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Historic Lodge, Private Beach, Hot Tub, Incredible Views, Close To Town

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday lodge in Eastsound - Buckhorn Lodge

3 Bedroom Historic Lodge, Right On The Water

Enjoy our dream! We recently purchased the historic Buckhorn lodge and we renovated it as a rustic vacation home, perfect for families, romantic getaways, or friend get-togethers.

The 1930's building has a newly remodeled bathroom, new cedar paneling, a wood stove, kids sleeping loft, hot tub (with ocean view), bikes (Yes! you can ride to town in about 15 minutes - get out of your car!), kayaks, crab traps, private beach, ping pong table, BBQ, fire pit. Yes, it's rustic, but wonderfully comfortable and the perfect family retreat.

Don't spend your vacation driving to the beach. Our private beach is about 10 feet from our 40 foot deck (see photos) which runs the length of the front of the house. You can relax while keeping on eye on the kidsThe views are astounding - snow-covered Mt. Baker is visible to the North East, Vancouver is out past Sucia Island to the North West.

As noted, you can ride one of our bicycles or walk to to the town of East Sound to shop, eat at one of the wonderful restaurants, attend the weekly farmers market or just stroll. Because we are so close to the beach, it feels as if you were on your own private island. We have a few neighbors all of whom are wonderful kind people.

We do not have TV or a land line, but offer wireless internet, a VCR and DVD player with approximately 50 movies to choose from.

There are two private bedrooms with queen beds, a fold out twin mattress for the living room and a kids' sleeping loft with cots and fold-out beds which sleeps 4-6. There is also a four person tent that you can set up on the lawn and put the fold-out matresses in. Buckhorn Lodge is a one-of-a-kind spot - close to town, right on the water, incredible views on beautiful Orcas Island.

Our home offers great value: in addition to its superb beachfront location, the cost of renting a bike on orcas for a single day is $115. Kayaks rent for $25.00 an hour. Those two amenities alone add over a $1,000 in value with just a few days of use!

We look forward to providing you with a great island vacation.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Larry Bearg
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
31 August, 2016

About Larry Bearg

Larry is an entrepreneur who now enjoys helping others start businesses. Michelle is an organic gardener and landscaper. We have four young adult children in various stages of leaving home.

Larry Bearg purchased this lodge in 2012

Why Larry Bearg chose Orcas Island

The San Juan Islands are one of the most beautiful and pristine places in the lower 48 states - here you will find bald eagles, Orca whales, salmon, spectacularly long sunsets in an ocean environment you can enjoy. Orcas Island offers the perfect balance of natural beauty and the amenities of culture that we so enjoy - great restaurants, fascinating and friendly people, theatre, and many outdoor activities.

What makes this lodge unique

With all of the recent laws limiting home sites far back from the water line, no cutting down trees, etc., Buckhorn Lodge was unique in its history and amazing location - literally 15 feet from the water, unobstructed views that are breathtaking, and close enough to town so we don't have to drive. The perfect combination of connection to the ocean and connection to town life that we have always wished for.


based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Historic Lodge, Private Beach, Hot Tub, Incredible Views, Close To Town
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful and peaceful property right on the water.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this home. It has everything you need for a fun and relaxing vacation. Our highlights included kayaking (loved that boats were provided!), relaxing in the chair swing and looking at the gorgeous view, nightly fires in the fire pit, restful times in the hot tub, watching movies every night, and all of the fun things to see and do on the island - especially Moran State Park. We came to this property for our anniversary, so it was just the two of us and we loved it. It is also the perfect set up for a family. We highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best House Rental Ever

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing five nights at the house, and fully recommend the property.

- Location: Very short drive into town.

- Views: You're literally on the beach, and have a full length back porch or hot tub to enjoy it from. We spent a ton of time on the porch.

- Cleanliness: The cleaning team deserves a ton of credit. It was very thorough.

- Amenities: The kayaks worked great! We didn't use the bikes, but I'm sure they would have been a ton of fun. The hot tub was sparkling clean!

- Communication: Larry was very responsive and courteous any time I had a question. The HomeAway app has tons of great info. Kudos to Larry for putting the effort into making it so useful.

We hope to return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with breathtaking views, I will simply say that our family enjoyed it so much we plan on returning.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning place to get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing cousins reunion at this special spot. The view is magnificent, and there were plenty of activities for a variety of tastes. We really appreciated having the kayaks and bikes on hand as we take our exploring seriously! Larry was very helpful with our planning and making sure we had everything we needed.

It was a great place for families with kids of all ages. The kids used the dress up clothes to perform a play for us one night, and there was plenty of yard space for games. We sat around the campfire playing music and singing and really, just had the most amazing time under the endless skies.

The cabin sleeps plenty (and a few of us camped outside--we were a larger group and we just had to pay a little extra for the impact on the septic), but be warned--it is cozy! If you are comfortable sharing space with your fellow travelers, this place is great. If you need a lot of alone time/space, it may not be for you. But it was definitely for us, and I would come here every year if possible. We will be back! Definitely.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a wonderful time at the property. The old lodge is charming, comfortable and clean. We loved being so close to the beach...we could send our boys (ages 7 and 5) down to explore and still keep an eye on them. We had fun exploring in the kayaks and taking hot tubs at night. The beds were comfortable. We were able to cook many meals with the fully stocked kitchen ( I especially appreciated the good knives and large cutting boards). Location was perfect...a quick drive to town. We would have walked/biked to town if we didn't have 3 little kids. We would definitely recommend this place and stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restful and restorative escape by the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Buckhorn Lodge was everything that we had hoped for, and much, much more. The property is beautifully set on a hill overlooking the ocean. My kids and I spent many happy hours sitting in the swing on the porch just reading, drinking tea, and looking out over the water. The beach is an ever changing landscape that we explored several times a day. The wildlife right around the house kept our eyes open--from the bald eagle who flew right over our heads as we unlocked the kayaks, to the deer who visit at dusk each night, to the hummingbirds who buzz you on the porch. It really is a magical place, and I feel lucky that we found it. The house is very clean, and the kitchen is well stocked with everything you need if you want to cook. The owners were incredibly responsive both before and during our stay when we had a few questions. Without a doubt, we would rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
orcas island
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
East Sound
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
local public course
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
far away - Hurray!
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
many in East Sound
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
private beach
Car: recommended

Drive or hike up to the top of Mt. Constitution for amazing panoramic views of the San Juan's and all the way into Canada! Or just walk up Racoon pt. road from the house and see bald eagles and deer. Sitting on the deck of the house, you will likely see a seal pop it's head out of the water to check you out.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Eastsound, Orcas Island

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
june 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 27 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
5 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning and laundry £123
Damage insur to 3,000. £65
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge on Eastsound on San Juan Islands

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 4 Child Bed , 2 cots plus 4 floor sleeping mattresses for up to 6 kids
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Use 1 or 2 of the twin fold-out beds in the living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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