As the largest island in the San Juans, Orcas Island is considered by many to be “the Gem of the Northwest”. It’s known for its rolling hills, winding roads, and green pastures, which creates the perfect backdrop for anyone in need of a much-needed break from the city. The laid-back atmosphere and rural surroundings are guaranteed to bring tranquility and relaxation to anyone who visits.
Orcas Island, WA also happens to be a great destination for pets and their owners, with a multitude of hiking trails, beaches, and lakes to explore. During your visit, we recommend booking one of these pet-friendly rentals. Not only will you and your furry companion feel right at home, but you’ll also be in close proximity to some of the best Orcas Island attractions!
1. Rural Craftsman Home with Hot Tub and Scenic Water Views
Fees: $250 refundable damage deposit.
Policies: Pets are only allowed downstairs. Pets are not allowed on the furniture.
This private 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is the epitome of rural paradise. Tucked in the middle of a secluded forest with picturesque views of the water, this rental will have you waking up refreshed and rejuvenated each morning. The best place to enjoy the scenic views is from one of the two decks. On the main floor deck, you’ll also find a hot tub and dining room set, where you can enjoy your evening meals.
In addition to the beautiful outdoor space, this home also has a traditional chef’s kitchen, an open living room/dining room area, and a downstairs office with a pull-out sleeper sofa. We also love the stylish master bathroom, which has it’s very own jetted soaking tub. Trust us – it doesn’t get much more relaxing than that!
2. Charming 100-Year Old Beach Cottage Near the Water
Fees: $75 pet fee per stay.
Policies: Only non-shedding pets allowed.
Built over 100 years ago, this quaint beachy cottage is guaranteed to be the perfect backdrop for your vacation to Orcas Island. There are 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, so it can easily accommodate a couple, family, or small group of friends. Inside this charming cottage, you’ll also find a dining room, living room, and kitchen, as well as a solar-heated sun porch.
The home itself has a gorgeous yard, which we know pet owners will love. It’s also a short walk to the beach, where you can go beachcombing, sunbathing, or kayaking. You’re also very close to Turtleback Mountain, a 1,600-acre nature preserve where you can take your dog hiking.
3. Private Farmhouse on Working Lavender Farm
Fees: None listed.
Policies: None listed.
Enjoy a long weekend at this cozy farmhouse at the beautiful OrcaSong Farm. This 3 bedroom 1 bathroom bungalow is surrounded by lavender fields, dense forests, and grassy pastures, which you can enjoy every month of the year. The living room has french doors that open up to a small patio, where you can soak in the tranquil atmosphere of your surroundings. Or you can dine outside on the deck, which overlooks the lavender fields.
As a working farm, it’s common to see the owners out in the fields or giving tours to incoming tourists. You can also head to the farm shop to purchase handicrafts, home-grown products, and fresh produce to enjoy during your stay. As one of the more unique places to stay on Orcas Island, you won’t’ want to miss this opportunity to spend a few days at the OrcaSong Farm!
4. Tranquil Home in the Woods Overlooking a Private Pond
Fees: $50 per stay
Policies: Dogs are not allowed on the furniture. No cats.
Surrounded by seven private acres of tree-lined forest, this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom pond is the perfect getaway for you and your pet. This spacious two-story home also has a fully-stocked kitchen, a living room with a smart ROKU Tv, and a dining room that can accommodate up to 8 guests. There’s even an outdoor deck where you can BBQ lunch or hang out in the sun on the patio chairs.
The coolest thing about this rental is the location. A few steps from the home is a pond, which attracts ducks, heron, and even deer. Your pet will love going for morning strolls around the property, although the view of the pond from the inside of the house is equally impressive.
5. Spacious Orcas Island Airbnb on One-Acre Yard Near the Beach
Fees: $25 per pet per night.
Policies: 2 dogs maximum.
This charming craftsman-style rental is the perfect destination for a family gathering. With 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the entire home can comfortably sleep 10 guests, with plenty of extra room to spare. In addition to the 2,200 square foot home, there’s also a huge fenced-in yard where you can play lawn games or fetch with your pup.
But that’s not all. This home is also just 200 yards from the beach! The owners have kindly provided four kayaks, so you can easily explore the open waters during your stay. However, you don’t even have to go that far to enjoy the natural landscape of the Pacific Northwest. From the front porch, you’ll have dramatic views of the ocean and the snow-capped Mt. Baker.
6. Luxury Apartment Directly on the Eastsound Waterfront
Fees: None listed.
Policies: None listed.
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway for the weekend, then look no further than this modern studio apartment in the heart of Eastsound. This brand new suite features luxury furnishings, premium linens, and a built-in fireplace. The freestanding soaking bathtub and heated floors in the bathroom are also a delightful treat.
However, the biggest selling point of this rental is the ocean-front view. These apartments sit directly on the shore, boasting jaw-dropping views of Fishing Bay and Indian Island from your very own private 100 square foot balcony. Imagine waking up each morning to the sound of lapping waves outside your window or ending the day with a glass of wine while watching the colorful sunset. With this apartment, you won’t have to imagine – you can experience it for yourself!
7. Comfy Home with Fenced-In Yard, Deck, and Hot Tub
Fees: $75 per stay.
Policies: 2 dogs maximum. Dogs must be approved beforehand. Dogs must be at least 1-year old and up to date on all vaccinations.
With a mix of rustic and modern furnishings, this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom vacation rental was recently renovated to provide all the comforts of home. Each of the bedrooms has a King size bed with plush a memory foam mattress, while the master bath has dual vanities, a large walk-in shower, and a separate standalone soaking tub. For entertainment, the living room has a 65″ Television with complimentary DirecTV access, while the neighboring recreation room has a full-size ping pong table.
If you’re visiting in the Spring or Summer, you can also take advantage of the outdoor deck, which has a fire pit, dining room table, stainless steel propane BBQ grill, and even a hot tub. The fully fenced-in back yard is also perfect for your four-legged companion, so you can feel comfortable letting them roam the property off-leash.
8. Modern Home Next to Cascade Lake Hiking Trails
Fees: None listed.
Policies: Dogs are not allowed on the furniture.
This modern log Airbnb cabin has been tastefully designed to satisfy even the most hard-to-please travelers. This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home has tall vaulted ceilings with makes the place feel incredibly spacious, so you can enjoy a bit of privacy if you’re traveling with friends or family. The bathrooms, kitchen, and bedrooms are all outfitted with high-end furnishings, so you’ll feel like you’re staying at a 5-star hotel even though you’re in the middle of the woods!
Not to mention, it’s centrally located to many Orcas Island attractions. Rosario Resort & Spa is 1 mile away, Eastsound Village is a short 10-minute drive down the road, and the beautiful trailhead to Cascade Lake is just across the street. With over 30 miles of hiking trails, you and your pet will have plenty to explore during your stay.
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