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Enjoy Breathtaking Views at Chateau Nighthawk on Orcas Island

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Welcome to Chateau Nighthawk, located quietly on the top of Buck Mountain, near the highest point of the island. Enter the gated property with a lighted level drive and parking for many. Walk on the draw bridge across the mote into the chateau. Enjoy the many rooms in the 6000 sq ft. Look over-top islands and see all the way to the city lights of Victoria and Sidney BC.

As you enter the home, there is a large foyer that leads to the sunken great room. Enjoy the expansive views and access to the middle deck. The huge fully equipped kitchen has large windows to enjoy the views. There is plenty of room and equipment to prepare a large feast or entertain many.

Up the east stairs case off the kitchen leads to the east turret of the home where lies a grand master suite with raised king size bed to enjoy the amazing views from the large windows. Attached is a spacious master en-suite that includes his and her sinks, walk in steam shower, and jetted soaking tub looking out over the islands. Past the bathroom is a huge walk-in closet. Through the Master bathroom is a private sitting room with a fireplace made of 1000 pennies and access to the upper level deck.

From the kitchen through the great room is a large dining hall that seats 8 in front of huge windows gazing at the views. From the dining hall there are stairs that wrap around the natural mountain rock with a water fall that drizzles down. The stairs lead to the lower level with access to the lower and largest of the three decks with hot tub. On this level sits a spacious billiard room with a full-size handcrafted pool table, full wet bar and plenty of games. Enjoy the views from this level as well. Finishing the lower level is a full bath with walk-in shower and a bedroom with a view and a queen bed.

From the front foyer go up the west stair case, where you arrive in the center turret with small wood dance floor and sitting room with piano, and kitchenette. There is a full bathroom with separate sink room and shower room. There are 3 bedrooms on this level, one with king bed, fantastic views and access to the upper deck, one with a queen bed and a bunk room with two lower double beds and two upper twin beds. Up one more flight of stairs to the third floor is a theatre room and one more large bedroom with queen bed.

The property is centrally located on the island with close drive to town where shops and restaurants are.

Perfect for family reunions, weddings, or business retreat.

Enjoy nature, wildlife, peace and calm. Come and stay.

More Details

Christopher Robison
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


Eastsound Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Steam Shower, Jacuzzi tub, 2 sinks, lots of counter space
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Enjoy Breathtaking Views at Chateau Nighthawk on Orcas Island
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Overall an amazing experience

  • 4 of 5

Outside of a few minor things that didn't work or were difficult to understand, it was an amazing stay. Great views, lots to do around the house, lots of kitchen supplies and gadgets!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phenomenal view, great property

  • 5 of 5

We held our wedding here and we all really enjoyed the property. There was something for everyone. Good counter space and cooking facilities for food prep. Game room with pool table for those looking for fun. Hot tub for relaxation. The views of the San Juan Islands and beyond are exceptional. The owners were very responsive to questions before and during our stay. We took advantage of the short drive from the property to Eastsound for errands and Moran State Park for recreation. Keep in mind that the drive back and forth to Eastsound is short but steep and narrow - it would be an uncomfortable bike ride. It was also very quiet/peaceful during our visit. We did not hear or see neighbors. Be aware that check-out is rather early (11am) and there are multiple tasks required on leaving (collecting linens/starting laundry, closing-up hot tub, trash, cleaning up barbecue, etc.) - this is clearly laid out in the owner's instructions, but important to keep in mind if you're catching the 12:05 ferry. Overall, this was a wonderful place for our ceremony and all of our guests mentioned what a great venue it was. There is even talk of a family reunion here in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views, spacious and well-equipped home.

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time during our stay. The views are spectacular and the setting is private.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thank you for having us here.

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I go to San Juan islands every year. And this is by far the best house we stay at. The house has everything stunning views, bathtubs, game rooms, cinema room, no neightbors, two fire pits, personal gate, gosh, what don't they have?!

Yes, it is a little pricey, but it is worth every penny! We are looking forward to staying at this house in the future.



  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Beautiful place - beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Chateau Nighthawk for a family vacation. It was the perfect place for our large crew of 12, plenty of place to spread out and beds for everyone. The views are really incredible, pictures don't do it justice! I have stayed on the island several times, and this place had the most impressive views by far. Our favorite activity was just sitting on the large deck talking, drinking wine, and taking it all in. We saw several deer, a bald eagle, and many of the nighthawks the property was named for. Every evening as the sun was setting there would be several nighthawks flying around, and then they would make these dramatic dives and their wings make this loud booming sound at the bottom of the dive...I had never seen anything like that before, so it made for a fun nightly show. There are 3 decks, one with a hot tub, which also got a lot of use.

The kitchen was well appointed with really any kind of gadget you could want. We did a lot of cooking while we were there and had everything we needed. There is even a standing mixer, and ninja blender in the large pantry. I will say the cook tops were a little tricky to operate, having to pump the buttons for the gas several times to make them stay lit. Also, a warning - use the vent anytime you cook anything - the smoke alarms are super touchy (and loud!) and went off the first couple mornings we were there. Even just cooking an egg set it off, so yeah, use the vent!!

For those traveling with kids, there is a closet on the second level with a lot of children's books, games, and much to my 4 year old daughters delight, a large doll house with a basket full of things to decorate it. I believe there were some kids movies in the theater room as well. There is a bar/pool table room on the lower level which also had a lot of games for both kids and adults. Definite plus.

It was pretty quick drive from the house into Eastsound, Moran State Park, and Rosario...but definitely not walkable. It's a pretty steep trek up Buck Mtn, but so worth it for the views!

The owner was super responsive and easy to work with, answering any questions I had. He also sent some emails with helpful information on things to do, different tour companies, and ferry information. They also left a bottle of sparking wine in the master bathroom, which was nice touch! Overall we had a fantastic trip and would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
11.9 Miles
Orcas Island Ferry Terminal
Nearest Beach
2.6 Miles
Crescent Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $495
Pet Fee $250
Property Damage Insurance $79
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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