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“Frog and Sparrow DO NOT STAY THERE !!!!”
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Frog and Sparrow
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Frog and Sparrow
Ranked #5 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Olga
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Chamber of commerce should not allow owner to advertise hotel or cabin. I am including pictures.
My advice should you decide to stay go early enough to catch a ferry back to the main land.
We arrived after dark. The owner did not have the "rustic"cabin opened up. It smelled musky, was dirty, dusty, spider webs, toilet did not flush. Unsafe propane tanks inside to heat hot water, and for stove. Her re wiring job consisted of a surge protector with orange outdoor electric cords plugged into it. No screens on the windows,no air conditioning. You had to have windows open to breath fresh air, but couldn't turn on lights or bugs would come flying into the cabin, which was a 1920's single car garage. The microwave was probably the first model invented. She was laughing all the way back to her house with our check. We only stayed one night canceled second night. My husband 6'6" slept on small bed and I slept in the car.

Room Tip: Do not stay in the cabin. The house is just as old, dirty, has electrical issues.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2009

My girlfriend and I stayed in the Frog. The owner was really nice and informative. We each had clean separate beds, the view was so beautiful and the deck we had was huge and lovely. We ate many meals out on deck or in our little nook inside. The kitchen was fully stocked and we cooked many meals there. Be prepared to drive some distance to see the rest of Orcas while staying at the Frog as it was on the very other East tip of the island.

Stayed: July 2009
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Reviewed July 21, 2008

Rating for Frog and Sparrow is very, very subjective. It so depends on how much you like Rustic combined with a million dollar view. Note also that there are not many places in the world as beautiful as Orcas Island and Obstruction Pass on which the houses reside.

We stayed a week in Frog and Columbine, our little party of couple plus niece. Niece stayed in the little house behind the one with the million dollar view. We had wonderful gossipy, coffeed-out and wined-out sessions while watching the oceanic world go by. You don't get much better than this in terms of view.

These little houses are sparsely furnished with many salvaged "antiques". The bed was clean and comfortable -- and, as my husband describes the digs, "comfortable, not trendy!"

The owner of the houses is a lovely, chatty woman who handles her rentals rather casually. We enjoyed her very much. Her friendly relationship with the neighbors at Lieber Haven got us internet access. Cell phone access is just a block down the street or possibly on the beach at low tide!


  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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Address: Obstruction Pass, Olga, Orcas Island, WA
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island > Olga
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Ranked #5 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Olga
Number of rooms: 3

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