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USA Washington Orcas Island Eastsound Listing #23562

Gafford Guest House - Eastsound, WA

18 reviews
Max occupancy: 9 4 Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed 5 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
430 Gafford Lane, Eastsound, WA 98245

Worry-free booking

Enjoy peace of mind with flexible travel options:

  • At least 7 days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
  • At least 30 days before check-in: You also have the option to cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

Expert cleaning

Professional housekeepers clean and stock each home, using an EPA-approved disinfectant.

Local support

Each trip is backed by 24/7 customer support and local teams everywhere we operate.

Self-service

Many Vacasa homes use smart locks or lockboxes for a smooth, contactless check-in.

Welcoming Orcas Island home w/bay views and contemporary features

If sunlight is your fancy, this beautiful ranch-style home is the one for you. The large windows throughout the house boast ocean and bay views, and the expansive deck that surrounds the house is a perfect place to wind down after your busy day in Eastsound. The wood floors, granite countertops and professional piano perfectly accentuate the gorgeous views outside, and the kitchen and living room both have everything you need to feel right at home.

What's nearby:
This home is right in between Turtleback Mountain Preserve and Moran State Park, so wildlife sightings are almost a guarantee no matter what time of year you are visiting. It is also a short drive into the town of Eastsound, where the local restaurants and shopping are second to none.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen (dishwasher)
Extra table/folding chairs available
A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

Property permit ID: PPROV0-14-0038

AMENITIES

Common areas

Game room

Features

Iron

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Fireplace

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Water view

Media

Internet : Other

TV

Cable

DVD library

DVD player

Outdoor

Patio

Deck

18 reviews

Leah U. Nov 2020
The most beautiful home with great views and such a beautiful interior
The furniture is lovely and we enjoyed the spacious yet cozy feel of this home. The open floor plan with a huge gourmet kitchen allows us to entertain and enjoy each other’s company. Beautiful fireplace and plenty of chairs too! Just can’t wait to go back!
Carli R. Oct 2020
This was a lovely home. We went as two small families and it was just perfect. The view is incredible. The kitchen was well stocked with equipment. The location was perfect— easy access to takeout and groceries in Eastsound, as well as to Moran State Park. We truly enjoyed a relaxing visit in this comfortable, spacious home.
Karen H. Oct 2020
Lovely home! Private, great views, deer in the yard, fully stocked! We’ll be back!
Diana B. Aug 2020
Incredible view, great deck, wonderful layout for families, central location - win win win! Could not recommend this impeccably situated and appointed home more.
George R. Aug 2020
Our family had a wonderful week at the Gafford Guest House. The kids had plenty of room to spread out and play on the enormous wraparound deck, and my wife and I were able to relax and enjoy the view. Very close to restaurants and outdoor activities, we could have stayed another week and not run out of things to do!
Chris R. Aug 2020
EVERYTHING WAS A 10 OUT OF 10. ONLY THING I SCRATCHED MY HEAD ON WAS THE CHILD SIZE BEDS LOL (IN THE MASTER TOO). OKAY MAYBE NOT CHILD SIZE BUT SMALL FOR THE CALIBER OF HOUSE. I SLEPT DIAGONAL AS IM 6'5". ALSO WIFI CONNECTIVITY INFO WAS CONFUSINGAS THE LINKS ONLINE WERE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT MGNT STATED THAN WHAT WAS SHOWN IN THE HOUSE. OTHER THAN THAT., AMAZING VIEWS AND DECK RELAXATION. WOULD RENT AGAIN FOR SURE IF BIGGER BEDS WERE INSTALLED. CHRIS
Katherine K. Aug 2020
This property was a mixed bag for us.

Pros: amazing deck with a stunning view and beautiful sunsets. All four bathrooms were very nice. It’s location to both Cascade Lake and Eastsound were extremely convenient.

Cons: we had trouble getting in. We found the lockbox on the rt hand side as directed and it wouldn’t open. We called vacasa and waited on hold for 20 min. No one ever answered but in the ensuing chaos of my husband chasing our three year old around the property, my husband found a SECOND lockbox that did work with the code. I mean... maybe mention that in the instruction email? Later, we tried to use the WiFi and the network didn’t exist. We tried calling the local property manager listed in the book at the rental. She didn’t answer and has never returned our call. A few hours later, we found a card in the corner stating a different network than was listed in Vacasa’s vacation details. That worked. In addition to just an annoying check-in situation, there were things about the house that felt cheap for the price we paid for this rental. The TP provided was the kind that is thin and rough (cheap), all beds were full beds including the master. The master is a sleigh bed that is tiny and short. Since it’s a sleigh bed my husband couldn’t straighten his legs (he’s only 6 foot). The chairs on the beautiful deck were uncomfortable and the kitchen felt super aged. The dishwasher falls open and the appliances feel ancient. The gorgeous bathtub has no grip on the bottom so my son was slipping everywhere. The overall effect was that although the house is expensive and gorgeous, it was like death by a million paper cuts. For this price, the master should have a king, the guest rooms should have queens. The deck should have comfortable chairs and the kitchen shouldn’t feel like a garage sale of old gadgets.

All that being said- gorgeous view and orcas is of course a wonderful place to visit.

We’ve had problems with vacasa in the past. We rented with them a few weeks ago and received a text 10 minutes before arrival notifying us there would be no stove. No sorry, discount or attempt to have someone come fix it.

Combined we’ve learned that we will return to the San Juan Islands, but we will not rent from Vacasa again.
Manager response:
Thank you for choosing to stay with Vacasa! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the home. We apologize for any issues you encountered with check-in and we are sorry you were not able to reach our staff. We are currently in the process of hiring and training many new team members to ensure we can continue to deliver our world-class customer service through these incredibly busy times. We appreciate your feedback, and I have passed this information along to the local staff so they can ensure future guests do not have a negative experience with us. We hope to have the chance to impress you in the future!
Catherine M. May 2020
Great place for families cooking together and enjoying a beautiful view from the deck.
Jeffrey C. Aug 2019
Great house for a larger group. 11 of us stayed for 3 nights. Big, open kitchen and family room, huge deck, and wonderful views of the water. Remarkably quiet with no other houses or cabins in sight. Highly recommend.
Barbara A. Aug 2019
This is a large, beautiful home conveniently located near Eastsound. It was perfect for our family of four adults and three children and I would happily stay there again with a large group. There is a good view overlooking the water of East Sound however since the view is toward the west it would be good to have shades on the west- facing windows in the living/dining/kitchen area and some umbrellas on the deck for protection from the direct afternoon sun.
Melanie K. Aug 2019
We loved the view and the close proximity to everything.
V. Vance R. Aug 2019
Very conveniently located between Eastsound and Rosario’s. Very clean with great view. Very roomy.
Shoshanah H. Jul 2019
Really lovely and spacious home with a great view from the deck and top story. Rooms are all roomy and comfortable. Some of the mattresses could be better, but otherwise, no complaints. The driveway is a little steep, but totally manageable with our low clearance vehicle. The back yard is super steep and a bit wild- but really lovely to look at and full of deer in the evening. The deck is really nice, roomy and in great condition. We didn't want to leave.
A few things- the kitchen is very very well stocked with dishes and pots and pans etc... but for some reason short on dishtowels- so bring some with you or bring paper towels. Otherwise plenty of linens. Location is great- very short drive to groceries and Eastsound. About 20 minute drive from Moran State Park.
Dallas N. Jul 2019
View was wonderful
Victoria K. Jun 2019
Spacious and beautiful.
Manish N. May 2019
This vacation home is better than the pictures. There were 4 toddlers in our group and kids also loved it.