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Private & Rustic Waterfront Cottage on Acreage. Bring kids & dog!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

CASUAL & PRIVATE WATERFRONT VACATION RENTAL HOME ON ORCAS ISLAND. DOG FRIENDLY!

Welcome to Grandma's House on beautiful Orcas Island! It's a warm and cozy home filled with family pictures, collectibles, books, and furnishings from an era past, and OH - what a setting!

If you anticipate luxury furnishings or contemporary design this home won't be for you, but for those seeking a memorable family experience and close connection with nature, this spectacular Orcas Island waterfront property offers peaceful tranquility.

Karemar Cove - 50 acres of designated forest land and a pristine waterfront property- features the Orcas Island setting that everyone imagines, yet so few properties offer. Here, you can enjoy beautiful views, including Mt. Baker on a clear day, stroll through the woods, listen to the lapping waves, unwind completely, and savor the sights and sounds of nature.

Your family will have plenty of room to roam - and so will Rover. There's even an outdoor kennel.

An extensive collection of eclectic and spiritual decor items in this home reflects the owner's personal tastes and the broad canvas of her life's experiences. The rustic atmosphere will get you in touch with nature and many books, movies and albums are provided for indoor activities.

Please note that if you are bring a pet the damage waiver is not applicable. The full security deposit is required.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES (IMPORTANT NOTICE, PLEASE READ)

Vacation Doorways makes every effort to provide, and provide timely maintenance and service for, all the amenities listed in this property description. However, at times, due to events out of our control, these services may not be as fast or reliable as our guests are used to on the mainland. Please Read your contract for important additional information about the availability of these services.

• Travel Insurance – Unexpected Things Can Happen, We Highly Recommend You Purchase Travel Insurance.

More Details

Property Manager
Vacation Doorways
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Vacation Doorways

Vacation Doorways is the largest LOCAL vacation rental company in the San Juan Islands. We represent more than 70 wonderful vacation homes located on San Juan, Orcas, & Lopez Islands.

When you rent a Vacation Doorway home:

• Our reservation staff will help you find the perfect home.

• The booking process is quick, easy, & secure.

• You’re protected by a Rental Agreement that spells out rates, terms, & conditions.

• Your reservation and payment are rapidly confirmed.

• The home you rent is professionally cleaned before you check-in.

• A property manager is on call 24/7.

• You’re dealing with a highly experienced, reputable company.

• You can be confident that you’ll have a wonderful vacation rental experience!

Amenities

Orcas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 King bed, 2 Twin beds, 1 Full bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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Private & Rustic Waterfront Cottage on Acreage. Bring kids & dog!
average rating of 4.193548 based on 31 reviews
El Cajon, CA
5

Great waterfront getaway with character

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We love coming to Karemar Cove for so many reasons: its view to the east across East Sound to Obstruction, Blakely, and Cypress Islands, plus (if the cloud gods permit) Mt. Baker; its privacy--no visible neighbors; its bluff (not safe for small children), its beach (safe access); and its homey feeling. It's full of family photographs and mementos, so we feel like part of the family. It's not new and fancy; it's solid and comfortable. It's a great home base for walking, running, bicycling, sightseeing, or just spending the day loafing with a good book.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: Northwest Island Escapes
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Hillsboro, OR
5

Sabbatical Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

If you are looking for a 5 star resort with room service keep looking, this is like grandpa’s lake cabin. Taking turns doing the dishes, cooking and enjoying the view from the deck. All essential to live are available and worked with no issues, access to the beach (need some thing more then flip flops do to slope/terrain), and did I mention the daily view from the deck..... I think I could of just sat there all day listening to the water, the sun, and tranquility of the area. Don’t expect to build sand castle on the beach cove, mostlly pebbles or rocky depending on tide but great for evening fires. Wildlife in area from deer, seals or otters along beach and got some great photos. Cell phone service sketchy, internet WiFi is sufficient to get the kids off the couch and to the beach to use their imagination. If other family is coming just have them walk onto ferry and pick them up do to reservation are required for the ride. Inter-island ferry boat is free so trips to the other islands provide a great day trip excursion. This place is off the beat and path which made it exceptional if you want to relax with no distraction.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Plains`, OR
4

quiet, tucked away home

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This home is perfect for those who want a place tucked away. The dog kennel made our stay very comfortable as we didn’t have to worry about our pooches when we went out. There was even a pack of pasta and marinara sauce awaiting when we arrived which saved us from starvation as we rolled in later than anticipated.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Northwest Island Escapes
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Shoreline, WA
5

Fantastic. Wonderful. Amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

I could not have found a better place to spend my 30th birthday with my family. The property is exactly as described but better. I felt like I was back at my grandma's house and I loved it. The view from this property is breathtaking. We had a truly memorable experience at this home and will be returning in the future. Renting through Vacation Ventures really was the icing on the cake to this trip. We arrived later than expected to the island and were navigating in the dark with no GPS signal in the rain. It was getting stressful until I called the rental company and someone immediately picked up and was able to navigate us to the property. Every email I have sent has gotten a response within 10 minutes and been nothing short of helpful. Every single person I have spoken with has been remarkable. Truly exceptional customer service. I will always do business with this company and recommend them. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest - thank you so much for this review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay! It was quite a period of rain/storms when you arrived and we're so glad you found Karemar Cove cozy during your stay. We do hope you return and let us know how to help make your next visit the best it can be! Best Regards, General Manager
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El Cajon, CA
5

A Wonderful, Proivate Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We've returned to Karemar Cove many times. We love its character as a real family home, with a real family's history on display. We love the warm wood interiors and the view of East Sound from the deck. But most of all we love the privacy: watching sunrises from the bluff below the house; sitting on the private beach; looking at the Milky Way on clear nights, cozying up to a good book in the evenings. Karemar Cove is excellent for families. Our kids were 12 and 8 when we first came, and they had a lot of fun on that beach! The interior is very nice, but old enough so that you can be comfortable putting your feet up. We look forward to many future visits.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Northwest Island Escapes
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Tigard, OR
4

Natural, Private Escape!

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The view is spectacular, and the beach access to a private cove is a real treat for kids and adults. If you want to be away from it all, this is the place. Two caveats: You probably should have an all-wheel drive vehicle- getting up the steep gravel driveway was challenging for our mini-van. Also, the dated nature of the cabin may not be to everyone's taste.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Northwest Island Escapes
Owner's Response: Dear Guest - Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your visit to the Islands. Karemar Cove is one of our most unique properties. The views are gorgeous but the cabin as you note is more classic island, than modern or contemporary. That said many people enjoy the rustic island experience! We hope you will return again and give us an opportunity to show you other properties that may offer more of what you are looking to experience. Best, General Manager
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