Eagle's Landing Log Cabin 109 Years Old
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
The charming Log Cabin was built by a ship builder and his three sons. They used it as a fishing cabin. They heated it with the rock fireplace and an old stove that they built out of an expandable steel barrel. The stove is still on the property. The cabin was built on four acres in the midst of the 'Old Growth Trees,' and the rolling landscape. It is very secluded and private. There was a fire on the island in 1910, but most of the trees around the cabin, and the cabin itself were spared. There are many interesting stories about the cabin and various people who called it home. The stories are in a book in the cabin.
The fireplace was falling in when we bought the cabin. There are original pictures in the book. It had to be dismantled and rebuilt. A wonderful rock mason from Yugoslavia rebuilt it, and most of the stones came from an underground spring that was discovered on the island at the Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor. Oak Harbor is at the top of the island. There are several tons of rock still on the property since there are plans to add a downstairs bedroom.
We tried to keep within the period of the early 1900s in the kitchen. There is a replica of an old wood stove, but it is electric. The old sink came out of a house in Seattle that was being torn down.
There was a ladder to the sleeping loft, but now a set of stairs that was carved out of one tree. The old ladder is now in the bathroom. It can be used to store suitcases above the washer and dryer. We have chosen mostly antiques for the furniture. They have a special charm. Each piece has a story.
The beds are new and comfey. There is an extra foam mattress under the queen bed and plenty of bedding in the drawers under the twin and a half captain's bed. There is a queen size blow up mattress and the pump in a suitcase in the shed. The downstairs sofa is not a futon, even though it looks like one, it sleeps well too, with a new mattress.
The kitchen is fully stocked with small appliances; waffle iron, (spray it with Pam), a blender, toaster, crock pot, pressure cooker and various iron skillets. The large stainless steel pots for soup or stock pots are under the kitchen sink. There are plenty of utensils. There is a hot water dispenser lever at the kitchen sink. It has to be pumped a little if it hasn't been used in a while. Great for a quick cup of tea.
Be sure to take a tub bath in the footed bathtub sometime during your stay. When the windows are open, it feels as if you are bathing in the middle of the forest. The only onlookers will be Willow, the mama deer and her fawn Fern. There is bubble bath under the bathroom sink.
The gas grill is new and you are welcome to use it, or you can cook over the open fire pit. Smores are especially yummy at night at the pit. There are modified golf clubs turned into marshmellow holders. Listen for the owl, who hoots for a while in the evenings. The eagle's cry is a rare but memorable sound. When you are hiking the property to the State Park, see if you can find their nest. They nest very high, in the tops of 80-120 ft trees. They are absolutely amazing. Some information about their habits are in a book in the cabin.
There is wood stacked beside the 'little people door' outside the living room. You may have to gather some kindling, but we will try to provide you with some in the tall blue metal kindling can, next to the wood pile. It is easy to get a fire going.
Beware of the electric wall furnaces. They will catch things too close on fire, if anything gets in front of them, even furniture. We learned this from 1st hand experience.
We hope you are blessed as you stay in our little cabin.
LuAnn and Deb, Best Friends Forever
Keywords: Historic, Log Cabin, Big Woods, Trails, Rustic, Kayaking, Island Beauty, Antique Furniture, Private, Kid Friendly, Romantic, Writer's Cabin, Eagle's nest, Beach, Snorkeling, Bike Trails, Camping, Loft
- Vacation Rental
Pets Not Allowed:
Please do not ask about having a dog in the cabin. My husband is so allergic to dogs and cats that he does into anaphylactic shock at any exposure. It doesn't matter how clean your dog is, my husband could die....moreless
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- CD Player
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Trails to South Whidbey State Park, which is where the beautiful beach on the West Side of the Island is located. Sunsets, snorkeling, hiking, views to San Juan Islands. There is a compass in the cabin in the kitchen. Stay West and you will reach the state park and you can walk down the trail to the beach. ...moreless
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A sweet retreat
A sweet retreat
Our family of 3 greatly enjoyed this small getaway in the woods. The weather wasn't cooperative for a lot of hiking, but was perfect for hanging out playing board games, reading and sipping tea- which was exactly what we needed. Proximity to parks and beaches - 10-15 minutes drive- made it an easy place to explore during the short NW spring weather windows of April. We posted a few pics to FB, and have several friends asking for more info, so booking may become tighter. Thanks so much for making this snug getaway available.
- Guest Island Hopper
- Date of stay 04/19/13
- Review Submitted 04/24/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
We had a wonderful time. The cabin was all Luanne said it was. We are looking forward to another stay. I loved the view from the bathtub, and the kitchen stove was adorable. Every possible detail attended too and Ron (the caretaker) was very helpful with advise on where to go for some nice walks. Thanks so much!
- Guest Noreen C.
- Date of stay 04/16/13
- Review Submitted 04/22/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
Oh my goodness the attention to details is amazing. All we had to do was strike a match to get the fire going. Well stocked kitchen in terms of appliances, pans and utensils also many dry goods available. The environment was just perfect and cozy for an anniversary weekend with my husband. Note to new visitors in the fall & winter, when you arrive the cabin may be cold I mean freezing - don't be alarmed it gets very toasting in just a few minutes with the heat and fireplace going. And for those from the city, it takes a bit getting used to the lack of window coverings my husband was a bit alarmed when he realized there weren't any but the landscape is the privacy and he was fine after he settled in and realized the Tv is for movies only - sorry honey no football to watch only radio which he enjoyed (well actually he played the game on his phone and connected to the ipod player and he would wander over to check out an occasional re-play - again city tech boy). What else can I say it was just perfect. It was POURING the weekend we were there so we didn't get to enjoy the fire pit - maybe next time! Oh and make sure to read the cabin story and check our the photos! Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you Luann for sharing your amazing cabin.
- Guest NWTraveler
- Date of stay 11/16/12
- Review Submitted 11/28/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: Wow Steve and LeAna, I just saw your sweet review of the cabin. Thank you so much. You were so kind and we would love to have you come back. Bless you, LuAnn
Our Perfect Holiday Retreat.
Our Perfect Holiday Retreat.
A Massive Thank You to Luann and Co for making this this little cabin into the perfect getaway Haven!! We have stayed at so many different types of holiday homes over the last 20 years,this is by far the best we've stayed in!! Everything discribed is 110% accurate!! If peace, quiet and relaxation is what you're looking for, then this is the place to be. Everything you need is here, all you need is your clothes and Car!! We will be most definitely be back in the very near future!! Many Thanks and More, Mike and Lisa Whittaker, Weston super Mare, Somerset, UK.
- Guest Mike W.
- Date of stay 07/28/12
- Review Submitted 10/11/12
Owner response: Thank you so much do choosing our little cabin. The door will always be open to you. Blessings LuAnn
We had just an amazing time at this cabin! It's been completely restored with all the amenities of today's modern living while maintaining a very cabin-like feel. We really felt like we had taken a step back in time. Nearly everything is provided for a care-free stay in a tucked away private location. It was very clean and well maintained. We have very fond memories of our stay at the cabin and plan to return sometime soon.
- Guest Marc M.
- Date of stay 09/01/12
- Review Submitted 09/20/12
Owner response: Dear Ones, Thank you so much for your kind words about the cabin. I didn't see them until just now. Sorry for not responding sooner. Please come back and stay at the cabin anytime. Blessings, LuAnn
Haven of rest and relaxation
Haven of rest and relaxation
Eagle's Landing was a very pleasant surprise! It was a modernized version of "Little House on the Prairie" and a cozy "Hobbit" house! It had all the modern conveniences in a peaceful, rustic setting. I loved sitting on the front porch early in the morning, listening to the birds. It was close to town so we stocked up at the grocery store and cooked most of our meals. Would highly recommend it to anyone seeking peace and quiet in a beautiful wooded setting.
- Guest sue
- Date of stay 09/05/12
- Review Submitted 09/10/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We hope that you will come back to see us again. Bless you, LuAnn
Heaven on Earth
Heaven on Earth
Oh, LouAnn, this place was so wonderful. The pictures didn't do it justice. All of the little details, the perfect little touches, the candles, the decor, all the "I wonder if they have..." Yes! You did!! We felt like you made this haven just for us. My sister and I loved our stay here and you did everything just as we would have if it were our own. Now, it feels like it IS our own, and we plan to return on a regular basis for ever and ever, AMEN! Your new caretakers are the most lovely and charming couple and we look forward to becoming friends. They clearly love your home as well. What a gift! Thank you so much!!
- Guest mosie
- Date of stay 06/22/12
- Review Submitted 07/17/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: Dear Maureen, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Please come back and stay at the little cabin soon. Blessings, LuAnn
We'll be back!
We'll be back!
Just stayed one night but really enjoyed the time we were there. Beautiful little cabin in the woods with lots of piece and quiet. Love the story of perserverance behind the cabin too.
- Guest Dennis W.
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 07/11/12
Owner response: It was a pleasure to have you. We hope to have you again sometime. I'm glad that we could accomidate you. Blessings, LuAnn
Perfect Honeymoon Getaway
Perfect Honeymoon Getaway
Everything was wonderful! We planned a romantic getaway to this amazing hidden paradise. We loved everything about it. As we drove down the driveway and the cabin came into view, I could barely wait to jump out of the car! It is as charming and lovely as the pictures show. Luann was amazing from the first email, so sweet and caring, she made us feel like family! The kitchen has everything you need, there was firewood waiting for us outside, plenty of linens and the sweetest of small details, shampoos, bubble bath, little extras in the cupboard. We enjoyed listening to classical music on the radio while we sat by the fire and relaxed. Everything was just perfect! Thank you Luann for everything - I'm sorry that I am just writing this now! We will definitely be back, we can't wait to stay here again!!! J&K
- Guest J & K
- Date of stay 02/16/12
- Review Submitted 06/28/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: We loved having you there and can't wait for your return. Bless you, LuAnn
Great cabin in the woods!
Great cabin in the woods!
This was a perfect setting for a peaceful getaway on Whidbey Island. The cabin has been lovingly restored and picture perfect with every amenity you could possibly need. We very much enjoyed our stay and would love to visit again in the summer. Thank you, Luanne!
- Guest Kelli
- Date of stay 02/10/12
- Review Submitted 02/21/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: Please come back in the summer, it is another feel in the cabin. The flowers are blooming all around, just waiting for you.
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2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
We have a $75.00 cleaning fee for every reservation.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: My name is LuAnn and I am a psychotherapist in private practice in Atlanta, Ga. My best friend is Deb, she is the Director of Nursing at a hospital here in Atlanta. I had visited Seattle on business and thought it was beautiful. During the summer of 2006, I decided to take a sabbatical from my practice to rest and finish writing a book. My husband, Sid, was going to be busy for several weeks of the summer. My son, Jacob was going to be in Army Boot Camp. He has safely returned from a one year deployment in Afghanistan. Thank God. Deb came to visit me in 2006 and we decided to try to find a place to buy on the island. The cabin was scheduled for the wrecking ball. The ball is still in the front yard. We decided to rescue the lovely old structure. We also found that if we wanted it done on budget and on time, we would have to learn to do it ourselves. It took three years. We flew out from Georgia at least 8 times a year and stayed as long as we could. Sometimes it was like Laurel and Hardy! Sometimes it was like Bob Villa and Norm. We learned how to work 16 different saws and 10 other electric tools, not to mention the hand tools. I went from high heels to steel toed boots. Deb went from business suits to bib overalls. We are both over 50 years old, so this was a real stretch. Sometimes we still can't believe we did it.
Why the Owner Chose Greenbank:
We wanted a place on the west coast. Washington is clean and beautiful. The color of the ocean is indiscribable. The fishing in the fall is amazing. Many fishermen/women have pulled 14-28 pound salmon from the shore. We hope to fill our freezers up this year. Most islanders have 600 pounds in their freezers by the end of the season. Fishing off the shore is what most people do. There are fishing poles in the shed. You can take your frozen catch onto an airplane if you put it into a regular cooler, no styrophome allowed. The outside refrigerator happens to freeze everything, so feel free to use it.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
When my husband and I come to the cabin it is a time to really concentrate on each other, with few distractions. When Deb and our other girlfriends visit, it is a time to laugh, talk, cook or not cook, stay up late to watch movies or read. We dance, sing and pray together. There are so many amazing sights to see on the island. If you are very athletic and want to ride bikes, there are bikes in the shed. The hills are big on the island. Call me for the combination to the lock.
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Front of the Log Cabin Set on 4 Acres in the Big Woods. Lots of Privacy
Stairs to the Sleeping Loft Carved from One Fallen Tree. Dining Table Seats 6.
Eat in Kitchen. a Great Place to Watch the Hummingbirds and Drink Coffee
Comfy Queen Bed with Soft Sheets, Feather Comforter and Quilt
Living Room with the 22 Ft Rock Fireplace. Original Walls and Ceiling Joists
Kitchen with Replica Wood Stove, Really Electric! Antique Kitchen Sink
This is the Cat Walk to the Sleeping Loft. it Feels Like a Tree House
Antique Footed Tub/Shower. Sink Carved from a Piece of Granite
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