|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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 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.
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
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!
I was looking to get away for a nice peaceful weekend with my sisters, and Ashlyn's Saratoga Guest Cottage was the perfect escape! Ashlyn provided everything we could have wanted, from the home-baked cookies to the beautiful decor to the impeccable cleanliness. The cottage itself is situated on a beautiful lot with the option to walk 10 minutes to the water, and it's located just 10 minutes from Langley. We had an amazing time. Thank you, Ashlyn!
Great little hideaway on Whidbey. Looked just like the pictures, plus a cute little rabbit hole entrance into the second bedroom area. Excellent communication with the owner. Would definitely recommend!
Ashlyn was the perfect hostess for our anniversary trip. Her attention to details was so nice!! She made cookies and fresh herb tea as well as putting a 1/2 bottle of champagne and 2 chilled glasses in the refrigerator. I would rank the relaxation factor a 10, as well as doing something fun everyday. The activities in the area are wonderful.
We loved everything about the cottage. Ashlyn has thought of every detail: a kitchen complete with anything a guest could need; comfy sheets (I ordered the same brand when I got home!); abundant information about what to see and do on Whidbey; instructions (with photos!) on how to operate the gas fireplace and unfold the hideabed couch; an extensive and eclectic DVD collection. We hope to return in the Spring!
The apartment was very clean, had great air flow for breezes, and had wonderful lighting (reading lamps everywhere!). The location is excellent and serene. Even the rooster doesn't crow till late in the morning, just in case you want to sleep late :-) The kitchen is very tiny but totally well-equipped and we cooked almost every meal there. All the furnishings and sheets and towels are first-rate ---- we were very pleased overall with the quality. And the amazing thing (as I told Ashlyn) was the completeness of her welcoming book and information sheet. It was the best we have encountered. It was a great place to rest and relax. And we spent our days hiking in the Saratoga Woods nearby, and visiting the Earth Sanctuary which was great. We'll be happy if we have the opportunity to return there.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Saratoga Cottage, which was a great home base for us to use to explore Whidbey Island. We didn't realize when we booked that it is on the property of a B&B, but this turned out to be a plus, as the owner was on the premises & is an experienced hostess. She greeted us warmly, made sure we had everything we needed, then pretty much left us to ourselves, which was what we wanted, but we knew she was accessible if we needed her. There were homemade cookies & ice tea from the herb garden waiting for us when we arrived. The cottage is on the 2nd floor over a garage. It's private, roomy & well-appointed, with many homey touches & beautiful views of the countryside & water. The property has paths and gardens to stroll around, and there is a private beach a short hike away. The shopping/eating areas of Freeland and Langley are a short drive away. Loved it , and hope to go back!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$30 + Tax|
|Cleaning Fee||$50 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Check in is 3 pm or later, Check out is 11 am
There is a 3 night minimum during a holiday