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Sea Forever Guest House.Salish Sea & Cascade Views.Dog Friendly.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 625 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cozy 625 Sq Ft. Studio Cottage, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Woodstove, Forested.

Come rest and rejuvenate your soul in this cozy studio cottage, called SEA FOREVER GUEST HOUSE, tucked high up into the side of Buck Mountain. Soon, you'll be scheming about how to convince your boss to let you stay longer. Breath in the stunning, sparkling views of the Salish Sea, rich with whales and other marine and bird life, surrounded by the snow topped Canadian and US Cascades, featuring Mt. Baker as the special guest star. Warm your toes near the winter wood stove in the living area or read a book on the porch on a sunny summer evening. Your host, whose home is nestled nearby but buffered from sight by dwarf pines, rhodies and roses, can answer your questions. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with stove, full size refrigerator, microwave, coffee grinder and maker, toaster oven, toaster and a selection of local herbal teas and coffee. The luxurious king bed with pillow top is appointed with a goose down comforter and ultra soft sheets while the bath offers thick, fluffy towels. Soak in the silence in this ultra quiet, forested setting, your only visitors the deer and a mated pair of eagles! Sit by the quiet stream and trickling waterfall. Free wireless WiFi keeps you in touch with the outside world should this be your desire. Charming Eastsound, with many delightful restaurant choices and shops, is only a 10 minute drive, as are hiking trails and Moran State Park. Watch the sunrise over the mountains and the sailboats below right from the cozy comfort of your bed. Very dog friendly, but please know dogs may not be left in the cottage unsupervised.

Note: There is an added fee for more than 2 guests, including infants, children, and for pets.

More Details

Linda Bannerman
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 October, 2017

About Linda Bannerman

Living on Orcas is a 50-year-ago dream-come-true for me. In 1964, I landed in Mt. Vernon, a freshman at Mt. Vernon High School after a young life of profound difficulties and challenges. During those high school years, I would visit the San Juans often, and remember in particular a high school graduation bike trip to Orcas. Throughout my life travels, I have thought often about those sweet days on Orcas and wondered if I might live here one day. I've worked hard and dreamed sweet. . . and now, finally, here I am. And I want to share it with you. I've taught high school English for 30 years and now have a private practice in counseling. I adore helping others, caring for the earth, and celebrating the beauty of this island and this home. Life is so full of beauty if we are willing to set aside the hustle and bustle of surviving and live just in the moment. Come here to do just that. Listen to the wind whip through the pines and firs in winter. Steady your gaze upon the purple Cascades in the evening sunset, the distant twinkling lights of a city unaware of us at their feet. Welcome the quiet visit of a doe and her buck, hoping for an apple treat offered from your hand. Come celebrate the spectacular gift of life with me here in this quiet and very special oasis.

Linda Bannerman purchased this studio in 2013

Why Linda Bannerman chose Orcas Island

I wanted a home with light. I wanted a home with the sound of a tumbling creek nearby and the sight of a mated pair of eagles weaving a magic dance in the sky and using the limbs of a fir tree for rest in sight of my bedroom window. i wanted the charm of a bookstore, filled with the smell of fresh brewed coffee and a choice of books about lofts and Hemmingway only minutes from my backdoor. I have it here and want to share it with you. You who are hungry for quiet and beauty.

What makes this studio unique

This, more than any other guest home you will find, offers you spectacular views and profound quiet. Twinkling lights at night. Purple mountain views at dusk or morning. Vigorous walks on a forested road any time of day at all. Access to a community owned private beach, complete with picnic table and bench on a bluff over the Salish Sea, a front row seat at the foot of Mt. Baker.


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

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has shower, tub and separated sink area. We equip this area with shampoo, cream rinse, towels, ironing board, iron, soap and blow dryer.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • This is a studio with one California King sized bed and a couch.
  • Books ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Sea Forever Guest House.Salish Sea & Cascade Views.Dog Friendly.
average rating of 4.8142858 based on 70 reviews

A Peaceful Home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Sea Forever. Brad and Linda (and Toby!) are so wonderful and friendly and generous. The cabin is adorable -- the perfect size for a romantic getaway -- and we lucked out with a bit of warmth and no rain. I can't recommend this adorable place enough.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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outer Oklahoma City

Serene and Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

The views are spectacular and the setting is serene. This dog friendly, comfy, and cozy little guest house is in an unbeatable location with scenery that encompasses the water, some islands and the coastline off in the distance, framed by beautiful pine and fir trees and lush green vegetation. The weather was overcast the entire time we were there so we never got to see Mt. Baker, but it didn't matter, the ever changing clouds overhead just added interest to the setting. Brad and Linda are wonderful hosts and are very accommodating. They are there if you need something, but otherwise ensure your privacy. They even let us spend some time with their sweet dog, Toby, when we were missing our own dogs! The directions and communications before, during and after our stay were great. This guest house is set up with extra special touches that are much appreciated. Although this may seem silly to some, the plush and not scratchy toilet paper was a plus. A comfortable king size bed with nice sheets faces the large windows with water view. There is a full kitchen and dining area with everything you could ever need, not only pots and pans, dishes and utensils, etc, but also including spices, teas and coffees - even a coffee grinder! There is a shelf stocked with books, games and puzzles. There is wifi but no TV-but who needs TV with that gorgeous scenery in front of you! There is ample comfy furniture in the sitting area to get comfortable in front of the wood burning fireplace and that incredible view. There's even a chiminea out front for an outside fire should you wish to have one. A perfectly placed bench lets you sit and soak in the picturesque and peaceful surroundings. This is a great place to stay and relax or use as a home base to come back to after exploring the island. The charming village of Eastsound is nearby with easy access to shopping, groceries, restaurants and a brewery where you can interact with the locals. There are lots activities nearby to include hiking trails, kayaking, biking, and exploring all of the wonders Orcas Island has to offer. Our every need was met and then some. It was hard to leave and we definitely hope to return.

Tips for future guests about the island we wish we had known:

A lot of the restaurants are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (at least in the off season) - so plan accordingly.

You can walk on the ferry and travel between islands for free.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Lovely views of the Salish Seas and surrounding islands. The cottage had everything we needed. With large windows facing the water, we felt part of it. The hosts were very accommodating from our first interaction. It was a wonderful week-end. Warm thanks to Linda and Brad.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing place to stay. Erna, Toshi and David.

  • 5 of 5

It is a great place to stay and enjoy the peacefulness and healing power of silence and nature . The view was spectacular from our very cozy studio . Also, It is a dog friendly place . Our dog had a lot of fun and met handsome dog Toby who is the guardian of the house. I wish we will come back in a nearest future .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to have these guests and their wonderful dog, Toshi, stay with us! We hope they will come back,. They were so friendly and took great care of our little cottage. They are so kind in expressing their gratitude for the quiet and the beautiful surroundings we offer to our guests. We were glad to help them relax. The cottage was so cozy, they seemed to find it just wonderful to stay right there.
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Charlotte, NC

Two nights of total serenity

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed here 9/6/17-9/8/17. It was a little getaway to celebrate our 15th anniversary. I have to say - when we pulled up to the cottage the views took our breath away. Even with the smoke from the wildfires, the views were just lovely. The area was so quiet & peaceful. The cottage was absolutely perfect for the 2 of us. It had everything we needed, was as cozy as could be & truly allowed us to disconnect for a couple of days. We hope to stay here again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Peaceful Cottage with Views for Days

  • 5 of 5

We had a spectacular time on Orcas Island and the Sea Forever Guest house made our stay all the more enjoyable. The cottage is nestled into the hillside overlooking the Salish Sea with stunning Mount Baker and Sucia Island to the right and left. The view alone makes the Sea Forever Guest House the best place to stay on Orcas! We enjoyed sitting on the porch or the bench on the edge of the property with a glass of wine each night as the sun set over this beautiful scenery. The cottage is very quaint and just as pictured with a full kitchen, living area and very comfortable king bed. The area is so peaceful and quite. It is about a 10 minute drive to East Sound and pretty centrally located on the island. Linda and Brad were wonderful hosts and promptly responded to any needs we had. Our only complaint was the fence which seperates the porch from the amazing view (although I guess this is good for pets), there was also some netting in between the fence (I'm guessing to keep some sort of critter out). All in all this the cottage is a 5/5 stars! We hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you here so much! And we loved that you enjoyed the quiet and the views as much as we do. We hope you come back some day soon. Oh. . and the fence? You are right. There are A LOT of deer on Orcas and they have gotten caught inside our fenced area before, making the sort of fencing we have necessary if we are to protect them from getting caught inside. That's why we have the lovely little bench to sit on outside the fenced area. All you animal lovers out there will understand, I'm sure.
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Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Orcas Island Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Madronna Bar and Grill, Eastsound
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Washington State Ferry Anacortes-SanJuans
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Orcas Island Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak, Mt. Vernon WA
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Horseshoe Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
72 Miles
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Racoon Pt. Road Beach
Car: necessary

Beautiful Orcas Island has been called the 'gem of the San Juans.' A mecca for those who love to sail, fly small planes (including sea planes), and enjoy the abundance of marine life and birds, this island boasts moderate temperatures and much less rainfall than surrounding Washington locations. Enjoy one of the 40 live theatre performances a year put on at the Orcas Center. Purchase fresh produce or gifts at the weekly Saturday Farmer's Market. Treat your children to the Funhouse Commons, a kid's museum and youth center fostering education play combining science, technology, music and art. Take a tour of the islands by air or listen to the relaxing sounds at the Chamber Music Festival. The island is home to many talented artists and their works are for sale in the charming village of Eastsound. Hike some portion of the 38 miles of hiking trails in the famous Moran State Park or climb the tower on the top of Mt. Constitution, the highest mountain in the San Juan Islands. Plan your wedding to take place on one of the many fabulous beaches or challenge yourself to cycle the 57 square miles of this horseshoe shaped island. Bring your kids to the famous Camp Orkila or take a horseback ride with Olga Island Trail Rides. Or maybe you'll learn French in a night at nearby Canoe Island French Camp. Visit the Cider and Mead Festival in May or rest in your soft Queen bed after a day visiting the famous Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, ongoing throughout April. Perfect your skills at the Writers Island Poetry Writing Retreat in April or join like-minded women during the popular Women's Wellness Weekend in April. Truly this island has it all.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio on Eastsound, San Juan Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Quiet Season Fall
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Quiet Season Winter
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas New Years
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Winter
3 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Non refundable cleaning fee £45.29 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £150.98
Pet Fee £18.87 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please notice that a child counts as an extra guest. There is an added extra guest fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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