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“It's perfection” 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
Redding, California
1 review
“It's perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My husband and I have stayed here several times over the past decade. The Place at Cayou Cove is a special destination for us (it's a 12-hour drive from our home), not just because of the lovely accommodations and gorgeous setting, but also because of the delightful owners. Earlier this month, we celebrated my husband's birthday in the Carriage House, our favorite of the three cottages, and had the chance to visit with Charles and Valerie. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to come back again. The other reviews spell it out in more detail; let me just say, this place is perfect.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Charles B, Owner at The Place At Cayou Cove, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Thanks for your review on Tripadvisor. We look forward to your visits. Let's do it again, soon.
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    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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The attention to detail is extraordinary, everything is perfectly placed, and the layout couldn't be better. The moment you walk in you can feel a sense of relaxation sweep over you.

Valerie has built something truly special and we intend to visit at least once a year. There is no other place like it.

Room Tip: Choose to include a breakfast on one or all of your days. Valerie is an amazing cook and the food a...
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  • Stayed September 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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Charles B, Owner at The Place At Cayou Cove, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thanks so much for your review. It means everything to know that you enjoyed your stay enough to take the time to write.

Charles & Valerie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We loved our three nights in the Gardener's cottage at the very peaceful Cayou Cove. The private view of the cove from the adirondack chairs made for a lovely morning and evening perch. We also found the owner to be extremely charming, and we particularly enjoyed visiting with one of the resident cats -- Max. We hope to return someday!

  • Stayed August 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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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband and I spent 3 glorious days/nights nights at the Gardener's Cottage at Cayou Cove last week - a belated 34th anniversary celebration. It was so lovely, private, quiet, pampering. Sheer delight! From the beautifully landscaped grounds, paths & brooks -- to the organic veggie garden (I enjoyed "picking" several delicious salads & veggies, practically right outside our door), everything was charming, comfy and peaceful. The cottage was ultra clean and very tastefully furnished. I enjoyed the herbal soaps, toiletries, candles, and appreciated quality cookware and dishes. It has a great two-headed shower & the water gets nice and HOT; also a private hot tub, kept ready for our use the entire time, just outside the front door - what better way to start and end a day in paradise? We enjoyed cocktails with water views from our own little private front yard and from the yard of the main house area, as well. We didn't want to spend our evenings anywhere else, and used the fire pit for grilling steaks & veggies one night...perfect...surrounded by nature; enchanting. Seattle had been on our Bucket List for ages; it also did not disappoint, but Orcas Island and Cayou Cove = trip highlight! So glad a WA friend recommended this to us. (We took the Anacortes ferry in and Kenmore Air out; which turned out to be the perfect combo for us.) Val was VERY accommodating - made things easy via email; even arranged our car rental: the simplest we've ever experienced. Their grounds & maintenance staff does a super job, too! We hope to return one day.

Room Tip: Gardener's Cottage is just right for two. (Didn't mean to click anything for "Fitness...
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  • Stayed July 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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Dallas, Texas, United States
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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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Salem, Oregon
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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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Deer Harbor
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