Cherie L. Lindholm Real Estate's Orcas Island Vacation Rentals
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Scenes from Orcas Island

Policies and Procedures:
Cherie L. Lindholm Real Estate is located at 291 North Beach Road, Eastsound, WA. 360-376-2204. Our normal hours are Monday-Saturday, 10-5pm and Sundays at 4:00pm for check-in.

What You Need to Bring:
• Paper products (i.e. toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags)
• Charcoal for outdoor grilling
• Kitchen spices and specialty items such as blenders, large roasting pans and the like.
• If you intend to enter Canada, bring your child's birth certificate and a passport for adults.

What is Provided:
• Dish soap, laundry soap
• Coffee makers, toasters, pots and pans
• Dishes, utensils, glassware and general bakeware
• Towels, sheets, pillows and blankets
• Other unique and specific amenities vary per home
• Cell phone reception and TV reception varies per home location, please ask.
• Cherie L. Lindholm RE will supply a Guest Starter kit for our rentals containing TP, hand soap, hair shampoo, conditioner and starting trash bags.

San Juan County Rental Occupancy Permits:
Our homes are licensed through County Permits and we must not violate capacity limits. Occupancy represents the total number of people allowed to occupy the vacation rental, inside or out, day or night. This number includes children.

Family Groups Welcome:
All of our vacation homes are privately owned and may be located in neighborhood settings. Our policy states that Cherie L. Lindholm Real Estate will only rent to family groups, married groups, and responsible adults over the age of 24 (proof of age may be required). We will not rent to high school students, college/fraternity/sorority groups and unchaperoned youth groups.

Our rentals may not be used as party houses, for weddings, receptions, group dinners, or activities with tents, campers or RV's in yards.

Any reservation that has been made under false pretense will not be allowed access to the rental property and there will be no refunds of any monies paid.

Quiet time is in effect from 9:00pm until 9:00am. Voices travel easily over water, so please be courteous when outside, on decks and in hot tubs. Your neighbors are likely not on vacation and have to get up for work the next morning.

Pets: Some homes will accept pets with a pet deposit and signed pet addendum. Please ask before booking. The presence of undeclared or unauthorized pets in any home will result in eviction and forfeiture of prepaid monies.

Check-In Procedures:
Check-in is 4:00pm or later. Keys will not be available until then. If your balance due is paid fourteen days prior to arrival we will provide keys to you at our Cherie L. Lindholm R.E. office at 291 North Beach Road, Eastsound, WA 98245 (Google Map). We will be at the office at 4:00pm to greet you and provide you with your check-in envelope. If we are unable to meet you in person or you are checking in late (after 4pm), an envelope will be taped to our office door with your name on it and will contain your rental's address, house keys and maps. If you will not be checking in on your contracted arrival date, phone 360-376-2204 (do not email) and tell us your projected arrival date and time.

Check-Out Procedures:
Your departure time is no later than 11:00 am. Keys must be returned to our real estate office silver, mail drop slot (to the left of our office door) upon your check out. Do not leave keys inside the rental.

  • Review your Rental Contract
  • If you did not prearrange for housekeeping services, perform all housekeeping duties per your Rental Application & Agreement and the blue Cleaning Guidelines sheet provided in your check-in envelope.
  • Wash and properly put away all dishes and/or start the dishwasher
  • Start a load of laundry (with thanks from the housekeeping department)
  • Bag and remove all trash from inside the house. You may take your trash to the dump or leave at the rental in outside garbage cans and we'll remove it for a fee.
  • Close and lock all doors and windows.

Our office is located 9 1/2 miles north of the ferry landing in the town of Eastsound at 291 North Beach Road. When you turn right into the town of Eastsound, look for the tan and white two-story building. Turn left, (away from this building) on to North Beach Road and our office is a large blue/green building on your left across from Mijita's Mexican Restaurant.

If you are driving from Seattle, allow approximately three hours drive to the ferry terminal in Anacortes, WA. off Highway 20 west. June through September be in line at the ferry terminal a minimum of one hour ahead of departure time. Reserve your roundtrip ferry trip in advance!

Ferry: Check You may also access links to the ferries at Reservations to and from the San Juan Islands are advised. Please read directions on the ferry website.

Keep the following number with you while renting your Orcas vacation home. Burn Ban = 1-800-323-BURN, x2. Call and ask for the northwest region operator for information on the San Juan Islands, or enter the code SANJ for the San Juan County. If your home provides a beach where you want a beach barbecue, call the Burn Ban number first. If there is a burn ban on in this area and you burn illegally, you may be fined. If you have a beach fire, do not burn above the line of ordinary high tide! Driftwood and dried grasses ignite easily. Protect Orcas from forest fires! Per San Juan County Law • no fireworks of any kind, at any time are allowed.

Kenmore Air offers fabulous scenic flights from Seattle to Orcas, 1-800-543-9595. Or take NW Seaplanes/San Juan Airlines from Seattle's Boeing Field to Orcas, 1-800-874-4434. If you are flying to the San Juan Islands, secure a rental car before making your plane reservations as Orcas only has a few rental vehicles. Try Orcas Island Shuttle, LLC. 360-376-7433

Internet Access / Cell Phones / Telephone:
If your rental offers internet, look for the House Menu with password information within. Most of our vacation rentals have telephones which are restricted to local access. Cell phone coverage is sporadic. 911 calls on your cell phone must be made to 378-4141.

Each vacation rental has a four page "house menu" (usually located on the kitchen counter). Please take time to read it thoroughly as it will acquaint you with each house's rules: no smoking, water conservation, septic tanks, telephone/internet service information, rules for quiet time and neighborhood respect, refuse removal and more. Thank you.

Red Tide:
If you plan on harvesting shellfish from your home's private beach (if it provides one - do not trespass), or from a public beach call Red Tide Hotline first to see if San Juan County is under a Red Tide warning. If so, do not eat the shellfish as they may cause PSP/Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. CALL : 1-800-562-5632. San Juan Co.

You are responsible for removing your garbage and recyclables during your stay. If you participate in our island-way-of-life, you can save money by recycling and taking your trash to the dump/Solid Waste Center when it is open Thursday through Monday, 10-4pm. We suggest you make trips to the dump during the week as it saves time on your busy departure day. The dump charges $10.00 per bag and you normally receive a discount on the second bag. If our crews remove trash/recyclables for you, you will be charged $12.00 per container. A container of trash/recyclables is defined as any size garbage bag (32-45 gal.) that can be removed, tied, and carried to the dump leaving the empty garbage cans behind at the rental.

Advertising Errors:
Errors on the website, Rental Application & Rental Agreement, cover letter or in the Vacation Rental brochure concerning the rental property, its amenities and/or description and rates are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to correct oversights, omissions and clerical errors on our Rental Agreements, brochure and website.

Review your Guest Reservation Application & Agreement:
You are responsible to understand and abide by all Terms and Conditions.

Karen and Ken Speck   -    Property Managers / Owners / Brokers
Cherie L. Lindholm Real Estate, P.O. Box 66,Eastsound, WA. 98245 (For US Mail)
Physical address: 291 N. Beach Road, Eastsound, WA 98245

Cherie L. Lindholm • Orcas Island Vacation Rentals • 360-376-2204 • 1-888-891-5629 • © 2019