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Serenity Overlook Cottage

SuperhostOrcas, Washington, United States
Entire cottage hosted by Rebecca
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
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Perfect for a romantic island getaway, Serenity Overlook is a cozy, seaside cottage that comes with all the essentials: comfortable queen bed, bathroom with shower, microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, and one of the most breathtaking views of the ferry terminal on the island.

The space
Serenity Overlook is a cozy cottage, perfect for a romantic getaway or a weekend alone, soaking in the island. When you wake up in the morning, you can sit on the waterfront deck with a cup of coffee and watch the ferries come and go.

What makes the cottage so special is the location. When you get off the ferry, you're at your private parking space in moments. You're within walking distance of everything you need - a restaurant, gift shops, a small grocery store, and transportation rentals. If you want to visit any of the other islands the Washington State Ferry system services, you can just walk down the hill to the ferry terminal and walk on to any of the inter-island ferries for free.

I believe in honesty and making sure guests know what to expect. Over the course of the last couple of years, feedback from guests has encouraged me to make sure future guests are aware of three things: (1) the plumbing at the landing is all quite aged and as such the water pressure does leave a bit to be desired in the shower, (2) we are about a 15 minute drive from the main core of Eastsound village, and (3) the cottage does not have a full kitchen and the only sink in the space is the bathroom sink which is quite small. If you're looking for a cottage where you can make elaborate meals, Serenity might not be the right fit for you.

Guest access
Guests will have access to free WiFi, Dish Network, and a DVD player. While there is no full kitchen, guests do have access to a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, electric tea kettle, and dishes during their stay with a single burner and toaster oven available upon request.

Other things to note
If you're looking for a home base to explore all of the San Juans, look no further. Our proximity to the ferry terminal allows for easy walk-on or drive-on travel on the Washington State Ferries.
Perfect for a romantic island getaway, Serenity Overlook is a cozy, seaside cottage that comes with all the essentials: comfortable queen bed, bathroom with shower, microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, and one of the most breathtaking views of the ferry terminal on the island.

The space
Serenity Overlook is a cozy cottage, perfect for a romantic getaway or a weekend alone, soaking in the…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Air conditioning
TV
Cable TV
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Hangers
Essentials
Hair dryer

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Orcas, Washington, United States

If it is your first time staying, you will have no trouble finding us! Just look out the window as you approach Orcas... we're the blue cottages just up the hill to the left of the ferry dock!

Within walking distance, we have a wonderful market where you can buy groceries, coffee, pre-made sandwiches and pizza, household essentials, beer, wine, or liquor. Be warned: their breakfast burritos are pretty addictive.

Also nearby is the Cottage Gift Shop. It is full of fun souvenirs and surprises - their stock of Orcas paraphernalia is unmatched!

The historic Orcas Hotel is just across the street. The view from their charming cafe is beautiful and the food at both the cafe and Octavia's Bistro is delicious!

If you're looking to go on a kayaking excursion, Orcas Outdoor Kayak Adventures leaves from the dock of our property. Orcas Outdoors can also provide bicycle rentals through Wildlife Cycles.

Just up the street, across from the Orcas Hotel, is a recent addition to the Orcas Landing family: Boat House Cider Works. Their ciders, slushies, and snacks are a great way to spend an afternoon or evening (and their view rocks).

Champagne Champagne is "an irreverent natural wine temple by the sea" that has light snacks, is open late, and will be opening up their full restaurant menu soon!

For access to boutiques, yoga studios, museums, theaters, and more restaurants, Eastsound is a short (but beautiful) 8-mile drive away.
If it is your first time staying, you will have no trouble finding us! Just look out the window as you approach Orcas... we're the blue cottages just up the hill to the left of the ferry dock!

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Hosted by Rebecca

Joined in April 2015
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I moved to Orcas Island from a little town called Luray, Virginia in June of 2015. It has been a big move but I am absolutely in love with the San Juan Islands. Sharing this area with guests has been such a treat and I look forward to doing it for many years to come! I love traveling, meeting new people, listening to music, playing games, being active outdoors, and sharing stories. A question I get from guests (and passers-by) is "How did you end up out here?" Well, it's actually a wonderful story. When I was younger, my family lived in this area (bouncing around a bit but ending up in Lake Stevens). At the time, we were "financially challenged"... 5 of us crammed into 2 bedroom apartments. Whenever we could afford it, though, we would take the ferry from Anacortes and come to Orcas Island as a family treat. We loved it! Maybe there was a defining, cinematic moment where dad looked back at Orcas and declared "One day, I'm going to live there" or maybe it was just in his mind... either way, it was a dream of his to return. When his work took us to the East Coast, dad never forgot Orcas Island. He and mom worked their butts off for 14 years, crawling their way out of debt and achieving financial freedom for the first time. When dad found these cottages for sale, he knew it was time for his dream of over a decade to finally come true! And thus I moved from Virginia to be the steward of these adorable cottages.
I moved to Orcas Island from a little town called Luray, Virginia in June of 2015. It has been a big move but I am absolutely in love with the San Juan Islands. Sharing this area w…
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During your stay
We do prefer to meet guests when they arrive, show them in, and make sure they get settled but that is flexible if you'd rather we simply leave the key for you, we will leave it in the lock box on the front door. After check in, there will always be someone available if you have any questions or need anything during your stay.
We do prefer to meet guests when they arrive, show them in, and make sure they get settled but that is flexible if you'd rather we simply leave the key for you, we will leave it in…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $100