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'The Leeward 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 studio 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 Leeward 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 Windward Studio for two couples or families that want more room. (See VRBO listings 419265, 420673 and 418375 for more options and group possibilities).

Susan Gudgell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 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 Orcas Island

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

We provide a complete living experience, with kitchens, washer/dryers, and everything you need for either a short visit or extended stay. Every convenience is just steps away, yet turn toward the water and the town melts away as you enjoy beautiful views, sounds of the surf and abundant wildlife.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for having us at the SeaStar Lofts. Our studio was a perfect home base for our winter get-away, from the cut gas stove to the spectacular view. The kitchen was well-stocked, and the bed was comfortable and welcoming, especially after a grueling hike up Mt. Constitution. Thank you for your hospitality, and we look forward to staying with you again.
Feb 2013
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Eastsound Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Full size sleeper sofa (1).
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Unit is on the second floor up a flight of stairs. ADA accessible unit downstairs also available. Call or e-mail for details.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

'The Leeward Studio' at SeaStar Lofts on the Waterfront!
average rating of 4.854839 based on 64 reviews
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. My only suggestion would be to create a little more closet space to hang clothes. We had a hard time living out of our suitcases. What a perfect location though! Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate any feedback and just wanted to let future guests know that there are dresser cabinets and luggage racks, in addition to the hanging closets, to accommodate clothing storage. We'll hope to welcome you back!
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Dublin Ireland

Such a fabulous getaway - everything you could want & more.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location with an amazing view right on the water. So well done & to a very high standard. This is my second visit to their properties but first visit in town. Both are great locations for different reasons. (Stayed in Barn & Loft) We travelled from Ireland & couldn't have been happier on our 4 night stay.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chattaroy, Washington

Comfortable studio on Eastsound waterfront

  • 5 of 5

The Leeward Studio was very comfortable. I enjoyed having the kitchenette to prepare some of our own meals. We did enjoy some of the local restaurants for breakfast or dinner. SeaStar Lofts are a perfect place to stay on Orcas Island. Located in the heart of Eastsound, you can walk to many local businesses and beyond (we walked to the local municipal airport and the island's North Beach). We did travel by car around the island to explore Moran State Park, Olga, Deer Harbor and Doe Bay. Best getaway in the off season, too!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, central location

  • 5 of 5

Simply perfect for a couple. Size is on-par with what you would expect from large hotel suite. More than enough space for my wife an me. Plus, easy walking distance for groceries or several restaurants, or get a massage or shop in the boutique on the first floor of the building. We came to the San Juan Island at the beginning of May and the building, and the islands in general were VERY quiet. If you come that early in the season, a word of caution as most of the restaurants operate on more limited hours/days until the crowds start showing up a few weeks later. But if you basically want the island to yourself, its a perfect time to go.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! Your comment about restaurants prompted us to start keeping an updated list in all rooms as there are several excellent options open every day, all year around. We'll hope to welcome you back sometime soon!
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Exceptional little place by the Sea

  • 4 of 5

Pictures don't lie, the place is very nice and fresh with a killer view. I had a great visit here and while Susan offered to take care of my every need, I did not have any since the place was so well appointed for my needs.

The kitchen is tiny and utensil space spare but I still managed to cook quite a few happy wonderful meals from the local clams and oysters. The only reason it does not get five stars is the walls are thin and guests can hear a bit too much of each other if they make sounds like having joyous children or playing music or TV that is a bit too loud. That is the only thing that reminds you there is anything but you and the ocean.

All in all a very delightful stay, and I will be happy to return again.

David Jones

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'd be pleased to welcome you back! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Our apologies for your noisy neighbors, however. We actually structured the building with double wall construction specifically to make noise a non-issue, and have seldom had complaints, so hopefully it will be more tranquil for your next visit.
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Clean and spacious, nice central location

  • 4 of 5

Clean and spacious, nice central location

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, 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
Allium Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Fishing Bay
Car: not necessary

Orcas Island is the gem of the San Juans, offering all the best that nature has to offer: gorgeous scenery, pristine parks (Moran State Park and Turtleback Mountain Reserve), whale and other wildlife watching, boating, bicycling and more. Combine that with a charming town featuring world class restaurants and great boutique shopping. The perfect place to get away from it all!


Rates & Availability

Eastsound Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

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.
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