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Rare, private & adjacent to Moran State Park this forty acre parcel is a gem with options. Property is designated forest land. Has active forest management plan. If Buyer wishes to maintain DFL the Seller, a forestry expert, will help buyer write a new plan. The property has many mature Douglas fir trees ready for harvest.
Property could also be divided into two 20-acre parcels. There are many excellent building sites. A seasonal stream bisects the parcel.
Small cabin is in excellent condition & is perfect for weekend get-aways or as a place to live while building.
The cabin has a Jotul wood stove for heat.
Plumbed for propane stove, lights & refrigerator. Refrigerator can run on either propane or electricity.
The cabin is wired to run off a generator. Fixtures are ready to use. Just connect the generator.
A 110 gallon rain-catchment system is the current source of water for the cabin.
Unfinished bath needs drain hook-up & compost toilet. Use keybox to unlock chain across well-maintained drive.
Rustic looking, well-maintained cabin with modern amenities on lagoon waterfront. Click here for a video tour.
Cabin’s 100 year history is filled with colorful characters. Property’s history goes back to when the area was the site of a bustling lumber mill in the heart of Westsound.
Antique Monarch cooktop has been converted from wood to propane
One bedroom septic system recently upgraded to meet County code.
Crow Valley creek forms the eastern border and empties into a small lagoon. Moor in Westsound and, at high tide, dingy up to the beach in front of the cabin.
Kids will love the newer sleeping cabin or the bonus space w/bunk beds. Furniture conveys.
Rustic looking w/modern amenities.
Outdoor shower and hot tub use side entrance through bath room.
The story goes that the smuggler Victor McConnell of McConnnell Island owned the property in 1900. He was caught by the Coast Guard leaving the cabin for his nephew. The nephew wasn’t the most upstanding citizen on Orcas. Apparently he passed out one day and the cabin caught fire. The fire gutted the cabin leaving only the fireplace. The heat was so intense the bricks in the fireplace melted. The current cabin was rebuilt around fireplace giving the cabin a very unique look.
More recently the property was the home of artist/activist Margo St. James. Spend a few minutes at the Westsound Community Center where the locals still tell stories of Margo. Her art can be found at the Schlesinger Library.
Last undeveloped lake front building circle has a peaceful view of Eagle Lake. The Eagle Lake Preserve consists of nearly 300 acres of forest land with only 45 building sites. Sites were developed to maintain private forested living for all homeowners.
The building site sits atop a small, sunny knoll which terraces down to the lake shore at Girl’s Island. Utility memberships have been paid & utilities installed at the building site. Septic design & permit are on file with San Juan County. To view the video tour of this property click here.
In addition to the privacy of forest living Eagle Lake offers about 7.5 miles of hiking trails leading into Moran State Park. Common area includes a salt water beach and fresh water beach complete with toys for playing on the lake. Full-time, on-site caretaker helps to maintain the private water and sewer systems, clears roads and keeps an eye on activity within the preserve.
Eagle Lake is private land posted no trespassing. Buyers must be accompanied by broker. For more information about the Eagle Lake community please visit their website.
If you are ready to build your home on Orcas, Covid is giving you a golden opportunity. The seller’s plans to build changed. Also available for purchase are fully approved building plans, permits and a possible slot on a builder’s calendar for building in the fall of 2021. Hurry, this opportunity will expire soon!
With a feeling of being remote & private this spacious 3 bdrm, 2 bath home with a 1 car attached garage is actually a seasoned vacation rental & is very close to town. A cozy 1 bdrm, 1 bath guest cottage houses the long-term tenant/caretaker.