Home for Rent

Olga Washington 98279 United States of America

Listing # 135155

Rates From USD 2400 Monthly
Academic Pending
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 2, 2021

Goldeneye Farm

Goldeneye Farm is a 10-acre heritage property located in the quiet village of Olga on Orcas Island, part of the San Juan Archipelago off the coast of Washington State. The beautiful 2447-sq. ft. house has 2-bedrooms plus 2-bathrooms, a large kitchen, dining and living room area, and a vast deck that provides beautiful views of the property. Goldeneye Farm features an heirloom orchard with 100+-year-old apple trees, pear trees, peach trees, plum trees, cherry trees, a large field, as well as a fenced-in, deer-proof garden area with raspberries, blueberries, and grapes. There are two small ponds by the house and a larger one near the lower end of the property, which is adjoined by an alder bog.

Guests are welcome to pick the fruit and berries of the season throughout their stay at Goldeneye Farm. The house also features a separate office and library area with a state-of-the-art printer, and beautiful views of the orchard and ponds. The property is a quiet, yet inspiring place that is ideally suited for those seeking a refuge in which to focus on writing or other creative endeavours.

The property can be rented as a sabbatical home throughout the academic year. If interested, please email Mark Lever (mlever77@gmail.com) for further details.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2447 Sq. Feet
Suited for
6 people
Property Type
Cottage or Country Home


Available from Saturday, January 15, 2022 until Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Available from Thursday, September 1, 2022 until Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Minimum Stay
1 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
For sabbatical home inquiries and booking, please email Mark Lever at mlever77@gmail.com. Thank you.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Olga
Postal Code - State or Province 98279 WA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Olga, Doe Bay, Buck Bay, Moran State Park, Orcas Island, San Juan Islands
Closest University University of Washington
University nearby University of Western Washington, University of Victoria, University of British Columbia

Rental Price:

USD 2400 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Member

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Academic Pending Confirmation Academic Faculty or Staff (Universities, Research Institutes, and Museums)
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Member Since Sep 1 2019
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About Me
I am an environmental microbiologist who investigates microbial controls on the carbon cycle in lake and marine sediments and the underlying Earth's crust. I currently perform research in Switzerland, Denmark, the US, Japan, and at many open-ocean locations. My wife, Rivka Eisner, is a postdoctoral researcher in ethnography who focuses on performance studies, transnational art movements, and contemporary societal change in Southeast Asia, in particular Vietnam. We are based in Zurich, Switzerland, where I am an assistant professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), and Rivka works at the University of Zurich, but we also spend considerable time every year in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. This is where we own an old orchard/farm called "Goldeneye Farm" (www.goldeneyefarm.com), which we use as a writing retreat, and would like to advertise as a sabbatical home from the months of September through May starting in 2019. If you are interested in renting Goldeneye Farm, please email me at mlever77@gmail.com.



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