So the good first, The hostess is very nice and easy to talk to, and the house location is very nice, it is set back in a wooded area where you feel isolated but yet close enough to east sound that you can travel for supplies in a matter of minutes. The views of the sound from either the yard or the large windows is amazing and very relaxing.
Now the bad, The house is very outdated, with sheets that look like the belong on the grandmothers bed, furniture in the house is sort of a hodge podge that does not match and is so random that it is a distraction. There were so many spiders in the house that we killed a few each day, and these were very large spiders, the outside of the house was covered with them, we had my grandson with us and this was not fun for him at all and sort of ruined alot of the time staying there. With as much as they charge this could be fixed with a simple spraying. Then the fact that the circuit breaker kept blowing and we did not have either hot water or warm air from the heaters in the master bath and bedroom. I contacted the owner and was told where to reset the breaker. This did not help as it continued to shut off and we froze during th night and had no water to bathe in by morning.
It rained the entire time of our trip and so we had to stay indoors, so instead of grilling we decided to fry the hamburgers, only to find out that the frying pan had a huge crack in the bottom of the pan and was unusable.
Inside the house you will find between 20 - 1000 little cards placed everywhere telling you what you can and cannot do in the house, while the cards are somewhat helpful and nicely done, they feel more like instructions or commands then helpful pieces of info, like the ones saying to take off your shoes while inside, This makes going in and out, especially to unpack a real chore, plus for people with feet issues this can be a real problem.
So to sum up, great view and nice hostess... Outdated pricey house with poor wiring, alot of spiders and instructions.
I would not recommend this house to anyone staying on Orcas, Maybe once the wiring is fixed and the house looked after a little, So I would ask first. I would rate this property terrible if not for the hostess and the view.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering 6 Unique Orcas Island Accommodations ALL with Kitchens and Island & Water views: The 4 accommodations at CABINS ON THE POINT ESTATE have access to a shell beach, free kayaks for guest enjoyment of the quiet bay rich with sea life, a fire ring to roast marshmallows and relax under the star bright sky and a hiking trailhead nearby. *The HEATHER CABIN & PRIMROSE CABIN both have a devoted following for a 2-person, honeymoon or romantic getaway, with a Hot Tub in a privacy grove of trees at the water's edge. It is hard to be any closer to the water without getting wet! *The 2-Bedroom WILLOW COTTAGE is a family favorite with plenty of room and charm both inside and out. *The WESTSOUND HOUSE is the main house on the Estate, with a broad deck overlooking the beach. The King-size bedroom, kitchen and living room are spacious and comfortable. We also offer 2 Private houses located on different areas of Orcas Island. *The SUNSET HOUSE is a 3-Bedroom, 2 bath waterfront house with stellar views of water, Islands,and wildlife, located near the main town of Eastsound. The large deck and waterfront yard offer outdoor living areas to enjoy the unparalleled beauty of the Island. *The very private HIGHLAND'S HOUSE is a cedar and glass mountain view home on the side of Mt. Constitution, just outside the 5000 acre Moran State Park. The two bedroom & bathroom suites flank the spacious cedar great room with stone hearth fireplace. Every room, and the extensive deck with Hot Tub, all feature a breathtaking view of Islands, water and sunsets. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cabins On The Point Orcas Island/Eastsound, WA