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Lieutenant's Suite - Romantic Luxury 1 Bedroom Loft, Easy Access to Beach & Town

Bedrooms 1
Space 787 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

This new 1 bedroom loft with 1 bath condo is luxury in the heart of Eastsound.

One of the newest accommodations in the heart of Eastsound, the Lieutenant's Suite has many amenities. It is 787 square feet and sleeps two people in its loft bedroom (queen size bed), plus an additional two people on a queen size pull out sofa in the living room. It has a view of the Eastsound Waterfront Park with easy access and walking about Eastsound.

This condo has a modern well-equipped kitchen with everything a chef needs, including a gas stove and an electric oven. There is also a washer and dryer. The bathroom has a jetted bathtub and shower (in the bathtub).

The Lieutenant's Suite also has satellite television with 250 channels, plus 9 HBO channels. The new, high definition television set, a Blu-ray DVD player and Roku, is 55” and is in the living room.

A large number of music channels are available via the satellite receiver. Encrypted Wi-Fi Internet and telephone service (3 phones and an answering machine) are provided in the Lieutenant's Suite.

With all of these television, music and Internet amenities, you may not want to leave the condo. But, we hope you will because there is so much to see and do on beautiful Orcas Island, the Gem of the San Juan Islands. We believe there isn't a better place to stay while exploring this enchanted island than in this lovely new Indian Island Suites vacation rental building in the heart of Eastsound. (San Juan County Vacation Permit Number: PCUP00-13-0002.)

Indian Island Suites also has a three bedroom, two bath condo that can sleep 8 people, which is the Admiral's Suite, VRBO no. 596176 (vrbo. #596176) and a two bedroom, one bath condo that can sleep 6 people, which is the Captain's Suite, VRBO no. 601121 (vrbo #601121).

We hope to see you here soon!

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David Redfield
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About David Redfield

My fiancé, Venice, and I live overseas in Hong Kong, but fell in love with Orcas Island. It is such a magical place that I proposed marriage to my betrothed here and we plan on being married soon. The Manager of Indian Island Suites, and your contact, is Beth Smith, who has lived on Orcas Island for 10 years. Beth looks forward to receiving your inquiries, emails and phone calls, as well as meeting you when you come for a visit and find your own slice of Heaven.

-David Redfield

David Redfield purchased this condo in 2007

Why David Redfield chose Eastsound

David purchased the lot for this building in 2007. It was the last empty lot on Main Street in Eastsound. The building was completed in mid-July 2014. Why get up in the morning and drive to downtown when you can simply wake up IN DOWNTOWN. This beautiful, new condo overlooks the Eastsound Waterfront Park on Main Street, a perfect location for your romantic getaway or family vacation - or both. In less than a minute from your condo, you can be beachcombing.

What makes this condo unique

Indian Island Suites boasts the finest interior decorations coupled with breathtaking waterfront views and the finest amenities from a premiere property on Main Street in downtown Eastsound. What more could you want?...let us know and we'll supply that too!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Eastsound

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 787 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi , Enjoy this beautiful bathroom with its jetted tub and shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Large loft bedroom, accessed by ornate, spiral staircase
  • This unit has a large loft bedroom, accessed by an ornate, spiral staircase. The bedroom has a queen size bed. Plus, the living room sofa has a pull out queen size bed. All mattresses are plush euro pillow top for your comfort. Sleep in sheets of 800 thread count, pure Egyptian cotton. Our pillows and pillow cases are plush and plentiful and there are fitted comforters on every bed. We hope that you enjoy our handmade curtains, imported from Hong Kong. If you want to get up early to explore the town, just set the alarm that is provided in this unit.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Indian Island Suites is located on Main Street, in the center of the village of Eastsound, so restaurants, bars, the grocery store, movie theater, the park and many shops are all within easy walking distance.


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Lieutenant's Suite - Romantic Luxury 1 Bedroom Loft, Easy Access to Beach & Town
average rating of 4.767857 based on 56 reviews

Perfect location, beautiful unit

  • 5 of 5

I have been coming to Orcas Island for over 20 years. I usually stay in a cabin in the woods or camp. This weekend I stayed in East Sound with my partner and it has a great deal of conveniences. The bars, restaurants and market are right there, great for late dinners or early breakfast. Its also very close to the trails in Moran State Park - often one has to do a great deal of driving to get to the park if they are on West End of the Island.

The attentiveness of Beth our contact was exceptional, cheerful and greatly detailed for the unit and surrounding activities. The Lieutenant Suit was exceptionally clean, well equipped and had a view of the East Sound across the street. The beautiful kitchen and counter with bar stools really made this a fun place to stay. Huge TV, DVD, Satellite and massive bay windows over looking the water. The unit has very tall ceilings so the heat tends to rise a bit, consider some slippers for your feet to be extra comfortable and when taking your muddy shoes off from a hike.

When ever i rent a place with a kitchen I always remember take a grocery bag and empty all of my own personal condiments into it, and bring it along - then I have everything I am use to cooking with, without the sudden need to go to the market.

  • Review Submitted: 20/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter, thank you so much for your gracious and positive review. I'm very happy your stay here on Orcas went so well. Just being on Orcas is pretty special, but when you find the perfect location to stay, that makes the trip even better! I'm very happy Indian Island Suites was here for you, and, I look forward to seeing you again. PS: Great feedback regarding the slippers! Our Admiral's suite on the upper level has radiant floor heating. That's always such a nice feature!
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A Grand Time Was Had by All !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We easily located the building in Eastsound. The accommodations were well maintained and everything we needed was available. The view out the front window was great and you could walk to everything.

When we come back this will be a high on our priory list of places to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello James. I'm very happy you had such a good time in our one bedroom loft, the Lieutenant's Suite. It's so nice looking out the large windows to see the beautiful sound across the way. The added bonus of walking to everything Eastsound has to offer is fantastic! Please let me know when you return and I'd be happy to accommodate you and your family. Thanks for choosing Indian Island Suites. -Beth
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Portland, Oregon

Great location, nicely appointed, odd floorplan

  • 4 of 5

Very convenient to all the restaurants and shopping in Eastsound. Across the street is a lovely park overlooking the harbor. The floorplan is odd. Sleeping loft with the bathroom on the ground floor via a spiral staircase. Kind of dicey for middle of the night visits to the the bathroom. Clearly some sort of commercial building which has been converted to accommodation. Management communication was prompt and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jane. Thank you for the feedback. Glad you found our location convenient. I agree. As far as floor plan, I do see your point. This is why we stress the loft design in our description. I will continue, however, to clarify this with new guests. Also, the building wasn't a commercial business prior to becoming Indian Island Suites. It was built as it is. The owners purchased the land in 2007 and completed the building and condos in 2014. It's been a long journey! Thanks for staying with us.
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NOT A 1-Bedroom!! And Smaller than Advertised

  • 2 of 5

I booked the Indian Island Suites for our family of four - myself, my husband, and our two children (ages 5 and 8). The listing says it's a one-bedroom condo, and just shy of 800sf. Neither of these things are true.

The "Bedroom" is a loft space, not a room. There are no doors. There is no privacy. There's barely room for the bed and your suitcase and because of the positioning, even a short person like me can't sit up on one half of the bed. Because it's a loft space, it also means that the floor for the unit above you is about 6" from your head while you're sleeping. I am also relatively certain that the plumbing from the upstairs condo runs through the ceiling there as well. It's not easy to sleep.

Also, because it's a loft, it's really hot. There is no AC. Just a fan.

And if anyone is sleeping on the pull-out downstairs they can hear you, talk to you, and see if you have a light on. Not ideal for parents traveling with kids. When the pull-out is out, it also completely blocks the living room making it unusable (you can't even sit in the one other chair) and goes all the way to the TV. The layout is beyond weird. The only place to eat is at the peninsula in the kitchen and my husband couldn't eat there since he had to hunch over his bowl due to the chairs being the wrong height and it was giving him a stomach ache. It was fine for the kids though.

The kitchen had everything you need, and coffee, which was nice. The place is really close to Eastsound so we could walk everywhere, which was also ideal. It's right across from a park, too. Honestly the biggest disappointment for me was that the listing clearly says it's a one-bedroom and it's not. And it says it's almost 800sf, and it most definitely is NOT that big. I would say it's closer to 500sf which honestly only matters if you're booking because you want room to spread out.

Other reviewers mentioned: The door handle is extremely tricky to lock and the instructions provided aren't that good. You need to rotate the handle so it's vertical instead of horizontal and then lock the door. We were told to "pull the whole handle up" which is not the same thing. I also saw notes about the space being very hot because of the big windows (all ground floor) which is also true and we didn't want to open them at night with our kids sleeping on the main floor!

Wouldn't book again as a family - as a couple it would be fine. Just really not ideal for four people!

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello there. First of all, I'm disappointed you didn't leave your name. I would have loved to address these issues with you in a more personal way. That being said, I apologize for your uncomfortable stay. I always hope that guests will call me if they experience problems. I would have moved you to a larger suite. Also, I'm very sorry you were confused by the layout. I'm baffled by your statement that we don't reveal that the Lieutenant's Suites is a loft. It's clearly stated in the title as well as the unit description here in VRBO. I would love to know where you read something different. It is our greatest intent to assure that our guests are well-informed and when problems arise, we respond quickly to find solutions. Most accommodations on Orcas do not have air conditioning. We did have a few weeks of unseasonably warm temperatures. Opening windows and using the fans seem to work for most. Again, had we known about your situation, we would have definitely helped you figure out how to cool off in a safe way for your children. Again, I'm sorry your stay wasn't pleasant and I really encourage you to reach out whenever you experience such discomforts. I know at Indian Island Suites, our top priority is our guests, which is why we will be improving the locks on our units for the 2019 vacation season. We understand that vacations are an investment so we strive to make sure that investment is worth it! Thank you for your feedback. -Beth
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  • 5 of 5

Cozy, beautiful, clean, easy access to town

  • Review Submitted: 26/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jeff, for your kind remarks. I do agree that our location means easy access to town. We work hard to maintain a clean and tidy location, too. Very happy to address any guests needs! The Lieutenant's Suite is our smallest loft unit and cozy, indeed, which adds to its charming atmosphere. Very happy you had a nice visit. Please come again!
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Great location in a very relaxing town.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 very much enjoyed our stay in the loft suite this week. The condo was very clean and close to all the major attractions on Orcas Island. We would very much recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How wonderful to receive your recommendation! Thank you. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay. We strive to pay attention to detail at the Suites. We have a great cleaning crew! Also, being so centrally located makes it nice when visiting Orcas. We really appreciate that you took great care of our property and we hope you visit us again soon.
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
New Leaf Cafe (Outlook Inn)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
New Leaf Cafe (Outlook Inn)
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Eastsound Waterfront Park
Car: recommended

Indian Island Suites in a brand new vacation rental building with three, high end condos - the Admiral's Suite, the Captain's Suite and the Lieutenant's Suite. The Lieutenant's Suite and Captain's Suite Rentals started on August 4th and the first Admiral's Suite rental was August 7th. Our building is located on Main Street in Orcas Island's main town, Eastsound, the heart of Orcas Island. Its location, across from the town's waterfront park and within easy walking distance of the town's many attractions, make it an ideal place for your Orcas Island getaway. Although it is only about a minute's walk to the town's many restaurant's, shops and other attractions, its location across from the waterfront park is a much more quiet location.

Orcas Island has much more protected land for public use than the other ferry serviced islands. Moran State Park has fresh water lakes for fishing and paddle boats, camping and many miles of hiking trails. Turtleback Mountain, on the other side of the island, also has miles of hiking trails. Trails for horses and mountain bikes are being added. There are many whale watching boats (Orca whales) and charter fishing boats for saltwater fishing.

The Farmer's Market in the summer is always a hit with locals and tourists alike. And, Orcas Island has top notch entertainment at Orcas Center and the Grange. Eastsound has a movie theater with first run films.

The island has many quaint shops and fine restaurants. There are a number of churches with regularly scheduled services, all of which welcome visitors.

But, the main attraction of Orcas Island is its incredible scenic beauty. It is the largest of the ferry served islands with more and higher mountains. It has temperate temperatures and during the summer, LOTS of sunshine. Most people who visit Orcas Island come back over and over again!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$62.26

Two night minimum. One night stays may be booked if there is (only) one day available between the prior and subsequent bookings. For one night and two night stays, there is a $45 cleaning fee. The cleaning fee is waived for stays of three or more nights. Weekly and monthly rates are shown in the Rate Sheet. For extended stays of 7 days or more, the balance is due 60 days prior to the arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.