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“Nice location, friendly” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Salish Seaside Escapes

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The Salish Seaside Escapes
Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice location, friendly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Nice place, great soak with a view but not the cleanest cabin though.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Xav W
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2011

I consider Orca's as one of the most beautiful places on earth to visit, and my stay at North Shore Cottages truly unforgettable. Each cottage has it's own unique designer style, the comforts of home and an ambience and decor that provide pleasant surprises all through the stay. Every cottage has a handpicked library that reflects a theme connected to the architecture and design. Each cottage has a private hot tub with magnificent views of the surrounding nature and the Puget Sound. But the best feature of this magic place is the graciousness and hospitality of the owners. It makes one feel like coming home to old friends. Just go!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank janventer
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Paarl, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2011

From the moment we arrived at North Shore Cottages we felt at home. The owners made us feel like family and spoilt us with excellent meals. I cannot imagine a more beautiful and peaceful place to stay! Thank you so much!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HanneliRK
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pretoria
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

This was our second time at North Shore, and it's always such a pleasure. Elizabeth is the most generous host you will ever meet, nothing is too much trouble for her. The experience is unique and fantastic. Cottages are super creative and very comfortable. Brilliant views on a beautiful island.

Room Tip: Go for Eagle's nest cottage if you are on honeymoon!
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pierreduplessis
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Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2011

If you, want rest, and more rest, and if you want excellent service then North Shore Cottages is for you.
Nothing is to much for Elizabeth to do and they are so helpful. I can recommend North Shore Cottages as your first choice. You will not be disappointed, so if you still wander, stop and phone Elizabeth at North Shore Cottages, you will enjoy it.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CharldeBeer
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Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2011

We stayed at North Shore Cottages for 4 nights. Although we've been here before, it was always in winter...which in itself is an amazing experience, but this time was unbelievable.

Leaving Anacortes on the Ferry is like leaving the world behind, and stepping onto orcas Island is like stepping into yourself.

Our cottage was fantastic (each cottage has its own unique theme and character). We stayed in Heron Cove. The architecture is mind blowing, and the view just incredible. We especially loved the hot tub - o great way to spend the last hour or so before bed time. And, of course, the free high speed internet just put the cherry on the cake.

The owners, Len and Elizabeth Sweet, shows a hospitality within a class of its own. You feel as if you own the place!

We honestly and gladly reccomend that you use this facility. It is great.

Room Tip: So unique, every cottage is different and splendid.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DriesL
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2011

We arrived with our 2 grandchildren at Salmon Shoal, one of the NorthShore Cottages, late afternoon on June 30. The owner showed us around and the views were spectacular.
The cottage is very roomy, however the third bedroom is in the BASEMENT, with a dehumidifier running all the time and the bed in the middle of the room. We decided the kids could not sleep there so they made do in a queen bed upstairs. The linens, I guess were clean, but so rumpled and unmatched it was hard to tell. The plumbing was slow, to say the least, and one day we had to use the plunger which was conveniently stashed in the bathroom - hmmm.We did not attempt to use the bathtub as it looked horrible, discolored, rusty etc.
Basically everything was dirty. Windows so bad that at sunset it was difficult to see out ! The advertized outside grill was so dirty we had to put tin foil on it before using. There was a broken window pane repaired with a piece of cardboard. The livingroom tables were so dusty you could write your name on them. Several missing light bulbs with open sockets.
All things considered, we were very disappointed, especially for the price.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank BA95
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Property: The Salish Seaside Escapes
Address: 327 Sunset Ave, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9646 (Formerly North Shore Cottages)
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Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island > Eastsound
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Eastsound
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Salish offers six standalone artisanal cottages on the North Shore of Orcas Island. Escape to beautiful Eastsound and enjoy beach access from the privacy of your own cottage. Cottages are uniquely furnished to inspire luxury and seclusion during your Orcas Island getaway. You'll enjoy the rich and cozy furnishings, private hot tubs, full kitchens and onsite sauna. The Salish gladly accepts pets who are welcomed with the same warmth and level of service as our two-legged guests. ... more   less 
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The Salish Seaside Escapes Orcas Island/Eastsound, WA

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