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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

log cabin, sleeping loft, bathroom, kitchen, living room sleeps 2-3

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life, in this peaceful woodland cabin retreat. Just 1 hour from Seattle, this very private and secluded cabin in the woods is just a ferry ride away. Your vacation begins with a short 20 minute ferry crossing from Mukilteo to Clinton. You can feel the stress of everyday life melting away the moment the ferry leaves the shore. The perfect quick get-away to celebrate an anniversary, honeymoon or writers retreat.

The kitchen is fully stocked with small appliances; coffee pot, waffle iron, blender, toaster, crock pot, pressure cooker, iron skillets and large stainless steel pots for soup. There are plenty of utensils. The pantry is stocked with many staples, such as flour, sugar, coffee, teas, honey, olive oil, etc. There is a hot water dispenser lever at the kitchen sink. Great for a quick cup of tea.

The cabin can sleep 2-4 people, but is ideally intended for couples. There is 1 queen bed and 1 twin bed together in the upper loft and a comfy sofa in the Living Room. The bedding is new and soft. Plenty of fresh linens and towels are provided. Small shampoos and hand soaps are provided as well. Take a soak in the claw-foot tub during your stay. Bubble bath is under the sink. When the windows are open, it feels as if you are bathing in the midst of the forest. The only onlookers will be “Willow”, the mama deer and her fawn “Fern”. Ideal for bird enthusiast, and hikers. The movie "My Greatest Year" with Steve Martin is a great comedy that documents birding on the island.

Sip on a cup of tea in front of a warm crackling fire, by the large indoor rock fireplace. A fire is always prepped and ready to light upon your arrival. There is wood stacked beside the 'little people door' outside the living room. There is a gas grill on the outside deck. You are welcome to use it, or you can cook over the open fire pit. Smores’ are especially yummy at night. There are modified golf clubs turned into marshmallow roasting sticks available.

In the evenings, listen for the owl hooting to its mate through the trees. The cry of a majestic eagle as it soars overhead is always a memorable sound. When you are hiking the property to the State Park, see if you can find their nest very high up in the tops of 80-120 ft trees. They are absolutely amazing! In the morning, enjoy the tranquility of the property with a cup of coffee out on the front porch, while enjoying the small birds having their breakfast from the feeders. And it’s always entertaining to watch the playful chipmunks in a game of hide-and-go seek.

A bit of the cabin’s history:

This charming Log Cabin on 4 acres was built in 1902 by a ship builder and his three sons, in the midst of an 'Old Growth Forest. They used it as a fishing cabin. There was a fire on the island in 1910, but most of the trees around the cabin, and the cabin itself were spared. It was heated with a rock fireplace and an old stove that was built out of an expandable steel barrel, which is still on the property. When we purchased the cabin in 2007, the fireplace was falling in and had to be dismantled and rebuilt. A wonderful rock mason from Yugoslavia rebuilt it. Most of the stones came from an underground spring discovered on the island at the Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor. There are still several tons of rock on the property, which we hope to someday use to add a downstairs bedroom. There is a photo album in the living room containing many original pictures.

We tried to keep within the period of the early 1900’s in the kitchen. The stove is a replica of an old wood stove, but is actually electric. The old sink came out of a house in Seattle that was being torn down. What used to be a ladder to the sleeping loft is now a set of stairs made from the wood of one large tree milled on the property. The old loft 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 and each piece has a story. There are many interesting stories about the cabin and various people who have called it home.

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, Romantic, Honeymoon, Writer's Retreat, Eagle's nest, Beach, Snorkeling, Bike Trails, Camping, Loft

Birders heaven, ornithologists paradise

More Details

Owner
LuAnn Callaway
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About LuAnn Callaway

My name is LuAnn and I am a psychotherapist in private practice in Atlanta, Ga. My best friend is Deb, 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 and has gone back for a second deployment now. We would love for you to pray for him.

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 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.

LuAnn Callaway purchased this cabin in 2007

Why LuAnn Callaway chose Whidbey Island

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. You can take your frozen catch onto an airplane if you pack it in dry ice and put it into a regular cooler, no styrofoam allowed.

What makes this cabin unique

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. Greenbank is centrally located, making this the perfect vacation base for visiting all of the charming seaside towns in either direction.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My significant other and I were looking for a secluded, relaxing, peaceful place to celebrate our anniversary and both our birthdays. We are both from the PNW and did not want to travel far. For us it was a short drive and ferry ride. This was the perfect place, set far back in the woods in the most beautiful location. From the story of how Eagles Landing came to be, the hard work and love that two best friends put into this place, it was just incredible. Neither of us wanted to go home. It didn't matter if it rained or shined. Hearing the rain hitting the roof while having the fireplace stoked was exactly what we were looking for. I personally loved the bathroom and the old claw tub. There are no curtains or blinds, really they are not needed. While soaking in the tub you can watch the birds fly from tree to tree. Everything listed in the description was very true but to see it in person is even better. The owner was most helpful and we visited a few of the recommended cafe's etc. I cannot wait to go back. We were looking up dates before we even left.
May 2014
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Amenities

Greenbank Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Claw foot tub with shower. Bubble bath, shampoo and hand soap is supplied. 2 hotel quality robes for your convenience.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loft - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , A comfy sofa downstairs in the living room
  • Queen size Bed and twin in upstairs loft. Sofa is in Living Room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Historic Restored Cabin located on 4 acres in serene Old Growth Trees. State Park forest borders Property. Deer, Eagles, Owls and small birds abound.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 55 reviews
5

The cabin was very cozy.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is in a great spot, so quiet and wonderful for bird watching. Everything you need for a great get away is there at your fingertips. The cabin is clean and very well stocked. Me and my husband will be returning!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you loved the cabin and had a good time. Please come back whenever you can. Makes us so happy to have wonderful guests like you!!!
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5

Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This property is EXACTLY what my wife and I had hoped it would be when we decided to get away for a relaxing vacation. So many words can and have been used to describe it: Charming, Peaceful, Serene, etc. and all are accurate.

While the property is secluded enough that the only sounds you hear are the trees rustling in the wind, it's also very convenient to nearby towns each with it's own different feel. It was great to explore the unique shopping, dining and scenery in the area yet return to our own private piece of the island. We watched deer approach the cabin in the morning, had a very cool owl sighting and saw lots of other bird varieties enjoy the setting as much as we did. So many times we've gone somewhere for vacation with a list of places we have to cram in to the schedule. This was the first time for us that we had to convince ourselves to go out and see other attractions as the cabin was the best part of the whole itinerary.

From our initial inquiry about the property through our departure, LuAnn, the property owner, made us feel completely confident in our selection. She replied promptly, was very thorough, and she is so friendly that we felt like we'd already known her for a long time!

I can't say enough how much we loved our stay here. The only disappointment was that we had to leave. We were honestly sad when we had to pull away.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Couldn't have chosen a better place!

  • 5 of 5

The quiet, solitude and peaceful forest surrounds you at this wonderful cabin in the woods. So many small touches throughout the cabin make you feel welcomed and at home. We had a wonderful stay and hope to get back again really soon :)

Tonia

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Truly special

  • 5 of 5

I have been contemplating how to review this property. Yes, it met or exceeded my standards when I search for a vacation rental: clean, comfortable, quiet, convenient. Meeting this criteria, along with the excellent communication from LuAnn, would have earned a 5-star rating. But the fact is - there are not enough stars to adequately rate our stay at the cabin. I would like those contemplating staying here to know one thing-- This Place Is Special. It's that simple - yet too complex to explain. It's a feeling that you have to experience for yourself. We will definitely return. Thank you, LuAnn, for sharing your cabin and your heart.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Monica, This review made me cry. I am so grateful that you felt welcomed and the cabin embraced you like it always does for me. I have not had more lovely guests or ones we would rather have back. You blessed us by your presence. The name you chose for the new faun is perfect. "Flower" or "Flo" will be so befitting her beauty. She might lose her spots by the time you come back, but we will never forget you and your husband, or the joy we've had of hosting you. Please come back soon! Blessings, LuAnn
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Loved all the small details in the cabin. Beautiful setting in nature. We saw a baby fawn grazing steps away and loved listening to an owl.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jacqueline, I am so glad you had a good time. Did I send you the picture of the owl? He is beautiful. White feathers. A Barred owl, small. Please come again! LuAnn
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5

This cabin is simply PERFECT in one word!

  • 5 of 5

Charming, cute and overall just amazing. The owner is very nice and responsive in all correspondence. I had a phone conversation with her when booking this place, and she was so friendly and I loved hearing some of the stories of this place and how it came to be (Thank you for sharing some of the history!).

Upon arrival, we instantly felt all the stress of busy life melt away the moment we drove onto the property. It only got better when we walked inside the cabin. It felt like stepping back to a more simple time. The cabin has a warmth to it, and all the little touches added to that. You can tell a lot of love went into this place from the owners.

Fully stocked kitchen with just about every appliance and dish needed. Falling asleep, and waking up to the quiet sounds of nature was so wonderful! All we heard the entire stay was nature; and nothing else. The nightly bon-fires and smores never got old either. Feels like you are a million miles from anything; but it's close enough to run into town, or explore the island (but really, you won't want to leave!). I could go on and on, but I don't want to give up every little secret this place has to offer.

This place was the perfect getaway to truly rejuvenate and recharge! The only bad thing I can say about this place, is having to say goodbye at the end of the stay :) This will be added as a 'must return to' list for sure. Thank you for opening up your wonderful cabin and sharing it with others!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kyle, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We love sharing the cabin with lovely people like you. We really do hope you will come back time after time. Best, LuAnn
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Seattle/Tacoma Airport code SEA
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Clinton-Mukilteo Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Country Club on the Island, open to public
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Too many to list
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Call Owner for exchange of information. LuAnn Callaway 770 324-5065. Cancellation up to one week prior to occupancy of cabin. Refundable up to 30 days prior to reservation, minus one night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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