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Kangaroo House B&B on Orcas Island
1459 North Beach Road PO Box 334
Eastsound-Orcas Island, WA, 98245, USA
(360) 376-2175
Jill and Charles, Owners and Hosts

Experience the "Gem" of the San Juan Islands

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For more than 150 years, visitors have been lured to Orcas Island by its natural beauty, idyllic rural lifestyle, pastoral hedgerowed fields, and the relaxed pace known as "island time." With 247 days of sunshine per year, and half the rain of Seattle, the San Juan Islands are considered the "banana belt" of Northwestern Washington, due to the desirable climatic circumstance known as the "Rain Shadow" which leaves the San Juans a lot drier than the rest of Puget Sound.

Whether you want to bike, hike, shop, sail, fly, kayak, go in search of orca whales and bald eagles, or just sit by the shore and watch the sun sink into the Sound, you'll find that one night on Orcas is like having just the appetizer of a fine, multi-course food experience. At Kangaroo House B and B we think you should have a minimum stay of 2 or 3 days at least, particularly if it's part of a vacation, not just a quick getaway. Guests who stay just one night always leave with the intention of coming back for a longer visit. Most do.

Kangaroo House is just a stroll from Eastsound village, the center of island life, where you will find a variety of pleasures - the island's historical museum, shops, fantastic dining, spas, a one screen movie theatre and the launchpad for more active pursuits - kayaking, cycling, and even worldclass skateboarding. Cressent Beach is just a few more steps from Eastsound; We like to comb the south-facing beaches for sea glass!

Farther out, yet still within a few minutes drive, you'll find potteries, scores of birding oportunities, organic farms open to the public, the Orcas Center for the Performing Arts, the recently preserved Turtleback Mountain, and, of course, Moran State Park, with its miles and miles of hiking trails, fresh water lakes, and panoramic views of this spectacular archipelago and its backdrop of snowcapped mountains.

If you really think you've exhausted the recreational possibilities of Orcas Island, you can still keep Kangaroo House BnB as a home base and make day trips to the other major islands, visiting wineries, lavender farms, lighthouses, and the National Park of the San Juan Islands.

Click on the upper right "Helpful Links" button to sample the many things Orcas Island offers to keep you as busy as you want your trip or getaway to be.

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