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Ocean and Mountains View from Secluded, Craftsman-Style Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)


Sitting atop a knoll nestled among majestic Douglas firs, this charming, private, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Craftsman-style, cedar home features a spectacular view that sweeps over a meadow of tree tops, you can looking upon the salt waters of Upright Channel to the Olympic Mountains. It's a great get-away retreat from the frenzy of everyday life. The Orcas Tree House allows you to lounge either on the main deck or the balcony off of the master bedroom and enjoy watching the distant ferries pass by and deer browsing or napping on the small meadow adjoining the house. There are oriental carpets and comfortable furnishings throughout the house. The wood floors, beams and natural wood doors and trim combined with lots of windows and skylights make this home light, airy, spacious and cozy.

The owner is a long time island resident, teacher and pastel landscape artist, who designed this house-of-her-dreams and will easily leave it anytime you wish to rent. The Orcas Tree House is fully equipped with everything you might need during your stay including linens, spices and condiments in the kitchen.


The entire upstairs is the master bedroom suite with a very comfortable king sized bed and sitting area with a loveseat and upholstered antique chair. The bathroom has an over-sized tub/shower with a skylight above, tiled walls and twin shower heads with dual, brass controls. French doors open onto a private balcony looking out from the top of the Tree House.


The L-shaped living room and dining room area of the main floor has the kitchen as its heart with an island counter and stools to makes it easy for the those cooking in the kitchen to interact with others in the living room or dining room area. There are French doors that open onto the deck from the living room and a large, picture window in the dining room - both facing the ocean and mountain view and deer meadow.


The bedroom on the main floor has a full-size bed and a bathroom with a shower.


Located halfway between Olga and Doe Bay on the east side of the island, the Orcas Tree House is away from ferry and town traffic but within a few miles of Moran State Park, Obstruction Pass DNR Park with public beach, and the Artworks and Cafe Olga.

No smoking or pets allowed. The Orcas Tree House comes with two, short-haired CATS you can leave outside during your stay or let in and pet.

Keywords: 2 Bedroom, 2 story, fully-equipped house, private, forested hill-top

More Details

Pam Jenkins
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Pam Jenkins

Pam came to Orcas Island 26 years ago, drawn to the beauty and peacefulness of the island, and has been very fortunate to do what she most loves - teaching kindergarten children and painting. She is now a 'grand' teacher - teaching children of her former kindergarten students, and you'll find her original, pastel, landscape paintings and quilted wall hangings adorning the walls of the Tree House. Thirteen years ago, Pam got to design and help build this home. While not actually a 'tree house' in a tree, the house is perched on a knoll that slopes off on 3 sides. As you look out one of the many windows, you find yourself looking into the trees. The house combines her love of Craftsman-Style bungalows with her desire since childhood to have a tree house of her own. She is excited about getting to share her good fortune in living in such a beautiful place with others.

Pam Jenkins purchased this house in 1997

What makes this house unique

As a landscape painter, I love looking at the ever-changing light on the meadow of douglas fir tree tops below me and the water and mountains. This is a very quiet and private perch to watch the eagles, hawks, woodpeckers, swallows and deer from.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful home you have up here in the trees! Our family has rented many vacation homes over the years and yours will certainly go down as one of our favorites! We certainly enjoyed ourselves this week, exploring the island, hiking in Moran State Park and traveling to Friday Harbor one day. The highlight of our trip was a whale watching trip we took out of Orcas with Eclipse Charters where we saw 3 pods of orcas, numbering about 85 in all!
Sep 2009
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Olga House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), 1 inflatable full size mattress
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful home with decks to enjoy views, wildlife, to sit back and relax.

  • 5 of 5

Pam's home is a perfect place to escape city life. A must on anyone's bucket list!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orcas Tree House

  • 5 of 5

Charming home up high in the trees! Views of the water (far off). Very quiet & secluded.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Orcas Island tree-top house adventure

  • 5 of 5

The listing photos & description accurately reflected the property. In fact, the additional things that are not as noticeable in photos - lovely art work, abundance of books, games,CDs, & ambiance of a comfortable home were a bonus. The yard was beautiful - lavender,resident doe & baby feeding, lush greenery.

The actual layout was very comfortable for two couples. The kitchen had everything needed to cook great meals.

The owner made it very easy to rent & get there. Instructions were clear & a well-organized binder covered everything we needed to know.

The house was extremely clean & well maintained. All this made for a very relaxing get-a-way. It was far enough away from "the madding crowd", but not inconvenient to drive

to the island centre, & interesting stores (coffee shop/book store, retro elegant ladies

store, & yummy bakeries). The hiking at Moran park was fabulous.

I am an avid B&B fan, & unique, intriguing places like this are what I look for.

Anyone who is like-minded will not be disappointed if they choose this place for a holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spokane, Washington


  • 5 of 5

We were two couples who spent two magical nights at the treehouse. The owner graciously shares her wonderful home providing artistic beauty, whimsical touches, glorious views and seclusion in a peaceful setting. We loved our time at the Tree House. Many thanks to the owner for having such an open heart.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Serenity in the San Juan Islands

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I shared a two night rental of this home with long-time friends, from Vancouver Island, who had found the property on VRBO and made the booking. We have been condo dwellers in downtown Vancouver for the past 11 years and, while we are frequent visitors to Seattle and Washington state, we were looking forward to our first visit to Orcas Island being in a home rather than a resort. We were delighted with this rental. The house is nicely designed for two couples, offering casual shared space in the kitchen, dining area and living room, while offering privacy and separation of the bedrooms and baths. The home was thoroughly clean. Decent towels and lines were included. The kitchen was very well equipped, functional and clean. The dining area and living room are comfortable and inviting, with views over the back yard (regularly visited by deer) and to the ocean. Wi-fi worked well. My wife and I used the main floor bedroom which has a double bed, which might be a bit small for some guests. The upstairs bedroom was spacious. The home is within easy driving distance of Eastsound. Use the owner's excellent directions as your GPS might take you to the far end of the road. Access a short distance via a steep gravel road. We initially contemplated taking our sports car but were glad that we took our SUV because our very low sports car would have bottomed-out on the gravel access road. The location is close to Moran State Park for walks to the lakes and a hike (or drive) up Mount Constitution. Over the past 10 years, m wife and I have rented a number of apartments in Italy and the south of France through VRBO and other sites. This home was much more accommodating, complete and clean than has been our experience with European rentals.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This truly was our home away from home. We traveled all the way from California with our 3 and 5 year old to stay for a week in this cozy home. The views from each room were absolutely outstanding. The house was also beautifully decorated with lovely art hung throughout it. Being perched up on a hill surrounded by beautiful trees and breath taking views allowed us to settle into our new home. Although neighbors were a few hundred feet away you could not see or hear them at all. It is a hidden oasis yet close to Moran park for amazing hiking and sea kayaking. We also took our girls horse back riding at a place nearby.

The home was exceptionally clean with everything you need for cooking and doing laundry. Oh how lucky we were to stay in this beautiful home for our family vacation. We can't wait to go back and escape into pure bliss!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Buck Bay
Car: necessary

whale watching, deer watching, cat petting, walks around several lakes and hikes in Moran State Park, pottery, cafe and artists co-op


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.1%

When you rent for week, you only pay for 6 nights. The seventh is free. In the monthly rate, you are getting 5 of those nights for free!

You will want to contact Washington State Ferries as soon as you know your travel plans so you can be sure to reserve space on each of the ferry trips you will be taking. They release openings for a vehicle space on in 3 blocks for 30% of their spaces each time. Each of these opens at 7:00 AM. The first block opens exactly 2 months in advance, the second block 2 weeks in advance and the final block 2 days in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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