House, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4,
About Julia Higgins
HI, This property was my home for several years. When I bought the place it was uninhabitable. The house was in shambles. The grounds were over grown in places, or had otherwise never been used. Over the past 15 years, I with the help of 'friends' (most of whom still answer the phone when I call :) ) have made the property a unique slice on Holmes Harbor. Built originally in the 1940's - I have tried to maintain the unique character of the 'cabin' and have the grounds compliment it's size. I have combined native plant growth with fun areas for playing, relaxing and working - though I don't expect you to partake of the later. I strive to always have something blooming in the gardens - no matter the season.
Julia Higgins purchased this House in 2001
Why Julia Higgins chose Freeland
From the moment I drove in the driveway - after cutting back fist sized black berry to fit in the driveway....I knew the potential this property had. Great Eastern placement. Cooler, yet sunny in the mornings.... WHAT's more the afternoons and Evening SUNSETS will take your breath away....or give your heart a renewed sense of Peace. The house had a good layout, open and easy - she just needed some, well, a lot of TLC. With new everything from flooring, walls, insulation, appliances all the meaty stuff.... she's a gem. Added Benefits we're within 15 minutes to the ferry, and close to all that's 'happening' on Island.
What makes this House unique
Great Location. QUIET Property. SUNSETS, Fun House whether you are 3, 30, 60, or 90 years old. Read my reviews. You'll find that some 3 NOW 4yr old's think the loft is the 'bomb' and the swing is fun. Most others are in the 30 - 60+ year range. AND my 90 year old guests like the ease of getting around, enjoying the deck. The house is well appointed. NOT your typical rental furnishings. Fun Art, added appointments. I try to keep things fresh, and make changes each year.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely and comfortable
Truly had a chance to completely relax and meld into the island
Charming cozy cabin
Wonderful cozy cabin. Just loved the feel of the the whole place. Julia was a wonderful hostess; even brought down an ironing board to help us get ready for the wedding we were attending. Loved it! Would definitely stay there again!
Slice of Heaven
My husband and I stayed at this little cottage for two weeks. We really enjoyed the peaceful environment and beautiful view. Our host was wonderful and helpful in every way possible. We had a beautiful time.
Super pleasant stay
We were looking for some quiet downtime and that’s exactly what we found. Loved the view and the regular visits from Fin the freindly neighbor!
Couldn't have been happier with my experience at Julia's Holmes Harbor cabin. Beautiful property, amazing views, and just a couple minutes from Freeland. This will be where I stay from now on when I'm visiting Whidbey Island.
I stayed at Julia’s property for the month of April and my experience was all that I had hoped for. Julia was an incredibly gracious host, while taking care not to be intrusive. Her cabin was clean, safe, and had everything I needed. The view is absolutely stunning. I was able to see one or two bald eagles fly by the large living room window each morning. The off leash dog beach at Double Bluff is a gem. My dog and I went there each day. The town of Freeland has several good restaurants. I highly recommend this property!
Visit nearby eclectic Langley - with art art, shopping, eateries, music
BayView - for Wine Tasing, a Beer Tap zoom, Saturday Farmers Market
Greenbank - famous for Loganberry Pie,
And Historic Coupeville. Eateries, History, IceCream, and Shopping
Numerous Native and Specialty Nurseries.
Farmers Markets, Festivals,
Restaurants abound from family to fancy.
Walk or Bike to Freeland. Kayak from a variety of Put-Ins, MapMyRide for Bicycle Routes, Hiking Trails, Fort Casey Historical Site & Light House, Deception Pass