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Sea Forever Guest House.Stunning Views of Sea & Mountains. Pet Friendly.Quiet.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 58 m²
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cozy 625 Sq Ft. Studio Cottage, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Woodstove, Forested.

Come rest and rejuvenate your soul in this cozy studio cottage, called SEA FOREVER GUEST HOUSE, tucked high up into the side of Buck Mountain. Soon, you'll be scheming about how to convince your boss to let you stay longer. Breath in the stunning, sparkling views of the Salish Sea, rich with whales and other marine and bird life, surrounded by the snow topped Canadian and US Cascades, featuring Mt. Baker as the special guest star. Warm your toes near the winter wood stove in the living area or read a book on the porch on a sunny summer evening. Your host, whose home is nestled nearby but buffered from sight by dwarf pines, rhodies and roses, can answer your questions. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with stove, full size refrigerator, microwave, coffee grinder and maker, toaster oven, toaster and a selection of local herbal teas and coffee. The luxurious king bed with pillow top is appointed with a goose down comforter and ultra soft sheets while the bath offers thick, fluffy towels. Soak in the silence in this ultra quiet, forested setting, your only visitors the deer and a mated pair of eagles! Sit by the quiet stream and trickling waterfall. Free wireless WiFi keeps you in touch with the outside world should this be your desire. Charming Eastsound, with many delightful restaurant choices and shops, is only a 10 minute drive, as are hiking trails and Moran State Park. Watch the sunrise over the mountains and the sailboats below right from the cozy comfort of your bed. Very dog friendly, but please know dogs may not be left in the cottage unsupervised.

Note: There is an added fee for more than 2 guests, including infants, children, and for pets.

More Details

Linda Bannerman
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Linda Bannerman

Living on Orcas is a 50-year-ago dream-come-true for me. In 1964, I landed in Mt. Vernon, a freshman at Mt. Vernon High School after a young life of profound difficulties and challenges. During those high school years, I would visit the San Juans often, and remember in particular a high school graduation bike trip to Orcas. Throughout my life travels, I have thought often about those sweet days on Orcas and wondered if I might live here one day. I've worked hard and dreamed sweet. . . and now, finally, here I am. And I want to share it with you. I've taught high school English for 30 years and now have a private practice in counseling. I adore helping others, caring for the earth, and celebrating the beauty of this island and this home. Life is so full of beauty if we are willing to set aside the hustle and bustle of surviving and live just in the moment. Come here to do just that. Listen to the wind whip through the pines and firs in winter. Steady your gaze upon the purple Cascades in the evening sunset, the distant twinkling lights of a city unaware of us at their feet. Welcome the quiet visit of a doe and her buck, hoping for an apple treat offered from your hand. Come celebrate the spectacular gift of life with me here in this quiet and very special oasis.

Linda Bannerman purchased this studio in 2013

Why Linda Bannerman chose Eastsound

I wanted a home with light. I wanted a home with the sound of a tumbling creek nearby and the sight of a mated pair of eagles weaving a magic dance in the sky and using the limbs of a fir tree for rest in sight of my bedroom window. i wanted the charm of a bookstore, filled with the smell of fresh brewed coffee and a choice of books about lofts and Hemmingway only minutes from my backdoor. I have it here and want to share it with you. You who are hungry for quiet and beauty.

What makes this studio unique

This, more than any other guest home you will find, offers you spectacular views and profound quiet. Twinkling lights at night. Purple mountain views at dusk or morning. Vigorous walks on a forested road any time of day at all. Access to a community owned private beach, complete with picnic table and bench on a bluff over the Salish Sea, a front row seat at the foot of Mt. Baker.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Eastsound, Washington

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 58 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has shower, tub and separated sink area. We equip this area with shampoo, cream rinse, towels, ironing board, iron, soap and blow dryer.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • This is a studio with one California King sized pillow top bed and a comfortable cot hidden from view in a clever ottoman.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Sea Forever Guest House.Stunning Views of Sea & Mountains. Pet Friendly.Quiet.
average rating of 4.825 based on 80 reviews
St Ignatius, MT

Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and loved the guest house; very clean, beautiful surroundings, great hosts. Would definitely stay again. Loved the peace and quiet - even weather cooperated.

  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the Sea Forevee guest house. It was a perfect spot for a birthday getaway. The view is amazing and the atmosphere is very relaxing.

  • Submitted: 6-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Novi, Michigan

Great Spot for a Trip!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Orcas Island's Sea Forever Guest House was great! It was our home base for a week long adventure on the Island highlighted by participating in the 100 mile running race put on by Rainshadow Running on the island. We just brought a few groceries and everything was there for us. There was even fresh coffee beans and a grinder which were awesome! Excellent hosts who did a perfect job providing details and help as needed, but let us enjoy our privacy. Great times, highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dan and Angel, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments about your stay. It makes us so happy to provide an excellent experience for our guests. Your success in the 100 Mile Race was so exciting for us! We even followed you on line so we could silently support your gallant effort. And we loved that the cottage is located in such quiet, we know you were able to rest up over the next several hours, emerging only to take pictures of the views during the stunningly clear weather on your stay. We hope you might find your way back to us one day. Better book now for next year! Linda and Brad
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Wonderful property and amazing views

  • 5 of 5

The photos definitely do not do this place justice. The cottage is beautiful, spacious, and the view can't be beat. We loved being able to bring our dog with us and also enjoyed meeting the resident dog Toby. We very much look forward to a return visit sometime soon.

  • Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bainbridge Island, WA

The View is as Good as it Gets!

  • 5 of 5

After having a houseful of guests during the holidays, my husband and I decided we needed a little get-away. If you need some peace and quiet, look no further. This lovely cottage has everything you need for a relaxing experience: comfy bed, cozy sitting area, fully equipped kitchen and last but not least, thoughtful items for your puppy such as a water dish and poop bags, haha!

The view can't be beat! You can literally see-forever as the cottage's name suggests. Because of the view and the lovely furnishings we ended up spending more time than usual in our accommodations just to relax and enjoy the exquisite view.

  • Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgous views

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is adorable, with all the amenities of home away from home. It was wonderful to find property that allowed our companion Sienna. Views across Strait of Georgia toward the mainland just phenomenal. For most of our stay Mt Baker was surrounded by clouds. However was able to capture some great pictures.

Since our trip was late Dec, the temps were rather chilly. That didn’t stop us from exploring the island, and taking some of the easier hiking trails in Moran State Park toward Mountain Lake. However when at the cabin it was just so relaxing.

Thank you for sharing your property. We will need to make a return trip in the future.

Don, Nancy & Sienna

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Orcas Island Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Madronna Bar and Grill, Eastsound
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Washington State Ferry Anacortes-SanJuans
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Orcas Island Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak, Mt. Vernon WA
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Horseshoe Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
72 Miles
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Racoon Pt. Road Beach
Car: necessary

Beautiful Orcas Island has been called the 'gem of the San Juans.' A mecca for those who love to sail, fly small planes (including sea planes), and enjoy the abundance of marine life and birds, this island boasts moderate temperatures and much less rainfall than surrounding Washington locations. Enjoy one of the 40 live theatre performances a year put on at the Orcas Center. Purchase fresh produce or gifts at the weekly Saturday Farmer's Market. Treat your children to the Funhouse Commons, a kid's museum and youth center fostering education play combining science, technology, music and art. Take a tour of the islands by air or listen to the relaxing sounds at the Chamber Music Festival. The island is home to many talented artists and their works are for sale in the charming village of Eastsound. Hike some portion of the 38 miles of hiking trails in the famous Moran State Park or climb the tower on the top of Mt. Constitution, the highest mountain in the San Juan Islands. Plan your wedding to take place on one of the many fabulous beaches or challenge yourself to cycle the 57 square miles of this horseshoe shaped island. Bring your kids to the famous Camp Orkila or take a horseback ride with Olga Island Trail Rides. Or maybe you'll learn French in a night at nearby Canoe Island French Camp. Visit the Cider and Mead Festival in May or rest in your soft Queen bed after a day visiting the famous Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, ongoing throughout April. Perfect your skills at the Writers Island Poetry Writing Retreat in April or join like-minded women during the popular Women's Wellness Weekend in April. Truly this island has it all.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Eastsound, Washington

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Winter
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Quiet Season Fall
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2018 - Nov 26 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Christmas New Years
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$256.24
Non refundable cleaning fee C$76.87 + Tax
Pet Fee C$32.03 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please notice that a child counts as an extra guest. There is an added extra guest fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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