Orcas Island- Water View- Dog Friendly- Rosario
|Per night:||$179 - $199|
|Per week:||$1,095 - $1,895|
#2 of Travel Destinations Worldwide 2012- The New York Times
#3 of Best of North American Islands- Travel & Leisure 2013
Recently voted one of the world’s most exciting ferry rides your trip to the San Juan Islands promises beautiful views of mountains, forests and a close connection to the ocean. Glimpses of Orca Whales, Harbor Seals, Porpoises, and Sea Lions are not uncommon. Moderate temperatures make the islands ideal for all kinds of activities such as boating, fishing, kayaking and hiking. There’s no place more beautiful for recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation.
Enjoy spectacular sunsets from the deck of this beautiful home located near Moran State Park. A ten minute walk will take you to the lagoon at Cascade Lake.
The open floor plan, skylights, and southern exposure make this very comfortable modern home light and airy. The large master suite boasts a jetted tub and private access to the west facing deck.
Step out on the LARGE deck and enjoy your morning coffee. With a separate full bath and queen bed in the guest room, this home is perfect for two couples. But a sleeping sofa in the living room will provide for a larger group.
On your visit to our home on BEAUTIFUL ORCAS ISLAND you can enjoy Directv on our two new High Definition TV's. We also have a well stocked game closet and selection of DVDs as well as an I-Pod Dock for your listening pleasure.
HIGH SPEED INTERNET with a WiFi router makes it possible for our guests to access the internet from the comfort of our home or even from the relaxing deck.
PET FRIENDLY!! Even your family pet will feel welcome! The deck leads to a fenced in area for your dog to have some off leash freedom. Rosario Heights is open to visits for one or two dogs.
With our home located on a quiet private road, this rural area and close proximity to the park often has visits from local deer.
Not a half mile is the trail that circles Cascade Lake. Rosario Heights is a wonderful place for a hiker to hang his or her hat. Walk out the door for the five mile circuit around Cascade Lake in Moran State Park. Enjoy a swimming beach not 2 miles away.
Nearby several trail heads are marked. These silvan paths lead to the trail that circles Cascade Lake in Moran State Park. Some of the parks trails are available to cyclists.
You can also hike or drive down the hill to Rosario Resort to find a waterfront beach near Cascade Marina, again not 2 miles from Rosario Heights.
A World Class Skate Park for Skate Boarders and Roller Skaters alike. Moped Rentals (single and double seat) to explore the beauty of this incredible place.
|Mar 01 2015||Apr 30 2015||$189||$199||$1,195||-||2 Nights|
|May 01 2015||Jun 13 2015||$199||$199||$1,295||-||3 Nights|
|Jun 14 2015||Sep 05 2015||-||-||$1,895||-||1 Week|
|Sep 06 2015||Nov 01 2015||$199||$199||$1,295||-||3 Nights|
|Nov 02 2015||Feb 28 2016||$179||$199||$1,095||-||2 Nights|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 9.7%|
|Payment Options: Mastercard, Visa|
|Other Fees: WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR PETS OR CLEANING!! RATES ARE ALL INCLUSIVE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE WA. LODGING TAX (9.7%)|
- 2 Queen Beds
- 1 Sofa Bed
- Beach Chairs
- Hardwood Floors
- Parking Included
- High Speed Internet
- Pet Friendly
- View (Water)
- Full Kitchen
- Linens Provided
- Alarm Clock
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- Gas Grill
- CD Player
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Refrigerator (Full)
- DVD Player
- Shopping Area
- Grocery Store
- Movie Theater
- Whale Watching
Reviews for this vacation home rental in San Juan Islands, Washington
Cooper Owen Worden
look no further; you've found the perfect place
October 16, 2014
our usual place was booked so I was searching for another spot. the first thing I look for is "pet friendly," which this place certainly is. there's even a fenced-in area off the deck for your pup. some pet-friendly rentals can be rustic. this home is beautiful, spotless and quiet with many amenities. I liked it so much I was inspired to write my first haiku: Rosario Heights the very best place to stay on Orcas Island =) Orcas Island is a magical place, and this is a lovely home.
Coos Bay, Oregon
Awesome home in an incredible location
October 5, 2014
My wife and I spent three nights here with another couple. The home is beautiful, incredibly clean, very functional, and has an amazing view of the water. The beds are incredibly comfortable as well. The setting is private, yet close to town. Unfortunately, rain prevented us from taking advantage of the huge deck and bbq, but we had a great time nonetheless. The house is very close to Moran State Park, hiking trails, lakes, kayaking; just about everything you could hope for in a vacation rental. We were blessed with a wonderful vacation! Thank you Rick & Alexandra for sharing your home with us!
Los Lunas, NM USA
March 24, 2014
I don't usually do reviews, but this place deserves one. Thought I'd surprise my wife with a "get away" for our 34th Anniversary- you know, something nice. Well Orcas Island is beautiful and very relaxing and the home was a great choice, even better than the pictures showed. The location is great- just a couple of minutes from the water's edge at the Rosario Resort and a couple of minutes the other direction to the entrance to Moran State Park with the incredible views from Mt. Constitution. The owners were very easy to deal with- friendly and very responsive to all our questions. The place is tastefully decorated, and equipped with everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. They even provided a nice selection of DVDs, books, and games that made for some fun and relaxing evenings. What an AMAZING VIEW from both inside the home and the large deck!! We have stayed at a number of vacation rentals, but this place is at the top of our list. We will be back for sure!!
Port Moody, BC, Canada
Truly a home away from home!
February 18, 2014
I wanted to thank you for our trip, it was amazing and a big part of it, is due to your lovely home. It is truly a home away from home. Everything was perfect! Your attention to details is uncanny. Also you and your wife could be our friends, your taste in movies and books are so similar to ours, it was funny :) thanks for the French movie selection, I was born in France and enjoy watching film from my country! Orcas was peaceful and a perfect place to relax. We walked the dog at cascade lake and did the loop there, went up Mt Constitution, hiked Obstruction pass, and shopped in Eastsound. We didn't want to leave! We will be back. Thank you again for making your home a perfect place for guests.
Perfect Weekend Getaway
December 16, 2013
We stayed at the Rosario house to get out of the city for my birthday. It was close enough to town to be able to spend an afternoon wandering around the shops and restaurants and still get home before sunset, which you won't want to miss from the deck-the views are breathtaking. The house is clean and comfortable with a fully stocked kitchen, you name it, they have it. Plenty of hiking and fun for the dogs too. I'll definitely be planning another Orcas trip soon and will want to stay at the Rosario house.
A Little Piece of Paradise
November 25, 2013
My friend and I have been taking two trips a year together since 1987. We have to say that this year’s vacation on Orcas Island is one that will stay in our hearts and on our minds for a long time. The setting is peaceful and laid back, the scenery is gorgeous and the people are friendly, helpful, welcoming. And to top it off, this beautiful home with its breath taking view and warm, cozy floor plan make this trip one of our top vacation places. Anything and everything you could possibly want is provided, the house is immaculate and still very comfortable. It is such a lovely location that one can sit for hours just gazing out the spacious windows, watching the ferries and other activities float from island to island. It is an awesome house in an amazing part of the country. You will enjoy everything about your experience in Orcas!
Hilary Lawson Rekrut
great views, location, and hospitality
October 22, 2013
I loved this house! It has the best deck, great views of the bay, nothing is better than sitting in the sun watching the water in Oct. The house is close to eastsound, 15 min drive to a grocery store, cute places to eat, and shopping. Easy 7-10 min drive entrance of Moran state park. We hiked Mt Constitution, and the trailhead is 15 min from the house. The house itself is cute, spacious for 4 people, and has everything you could need. Lastly, Rick was very helpful when booking the house, he answered all of my questions and even sent an info packet about the house and the island. I cannot wait to stay here again!!
Helen Crockett Jensen
Boise, ID, USA
Relaxation at its best!
October 5, 2013
This home is quite secluded above the East Sound of Orcas Island, yet it was a short 15 minute drive to the town of East Sound, where we found many shops and some wonderful restaurants. The home is clean, modern, well equipped, and comfortable, with an open floor plan that allowed easy conversation. Bedrooms - very nice! The kitchen is much larger that pictures make it seem. Very modern laundry facilities. We also enjoyed feeding the deer that would come into the yard in the evenings. They like red apples better than green ones! We saw deer all over the island. Whale watching was awesome! We used Outer Island out of Smuggler's Cove. They quickly found a pod, which we followed for an hour or more before a couple of Dahl porpoises joined the party! We also saw a couple of bald eagles, harbor seals, and about a dozen huge sea lions. We took a casual drive through Crow Valley over to the West Sound and Deer Harbor. Everywhere we went was beautiful. We had fantastic scallops and filet mignon at the Madrona Grill, enjoyed a quite lunch at Rosario, and shared a burger with a lively crowd at the Lower Tavern. All in all, a fantastic trip to Orcas. We highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing, comfortable stay with a beautiful of East Sound view.
Gig Harbor, WA
The Perfect Luxury Vacation Home!
June 23, 2013
Wonderful and professional service from the owners and easy to make reservations. This was our second time renting this house and we will definitely be back. It has a beautiful water view from the living room, dining room and master bedroom. The kitchen is completely stocked with everything you need (we love to cook and bake). Imagine eating breakfast on the deck and watching the ferries, or enjoying a glass of wine with dinner and enjoying the sunset. Every amenity for your comfort is provided from plush towels to hair dryers and shower gel, and a washer and dryer for doing laundry. Plenty of books to read and movies to watch. Music CDs and CD player too. For the kids, the closet in their bedroom is stocked with lots of videos and games. The house is beautifully furnished and meticulously clean yet they let you bring your dogs. There’s a fenced yard for the dogs. The location is about 10 minutes from town and very close to the entry of Moran State Park and Rosario Resort. Highly recommended!
Perfect location. Perfect extended weekend.
May 30, 2013
My husband and I, along with our labradoodle, enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing 4 nights over Memorial Day weekend. The house was beautifully furnished with a lovely master bed/bath and fantastic kitchen. The weather was good for most of our time there (3 of 4 days were sunny and in the low 60s) and we were able to enjoy a couple of meals on the deck, where we made excellent use of the grill. Our dog loved playing with her bouncy ball on the wood floors and sprawling out on the rug in the main living area. We also appreciated how much it felt like home and at night or when the weather wasn't ideal to be outside, we had several board games and movies at our disposal. What we loved most about the rental was its location. For most of our activities (hiking at Moran State Park and Obstruction Pass State Park, viewing the sunset from Mt. Constitution, strolling around Eastsound and enjoying tacos at Tee Jay's, kayaking, and visiting the art gallery at Olga's Cafe), the house was in an ideal location. We would recommend this rental to couples who want plenty of space to relax or families who want to be close to the state park but maintain all the comforts of home, and of course, those who love to travel with their dogs.
THANKS for taking the time to write your nice review!! We are very happy you, your husband, and of course your labradoodle had a nice time- not only at our home but with the many wonderful things to do on beautiful Orcas Island. We hope to hear from you again on your next visit. Thanks again. Rick & Alexandra
Such a great spot!
May 2, 2013
My husband and I along with our two small dogs stayed here for two nights and enjoyed every moment. Beautiful view, perfectly fenced yard, comfortable furnishing. It was easy to get into Eastsound for dinner and quick up to Mt. Constitution for a hike. I would love to stay here again!
Orcas Island Beauty
November 4, 2012
Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed staying in your lovely home on Orcas Island. The quiet and peaceful atmosphere is very healing. The home itself is everything you could every want or need. Clean, well equipped, and beautiful at the same time. It was a little bit rainy while we were there so we stayed in a lot and really enjoyed everything about the place. Loved the view, watching the deer, and listening to the quiet, and viewing the stars at night. The beds are so comfortable. It's very spacious and light. Overall we had a wonderful time and hope to come back again and again.
Everett, WA USA
July 15, 2012
This is an awesome house the owners have provided everything we needed and more. We dug clams had bonfires and made smores. We walked around the island strolled the beach, it was an amazing vacation.
Bonney Lake, WA
May 9, 2012
My family and I had a wonderful time; it was better than we expected so peaceful and cozy. The home was just right for the 4 of us and our dog. The view from the deck is amazing even though it might be a little bit blocked by some trees but none the less great. All the rooms had their own climate setting, we had such a nice weather that we hardly used the heat. The house is well stocked with basic items you might need, beds were so comfy had no problems sleeping even though back pain is an issue. Everything is so close by, Moran state park is just a few minutes away with lots of trails and nature walks. The house was very clean and neat the owners provided a binder with all sorts of helpful information while you stay there. We are so pleased with how easy it was to set up the arrangement and the owners responded to our emails immediately. Overall we are extremely happy we found a little piece of heaven on earth! Thanks Rick, we hope to be back again soon! Brent and Ana Pedersen
a beautiful, peaceful retreat
January 16, 2012
My family (2 adults, 9-year-old, and dog) spent 4 very happy days here in late December. For us, the house was perfect! The gorgeous view sets the tone - but in addition, a wonderful layout, generously-stocked kitchen, enclosed dog run, and fantastic selection of movies, puzzles etc made us all feel welcome, and enabled us to fully relax and recharge. The proximity to Moran State Park is also fantastic! We enjoyed several spectacular hikes, easily accessible from the house. The owners were wonderful to deal with, even following through to locate and return a small and seemingly-insignificant item we had left. The house is perfectly clean and well-maintained. Overall, this place is a gem!
Spokane and Bellevue, Wa, USA
Relaxing oasis on Orcas
December 24, 2011
This home was absolutely beautiful and a joy to stay at. Zero problems, stocked with every little detail possible, close to Moran State Park and Eastsound...we loved it! The area for the dogs was great to have, and when we forgot shampoo we found it provided in a cabinet with a nice little note. The owners have thought have thought of everything with this place....highly recommended!
Escondido, CA USA
July 27, 2011
Our stay in this home was comfortable, relaxing, and quiet - exactly what we had been looking for. The home is beautiful and very clean, with a view of the sound that's out of this world. Several deer and a bald eagle highlighted our visits to the yard and deck, and we loved watching the ferries, sailboats, and water planes come and go in the distance. The owners are extremely nice, and even granted us a special request that made our stay an even better experience. I would recommend a getaway to this home to anyone!
St. Helens, Or
Heaven on Earth!
February 22, 2011
First off I have to agree with all the reviews that state "the pictures do not do this home justice". My wife and I rented this home with my brother and his wife for just a weekend get away. We were all so pleasantly surprised how spacious, cozy and beautiful this home is. The home has wi-fi, phone, and satellite tv, all amenities we chose not to use, but rather enjoy the quiet and the expansive views. Our Chow Chow Milo LOVED sitting on the porch and taking in the sounds of the wildlife and the feeling the cool breeze. The owners are completely down to earth and quite possibly the easiest and kindest I have dealt with in the many years of vacation rentals. I HIGHLY recommend taking advantage of this truly hidden gem on Orcas Island.
Holidays on Orcas
February 15, 2011
My husband and I rented this property with another couple and spent the Thanksgiving holiday there. It was an amazing home and I would recommend it to anyone. The photos of the home show it off well, although I must say that the views and the property are even more beautiful in person. We arrived there in the dark on Thursday evening so we were unsure what to expect in the morning, and woke up to a gorgeous sunrise over East Sound. Very beautiful. We had two dogs with us - a border collie and a German Shepherd - and they loved the home as well. The dog run is great if you have dogs and there are plenty of dog friendly hikes all over the island. We enjoyed exploring Moran State Park, which is practically right next door to this home, and the Turtleback Mountain trails. The home was very clean and had all the amenities you could need. Trust me....we made Thanksgiving dinner here and the kitchen is very well stocked! The little town of East Sound is close and had some nice restaurants and shops. We had the most wonderful time and would definitely consider renting this home again. Thank you for a great Thanksgiving vacation!!!!
San Diego, CA
January 8, 2011
Every bit as good as advertised. Well appointed, well managed, charming home. Numerous hiking opportunities right out the front door. Surprisingly good restaurants, cafe's, shops, and friendly locals. Privacy and serenity in spades!
Springfield, OR USA
September 22, 2010
This house is wonderful! The house does not come off as a rental house. It comes across as a home lived in by friends who have let you use their home for a week. The kitchen is well stocked with just about anything you could possibly want in order to cook. We typically ate two meals a day at "home" and never needed anything in order to cook that wasn't in the kitchen. The house is nicely furnished, and it's stocked with books, movies, and games. The deck overlooking East Sound has a table and chairs and a gas grill. The view is gorgeous (as is witnessed by the number of pictures I have of ferries crossing East Sound in the sun, fog, rain, and all times of day)! The master suite has a wonderful whirlpool-style tub that easily fits two people. This was a wonderful way to finish a day of hiking and kayaking. The house is ideal for dogs. Out the side door, down a flight of stairs, and they're in a side yard that is fully fenced. There are even spare dog dishes in case you forgot to bring yours. The house is located just up the road from the Rosario Beach Resort, about a mile from the entrance to Moran State Park, and approximately a mile from hikes around Cascade Lake. I highly recommend staying in this house for a vacation, and I look forward to staying there again.
Lake Stevens, WA
orcas-water veiw dog friendly-Rosario (#33821)
June 19, 2010
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your home for our 25th wedding anniversary had a wonderful time and would love to go back some time.It was last minute when we asked to stay and you went out of your way to make it happen for us. There was so much to do and had fun with all of our adventures.The view was incredible and what a nice place to at. Thank you again :)
George and Cathy Southern
March 11, 2009
My wife and I have been planning to go to the San Juans for the longest time. Finally we went and it was incredible. The views are fantastic. This home was so well decorated, very warm and friendly. My kids couldn't believe the deer would come right up to the front door to eat! Very clean and comfortable inside. The island even in Feb. offered hikes, sightseeing, but overall just a great place to relax and unwind. And if we wanted to stay connected to the "outside world" there was always high speed WIFI and Directv.
Lorna J. James
December 29, 2008
My husband and I decided to take a small break from the hectic Christmas holidays with a trip to Orcas Island with our furkids. The home and view were absolutly lovely, breathtaking really. We happened to arrive during a very snowy time for the Pacific Northwest and the beauty of the homes' surroundings were awesome. I was walking past the front door one evening and there standing on the front walkway was Bambi! My husband hand fed her two apples, one banana, two granola bars, and a half pack of wheat crackers. Boy was she hungry! Good Times!
Guest: Amanda(Seattle, WA)
Date of Stay: 06/10/10 Review Submitted: 06/22/10
We had such a great time at this house. We were traveling as 2 families and this house was perfect. The view was amazing and the house was perfectly set up. We were traveling with two small children, 7 months and 14 months old, so we needed a comfortable house to hang out in when they were napping and off to their early bedtimes. There were games and toys in on of the bedrooms for entertainment, which was great because we forgot to bring them. We were close to a great trail and hiked around the lake. The town was only about 15 minutes away and had lots of great little shops. The owner was very friendly and even provided us with a great list of shops, entertainment and restaurants. I would highly recommend this property to anyone and hope to go back one day.
Owner response: Hello Amanda- THANK YOU for your kind and thoughtful comments!! We try our best to make our house a wonderful place for our valued guests. We look forward to hearing from you again!!
Guest: Earl & Jan(Surrey, BC Canada)
Date of Stay: 11/17/09 Review Submitted: 11/17/09
We just got home this evening from Orcas but I wanted to take a minute to send a very sincere thank you for allowing us to rent your house on Orcas Island. WOW - what beautiful home - it is truly a 5 star home in every aspect - from the outstanding detail to attention - to the large and functional rooms to the amazing view. We totally enjoyed our stay and had a great and very relaxing time. Your home is nicer than most 5 star hotels and was warm and inviting. You have done a great job in decorating and giving it that very warm - "homey" feel. We were very fortunate to have nice sunny weather for our stay and enjoyed touring the island. Our dogs loved the great dog run - what a nice way to have it enclosed and attached to the deck. I took them on two large walks every day and they just loved the island. Hopefully - we can rent your place again in the future. Once again - you have a beautiful home and our sincere thanks in letting us rent and enjoy it. Sincerely Earl & Jan Kosty Surrey, BC Canada
Owner response: Hello Earl & Jan- Your thoughful comments meant the world to us!! Thank you!!
Date of Stay: 04/19/09 Review Submitted: 04/19/09
We could not have been more thrilled when we walked in the front door. The home is beautiful and extremely comfortable. You can't begin to prepare yourself for the amazing view that awaits you from the living room, dining room and back deck. We just loved hanging out in the home, playing games & watching movies (it was spring break & the weather was cool & overcast but that didn't deter us one bit....we still loved it!) Everything you could possibly need was there....games, movies, books, soft linens, dishes, cookware. Truly, what a wonderful place to spend a vacation. We can't wait to come back!
Owner response: Your thoughtful comments are MUCH APPRECIATED!! We look forward to your return.
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