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Cottage-in-the-Barn on Dragonfly Farm

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

More Details

Owner
Susan Gudgell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

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.

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Eastsound Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Madrona Bar & Grill, Lower Tavern
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Orcas Landing
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Orcas Island Country Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
West Sound Cafe
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
West Sound
Nearest Point of Interest
Turtleback Mountain Preserve
Car: necessary

Whale watching, historic areas, scenic mountain hiking

Amenities

Eastsound Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Please be courteous of neighbors. No loud noise 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Tidying up upon departure is very helpful to us. Please strip beds, run dishwasher, and leave things as you found them.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
Pastoral views with marine views just steps away, pond with kayaks/canoe, garden, privacy, adjoins wildlife preserve with hiking trails.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9404764 based on 84 reviews
5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

OMG!!! Quiet, special, beautiful, love!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been visiting the San Juan Islands since we were kids. We, also, had brought our children to Moran State Park and many other great places. We are voting this lovely, well-appointed cabin one of our best places we've stayed. Beautiful gardens, sassy, sweet chickens (you can visit them anytime!), privacy (but, felt like if we needed anything, the owners would be there), and the cabin! Comfortable bed, great sheets and comforters, we slept like babies. And the whole property was so serene. What a grand birthday it was. Thank you Susan and Wally😊?

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent! A very special place. Serene, quiet and private!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible experience. The entire property was gorgeous. The cottage, garden, pond, blackberries, fresh tomatoes and eggs! We will definetley come back! Thank you Susan and Wally for creating a magical place!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

comfortable, fun, beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the easy-going, comfortable and peaceful ambience with beautiful surroundings. We had everything we needed for our stay - convenient drive to town and yet private and away from crowds.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway for a family with a toddler. Our daughter loved the chickens, and everyday picked fresh blueberries, tomatoes, and strawberries to eat from the garden. Quiet and peaceful cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very pleasant place

  • 4 of 5

The house is very comfortable. The loft is a climb and best for kids or young adults. The beds are very comfortable. The use of the garden is great for building salads. The kitchen is well appointed with appliances.

It is expensive, and the reason for 4 stars, as the value is moderate.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comments about the cottage. We were pleased to host you! Our rates are commiserate with rates of similar properties in the islands during high summer, but we do offer steep discounts during the shoulder and off-season if that works better for some guests.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 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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