Let's face it. We've all booked a cabin, cottage, or even hotel that looked and sounded amazing, only to discover once you arrived there, those online photos were heavily manipulated, and the descriptions/amenities wildly exaggerated. This is one place you don't have to worry about. It actually exceeded our expectations.
Several weeks earlier, my mother passed away, and my wife and I were just looking for a quiet place to get away for a few days. Whidbey Island has always been our go-to place. After just a 20-minute ferry ride, it feels as though you've traveled to a destination island. On this trip we just wanted to spend some quality, quiet time. And for us, staying at a beach house was #1 on our criteria list.
This cabin was absolutely perfect. It is a beautiful cabin, both inside and out. The list of amenities covered all of our needs, and then some. The cabin is located on Bells Beach in a very small, quiet community. There is an unobstructed view of Saratoga Passage, And if you're into birding, you'll see a wide variety of seabirds and shorebirds. During our stay there was also a Great Blue Heron that hung out at the beach and also on the seawall.
The one feature of the cabin that I really enjoyed was the covered patio, especially because it rained off an on during our stay. As a novelist, finding quiet places to write is always high on my priority list. Sitting under that large covered patio looking out at the water and hearing the seabirds created the perfect ambiance to write, and also reflect.
Would I stay at the place again? Absolutely. Would I recommend this place to others? Absolutely
Note: This was my first time using TripAdvisor to book lodging. It was seamless and trouble-free.
Finally, thanks Cinthia, for a wonderful place to stay.
This home is located on Bells Beach on Whidby Island. It is fully appointed with cooking utensils, and plenty of chairs on the covered lanai. The beach before you is an open stretch of water. We even saw three orcas swimming by. We could hear them breathing and calling each other. I would say the only drawback is that the bed is not a qween bed, but the linens were lovely. We had one conversation with a friendly neighbor, but otherwise we were very secluded, which is what we wanted.
Our cabin was as advertised. Great sound view, quiet and peaceful. The cabin was appropriated very nicely with a well stocked bathroom and kitchen. Internet and TV available. Very clean. Great place for a laid back vacation for a couple with easy access to Whidbey Island. Cinthia kept in constant touch before our arrival and we were very comfortable with her. We will be back.
This was such a wonderful and relaxing getaway. We loved the house and our stay in Whidbey. Such a wonderful location, right on the water and on a quiet street. We even saw eagles and whales, which we could watch while sitting in the backyard and living room. The home was wonderful! We had a relaxing stay in this very clean and well-designed cabin. It has everything you need, is tastefully updated, and the bed and furniture are incredibly comfortable. The views of Saratoga Passage, Camano Head, and the Cascades were astounding. The owners have thought of every detail and it shows. The home provides every utensil needed to make delicious meals. We also enjoyed grilling outside and sipping wine while roasting marshmallows in the fire pit overlooking the water. The ability to walk down a few steps and on to the beach was priceless and we enjoyed many long walks and explorations during low tide (mid-day). This little home is perfect for a couple and has it all. It is at a very accessible location, close to Langley and Freeland, but feels very secluded, private and tucked away at the same time. Highly recommend. The owner made it very easy for us to check in and enjoy their beautiful home and we can't wait to return! Next time we’ll bring our kayaks to launch from the backyard.