Bayside Cottages

Vacation homes on Orcas Island. Family owned and operated since 1981.

Betsy's Studio


In addition to running Bayside Cottages with Jim, Betsy Nelson is a talented local artist. Her large oil paintings are inspired by people's beautiful quirks, and her work often portrays her subject's mood and inner world. 

Betsy loves to share her work with others, and she offers tours of her on-site art studio. If you're a fellow creative, if you'd like to check out Betsy's work, or if you'd just like to chat, feel free to contact her in advance of your stay to schedule a studio tour

Here's a sampling of Betsy's work: