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Laura Strehlau

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Summer is here, crabbing season nears,, and lots of Beach Walks

69 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Langley Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 to 3 people only)

New (2010) cabin nestled among Douglas Fir trees and mature landscaping. Verde fire granite countertops and real hardwood floors throughout with big picture windows make this vacation home feel as if it is part of the natural setting. Trails around property and to the beach. Private barbeque and outdoor fireplace to sit, relax and share a glass of wine.

Horses, sheep and goats frolic in nearby pastures while two Golden Retrievers will gladly show you the way to the beach trail and stairs.

Bring your boat (up to 16')or kayak and launch it at our private community boat launch on generally calm Holmes Harbor. Crabbing and fishing are great!

Bicycle riding is a must on Whidbey as well.

Keywords: New cabin built among the trees with nearby goats and sheep, Trail to beach

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Laura Strehlau (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Laura Strehlau

Steve and Laura Strehlau have owned their property on Whidbey Island since 1989. Their log home has been featured in local magazines and their garden has been on the Whidbey Island Garden Tour in 2007 & 2011. This newly built cabin (800 sq ft) is located on the six acres on which their log home is situated. They share their time between their home on Whidbey Island and their home on Maui. They also love to travel and meet new people throughout the world. Animals are a big part of their lives with sheep, goats, a cat and two Golden Retrievers sharing their home.

Laura Strehlau purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Laura Strehlau chose Whidbey Island

With over six acres of forest and beach, we wanted to share our land with others who want a bucolic setting for a vacation. Our vacation rental has just been completed (spring 2010) and is landscaped and ready for more guests. The home is bright and airy though it is located in a stand of 2nd growth Douglas Firs and Western Red Cedars. It offers both the woodlands and the beach, making it an ideal vacation rental. The setting is extremely private and quiet for a retreat like atmosphere. Trail and stairs meander thru huge evergreen and fern filled forest to our secluded beach.

What makes this cabin unique

Beach walking, crabbing in season, salmon fishing and picnicking are just some of the many outdoor activities here. We have even been awakened by barking sea lions and viewed grey whales in the Harbor on occasion. Bald Eagles fly on currents and deer are regular visitors. Being close to Seattle and Everett, Whidbey Island is an ideal getaway for anyone looking for a tranquil weekend or longer vacation. Our village of Langley offers excellent restaurants, shopping, art and entertainment and is only six miles from our door.


based on 69 traveler reviews

Summer is here, crabbing season nears,, and lots of Beach Walks
average rating of 4.8985505 based on 69 reviews
Daphne, Al

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a wonderful stay here. The home is incredibly clean and the outdoor space is divine. Great home base to explore all parts of the island and very close to a great grocery store for picking up items. The home is so comfy and has so much of what you will need including a washer and dryer and even firewood for the fire pit. Walk to the beach is not for kids or elderly. If you plan to use this make sure to bring good hiking shoes. If the walk isn't for you, Double Bluff beach is about a 10 minute drive and fabulous! We will absolutely be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cabin. Couldn't have been happier! The kids loved Pele the dog and feeding the goats and sheep. We made the treck down to the beach and must mention that it is not for the faint of heart or for anyone who has a fear of heights:) the cabin is so quaint and nestled magically in the woods, it was like something from a fairy tale. Everything we were hoping for and more. What a fabulous trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a lovely little retreat

  • 5 of 5

This place was a wonderful little spot. The cabin had lots of sweet and thoughtful touches, bathrobes, artwork, fireplace, granola bars and bottles of water. They even had food bowls and towels, and a list of off leash walking areas for those who bring their dogs! We really felt that we were guests in their home. I haven't even mentioned the outside, which is absolutely delightful with little whimsical art pieces and specimen plants everywhere you look. It was both special and inspiring.

The house is very central to everything we wanted to do and close to the store, some good restaurants, etc. The path to the beach is an adventure, but it's a beautiful walk through the woods. We loved using the fire pit at night and listening to all the birds. It was all the things we enjoy about camping, without actually camping. Yay!!! Laura made sure we had everything we needed with restaurant recommendations, beach hike information, and other vital info.

My kids never wanted to leave, as my 4 year old said, "I want to stay at this holiday house forever, mama". Needless to say, we'll be back to this little gem.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Forest Setting

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed 3 nights in this sweet cabin set into the woods. The cabin was fresh and clean and cozy. We delighted in the woods with the whimsical decor set around every corner and I swear there were fairies flying about. Each time I walked my dog along the paths, I discovered some new little treasure I'd missed earlier. This is a perfect cottage for one or two people who enjoy a bit of solitude in a peaceful, safe setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil and magical property to get away and relax.

  • 5 of 5

Driving up and seeing the Heron's Nest property was a delight and staying there was a real treat! Wonderful artistic touches to the cabin and the lovely surrounding property. Very comfortable accommodations, great large outdoor seating areas, and a fun adventure down the path to the beautiful private beach. The cabin has a lot of light, high ceilings, and is well appointed. Dog friendly too. The hosts were responsive to our needs. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay, amongst the trees on a bluff. The accommodations were comfortable and worked well for the two of us and our dog. Definitely dog friendly. The beach access was steep but rewarding as we had the beach to ourselves. This a place we would come back to enjoy again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sea Tac Airport
Nearest Barpub
5.2 Miles
Freeland Cafe
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Clinton Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Useless Bay Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5.2 Miles
Highway 525
Nearest Restaurant
5.2 Miles
Jerry's, Gordons or Freeland Cafe
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Snoqualmie Pass
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Our private beach

There are horse and hiking trails within 4 miles of the property


Rates & Availability

Langley Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Apr 15 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.7%


Added persons $15.00/night
Holiday rates: $175.00/night
Pets ok w/charge
Cancellation policy: 15 days prior to scheduled arrival $100
48 hrs prior to scheduled arrival: 50% of booking total
24 hrs prior to scheduled arrival: no refund

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Langley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Trail/stairs to private secluded saltwater beach on the east side of Holmes Harbor facing west. Two flat screen TV's, washer & dryer, desk for writers, fully equipped kitchen with Port Merion dishes and beautiful Verde Fire granite counters.

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