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The Garden House on Orcas

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The Garden House on Orcas

Entire cottage
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Joe is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sparkling clean
13 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.

The Garden House is a lovely living space located above an artist studio on 6 waterfront acres. Light-filled, with cathedral ceilings and dormers, the Garden House has a combined kitchen and sitting room with hide-a-bed, a private bedroom, and a bathroom with shower.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Entire place
You’ll have the space to yourself and will only share it with those you’re traveling with.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed


Step-free access to the bathroom
Well-lit path to entrance



218 reviews
Brian User Profile
September 2019
My wife and I were looking for a get-away that was quiet, private, relaxed, and embedded in nature while, at the same time, well-designed, cared for, and with access to local quality dining and amenities when we wished. We found it all at The Garden House on Orcas. Joe,…
Angela User Profile
August 2019
This is a great, quiet location in a beautiful setting. The house is very special and you can read the story about how it was built. Joe was very kind and was a great host. Highly recommend staying here!
Erika User Profile
August 2019
Wonderful location to explore this special island. Quiet and lovely.
Andrew User Profile
August 2019
We loved our stay with joe. The place was perfect for my wife, infant and I. Joe has a pack and play, a monitor, and welcomes families - making it perfect for us. It’s the driveway before doe bay, so we spent our time there. It was a fantastic place to stay a highly…
John User Profile
August 2019
This cottage is amazing! Very private and quiet. The cottage is co-located with the main property. However, you’d never know it. Joe was amazing at ensuring our privacy was not compromised at all. You have this amazing outdoor, camping type environment. It’s set in a forest…
Robyn User Profile
August 2019
Awesome space with a short rugged walk to an amazing rocky outcrop overlooking the islands with a few tidal pools with anemones & other sea critters for exploring if you don’t mind climbing down a few rocks. We saw harbor seals off the rocks most days. A truly magical place.
Shannon User Profile
August 2019
The cottage was perfect for our small family. It has all the necessities and it’s set in the perfect little corner of Orcas Island. We ate out in town on some days and cooked at the cottage on others. There is a lot of outdoor exploring near the cottage and nearby farms. …

Hosted by Joe

Olga, WAJoined in April 2015
Joe User Profile
218 Reviews
Joe is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Orcas Island has been my home since 1970. I am a crystal-glaze potter (Hot Ice Orcas), author ("Potholes in Paradise" about Orcas), community activist on energy, land use, and farm/food supply issues (currently president of the board of Island Stewards, former Farmer's Market…
Interaction with guests
Guests are greeted upon arrival (whenever possible). I am always available to answer questions or make suggestions, yet my prime concern is for guest privacy.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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The neighborhood


House Rules

No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM and check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock