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HISTORIC FARMHOUSE - STUNNING WATERFRONT VIEWS!

Charlie Tomberg

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People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Charlie Tomberg

Advertiser since: 2005
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HISTORIC FARMHOUSE - STUNNING WATERFRONT VIEWS!

People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Langley - Marty's Place

5 bedroom, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 14

Hello and welcome to Marty's Place at Strawbridge Farm, a 5 bedroom plus vacation rental with room for a few people or your entire family. This newly restored 1909 farm house has all the amenities of a modern home, but has maintained its rustic sensibilities. Come and enjoy the breathtaking views of Saratoga Passage, Camano Island and Mount Baker. Sit by the crackling outdoor fire pit, walk or run across 4 1/2 acres of fields and gardens with your children, or simply sit and read under the many fruit trees and experience the renewing spirit of this setting. Year-round watch the roosting eagles soar above the bluff, and watch the spectacular Northwest sunset from your front and center seat in the gazebo. The gray whales will pay you a visit from March through May as they migrate to their distant destinations.

The walls of this house have been blessed with over 100 years of laughter. Please help us build another 100 years with yours.

Special Features: 1st Floor is handicap friendly - Sleeps up to 14 people - gourmet kitchen - fire pit on the bluff overlooking the water - gazebo - children's bedroom with two large bunk beds - stunning views of the Saratoga Passage, Camano Island and Mount Baker

Marty's Place runs on 100% renewable energy provided through Puget Sound Energy's Green Power Program.

We accept Bitcon, credit and debit cards, checks, PayPay, Square Cash and secure transfers from your bank account.

See our video tour at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnmoAYLEIg8 .

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Charlie Tomberg (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks English, . Also Spanish and Tagolog by email only

About Charlie Tomberg

In 2004, the Tomberg family bought Strawbridge Farm and renamed it 'Marty's Place at Strawbridge Farm' in honor of their father, Martin William Tomberg. They undertook a complete remodeling and upgrading of the house, but even after the modifications, Marty's Place retains much of its original rustic sensabilities. In 2005, Strawbridge Farm once again opened to guests as it was in the past. The walls of this house have been blessed with almost 100 years of laughter. Please help us build another 100 years with yours.

Who's Marty of Marty's place? Martin William Tomberg was our father. Born in New York in June of 1926, an avid Yankee fan and entrepreneur, he devoted his life to his family. Sitting in his well worn recliner, reading the New York Times with the din of Sunday morning political commentary in the background, our father created a home full of love and memories.

He was also an extraordinarily generous man who gave without expectation of receiving. His generosity continues today with the gift of this property to his family. Our dad could spend hours sitting on a bench enjoying a beautiful view and we hope that you enjoy sharing in his generosity as you gaze over the bluff out to the Saratoga Passage and the beauty of the surrounding area.

Charlie Tomberg purchased this house in 2005

Why Charlie Tomberg chose Langley

Marty's Place is a five bedroom plus vacation rental home with room for a few people or your entire family. Our guests enjoy the privacy of our 4.5 acres overlooking the water, but we are just a short walk to Langley, a pretty village by the sea. Come stay with us to get away from it all but with all of the amenities and shops you need just a walk away.

What makes this house unique

Marty's Place can accommodate up to fourteen people, which is more than most of the other vacation rental homes on Whidbey Island. Few other places can match our stunning views or the quiet tranquility of our unique setting.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Marty's Place is a beautifully restored, spacious family home in a scenic location on the water on Whidbey Island in Washington. The property had every amenity you could wish or ask for! We had a lovely weekend with family and friends from across the country, including comfortable beds, well-stocked kitchen, technology friendly updates and plenty of room for large family dining and gathering, including a firepit for s'mores one evening! The house is close to town, but has a country feel, our stay included a sighting of a bald eagle flying along the shore one morning! The frequent ferry schedule to nearby Clinton from Mukiteo, Washington also makes it easy to access. I heartily recommend this property for a superior family vacation or gathering- it would be even nicer in Spring, Summer and Fall. We hope to be able to visit again!
Jan 2007
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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Historic Farmhouse - Stunning Waterfront Views!
average rating of 4.875 based on 11 reviews
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Langley Whidbey Island
Wenatchee
5

Welcoming home

  • 5 out of 5
Our group of old friends has traveled widely together through the years, and were fortunate to spend a few nights at Marty's place. It is a comfortable, welcoming home which is very well appointed. Lots of space for the 8 of us, great kitchen, comfy beds, very relaxing and quiet. Charlie was quite helpful and answered questions promptly. Langley is a charming village, with a few good restaurants if you decide not to cook at the house. We will return!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Langley Whidbey Island
Seattle
5

Couldn't ask for more

Couldn't ask for more
  • 5 out of 5
This September my group of 50 something year old women will be embarking on the 25th anniversary of travelling together. And where are we celebrating? At Marty's Place, of course! Actually, this will be our 4th year staying in this beautifully restored old home on Whidbey Island. A gourmet's dream kitchen, plenty of room for the six of us to put together a fantastic meal or two. Views everywhere you turn, wonderfully kept grounds, fantastic covered wrap around deck, comfortable beds and lots of bathrooms! And if that weren't enough, a very helpful and responsive owner/caretaker should any problems arise. I can't recommend this home enough. But don't make your reservations for early September...that's when we go!!
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Langley Whidbey Island
Anoka, MN USA
5

What a wonderful place!

  • 5 out of 5
What a welcoming home and town. The island is so relaxing! The house is great! The kitchen is a cooks dream! We had 8 people and you never felt like you were crowded even if everyone was in the kitchen helping with dinner. We happened to be in town at the same time as a music festival, what a blast. We were never disapointed with the restaurants and if you like to cook the farmers markets are wonderful. Go to the Goose around 10am on the weekends to find "Larry the crab guy" (just what the locals called him not his name) if you want to have the best fresh crab to cook at home.

I would go back to the island and the house in a heart beat! Thank you so much for the opportunity to rent this wonderful home. So clean and well stocked kitchen with enough towels, blankets.....
  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Langley Whidbey Island
Tupelo, MS, USA
5

Charles from Mississippi

  • 5 out of 5
Absolutely no negative aspects to report. I suspect our 6 adults and 3 children added about a decade of laughter [but hopefully not wear] to your house. Absolutely wonderful venue and would return in a heartbeat. Great pastries, coffee, chocolates, groceries, and restaurants in Langley a double plus.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Farmhouse - Stunning Waterfront Views!
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Langley Whidbey Island
TN
5

Wow!

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at Marty's place for a family reunion. We had nine people in our party with ages ranging from 3 to 63. Wonderfully comfortable home with huge yard for lots of outdoor activities. The kitchen is equipped superbly. The town of Langley had plenty of dining options. You won't regret staying here!
  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Farmhouse - Stunning Waterfront Views!
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+1 -877 814-0503
Langley Whidbey Island
Seattle, wA
5

A great place

  • 5 out of 5
Destination for a family reunion of adults and children. Was an absolutely wonderful place. The home is beautiful. But it is very homey as well. The rooms are divided in such a way that there were lots of places for folks to sit and talk as well as places for the kids to play. They loved the room with bunk beds and also the nook with toys upstairs. The fire pit was a huge success with children and adults as well. Enjoyed sitting on the porch and looking at the amazing view. Easy to walk into Langley. I'd definitely come stay again.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Seattle / Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Moe's Tavern
Nearest Ferry
7.7 Miles
Clinton ferry to Mukilteo
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Useless Bay Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3.3 Miles
SR 525
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Langley
Car: recommended

Marty's Place is within walking distance of Langley, a charming village by the sea, with antique shops, galleries, a movie theater, many restaurants and a spa. Whidbey Island offers many opportunities to explore the beauty of the Northwest. It has three state parks, a local winery, farms, seasonal farmers markets.

The following are just a few of the many nearby attractions and activities: Whale Watching, picnicking, wine-tasting, bird watching, beachcombing, marina, yachting, hiking, beaches, swimming, pier fishing, groceries, boating, golfing, restaurants, sailing, biking.

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Langley, Whidbey Island

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Thanksgiving
24 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,548
for 2 nights
From
$637
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and New Years
22 Dec 2014 - 1 Jan 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,548
for 2 nights
From
$637
$4,343
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Presidents Day
13 Feb 2015 - 16 Feb 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,548
for 2 nights
From
$637
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
22 May 2015 - 25 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,548
for 2 nights
From
$637
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
June
1 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,548
for 2 nights
From
$637
$4,343
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Jul 2015 - 7 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,343
for 7 nights
$4,343
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,548
for 2 nights
From
$637
$4,343
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and New Years
21 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
2 night minimum stay
$1,548
for 2 nights
From
$637
$4,343
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$995
for 2 nights
From
$360
$2,683
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Housecleaning Fee $275
Tax Rate 10.7%
Notes We accept Bitcoin, credit and debit cards, checks, PayPay, Square Cash and secure transfers from your bank account.

The stated prices reflect a 3% cash discount.
Pet fee is $50.00 per pet.

Longer Stay Discount: Stay with us for five nights or more from September to June and get 10% off the rent for your stay.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Langley in Whidbey Island

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Whidbey's Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    The Map Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    The Weathervane Room - 1 Double Bed
    The Garden Room - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 4 Sofa bed/Futon , Four hideabeds
    The Shipmates Room - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Two sets of bunk beds. Top - Double, Bottom - Twin, trundle
  • 5 rooms with two queen beds, 4 double beds, 2 twin beds, 1 baby crib and 4 hideabeds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Communication / Internet:
  • Fax
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Fire pit; gazebo; gardens; deck; large screen TV; gourmet kitchen; WiFi; binoculars; stunning views.
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