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Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast on Orcas Island

1459 N Beach Rd PO Box 334, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-5124
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Eastsound
This historic Craftsman Bungalow was built as a vacation hotel by a stone mason in 1907. In a later incarnation, colorful resident and steamship captain, "Cap" Ferris brought a baby orphaned kangaroo to live with him and his family. The locals dubbed the sprawling lodge the "Kangaroo House" Since then it has become a B&B and is the longest continually operating bed & breakfast in the San Juan Islands. We have 5 Rooms/Suites, all with Private Bathrooms, King or Queen beds and some with additional beds and DVD players/movies, Free WiFi, Garden Hot Tub, and an exceptional, filling breakfast made from scratch including wholesome, local fruits, meats, vegetables and herbs from Orcas Island's own farms and gardens.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Golf course
Adults only
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Tennis court offsite
Non-smoking hotel
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MaureenandCal wrote a review Aug 2020
Edmonds, Washington11 contributions7 helpful votes
Charles and Jill run their wonderful B&B with lots of warmth and hospitality. I have been coming back to this establishment, a mile from EastSound, for many years. The healthy gourmet breakfasts are scrumptious! They are always able to accommodate dietary restrictions. We are vegan, and it was no problem for them. The grounds are beautifully maintained, and they grow many of their own vegetables and fruits. The Stellar's Jay suite, with its king size bed and separate sitting room with a Murphy bed, was comfortable and cozy. I recommend Kangaroo House to all my friends!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Stellar's Jay is on the main level. All other rooms are upstairs.
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Sandybeach1001 wrote a review Aug 2020
San Francisco, California29 contributions3 helpful votes
We enjoyed our time at Kangaroo House B & B. Charles and Jill are very friendly and welcoming hosts. We stayed in the Goldfinch room, spacious with a nice bathroom. They prepared a lovely breakfast in the morning with homemade goodies (We especially liked her muffins). The location is very convenient to Eastsound (charming little town with restaurants and shops) and also not too far from Mt. Moran State Park great for hiking (Mountain Lake) and the view from the top of Mt. Constitution.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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senssl wrote a review Aug 2020
Bellingham, Washington67 contributions17 helpful votes
We unequivocally recommend Kangaroo B&B. The owners, Jill and Charles, were so warm and welcoming. The entire property was well-maintained. Our suite and the common areas were spotless. The Stellar Jay suite had beautiful décor and the bed was very comfortable. If that weren't enough, the breakfasts each morning were absolutely delicious and creative. There is plenty of room at the B&B to socially-distance and we opted to enjoy our breakfast outside on the large front porch. Also, the location is very convenient. We could easily walk or bike to town. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Leny R wrote a review Jul 2020
Oakland, California2 contributions
We loved everything about our visit to the Kangaroo House. It’s a charming, impeccably maintained Craftsman with lovely peaceful surrounding gardens. We stayed in the Stellar Jay suite, which was large and nicely appointed. It was blissfully quiet. It’s an easy one- mike walk to town and a five minute walk to the Outer Island whale watching boat launch. But the best thing about this place is the owners: their gracious hospitality and spectacular cooking. Each morning began with an exquisite 3-course breakfast, including fresh fruit, egg and meat dishes and delicious fresh-baked goods. Jill and Charles are so warm, friendly and accommodating. They were also extremely conscientious about social distancing and cleaning, which we truly appreciated. Can’t wait to come back some day!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
kamblair wrote a review Apr 2020
Portland, Or22 contributions3 helpful votes
We spent three nights with Charles and Jill in their charming Inn and have decided we will never stay anywhere else. They are both very warm and engaging but they are also fabulous cooks. Breakfast was a 10 and something we could look forward to each morning, along with delicious coffee. We thoroughly enjoyed our well appointed, antique filled room and slept well each night. They were very informative about things to do and see on the island and we found it very helpful. We will miss our morning visits with them. We feel very grateful to have been able to stay with them just before the "isolating in place" took effect in WA state.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: We were upstairs and it was quiet and peaceful, even though at the top of the stairs.
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$170 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesWashingtonSan Juan IslandsOrcas IslandEastsound
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast on Orcas Island
Which popular attractions are close to Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast on Orcas Island?
Nearby attractions include Orcas Island Pottery (3.1 miles), Moran State Park (4.2 miles), and Mount Constitution (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast on Orcas Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast on Orcas Island?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast on Orcas Island?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast on Orcas Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Island Hoppin' Brewery, The Inn at Ship Bay, and Brown Bear Baking.
Are there any historical sites close to Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast on Orcas Island?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Crow Valley School Museum (3.5 miles).