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Darcy Whittier

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks English

Historic Farmhouse with two private beaches + walking distance to East Sound

14 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

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

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths Home, (Sleeps 8)

The Madrona House features southeast facing views of Judd Cove and Mount Constitution, a partially covered wrap-around porch, a large living room with a wood burning fireplace, tons of outdoor seating, hammocks, bunk beds - perfect for kids!, an outdoor hot tub, and a private beach with fascinating tidelands.

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

There are three bedrooms that combined will comfortably sleep up to six people at this family-friendly rental on Orcas Island. The master bedroom has a California King-size bed, a Queen-size bed in the second bedroom, and twin-sized bunk beds the third bedroom. There is one full bathroom, one half bathroom, which includes a toilet and sink upstairs with the bedrooms and a full bath on the ground floor.

There is a fully equipped kitchen for guests, complete with a coffee maker facilities, toaster, microwave, and gas stove. Entertainment wise, there is a large flat-screen TV, VCR player, DVD player, CD/radio stereo, and WiFi. Note that there is no cable TV.

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.

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

Policies

No pets, parties or smoking in the house.

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 11:00 am

Address

57 Harrison Point Lane

Eastsound, WA 98245

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Darcy Whittier (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks English

About Darcy Whittier

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

Darcy Whittier purchased this house in 1987

Why Darcy Whittier chose Orcas Island

While located on a private and serene cove with a stellar, the house is approx 20 mins drive from Rosario Resort, and Cascade Lake and only a five minute walk from Eastsound. It's great for families and small children to explore the island while also playing on an expansive lawn, private beaches and tidelands.

What makes this house unique

Private beach, hot tub with a view, beachfront BBQ and a stone fire pit all with the charm of a historical farmhouse and a well equipped kitchen.

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
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Reviews

5
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Historic Farmhouse with two private beaches + walking distance to East Sound
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

All Great!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on Orcas. This house was perfect. Easy access to the water and town. When we return, we will definitely stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Time

  • 5 of 5

Just what our family needed - time to slow down and reconnect with each other. Caught fish during the day threw it in the outdoor Firepit with corn and potatoes - very nice and relaxing. House was perfect, nice kitchen stocked with the basics.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Prices for this holiday house in Eastsound, Orcas Island

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,814
for 3 nights
From
£540
 
 
4th of July
30 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,817
for 4 nights
From
£656
 
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,508
for 4 nights
From
£579
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,698
for 3 nights
From
£502
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £193
Refundable Damage Deposit £386

Manager's 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 on Eastsound on San Juan Islands

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), Twin Bunk Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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