Dream Town Craftsman - Eastsound, WA
Max occupancy: 6
1 Queen Bed,
2 Double Bed
38 Bright Water Lane, Eastsound, WA 98245
Ocean view, outdoor fireplace, & beach access!
Enjoy the ocean views at this Orcas Island vacation rental. Wake up, grab your binoculars, and walk to the beach to keep an eye out for whales, as wildlife frequently passes by. Enjoy your favorite island lunch at the picnic table in front of the outdoor fire pit, or curl up in front of the fireplace inside with a hot beverage. After a day out on the town, relax and unwind in the master bathroom's clawfoot tub.
What's nearby: downtown is just steps nearby and is home to many local shops and restaurants, like the fantastic brunch at New Leaf Cafe, and the cozy eclectic Mia's. The historic observation tower at Mt. Constitution is a 27 minute drive and boasts 360 views of Canada and the San Juan islands. Mt. Constitution is in Moran State Park, which has many opportunities for hiking, biking, and water sports.
Things to know:
Full kitchen (with dishwasher)
Outdoor fire pit
SLC Permit #PPROV0-18-0056
Property permit ID: PPROV0-17-0067
Washer/dryer : Private
The house was beautiful...a fabulous kitchen for those that like to cook. Within a 5 minute walk on a beautiful, blackberry-lined trail, to the heart of Eastsound, as well as walkable to the brewery (great local brews and outdoor patio + games) and the airport (some of us flew in and walked to the house). We were a group of 5 adults and 1 child and it was perfectly set up for all of us to comfortably enjoy the house without being on top of each other. Loads of board games and a lovely front porch, and BBQ. Really, a perfect place for a long weekend with friends and family, close to the action in town but super quiet and peaceful. Highly recommend!!
Great house in Eastsound. Walk to stores and community waterfront park.
Helpful management and comfortable rental.
Had a great time on Orcas with ferry/bike trips to Lopez and San Juan. Liam's house was perfect for us (4) - easy walk to town, quick jump onto the roads for rides to Mt. Constitution/Doe Bay, Westsound and Orcas Village. Nice amenities and everything we needed and wanted. Definitely going back.
We thoroughly enjoyed your home, and want to thank you again for accommodating our last minute request!! It truly made our trip more enjoyable and secured the fact that we will always stay in a rental home over a resort in the future! We will be sure to tell our friends and family about your lovely and affordable home, and I have no doubt it will be rented during our wedding week on Orcas next year. We especially enjoyed your map & island brochure basket, your collection of dvds, your many spices (though we didn't use them, it would have been awesome if we would have cooked more!), the updated features and cleanliness of your home! We also loved being so incredibly close to the an accessible and beautiful shoreline, and being just seconds from town. We really loved our stay and I want to thank you again for being so accommodating! We look forward to booking your home in the future!
This is a lovely home located in Eastsound, WA. There are great trails behind the house that take you into Eastsound or to the beach. We were able to walk our kayaks down to the shore as the walk is short and sweet...literally sweet. The path is lined with wild blackberries and lavender and you can hear the waves and smell the salty air...its quite charming.
The house itself is new, clean, well-maintained and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is well-stocked with appliances(even a coffee grinder), utensils and basic spices. There is also a charcoal grill on the deck. The living room has games, books, and movies for the whole family. My kids were very excited about the games.
We had perfect weather on our trip and spent a lot of time out exploring the island. The state parks are great for hiking, swimming and kayaking. The views at Mt Constitution were breathtaking. We also enjoyed taking the ferry and exploring the other islands. We were able to see Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor, bike around Lopez island, and we even saw a few dolphins while on the ferry.
We mostly dined in, utilizing the great kitchen, but we did get pastries from Brown Bear Baking a few times and they were delicious. We also really enjoyed the pizza at Hogstone's Wood Oven.
I have already recommended this vacation home to a number of friends and would absolutely stay here again. Orcas seems to be a very special place and we loved getting to spend a week there.
This is a great place to stay on Orcas Island, which is a great place to vacation. We envisioned the house in a wooded, somewhat isolated setting, but it's actually in a residential area in Eastsound. That turned out to be fine, since it's handy to be a very close walk to "downtown."
The house does indeed sleep six without any problems. Two bedrooms upstairs share a large bathroom, and the bedroom downstairs has a small private bath. The house is very attractive and has pretty much everything you'll need. I don't believe that the listing indicates that it has a washer and dryer, but it does.
As discussed in a previous review, although the house isn't on the water, the bay can be seen from the front porch and patio. And it's a three minute walk to be right there.
The requirement of paying for trash is a bit frustrating, but I assume it's a reasonable attempt to keep that under control on this small island. I took our trash and recycling to the Orcas transfer station (i.e. dump) on the day we left; the charge was $13. They take credit cards. You can apparently have the the realtor deal with it for an extra charge.
It is close to the tiny Orcas airport, but we actually enjoyed watching the small private planes coming in and taking off.
Orcas Island is beautiful, and Eastsound is charming. My wife and I were there with our two adult children and their partners. There's plenty to do (kayaking, whale watching, sailing (recommend Kruger Escapes)) and super fresh seafood to cook in the well equipped kitchen (recommend Buck Bay Shellfish Farm). You can also just enjoy the mild summer temps on the porch or patio.