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Lovely Orcas Island craftsman-style home with filtered water view
This lovely Craftsman-style vacation home on Orcas Island is a little piece of paradise located in a peaceful, quiet community. Influenced by the Arts and Crafts design movement of the early 20th century, the interior is open and warm, with hardwood floors, stained glass accents, and exposed woodwork. A pleasing spot both inside and out, up to six guests will greatly enjoy a stay at the aptly named Whispering Pines Retreat.
The main floor is a bright and light filled open concept living room, dining room, and kitchen with ten-foot-high ceilings. The living room includes large windows and Mission-style wood furniture with comfortable cushions, colorful throw rugs, and a beautifully tiled gas fireplace. Pick a cozy spot to settle in, choose a book or game from the many shelves, and relax. There is a stereo with an iPod dock, a smart TV with Roku streaming channels, and a DVD player, so you'll have no shortage of entertainment for those cold, stormy days. Free WiFi is available in case you need to check work emails, research possible island excursions, or find a new salmon recipe for dinner.
The home itself is well-equipped to entertain you both indoors and out! There are also two kayaks, a badminton/volleyball kit, tennis gear (two rackets and balls), a large beach umbrella, beach chairs, water vests, beach towels, and four adult bicycles to make the most of your time outdoors.
The fully equipped kitchen has butcher block counters, colorful coffee mugs, a cookbook collection for culinary inspiration. All the appliances, dishes, and utensils you need to create tasty vacation meals are right at your fingertips. Appliances include a coffee maker, blender, slow cooker, pancake griddle, popcorn maker, and waffle maker.
The nearby dining room table seats six and is open to the living area, making it easy to spread out and socialize. Glass French doors off the dining room lead out to a large deck with a west view of the saltwater bay of Eastsound through the forested landscape. On the south side of the house, off the living room, is a sunny brick patio surrounded by rosemary, lavender, and fir trees. On sunny days, you can dine al fresco and breathe in the fresh Puget Sound air!
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, all with queen-size beds, soft bedding, and decorative touches throughout each room. There is a beautiful water view through the trees. The two bathrooms are also located upstairs and feature a white hexagonal tile floor, pedestal sinks, framed botanical drawings, and walk-in showers.
Orcas Island is 57 square miles of scenic hills, lakes, sea views, and forests. Like the other three main islands in the San Juan Island archipelago, it is accessible by the Washington State Ferry, private boat, or plane.
Less than five miles away, you'll want to spend plenty of time walking around picturesque Eastsound, the largest town on the island. Here you will find historic homes and buildings, some dating back to the late 1800s. This charming village has many art galleries, museums, shops, bookstores, cafes, and restaurants. Don't miss the other smaller towns of Olga, Deer Harbor, and Orcas Village. Dining out on Orcas Island offers a variety of choices, ranging from casual cafes to some of the finest restaurants in the Northwest.
Outdoor activities on Orcas Island include golfing at Orcas Island Golf Course, biking the rolling island hills, horseback riding, whale watching, kayaking, beachcombing, and bird watching. Located just minutes from the cabin, Moran State Park has over 5,000 acres of forest and almost 40 miles of trails to explore. Besides hiking the many nature trails, this is a popular destination for lake swimming, boating, fishing, and picnicking. Up for a challenge? Hike or drive to the 2,400-foot summit of Mount Constitution and gaze out over both the US and Canada!
Leave your stresses behind, come rejuvenate and create lasting memories in this little piece of paradise.
Things to know: San Juan County License #PCUP00-13-0004
No pets are allowed at this vacation rental.
Parking notes: Parking is in the drive way with a path up to house
County permit number: PCUP00-13-0004
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Internet : Century Link
Nearby activities & attractions
Stephen M.Sep 2022
Great attention to detail. Clean and well organized. Well arranged and furnished. Perfect for 3 couples.
Joshua G.Aug 2022
Amazing, comfortable and clean house convenient to everything great about Orcas. Highly recommended!
Rhonda O.Jul 2022
This beautiful, tastefully furnished home was perfect for 3 couples who hike together every year. Kitchen well organized and equipped and roomy enough for our needs. Woodsy setting so relaxing!
We enjoyed the entire layout and the close proximity to Eastsound & Moran State Park. The wifi was easy to connect and had a strong signal. The wall HVAC were troublesome we thought since they didn’t seem to awake to commands for higher heat from the remotes for several minutes.
Karin B.Apr 2022
This is a beautiful house, clean, quiet and a well stocked kitchen. The beds were very comfortable. We turned the fireplace on at night to sit in front of and play some of the games that were there. The bathrooms are both upstairs and…careful! The stairs are a bit slippery. All in all it was a great 3 days!
Randee Y.Nov 2021
The home was just what we needed; enough space for 5 friends to make meals together, play games and enjoy each others company.
Diana A.Nov 2021
This was our second year staying at the Whispering Pines Retreat. It was as picturesque and cozy as the previous year. The full stock of amenities in the kitchen cabinets are welcome. Thanks to the owners for putting a new set of strings on the guitar.
Dianne L.Oct 2021
What a blessed tranquil beautiful setting in the woods. House has everything and the fireplace was special to use each morning and evening. May God bless this wonderful abode. 🙏😇
Pam C.Aug 2021
Loved the location of this home. Nestled in the trees with a deck off of the dining room perfect for quiet reading or visits with friends and family. Close to Rosario so we could easily attend all of the wedding activities taking place there. The house is clean and very well maintained. Kitchen has anything needed for cooking and baking. Lots of games and puzzles on hand. We appreciated the very quick response when we had trouble figuring out the AC units. If we revisit Orcas we would love to stay here again.
Benjamin S.Jul 2021
Whispering Pines was super comfortable -- great natural light, clean and organized, and on a side of Orcas Island that we thought was the best. Property management was very helpful when needed. We even had a small deer say good morning to us most days. Great spot.
Michael C.Jul 2021
Beautiful home, great setting 10 minutes from town and fewer from Moran State Park. Quiet, well appointed. Would stay again.
Kerri J.Jun 2021
Loved the decor, the decks, kitchen had alot of room. House is very quiet and tranquil. Missing a bbq, that fact was in the description, but it seems a shame not to have one.
William W.Jun 2021
We loved staying here. The beautiful craftsman style home was immaculate with all the amenities you could possible want and some you didn't even know you needed like the use of kayaks and bicycles. And if you're lucky like we were, we had some incredible sunsets from the deck and a wandering deer or two to share your morning cup of java. If you pick this place for your Island getaway, you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!
Sashya C.Jan 2021
Our family really enjoyed our stay at Whispering Pines. It was clean and well-stocked, tastefully decorated, and very comfortable. We loved the beautiful tree views from the bedrooms and our sweet deer visitors.
Rebecca K.Dec 2020
Such a beautiful place to relax and spend tiome together as a family. The kitchen/dining/living area was beautiful, comfortable, and spacious, with views of the trees in every direction. It snowed while we were there, which made for especially beautiful views.
Heather G.Dec 2020
My husband and I celebrated our 9th anniversary at this cabin. It was a wonderful location, well equipped, cozy little place. We even had a momma and baby deer walk to the side door and come right up to us. The well stocked games, and kitchen were an added bonus. We would definitely come again! Thanks for a great trip.
Diana A.Nov 2020
This beautiful home is nestled in pines. The bedroom floor feels as if you’re living in a treehouse, providing a tranquil environment for reading amongst the trees. The size of main floor windows bring the woods close, a cozy experience. A perfect architectural design that draws you in. You won’t want to leave, it’s that beautiful.
Rebecca H.Oct 2020
A gorgeous and private retreat!
Janelle M.Oct 2020
Beautiful home in peaceful setting. Relaxing trip for us and our adult daughter. Near state parks for hiking, biking and kayaking. Queen beds would be even better :)
Janelle, thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you had a relaxing stay with us! To clarify, this home does indeed have three queen size beds. We apologize for any confusion regarding this. We hope to host you again in the future!
Lili S.Sep 2020
Well appointed comfortable home in the woods, 5 minutes from Moran park and very peaceful. Loved our stay here!
BEVERLY S.Jul 2020
Loved the house Wry nicely decorated clean. Quiet location. We loved the deck and porch. Only negative is WiFi did not work and Vacasa never responded to email. We also wished there was a bathroom down stairs
Christopher A.Jun 2020
We loved our stay here... The home is efficient but very comfortable And well provisioned. The living level has lots of windows to take in the wooded and garden setting. It’s cozy and very peaceful and we would have loved to spend more time here.
Lena H.Dec 2019
I don’t normally leave reviews but just had to for this home. This home is special... so cozy and beautiful and perfectly clean. Every detail has been thought of to make your stay comfortable. Also, the beds, couches, chairs, etc. are all comfortable, clean and well maintained. I highly recommend this quaint home!!
Bruce W.Sep 2019
Beautiful home, tastefully integrated into the mountainside forest overlooking East Sound. Even though there are nearby neighbouring houses, the home is so well blended into the forest setting that you have the feeling you are out in nature. The home has such a warm feeling with the extensive use of wood. Loved it!
Kelly F.Sep 2019
Our family had a wonderful time staying here for a recent week’s vacation.
Jodi L.May 2019
Great home in the hills of Orcas Island. Loved sitting on the deck with peek a boo sunset views. Lovely woodwork interior. Both bathrooms on second floor. We had a wonderful time.
Kathi G.Apr 2019
This was a great vacation home.
Clean, very well equipped, and relaxing.
Thanks for a great time!
Britt H.Jan 2019
This house was well designed and easy to use.
H Postyn S.Nov 2018
Wonderful home! We enjoyed walking by the beach, hiking in the park, playing board games, and cooking meals. Thanks for the great visit!
Linda R.Nov 2018
What a wonderful surprise to open the front door and find lights already on, making for a very warm welcome! Beautiful view from every window, peace and quiet, fire in the fireplace, what else do you need? A well stocked kitchen, lovely bedrooms, skylights to let the sun shine in make it a joy to come home each day after going whale watching, hiking, or shopping in town. Great place for my sisters and I to spend time together! Will definitely return!
Jeffrey S.Sep 2018
Your listing gave us a very good idea of how beautiful this home is, although it couldn’t capture the splendor of the lovely, wooded setting. The house was beautifully furnished and very well stocked, especially the kitchen. The location was terrific, & the setting was so beautiful & quiet. The owners thought of everything! It made our stay, & we wouldn’t hesitate to rent it again.
Joan S.Sep 2018
Beautiful cabin with wonderful natural light. Very comfortable furniture, nice working kitchen, close to Moran Park and kayak rentals.
Karena S.Aug 2018
We had a wedding to attend on Orcas and when we started looking at lodging, found most places were either booked or very expensive! After a ton of a searching, I happened to stumble across this house! We are three couples so the size of the house, the bedrooms, everything was perfect! The price was very reasonable for us too! Vacasa communicated great with me and it was very easy to find and get in! Thank you so much for making our stay amazing!
Kate A.Aug 2018
Lovely holiday home. Very spacious and extremely well equipped.
Pauline D.Jul 2018
Beautiful setting in deep woods, open airy great room, lots of windows, well-equipped kitchen.
Margaret T.Jun 2018
This home is so lovely - beautifully and comfortably decorated and furnished, and so, so quiet!
Marco A.Jun 2018
We loved everything . Went with my wife, daughter and granddaughter. House was impeccable, only thing we bought that wasn't there was a CROCKPOT/SLOW COOKER, which we thought was great to come home to a hot meal after hiking and whale watching. We left it there for the next guest. Linens were nice , beds were comfortable , one of the nicest houses we have rented . Looking forward to another stay there with more of our family
Elizabeth M.May 2018
The house was located in a quiet neighborhood and a short walk away from fantastic views of the island. It was very neat and tastefully decorated but still had a homey feel to it. The kitchen was complete in terms of appliances and utensils all in good working condition.
Richard H.Apr 2018
This property is fantastic,great location and close to a beautiful park. House had everything you could possibly need,comfortable and warm. Beds were super comfortable and so were the rooms.I have no complaints whatsoever.
Dan F.Dec 2017
house was beautiful, wood floors, gas fireplace that warmed the whole downstairs, the kitchen was large enough for five of us having a Christmas dinner. Loved the views and walks out our front door.
Donna F.Oct 2017
Beautiful home, clean and great set up for family.
Paul B.Sep 2017
Orcas Island was a Great Place to relax. Really like The Madrona Bar & Grill and Catkin Café. The view from Mt. Constitution were Awesome!
Brett C.Sep 2017
This was a dream vacation house for my family. Clean and comfortable, close to town but felt very private.
Bill K.Aug 2017
Nell O.Aug 2017
This was a beautifully appointed home very close to Moran State Park. The house was lovely and well-appointed. We would definitely stay here again.
Diane R.Aug 2017
Three couples spent two nights at this clean, lovely home. It's in a great location. We were happy to have had access to the spacious garage to put our four motorcycles in overnight, as we had a little rain one night. We sat out on the deck and enjoyed the serenity, and watched deer wander about. The living room chairs were perfect for sitting and reading a book from your wonderful library. Thanks for having a fan in each bedroom! Wonderful place; would recommend to anyone.
Max B.Jul 2017
5 friends and I spent 3 nights here. We loved the access to Eastsound, Doe Bay, and Moran State Park. House was well furnished with bikes, kitchen supplies, and towels.
Highly recommend for a family or group!
Joseph K.Jul 2017
The house was in a great location and close to Moran state park. It was very clean and beautiful inside.
We saw some dear and beautiful sunset colors.
Mary K.Jul 2017
The house was a great find and very comfortable for five adults. The living space is open and full of light, which made hanging out at the house a treat. The upstairs rooms are spacious and comfortable. We had plenty of room to spread out and relax. Definitely the kind of place that you want to return to.
Miruna P.May 2017
This is a beautiful, very functional house close to Eastsound and Moran State Park. Great collection of board games!
Phillip R.May 2017
We loved this cabin! It is absolutely gorgeous. Every view is spectacular. The bedrooms are comfortable and the kitchen is awesome. The owners put great care and planning into building this gorgeous cabin.
We took a whale excursion, visited beautiful Moran State Park ( don't miss the view from Mt Constitution)and ate ice cream in Eastsound. We loved the unique island life and are so glad we went to Orcas Island.
Mallory T.May 2017
We loved our stay here and would definitely come again. My only complaint is that the owners (who were very friendly) were still in the house when we arrived at our scheduled check in time. They were finishing cleaning up for us and gathering their things from their own stay at the home. But after a long day traveling with kids, waiting an extra 30 minutes to check in was tough. And on the day of our departure the cleaning lady came before our 11am scheduled check out. So we felt like we didn't quite get what we paid for and what was in the rental agreement. The house itself is beautiful and had everything we needed. Our son loved all the games, books, and deer that frequented the yard!
Caitlin B.Mar 2017
This was a fantastic house to relax on a getaway girls weekend. The house was beautiful, with a cozy fireplace and well equipped kitchen. The beds were comfy and the neighborhood quiet and peaceful. It was perfect for five of us. The island was great to explore, despite a lot of rain and fog. Would love to return.
Ian B.Feb 2017
Beautiful and relaxing home conveniently located close to Moran state park and east sound. Would stay here again.
Zosia B.Jan 2017
Great location just about Moran State park. Convenient access to the lake, hiking, East sound. The house was comfortable, modern, spacious and had all the amenities we needed for a winter mini-break. Particularly enjoyed playing board games by the fire :)
Heather B.Oct 2016
We have stayed in a number of hones and this one was by far the nicest. The property was well maintained and beautifully decorated. The home is filled with natural light and each windows have beautiful views. The kitchen is large and we'll equipped. The beds were comfortable and the linens were fresh and new. We would definitely come back.
Al M.Sep 2016
Perfect way to get away from the city and enjoy this beautiful island. The house was cleaned and had everything we needed for a great 2 days getaway.
Mary K.Sep 2016
This home is wonderful. It is so quiet and the surrounding decks and outdoor spaces are very scenic with wooded privacy.Very enjoyable stay in this lovely home.
Thomas L.Sep 2016
Our son was recently married on Orcas. The home was perfect for the us and our 4 friends. The beds were comfy, the living area was spacious and inviting. We enjoyed meals around the large table and appreciated good working spaces in the kitchen. We prepared most of the rehearsal dinner in the well equipped kitchen. We look forward to another visit!
Lori H.Sep 2016
You will not be disappointed with this lovely craftsman home. It is beautifully designed and well maintained. Everything you need is available and kindly labeled. I wish I could purchase this home! It is everything I have always dreamed of in terms of style, location, view and surrounding amenities.
Sandra H.Aug 2016
This beautiful cabin tucked in the woods was the perfect spot for a relaxing family weekend trip! We were greeted by deer every morning outside the cabin, the location was very convenient to Mount Constitution, the kitchen was fully stocked with everything needed to cook our own meals, and the games provided were a bonus for family game night! Wish we could have stayed longer!
Amanda D.Aug 2016
This house was a wonderful set up for a weekend trip for 6 people.
Meribeth N.Aug 2016
We wish we còuld have stayed longer! Like maybe a month or so :)
Jeana P.Aug 2016
Great cabin on Oracas Island. Pretty clean, except for a few spiderwebs and accompanying bugs in the high to reach corners. The kitchen was very well organized, with labels everywhere and easy to find staples. The highlight of the house was all the board games! My friends and I had a great time playing some of the games and it was an unexpected surprise to see so many. Overall, great stay!
Carolyn M.Aug 2016
We had a wonderful time at Discovery Way cabin. The moment we arrived, we felt welcomed with the gorgeous furnishings, wooden floors and dhurrie rugs. All of the special touches were there...games, puzzles, an amazing kitchen, plenty of towels, first aid kit, guitar...couldn't have asked for more. Thank you for sharing your amazing home with us. My sister and I came from PA and took my 2 sons and DIL (all from Seattle) along to the "Islands"....it was the perfect getaway for everyone!
Travis B.Jul 2016
This area is one of our new favorite places on orcas. The house is beautiful newer construction. Not that crappy new construction found in Seattle suburbs. Sits on top of the hill in a very peaceful location. So close to Moran. Thanks for everything.
Rob H.Jul 2016
Very tasteful, new, private home up on a hill in a nice residential neighborhood surrounded by beautiful pines. Well furnished and very clean, with super comfortable beds. Sitting on the deck felt like being in a treehouse. It's a short drive into Eastsound, the main town on Orcas. Overall we loved the home. Be aware that there are three full-size beds and no fold-out couch -- it will sleep 6, but only if you double up in every bed.
Holly J.Jul 2016
This was a fantastic house with plenty of room! The deck was fabulous with great filtered views of the water. We were greeted by a little family of deer which was very fun! Orcas Island has a lot to offer, we will be back!!
Peter K.Jul 2016
Great house, would stay here again, good location and well decorated
Gregory H.Jul 2016
Great location and excellent vacation rental. Well maintained and fully stocked with everything you could need.
Carla J.Jul 2016
Home is in great condition and has lots of things to do: games, puzzles, kayaks, and roku.
Andrew R.Jun 2016
Had a great trip with my wife to the Discovery view cabin. We just enjoyed hanging around the house and on the patio, we put up a hammock, did some stargazing and relaxed. The house is beautifully decorated and feels very homey, the kitchen is surprisingly well-stocked if you want to do some cooking (great knives and pans). We saw some amazing things on our trip (Mt. Constitution, Turtleback preserve, Orcas) but just being at the cabin was a major highlight.
Jennifer H.Jun 2016
Loved our stay here and the central location to hiking and delicious restaurants in Eastsound. Make sure to have a large car if you want to use the kayaks for the water is about 15 minutes away.
Rick E.Apr 2016
Loved the cabin inside & out. Wish I owned it.
Judson F.Mar 2016
MY wife, baby girl, mother-in-law enjoyed a great 3 nights in the cabin. It was very cold upon entry and took a solid night to warm up, but was great thereafter. Heating is controlled individually in each room so we had to go through every room and turn on the heat to get the house warmed up. Not obvious at first. Once heated though the cabin was very comfortable. We wouldn't go there if we expected to walk anywhere however. Nothing in walking distance and hilly so walking with a small child would be difficult. Our trip had destinations scheduled so it was not an issue. We would stay there again if our plans called for a similar situation.
S J.Sep 2015
Beautiful, quiet location for a rental home that is close to Eastsound (coffee, food, groceries, and shops) and adjacent to Moran State Park for great hikes and views! Has many amenities (loved the warm fireplace and lots of cooking equipment) with comfortable beds and nice showers (one with a forest view). Really quiet sleeping. Really close to Eastsound and Moran State Park! The house could have been cleaner. I enjoyed an early morning hike around the neighborhood. Loved the deer.
Barb M.Aug 2015
When the kids were asked what their favorite thing was, they quickly said, "All the deer that wandered around the house." We also enjoyed the board games; every night we played a different one. It was a pleasant, relaxing week.
Jeanne E.Jul 2015
This is a beautiful home with lots of light, a well equipped kitchen and comfortable furniture. We had 2 other couples join us and there was plenty of room for all. It was hard leaving such a peaceful setting!
Thank you for taking the time to share some of the highlights of your stay in this beautiful home! We appreciate hearing that you had a wonderful experience and can only imagine how hard it was to leave.
Jane S.Apr 2015
This home is not in walking distance of restaurants, etc, but it is short drive to Eastsound, Olga, Doe Bay and Moran State Park. The views are superb although the home is not right on the water. The black-tailed deer walked right through the property and we had a great view of a soaring eagle. The home and furnishings are beautiful and so comfortable. We would definitely stay here again!
Alison B.Aug 2014
The house was beautiful, clean and comfortable, with everything we needed. Our family of 4 was very happy here and we would rent here again or recommend it to anyone who is thinking about it. The location was perfect, too. I would especially emphasize how clean the house was -- a real pleasure to rent a place in such immaculate condition.
Jennifer W.Aug 2014
We came here to celebrate our parents' 50th anniversary with them and our kids. We loved exploring Orcas, but equally enjoyed our time relaxing in the house, playing games, reading, cooking in the spacious kitchen, watching the deer. and enjoying cocktails on the deck. We loved the house, and plan to recommend it to friends and family.
Thank you for choosing to celebrate with Vacasa, congratulations to your Parents on 50 years together!
Sarah O.Jul 2014
We really enjoyed staying here with our infant daughter and two other families with infants. The house feels so spacious and airy and still cozy. The back deck was great for hanging out and watching the sunset. Everything worked well inside. Thanks for a great stay.
Connie S.Jul 2014
We loved the house. The high ceilings, fireplace and comfortable furnishings, made us feel right at home from the moment we walked in. No outdoor bbq was our only disappointment.
Amy K.Jun 2014
We loved this house and location so much. The weather was incredible which made the decks so handy. The house was cozy, perfect for our family of 5. The location was perfect for us because most of what we did included Moran state park, but the island isn't that big, so it was easy to get to everything else.
we were sad to leave and hope to come back soon.
Lisa P.Mar 2014
What a special place - so fun - thank you!
Jennafer E.Sep 2013
Ann J.Aug 2013
This cabin was a beautiful spot to stay. Quiet location, not too far away,from Eastsound orThe state park. The cabin was perfect for six people. It was clean convenient layout, nice deck and plenty of games to play. I would go back tomorrow if iI could! I could feel the hospitality of the owners.