Famous Romantic Gnome House Chalet

Entire guesthouse hosted by Bob And Meg

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
95% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great communication
90% of recent guests rated Bob And Meg 5-star in communication.
The Gnome House is a truly memorable romantic getaway or family fun vacation rental.This premier Orcas Island vacation chalet is located on a 140 acre magnificent private setting. Come discover this perfect family vacation rental cottage! Book soon!

The space
The Gnome House is constructed with massive timbers, cedar arches, and hand carved tree trunk posts, a fairytale-like Scandinavian alcove cupboard bed with delightful murals, a wooden spiral staircase with carved squirrel and acorn newel posts, a very romantic master loft with a queen-sized sleigh bed, a fine shipbuilder's bay window dining and reading area, a large stone outdoor fire pit surrounded by seating for campfires, a freshwater wildfowl marsh, a renowned wildlife and bird watching paradise, nature trails, fruit orchards, ponds, streams, meadows, forests, magnificent views, farm land, play set, gardens, golden retriever Cedar, two cats Sparky and Tater, a fabulous, private hot tub spa under the stars,.... Come discover this delightful site of many a honeymoon, many romantic evenings, magical family vacations, one of the truly romantic Orcas Island getaways, a quintessential Orcas Island experiences. A perfect family vacation rental cottage – children and grandparents love
We designed and crafted the Gnome House to stir up your imagination.
A few of the hand-crafted features:
• ...a wooden spiral staircase with carved squirrel and acorn newel posts
• ...leading to a very romantic master loft with a queen-sized sleigh bed
• ...a fairytale-like Scandinavian alcove cupboard bed with delightful murals ... a completely unusual, charming, yet modern fully equipped kitchen
• ... a romantic, cozy wood-burning stove
• ... a Scandinavian sofa/double bed perfect for relaxing or guests sleeping
• ...a fabulous, private hot tub spa under the stars
...a large stone fire pit surrounded by seating, for campfires and S’mores.
The Gnome House truly inspires every visitor. '..an architectural gem..' 'How did you build those arches? ' ...never seen anything like this before...' ' like a fairy tale...' '..how did you fit that floor to the stonework...' 'I would love to live in the Gnome House!'
Visit our web site by clicking on the link in this listing or google Gnome House Deer Harbor to see many photos, a video tour, and information and pictures about the magnificent setting. You can view our up-to-date availability calendar to plan your vacation.
Deer Harbor on beautiful Orcas Island is located in the 'Rain Shadow' area of the Great Pacific Northwest enjoying only 23-25 inches of rain and over 260 sunny days annually. Northern Puget Sound is home to just under 90 orca whales, countless seals, sea lions, otters, Dahl's porpoises, Minke whales, salmon, eagles, thus, fishing and whale-watching are very popular activities. Orcas Island has numerous parks including the 1500 acre Turtleback Mountain Preserve, and Deer Harbor's own community Waterfront Park. The 140 acre incomparable private preserve for guests at the Gnome House is considered a treasure by local, state and Federal environmental agencies and institutions.

Please notice our very affordable seasonal rate changes! $150, $185, $225. The San Juan County Sales and Lodging Tax is not included in these prices.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common space
2 sofa beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Pack ’n play/Travel crib
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Eastsound, Washington, United States

Whale-watching/marine wildlife tours leave from Deer Harbor daily. The San Juan Islands are world famous Orca whale habitat. A beautiful waterfront park, 2 marinas, famous Turtleback Mountain San Juan County 1500 acre park. Boat rentals, charter sailing, charter fishing, kayak tours. You can visit other San Juan Islands by day trip ferry rides.

Hosted by Bob And Meg

  1. Joined in February 2014
  • 450 Reviews
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We are Bob and Meg Connor, the owners of the Gnome House, Maggie’s Manor, Maggie's Getaway and an awe-inspiring 140 acre paradise on Orcas Island, in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. We consider ourselves blessed to have been able to live in beautiful, sunny Deer Harbor on Orcas Island, for 39 years so far, and have raised our three sons in this island paradise. Here is our story: In 1974, just before the first of our three sons was born, we chose to change our life dramatically. We were living in an apartment house, with a postage stamp lawn, involved in numerous businesses taking our energies; it became our #1 goal to change our lifestyle to be more compatible with our family values. We both wanted our children to grow up in an environment similar to Bob’s childhood in Poulsbo, Washington, reveling in and thriving because of a rural, simple, old-fashioned, family-oriented lifestyle. All three of our boys reveled in the rural island life, with endless outdoor creative adventures, sports, and just good “clean” fun all of the time. To this day, they love the outdoors, enjoying hiking, skiing, camping, mountain climbing, etc. The Orcas Island School was and continues to be a very good one, preparing students well for college. During their school years, all three of our sons were very active in all sorts of activities, especially sports. Bob was baseball coach for 15+ years, and both of us attending every game that our boys were in, either coaching, score-keeping, or cheering our voices hoarse. Our sons still love to visit Orcas Island often, and are now sharing their childhood lifestyle with their own families. We have an 11 year old grand-daughter, a 7 year old grandson, a 6 year old grand-daughter and grand baby #4, a grand-daughter arrived on May 18th, 2012. How thankful we are that all 3 of our sons, their wives, and their children all live in the Pacific Northwest, just a couple of hours from us! It is true that the Puget Sound area is known for its rainfall, but Bob knew about the areas with less rain and more sunshine. After searching for our perfect property in the Pacific Northwest, we discovered the wonderful San Juan Islands, located in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains. We sold all of our Seattle businesses, bought 150 acres, and promptly moved to an island. This was over 39 years ago, and our delight in our property is stronger than ever. We love everything about it. We know that still today, there are few who comprehend the enormous ecological value and the boundless diverse beauty of the jewel that we steward. We have been renting our vacation rental houses since the early 1990s, loving that we can share our beautiful and treasured property with so many other wonderful guests, now friends whom we love to see on their repeat visits, and new guests soon to become friends, when they make their first visit to Orcas Island.
We are Bob and Meg Connor, the owners of the Gnome House, Maggie’s Manor, Maggie's Getaway and an awe-inspiring 140 acre paradise on Orcas Island, in the San Juan Islands of Washin…

During your stay

We live nearby and are available to answer questions and help guests if needed. We have lived here for 41 years, and are happy to share our years of local knowledge, community involvement, and, having raised three sons here, share also our years of family experiences with our guests. The Gnome House is self-sufficient for most of our guests, so we allow them the privacy to enjoy their getaway time with each other.

Should your dates not be available in this chalet, please see our other listings with Airbnb: "Quintessential Island Getaway" for up to 4 adults; "Beloved Family Getaway since 1979" for 2 adults + one child ; and "Classic Island vacationing! View!!" for up to 8 people.
We live nearby and are available to answer questions and help guests if needed. We have lived here for 41 years, and are happy to share our years of local knowledge, community invo…
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Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM

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