Here are some of the amenities available for use during your stay at Orcas Island Getaway + instructions to have a frustration-free stay!


Access to our streaming media services (Netflix and AmazonPrime) are available during your stay complimentary.
Note: There is not cable/satellite service for local station programming.

Here are some quick instructions for the settings on using the systems while you're there.


  •  Netflix & Amazon Prime Video subscriptions are available for your use
  1. VIDEO: Power on the LG television. Use the "Netflix" or "Amazon" buttons to select programming.
  2. AUDIO: Power on the Vizio Soundbar. Make sure the mode is set to "Optical" for audio to play from the television. You can also pair a Bluetooth device (phone, tablet etc) to play your own music.


Function Buttons on top of Soundbar

Function Buttons on top of Soundbar

Pairing your Bluetooth Device for music: 

  1. Press and Hold the Bluetooth button on the soundbar for 5 seconds, or select the BT pair option from the display remote menu. When the soundbar is in BT pairing mode, the LED indicators on the Display Panel on the front of the soundbar will light sequentially from bottom to top and back again.
  2. Search for the Soundbar on your mobile device in the Bluetooth settings:
    1. Unit in the Kitchen = VIZIO 4031
    2. Unit in the Recreation Room = VIZIO 4051



The home is equipped with a Heat Pump with mini-split units in the upper and lower common areas. Remote Controls can be found on the wall mount. Click the button below to open a .PDF with instructions for settings (Heat, Cool, Auto and Dry).


Also, each bedroom and bathroom has a thermostat knob that controls the baseboard heater/fan during the cooler months.


We invite you to relax and enjoy the hot tub during your stay. Below are a couple of things to keep in mind and some steps to help you operate the hot tub and maintain the water quality during your stay.


Enjoy the hot tub from the main living deck area

Enjoy the hot tub from the main living deck area

Please keep the temperature set to 102 degrees when not in use. 

If you would like, you can turn the water temperature up or down about an hour prior to use to reach your desired temperature (remember to leave the cover on). Simply press the temp up or down button until you see the desired temperature reading. 

Before each Use:

  1. Remove the Cover
    • Unclip all 4 clips. Flip the cover over the hot tub lift (from railing toward home) then gently tilt the cover over on lift.

  2. Make sure the hot tub water quality is in good condition - 
    • Keep in mind that spa water is kept at over 100 degrees, which is why chemical sanitizers (bromine, clarifier etc.) are needed. It's normal for hot tubs to have some chemical smell to them, but adding too much can cause issues also. 
    • PLEASE rinse off in the shower BEFORE entering the hot tub, especially if you've been out enjoying the islands hiking trails. Oils, dirt and sweat can impact water quality very quickly in a negative way, so thanks for your attention to this important detail.
  3. Turn On the Jets and (lighting if desired) 
    • The Hot Tub has 2 Jet settings. Press the "Jet" button once to run on low, and a second time to run on high. 
      • There are 2 airflow valves on each side of the waterfall feature, that allows more or less air to be mixed with the jets should you choose.
      • There is also a waterfall feature. Please ensure air valves and the waterfall is in the "OFF" position before replacing the hot tub cover.


After EACH use:
Hot tubs must have sanitizer tablets added after each use to help maintain the chemical balance and filtration. There is a bottle of  "Renew" tablets near the hot tub on the deck. After each use, please place 2-3 tablets in the water with the jets running on high for 5-10 minutes with the cover off. Once the Jets have run for 5-10 minutes, turn them off and replace the cover and secure the straps in the clips.

Before closing the cover, make sure that the

  1. Jets are off
  2. Waterfall is off
  3. LED lighting is off
  4. Air valves are closed




  • Learn to use the Starbucks Barista machine in 7-1/2 minutes by watching this video to brew that great espresso, latte or mocha during your stay at Orcas Island Getaway. The video produced by Starbucks might be a little dated, but you'll be pulling great shots from the machine in no time.
  • We have a few syrup flavors available in the pantry - help yourself!

The left button turns on the machine. 
Depress the button, and the button turns red. 
Wait for approximately 40 seconds for the machine to warm up. 
The warming process is complete when the green light on the right side of the machine is illuminated. 

Prepare the machine for frothing by depressing the lower right button. The green light will turn off. Wait a few seconds and the light will illuminate again. With the steam button depressed and the green light on, place the steaming wand just below the milk line in your pitcher, then turn the knob on the left side of the machine to begin steam.

Once you’ve filled the portafilter and tamped the espresso, align the handle so that it is about 45 degrees to your left, and insert into the group head. Then twist the handle back so that it fits tight. Depress the top right button to begin pulling espresso shots and press again to stop when complete.

Helpful Hints & reminders:

  1. PLEASE do not lose the metal mesh filter in the portafilter. It will not operate without it.
  2. Make sure there's water in the reservoir (add water up to the max fill line through the top of the machine)
  3. Steam Milk before pulling espresso shots 
  4. Use Freshly ground coffee for best results - a coffee grinder can be found in the pantry shelving and we try and keep a supply of beans in the freezer

ChargeLight - LED Flashlight + USB Battery Pack

ChargeLight - LED Flashlight + USB Battery Pack

Feel free to utilize the ChargeLight LED Flashlight + USB Battery Pack. It’s great if you’re heading out on a hike and need to recharge your mobile device while on the go, or need to check on something outside at night. Please just be sure and leave it in the charging cradle after use.

ANKER SoundCore Portable Bluetooth Speaker

If you like music as much as we do, you'll enjoy having access to a portable speaker during your stay at Orcas Island Getaway @ Rosario.  The Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker is a great companion. Feel free to grab this quality speaker to enjoy during your stay.  Recharge with the cable found attached and plugged into the ChargeLight Base station (USB) to recharge. Both are found on the counter to the right of the refrigerator. 

Here are some ideas for use:

  • enjoying music while relaxing in the hot tub (please keep speaker out of water)
  • hanging out on the deck
  • picnic at the park 
  • enjoying time at Cascade Lake or other fabulous beaches

We hope you enjoy the use of these amenities!

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