This charming cottage is ideally located within cycling distance of downtown Eastsound and walking distance to the local brewery. It rests on the historic Tidewinds Farm with a quiet get-away atmosphere. From your private deck you can enjoy beautiful island views, an apple orchard, a large grassy meadow, conifer forest, horses in the pasture, WiFi, Direct TV and DVD player. The first 2 children stay free; if you choose to bring them! We welcome your well-behaved pet, there will be a $30 fee.
The cottage, on a sunny 12 acre farm, has been enlarged and remodeled from what was once the local doctor's office. The long-time island-resident owners live in the original farm house. Over the years there have been pigs, cows, chickens and horses. There is a partial ocean view from your deck, looking north over Patos and Sucia islands, towards Vancouver.
The living room has a flat screen TV with DirectTV service.
There is also a separate CD player. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could need, and has a generous island which is perfect for all kinds of projects - making cookies, or doing puzzles perhaps, and during the summer, how about cracking fresh caught crab?
The master bedroom has a king bed, and French doors to the deck. The other bedroom has twin beds. The bathroom is located between the two bedrooms, and has a combination tub/shower.
The owners have a tiny dog, Willie, who feels his job is to shoo the deer away from the front door. The quiet lanes encourage walking, and bicycles are a popular mode of transportation here. Altogether an inviting home to spend your time relaxing, and taking in the special place that is Orcas Island.
Be sure to plan time during your visit to take a whale-watching tour, or a kayaking adventure; seeing the world from these viewpoints is a very different experience! Also, there are many miles of hiking and biking trails in Moran State Park, one of our major natural resources.
You won't want to miss the Farmer's Market on Saturdays, right into October. There are dozens of local artisans selling their wares, many local farmers selling their produce, and too many yummy food items for lunch to make a decision! And at the end of a busy day, relax with a beer from our local brewery, Island Hoppin' Brewery, right at the bottom of the hill. Don't forget to check the weekly listing of events published by the Orcas Chamber. Visit their web site for the weekly 'Blast.'
The horses do not belong to the owners, and may not be ridden. Do feel free to take walks across the pasture and along the lanes nearby. But the drive down to the beach is to a separate private residence. Please do not invade their privacy by going down there. There are several beach access roads nearby.
The owners' home shares the driveway and the parking area; you can park your car on the left side, next to the cottage. There is a small fish pond by the owners' front door, and an indoor pool. Unfortunately, we cannot make these available to you, and must ask you to keep small children away from that area for their own safety.
Общение с гостями
The owners generally are at home, and are happy to help you find whatever you are looking for- dining options, the movie or live theater, and other entertainment experiences.
Другие важные подробности
Internet service is available for free, however, as we are in a very rural area, service is not top notch, and we do experience lapses and slow-downs.
We have our own well of spring water that is very good. You can feel very comfortable drinking the tap water.