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Crescent Beach Cottage - Luxury, Waterfront, Near Eastsound

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage + Guest House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Crescent Beach Cottage is a beautiful, hand-crafted, European-style cottage plus small guest house affectionately named “the Outback” directly across the street from the best walking beach on Orcas Island, and just a short walk from the picturesque village of Eastsound. Built by one of the best custom homes builders on the island, the cottage is truly heaven on earth. Reclaimed beams from Wisconsin, French doors from Singapore, teak floors, and a mix of contemporary and European antique furnishings create a warm and welcoming feeling the moment you enter the cottage. Stunning views from every window let in light and magic. Enjoy the fragrant, flower-filled garden, relax on the patio overlooking the pond and bird sanctuary behind the cottage, or watch the waves on the beach from the living room and dining room.

The main Cottage, with one queen bedroom and a twin fold-out chair in a nook off of the bedroom, sleeps 3 and is an ideal destination for memorable vacations and celebrations, or quiet retreats. The owner has furnished the cottage with beautiful art and comfortable furniture meant to be lived in and loved. The living room is a welcoming place to sit and talk, read a book or watch TV or DVD’s. The galley kitchen adjoins the living room and is an ideal space to create meals with all the appliances and amenities needed to cook up something wonderful. The dining room is a great place to enjoy a meal or write your best-selling novel as it looks directly onto the beach. The spacious master bedroom features a queen bed and a wood burning stove, flanked by leather armchairs and ottomans. A small study off the master bedroom is the perfect place to curl up with a book or simply watch the wildlife in and around the pond. The study also has a large comfy chair that folds out into a twin bed.

There’s a high definition 33” plasma flat panel TV (basic channels), DVD player, high speed wireless internet, a CD player with CD library and I-Pod docking speaker system. A smaller TV is in the master bedroom.

If you have a larger party than 3, a separate guest house (The Outback), connects to the main cottage by a flagstone patio and sleeps 2 featuring a bedroom with a queen bed, dresser, bedside table, small TV, and a large bathroom. The Outback provides an ideal, private escape for a second couple, friends or family members you'd like to bring along, including children who are old enough to sleep in a close but separate building. The Outback rents for an additional $100/night.

In front of the cottage is a gorgeous, long walking beach. Watch storms in winter, beach comb for treasures year-round, build driftwood sculptures, wiggle your sand in the toes.The only other building on your beach is a kayak rental property, very handy if you’d like to kayak.

Behind the cottage, you’re in a bird-watcher’s paradise, looking onto a large pond and wetland, with the resident Blue Heron, Red-Winged Blackbirds, Kingfishers, all manner of ducks, coots, loons, grebes, and of course, eagles.The patio provides a magical place to grill a steak, veggies, or salmon or simply sit on the glider and watch the teeming bird life on and around the pond.

We are family friendly! The yard and garden are fenced. A charming garden shed can be used as a drinks center if you throw a party.

Crescent Beach Cottage is non-smoking, and consists of the main Cottage and the Outback which combined have two (2) bedrooms with Queen beds, two (2) full baths, plus a cozy study with a large chair that folds out into a twin bed. Sleeps 4-5.

Keywords: New listing, Waterfront, hand-crafted, Orcas Island vacation rental, romantic getaway, personal retreat, sauna, Orcas Island Vacation House, Orcas Island Vacation Home, Orcas Island Vacation Rental, Vacation Rental By Owner, Eastsound, Orcas Island Vacation Cottage, San Juan Islands Vacation Rental, San Juan Islands Vacation House.

More Details

Jennifer Brewer, Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Jennifer Brewer, Property Manager

I built a tree house on Orcas Island - okay, I HAD it built - and now spend my time between the tree house and my home in Seattle. Every time I drove past the cottage on Crescent Beach, I wondered who the lucky people were who lived there. When I learned that the owner was moving to Canada, I jumped on it!

Jennifer Brewer, Property Manager purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Jennifer Brewer, Property Manager chose Orcas Island

I've always loved building or finding enchanting places and making them even more enchanting. The cottage was and is beyond enchanting all by itself and I loved furnishing it with treasures both local and international, so that it is luxurious without being 'precious', if you know what I mean. It's a put-your-feet-up kind of place, with panache! I love it and want to share it with you.

What makes this cottage unique

As a writer, I find the light that floods the cottage from its many windows soul-nourishing. As a lover of all things wild, the beach out front and the nature preserve and pond in back of the cottage grounds me. And it's so great to walk to the Saturday Market in Eastsound, wander the shops, have lunch at one of Eastsound's many excellent restaurants, then return to the cottage for coffee, tea, or wine. What's not to love?!


Eastsound Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Cottage Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Shower separate from tub. Sauna in this large bathroom.
    Outback (Guest House) Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Main Cottage: Full Bath (1). Shower separate from tub. The sauna is located in this spacious bathroom. Outback (guest house): Full Bath (1).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 Queen size bedroom in the Main Cottage
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 Queen size bed in the separate Outback (guest house)
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin fold-out chair in nook off of the Main Cottage bedroom
  • Main Cottage: Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futon (1) - a large comfy chair in the den off the master bedroom folds out into a twin sleeper. Outback (guest house): Queen size Bed (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
The main cottage has one bedroom and a twin sleeper in the den, just a few steps across the patio is the Outback, which has a bedroom and a bath of its own and is ideal for a second couple or for teenagers.


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Crescent Beach Cottage - Luxury, Waterfront, Near Eastsound
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property with amazing views of the beach in front and a nature preserve with pond in back. The location is within walking distance of Eastsound but still quiet and secluded. We saw deer and many birds. Inside, you couldn't ask for a more comfortable, well appointed home. We had everything that we needed and more. The bed was comfortable with plenty of pillows and blankets. Plenty of comfy seating. We didn't use them but beach chairs and towels are available. There is a HUGE bathtub which was great for soaking. My two favorite places in this home were the back deck and the bird watching room off of the bedroom. We hated to leave this cottage but reality beckoned. I could go on but the word PERFECT says it all. Thanks for sharing your cottage, Susan.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're welcome, Cathy. "Perfect" makes me happy. I feel that when people visit Orcas Island, they will have a beautiful experience and the cottage must be beautiful as well. Susan
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Delightful Cottage !

  • 5 of 5

I have been meaning to write how charming the cottage, garden and out buildings were. It was quiet and lovely place to wake up to birds visiting the water fountain every morning. The house isn't large but has beautiful English details and furnished with taste. The village is charming and a short walk with a good variety of shops and restaurants. We explored the island and a great place for my daughter who likes to run. The views from the old stone tower at the Park are spectacular. Also enjoyed the ferry ride , but be sure to make reservations. Hope to come back some summer when visiting family in Seattle ..

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your stay. Orcas Island is stunningly beautiful, as you discovered, and the location of the cottage is the sweet spot on the island. Hope you come for another visit.
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Kirkland, WA

Charm, Comfort, Stunning Views, Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, adjacent to a great beach for combing and paddling and mere steps from the heart of Eastsound Village. Beautiful views in every direction. Charming, comfortable, and clean interior and exterior spaces, thoughtfully appointed with attention to welcoming details. Friendly, responsive, and thorough property management team.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodations in an ideal location for exploring Orcas.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful oasis

  • 5 of 5

Charming, well-furnished cottage. We had a lovely time there with our family. Enjoyed the beautiful English garden and beach in front of the house. Easy walk to Eastsound for restaurants and shopping.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good place for family visit.

  • 5 of 5

Scenic, well appointed. Easy walk into Eastsound. Plenty of space and privacy for two couples.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1.2 Miles
Orcas Island Airport, 147 Schoen Rd, Eastsound, WA
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Lower Tavern, 46 Prune Alley, Eastsound, WA
Nearest Ferry
8.3 Miles
Orcas Island Ferry, 8368 Orcas Rd, Orcas, WA
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Orcas Island Golf Course, 2171 Orcas Rd, Eastsound
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Rose's, 382 Prune Alley, Eastsound, WA
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Crescent Beach, Eastsound, WA
Car: recommended

You can walk to a kayak rental place just down the beach from the cottage and take off from your beach. In winter, if it snows, put on your cross country skis and explore the nature trails that meander from the cottage to the pond and through the woods. Walk to a grocery store that has everything you could possibly need. On Saturday mornings, walk to the farmers market where you can enjoy great food and purchase island produce, meats, flowers, and crafts.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

All prices based on renting the Cottage only, with an occupancy of 1-3 people. If you have more people in your party and are interested in renting the Outback (guest house) as well, it rents for an additional $100/night year-round.

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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