Apfel Haus is warm, inviting house in a superb location. It is a 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house with a fully equipped gourmet kitchen. 3 min to the ferry landing and 10 minutes to Eastsound. 43 acres of land surround this home, with loads of space to walk and explore. Sitting high on a bluff, the house has a magnificent view of West Sound and it's activity, wildlife and sunsets. Great for summer exploration as well as sitting by the fire watching a great winter storm blow through.
This architecturally significant 4-bedroom view home--all surrounded by 43 acres in coveted West Sound offers many landscapes: forested hills, mossy knolls, orchards and pasture. Appel Haus is a wonderful spot for a romantic getaway, visiting with friends and family, or peaceful time on your own. Relax and unwind, or call it home base while you hike, kayak, bike, swim, fish, shop local boutiques, dine, tour local farms, whale watch, or take art or yoga classes.
The house, located in one of the sunniest areas of the island, offers lovely views of the sound, forest and pastoral land surrounding the house. We are west-facing and the sunset views are fantastic!
The main house is a 3 bedroom, 2 full bath house. The main-floor master has a king bed and an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower.
The first upstairs guest room has two twin beds. There is a shared full bath with a bath/shower combo. The second upstairs bedroom has a queen bed. All guest towels and linens are provided.
June 1 we completed new construction of a detached 1-bedroom apartment above the detached garage. This additional bedroom has two twin beds and 1/2 bath. If you'd like to rent and have access to this space, please hit the "additional bed" button in the custom rates.
The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with all the pots and pans, dishes and utensils you could want. Appliances are all high-end: Sub Zero fridge/freezer, Viking stove, Dacor oven, microwave and warming drawer, Miele dishwasher. There is also a full pantry with the basics--spices, oils and vinegars and baking supplies.
There is a large dining room table that can comfortably seat 8.
The living room is circled with large picture windows to take in the view of the water, deer, bunnies and eagles. Warm up in front of the floor to ceiling rock fireplace. In the cooler months, radiant underfloor heat throughout the house keeps you cozy.
In the upper loft we have a flat screen Smart TV and access to Netflix, Vudu, Amazon, etc. In addition, there is a DVD player. Bring your own DVDs, borrow one from our library, or visit the excellent rental shop in Eastsound. There are cards, puzzles and games to keep you entertained if you come in long enough from the beauty of Orcas.
There is a fire pit a short walk away for nighttime s'mores, music and stargazing.
Just down the path are 20 happy chickens, friendly goats and a large vegetable garden. Grab eggs for your morning omelette and in the summer, help yourself to whatever is in season from the garden--tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and lettuce.
Outside, there is a dining table for meals al fresco, plenty of outdoor seating to take in the view, and a hot tub to soak in and take in the view.
You will have full use of the washer and dryer, including detergent and softener.
There is free WiFi on the premises
While children are welcome, if you have small children with you, it should be noted that the house sits up on a high bluff, and while there is not a sheer drop off, children should be watched closely.
There is also an open loft down to the lower floor. Small children and agile climbers should be watched very carefully.
This house is wheelchair accessible.
For elderly guests or those with difficulty moving around, the main floor of the house has everything you need--kitchen, laundry and master bed and bath.
Please treat this house as you would treat your own. It is very special to us.
What previous renters have said about Apfel Haus:
This place is the essence of Orcas. Incredible views of madras and nature against the water. A very clean and comfortable home, even more beautiful than the pictures. This place is fantastic! Jennifer was an excellent host. We had a ton of questions and requests since we had a small party there. Jennifer was so accommodating and nice! A wonderful experience that made our Orcas visit so special.
Submitted: Jul 31, 2017 Stayed: July 2017 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway ***** 5 of 5
Perfectly secluded. Incredible views. And a great kitchen and outdoor dining area that was put to good use. Would absolutely stay again.
Submitted: Aug 14, 2017 Stayed: Aug 2017 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway ***** 5 of 5
"LIKE HOME....WITH VIEWS"
We had a great time here. Very quiet and secluded. Jennifer was very responsive and accommodating. Great kitchen with all the top notch amenities. Beds were super comfortable and the house has a great view. We made s'mores by the fire pit and looked at the stars. Worth every penny!
Submitted: Aug 18, 2017 Stayed: Aug 2017 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway ***** 5 of 5