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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)
The Salish Seaside Escapes
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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lubbock
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

Orting, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed in the seal point house using our living social deal. What a deal! The house was unique and comfertable and had everything including all the basics plus things like laundry soap. Books galore, you dont need anything but food. What we liked most was they were pet friendly. No deposit or restrictions on pets. Unheard of. I figured... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! I'm so glad you had a great stay at Seal Point cottage at The Salish. I hope you and your canine friends will feel welcome to come back again to spend some time with us. We will be having some specials this fall. Hope you'll take a look. On selected dates, your furry friends... More 

Seattle
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed at the Eagle's Nest and must say it was perfect for my husband, myself and our dog. Quiet, and very quaint, sipping wine from the hot tub overlooking the Sound. Totally secluded and private. Had a grill and wicker chairs and table if we wanted to cook outside and a kitchen inside. Cottage was very open and roomy.... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It was wonderful to have you here with us at The Salish. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, and I look forward to seeing you again soon. --The Sweet Family More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had a Groupon we used to stay here. It turned out to be a screaming deal. We stayed in Seal Point, which is one of the larger houses. There are three bedrooms; each with its own bathroom. There were a washer and dryer, full kitchen and a beautiful wrap around deck. We reserved a larger ace because there were... More 

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

Thank you for your review of your stay here at The Salish. We're so glad the cottage worked well for your family. We are proud of all of our cottages and try to make them feel unique and special for all of our guests. We're so sorry some things were not working for you. Please let us know next time... More 

Tacoma, Washington, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This place is the best ever! Way better than a hotel or motel. There are several different cottages, each with it's own theme. We stayed in Orca Watch, which had a nautical theme. Everything you need is supplied from coffee beans to private hot tubs. The owner and her son were very nice and totally accommodating. It is right on... 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 had a wonderful stay at Orca Watch cottage at The Salish. I'm glad you liked the coffee. We try to provide our guests with local gifts, so that you can a feel for the islands. We look forward to seeing you again. The Sweet Family More 

Seattle, WA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The Pros: Extremely friendly and helpful owner and manager Beautiful and quiet location with a view of the water Lots of character in what we saw of their cottages Amenities galore (hot tubs, sauna, tvs, dvd players, jacuzzi tubs, full kitchens, games, books, etc) The Cons: The cottages and the office aren't marked so it's hard to tell what's what.... More 

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

We are so glad that your visit turned out well. Thank you so much for your graciousness and patience. We've instructed our staff to be more vigilant so that none of our guests encounter what you did again. We hope you will come and visit us again. We value all of our guests and want you to have the best... More 

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