About the property
- Bungalow2200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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!
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 28, 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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!
This was a great place, perfect for our kids. Great kitchen, fully stocked, lots of space outside to play.
A great house in a great location
Has a beautiful view of the harbor and gorgeous sunsets. Very quiet location near to the Ferry landing and Eastsound.
Well-equipped and Beautiful Location
This home was attractive and well-equipped. We are serious cooks and found we had pretty much all we needed. The kitchen cabinets are a bit funky and prone to sticking, but for a stay of a few days, not a problem. The television, compared to most rental properties, was quite easy to figure out and did not require five remotes and an advanced degree in computer science. A friend visited us for a few days and found the upstairs bed quite comfortable. We slept in the master bedroom which was nicely appointed and had a fairly spacious bathroom. The bed in there creaked a lot and was fairly uncomfortable with a valley in the center. I'm not usually very particular when it comes to beds, but I'm getting older and it did aggravate my hips and back a bit. Overall though, the house is in a beautiful location and served us well.
Thank you for staying with us and I'm so glad you enjoyed the Bungalow! My apologies that your sleep was not as good as it could have been, but should be much improved next time, as we are replacing the mattress right now. We'd be pleased to welcome you back!
We were disappointed with the beach access. Hot tub not used because of location.
The house was clean and supplied with most amenities. A fireplace would have been a nice addition especially during a winter stay. Beds were not comfortable. The road in front of the house has relatively no easement so taking walks with the dogs was not possible. However, the owner is very responsive to any questions you may have. There was a problem with the ferry system going to the island and she kept us up to date on the status and even offered to refund a nights stay if we were unable to arrive on that day.
We're very sorry the Bungalow didn't fulfill the expectations of these guests. The vast majority of our guest experiences have been positive, as reflected in other reviews, but we always strive to improve and appreciate all input. The hot tub is located adjacent to the deck to make the most of water views, and there is a nice, long gravel country lane next to the house for guests to wander if they'd rather be off the main road. The beach access is just 30 yards away. This information as well as other suggestions are available in the guest handbook.
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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Deposit fully refundable up to 30 days prior to scheduled arrival.