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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

You'll love this brand new cottage with unobstructed views to the east plus wonderful open space for outdoor fun. The beach will offer hours of fun for exploring and experiencing the local wildlife.

A peninsula on the waterfront offers exploration of two different beaches and beautiful views.

Leave the city cares behind and enjoy this rural setting. Located near Obstruction Pass Trailhead Park for a hiking experience you won't forget. Mooring Buoy, no dingy.

Property Manager
Karen Key Speck
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Karen Key Speck

My family saw this property by boat over a hundred years ago and became an original settler on Orcas Island homesteading about 150 acres in total.

Karen Key Speck purchased this cottage in 1890

Why Karen Key Speck chose Olga

There were five children who each inherited property.

My son and I bought this particular piece of land from my brother. We built a new cottage, but retained the rural spirit of the beautiful land, beach and views.

What makes this cottage unique

The end of the road privacy is a special commodity in this busy, hectic world. At our beautiful cottage you can walk the beach, play in the field, sun on the deck, or relax inside with a good book. We invite you to see what our family discovered over 122 years ago. You can even visit the local museum and learn about our homesteading forefathers.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Over the last three years our family have very much enjoyed our stays at beach house #27 near Deer Point and near proximity to Olga. We're looking forward of spending two weeks this summer and will likely continue our tradition of planning our vacations at this location. It's a great place for a family to stay with all the shopping amenities in Eastsound while nearby parks, beaches, and boating are a short distance from the house.

The house is nicely appointed: cable, WiFi, comfortable beds, large kitchen, washer/dryer, and fantastic views of the water. We recommend this location to our friends and family without hesitation.
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Olga Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Our rentals may not be used as party houses, for weddings, receptions, group dinners, or activities with tents, campers or RVs in the yards.
  • No reservation is considered complete without Management receiving a completed, signed & dated Rental Application which is also signed by Management.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has grab bars in the shower/tub and on the wall. (Though not a low-lip tub entry.)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin fold-up mattresses on portable frames are in the home.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a picnic shelter near the beach. When not in use by other family, you may use it and its chairs.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews

Great property, amazing views, lovely private beach and lookout

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. The grass yard in front of the property allowed us to throw a frisbee around. The picnic gazebo was great (although the weather prevented us from using it). The private beach was lovely. Just to the left of the beach was a small trail that let you climb/hike onto an overlook above the water where you were surrounded by water for 260 degrees! (VERY small hike, maybe 200 yards). The house was cozy and comfortable. The only thing missing from making this the perfect get away would have been a hottub on the desk, but apart from that we had a really lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to play Frisbee. You're right - great spot to do so. Maybe one day we'll have a hot tub, but are so glad you found other great ways to relax while visiting Orcas with us! Cherie L. Lindholm RE Property Management
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Beyond Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Our stay this last November at this property was beyond all expectations. The pictures did not do the property justice and we were completely enchanted with the location and the cozy cottage. Our accommodations were clean, modern and cozy all at the same time and the fireplace came in handy. The neighbors were quiet and friendly and the views and the beach begged us to explore. The owners did a wonderful job of making sure we had everything we needed to get to our location including turn-by-turn directions. We can't wait to return!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. Too bad we had windstorms during your stay, but you embraced the pioneer spirit like a local! Come see us again soon. Karen Property Manager/ Cherie L. Lindholm RE Vacation Rentals
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came with our 21 month old daughter and it was the perfect spot. The house was clean and had everything you needed even a few nice upgrades. What really impressed us was how quiet and peaceful it was. We had this great open view of the water and green space which led to the beach. The beach was beautiful, we brought our stand up paddle board and got to enjoy a nice paddle in the morning. Lots of wild life seals, crabs, hawks, fish and other birds. Highly recommend this spot, it's truly a slice of what heaven on earth would be! The owner was very nice too and also let us say hello to his cows which our daughter loved.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, we'd stay again.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet home at the end of the road on the water, what a view. The whole interior appears to have been gutted and remodeled. They did a fantastic job.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A special spot and lovely rental indeed. Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Wish we could have stayed longer..

  • 4 of 5

We were only able to spend two nights, but would have loved to have had more time enjoying this property. The view is amazing and the property worked great for us.

We have family that live on Orcas and I had actually lived very near to this property about 35+ years ago, but had since moved away. We were back on Orcas, to have a memorial service celebration, for my Mom who had recently passed. We needed a place that would accommodate my limited mobility concerns and this home worked out very well. It has access into the house via a ramp, vs stairs, so that was a winner. It is it has some grab bars in the bathroom, but could use some in the bath/shower. I had some difficulty with the high side tub.

The house was clean and well stocked for whatever you might need.

The location can be a bit of a drive from Eastsound, but you get to drive through Moran State park, so it is a beautiful drive. Be warned that there are lots of deer, curvey roads and no streetlights, so at night, just slow down and take your time and under drive the speed limit.

We had a bit of confusion on exactly how much housekeeping we needed to do, even though we were charged for housekeeping. There is a request to start the load of used linens in the wash upon leaving, wash and put away dishes and take out the garbage with you to the dump site that you will pass on the way back to the ferry( or be charged a fee). I think we did what was requested and shouldn't have any additional charges, but for the $115. Housekeeping fee, I sort of felt like that should be included. We were only there for 2 days and 2people, so didn't generate too much mess/garbage, but clearly if a longer stay or larger group, it could be more of an expense for the owners. Anyway, just was a bit different policy from other properties we have stayed at.

I didn't make the trip down to the beach because I was using a walker and it was just a bit tough going under my own speed, but my husband went exploring and brought back photos and it looks fantastic ! Great for families, I am sure!

Thanks for letting us share your special spot in the world!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay we loved the property we loved meeting the Willis is a wonderful story and a wonde

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay we loved the property and we loved meeting the Willis family a wonderful story and a wonderful family

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It is indeed a lovely cabin and equally wonderful, historical, island family who owns it! Karen Property Manager / Cherie L. Lindholm RE
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Enjoy the 'gem' of the San Juan Island, Orcas Island!

This archipelago of 172 named islands offers ferry boat rides in and among the most beautiful waterways in the world. Discover the charming hamlet of Olga on Orcas Island just a few miles east outside of Eastsound, WA.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Laundry $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

If you'd like to do your own cleaning and laundry prior to departure, there are no additional housekeeping fees.
If you'd like us to clean it is $75 and $40 for laundry plus tax = $126.62 additional. Garbage removal is $12.00 per can. You may take it to the dump yourself and save some money.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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