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Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast on Orcas Island

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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)
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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Orcas Island Airport0 km
Friday Harbor Airport22 km
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

This 1907 historic property was built as a craftsman style guesthouse rather than being converted into one and it's a great place to stay. The owners, Jill and Charles, are very friendly, helpful, and do amazing work in the kitchen. They add touches from their...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank mikeatlarge
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We travel a fair amount each year. We stay in a variety of locations (both domestic and foreign) and "hotels". We have not found anywhere as charming and enjoyable as the Kangaroo House in East Sound. What a glorious place! We stayed in the Northwest...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Bob R
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We spent two nights here while on Orcas Island and enjoyed it very much. Beautiful old house that has been turned into a cozy and comfy bnb. The best part......absolutely delicious, gourmet three course breakfasts. WOW is an understatement. Wonderful conversation too. Thank you. Perfect...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Arizona828
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

I love staying at this beautiful B&B when I visit Orcas Island. I love this gorgeous Craftsman house, full of antiques and art and books (I love the library room, so cozy and inviting). But most of all, I love the warm hospitality of hosts...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Bouviergirl1271985
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We had an enchanting time staying at this charming B&B. This was my boyfriend and I's second anniversary celebration & also our first time staying at a bed & breakfast. We stayed in the Chickadee room and found it bright, beautiful and comfy. Obvious care...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Daniel B
31 May 2016|
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Response from CharlesNJill | Property representative |
Hi Daniel, We have Wifi internet access in all rooms. There is a DVD player, screen, and selection of movies in the Steller's Jay Suite and the Northern Flicker Suite. There is no TV reception on the island. You can... More
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"The Stellar Jay suite was quite and had a king size bed."
26 Aug 2018
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"House was built in 1904 but has all the charm of the time. There are only 5 rooms and all will fit the..."
15 Aug 2018
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"All rooms are wonderful - I looked!"
22 May 2018
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"We enjoyed the Steller's Jay Suite."
14 May 2018
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US$168 - US$213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesWashingtonSan Juan IslandsOrcas IslandEastsound
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