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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.

We have beautiful, pastoral views of the garden, the corral or the water from all of the bedrooms and other rooms in the house. You can see our our beautiful grounds, the Saratoga Passage, Mt. Baker or Camano Island from wherever you are at Marty’s Place.

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.

Bring your electric vehicle! We have a 110V EV plug in the carport and a 240V 30 Amp outlet is available with prior notice.

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

We are members of both the Langley Chamber of Commerce and the Clinton Chamber of Commerce.

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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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cash Discount - 3% discount on payments made using eCheck. Please send us an Inquiry and not an Instant Book request to get the discount.
  • Longer Stay Discount - Stay with us for five nights or more from September to May and get 10% off the rent for your stay. Holidays are not included.
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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Views of the water & grounds and a window shade for privacy.
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Wheelchair accessible. Toilet has grab bars.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • The Shipmates Room - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Two sets of bunk beds. Top - Twin, Bottom - Double
    Marty's Hideaway - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This room of the 1st floor can be used as a private bedroom.
    Master Whidbey's Bedroom - 1 queen , Private balcony, great views, T.V., private bathroom.
    The Map Room - 1 queen , Beautiful water & mountain views. Historic & modern maps.
    The Weathervane Room - 1 double , Views of the carport's weathervane, the garden, corral, barn
    The Garden Room - 1 double , Looks out over our garden and our landscaped grounds.
    Extra Beds - 4 sleep sofa /futon , Four hideabeds on the ground floor.
  • 5 rooms with two queen beds, 4 double beds, 2 twin beds, 1 baby crib and 4 hideabeds. Marty's Hideaway is the only room of the first floor that can be used as a private bedroom. Normally it is set up as the T.V. room, but it also has a couch that converts to a very comfortable double bed with an air mattress that allows you to set your desired firmness level. This is ideal for those with limited mobility. Next door is a wheelchair friendly full bathroom that can be reached from Marty’s Hideaway without having to go through any of the public rooms in the house. We have great views from all the rooms in our house. Come see what Harry Potter's Bedroom is. Hint: it is not a bedroom!
  • 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
  • pond
  • 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. 240V 30 Amp outlet available with prior notice.


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Historic Farmhouse - Stunning Waterfront Views!
average rating of 4.96 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful quality home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth January to stay at Marty's Place and we, once again, had a wonderful time. There is space for everyone to spread out and have some quite time, as well as great spaces for group games and socializing. The talented cooks in our our group of 10 appreciate the well equipped gourmet kitchen with large butcher block island for food prep. This is a quality home with beautiful wood work and beautiful views. Langley is only a short walk away, where we enjoy shopping and good coffee. We are already signed up for 2019 and are looking forward to it! Thanks for sharing your beautiful Marty's Place.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, with a roomy, comfortable, beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I've stayed at this beautiful home in Langley (first time with my reading group last summer, second time with my family). It's a lovely house, with tons of room, and all of the amenities you'd expect (or want).

Interacting with the owners has also been completely positive: nice people, super responsive, and clear communicators.

Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home Perfect for Small Group Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My writing group needed a weekend away where we could concentrate on our work, have a good time, and regenerate. Marty's Place was a perfect place for us. We each had our own bedroom (there are five, plus a sleeper sofa in the media room) and plenty of places to spread out to be on our own. This would be really fantastic in the summer as there are plenty of outdoor writing spots we couldn't use in the cold. The views are lovely, the ambience calm and charming, and Langley is only a few minutes away.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home for Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

Marty's Place was a wonderful setting for our family of 8 to enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend. It was already tastefully decorated for the holiday and the huge kitchen was perfect - we did a LOT of cooking. The weather was stormy, but the view was still beautiful. The house has loads of historic charm but with updates in the right places.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

A small group of women from our church rented Marty's Place at Strawbridge Farm for a fall get-a-way retreat. It was absolutely perfect for our group! The main floor is well laid out for gathering in a large group or in smaller groups, the kitchen was well equipped, and there were plenty of bedrooms, bathrooms, and showers for everyone to be comfortable. When we arrived, the housekeeping team was just leaving and they were delightful! - they gave us a little tour of the home, and made sure we knew where everything was, and offered to answer any questions we might have. The home was clean and decorated for the fall season with pumpkins and candles. It was chilly outside and snowed on our last morning, and the house stayed warm and cozy. I would definitely recommend this home! The owner was pleasant to work with as well, and was happy to accommodate a request we had. He was easy to work with and answered questions quickly by email or phone. Our group had a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Well kept home on a lovely view property with amenities for all. A great place for family reunions with comfortable bedrooms upstairs, lots of gathering places downstairs, large well equipped kitchen. Our family stayed two nights while attending a nearby wedding. We only wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Charlie Tomberg
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

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 Langley

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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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Seattle / Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
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 Restaurant
0.7 Miles
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

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Housecleaning Fee $275
Tax Rate 10.7%

We accept credit and debit cards and eChecks.

A cash discount of 3% is available for eCheck payments.
Pet fee is $50.00 per pet.
There is an Extra Person Fee of $15 per night per person after the tenth guest in your party.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.