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FARMHOUSE WITH PRIVATE BEACH + WALKING DISTANCE TO TOWN

Darcy Whittier

Advertiser since: 2009
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People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights

Darcy Whittier

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Speaks English
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FARMHOUSE WITH PRIVATE BEACH + WALKING DISTANCE TO TOWN

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Eastsound - Private Orcas Beach House

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths Home, (Sleeps 6-8)

Welcome to our unique historic waterfront home on Orcas Island, in the San Juan Islands. The rustic house has a private beach, is surrounded by madrona trees and a large sweeping lawn spotted with fruit trees. It is a serene retreat in one of the northwest’s most beautiful places and the view from the property is of the bay and the San Juan’s highest peak, Mount Constitution. It is a 5 minute walk from Eastsound's shops, markets, restaurants, bars, bike and kayak rentals, and entertainment. Great for families and small children who can explore and play on an expansive lawn dotted with fruit trees, private beaches and tidelands, and breathtaking wildlife.

The Madrona House features spectacular southeast facing views of the bay and Mount Constitution, a partially covered wrap around porch, a large living room with a wood burning fireplace, tons of outdoor seating, bunk beds perfect for kids, stunning views, an outdoor hot tub, and a sloped lawn leading to the private beach.

Amenities

Three bedrooms comfortably sleep six. Master bedroom has a California king bed, a queen in the second bedroom, and twin-sized bunk beds the third bedroom. There is 1.5 baths, a toilet and sink upstairs with the bedrooms and a full bath on the ground floor.

Features

Fully equipped kitchen: coffee/espresso, toaster, microwave, gas stove

Entertainment: large flatscreen, VCR, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, telephone for local calls

Wood burning fireplace

Gas BBQ on porch

Outdoor wood burning oven/fire pit near beach

Outdoor 8-person hot tub

Private beach

Private mooring buoy - please request in advance

Hammocks

Washer/dryer

Clam digging is permitted on beaches in front of the house. Moran State Park, Rosario Resort and Cascade Lake are about a 20 minutes drive from the house. Parking for 4+ cars.

A caretaker residing on the edge of the property uses separate driveway access.

Policies

No pets, parties or smoking in the house.

Check-in 3 pm

Check-out 11 am

Address:

57 Harrison Point Lane

Eastsound, WA 98245

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Darcy Whittier (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2009
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About Darcy Whittier

After a childhood spent on the island, my family is thrilled to share this gem of a home.

Darcy Whittier purchased this house in 1987

Why Darcy Whittier chose Eastsound

Orcas Island is magic. This private retreat has its own beach, a gorgeous view of the island's tallest mountain, Madrona trees, bald eagles and other wildlife. It is conveniently located only a few minutes walk from the center of Eastsound.

What makes this house unique

Partially covered porch with view of the lawn and bay, BBQ on the porch, outdoor 8 person hot tub, beachfront BBQ and stone fire pit, charm of a historical farmhouse and a well equipped kitchen. Dig clams and spot sand dollars at low tide in front of the house.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was one of the best vacations we've had. The house is great, rustic but comfortable. Access to Eastsound so handy and the beach entertained the kids for days. Noone wanted to leave.
Aug 2009
  • 1 of 2
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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Farmhouse with private beach + walking distance to town
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Secret Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome property! Pictures don't do it justice. It is very secluded yet very close to town. The private beach, fire pit and hot tub were awesome. Couldn't find anything else like it! Can't wait to come back. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
East Palo Alto, CA
5

Lovely family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a beautiful 5 night stay at this lovely property. Our only complaint is that we didn't book it for longer! We had 6 in our party - 3 children (ages 7-12) and 3 adults. The house is a well-kept old farmhouse with so much charm and ample room for us all. The location is amazing. Seriously, less than a 5 minute walk into town (Brown Bear Baking pastries and lattes for breakfast!) but back at the house, we felt completely secluded. (Faint traffic noise from nearby road but the trees and natural shape of the bay keep it minimal.) Even more amazing is the big lawn and beach front. The kids spent hours roaming the shores for shells. We dug up clams at low tide and made clam chowder. (You can walk all the way around the bay then!) Even if you hardly pull any clams out of the sand, just looking for the holes and "spirts" is an adventure in itself. This is a perfect property for kids of all ages - even toddlers. Loads of space to wander around safely while adults can sit and keep watch. Every evening we had a special guest for our dinner out on the porch: a bald eagle (who we named "Sam") sat high in a nearby tree. Easy drive (20min?) to Moran State Park with hiking and swimming in the lakes. We had sunny, warm weather while we were there, but even if it had been cloudy and colder, the house and location are perfect for sitting and reading (partially covered porch,) playing games, walking on the beach etc. ( Oh! And the hot tub! - cannot forget the hot tub.)

The one thing to know in advance is that since this is a turn of the century farmhouse, the bedrooms (all upstairs) do not open up into a central hallway. This is a classic design for its time and I'm glad the owners didn't remodel it but it is quite different from modern home design. This means that the bedrooms open up into each other in a circle. So the bunk bed room opens onto the hallway and into the queen bedroom. Then the queen bed room opens up into the upstairs 1/2 bath which then opens up into the king bedroom which opens up again into the hallway. If you are turned around by that description, it just means that to get to the queen bed room or bathroom you have to go through another bedroom (king or bunk bed.) Not a problem for us at all as we just shuffled around who slept where for the best privacy.

My husband is from the Seattle area and spent his summers on Orcas growing up. He loved it and we will definitely return next summer for a full week!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I spent a few nights during spring break here. It's an amazing spot - your own private beach, essentially, and a wonderful yard to play in. Walking the beach every day was just perfect. The house is welcoming and well stocked - the towels are plentiful and fluffy! It was so nice to be able to just walk to Eastsound, too. Darcy was super helpful and informative in the reservations process and leading up to check in. Overall great!

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beautiful Ole'Timey Farm House on the Beach.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a comfortable, relaxing, waterfront spot for a mini family vacation (Myself, Wife & 2yr old daughter) and the Madrona House was perfect! This home reminds me of spending Summers of my youth at my Grandparents waterfront home. Only a 5 min walk to the heart of town!! I wish I could've spent more time in the hammock or strolling the beach, but the hottub kept calling me! The views, smell of salt air, wildlife (heron, bald eagles- 5 of them "fishing") and the coziness of this home, was exactly what we needed. Our daughter loved playing on the covered deck and running up and down the very large lawn. We loved it here and intend on returning to Madrona House for future visits to the Island.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Francisco, CA
5

Private paradise

  • 5 of 5

2 weeks on orcas this summer in this house was perfect. I worked from the house, family played on the beach and rented kayaks for crabbing. Very comfortable and the view of the bay and Mount Constitution made my "porch office" place feel like a complete oasis.

A few minutes walk from town, nice restaurants, weekend farmers market, and a great coffee and bakery spot called Roses.

Sharing one full bathroom worked out, mainly our group was swimming in the lake and "showering" when they hosed off after playing on the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Whistler, BC
5

Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

The property and home is absolutely stunning.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Eastsound (KORS)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Lower Tavern
Nearest Ferry
8.5 Miles
Orcas Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Orcas Island Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Private Beach
Car: recommended

Beach combing, clam digging on the property, set pots in the bay to catch Dungeness crab, kayak around Madrona Point Reservation, walk into Eastsound for Saturday's Farmer Market

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Prices & Availability

From $100 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Eastsound, Orcas Island

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
2014 Fall Winter
2 Sep 2014 - 31 May 2015
28 night minimum stay
$3,050
for 28 nights
$950
$2,450
 
 
Summer Sun
1 Jun 2015 - 1 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,825
for 3 nights
From
$525
From
$600
Fri,Sat
$3,400
$11,500
 
 
4th of July weekend
3 Jul 2015 - 5 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,825
for 3 nights
From
$525
$3,400
$11,500
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Cleaning fee $250

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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