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The Lodge on Orcas Island………………. Slow Living with a Love and Respect for Nature

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Hotel
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Lodge is a 2 story, 2,900 sq. ft. European Style Guest House. There are 5 private rooms with beds to sleep 15 people. We offer 4 Standard Rooms and 1 Deluxe Suite. The 4 rooms share 3 common baths, and the Deluxe Suite has a private bath and sitting area.

We are an ideal venue for receptions, family reunions, meetings and retreats. .

Although we do not serve food many of our guests bring their own groceries and take advantage of the always spotless, fully equipped kitchen. You will find oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, numerous spices, dish soap, foil, wrap, wax paper, pots and pans, plates, dishes, flatware, glasses, sharp cooking knives and various utensils.

At the Lodge we endorse slow living, voluntary simplicity and a love and respect for nature.
For instance, instead of a garbage disposal you'll find a compost bucket.
We got rid of the microwave and put in a toaster oven. Rather than mind numbing televisions we have four mind stimulating aquariums.

So rather than electronic blather, the sounds you can expect to hear are the trickling of water, bird song, the breeze whispering through the trees, nocturnes by Chopin, ballads by Diana Krall.

Our aesthetic is informed by the American Arts and Crafts movement. Though not a museum, you may notice many craftsman inspired touches throughout the house and adjoining property.

We emphasize cleanliness. Allergy sufferers, the chemically sensitive and those who simply don't care to be assaulted by caustic fragrances will appreciate that we use only naturally scented soaps and cleansers for the laundry and household. The house always smells fresh and clean.

We know how complicated it's gotten to take some toiletries along. So In the baths we provide shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and toothpaste. Brands currently featured are Dr. Bronners or Trader Joe's.

The Lodge is recognized by Washington State as a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary. Nature lovers will enjoy basking in their soothing song as the resident birds gather at our baths and feeders.

The grounds are green and manicured and the fruit orchard boasts 23 trees. Under the towering conifers you'll find a huge log picnic table, complementary charcoal barbecues and outdoor lounge furniture.

If it is respite you are seeking, you've come to the right place. Put your ambitions aside and head for one of the several Pawley’s Island Presidential cotton rope hammocks hanging beneath the Western Red Cedars.

Come………… study the art of the hammock.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2016

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 2900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Hotel
  • Hotel

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1, Deluxe King Suite: toilet, shower

    Private slate tiled shower, granite topped vanity, toilet....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs, shared by rooms 2 & 3, Just remodeled, quite nice....moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    3/4 bath with coin-op laundry machines...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Shower, toilet and vanity...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The Lodge is ideally suited to accommodating large groups: Family reunions, receptions, seminars and retreats. Any situation that calls for a large number of people wanting to stay in a cozy, homelike environment. We are located in a quiet area of residential homes. The responsible consumption of adult beverages is welcomed, however, we take a very dim view of drunkenness. In deference to our neighbors we ask that you extend them the courtesy that you would expect of visitors coming to your neighborhood. Low voices only after 10PM. If your looking for a place to 'cut loose','raise hell' and 'have a good time', this isn't it. Non-compliance is grounds for immediate termination of the tenancy{eviction}....moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    The lodge is a television free zone....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family

Attractions

  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The Lodge is situated on a beautiful 1 acre parcel, a 10 minute walk to Crescent Beach. The grounds are lush with abundant wildlife, surrounded by towering Western Red Cedars and Douglas Fir trees....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    We are pleased to announce the completion of our new 2nd story outdoor dinning lanai. Featuring drop down canvas walls with plastic windows and 16,000 watts of radiant electric heat. Seating for 20...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Upstairs is a comfortably appointed lounge featuring leather couches, parchment reading lamps, and large freshwater aquariums. Downstairs we have another salon where the wood stove lives....moreless

  • Parking:

    plenty and free...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Coin-op...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Our gigantic wood stove keeps the whole house toasty warm....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric drip, espresso or french press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, plates, glasses, utensils, pots and pans are all provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Spotlessly clean....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We provide: Oil, spices, paper towels, napkins, foil, plastic wrap, dish soap and cleaning supplies. Onsite water treatment provides tap water superior to anything you can buy in a bottle....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2 refrigerators....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    An upper sun deck just off of the living room over looks the lawn and yard. Downstairs is a blue-stone patio with table and chairs...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
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Standard Pricing
Oct 17 - Apr 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$995
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$995

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 10.1%

Notes:

There are no pets permitted at the Lodge.

There is no smoking permitted at the Lodge.

We are located in a quiet area of residential homes. The responsible consumption of adult beverages is welcomed, however, we take a very dim view of drunkenness.

In deference to our neighbors we ask that you extend them the courtesy that you would expect of visitors coming to your neighborhood.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Eastsound[KORS] WA.
0.39 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Inn at Ships Bay
9.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Washington State Ferries, Orcas Landing
3.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Orcas Island Golf Club
46 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak-Mount Vernon WA
46 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Interstate 5
0.39 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Inn at Ships Bay
113 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Baker Ski Resort
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crescent Beach

Car: Recommended

The Lodge on Orcas Island is a healing nature sanctuary. Sit in the swing or lay in the hammock under the towering firs and cedars, immersed in birdsong, inhaling the sweet smell of earth and conifers. Or take solace in the chaise lounge on the 2nd story sun deck. Take a lovely 10 minute walk to Crescent Beach, the longest public beach on the island and see what Neptune has tossed up.

While you're there you can visit Joni at Crescent Beach Kayaks and pick up a boat to paddle around Ships Bay.

When you head back to land, take a walk through the Crescent Beach preserve. You'll find a rich network of shoreline and intertidal zone, freshwater wetlands, and Douglas-fir forest. Wildlife watchers may see osprey, eagles, river otter, and a variety of shorebirds and waterfowl.

By now you should be getting hungry so take 10 minutes and walk into the village of Eastsound where all kinds of great food awaits.

It's all within a 20 minute walk from the Lodge on Orcas Island.

So what are you waiting for? We are waiting to welcome you!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I grew up in San Luis Obispo, California and graduated high school there in 1977. I came to Orcas Island on a lark in the Summer of 1985. By the Fall I was too broke to leave. It's a good thing though because after 30 years I can't imagine living anywhere else. We reside in our home of 23 years in the North Beach neighborhood of Eastsound.

Why the Owner Chose Eastsound, WA, USA:
When you travel, part of you would love to feel at home wherever you go. At the Lodge on Orcas Island you can do both. Have that vacation you so deserve, with all the conveniences of home such as a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and comfortable beds. But add long walks on the beach, the fresh island air, and the option to dine in the many fabulous restaurants in the village. Kayaking, adventuring or relaxing on the large sun deck, you make your vacation choice a comfortable, yet affordable one. We are here to serve you!

The Unique Benefits at this Hotel:
When you come to the Lodge you will be struck by the verdant surroundings. Sitting on the second story sun deck you will be surrounded by fragrant, hanging flower baskets. As you look out over the lush, manicured lawn you'll hear the song of the birds at the feeder and the breeze whispering through the majestic firs and cedars. Should you get a little drowsy, just head on down to one of the hammocks hanging in the trees and slip off into a well deserved nap. When you are ready, it is a 10 minute walk to beautiful Crescent Beach. You can visit Joanie & Dave and rent a Kayak for a smooth ride out on the water. When you get back to land, if you are hungry, it is a 10 minute walk into Eastsound, where abundant feasts are offered in a variety of restaurants. Or come back to the Lodge and prepare your own delicious meal in our fully stocked kitchen. After dinner, enjoy a star filled night sky on the deck while sipping a hot cup of your favorite tea. It just doesn't get any better.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2016

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Photos

  • The Lodge on Orcas Island

    The Lodge on Orcas Island

  • Feel like fish for dinner?How about joining these fish for dinner in the kitchen

    Feel like fish for dinner?How about joining these fish for dinner in the kitchen

  • Hanging flowers on the sun deck create an ambience of  comfort and relaxation.

    Hanging flowers on the sun deck create an ambience of comfort and relaxation.

  • Chillin' in the Pawley's Island Rope Hammock. A sweet carefree life awaits you!

    Chillin' in the Pawley's Island Rope Hammock. A sweet carefree life awaits you!

  • Cushy sitting area of the Honeymoon Suite. Abundant light and privacy.

    Cushy sitting area of the Honeymoon Suite. Abundant light and privacy.

  • Wall of glass block bathes the slate tiled walk in shower in natural light.

    Wall of glass block bathes the slate tiled walk in shower in natural light.

  • Tell us what you want and we'll find the best room to fit your needs.

    Tell us what you want and we'll find the best room to fit your needs.

  • Open year round, come inside and warm up in the den with the wood stove. Toasty!

    Open year round, come inside and warm up in the den with the wood stove. Toasty!

  • Hanging fuchsia baskets welcome you on your way up the stairs to the sun deck.

    Hanging fuchsia baskets welcome you on your way up the stairs to the sun deck.

  • Enjoy your feast of choice in our lush manicured camping area.

    Enjoy your feast of choice in our lush manicured camping area.

  • Net surfin' in the aquarium lounge

    Net surfin' in the aquarium lounge

  • Gaze at our 80 gallon fish tank and meet the friendliest Cichlid on earth... :)

    Gaze at our 80 gallon fish tank and meet the friendliest Cichlid on earth... :)

  • The kitchen is sparkling clean and fully equipped for preparing your feasts.

    The kitchen is sparkling clean and fully equipped for preparing your feasts.

  • Heading out for an adventure; kayaking, a walk on the beach, treasure hunting...

    Heading out for an adventure; kayaking, a walk on the beach, treasure hunting...

  • Napping under the trees, hammock style.

    Napping under the trees, hammock style.

  • Our Deluxe Suite; a spacious sunny palace. You know you deserve it.

    Our Deluxe Suite; a spacious sunny palace. You know you deserve it.

  • Beautiful slate tiled shower.

    Beautiful slate tiled shower.

  • Our newly renovated room: The Northwest Suite.

    Our newly renovated room: The Northwest Suite.

  • Our Christmas tree on Terrill Beach Rd.

    Our Christmas tree on Terrill Beach Rd.

  • Flowers reflect your inner satisfaction with life on vacation at the Lodge.

    Flowers reflect your inner satisfaction with life on vacation at the Lodge.

VRBO #420462

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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