About the property
- Cabin700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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
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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 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. 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The Perfect Getaway
This cozy cabin exceeded our expectations! My 6 year old son, my husband, and I needed an escape from traffic and smog and found the perfect destination. My son loved the bridge to the bedroom as it felt like a treehouse to him, I loved the claw foot tub, and my husband enjoyed the nights next to the fireplace. The kitchen was well stocked, the beds were comfortable, and the outdoor scenery was mind blowing. I shared a few pictures with my friends and everyone agreed that this cabin is like one you’d find in a fairytale.
Thank you for sharing your cabin with us! We hope to be back soon!
Beautiful and quiet
Perfect little log cabin! Exactly what I hoped it would be. I proposed to my girlfriend it was so perfect!
We are so glad that you were comfortable at the cabin. Please come back anytime! How about your Honeymoon??
Extremely cute cabin in the woods
The place was great! Perfect place to get away from it all. The owner has made many nice touches to the place that add to the overall ambiance. It’s in a great location. We ended up taking day trips to Fort Casey, the lighthouse, and to Deception Pass. The place is best suited for one couple, but could sleep up to five (2 double beds upstairs and the sofa downstairs). Owner had great communication. Highly recommend.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We would love for you to come back. I would love for you to see the area and the cabin in the summer. It is absolutely pristine. You were wonderful guests. Now you are friends.
We were in need of a break from life, so I booked the cabin on a whim. Great communication with the owner. She gave us great information on local activities, restaurants and more. It was everything we needed and then some. Already planning our next trip!
An enjoyable stay off the beaten path, conveniently located near amenities and activities.
Overall a clean and cozy experience (winter visitor). Be sure to enjoy a warm spa-like bath while taking in a view of the beautiful forest around you. A few dirty dishes put away by previous visitors, an oven that didn't get up to temp. and no kindling or paper to start a fire were the sticking points. Worth a visit. Looks like a good place for 4-6 people in warmer weather.
Thank you for the nice recommendation on the cabin.
So sorry about the lack of newspaper for the fireplace. The fire sticks we purchased are supposed to be lit without removing the paper container they are in. Not sure why that didn’t work this time. If you will come back we will make sure there is a stack of paper by the fireplace. Thanks again for coming.
My son and daughter-in-law live in Oak Harbor. They love the renovations and were so impressed by the love that was put into the cabin. They also enjoyed it's proximity to fun places to shop and dine. They said the bed was a little hard otherwise they'd give it 5 stars.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.