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Saratoga Guest Cottage. Quiet & Tranquil Hideaway, Mnt & Ocean View

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Saratoga Guest Cottage. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

A beautiful hide-a-way, tucked in the trees. Lovely filtered views of the Olympic range and Holmes Harbor. Clean and peaceful. Just 8 miles from Langley, 6 miles from Freeland and conveniently near biking and hiking trails. Private beach just a short 10 minute walk away through beautiful trails just off your door-step.

The guest house is clean and tidy and nicely decorated with lovely little nooks for a quiet glass of wine or a good read and also equipped with a small office area. There is a patio for sitting outside on a summer evening.

Wildlife and nature abound on this property. Watch the deer, rabbits, eagles and native birds and listen to the sounds of seals, and the frogs in the nearby pond as you fall asleep...... or just close the window for silence.

Most cell phones work here. There is TV, Dish, wireless internet. Also a fully equipped kitchen.

We will consider allowing a dog to stay on a case by case basis.

Whidbey Island is just a 15 minute ferry-ride from the mainland in Mukilteo. It is close to the city of Seattle and Vancouver but very rural and quiet. Nearby you will find beaches, biking and hiking trails, golf courses, sailing and pleasant seaside towns. Most of all you will find peaceful tranquility.

We are located just 8 miles from Langley with its shops, restaurants, theaters, music and public beaches. Langley has a pleasant downtown with great walking streets for strolling.

We are just 6 miles from Freeland where you will find a more-than-adequate shopping center for all your daily needs and also Double Bluff beach, a lovely and seemingly endless, dog friendly beach.

Bayview is also just 6 miles away with art galleries, a bicycle shop and a garden nursery as well as a summer-long Saturday farmers market.

To the North is Greenbank farm with café, wine shop, art galleries, and cheese shop in a beautiful wetlands setting. And, Coupeville is another lovely seaside town shops, restaurants and is the home of the famous Penn Cove mussels. Near Coupeville is the historic Ebeys Landing and the Keystone ferry where you can access Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula.

Deception Pass is on the north end of the Island and a truly spectacular place to visit with camping, beaches and state park. If you travel over the bridge at Deception Pass which connects Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands you are just 10 minutes from Anacortes: a quaint seaside town with a busy and attractive harbor, antique stores and restaurants.

More Details

Owner
Ashlyn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Ashlyn

Trained as a chef in Seattle, I was happy to move to Whidbey Island to live among the wineries, farms, and stunning water and mountain views. Along with the Saratoga Guest Cottage, I run a small B&B that shares the same property as the cottaage. My golden retriever, Tabasco and I look forward to hosting your stay!

Ashlyn purchased this cottage in 2012

What makes this cottage unique

The Saratoga Guest Cottage sits on over 2 acres of land with trails cutting through fern gulleys and edible berry bushes that lead down to a private beach. There are serene views from the cottage of Holmes Harbor and the Olympic Peninsula. With west facing views, there are many opportunities for spectacular sunsets.

The Saratoga Guest Cottage is a birders paradise. Many bald eagles, crossbill finches, pileated woodpeckers and herons can be seen on the property. Don't be surprised if you hear the playful bark of a harbor seal during your stay!

Amenities

Langley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Saratoga Guest Cottage. Quiet & Tranquil Hideaway, Mnt & Ocean View
average rating of 4.840909 based on 44 reviews
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The Saratoga Guest Cottage is a thoughtful & beautiful space. Everything is just as you said it would be. Thank you, Ashlyn!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saratoga Guest Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very relaxing. I enjoyed the stay and accommodation. Everything was awesome. The main bed was a little too firm for my taste I prefer a softer bed although I will stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The town of Whidbey and surrounding islands have a lot to offer but this place....nothing really!

  • 1 of 5

Having never been to Whidbey Island, I relied only on the pictures and details listed which in my opinion were a fraud! . First red flag... The map shows this place on or close to the beach...Note, it is no where near the beach nad no views worth noting!

2nd...The awesome basketball court has been converted to a garden. This is not a kid friendly place, it's far from everything and nothing to do on site (unless you want to hike through a bunch of private properties in tick invested woods)

3rd.. the pictures of the beach "access" is over a 1 mile steep graded hill you must be in great shape to get there! . No cars on the trail and no beach access, the gazebo may be good for something but as a visitor I can't imagine what???

4th...This place only has 1 bed!! The twin bed is (not a twin bed) and tucked in the closet of the bedroom. My 10 year old didn't fit in it (thank god, my husband and I like to sleep separately) . Both my kids had to sleep on the couches, I wouldn't go on vacation expecting anyone to sleep on the couch!!!!

The town of Whidbey and surrounding islands have a lot to offer, but this place....not really!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am saddened to read this review because it truly is important to me that my guests have a nice stay. In this case, neither guest nor I enjoyed the visit. I would like to address some of the problems that Michelle listed. 1. There are photos of the view on the site. The cottage has peak a boo views, through Douglas fir trees, that look out over Holmes Harbor and the Olympic mountains. West facing views allow for beautiful sunsets that many of my guests rave about. The cottage is a 10 minute walk to a private community beach. You may use the trails that surround the 2 1/2 acre property or walk on the paved road. Many guests love this option, but if walking isn't your thing, there are other public beaches that you can drive to. 2. There is no mention of a basketball court in the description. Several years ago it was turned into a raised garden area with bistro tables and lights. Michelle's son's had a basketball and tore down and broke the lights, tore down trellises from planted pots that climbed to the hoop and moved tables and plants so they could play in this area. I contacted Michelle right away and told her that I would have to charge her for the broken lights, but did not charge her for my time to repair the damage in the garden court. 3. I do include pictures of the beach on the website so you can see what it looks like once you take the 10 minute walk. I have never seen a tick on anyone, including my dog, in the 5 years that I have lived here. Most of my visitors really enjoy their visits to the beach (especially in summer where you can eat wild berries along your walk :) 4. My description of the bed situation is accurate on the VRBO site. One queen bed, one twin bed and a sofa bed that sleeps 2. It is a one bedroom unit with a 4 person max. Until this review, the only response that I have had from Michelle is that she apologized for the damage that they caused and had a nice stay so I am really surprised that she had such a bad time without speaking to me while she stayed here so that I could help answer questions to make her stay nicer. I leave homemade cookies, a personalized welcome letter and a guidebook that I write myself and update every year. I am easily available by phone or a short walk away to the B&B that shares the same 2 1/2 acre property. This is my first negative review since I have been in business and I feel that both this guest and I would be happier if she stayed elsewhere in the future.
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Very clean and comfortable as well as warm and homie.

  • 5 of 5

It has a beautiful view and close to many great locations.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and quiet home in tucked away neighborhood with beautiful view. Ashlyn is a wonderful host and has thought of everything. Will rent again!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fit the bill perfectly

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was move in ready to go! Comfortable and clean. Fit my needs perfectly for my weekend stay. The chickens and rooster were adorable and the cookies incredibly tasty. Thanks for accomodating me and my dogs!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Langley Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

Check in is 3 pm or later, Check out is 11 am
There is a 3 night minimum during a holiday
There is a 2 week cancellation policy
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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