The SpaceThe Gnome House is constructed with massive timbers, cedar arches, and hand carved tree trunk posts, a fairytale-like Scandinavian alcove cupboard bed with delightful murals, a wooden spiral staircase with carved squirrel and acorn newel posts, a very romantic master loft with a queen-sized sleigh bed, a fine shipbuilder's bay window dining and reading area, a large stone outdoor fire pit surrounded by seating for campfires, a freshwater wildfowl marsh, a renowned wildlife and bird watching paradise, nature trails, fruit orchards, ponds, streams, meadows, forests, magnificent views, farm land, play set, gardens, golden retriever Cedar, two cats Sparky and Tater, a fabulous, private hot tub spa under the stars,.... Come discover this delightful site of many a honeymoon, many romantic evenings, magical family vacations, one of the truly romantic Orcas Island getaways, a quintessential Orcas Island experiences. A perfect family vacation rental cottage – children and grandparents love
We designed and crafted the Gnome House to stir up your imagination.
A few of the hand-crafted features:
• ...a wooden spiral staircase with carved squirrel and acorn newel posts
• ...leading to a very romantic master loft with a queen-sized sleigh bed
• ...a fairytale-like Scandinavian alcove cupboard bed with delightful murals ... a completely unusual, charming, yet modern fully equipped kitchen
• ... a romantic, cozy wood-burning stove
• ... a Scandinavian sofa/double bed perfect for relaxing or guests sleeping
• ...a fabulous, private hot tub spa under the stars
...a large stone fire pit surrounded by seating, for campfires and S’mores.
The Gnome House truly inspires every (URL HIDDEN) architectural gem..' 'How did you build those arches? ' ...never seen anything like this before...' ' like a fairy tale...' '..how did you fit that floor to the stonework...' 'I would love to live in the Gnome House!'
Visit our web site by clicking on the link in this listing or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Gnome House Deer Harbor to see many photos, a video tour, and information and pictures about the magnificent setting. You can view our up-to-date availability calendar to plan your vacation.
Deer Harbor on beautiful Orcas Island is located in the 'Rain Shadow' area of the Great Pacific Northwest enjoying only 23-25 inches of rain and over 260 sunny days annually. Northern Puget Sound is home to just under 90 orca whales, countless seals, sea lions, otters, Dahl's porpoises, Minke whales, salmon, eagles, thus, fishing and whale-watching are very popular activities. Orcas Island has numerous parks including the 1500 acre Turtleback Mountain Preserve, and Deer Harbor's own community Waterfront Park. The 140 acre incomparable private preserve for guests at the Gnome House is considered a treasure by local, state and Federal environmental agencies and institutions.
Please notice our very affordable seasonal rate changes! $(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). The San Juan County Sales and Lodging Tax is not included in these prices. Guest AccessThe entire wonderful Gnome House is yours to relish. Your private hot tub under the stars, a full kitchen inside as well as a campfire pit, picnic table, and propane barbeque outside. Our private 140 acres contain a freshwater wildfowl marsh, a renowned wildlife and bird watching paradise, nature trails, fruit orchards, ponds, streams, meadows, forests, magnificent views, farm land, gardens and incredible views everywhere. Our play set is nearby---a popular feature with the kids. Interaction with GuestsWe live nearby and are available to answer questions and help guests if needed. We have lived here for 41 years, and are happy to share our years of local knowledge, community involvement, and, having raised three sons here, share also our years of family experiences with our guests. The Gnome House is self-sufficient for most of our guests, so we allow them the privacy to enjoy their getaway time with each other.
Should your dates not be available in this chalet, please see our other listings with Airbnb: "Quintessential Island Getaway" for up to 4 adults; "Beloved Family Getaway since 1979" for 2 adults + one child ; and "Classic Island vacationing! View!!" for up to 8 people. The NeighborhoodWhale-watching/marine wildlife tours leave from Deer Harbor daily. The San Juan Islands are world famous Orca whale habitat. A beautiful waterfront park, 2 marinas, famous Turtleback Mountain San Juan County 1500 acre park. Boat rentals, charter sailing, charter fishing, kayak tours. You can visit other San Juan Islands by day trip ferry rides. Getting AroundTo get to Orcas Island, most folks take the ferry from Anacortes, or seaplane in to Deer Harbor. A car is recommended to get around this 57 sq. mi. island, and rental cars are available on Orcas Island. Orcas is quite hilly, yet many,many people really enjoy bicycling here. Other Things to NoteIn addition to the extraordinary beauty and serenity of Nature, so inspiring to us all, the incredible good weather in Deer Harbor is one of the main reasons for living here. Deer Harbor on beautiful Orcas Island is located in the 'Rain Shadow' area of the Great Pacific Northwest enjoying only about 25 inches of rain and over 260 sunny days annually. This means that we can enjoy the great outdoors all year long, hiking, biking, sailing, fishing, etc. There have been documented over 80 species of birds frequenting our extremely vibrant freshwater marsh. There are a variety of environmental programs in progress. We work with scientists, students, and Native Americans on our restoration efforts. Our property is the site of the first white European settler on Orcas Island, Louis Cayou, who married into the Samish Nation in the mid-1800s. We are working with the Samish descendants of Cayou in our restoration efforts, and hope to have their annual Canoe Journey with about 60 canoes stop here in the future. The Deer Harbor area of Orcas Island enjoys some of the nicest weather these "banana belt" San Juan Islands offer---lots of sun and little rainfall! This "rain shadow" effect makes for exceptional "off-season" visits here usually with delightful weather. Sunny Deer Harbor is a hub of San Juan Islands marine activity, with fishing, whale-watching for Orca and Minke whales, sea kayaking, boat rentals and sailing charters available, as well as moorage facilities for your own boat. The Gnome House, a true family vacation chalet that has been perfect for family getaway vacations, elopements, retreats, romantic getaways, or any Secret Season getaway you may be planning. Your perfect Orcas Island getaway awaits! Reserve your dates now! Should your dates not be available in this chalet, please see our other listings with Airbnb: "Quintessential Island Getaway" for up to 4 adults; "Beloved Family Getaway since 1979" for 2 adults + one child ; and "Classic Island vacationing! View!!" for up to 8 people.