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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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).


Owner
Susan Gudgell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

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.

Amenities

Eastsound Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Unit is on the second floor up a flight of stairs. ADA unit downstairs also available. Call or e-mail for details.

Reviews

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'The Windward Studio' at SeaStar Lofts -- on the Waterfront!
average rating of 4.8939395 based on 66 reviews
5

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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4

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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5

Great view room and a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. Room was equipped with everything. Loved the location right in the middle of town. Great restaurants right next door, and a great market across the street. Only bummer is that lots of restaurants are closed on Sundays and Monday. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place to stay. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed visiting shops and did some exploring including island hoping.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Well stocked with amenities, low on privacy

  • 4 of 5

I'm giving a 4-star review because this room was much more well-stocked with amenities than any other rental or hotel room I've stayed in. They really thought of everything. And it was very clean, with one exception (see below).

The view was amazing, but unfortunately I had to enjoy it from inside the room, because the balcony is shared, and my neighbors were on it or in their room (which I could see into if I were on the balcony) most of the time. If you are looking for privacy, look elsewhere.

The room was exceptionally clean in all aspects but one: the carpets are in need of a deep cleaning. There were wear-paths and stains on it and I cringed every time I had to walk on it in bare feet. But, like I said, the rest of the room was above average in cleanliness.

Unfortunately, I won't be returning to this unit due to the privacy issue. But if that doesn't bother you, it's near perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and for the kind comments about the room. Our sincere apologies about the carpet, however! That is most unusual and absolutely not up to our standards in any way; we will be certain that we make sure it doesn't happen again. As far as the balcony goes, we are in the process of building a more solid visual partition (there is a gate separating the two units) to ensure privacy. Our Captain's Suite unit does have a completely self-contained waterfront patio for guests who may want enhanced privacy.
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5

everything is perfect

  • 5 of 5

i have heard so much about Orcas and decide to just do it.... no time to do any planning, my friend made the reservation (ferry and lodging) for me. My first ever orcas experience is amazing and a big part is due to the perfect stay at the Windward Studio! awesome location is given ....walking around is a treat, coming back to the room i have everything i need in a very comfy setting. Stars are amazing in the night from the balcony... minutes from the Crescent Beach and the kayaking along made my trip magical on the first evening.... thank you much for everything you are, totally awesome.....

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.1%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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