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Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Salish on Orcas Island. I think it was my 4th trip and each time seems better than the last. The owners are so friendly and welcoming! They work hard to make it a memorable experience for each of their guests. This time we stayed in Orca Watch, which is an adorable...

Thank renatamapes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We chose The Salish Seaside Escapes to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, and loved our time here. From the moment we arrived, until we checked out, we felt not only relaxed and refreshed, but surprised by the whimsical and beautiful atmosphere. It is as if we stepped into a fairy tale book for a few days. (And I didn't want to...

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Booked the Screech Owl Swoop through a Living Social deal. It was the lowest priced cottage so I wasn't expecting much more than a basic, peaceful studio space on Orcas Island. On arrival (after dark) the host, Ray, graciously showed me to my room above his residence. He opened the door and I was stunned. The Screech Owl Swoop was...

Thank Tawnya N
Cedar Park, Texas
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We arrived late on a Thursday night and were booked in Heron Cove. We found the place with no issues with the help of Google Maps (for future reference, look for the fire hydrant)! We easily checked in by calling the property managers, who were just lovely! The airline had lost my husband's luggage so they helped us out by...

Thank kcdubya
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed July 26, 2016

We arrived at the Salish Seaside Escapes having fled an eastern heat wave and once there had the joy of sleeping with the doors wide open as cool Pacific breezes soon had us convinced we were in another world, and we were. There is a large flat screen TV with many channels to surf and a great sound system as...

Thank jpholmes57
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed July 5, 2016

The cottage was beautiful, cozy, and perfect for us. Most importantly, the owners were great and helped us out of a jam. After a long day of hiking we left our dog at the cottage to rest while we went to explore Friday Harbor. After a ferry delay we were not able to get back on time and were worried...

Thank jayg8152016
LenSweet, Owner at The Salish Seaside Escapes, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon!

New Brighton, Pennsylvania
Reviewed June 8, 2016

My wife and I came to the Salish for some time away and for some study. We loved our stay. There was such great hospitality and a willingness to take care of us while we were there. We stayed in Heron Cove which felt more like a treehouse than a cottage. It was so beautiful and intriguing. Even after a...

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. The owner loves decorating and creating magical experiences for our guests. We hope to see you again.

Bonney Lake, Washington
Reviewed May 28, 2016

Amazing, unique, peaceful setting for our stand-alone Eagle's Nest cottage with as many things to discover inside, as outside. Stained glass sky light and window in bathroom. The shelves throughout were stocked with books and unexpected little treasures. Kitchen and living area looked out across the beautiful San Juans. Gas fireplace made it so cozy to snuggle up inside and...

Thank Imagine2020
LenSweet, Owner at The Salish Seaside Escapes, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of one of my favorite cottages. We are so glad you had such an amazing stay with us. We hope you come again.

Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Our family had a wonderful time staying at the Seal Point Cottage the first weekend of May 2016. The cottage is huge, homey, clean and right on the water! We were so busy enjoying the island we did not get a chance to enjoy the hot tub until Sunday morning. That was lovely too. Sitting in the hot tub, looking...

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

Thank you for your review. We love dogs at The Salish. Our own dogs are part of our family, and we hope yours felt at home too. We hope to see you again soon.

Camano Island, Washington
Reviewed May 22, 2016

I purchased an "escape" for myself and my husband. I thought this would be a romantic trip away...our private cottage with a bottle of wine and no teenager. Before I get into our cottage review I'll start with a review of the East Sound area. Beware if you are there on a Sunday. There isn't much open and if you...

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

We are sorry you did not enjoy your time on the island. Orcas Island is a beautiful place, but definitely not city living. I know the new caretakers were trying to move in quietly, but we are sorry if they disturbed you. They are in fact awesome property managers, and we are so glad to have them. Screech Owl Swoop...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Salish offers six standalone artisanal cottages on the North Shore of Orcas Island. Escape to beautiful Eastsound and enjoy beach access from the privacy of your own cottage. Cottages are uniquely furnished to inspire luxury and seclusion during your Orcas Island getaway. You'll enjoy the rich and cozy furnishings, private hot tubs, full kitchens and onsite sauna. The Salish gladly accepts pets who are welcomed with the same warmth and level of service as our two-legged guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Salish Seaside Escapes

Address: 327 Sunset Ave, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9657 (Formerly North Shore Cottages)
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island > Eastsound
Price Range: $227 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
The Salish Seaside Escapes Orcas Island/Eastsound, WA
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Most of the other suites are larger than Eagle's Nest and some are also on the water's edge.”
  • large deck area looking out over the sea
  • Picture taken from the suite's private deck at sunset.
 of 5 bubbles jpholmes57, Jul 26, 2016 | Read review
“Beautiful Place to Relax”
 of 5 bubbles jordanr816, Jun 8, 2016 | Read review
“Eagles Nest is great for honeymooners (old and young). Check the photos of cabins before choosing. Each has its own theme.”
 of 5 bubbles Imagine2020, May 28, 2016 | Read review
“Make ferry reservations about a week in advance going to and coming from the island or you may not be able to travel when you want to.”
  • View from deck where we ate lunch in town
  • Hot tub at the swoop
  • view out the living room windows
  • another view out the window...can you see the water view?
  • kitchen area
 of 5 bubbles rickyj, May 22, 2016 | Read review
“Read over carefully the various descriptions and make a choice that appeals to your more whimsical nature.”
 of 5 bubbles 522garyf, Oct 29, 2015 | Read review
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