Kangaroo House B&B on Orcas Island

1459 North Beach Road , Eastsound, 98245-0334 USA (Show map)


This is quintessential Orcas Island! The oldest continuously operating and best reviewed B&B on Orcas. Gorgeous 108 year-old Craftsman Bungalow. Guests rave about sumptuous breakfasts made from scratch and the beautiful gardens. Do Orcas right... stay at Kangaroo House!



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Orcas Island

4.8 on August 20, 2013

Wonderful old house, fantastic large front porch, secluded hot tub tucked away in the back garden. When we arrived there was a deer in the driveway. Jill was away but Charles was very helpful and made a great breakfast. The 2nd morning we had to catch a ferry early so they fixed us a fantastic "picnic" breakfast that was ready for us the next morning in the guest fridge. Charles recommended restaurants and even called for reservations. He also gave us great advice about hiking at Mt. Constitution. We had a wonderful time.

Magical weekend on Orcas

5 on November 27, 2012

My boyfriend and I checked in for a recuperation weekend at the Kangaroo House. We checked out two days later as fiances! We stayed in the Nuthatch Room which was adorable and comfortable and warm. Jill and Charles were fabulous hosts and created two really delicious breakfasts while we were there. We spent our evenings reading, drinking cocoa, and playing scrabble by the fireplace and enjoying the awesome garden hot tub. So relaxing. Just what we needed.

very restful

5 on September 26, 2012

My wife and I had the pleasure to stay here recently and were very happy. Charles and Jill are very gracious hosts and there inn is beautiful. One evening, instead of going out to a restaurant, we bought grocery store sandwiches, salads, and wine. We headed just north of the inn and ate dinner alone on the beach watching the most beautiful sunset ever. Will certainly stay there again.

A charming Orcas Island original!

5 on April 22, 2012

We'd planned to stay two nights, but when my husband got home and said he wanted to go RIGHT NOW, Charles was more than willing to accommodate us for a third. The rooms (we ended up staying in two) were beautiful and quiet for sleeping, the beds comfortable, and the bathrooms we sparkling clean. I would've been happy with just that, but breakfast at KH is amazing--we had all sorts of fresh, homemade, delicious food! Pancakes, Alsatian roastie, a root-vegetable fritatta-thing--everything fabulous and made with attention to detail that borders on meticulous. Furthermore, Charles and Jill are warm, welcoming, and gracious. They're great conversationalists as well as top-notch gardeners and chefs. Truly lovely people; we can't wait to come back!

Great for a weekend or a week!

5 on October 27, 2010

Gracious host, close by if we needed anything but never in the way. Seemed knowledgeable about the island, a good source of information for first-timers. Breakfasts were delicious!

Lovely place to stay!

4.6 on October 11, 2010

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at the Kangaroo House B&B. We stayed in the Goldfinch Room which was very classy and comfortable. The innkeeper, Charles, was a great asset with wonderful suggestions on where to dine and what to do! Thank you Charles for the great recommendations! We enjoyed chatting with him and learning a bit about he and his wife and the Island. Breakfast was delicious and easily enough to keep you full and happy through until dinner! And it was nice to have a little table for 2 to ourselves. Overall we had a great time! I'd recommend the Kangaroo House to anyone!

Kangaroo B&B

4.4 on October 08, 2010

This was our first time to a B&B, didn't know what to expect. We had fun and a good stay. Highly recommend it.

Review of Kangaroo House B & B September 2010 Orcas Island

5 on September 29, 2010

The host was warm and friendly. He made us feel at home and welcome. The room was comfortable but quaint in a really enjoyable way. This is one of the reasons I like a B & B, it is never the same. The breakfast was extraordinary. I took pictures on my cell phone and emailed to my friends. It tasted even better than it looked. I would definitely stay again. Only suggestion - coffee was not available until 8 am and I am one who likes coffee early when I awake.

Terrific end to our honeymoon!

5 on September 24, 2010

The Kangaroo House had so much character and our stay was amazing. The room was beautiful and breakfast the next morning was so much more than we exected, even after reading the rave reviews. We stayed in the dining room after the plates had been cleared to exchange stories with the other guests and hear some history on the Kangroo House and its past occupants :)

Kangaroo B& B

4.0 on September 23, 2010

Very homey feeling with complete library of books and games.

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Rooms & Rates

Nuthatch Room - Cosy, Romantic, Unconventional Room

The Nuthatch Room (pronounced nut-hatch), named for the adorable Redbreasted Nuthatch bird, is our coziest & most unusual room. It has a second floor window that overlooks the trees and gardens of the back yard. The Nuthatch Room features an elevated Queen-sized private chamber, fully enclosed on three sides. Access to the bed is on fourth side. The bed is draped in rich red tapestry with an antique chandelier hanging above the bed casting an amber glow. It’s like climbing into Cinderella’s coach, only more romantic. There is also a twin bed tucked under the eave (many adults find this bed quite adequate, but it does have restricted head room). There is an antique marble vanity and a pedestal sink & mirror in the bedroom, and then a door separating the private bathroom w/ shower. IMPORTANT: This room is not well suited for the mobility impaired. If you are up and down often in the night, use C-Pap machine or just don't want to climb over each other, please reserve a different room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Chickadee Room

This bright, cheery cozy room on the second floor looks out over the south west meadow of the back yard. It has a Queen-size bed, antique armoire & chest of drawers, and white wicker chairs. Decorated in greens, blues, and whites, with white wainscoting, this room has a bright island feel. There is a pedestal sink and vanity mirror in the main room, and a fully private bathroom with shower. The Chickadee Room is well-suited for couples, two who will share the queen bed, or for the guest traveling alone.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Northern Flicker Suite

The only suite on the second floor, the Flicker Suite has Mission style King and Full beds in the main room, and is decorated with art and fun relics from the sea & foreign travel. A separate sitting room looks East to the green garden and is a great space to relax, watch DVDs or Blu-rays on the 32" flat screen, or play games. The suite has a private bathroom with a standing shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Steller's Jay Suite

Our largest suite is the only one on the first floor. It has a king bed with a beautiful smooth, dark wooden headboard, stained glass reading lamps, and an antique armoire. Choose from the selection of DVDs, kick back and relax. The private sitting room provides a great place to read and relax in the 1860s wing back chairs and a stunning stained glass picture window. The tilt-down Full size bed remains hidden in the cabinet unless needed for extra quests. The private bath has a sink custom-installed in a lovely antique birdseye maple dresser, and a full sized tub/shower combination.The Steller's Jay Suite is ideal for honeymooners, or that special occasion getaway when you’re looking for privacy and extra space.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Goldfinch Room

This second floor room overlooks a pretty deck, stone steps to the garden, and a wooded area, including the favorite cedar tree of the fabled kangaroo, Josie. The room’s large King bed with sleigh headboard envelopes you in comfort. The room is decorated in deep greens and reds, with an antique chest of drawers, dressing mirror, hand-carved chairs, and a family heirloom - marble top occasional table. The spacious private bath has a tub/shower combination and a sink mounted in an antique dresser & oval bathroom mirror. Guests enjoy a view of large Douglas-Fir and Western Redcedar trees to the north and a green expanse of a variety of plants to the east from the bathroom. The Goldfinch Room is well-suited for a couple or those traveling solo.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Check Dates


Location Type

Island, Village


Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 90 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-5 to Exit 230, about an hour north of Seattle, then Spur Route 20 to the city of Anacortes, WA. After catching a ferry at Anacortes, WA (or Victoria, B.C.), get off at Orcas Island. Turn left and follow main road to Eastsound (approx 10 miles), turn left on Prune Alley, come north through 2 stop signs. Kangaroo House is on the left one mile north of the village, just past the mini-storage units.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Whale Watching, Boating, Sailing, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Telephone , DVD players and video library in the suites, Strolling Garden, Bird Feeders, Fresh local produce, Fire pit

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Eating well, Shopping

Check Dates


  • Check In:: after 2:30
  • Check Out:: by 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No There is no smoking anywhere on the property, inside or out.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 12 and older and All ages if you rent every room.
  • Childcare Provided: No We can direct you to places that accept little ones.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We are happy to recommend places that do accept pets.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Only over the 4th of July weekend and Saturday nights
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit: When you make a reservation, your credit card will be charged a 20% non-refundable deposit per room reserved. The remaining amount will be charged within 2 weeks of your arrival date.
  • Cancellations: For Cancellations made within 14 days advance notice before your arrival, you will be credited for nights we can re-reserve, minus the deposit(s). Since email and voicemail can be lost, cancellation requests should be considered complete after you receive our confirmation email. Cancellations have a huge impact on our business. So, we follow these policies closely.



Charles & Jill

Languages spoken

English, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

We support the arts, environmental conservation, and sustainable living. Jill writes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Charles is obsessed with sustainable building design and blacksmithing. We both love organic gardening, cooking, language and travel.

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Full, Delicious and Free

  • Time Served: at 9am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Tell us your needs

Signature Dish

The lightest, melt-in-your-mouth pancake you've ever tasted with a hint of citrus and another delicate flavor we doubt your palate can discern... other than to know that it is absoulutely delicious.