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Kati Nickerson

Advertiser since 2007
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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6 BEDROOM CRAFTSMAN BEACH HOUSE**BUOY**

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday home in Eastsound - Orcas Craftsman Beach House

House, 6 Bedrooms 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-14)

***DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS OF 6 OR LESS October - May M-Th***

***WEEK-DAY DISCOUNTS***

****Beginning January of 2015! Ferry RESERVATIONS are possible!!!****

COZY yet roomy 2200 ft. home with SIX BEDROOMS.

***Great for small groups too!

*** HUGE YARD***

***2 KAYAKS @ NO CHARGE**

*** SAILBOAT FOR RENT ! 34' Catalina**

VISIT SHUTTERFLY WEBSITE! With many more photos, by clicking on the “More Photos' link below the CALENDAR.

AMENITIES

Beach just 100 yards away-Explore for miles!

Stunning Mt. Baker and Sound View

2 Free Kayaks-recreational, sit inside

Sailboat available to rent

Private Mooring Buoy for rent

Islands Sucia, Matia and Patos close by

6 Bedrooms

Large Lawn for games

2 miles to charming town of Eastsound

Outdoor fire pit

Tennis and skate park just 2 miles away

Moran St. Park (2nd largest State Park) just 15 minute drive

THE CRAFTSMAN BEACH HOUSE EXPERIENCE

Orcas Island is the “Gem of the San Juan Islands”! Play on the beach for hours or sit on the porch to enjoy the stunning saltwater and Mt. Baker views. Your home away from home is a 2200 square foot 1920’s Craftsman Bungalow. Fir floors and high ceilings downstairs, this large, comfortable residence boasts 6 PRIVATE SLEEPING ROOMS with two shared baths, making it a perfect vacation home for one, two or even three families! (See “Sleeping Arrangements” below.) On nearly 1 ACRE of grassy lawn, you can enjoy volleyball, football, Frisbee, soccer, bocce, horseshoes, badminton, laying in the sun and evenings around the fire pit. The beach is just 100 yards down the gently rolling lawn and across a quiet lane. EASY TO USE FAMILY FRIENDLY KAYAKS ARE AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE!

THERE ARE NO HIGH CLIFFS OR DECKS MAKING THE HOME AND BEACH ACCESS SAFE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND OLDER ADULTS.

THE EXPERIENCE

Every day you will be greeted with a view of Puget Sound and the spectacular sight of Mount Baker standing tall in the sunrise. The view from the living room, dining room, and covered porch across the big lawn is a joy to wake to each morning. You can see Sucia and Matia Islands with Patos Island just to the north. Relax on the wicker furniture as you watch the sun rise, see eagles soar and deer graze. The orientation of the house and grounds are open, light and sunny all day and late into the afternoon. The sun won't glare in your eyes as you watch Mount Baker bathed in the glorious light of sunset.

THE BEACH

The beach is in Buckhorn Bay on Orcas Island. At all but the highest tide, you can explore the beach for miles. Our mooring buoy is right in the bay. The free recreational sit-inside kayaks are easy to store at the beach or throw in the back of a truck for transport to another bay for exploring. Many guests have said this home is 'better than waterfront' because the beach is so easily accessible. (Many waterfront homes in the San Juans are precariously perched on a rocky shore or on a high bank requiring a drive just to enjoy the beach! And if the home is on the beach, there is rarely a lawn and often the cost of rental is prohibitive.)

THE LOCATION

Orcas Island near the town of Eastsound

Orcas Island in Washington State is known as 'the gem of the San Juan Islands'. The home is 20 minutes from the ferry landing and 2.5 miles from the charming town of Eastsound. (Think coastal Maine). Everything you need is waiting for you (except stop lights, traffic, fast food and franchises). Enjoy the adorable shops, restaurants, farmers market and even a movie theatre. You can eat local! It is easy to find food entirely grown or raised on Orcas! Closer still to the house, there is a lovely park with tennis courts, a Skateboard Park (designed and built by Warren Miller himself) and a basketball court baseball fields and bocce court. Moran State Park, Washington’s fourth largest State Park, encompasses several gorgeous lakes for hiking, swimming and boating, are a 12-mintute drive where you can hike, swim, bike, paddle boat or kayak.

THE SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS

The Orcas Island Craftsman Beach House has a casual feel with comfortable and eclectic furnishings, making it easy to feel at home and relax. There are SIX separate sleeping rooms, with beds for up to 13 (5 queens, 3 singles) and a couch or queen futon or twin mattress on the floor of any bedroom makes 14. Four Queens are NEW Memory Foam, Temperpedic type mattresses. 1 Queen is firm mattress with memory foam topper. The layout: Upstairs, off a large central hallway, there are 4 private bedrooms including a 'sunroom' with two dormer windows and a view to the water and Mt. Baker. 3 rooms upstairs have queens (one also has a twin daybed), 1 room has two twins and there is a shared remodeled full bath. There is a spare futon under the queen in the large bedroom and one twin mattress under the dormer queen for extra persons. Downstairs one bedroom is adjacent to the 2nd full bath and has a new tempurpedic style queen bed. The other downstairs bed has a firm queen mattress with memory foam topper. The living room has a couch that does NOT fold out.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kati Nickerson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Kati Nickerson

We live in north Puget Sound and have been married for 24 years. We have two children, one in and one just out of college. We spent every summer of their early years sailing the San Juan and Gulf Islands and have traveled with them all over the world, including a once in a lifetime two-week sailing trip in the Greek Islands. We all believe that Orcas Island is the most beautiful place on earth. Now we enjoy our 21' power boat, 34' sailboat and time together at the Craftsman Beach House. Sharing our home and sailboat with others is a great joy and helps make our dream of owning a home in the San Juans possible.

Why Kati Nickerson chose Eastsound

It's the JUST RIGHT place! Room enough for large groups but cozy and warm and sooo comfortable when it is just the two of us. We have good friends with a home on the water near our home. Every time we left we'd look at the (at the time) distressed Craftsman Beach House and say 'if that ever went on the market let's try to buy it.' Well, it did and we did! The location is ideal with the stunning view, and the bright open acre to play on and grow fruit trees. The property gets lots of light. Our favorite marine parks in the San Juans (Sucia and Matia) are just a 10 minute power boat ride away. With a stunning 'exploring' beach a short stroll down the lawn,the town just walking distance (ok, a 40 minute walk, but still) or a short bike ride-(10 minutes) away, and great friends nearby, this home had everything we dreamed.

What makes this house unique

Really, we never have to leave if we don't want to! The big lawn is great for frisbee and all manner of family yard games; the firepit for songs, stories and s'mores; the beach to explore for hours and build forts; the warm, casual and traditional house for gatherings large and small and an old porch to sit on with a glass of wine while Mt. Baker lights up the sky. We have to pinch ourselves sometimes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a very enjoyable time. The weather was perfect-lots of sun and fun. This was our first time here and it couldn't have been better. Went fishing and put crab pots, hiking and just general hanging out. We want to book the same dates for next year!
Aug 2009
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

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6 Bedroom Craftsman Beach House**Buoy**
average rating of 4.894737 based on 31 reviews
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6 Bedroom Craftsman Beach House**Buoy**
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p114144vb
-(425) 327-9924 (Washington, USA)
Eastsound Orcas Island
Seattle, WA
5

Orcas Island Haven

  • 5 out of 5
The house was a fantastic house for our group. We were a mixed group of people that were great friends and people that just met each other. The house was spacious, quiet, and private! Everyone was able to have their own room with a comfortable bed. The kitchen was spacious and fully stocked with dishes and appliances. We made so many great meals. The house was a great location. It is not secluded, but the land between houses is perfect and the yard is beautiful facing the water and sunset. In the evening a family of EIGHT deer came through for dinner. Beautiful! We spent our day hiking Mt. Constitution and really enjoyed coming home and relaxing throughout the house to rest and recuperate. The owner is super responsive and helpful in preparation for the trip and throughout the weekend. I would definitely recommend this house for groups and families with kids. Has so much to offer!
  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
6 Bedroom Craftsman Beach House**Buoy**
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p114144vb
-(425) 327-9924 (Washington, USA)
Eastsound Orcas Island
5

Perfect Weekend

  • 5 out of 5
We were a big group (14!) but the house fit us comfortably! We had such a great time, the porch was perfect for mornings spend reading and sipping coffee, the front lawn made for a great wiffle ball field! The proximity to both the water front and the town was ideal. Highly recommend!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
business
6 Bedroom Craftsman Beach House**Buoy**
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p114144vb
-(425) 327-9924 (Washington, USA)
Eastsound Orcas Island
5

Wonderful Spring Break Getaway!

  • 5 out of 5
We decided to get away for a few days over Spring Break and this place was perfect! It was large enough for our three teenagers to spread out and have their own space! The large bedrooms had plenty of room for us to share the space with our baby as well! Even though it rained a few days there was plenty of games and movies to keep us occupied. The property was just as described and the front lawn was fabulous! We enjoyed walking on the beach and the beautiful views!!!!! The owners were very accommodating to our short notice and all of our needs were met! Overall just a great time!!!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
6 Bedroom Craftsman Beach House**Buoy**
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p114144vb
-(425) 327-9924 (Washington, USA)
Eastsound Orcas Island
5

Extended Family Gathering for Celebration of Life Service

  • 5 out of 5
My grown children, and grandchildren loved staying all together in this cozy, quaint, comfortable home. Even though the weather didn't cooperate (snow, rain and wind!) they managed to roast marshmallows at the fire pit, walk the beach, and play frizbee in the spacious yard. The house also had room for each of them to have their own space when wanted.

The owners were beyond flexible and accommodating, and very responsive to questions.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review! I am glad everything was to your satisfaction.
business
6 Bedroom Craftsman Beach House**Buoy**
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p114144vb
-(425) 327-9924 (Washington, USA)
Eastsound Orcas Island
4

Great location, great views, great house

  • 4 out of 5
Our party of 8 had a great time at the Craftsman Beach House. The house was well kept and came with everything as promised. Great selection of books for the adults and dvds for the kids. Nice beach with great views across the sound. The owners where a pleasure to work with and accommodating to our last minute booking and requests. Our only complaint would be that all the garbage cans were full when we got there (no big deal) and that we weren't able to stay longer :( Guess we will have to book ahead sooner. Can't wait to come back next summer.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review! Timing of the garbage pick up relative to our guest's schedules is occasionally tricky on the islands. Especially in the summer. That is why we let everyone know they may place overflow garbage in our shed. Sorry if that info did not get to you somehow.
business
6 Bedroom Craftsman Beach House**Buoy**
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p114144vb
-(425) 327-9924 (Washington, USA)
Eastsound Orcas Island
Everett, WA
5

Super house in super location

  • 5 out of 5
We just spent three nights in this house for my mother's birthday. The house was great--there are 5 separate sleeping areas/bedrooms and a large living space downstairs. It was actually more space than our group of 7 needed and the large bedroom upstairs was perfectly laid out for us along with our 3 year old. The water view was spectacular and we could see Mt. Baker for part of the stay. Our kiddo enjoyed the wildlife, including nightly visits from the deer and turkeys. One night it was warm enough to have a fire in the fire pit and roast marshmallows. We would love to stay here again.
  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your GREAT review! We would love to have you back any time!
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Location

Location

Moran State Park, Cascade Lake, Mt. Constitution. Whale watching, excellent skateboard park, jr. sailing lessons, great farmers market.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Eastsound, Orcas Island

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Thanksgiving
26 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,715
for 4 nights
From
$385
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Break
19 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,100
for 5 nights
From
$385
$2,331
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
5 Jan 2015 - 12 Feb 2015
2 night minimum stay
$560
for 2 nights
From
$192
$1,264
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2015
13 Mar 2015 - 21 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
$835
for 2 nights
From
$330
$2,045
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day 2015
22 May 2015 - 25 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,412
for 3 nights
From
$412
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Shoulder 1
26 May 2015 - 11 Jun 2015
2 night minimum stay
$835
for 2 nights
From
$330
$2,155
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
12 Jun 2015 - 20 Jun 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,512
for 5 nights
From
$468
$3,310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
High Summer
21 Jun 2015 - 29 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,750
for 7 nights
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Shoulder
30 Aug 2015 - 5 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,412
for 3 nights
From
$412
$2,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2015
25 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,715
for 4 nights
From
$385
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$725
for 2 nights
From
$275
$1,825
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
cleaning 8 pers/4 beds $175
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates may change until dates reserved.
$250-$500 damage deposit
Cleaning fee varies upon group size/# of bedrooms used-$125 to $300.
Extra persons beyond 6, 8 or 10 (depending on season) charged at $25 ea. per night, max $100 each
E-check or check preferred. cc +2.5% fee
Sailboat June-September -WEEKLY only. call or email
Pet fee (dogs only) and mooring buoy: $25 per day

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Eastsound in Orcas Island

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full baths. The upstairs bath is in the central hallway easily accessed by all four bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Downstairs Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen firm mattress with memory foam topper.
    Downstairs 'Branch Room' - 1 Large Double Bed , New tempurpedic style mattress. Next to the downstairs bath.
    Big Room Upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 'Temperpedic' queen, large room up, queen futon under bed.
    Twin Bedroom upstairs - 2 Single Bed , Cute room with two twin beds.
    Queen Room Upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , Large Queen Bedroom. Tempupedic style mattress.
    Sunroom-View Dormer Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Room with a view! Tempurpedic style mattress.
  • Queen size Beds (5) Three upstairs- all Temperpedic-style Memory Foam, NEW as of March 2012. One standard nice firm mattress with memory foam topper in downstairs bedroom, one Tempurpedic style queen in the other. Twin or Single Beds (3) Two twins are together in one room. The other twin is in the largest Queen room upstairs., Baby Cribs (1) Two porta cribs are available.There is a queen futon stored under the queen in the large bedroom upstairs and a twin mattress under the queen in the dormer for use on floors for extra persons.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes:
Beach just 100 yards away-Explore for miles! Stunning Mt. Baker and Sound View, 2 Free Kayaks-recreational, sit inside, Sailboat and Power Boat available to rent, Private Mooring Buoy, Islands Sucia, Matia and Patos close by, 6 Separate Sleeping Rooms, Large Lawn for games, 2 miles to Eastsound, Outdoor fire pit, Tennis and skate park just 2 miles away, Moran St. Park just 15 minute drive
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