|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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. (We pride ourselves on use of natural and recycled products whenever possible.) No cats due to allergies! Thank you!
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
It reminded me of lake vacations I shared with my family when I was growing up.
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.
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".
Our stay had a less than auspicious beginning that could have had serious consequences had my wife been less observant. As we were walking on the deck shortly after our arrival she noticed heat coming from the covered gas BBQ grill. When she investigated she found that the burners were still lit. The flame was set low but the fabric cover was in place. It is not unreasonable to suspect that eventually the temperature would have reached the point where it would have ignited. In the middle of the night? Not good!
Related to the above, the smoke detector in the main room of the cabin was sitting on a window sill and the one in the downstairs bedroom had the cover hanging loose. They both seemed to be functioning but the deployment was sloppy at best.
It was apparent that the floor had a hasty sweeping/cleaning when we found scrabble tiles, small shells, and some coins here-and-there.
The first several feet of the walkway to the dock was submerged making access problematic. I realize that February was an atypically wet month. But I was able to find some surplus planks thrown under the deck and cobble together a quick fix. With just a small input of time, attentive management could have done much better. And it truly should have been done better if for no other reason than to avert the potential for injury and subsequent liability issues.
There were no inside door mats, front or back, to help keep the floors clean. Indeed, there was not even an outdoor mat in front of the slider to the deck.
The mirrored cabinet above the bathroom sink had an array of forgotten personal items from previous guests, including an open box of Tampons. The vanity even had a faux leather dopp kit that had been left behind which I decided against opening. If this was done purposefully, I think it represents poor judgement. If it was inadvertent, than it reflects shoddy cleaning and turnover.
Similarly, the window sill above the sink was strewn with this-and-that left-behinds such as an opened bag of red plastic shot cups. Not quaint. Just tacky.
Several of the lights did not have bulbs. A large oriental-style globe at the entryway was turned on and off only by plugging and unplugging.
This list could be longer but I think it conveys the essence of what we felt about the Dolly Mops cabin. “Pride of ownership” was woefully absent. It was clear to us that the property is being managed with a minimum of maintenance and supervision to maximize rental profit.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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).
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 2 2017 - May 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
|full cleaning||$60 + Tax|
|hot tub clean/treat||$45 + Tax|
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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.