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Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast on Orcas Island
Ranked #1 of 12 Eastsound B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Beautiful historic rambler in a quiet location about a mile north of Eastsound village. Extremely comfortable accommodation in a large suite of rooms (Steller's Jay), and beautiful common areas. Large gardens/patios with a reservable (inc. nocturnal) outdoor hot-tub! Jill & Charles are wonderful hosts, and prepare delicious cooked b'fasts served to your table overlooking the garden. If there's a better place to stay on Orcas, i've yet to see it.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Had really wanted to post this much sooner ... We spent 3 nights in late October at the Kangaroo House on Orcas Island. Charles was so accommodating in setting up our nightly ritual of cozying up by the fireplace by getting it all set. We just had to light the match left for us. What a great property, with oodles of history, great caretakers (Charles and Jill) who are in their own right history buffs and an atmosphere of legends and spirits.. The breakfasts were delicious and diverse. It is close, walking distance to the town of Eastsound. We also lucked out on our trip up mt. Constitution, the skies cleared giving us fantastic views. The San Juan islands are a gem, summer is probably ideal, however off season for us was just perfect! We highly recommend the Kangaroo House

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Spent 3 nights on Orcas at the Kangaroo. It is a charming, beautifully maintained home. There is parking available. Tea and coffee is available all day in the living room. There is comfortable furniture and lots of books, magazines and games as well as a lovely porch to enjoy. It is walking distance to town and the beach. Charles breakfasts are wonderful and unique. In fact he shared a recipe which I have made since returning home. The beds are very comfortable and the baths well appointed. We also appreciated the fact that there was no TV. Made it a peaceful, quiet escape.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank seniorvisitor
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

My best friend and I stayed here when visiting beautiful Orcas Island! We sure wish we would have stayed more than 1 night!
The Kangaroo house is absolutely beautiful! So historic, so vintage! We had the Northern Flicker Suite which has 2 beds. So comfy! It was nice to be able to open up the vintage windows at night while sleeping.
Charles was so nice and greeted us in the beautiful foyer as soon as we arrived! Jill was fantastic too as both of them served a delicious breakfast!! The dishes were so unique and wonderful!
The Inn is walkable to town, we jogged into town in the morning and got coffee then walked back to the Inn. We didn't walk at night because it was really dark, didn't want to trip and fall! LOL!
Stay here if you want a wonderful experience on Orcas Island!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank kitteakat
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed for the weekend at Kangaroo House. It is a beautiful old home in a good location - an easy walk to the beach or town. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was not large but was very clean. Charles was very helpful recommending restaurants and making reservations. The breakfasts were delicious. We would recommend Kangaroo House and would definitely stay there again.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
1  Thank GG55
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

We stayed only one night at the Kangaroo House B&B, but loved every minute of it. Charles called to let us know we could check in early, if we wanted, and we did, enjoying the afternoon on the beautiful outside deck, watching birds with the resident cat, Angus. Angus was a sweetie. When we returned in the evening, we hunkered down in the living room with our books, visiting with other guests. Though we didn't' use the hot tub, it was very nicely located, and many other guests did use it. Being a gardener, I appreciated walking through the garden, certified a backyard habitat for wildlife by the state of Washington.

Our room was beautiful and comfortable, we slept great. Nice amenities like robes, etc. But the real showstopper was the wonderful breakfast prepared by Charles. I'd put it on par with any upscale restaurant.

I'd definitely recommend this place for anyone who'd like to be close, but not close to Eastsound on Orcas Island.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank OregonGardener
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Kangaroo house is a sweet little b & b within walking distance to the beach and Eastsound. The breakfast was rustic gourmet and delicious. The owners were attentive, knowledgable but not overly present. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank oaksusan
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Address: 1459 N Beach Rd, PO Box 334, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-5124
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island > Eastsound
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Eastsound
Price Range: $168 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast on Orcas Island 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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