Super private & comfortable retreat.
Bob & Patti Jones
About Bob & Patti Jones
We are Bob & Patti Jones, and are retired and enjoy working around our home & property. We have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 horses and a pair of eagles that claim to the nest tree about 150 feet from the cottage. We live on site, close enough to provide you with great service, but far enough to provide you with screening and privacy. We love Whidbey Island and never wish to live anywhere else. We both enjoy gardening, tending to our bee hives, the beach and watching sunsets.
Bob & Patti Jones purchased this Cottage in 1993
Why Bob & Patti Jones chose Oak Harbor
In 1993 we sought acreage with nesting eagles, a view, room enough for horses. We have never been disappointed! There are hundreds of eagles and other raptors on the island. We are especially fond of "our eagles" that have called this space home for many years. It is a privileged to be witness to nest building, fierce territoriality protection, experience the mating season, and the hopefulness of successful eaglet rearing. Babies grow close to adult size when they begin their first flights. To see this part of their lives has been a privdledge, and a highlight of our summers. The view of the water continues to amaze us year after year. We love that no matter where you travel on Whidbey, you can see water from so many places. The beaches are not crowded, even on a sunny weekend. We enjoy taking our dogs to select beaches where we can let them run without bothering anyone. Clam digging and crabbing are very popular as well as beach fishing for salmon. Often guests love to just hang out, listen to the birds, enjoying the privacy of it all. With the ocean breeze we are not bothered by fly's and mosquitoes. The fire pit is a great place to relax, have a glass of wine, and roast hotdogs & marshmallows. We formerly owned a plant nursery here on site. This may explain the abundance of landscaped area, with such a diversity in trees, shrubs, and flowers. With all this space, we have not run out of places to plant things, and amazingly enough, we still add something every year. For those who enjoy wandering through the gardens, we are happy you take the time. If your a gardener and have questions about anything, we are excited to speak with you. We enjoy being very private as well as very social, so our guests set the tone of their stay here. We enjoy wildlife and love that we can see so much here. There is an abundance of song birds, raptors, rabbits, and deer that are ever present. We hope you will enjoy it too.
What makes this Cottage unique
There are so many fun shops, so many trails, so many beaches who could get board? In spring the whale migration is amazing. Summers host many festivals, farmers markets, and park concerts. Kayaking can be done just about anywhere with numerous beach accesses and many rentals available. Winters are quiet but mild so one can get out for hikes, beach combing even then. Of course there is a plethora of more idea as well. AND YET, its so convenient to a selection stores close by so you can get just about anything one needs without much effort. Whidbey also has a lot of great food and restaurants to suit everyone's pallet. All these things make vacationing on Whidbey easy.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Perfect Island Hideaway
We loved our stay here at the cottage. It was an ideal getaway for the holiday weekend and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful place or more accommodating hosts. They place was spectacular and the prefect retreat from our lives in the city. Quite ideal and close to the best adventures that Whidbey has to offer. The animals were a wonderful bonus and treat to have around!
Its just a pleasure to share what we have here on Whidbey with our guests. The gardens are looking great, and lots of flowers in bloom. We try really hard to make sure many details are added to the cottage to make it a special retreat for you. For so many, getting away is never as often or as long as one would like, so our part is to make it as memorable, comfortable and cozy, and clean as possible. We love the privacy and the sounds of all the birds singing, as well as all the other critters on the farm! And of course the location is so near to everything one would want to see and do on Whidbey. We really hope you will come back again and again!
Bob & Patti Jones
Amazing! Absolutely loved the little house and property! The house had everything you would need.
Owners were very responsive and pleasant to work with
Thank you so much, and it is a pleasure to have both of you as well! You are both very gracious and wonderful guests. We DO hope you will return and spend more time on our wonderful Whidbey Island!!!!
Bob & Patti Jones
Clean housing, friendly owners
Good experience while here x3 months. Owners are friendly and location is great.
Great Location, Comfortable Cottage
This was our first time to Whidbey Island and we look forward to the next trip. Patti and Bob were very responsive and accommodating. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. Patti shared sea glass hunting secrets with us and we brought home some cool finds. We would stay again.
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was really fun to have both of you. We are happy the sun came out in all its glory so you could see parts of the island and the surrounding two mountain ranges. The glass/rock hunting trip was so much fun, I really enjoyed showing you my secret spot only a couple miles away. AND it was a real bonus for you to be able to take a enclosed cabin whale watching boat out. What a way to greet the New Year, and see both a Gray Whale and a pod of Orca Whales to boot! A hand full of days is great, but one could use a couple of weeks easily to see the sites that Whidbey Island has to offer. I hope you will plan a summer vacation here, we would love to have you back to The Cottage off West Beach.
Beautiful Tiny Home
This home has everything you need and the hosts were very responsive.
We loved out 2 nights in the place. We had our dog with us and he just loved running around the farm
Centrally located on Whidbey Island, close to Ebey's Landing beach, Fort Casey, Home of Penn Cove Shell Fish Muscle Farm (tours), Toby's Tavern - Christopher's - Front Street Grill - The Oyster Catcher restaurants in near by Coupeville. The waterfront of Coupeville is a must for shopping and eating. Island County Historical Society hosts a museum & gallery in town. Bring a flashlight and a kite to Ft. Casey. Explore the underground bunkers, fly a kite from the bluffs, or take a walk on the beach. Home of Whidbey Coffee with 2 storefronts in Oak Harbor. There are so many beach's to explore so close by and the amazing Deception Pass bridge and State Parks that has old growth forests, many diverse beach accesses and a charming lake. Looking for sea glass? Agates? We can point you in the right direction just minutes from the cottage. Many kayak rentals are available throughout Whidbey Island. Sea tours and whale watching boats are a favorite attraction!