FALL IS PERFECT FOR A WHIDBEY GETAWAY AT HERONS' ROOST

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
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FALL IS PERFECT FOR A WHIDBEY GETAWAY AT HERONS' ROOST

Holmes Harbor Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 to 3 people only)

New (2010) cabin nestled among Douglas Fir trees and mature landscaping. Verde fire granite countertops and real hardwood floors throughout with big picture windows make this vacation home feel as if it is part of the natural setting. Trails around property and to the beach. Private barbeque and outdoor fireplace to sit, relax and share a glass of wine.

Horses, sheep and goats frolic in nearby pastures while two Golden Retrievers will gladly show you the way to the beach trail and stairs.

Bring your boat (up to 16')or kayak and launch it at our private community boat launch on generally calm Holmes Harbor. Crabbing and fishing are great!

Bicycle riding is a must on Whidbey as well.

Keywords: New cabin built among the trees with nearby goats and sheep, Trail to beach

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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About The Owner

Steve and Laura Strehlau have owned their property on Whidbey Island since 1989. Their log home has been featured in local magazines and their garden has been on the Whidbey Island Garden Tour in 2007 & 2011. This newly built cabin (800 sq ft) is located on the six acres on which their log home is situated. They share their time between their home on Whidbey Island and their home on Maui. They also love to travel and meet new people throughout the world. Animals are a big part of their lives with sheep, goats, a cat and two Golden Retrievers sharing their home.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2010

Why The Owner chose Holmes Harbor

With over six acres of forest and beach, we wanted to share our land with others who want a bucolic setting for a vacation. Our vacation rental has just been completed (spring 2010) and is landscaped and ready for more guests. The home is bright and airy though it is located in a stand of 2nd growth Douglas Firs and Western Red Cedars. It offers both the woodlands and the beach, making it an ideal vacation rental. The setting is extremely private and quiet for a retreat like atmosphere. Trail and stairs meander thru huge evergreen and fern filled forest to our secluded beach.

What makes this cabin unique

Beach walking, crabbing in season, salmon fishing and picnicking are just some of the many outdoor activities here. We have even been awakened by barking sea lions and viewed grey whales in the Harbor on occasion. Bald Eagles fly on currents and deer are regular visitors. Being close to Seattle and Everett, Whidbey Island is an ideal getaway for anyone looking for a tranquil weekend or longer vacation. Our village of Langley offers excellent restaurants, shopping, art and entertainment and is only six miles from our door.

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Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
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4.9
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Fall is Perfect for a Whidbey Getaway at Herons' Roost
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
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Holmes Harbor Whidbey Island
Tigard, Oregon
5

Peaceful and revitalizing!

  • 5 of 5
With the myriad of possible Northwest getaways we were looking for something off the beaten path where we could simply unwind. Yet, we still wanted the adventure of discovery. Heron’s Roost – the cabin in the woods – was everything and more of what we hoped for and expected, just like in the photos and description. Craftsmanship, attention to detail, and cleanliness are first rate.

After settling in we grabbed an adult beverage to wander along the wooded paths and down to the beach to bask in the warmth of the sun. We were met by Steve, who was tending to the property, who welcomed us and shared insight to the local happenings. We felt relaxed and at home almost straightaway, unlike the often detached and sometimes forced reception at commercial lodging.

We experienced a truly wonderful weekend! Walking on the beach for hours with not a care in the world but finding that elusive Sand Dollar. Imbibing at a local winery with the coincidental bonus of arriving on harvest day. Rediscovering Fort Casey from my first visit as Cub Scout in the 1970’s – snipe hunt not included, although you’ll have multiple deer wandering the grounds seemingly an arm’s length away. All-in-all the cabin was a fantastic landing spot for simply relaxing with a book, getting lost in a good movie, sharing a mouth-watering grilled steak at a table for two, or launching our adventures on Whidbey. We just wish we had one more night to stay!
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Holmes Harbor Whidbey Island
Woodinville, Washington
5

Charming Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely weekend here. The home and property are meticulously maintained, charming in every way. All amenities are in excellent condition and the thoughtful owners stocked everything we could need for our stay before we arrived. Our son loved the adventurous trek to the beach and reading in the enchanted gazebo, while we enjoyed the ease of living in this well-planned retreat. Thank you and we'll be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Holmes Harbor Whidbey Island
5

Pictures don't do justice

Pictures don't do justice
  • 5 of 5
It's one of those moments when pictures are completely incapable of preparing you for what the owners have at this place. There is an actual trail, quite beautiful in itself from the back of the house, which is itself quite the beauty, that leads to a secluded beach which was simply what everyone needs for a complete rest of mind and body. We booked this place on the day and the owners graciously handled everything by the time we arrived. I had initially planned trips to Deception Pass for the first day of our overnight trip, thinking that we would use this place simply "for lodging" but decided to push our trip back to the next day because we wanted to enjoy ourselves in the house and the beach; it was unexpectedly a destination of its own!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Holmes Harbor Whidbey Island
Seattle, WA
5

Whidbey adventure

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a two night stay at the home (cabin). The setting is very peaceful in the middle of the woods and is a great place to escape the pace of the city. The interior of the home is high quality with vaulted ceilings, granite counters, and hardwood floors. There is a nice exterior patio area. The location is convenient, only a few miles off the main highway. I really enjoy Double Bluff Waterfront Park, and it is a short drive away. Don't miss Ebeys Landing, a truly beautiful beach! We are already looking forward to a return visit
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Holmes Harbor Whidbey Island
Daphne, Al
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this home for two nights and had a wonderful time. Very comfortable home and beautiful property. The landscaping is gorgeous. Great location to go to and from town easily and for visiting Double Bluff and Langley. The walk to the beach is tough and not for children or elderly visitors. I enjoyed the walk when I went solo though and the solitude on the beach is beyond refreshing.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Holmes Harbor Whidbey Island
5

Just fantastic

  • 5 of 5
What an amazing property! We stayed here quite a while back and finally got a chance to review this majestic place. From the first time you set foot on the property you know it is something special. The onsite help is outstandingly attentive and the whole place is mellow and relaxing. From the great beach access (yes you have to use your legs to walk down there) all the way to the goats at the adjoining house everyone in your party will simply fall in love with this place.

Well stocked, cleaned and taken care of, I would love to come back.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sea Tac Airport
Nearest Barpub
5.2 Miles
Freeland Cafe
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Clinton Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Useless Bay Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5.2 Miles
Highway 525
Nearest Restaurant
5.2 Miles
Jerry's, Gordons or Freeland Cafe
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Our private beach

There are horse and hiking trails within 4 miles of the property

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Holmes Harbor Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Sep 23 2014 - Sep 30 2014
1 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 - Nov 26
1 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 27 - Dec 1
4 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Winter
Dec 2 - Dec 24
1 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 - Apr 15
1 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$100
From
$110
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,030
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
cleaning fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%
Notes Added persons $15.00/night
Holiday rates: $175.00/night
BOOKING IS CONFIRMED WHEN PAYMENT AND RENTAL AGREEMENT ARE IN OWNERS'HANDS AND CONFIRMATION LETTER IS SENT TO GUEST.
Pets ok w/charge
Cancellation policy: 15 days prior to scheduled arrival $100
48 hrs prior to scheduled arrival: 50% of booking total
24 hrs prior to scheduled arrival: no refund

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Amenities

Amenities

Holmes Harbor Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Trail/stairs to private secluded saltwater beach on the east side of Holmes Harbor facing west. Two flat screen TV's, washer & dryer, desk for writers, fully equipped kitchen with Port Merion dishes and beautiful Verde Fire granite counters.
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