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Whidbey Island 1930's Cottage on 13 Acres

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This inviting, one bedroom cottage is a 1930's gem. Located between Freeland and Coupeville on South Whidbey Island, the Artists Cottage offers privacy and unique blend of rustic elegance on 13 acres of fields, woods, and wetlands. Especially intended for longer stays, there's a well equipped kitchen, original art on the walls, and the delightful rooms boast color, texture, and warmth.

Inside there is an automatic gas fireplace, a claw-foot bath tub, while outside you can enjoy a hot tub on the back deck overlooking the wetlands and forest. The pond in the front yard is regularly visited by ducks, herons, and even deer. The beautiful Meerkerk Rhodedendron Gardens are a short walk away and the historic town of Coupeville and incredible Ebey's Prairie are a short drive to the North. More antiques and artwork can be found to the south in the village of Langley.

Keywords: Cottage on 13 Acres

More Details

Nancy or George Roberts
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Nancy or George Roberts

We raised our two boys on Whidbey Island for 18 years,while George taught school and Nancy ran a cafe. When we decided to expand our horizons, we realized we could not part with our cottage at Greenbank. It is such a special place. We added a larger bedroom, decks and hot tub, and visit as often as we can. It is a great pleasure reading the guest book, and sharing a favorite place on the planet with others.

Nancy or George Roberts purchased this cottage in 1991

Why Nancy or George Roberts chose Whidbey Island

We have owned this 1930's cottage for many years before we decided to turn it into a vacation rental. It is rare to have such privacy and 13 acres of woodlands, trees, wetlands, and meadows, all to oneself, with of course, the deer, rabbits, ducks, and birds that we share it with.

What makes this cottage unique

It is a fantasy come true... Private lush life surrounding a darling cottage, decorated with art from the Pacific Northwest simply nourishes the spirit! And a live animal planet channel right out the window!


Greenbank Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis


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Whidbey Island 1930's Cottage on 13 Acres
average rating of 4.3939395 based on 33 reviews

Great little eclectic cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed five nights in this little bungalow in what felt like the woods - but it was right off the highway (btw we were never bothered by the noise- could hardly hear it). We saw many deer, bunnies and even a snake. A swallow made its nest right above the kitchen window and was very active in the morning flying to and from the nest. This cabin was sweet and cozy. The artwork was great and felt local. We stayed at the hottest time of the year. We easily found fans and were able to stay cool at night. I imagine most days of the year are not in the 90's. My husband and daughter had just enough room in the home that it didn't feel like we were on top of each other. We loved visiting Langley and it was very easy access to the Clinton ferry. We had a great stay and would recommend to anyone who loves rustic, artsy and woodsy - this home is for you. Thanks so much for allowing us to stay there.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope you will return soon...Fall is our favorite time! All Good Things, Nancy and George
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exactly as advertised

  • 4 of 5

The artist cottage was exactly as advertised. Our stay was perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sara, thank you for your kind words. We hope you will visit again soon! All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Cottage Charm on south Whidbey Island

  • 4 of 5

My husband, yellow lab, and I enjoyed 3 nights at the Artist's Cottage. Although there was a little road noise, we thoroughly relaxed at this quirky little place. Loved sitting out in the expansive yards, watching for deer, cooking dinner on the barbeque, and allowing our dog to stretch his legs chasing his ball. He (the dog) almost refused to leave on our departure day! The cottage is small and old, but full of artwork, antiques, and charm. Coffee on the sunny deck in the mornings was a great way to start the day.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janice, Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate it when people point out exactly the things they liked, and didn't! All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Lovely stay at Artist Cottage

  • 5 of 5

As described & just perfect for my weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lori, Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope you will return soon. All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Great location & beautiful surroundings for a romantic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I recently stayed at the cottage for our anniversary. We loved the charm of the small cottage, and thoroughly enjoyed the unique and interesting artwork that hangs throughout. It was a welcome break from the usual "country kitsch" so many places have. We enjoyed sitting on the deck, watching and listening to the red-winged blackbirds and the swallows that swooped around the yard and the marshy area. We noticed that some reviewers commented about the noise from the road, but we hardly noticed it. Getting out of the driveway was a little tricky due to the curve of the road, but the location makes it easy to get to anywhere else on the southern part of the island. We absolutely loved our time there, and will definitely look into renting it again for our next visit on Whidbey Island!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cern, Thank you so much for all your kinds words!! I especially love it when my taste in art is reinforced by others appreciating it. There are so many undiscovered artists in the Northwest, and I support them every chance I get...We love this cottage and are glad you did too. It is , to us, a place for rejuvenation and relaxation...and art helps that as well...We hope you will visit us again... All Good Things, Nancy and George
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The artist's cottage was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! Private, wooded acreage with artsy cottage vibe. Lots of rustic charm, which is exactly what we were looking for. The hot tub was a bonus, but was not available for use the first day because it takes quite a while for it to heat up. Exceeded our expectations!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leah, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are sorry the hot tub wasn't ready. It usually is ..but the housekeeper cleaned it just before you arrived...and it does take a bit of time. We are so happy you enjoyed the cottage like we do. We hope you will return soon. All Good Things, Nancy
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Meerkerk Rhododendren Gardens right next door, Loganberry festival, Choochokum Arts Festival, Ebey's Prairie


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
cleaning fee $100

50.00 per pet is for entire stay, additional pet 50.00
extra person 30.00 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.