About the property
- Cottage550 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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
Nice linens and thick towels
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 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 Island County
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
My husband and I fell in love with this property from the moment we stepped foot there. It was by far the most beautiful place we have ever stayed. Even though it rained while we were there, we didn’t let it dampen our spirits. The cottage is not only in an amazingly beautiful spot but it is so very cozy and welcoming. We will definitely be coming back.
A great place to relax
Although the weather was rainy most the time. We made the most of it. Cute cozy cottage with lots of board games. One night we managed to sit down by the beach and watch the sunset. If you need a quiet and relaxing getaway this is the place.
This place was amazing! The view alone was worth every penny. While we were there, we saw porpoises, a seal, eagles, and tons of ducks and seabirds. We felt like we were away from it all (yet we had TV and were close to town). The owners had everything spelled out for us with cards on how to use TV, heating unit, etc. This was a great place to stay.
Peaceful, Very Quiet, Warm and Restful
Views of the bay and sunsets are marvelous. Most comfortable for just two. Bring a few bottles of your favorite red wine to enjoy nightly in the window seat. When the tide is out you will enjoy walking the beaches.
Perfect Weekend Getaway!
It was just what we were looking for.....a peaceful, restful place to get away for a long weekend and relax. The cottage is so welcoming and cozy. The heating system kept it the perfect temperature night and day. The fire was great for atmosphere in the evenings. Pretty surroundings that must be beautiful in the late Spring and Summer. Birds at the feeder were constant companions and I spent a lot of time sitting in the bay window just watching them. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us. Debra
Wonderful little cottage
Great place for a long weekend trip! Has everything you need for a quiet weekend for two. Views are beautiful, close to everything, very clean and cozy. We will be back.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.