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Perch at Rosario on Orcas Island

SuperhostEastsound, Washington, United States
Entire cottage hosted by Merrill
4 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
Entire home
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Getaway to Perch on Orcas Island. Our clean contemporary cabin is well provisioned for weekend or extended stays. Connect & work remotely with fiberoptic WIFI. Cook up your favorite recipes in the fully stocked kitchen. Keep moving on the trails at nearby Moran State Park. Breathe in the gorgeous view of the San Juan Archipelago from the sun deck. Explore Rosario Resort below you. *Guest stays (kids over 12 yrs only) open June 1, 2020 to regular reservations, spaced, of course. See you soon! *

The space
Nestled into the bluffs above Rosario Resort, the Perch is close to neighboring amenities, yet very private. This contemporary cabin was designed for this spectacular view location as a relaxing retreat – a light filled aerie in summer and cozy nest in the cooler weather.

Our custom home features friendly sustainable materials and modern fixtures. Cork floors, vaulted wood ceiling, paper stone counters. An open living area with kitchen, dining and reading nook provides flexibility for all your activities while two private bedrooms encourage sleeping in!

The full kitchen is small, well provisioned and handy with an island and separate coffee/wine bar. Cooks love the organized layout and complimentary basic pantry items: assortment of spices, basic condiments and starter coffee setup. The custom live-edge elm dining table, salvaged from Pt. Defiance Park in Tacoma, seats six.

The living area includes a wood burning fireplace for cool evenings and comfortable furnishings as well as a console complete with books, puzzles, games and and streaming media... if you just can't leave the continent behind. You will find a flat HD screen with an Amazon Fire Stick for streaming most media channels. You can ask Alexa to locate your favorite movie!

Tall banks of glass patio doors open from the living area to the south facing sun deck with summer breezes and San Juan archipelago vistas. Celebrate an alfresco dinner on the south facing sun deck or nestle into the chaise lounge to catch up on your vitamin D and magazines.

Accessed from the kitchen, a deck with a BBQ grill faces a private side yard bordered by a cascade of rocky ledges and overhanging maple trees. A picnic table serves as a great base for teens contemplating pine cone wars. Nearby, a fire pit with island-built furniture offers warmth and camaraderie on cool evenings. Complimentary firewood is stacked for your use. All you need to bring are s’more fixings and tall tales.

The bedrooms at Perch are separated by a full bath and laundry area. One bedroom has a queen size bed. The second bedroom offers twin XL beds. All beds are triple sheeted with comfy duvets and 100% cotton bedding. Each bedroom has a full length mirror and wardrobes with drawers. The living area offers a "Comfort Sleeper" true queen-size sofa-bed. A personal favorite is the reading nook where naps are not only encouraged, but expected.

The bath features a deep soaking tub/shower, dual-flush toilet, room for all your toiletries and a good view to the rockery behind! The laundry area includes a stacking washer/dryer with complimentary bio-friendly detergent and extra bedding.

We look forward to your stay at Perch. Our guest reviews often note how relaxing the home is. We hope you agree.

Rental Permit #PCUP00-11-0006

Guest access
Perch is indeed perched on a hillside, accessed from Ocean Mist Way, a one lane road. There is a steep driveway to the home with a turnaround and room for two cars at the top by the front door. A pullout below provides for additional parking. The house is accessed from the parking area by a set of steps leading to the entry porch. A smart lock on the front door allows guest access at their convenience. We'll provide the code with the Arrival Information packet. We do ask that our guests remove their outdoor shoes in the home to protect the cork floors and limit dust and allergens.

Other things to note
Cell service. Cell signals by Verizon and ATT are challenges in the Rosario area. T-Mobile has a very strong signal. WIFI-calling - this may be helpful to stay connected from Perch. Your stay includes free fiber broadband WIFI (can you believe it?) We work hard to keep connected on this island.

Summer (Memorial Day thru Labor Day) in the Rosario neighborhood is alive with the Rosario Resort marina below Perch bustling with activity. Sound can drift up from below, but the vibe is fun and friendly and typically respectful of the neighborhood.

The picturesque island offers so many natural beautiful places to explore, local artist galleries to visit and amazing restaurants that inexplicably inhabit this remote magical place. Organic roadside farmstands, along with the Saturday Farmer's Market in Eastsound, provide the staples for lovely dinners on Perch's sun deck overlooking the San Juan Islands.

Off Season (Sept - May) at Perch is more quiet and lovely through the changing seasons. Weather rolls in while you get cozy by the fireplace. Sleeping in, daily hikes and cooking up feasts beckon. Perhaps a mushroom hunt in Moran State Park? Fall and spring bring many local events, including the local Saturday Farmer's Market, the Orcas Island Lit festival in April or the October Orcas Island Film Festival and Island Farm Tour.
Getaway to Perch on Orcas Island. Our clean contemporary cabin is well provisioned for weekend or extended stays. Connect & work remotely with fiberoptic WIFI. Cook up your favorite recipes in the fully stocked kitchen. Keep moving on the trails at nearby Moran State Park. Breathe in the gorgeous view of the San Juan Archipelago from the sun deck. Explore Rosario Resort below you. *Guest stays (kids over 12 yrs only)…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
TV
Dryer
Washer
Iron
Hair dryer
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Eastsound, Washington, United States

Perch is located in a quiet neighborhood, overlooking and a stroll away from the historic Rosario Resort, where you'll find boating, dining, and spa amenities year-round in an early 1900s setting. In the bustling summer season, you can get a pass to the pools, enjoy their Marina Bar & Grill, rent a kayak and even take whale watching trips. Walk to the nearby trailhead for a vigorous hike up to Cascade Lake and Moran State Park trails. Watch from our sunny view deck for frequent visitors that include bald eagles and deer.
Perch is located in a quiet neighborhood, overlooking and a stroll away from the historic Rosario Resort, where you'll find boating, dining, and spa amenities year-round in an early 1900s setting. In the bustli…

Hosted by Merrill

Joined in September 2012
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Hello! I am a designer who focuses on small home plans - (Website hidden by Airbnb) The airbnb community is so different from the (Hidden by Airbnb) type crowd and I am grateful to…
During your stay
We'll prepare the house for you before you arrive. For the duration or your stay, we'll leave you to your privacy. I am available via email, text or phone with prompt replies to any questions or concerns. Jody, your on-island local host, can troubleshoot immediate issues, if needed. We'll have a binder full of house info and local insight on things to do here on Orcas. We can't wait to tell you about them ALL!

Let us know of any special interests you might have and we'll do our best to match you with an island connection!
We'll prepare the house for you before you arrive. For the duration or your stay, we'll leave you to your privacy. I am available via email, text or phone with prompt replies to an…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $250