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Tucked away on the side of Turtleback Mountain.

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Last updated: 08/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Go back in time on our quintessential island farm: sweet accommodations, garden at your doorstep, pond with kayaks and canoe, and complete tranquility and privacy. This charming cottage has all amenities in a pastoral setting; the perfect secluded hub for your island adventures, equally well-suited for a family vacation or romantic get-away. Tucked away in a valley below our main house, it is adjacent to our garden with produce for your table. Feel free to stroll to the bluff for views of West Sound, or take the canoe and kayaks for a spin. Fall asleep to the lullaby frog chorus. With the pond and plethora of beautiful vegetation, our 25 acre farm has become a bird sanctuary, with hundreds of species throughout the seasons. This one bedroom plus loft apartment is well-appointed with quality furnishings including antiques. Queen bed in the bedroom and two twins in the loft above (accessible by ladder). Full kitchen, propane barbeque, flatscreen and blue-ray player for entertainment, wireless internet connection, and warmth from the wood stove. AND our 25 acre farm adjoins Turtleback Mountain Preserve! This island treasure has amazing hikes which vary from old forested areas to phenomenal vistas of neighboring islands and beyond. We are located just five miles from the ferry, five miles from the main village of Eastsound, and a mere 1 1/2 miles from the waters at West Sound, including a marina and private dock for moorage.

If the Cottage is booked for your desired dates, please check out our delightful NEW listing on VRBO, #702366.

Keywords: apartment, condominium, bungalow, cottage, barn, farm

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    This is the perfect place for kids!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved, no pets on furniture, must be on-leash....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Pastoral views with marine views just steps away, pond with kayaks/canoe, garden, privacy, adjoins wildlife preserve with hiking trails....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo:

    i-home for playing i-phone or i-pod...moreless

  • Television:

    Movie capability only -- no satellite...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    High chair available upon request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In basement....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking for large vehicles....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In basement....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Happy to recommend our excellent island caterers!...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with refrigerator, range, dishwasher, nice dishes and glassware, propane barbecue....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    For use on pond....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$255
$1,600
Quiet Season
Oct 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$155
$975
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$255
$1,600
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$255
$1,543

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $50
  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.1%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

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    Turtleback Mountain Preserve View on map

    This park is a rustic island treasure. No vehicular access allows for trails that traverse the mountain, offering hikers walks through ancient forests and stellar vistas of surrounding islands and beyond. Take a look at maps to find the historic anchor and compass rock formations established by early settlers. A magical experience!

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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Eastsound Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Madrona Bar & Grill, Lower Tavern
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Orcas Landing
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Orcas Island Country Golf Course
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
West Sound Cafe
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
West Sound

Car: Necessary

Whale watching, historic areas, scenic mountain hiking

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: We are long time Orcas Islanders -- Wally grew up on Orcas and Susan was drawn here because of summers with her grandparents on nearby Samish Island. The natural beauty was our initial attraction in building a life here, but the wonderful community of eclectic neighbors have kept us here. It has been a great place to raise our family.

Why the Owner Chose Eastsound, WA, USA:
We both have long family histories in the islands. We heard about this property 20+ years ago, tucked away on Turtleback Mountain, and came to take a look. Standing on the bluff, looking at West Sound to the south, and the moonrise over Mt. Woolard to the east, we said, 'this is where we want to spend the rest of our lives.' Pure magic.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Experience serenity here on the farm, taking walks to view lovely vistas, gathering your salad from the garden, breakfast from the chicken coop, and paddling around the pond. For your adventures, this is centrally located on Orcas Island, close to the ferry, close to Eastsound, and just minutes from Turtleback Mountain Preserve. Less than 15 miles from historic Rosario Resort and Moran State Park.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Tucked away on the side of Turtleback Mountain.

    Tucked away on the side of Turtleback Mountain.

  • Kick back and relax.

    Kick back and relax.

  • Master bedroom.

    Master bedroom.

  • Quaint bathroom with full tub/shower.

    Quaint bathroom with full tub/shower.

  • June garden.

    June garden.

  • Kayaks on the pond.

    Kayaks on the pond.

  • Family fun on the farm.

    Family fun on the farm.

  • Bullfrog.

    Bullfrog.

  • Covered porch for rain or shine.

    Covered porch for rain or shine.

  • Wood stocked for the wood stove.

    Wood stocked for the wood stove.

  • Sammy helps in the garden.

    Sammy helps in the garden.

  • Misty day at the West Sound beach, 1.5 miles away.

    Misty day at the West Sound beach, 1.5 miles away.

  • Living room with cozy woodstove.

    Living room with cozy woodstove.

  • View from the loft.

    View from the loft.

  • Two twin beds in the Loft.

    Two twin beds in the Loft.

  • Dining/living room area.

    Dining/living room area.

  • Our hens in the coop.

    Our hens in the coop.

  • And a canoe for two.

    And a canoe for two.

  • Red Winged Blackbird and Lily Pads.

    Red Winged Blackbird and Lily Pads.

  • Wisteria on the garden arbor.

    Wisteria on the garden arbor.

  • Clematis in spring.

    Clematis in spring.

  • View of Crow Valley from the farm entry.

    View of Crow Valley from the farm entry.

  • Bergenia.

    Bergenia.

  • View from Ship's Peak, adjoining Turtleback Mountain Preserve.

    View from Ship's Peak, adjoining Turtleback Mountain Preserve.

VRBO #411038

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, August 29, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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