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Charming Island Farm Compound with Memorable Water Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Charming Island Farm Compound Cottages with Harbor and Pastoral Views.


If you enjoy the discovery of special out of the way places, welcome to our vacation cottages in the charming hamlet of Deer Harbor on Orcas Island. This sunny, five-acre country farm compound boasts spectacular views of the harbor and distant islands, pastures and gardens, farm animals and surrounding hillsides.

Our property offers 3 detached bedrooms as outlined below. PLEASE READ DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH UNIT.


Our one bedroom CARRIAGE HOUSE COTTAGE is hand-crafted from island timbers and exudes a feeling of warmth and comfort. Furnished from our collection of friendly antiques and collectibles, you're sure to enjoy the views from the window seat, soaking in the claw foot bathtub, or lounging in an Adirondack chair on our spacious decks. The Carriage House sleeps up to 3 in a queen and a twin.

For those who'd like to have a larger gathering of friends or family, we can sleep 4 people in our BUNK HOUSE. A charming accommodation with large, covered wrap around deck area, comfortable rope hammock, and ample outdoor living space. Comfortable beds, a nice bath with rain shower, cookhouse-style kitchen on the covered porch, and the same wonderful views shared by the rest of the property. 'Glamping' at its best! Sleeps up to 4 in a queen and a set of twins, enabling up to 7 guests with the Carriage House.

Just steps away yet private, an additional bedroom suite is available in the BOAT SHED. This favorite rustic, yet cozy accommodation has double bed, sitting area, bath with rain shower, and its own sunny deck with water and garden views. Sleeps up to 2. Available only as a second or third bedroom as needed with the other accommodations.

Many of our guests enjoy gathering around the rock fire pit for an evening campfire, or engaging in a rousing game of ping pong in the pasture! Our hens are happy to provide you with fresh eggs when they're laying, and you're free to pick fresh herbs from the garden.

If it's accommodations with character you're after, beautiful gardens to roam, the sound of burros to make you smile, or a place to just sit back and feel at home, we invite you to join us for some true island-style living!

Keywords: Cottage, Bunk House and Boat Shed

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About The Owner

Over the years we have collaborated on the restoration of this historic property, which includes our home, a converted dance hall, and numerous other buildings that we've built or moved onto our land in an effort to preserve what we deem as valuable. Using mostly recycled materials, and our builder/designer skills, together we have created this family farm compound that we now share with others.


Deer Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Changes or cancellations must be made at least 21 days prior to arrival date for full refund. Within 21 days, refund is subject to rebooking.
  • A $30 handling fee applies to all changes and cancellations. $150 cleaning fee for stays 7 days or longer.
  • Owner's stated cancellation policy overrides any policy offered by VRBO.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1: Carriage House. - toilet , combination tub/shower , Carriage House has claw foot tub and shower
    Bathroom 2: Bunk House. - toilet , shower , If adding Boat Shed, there is an additional toilet/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1: Carriage House - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , An additional small twin may also be set up for a child.
    Bedroom 2: Bunk House - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Add the Boat Shed to sleep an additional 2 people.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing


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Charming Island Farm Compound with Memorable Water Views
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Not sure there could be a more charming place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in vacation rentals all over the world and this one is in the top FIVE! Such attention to detail, inside and out. Beautiful post & beam construction in the carriage house, and the boat shed is absolutely darling. The mattresses & linens are exceptional. We didn't rent the bunk room, but it has an unique outdoor kitchen area with a fridge, sink, etc. Sarah & Levi, the donkeys, graze in the pasture behind, and are so cute & friendly. Chooks peck around the "Rutabaga" carriage that greets you as you enter the property. The landscaping is wonderful, and we enjoyed a small nighty fire surrounded by andirondack chairs. Precious antiques abound throughout the property. We can't thank Blake & Dave enough for our couple days at their special farmstead. Don't miss this place . . . we're definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical place

  • 5 of 5

The first time we stepped into the property we fell in love with its charm and how beautiful it is! The property is well maintained and the overall design to the small details are professionally done! We stayed in the Bunk house and the boat shed and loved every moment! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful spot for friends and family!

  • 5 of 5

Very cool space! Homes have great character, many antiques throughout, and comfortable for relaxing. We will be back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Island Experience Not to Be Missed!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot rave enough about our visit!!!! The accommodations were absolutely charming and equipped to meet our every need. We feasted on exquisite views and slept ever so comfortably on the queen size bed. We loved the energy of the donkeys and chickens serenading us from afar and our hosts making us feel totally welcome. We will be planning many return visits!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming but uncomfortable

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the carriage house, and the cottage itself was adorable. It was the perfect setting for a couple wanting to get away. Unfortunately, the bed was hard as a rock. We both woke up with numb limbs and sore backs. Being mid-August it was fairly hot, but there weren't any fans provided.

Also, even though the listing stated that only one group would be in the compound at a time, there were two other parties there besides us. The owner did warn me on the phone in advance, but it was still disappointing not to have the place to ourselves. If the listing had specified as much, I wouldn't have had a problem.

Overall it was a pleasant stay, just uncomfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jen, So sorry you found the bed uncomfortable! We've never had any complaints, so I guess you're used to a softer sleep. As far as others being here, I specifically informed you of the situation before you booked. Those guests had booked months in advance, before we changed the listing. We are always here for special requests, and we do have fans for our guests use. I'm sorry you didn't ask us.
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Great place to chill and relax!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful find! The facilities themselves are charming, we loved the rustic decor! And the outdoor kitchen was a big hit with everyone! Of course we had beautiful weather so we were able to thoroughly enjoy the outdoor property entertaining other out of town guests with eating our meals outside! We are outdoor people so this was a great draw for us! We had some family with boats docked at Deer Harbor which was just a walk down the road!! A fun place to gather for a family reunion!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bicycle and boat rentals, whale watching and sea kayak tours available at Deer Harbor Marina. Daily Kenmore Air float plane service to Deer Harbor. Other small hamlet amenities a short walk away include post office, dock store and restaurant.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Bunk House (sleeps 4) $250/nightly
Bunk House/Boat Shed(sleeps 6) $325/nightly
Carriage House (sleeps 3) $250/nightly
Carriage House/Boat Shed (sleeps 5) $350/nightly
Carriage House/Bunk House (sleeps 7) $400/nightly
Carriage House/Bunk House/Boat Shed: $500/nightly

Changes or cancellations must be made at least 21 days prior to arrival date for full refund. Within 21 days, refund is subject to rebooking. A $30 handling fee applies to all changes and cancellations.

$150 cleaning fee for stays 7 days or longer in each unit

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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