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Blackberry Beach Cabins

P.O. Box 102, Olga, Orcas Island, WA 98279
Blackberry Beach Cabins
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Goreville, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We absolutely loved the Garden Cottage at Blackberry Beach. Carol Jo was wonderful and helpful. There were many "extra touches" that we noticed & appreciated...things like fresh coffee beans with a coffee grinder, games & twinkly lights that made the place look magical. The cabin was very clean. Our favorite thing was walking out onto the long dock in the... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Everything about this place was just what we were looking for. It's private, and the water view is fabulous. The price is right, and the cabin very clean. We were only there three nights, so for the most part, we hiked Turtleback Mt. and Mount Constitution. The next time we stay there, we will set aside a day or two... More 

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Milton, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We found this place the week before our trip. Carol, the owner, worked with us on payment as she doesn't take credit. Not a big deal though. Cabin is well appointed. Has one large room for the livingroom & kitchen. Kitchen has everything we needed for cooking our own meals. Has a little dining area with a great view. Views... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

We just stayed three nights in the Garden Cottage after the lodging we had reserved on the beach (Judd Cove) fell through at the last minute. Fortunately, Carol Jo had room at her place, so we stayed there. Granted, we were disappointed by not having a beach front place, but we were glad to have somewhere to stay. The cabin... More 

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Portland, OR
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

My husband and I loved the garden cabin at Blackberry beach. It was private, quiet, conveniently located, and reasonably priced (for the San Juans). This is not a hotel, so it is not for everyone, but it was perfect for us. The entry area/breezway is a little messy, but the cabin itself is great. We found it clean and comfortable,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

It had been 16 years since we'd been in the islands, and were looking forward to a great isolated weekend. Waterfront cabin was "OK" at best. Not worth $130 a night that's for sure. We never actually met Carol Jo, but she was a great communicator and left us alone for the weekend which was really great. The cabin is... More 

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Carol Jo E, Owner at Blackberry Beach Cabins, responded to this review

I am so sorry this was such an unpleasant experience. I remember the weekend they came in we had a power outage due to a wind storm so I was unable to do the complete and thorough cleaning before they arrived - no power!. I called them and told them the weather was stormy and the power was out and... More 

wetter washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2009

Certainly a nice place to spend a weekend doing very little. A place you can sit, walk or a short drive around the island from

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2009

I stayed 4 days in the Garden Cabin which sits behind the more expensive and more recently remodeled Waterfront Cabin. It's old but clean and well furnished and the best value on the island. (Admittedly you can stay cheaper at the hostel at Doe Bay but all you get there is a bed and shared bathroom.) The owner, Carol Jo... More 

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Santa Cruz
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2008

I found this spot through a blog on the San Juan Islands. It was described as a nice and reasonably priced place to stay. We booked through the owner's web site (got the address there and called her). We stayed in the cottage with the view of the bay and were delighted with it ($130/night off season - no one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2004

Excellent place to stay while on Orcas Island. Carol Jo provides an environment every bit as nice as her web-site states. The view from the water-front cabin deck and private hot tub is exactly as shown. The water front cabin is excellent for two and would be acceptable for four. The bed is very comfortable and the sofa is a... More 

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