"This was our first experience renting a house on Orcas Island and we weren't sure what to expect. When we arrived on April 5, 2016 we were very pleasantly surprised by the wonderful water views from this house. The pictures from the Home Away website don't even do it justice! The house and property were cozy and inviting and we were in awe of the large windows looking out to the picturesque views from the living room, dining room and kitchen. Our kids (10, 6 & 4) really enjoyed playing in the yard while my wife and I relaxed. The room layout was perfect for our family of five. Our two sons really enjoyed staying in the 2nd bedroom (two beds) and our 4 year old daughter loved staying in the master bedroom with my wife and I (two beds in the master). The house was clean and had all the necessary bathroom towels/floormats and the kitchen had plenty of pots/pans/utensils etc... The living room, dining room and kitchen all felt very open (partly due to the layout and partly due to the large windows in each of these areas). With children, I will say that you do have to be cautious when walking down to the water from the stairs off the yard. Not an issue if you are being a watchful parent. The property was about 25 + minutes from the main town (Eastsound, WA) on the island, which made the house feel quiet and secluded. Our family would enjoy the waterfront in the late morning, explore the island during the day, then relax together at the house for a quiet evening. We spent three wonderful nights at this house and we were all sad to have to leave and come back to our regular lives. Our kids immediately asked when we would be able to return for another stay! The owner (Melinda) was helpful with information and quick to answer questions we had before our arrival, which made the experience much easier for us.
We were very happy that Melinda allowed us to create spectacular memories at her house for our children!"
Guest: Derek S.
Date of Stay: April 2016
Review Submitted: April 11, 2016