open floor plan with plenty of personal space options. 3 bed, 2 bath, & loft
Victoria and Bruce Parker
- english, spanish
About Victoria and Bruce Parker
Recently retired, we enjoy being busy during the summer with gardening and keeping Diamond Hill House beautiful and ready for guests. Bruce manages the property and is the sailer in the family. We have two adult sons; one lives on the island and the other lives north of Seattle so we see them both often. Moving to Orcas over 30 years ago means we have lots of information to share if our guests ask questions about island life and times...and places to eat!.
Victoria and Bruce Parker purchased this House in 1992
Why Victoria and Bruce Parker chose Orcas
Privacy with a view, nested in mature Douglas Fir and Cedar forest with Salal undergrowth. Lots of light and windows in our home keep you connected to your surroundings. Feeling of openness.
What makes this House unique
Diamond Hill House is located in an area of Orcas Island of 5-acre+ ownerships. While providing quiet privacy we are within easy reach of the ferry landing, Eastsound, and a great bass fishing lake: Lake Killibrew. Moran State Park is a 25 minute drive and Turtleback Mountain hikes about 15 minutes. Lawn areas in front of the house allow for a game of croquet; a single green golf course challenges all comers with woods and pond shots; sunrise/set bench for coffee or champagne; walking paths within the grounds; and the stars appear within arms length. Travel to other islands, Victoria, Canada, and the mainland are simple to plan.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful setting, beautiful home and fantastic hosts.
We all felt welcome and at home immediately upon arriving. The owners are superb and have activities to keep you entertained. We really enjoyed the scavenger hunt and encountered deer on our search. The fresh flowers and herbs that Victoria brought us were an unexpected bonus. We would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great place to stay on Orcas Island.
House in the woods. Plenty of room for our party of five but still felt cozy. Everything we needed. Treasure hunt was fun. Hosts nearby and attentive. Quiet. We would rent here again.
Sparkling vacation retreat
Gracious home filled with lovely antique furniture, paintings, etc.
Very comfortable. Spectacular forest setting. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Couldn't have been better.
Highly recommend Diamond Hill House!
Beautiful property, impeccably maintained
Highly recommend. Living in the city you tend to forget what true quiet is. This property has it. So quiet sitting on the porch while the sun sets that you could swear you were the only one on the island. We loved it! Great hosts, hope to return soon.
Great for families / excellent hosts.
A very quiet place to enjoy family time. The hosts did a great job with excellent amenities., including several activities. The location and view were very peaceful. The house was well stocked with any items needed, beds were comfortable, everything was up to date and well maintained. Plenty of room for the six of us and space for everyone to find a spot to relax, read and enjoy coffee or wine. The furniture was comfortable and all the rooms in the house were staged and arranged to make us feel welcome. Victoria & Bruce were a delight to work with and made sure we didn't want for anything. Their onsite presence was never intrusive and was actually very comforting to know they were available, if needed. We highly recommend Diamond Hill as an excellent getaway for your Island excursions, or a place to be away from life's daily grind There will be no disappointments with Diamond Hill House or the great hosts, Victoria & Bruce.
ORCAS ISLAND GETAWAY
We vacationed for a couple of days on Orcas Island in July and truly enjoyed our stay at Diamond Hill House. This home is very clean with some interesting antique decor and very very comfortable. There is a bedroom and bath on both floors to allow for privacy if traveling with another family. The back deck is just awesome with private views of a pond and a path to the water. The picture in the description is off the back deck. There are only a few steps to the front door which was a relief for me with 2 knee replacements. The owners are super nice and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend this home for future travelers.