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

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Larry Bearg
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Historic Lodge, Private Beach, Hot Tub, Incredible Views, Close To Town
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
5

Cute house right on the water

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house for four days and loved it. There are a surprising amount of sleeping spaces tucked into a cozy space. It did get fairly chilly at night and we had to use the space heaters more than anticipated. We made use of the kayaks, hot tub, beach access, fire pit, and well-equipped kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Words cannot describe how phenomenal this place truely was

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect getaway for my sister, mother, and I. The house is gorgeous and well furnished. There is plenty of seating for large groups of people inside and out. The hot tub is to die for! You can spot seals while soaking in the tub! When not in the tub, our favorite spot was the very large porch. You can definitely see wildlife from there and they have a large propane BBQ for entertaining.

Location: We could get to East Sound in less than 10 minutes. Travel to the South end of each lobe on Orcas was ~25 minutes. Easy access to the whole island!

House: The home is beautifully remodeled on the inside while keeping the historic early 1900's charm (This isn't any old house on the block!). The master bedroom has a window that overlooks the ocean through original 1900's glass window panes.

Heating: We were worried about keeping warm with the older windows and vaulted ceilings but they have ample heaters throughout the house that kept us toasty on the colder nights.

Amenities: This home is fully loaded. With all of the recreational toys and beach access you don't need to go rent kayaks or bikes on the island. It is well prepared for all activities!

Owners: What lovely people! We were greeted with a hand written note and a delicious bottle of wine, a good way to start a vacation! Larry's response rate is impressive and credit is due there.

Conclusion: We will be booking this place again. We cant wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great beachfront cabin for family fun

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Buckhorn lodge and would happily stay there again! When we arrived the cabin was clean and all the amenities were ready for use. The views of the ocean and the wildlife were wonderful, and we had to drag our kids away from the beach to explore other parts of the island. The cabin has a rustic feel with plenty of room for two adults and four kids. A well- stocked kitchen, plenty of sleeping options, and generously provided indoor fun were thoughtful touches. As would be expected with a structure built in 1934, there are some quirks (fussy septic system, chilly during storms, seasonal carpenter ants) but we would stay there again in a heartbeat! Thank you Larry and Michelle for a lovely week!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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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5

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

Awesome

  • 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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Location

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
orcas island
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
East Sound
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
orcas
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge on Eastsound, San Juan Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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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
£1,534
for 4 nights
From
£339
 
 
Summer 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,473
for 7 nights
£2,473
 
 
summer b
22 Jul 2017 - 26 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,708
for 4 nights
From
£383
 
 
summer c
31 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,090
for 5 nights
From
£383
 
 
fall 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,364
for 4 nights
From
£297
£2,047
 
 
spring 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 26 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,534
for 4 nights
From
£339
£2,132
 
 
summer 2018
27 May 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,643
for 7 nights
£2,643
 
 
fall 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,534
for 4 nights
From
£339
£2,047
 
 
winter 2018-2019
4 Nov 2018 - 30 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,197
for 4 nights
From
£255
£1,793
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,197
for 4 nights
From
£255
£1,623
 

Additional pricing information

Damage insur to 3,000. £61.07
cleaning and laundry £115.95
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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