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Linda Bannerman

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English

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

35 Reviews
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Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this holiday studio in Orcas Island - Sea Forever Guest House

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda Bannerman (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 35 holidaymaker reviews

Sea Forever Guest House.Salish Sea & Cascade Views.Dog Friendly.
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 35 reviews
5

Spectacular setting!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, very private and peaceful. Linda and Brad were great hosts. The cottage is equipped with everything you could need.

The bed was very comfortable and we really enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests! We so enjoyed having you stay with us and your enthusiasm for Sea Forever Guest House makes us so happy! We hope to have you back again on your next visit to Orcas. Linda and Brad
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5

Incredible views and quiet space.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Sea Forever Guest House. We were traveling with our infant daughter and 4 year old dog. The kitchen had everything we needed to make our own meals, the bed was very comfortable, and it was wonderful to have our own space to relax in. The views were really what sold us. There was nothing quite like enjoying morning coffee or an evening glass of wine on the patio. We were looking for a place with some peace and quiet during our island getaway and Sea Forever was exactly what we needed. It's one of the few places on the island that is pet friendly and we were so glad we could bring our dog with us too.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming, private, quiet, inspiring views

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect for a solo long weekend plus hound dog. The bed was very comfortable, and enough room in the cozy unit to enjoy lingering there for hours. Perched high above the water for grand distance views, and Mt Baker made an appearance on my last morning. Hummingbirds and deer visited in June. I would recommend a grocery stop in town before you arrive, and don't forget your favorite coffee as I did. Next time I am on Orcas, I will need a good reason not to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for your kind words. You were a fabulous guest and we look forward to your return.
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4

Outstanding view, sweet private cottage

  • 4 of 5

Away from the crowds but not too far out of town. Nicely decorated with some antiques and nice linens. Full kitchen. The cottage was more spacious than anticipated. Even a dog bowl and ball! Can't say enough about the sweeping view..saw whales our second day. Owners were responsive when we needed something. Would recommend to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely and Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin. Terrific hosts who gave us whatever privacy we wanted as well as a heads up when there was a double rainbow and an American eagle practically right outside our door. The cottage is extremely well-equipped and comfortable, great bed, everything you need in the kitchen and an inside and outside sitting areas to watch Puget Sound, Canada, Mount Baker and so many hummingbirds. Easy access to Eastsound village and stores and coffee shops and Moran State Park and hiking and restoratative/ historic Rosario Resort, oyster and fish farms. The place is slightly off the beaten track, but not difficult to get to. That is one of the big positives because it is so absolutely quiet -- enough to hear birds from sun up to sundown. Our first time on Orcas Island and not our last, and I cannot imagine staying anywhere else. Accurate description and pictures. Would definitely recommend.

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

  • 4 of 5

Guest house is located in a beautiful setting overlooking the Salish Sea. Owners were very helpful with recommendations in the area. Accommodations were clean and presentable. There is a lovely sky light and large window with no blinds and a great view. If you are someone who requires a dark bedroom and you like to "sleep in", this probably is not the place for you. Great location on Orcas Island.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also very much enjoyed Mary's visit. It's so nice to have guests who are as excited about the view as we are. To share it is a great joy for us. I'm so sorry, though, that Mary must have missed the blinds there on each of the windows (they face north so the dark side of the island). We might include a note in our notebook from now on about lowering the blinds for a later morning. Thank you for the suggestion, Mary!
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Location

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
Allium
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Eastsound, Orcas Island

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2 night minimum stay
£371
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £19 + Tax
Non refundable cleaning fee £46 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £153
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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio on Orcas Island on San Juan Islands

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • This is a studio with one California King sized bed and a couch.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

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