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Crescent Beach Cottage - Luxury, Waterfront, Near Eastsound

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View from the water of the most beautiful beach cottage on Orcas Island.


Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome:

    If your children are old enough to be comfortable sleeping in a separate building (The Outback), which is a few steps across the patio from the main cottage, then you and they will love it here. If you have very young children, unless they can sleep in the twin bed or on the sofa in the main cottage, this probably isn't the place for you....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Low allergen environment....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    1 Queen size bedroom in the Main Cottage...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    1 Queen size bed in the separate Outback (guest house)...moreless

  • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Twin fold-out chair in nook off of the Main Cottage bedroom...moreless

  • 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)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Main Cottage Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    Shower separate from tub. Sauna in this large bathroom....moreless

  • 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)....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Lots of CD's to choose from and a Bose dock for your iPod or iPhone....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Walk out the front door to a beach that is beautiful any time of year....moreless

  • Village:

    Crescent Beach Cottage sits right outside of Eastound, the main town on Orcas Island. It is an easy walk/drive to the wonderful shops and restaurants in Eastsound, yet retains the feel of cozy privacy...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Separate dining area with a view of East Sound. There is also a table with chairs for outdoor dining on the patio off of the master bedroom, with a view of the wildlife sanctuary....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Controlled by thermostat....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front-loading energy efficient dryer....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heat easily controlled by a thermostat....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury linens....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    The cottage has excellent connectivity for your cell phone....moreless

  • Parking:

    We have off-street parking for 3 vehicles....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen, bath and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front-loading energy efficient washing machine....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free wireless internet....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Cozy wood stove in the Main Cottage bedroom is ready to light when you arrive. Extra firewood is provided....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Arrange with a marvelous chef for a special dinner or simply great food in the refrigerator, ready for you to prepare....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    We have provided all of the pots, pans and cooking utensils you will need to prepare anything from a quick snack to a gourmet meal....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Serving dishes, plates, bowls, coffee cups, water glasses, wine glasses, silverware, napkins....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Sparkling galley kitchen has everything you need....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full oven, large enough to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving (we've had guests do just that!)...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Ground coffee, assorted teas, good selection of spices, vanilla extract, sugar & Splenda packets, salt, pepper, olive oil. Paper towels, Kleenex, toilet paper, cleaning supplies....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    The flagstone patio features a lovely stone fountain and looks out over a beautiful pond and wetland filled with birds and wild life....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Please help yourself to the flowers and herbs in our garden. The entire yard is fenced....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a charcoal grill on the patio behind the Cottage. We have provided grilling utensils....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    The perfect treat after beach combing....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 15 - Sep 15
3 night min stay
$2,345 $9,300
Nov 1 - Apr 30
3 night min stay
$1,925 $7,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$2,100 $8,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 9.8%


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 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: 05/22/2017
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1.2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Orcas Island Airport, 147 Schoen Rd, Eastsound, WA
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lower Tavern, 46 Prune Alley, Eastsound, WA
8.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Orcas Island Ferry, 8368 Orcas Rd, Orcas, WA
2.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Orcas Island Golf Course, 2171 Orcas Rd, Eastsound
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rose's, 382 Prune Alley, Eastsound, WA
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Eastsound, WA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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?!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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  • View from the water of the most beautiful beach cottage on Orcas Island.

    View from the water of the most beautiful beach cottage on Orcas Island.

  • Cottage entry and garden

    Cottage entry and garden

  • Living room towards kitchen

    Living room towards kitchen

  • Adorable and highly functional galley kitchen

    Adorable and highly functional galley kitchen

  • Light-filled dining room

    Light-filled dining room

  • A cozy corner in the master bedroom

    A cozy corner in the master bedroom

  • Outback bedroom with views towards pond and patio

    Outback bedroom with views towards pond and patio

  • Your own wildlife, bird sanctuary!

    Your own wildlife, bird sanctuary!

  • View of the pond out back

    View of the pond out back

  • Charming custom-built garden shed

    Charming custom-built garden shed

  • View from the living room, a gift from an enthusiastic guest.

    View from the living room, a gift from an enthusiastic guest.

  • Fiddler at the Saturday Farmer's Market

    Fiddler at the Saturday Farmer's Market

  • The beach in January, after a snow.

    The beach in January, after a snow.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Adorable and highly functional galley kitchen

    Adorable and highly functional galley kitchen

  • Dining room looking into living room

    Dining room looking into living room

  • Luxurious master bedroom

    Luxurious master bedroom

  • Master bathroom, shower not shown

    Master bathroom, shower not shown

  • Flagstone patio and stone fountain between the cottage and the Outback.

    Flagstone patio and stone fountain between the cottage and the Outback.

  • Patio looking towards the pond

    Patio looking towards the pond

  • Entrance gate

    Entrance gate

  • Gate to the Outback

    Gate to the Outback

  • One of the many, fun, funky shops in Eastsound

    One of the many, fun, funky shops in Eastsound

  • A favorite haunt in Eastsound

    A favorite haunt in Eastsound

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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