- 3 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- sleeps 8
Description from the manager
This cozy vacation rental home on Orcas Island is located at the very end of a tree-lined road. The setting offers 200+ feet of sparkling waterfront, beautiful views of forested hills and snow-capped mountains, and six private acres of woodland. The home is bright and cheerful, illuminated by the morning sun and the afterglow of sunset on Mt. Entrance. And of course, there is an enticing hot tub on the deck where you might blissfully soak in the moonlight and gaze at the stars...
Recently expanded and updated, Mariner's Vista is an appealing blend of contemporary comfort and classic Island cabin. The original wood walls that are retaine...Read more
Mariners Vista on Orcas Island
Additional Location Information
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: November 21, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekend Night||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|All other dates |
|4 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|All other dates |
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|All other dates ||$395||$2,450|
|4 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
- Tax rate | 10% of rent
- Cleaning fee | $200 per stay
- Cleaning fee | $200 per stay | null
- Damage deposit | $750
Additional notes from owner
$55 Reservation Fee
- Linens Provided
- Wood Stove
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Towels Provided
- Paper Towels Provided
- Wireless Internet [?]
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- DVD Player
- Suitable for children - Ask
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
- Wheelchair accessible - Ask
What Past Guests Are Saying
Grand Junction, CO, United States
Quiet with a View
A great site, nice house, quiet location and a beautiful view. What else can I say? It was perfect!!!
Seattle, Washington, United States
Paradise on Orcas
I almost hate to tell others about this place because it is such a gem!
The narrow dirt road to get there is fun and kinda spooky at night, but the seclusion of the cabin is very much worth it!
We enjoyed early morning sunrises over the mountain across the sound, gentle breezes, evenings in the hot tub with the moon shining on the water, and a toasty fire in the wood stove!
Overall, Mariner's Vista is a beautifully landscaped and kept very clean and tidy. All the amenities of home, plus a huge deck and hot tub. We can't wait to go back!
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Orcas Island Vacation Home
Beautiful, spacious vacation home with awesome deck & hot tub. Very private location with wonderful views of Eastsound. Easy access to ferry & remainder of the island as well. Tall windows make it possible to stargaze from the couches. Loved the cozy fireplaces in the bedroom (gas) and living room (wood). Look forward to staying there again.
new cumberland, pa, United States
We were very happy with the home that we rented on Orcas Island. The place was immaculate and the view was spectacular. Definitely would love to return again and stay at your home! Thank you for a wonderful stay! My thoughts/suggestions--we rent our beach home in New Jersey throughout the summer months so I have perspective as your guest and as an owner of a rental property: 1) I wish there were a warm old blanket or two to take out on the deck to enjoy the brisk sunrise (we were on east coast time!) and cool late summer sunsets. I know how some renters can "improvise" and I would hate for someone to drag a bedspread off the bed! 2)Provide more drinking glasses. It was hard to conserve water when we were washing glasses by hand. 3)Provide some board games/card games for your guests to use. Luckily we were all big readers but we love having family Scrabble and Risk competitions! 4)The only other recommendation would be to have some sort of window covering in the master bedroom sliding glass door as my husband and I would retire early to read in bed (still on east coast time!) and our son/daughter in law and the other couple would hang out in the hot tub. We would have liked to have given them their privacy as well as not being on display when our light was on and they were in the hot tub. Thank you again for sharing your beautiful home with us!
Joliet, MT, United States
A little bit of paradise
This house is the perfect setting for a family with adult children. The location is beautiful and secluded and yet a quick enough drive to the stores or into Eastsound. The view from the hot tub was amazing and we spent a lot of time on the deck. It was nice to have use of the interent when needed and though the cell phones did not work to call, we could receive texts. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. This property was perfect for our stay and we hope to be back again.
San Antonio, TX, United States
This was the most memorable vacation our family has every taken! The location of and view from this property simply cannot be captured in photos. The home is beautiful, cozy and very comfortable. The view of the East Sound is breathtaking. We spent much of our time on the deck of the house, where we watched a transient pod of Orca whales swim by (on 8/15/12), we saw seals, otters and a bald eagle fly right over the property! Evenings we stayed out late watching the stars, and woke to the morning glow of daylight at 5am! Definitely hope to be back again one day!
Thank you from Texas!
Verona, NJ, United States
Perfect vacation house
The house was perfect for us. The kitchen was well=equipped and very functional, the view was spectacular and everything was in good order. There were detailed instructions for everything. The house was very comfortable and we will definitely stay there again!
Ashland, OR, United States
Lovely, Remote Property with Great Views
Incredible property if you want peace and quiet with floor to ceiling windows overlooking mountains and the bay. 10+ Minutes from Ferry at Orcas Village. 20-45 minutes away from many island destinations. Only 2BRs in main house, with 3rd BR in guest house. Beautiful, well-equipped kitchen and upscale appliances. Property extremely clean.
Park City, UT, United States
A Cozy Retreat with Great Views
My family just spent a few days here, and we were really impressed with the house. We spent every evening grilling on the deck and enjoying the beautiful views from the hot tub. The living room was very cozy and had great views, the kitchen was well equipped
and the beds in the main house were comfortable. The only disappointment was the bed situation in the room above the garage. There were 2 twin beds and a futon, which was extremely uncomfortable. (The 2 twin beds were fine.) This would be a perfect room for
a family if they put a double or queen bed in place of the futon. They could also stock up on new sheets and bedding. The comforter on the futon had stains on it.
I received a pleasant surprise in the mail about a week after I got home from our trip - the property managers mailed back my jean jacket that I had left there and thought I would never see again! That was a very courteous and professional gesture on the part
of the housekeepers and property management. Thank you!
Response from Vacation Doorways - 07/17/2012
We're hoping that the #1's were meant to me #5"!.
Seattle, WA, United States
Nice house, great vacation spot
We visit Orcas regularly but this was the first time we stayed on this part of the island. The house is off the beaten path, a ways down a gravel road. The view was great, the house was comfy. And with our in laws with us, we loved the set up, with the 2 bedroom main house and the adjacent one bedroom guest house. We'd certainly recommend Mariners Vista, and would stay here again.
Incredible Vacation Rental
This vacation rental is just what the doctor ordered. Quiet, peaceful and immaculate with sweeping views from every room. Everything that you need as a home away from home. Chef's kitchen, comfy sofas and a wonderful hot tub. We barbequed and soaked in the sun on the deck. If you are going to Orcas don't miss the opportunity to stay in this very private home.
Beaverton, OR, United States
As we first walked through this house, my family kept saying, "The pictures didn't do this house justice!" This rental property was stunning -- filled with light and including everything we needed and more.
We consisted of two families, and the upper house was the perfect sleeping solution for the four older children. We all had a bit of a tough time sleeping though as the amazing views would inspire us to rise early, make a pot of coffee, and read from the deck! On our final day, we even saw 2 adult bald eagles and 2 youth as they fed.
This is a remote house. As all of the information reveals, the home is at the end of about a one mile dirt road. So, we agree with the suggestion to arrive at the property the first time when there's daylight. We all laughed that the road became shorter each time we drove it. The remoteness adds to the charm of the house and truly made us feel like we had left the mainland and entered another world.
This was a great rental property for our families. We all agreed that we would return in a heartbeat...
Response from Vacation Doorways - 07/04/2012
We LOVE hearing how much you enjoyed this delightful home and the natural setting. We hope that you will plan a return visit soon!
Stevenson Ranch, CA, United States
The location was great, very private, and very relaxing. The house is awesome. Be prepared for early morning light however, as there are no window coverings. Had we known we would have come equipped with eye shades. We hope to return some day soon.
Burke, VA, United States
A Delightful Visit
We loved the remote location and the peace and quiet that came with it. We saw lots of deer and enjoyed watching the bald eagles soar and perch in the trees in front of the house. All of the windows and sky lights made us feel like we were in a tree house!
We have a couple of minor suggestions regarding the house. The stove in the living room is quite small and the length of the firewood that is provided is too long to be able to fit in the stove. So something has got to be changed; either a bigger stove or small pieces of firewood. Also the dining room chairs are in pretty bad shape as the seats are very worn. Suggest that they be replaced with something sturdier and more durable. We also found the throw rugs in the entry way and kitchen to be a nusance as they slip and slide around in the hall and really could be a safety hazard while the one in the kitchen gets caught when you open the lower dishwasher drawer.
We hope to return at a time when there is a little less rain.
Response from Vacation Doorways - 07/04/2012
We're so sorry about your experience with the firewood - there is wood for the stove in the shelter, as indicated in the instruction by the fireplace (as you learned, the sections in the wood pile are too large.) We do hope you can return soon so that you can stay cozy with the proper sized fuel (altho we also hope the sun is out when you return so that you won't need the fire!) Thanks for the tip about the area rugs, we'll put some non-skid material under them.
Sammaish, WA, United States
Mariners Vista - No Dogs?
The home is in a perfect location and is beautiful. Unfortunately, something in the home, we believe the sofas, was exposed to a dog. One of is very allergic, and therefore the home was not useable to us, and we had to leave early. The home is listed as a no pets home, but there is documentation within the home's manual that lists "pet procedures" (albeit with a small footnote added with a scrap of paper that states pets are not allowed). The fact that pets procedures is listed indiates to me, that pets have been allowed in the home before, as does the slightly chewed tennis ball in the storage area. The renting agent did credit a small fee back to our account, which was gracious, but I do still contend that there has been, in the past dogs.
Response from Vacation Doorways - 05/02/2012
We are very surprised that your wife had an allergic reaction to something within this home as the owner does not have pets, nor have we accepted any guest dogs within the past year, despite a boilerplate pet policy that must have been inadvertently placed in the home. We realize that a pet could be been brought into the home in violation of the no-pets policy, however we do not promise or imply that any of our "no pets allowed" homes will be free of pet dander or other allergins. (Our rental agreements specifically state that homeowners may have their own pets even though they do not allow guests to bring theirs.) Nevertheless, we are very sorry that your wife was uncomfortable and do regret that you were unable to fully enjoy your stay.
Seattle, WA, United States
Very private property
We loved the house and all the privacy it offered. It was in great condition and had all the amenities that one could want. There were two problems: one is that the master bathtub would not drain properly. By the end of my shower, I was standing in ankle-deep
dirty water. The hot tub was also a problem. It was set at 104 which we found very very hot. We were told not to touch the temperature. We could only be in the hot tub a short time before we were too hot.
Response from Vacation Doorways - 09/24/2011
Thanks for reporting these problems. As we don't personally shower or hot tub in the home, we were not aware of the drain and temperature issues. The drain is now cleared and we are lowering the pre-set temperature a degree or two. (We instruct guests NOT to change the settings because doing so may cause the tub to adjust incorrectly if one is not familiar with the design of the system.)
Chewelah, Washington, United States
Incredible view, last house...
Incredible view, last house on a long and beautiful driveway. House had all the amenities we needed to cook, etc. Floors and rugs were a bit dirty but fine.
Great hideaway escape with majestic views and peaceful surroundi
I came out to the Orcas to escape the extreme West Texas heat and drought! I was abundantly supplied with cooler temperatures and gorgeous waterways. Word to families wanting 3 bedrooms, this property is 2 seperate places. We did not know this and it was very inconvenient to split my younger grandchildren, so we had to use the livingroom as their bedroom.
Response from Vacation Doorways - 08/01/2011
We're glad that you enjoyed Orcas Island and regret that the bedroom configuration created a hardship for your family. The location of the 3rd bedroom has always been indicated on our website but we've added an additional notation so that others will not be similarly inconvenienced.