Orcas Island- Water View- Dog Friendly- Rosario

Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or evening BBQ
Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or evening BBQFrom the deck view the boat & ferry trafficSunsetLarge Deck with complete privacyLiving RoomEntry WayEntry HallKitchen with Tile CountersKitchenOpen Dining AreaMaster Bedroom with Queen Sleigh BedMaster BedroomMaster Bedroom access to deckMaster Bath viewed from Master BedroomJacuzzi Tub in Master BathMaster Bath Double Sinks2nd Bedroom Queen Bed2nd Full BathLarge enclosed dog areaOur Friendly NeighborsLocal GuestsNearby Cascade LakeViews from nearby Mt. ConstitutionMt. ConstitutionOur whale watching trip
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Excellent
36 Reviews

From $189 / night

1006 Palisades Dr, San Juan Islands, WA 98245
Orcas Island- Water View- Dog Friendly- Rosario
Home
2 bedrooms
6 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $229 - $259
Per week: $1,325 - $2,045
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the San Juan Islands vacation home rental
The Beautiful San Juan Islands

#2 of Travel Destinations Worldwide 2014- The New York Times

#3 of Best of North American Islands- Travel & Leisure 2015

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.
Area Information
From the deck of Rosario Heights gaze southwest over East Sound and Harney Channel, over Orcas and Lopez Island, to Mt. Woolard and beyond. You can watch the summer boat traffic come and go from Rosario Resort and Cascade Bay.

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.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Availability

Availability Calendar

Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jun 30 2016 Sep 10 2016 - - $1,945 - 1 Week
Sep 11 2016 Nov 05 2016 $229 $249 $1,325 - 3 Nights
Nov 06 2016 Mar 02 2017 $229 $249 $1,325 - 2 Nights
Mar 03 2017 May 04 2017 $229 $249 $1,325 - 3 Nights
May 05 2017 Jun 17 2017 $239 $259 $1,395 - 3 Nights
Jun 18 2017 Sep 09 2017 - - $2,045 - 1 Week
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10.1%
Payment Options: Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR CLEANING!! ONE TIME CHARGE OF $40 FOR ONE DOG OR $60 FOR TWO THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S HAVE A 3 NIGHT MINIMUM AT $259 PER NIGHT RATES ARE ALL INCLUSIVE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE WA. LODGING TAX (10.1%)

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • Porch
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Water)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Hiking
    (onsite)
  • Lake
    (2 miles)
  • Playground
    (5 miles)
  • Sailing
    (8 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (2 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (6 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (8 miles)
  • Beach
    (2 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (8 miles)
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Boating
    (2 miles)
  • Ocean
    (3 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (8 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (15 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (5 miles)


Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Two children's activities unique to Orcas Island are the Fun House(pitching cage, pooltable, pingpong,computers, music room,science and art activities)and a professionally designed skate park.
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Reviews (36)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in San Juan Islands, Washington

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Excellent
36 reviews
Pat

I couldn't have asked for more!

Pat

Woodinville, WA USA

I couldn't have asked for more!

May 7, 2016

This was the most relaxing vacation I have had in a long time, and much of that was due to staying in this home. It has such a peaceful feel to it, and offers a gorgeous view. The night sky was stunning, and the owners thoughtfully have binoculars available for guests to use. The location cannot be beat for exploring Moran State Park or witnessing the beauty of nature. We saw plenty of deer and numerous eagles near the house. The owners were so pleasant and easy to deal with. They were very prompt in answering my questions before I booked and sent detailed directions and helpful tips after booking. I highly recommend this vacation rental.

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hi Pat- Thank you for your wonderful review. Rick & Alexandra

Susan Crockett

Peaceful & Beautiful.

Susan Crockett

Lynnwood, WA USA

Peaceful & Beautiful.

March 25, 2016

I rented this property through Richard the owner. He was very kind and helpful with prompt email and telephone replies. The three day stay was a surprise for my husband's birthday. He had no idea where we were headed when we left home, and all I could happily hear him say when we entered this beautiful home was, "WOW, WOW, WOW!" The first thing you see when you open the front door is a spectacular view into the bay. The rooms are large and spacious with all the amenities you need. The queen bed in the master bedroom suite was comfortable with nice linens. There is a large jetted tub and double vanity, separate room with a walk-in shower and toilet. The towels were large and thick. This bedroom has large windows and a door leading onto the huge wraparound deck. The kitchen is modern and well stocked. We did all of our meals here with everything we needed. There is a dining room that could seat 6 easily. The living room has Direct TV, DVD & CD players, but who needed any other entertainment than the view! Our cell phones didn't work well, but we used the land line with no problem. The BEST THING about this home was we were able to bring our furry kids, Kaia & Leilani. The house is listed as dog friendly, but we saw no sign of any dogs having stayed there. The place was spotless! Kudos to the housekeeper, she does an awesome job! We spent time on the deck listening to the birds, watching the water and chilling out. Lots of hiking in Moran State Park too. I can't wait to come back. Thanks, Rick for sharing your beautiful home with us.

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Wow Susan. What a nice review!! Thanks for taking the time to do so and we look forward to hearing from you again!! Rick & Alexandra

Shannon Slattery

Wonderful experience

Shannon Slattery

Sequim wa

Wonderful experience

February 20, 2016

This is a great way to experience Orcus Island, the home is beautiful and the view is magnificent . My husband ,our two labs and l will be coming back to this restful home again. Thank you Rick for letting us stay at your beautiful home

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hi Shannon,
Thanks for staying at our vacation home and we look forward to hearing from you again.
Rick & Alexandra

Kc Chu

Wonderful time at a wonderful place!

Kc Chu

Kent, WA USA

Wonderful time at a wonderful place!

January 8, 2016

The house, with its amazing view, was wonderful. It is secluded enough to be private, but close enough to places like Moran State Park, Rosario Resort, and the main town. It was fully furnished so no need to really bring anything other than your food or snacks. Rick has made the booking process very easy with emailed instructions and suggestions for things to do. The house, I felt was truly reflective of the owner's character, very warm and welcoming. Thanks again Rick for allowing us to stay at your beautiful house!

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hi Kc,
We are very happy your family had a great time!! Our highest priority is the positive experience for our guest's and their complete enjoyment from start to finish. Thanks!! Rick & Alexandra

Jeridia Zeea

Veru Quiet & Relaxing!!

Jeridia Zeea

Maple Valley, WA

Veru Quiet & Relaxing!!

November 18, 2015

The landlord was quick to respond to my emails, very friendly and helpful. The place is very quiet and relaxing. Mostly everything you need is provided, even dog bowls and a chew toy, that my dog basically destroyed (no worries Rick, I bought a new one and put it in the closet with the bowls). the house is very clean with an open concept. The islanders are very friendly and helpful. I went to Orcas Island to escape the city and recharged my battery, it did the job! Thanks Rick for everything!

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Thanks Jeridia!! We are glad you had a chance to relax and enjoy beautiful Orcas Island!! Rick & Alexandra

Dawn Depner

Beautiful Home with Breathtaking View

Dawn Depner

Canby Oregon

Beautiful Home with Breathtaking View

November 10, 2015

This home was absolutely perfect for our family celebration. It was very clean, had a great view, stocked with games, movies, books and excellent recommendations of things to do on Orcas Island. Its a private location with an outstanding view. The wrap around deck created a nice sanctuary to enjoy some peace and sun rays. There is a special area for the dog so you don't have to worry about leashing them up when they need to go outside. This place was very well kept with all the necessities of home, and very well maintained. They have televisions in both bedrooms and a large soaker tub in the master suite. The location is great with parks around you and town only about a ten minute drive. The owners were very nice and made the house easily accessible and went the extra step to advise on how to make your ferry reservations with links to do so.

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hello Dawn,
Thank you very much for your thoughtful review!! We are glad your husband had a great birthday surprise in going to beautiful Orcas Island. We look forward to hearing from you again!!
Rick & Alexandra

Bob Dye

Orcas Island home with a view

Bob Dye

Whitefish, Montana USA

Orcas Island home with a view

September 3, 2015

We found this home exceded our expectations. Every room and surface was clean. The kitchen well stocked, even had lots of aluminum foil for left overs. The owner thinks of everything to help make your visit to the Orcas Island a memorable one. We are delighted in our choice and we thank you for the easy process of renting and using this nice two bedroom view home.

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hi Bob,
We are glad you had a nice time. Thanks for your thoughtful review.
Rick & Alexandra

Tribute To Jarrod Foster

Beautiful home

Tribute To Jarrod Foster

McMinnville, Or USA

Beautiful home

August 27, 2015

The house is comfortable, very clean, with nice decor. The kitchen is a nice size and well stocked with everything you would need. The living room has lots of seating with big windows to enjoy the view. The master bedroom is HUGE, with a door to the deck and a jetted tub in the bathroom. The 2nd bedroom has a TV for gaming and plenty of board games to play in the closet. There's also a stock of movies or books to relax and enjoy. The view from the deck is stunning. We watched the ferries, boats and seaplanes from the comfort of a lounge chair. The house is secluded in a forest setting so don't forget to bring carrots and apples for the deer! Our dog Sneaker enjoyed the fenced in portion of the deck. It was nice to have a place for her to play without worrying. The are many places not far from the home that are must sees, so bring your energy. The town of East Sound is not far and has lots of littles shops to visit. The owner Rick, is wonderful to work with and does everything in his power to make sure you enjoy your stay. I can honestly say I did not want to leave this paradise. We would definitely return.

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hi Laura,
We are glad you had a great time and your thoughtful comments are VERY APPRECIATED!! We look forward to hearing from you again. Thanks, Rick & Alexandra

Jeremy Gross

I want to live on the deck!

Jeremy Gross

Lake Stevens, WA

I want to live on the deck!

May 27, 2015

This house is well appointed, offering a fully stocked kitchen, board games, puzzles, and an eclectic selection of books and movies. The wifi works great, though our cell phones did not (which was a welcome respite from watching my teenager be on his phone the whole time). The home is very clean and we loved getting to vacation with our dogs. Comfortable beds, great window coverings that let you sleep in or open to reveal the view. Good water pressure in the showers. All that said, the deck is fantastic. You are secluded, it's quiet, and the eagles fly so close over top of you that you feel their shadow. We cooked burgers on the bbq and read books for hours in the sun. Gorgeously breathtaking. Speaking of that, don't miss the opportunity to go to the summit of Mt. Constitution, you can hike or drive, as it is very close.

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hello Jeremy,
Thank you for your very nice review!!
Rick & Alexandra

gail goldman

Excellence in comfort and views for people/pets!

gail goldman

Bend OR

Excellence in comfort and views for people/pets!

May 20, 2015

If you are seeking a comfortable, lovely home to stay in on Orcas, you will LOVE this house. It is excellent in its amazing views, creature and human comforts, deck with views, and attention to detail in cleanliness and accoutrements, including the perfect little dog yard attached for comforts and ease. Makes for a most comfortable stay and would highly recommend.

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Thanks Gail. We are glad you had a nice time. Rick & Alexandra

Jenny Jayaraj

Sunset house

Jenny Jayaraj

Bellevue, wA

Sunset house

May 14, 2015

It was a beautiful place and the owners were very friendly.

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Thank you Jenny!!

Cooper Owen Worden

look no further; you've found the perfect place

Cooper Owen Worden

Renton, WA

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.

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Thanks for your wonderful review!! We hope to hear from you again. Rick & Alexandra

Dave Herold

Awesome home in an incredible location

Dave Herold

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!

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hello Dave,
THANK YOU for taking the time to provide such a wonderful review!! We try our best to make sure our guests have a great time. We are glad your family enjoyed themselves and look forward to hearing from you again!! Rick & Alexandra

Cyndi Vandi

Great stay

Cyndi Vandi

Los Lunas, NM USA

Great stay

June 23, 2014

The views were beautiful looking off of the back porch. The house was very nice. We enjoyed Orcas Island. We saw deer all over the island. That was pretty cool. Rosario resort was a nice place to dock the boat.

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Thank you Cyndi!!

George Southern

Nice,Nice,Nice

George Southern

vancouver, wa

Nice,Nice,Nice

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!!

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hello George,
Thanks for your thoughtful review!! We are glad you both had a nice time!! Happy Anniversary!!
Rick & Alexandra

Clara Cohen

Truly a home away from home!

Clara Cohen

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.

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hello Clara. Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a great time and look forward to your next trip to beautiful Orcas Island. Rick & Alexandra

Erica Carre

Perfect Weekend Getaway

Erica Carre

Seattle WA

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.

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hello Erica,
Thank you so much for your kind words!! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hearing from you again.
Rick & Alexandra

Susan Goodrich

A Little Piece of Paradise

Susan Goodrich

Alpine, CA

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!

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hello Susan,
Thank you for your wonderful review!! We are glad you had a great time- both in our home and on beautiful Orcas Island and look forward to hearing from you again. Rick & Alexandra

Hilary Lawson Rekrut

great views, location, and hospitality

Hilary Lawson Rekrut

Bellevue, WA

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!!

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hello Hilary,
Thank you for taking the time to provide your wonderful review!! We are glad you had a nice time and look forward to hearing from you again!!
Rick & Alexandra

Helen Crockett Jensen

Relaxation at its best!

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.

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hello Helen,
Thank you for taking the time to write your review!! We are glad that you not only enjoyed our home, but had a great time with all the wonderful things there are to do on beautiful Orcas Island. We look forward to hearing from you again. Rick & Alexandra

Leslie Bratspis

The Perfect Luxury Vacation Home!

Leslie Bratspis

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!

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hello Leslie & Ned,
Thank you for staying at our vacation home again. We are very happy you had a great time. We look forward to hearing from you again regarding your next visit!!
Thanks,
Rick & Alexandra

Dawn Eschenbach

Perfect location. Perfect extended weekend.

Dawn Eschenbach

Kirkland, WA

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.

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hello Dawn,
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

Charlie Joseph

Such a great spot!

Charlie Joseph

Mukilteo, WA

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!

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hello Charlie- Thank you for taking the time to let us know you both enjoyed your stay at our vacation home with your two dogs on beautiful Orcas Island. Happy 2nd Anniversary and we look forward to hearing from you again. Rick & Alexandra

Linda Zdunich

Orcas Island Beauty

Linda Zdunich

Kelso, WA,

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.

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hi Linda,
Thanks for taking the time to write!! We are very happy that you and Frank had a nice time. We are thrilled that many times we have returning guests and we look forward to hearing from you again. Rick & Alexandra

Seann Sawatzky

Treasure Island

Seann Sawatzky

Everett, WA USA

Treasure Island

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.

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hello Seann, Thank you for taking the time to provide us your review!! We are glad you had a nice time and hope you will consider our vacation home again. Enjoy your Summer. Rick & Alexandra

Ana Pedersen

wonderful!

Ana Pedersen

Bonney Lake, WA

wonderful!

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

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hello Brent and Ana,
We appreciate your talking the time to let us know about your visit to beautiful Orcas Island. We are glad you had a nice time and look forward to hearing from you again.
Thanks,
Rick & Alexandra

Rachel Matthews

a beautiful, peaceful retreat

Rachel Matthews

Seattle, WA

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!

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hello Rachel, We are so glad you had a nice time!! Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We look forward to hearing from you again. Rick & Alexandra

Staci Hallanzzini

Relaxing oasis on Orcas

Staci Hallanzzini

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!

Rick Tilp

Owner's reply:

Hello Staci,
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We hope to hear from you again!!
Thanks,
Rick & Alexandra

Gail Merriam

Pure Bliss

Gail Merriam

Escondido, CA USA

Pure Bliss

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!

Jeremy Smay

Heaven on Earth!

Jeremy Smay

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.

Laura Edgar

Holidays on Orcas

Laura Edgar

Tacoma, WA

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!!!!

Ron Bedell

Rosario

Ron Bedell

San Diego, CA

Rosario

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!

Dan Cornford

Wonderful

Dan Cornford

Springfield, OR USA

Wonderful

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.

cheri. ewen@yahoo.com

orcas-water veiw dog friendly-Rosario (#33821)

cheri. ewen@yahoo.com

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

So RELAXING

George and Cathy Southern

Chicago, IL.

So RELAXING

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

Winter Wonderland

Lorna J. James

Seattle

Winter Wonderland

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!

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Guest: Anonymous
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.

Amazing House!
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!!

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