The Garden House is a second floor guest quarters, with cathedral ceilings, dormers and lots of light. Containing a combined kitchen and sitting room, a large bedroom, and a bathroom with shower, the Garden House is located on 6 wooded acres of waterfront property at the east end of Orcas Island. A generous, sunny deck sits above a flower garden, with the water modestly visible through the trees. A four minute walk on a wooded trail leads to a large rock outcropping, with inter-tidal pools and a south-easterly view of the Rosario Straits, several islands and the North Cascades, providing an ideal place for fishing, conversation or contemplation. The northwest style building, with shake roof, custom wood framed windows and shingle siding, is about 200 feet from the main house. A wood stove (free firewood supplied), as well as a heat pump, will keep you warm. The kitchen is fully furnished with pots, pans, utensils and dinnerware. Towels, sheets and blankets are provided; the queen-size bed is made. Additional bedding options are provided by a hide-a-bed sofa in the combined kitchen / sitting room area. The cabin has a coffee bean grinder, gas stove, and outdoor charcoal grill. For children, a portacrib is available as well as a fold-out futon and baby monitor. Moran State Park, with hiking, swimming and a children's play area, is about 10 minutes away; the hamlet of Olga, with a cafe, is about 5 minutes away. Orcas Island is temperate year round: the summer brings sunny, though not hot, days in the low 70's to low 80's, while the winter brings generally above freezing temperatures and rain, creating a quiet coziness inviting one to snuggle up near the fire with a good book.