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Famous Gnome House Chalet in Sunny Deer Harbor

Arriving at the Gnome House from the east side.
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Very good
7 reviews
Arriving at the Gnome House from the east side.
Arched and carved entry to the Gnome House
Your private hot tub, campfire, and picnic area
S'mores by the campfire...always a popular feature!
Relax, enjoy life, sunny Gnome House patio area
Looking towards the entry from the dining nook area
Cozy bay window nook for dining, playing games, reading, 'hanging out'
Sunny, cozy, bay window dining nook
Looking towards the bay window from the futon sofa
Ceramic wood burning stove provides cozy warmth and atmosphere.  There is also electric heat throughout the Gnome House.
Futon sofa opens into a double bed, TV, VCR, DVD, and cozy wood stove.
Fully equipped kitchen, beautiful woodwork everywhere throughout the Gnome House.
Stove, oven, refrigerator, dishes, flatwear, pots and pans, coffee maker, blender, toaster, etc.
Walking past the gnome alcove cubby bed, queen size, a  kid's favorite, & adults love sleeping in it
Gorgeous hand carved spiral stairway leading to the master loft with sleigh bed.
Queen size Sleigh of Dreams bed in 150 sq. ft. master loft
Very popular play set with swings, slide, climbing wall, and activity/imagination structure and VIEW!
This beauty just speaks for itself.
The gnomes love guests.
20 acre Frank Richarson Wildfowl Preserve is partially on our 140 acres. Bird-watching paradise!
This is 'Sparkie'.  His brother, orange tabby, 'Tater' is nearby for sure.
We built this 9 weir fish ladder on Fish Trap Creek, one of our environmental restoration projects.
View of some of our property looking north from the Deer Harbor Bridge.  Turlehead Mt. in background
3 resident pods of orca whales call the San Juan Islands home.
Just beautiful.  Our boat's wake returning from fishing or whale-watching adventures.
Happy dancing gnomes by the front door to the Gnome House, welcome you every time.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, San Juan Islands, Washington
The Gnome House is a truly memorable romantic getaway or family fun vacation rental. This premier Orcas Island vacation chalet is located on a 140 acre magnificent private setting…..a renowned wildlife and bird watching paradise.<BR>The Gnome House is a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted, timber-framed Orcas Island cottage constructed with massive timbers, cedar arches, and hand carved tree trunk posts.<BR>Come discover this delightful site of many a honeymoon, many romantic evenings, magical family vacations, one of the truly romantic Orcas Island getaways or quintessential Orcas Island experiences. A perfect family vacation rental cottage - children and grandparents love it!<BR> We designed and crafted the Gnome House to stir up your imagination. <BR> A few of the hand-crafted features: <BR>•... Read more
About the Owner, Margaret C
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Apr 2011
Overall rating: 3.8 / 5.0
Based on 11 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #FKN3808023
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4.5 of 5 bubbles Very good - based on 7 reviews
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English first
Portland, OR
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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The Gnome House is such an incredibly unique and amazing place. What Meg and Bob have created on their property is so wonderful. We went with our young (10 and 9 years old) niece and nephew. The Gnome House itself is fantastic. Just the attention to detail with the building construction is incredible. It's not a fancy place (think more cabin-like than fancy resort), but it has everything you need and is quite comfortable. But...

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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First: Do NOT pay attention to the one crabby reviewer who called this place "filthy"; it was NOTHING of the sort. Because I have a bad habit of reading bad reviews, I was worried by that review, and it was dumb to worry. The Gnome House was spotless and the owners were not only so completely nice it was amazing, they left us alone -- yay! (That sounds weird but they live right across the...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
Jan 1, 2017 -
Mar 30, 2017
Secret Season
2 nights
Mar 31, 2017 -
May 25, 2017
Shoulder Season
2 nights
May 26, 2017 -
Sep 10, 2017
Peak Season
3 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Additional fees may apply:
- Over 2 adults | 25 USD per day | Maximum occupancy 4 adults
- WSST; SJC Hotel Tax | 10% of rent
- Pet fee | 25 USD per day | Call for permission
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How to get there
Airport: Eastsound : 9.9 mi
Ferry: Orcas Village Landing: 6.8 mi
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.0 mi.
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