Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 easily, 5 or 6 cozily)
- English, Spanish
About Susan Gudgell
We are long time Orcas Islanders -- Wally grew up on Orcas and Susan was drawn here because of summers with her grandparents on nearby Samish Island. The natural beauty was our initial attraction in building a life here, but the wonderful community of eclectic neighbors have kept us here. It has been a great place to raise our family.
Susan Gudgell purchased this Cottage in 1994
Why Susan Gudgell chose Eastsound
We both have long family histories in the islands. We heard about this property 25+ years ago, tucked away on Turtleback Mountain, and came to take a look. Standing on the bluff, looking at West Sound to the south, and the moonrise over Mt. Woolard to the east, we said, "this is where we want to spend the rest of our lives." Pure magic.
What makes this Cottage unique
Experience serenity here on the farm, taking walks to view lovely vistas, gathering your salad from the garden, breakfast from the chicken coop, and paddling around the pond. For your adventures, this is centrally located on Orcas Island, close to the ferry, close to Eastsound, and just minutes from Turtleback Mountain Preserve. Less than 15 miles from historic Rosario Resort and Moran State Park.
Well-behaved, keep off furniture, no roaming.
This is the perfect place for kids!
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Please be courteous of neighbors. No loud noise 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Tidying up upon departure is very helpful to us. Please strip beds, run dishwasher, and leave things as you found them.
Pets are not allowed on furniture and especially on bed quilts. Please do not leave them unattended on the property unless crated.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great hideaway on Orcas Island
Everything about our experience was top-notch, the location, the setting, the cottage, the quality of furnishings and equipment, the fresh eggs. The communications with Susan, the owner, were friendly and efficient. A highly recommended place to stay on beautiful Orcas Island.
This was a cozy place to spend our 3 days on Orcas. It is very quiet and off the beaten path, and we loved spotting frogs in the pond, collecting fresh eggs from the henhouse, and stargazing at night. It was a great base for exploring all that Orcas has to offer, including hiking/biking in the Turtleback Preserve, hiking in Moran State Park up to Mt. Constitution, visiting Orcas Island Pottery, daily stops at Clever Cow Creamery in Eastsound, brews and Oysters at Buck Bay, etc. The lodging turned out to be pretty tight for our group of 5 adults and 2 cats (made use of the pull-out bed in the LR), but it all worked out! The galley kitchen is efficient, and we appreciated being able to compost and recycle.
A Pleasant time in the woods
The description of the site should have mentioned that a person with limited mobility could not stay here. The walk up to the cabin was steep and uneven (basically a dirt and rock incline). This was the only concern. The cabin was very clean and well stocked. We enjoyed the remoteness and quietness. It was a pleasant couple of days.
As mentioned in the listing, the barn cottage is appropriate for those who can navigate stairs; there are two entries, a dirt path to the deck, and a staircase to a second door.
Beautiful, quiet, secluded
Peaceful and Quaint
This property was a very nice retreat from our hurried life. It was very accommodating and provided extra delightful distractions. Really liked just kicking back and listening to the birds and breeze. The absence of noise was wonderful.
Wonderful retreat from reality!
This serine farm is the perfect setting for a weekend away from the city to unwind. And just a short drive into Eastsound for provisions. We’ll definitely be back!
Whale watching, historic areas, scenic mountain hiking