House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
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About Susan Gudgell
We have been on Orcas Island for many decades (in fact Wally grew up here!) so are true islanders. We can suggest not only major travel activites, but little known gems on island backroads. We are raising two daughters here -- no better place in the world!
Susan Gudgell purchased this House in 2006
Why Susan Gudgell chose Eastsound
We have always loved this house as it is an intrinsic architectural element on the charming Eastsound shoreline. We welcomed the opportunity to restore it to its original glory.
What makes this House unique
Sipping coffee or a glass of wine on the deck, breathing in that clear island air, and contemplating the view! We also love wandering around the village, hiking in the Turtleback Mountain Reserve, and exploring Moran State Park. We know many of the restauranteurs in town and love the many delicious varied options for an evening out.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Accommodated my family of 11 comfortably. We loved the large outdoor space for gathering of family and friends, and the easy walk to grocery and shops/galleries. On day 2 of our four day stay, the upstairs bath/shower leaked through to the dining room and was quickly addressed by management although we lost the use of one bathroom. Overall, a lovely place for making memories!
Great for a family gathering
Susan was very easy to work with. We really enjoyed the beautiful view of Eastsound, the fire pit, a nice place for outdoor games, and a well equipped kitchen. Such a great location, mid island and close to the grocery store, and shopping.
We had an amazing stay! The house was as advertised. Charming, cozy, great location steps from shops, restaurants and market. Beautiful ocean-front view! There were 7 of us and we were more than comfortable. Would definitely be our #1 choice again if we go with big group.
Beautiful home in perfect location
This large and charming house is just around the corner from the main street in Eastsound. We never had any problem with noise even though the town was busy during the day. Within two blocks, we found a great bakery, supermarket, pizza, and some fun shops. Beach access was around the corner, though tree limbs washed up by winter storms had blocked the stairs. We found safer access at the other end of town, just a block away. The house itself was well-maintained, very clean, and well-supplied. One note here is that the beds and dishes were high—a bit awkward for us shorties. The beautiful setting made me feel like I was in a Sunset Magazine feature story! Kitchen, one bedroom, and the large back deck overlooked the beach and water. The spacious outdoor dining area gave us stunning views, and we loved the adirondack chairs gathered around the outdoor fire pit. We had five children (ages 9 through 1) in our group of 11 (ages 9 through 1) and they had lots of room to run in the yard. This property is very special, and we would jump at the chance to stay there again.
We were at the Homestead for two nights. 8 of us didn’t want to leave. A great venue. Very clean.
We drew for rooms. Everyone liked what they drew. Even the bunk bed couple. Eastsound is small so we walked all over town. We had a great breakfast at the Skillet. The house is well maintained and very clean. My friends kept thanking me for finding the Homestead.
ideal Orcas vacation home
A beautiful and homey house, highly functional outdoor space, a picturesque landscape, and an ideal location right next to Eastsound... it doesn't get better than this house!
Whalewatching, wildlife tours, the Orcas Cultural Center offers fabulous music performances and theatrical productions.