About This Listing
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.
If you choose to use oil on the bed/linens, you also choose to replace them, since oil does not come out of them after washing.
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.
A wonderful little cabin. Private. Quiet. Peaceful. The bed is comfy and there's plenty of hot water. The grounds are inspiring - beautiful landscaping. I was in the cabin 4 nights and could imagine staying even longer. I'll definitely stay here when I'm on Whidbey again.
We had a wonderful time at the cottage! It was very well equipped and had everything we needed for our stay. The host also provided a binder with information about the area, which was very helpful, and we were able to explore different parts of the island based on the recommendations she had. Overall it was a wonderful experience, and we would not hesitate to come back in the future.
Enjoyed our stay very much. The space is very peaceful and close to nature. The cottage is bright and cozy.
Host set up everything for our stay and did not encroach on our visit. We wanted to get away and he let us.
Mandeja made herself available to us before and during our stay. She left a lot of helpful notes around the house and even a binder full of suggestions of things to do on the island - we highly recommend Ebey's Landing! The cabin itself was cute, just as pictured, and was bright and comfortable during our stay. The island is easy to navigate as everything is close by. Even the ferries are easy to get to if you want to go back to the mainland. There is all sorts of wildlife that we spotted, even in her own backyard!
Adorable cabin in peaceful surroundings! So nice to "check out" for the weekend and hear the birds sing, while enjoying the lovely gardens. Mandeja was a lovely host, and we had the pleasure of chatting with her and learning a bit about the metamorphosis of the property. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
It was absolutely perfect staying at the Cottage and the directions provided by Mandeja made it easy to find. Good location off the beaten track complete with a notebook on best places for whatever you are looking for on the island. The Cottage looks exactly like it does in the pictures and it is maintained in great condition. On my first full day Mandeja checked in with me only to say if I needed anything to call back. I was so pleased with the relaxation I attained while staying (website hidden): the bench is a perfect nap spot after a long run or a hike.
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About the Host, Mandeja
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!