House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
I found Orcas Island, WA. in 1990. I had never been to Washington State, let alone the San Juan Islands. I knew I had found home within 15 minutes of driving off the ferry. My heart told me I was home. This place feeds my artistic spirit and creative side. I have worked toward my goal of buying property on Orcas Island and building my own place since then. I started building in 2003. I was my own General Manager of this project. The professionals put in the parts that are controlled by building requirements to met code, like power, water, framing the house, etc. After that is when the hands-on part of the job was all mine. I put in all the slate flooring, wood trim, siding, painting, cupboards, sinks, tubs, slate shower hall, stone patio, etc. I could write a book with all that took place. The house turned out lovely if I do say so myself, and you can't beat the views. I have not had one negative piece of feedback about the house since I started renting it. I want you to enjoy this piece of paradise as much as I do. Thank you for your interest. Donna Delong Delongview
Owner purchased this House in 2003
Why Owner chose Eastsound
This Island offered the clean air and lush green landscape that has always been important to my comfort in a place. I need tall trees, natural settings, wild animals and birds as part of my daily life. The ocean being near-by and viewable daily, around nearly every corner I turn or hill I drive over, is a blessing I don't take for-granted. The views of the awesome mountains were a plus, and now I can't think of life without them to gaze at. The fact that there are no traffic jambs or stop lights have to be listed as a plus too.
What makes this House unique
The peace and serenity you feel sitting on the patio with the sight of the Cascade Mountains and the Georgia Strait right there. Flowers blooming all around and birds to watch as their songs fill the air. The quiet of living on a 3 acre piece of paradise, on a private road, with no through traffic or city noises. Not another house in sight. If the weather is overcast or if it has snowed and all is covered, it still feels bright in the Great Room, due to the huge ski-lite over the peak of the roof. The heated slate floors with rich, bold colors feel warm to my bare feet in the winter, and cool when I take feet out of my hot shoes in the summer. So many things like this are what makes my home special to me, and to you too if you want.
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Beautiful home and location
Wonderful kitchen with everything you need. Skylight in main room means it is bright even when there are clouds. Lovely patio. Deer were present daily, just below the patio. Easy access to Moran State Park and Eastsound. We stayed for the first week of July and the foxglove and ocean spray were in full bloom. We'd certainly return.
Wonderful Respite - Gorgeous Views
Beautiful home on a spectacular property with gorgeous views. Donna created a very welcoming, comfortable space that served as the perfect home base for exploring the island. Truly a special experience where we felt like we were treated like invited guests. Thank you Donna!
Donna has a lovely house and has thought of everything you could possibly need to thoroughly enjoy your stay.
Great location. Beautiful view!
Very restful four day stay. Enjoyed the wonderful setting and comfortable accommodations.
Close, but not too close
Lovely house, with an amazing view. Big kitchen, with almost any utensil you would need. Location is amazing, only about 10 minutes to Eastsound, but feels almost completely private. If Donna's house is available, don't hesitate. Enjoyed our Orcas vacation and Donna's house was big part of the enjoyment.
Donna We loved your home! The house had everything! So comfortable and inviting. The kitchen was amazing, we enjoyed cooking dinner. We loved the patio, the views were gorgeous! The pictures do not do justice, the views are breathtaking in person. Thank you for sharing your home! We hope to come visit again! Michelle and Steve WIsconsin