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Whidbey Island 1930's Cottage on 13 Acres

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


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Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This inviting, one bedroom cottage is a 1930's gem. Located between Freeland and Coupeville on South Whidbey Island, the Artists Cottage offers privacy and unique blend of rustic elegance on 13 acres of fields, woods, and wetlands. Especially intended for longer stays, there's a well equipped kitchen, original art on the walls, and the delightful rooms boast color, texture, and warmth.

Inside there is an automatic gas fireplace, a claw-foot bath tub, while outside you can enjoy a hot tub on the back deck overlooking the wetlands and forest. The pond in the front yard is regularly visited by ducks, herons, and even deer. The beautiful Meerkerk Rhodedendron Gardens are a short walk away and the historic town of Coupeville and incredible Ebey's Prairie are a short drive to the North. More antiques and artwork can be found to the south in the village of Langley.

Keywords: Cottage on 13 Acres

More Details

Owner
Nancy or George Roberts
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, Spanish, a bit of Shona and Afrikaans
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 March, 2017

About Nancy or George Roberts

We raised our two boys on Whidbey Island for 18 years,while George taught school and Nancy ran a cafe. When we decided to expand our horizons, we realized we could not part with our cottage at Greenbank. It is such a special place. We added a larger bedroom, decks and hot tub, and visit as often as we can. It is a great pleasure reading the guest book, and sharing a favorite place on the planet with others.

Nancy or George Roberts purchased this cottage in 1991

Why Nancy or George Roberts chose Whidbey Island

We have owned this 1930's cottage for many years before we decided to turn it into a vacation rental. It is rare to have such privacy and 13 acres of woodlands, trees, wetlands, and meadows, all to oneself, with of course, the deer, rabbits, ducks, and birds that we share it with.

What makes this cottage unique

It is a fantasy come true... Private lush life surrounding a darling cottage, decorated with art from the Pacific Northwest simply nourishes the spirit! And a live animal planet channel right out the window!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Whidbey Island 1930's Cottage on 13 Acres
average rating of 4.2916665 based on 24 reviews
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quaint, cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice stay here, enjoying the privacy and quiet. It's a great location for day-trips around the island, and we visited a lot of parks and forts during our stay.

The cottage is quirky, as many others have mentioned, but nothing that detracted from our stay. I'm 6'2", and i never bumped my head. it's mostly the front door, which is small even for small people, but if you just duck there, the rest is fine. The bedroom is beautiful and modern, with a very nice king-size bed.

We enjoyed walking around the property, and the outdoors. Looking at the stars from the hot-tub was also nice. We had to wait a day before the water was warm enough though, since it was the middle of winter, and the water was a bit greenish, but I'm sure they addressed that after our stay...

If you come in winter, you'll have to leave the gas fireplace on most of the time to keep it warm. But it was nice and cozy sitting by the fire.

Also, if below-freezing temperatures are expected, be sure to leave a faucet trickling a bit all the time so that the pipes don't freeze outside. We did not know this, and so the pipes froze and we had no water for the last two days of our stay. But Nancy and George were helpful over the phone.

If you're uptight and not prepared to deal with life, then maybe a 4-star hotel in some big city is more your thing. But if you're looking for a getaway, and are chill people, this is a great place. I would come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Funky unique cabin

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the artist cottage. Very unique, crooked little cabin with pretty much everything you could need. The hot tub was a nice treat! The kids spent countless hours picking blackberries. Fun vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leslie- I am so glad you had a great time with your family...and great that blackberries were ripe for picking! We hope you will return again soon! All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Overall a great getaway!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was wonderful! Very charming and super relaxing. The floors are a little off and it threw me off at first, but I quickly got used to it. The kitchen is well equipped, bed is very comfortable, and our dog loved the big yard. The two things that kept it from five stars are the road noise when you're hanging out outside(inside is perfectly quiet) and the lack of air conditioning or any fans we could find. The cabin did actually stay cooler than I would have thought, but on the days it reached the high 80's it did get a little uncomfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jamie- Thank you for your review! I'm sorry you couldn't find fans, there are two inside the cupboard when you first walk in the cottage...I wish you had called us! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll visit us again soon! All Good Things, Nancy Roberts
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5

Charming!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this cottage. It has a ton of rustic charm. Everything needed was provided and as advertised. We loved the hot tub and large, private lot. Our kids and dog loved to wander, pick berries, and search for bunnies. It had ample space for our family and is centrally located on the island. The only downside was the road noise. The home is situated near the main road on the island and the traffic is definitely noticeable. We would love to stay here again! Be sure to check out the GreenBank Store and Grill right down the street.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review...We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return soon! All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Wonderfully Quaint & Idyllic Place to Spend the Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Loved the 1930/40's decor. The yard and all it's many places to explore made this a magical place. We lay on the lawn to look at the stars at night. Only wish my niece had been there and seen all the wild bunnies and used the croquette set. She could have had the perfect Alice in Wonderland adventure.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Natalie, Thank you so much for your kind words. We really want people to experience the place like you did...and enjoy it! Words like yours make all the work worth it. I will pass your review on to our housekeeper and to the guy that keeps up the lawn. Please return sometime with your niece. The bunnies and deer do add a lot to your mornings! All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Perfect location for access to all of Whidbey

  • 5 of 5

Easy to find location with a nice buffer of land. Plenty of flora and fauna and a nice view of the property from the rear deck. Clean place with everything in working order. I like it and will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jay, Thank you so much for your review! It warms our hearts when people find our cottage to their liking. I will pass your review on to our housekeeper as well, as she likes to know she is doing a good job. We do hope you'll visit again. All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Location

Meerkerk Rhododendren Gardens right next door, Loganberry festival, Choochokum Arts Festival, Ebey's Prairie

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Greenbank, Whidbey Island

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
low
18 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£276
for 2 nights
From
£97
From
£118
Fri,Sat
£771
£2,111
 
 
standard
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£110
From
£134
Fri,Sat
£812
£2,923
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £41
cleaning fee £81

30.00 per pet is for entire stay, additional pet 30.00
extra person 15.00 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Greenbank in Puget Sound

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis

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