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“Lovely quaint retreat” 5 of 5 stars
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PO Box 310, 161 Olympic Lodge Lane, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA 98243   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Deer Harbor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dallas, Texas, United States
1 review
“Lovely quaint retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Truly the most beautiful place to stay on the island. The owners and caretakers do an exceptional job...and the full service package is definitely worth it. Breakfast is amazing! Relaxing, tranquil, a fruit and vegetable garden to pick from... we would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Salem, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We just returned from 3 nights staying in the Carriage House. I spent quite a bit of time researching a place to stay on one of the San Juan Islands and one of our requirements was peace and quiet, Cayou Coove did not dissapoint. We chose not to hvae the breakfast option and no housekeeping. This trip was about celebrating 32 years together and when on vacation we value our privacy. The only visitor we had for the 3 days was Max a very lovable orange tabby. The cottage itself is well appointed, we did cook in one night. The soaker tub, hot tub and double headed shower are nice.
The property itself is well maintained and you are welcomed to use whatever is ready in their garden. All of the cottages are secluded, we saw no other guests while we were there.
The descrition of the property was spot on, the view from the front porch and hot tub was of beautiful Deer Harbor.
If you desire a spot away from the hustle and bustle Deer Harbor is great, only a few minutes to Eastsound which has shopping, food, restaurants, ect.
There is whale watchng and kayaking available just a 10 minute walk away at the marina.
We look forward to returning and trying another one of the cottages.

Room Tip: I think the Cove Cottage and Gardeners Cottage are the most secluded but I wouldn't hesitate to...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We stayed here for a romantic getaway. Deer harbor is a quiet spot of the island. The Place at Cayou Cove was perfect. We elected the B&B package and the food everyday was superb. I love breakfast and tend to have high expectations. I was never disappointed. Our cottage was clean, tidy, and comfortable enough that we felt right at home. As we explored more of the island during our stay my husband and I felt there was no property and accomidation that compared with Cayou Cove. We liked that we were allowed to bring our dog. There are some strict pet policies, but we just kept in mind the risk a property owner takes on when allowing pets, and respected their guidlines. All in all it was a blissful stay. We hope to return.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stayed at the Gardener's Cottage. This is my all time favorite vacation rental. If you appreciate a beautiful yard and garden you must stay at this place. The gardener has a fantastic eye for texture and color. The cottage is amazing, cozy and has everything you could think to need. It is decorated in a enchanting way. I spent quite a bit of time just noticing the details. We stayed for two nights mid week for some R&R. There is access to the beach. We had a great time at low tide looking at all the life. The cottages all have small kitchens. I will return with the plan on cooking next time. You have full access to the fantastic herb, fruit and vegetable gardens. We ate out on this visit. It is at least 15 minutes to the nearest restaurant ( small grocery on the pier close by) but driving about the island is part of the charm. The owners are available and friendly but the cottages are situated so that you still have your privacy.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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East Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We stayed in the Gardeners cottage. This is a beautiful cottage. Everything is there you need to relax and enjoy your stay. The grounds are beautiful and perfectly maintained. The home the hosts live in is a 100 year old lovely place with chairs to sit in on the their front porch. The grounds are full of beautiful flowers with the scent of them overwhelming. The garden they grow is awesome full of every kind of vegetables and fruits. We enjoyed the hot tub outside of our door and the robes and slippers to go back and forth. This is truly a marvelous place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Just returned from 3 magical days at The Place at Cayou Cove. Stayed in the Gardeners Cottage - very private, comfortable and 2 chairs with views of the bay. Had a tour of the wonderful herb/vegetable garden on the property - it was the neatest garden I'd ever seen! We picked fresh herbs and asparagus and enjoyed with a meal cooked in the cottage. Owners were very responsive - service was outstanding. Definitely recommend.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Enumclaw, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

From the moment we were escorted to The Cottage, the magic enveloped us. And the magic continued throughout our stay. We chose the Place at Cayou Cove to begin our married life together and we were blessed by the serenity of the location. We felt as if we were the only ones on the cove. The owners/hosts were very accommodating to our requests and made our time there supremely memorable. The Cottage was beautifully decorated with antiques, fine linens and everything to make us comfortable. What a blissful place! So much so that we've already made reservation to celebrate our 1st anniversary there next year.....

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: PO Box 310, 161 Olympic Lodge Lane, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA 98243
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island > Deer Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Deer Harbor
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
The Place At Cayou Cove Deer Harbor, Orcas Island

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