Langley, in-Town on 1st St., Quiet Privacy, High Bank, View
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Langley house description
LA BALEINE (pronounced la-ba-len)
(French for 'The Whale').
Residents of Langley watched with admiration as this spacious landmark home was being built in 2002. Its large lawn slopes down to overlook the waters of the Saratoga Passage from a high bank location. Great Blue Herons rest and roost high in the stand of tall Douglas fir trees on the west, and neighbors on the east are shielded from sight by a bucolic hazelnut grove. Deer frequently meander on the grounds and eagles soar by to check out the waters below the bluff.
Several pods of Orcas live in the Langley area year-round; and when the gray whales come through they gouge divots in the shrimp flats which surround Whidbey Island. There is a chance of hearing them and even looking down to see one browsing below the bank.
The interior was designed with a traditional touch, yet a warm, open ambiance which is clean and non-fussy, with very stable in-floor heat. Fireplaces grace the cozy living area, kitchen and the spacious master bedroom as well as the Great Room. Wood clad cathedral ceilings and pole beams create space overhead. The gourmet kitchen provides lots of elbow room around the center island for friends and family to supervise the chef. The spacious master bedroom suite with spare bedroom enjoys upstairs privacy while the Queen bedroom is on the main floor beside the bathroom. The king and queen beds offer memory foan comfort.. Each room, and even the jetted tub in the master bath, provides terrific views of water, mountains and greenery, and there are decks everywhere you'd like to have one.
The Port Cochere:
This breezeway provides covered parking .
If you need more room see Homeaway #973042 for our Attached Unit, The Heron Suite On 1st St..
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La Baleine is located right in Langley Town:
First St. is the waterfront street of Langley, and our lovely house is just a block above the elegant Inn at Langley. It is an easy stroll down to the restaurants, fine shops, art and artists of all kinds, to the beach in the center of town, and to the harbor with boating access. You will always find something to do and some event going on in this friendly place, including major events such as Django Fest, Choochokam, Welcome the Whales, Farmers Markets, the Whidbey Island Fair and so much more. There is a nice Library, Movie theater, Kayak, Moped and Bicycle rentals, Wine tasting, a choice of Churches, DIY glass blowing, WICA Center for the Arts and the Children's Theater. Drewslist and the Island County Community Web are two good sources for lots of current local information.
Let us host Your Vacation:
Spend your special time on Whidbey enjoying your vacation in spacious La Baleine and you will benefit from real value in an unbeatable location. You're sure to agree that this is the best place you can think of to get up and to go to bed and to spend those spare, laid-back moments.
To book your dates on our calendar please phone Karen, our on-island, representative at the number shown, or e-mail her (see the Contact Information Section of this listing).
Have a great vacation!
Keywords: Large, Newer, Big Lawn, Peaceful, Gourmet Kitchen, Warm Ambiance, Overlooks Puget Sound, Top of 1st Street, Clean, Stroll Down the hill to the Action in Downtown Langley, Wildlife, Whale Watching, Trees and Flowers.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Gas Fireplace:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Covered Parking
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Our large lawn is a great place to sunbathe on a blanket when the weather is nice, and feel free to use the additional deck on the utility building. Parking is permitted on the grassy shoulder of 1st St. as well as on the driveway. There is ground level entrance in the port cochere. In the park downtown is a large bell which you should ring if you see a whale....moreless
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
Location & View
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- From your deck watch Great Blue Herons in the tall fir trees which flank the property, Watch for Whales, You can Hike or Stroll in town or out - Langley is hilly but a great Walking Town and a challenge to Bicyclists, Many Theatrical, Orchestral and Choral Groups and Local Bands offer frequent Performances and Concerts, even in Winter, There are several Farmers' Markets, Langley Churches welcome you, Blow your own glass pieces in town, Enjoy Wine-tasting, South Whidbey Island offers many attractions including Parks and the quaint town of Coupeville, Exciting day trips are available, See dramatic Deception Pass,Take the ferry to Port Townsend, Even tour the Wild Olympic Peninsula or Visit Victoria and Vancouver Island, B.C. while you are here in the natural beauty and maritime wonders of the Puget sound, Seattle is a short ferry trip away. A treasure trove of things to do awaits you, if you can tear yourself away from the quiet and simple relaxation of lovely La Baleine. Enjoy!...moreless
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A splendid stay
A splendid stay
I had the great good fortune to stay 3 nights at La Baleine in the summer of 2011. I particularly enjoyed the quiet at night – soothing sounds from the bay were a perfect sleeping potion. During the day, the views from the various decks and porches are spectacular, and birds, deer and other forest critters frequently visit the property. The large common rooms are cozy and comfortable, as well. The residence is only steps away from downtown Langley and its amenities. La Baleine is easy to find, easy to feel at home in, and difficult to leave behind.
- Guest Lee (Seattle,WA)
- Date of stay 07/28/11
- Review Submitted 04/10/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, age 55+.
WEEKLY RATE: YOUR 7TH NIGHT IS FREE. 2-8 PERSONS MINIMUM STAY SPRING Apr 01 - June 09 $375 2 nights SUMMER Jun 10 - Sept 11 $395 3 nights FALL Sep 12 - Oct 31 $375 2 nights WINTER Nov 01 - Mar 31 $350 2 nights MEM.DAY, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR'S $395 3 nights Maximum 8 guests Cleaning fee $100 WA Taxes 10.7% Refundable Damage Deposit Required. Ask Karen about extended stays
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We searched almost the entire USA for a location to cherish, and finally chose Langley, an old-fashioned neighborly town of friendly people. I chatted with a visiting veterinarian as we crossed paths on the street one day , and when she learned that we own a home in Langley she blurted out 'OMG, you mean you get to enjoy all this beauty every day!?!'' Well, in fact, we hope some day to find a way to live here ourselves, but meanwhile we want to offer the experience of La Baleine to other dreamers and travelers. Dan & Marie-Laure Bessesen
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Rail fence fronts La Baleine. Saratoga Passage is seen through the Port Cochere.
The Great Room is ready for you. A small bar features a sink.
There's plenty of room to chat in and watch the world from the gourmet kitchen.
Enjoy this north view while you have a picnic lunch or evening tete-a-tete.
East view of Cascades over the huge rhododendron bush and hazelnut grove.
A fine oak king bedstead with memory foam mattress waits to soften you to sleep.
Downstairs is a bedoom fit for a queen with foam mattress to match. Bath beside
Looking uphill from Downtown (Anthes St.) La Baleine is at the top of 1st St.
Looking up at La Baleine from the bluff overlooking the Saratoga Passage.
Terrific water views from the living room and dining area.
Lots of Room in Kitchen with Open Ceiling and Pole Beam.
Telephoto of Mt. Baker over Camano Island to the north.
Telephoto of Cascades over the mainland to the east.
From the master bedroom and its deck the view is magnificent.
Enter the master bath - a jetted tub is just around the corner.
A young stag lies under a hawthorne tree. Reminder- sign up at (206) 550-3676
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