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Family Friendly Private View Home Near Moran State Park

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Our 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, house (described by realtors when we bought it as 'Hilltop Haven') is located on the largest, hilliest, and we think the most beautiful of the San Juan Islands, Orcas Island. It is located at an elevation of 500 feet on the western side of Rosario Hill, has great westerly water and island views, and a perfect deck to watch spectacular sunsets from. The house is located on 4 acres in a private, quiet and wooded neighborhood. While neighbors are close by, you do not see other houses from our home, but you are likely to see plenty of wildlife!

We are located just 10 minutes drive from the quaint town of Eastsound where you will find all the amenities you will need including groceries, shopping, art galleries, restaurants, cafes, library, bank, skate park, tennis, playgrounds airport, etc. We are just a 2 minute drive (or 10 min walk) from Moran State Park, the 3rd largest state park in Washington, where you will find miles of hiking, boating, swimming, fishing and camping, as well as Mt. Constitution, from where you will find unbeatable views of the surrounding islands.

The home is located just a 20 minute drive from the ferry landing, so you can easily hop on an inter-island ferry and explore the other islands to your hearts content. Use our home as a base to explore all the fun the islands bring - sailing, kayaking, whale watching, visiting farms, exploring other towns, etc.

Our home was built in 1992 and has a Pacific Northwest style. Downstairs you will find an open floor format with a well equipped kitchen, dining room that seats 8 adults, living room with fireplace and TV, sunroom with seating, library with plenty of books and music as well as toys and games for the kids, and a half bath. Upstairs you will find a master bedroom with full bath and walk in closet, two additional bedrooms, and a second full bath and laundry room. The house sleeps a maximum of 8 adults and 1 toddler. Two of the bedrooms have queen beds, one has a double bed and a toddler bed and there are two twin fold out beds in the downstairs library.

We have wireless internet, music throughout the home, telvision with DVD that has access to streaming from the internet if you bring your laptop, but no cable.

Outside the home has 3 decks, one of which is large and has spectacular sunsets looking over East Sound, Turtleback mountain and the Canadian Gulf Islands. A second deck is off the kitchen and has an outdoor grill. The third deck is off the master bedroom. There is plenty of room for the kids to play outside and we have swings, hammock, and even a little tipi for the kids to play in.

More Details

Jan Neutz
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 4, 2017

About Jan Neutz

My name is Jan and I have two wonderful little girls, Hana (16) and Camille (13). We live in Seattle and travel to our home on Orcas Island as much as possible, all year long. It is a very special place to us. We love to hike, boat and swim on Orcas Island, we love our town, and we love to explore all that the islands have to offer. We have a dog named Max who loves the island too!

Jan Neutz purchased this house in 1999

Why Jan Neutz chose Orcas Island

When I first came to visit the San Juan islands in the early 1990's, I was struck by the beauty of Orcas Island and just kept coming back. I knew that eventually I wanted to own a piece of this island and in 1999 that dream came true when our family purchased this wonderful home. We love the combination of recreational activities that we can do here - on the ocean as well as at the Moran State Park and we enjoy all that the picturesque town of Eastsound brings - all the amenities as well as well a strong sense of community. We also love exploring the other San Juan islands when we get the chance.

What makes this house unique

When we saw this home in 1999 we instantly fell in love with it.

The Pacific NW open design, custom architecture, and all the wood in the house felt very warm and unique. We loved the large deck and amazing westerly sunset views of Turtleback Mountain and the Islands. We loved the easy floor plan. We loved the private, quiet feeling of the neighborhood and that there would be a place for kids to play. We loved the location - both the proximity to the park and all the recreational activities that would bring for us, and the short drive to town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful 3-generation vacation in this terrific house. It is beautiful and very well appointed, with lots of features to comfort body and spirit. There are great views all around, and it feels like the owner has been thoughtful about what could be desired in a vacation rental. Further, there are personal touches all over that make the environment human and homey. Ella (3) liked the"hello Kitty" dishes, Toby (6) loved the tipi, we all loved the well supplied kitchen (yes, there was even an oyster knife), and the proximity to the state park and lake.
Aug 2012
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Eastsound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two queen beds in upstairs bedrooms., Double Beds (1) One double bed in upstairs bedroom., Twin (2) Two foldout beds in library, for children only., Child Beds (1) One toddler bed in the room with the double bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Family Friendly Private View Home Near Moran State Park
average rating of 4.882353 based on 18 reviews

The views, the amenities, the estate.

  • 5 of 5

Close to everything yet serenely isolated on expansive property.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular View!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this property. The house is beautifully situated, and we spent most of our time there out on the deck enjoying the cool breezes and the view over Eastsound. It is a well designed and very comfortable house, I could imagine enjoying the views in winter, tucked up next to one of the wood stoves. Anyway, all the important bits are very clean, and the kitchen is well stocked, as is the rest of the house. Orcas Island is a great place to visit. Lots of good restaurants and cute shops and artsy stuff to visit, as well as beautiful scenery.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Great home for a family with small children. Also, the location is very convenient for a variety of outdoor adventures. It is a very peaceful location as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, calm house, beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

This is such a lovely, spacious house, on a gorgeous wooded property, with amazing views of Turtleback Mountain and the bay. It was a perfect house for our family, including our toddler grandchild. Just a quick drive to Moran State Park and its beautiful Cascade Lake & playground, the house has a great open floor plan, so that children can play in the play area on the first floor, in sight of the kitchen and dining area and living room area. The deck too is wonderful, perfect for conversations and children playing with water in cups and bowls. The breezes at night are magnificent, and we all slept well on the comfortable beds. The house is just a quick drive into Eastsound, too, with its good restaurants, bakeries, and coffee shops, plus the Saturday farmers' market, where we picked up our fruits and vegetables for the week.

I recommend this house highly for anyone who is looking for a peaceful, beautiful house on a private wooded lot, with memorable views. People of all ages would love the house, and it's perfect for children.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views; cozy house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the hilltop haven. The house is nicely furnished with plenty of room for all. The library is full of games, books, and toys - the adults had fun doing multiple jigsaw puzzles while the kids loved exploring the books and toys. The kitchen is very well stocked and even has nice touches like crab crackers and an oyster knife. The views are incredible with amazing sunsets. Jan was easy to work with and accommodating of a few special requests. I would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous weekend at Orcas!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time while staying at this home last weekend. The pictures really don't do the home justice! Great views, great layout and was very relaxing while we were in the home. We were able to find everything we needed, the whole home is fully stocked. Very easy stay throughout, and the owner was very helpful leading up to our stay. Also, very conveniently located for those that would like to partake in the outdoor activities Orcas Island has to offer. Our whole group would love to return! Thanks, Jan!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Our home is located about 10 minutes drive from the quaint town of Eastsound, where you will find shopping, art galleries, restaurants, cafes, cinema, Saturday open market, library, skate park, tennis, playground, airport, etc. Everything a small destination town brings. Our home is on the perimeter of the 5,252 acre Moran State Park, the 3rd largest park in Washington State. Here you will find 30 miles of beautiful hiking trails, 5 lakes for swimming, boating and fishing, camping, and the 2409 ft. Mount Constitution, from where the panoramic views of the surrounding islands are unbeatable. You can walk from our home to the park in 10 mins. or drive in just a couple of minutes. Boat (kayak, sailing, motor) and bike rentals can be found both at the lake and in town. The house is located just 20 minutes from the ferry terminal where you can board and inter-island ferry to explore the other San Juan Islands - sailing, kayaking, whale watching, visiting farms and more, all at your doorstep!


Rates & Availability

Eastsound House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2015
Apr 28 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2015
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.1%

Rates are subject to change unless comfirmed.
Base rate is for maximum of 6, each additional person is $25/night.
Full refund if cancellation is within 60 days of stay, otherwise no refund.
Service Fee of 2.9% is charged when using credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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