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Garden Cottage w/Pool at the Sunburnt Mermaid

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Garden Cottage w/Pool at the Sunburnt Mermaid

Entire guesthouse
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean
12 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
John is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Bright, colorful cottage on Westsound estate, enjoy the pool (open May 25-Sept 25th) & hot tub (year round) with views of sparkling waters of Westsound bay. Pool , Fire Pit, hot tub, outdoor barbecue kitchen shared only w/2 other guests in cabana during May through September, complete private exclusive hot tub use October through May 25 booking. Please note: Outdoor kitchen is closed from October 1st through May 25th.
Guest rooms have microwave, toaster, fridge, tea kettle,
Maximum 2 adults.


Hot tub
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



175 reviews
Adrianna User Profile
September 2019
This is so much more than a place to spend your nights. We could have spent an entire day just hanging out on the property. There are kayaks, a beach to walk, a pool, fire pit, hot tub, orchards, and the quirkiest game room/ mini-museum around. Plus John is an incredible host.
Michelle User Profile
September 2019
Truly unique & fun property. So much to enjoy & explore!
Timothy User Profile
September 2019
Great host and fun place to stay!
J User Profile
September 2019
John was hospitable and an absolutely wonderful host. We very much enjoyed staying on his beautiful property, with breathtaking views in every direction. Highly recommended!
Mindi User Profile
August 2019
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Bo User Profile
August 2019
Our stay at The Sunburnt Mermaid was almost perfect. We really enjoyed the pool, hot tub, fire table, apple trees and views of West Sound on Orcas Island. If you are really lucky, you may be able to convince John (the owner) to join you at the fire to play his guitar and sing a…
Sandy User Profile
August 2019
Such a tranquil, fun setting. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub while grilling at the outdoor kitchen. The kayaks were a real treat. Super convenient to launch from the beach. The place is eclectic with mermaid decor, flowers everywhere and John's collections of antiques…

Hosted by John

Eastsound, WAJoined in May 2015
John User Profile
272 Reviews
John is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
John Wachter has lived in Westsound for many years, and the property was originally purchased by John's grandfather, a Bellingham jeweler, more than 80 years ago. Over time many fruit trees and shrubs were planted on this fertile, sunny land, and today the estate has apples,…
Interaction with guests
John is almost always avail to help with whatever you need, but will also leave you completely alone if you like!
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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The neighborhood


House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12) and pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 11PM and check out by 11AM