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Beautiful View from This Comfortable Home! 2 Weeks in Summer Still Available!!!

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

"Dancing Deer Vacation Home".
PLEASE NOTE: VRBO price quote does NOT include any current low season discounts.
Low Season: 10% discount off ALL low season listed prices for 5 night minimum stays including National Holidays!
Low and high season small group discounts (please see rates).
Senior group and active military discounts.
Cleaning and laundry fees included for 5 night minimum rentals low season and weekly high season 2017 rentals! NO hidden expenses!!!!

Prime Orcas location and more. Imagine a short morning walk from Dancing Deer to Cascade Lake in Moran State Park. Rent a boat and paddle the clear water below majestic Mt. Constitution. Take a dip in the lagoon. Live like it's yours and enjoy the contrasts of sky, light, water and a view 'to die for' from 2 decks. Sunny, south facing, immaculate 3 bedroom, 3 baths. Over 2,000 square feet home with 1,000 square feet of deck, situated on half an acre, this very private home sits far back from the road and is not in a subdivision! The varied topography of the property allows for playing horseshoes or frisbee on the flat, grassy area or exploration of the wonders of the forest and wildlife viewing.
Master with queen bed and bath with jetted tub. Second master ('suite') with bath, deck and private entrance has queen bed, queen sofa bed, recliner,Flatscreen TV with Smart blueray player, fireplace, frig, microwave, toaster oven, coffee pot. The 'suite' can double up as an extra living room for kids to hang out and play games or watch movies when adults want some quiet time to sit and gaze at the amazing view. Third bedroom with 2 twins (king bed convertor option), third bath. Highchair,gate,and Portacrib available! Furnishings combine comfort, practicality and quality. Family room with Flatscreen TV, cable and Netflix.
This immaculate, comfortable and fully equipped home has everything to make your vacation on Orcas Island the best and most relaxing ever.
* Walking distance to hiking, biking & boating around Cascade Lake & Moran State park.
* Wonder at the spectacular view from nearby Mount Constitution.
* Stroll the grounds of world-class Rosario Resort, schedule whale watching, or enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants.
* Ideal setting for small, intimate weddings!

Or just enjoy the view of five islands from upstairs bedroom, suite, living and dining room, large gourmet kitchen, or from your choice of two decks. Ten minutes by car from Eastsound restaurants and shops. Home and decks are tastefully furnished with a focus on comfort and livability. From 500 count linens to garlic press, we have it all!
Tri-level with safety gates on upper deck.

Keywords: Immaculate, private, water view home on a large lot near Rosario and Moran State Park. Single/couple, small group rates, senior group and active military discounts.
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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    Property is trilevel with outside and inside stairs. Upper deck has security gates (advisable for families with small children). We also have a pack-n-play, a high chair, and a portable gate available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pet agreement and pet fee required....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen size sleeper sofa and portacrib...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    King bed converter option...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Twin beds in third bedroom will convert to king bed, Queen size Beds (2) 2 queen beds (in master bedroom and in the 'suite')., Twin or Single Beds (2) Can use as 2 twins or convert to king bed. Twin 'Aerobed' available upon request, Baby Cribs (1) Portacrib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed in suite/third bedroom (as well as a queen bed)....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Books, videos, games, puzzles, Portacrib, high chair, safety gates


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    puzzles, board games, cards, Yahtzee ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable in Family room Netflix in Family room and Suite downstairs...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth Soundbar...moreless

  • Television:

    48" flat screen "smart TV" with DVD player, cable, and bluetooth soundbar in family room. Downstairs suite has flat screen TV with a "smart Blue-Ray disk player" Both TV's have Netflix included...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Children, PBS, General Interest videos...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    100 Sq Mile 'To die for' view, from 2 decks, living room, upper bedroom and suite. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Accommodates 2 vehicles...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    propane stove in suite...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    high 'count' linens and quality towels, down comforters (synthetic available on request)...moreless

  • Parking:

    Carport for 2 cars. ...moreless

  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    wood pellet stove in living room...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Ask for details...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    blender, coffee grinder, electric hand mixer, 'mini' cuisinart food chopper and more...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Upper deck has security gates. Comfortable and plentiful deck furnishings including table, chairs, loungers!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Flat lawn area suitable for outoodr games like horse shoes....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Rosario Resort has a community pool. Day passes available to renters....moreless



Write a review 5
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 1-2 persons
Sep 11 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

High Season '17 up to 6 person
Jun 24 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $140
  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.1%


High Season small group (2-4 persons) discount for 1 week minimum stays.

High season $20/person/night (or $100/week) for over 6 persons to 8 persons max.

Low Season 10% disc. for 5 night min. stays.

Multiple week stay disc.

5% disc. senior group or active military.

REFUNDABLE deposit $250-500.

Cleaning $70-$140 (included low season 5 night and high season 7 night minimum stays.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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5 minutes walk to Cascade lake and Moran State Park hiking trails, Whale Watching, Fine Restaurants, Cinema, Marinas


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: Hello! After visiting dancing deer for 20 years, we purchased Dancing Deer from our parents and have begun the second generation of ownership of our favorite place to relax. Jerome and Alice have lived in Seattle for 15 years, Matthew and Jill live in Southern California. We all enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, and spending time with our children (who LOVE Orcas island). We are avid outdoor people and enjoy the abundant wildlife and scenic beauty of the region. We are also 'people persons' and enjoy very much providing a quality vacation experience with every possible comfort, a strong focus on hospitality and customer service, in a beautiful home.

Why the Owner Chose Eastsound, WA, USA:
Our Mother, Susan is from the U.K. originally and after vacationing in the Northwest, saw the similarity to certain places in the British Isles and we both new this was where we would both retire. Orcas Island is very unique in that it not only abounds with scenic beauty and amazing wildlife, but there are many cultural opportunities such as concerts and theater, not to mention wonderful shops, galleries and restaurants. It is our intention to keep dancing deer for our children and our children’s children.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
'Dancing Deer' is a beautifully maintained home with all sorts of 'creature comforts'. Our priorities are comfort and quality. The house is very private, spacious and filled with natural southerly light. We have 2 decks both with comfortable lounging and dining furniture, so guests can relax and enjoy the amazing southerly view. We are walking distance from the beach at Rosario, Cascade Lake and Moran State Park and only a 10 minute drive from the amenities of Eastsound. We have deer that live on our property and provide our 4 children with hours of enjoyment, and many wildlife visitors including eagles and other birds. The 'suite' provides a second living area for games and videos and a great hang-out place for kids!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from upper deck

    View from upper deck

  • Upper Deck

    Upper Deck

  • Chef's Delight Kitchen and Breakfast Bar

    Chef's Delight Kitchen and Breakfast Bar

  • Master Suite Upstairs

    Master Suite Upstairs

  • View to Family room from Master Suite Loft

    View to Family room from Master Suite Loft

  • Downstairs Suite

    Downstairs Suite

  • Bedroom with Twin Beds that can be Converted into a King Bed

    Bedroom with Twin Beds that can be Converted into a King Bed

  • Cascade Lake lagoon

    Cascade Lake lagoon

  • Cascade Lake, 5 minutes walk

    Cascade Lake, 5 minutes walk

  • Madrona Tree

    Madrona Tree

  • San Juan Island Lighthouse

    San Juan Island Lighthouse

  • Mt. Baker from Mt. Constitution

    Mt. Baker from Mt. Constitution

  • The House:  Sunny Decks and Picnic Area

    The House: Sunny Decks and Picnic Area

  • Lower Deck

    Lower Deck

  • Dining Area (Chairs for 8) and Breakfast Bar

    Dining Area (Chairs for 8) and Breakfast Bar

  • Master Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub

    Master Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub

  • Downstairs Suite

    Downstairs Suite

  • Downstairs Suite

    Downstairs Suite

  • The "neighbors"

    The "neighbors"

  • Washington State Ferry

    Washington State Ferry

  • Fall Colors

    Fall Colors

  • Winter Beauty

    Winter Beauty

  • Winter Visitors

    Winter Visitors

  • View from Behind Dancing Deer

    View from Behind Dancing Deer

VRBO #43760

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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