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Seaside Cottage - Steps from Historic Rosario Mansion & Spa

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Secluded waterview home - walk to beach, Rosario Resort & dock!

The Seaside Cottage is casual and warm, filled with sunshine and all the comforts of home! Listen to the sound of water lapping and eagles overhead, enjoy your morning coffee in the sunshine on the front porch. Rosario Resort is just a few minute stroll from the Cottage, yet you have complete privacy at the end of a small private drive with no other homes in site. Unplug and unwind - No TV, but there is Wireless WIFI for those who need to stay in touch!

The cottage has a large eat in kitchen with round dining table and chairs. Kitchen is modestly equipped with dishes, pots, pans and utensils and lots of storage for your groceries. The living room offers comfortable chairs, sofa, rocker, a cozy wood stove. The entire cottage has wood ceilings and wood trim, large windows to let in the sunshine and to enjoy the views. Powder room off the kitchen. Two bedrooms with cathedral ceilings and full bath with tub upstairs. One bedroom with walk in closet. Queen sized beds in each room, futons available for kids and extra guests (maximum of 6) The house is filled with charming and original painting and decorations.

Located at the end of a cul de sac - 100 yards to the historic Rosario Resort Mansion. This is one of the best locations on Orcas Island! Robert Moran has his pick and this was his choice - due to it's warm south west exposure, south facing beach and backed by 5200 acre Moran State Park. It takes less than 5 minutes to walk to the Resort to enjoy dining or the spa, go the beach, or watch the boats in the harbor. Go whale watching and kayaking or sailing - and never have to get in your car!

Fly from Lake Union right to Rosario and walk to our Seaside Cottage! Less than a mile to Moran State park with over 50 miles of hiking trails, many pristine freshwater lakes, great fishing and breathtaking views around every corner! Come for a weekend.. and you will never want to leave! Reservations can be made for the Ferry! Check the Wa. State Ferry site for more info.

If you have children they will enjoy the swing and playhouse, and you will enjoy the feeling of safety being off the main road. We sometimes allow one dog (additional pet fee), so tell us about your pal. There is a fenced area for for your dog, if you need to leave his outside while you are elsewhere. We ask that you pick up after your dog, and keep him off the furniture.

Wifi but no TV, some games, books, rocking horse and play set. This home is close to the beach but it not waterfront! Just short walk down past the Marina to the beach. If you want to watch sports, we suggest the Lounge/Bar at Rosario - big screen viewing!

More Details

Kate Wood
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, a little french..
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017

About Kate Wood

We moved from the east coast ( Princeton, NJ) in 1989 - after falling in love with Orcas. Our two youngest girls moved with us, while the older two were away in college back east. We've done lots of things since we moved here. I painted in watercolors and taught art classes, taught sailing, then led kayaking trips for many years... right out of Rosario! While building our first home here, I became a real estate broker.. now with 20 years of experience selling on Orcas, I can say I am an expert in that area. In 2000 we moved to Deer Harbor and built a cottage, a barn and then our main home. The horses soon followed, we have 4 mustangs that we adopted from the wild. I teach horsemanship and provide therapy with my horses on the farm. My husband Ken built homes and then joined me in selling real estate, and grows much of our food on our organic farm. We always seem to have lots of projects going on! Three of our children have lived on Orcas for most of their adult lives and we have 5 grandchildren. We are the lucky ones to have found such a fabulous place to live and have family, enjoy nature and a very special community.

Kate Wood purchased this house in 2001

Why Kate Wood chose Orcas Island

We think the location is worth a million bucks. Why? Mostly because it's so private and quiet and yet so close to the Resort, the sandy beach, water activities and beautiful Moran State Park.. You can fly right from Lake Union in Seattle to your doorstep! You can go to the spa, or have a great meal, watch ball games at the bar, or hike hundreds of miles in the 5,200 Acre Moran State Park.. and walk home.. Tucked away and facing southwest.. warm, cozy and oh so inviting!

What makes this house unique

This cottage has lots of natural wood interior. high ceilings, big windows and lots of natural light. It is so close to the water, you can hear it lapping, see sailboats and watch the eagles soar overhead. Convenient to so much: ten minutes to town, 5 minute walk to Rosario and the beach, 3 minute drive to swim in the lagoon, the lake and miles of trails to hike in the adjacent park. It's paradise!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Eastsound on San Juan Islands

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , full bath upstairs, half bath downstaires
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Full sized bath with tub, vanity and toilet. Washer and dryer for your convenience. Half bath on lower level off the kitchen.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Futons also available
  • Two bedrooms each with a queen sized bed, cotton sheets,, quilt and a comfy foam futon.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Although this property sits one lot back from the water, the best access is down by the Rosario dock in the Resort. It is open to the public, faces south and is just past the Marina. This home is NOT waterfront, but there is some water view. Want a massage, the SPA at Rosario is the place!


3.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Seaside Cottage - Steps from Historic Rosario Mansion & Spa
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews
Portland, OR

Wonderful Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Seaside Cottage.

The cottage was clean, warm and welcoming. Our daughter loved the small play structure next to the house!

The location of the cottage is perfect as well, with a very short walk to the Rosario Spa Resort and its restaurants.

Also a quick drive (or walk) to Moran State park.

Can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

This property is a great option immediately near the Rosario. The beach was wide open, the kids had a lot of fun exploring and the Rosario property itself is beautiful. This was perfect for us because we had a full kitchen so we could be thoughtful about when we ate at home and when we went to the different restaurants.

Only downer, if you would call it that, zero cell service in the area. Plenty of internet, etc., but don't plan on texting someone with where to meet for lunch.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you were happy with your time a the Seaside Cottage. Cell service is spotty all over Orcas, due to the mountains.. It really can be a drag!
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The nearby campsite has better accommodations

  • 1 of 5

Not well taken care of, no attention to detail. The owner has no concept of hospitality or customer service. Don't expect instructions of any kind or emails if you book with this property and if you complain, expect to be called a liar and told that it's you own fault that you didn't look on her personal website for instructions. Don't let your children play on the play structure without an updated tetanus shot. No TV, dirty dishes, moldy hummingbird feeders, no window covering in the master bedroom, but the owner will tell you that you get what you pay for. I would never rent from this owner again and we couldn't wait to go home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Metres
Rosario. Float plane
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
orcas landing
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Mt. Vernon
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Mt. Baker
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: recommended

Less than one mile to Moran State Park where over 5,000 acres of woods, mountain lakes, meadows, play grounds are yours to be enjoyed. Salt water is a few minute stroll to the beach, or to go kayaking, or whale watching, beach combing, swimming or sailing.

The Resort is charming - Built by the famous ship builder Robert Moran for his family it offers old fashioned charm, beautiful grounds and the best location on Orcas. Sunny and warm! Serving wonderful seafood and organic, local grown produce.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Eastsound, Orcas Island

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40
cleaning £52
Refundable Damage Deposit £199
Tax Rate 10.0%

We sometimes accept dogs. We charge an additional $25/day for dogs, and we ask that you pay for damage protection. Please keep your pets off furniture, unless you have blankets for them to protect our bedding and furniture. Also, pick up after your pets. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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