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Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast on Orcas Island
Ranked #1 of 13 Eastsound B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Three Rivers
1 review
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“We fell for this place”
Reviewed 3 September 2005

Kangaroo House had something to offer for every member of our family. We stayed in the Flicker Suite, which offers a separate sitting/tv room. The house and grounds are utterly charming and seductive, but play second-fiddle to the innkeepers themselves. Beyond their culinary skills--which move breakfast from a meal to an event, they are hospitable to a fault and thoroughly knowledgeable about the natural and cultural world of the San Juan Islands. Be sure to take the garden path to the hot tub some evening! ---David and Kristina, Three Rivers, CA

  • Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed 26 August 2005

The Kagaroo House with its charming hosts Pete and Hellen Allen, is a must stay B & B when you visit Orcas Island. The Craftsman style house, extensive garden, and fabulous breakfast are not to be forgotten. Be sure to sample their homemade whole grain cereal. Yes, the Kangaroo House is leaps and bounds ahead of any other.
Dave & Suzi Parsons

  • Stayed April 2005
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Reviewed 23 August 2005

My husband and I stayed at the Kangaroo House for two nights, back in July of 1998 (unfortunately this web site only allows me to go back as far as 1999). Everything about it was perfect: the owners, the setting, the ambiance, the breakfasts....I recall having to share a bathroom, but it was worth it to stay at such a nice place. Would definitely return!

  • Stayed July 1999
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Monte Vista, Colorado
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Reviewed 23 April 2005

The Kangaroo House is an enchanted B&B on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands. The house is decorated to perfection with an Australian magic. The host and hostess are genuine, kind and so thoughtful in welcoming their guests. They pamper their guests with a breakfast so delicious and the presentation is unbelievable. They say the guests that return are part of a "bomerang" club and I hope to join that club too. You won't want to miss the beautiful gardens. A thankful and grateful guest, Monte Vista, Colorado

  • Stayed April 2005
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Reviewed 20 April 2005

My friend and I recently stayed at the Kangaroo House on Orcas Island in the San Juans, in the Puget Sound of the State of Washington. The service was fantastic; we truly felt pampered. The views were beautiful, especially of the garden. The almost-century-old house is elegant and charming. We stayed in the very early springtime when the weather was still chilled and rainy. The house is very warm and comfortable, in perfect repair, extremely clean. What you will notice most is how quiet it is. You sleep soundly and comfortably. The breakfasts are without comparison. All for the price, or even less, than you would pay for only a common hotel room. I highly recommend this experience, even if you choose it for the breakfasts alone, which will definitely start your day with a good, healthy feeling and a smile. Kangaroo House Bed and Breakfast is the calming, peaceful force in your vacation day. Always a retreat after your day, and so comforting. The proprietors, Peter and Helen, affectionately call their repeat customers "boomerangs", and that is what I will definitely be.

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Reviewed 21 February 2005

We have stayed at many Bed and Breakfasts establishments over the years. After staying here, 7 years ago, there is no other that compares.The InnKeepers, Peter and Helen always create an atmosphere of complete welcomeness. It is peaceful, beautiful, quiet and serves the very best breakfast of any others I have stayed at.
The beds are very comfy, the bathrooms are wonderful. It is close to East Sound within walking distance.
Always an excellent place to stay. We highly recommend it. We love it so much that we thought of no place better to get married. It was the most perfect wedding, beautiful surroundings, as we said our vows on the outside deck overlooking the beautiful gardens.
Try staying here once, you'll find you always will want to return.

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Reviewed 20 December 2004

What a perfect place to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We loved the house, the food, and the warmth. But what was most special was the relaxed, unhurried atmosphere where we could relax, share a glass of wine with other guests, and Peter, too. There was always laughter, wisdom, and some serious conversation. Peter & Helen make Kangaroo House Special.

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Additional Information about Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast on Orcas Island

Property: Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast on Orcas Island
Address: 1459 N Beach Rd, PO Box 334, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-5124
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Region: 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 13 B&Bs / Inns in Eastsound
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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