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Waterfront & Beach Vacation Rentals on Orcas Island, Washington


Look, we strive to be real and intentional and we've been operating our vacation rentals for over 20 years on Orcas Island. Some guests and potential guests wonder whether we are an Inn or a B&B and why we don't have those amenities. Well, we're not, never have been, and don't plan on it. We offer a different set of amenities and experiences for your vacation. We've seen a lot come and go on the island and our family is still here hosting guests. When we first started this not everyone was even using the internet or email! We used to send 11x17 packets that must have weighed 12 lbs. each to every customer. You couldn't book instantly! People sent checks in the USPS! There was a lodging hotline on the island for stranded travelers when the ferries were overloaded. Those days are gone and I'll be honest, I miss them. The speed and intensity of tourism has increased exponentially here on the island. We don't always want to keep up with dynamic websites, mobile friendly, apps, bootstrap, new operating systems and the constant change. We've noticed the expectations of travelers change too and while we don't want to stay stuck in the past some changes we don't believe in. This isn't Manhattan, San Francisco, or even Seattle. That's probably why you're coming to the San Juans, so why would you want all the things from those Urban Islands on our Island? And if you want to ask us about things like Trip Advisor we are more than happy to discuss our experiences. It's not our thing or vibe. Our customers love it here because of the authenticity and the beauty. They spread it by word of mouth. They aren't "checking in" with their smartphones. Some customers return every year and become friends and family. We are passionate about our work, our island, and our guests. We just want to be ourselves and share what we have with you and hope you will feel the same. It's got to be the right match.


Embrace the healing power of the sea. The Beach Cottage is a charming vacation rental on 1.5 acres located on the north shore of Orcas Island just minutes away from Eastsound Village. Take advantage of the water views and access to our breathtaking private beach. Step from the guest house into the garden and make your way through tidal wetlands to our black sand and pebble beach. Stand at the shore's edge and gaze out into the expansive waterscape to the snow peaked Canadian Coast Range. Dip your toes in the gentle ocean salt water and soak in your vacation.

For more information on the San Juan Islands, please visit the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau.


Escape the conventional anytime of year. For availability and rates please email or visit our online calendar at Sleeping Sea Vacation Rentals on Orcas Island elect your desired dates and submit your reservation request.