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The Bungalow on the Shore In West Sound

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Baths With Roomy Great Room, Wrap-Around Deck, And Water Views.

Launch your island explorations from the Bungalow in West Sound! Totally refurbished, this shoreline home is comfortable, fresh and charming, in a style we call "beachy elegance." Gorgeous views across Deer Harbor Road to the waters of West Sound. Southern outlooks include the boat masts in the harbor, sunsets to the west, and bucolic orchard. Dock/beach/mooring buoy are just a short stroll down the street for boat moorage, beach combing, clamming, and sailing. Within walking distance of Kenmore Air's landing dock at West Sound Marina. Orcas Island Yacht Club is next door, and the charming West Sound Cafe (for summer dinner service) is around the corner. Summer sailing lessons available in the harbor too. Dine on the roomy deck or lounge in the Adirondack chairs with the the soothing sounds of the creek next door as it tumbles into the sea. Relax in the cool evening air enjoying the charming ambiance of the propane fire pit. Plus, brand new, four person hot tub! Families will love playing in the large level yard, observing abundant wildlife including families of deer, perhaps an otter, mink or raccoon, and a plethora of birds. Cozy and secluded for a couple or small family, yet with sleeping quarters and dining areas for eight or more. Two bedrooms with queen beds downstairs, plus large loft room with an additional two queens. Loft also serves as a rec room, with roomy TV viewing area, games and game/project table. Well-appointed kitchen with new propane range and hood, and new barbecue just outside. Great room is a terrific gathering place year around, and a panel of windows across the space frames the picture-perfect view. Coffee/tea service is provided, all bathroom amenities, and laundry room products. Pet friendly too! Our reviews on the Bungalow and our six other vacation rentals speak to our efforts to provide our guests with the best possible experience during their island stay. As life-long islanders, we enjoy welcoming visitors to our beautiful corner of the world, and can lead you to island backroads as well as beautiful and more well-travelled trails. We look forward to hosting you!

Susan Gudgell
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Susan Gudgell

We are long time Orcas Islanders -- Wally grew up on Orcas and Susan was drawn here because of summers with her grandparents on nearby Samish Island. The natural beauty was our initial attraction in building a life here, but the wonderful community of eclectic neighbors have kept us here. It has been a great place to raise our family.

Susan Gudgell purchased this bungalow in 2015

Why Susan Gudgell chose Eastsound

The West Sound Hamlet has always held a special place in our hearts. We have a dock there, and Wally spent part of his childhood years living in the neighborhood. In fact, his family used to have Thanksgiving with the family who owned the Bungalow at the time. We hope someday to relocate there, and were thrilled when this wonderful home became available.

What makes this bungalow unique

The Bungalow is unique, as it has access to all that West Sound offers -- beautiful views, marina, dock, public beach, sailing, a cafe -- yet is tucked privately on a large lot surrounded by lush vegetation. The large level yard is promising as a future garden, and the home's floor plan is cozy and easy to navigate, yet has plenty of room for a family or group. What really topped it off for us is the stream and salt-water estuary on the property's boundary, offering a lullaby of sound day and night.


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

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No noise after 9 p.m. or before 8 a.m.
  • Tidying up upon departure is very helpful to us. Please strip beds, run dishwasher, return furniture to original locations.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms, one in the master bedroom with large walk-in shower, and another with tub/shower enclosure. No bathroom upstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Loft with large bedroom area, rec room, etc.
  • Two bedrooms downstairs, each with queen bed. Plus two queen beds in the loft upstairs. Plenty of room for sleeping bags too!
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Community dock, mooring buoy, beach all available just across the street. Summer youth sailing lessons in West Sound just steps away.


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The Bungalow on the Shore In West Sound
average rating of 4.779661 based on 59 reviews

Comfy house, beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two nights. Loved the house. Super comfortable and was perfect for the family to relax inside and outside on the patio, with a gorgeous view. And the hot tub was a bonus. Susan was very responsible be and great host. Definitely recommend.

Couple tips- bring mosquito spray for sunset and basic kitchen items (oil, salt n pepper, foil, etc.). Other than that the kitchen was well equipped.

  • Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was so beautiful - the pics give a really accurate representation of what you will actually find.

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed - had everything we needed from toiletries to pots and pans. The hot tub was all ready when we arrived - with some classical music playing in the background to welcome us into the home. We had 6 in our party and were there to get hitched - we weren't sure where we wanted to go on the island but ended up just having a sweet little ceremony out on the lawn during golden hour - the sun was perfect right in front of the cherry tree. Beds were comfy - the upstairs was a nice space to have a bit of separation as aside from a bathroom and kitchen, was a stand-alone space with sitting area and TV, Beds with partitioners, dining or gaming table - beautiful light throughout the house too with a great view of the sound.

We will definitely come back in the future - the owners were responsive and considerate but pretty hands off so it really felt like your space while you had easy access to everything you need - even extra blankets in the hope chest and pillows in the closet.


  • Submitted: 2-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in a relaxing setting!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for our family to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Islands. Very clean with all the amenities we needed! Owners were super responsive and communication was easy. We are sad to leave and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well-equipped and Beautiful Location

  • 4 of 5

This home was attractive and well-equipped. We are serious cooks and found we had pretty much all we needed. The kitchen cabinets are a bit funky and prone to sticking, but for a stay of a few days, not a problem. The television, compared to most rental properties, was quite easy to figure out and did not require five remotes and an advanced degree in computer science. A friend visited us for a few days and found the upstairs bed quite comfortable. We slept in the master bedroom which was nicely appointed and had a fairly spacious bathroom. The bed in there creaked a lot and was fairly uncomfortable with a valley in the center. I'm not usually very particular when it comes to beds, but I'm getting older and it did aggravate my hips and back a bit. Overall though, the house is in a beautiful location and served us well.

  • Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and I'm so glad you enjoyed the Bungalow! My apologies that your sleep was not as good as it could have been, but should be much improved next time, as we are replacing the mattress right now. We'd be pleased to welcome you back!
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Great escape!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place, perfect for our kids. Great kitchen, fully stocked, lots of space outside to play.

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Has a beautiful view of the harbor and gorgeous sunsets. Very quiet location near to the Ferry landing and Eastsound.

  • Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Eastsound Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Madrona Bar & Grill, Lower Tavern
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Orcas Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Orcas Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
West Sound Cafe (summer only)
Nearest Beach
West Sound
Car: necessary

The Bungalow has close access to the beach, trails at Turtleback Mountain Preserve with stunning views of the region, five miles from the charming main town of Eastsound, marina and public dock just steps away, and the charming West Sound Cafe in the summer. Truly centrally located for your island explorations!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Eastsound, Washington

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$184.58
Pet Fee C$52.74

Deposit fully refundable up to 30 days prior to scheduled arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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