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No longer renting through HomeAway due to fees charged

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

About the property

No longer renting for the season

For the upcoming season and potentially the following summer we will be sharing our home rather than renting out the entire place. We've been doing this for six years through a popular site that starts with Air and ends with BnB. You can check us out there and save a lot of the fees that are now assessed by VRBO and HomeAway. Or contact us through this site. So, if you are a couple, a group of 4 four, or even a group of 6 we can accommodate you in our three spare bedrooms. NOTE: larger groups 4-6 have to share bathrooms.

Newer northwest craftsmen home is charming and spacious. An eastward view from the front porch is of the neighboring wooded area. Located in the heart of Eastsound for an easy stroll to shops, restaurants, and parks.

There is a scenic walking path that winds along the peaceful alder grove where you will find a covered shelter for picnics and campfire use. The pathway continues on to provide access to Eastsound Village and the public Waterfront Park. Enjoy the park for picnics, beach combing, kayaking, or meander out to Indian Island via the low tide exposed land bridge.

A Perfect Spot for Wedding Party Guests to Stay: Orcas Island is a wedding mecca during the busy summer months in fact the San Juan Islands are considered one of the Top Destination Wedding Venues in America. This home is perfect to rent for the many family and friends who will need accommodations. Compare to local hotels and you will find the overall price to be more than competitive. When you have extra time attend a Sunday Night Concert in Eastsound Park, go to the Episcopal Church for the Wednesday Brown Bag Lunch Concert, or in late August attend the famous Chamber Music Festival.

Alder Bungalow is perfect for:

* Wedding Guests

* Family Reunions

* Spiritual Retreats

* All Girls Weekend

* Writer’s Workshop Participants

* Triathlon/Marathon Housing

* Newlyweds

* Romantic Getaways

* Adventure Retreats

* and more!

All the Comforts of Home: Why not rent a fully equipped house? Have the option of making meals or foraging for a late night snack. Morning coffee is right at your fingertips, additionally, you can make an entire pot rather than two cups at a time. Plenty of room for family to gather in the open kitchen, dining, living areas. Go ahead, relax, take a candlelit bath in the upstairs claw foot tub. All beds are very comfortable memory foam mattresses.

The New York Times rated The San Juan Island's #2 on the list of the top 41 Places to Go in 2011

Disney's Family Fun says Orcas 'Great Island Getaways'

The Seattle Times named Eastsound, WA, the Top Town for Outdoor Jocks and Nature Lovers

Sunset magazine number one town for charm in America

National Geographic suggests that Eastsound (Orcas Island) is one of the World's Top 100 Adventure Towns

The LA Times calls Orcas Island 'The Crown Jewel of the San Juan Islands'

Lonely Planet dubbed the San Juan Islands one of the World's Top 10

Mi Casa es tu Casa: Yes, this is our home and we LOVE it. We love the ease of walking to the grocery store, farmer's market, and coffee shops. This house is the largest, most nicely appointed, close to town rental you will find. We have endeavored to provide for all your needs to have a great vacation on Beautiful Orcas Island.

As an owner occupied unit we provide you with the following consumables:



Toilet Paper,


Clothes Soap,


Paper Towels,

Extra cleaning supplies,

Dish soap,

Scrub Pads,

Dishwasher soap,

Olive Oil,

Cooking Spray,




Baking Powder,

Baking Soda,






****Most agency vacation rentals do not have these items on hand and expect you to purchase them during your stay. Imagine showing up late on a Friday night and having NO toilet paper. Ugh!

It's hard to find another vacation home rental on Orcas Island that matches Alder Bungalow's value!

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 December, 2016

About Kari

Kari and Jim love living and working on Orcas Island. Everyday we are amazed we were lucky enough to have landed in such a fantastic, beautiful, and giving community. In 2009, we were able to purchase a home for our family and future retirement plans. We reside in this home during the school year and move to our other property during the summer months. This house is now available for rent during the late spring, summer, and early fall.

Kari purchased this house in 2009

Why Kari chose Orcas Island

Our home is in a perfect location on the island because it is an easy walk to everything in town. The home is modern, cute, and comfortable and will suit occupants from 2 persons up to 9.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rented one room through Airbnb.com. Kari has a beautiful home within walking distance to sites, restaurants and the farmer's market. We enjoyed all of those things and made time to see the orcas with Deer Harbor Charters. Kari made us a delicious cake which we enjoyed on the ferry ride back to the mainland. We would definitely stay with Kari again!
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Eastsound on San Juan Islands

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • lake ...
  • mountain ...
  • near the sea ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upper Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Toilet located in separate enclosed space
    Mid Level Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • *Travertine tile floors and shower stall in bath *Claw foot tub *Double sinks in master bath *Craftsman style lighting *Granite counter tops *Pedestal sink in guest bath *Water saving, low flush, Toto toilets
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Queen bed is located in a built in cubby plus ex-long twin
    Mid Level - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen canopy bed
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King
    Lower level - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed-No bathroom on this level
  • *1 King, 3 Queen beds, 1 Extra Long Twin *2 bedrooms on top floor share large bathroom *1 bedroom on main floor across from bathroom *1 room on lower floor has access to bathroom upstairs *Bonus room on lower floor with extra TV, puzzle and game table, sitting area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Three story 2100 sq ft 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 bonus rooms, comfortably sleeps 9 (3 Queen beds, 1 extra long twin, and 1 King bed). High end fully equipped kitchen, Bertazzoni 6 burner propane stove, dining table seats 12, service for 12, kitchen stocked with basics, satellite TV, ipod/CD/radio player, flannel or regular sheets, towels, and more. All new interior furnishings. House is conveniently located in the heart of Eastsound for an easy walk to beach, athletic club, farmer's market, Sunday concerts in the park, Wednesday Brown Bag Lunch concert, Darvill's Bookstore, Teezer's espresso, boutiques, other shopping, and dining. House does NOT have a water view but is 2 blocks from Waterfront Park. Absolutely NO PETS and NO SMOKING!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

No longer renting through HomeAway due to fees charged
average rating of 4.888889 based on 16 reviews

A beautiful home! A perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Very well stocked with just about everything. The center of town is a short few minute walk away. We walked to coffee shops in the.morning and to great restaurants for dinner. The house is very clean and beautifully decorated. We are very happy with our decision to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location- lovely host

  • 5 of 5

The house is walking distance to town, great location. Well kept and perfect for families or friends. Thank you Kari for a lovely stay!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect! It is a very short walk to town, and is beautiful. We had a wedding in the park and it was close enough to use as a home base for the wedding party, even with multiple trips for this and that. Quick walk to everything in town! Kari has a very well outfitted kitchen with plenty of dishes, pots and pans, etc. (Not the norm in alot of rentals)! Can't say enough about the great customer service we recieved. Lovely home! Thanks again, Kari , we all had a wonderful time! Linda

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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East Sound Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

The listing of the property was accurate regarding the location, layout and amenities. The property was very clean and the décor was beautiful. The owner provide excellent communication prior to our trip and details about the ferry system. I would recommend this rental to friends and family and hope that we can stay there again in the future. We rented bikes and toured beaches, we went to Orcas Pottery and the kids loved the tree house. We rental kayaks and did a whale watching tour.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing late summer family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our adult children joined us for my birthday and we couldn't have been more pleased! The location was great - a small path leads to 'town' so we walked everywhere. The home and rooms were furnished just beautifully and the kitchen has everything you could want. Having two family rooms was great for the few moments someone needed quiet time. The owners were so accommodating. Just perfect for us.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't imagine it being any better!

  • 5 of 5

It was a long way from Hawaii to Orcas Island, but it was worth the travel and the house allowed our vacation to be all the more special. We are so happy that we chose to stay in the house rather than a hotel. Sharing the house allowed us to be a family rather than just travelers. The house itself was fantastic and its hard to imagine how you can find a home more convenient, appealing and comfortable. The kitchen was large, modern and well appointed, allowing us to congregate and share island experiences as we prepared meals together. The house is impeccably decorated and it is obvious the owner took great care is selecting the art and other works in the house.

Orcas is a beautiful island, made so much better by having a fantastic home to spend out time in.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Eastsound Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Lower, Madrona Bar and Grill, Whitehorse
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Orcas Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Orcas Island Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The New Leaf Cafe, Madrona Grill, Olga's, Majitas
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Waterfront Park
Car: recommended

Eastsound Village is a 7 minute car ride to Moran State Park; A favorite for locals to spend the day at the swim beach with family and friends. Moran boasts some of the best hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, and scenic views. Enjoy old growth forests, abundant wildlife, or travel to the top of Mount Constitution for the best 360 degree view. Orcas Island is also a family friendly destination with access to a world renowned skateboard park, plenty of weekend festivals, many local parks with play areas and enough space to fly a kite. Take a whale watching trip with Deer Harbor Charters, sign up kids for a multitude of fun classes with The Orcas Recreation Program, or there is a child-teen activity center called The Funhouse.

Other Activities: Public Library, Farmer's Market, The Funhouse, Skateboard Park, Swimming @ Cascade Lake, Nature Tours, and Whale Watching with Deer Harbor Charters

Golf: The Orcas Island Country Golf Club is a public course with regulation 9-hole greens, 3-tee format, has a total 18-holes of 5,930 including two long Par 5's and several challenging Par 4's. The course WSGA rating is 67.8/69.8 slope 115/115. It is situated in the heart of Orcas Island just a 5 minute drive from the house. It is a beautiful and fun course, called 'One of the best kept secrets of the Pacific Northwest.' The clubhouse is cozy and comfortable. You can order a meal or snack, as well as beer and wine.

learn more about the course, plus, read the endorsement from island resident and ski film guru, Warren Miller.

Ski: No skiing here on Orcas Island BUT there is an abundance of pottery shops, more masseuses per capita than any other city west of the Mississippi, plus we claim some of the best chefs in the world. SO, whether you need to purchase an artistic handmade pasta bowl, fill your aching stomach with gastronomic delights, or yearn to release that nagging upper back tension, Orcas is just the place to find what your vacation dreams ordered.......... **NO Stoplights, **NO building taller than the tallest tree, **Wildlife Viewed from Public Road, **Street Names like Lover's Lane and Enchanted Forest, ** World Renowned Darvill's Bookstore-- Holy Mole' Espresso, ** Rose's and Mia's Restaurants for Savory Soups , Pizza, and Sandwiches, ** Views of Meadows, Forests, Sheep Farms, Ocean Coves, ** Coffelt Farm's Organic Eggs, Meat, and Honey, ** Pottery Classes, **Kayaking Lessons, **Fresh Fish, ** Artisan Breads/Wines/Cheese, **Rainshadow Effect, **Gorgeous Sunsets


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Eastsound, Orcas Island

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
18 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £88 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £66 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £159
Tax Rate 10.1%

For the upcoming season and potentially the following summer we will be sharing our home rather than renting out the entire place. We've been doing this for six years through a popular site that starts with Air and ends with BnB. You can check us out there and save a lot of the fees that are now assessed by VRBO and HomeAway. Or contact us through this site. So, if you are a couple, a group of 4 four, or even a group of 6 we can accommodate you in our three spare bedrooms. NOTE: larger groups 4-6 have to share bathrooms. We can only ONE car for the entire group.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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