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!
- Bungalow2200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
3 Bedroom, 2 Baths With Roomy Great Room, Wrap-Around Deck, And Water Views.
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 17, 2018
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 Eastsound
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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely view. Big, comfortable rooms, extremely well stocked for comfort, easy mgmt team to work with. Easy, breezy deoarture. Good value.
Beautiful, peaceful, accessible
Absolutely loved staying here with my family. The house overlooks a marina and provides a number of amenities for barbecue and sunset watching. Two peacocks on the premise thrilled my four year old. Hope to return next summer!
Great house, well equipped, hosts were wonderful!!
So memorable that we bought property on this fantastic island for our retirement!
Comfy house, beautiful view
We stayed for two nights. Loved the house. Super comfortable and was perfect for the family to relax inside and outside on the patio, with a gorgeous view. And the hot tub was a bonus. Susan was very responsible be and great host. Definitely recommend.
Couple tips- bring mosquito spray for sunset and basic kitchen items (oil, salt n pepper, foil, etc.). Other than that the kitchen was well equipped.
It was so beautiful - the pics give a really accurate representation of what you will actually find.
Very impressed - had everything we needed from toiletries to pots and pans. The hot tub was all ready when we arrived - with some classical music playing in the background to welcome us into the home. We had 6 in our party and were there to get hitched - we weren't sure where we wanted to go on the island but ended up just having a sweet little ceremony out on the lawn during golden hour - the sun was perfect right in front of the cherry tree. Beds were comfy - the upstairs was a nice space to have a bit of separation as aside from a bathroom and kitchen, was a stand-alone space with sitting area and TV, Beds with partitioners, dining or gaming table - beautiful light throughout the house too with a great view of the sound.
We will definitely come back in the future - the owners were responsive and considerate but pretty hands off so it really felt like your space while you had easy access to everything you need - even extra blankets in the hope chest and pillows in the closet.
Lovely home in a relaxing setting!
This was the perfect spot for our family to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Islands. Very clean with all the amenities we needed! Owners were super responsive and communication was easy. We are sad to leave and would definitely stay here again!
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!
Rates & Availability
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Deposit fully refundable up to 30 days prior to scheduled arrival.