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Historic Farmhouse - Stunning Waterfront Views!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 14

Hello and welcome to Marty's Place at Strawbridge Farm, a 5 bedroom plus vacation rental with room for a few people or your entire family. This newly restored 1909 farm house has all the amenities of a modern home, but has maintained its rustic sensibilities. Come and enjoy the breathtaking views of Saratoga Passage, Camano Island and Mount Baker. Sit by the crackling outdoor fire pit, walk or run across 4 1/2 acres of fields and gardens with your children, or simply sit and read under the many fruit trees and experience the renewing spirit of this setting. Year-round watch the roosting eagles soar above the bluff, and watch the spectacular Northwest sunset from your front and center seat in the gazebo. The gray whales will pay you a visit from March through May as they migrate to their distant destinations.

The walls of this house have been blessed with over 100 years of laughter. Please help us build another 100 years with yours.

Special Features: Piano - 1st Floor is handicap friendly - Sleeps up to 14 people - gourmet kitchen - fire pit on the bluff overlooking the water - gazebo - children's bedroom with two large bunk beds - stunning views of the Saratoga Passage, Camano Island and Mount Baker

Marty's Place runs on 100% renewable energy provided through Puget Sound Energy's Green Power Program.

More Details

Charlie Tomberg
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, . Also Spanish and Tagolog by email only
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Charlie Tomberg

In 2004, the Tomberg family bought Strawbridge Farm and renamed it 'Marty's Place at Strawbridge Farm' in honor of their father, Martin William Tomberg. They undertook a complete remodeling and upgrading of the house, but even after the modifications, Marty's Place retains much of its original rustic sensabilities. In 2005, Strawbridge Farm once again opened to guests as it was in the past. The walls of this house have been blessed with almost 100 years of laughter. Please help us build another 100 years with yours.

Who's Marty of Marty's place? Martin William Tomberg was our father. Born in New York in June of 1926, an avid Yankee fan and entrepreneur, he devoted his life to his family. Sitting in his well worn recliner, reading the New York Times with the din of Sunday morning political commentary in the background, our father created a home full of love and memories.

He was also an extraordinarily generous man who gave without expectation of receiving. His generosity continues today with the gift of this property to his family. Our dad could spend hours sitting on a bench enjoying a beautiful view and we hope that you enjoy sharing in his generosity as you gaze over the bluff out to the Saratoga Passage and the beauty of the surrounding area.

Charlie Tomberg purchased this house in 2005

Why Charlie Tomberg chose Whidbey Island

Marty's Place is a five bedroom plus vacation rental home with room for a few people or your entire family. Our guests enjoy the privacy of our 4.5 acres overlooking the water, but we are just a short walk to Langley, a pretty village by the sea. Come stay with us to get away from it all but with all of the amenities and shops you need just a walk away.

What makes this house unique

Marty's Place can accommodate up to fourteen people, which is more than most of the other vacation rental homes on Whidbey Island. Few other places can match our stunning views or the quiet tranquility of our unique setting.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We arrived at MARTY'S PLACE and discovered the wonderful photos online told only half the story. This is a terrific house, warm and inviting, with great views and grounds. The flow of the main floor welcomes a large family together as a big group or gathered in smaller conversation areas. The kitchen is well appointed and the layout works for more than one cook! As we were there in early Spring we were thankful for the large covered porch and fire pit. The location is perfect; walking distance to Langley and only a short drive to many of Whidbeys other attractions.
Apr 2016
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Langley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Whidbey's Bedroom - 1 queen
    The Map Room - 1 queen
    The Weathervane Room - 1 double
    The Garden Room - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 4 sleep sofa /futon , Four hideabeds
    The Shipmates Room - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Two sets of bunk beds. Top - Twin, Bottom - Double
  • 5 rooms with two queen beds, 4 double beds, 2 twin beds, 1 baby crib and 4 hideabeds
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Piano; Fire pit; gazebo; gardens; deck; large screen TV; gourmet kitchen; WiFi; binoculars; stunning views. 110V outlet in carport for charging electric cars.


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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 25 reviews

We <3 Marty's Place!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Marty's Place to celebrate my Dad's retirement and a couple of family birthdays. We were four households combining for a long weekend. The house was perfect for us; well-appointed, comfortable and charming. Our family members ranged from 2 - 70 and everyone was happy. The gourmet kitchen was great to cook in and there was plenty of room for people to hang out and help. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were soundproof so people could hang out and not worry about waking others who were napping or went to bed early. The house is in close proximity to Langley so it was easy to grab stuff at the grocery store or take a walk into town if we felt like it. We were lucky to score a cancellation so we had to plan and coordinate quickly. Our contact, Charlie, was responsive, thorough and fantastic to work with every step of the way. We are already planning our next visit with my family and I could see us renting this house with friends too.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taste of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week at Marty's Place, a farm house in Langley on Whidbey Island. Our group consisted of three generations: grandparents, children and spouses and 5 grandchildren (all under the age of five). This was further augmented by good friends. The space was ideal for our needs and we could not have been happier. This included, but was not limited to the elegant comfort of the house, the gracious space of the yard and the easy accessibility to Langley and other parts of the island. We would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to live together in a space that facilitates conversation, reflection and play.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing, theres tons of room but it still feels like home. Views are incredible, outside fireplace was used each night. Only wish we would have stayed longer. Charlie was great as well, no issues came up but if they did i'm sure he would have been quick to take care of it.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing views and comfortable stay for 14! Loved our time at Marty's!

  • 5 of 5

Booked Marty's place for our wedding weekend and it did not disappoint! Being on the bluff, we were presented with amazing views! Weather was also gorgeous for us! What a relaxing place for our wedding party and families. Excited to stay again soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well equipped house. Beautiful setting. Excellent vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the property.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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January Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd January retreat at the delightful Marty's Place in Langley, WA on beautiful Whidbey Island. This vacation rental is hard to beat! Plenty of room for the 10 of us to sleep, eat, play games, and visit by the fire. Since several in our group are great cooks, we really enjoy the well equipped gourmet kitchen. Langley is close enough to walk to and offers good restaurants, coffee and shopping. We are looking forward to January 2018!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Seattle / Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Moe's Tavern
Nearest Ferry
7.7 Miles
Clinton ferry to Mukilteo
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Useless Bay Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3.3 Miles
SR 525
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Car: recommended

Marty's Place is within walking distance of Langley, a charming village by the sea, with antique shops, galleries, a movie theater, many restaurants and a spa. Whidbey Island offers many opportunities to explore the beauty of the Northwest. It has three state parks, a local winery, farms, seasonal farmers markets.

The following are just a few of the many nearby attractions and activities: Whale Watching, picnicking, wine-tasting, bird watching, beachcombing, marina, yachting, hiking, beaches, swimming, pier fishing, groceries, boating, golfing, restaurants, sailing, biking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

We accept credit and debit cards, checks, PayPay and secure transfers from your bank account.

The stated prices reflects a 3% cash discount.
Pet fee is $50.00 per pet.

Longer Stay Discount: Stay with us for five nights or more from September to June and get 10% off the rent for your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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