At Smuggler's Villa Resort you'll savor the natural beauty and relaxed pace of the San Juan Islands. Located on the north shore of Orcas Island, our villas face the most breathtaking sunsets in the Northwest. Our large, comfy condo's are perfect for families and groups, with two bedrooms, full bath (larger units have additional twin beds and half-bath), fireplace, cable TV, kitchen and laundry. Sliders from living/dining area open onto your own spacious deck with lounge chairs, tables and benches to catch the afternoon sun and incredible view. There's so much to do here! Enjoy the hot tub, sauna, outdoor pool, playground, tennis/basketball court, guest marina, and our own pebble beach. Java is required to view this WebCam.

All of our units include: full kitchens, washer/dryer, fireplace, 2 bedrooms, full baths and large decks with BBQs. You have access to our newly renovated outdoor swimming pool and the hot tub/sauna area. We are situated on a lovely beach, where you can view spectacular marine sunsets. We provide an office message phone/fax/modem. We do not have a daily housekeeping service. Children are welcome, parents are tolerated. No pets, please. Visit Smuggler's Villa Resort Now.

Last updated on Fri, 10 Jan 2014

Prayers of the People for Christmas 2 on January 5, 2014 ...
Prayers of the People for Christmas 2 on January 5, 2014 ...

Emmanuel Episcopal Parish on Orcas Island . Thanks for visiting Emmanuel online! Home · News · Events · All Upcoming Events · Calendar · Gallery · Staff · Multimedia · Multimedia Archive. More. Labyrinth · Centering Prayer ...

Orcas Island struck by chickenpox outbreak - Journal of the San ...
Orcas Island struck by chickenpox outbreak - Journal of the San ...

Shortly after the first incident, 11 children were immunized at Kaleidoscope Preschool and Childcare Center. Two of those kids, who were thought to have contracted chickenpox, were later deemed to have had a negative ...

San Juan Islander | Chicken pox outbreak on Orcas Island
San Juan Islander | Chicken pox outbreak on Orcas Island

Six children and one adult have contracted chicken pox on Orcas Island , according to Dr. Frank James, San Juan County Health Officer. The adult and children are involved with a preschool on Orcas Island . Chickenpox can be a mild disease ...

Prep boys basketball: Tulalip Heritage 72, Orcas Island 41 | Tulalip ...
Prep boys basketball: Tulalip Heritage 72, Orcas Island 41 | Tulalip ...

DARRINGTON — Keanu Hamilton scored a team-high 14 points and Shawn Sanchey added 12 as Tulalip Heritage defeated Orcas Island in a Darrington Holiday Tournament game. Next up for the Hawks is tournament host ...

Prep girls basketball: Orcas Island 70, Tulalip Heritage 66 (OT ...
Prep girls basketball: Orcas Island 70, Tulalip Heritage 66 (OT ...

DARRINGTON — Katia Brown and Kaela Tyler made a combined 10 3-pointers as Tulalip Heritage nearly overcame a 23 point halftime deficit to fall to Orcas Island in overtime of a Darrington Holiday Tournament game.

Rifle-wielding Orcas Island man faces felonies for alleged, failed ...
Rifle-wielding Orcas Island man faces felonies for alleged, failed ...

Authorities say that a 25-year-old masked man armed with an assault rifle broke into an Orcas Island home late Sunday, demanding money and threatening those living there, but then fled when he was recognized.

Special Events this Winter / Spring - Orcas Island Park and ...
Special Events this Winter / Spring - Orcas Island Park and ...

We are please to sponsor the Kiwanis Paper Airplane Contest in the High School Gym on March 1, 2014. Come out and test your design and flying skills. This is a fun event for both young and old. We have partnered with.

Bullock Brothers Permaculture on Orcas Island | Global Volunteer
Bullock Brothers Permaculture on Orcas Island | Global Volunteer

The Bullock Brothers are arguably the most famous permaculturists in Puget Sound. Doug and Barbara and I decided to visit their permaculture farm on Orcas Island , two ferry rides and a long drive north from Vashon Island.

Take the PLUNGE on New Years Day and give 2014 a fun “jump start!”
Take the PLUNGE on New Years Day and give 2014 a fun “jump start!”

The Polar Bear Plunge is an Orcas Island tradition and a fund raiser for the Orcas Island Junior rowing club (OIRA). It's also a fun social gathering even if you don't take the plunge yourself! If you want to start the New Year with ...

Orcas Island Wedding Flowers | Peace and Plenty Farm
Orcas Island Wedding Flowers | Peace and Plenty Farm

Hi, I'm Suzanne, At Peace & Plenty we have been growing flowers on our family farm for over ten years. We are dedicated to producing beautiful flowers using sustainable farming methods. Our flowers have adorned hundreds ...

Should Be In Berkeley
Should Be In Berkeley

But this one is parked on Orcas Island.    

Cycling as a Metaphor for Life #1
Cycling as a Metaphor for Life #1

A few years back I took my teenage daughter on a tour of the San Juan Islands in northwest Washington. We took camping equipment for an extended weekend and brought our bikes with us. When we headed up there, we had no idea how helpful those cheap Wal-Mart bikes would be. Although there are 172 islands in the San Juan’s , the main ferry system (owned by Washington St ate Ferries ) only services four of the larger islands: Lopez Island , Orcas Island , Shaw Island and San Juan Island . One set of larger boats connect with the mainland at Anacortes, Washington , and in Sydney in British Columbia . Other smaller boats ran between the four islands; we called th ose the Island Hoppers. We found as soon as we landed on Lopez Island, the first stop after Anacortes, that we could simply bike on to any island hopper we wanted, without having to pay. Driving the car on would coast over $20 each time. So we biked around the islands, riding through grand forests of Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock , skirting broad fields and meadows, eating wild strawberries and blackberries, and seeing the odd raccoon standing by the road as if to greet us in passing. Being forced by circumstance to leave the car behind, our observations of island beauty were far greater than they would have been had we been speeding through those same roads at the 45 mph speed limit. Just goes to show: sometimes circumstance takes away something you’ve grown to depend on, only to open the way to something far more blessed.

Doe, A Deer
Doe, A Deer

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On the road again
On the road again

Today we leave my beloved Portland (again) to head up to the San Juan Islands off the coast of Seattle. Until next time Portland, stay awesome!

Day 6: Waterfall hike and then the long travel home
Day 6: Waterfall hike and then the long travel home

Tuesday July 9th.  Yesterday we spent a fair bit of time driving and not much time hiking since we needed to relax a bit.  After breakfast and packing up we drove up to check out the other lakes and then to do a short waterfall hike before leaving Orcas Island.  Giraffe loves looking at the signs and saying the names of the letters. We took the noonish ferry home (it was late from AM fog) and then drove fairly quickly back down to Vancouver with minimal stops and no vomit hahaha.  It was good to be home and the kids were excited to see their toys!

Day 5: Moran State Park/playing in the bay/park play
Day 5: Moran State Park/playing in the bay/park play

July 8th.  We woke up and had our breakfast and then drove up to Mt. Constitution.  It was amazing at the top! Afterwards we drove around and went to the store and explored the island.  After making sandwiches we decided to let the kids play in the bay since the tide was out.  They LOVED it!  We turned over rocks to see the tiny crabs scatter about, then put their homes back. On our way back to the campsite we stopped by Mountain Lake for them to swim and play in the water and hit that awesome playground again. We ate dinner and then drove back to the top of Mt. Constitution for sunset. Giraffe had an utter meltdown at the top because I wouldn’t let her climb on the rock wall at the lookout point.  I ended up taking her kicking and screaming back to the lot where she wiggled free and ran into the lot, luckily there weren’t any moving cars.  Then she gave me this look and plucked a leaf off of an unknown bush and put it in her mouth.  This is NOT in the parenting books!  I was so frustrated and I just had to hold her while she kicked and screamed until my hubby came down from taking pictures.  Then she threw another fit getting into her carseat.  My epiphany: NO MORE SUGAR and little or NO JUICE.  When she comes down from those highs her behavior is so challenging!

Day 4: to Orcas Island we go!
Day 4: to Orcas Island we go!

July 7th.  We left our beloved cabin in the morning and headed over to Anacortes to catch a 12:30pm ferry to Orcas Island for camping on Moran State Park.  The kids, and myself, had soooo much fun on the hour long ride. Once we arrived we drove around to check things out.  We got to our campsite and I was surprised to see the topography.  Our road was like a horseshoe going up into the side of mountain and we were on the downside.  We had very steep vegetation and trees going UP from our site behind us, a drop off of about 6 feet going DOWN into the next campsite beside our car AND the road went straight DOWN onto the main road.  Hazards for toddlers that don’t know the difference.  It was stressful to say the least to be there much but we made the best of it and were ready to snag a toddler at a moments notice and we also chose not to spend lots of time there. We headed off the playground that was beside Mountain Lake.  The kids’ eyes bulged and they were excited!!!   These two little Latina girls that were maybe about 3-4 years old took my little Monkey under their wing and followed him around, caring for him and playing with him; they were not interested in Giraffe…a baby was more interesting to them.  It was adorable!  They were still young so I did watch closely and speak Spanish to them to give some friendly reminders about not throwing bark on his head etc..hahaha. We came back and they explored the campsite some more! The mosquitoes were out so we crawled into the tent at 7:30 and were asleep by 8:45pm hahaha..in the light!  It was so much warmer to camp here compared to Yosemite!

Military High Top
Military High Top

  Kind of like Ivan Drago in Rocky IV