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Karen Jaeger

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Lakefront Home, private Hot Tub, Dock/Canoe, Fireplace

42 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Langley Cabin Rental Photos and Description

'Cabin', 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Goss Lake View Cabin ('Dolly Mops') is a charming private home nestled in tall cedars on the shores of beautiful Goss Lake - at the end of a quiet private road, on a bit of a bluff. Lovely lake views from living/dining room, kitchen and upstairs bedroom and from the year-around hot tub.

Simply yet thoughtfully furnished for a relaxing or playful getaway. Two bedrooms (one quite large) with sleeping space for up to six (3 beds) and one full bathroom (with tub).

All cookware/dishes provided, as well as condiments, teas and spices. Whip up dinner in our galley kitchen (all appliances) or on the Weber gas BBQ or choose any one of the dining options in Langley, Freeland or beyond.

Get away from it all any time of year...no television, cable, internet or even microwave! You might be surprised how many guests comment in our guest journal about how much they enjoyed having nature and the option of quiet times.

In the cooler weather relax in the cozy rocking chair by the fireplace or cuddle up under a comforter and read a book - all ages games, books and puzzles provided. Kids can hide-away in the nook under the stairs or use the kid-size table for coloring and snacking.

In Summer...Dangle your feet off our dock into the refreshing lake water and soak up afternoon sun or watch and listen to eagles as they fish for dinner (or catch your own). GO JUMP IN THE LAKE! and then warm up and relax in the hot tub located on the private back deck.

Roast up some marshmallows for s'mores on a crackling fire in the rustic fire pit or take the canoe (life jackets provided) for a tour around the lake. Many guests take the canoe out regardless of the season! (Read about their adventures in our guest journal.)

When, or if, you are up for exploring the magic of the island there are plenty of choices. Trails, beaches (Double Bluff is great for kids and dogs with its' shallow rippling waves and broad stretch of sand), galleries, shops and live theater (not to mention the popular Clyde movie theater in downtown Langley with reasonable priced seats and even cheaper popcorn prices).

We are happy to provide you with info on local, seasonal activities ranging from many Farmers Markets or various art tours, favorite dining spots, parks and coffee haunts.

All natural linens (cotton and down) are provided including towels for the hot tub. Efficient washer/dryer in the kitchen for guest use. Cleaning and paper products are provided. (We pride ourselves on use of natural and recycled products whenever possible.)

Reward yourself with a visit to Goss Lake View Cabin and ENJOY!

Keywords: Cabin, cottage, small house, flat, lakefront, dock, fireplace, pets welcome, kid friendly, hot tub, private, secluded

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Karen Jaeger (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Why Karen Jaeger chose Whidbey Island

It reminded me of lake vacations I shared with my family when I was growing up.

What makes this cabin unique

Wonderful lake views and access of private floating dock, use of canoe, hot tub on private back deck with view, fireplace and fire pit, all natural cleaning products and linens all cotton/wool. Very private setting yet close to Downtown Langley and Freeland. Wonderful local farms and farmers markets nearby. A true getaway with no TV, etc.

Guestbook comments from the manager

No television, no internet, no cell phones...heaven! Our lives are too busy and always too connected to everyone and everything. This homey, comfortable and relaxing cabin became a lovely haven for the four of us. We can't thank you enough for opening this lovely cabin for visitors. Marvelous! We went to Langley and played in the Murder Mystery Weekend. What fun! Also saw a variety of birds that gave us all a beautiful show. Cormorants, bald eagles, buffleheads, common merganser and a tiny little bird who loves to play in the limbs and entertain!

Thank you again, hope to come back in the summer to take a swim in your "pool".
Feb 2010
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Reviews

4.9
based on 42 traveler reviews

Lakefront Home, private Hot Tub, Dock/Canoe, Fireplace
average rating of 4.857143 based on 43 reviews
5

Hidden Gem of Relaxation and Rejuvenation

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed twice now (Spring and Fall) are continually mesmerized by the Cabin. The location is quiet and secluded, but with plenty to do. We typically bring games (cards, dice, board games) to play. There are games, books, and puzzles provided by the hosts as well. Lots of beautiful roads to walk and a canoe to explore the lake. Outdoor fire pit and an indoor fireplace make for a cozy 'glam-camping' experience. There is little to no cell service at the cabin, no TVs, and no internet. Its a forced blackout of tech and the break does the soul good. There are also so many state parks nearby, hiking trails, and the magical pies/food of Whidbey Island Pies and Greenbank Farms is not to be missed. Its an amazing getaway and we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medford, WI
5

NICE OCTOBER VACATION

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for having us at Goss Lake last month. We consider ourselves very lucky to have found "Dolly Mops". Everything was clean and the kitchen well equipped. We enjoyed quiet canoeing, the starlit hot tub, and the majestic Doug firs.

After a rigorous week on the Olympic Peninsula, loafing around Whidbey was just what the doctor ordered.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Lake View

  • 4 of 5

This was a great cabin for two couples and a dog. The views of the lake in the morning and evening were really beautiful. The hot tub under the trees was a highlight in the cool (even drizzly one day) mornings. It's close to Langley, State Parks and an artists co-op farm. We had a very relaxing and entertaining stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved this place for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here over Memorial Day weekend. The cabin was close enough to Langley but was very quite and on a peaceful lake setting. Our two daughters loved the hot tub and canoeing. It was comfortable and quiet so the stay was great! Perfect for a family!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect lakefront cabin island getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is located in a gorgeous natural setting beneath towering pine trees and overlooking a tranquil lake. My wife and I booked a long romantic Valentine's Day weekend to unwind at this gem of a getaway. We spent several evenings gazing at the incredibly bright stars from the spacious hot tub. While enjoying our morning coffee, we watched bald eagles circle the lake for fish. We relaxed in front of the fireplace (tip: bring Duralogs) drinking wine and letting time slip by unnoticed. Even though it was February, it was warm enough to paddle around the lake in the canoe in the day, but by evening when the temperature dropped we warmed ourselves by making a small fire in the fire-pit located between the cabin and the lake. During our stay we visited quaint Langley, as well as some of the many local wineries located on south Whidbey Island (there was a wine tasting tour going on the weekend we visited). As the other reviewers note, there is no TV, no internet, no cell reception... and really, isn't that the whole point of going to a place like this? We did bring an iPod player to play some relaxing music as we made breakfast in the cozy kitchen or lounged in front of the fire. We arrived in the dark and slept in the upstairs loft, and upon waking the first morning we were greeted with awe-inspiring view of the lake with woodpeckers and bluejays flitting everywhere. There is another bedroom downstairs we didn't use, and there's only one bathroom, so couples with young kids or two couples who were familiar with each other would need to share. However, we felt it was the perfect size for just the two of us to sprawl out and decompress. We opted for the "light cleaning" option - you still need to wipe things down, pack out your trash, and pull the sheets, but that really wasn't an issue. I highly recommend this place and almost wish we could keep it our own secret!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle
5

A nice, quiet place and a wonderful time.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was well kept and in a great location, with a beautiful view of the lake. Having all you need for a fun, quiet time away. The hot tub was nice as well. The only downside is that there is no cell reception or internet, so if streaming a movie was in your plans, forget it.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Good Cheer Thrift Store
Clyde Theatre
Useless Bay Coffee Company
Patron Mexican Restaurant
Payless Foods -- CLOSED
"Full service grocery store, friendly service, lots of healthier food options available, deli..."
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Mukilteo/Clinton
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Everett
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
525
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Basil Cafe, Neils, Woodfire Pizza,
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Double Bluff or Langley City Beach
Car: necessary

Rural area only 10 minutes from downtown Langley or Freeland (food shopping, upscale clothing furniture and art, thrift shops, dining, playgrounds,etc.), seasonal farmers markets, good dog beaches. 30 minutes to Coupeville (Port Townsend Ferry, wharf and shops, hospital), 45 minutes to Oak Harbor (Navy base, chain stores, dining), 60 minutes to Deception Pass (sightseeing, nature, camping, beaches).

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Rates & Availability

Langley Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
September after Labor Day
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$165
$990
 
 
Fall-October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$145
$870
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$145
$864
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Winter
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$145
$870
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Winter/early spring
Jan 2 2017 - May 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$145
$870
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage insurance $24
full cleaning $60 + Tax
hot tub clean/treat $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%

PLEASE ASK IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!
Holidays have a 3 night minimum

Reservation fee will be an additional charge: $12 or 1% of your total cost, whichever is greater.
Credit card required as security deposit. Reserving guest must be over 25.
Cancellation fee $200 if cancelled more than 60 days prior to stay date. No refunds within 60 days. Travel insurance is offered to protect your vacation funds.

$200 due at time of booking if over 60 days before reservation date. Full payment is due 60 days prior to your stay date.

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Amenities

Langley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath tub and shower, bar soap, towels and tp provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs - 1 queen , Nice view outside, separate heat control.
    Loft Bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Latex mattress next to amazing view. Large room.
  • Graco Pack 'N Play portable playpen/bassinet available for small fee, Sleep Sofa in living room (but fold-out mattress not comfy)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Please don't hesitate to ask questions. Our mission is to make your stay relaxing and stress free!

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