These photos are from a cloudy April stay two years ago... this time of year the place is sunny and bright. I swear.
We love THIS PLACE. It's a big property with two cabins (you can rent just one if it's all you need). I got an email today from the owners... they actually have availability in July, which is unusual for them.
The summer season has started early here on Orcas Island. We haven't had a cloud in the sky for nearly five weeks now. While it's good for vacationers, the lack of rain seems to have kept the salmon in the outer waters with the Orcas whales until about two weeks ago. The farmers are irrigating their fields more than usual adding to the crush of spring planting and grass mowing.
My farm stand across the street has been open since early June offering organic salad greens,snow peas, herbs and flowers. I am farming another piece of land organically as well growing all the large vegetables and squash.
We've had a decent year at The Homestead so far but have a huge hole in our calendar starting July 12th. I would appreciate it if you enjoyed your stay at our property and could recommend it to your friends. The Seaside and Blackberry cabins are available July 12-23,26-31. Luckily, this is an unusual situation and has not happened before in our 15 years of doing business here. Our online calendar is up to date.
We would be very happy to have any of you back of course! Some of you stay with us year after year which is genuinely appreciated. Your comments and suggestions are also welcome.
I hope everyone is doing well, thank you for your patronage and hope we'll see you again soon!
If you live in Oregon, Washington, or British Columbia, it's totally worth your while to stay there. If you are coming from a distance, you can fly into Seattle and take a seaplane there and save the extra driving/ferry time to the islands. Although, I must say, the ferry ride is so amazing. If you haven't taken the ferry through the San Juan Islands, don't miss it. Seriously.
Orcas Island doesn't have any stoplights. None. Windy roads, amazing views, farms and alpacas and boats and starfish and amazing sunny days.
Even the smaller cabin sleeps 6 (you'll be packed in, but it's fun), so you can split the bill with friends.
You will have your own private dock with a kayak and a small fishing boat tied up for your use. This dock and the owner's big sailboat was recently featured in Coastal Living magazine.
You can learn more and book it HERE.
Their website doesn't do this place any justice, BTW. Trust me. It's fantastic. If you haven't booked a proper vacation for yourself yet this summer, consider this. It's heaven.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Labels: vacation homes and cabins