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“Olypic Lights B&B, a place to recharge your soul” 5 of 5 stars
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146 Starlight Way, 5.5 miles south of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250   |  
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Somerset, CA
1 review
“Olypic Lights B&B, a place to recharge your soul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2008

For us, this is a magical place. Regardless of the weather, the surroundings bring the individual to a very peaceful and private place. This was our 2nd visit and we were welcomed like old friends.. (By the way, that's the way we were welcomed on our first visit too.) Christian and Leah are the ultimate hosts. Conversation and comradery when you want it, peace and quiet when you want it. The rooms are pristine, with views of water and/or beautiful terrain from every window. Walk to the water or walk to town. When it is cold, Christian keeps the fire going in the parlor, all the time.

The breakfasts are a real treat. Once you've eaten a fresh egg from their own resident hens, you never want to go back to the "store boughten" type again. And don't hesitate to ask Lea for any "overrun" on her incredible blueberry scones.

Suggestion.. don't go to Olympic lights unless you want to relax, renew or fall in love again.

  • Liked — The feeling of being an honored guest
  • Disliked — None
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Lynnwood, wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2008

From the moment we set foot in the Olympic Lights Bed and Breakfast, we felt right at home. Lea and Christian are such a well balanced, healthy and happy couple. We learned so much and took so much more away from that weekend then just a nice stay at a cozy B&B.

Even though the weather didn't cooperate, the overall experience was one we'll never forget. The town of Friday Harbor was welcoming and friendly, and just minutes from our doorstep. Lea's breakfast was unbeatable and Christian's hard work was evident. He kept the fire going for us the entire weekend!

We will definitly be back to see Lea's amazing garden this summer! Thanks again, Lea and Chrisian!

Michell & Liz

  • Liked — The Inn Keepers! They are wonderful!
  • Disliked — The cold weather (but it was December so...)
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Seattle
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2008

Very nice visit! This B&B is near American Camp on San Juan Island. We hiked during day and night very close to this B&B, including South Beach, which is also very close. Excellent scenery! The B&B is very quiet and peaceful - with an open feel in nature - a positive retreat for any city dweller. The owners are an awesome, caring couple who have owned and operated the B&B for 20 plus years. The B&B itself is a very well kept, updated late1800's converted farm house. The room was tight, the King bed & matress very comfortable and the room was pristine & clean. No mold at all! The breakfast was a delight, with fresh fruit, scones, spicy egg dish, juice and coffee. Yum! I higly recommend this place!

Stayed January 2008
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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2007

Just returned from a brief stay at Olympic Lights. The B&B is a lovely yellow farmhouse surrounded by a garden and fields. Delicious breakfasts cooked every morning. We were all encouraged to abscond with any leftover biscuits and scones, an offer which we all took to heart.

Our bedroom was spacious and well appointed with soothing pastel colour scheme. The decor could perhaps be updated a bit, but I have to say that of all the B&Bs we stayed in over the course of our vacation, I had my best night's sleep there. I would happily return and definitely recommend the accomodations.

Warm and welcoming hosts!

  • Liked — Gorgeous surroundings, fabulous food (take any extra biscuits!)
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2006

This B&B was so enjoyable for a group of us who booked the three rooms on the second floor of this lovely home. The hosts were welcoming, helpful, informative, fun, and warm. We had the extra pleasure of hearing them play in their marimba band, great! Breakfasts were good, with homemade biscuits/scones and fresh egg dishes. Beds were comfy and we all slept well.

The setting was lovely, visually and energetically peaceful for us all. There is much beauty within and around the house. The B&B is located out of town, so having a car is required, but we were happy to park it and sit on the deck or walk around the beautiful grounds and down to bluffs near the water.

  • Stayed July 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2006

Stayed here for several nights in late summer. Had a very pleasant stay. We had the BEST sleep we have ever had on a vacation. This is the only vacation I can look back on and remember being well rested and comfortable. The B&B is very quiet, there are no TVs and no phones in the rooms. There were no locks on the rooms, and the house itself was never locked. While this added charm, it is still something to consider if you are thinking of visiting. The rooms themselves were simple, but fine. We had a private bath attached to the room, which was adequate although nothing luxurious.

The hosts are very friendly and helpful in providing suggestions on places to visit. The breakfast they provided every morning was always very good. The eggs were taken right from the chickens that lived outside of the house.

The view from the B&B was breathtaking, although you cannot reach the water from there. The whole property is fenced in, so when you arrive/leave the property you have to get out and open a gate, which can be a bit aggravating. However, in the end we would like to go back and visit. The place had alot of charm which overcame any negatives. It was well worth the reasonable price.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2003

We return to Olympic Lights again and again -- it is magnificent in any season. Surrounded by wild grasses and flowers, with a view of the sea, this perfectly maintained Victorian farmhouse sitting on five acres is the ultimate San Juan getaway, just minutes away from the best scenery on the island. Sitting in the comfortable, book-filled parlor, in the pristine white high-ceilinged country kitchen, or on the sun-drenched deck amid the clucking of chickens and the far-off calls of ravens and hawks, looking over the garden to the water, this place may make you believe you have found another, better world. The welcoming warmth of the inn and the innkeepers will draw you back as often as possible. Cannot recommend this place highly enough as a perfect romantic getaway.

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Additional Information about Olympic Lights Bed and Breakfast

Address: 146 Starlight Way, 5.5 miles south of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Olympic Lights Bed And Breakfast San Juan Island, WA - San Juan Islands

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