height adjustable waterpik shower heads. Candles around the tub for that extra ambiance for a private relax, plenty of white towels and a sky lite.

There second bedroom and bathroom is at the other end of the house. That bedroom has a med. firm queen sized mattress with a 3 inch memory foam mattress topper, a desk area, book shelves and a dresser. There are 2 big windows and The View.

The second bathroom may be entered from the second bedrrom or from the kitchen area.

This home is perfect for couples. The house is built on a steep hillside that is not fenced off from the patio so may not be suitable for toddlers.or young children.

The spacious stone patio is ideal for sitting day or night. There is a out-side fire pit with some firewood provided. BB-Q over a charcoal grill, some charcoal is provided. There are 4 reclining lounge chairs. Enjoy outdoor dinning around the table chairs 4 and with a cloth sun shade umbrella. And THE VIEW.

A wonderful place for your first cup of coffee in the morning.

The rent is set for 4 persons per night staying at the house.

An additional $25.00 per person per night will be added when over the 4 person occupancy.

Maximum occupancy is 6 persons.

There is a self inflating/deflating Queen sized air mattress that stands about knee high and can be set up in the great room.

This can be set up if you need it.

I'm pleased you are here to enjoy the house I built. I'm proud of it. The income I make by renting to you allows me to take art courses and to take time to create the art that bring me so much joy so Thank you.

I live in my basement studio apartment under the second

bedroom during Oct. - May.

I have a separate entrance and can not see into the windows or onto the private patio or the rented part of the house.

The only place you might see me is in the parking area.

Keywords: House, Cabin, bungalo, cottage

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About The Owner

I found Orcas Island,WA. in 1990. I had never been to Washington State, let alone the San Juan Islands. I knew I had found home with in 15 minutes of driving off the ferry. This place feeds my artistic spirit and creative side.

I have worked toward my goal of buying property on Orcas Island and building my own place since then.

I started building in 2003. I was my own General Manager of this project. The professionals put in the parts that are controlled by building requirements to met code, like power, water, framing the house, etc.

After that is when the hands on part of the job was all mine. I put in all the slate flooring, wood trim, siding, painting, cupboards, sinks, tubs, slate shower hall, stone patio, etc. I could write a book with all that took place.

The house turned out lovely, if I do say so myself, and you can't beat the views.

I have not had one negative piece of feed-back about the house since I started renting it.

I want you to enjoy this piece of paradise as much as I do.

Thank you for your interest.

Donna Delong


The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Orcas Island

This Island offered the clean air and lush green landscape that has always been important to my comfort in a place. I need tall trees, natural settings, wild animals and birds as part of my daily life. The ocean being near-by and viewable daily, around nearly every corner I turn or hill I drive over, is a blessing I don't take for-granted. The views of the awesome mountains were a plus, and now I can't think of life without them to gaze at.

The fact that there are no traffic jambs or stop lights have to be listed as a plus too.

What makes this house unique

The peace and serenity you feel sitting on the patio with the sight of the Cascade Mountains and the Georgia Strait right there. Flowers blooming all around and birds to watch as their songs fill the air. The quiet of living on a 3 acre piece of paradise, on a private road, with no through traffic or city noises. Not another house in sight.

If the weather is overcast or if it has snowed and all is covered, it still feels bright in the Great Room, due to the huge ski-lite over the peak of the roof. The heated slate floors with rich, bold colors feel warm to my bare feet in the winter, and cool when I take feet out of my hot shoes in the summer.

So many things like this are what makes my home special to me, and to you too if you want.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Donna, Thank you so much for such a wonderful place to stay. We loved using your well stocked kitchen

and travelling about this beautiful island. We even enjoyed your VHS collection.

Once again, thanks!
Oct 2010
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Eastsound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed (1) Master bedroom has a Sealy medium firm mattress, a 3 inch memory foam mattress topper and allergy free bedding. Queen size bed (1) The second bedroom has medium firm mattress with a 3 inch memory foam mattress topper. Available to set up in the great room, if a extra bed is needed, is 1 queen sized air mattress and one twin sized, self inflating/deflating, stands about knee high, can be set up in the Great Room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Spacious open floor plan and large windows. Approximately 1700 sq. ft. house space and 900 sq. ft. patio space.


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Take the long view of Cascades Mountains & Ocean / Delongview
average rating of 4.756098 based on 80 reviews

Amazing vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

If I could give this home a six-star rating, I would! The setting, the home, the views, and the amenities are all incredible and clearly have the comfort and ease of the renter in mind. Want to make a fire? There's chopped wood, fire starters, lighters, anything you would need. Want to cook up a storm? Every type of cooking utensil, pan, mixing bowl and endless counter space available. Dog? Towels specifically for the dog and a large kennel to make your dog comfortable if you leave the house. Endless movies and music to choose from. Incredibly comfortable furniture that makes lounging and resting so easy. And, quiet. My family will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased that you appreciated all the amenities I have included in my house. If I have any control over what I can do to make my house more comfortable I do it. Thank you for the great review.
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Beautiful home. Excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views. All the comforts of home and everything needed for vacation fun. Homeowner obviously takes a lot of pride in creating a beautiful retreat. Property has easy access to Eastsound & Moran State Park. Ferry is a short drive away. Gorgeous sunrise views. Use homeowner provided directions to find the property. Google will take you on a wild goose chase when the property is actually easy to find. Driveway looks steep at first but in no time it becomes easy-peezy. Homeowner's response to questions was quick & efficient. I would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Sunrises

  • 4 of 5

While the northern sunrises come early, it's worth being awakened to see them from this house. The house was very nice too. Great option - for only a bit more than a hotel room you get much more.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Kitchen was very well stocked and the place was bright and clean. Lovely view from the patio. The house is a ways down a dirt road and up a steep gravel driveway. My two wheel vehicle did okay (wish I had had all wheel drive!), but I could see this being an issue in really dry or adverse conditions.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy you enjoyed the great qualities about the house. The main road in scheduled to be paved this month so that will make a positive difference to the dust and road quality. Two wheel drive is sufficient on the the road and driveway unless it snows. I don't rent in the winters since that is the time I do repairs and upgrades. Best regards. Donna DeLong
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  • 5 of 5

This rental is amazing! We had such a great time here with my parents from out of town. The house was beautiful and had everything we would ever need! I will definitely will come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marysville Washington

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place to stay. Comfortable with pleanty of room. Quiet and off the road but not too far away from town. Kitchen was well equiped so meals were not a problem. Enjoyed the stay very much.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Madrona Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Many choices in Eastsound
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Crescent Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Eastsound House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 29 2017 - Aug 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $99
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.1%

I am pleased you are here to enjoy the house I'm proud I built. The income I make by renting to you allows me to take art courses and to take time to create art. That brings me joy so Thank you.
I work full time but I can help with any questions you have. I live in a studio apartment at the house under the second bedroom. I can not see into the windows or onto the private patio of the rented part of the house so your privacy is assured. The only place you might see me is in the parking area. I will not be in contact unless we email, call or schedule a time for a visit while you're here. If you prefer I am not at the house during your stay let me know. I have another place I can stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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