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Waterfront, Outstanding Panoramic Views, Quiet Wooded Acreage

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Last updated: 09/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Enjoy miles of magnificent marine views that end in mainland views of the Cascade mountains with Mt. Baker and Bellingham to the east, the mountains of British Columbia to the north, and the city lights of Vancouver BC and the ski lifts at night. Watch a variety of marine vessels make their way across the strait of Georgia, including boaters of all types whose destinations are several smaller islands within a few miles of the cottage. Walk along hillside trails on this 11 acre parcel that includes old growth trees and native flora. Bald and golden eagles nests are located on the property. Watch for eagles soaring past or looking down on you from an old growth tree. Many other species of birds are also seen and heard about the property. Relax in the cozy atmosphere of the cottage with comfortable furnishings that include sofa and easy chair with movable down overstuffed pillows and large ottoman. The wood stove and large picture windows looking over the water create a relaxing ambiance.


Why the Owner Chose Eastsound: : Our first Orcas Island project was a chalet that we built in 1996 a mile west of our present site. We found the 2/3 acre and proximity to neighbors and traffic, although light, going by to be distracting from our relaxation and feeling of peace. We think that the north shore views are the best on the island, so we wanted to stay here. In 1999 we purchased the present 11 acres and built the cottage in 2004.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:: Year Purchased: 2004 - The sheer natural beauty of the place starting with the fantastic views and peaceful woods, the variety of birds ranging from eagles to hummingbirds, the quiet, the ability to start a short walk or long hike from the front door, the healing effect the place has on our spirits, lots of wild black raspberries in season, the varieties of wildflowers, the full moon rising over and reflecting on the water. We could keep going on, but this is a good start.

Owner Description/Comments:: We are a professional couple, a teacher and psychiatric nurse practitioner. After falling in love with Orcas Island in the mid 90's, we made a long-term goal of living here full time. In August of 2007 we achieved that goal. We like the feeling of community, and appreciate the high quality of the environment, the arts, and the natural foods that are all abundant here. We love the outdoors and spend as much time as possible working, walking, beach combing, and relaxing outside.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Convertible Bed: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Convertible Bed...moreless

  • Extra sleeping on either a quality futon mattress on the floor or a very comfortable sofa....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Sink and vanity are separate from toilet and shower.

Other Amenities

  • The fully equipped kitchen can accommodate most meals for dining in. Enjoy the view while sitting at the dining table. The quality pillow top queen sized mattress with down pillows and comforter aid a good night's sleep. The wrap around deck/balcony affords many hours of relaxation in the summer sunshine and breathtaking sunsets behind Sucia Island. For the hardy and adventuresome a several mile hike to parts of Moran State Park and sweeping beach access are possible. The property is several hundred feet below a lightly traveled road and is very private. It is a quiet and peaceful place that is sure to help renew guests from the hectic pace of daily life. Cable/Satellite TV: Also Has a DVR So that You Won't Miss Your Favorite Programs and Can Fast Forward Through Commercials. A Variety of DVDs and Tapes. Full Kitchen: Has Everything Needed to Prepare Most Meals. There is Lots of Counter Space....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Also Has a DVR So that You Won't Miss Your Favorite Programs and Can Fast Forward Through Commercials...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    A Variety of DVDs and Tapes....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    The Cascades from Mt. Baker to the East and Continuing North and West in the Distance Across the Strait of Georgia....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    One of the best views anywhere!...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Verizon, AT&T sometimes. As with elsewhere on the island, most cell phones work well in Eastsound, which is the main village....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Right by the cottage...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is No Street Anywhere Close...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In the Cottage...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Connect to a secure wifi....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Lots of firewood available...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full set...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of them...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Has Everything Needed to Prepare Most Meals. There is Lots of Counter Space. Coffee, spices, cooking oils, etc are provided....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over the range...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items

Outside

  • Balcony:

    We call it a deck. It is on half of the west side and the entire north side to maximize views....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    Many opportunities...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    It is on half of the west side and the entire north side to maximize views....moreless

  • Golf:

    About 6 miles away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Both guided and self-guided rentals...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Less than 3 miles away...moreless

  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 24 - Sep 3
4 night min stay
$175
$952
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$135
$756

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Partial clean/dep fee $150
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

There is a $200 damage deposit required prior to staying. This is refunded in full if the place is not damaged. Also, there is a $150 cleaning deposit of which $100 is refundable providing the cleaning person does not exceed her normal charge of $50. If you have pets that we have already ok'd you must pay a $200 deposit prior to your stay. This is refundable provided no damage occurs.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/19/2016
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21 Unavailable
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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Recommended

Eastsound, Orcas Island, San Juan Islands, Washington State, USA (Less Than 4 Miles from Eastsound). Our property offers the best of both mountain and waterfront settings.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a private practice here on the island. My former husband Don and I fell in love with Orcas Island in the mid 90's, and we made a long-term goal of living here full time. In August of 2007 we achieved that goal. We like the feeling of community, and appreciate the high quality of the environment, the arts, and the natural foods that are all abundant here. Unfortunately my husband tragically died a year ago in March of 2014. It was a shock, but I am an even stronger believer in this community since the tragedy. I love the outdoors and spend as much time as possible working, walking, beachcombing, and relaxing outside. I currently have a wonderful garden full of flowers and some veggies. I grew up on a farm in NE and I guess you just can't take the country out of the girl. I love working with people and enjoy an eclectic mix of rural practice and the arts here are outstanding.

Why the Owner Chose Eastsound, WA, USA:
Our first Orcas Island project was a chalet that we built in 1996 a mile west of our present site. We found the 2/3 acre and proximity to neighbors and traffic, although light, going by to be distracting from our relaxation and feeling of peace. We think that the north shore views are the best on the island, so we wanted to stay here. In 1999 we purchased the present 11 acres and built the cottage in 2004. We lived in the cottage in 2007 while we constructed the main house. This property is unique in that it has this outrageous view of the Salish Sea and the mountains of British Columbia. We also see Mount Baker. We have a surprisingly large amount of sunshine for being on the 'northshore'. Our view is approx 180degrees.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Close to Eastsound is a plus. Only ten minutes away, but you feel isolated on the property the way we are situated. We are about a 1/3 mile down the driveway and don't see any neighbors. The property is treed as well. There is a lot of wild-life and trails to walk. The sunrises, moonrises etc. are exceptional. The cottage is cozy and perfect for a couple.


Contact us

Speaks: english, English

 

Photos

  • Cottage deck and entrance

    Cottage deck and entrance

  • Cottage interior

    Cottage interior

  • The bedroom and wonderful queen bed

    The bedroom and wonderful queen bed

  • The rest of the kitchen

    The rest of the kitchen

  • Mt. Baker to the east

    Mt. Baker to the east

  • Another sunset

    Another sunset

  • A full moon rising over the water

    A full moon rising over the water

  • A walk through the woods

    A walk through the woods

  • Around the corner with the water in the background

    Around the corner with the water in the background

  • Forest tranquility near the water

    Forest tranquility near the water

  • Down on the beach

    Down on the beach

  • High tide view

    High tide view

  • Outside view of cottage from below

    Outside view of cottage from below

  • Cottage comfort - view from the doorway

    Cottage comfort - view from the doorway

  • Part of the kitchen

    Part of the kitchen

  • View to the west from the deck

    View to the west from the deck

  • Smmmer Sunset from the property

    Smmmer Sunset from the property

  • One more!

    One more!

  • Frequent visitors

    Frequent visitors

  • Continuing the walk

    Continuing the walk

  • Down the path a bit

    Down the path a bit

  • Part of the beach

    Part of the beach

  • More beach at low tide

    More beach at low tide

  • We're almost at the end of the rainbow. A close look will show a faint double.

    We're almost at the end of the rainbow. A close look will show a faint double.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Cottage
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Speaks: english, English
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  • Calendar last updated 09/19/2016

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