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Magnificent View Property Near Moran State Park

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4) 1 Bath (for shower only)

Thank you for looking at my VRBO site. This is a special house. Guests nearly always tell me that my photos and description do not do the house justice. I agree with them and often get into a discussion about updating my description. We all agree that it's difficult to describe and is quite something to be experienced. The view is amazing. The construction details are very creative. The layout is superb. The kitchen and furnishings make the home very comfortable. Below is what I've always had as a description but thought I'd add a preface.
Beautiful custom 4-season home with stunning view perched on a mountainside at 1,000 ft. above Rosario Straight near Moran State Park, with unobstructed views to the south and east . The multi-level wrap-around deck provides many angles from which to take in the scenery, watching either the sunrise or the orange glow of sunset reflected on the snow covered slopes of Mt. Baker or bare cliffs of Cypress Island. Full moons are mesmerizing here as they rise and reflect on the water. The house is enjoyable throughout the year from hunkering down with a fire during storm season to expanded living spaces outdoors during the warmer months. The house was built and designed for contemporary function with a rustic feel. It is well equipped with many modern comforts for the enjoyment of your short or long-term stay, such as Wi-Fi, flat screen TV and Blue-Ray DVD player, stainless kitchen appliances such as a Miele dishwasher, Thermador range, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, microwave oven, TV in bunk room with built-in DVD and VHS players, and the log-framed king size bed is an extra perk.

The character cabinetry is locally made from recycled wood and is built-in throughout the house. The vaulted ceilings covered with pine, the log interior posts and wood beams blend well with outside surroundings. This house is located on 20 mostly forested acres that is shared by the owner's main house. Both homes enter/exit the property on a mutually shared driveway that splits off to each house.

The kitchen is stocked with a full set of Circulon pots and pans as well as Cuisinart stainless steel, and casserole cookware. Several pyrex bowls and pans include lids for storage. Everything listed including dishes, glassware, eating, and cooking utensils were purchased new for the cabin and are in great condition. Additional bed and bath linens can be provided for longer stays. Flannel sheets are kept on the beds during the Fall and Winter along with down alternative comforters and quilts.

Telescope is available for terrestrial and celestial viewing. Table-top art easels are available for those who might like to paint or draw - so bring your supplies! The picnic table on the deck in front of the living room is a great place to express your inner artist.

Orcas Island has many hiking trails. Several are located only a few miles away in Moran State Park. The public beach area at Cascade Lake has peddle and row boat rentals during the Summer. The park also has sheltered areas that can be reserved for large parties that contain big, stone fireplaces and wood stoves (also enjoyable in the Fall and Winter). Hiking is open year-round at the park. Nearby Obstruction Pass State Park has trails leading down to a beach area.

People that enjoy staying in this peaceful and secluded house treasure the commanding view that looks out to acres of evergreen trees, water, islands, and mountains in the distance. Although the house is remote, Eastsound is only a 7 mile drive. There one will find several restaurants, shops, gas stations, a movie theater, and a large grocery store. In the opposite direction are restaurants in Olga and Doe Bay and Obstruction Pass State Park.

This property is an approximate 30 minute drive from the ferry landing and approximately 15 minutes from Eastsound.

Available upon request: wildcrafting / tincture workshop of some local medicinal plants. Supplies provided. $50 per person

Since renting out this property as a vacation rental I have always used PayPal to bill vacationers. It's a system that works well for me as well as all guests who have booked a stay at my property. You can surely book this way with confidence with my property.

Keywords: Modern, rustic
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Top bunk is not suitable for small children. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Other (See Description)


  • King size beds (1) Very nice locally crafted Douglas Fir log bed., Bunk Beds (1) Top bunk not suitable for small children. Ladder is removable. Queen size inflatable bed (big one from Costco) is available in bunk room if two couples wish to share the house and prefer to not sleep in bunk beds. Inflatable bed can be placed in bunk room or living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Plug has been disengaged in order to save water by taking showers instead of baths. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • After booking I send an activities page and additional house info - both as email attachments. Activities page includes popular guest activities that I compiled into a document last year. Can also help figure out or answer questions regarding travel logistics. You will require a ferry reservation. My house information page contains a link to the Washington State ferry system. Please call if I can answer any questions. Thank you....moreless


  • Television
  • VCR


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views include Mt. Baker, Cypress and Guemes Islands and Cascade Mountain Range, Rosario Strait...moreless

  • Water View:

    Southeast view of Rosario Straight...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Property equipped with portable fans in case we have a super warm day. Ceiling fan is located in living/dining/kitchen area with wall control. Being out on an island we all open doors and windows....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    High-end Asko...moreless

  • Covered Parking:


  • Fireplace:

    Firewood provided during the Winter season only. This is a very dry climate and owner is protective of fires outside Winter season. ...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Within the U.S....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat Pump System...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Linens Provided:


  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Many guests report that they receive a sufficient signal and are able to use their phones in the house but can use the landline for U.S. calls without extra charge....moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    No land line. Travelers have stated that their cell phones work well here....moreless

  • Towels Provided:


  • Washing Machine:

    High-end Asko...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    LTE Wireless ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Heat efficient fireplace insert. Limited amount of firewood provided in carport closet by owner between late Fall-early Spring. Additional firewood can be purchased in bundles at the local market....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Fireplace has insert that acts like a wood stove. Very efficient at putting out heat....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker and french press plus stove-top frother....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Coffee accoutrements include: grinder, drip coffee maker, french press, stove top milk frother....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:


  • Kitchen:

    High-end stainless appliances feature Thermador glass top oven, Miele Dishwasher, Kitchen Aid fridge/freezer, coffee grinder, french press, drip coffee-making...moreless

  • Microwave:



  • Boat:

    See kayak/canoe description....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap-around deck with tables and chairs in 2 areas (one of them in a covered area)....moreless

  • Golf:

    Orcas Island has a 9-hole golf course...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rental options nearby - including at Moran State Park where they rent peddle boats, canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards along with life jackets - all Summer only rentals....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Orcas Island has tennis courts at Buck Park...moreless



from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 20 - Jun 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,140 $4,500
Memorial Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Jun 21 - Sep 21, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,680 $7,200
Sep 22 - Dec 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,140 $3,500
Dec 21 - Mar 20, 2018
2 night min stay
$960 $3,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,330 $5,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 10.1%


There is a 3 night minimum for Memorial Weekend.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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Owner info

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Wildcrafting: Tinctures & Elixirs Harvest and prepare your own medicinal tinctures or elixirs from native plants on property. This is a life-long interest. I'll guide you through the process and provide all materials. $50 per person. Other teaching offerings include goat milk soap-making and crafting organic skin care products. $50 per person. Great for girls weekend and those interested in another form of sustainability.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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