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


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

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LuAnn Callaway
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

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.

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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Greenbank Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Claw foot tub with shower. Bubble bath, shampoo and hand soap is supplied. 2 hotel quality robes for your convenience.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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
Historic Restored Cabin located on 4 acres in serene Old Growth Trees. State Park forest borders Property. Deer, Eagles, Owls and small birds abound.


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average rating of 4.919355 based on 63 reviews

Beats my past stays at prior cabins by far

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was a perfect retreat, we had no trouble with anything at all, it was nicely equipped with all you could need, nice and clean cabin, beautifully decorated. We will definitely be coming back and making it a yearly activity.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. You were such great guests and we would love to have you come back anytime. We love sharing the cabin with folks like you and Yessica.
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Absolutely Magnificent

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An enjoyable stay off the beaten path, conveniently located near amenities and activities.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi James, 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. LuAnn
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Whidbey Heaven

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cabin is perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is beautiful. Its clean, cozy, inviting, the whole package. We rented it for Christmas and the first day we arrived, it snowed. It was like something out of a story book. It's super cozy, romantic, warm, and relaxing. We had a fire going everyday and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The owner was also amazing, communicative, and helpful. I will definitely be booking again!.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a great way to spend my birthday weekend in this cozy little cabin! We will definitely be returning in the spring or summer!!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carrie, It was such a joy to have you at the cabin. Please come back. We love having folks like you. Blessings, 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.


Rates & Availability

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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