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Grey Whales, seals, and Majestic Mountain views seen from the Deck

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage is no longer available, check our other vacation rental

Our other vacation rental, Herons' Roost, is located between Freeland and Langley. It is a one bedroom with den and sofa bed in living room.

Full kitchen and laundry room

It is nestled in fir trees with wonderful trails. There is a trail to a very secluded beach though it is steep.

We have a private patio with fireplace and chairs, outdoor table and chairs and barbecue.

We have WiFi but no telephone.

Read the reviews. You will love it!

Dogs are welcome that are under your control. We do have chickens and goats.

More Details

Laura Strehlau
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Laura Strehlau

Laura and Steve Strehlau are busy with their businesses. Steve is a Windermere Real Estate Broker in Langley with over 20 years experience.

Laura has a turf consulting company and manages their three vacation rentals.

Their favorite activities include world travel, hiking, gardening and animals (three goats, two sheep and two Golden Retrievers)

Laura Strehlau purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Laura Strehlau chose Whidbey Island

Pono's Place is named after our rescue Golden Retriever. He loves the water and the beach and this cottage centers around the beach and the view.

We love dogs and well behaved dogs are welcome here.

Pono is a Hawaiian word meaning 'Do the Right Thing!' Rescuing Pono from an unhappy home and giving him the freedom to run on a beach is the right thing and we know your dogs will love it too!

What makes this cottage unique

Dogs Welcome!

The cottage takes advantage of the spectacular of the Sound and Camano Island views.

The cottage is clean, newly painted and updated and a perfect week or weekend getaway from the bustle of the big City!

Small boat launch available nearby


Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Sea Tac International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Mo's Pub, Langley
Nearest Ferry
12.8 Miles
Clinton Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Useless Bay Country Club
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Mukilteo-across water from Clinton Ferry Terminal
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 525
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Langley Cafe
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Car: necessary


Langley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room has a queen size sleeper sofa
  • Queen Size Bed in Master bedroom and Queen size Bed in smaller bedroom Sofa bed in Living room
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Pono's Place Cottage is located about three miles from the Village of Langley, where there are restaurants, a movie theatre and other amenities There are many trails for walking and beaches close by. Double Bluff beach is about five miles from the cottage and it is an off leash beach for dogs to run.


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Grey Whales, seals, and Majestic Mountain views seen from the Deck
average rating of 4.8378377 based on 37 reviews
WA State

Cute, cozy cottage in tranquil setting

  • 4 of 5

We were on Whidbey for a wedding in Langley but came a few days early to enjoy the island. The communication with Laura before hand was easy and we knew she and her husband were around if we needed anything (we didn't). We hiked and ate out and hit some shops and galleries when not at wedding events. We ate in less than we usually would but found the kitchen had everything we needed and then some. Wifi was good, no problems at all. Would rent again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, relaxing and accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Pono's Place is such a welcoming place. So accommodating to us and our dogs with even having a pillow bed for them. When you go, they have provided everything you could think of when you are traveling. Towels, silverware, plates, glasses, foil, coffee maker and many other things needed to feel comfortable. And the views off the deck are peaceful and relaxing. It gets cold at night so have a jacket or blanket. The beach is so close too, about a 10 minute walk. We loved being here and hope to come back again. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

A girls trip with two infants! Great location, hiked and enjoyed the different beaches. Didn't use the beach near the cottage though. Cooked every meal, shopped at Trader Joe's before getting on the island. Issues with the ferry getting on the island, lots of confusion and rude people. But we didn't let that ruin our trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Class act cottage

  • 5 of 5

Three of us called Pono's Place home for several days. Couldn't have been lovelier with ample, open-concept living space that flowed outside to a wonderful deck complete with no less than 3 of the basic fire toys--woodstove (indoors), firepit and BBQ for grilling.

Bath was lovely as well--good shower and toilet. Fabulous hotel-caliber towels. Only issue was the very lovely organic cotton sofabed was (true-to-form) not that comfortable, but livable. Well-stocked kitchen and games galore. Played Uno for the first time in our lives.

12 minutes to Langley proper and what a beautiful little town that is. 3 best lattes of my long life in Langley at the Useless Bay Coffee house.

We'll be back!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location full of tranquility

  • 4 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here with our old dog. The home is like a beach cottage--warm and inviting; the view is fantastic! I loved the electric kettle to make quick tea! The free coffee, bottled water and goodies were a nice treat too.

The only thing I would say could use improvement would be the bed in the "master" on the right side (rear) of the house. The bed would squeak each time we turned over or got up, and the mattress was a bit soft for our liking, but others may really enjoy that.

The home is very clean, and the location--being about an 8-minute drive from Downtown Langley--is really convenient. I like that you're a bit out of town in the midst of quiet tranquility, yet you can drive in for some comfort food, etc.

Thank you for making your beautiful home available to us! We really enjoyed it and would recommend it to others! We hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well equipped and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Great location, beautiful scenery, everything you need in a guesthouse.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $65 + Tax
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

Guests MUST BRING CONFIRMATION LETTER with them. It contains entry code and address. Cell phones and GPS are not always available. Owners may also not be available!

Guests must return a signed rental agreement along with payment deposit before booking is confirmed. All prices are based on double occupancy. $15.00 per person for each additional person over five years of age

No refunds if cancelled 24 hours before arrival
50% refund 2 weeks before arrival
100% refund more than two weeks before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.