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Sit around Gas Fireplace on the deck watching the Eagles and Deer and Water

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom/1 bath with deck with Great views of Mt. Baker and Saratoga Pasage!

This two bedroom/one bath cottage sits above the water with a view both North and East.

It is an open concept dining, kitchen and living space with a propane fireplace with large windows looking over the view.

A large deck allows guests to sit outside to enjoy a quiet evening while enjoying both the view and the many deer that pass through the property.

Two bedrooms allow for four guests and a sleeper sofa in the living room makes additional space. Cottage sleeps four only, though!

The cottage is newly painted throughout with new hardwood floors.

A wonderful sandy beach, perfect for playing in the sand or water, is less than a third of a mile away. There is a small boat ramp to launch your canoe or kayak.

More Details

Laura Strehlau
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Sit around Gas Fireplace on the deck watching the Eagles and Deer and Water
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Perfect Vacation Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend for anyone visiting Whidbey Island! I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage and the little town of Langley was charming as well when we visited there.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So peaceful and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Pono's Place. The location is great - it's quiet, safe, and easy to find, and is close to Langley.

The house was spacious and clean, and really felt like home for the weekend. It was so nice to be able to take our dogs, and look out at the beautiful view from the living room.

Thank you, Laura, for helping make our weekend perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfy, and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Very cute home with wonderful views!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Tranquil, comfortable, great view

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun when we stayed here. Got to relax on the deck with the fire pit, our dogs and view of the ocean - beautiful. We will go back for sure.

Very thoughtful with supplies in the home, found little things we needed that we would have never taken with us - string, scissors, pliers. Wonderful to have a place to be able to take our dogs as well, they loved it too. Looking forward to staying at another of the properties this family has too.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home for our July 4th getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 and I loved this very special property as soon as we pulled up into the driveway. We're from the Portland area, so the drive (and subsequent Ferry wait on a holiday weekend) was LONG. We felt relaxed as soon as we walked into this cozy home. The town of Langley (a 6-mile scenic drive away) is adorable and we spent a lot of time at the local places... Sprinklz for ice cream, The Village Pizzaria, OM local Wine bar, the Star Store, etc. Langley was very charming and we drove to Coupeville as well.

Drive respectfully, as there are many, many deer! We saw at least a dozen, one of which wandered into the neighbor's yard. They are all over the island and wonderful to see.

Pono's place has a great view of the water and it's just a quick walk down to the private beach, where my daughter collected tons of shells. One thing I really enjoyed about the house is that the beds were extremely comfortable, the decor is clean and attractive, and the house is very dog-friendly (we brought ours!). I also love that the house that provides a lot of towels... my kids go through them quick! Nice little fire pit on the deck where we made s'mores.

The kids were super excited on the 4th when we had a perfect view of big, beautiful fireworks being lit on the beach. I would definitely rent this home again!

-Jenny S.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Langley Cottage Rental Rates

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High Season
Apr 14 2017 - Oct 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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.
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Langley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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