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Waterfront Cabin Home with SPECTACULAR View! (*Seasonal solar pool)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, knotty pine cabin with rare LOW BANK waterfront access.

Knotty pine throughout

2 bedrooms with queen beds (and dressers)

1 bathroom (shower/tub)

Family room with satellite tv

House phone, wifi and internet

Bonus room with double sleeper sofa

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.

Hot tub no longer available.

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


No pets

Children welcome (*be aware of the pool!)

Cleaning fee required

More Details

Larry and Liz Pollock
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Larry and Liz Pollock

We, Larry and Liz Pollock, currently live in Bellingham, WA. 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 old pool in our backyard, which is usually available during the summer and is solar heated.

Renters will also have use of our 3 kayaks and 1 canoe. Renters can also use 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 is rare on Orcas and we are just steps to the beach. Our view is spectacular. On a clear day Mt. Baker is amazing! There is a seasonal solar-heated pool in the fenced in backyard. One of a kind experience for all!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • We have two bedrooms, each with a queen bed. There are also a double click-clack sofa/bed, one inflatable aerobed in the bonus room, and four 3-inch thick sleeping pads.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
Quite frankly our Orcas retreat is considered a paradise with family, friends and previous renters. It is so relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable that we have people return year after year, making it one of their most memorable experiences (or so we are told!) Please note that this cabin is in a "neighborhood", so we ask that everyone is respectful of our neighbors. Please do not walk through their property (use our stairs or the public access by the road only), and watch your noise level (water carries sound!!) and language. Code is for it to be quiet after 10 PM. Thanks!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Waterfront Cabin Home with SPECTACULAR View! (*Seasonal solar pool)
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Perfect family vacation spot!! (we actually stayed Sept 2015)

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how much we liked staying here! My parents grew up on Orcas and coming back here is always our favorite vacation. My two boys loved the beach, kayaks, pool and game room. There were deer in the yard every day, we had an awesome view of Mt Baker. We roasted marshmallows over the fire pit. Town is very close so shopping was easy and fun. Kitchen had all we needed. Orcas Island really is a paradise and I recommend it to everyone. Even the ferry ride to get there is picturesque and fun! The owners of the house are very nice and easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Beautiful Spot in Orcas

  • 5 of 5

I spent time here with my 2 young boys and wife. We had a very good time. Everything is here that you could want. There is a pool that the boys used almost everyday. The view is gorgeous. We used the kayaks daily for short trips. We walked the coast. The town is just a short trip for groceries. We made smores in the firepit.

Liz and Larry were very accessible and made sure we had everything we needed.

It was just lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

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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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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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Eastsound, San Juan Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Standard Rate
16 Sep 2016 - 8 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £43 per night, per additional guest
Peak Summer
9 Jun 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £43 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £43 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £116.38 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £387.93
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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