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Waterview : Free WIFI : 10 min walk to town, 5 min to beach : centrally located!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 10 minute walk to Eastsound Village and 5 min to Beach Park

Leave your car at the house and avoid hunting for parking on the busy summer streets of Eastsound! Conveniently located, 10 minute walk to the village of Eastsound and 5 minutes walk to the beach at Waterfront Park, charming Huckleberry House is comfortably equipped to be your Orcas Island home away from home!

From a south-facing slope, we overlook the bay beautifully filtered by mature native trees from the living, dining and loft areas.

Centrally located halfway between Moran State Park and the ferry landing, the Eastsound area's many restaurants, shops and activities make it an ideal home base for island visitors. A scenic 15 minute drive takes you to Moran State Park with miles of hiking trails and beautiful Cascade Lake which offers swimming, fishing and boat rentals.

Fully furnished including leather sofas, new 40' flat screen smart TV with DVD and free WIFI. A well-equipped kitchen with washer and dryer, and spacious dining area. Plus two queen bedrooms, one in an upstairs loft with a tree-filtered view of East Sound Bay. The lofted, exposed beam ceilings, and fir trim on battened walls give our charming craftsman home a bright and cozy atmosphere.

Huckleberry House is the perfect spot for a relaxing stay on Orcas in any season, or an ideal starting point for your exploration of all the San Juan Islands.

Keywords: Huckleberry, House, Cabin, Cottage, Vacation Home, Vacation Rental, Orcas, Island, San Juan Islands, Holiday Rental, Eastsound, Washington, Pacific Northwest, PNW, Ferry

More Details

Pamela Guyer
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2017

About Pamela Guyer

Pam & Steve on Cascade Lake Bridge, Moran State Park, Orcas Island

Pamela Guyer purchased this house in 2006

Why Pamela Guyer chose Orcas Island

Welcome to Huckleberry House!

We purchased it in 2006 when we were compelled by family issues to return to the mainland after a short but delightful six years of living in the islands. It was a way for us to keep our 'foot in the door' and have a place to stay while visiting the good friends we made while we lived here. You'd never know it if I didn't tell you, but it was actually built in the 60's and completely renovated inside and out shortly before we purchased it. We really like that it's lived on the island so long. We also really enjoy the central location. When we lived here, we were on an outer island and Eastsound was an hour away, so it's a big treat for us to be able to walk into 'town' on a whim. We love Orcas because it provides the best of both worlds; amazing outdoor scenery and activities as well as good eats and fun shops. I know you'll find our house and Orcas Island as relaxing and charming as we do.


What makes this house unique

May I just say location, location, location!!!

Staying right in the center of Orcas Island gives you easy access to the 'ends' of the island if you'd like to explore during your visit. And if you'd rather stay home and relax at the house, it's really nice to be so close to the village that you can easily walk or drive there in a few minutes for coffee or a little shopping or a meal or the groceries to make one back at the house.


Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks! It was a lovely place, just the right size for our family,

and very well appointed. I like how it felt private and secluded, back in

the woods in a small cabin community, but was so close to town. We

especially loved watching the hummingbird turf wars off the deck. Also, we

heard a pair of great horned owls hooting last night, one sounded rather

close. Maybe there's a nest nearby!
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Eastsound on San Juan County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , nearest to main floor bedroom
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Tree-filtered waterview, accessed by stairs.
    Main Floor Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Child Bed: 74'x31'x6' sleeping pad with bedding. TV/DVD
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveller reviews)

Waterview : Free WIFI : 10 min walk to town, 5 min to beach : centrally located!
average rating of 4.862069 based on 84 reviews
East Granby, CT

Beautiful Home and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with another couple stayed for 3 nights at this lovely home. The house was as pictured, clean, comfortable and really nicely stocked up in the kitchen. We cooked our dinners there and enjoyed sitting on the deck. During the day, we could easily walk into Eastsound and also tour around the Island. We would definitely return for another stay and recommend it to others! Pamela was also great to deal with and was responsive and helpful as we planned for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's my goal that every guest have a 5 star experience at Huckleberry House, glad to know I succeeded with your stay. We'd love to welcome you back any time your travels bring you to Orcas!
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Great house close to town

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house was perfect for us. Nice quiet setting very close to East Sound. Would rent it again.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of this house and it was cozy and quiet during our stay. It was within walking distance of Eastsound and within 10 minutes of the ferry. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay on one of our favorite islands....

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent a few days at Huckleberry House. We wanted to celebrate our wedding anniversary by returning to Orcas Island, a favorite of ours. This cottage was the perfect place for a weekend retreat. The setting is lovely and the weather cooperated and the rain ended and the sun came out and the water below sparkled through the trees. We had always visited Orcas Island in the summer months and this was our first visit "off season". The cottage was super cozy and tastefully decorated. Although there was no dishwasher, the kitchen was about well appointed as it could be. We loved all the personal touches... like the cute little birds we found everywhere throughout the cottage. We were so glad we chose this as our place to stay and hope to return again...

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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floating amongst the huckleberry (bush) house

  • 5 of 5

so yes, not quite a treehouse but definitely amidst the trees and natural beauty of orcas island wonder. a fabulous place to stay over the holiday weekend during winter when orcas is a sleepier place, even so close by to eastbound. the huckleberry house was such a cozy place to return after days adventuring around the island. well appointed, easy to navigate and very well cared for; would definitely recommend! love me some orcas island and my stay at the huckleberry house only furthered such notions.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orcas Island Charmer

  • 5 of 5

Totally enjoyed staying at this clean, well stocked, cozy house that was close to everything. Loved the views. Pamela was wonderful to work with - very responsive. Great property!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Obstruction Pass State Park
"The park is one of the few spots on Orcas Island with access to more than one mile of public..."
Moran State Park
"So much to do here! 5,252 acres of park with over 30 miles of hiking trails. Beautiful lak..."
New Leaf Cafe
"Great food with lovely dinner service. Happy hour is a fun way to try some of their menu it..."
Kitchen -- CLOSED
"Much loved by locals, the Kitchen offers organic, locally sourced ingredients prepared with ..."
Roses Bakery Cafe
"Go to Rose's for a relaxing lunch with a glass of wine. Salads, sandwiches, soups and desse..."
turtleback mountain preserve
"Beautiful hike on Orcas Island. If you want a steepish climb to the good views, use the sou..."
Orcas Village Store
"Right at the ferry landing on Orcas Island. Perfect for provisioning whether you're arriving..."
Island Market
"Our major grocery store is within walking distance of the house and has most everything you'..."
Waterfront Park
"Just a 1/4 mile from Huckleberry House, the park is very kid-friendly with a sloping beach, ..."
"Quaint Eastsound Village offers a variety of unique shops, a varied selection of restaurants..."
Madrona Bar and Grill
"Reliable basics. Some tables have great water views."
Lower Tavern
"Basic bar fare with lots of local color! Karaoke some nights. Sandy "beach" in the parking..."
Crescent Beach
"A great walking beach. Lots of driftwood for fort building! A little under a mile from the ..."
Resort at Deer Harbor
"Most scenic drive on Orcas...end of pier ice cream and burgers, beach walking at lower tides..."
Orcas Ferry Landing
"About 15 minute drive to Huckleberry House. Walk on the ferry FREE to visit other San Juan I..."
Orcas Island
"Known as the "Gem of the San Juan Islands" for good reason! Orcas Island offers the best of ..."
Wildlife Cycles
"If you're looking to rent a bike on Orcas, this is the place! Located in Eastsound Village."
Eastsound Village Green
"Home of the Orcas Farmers Market in season, as well as outdoor performances and events. http..."
Deer Harbor Charters
"The best whale and wildlife tour company in the Islands! If they are currently running thei..."
Orcas Book Exchange
"An extensive selection of DVDs to rent. Used books too!"
Sea View Theatre & Video Center
"One film at a time, shown on weekends only."
Island Skillet
"A local breakfast favorite. Good food at reasonable (island) prices. Friendly service and a..."
The Barnacle -- CLOSED
"A charming little bar that serves delicious cocktails and unique appetizers. Shares an outd..."
Inn at Ship Bay
"A wonderful place for a special dinner out. Locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. The bar..."
Mia's Cafe
Crow Valley Pottery
Orcas Island Farmer's Market
Shearwater Adventures
"They leave from several locations, we like Deer Harbor the best."
Orcas Island Historical Museum
Brown Bear Baking
"Pastry!! Close enough to Huckleberry House that an early riser can walk or drive down and b..."
Oddfellows Hall Orcas
"The venue for many Orcas Island weddings. About a half mile from Huckleberry House."
Hogstone's Wood Oven
Island Hoppin' Brewery
"If you love sampling locally brewed beer, this is your place on Orcas! Outdoor seating in s..."
Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center
"Check the website for current hours before you go...lots of useful information online as wel..."
Washington State Ferries
Orcas Food Co-op
"Orcas Island's natural foods store. "
"Our local Mexican restaurant. Tasty selections, fun outdoor seating in season!"
Buck Bay Shellfish Farm
Shaw General Store
"Shaw Island is a fun side trip from Huckleberry House in summer! Walk on the ferry free and ..."
Cafe Olga
Shearwater Adventures
"http://www.visitsanjuans.com/members/shearwater-kayak-tours Kayak in beautiful Deer Harbor o..."
Kayak Rentals
"Kayaking is a popular activity for locals and visitors alike! Here is a list of options on O..."
Judd Cove Preserve
"Very close to Huckleberry House! More information can be found here: http://sjclandbank.or..."
Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Orcas Island Airport (6 minute drive)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
New Leaf Cafe (several others are just steps away)
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Orcas Island Ferry Landing (15 minute drive)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Orcas Island Golf Course (5 minute drive)
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
far away...isn't that why you're coming to Orcas?
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
New Leaf Cafe (several others are just steps away)
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Waterfront Park (5 minute walk)
Car: not necessary

Whale & wildlife watching cruises, walk to beach park, scenic ferry rides to other San Juan islands, bi-plane rides, kayak rentals and tours, farmers market in season, free skateboard park, childrens discovery center, Moran State Park with swimming, hiking, boat rentals and historic Mt. Constitution lookout.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Eastsound, San Juan Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
24 Mar 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Weekend 2017
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
9 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2017
5 Jul 2017 - 18 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2017
19 Jul 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
2 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
23 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £65.71 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Tax Rate 10.1%

5th guest weekly rates: Quiet $50 | Spring/Fall $75 | High $100
Holidays & stays of less nights than the min may incur a surcharge, email for a specific quote.
50% of total balance due immediately to confirm reservation. First paid, first booked. Remainder of balance due 30 days prior to check-in.
Rates subject to change prior to receipt of deposit.
Please email or phone with any questions :)

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