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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Lovely 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath Craftsman Cottage

A charming, secluded hideaway nestled near the heart of Eastsound, At Home Cottage is one of seven homes in a quiet residential community surrounded by forested open space with walking trails to the center of town. At Home Cottage is a lovely home that has been thoughtfully furnished to make your stay on Orcas a memorable experience.

Built in the Craftsman style, it has a delightful flower-filled front porch with comfortable chairs and ottomans to put your feet up on and relax. Each cottage has a private patio and ours has been fenced and filled with trees, plants and flowers along with a bistro table and chairs to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an afternoon lunch. When you’re ready to barbecue, you’ve got everything you need, along with a new Weber propane grill.

The living room has an electric fireplace for heat and ambiance and is furnished with a comfortable sofa and wing-back chairs perfect for relaxing and reading a good book or watching a movie on the large flat screen TV featuring premium channels on DirecTV. An internet enabled Blu-ray DVD player is there for watching movies from our library or your own, or streaming NetFlix movies, Pandora music and much more. There is also a Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker that allows you to enjoy your music from your smartphones, computer or notepads. It’s portable, so you can move it from room to room or out to the patio or porch, just as you would at home. You’ll also find original and engaging artwork from well-known Orcas Island artists here and throughout this charming house to delight your eyes.

For the gourmet cook, the kitchen features all new stainless cookware and all the kitchen gadgets a casual or gourmet cook wants to find (along with sharp knives!). Whether you want to bake a cake, cupcakes, or a pie, or even cook up some waffles, you’ll find what you need. A full range of the most often used spices are supplied, along with a variety of other pantry items. We’ve even got some cookbooks to inspire you! If you just want to bake a pizza, there’s a pizza stone for the grill or oven, ready to use. Don’t want to cook, but want to blend a Margarita? We’ve got that covered, too.

The dining area features a long trestle table with benches that will seat six or a cozy 8 with added chairs. It’s the perfect place for assembling a puzzle, playing games or sitting down to a family meal. Linens and place mats are provided. The pantry area nearby contains everything you need to set a table for eight, and it also features a desk where you can pull up one of the stools and use your laptop or write post cards. USB hubs are here and scattered throughout the house for easy charging of all your electronics.

Upstairs you’ll find pillow top mattresses in both bedrooms, along with luxurious soft linens and lots of pillows. Like the living room, each one has a new internet-enabled flat screen TV and Blu-ray player, along with DirecTV. The Master bedroom has another Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker to listen to your music. The rooms have delightful cross ventilation to take advantage of the cool marine breezes and also feature remote-controlled ceiling fans with dimmable lights.

The bathroom is spacious and features a large combination tub and shower with a curved shower bar. A mounted lighted makeup mirror and hair dryer are provided. A washer and dryer are upstairs, along with an iron and ironing board. Laundry detergent (unscented) along with stain remover are provided, making it easy to take care of laundry needs.

Throughout the house, you’ll find top-down, bottom up blinds which allow you to enjoy the sun and sky or the night stars, while giving you privacy when you want it. Overhead lights are dimmable both up and downstairs and we’ve scattered remote controlled candles throughout to add to the ambiance. We’ve also provided lap blankets for those cool evenings on the porch, and even a backrest pillow and laptop desk for those who like to browse the internet from the comfort of their bed.

One of the delights of this quaint residential neighborhood is that it is so close to everything in Eastsound, yet it is a quiet and private place for relaxing at the end of a busy day. Shopping, restaurants and wonderful bakeries, public beaches, museum, the Village Green, Saturday Farmer's Market, library - all are only steps away from your door here in At Home Cottage. Convenient parking at your cottage door lets you come and go as you please, or simply park the car and leave it there for a change! A communal lawn is perfect for games and a delightful covered outdoor pavilion has a large picnic table and wood burning fireplace for roasting marshmallows.

Eastsound’s Waterfront Park is just a short walk and across the street from At Home Cottage. It is one of the most scenic parks on Orcas Island with breathtaking views of Indian Island and Fishing Bay. Whether you want to explore Indian Island and the tidal pools at low tide, play games on the lawn or just relax and enjoy the view, we’ve provided you with the means to do it all (do bring an old pair of shoes you don’t mind getting wet, or a pair of boots to really enjoy the tidal offerings). If you’re coming for the 4th of July, you won’t have a better place to stay to enjoy the fireworks at the park!

Enjoy the fresh marine air, cool evening breezes and our sunny summer days. Evening is the time for romantic walks on the beach, having a refreshing drink on the cottage porch, enjoying a fire in the pavilion's outdoor fireplace, or simply relishing the peace and quiet after an idyllic day spent exploring our gem of an island. Whatever you choose to do, we think you’ll feel right at home in our cottage, which is just what we intended!
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1050 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    28...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children under 3 are free....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master : 1 king

    Features pillow-top mattress, internet ready flat screen TV...moreless

  • Second: 1 queen

    Features pillow top mattress, internet ready flat screen TV...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Downstairs: toilet

    Half bath in downstairs living area....moreless

  • Upstairs Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Lighted makeup mirror and hair dryer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • All windows have top-down, bottom up window shades, allowing you to have light in the cottage while maintaining privacy when you want it. The bedrooms have wonderful cross ventilation, but also feature remote controlled ceiling fans. Dimmable lights throughout the cottage allow you to adjust the lights to suit your needs and remote controlled electronic candles are scattered throughout the cottage, as well as outside, for added ambiance. Bicycles are not provided, but if you bring one, the private street surrounding Alder Forest Condominiums is a perfect place for your child to ride with adult supervision....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A variety of books is available, both for children and adults. Browse through our collection of Orcas-centric books....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray DVD players in all rooms....moreless

  • Games:

    Children's and adult games and puzzles are available. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Pandora music (our account or yours) available to access from all TVs....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV with Premium Channels in all rooms....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Portable Bluetooth-enabled Bose SoundLink Mini in living room and master bedroom - pick them up and enjoy your music from your smart phone or notepad wherever you like in the cottage....moreless

  • Television:

    All rooms feature new internet-enabled flat screen TVs with wireless Blu-ray DVD. Watch streaming video, NetFlix, Hulu Plus, and more using your personal accounts, plus listen to Pandora music....moreless

  • Toys:

    Croquet, Lawn Darts, Frisbee, portable Horseshoe game, and more. Sand toys for taking to Waterfront park. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a nice selection of DVDs suitable for adults and ones for children available....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    An easy walk to all of Eastsound....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Waterfront Park with its grassy play areas, iconic view of Indian Island and access to the beach is just across the street. The cottage is equipped with everything needed to picnic and play!...moreless

  • Village:

    Near the heart of historic Eastsound village and within walking distance of the Farmer's Market, restaurants and the village green, and just across the street from Eastsound's scenic Waterfront Park....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Electric Fireplace for ambience (with or without heat) in living room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Fast encrypted fiber optic broadband wireless internet service available throughout the house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are hotel luxury 600 thread count and we have lots of pillows!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Cozy living room with comfortable sofa and reclining wing-back chairs welcomes you to kick back and relax after a day of exploring Orcas! ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking available alongside the cottage. Reserved space for one vehicle, and accommodation for a second vehicle is available....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free US Long Distance from house phones. Cell service for all providers is very good (not always the case in many areas around Orcas Island). ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Thick hotel quality towels are in the bathrooms. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer are on the second floor for convenient access. Detergent, scented and scent-free, and stain remover provided. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart coffee maker with permanent gold filter, coffee grinder. French press, milk frother....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Linens and service for 8, sharp knives, kitchen gadgets galore!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Blender, waffle iron, griddle, mixer, salad spinner, gourmet cookware, pastry and baking items, pizza stone, and more....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    A well-stocked pantry including flour, brown & white sugar, baking powder & soda, salt, pepper, a wide variety of often used spices, oil & vinegar, plus foil, plastic wrap and parchment paper....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    New Weber grill with pizza stone....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Quiet Season
Sep 12 - May 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$199
$1,300 $5,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$229 $249
Fri, Sat
$1,603 $6,169

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

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10.1%

Notes:

Children under 2 years of age will not count as additional guests.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Moran State Park

    "Moran State Park has something for everyone! From fishing at Cascade or Mountain Lakes, to ..."

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  • Island Market

    "Our local market is just 1/2 mile from the cottage."

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  • Island Skillet

    "The Island Skillet has great comfort food at a family-friendly price. Enjoy a home-town bre..."

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  • Lower Tavern

    "Soak in a little local atmosphere, "The Lower" serves a great hamburger and fries, and lots ..."

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  • Waterfront Park

    "This iconic park is just steps away from At Home Cottage! Grab a blanket and head for the g..."

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  • Kitchen -- CLOSED

    "Looking for a little Asian Fusion food? The Kitchen is just a short stroll away and the foo..."

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  • Eastsound Village Green

    "The heart of the village, the Village Green is hopping every Saturday during the Spring, Sum..."

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  • Cafe Olga

    "Cafe Olga is no longer in Olga, it's just a short walk away from At Home Cottage in town now..."

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  • The Inn at Ship Bay

    "The Inn at Ship Bay stands apart! It's been my favorite restaurant to celebrate a special o..."

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  • Wildlife Cycles

    "Bike rentals (quality mountain and road bikes) and bike repair and maintenance can be found ..."

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  • New Leaf Cafe

    "Best crab cakes in the Pacific Northwest! That and many other excellent menu items will hav..."

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  • Orcas Island Historical Museum

    "Steep yourself in early Orcas Island history here, right next to the Village Green. Several..."

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  • Darvill's Book Store

    "Put that Kindle down and grab an old-fashioned book! Darvill's is an island store of long s..."

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  • Madrona Bar and Grill

    "Featuring one of the best views of the water from a restaurant in town, you'll find a variet..."

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  • Orcas Island Trail Rides

    "Trail rides for the horse enthusiast in Moran State Park."

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  • Sea View Theatre & Video Center

    "A quaint, old-fashioned theater in the heart of town, open on weekend nights only, except in..."

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  • Brown Bear Baking

    "Just say "Yum!" Prepare to have some of the best baked goods you'll find anywhere in the Pa..."

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  • Roses Bakery Cafe

    "If you're looking for a bakery with the best baguettes in town, this is it! Roses Bakery fe..."

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  • Rosario Resort & Spa

    "Rosario Resort is definitely worth the drive to tour the mansion built by Robert Moran and i..."

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1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Eastsound, WA
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Outlook Inn
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Orcas Landing
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Orcas Island Golf Course
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
New Leaf
0.05 Miles
Nearest Beach
Waterfront Park

Car: Not Necessary

While a car is not necessary to enjoy all that Eastsound Village has to offer, you might want to have one to explore Orcas Island to its fullest. Beautiful Moran State Park and Mount Constitution are a scant 8 miles away. Fishing, swimming, and hiking are only some of the things to enjoy on the trails and lakes of this wonderful park. Crescent Beach is the best walking beach on Orcas and it's a short 1/2 mile walk from At Home Cottage. Kayaking is available on Crescent Beach, as well. A very short walk from the cottage will find you at Waterfront park where you can relax on the grassy shore (beach blanket and chairs are available for you to use) and delight in the views of the entire sound or walk to Indian Island at low tide to explore the ecosystem there. There's sand and rocks to explore at low tide and we've provided sand toys for children to enjoy.

Fourth of July festivities, along with many other community events, are centered around nearby Waterfront park and you'll be in the midst of it all, while remaining peacefully secluded in Alderwood Cottages' forested setting.

Like all of Eastsound, we're in the path of our small local airport and small planes can be heard taking off from time to time during the day.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Our family is naturally attracted to Orcas Island through my husband Tom who was raised in these islands. He lived on a farm on Shaw Island and commuted to high school on Orcas in the daily mail-boat. He left the island, as most of his friends did then, after high school. We visited when our children were very young, and I fell in love with the island. We thought about it many times as we moved around in our working lives, and eventually found an opportunity to move here in 2001. In the years since we've moved here, we've hosted friends and family here on Orcas and delighted in introducing them to the beauty of our island home. A good number of them have now come to live here as well. Tom is a local historian and he's written a book on behalf of the local museum in the Images of America series entitled Orcas Island. A copy of it is in the cottage for your enjoyment.

Why the Owner Chose Eastsound, WA, USA:
When I found At Home Cottage, it was love at first sight and I knew it would be the perfect spot to give our guests a real sense of what it's like to live here on Orcas Island and enjoy everything it has to offer. Newly constructed, the cottage has been thoughtfully filled with everything I can think of to make your vacation a carefree delight. I hope you enjoy staying in it as much as I do!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Minutes from all attractions, At Home Cottage is located mere steps away from Eastsound's Waterfront Park overlooking beautiful Indian Island and Fishing Bay. Launch your kayak, explore the shore or just relax in the park and enjoy the breathtaking view. Walk to shopping, fine dining, bakeries, the museum, the Farmers Market and all Village attractions.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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Photos

  • Eastsound Waterfront Park is just steps away!

    Eastsound Waterfront Park is just steps away!

  • Cottage porch with comfortable chairs and pullout ottomans made to relax on.

    Cottage porch with comfortable chairs and pullout ottomans made to relax on.

  • Our compact kitchen contains everything a gourmet or casual cook could want!

    Our compact kitchen contains everything a gourmet or casual cook could want!

  • Downstairs half bath.

    Downstairs half bath.

  • A touch of Orcas history displayed in the living room!

    A touch of Orcas history displayed in the living room!

  • Main bedroom with King bed and flat screen TV.

    Main bedroom with King bed and flat screen TV.

  • Cozy second bedroom features a Queen bed.

    Cozy second bedroom features a Queen bed.

  • At Home Cottage, part of the Alderwood Cottages community.

    At Home Cottage, part of the Alderwood Cottages community.

  • Washer and dryer in hall closet on second floor.

    Washer and dryer in hall closet on second floor.

  • New propane Weber grill on patio.

    New propane Weber grill on patio.

  • The pavilion's wood burning fireplace makes for outdoor evening enjoyment.

    The pavilion's wood burning fireplace makes for outdoor evening enjoyment.

  • Alderwood Cottages - At Home Cottage is in the middle on the left.

    Alderwood Cottages - At Home Cottage is in the middle on the left.

  • Garden ducks you don't have to feed!

    Garden ducks you don't have to feed!

  • Dining area, pantry and desk are to the right.

    Dining area, pantry and desk are to the right.

  • Living room, with fireplace, queen sleeper sofa and flat screen TV.

    Living room, with fireplace, queen sleeper sofa and flat screen TV.

  • Living room, with dining area and kitchen beyond.

    Living room, with dining area and kitchen beyond.

  • Another view of the main bedroom and hall leading to 2nd bedroom and bathroom.

    Another view of the main bedroom and hall leading to 2nd bedroom and bathroom.

  • Desk nook in second bedroom with 29' wall-mounted flat screen TV

    Desk nook in second bedroom with 29' wall-mounted flat screen TV

  • Main bath features quartz countertop and spacious bath with curved shower rod.

    Main bath features quartz countertop and spacious bath with curved shower rod.

  • Private patio accessed from French doors in kitchen.

    Private patio accessed from French doors in kitchen.

  • Neighborhood outdoor pavilion for the use of At Home Cottage guests.

    Neighborhood outdoor pavilion for the use of At Home Cottage guests.

  • Waterfront Park is made for relaxing, picnics or playing games on the lawn!

    Waterfront Park is made for relaxing, picnics or playing games on the lawn!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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