As we relaxed around the campfire, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, I said to y husband "We should come back here next year with all the cousins." My son said "NO! this is OUR special place." We loved it. Cabin 17 was beautiful, immaculate, spacious, and fully equipped. The heaters worked wonderfully which was great because in late August it was chilly. We loved the concept of the extra little cabin for the kids, but the little one was too spooked to sleep in there. While the 12 year old thought the bunk bed was super comfy, my husband did not find it so. The master bed was amazingly comfortable for mommy and the little one.
We loved sending the kids down to the fishing pier alone.
I especially loved having no cell phone access unless I really wanted it!
I appreciated having salt and pepper and basic kitchen supplies.
The staff were wonderfully accommodating and kind. The stuff for sale in the shop was outrageously overpriced -- $6 for 12 worms? seriously? doesn't anyone have a compost bin? sheesh. But thanks to other Trip Advisor reviews we knew to expect that and did much of our shopping in town.
Next time I would not pack so much food, but would just spend my tourist dollars in the grocery stores in town and not waste my energy trying to think of meals ahead of time. We had hot dogs on the fire every night: perfect! (except maybe bring your own smores fixings, those were expensive in Eastsound too).
most favorite thing: going down to the dock after dark and fishing and looking into the water with flashlights. We saw amazing wildlife including phosphorescence. Wonderful.
We would love to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beachfront and ocean view cottages on a prime walk-out sand/pebble beach. We face due west for spectacular sunsets. 5 minutes from Eastsound. An amazing family vacation destination in the summer; a romantic retreat in the winter. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- West Beach Hotel Eastsound
- West Beach Eastsound
- West Beach Resort Orcas Island/Eastsound, WA