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The Bungalow on the Shore In West Sound

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Baths With Roomy Great Room, Wrap-Around Deck, And Water Views.

Launch your island explorations from the Bungalow in West Sound! Totally refurbished, this shoreline home is comfortable, fresh and charming, in a style we call "beachy elegance." Gorgeous views across Deer Harbor Road to the waters of West Sound. Southern outlooks include the boat masts in the harbor, sunsets to the west, and bucolic orchard. Dock/beach/mooring buoy are just a short stroll down the street for boat moorage, beach combing, clamming, and sailing. Within walking distance of Kenmore Air's landing dock at West Sound Marina. Orcas Island Yacht Club is next door, and the charming West Sound Cafe (for summer dinner service) is around the corner. Summer sailing lessons available in the harbor too. Dine on the roomy deck or lounge in the Adirondack chairs with the the soothing sounds of the creek next door as it tumbles into the sea. Relax in the cool evening air enjoying the charming ambiance of the propane fire pit. Plus, brand new, four person hot tub! Families will love playing in the large level yard, observing abundant wildlife including families of deer, perhaps an otter, mink or raccoon, and a plethora of birds. Cozy and secluded for a couple or small family, yet with sleeping quarters and dining areas for eight or more. Two bedrooms with queen beds downstairs, plus large loft room with an additional two queens. Loft also serves as a rec room, with roomy TV viewing area, games and game/project table. Well-appointed kitchen with new propane range and hood, and new barbecue just outside. Great room is a terrific gathering place year around, and a panel of windows across the space frames the picture-perfect view. Coffee/tea service is provided, all bathroom amenities, and laundry room products. Pet friendly too! Our reviews on the Bungalow and our six other vacation rentals speak to our efforts to provide our guests with the best possible experience during their island stay. As life-long islanders, we enjoy welcoming visitors to our beautiful corner of the world, and can lead you to island backroads as well as beautiful and more well-travelled trails. We look forward to hosting you!


Owner
Susan Gudgell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Susan Gudgell

We are long time Orcas Islanders -- Wally grew up on Orcas and Susan was drawn here because of summers with her grandparents on nearby Samish Island. The natural beauty was our initial attraction in building a life here, but the wonderful community of eclectic neighbors have kept us here. It has been a great place to raise our family.

Susan Gudgell purchased this bungalow in 2015

Why Susan Gudgell chose Orcas Island

The West Sound Hamlet has always held a special place in our hearts. We have a dock there, and Wally spent part of his childhood years living in the neighborhood. In fact, his family used to have Thanksgiving with the family who owned the Bungalow at the time. We hope someday to relocate there, and were thrilled when this wonderful home became available.

What makes this bungalow unique

The Bungalow is unique, as it has access to all that West Sound offers -- beautiful views, marina, dock, public beach, sailing, a cafe -- yet is tucked privately on a large lot surrounded by lush vegetation. The large level yard is promising as a future garden, and the home's floor plan is cozy and easy to navigate, yet has plenty of room for a family or group. What really topped it off for us is the stream and salt-water estuary on the property's boundary, offering a lullaby of sound day and night.

Amenities

Eastsound Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms, one in the master bedroom with large walk-in shower, and another with tub/shower enclosure. No bathroom upstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Loft with large bedroom area, rec room, etc.
  • Two bedrooms downstairs, each with queen bed. Plus two queen beds in the loft upstairs. Plenty of room for sleeping bags too!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Community dock, mooring buoy, beach all available just across the street. Summer youth sailing lessons in West Sound just steps away.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

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The Bungalow on the Shore In West Sound
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 48 reviews
5

Wonderful place on West Sound

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Spacious kitchen, living rooms, and bedrooms. Comfortable beds. Very clean. Nice view of bay (West Sound). Well stocked kitchen, i.e. with cookware, made cooking easy. Orcas Island was a great place to stay with my daughter and her husband for a few days. Beautiful scenery though the extensive wildfires made the views pretty hazy. We did some hiking, birdwatching, and swimming. Lots of good restaurants on the island.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderfully appointed in a superb location. Responsive owner and the most beautiful setting. Our group was more than comfortable and we can't wait to come back next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The place where magic can happen

  • 5 of 5

We had a magical family reunion in a house where the details of daily living almost took care of themselves because the house was so well and thoughtfully furnished and laid out. There was space for hilarious group interaction and quiet contemplation. It was a perfect base for exploring Orcas Island and all the unique activities it offers. Our landlady, Susan Gudgell, was readily available to answer questions, help us avoid problems, and guide us to the next adventure. The washer and dryer, the great hot tub, the well functioning kitchen and the lovely view made my daughter-in-law want to come back again to this house with her mother and sisters, and my husband wants to come back next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful 3 days on Orcas and having my dogs with me made it very special

  • 5 of 5

This bungalow is a spacious updated house that allows dogs. It has been kept clean and stocked with plenty of towels, bedding, plates, utensils, you name it. Little features such as an expandable outlet with usb connection makes the stay thoughtful and easy.

We had our dogs with us and that's what made our trip so special. We also saw deer every night eating the plums on the property.

The summer heat does warm up the house in the afternoon but by 6pm it starts cooling down again.

I would definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely the best rental on Orcas

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented The Bungalow for a little over 3 weeks while our home is Seattle was being remodeled.

The moment I stepped into the Bungalow, I felt like I had found my new home away from home.

Susan has made sure that you will have everything you need for your vacation. She answered any question we had with such warmth and hospitality.

After the first night at The Bungalow I was already trying to figure out when to rent for next year.

The yard is huge and perfect for family gatherings. The house has lots of open spaces to be together, and still the privacy of your own room to relax in.

We boiled 21 crab at The Bungalow, and the pots that were provided were more than enough! I am very picky about rental kitchens, but this one has everything you will need.

We spent a wonderful time at The Bungalow, and on Orcas. Looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great bungalow

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow is a perfect place for a family getaway. Our family of 9 enjoyed the spacious house, large yard,, short walk to the beach and beautiful views. This was our 2nd summer visit here and we would go again in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Eastsound Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Madrona Bar & Grill, Lower Tavern
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Orcas Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Orcas Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
West Sound Cafe (summer only)
Nearest Beach
West Sound
Car: necessary

The Bungalow has close access to the beach, trails at Turtleback Mountain Preserve with stunning views of the region, five miles from the charming main town of Eastsound, marina and public dock just steps away, and the charming West Sound Cafe in the summer. Truly centrally located for your island explorations!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $40

Deposit fully refundable up to 30 days prior to scheduled arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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