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Historic Farmhouse - Stunning Waterfront Views!

People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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: Piano - 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.

More Details

Owner
Charlie Tomberg
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, . Also Spanish and Tagolog by email only
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2017

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 Whidbey Island

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

We arrived at MARTY'S PLACE and discovered the wonderful photos online told only half the story. This is a terrific house, warm and inviting, with great views and grounds. The flow of the main floor welcomes a large family together as a big group or gathered in smaller conversation areas. The kitchen is well appointed and the layout works for more than one cook! As we were there in early Spring we were thankful for the large covered porch and fire pit. The location is perfect; walking distance to Langley and only a short drive to many of Whidbeys other attractions.
Apr 2016
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Fax
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 ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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:
Piano; Fire pit; gazebo; gardens; deck; large screen TV; gourmet kitchen; WiFi; binoculars; stunning views. 110V outlet in carport for charging electric cars.

Reviews

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Historic Farmhouse - Stunning Waterfront Views!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 21 reviews
5

Well equipped house. Beautiful setting. Excellent vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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January Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd January retreat at the delightful Marty's Place in Langley, WA on beautiful Whidbey Island. This vacation rental is hard to beat! Plenty of room for the 10 of us to sleep, eat, play games, and visit by the fire. Since several in our group are great cooks, we really enjoy the well equipped gourmet kitchen. Langley is close enough to walk to and offers good restaurants, coffee and shopping. We are looking forward to January 2018!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coeur d alene, Id
5

Spring Break 2017

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Marty's. Incredible place! Got to see whales off the balcony. Had a blast.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time in this beautiful home. The kitchen was fantastic and we all felt relaxed after a great weekend spent at Marty's Place.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, wa
5

Wonderful spacious home

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 11 adults on a retreat weekend and had an amazing stay at Marty's Place. The home is in great shape, very spacious with lots of fun rooms and nooks to relax in. The kitchen is such a fun place to cook, we cooked large meals for the group and clean-up was easy with 2 dishwashers and 2 large sinks. There is a large gas range! Outside the home, it was a cold weekend when we visited, but there is a beautiful wrap around porch with chairs and a fire pit. The view is unbeatable! Langley is a short walk away, which we did many times throughout out weekend. Fun for local coffee, art and shopping. Highly recommend this home! Charlie was great to communicate and plan with!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunnyvale, CA
5

So much happy

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family reunion. Walking distance to town if you've got teenagers with no car who need to get away from the adults, and also plenty of separate nooks for different groups to have their own socializing space. Fire pit for those clear summer nights. Bunnyopolis in the blackberry bushes, and deer on the lawn. Sunsets on Saratoga Passage. The kitchen was a dream; I didn't even want to leave that kitchen to go kayaking and still fantasize about renting the house for Thanksgiving one day. Absolutely amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Langley, Puget Sound

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
June
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,282
for 2 nights
From
£535
£3,584
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£3,584
for 7 nights
£3,584
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,282
for 2 nights
From
£535
£3,584
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and New Years
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,282
for 2 nights
From
£535
£3,584
 
 
Presidents Day
17 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,282
for 2 nights
From
£535
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
19 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,282
for 2 nights
From
£535
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
June - 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,282
for 2 nights
From
£535
£3,584
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer - 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£3,584
for 7 nights
£3,584
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
17 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,282
for 2 nights
From
£535
£3,584
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and New Years
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
£1,282
for 2 nights
From
£535
£3,584
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£829
for 2 nights
From
£308
£2,215
£8,599
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.65 + Tax
Housecleaning Fee £212.58
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Tax Rate 10.7%

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

The stated prices reflects 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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