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“Dream on the Sea”
Gloaming at Sea Dream, a beach cottage at the water's very edge.
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Gloaming at Sea Dream, a beach cottage at the water's very edge.
Sea Dream:  A wall of windows;  wood burning fireplace (wood provided). Sea Dream:  View as you wash dishes.
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115 reviews
Gloaming at Sea Dream, a beach cottage at the water's very edge.
Sea Dream:  A wall of windows;  wood burning fireplace (wood provided).
Sea Dream:  View as you wash dishes.
Sea Dream:  All Nova Foam with gel top King Bed
The most spectacular sunsets Orcas Island can offer are from this very spot.
Serene, sublime, peaceful, awesome, too good to be imagined. . .morning at Sea Dream Cottage.
Sea Dream: Hammock (summer only)
Sea Dream:  Bathroom.
Orcas Island: Sunsets from Intense to sublime.  The light show lasts for hours.
Orcas Island:  Ferry lights reflected in water
Mariner's Dream:  Hammock (summer only)
Mariner's Bedroom:  Nova Foam King Bed with gel top
Mariner's Bedroom: see stars from skylight
Mariner's Dream: small but efficient kitchen
Mariner's Dream:  A shower for two.
Isle Dream: Hidden Hideaway.
Isle Dream: Welcoming red door
Isle Dream:  Room with a View
Isle Dream: Small efficient Kitchen
Isle Dream:  Shower for Two built into Skylight
Isle Dream: Big wrap around deck & View
Isle Dream:  Hammock on Waterfront (summer only)
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, San Juan Islands, Washington

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beachesin...
Dallas, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Dream on the Sea”
Reviewed 3 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

What an incredible view to wake up to and look at all day long. I call it the view that keeps on giving as during sunset it just keeps getting better and better. Going to sleep at night with the door open and the water lapping at the shore below you is exquisite. Such peace and tranquility. We will be back and we will be renting this cottage again. It was perfect!

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Liked best: The view. the wood burning fireplace, and the location
Liked least: nothing at all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Jul 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. The sunsets, we agree, are pretty amazing. Please do come back.
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GlitterTu...
Tucson, AZ
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Peace & Quiet with Spectacular Views”
Reviewed 18 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed one week in the Sea Dream Cottage. It is perfect for a couple. The private, quiet woodland/forest location and unobstructed ocean/island views is why I gave this an excellent rating. If you are looking for a place to rejuvenate, reflect, relax, etc. come here! The cottage is old construction but maintained well and decorated to provide rustic comfort. Views can be enjoyed from anywhere (kitchen, living/dining room, bedroom) inside the cottage via huge and sparkling clean windows enhanced by decorative mirrors as well as from the deck/veranda which runs the length of the cottage. You will enjoy watching the sunsets and tide changes from this serene setting. You can access the shore via moderately steep steps and explore the tide pools but it is not a beach in the sense that you can take a long walk along. There are plenty of places to walk outside the cottage door. The real wood-burning fireplace is set up and ready to go -- kindling and dry logs provided as well as fresh coffee beans and a bean grinder. We were even given another batch of beans when we ran out. Steps from the parking area to the front door are steep, as we were told. It would be helpful to have a hand rail. There is no ice maker so bring a bag of ice if you don't want to mess around with filling ice trays. The charming East Sound Village is the best place for groceries and shops but takes a little driving along hilly and winding country lanes to reach. There are two gas stations near East Sound also. We had dinner at the West Sound Café (also owned by our hosts). It was an all around enjoyable experience with good food, service and ambience. We have traveled extensively, and our stay at the Sea Dream Cottage is at the top of our recommendations list.

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Liked best: Views, Privacy, Quiet
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
25 Jun 2016
Sea Dream is a cottage from the past and built by its original owners. We have done more work on this than meets the eye while preserving the integrity of the original cedar woodwork and are so very happy when guests understand that the dream cottage experience is comfortable, unpretentious living on some of the "dearest" properties on Orcas Island.
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Ishcabiba...
Santa Ana, California
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“If you want a vacation with no service, this is the place for you.”
Reviewed 14 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Location and room were both lovely - but having to ask for clean washcloths or additional coffee and condiments wasn't appealing. Call me spoiled (I'm not), but on my vacation, I'm not crazy about making my own bed, cleaning the sink, etc. Small things, indeed, but it WAS a vacation.
We also ate at the gourmet restaurant and I had to send my cold, dried dinner back for another. When they brought it, they presented my husband with an extra piece of fish on his dinner...plump and moist, and quite unlike the dried, over-breaded morsels he had on his original plate. Very disappointing dinner.

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Liked best: The location and room comfort.
Liked least: No service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Apr 2016
From our website:
"Having operated Dream Cottages on Orcas Island for many years, we appreciate our guests desire for a more romantic and private lodging experience. We strive to provide that cozy and intimate, yet comfortable space for our Inn guests.
We respect your privacy and unless asked, no one enters your space while you are here. Lie in bed all day with a good book or just sit still looking at the ever changing views from your window."
This policy is also reiterated in our confirmation letter. Most of our guests prefer the privacy to morning knocks on the door by a maid.. However, we understand completely that some want to be pampered while on vacation. It would seem that we did not communicate our policy well enough. That is on us and we will look to see how we can revise our policies to avoid future disappointment.
We appreciate feedback like this one most since they help us make the experience better for the next guests.
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mwilliams...
Rockford, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect spot for relaxation and adventure!”
Reviewed 13 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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The cottage was perfect. It was exactly what was described on the site and the pictures were a great representation. The space was ideal for two people with a small kitchen, beautiful scenery and a relaxing atmosphere. The weather was exceptionally nice for the time of year and Nanae and Richard took the extra time to put up the hammock for us because of it. We were close to parks and whale watching tours - it was a a great location. In addition, we spent one whole day just relaxing from our busy trip. My only advice for this property is to be sure you're home by sunset as it is an amazing, awe inspiring sight from inside or outside the cottage. Thanks for the great stay! P.S. The mattress was fantastic! Super comfy!

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Liked best: Looking out over the water (location) and the comfortable bed.
Liked least: Taking our shoes off when in the house, but totally understand. It's tough being pregnant and walking around on hard wood floors all day without shoes and slippers just don't give the support needed.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Apr 2016
Though we work very hard (comfy mattress) at making our cottages dreams, it is true that the more lasting impression is of the views and sunsets. Glad that you were able to enjoy the hammock.
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cc1492
Reno, Nevada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“fantastic stay!”
Reviewed 17 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
2
people found this review helpful

What a wonderful place! We stayed here for 3 days and couldn't ask for more. The cottage was very clean, but most importantly, quiet! A beautiful view of the water coupled with the peacefulness of the island...fantastic!

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Liked best: cottage and location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Apr 2016
Thank you.
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Erica H
Portland, Oregon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Relaxing romantic cottage was the perfect honeymoon getaway!”
Reviewed 28 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
2
people found this review helpful

The Isle Dream cottage was the most romantic and beautiful place we have ever been! We went to the cottage for our honeymoon and it was everything we needed. After an exciting and stress filled week, Isle Dream cottage was our perfect retreat. We woke up with the sunrise and watched the bay from our cozy bed. We watched movies, drank wine and ate wonderful meals on the island. It was heaven. We can not wait to go back.

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Liked best: The beauitful cottage was very secluded. We felt as though we were alone on the bay.
Liked least: The towels in the bathroom smelled a bit dusty. Didn't effect my stay.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
14 Apr 2016
Ahh, the sunrises!
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Wonder80
Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful family vacation”
Reviewed 28 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Day Dream Farm is a most enjoyable place. It is centrally located and an easy drive to our kayak tour at Spring Bay, Moran State Park, Olga, Deer Harbor and just 10-15 mins to Eastsound, where we had a couple of memorably lovely dinners. We bought fresh seafood from Buck Bay and cooked it on our farmhouse BBQ. Our wrap-around deck is straight out of "Sunset Magazine". We picked apples, pears and blackberries to eat from the farm plot, as well as a posy of flowers for our table. The house is spotlessly clean and has books, magazines and jigsaw puzzles. We hope to be back soon!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Apr 2016
Our granddaughter (9) will pick Day Dream Farm out of all the places she can stay on a family visit and for the same reasons you cite.
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