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Reviewed 3 March 2016

Quite good food but prices are too high. The restaurant sells very good ice-cream, you can buy some souvenirs. There is close to ferry terminal. Rooms in hotel are clean and good-equipped, but also too expensive.

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Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I have been here many times. My Mother used to live on the island and we would go to visit her many times and Mamie Forbes the owner of the Boardwalk is a wonderful person. She has now left the business and my Mother has passed away but it is still a beautiful place to visit and the cottages are...

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Camano Island, Washington
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Well. . . .I read the previous 10 reviews. We just returned for a few days on the island. As a spur of the moment trip we found no hotels/motels/inns available OR less than $200-$300 per night. We were quite surprised at the prices. So Boardwalk had one nite open and was less than $200, so we took it. Pro's:...

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Amee F, General Manager at Boardwalk on the Water, responded to this review

This property has been purchased by a lovely family who is working lovingly to repair and remodel the cottages to the utmost comfort and cleanliness. They are amazing waterfront homes that yes you can sit all evening and watch wildlife and ferries and yachts float by....it is sad they did get to the place they did. The kind previous owner...

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

I regret using a booking that charged our credit card at the time the booking was made because there is no backing out. The (New?) owner was working on the property when we arrived from the ferry and told us to show up later. When we did, We found the door open and no door key was left behind. There...

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Ontario, Oregon
Reviewed 27 September 2013

This is a little mom and pop establishment. The hosts are as sweet as can be. The cottage was quaint and a little out dated but for the price and the view with the location it is well worth it. We woke to the amazing view of the ocean with the ferries coming in every morning and it was spectacular....

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Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Called numerous times to inquiry about check-in time and possible late arrival – no return calls. Had to locate someone in a café to find our reservation and let us in. Cottage is very run down. Mold and mildew smell throughout – guessing that is from the many leaks in the cottage. One night it rained and the roof leaked...

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Gig Harbor, Washington
Reviewed 9 September 2013

The whole property has a charm but need an upgrade. We stayed in Mamies place, the whole night we have to sleep with a broken blinds in the main sliding door! We were promised that they will send somebody to replace the blinds but nobody came. Very small bathroom. We need to sit sideways on the toilet otherwise we will...

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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the Rose cottage which has a great view, washer, dryer, stove and big refrigerator. I was truly grateful for the washer and dryer and we cooked up some really tasty steaks that we bought at the market. The view was spectacular from every room. Other than that, the thing I didn't like about this place is how...

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Pullman
Reviewed 24 August 2012

We were given one key to the cottage, during one of the many activities on the island (hiking, boating, whale watching, swimming) we lost the key. We left multiple messages, knocked on the office, the resturant, but nothing. We were forced to sleep in the accommodating Ocras Hotel, for an additional fee. The next day the host, Mamie Forbes, claimed...

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plhanson@olypen.com
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Good location for the hotel, next to the ferry terminal, beautiful view, old but very clean. No A/C on a 90 degree day, but that happens seldom in Washington. Great breakfast and very accommadating. Showers down the hall, but bathtub in room, no biggy!!!! We'd go there again!

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Address: 8292 Orcas Road, Orcas Island Ferry Dock, Orcas Island, WA 98280
Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island
Number of rooms: 11
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“cottages so cant really comment”
 of 5 bubbles 225janetteh, 21 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Reconsider your choice.”
 of 5 bubbles dkhcz, 21 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Mamies cottage was very comfortable. Floors are a bit wonky. I think the trees have outgrown and caused this. Beds very comfy. Small bathroom. Good value. Would stay here again.”
 of 5 bubbles TLC546, 27 Sep 2013 | Read review
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