Welcome to this charming, private cottage.
This is my third space posted on this web site The other ones are: the smaller and lower priced space Cabin / Caravan (http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/66010 ),
and the bigger Home that has a queen size bed
The Cottage is set near the Small Whidbey Island House, which is totally overgrown and hardly visible from the cottage.
It is set among the trees on 3 acres on beautiful Whidbey Island, 2 miles from the town of Freeland (antique stores, grocery store, post office, etc., etc.), about 5 miles from my favorite beach, "Double Bluff", that holds stunning views of the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Rainier, and the Olympic Mountains with miles of walking.
The cottage is a cozy, light- filled and airy space with its high ceiling and many windows and skylights.
The stand up sleeping loft has an opening window and the skylight for a more spacious feel, as well as a comfy double size bed and a writing desk and chair. And because of the wire railing, it is not suited for children. Sorry for that.
The galley kitchen is equipped with an under the counter fridge, a apartment size gas range, a toaster oven, a coffee maker, an electric tea kettle, all the dishes and basic condiments. It has a granite and a butcher top counter.
There is Italian tile on the bathroom floor as well as in the shower.
There is plenty of closet space in case you decide to stay longer.
You may lounge on the inviting window bench seat to take in the open forest view, or enjoy the WiFi to write those long- due letters on your computer.
Have your morning breakfast under the porch and listen to the birds.
Either way, this super quiet romantic place for two will leave you nurtured and nourished by its splendid green views and quiet nature surrounds.
In 2001, my friend, who is a fine wood worker, and I started to build this wonderful space, using recycled materials as in Windows, doors, flooring and tile. We built it as a retreat for writers. We hand chafed the big posts and beams for a more rustic look. It took us 1.5 years, every day after our regular jobs to finish building it!
I love how quiet it is here and how dark it gets at night because we are far away from city lights. Each neighbor has 3 to 5 acres of property and from mine I can see a little bit of the home of one of them.
I like that it is only about 2 miles to Freeland where I can find the grocery store and post office as well as some stores for treasure hunting or a cafe to sip coffee in on a rainy day.
And please: do read the house rules! That way there are no surprises for you.
Please leave the place how you found it.
Leaving items behind: you are responsible for $30 of my time + $ amount for sending left behind items.
NO SMOKING ON THE WHOLE PROPERTY!!! I feel strong about that!
no candles please.
No pets. Thank you!
Please circle the drive how the sign says: counter clockwise, because it is a tied turn around and the best way in and out, and please unload your car first and then park it in the guest parking spot; the spot is a bit tied as well.
The perfect weekend getaway! Beautiful property, cozy bed, warm and wonderful... the works. Coordinating arrival/directions was seamless. Would come back in a heartbeat.
We never met our hosts but there instructions for how to get there and where to park were very clear. They also left us with a binder of great things to see and do in the area. The cottage was so so charming - like an Ikea show room where every square foot is perfectly used.
Our experience at Mandeja's property was lovely. The cottage was exactly as advertised. Whidbey Island was a wonderful experience and with beautiful view. Would recommend the trip and Mandeja's place to anyone.
We had a wonderful weekend getaway to the Cottage! The emails and instructions beforehand prepared us well to find the cabin and get settled in. It was such a beautiful location, and I'm looking forward to returning again some time in the spring or summer to see the foliage another time of year.
The cabin was well stocked with toiletries and kitchen items, as well as fun games and music to listen to while we relaxed. The ambience of the cabin made for a very peaceful, restful, and contemplative weekend. Thanks Mandeja!
What a lovely cottage! Even better than it shows in the pictures. Mandeja has seen to every detail to make it a beautiful experience. All questions I asked in advance were quickly answered by the host. Highly recommend this space for one or two people who want a quiet place for reflection, or a peaceful space to relax after a day enjoying the activities on Whidbey.
Everything about my experience leading up to and at the cottage was perfection; Mandeja went to great detail to leave no necessity or accoutrement untended to. The garden was lovely and very quiet, I sat outside drinking tea (provided by Mandeja!), listening to the birds and gazing at the plants, both wild and cultivated. It was the perfect location for my two-day personal retreat. It would be great for a couple's getaway also! I will definitely be back.
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I am a dynamic woman who has traveled the world and found a pearl named Whidbey Island. I tried to leave once, but to no avail: she beckoned me back into the beauty of her many beaches with views of many different mountains, a community one may only hope for, and the serenity of nature that fills me with solace not found anywhere else on the planet.
I am looking forward to sharing this special place with you!
Also, this is who I am as a guest:
Being a considerate visitor is very important to me. I promise that your space will be gratefully occupied and left as clean as I found it -- no exceptions. I value your privacy as well as my own, which means that our interactions will always be respectful of your time and energy. You can expect timely communication to coordinate logistics, as well as friendliness and warmth from me during my stay.
Thanks for considering me as a guest in your living space. I know that many Airbnb listings are located in people's homes, and I really appreciate the extension of trust that makes these exchanges happen. Contact me if you have any questions or concerns about hosting me -- I read house rules carefully, and will always be open to direct communication about your needs or requests (before & during a stay). See you soon!