Check Availability Price: $235 | Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 1 | Bathrooms: 1
Heron Cove is an unabashedly luxurious Orcas Island cottage rental filled with light, art, music and magic. The round, two-story building, designed (sculpted is rather more appropriate!) by renowned architect-artist James Hubbell, has become a showcase for the talent and skill of many Island builders and artisans. There are stained glass windows, metal sculpture work, ceramic mosaics, and mixed-media artwork (all done by local craftsmen) that function as fireplaces, wall sconces, railings and lights throughout this jewel-box of a cottage.
With curving walls constructed of the same glowing wood that covers the outside of Heron Cove, the downstairs features a cozy living room with a queen-size sleeper sofa, a mosaic-mantled fireplace and a surround sound entertainment system that hides from view.
The full gourmet kitchen has a gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, and lets you cook with Calphalon. The half-bath downstairs is convenient but mostly it is beautiful with two stained glass windows and ceramic tile designs. Outside on the lower level are two wonderful decks. On one you can hone your outdoor cooking skills on the big gas grill (with gas burners as well), while gazing out at Patos and Sucia Islands. The other lower deck holds a deluxe spa with enough massaging jets and sprays to melt away the most stubborn stress. The curving arm of Heron Cove's wrap-around stone walls gives maximum privacy on both decks.
Upstairs is the romantic master bedroom suite. A queen-sized bed rests under a soaring bird stained glass window. Another sculpture surrounded fireplace and another entertainment system hide away in the graceful curving walls. An amazing Hubbell-designed door leads into the full bath. An unbelievably detailed mosaic adorns the walls of the cove-like shower, complete with its own stained glass window. In case you don't want to go outside for your spa experience the Jacuzzi tub pampers you indoors. When you climb out you grab for your heated towel nicely warmed by the heated towel-rack. The upper level deck off the bedroom invites you outside, sit back and drink in the waterfront views of the Salish Sea, Patos and Sucia Islands.