About the property
- Cottage800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 easily, 5 or 6 cozily)
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. Queen bed in the bedroom, two twins in the loft above (accessible by beefy ladder with security gate at the top), and full sized leather sofa bed in the living room. Can sleep 5-6 cozily. Full kitchen, propane barbecue, flatscreen and blue-ray player for entertainment (no cable or satellite), wireless internet connection, and warmth from the propane heating 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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- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Susan Gudgell
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.
Susan Gudgell purchased this Cottage in 1994
Why Susan Gudgell chose Eastsound
We both have long family histories in the islands. We heard about this property 25+ 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.
What makes this Cottage unique
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A perfect spot for an island retreat! The sun streaming in to the front room each morning was a lovely way to start our day exploring the island. Looking forward to a time we can come back again soon !
This cabin is very nice. We arrived on a cold day and were happy to find a propane stove. It quickly warmed up the cabin and was easy to use with the remote thermostat. The cabin had everything we needed and the beds were very comfortable. High winds cut out the power on the island for a few hours and when I contacted the owner about it, she was very quick to respond. Only thing we thought was missing was a pantry or a few empty kitchen cabinets for the food we brought, there is a pantry but it was filled with towels and other items. Would love to come back during the spring or summer so we can enjoy the vegetable garden and some fresh eggs from the chickens.
I'm so glad you enjoyed the cottage, despite our bit of blustery weather. There should be plenty of shelf space, so I'm sorry it got filled with guest supplies. That's a great suggestion and we'll make sure areas are cleared for food items and so on. We'd be pleased to welcome you back -- the chickens are laying eggs like crazy since the sun came out!
Magical Cottage in the woods!
We checked into the Dragon Fly Cottage after passing the rustic automatic entry gate. It was dusk, a week before Christmas. We arrived with rabbits and wild birds around the front porch, it was an animal sanctuary. The cottage was all lit up with the fireplace going and Christmas music playing, it was very quaint. All the right touches, including BBQ. We enjoyed our own homecooked breakfast as well as dinner each night. Truly a cozy little island retreat!
Great location for a family get-a-way!
Cozy cottage with everything you need while away from home. Our kids loved the loft bedroom and want to come back to see the garden and chicken coop in full bloom!
Cozy and quiet, but close to town.
We had a wonderful time. We were lucky enough to have a sunny afternoon and hiked up to Turtle Head. Do that if you can, it’s a beautiful view. The trailhead was right up the road from the property. It’s only a few minutes into town if you want to grab groceries or dinner. We liked feeding the chickens and chilling by the stove with a hot cup of coffee. Super cute, quiet and cozy. One tip, book your ferry the day you book your trip. We didn’t and then couldn’t get reservations the week of.
Beautiful and so peaceful - I could have stayed a month! This was a great home base to explore Orcas. Perfect for a family of 4. Our kids loved the farm setting and the loft bedroom. Super comfortable beds. Well stocked kitchen. Updated bathroom. Loved the garden and fresh picked tomatoes! We will be back and will stay longer next time!
Whale watching, historic areas, scenic mountain hiking
Rates & Availability
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