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The Salish Seaside Escapes

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271 Sunset Avenue, PO Box 1273, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245 (Formerly North Shore Cottages)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Port Orchard, Washington
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Salish Seaside Escapes has "themed" cabin rentals. My wife and I stay in the Eagle's Nest. Cabin for two, include a nice view of the San Juan. The kitchenette was a perfect size and we made dinner while we stayed. The cabin had everything we need. Management is onsite, very nice and actually provided us the ins and outs... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Eagle's Nest is a wonderful, artistic, secluded getaway. We loved being able to sit in the bed or hot tub and watch the ocean and passing eagles. At the same time, the expansive deck with hot tub and tables and chairs invited us out and made us feel more connected to the outdoors. We loved the small kitchen and being... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Shabby Chic accomodations. The cabins have full kitchen which is great rather than going out to eat everyday. Only 10 minutes from Eastsound which is the only town with boutiques, galleries, great restaurants, and a food co-op. Best part is each cabin has private patio, 6 person hot tub, gas grill, and spectacular view of the Salush Sea and the... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great place to get away from it all. This was a surprise trip for my husband's birthday- destination, lodging, and activities unknown! What a surprise when we arrived and saw our cottage "Heron Cove"! The unique style and architecture kept us "oohing and aahing" over our 3 day visit! The hot tub was very private, and you couldn't ask for... More 

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LenSweet, Manager at The Salish Seaside Escapes, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Heron Cove. It is one of our favorite cottages too. It was designed and built by renowned architect James Hubbell and is filled with his artistic flair. What a lovely gift to give your husband. We hope you will indeed come again to visit. We look forward to seeing you both.... More 

Satellite Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Salish was predictably quirky, eccentric, fascinating, visually-stimulating yet relaxing, and though it was what we expected, it managed to exceed expectations in every aspect. After 13,000 miles of road tripping this summer, in looking back the Salish was hands down our favorite stop. We spent two days with 8 family members in the Salmon Shoals cottage. Super economical to... More 

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LenSweet, Owner at The Salish Seaside Escapes, responded to this review

We are delighted that your stay was memorable for you! Orcas Island is a magical place, and we try to create an experience you will never forget. We're so glad we exceeded your expectations. We hope you'll join us again soon. Len Sweet Owner More 

lubbock
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had a large group staying at Seal Lodge and it was really pretty good. This "cabin" has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. So it sleeps at least 6, up to 8 if you use the sofa bed. Unfortunately, the dining room table doesn't fit this big of a group, so we always had some people inside and some outside.... More 

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LenSweet, Owner at The Salish Seaside Escapes, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Seal Point cottage. The dining room table has built-in extensions that pull out, making it into a very large table. But these extensions are so well built into the table that they're easy to miss. We apologize for the "spa" feature of the shower not working, but the "spa" is... More 

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52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

From the first greeting by Thane through the entire visit, we felt relaxed and at home. We stayed in the "Orca Watch" unit. Very nautically themed private cottage with a beautiful water view from the dining table and the private hot tub on the deck. We had to look past the two deer one morning to see the water. They... More 

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LenSweet, Owner at The Salish Seaside Escapes, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you had a wonderful experience. It was great to get to know you, and we hope you'll come back and see us again. The Sweet Family More 

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

First I am an East Coast guy so this was my first time to the West Coast yet it was decided by a group of my friends that Orcas Island would be a perfect retreat. We decided on the North Shore Retreat. I was truly touched by an amazing grace. We stated in a wonderful house away from the other... More 

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LenSweet, Owner at The Salish Seaside Escapes, responded to this review

We're so glad you had a wonderful time on your last visit. Orcas Island has a plethora of activities, such as whale watching, hiking, biking, and walking. Hope on your next visit you can check out Mt. Constitution and take a walk along our shores. When you're ready to bring your wife, hope you can take advantage of some of... More 

washington
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The short story: You won't find a better place, location, and price on Orcas Island. (by the way they recently changed their name to salish seaside escapes and you should check groupon and living social, they frequently have deals). This is one of the few places where you have public access to sunsets, views of Mt. Baker and the coastal... More 

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LenSweet, Owner at The Salish Seaside Escapes, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Salish Seaside Escapes. We're so glad that you took the time to give such a detailed description of your stay. We love to provide our guests with every opportunity possible here at The Salish, and we are always looking for new ideas to make your stay memorable and eventful. I hope you'll have... More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed in Salmon Shoal. It was incredible inside - a crowded museum of antiques. We were absolutely delighted by the house, the location, the cleanliness, and the friendly owners. The outside, however, was a disappointment. It was sad to see the lovely landscaping between the house and the water being taken over by blackberries and other weeds. And it... More 

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LenSweet, Owner at The Salish Seaside Escapes, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you were able to spend some time on the Salish Sea with us. I'm sorry the view from your cottage wasn't all that you hoped for. But I hope you'll come back again and try another one of our beautiful cottages. Each one is unique with its own story and landscaping. We... More 

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