More About Me

Welcome to Beautiful Orcas Island!

You have arrived at the magical destination that captured my heart nearly two decades ago. Upon my first visit, I was sold and my family and I have had the honor of making beautiful Orcas Island home now for 15 years. We moved here, my husband and I, along with our two toddler children from the greater Los Angeles area seeking a wholesome, beautiful and natural environment in which to raise our family; and that's exactly what we did.  Our kids are now a high school junior and a college freshman. They greatly benefitted from receiving their entire elementary, middle and high school educations in the islands along with the love and nurturing of this idyllic and exceptional community. We found everything we were looking for and so much more. Let's talk! I have first hand knowledge and experience in getting the very most out of living in the islands as an adult, as well as a parent of school aged children. From entertainment to services,the arts, travel and island logistics, restaurants, school choices, music, theatre, dance, sports, social and volunteer clubs and so many other activities for grown ups and children alike. I have much to share above and beyond my expertise in buying and selling in the Orcas Island real esate market.  My knowledge of the real estate market, the intricacies of negotiation and art of the deal, no matter how complex, that is my greatest assett that I offer you and that is where my background as an attorney and consulting real estate attorney from my years in California, will give you an edge. I have represented numerous extremely satisfied Buyers and Sellers, always going above and beyond to do my very best in representing my client and my clients interests. References provided upon request.

Why Orcas Island?

They say, “big things come in little packages” and that statement could not be more appropriate in describing Orcas Island. If you are new to Orcas Island you might be surprised to learn just how much our island has to offer. We have a culturally rich community here on Orcas Island that is overflowing with opportunity to both enjoy and participate in the arts. Our local theatre, the Orcas Center, regularly hosts world-class musicians, theatre productions, speakers, dancers and more. Outdoor activities such as kayaking, sailing, fishing, hiking, and biking are literally at your doorstep when you live on Orcas Island. Our schools, both public and private, are top-notch in the state of Washington.

Why me?

I LOVE the real estate business. I have personally been involved in many transactions both as a professional and as the buyer and seller. I also have experience in building both in Southern California and here on Orcas Island. There are so many great places to call home on Orcas. If you’re looking for a secluded escape, we’ve got that. If you’re looking for a warm and welcoming neighborhood, we’ve got that too. Exquisite waterfront, soaring water vistas, huge pastoral views, organic family farm, family homes close to town, or a lot to build your very own dream home, we’ve got it all!
As for my background, well, experience counts! And I have a lot of experience in a number of fields . Prior to moving to Orcas Island, I lived in Southern California where I worked in Real Estate in a number of capacities including as a consulting attorney. In addition to working in real estate and as an attorney, I am an author and was also a professor of art history and taught at several colleges and universities.

Your Orcas Lifestyle!

Here on Orcas, it’s all about LIFESTYLE! That is why we move to Orcas Island. Let me show you around show you how to maximize your best lifestyle on Orcas Island.  I am here to help you find the property that represents the very best lifestyle of YOUR dreams. I look forward to sharing with you my love and knowledge of this idyllic place I proudly call home.
Sincerely,
Chantelle Hildreth
Broker, Windermere Real Estate/Orcas Island, Inc.