Seventy year old house right on beach with magnificent view from house and decks over layered islands. Come when the moon is full and fall in love all over again.
This old beach cottage has had a lot of improvements, but has plenty of funk left.
You drive around the island seventeen beautiful miles to get here and find a fully equipped kitchen and dining room (no dishwasher), two double beds (one in the living room for the view and one in a small bedroom. You'll have a wood stove with a glass door (as well as electric heat) for winter coziness. There is a (shower only) bath that you can enter from the bedroom or the front hall. Big, beautiful decks for eating or just hanging out, low bank beach just steps away where you can launch your kayak or canoe. Quiet neighborhood and all that Orcas Island has to offer: parks, restaurants, cultural events, sailing, hiking, bicycling, swimming, fishing, whale watching.
Note: Price listed includes 10.1% tax. Two night minimum in winter, three night minimum in summer. We have a three night minimum for summer months and for holidays and three day week ends. In 2015, we will have a four night minimum for a booking that includes July 4 weekend. Returnees get a discounted rate.
You are right on the beach which you share with guests in the tiny house on the same lot.
Interaction with guests
We try to greet guests and see them at check out. Otherwise, degree of interaction depends on their preference. In the past, it has ranged from a quick hello to dinners together and lasting friendships.
Other things to note
We've been using this house as a vacation rental for almost twenty years, staying here ourselves only occasionally for a week or three, but each time there is a full moon, we get a little envious of our guests. It's just a lovely spot to stay in for a while.
Four people maximum. No pets. No smoking on the property. New hardwood floors mean this is now a no shoes house. Please leave things tidy, beds stripped, dishes washed, and we do the laundry and final cleaning. In consideration of the neighborhood, we discourage loud parties. Boats are not included in the rental.
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