36 reviews

1 / 32 Enjoy stunning water views and boat traffic



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4821158

About the area

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 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. We are located on a private dead end road with beautiful hiking, jogging and biking trails literally right out of our front door. Less than two miles away is the Mansion Restaurant at Rosario. In addition to this world class restaurant, there is an incredible lounge with a separate dining menu. Children are permitted in the lounge but not at the bar itself. In nearby Eastsound there are wonderful places to enjoy Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. These include but are not limited to: Inn at Ship’s Bay, The Lower Tavern, The Loft at Madrona, Roses Bakery and Café, Pizzeria Portofino, The Kitchen, Mia’s Café, The White Horse Pub, The Madrona Bar & Grill, New Leaf Café, Island Skillet, Hogstone Wood Oven, Mijitas Mexican Kitchen and more!!

Getting around

In addition to your automobile you can rent cabs, mopeds and bicycles to enjoy the incredible views. For exploring the amazing sites on the water, there are boats, canoes, kayaks and of course whale watching trips.

Getting here

Step by step Yahoo directions will be provided.

Interaction with guest

Our property manager and we are available by phone, text or email for ANY questions or concerns prior to and after your arrival. Your enjoyment is by far the most important thing to us!! Information from the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce in addition to restaurant and sight seeing suggestions are provided.

Owner profile

Rick T.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
To be covered by Payment Protection this rental needs to be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds


  • Grill
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair users
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 2 Full baths

Reviews (36)

Excellent – based on 36 reviews Excellent
36 reviews

“You won't be disappointed...”

Reviewed 1 Feb 2017

This house is one of our favorite vacation homes. It’s peaceful, scenic and with plenty of things to do. The water views are fantastic from both inside the home and from the large deck. And it’s perfectly located in one of the most popular areas of Orcas, the Rosario area. We enjoyed leisurely walks on the quiet private road. And often walked or drove to the Rosario Resort for a great meal or just to walk along the beach. We also drove to Moran State Park. Plus the drive to the top of Mt. Constitution is incredible and the views at the top are breath taking. We found the house very clean and relaxing place to stay. The owners are very helpful and friendly. They quickly responded to all our questions even before we booked and went out of their way to make sure we had a great time!! The online photos don’t do this home justice. It is beautifully decorated, very warm and inviting. We didn’t bring our pet but it would be great with or without pets. This was the 2nd time we stayed at here and we plan to return later this year. If you have a chance to visit beautiful Orcas Island, we highly recommend this wonderful home. George and Cathy

Owner's reply: Hello George & Cathy, Thank you for your wonderful review!! We hope to hear from you again. Rick & Alexandra

“A wonderful retreat”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2016

Very much enjoyed this gorgeous property and world class views Spent several summers on Orcas while in high school & enjoyed visiting my old haunts As an avid trail runner, was pleasantly surprised to find immediate access to the Moran State Park trail system & enjoyed several early morning runs in the pristine old growth forests and associated flora, fauna and wildlife Many thanks to the very accommodating owners with providing every possible feature culminating in an overall outstanding experience ......we WILL be back With regards Dave Teed USN RET

Owner's reply: Hi Dave, We greatly appreciate your kind review and very much look forward to hearing from you again. Thanks, Rick & Alexandra

“Rosario Heights Getaway!”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2016

We recently stayed at Rosario Heights for four nights. We basked in the scenery and sunshine on the deck, made wonderful meals, and enjoyed the quiet and solitude of our surroundings. Every day we made a little trip somewhere on the island: visited Moran State Park and Mount Constitution for beautiful views of the Strait of Juan De Fuca, Orcas Island Pottery, East Sound for some shopping, and Rosario Resort for a piano concert and tour of the historic mansion. It was a low key and enjoyable trip accompanied by our Shih Tzu dogs Ollie and Teddy along with my mother who enjoyed her first trip to the island. Key features were the appointments in decorating, nice bathroom and shower, comfortable beds, gorgeous views from the deck, and the solitude. Did I mention all baby fawns and deer we saw, some nested right outside our window. We did not bother with too much electronics, but did watch a cute movie that was part of the mini library. Plenty of books, movies, and games. We also did some nature drawing and enjoyed the sunsets with a glass of wine on the deck. My kind of vacation...home away from home!

Owner's reply: Hi Renee, Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to write your incredibly nice review!! We are so happy you enjoyed some of the many wonderful things to do on beautiful Orcas Island as well as enjoying our vacation home!! Thanks again, Rick & Alexandra

“Beautiful atmosphere”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2016

We had such a great and relaxing time at this property. We were pleasantly surprised that the home was so well stocked with supplies for the guests. We enjoyed the barbecue and the beautiful view. I would recommend a better bed frame for the 2nd bedroom, one without wheels so it doesn't move around and affixing the headboard. I would love to come back one day and would recommend to others. :)

Owner's reply: Hi Randa, Thanks so much for your great review and for mentioning the 2nd bedroom bed. It's been taken care of. We look forward to your next stay. Thanks, Rick & Alexandra

“I couldn't have asked for more!”

Reviewed 6 May 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.

Owner's reply: Hi Pat- Thank you for your wonderful review. Rick & Alexandra

“Peaceful & Beautiful.”

Reviewed 25 Mar 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.

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

“Wonderful experience”

Reviewed 20 Feb 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

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

“Wonderful time at a wonderful place!”

Reviewed 7 Jan 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!

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

“Veru Quiet & Relaxing!!”

Reviewed 18 Nov 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!

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

“Beautiful Home with Breathtaking View”

Reviewed 10 Nov 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.

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

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

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!!

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: 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.