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; and provides sweeping views across the sea to the Canadian Coastal Range. 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. 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 be connected to your device. The home also has a nicely equipped kitchen.
ABOUT THE ISLAND
We are 4.5 miles from Eastsound and 8.3 miles from Moran State Park; with its excellent trails, lakes and the panoramic Mount Constitution view. Favorite activities are hiking, sea kayaking, mountain biking, and scenic drives. Be sure to charter a whale watching or fishing trip; or board the inter-island ferry to the charming town of Friday Harbor or one of the other nearby islands. Another ferry can take you to Vancouver Island where you can catch a bus to the lovely and historic city of Victoria BC.
Orcas Island is graced with an abundance of terrific 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 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 and we highly recommend booking your first trip through one of them; due to the sometimes strong currents and tidal changes.
The quaint walkable Village of Eastsound is fun to explore. It offers shopping, 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!
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