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Romantic and Charming Cottage on One Acre High Bluff View Lot!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

The Bush Point Hideaway is a charming two bedroom home situated on a picturesque and private one acre bluff lot overlooking Admiralty Inlet (the shipping lanes) and the Olympic Mountains. All ships going to and from Seattle pass by our home! Westside views are Whidbey Islands finest.

The Hideaway is furnished with an eclectic mix of antiques and newer furniture. Home features include: Gorgeous water views from all main rooms / two large bedrooms with queen size beds / fully equipped kitchen / knotty pine vaulted ceilings / two cable TVs with DVD players / wireless internet access / stereo with an IPOD hookup / big wrap around view deck with lots of privacy / Soothing view hot tub / warm and cozy gas fireplace. We also have bird and Hummingbird feeders that will provide plenty of entertainment from most rooms in the house.

Beachcombing and exploring on a sandy beach, beautiful sunsets, great hiking trails and South Whidbey State Park just a mile away. Plus a comforting hot tub, cozy fireplace, BBQ and two outdoor eating areas with water views. It's all here for you! We know all the great points of interest, restaurants, festivals, events and activities. We will gladly help you make your visit a very special one!

The Hideaway is centrally located between Langley and Coupeville, near the town of Freeland. Just a little over an hour from Seattle. South Whidbey State Park with some lovely hiking trails is just a mile down the road!

We have more than 20 years experience in renting out and sharing The Hideaway, and many guests who refer to it as their 'second home'.

Call or email anytime for a prompt response to any additional questions you may have.

Keywords: Home, cottage, house, bungalo, cabin

More Details

Mark and Colleen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Mark and Colleen

My wife, Colleen, and I met on Whidbey Island many years ago. We have lived in different parts of the country over the years, but always called Whidbey, home.

We live a few miles from The Hideaway, but will never 'bother' you while your are enjoying your stay. If you need something, anything, we are just a phone call away!

Mark and Colleen purchased this house in 1994

Why Mark and Colleen chose Whidbey Island

The South West side of Whidbey Island is very charming, beautiful, rural, and not that far from Seattle. There is a strong community presence and quite a strong artistic pulse, which we thoroughly enjoy. We chose our location 'up' from the water, because being right on the water can be windy and cold, even in the summer! We also enjoy the privacy, and that's hard to find living on the waterfront. Too many other houses!

What makes this house unique

We have a very loyal and large base of people who have used our place over the past 20 years. They tell us it's like a second home to them. We have tried to make all our guests feel that way. Because it is on an acre of land it also offers an abundance of privacy, vegatation and wildlife (Deer, eagles, pheasant, rabbits, etc) along with a great water and mountain view. Our birdfeeders bring in all kinds of interesting birds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We celebrated my husband's first Fathers day here - what a perfect spot! Farmer's Markets, bike rides, a walk on the beach and beautiful views . . . can't wait to return!!!
Jun 2009
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Freeland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

Romantic and Charming Cottage on One Acre High Bluff View Lot!
average rating of 4.984375 based on 71 reviews

Spectacular Views, Great Amenities

  • 5 of 5

Even though the view alone is worth staying at this property, the amenities are also great.

From the living room you can see the Sound and the occasional passing ships, and on a clear day you can see Mount Olympus. There is also abundant wildlife in the immediate area including frequent deer. During the last two days of our stay a hawk also frequented the area. A gas fireplace in the living room also adds heat and a nice ambiance for evenings.

The kitchen is well-stocked with decent quality pans and knives, coffee maker, blender, and utensils. The bedrooms are good sized, although the Queen beds feel small coming from a King. The house is adorably decorated throughout. The large wrap-around porch includes a nice dining area, sitting area, a grill, and a good sized hot tub.

The only big drawback for us was the shower. We are both tall people, and the shower is quite low. Although far from being a deal breaker, if you are tall you will need to bend down to wash your hair.

Mark was a very gracious host and provided ample suggestions on places to visit. The house rules are straight forward and easy to follow. I highly recommend this property for a romantic couple's getaway, but not for children or a group.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is one of my favorite VRBO's. :-)

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view, spacious rooms, cozy and quiet. Just what we needed. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing View with attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

The view is even more spectacular than the pictures suggest (as is often the case with pictures). And there is a big window on the side of the cabin overlooking it. The hottub is perfectly placed to enjoy it as well. There are a ton of helpful notes and information around the house to make the stay nice. The bed is one of the more comfortable ones we have seen in a cabin. Good internet and modern TV with cable if you don't feel like 100% disconnecting. The only real negatives are the lack of a dishwasher or much sheltered space outside (for grilling or eating outside while it's raining). Other than that, excellent all around. Definitely keeping this one bookmarked for the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rolling out the Red Carpet on Whidbey Island

  • 5 of 5

Better than the pictures! Vastly exceeded expectations! My wife, dog, and I were looking for a nice, quiet, and dog friendly property and this definitely hit the note. Mark and Colleen were extremely accessible with any questions we had even though they were in Hawaii at the time. Besides the extremely informational laminated sheets at the home regarding the property and local attractions when I spoke with Mark on the phone he was very helpful in catering some recommendations towards things that interested us. The home was quaint but all-inclusive as it had anything you could possible desire and more in a VRBO/AirBnB rental. It was well appointed with furnishings, decor, and everyday accommodations and on top of it all had beautiful water views and nature from the house and inside the house (we saw 3 deer, a bald eagle, and countless birds feeding on the well placed bird feeders). We could have spent our entire time at the home with the hot tub, views, location to the beach, and large property to play with our dog but it also was in a location accessible to everything else the Island has to offer from cuisine to hikes. We loved our time so much that we wanted to stay as long as we could and Mark aided us by giving us an early check and late check out! You will not be disappointed with staying at this home! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shelton, WA

Quiet and peaceful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding! Well maintained, well equipped, cozy! An unforgettable view of Marrowstone Island and the Strait. The ships are always moving and their lights sparkle at night. The kitchen has a wonderful selection of utensils, cookware, and even some spices. The hot tub is spacious, and has a privacy fence, and a great view out over the water. The beds are comfy too. They have Wifi... This is a great off-season retreat! We will be back...., thank you Mark and Colleen!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Freeland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $70
Tax Rate 10.0%

We will allow you to bring your dog(s), provided you treat our home as you do your own.
No dogs on the furniture or beds.

Payment is executed with personal or cashier's check, in US currency. Our cancellation policy is as follows: If you cancel at least 14 nights in advance of check in, we give a complete refund. If you cancel less than 14 nights, but more than 7 nights before your arrival, we refund 1/2 the total. Less than 7 nights we refund 1/4 of the total amount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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