Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make a reservation?
You can reserve online or call us at 360-376-4330.
Is there a deposit required?
We require a 50% deposit at the time you make a reservation. This amount will be posted to the credit card you provide at the same time we email your confirmation. The remainder is due on your arrival.
What is the cancellation policy?
Deposits for reservations cancelled less than 30 days in advance (60 days for groups of more than 20 people or for reservations of one week or longer) will be refunded based upon our ability to re-book the time period reserved. There is a minimum $100 cancellation charge per unit in all cases. If you fail to provide us with advance notice of your cancellation you will automatically forfeit the full amount of the deposit.
Is there a weekly rate?
Yes, and rentals for more than a week are pro-rated at the lower weekly rate.
How can I pay?
We accept Visa, MasterCard and personal checks.
Do you allow pets?
Pets are allowed outside of the rental unit only by special advanced arrangement in writing. No pets are allowed inside any of the rentals.
What is your smoking policy?
No smoking or burning of candles or incense is allowed inside any of the rentals.
What is the beach like?
It is a typical northwest small pebble to large boulder beach with driftwood. The exception is the Peapod Cottages beach which is a cove covered in small skipping stone rocks.
How far are the cottages on the main property from your private beach?
The distance to the beach varies from cottage to cottage. Some are just a stairway above the water, while other cottages require a nice downhill walk to reach the beach.
How far are the cottages on the main property from one another?
The cottages are about 150-200 ft apart. It's far enough that each cottage has its own sense of privacy, but close enough that larger groups can visit one another easily in nearby cottages.
How far are you from the ferry and from Eastsound village?
The Olga/Obstruction Pass rentals are approximately 18 miles from the ferry and 9 miles beyond Eastsound. The Wisteria Cottage and Chinook Studios are located in Eastsound and are approximately 9 miles from the ferry.
Can we have our wedding at Bayside Cottages?
We can accommodate small weddings of up to 30 people, all of whom must be staying at Bayside Cottages.
We do not do wedding planning but there are several wedding planners on Orcas. They can be found at orcasislandchamber.com. Often couples getting married elsewhere on the island stay with us, along with many of their guests. There is a lovely outdoor wedding venue located just down the road from us at Woodside Farm. Look for them at orcasislandchamber.com listed under venues.
We encourage anyone looking for an Orcas Island wedding photographer to consider our daughter, Liz. You can find her work and information at Liz Lui Wedding Photography. Her business is based out of Chicago, but because she loves to visit us she waives all travel fees for a select number of Orcas weddings.
Who supplies the towels and bed linens?
We supply the towels and bed linens.
Can we buy groceries on the island?
Yes. Island Market is located in Eastsound. We recommend that you stop and shop there on your way here as we are located 9 miles beyond Eastsound.
Please call or email us with any additional question you may have.