Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast

982 Deer Harbor Rd.

Eastsound, WA  98245

360-376-4198

 

POLICIES

Emergency phone is located downstairs in the living room.  When coming downstairs, it will be on your left on the table with the lamp.

 

​RATES:

Rates are based on double occupancy.  Any additional people over 2 will be charged $20/per person per night.

Capacity of the rooms are as follows:

  • Pelican = 4

  • Egret = 2

  • Walrus = 2

 

CHECK IN:

November-April:

Check in time is any time after 3pm

May-October:

Check in time is any time after 4pm

If you plan to arrive after 9pm, it is no problem but please email or call to let us know. 

Early check in is rarely available due to cleaning of the rooms.  If you would like early check in, please email the BNB prior to arrival and inquire if available. 

 

There is not a check-in process, as the reservations are pre-paid.  If the inn keeper will not be on the premises when you arrive, a note will be attached to the front door with information.  Your door code is emailed to you prior to your arrival.  If you should have any problems, push the doorbell button and someone will help you remotely.  Once inside, please feel free to make yourself at home.  The living room and dining room is available for you to use.  The TV remote and instructions are located on one of the living room tables.  Games are available in the cabinets in the dining room.

CHECK OUT:

Check out time is 11am.

CHILDREN:

Children are welcome.  We are unable to supply any special furniture for infants or small children (Cribs, highchairs, booster seats, etc).  Please feel free to bring your own.

DOG FRIENDLY:

We are dog friendly.  A maximum of 2 dogs per room.  Dogs must be friendly, well behaved, house broken and be current on all vaccines.  Dogs are NOT allowed on the furniture.  If evident that a dog was on the furniture, a $50 cleaning fee will be assessed.  Dogs are allowed off leash in the fenced area that is accessed through the white gate on the front porch.  Dogs must always be attended to, and guests are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.  An additional fee of $20 per night will be charged for dogs.  If you miss or are unable to add the fee to your reservation, it will be collected when you arrive.  If your dog demonstrates aggressive behavior or causes injury to another dog or human on the premises, you are subject to immediate termination of your reservation and forfeit all monies paid or due.

 

SMOKING:

The entire property is non-smoking.

 

FIRES:

No outdoor fires are allowed.  If there is a special circumstance, please contact the owner.

No open flames are allowed inside the BNB, including candles.

 

FIREWORKS:

Fireworks are NOT allowed anywhere in San Juan County.

 

BREAKFAST:

Breakfast is available between 8am and 10am.  Unfortunately, due to limited food supply availability on the island, special diet cannot be accommodated outside of the normal food that is prepared.  If you have special needs, please feel free to bring food items with you.  There is a refrigerator upstairs near the rooms for items that need to be chilled.

 

PARKING:

Parking is available for one car per room.  Please make sure you park in a manner that 3 vehicles will fit in the area provided.  The speed limit for the driveway and parking lot is 10 mph.  Although crime is rare on Orcas Island, you are parking at your own risk.  Please remember to lock your car doors.

 

FACILITIES:

Due to insurance requirements, the kitchen is accessible by employees only.

We are unable to provide laundry services for guests.  There is a laundromat available at the Country Corner Store in Eastsound.

 

WATER ACCESS:

The dock across the street is private.  Please do not walk onto it.

 

Public access to the beach is available at the public dock, which is located approximately 200 feet east of Crow Valley Rd on Deer Harbor Rd.  It is the wooden dock visible from the BNB.  There are stairs next to the dock, and the beach is accessible during low tide.

 

GUEST LIABILITY:

Please take care of our home and property. You are responsible and liable for any breakage or damages which you cause to the accommodation or its contents. Please report these as soon as they occur especially if you accidentally spill something – it is much easier to clean if we know what it is and act quickly. We do not normally charge for breakage, but we reserve the right to charge for repair or making good if the damage is significant.

 

Makeup removers are provided for your use.  Makeup is difficult and sometimes impossible to remove from towels.  If you need more makeup removers, please ask.  Makeup damage to towels will be charged according to the fee schedule in this document.

 

San Juan County has strict noise ordinances, therefore, any noise audible outdoors with the potential to

disturb neighbors is prohibited after 9 p.m.  No use shall be made of equipment or material, which produces unreasonable vibration, noise, dust, smoke, odor, or electrical interference to the detriment of any adjoining property.  Quiet time inside the BNB starts at 10pm.  If you are using the TV in the living room, please lower the volume to a minimum as to not disturb other guests.

 

GARBAGE/RECYCLING:

Please dispose of all garbage in proper garbage receptacles, whether this be inside or outside.  Recycling can be left in the grey bussing tubs located upstairs under the coffee maker or in the dining room under the toaster.  If it is a large item, just leave it in your room or next to the garbage upstairs near the coffee maker.

 

NATURAL RESOURCES/CONSERVATION:

Please remember we have limited resources on the island. Do not leave water running when not

Necessary (while brushing teeth, long showers etc.).  Please do not waste our water resource!  We appreciate your effort to help maintain our limited supply.

 

LOST ITEMS:

If you happen to forget something when you leave, contact the BNB and we will attempt to locate it.  If it is found, we are happy to return it to you, postage will be at your expense.

 

TERMINATION:

Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast reserves the right, at its discretion, to terminate, without notice, an individual’s stay where deemed necessary through unacceptable behavior or as a result of actions which are likely to endanger or offend others. (Please note that non-compliance of our non-smoking policy may constitute termination). In such circumstances, any outstanding account must be settled, and no refunds will be made.

 

WI-FI

Wi-Fi is available for guest use, and the password is available in each room.  Signing onto the Wi-Fi is indication that you will not use the service for ANY illegal activity or purpose.

 

​​CANCELLATION POLICY:

15+ days prior to your arrival date are 100% refundable

14 days or less are NOT refundable, however if we are able to re-book the room, we will issue a refund, minus a 20% service fee. (Example: If you have a 2 night stay, and we are able to re-book one night, you will get 80% of the one night refunded)

For clarification, the day you cancel is day 0.

Cancellations add to our workload and highly impact the business, so we will follow this policy.  Please do not ask for us to grant special situations or conditions for anything outside of OUR control.

 

If, prior to your arrival, we must cancel your reservation for circumstances beyond our control we will:

-Notify you as soon as we know of the cancellation

-Issue a 100% refund

-At your request, attempt to find availability at a different property on Orcas Island and if found, provide you with contact information for that property.

 

Our liability will not extend above what is indicated above.

 

LIABILITY:

We do not accept any liability for any damage, loss or injury to any member of your party or any vehicles or possessions, unless proven to be caused by a negligent act by ourselves or our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.

 

ASSISTANCE/CONTACT:

If you need anything, please feel free to text the inn keeper (253-606-5259) or you can push the inn keeper call button to the left of the dining room doors.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION:

Emergency phone is located downstairs in the living room.  When coming downstairs, it will be on your left on the table with the lamp.

 

FIRE:

Fire alarms are installed in each guest room, the hallway outside the guest rooms and several other areas of the house.  The detectors are linked and will voice if there is a smoke condition and where in the house the problem is located.  If needed, the alarm will sound and advise of the emergency and where the fire potentially is located.  If this should occur, you should safely evacuate the structure immediately.  Emergency exit maps are posted on the back of the entry doors to each room.  Fire extinguishers are located at the top of the stairs, in the living room and in the kitchen.  Call 911 if necessary.

 

In the event of a fire, and you are in your room, attempt to safely evacuate using the stairs and the emergency exit located at the bottom of the stairs.

 

If the stairs are not passable, if it is safe, evacuate to your balcony.  If possible, take a sheet or towel with you so you can flag the fire department to assist you down.

 

MEDICAL EMERGENCY:

Call 911 immediately using a cell phone or the house phone in the living room.  The address of this facility is:  982 Deer Harbor Rd in West Sound.  If possible, notify the inn keeper by either a text, calling 360-376-4198, or using the inn keeper call button in the dining room.  An AED and first aid kit are located in the dining room on the wall near the Keurig.

 

NATURAL DISASTERS:

In the event of an earthquake, try to get under something substantial and hold on.  Once the shaking has stopped, evacuate the building using the emergency exits.  Everyone shall meet in the parking lot near the light pole.  BRING YOUR CAR KEYS!  Only after an inspection of the house by the owner or other authority, and it is deemed safe, will you be allowed to go back inside.

 

In the event a tsunami warning is issued, evacuate the structure IMMEDIATELY and take your car keys.  It is imperative that you reach higher ground.  Drive to the Crow Valley School Museum. 

Directions:  Left out of the parking lot, left onto Crow Valley Rd (at the 3-way stop) and the school is located on the left side of the road approx. 2 miles north of the stop sign.

A tsunami warning could be received by the owner/inn keeper by weather radio and/or you may receive it on your cellular phone.

 

In the event of a power loss, lanterns will be handed out by the owner for use.  Each guest room and the living room has a power failure light that will automatically activate.  This light may be unplugged and used as a flashlight.  During the power outage, please limit the use of water and toilets, as septic pumps will be non-functioning.  If it is during the cold season, a fire will be built in the stove in the living room.  Doors to the upstairs and dining room will need to be kept closed in order to keep the living area heated.  If needed, flashlights and batteries are on the counter to the right of the fridge in the kitchen.

 

​​OTHER:

If you should hear a “ringing” type alarm coming from the front porch area, contact the owner (253-606-5259).  This is the septic system alarm.  Normally, this is triggered by a toilet that is continuously flowing.

Address of the Blue Heron BNB:

982 Deer Harbor Rd

Eastsound, WA  98245

Located 200 feet west of Crow Valley Rd on Deer Harbor Rd, on the north side of the roadway.

Emergency Phone Numbers, call in this order:

Landline:  360-376-4198

Owner:  253-606-5259

Local Contact:  209-480-5314

Out of Area Contact (In case of natural disaster):  253-537-1153

 

Q:  Why is your address “Eastsound” when you are in “West Sound”?

A:  Orcas Island is broken up into 4 different geographical post offices:  Orcas, Eastsound, Deer Harbor and Olga.  The post office that delivers the mail here is Eastsound.

 

​​​SERVICES ON ORCAS ISLAND

 

FUEL:

Island Hardware

21 West Beach Rd (Corner of West Beach and Crow Valley)

Regular Unleaded ONLY – Pay at the pump

 

Country Corner

Chevron

837 Crescent Beach Dr (Corner of Olga Rd and Crescent Beach Dr)

All types of unleaded and diesel

 

MEDICAL:

There is NO hospital on Orcas Island.  There is a hospital in Anacortes or in Friday Harbor.

 

EMERGENCY??  Dial 911.  If warranted, the fire department will have you flown to St Joseph Hospital in Bellingham, or another appropriate facility.

 

UW Medicine Primary Care

7 Deye Lane – Eastsound

360-376-2561

 

Orcas Family Health

1286 Mt Baker Rd #B102 – Eastsound

360-376-7778

 

GROCERY STORE:

Island Market

469 Market St – Eastsound

 

Orcas Village Store

10 Killebrew Lake Rd – Ferry Landing

 

Orcas Food Co-Op

138 North Beach Rd – Eastsound

 

Country Corner

837 Crescent Beach Dr – Eastsound

 

There is a list of additional phone numbers posted upstairs on the cleaning closet in the hallway.

Emergency phone is located downstairs in the living room.  When coming downstairs, it will be on your left on the table with the lamp.

 

 

Heating and Air Conditioning System

 

Each of the rooms is equipped with a locally controlled HVAC unit.  The remote for the unit is in the bracket on the wall, usually near the old thermostat or the door.

 

The remote displays the current temperature that the unit is set to.  To adjust the temperature, while aiming the remote at the unit, press the TEMP up and down arrows until you reach the temperature you would like.  If you don’t hear a beep from the wall unit, it didn’t receive the remote command, so try again.

 

You will notice the on the left side of the screen the word “ON” is at the top.  Below that will either be a sun or a snowflake.  If the sun is displayed, the unit is in HEAT mode.  If a snowflake appears, the unit is in COOL mode.  PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO CHANGE THE MODE.  The system is connected to a central unit, and all the rooms connected to that unit MUST be in the same mode.  If they differ, the unit will go into a standby mode and stop working.  If you notice your wall unit has a flashing light, contact the Inn Keeper.

 

Most of the time, the mode should be fine – HEAT in the winter and COOL in the summer.  However, during the spring and fall, there might be times when it must be changed depending on the weather.  If you have a need for it to be different than what it is set to, contact the Inn Keeper.

 

Please do not use the wall mounted old style thermostats in the rooms, unless advised to by the Inn Keeper.

 

This system is meant to maintain a temperature and that is when it works the best.  If you try and change the temperature to something high or low, the system will work harder and will also struggle to meet that temperature.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Inn Keeper.

Our Address

Contact Us

982 Deer Harbor Rd
Eastsound, WA 98245

Located in West Sound

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Vacation Rental Permit # 93-SJ037