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Larry and Liz Pollock

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

Charming Waterfront Home with Spectacular View (*seasonal pool/spa, buoy)

16 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Orcas Island - Waterfront Orcas Cabin

2 bedroom, 1 bath, knotty pine cabin with low bank waterfront access.

Knotty pine throughout

2 bedrooms with queen beds (and dressers)

1 bathroom (shower/tub)

Family room with cable tv

Cable tv and internet

Bonus room

New carpet

Also a queen Areobed and various floor mats

Kitchen is equipped with cooking/eating utensils

Nicely fenced back yard.

3 kayaks (1 inflatable double person)

1 canoe

Mooring buoy with dinghy

Pool (*the pool is an older system and is for summer usage only; it is solar heated, but will require some explanation on how to set valves)

Spa (*summer use only, mostly solar heated...and again, like pool, this is an older system and will require some explanation how to set and use)

Propane fireplace

Fire pit outside

Big deck in front of house, as well as a 'beach deck' closer to beach

Stairs to beach right in front of house

Non-smoking

No pets

Children welcome (*be aware of the pool!)

Cleaning fee required

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Larry and Liz Pollock (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

About Larry and Liz Pollock

We, Larry and Liz Pollock, currently live on Camano Island in WA state. We purchased our dream place on Orcas Island over 25 years ago after falling in love with each other and with the island. Our cabin home was previously part of the Buckhorn Lodge back in the 1930s, and used as a fishing resort destination.

We love Orcas so much, we even got married at the little chapel in Eastsound and had our reception right at the cabin. Lovely!

The 'cabin' as we lovingly refer to it in our family, has been our place to vacation, relax, and rejuvenate with one another. Our kids, Niki and Drew, now adults, have many fond memories building rafts, playing on the beach in front, swimming in the pool, and sharing their special place with friends.

As educators we also had the added bonus to spend most of our summers on Orcas. But, now, as our kids are grown and one of us (Larry) is retired, we have decided to once again share our little piece of heaven with others, which also allows us to travel to other destinations around this amazing planet.

We welcome you to build your own memories at our Orcas cabin home.

Larry and Liz Pollock purchased this house in 1988

Why Larry and Liz Pollock chose Orcas Island

The most amazing thing about this property is the easy waterfront access and spectacular views. If you know Orcas Island at all, you come to realize that low-bank waterfront homes are hard to find. Our cabin is waterfront, and has just a few steps down to the beach. There are many things to do on Orcas, but we find just being at the cabin is wonderful. We see otters, seals, porpoises, eagles and waterfowl, and deer, literally every day.

We also have an older pool & spa in our backyard, which is available during the summer and is solar heated. It is so much fun for kids and for adults!

Renters will also have use of our 3 kayaks, 1 canoe, and use of our dinghy if you own a boat.

Just minutes away from Eastsound (the main town on Orcas), it is easy to check out the local stores, grab some good food and buy your own groceries.

What makes this house unique

This cabin is truly a unique spot. Low bank waterfront, pool in the back, spectacular views, and a charming, cozy knotty pine home. One of a kind experience for all!

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Waterfront Home with Spectacular View (*seasonal pool/spa, buoy)
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
5

So very nice

  • 5 of 5

Larry & Liz's place was even nicer than advertised. The little touches made it so nice.

I promise you'll find the place delightful ! I just didn't want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Anniversary Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for our anniversary weekend. Larry was very helpful, welcoming and friendly. The views were phenomenal, hot tub a huge bonus, and close proximity to Eastsound. We'll definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burien, WA - just outside Seattle
5

That view!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this awesome beach house in September 2015 while visiting Orcas for a wedding. This was our second trip to the island and loved staying at this house. The wood paneling throughout the home was incredible and we loved it. The place was stocked with everything we needed to cook our meals.

Did I mention the view? If not, the photos don't do it justice! I spent plenty of time either on the deck or at the family room game table enjoying my coffee and that view.

My wife and I also had an ongoing ping pong tournament over our weekend stay. If you're not a fanatical ping pong couple or family, the home is stocked with plenty of other board games plus the Wii and even an old-school Nintendo.

There's also an incredible view. I can't remember if I mentioned that but if you go here, make sure you check it out!

As far as the reservations and communicating with Larry, the process was easy and fun. We appreciated the help getting the reservation taken care of and as VRBO owners ourselves, we could see the pride that Larry and Liz take in their wonderful Orcas Island home.

PS - check out the view!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Much to love about this rental

  • 4 of 5

We've had 8-10 trips to Orcas over the last 22 years and have stayed at a few different places. This was the first time at this property since the water-view one we've used for years is no longer a rental, and the first time at a waterfront house, which was very special and has definitely spoiled us. Lots of great things about this place: the location is great, the view from the house and decks are lovely, it was wonderful being able to walk right down to the shore, the kayaks were FANTASTIC and we used them daily for hours. The pool in the back of the house was really nice for the kids and my spouse and I loved sitting in the shade by the pool reading/napping and listening to the humming birds and watching dragonflies. We were a little disappointed in the house at first because it is outdated and the kitchen is in need of updates (which I'm told are coming), but we just ate out more and didn't spend that much time in the house anyway, lots of time on the PERFECTLY DREAMY DECK, so it worked out fine. We are intelligent, well-educated people : ) but found the lengthy instructions for the spa too complicated, so we just skipped it. The bedrooms and bathroom were fine. I'm sure the rec room is a huge plus for larger groups (we had just 2 adults and 2 kids) - you could have a good sized gathering or if you had a large family, could have lots of kids sleep on the mattresses in there! I'd give the house a 3.5 and the property & amenities a 5+, so overall, we had a nice stay and Larry was great to work with - with improvements, we'd definitely consider staying at his waterfront home again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, Colorado
5

Best place we've stayed in on VRBO in many years! Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 (includes 7 and 9 year old) LOVED this place. Only regret is having to leave. I'd recommend this (and already have) to any and all of our friends looking to stay in the area. We stayed here for several nights in early August, 2015, and cannot wait to book our next trip for next summer. Amazing views, water, wildlife, peace and quiet, and everything we were looking for in a place and more.

Larry (the owner) was very responsive to any and all questions before, during and after our stay, including helping us locate some missing clothes we left behind and shipping them to us (thank you again Larry).

We've been to Orcas a few times now, but this place wins hands down to any other locations in our opinion. Exactly what we needed for a getaway and relaxation and back to nature trip. Stocked with lots of board games, ping pong games, pool fun, kayaking, otters, seals, deer, the list goes on and on for our great memories made here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Must Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and my 5 YO stayed for a week in late June and it was the most relaxing and beautiful vacation we have been on in quite some time. Waking up every day with the beautiful view, kayaking, hiking, running and having our own private pool were some of the highlights. Larry was an amazing host from booking through the visit; he was extremely attentive and ensured we had everything to make our visit amazing and it was! There is plenty of room for children to play on the deck or the grassy area and the game room was nice for afternoon breaks and cool air. If you are thinking about booking, do it! You will not regret your decision.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you had a wonderful time Katie! Please feel free to return with your wonderful family anytime!
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Location

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Orcas Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Eastsound restaurants
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Orcas Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Orcas Public Golf
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Eastsound variety of restaurants
Nearest Beach
waterfront home
Car: recommended

The Buckhorn Waterfront Beach Cabin is on beautiful Orcas Island. Orcas is often called the resort island because of the many beach resorts, restaurants, art galleries and charming shops. Recreational options include golf, tennis, a small movie house, live music, restaurants and, in the summer, a seasonal Saturday farmers' market. You can also hike in many places, including Moran State Park, Washington's fourth largest State Park, as well as Turtle Back Mountain. There are also several mountain lakes to explore.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Eastsound, Orcas Island

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Summer
27 May 2016 - 15 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 3 nights
From
£378
£2,478
 
 
Fall-Winter
16 Sep 2016 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£462
for 2 nights
From
£168
£1,134
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£546
for 2 nights
From
£210
£1,386
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £115 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £382
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner'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 Orcas Island on San Juan Islands

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • We have 1 bathroom. There is a shower/tub combination. There is a washing machine and dryer in the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • We have two bedrooms, each with a queen bed. There is also one inflatable aerobed in the closet, and four 3-inch thick sleeping pads.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Quite frankly our Orcas retreat is legendary with family, friends and previous renters. It is so relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable that we have had people return year after year, making it one of their most memorable experiences (or so we are told!)

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