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Sea Forever Guest House.Salish Sea & Cascade Views.Dog Friendly.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 625 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cozy 625 Sq Ft. Studio Cottage, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Woodstove, Forested.

Come rest and rejuvenate your soul in this cozy studio cottage, called SEA FOREVER GUEST HOUSE, tucked high up into the side of Buck Mountain. Soon, you'll be scheming about how to convince your boss to let you stay longer. Breath in the stunning, sparkling views of the Salish Sea, rich with whales and other marine and bird life, surrounded by the snow topped Canadian and US Cascades, featuring Mt. Baker as the special guest star. Warm your toes near the winter wood stove in the living area or read a book on the porch on a sunny summer evening. Your host, whose home is nestled nearby but buffered from sight by dwarf pines, rhodies and roses, can answer your questions. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with stove, full size refrigerator, microwave, coffee grinder and maker, toaster oven, toaster and a selection of local herbal teas and coffee. The luxurious king bed with pillow top is appointed with a goose down comforter and ultra soft sheets while the bath offers thick, fluffy towels. Soak in the silence in this ultra quiet, forested setting, your only visitors the deer and a mated pair of eagles! Sit by the quiet stream and trickling waterfall. Free wireless WiFi keeps you in touch with the outside world should this be your desire. Charming Eastsound, with many delightful restaurant choices and shops, is only a 10 minute drive, as are hiking trails and Moran State Park. Watch the sunrise over the mountains and the sailboats below right from the cozy comfort of your bed. Very dog friendly, but please know dogs may not be left in the cottage unsupervised.

Note: There is an added fee for more than 2 guests, including infants, children, and for pets.

More Details

Owner
Linda Bannerman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Linda Bannerman

Living on Orcas is a 50-year-ago dream-come-true for me. In 1964, I landed in Mt. Vernon, a freshman at Mt. Vernon High School after a young life of profound difficulties and challenges. During those high school years, I would visit the San Juans often, and remember in particular a high school graduation bike trip to Orcas. Throughout my life travels, I have thought often about those sweet days on Orcas and wondered if I might live here one day. I've worked hard and dreamed sweet. . . and now, finally, here I am. And I want to share it with you. I've taught high school English for 30 years and now have a private practice in counseling. I adore helping others, caring for the earth, and celebrating the beauty of this island and this home. Life is so full of beauty if we are willing to set aside the hustle and bustle of surviving and live just in the moment. Come here to do just that. Listen to the wind whip through the pines and firs in winter. Steady your gaze upon the purple Cascades in the evening sunset, the distant twinkling lights of a city unaware of us at their feet. Welcome the quiet visit of a doe and her buck, hoping for an apple treat offered from your hand. Come celebrate the spectacular gift of life with me here in this quiet and very special oasis.

Linda Bannerman purchased this studio in 2013

Why Linda Bannerman chose Orcas Island

I wanted a home with light. I wanted a home with the sound of a tumbling creek nearby and the sight of a mated pair of eagles weaving a magic dance in the sky and using the limbs of a fir tree for rest in sight of my bedroom window. i wanted the charm of a bookstore, filled with the smell of fresh brewed coffee and a choice of books about lofts and Hemmingway only minutes from my backdoor. I have it here and want to share it with you. You who are hungry for quiet and beauty.

What makes this studio unique

This, more than any other guest home you will find, offers you spectacular views and profound quiet. Twinkling lights at night. Purple mountain views at dusk or morning. Vigorous walks on a forested road any time of day at all. Access to a community owned private beach, complete with picnic table and bench on a bluff over the Salish Sea, a front row seat at the foot of Mt. Baker.

Amenities

Eastsound Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has shower, tub and separated sink area. We equip this area with shampoo, cream rinse, towels, ironing board, iron, soap and blow dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • This is a studio with one California King sized bed and a couch.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Sea Forever Guest House.Salish Sea & Cascade Views.Dog Friendly.
average rating of 4.8103447 based on 58 reviews
5

Lovely island home on Orcas Island

  • 5 of 5

The house was well equipped, and was very comfortable ! The view was so gorgeous that I hated to leave it to go explore the rest of the island each day. I never met my hosts, but everything went smoothly anyway, and I knew I could reach them by text if I needed to.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, WA
5

Sweeping views and close to Eastsound

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our quick weekend getaway to this property. A short 10 minute drive from the town of Eastsound and a super quiet, peaceful location with incredible views. The cottage was well maintained and ready several hours early, the owners kept us posted so we were able to swing by earlier than originally planned and enjoy a few hours relaxation before our dinner reservation in town. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful view and quiet setting on lovely Orcas

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for us, a couple traveling with a puppy. The view from the cottage is fantastic and the location is very quiet and rural but not too far from Eastsound. We found the bed comfortable and everything in good working order. We were out and about most of our stay so did not cook in the kitchen, but it looked well-appointed. We did appreciate the coffee beans and grinder left for guests. Soaking in the view with a cup of coffee was a fantastic way to start our day. We would absolutely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect 20 year anniversary get-away!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Sea Forever Guest House and Orcas Island! This is a wonderful cottage that provides peace and quiet with a beautiful view. We could not have picked a more perfect spot to celebrate or 20th wedding anniversary. Linda and Brad were perfect hosts and very respectful of our privacy. The cottage was very comfortable and offered everything we needed and more. We enjoyed sitting out on the patio and private bench every morning and evening enjoying the view and passing deer. Being big dog lovers an extra bonus was meeting their dog Toby. We are looking forward to another visit to Orcas Island and hope we can stay at Sea Forever Guest House again. Thank you Brad, Linda and Toby for sharing your beautiful cottage with us and being awesome hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend, Or
4

Gorgeous views and very attentive hosts.

  • 4 of 5

Linda and Brad were very helpful and we appreciate that their gorgeous property is dog friendly!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting these guests and are so pleased that we now have an improved road to travel to get to Sea Forever Guest House. Our guests were appreciative of the scenic and beautiful detour to the cottage we suggested while the road was "chip-sealed" (probably responsible for 4 stars). And we were happy their young pup had room to roam on the property and to meet our dog host, Toby.
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  • 5 of 5

Dear Linda & Brad,

What an amazing place. This was our first time on Orcas Island and we fell in love with the beauty and peacefulness. Thank you for opening your home to us. We enjoyed the long days just touring the island and each morning having our coffee on the patio listen the birds and watching the hummingbirds. The view of Mt Baker was truly majestic. Your cottage was so comfortable and had everything we needed. We look forward to visiting again.

Thank you,

Jimmy & Maria

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Orcas Island Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Madronna Bar and Grill, Eastsound
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Washington State Ferry Anacortes-SanJuans
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Orcas Island Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak, Mt. Vernon WA
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Horseshoe Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Allium
Nearest Ski
72 Miles
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Racoon Pt. Road Beach
Car: necessary

Beautiful Orcas Island has been called the 'gem of the San Juans.' A mecca for those who love to sail, fly small planes (including sea planes), and enjoy the abundance of marine life and birds, this island boasts moderate temperatures and much less rainfall than surrounding Washington locations. Enjoy one of the 40 live theatre performances a year put on at the Orcas Center. Purchase fresh produce or gifts at the weekly Saturday Farmer's Market. Treat your children to the Funhouse Commons, a kid's museum and youth center fostering education play combining science, technology, music and art. Take a tour of the islands by air or listen to the relaxing sounds at the Chamber Music Festival. The island is home to many talented artists and their works are for sale in the charming village of Eastsound. Hike some portion of the 38 miles of hiking trails in the famous Moran State Park or climb the tower on the top of Mt. Constitution, the highest mountain in the San Juan Islands. Plan your wedding to take place on one of the many fabulous beaches or challenge yourself to cycle the 57 square miles of this horseshoe shaped island. Bring your kids to the famous Camp Orkila or take a horseback ride with Olga Island Trail Rides. Or maybe you'll learn French in a night at nearby Canoe Island French Camp. Visit the Cider and Mead Festival in May or rest in your soft Queen bed after a day visiting the famous Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, ongoing throughout April. Perfect your skills at the Writers Island Poetry Writing Retreat in April or join like-minded women during the popular Women's Wellness Weekend in April. Truly this island has it all.

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Rates & Availability

Eastsound Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$190
From
$220
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Non refundable cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please notice that a child counts as an extra guest. There is an added extra guest fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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