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'The Windward Studio' at SeaStar Lofts -- on the Waterfront!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Gaze at stunning views down East Sound from this beautiful condo perched right on the shore! SeaStar Lofts offer the only accommodations directly on the waterfront right in the heart of Eastsound Village, with waves lapping at your doorstep. The Windward Studio is one of four guest apartments in the brand new Main Street Station, designed to complement beloved historic structures of Eastsound. This is a premium unit, with spacious open floor plan of 430 square feet, queen bed, pull-out sofa, fully equipped compact kitchen, view balcony, and nearby stairs to the gorgeous rocky beach. Architecturally crafted with attention to every detail, and all new furnishings in coastal, organic style we call 'beachy elegance.' The rooms highlight natural textures and products from local artisans. In Eastsound Village you will find all you need -- farmer's market, bookstore, kayak rentals, bicycles, grocery, natural foods, boutiques, gift shops, and more. In fact, you don't even have to bring a car! Skip the ferry lines and pack light, take a shuttle or taxi to Eastsound, and the rest of your trip is easy. Feel free to ask us for any other special details you may desire for your get-away. Simply the perfect spot for your Orcas Island adventure! This unit can adjoin to our Leeward Studio for two couples or families that want more room. (See VRBO listings 419265, 418375 and 420677 for more options and group possibilities).

Susan Gudgell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Susan Gudgell

We have been on Orcas Island for many decades (in fact Wally grew up here!), so know the island well. We can suggest not only popular travel adventures, but little know gems on island backroads.

Susan Gudgell purchased this condo in 1990

Why Susan Gudgell chose Eastsound

We purchased this property for love of the historic Porter Building, located next door. For years this portion was vacant, occupied by a parking lot and dumpsters. We dreamed of beautifying the shoreline, dedicating a beach access to the public and building stairs to the water. At last we've completed our vision with the 'Main Street Station.' SeaStar Lofts allows us to welcome travelers to our favorite place in the world.

What makes this condo unique

Sipping coffee or a glass of wine on the patio, breathing in that clear island air, and contemplating the view! We also love wandering around the village, hiking in the Turtleback Mountain Reserve, and exploring Moran State Park. We know many of the restauranteurs in town and there are a remarkable number of delicious options for an evening out.


Eastsound Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Prior to departure please strip beds, do any dishes, and tidy up.
  • Be a courteous neighbor and avoid loud noise.
  • For pet owners: no evidence of pets on furniture, towels or quilts; evidence of pet hair or stains will result in an additional charge.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size beds (1), Full size sofa bed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Unit is on the second floor up a flight of stairs. ADA unit downstairs also available. Call or e-mail for details.


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'The Windward Studio' at SeaStar Lofts -- on the Waterfront!
average rating of 4.9 based on 70 reviews

A fantastic and peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed in the Windward Studio for vacation. From the moment we entered the rental, we were impressed and felt "at home". The location was great, and the kitchen was fully equipped. The Island Market had everything we needed to prepare a great meal. We enjoyed hiking in the day, and then coming back to rest, relax, and watch tv in the evenings. We would definitely recommend this place ! Thank you for your hospitality :)

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and welcoming, beautiful inside with a gorgeous view!

  • 5 of 5

We completely enjoyed our weekend getaway and the attention the owners gave to every detail prior to our arrival. We read prior reviews and I can't believe no one commented on the perfect tub - deep enough for a bubble- or soak-bath while enjoying a nice glass of wine! Every bit of info we needed was thought of and left in a notebook for our arrival. We LOVED the fireplace! Thank you, Susan! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Views and a Well Curated Space

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible space! We were pleasantly surprised upon our arrival. Not only is the studio right in the middle of Eastsound, close to coffee, shopping, and even groceries, it was very well stocked for cooking and keeping the place neat and tidy. The views are amazing and the gas fireplace kept the place toasty warm during the rainy days. My wife felt very pampered for her 40th. Thanks for sharing such an amazing studio!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I decided to stay at Sea Star Lofts and clicked on my dates it has been a wonderful experience. I heard back from Susan almost immediately and when I got to Windward studio - the secure access and convenience into the loft was great. The Windward Studio inside was comfortable and spacious. A full kitchen, which I didn't use, but if I had wanted to cook it had everything I would have needed. The view and the furnishings were super nice and comfortable. Within walking distance to everything and please check out the Brown Bear bakery right across the street, it has some wonderfully tasty breakfast as well a great coffee/espresso. I had a little problem with the cozy gas fireplace in the room and I made a quick phone call to Susan and she helped me over the phone get it working again. Nothing like a warm cozy fireplace on a dark fall evening. I stayed for two nights and loved every minute of it. Next time I'm bringing my husband along for a romantic weekend! Thanks Susan!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The studio was a perfect location for us to enjoy the island. We were able to walk to all of Eastsound's restaurants and the grocery store. Then, because it was right in the middle of the island itself, we got to enjoy driving and exploring both sides of the island over a couple days.

The studio itself had everything we needed. A comfy bed and pull out couch, a kitchen big enough to use and enjoy, and a fireplace to warm us at night. All this, and it was very roomy. Excellent value for the money.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modern and charming

  • 4 of 5

We loved how clean the space was. We also loved the view and accessibility to shops and restaurants! The fireplace was amazing on the cold days. The shower was huge and towels were incredibly soft!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
0.75 Miles
Eastsound Airport
Nearest Barpub
Madrona Bar & Grill, Lower Tavern
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Orcas Landing
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Orcas Island Country Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
The Loft at Madrona
Nearest Beach
Fishing Bay
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $25

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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