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The Lodge on Orcas Island………………. Slow living with a love and respect for nature

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautifully kept 2900 house, large sundeck on 1 lush acre.

The Lodge is a 2 story, 2,900 sq. ft. European Style Guest House. There are 5 private rooms with beds to sleep 15 people. We offer 4 Standard Rooms and 1 Deluxe Suite. The 4 rooms share 3 common baths, and the Deluxe Suite has a private bath and sitting area.

We are an ideal venue for receptions, family reunions, meetings and retreats. .

Although we do not serve food many of our guests bring their own groceries and take advantage of the always spotless, fully equipped kitchen. You will find oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, numerous spices, dish soap, foil, wrap, wax paper, pots and pans, plates, dishes, flatware, glasses, sharp cooking knives and various utensils.

At the Lodge we endorse slow living, voluntary simplicity and a love and respect for nature.

For instance, instead of a garbage disposal you'll find a compost bucket.

We got rid of the microwave and put in a toaster oven. Rather than mind numbing televisions we have four mind stimulating aquariums.

So rather than electronic blather, the sounds you can expect to hear are the trickling of water, bird song, the breeze whispering through the trees, nocturnes by Chopin, ballads by Diana Krall.

Our aesthetic is informed by the American Arts and Crafts movement. Though not a museum, you may notice many craftsman inspired touches throughout the house and adjoining property.

We emphasize cleanliness. Allergy sufferers, the chemically sensitive and those who simply don't care to be assaulted by caustic fragrances will appreciate that we use only naturally scented soaps and cleansers for the laundry and household. The house always smells fresh and clean.

We know how complicated it's gotten to take some toiletries along. So In the baths we provide shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and toothpaste. Brands currently featured are Dr. Bronners or Trader Joe's.

The Lodge is recognized by Washington State as a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary. Nature lovers will enjoy basking in their soothing song as the resident birds gather at our baths and feeders.

The grounds are green and manicured and the fruit orchard boasts 23 trees. Under the towering conifers you'll find a huge log picnic table, complementary charcoal barbecues and outdoor lounge furniture.

If it is respite you are seeking, you've come to the right place. Put your ambitions aside and head for one of the several Pawley’s Island Presidential cotton rope hammocks hanging beneath the Western Red Cedars.

Come………… study the art of the hammock.

More Details

David Page
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017

About David Page

I grew up in San Luis Obispo, California and graduated high school there in 1977.

I came to Orcas Island on a lark in the Summer of 1985. By the Fall I was too broke to leave.

It's a good thing though because after 30 years I can't imagine living anywhere else.

We reside in our home of 23 years in the North Beach neighborhood of Eastsound.

David Page purchased this guest house in 2000

Why David Page chose Orcas Island

When you travel, part of you would love to feel at home wherever you go. At the Lodge on Orcas Island you can do both. Have that vacation you so deserve, with all the conveniences of home such as a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and comfortable beds. But add long walks on the beach, the fresh island air, and the option to dine in the many fabulous restaurants in the village. Kayaking, adventuring or relaxing on the large sun deck, you make your vacation choice a comfortable, yet affordable one. We are here to serve you!

What makes this guest house unique

When you come to the Lodge you will be struck by the verdant surroundings. Sitting on the second story sun deck you will be surrounded by fragrant, hanging flower baskets. As you look out over the lush, manicured lawn you'll hear the song of the birds at the feeder and the breeze whispering through the majestic firs and cedars.

Should you get a little drowsy, just head on down to one of the hammocks hanging in the trees and slip off into a well deserved nap. When you are ready, it is a 10 minute walk to beautiful Crescent Beach. You can visit Joanie & Dave and rent a Kayak for a smooth ride out on the water. When you get back to land, if you are hungry, it is a 10 minute walk into Eastsound, where abundant feasts are offered in a variety of restaurants. Or come back to the Lodge and prepare your own delicious meal in our fully stocked kitchen. After dinner, enjoy a star filled night sky on the deck while sipping a hot cup of your favorite tea. It just doesn't get any better.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house on Eastsound on San Juan County

Property Type:
  • guest house
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1, Deluxe King Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private slate tiled shower, granite topped vanity, toilet.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs, shared by rooms 2 & 3, Just remodeled, quite nice.
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 3/4 bath with coin-op laundry machines
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower, toilet and vanity
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1(Executive Suite) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Includes comfortable sitting area, private slate tiled bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
The Lodge is ideally suited to accommodating large groups: Family reunions, receptions, seminars and retreats. Any situation that calls for a large number of people wanting to stay in a cozy, homelike environment. We are located in a quiet area of residential homes. The responsible consumption of adult beverages is welcomed, however, we take a very dim view of drunkenness. In deference to our neighbors we ask that you extend them the courtesy that you would expect of visitors coming to your neighborhood. Low voices only after 10PM. If your looking for a place to 'cut loose','raise hell' and 'have a good time', this isn't it. Non-compliance is grounds for immediate termination of the tenancy{eviction}.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Everett, WA

James and Amanda's Wedding.

  • 5 of 5

Hi, I am the Mother of the Groom. This is a wonderful place for a small wedding or family reunion. We had a great time. It was a beautiful wedding. In the back yard, with trees and hammocks. Place is clean and very comfortable. Loved the hanging flower baskets. It did rain day of the wedding. But, I heard that is good luck. I know we will be back. Thank you Dave and Staff.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland OR


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had such a wonderful time at the Lodge - the whole place is very clean and comfortable - LOVED the fish tanks, the deck, FULLY equipped kitchen - felt right at home - inspired to add hammocks and porch swing to the home front after experiencing the relaxation imbued from their use here.

The highlight though was our host, David - totally charming and accommodating, and his back up host Quija was a real delight as well.

Great value for the price - location central to Moran State Park/Rosario - easy walk to downtown East Sound (or borrow one of their bikes) - great restaurants in town - ask David.

Highly recommend this place to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Eastsound[KORS] WA.
Nearest Barpub
0.39 Miles
The Inn at Ships Bay
Nearest Ferry
9.5 Miles
Washington State Ferries, Orcas Landing
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Orcas Island Golf Club
Nearest Train
46 Miles
Amtrak-Mount Vernon WA
Nearest Motorway
46 Miles
US Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.39 Miles
The Inn at Ships Bay
Nearest Ski
113 Miles
Mount Baker Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Crescent Beach
Car: recommended

The Lodge on Orcas Island is a healing nature sanctuary. Sit in the swing or lay in the hammock under the towering firs and cedars, immersed in birdsong, inhaling the sweet smell of earth and conifers. Or take solace in the chaise lounge on the 2nd story sun deck. Take a lovely 10 minute walk to Crescent Beach, the longest public beach on the island and see what Neptune has tossed up.

While you're there you can visit Joni at Crescent Beach Kayaks and pick up a boat to paddle around Ships Bay.

When you head back to land, take a walk through the Crescent Beach preserve. You'll find a rich network of shoreline and intertidal zone, freshwater wetlands, and Douglas-fir forest. Wildlife watchers may see osprey, eagles, river otter, and a variety of shorebirds and waterfowl.

By now you should be getting hungry so take 10 minutes and walk into the village of Eastsound where all kinds of great food awaits.

It's all within a 20 minute walk from the Lodge on Orcas Island.

So what are you waiting for? We are waiting to welcome you!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday guest house on Eastsound, San Juan Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
12 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

There are no pets permitted at the Lodge.
There is no smoking permitted at the Lodge.
We are located in a quiet area of residential homes. The responsible consumption of adult beverages is welcomed, however, we take a very dim view of drunkenness.

In deference to our neighbors we ask that you extend them the courtesy that you would expect of visitors coming to your neighborhood.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.