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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

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!


Langley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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Saratoga Guest Cottage. Quiet & Tranquil Hideaway, Mnt & Ocean View
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 52 reviews

Best getaway on Whidbey Island

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely love this place!! It is incredibly clean, spacious for two people, well appointed, and very stylish. It is situated in a quiet wooded area that is only 15-20 minutes away from shopping, walking the beach, or taking a hike. Ashlyn is SO friendly and takes great care of her guests. Where else can you snip a bit of herbs for the dinner you are cooking?! Saratoga Guest Cottage is the perfect getaway spot. We want to go again and again. Thank you Ashlyn!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage with a lovely view

  • 5 of 5

While looking for a weekend getaway for New Year's, I had a tough time narrowing down the pet-friendly places as we planned to take our puppy along. Finally found the Saratoga Guest Cottage which was private and at an ideal location for us. Placed a request to book on VRBO and Ashlyn was prompt with her response. She had a few quick questions regarding our puppy and kindly reminded us that New Year's would be a fireworks holiday. She was quick to respond when I asked about the fireworks situation around the B&B and she approved our stay as soon as we got all the details confirmed.

The cottage is tucked away in a very easy to find and beautiful location. Cozy and comfortable for us and our puppy. Got to meet Ashlyn's lovely golden retriever, Tabasco! She is a beautiful, sweet girl and our puppy had fun getting to know her.

Ashlyn made some wonderful suggestions of places to visit during our stay and they all turned out to be absolutely perfect for us. Would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a B&B close to Langley and not too far from the Clinton - Mukilteo ferry.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect little getaway

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed property with everything you need for a quick little getaway. Ashlyn's prompt and professional service was appreciated.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the best little secret on Whidbey Island! The Saratoga Guest Cottage is sparkling clean, well appointed, beautiful furnishings, (great bed!) and situated in the perfect location to access lots of different places and activities on Whidbey. Ashlyn is a lovely person and an absolutely perfect hostess. Her herb garden is wonderful and she freely shares it. The woods are beautiful to walk in, with just a short drive to a lovely and very long beach. We loved playing with Tabasco (the dog) and loved hearing the chickens as well. Fresh herbal tea and homemade cookies were the icing on the cake. We are definitely going back to this idyllic place. Thank you Ashlyn!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olympia, WA

Just as advertised

  • 4 of 5

Lovely, quiet, and well appointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington

Wonderful cottage and property!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was charming and exactly as described. Ashlyn obviously puts a lot of loving care into creating a fantastic guest experience, from the tea and cookies, to the great island recommendations, to the spotless and well appointed cottage--all was first rate. Highly recommend, and thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenbank Farm
Prima Bistro
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
A gorgeous loop hike that overlooks Admiralty Inlet and the Olympic Peninsula.
Brackenwood Gallery
Mukilteo Coffee Roasters


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $200

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

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

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