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Charming Waterfront Cottage * Holmes Harbor & Sunset Views with Private Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Great Room With Efficient Kitchen, 1 Bdrm, 3/4 Bath, Full Length Deck & Beach.

Located on Holmes Harbor just 12 miles from the Mukilteo/Clinton ferry, this well appointed and charming cottage is comfortable for short or long stays and features beautiful views, a cozy wood burning fireplace, hammock for enjoying the view and napping, it's own private sandy beach for walking, sunning or swimming, reflecting pond, small orchard and peaceful woods.

The small kitchen, although not a full kitchen, has everything needed to prepare meals and the outdoor Weber grill is available for BBQ and Roasting. A two burner unit, electric skillet, waffle iron and large toaster oven are provided. During the colder months the old fashioned wood burning cook stove can be used for cooking and makes the cottage really cozy warm, so best only used during winter.

Upon arrival, drive down the wooded lane past the serene pond and lush orchard. Enjoy the sweeping water and mountain views from inside and outside from the full length deck. A privacy fence and "scenic view point" Gazebo for guest use occupy the undeveloped lot between the cottage and the owners home. Use the stairs just steps from the deck and next to the Gazebo to access the beach.

One of the highlights of the cottage is the spectacular view from the very comfy queen size bed. The huge picture window looks directly out to the mountains, water, sunset and the bright stars at night. We haven't added curtains as they are not needed for privacy and would block the view, so if you are bothered by early morning light, you may want to bring your own sleep mask.

The private sandy beach is very walk-able except during the highest tides. There is a large deck with picnic table and benches for sitting and laying out on when the tide is in.

Langley, "The Village by the Sea", the entertainment center of South Whidbey is a quick 10 minute drive or the perfect scenic bike ride away! And, the cottage is only 3 miles from Payless Foods, a fabulous full service Grocery store in Freeland, the nearest town.

Cozy wood burning fireplace

Wood burning cook-stove

Stunning views from living room, dining room and bedroom. French doors onto front deck with woods and pond view

Bay windows in living room and bedroom

Efficient, compact kitchen with two burner cooking surface, large convection toaster oven, electric teapot, french coffee press, waffle maker, full set cooking and dishware.

Queen size bed looks out on gorgeous water/mountain view

3/4 bath

Nice linens and thick towels

More Details

Kimberly Cerra
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Kimberly Cerra

This recently remodeled cottage has been in my family since I was a kid. I grew up coming here from Seattle every weekend that we could get away. I moved to Whidbey Island as a young adult and raised my family here. In addition to managing the cottage for my Mother, I work at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA), the local performing arts center in Langley.

Kimberly Cerra purchased this cottage in 1964

Why Kimberly Cerra chose Freeland

Our waterfront property has it all, it's own beautiful secluded sandy beach which is one of the best saltwater swimming beaches on South Whidbey Island. The long stretch of flat sandy tidelands cause the water to warm up very nicely on sunny summer days. The property has huge fir and cedar trees, a peaceful reflecting pond at the edge of the woods and a sweet orchard with blackberry bushes next to it for summer pies. We love being able to share our property with others who will enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage features stunning views from both inside and out and features cozy seating areas, both inside and out, to enjoy them. It has built in seating in the living room bay window, built in bench on the deck as well as very nice patio furniture, a hammock and a gazebo. The beach also features a private deck with picnic table and benches as well as lots of soft warm sand to stretch out on. Inside the cottage there is both a wood burning fireplace and wood burning cook stove to keep you cozy during the winter and stormy days.


Freeland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Do not allow playing musical instruments or loud music that would be heard past the cottage property.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Skylight, thick towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed, bay window, sunset and water view, nice linens, cozy quilts, breakfast tray table, TV with DVD & VCR, Bluetooth sound bar.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming Waterfront Cottage * Holmes Harbor & Sunset Views with Private Beach
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Everett, WA

Memorial Day Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful little gem that is just perfect for two. The house has great architectural details (stone fireplace, window seat big enough for 2!! and view of the water from the bed) and couldn't be a cozier environment for the beach. Kimberly has decorated it very tastefully and the furniture is comfortable which creates a nice conversational/reading, space in the living room. She provided everything we needed for our stay: a Weber grill, nice linens, cooking utensils, coffee and ice. The kitchen is small but between the grill, the convection oven and the electric skillet and hot plate we managed to cook a full dinner each night. The deck has a nice bench with seating for 4 as well as a table and chairs. This is a great location for beachwalks, farmer's markets, good dining and interesting shopping. There is so much to do and see on this beautiful Island - don't forget to go to Ebey's Landing for the view of a lifetime!! Kimberly was a wonderful host and we plan to visit again because it is such an affordable, cozy romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as we had hoped!

  • 5 of 5

Kimberly was great and the cottage was the perfect place to relax and do as much as, or as little, as we wanted.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very happy with our stay. We'll recommend the property to anyone interested in a Whidbey Island getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great quick weekend at the cabin, it looks JUST like the pictures and will not disappoint!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen

  • 5 of 5

Absolute perfection!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Cottage with wonderful view

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. This was the first time we had stayed here. Was intimidated by the wood cook stove, so did not use. Took a bit of time to figure out the TV/DVD setup, but finally got it to work. Loved the fireplace, the furniture and bed were comfy and view was outstanding. Loved the visit to Langley only a few minutes away. Wonderful retreat for a quick weekend away.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the wood cook stove is definitely an experience in itself and only for those who want an adventure in cooking. That's why we also supply the other options of the portable two burner countertop, electric skillet and combination Toaster/Convection Oven.
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
China City
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Useless Bay
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Sounder Train
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Gordon's on Blueberry Hill
Nearest Beach
on property
Car: recommended

Located on beautiful Whidbey Island we are surrounded by natural beauty from old growth forests to natural beaches full of all the wildlife you can expect in the Pacific Northwest including deer, bald eagles, otters, whales, seals, beavers and the list goes on! We are only 3 miles from the Payless Foods, a fabulous full service Grocery store in Freeland, the nearest town. Langley "The Village by the Sea" is a quick 10 minute drive away, or the perfect scenic bike ride away!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Once booked you are responsible for full payment for the entire rental period.

If you cancel your reservation after it has been confirmed, at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund. If less than 60 days before the start date of the stay the moneys paid will not be returned.
By making any payment for rental of this property you agree to all of the terms of the rental agreement provided here.

Check-in is on or after 4:00 PM. Check-out is no later than 10:00 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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