La Maison by the Sea is a lovely new home tucked into an incredible waterfront location. It’s just what you visualize when dreaming of a romantic island getaway or solo retreat, a place to sit at the shoreline in the summer sun or snuggle by the fire on a blustery day. Located on a scenic point with dramatic views stretching down East Sound and toward the eastern hills, La Maison provides an elemental environment, yet it’s also conveniently located within a short walk of the shops and restaurants in Eastsound Village.
If you're the lucky one to reserve the popular 4th of July week, you'll enjoy front row seats for an exceptional fireworks display, usually launched from a barge moored right in front of the home. You'll also be able to avoid traffic and walk to the Eastsound parade and holiday events - participating in the celebrations of this close-knit community is a joyful and touching experience that's well worth a small premium!
Outdoors, this little gem is wrapped up with nature, but the interior has a contemporary European flavor. The décor is spare, light, and accented with vivid colors including red lacquer cabinetry in the kitchen. There’s a wood burning fireplace upstairs, and a “line of fire” to enjoy in the lower family room where the television is located. The master bedroom is on the main level and features a queen size bed; the master bath offers an elegant slipper tub with overhead shower. Downstairs, you’ll find a second bedroom with a queen size bed, a second bathroom with shower, a den with flat screen TV for viewing movies with BluRay DVD, and laundry room. There’s a wonderful deck with BBQ and seating off the upper dining area; the lower level patio and paths are of flagstone.
This is a "shoes off" home with raw wood floors and delicate furnishings best enjoyed by adult guests. Please note that there is a flight of stairs leading down to the front entry and that parking is limited to two small autos, or one SUV type vehicle.TripAdvisor property ID 1990551...Read more
Left on 10/14/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 14, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
unbelievably beautiful and isolated-feeling location and home, just steps from town on a point looking straight down the sound. every morning was a unique gorgeous mix of fog, clouds, water, sun and mountains. perfect for two couples -- upstairs and downstairs "units" with shared kitchen (upstairs) and den with gas fireplace and giant TV (downstairs). Can sit and read in living room or porch or on rocks down by the water. Centrally located to all other beautiful island sites. A wonderful week.
Left on 09/05/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 5, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
The location of this vacation rental couldn't be better. Right on the water and an easy walk to Eastsound. Beautiful Madrona tree drapes itself over the deck and there is a feeling of privacy despite neighboring houses.
This is a nice set-up for two couples with upstairs and downstairs living spaces. That said...if you are renting to four people, there should be four comfortable seats in the living room. A small loveseat and easy chair were the only comfy seating spots,leaving one person chairless.
Seating on the deck and around the dining table was more stylish than comfortable.
It was our impression that the owners/property managers were more concerned that the guests not damage their cottage than that the guests have a good experience. The house manual had many pages of instructions on how to do things correctly but these were not followed by the expected recommendations for good restaurants, nice walks or other useful local information.
Getting the front door open with the key was really a challenge...made easier once we got inside and read the instructions on how to use the key properly.
We did, all in all, have a marvelous time..beds were comfy, towels luxurious and kitchen set-up just fine.
Left on 09/04/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 4, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
The home is just lovely! While it is very quiet, it is conveniently close to town.
The property management was also very easy to work with. We just have two suggestions for them: 1) More than one kitchen towel would be useful 2)The directions provide a slightly different spelling for the road than what it is in real life; there is also an easier turn-off than onto the "overgrown" road. Thank you!
Left on 07/09/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Toni S.Reviewed Jul 9, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
I went with my husband and our 2 teenage girls. The house was beautiful. The location close to town (Eastsound) was great. The views from the house were incredible! It felt so peaceful and serene, like we were away from everyone and everything. It was just what we needed!
The girls stayed downstairs which has it's own 'living room' area and bedroom which was perfect with teenagers!! They rented quite a few DVD's from the store in town (there is no cable TV which was also great and added to the sense of vacation from the rest of the world). My husband and I felt like we had our own separate, private place upstairs. We had an awesome time whale-watching, kayaking and going up to beautiful Mt. Constitution to see the incredible view. We have front row seats to see the 4th of July fireworks overe the bay. They were really fantastic!! We also took the ferry to Lopez Island for the day. Next time we plan to stay for a month and do more day trips off the island (to Victoria, San Juan Island, etc.). We loved Orcas Island!
Hi Toni, we're so happy that you found this perfect place for your family and had such a wonderful time in the Islands. (Be warned, tho, a week that turns into a month sometimes turns into a year.)
“Lovely Modern Home with Views”
Left on 08/31/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Michael S.Reviewed Aug 31, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
This home is as good as it sounds, comfortable with views of water (Fishing Bay), with nice living space and walking distance to shops/restaurants in Eastsound. You can park 2 small cars (contrary to instructions). The driving directions are confusing,
but ultimately accurate, modulo a st/rd error). 10am checkout is a pain. I would go back in a second.
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