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The Bungalow on the Shore In West Sound

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


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!

Susan Gudgell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 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.


Eastsound Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
Community dock, mooring buoy, beach all available just across the street. Summer youth sailing lessons in West Sound just steps away.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

The Bungalow on the Shore In West Sound
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 38 reviews

Relaxing Location

  • 4 of 5

The Bungalow was just right for a girl's weekend celebration.

As stated in the reviews we had read, the kitchen is well-stocked and the great room is spacious. The upstairs also has an abundance of room.

The disappointment was the the mattresses downstairs. They are so bowed that it really isn't a comfortable slumber. The rooms are all clean and fresh.

Having stayed the first weekend of May, the hot tub and bbq weren't ready for use. The hot tub had a film of scum on the top and there was not propane for the bbq we had planned.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! We will definitely check out the mattress situation -- in our dozens of comments we haven't heard of this before, but want to ensure everything is as comfortable as possible. I wish we could have addressed any issues with the hot tub and barbecue; we have contact information at the house and are poised to assist with guest concerns around the clock. We have amped up our hot tub cleaning schedule between visits and the barbecue works year around. There is a hose on the side leading to a 500 gallon propane tank next to the house, so perhaps the absence of a small tank at the barbecue itself caused the assumption it was not fueled. We always appreciate constructive feedback to act upon, and are glad you enjoyed our home otherwise.
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Fabulous vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The Bungalow is a wonderful place for a family vacation. The setting is so beautiful and peaceful and the large yard is perfect for kids to run and play. The house is clean and well maintained with a fully equipped kitchen. Sitting outside on the deck facing the marina as the sun sets is the perfect way to end the day. We loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The location and view is very nice. The house itself is really nice. The kitchen is nice and well stocked.

The house is easily accesible, and does not require any steps to get in the first floor.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was everything we were told!

  • 4 of 5

We planned months ago to together with our kids/grandkids during spring break. We wanted a nice place that was big enough for the 8 of us. We narrowed it down to two places before deciding on the Bungalow and we are glad we did.

It was a beautiful place in a good location, clean, well kept. The owners were very helpful and we loved the ease of checking in and out. The weather was typical of the Sound in spring, but we were not there for the weather. Lots of comfortable room for all of us.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

There were so many great things about our stay! This was the most well stocked rental we've ever been to. Very little to be desired in the kitchen and laundry room. The owner Susan was incredibly helpful from start to finish. Plenty of tips about the island and quick to answer any questions. And the house was amazing. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

My only complaint, and totally not a big deal, was that the upstairs floors were creaky and it was very loud in the downstairs master. It would be something to consider when deciding where the children or light sleepers stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and a beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

The house and property were very clean and welcoming. The house was equipped with every amenity you could need. Beds and bedding were clean and comfortable. I would love to stay at this property again.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!


Rates & Availability

Eastsound Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Quiet Season 2016-2017
Oct 1 2016 - Jun 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

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.

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