About This Listing
Welcome to the San Juan Islands! Hillside House Bed & Breakfast is a 4,000 square foot contemporary inn, set among an acre of pine trees, overlooking Mt. Baker and the entrance to Friday Harbor. We feature spacious common areas, wonderful views, quiet location, landscaped gardens, and easy walking to shops, galleries, museums and restaurants. Hillside House has a Three Diamond rating from AAA, the highest rating a bed and breakfast can earn.
Our "Sherwood Room" offers a queen bed and private bath, cable TV/DVD, fine quality linens, towels and goose down featherbed topper, plus both foam and feather pillows. Bath amenities, hair dryer, iron and ironing board are readily available. We serve a full, hot, buffet-style breakfast each morning. A BBQ grill for guest use is located on our deck, and a guest refrigerator, ice and ice buckets are also available. Complimentary Wi-Fi, lighted off-street parking, and a covered bicycle parking area are on the property. Our delicious homemade Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies await our guests each afternoon.
Many wonderful, local dining options are located in nearby downtown for Lunch and Dinner fare. We even have menus for your perusal.
San Juan Island is well known for sea kayaking and Orca whale watching. Great hiking and breathtaking views can be found at our two National Historic Park sites, Lime Kiln Lighthouse State Park, public beaches and mountain trails. San Juan Island is a destination for terrific biking, boating and bird watching. History buffs enjoy self-guided walks at the Pig War sites (American Camp & English Camp), the restored lime kiln site, and historic Roche Harbor as well as guided historic walks in Friday Harbor. The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor offers wonderful insights into the "killer" Orca whales which frequent the San Juan Islands. Many fine artists and unique galleries call San Juan Island home, and music, art and theater events occur year-round. Friday Harbor boasts excellent restaurants from brew pub to fine dining.
CELL/MOBILE SERVICE IS LIMITED ON THE ISLAND.
- OUR PRICE INCLUDES 10.1% SAN JUAN COUNTY LODGING TAX.
- We do ask for a valid credit card upon check-in for incidentals.
- Non-Smoking Home (outside is fine).
- Sadly, we cannot accommodate pets.
- Check-in 4:00 PM - Check-out 11:00 AM
- Non-Smoking Home (outside is OK)
- Pets cannot be accommodated.
- Valid Credit Card needed upon check-in.
Scott and I really felt at home! The breakfasts were delicious! I really appreciated special accommodations made for us due to our diet allergies! The deck is a special place to view the harbour and we got to see the Super Moon on Aug 10 from there! Naoni's daily lists of activities to do on the island were great! The names on the board were very helpful to help recall people's names for all of us guests!
An extremely professional couple. Greg greets andmakes sure that his guests know where everything is. He runs the galley/kitchen and produces a diversity of warm breakfasts. Naoni makes sure that she knows every guest by name and, during breakfast time, is solicitous of all their needs. She is extremey kind. The accommodation is comfortable with quality finishes - though our bathroon was across the hallway and not en-suite.
The Sherwood room is a well appointed basement room to flop and drop, not much more. The fishing motif will please the angler in you. We slept well in the bed, even on the first night. Our private bath was across the hall. Fortunately our unkempt, before coffee appearances didn't frighten the other guests as we were not spotted. The rooms chilled us to the bone, being Arizonans, but the space heater resolved that. Washington chilled us to the bone, but I would come back and maybe try an upstairs room.
If you are an outdoors person and want to explore on foot, bike or kayak, the lite breakfast will not take you very far. There are excellent options in Friday Harbor. Greg will direct you to some fine eateries on the island.
Naoni is an excellent conversationalist. Her delightful chatter got the table talk rolling. And we did cross paths with those guests later on the island. It was great.
This was only our second stay using AirBnB. Our first one had gone well and this being an established B and B, we were a little less trepidatious. I had let Naoni and Greg know that we had a kayaking trip and we would be checking in afterwards which they were fine with. I had hoped to send a communication as we were on the way to let them know also, but cell coverage is poor on the island and I was unable to do so. Still, they were very accomodating. We had initially tried to book one of their cheaper rooms, but as those had all been booked, we were offered a room with a private bath for the same rate which was awesome. The room was clean and well appointed with nautical themed books and nicnacs. The bed was THE BEST part. The bed and bedding were soft and comfy. We ended up sleeping in. The only small draw back - and this is maybe mostly an issue with rooms down the hall which are farther from the modem, is that wifi was spotty in our room. But all you have to do is move out to the common areas and it was fine there. And just an FYI: apparently their B and B has been marked as one of the best places to kiss in the Northwest. : ) Cute.