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Cottage-in-the-Barn on Dragonfly Farm

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Tucked away on the side of Turtleback Mountain.


Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Pets Considered:

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

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


  • Books:

    Book collection -- feel free to take one and leave one as you wish....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television:

    Movie capability only -- no satellite...moreless


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Four person dining table can be expanded for 5-6. High chair available upon request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens, bedding, towels, beach towels, etc....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Couch plus two chairs....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking for large vehicles....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Yes, plenty of room....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline available in case cell phone service is spotty, but usually is good in this location....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom towels and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In basement....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Good connectivity....moreless


  • Catering Available:

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

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped with everything you need to cook in-house....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Regular sized dishwahser...moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave:

    Regular sized microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    24" range with stove and oven....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Porch with two Adirondack chairs and barbecue....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Quiet Season
Oct 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Quiet season 2017-2018
Oct 1 - May 31, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


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


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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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!

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 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.

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
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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, April 24, 2017

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