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“Awesome! Beautiful! Peaceful! Renewing!”
Gloaming at Sea Dream, a beach cottage at the water's very edge.
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Gloaming at Sea Dream, a beach cottage at the water's very edge.
Sea Dream:  A wall of windows;  wood burning fireplace (wood provided). Sea Dream:  View as you wash dishes.
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Gloaming at Sea Dream, a beach cottage at the water's very edge.
Sea Dream:  A wall of windows;  wood burning fireplace (wood provided).
Sea Dream:  View as you wash dishes.
Sea Dream:  All Nova Foam with gel top King Bed
The most spectacular sunsets Orcas Island can offer are from this very spot.
Serene, sublime, peaceful, awesome, too good to be imagined. . .morning at Sea Dream Cottage.
Sea Dream: Hammock (summer only)
Sea Dream:  Bathroom.
Orcas Island: Sunsets from Intense to sublime.  The light show lasts for hours.
Mariner's Dream:  Moon glow and ferry lights on water. . . most romantic combination.
Mariner's Dream: Water views from windows, stars thru skylight.
Mariner's Dream:  Like being on a luxury yacht.  Views of water from every window.
Mariner's Bedroom:  Nova Foam King Bed with gel top
Mariner's Dream: small but efficient kitchen and breakfast nook.
Mariner's Dream:  A shower with two shower heads. . .and heated towels.
Isle Dream: Hidden Hideaway on its own Hillside.  Short downhill trek to private waterfront.
Isle Dream: Welcoming red door opens to warm pine interior
Isle Dream:  Bed with a forever view.  (All Nova Foam Queen with gel-top. . .so comfortable)
Isle Dream: Small efficient Kitchen with charm and everything two people need to prepare a meal.
Isle Dream:  Custom tiled bathroom with Shower for Two built into Skylight.  Shower under the stars.
Isle Dream: Big wrap around deck with forever views and BBQ on deck.
Isle Dream:  A Summer treat is the big swing Hammock on the waterfront.  Private sunny dock, too.
Waveside, Main Cottage:  Living Room--wall of windows with an incredible view.
Waveside Dream, Main Kitchen -- fine detailing and everything needed to prepare a family meal.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, San Juan Islands, Washington

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Cindy B
Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Awesome! Beautiful! Peaceful! Renewing!”
Reviewed November 12, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

Stayed in the Sea Dream cottage the first week in September for three nights. We thought we'd be out and about all day and just come back to the cottage for dinner and to sleep, but we did not want to do more than take short breaks away to sightsee. We LOVED this cottage and everything about it - the location (facing west into spectacular sunsets); the serenity (almost on top of the water); the cottage itself (floor-to-ceiling windows and beautiful but comfortable furnishings). We hated to leave and would definitely, absolutely, without a doubt return here if/when we are lucky enough to get back to the San Juan Islands. The kitchen was small but efficiently laid-out and well-equipped. The bathroom was also small, but adequate and we had plenty of hot water for showering, plus there were plenty of deliciously-soft towels (thank you, Nanae!!). After dinner we'd just sit on the deck (full width of the cottage), listen to the waves lapping the shore below us, and watch the sun set behind the other islands. No TV, no internet, but who needs it when you have a place as perfect as Sea Dream Cottage?

Date of stay: September 2011
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Liked best: The location & the serenity
Liked least: That I don't live there
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Feb 23, 2018
Thank you. Times change We have internet now.
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Wanderers...
lehigh valley, pa
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting, but spoiled by late night intruders.”
Reviewed August 6, 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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The Isle Dream is a 375 square foot, open floor plan cottage with a spectacular view. The trail to the rocky beach is difficult to navigate, but worth it to see all the sea stars. Their is a "ghost deer" and her fawn that come around. We did manage to get a photo of the fawn. The dual shower with the sunlight is great. There is also a property that is under renovation(not progressing rapidly) adjacent to the cottage.
Our last night we were woken up around 11pm by someone trying to get into the cottage though the front door. Terrified, we screamed and yelled for them to leave. We could see there were 2 people up on the doorstep and wrap-around deck. They eventually left yelling they had the wrong cottage. We could hear a car at the top of the path that leads down to the cottage. Finally, we hear the car leave. Fortunately, our nightly habit includes locking the doors. If that had not occurred, things could have gotten very bad. The intruders would have been met with fire tools to the head. After our heart and respiratory rates returned to normal(about 30 minutes) we called the owners to tell them what happened. We were a bit surprised to find out they already knew about the event. Apparently, the people trying to get into the cottage were the next renters due to come in the next day. While the owners stress respecting their guests' privacy, this is an incident in which they should have immediately called us to tell us what had occurred. We told them we did not feel safe and were assured that they had never had any safety issues(not sure what they considered the 2 idiots trying to get into the cottage). The owners get low marks for customer service in this regard. We obviously did not sleep much the rest of the night and left early in the morning. While the owners can't idiot proof who they rent to, we feel they should have contacted us immediately after finding out what had occurred. The owner seemed to downplay the event and did not show any concern for safety. While the setting was physically beautiful, we will not return to this place. The event of the last night there accounts for our low rating of this property.

Date of stay: July 2011
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Liked best: The deck and the view
Liked least: Attempted break-in last night of stay.
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Feb 23, 2018
February, 2018. Not being social media savvy, I did not know that I could respond to reviews until lately. And on this quiet day in February, 2018 I reflect on what these guests are saying. We did handle this situation BADLY. The call came in the middle of the night and Richard did not quite understand the situation. The other guests in this drama had booked two cottages--and had called a minute before to ask for directions to their first cottage. We were aware that they were lost and had been to Isle Dream but they had not shared that they had knocked at the door. So, we did not think to call our guests at Isle Dream. However, when they called, we should have listened and empathized with the situation far better than we did. Island living makes us complacent and, possibly more detached than we should from the intense safety concerns from those that visit us from the city.
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Mexico city
Reviewed June 13, 2011 for a stay in June 2010

Date of stay: June 2010
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Traveling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 25-34
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 23, 2018
February, 2018: Tree House has been retired.
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NC
Reviewed May 30, 2011 for a stay in May 2011
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Date of stay: May 2011
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Your age range 65+
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Management Response
Feb 23, 2018
Thank you. Beguiling is a lovely way to describe our Sea Dream Cottage.
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WA
Reviewed May 11, 2011 for a stay in May 2011

Date of stay: May 2011
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Traveling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 45-54
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Management Response
Feb 23, 2018
This dream house is Mariner's Dream Cottage.
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Omaha
Reviewed May 6, 2011 for a stay in April 2011

Date of stay: April 2011
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Traveling group: Solo traveler
Your age range 45-54
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Management Response
Feb 23, 2018
We chose the adjectives for our cottages for care. Our adjective for Sea Dream is: Magic. Something about the sound of water.
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Seattle
Reviewed April 4, 2011 for a stay in March 2011

Date of stay: March 2011
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Traveling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 25-34
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 23, 2018
February, 2018. Thank you. We added the Waveside Dream Cottages and Kingfish Inn Suites (all waterfront) to our collection so reserve the Tree House for personal guests only now.
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