ABOUT THE HOUSE
Aurora House is a wonderful Pacific Northwest style cedar home. Its open concept design, with floor to ceiling windows, showcase the outstanding natural beauty of the San Juans. The sweeping views across the sea to the Canadian Coastal Range are lovely. End of country road privacy guarantees a quiet, relaxing vacation. A huge deck with a gas BBQ, teak dining set, and 6 person hot tub look out over the ocean. The deck is also a great spot to view deer, otter, seals, sea lions and eagles. You may even catch a sighting of the resident Orcas Pod. A short walk will take you to a serene park with a trail and steps leading to a peaceful cove beach.
We offer wi-fi for your laptop, satellite TV, Netflix, and plenty of books, movies, and board games. For music lovers; there is a quality sound system that can connect to your device. The home also has a nicely equipped kitchen.
ABOUT THE ISLAND
We are 5 miles from Eastsound Village and 8 miles from Moran State Park. The park features excellent trails, lakes and the panoramic Mount Constitution view. Favorite island activities are hiking, sea kayaking, mountain biking, and scenic drives. Be sure to charter a sailing or fishing trip. You can also board the inter-island ferry to the charming town of Friday Harbor. Another ferry will take you to Vancouver Island where you can catch a bus to the historic city of Victoria BC.
Orcas Island is graced with remarkable public lands. It's a perfect destination for nature lovers and hikers of all skill levels. Well marked, scenic island hikes range from easy loop trails to all day strenuous mountain climbs. In addition, you can choose to enjoy the simple pleasure of walking the quiet stony roads that access the house.
In the warmer months, the San Juan Islands are one of the most stunning places you could go for a kayak paddle. Expedition operators work in Eastsound. We recommend booking your first kayak trip through an outfitter, due to the sometimes strong tidal currents.
The quaint walkable Village of Eastsound is fun to explore. It offers boutiques, a farmers market, movies, a playhouse, art galleries, bookstore, coffee shops, and many great restaurants.
BEST SUITED FOR
Aurora House is ideal for a couples retreat or small family getaway. Just bring your clothes and groceries; everything else is provided for you. Spend your holidays in one of the most beautiful spots in the world. We know you will have a great time!