|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||1300 square feet|
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Description from the manager
This historic home is located at Rosario Resort on Orcas Island. As the bow-tie pond and docks at Cascade Harbor Marina are just across the road from Newhall House you might consider arriving by seaplane or on your own boat! This enviable location also provides Newhall House with fabulous views of Cascade Harbor and East Sound and is within hiking distance of Moran State Park.
You'll enter this home through a large cheerful side porch. When the door opens, you'll say "YES" to the delightful Cape Cod charm and vintage characteristics this home offers. There's a clean and bright farmhouse kitchen (newly redone and well equipped, of cours...Read more
Historic Newhall House at Rosario
Additional Location Information
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$195 - $295||$195 - $295||$950 - $1,650||$0||1 night|
|PEAK SEASON||$295||$295||$1,650||-||4 nights|
|QUIET SEASON||$195||$195||$950||-||3 nights|
|All Other Dates||$295||$295||-||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
- Tax rate - 10% of rental - Tax
- Cleaning fee - $130 / stay - Other
- Damage deposit - $350 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
Dog Rent $35 Night, $35 Reservation Fee
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 05, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Portland, Oregon, United States
Relaxing and rejuvenating getaway
The Newhall House's rich history added to the charm of the updated amenities. Amazing views, and comfortable furniture lent itself to the ultimate relaxing vacation. Proximity to both Eastsound and Moran State Park makes Newhall house the perfect Orcas Island vacation rental.
Roche Harbor, WA, United States
We loved Newhall House!
Newhall House is just adorable, feels like it belongs in Cape Cod. Historic, original squeaky wood floors and all, but clean & white & cheerful. Bed comfy! Whoever redid this place really knew what they are doing and the photos of the project are a nice touch. Amazing view, the pictures don't show it well - you are right across the street from the water and can watch the boats and seaplanes come in and out of the harbor. Super spot for a couple, small family. Stairs pretty steep, can be tough with a suitcase and the bath lacks counter space, but that's no biggie considering the trade-off of character and comfort elsewhere. We'll be back!
Olympia, WA, United States
Taking all in consideration it was fine.
The downstairs phone stopped working...and when
we checked under the bed(s) for was
very dirty..like no one cleaned....what else was not clean?!
Bellevue, WA, United States
Newall House was absolutely lovely. It is located just across the way from Rosario Harbor. The house has gorgeous views of the water! The house has all amenities, including a cozy terrace with a grill. Newall House is charming and historical too as it was originally used as a post office in the 1900s. The location is perfect for families with children and is conveniently located.
Sorry, this place didn't live up to the billing...
The view/location is appealing and the house has some charm but it's very small and could use some upgrades to justify the steep rates. There was some comfortable seating in the living room, but the interior porch furniture was uncomfortable, including an old wicker loveseat with tired, ill-fitting cushions, no window curtains for nightime privacy and the one small lamp was atmospheric, not a reading lamp. So that room got little use. The outdoor porch furniture has no cushions so not comfortable for hanging out for any extended length of time. The house is set directly in front of the road that winds through the Rosario Resort to the outlying accomodations so cars are driving by on a regular basis. The bathroom could use a deep cleaning -- the grout was stained on the floor and bath surround. Upstairs doors are very creaky and as another reviewer pointed out will wake up others who aren't deep sleepers. The twin beds have some sort of plastic coverings on the mattresses that make a loud crinkling noise when one moves. Another thing to consider before signing up here is the rental agency's terms, which include departure instructions such as "clean and put away all dishes", "put all trash in outdoor containers", etc. after one is paying a $130 cleaning fee for this tiny place, you're also expected to do tasks that should be standard for the cleaning service to do. And be out of the house by 10 am, which makes for a hurried morning with a family and one bathroom, not the way you want to end a vacation. I wouldn't stay here again, it's overpriced for what it is.
Seattle, WA, United States
Bright, sunny, open feel to this wonderful cottage
Highly recommend, many thoughtful touches make this a great place to stay. From the entrance through a sun porch, to the open floor plan overlooking the harbor, and the red squeaky screen door that leads to the deck off the kitchen, our family felt very at home in this tastefully decorated, comfortable home. Easy walking to marina and resort, hike to Cascade Lake without having to drive, and enjoy the sound of float planes landing in the harbor. We'll be back.
Camarillo, CA, United States
Historic Newhall House earns a 5 Star rating
We rented Newhall House along with the neighboring house, Sea Watch, to accommodate a large family gathering. The Newhall house was expertly and charmingly decorated, with comfortable furnishings and perfectly situated to take advantage of the gorgeous harbor view and Rosario Resort amenities. We give it a 5 star rating. It was perfect for us.
Encinitas, ca, United States
Great Orcas lsland house
Fantastic location on Orcas, right near Moran and with trail to Cascade Lake just down the street for an invigorating hike without getting in the car. The house was beautiful-my only negative comment is that it is old so it is creaky (floors, doors), so if you are a light sleeper and you have people up at all hours of the night, it may be a little on the noisy side! However, the superb location, thoughtful details, and sheer beauty make this home one of the best we've ever rented. Also loved the photo album from the owners, showing their renovations. Highly recommended!
Half Moon Bay, CA, United States
Best Location Historical Newhall House
Incredible view right across the Marina and Seaplane dock. Doesn't get better than this.
The house was very inviting and comfortable. We had the best sleep of our lives in this house.
We were in awe when we saw Robert Moran museum in Rosario Resort and his family pics in front of Newhall House. You cannot put a price tag on that. Simply put, we cannot wait to come back next year with a bigger crew ;-)
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Great get-away on Orcas Island
We couldn't have been happier with our choice of the Newhall house--it is even better than pictured on the website. For landlocked midwesterns, the picture windows and outside deck looking directly over the bay were amazing, and we enjoyed watching the sailboats and seaplane come into the marina. Even with the Rosario Resort down the road, the place was quiet and very private, which we loved. Old style ample eat-in kitchen was a great place for casual meals and for games. Everything you need there!
We did run out of toilet paper, and one of the living room lamps didn't work...very minor issues. Also important to open the windows to let the air flow through the upstairs, which can become fairly warm even on a mild day (low 70's) outside. We did fine with the one bathroom for four people...this is how we all used to live, folks!
My kids want a couch like that!
Response from Vacation Doorways - 05/30/2012
Hi Mary, Sounds like you discovered why Newhall House is one of our most popular homes!We're happy you enjoyed your time on beautiful Orcas Island.
Sequim, WA, United States
Charming, cozy stay at Newhall House
My husband and I, along with our dog, stayed for three nights over the Christmas weekend. We loved the house, especially the kitchen and dining room. The views of the harbor and marina from the living room and bedroom were awesome. Everything was spotless, and my husband, being a sailor, loved the wealth of nautical books and decorative accents. We will be back!
Response from Vacation Doorways - 01/03/2012
Look forward to seeing you all again!
My husband and I loved our stay at Newhall House! The home is charming, cozy and the view is beautiful. We loved the openness of the downstairs and all the windows. The kitchen was well stocked and spacious. The location, right next to Resario Resort was perfect for walking our small dog and we actually hiked from the house up to Cascade Lake (although steep!) We had a couple of meals at the Mansion Restaurant and picked up snacks from the Marina's small store (although closed during the week at this time of year). We also had a massage at the Resort, which was handy. The only negatives are the bathroom is upstairs and the stairs are narrow. I think the size of the home lends itself to a couple or a small family. I'd definitely stay here again!
The sun was out so it was great! Weather made all the difference
We rented it for our sons wedding and it was very convenient and roomy.
Lovely location. Great little house. We enjoyed our stay very much.
We spent four nights at the Newhall House and absolutely loved it. The house is adorable and has all of the comforts of home. The owners really have put a lot of thoughtful touches to make our stay relaxing and comfortable. The location is great...there is a grass area for kids to run around, the harbor to watch the activity of the yachts and seaplanes, and a great pebbly beach (lots of sea stars visible during low tide)! The resident deer visited every day and were quite friendly. We loved our time here and hope to come back again!
Response from Vacation Doorways - 07/31/2011
We're so glad you enjoyed the Newhall House and hope to see you soon.
great house, had a nice stay over there
4th of July weekend
The location of this house is great. Right on the water and marina. House has a gorgeous view of the sound with boats and sea planes coming in all day. The home is more historic than I anticipated. Cute house with all the amenities one needs for a vacation house. Only two negatives is the bathroom could use some updating/restoration and the dishes were dirty upon arrival-had to wash them myself before I could use. Overall a great convenient place to stay.
Response from Vacation Doorways - 07/07/2011
We'll be sure to address the dish washing to our housekeeping staff. Glad you enjoyed your stay!
We just returned from a wonderful week at the Newhall House on O
We just returned from a wonderful week at the Newhall House on Orcas Island. The short and quick..I looked extensively for a rental on Orcas and was very pleased with this house. It's RIGHT on the marina..and has a grassy field directly in front of it for soccer, frisbee or taking walks. We could put our kayaks right into the water and paddle out, there were tennis courts (albeit a little mossy) five minutes away and the grill makes a mean hamburger and fries. The actual house was fully stocked with whatever you might need so you don't need to pack extra. If you're a technology freak, you've got internet access, one small tv downstairs but nothing upstairs. The beds were GREAT..feather for the two boys and a memory foam for the master...our only real downside was that there was one bathroom that was UPSTAIRS. It felt like Cape Cod....small and intimate..Pottery Barn furnishings, white wash and a good kitchen. It's five minutes from great hiking and everything about it was EASY. One note about shuts down at 8pm and Sundays are dead so plan accordingly. Roses has great croissants, Inn at Ship's Bay is where the locals sent us and the Saturday market has a lot of kale..not a lot of fresh veggies. We would stay here again and would suggested it for no more than four people..might get a little cramped on the sofa. Enjoy!
Walnut Creek, CA
Living In Paradise
This was our 5th visit to the Newhall House and it will not be our last. We hope to find a time when we can stay for a month or two, we love it that much.
The only thing that we would say is that we left very little for the cleaning person to do - we washed most of the towels and the sheets on the twin bed, wiped down the counters in the kitchen and did some vacuuming upstairs and downstairs.
AND, we are not great TV watchers, but the TV is so old that we could not read subtitles on it on DVDs. We left a paper that indicated that the toilet float sticks and the stopper in the bathroom sink does not work.
Response from Vacation Doorways - 06/14/2011
We are glad to know how much you enjoyed this special home and hope to see you soon! Thanks for the feedback on the plumbing.
My family and I...
My family and I stayed there during the off season and had great time. The house is small and very cozy with a great kitchen.
Great house and beautiful location. Will stay here again.
Gig Harbor, WA
Perfect Vacation Getaway!
The Newhall house was beautiful and very comfortable. The location was terrific--close to Moran State Park (great for the kids), quiet w/ beautiful sunsets/moonrise. The house itself is straight out of a Pottery Barn catalogue, but also feels welcoming and fun for all members of the family. We're already planning a return trip!
Carol Jean C.
Some of the best of old and new, in a nautical setting
I didn't really know the home was right across from the Rosario Marina, so had a great view of the water. Maybe I missed that information in the description, if not, then it should be added. This house was where my daughter and the bridesmaids dressed for the wedding, and it was a wonderful place to be.
San Carlos, CA
Amazing Views, Unbelievable Cottage, Wildlife Abounds
We had the MOST amazing experience at the Newhall House. The history of the home is fascinating, the decor is like something out of a magazine and oh, so comfy. The scenery out the windows makes you just want to stay put and soak it up. The deer that wander by throughout the day are just amazing. The thoughtful library of books, videos and games made every moment count for our family of four. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. It was our favorite vacation house EVER.
Response from Vacation Doorways - 07/01/2010
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay in this wonderful home and look forward to welcoming you back!
Wonderful Winter Stay
Our family stayed at the Newhall House in February for one week. It was a great home for a young family and our whole stay was very comfortable. We loved every minute and will be back again if at all possible!
Response from Vacation Doorways - 03/24/2010
So happy you had a great experience!
La Center, Washington
Great little getaway
My husband I and I were just married on Orcas and stayed in the Newell house. We loved it. The house was so cute and cozy, and the Rosario grounds are beautiful. We will be back to visit again for sure!
NEWALL HOUSE- was one of the top 5 places we have stayed.
I have professionally staged homes, and my wife is an artist, so we tend to be picky, we were so impressed with this place, it was exactly what we needed for a relaxing time. There were suprises like the deer, the walk to the lake out of our back door, the privacy..
Newhall House #84 Orcas Island - review
We were very happy with this property. Just one bit of feedback -- although the staircase is all part of the charm of this wonderful cottage, I slipped and fell down them. Maybe some non-skid tape at the edge of the treads would help?
Maple Valley, WA
Charming house on Orcas Island
We love the Newhall house. Great Location. The view is amazing! The house is lovely. The deer are friendly.
The best place we've stayed on Orcas
The pictures of this rental property are what drew me in. The actual property was better than even the pictures showed! I plan on returning here as soon as possible. It was wonderful!
Walnut Creek, CA
A Little Piece of Paradise
We have stayed at the Newhall House 3 times now and have loved each and every stay. The views from the livingroom and bedroom are matter what kind of weather. We have been there in early summer, fall and early spring. All seasons have been fun.