Maggie's Manor, one of the quintessential San Juan Islands vacation rentals, on Orcas Island is a sunny, gracious four bedroom waterfront family vacation home surrounded by spectacular views of Deer Harbor, outer islands, & Olympics in the distance.
Maggie's Manor, one of the quintessential San Juan Islands vacation rentals, on Orcas Island is a sunny, gracious four bedroom waterfront family vacation home surrounded by spectacular views of Deer Harbor. Step out onto the welcoming front porch or into the command view outdoor Spa, where you can relax and look at your own picture postcard vistas of the smaller San Juan Islands and the snow-capped Olympic Mountains in the distance or at night gaze at myriad of stars in the sky and the twinkling anchor lights of the boats at rest in Deer Harbor. Maggie's Manor sits high above our private 300' wide deep water Deer Harbor shoreline on 3 ½ acres with ample manicured lawns. Soak in the sun, clean air, and sweeping views from the bird-filled gardens, keep toasty around the outdoor campfire,while watching for Northern Lights under the star-filled sky at night. Hike through our private 110 acre wildlife preserve and wild natural organic farm at the heart of Deer Harbor and look for Great Blue Heron, Bald and Golden Eagles, Red Tailed Hawks, Osprey, River Otters, Raccoons, Black Tailed Deer, and a host of other San Juan Islands wildlife. Our nearby wildfowl sanctuary is bird watching paradise. Learn about the Deer Harbor Stewardship Project and Estuary Restoration Programs.
We are a destination vacation island and thus we have a 60 DAY CANCELLATON WINDOW in the Summer for refund less cancellation fee. The rest of the year it is a 30 day cancellation window.
Please notice the very affordable seasonal pricing. $325plus tax for most of the year and $375 (plus tax) during the Summer.
Up to 8 guests have access to the entire house, including 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room with piano, dining room, 400 sq. ft. well equipped kitchen, hot tub off the front porch, 400 sq. ft. deck with gorgeous water views, propane barbeque, picnic and campfire area on the west side, PLUS our entire 140 acre estate, wildlife preserve, 20 acre estuary, environmental restoration projects, renown bird-watching marsh, meadows, grassy knolls, gardens, trails, and more....
Общение с гостями
We live nearby and are available to answer questions and help guests if needed. We have lived here for 40 years, and are happy to share our years of local knowledge, community involvement, and, having raised three sons here, share also our years of family experiences with our guests. Maggie's Manor is self-sufficient for most of our guests, so we allow them the privacy to enjoy their getaway time with each other. Should your dates not be available in this beautiful island home,, please see our other listings with Airbnb: "Quintessential Island Getaway" for up to 4 adults; "Famous Romantic Gnome House Chalet “ for up to 4 adults; and "Beloved Family Getaway since 1979” for 2 adults + 1 child.
Другие важные подробности
The Deer Harbor area of Orcas Island enjoys some of the nicest weather these "banana belt" San Juan Islands offer---lots of sun and little rainfall! This "rain shadow" effect makes for exceptional "off-season" visits here usually with delightful weather. Sunny Deer Harbor is a hub of San Juan Islands marine activity, with fishing, whale-watching for Orca and Minke whales, sea kayaking, boat rentals and sailing charters available, as well as moorage facilities for your own boat. Maggie's Manor, a true family vacation home that has been perfect for family getaway vacations, elopements, retreats, romantic getaways, family reunions, or any year 'round getaway/vacation you may be planning. Your perfect Orcas Island vacation rental home awaits! Reserve your dates now!
San Juan County Sales and Lodging Tax will be added by Airbnb . Should your dates not be available in this beautiful island home,, please see our other listings with Airbnb: "Quintessential Island Getaway" for up to 4 adults; "Famous Romantic Gnome House Chalet “ for up to 4 adults; and "Beloved Family Getaway since 1979” for 2 adults + 1 child.
Maggie's Manor is a non-smoking cottage. One small or medium size dog may be allowed with prior arrangement, for a pet fee. There is no additional cleaning fee; however all guests are expected to leave the cottage in the same clean and tidy condition that they found upon arrival. Our own preparations between guests depend on your considerate and respectful care of Maggie's Manor. Guests will find a welcome letter with instructions and recommendations upon arrival. Because Orcas Island is a destination vacation area, we have a Summer 60 DAY CANCELLATION WINDOW for a refund less the cancellation fee. The rest of the year, it is 30 DAY CANCELLATION WINDOW.
We are Bob and Meg Connor, the owners of the Gnome House, Maggie’s Manor, Maggie's Getaway and an awe-inspiring 140 acre paradise on Orcas Island, in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. We consider ourselves blessed to have been able to live in beautiful, sunny Deer Harbor on Orcas Island, for 39 years so far, and have raised our three sons in this island paradise.
Here is our story: In 1974, just before the first of our three sons was born, we chose to change our life dramatically. We were living in an apartment house, with a postage stamp lawn, involved in numerous businesses taking our energies; it became our #1 goal to change our lifestyle to be more compatible with our family values. We both wanted our children to grow up in an environment similar to Bob’s childhood in Poulsbo, Washington, reveling in and thriving because of a rural, simple, old-fashioned, family-oriented lifestyle. All three of our boys reveled in the rural island life, with endless outdoor creative adventures, sports, and just good “clean” fun all of the time. To this day, they love the outdoors, enjoying hiking, skiing, camping, mountain climbing, etc. The Orcas Island School was and continues to be a very good one, preparing students well for college. During their school years, all three of our sons were very active in all sorts of activities, especially sports. Bob was baseball coach for 15+ years, and both of us attending every game that our boys were in, either coaching, score-keeping, or cheering our voices hoarse. Our sons still love to visit Orcas Island often, and are now sharing their childhood lifestyle with their own families. We have an 11 year old grand-daughter, a 7 year old grandson, a 6 year old grand-daughter and grand baby #4, a grand-daughter arrived on May 18th, 2012. How thankful we are that all 3 of our sons, their wives, and their children all live in the Pacific Northwest, just a couple of hours from us!
It is true that the Puget Sound area is known for its rainfall, but Bob knew about the areas with less rain and more sunshine. After searching for our perfect property in the Pacific Northwest, we discovered the wonderful San Juan Islands, located in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains. We sold all of our Seattle businesses, bought 150 acres, and promptly moved to an island. This was over 39 years ago, and our delight in our property is stronger than ever. We love everything about it. We know that still today, there are few who comprehend the enormous ecological value and the boundless diverse beauty of the jewel that we steward.
We have been renting our vacation rental houses since the early 1990s, loving that we can share our beautiful and treasured property with so many other wonderful guests, now friends whom we love to see on their repeat visits, and new guests soon to become friends, when they make their first visit to Orcas Island.