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Nancy or George Roberts

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish, a bit of Shona and Africaans

Whidbey Island 1930's Cottage on 13 Acres

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Whidbey Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Nancy or George Roberts (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish, a bit of Shona and Africaans

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!


based on 17 traveler reviews

Whidbey Island 1930's Cottage on 13 Acres
average rating of 4.2941175 based on 17 reviews

Lovely artist home mid island with all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

The property was super cute! We loved relaxing in the yard and enjoyed the beautiful flowers. The artwork and the nice comfy master bed made the home super comfortable. They have everything needed inside the home to make it an enjoyable trip. Plus there is a cute store and a few country shops close by the house. Everything worked perfectly, internet, tv, cable and the hot tub, which was relaxing after spending some time at the beach. The quiet location made it a perfect getaway. Thank you for sharing the artwork with us, we really enjoyed our stay on the island!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway in quaint cottage

  • 4 of 5

The property was beautiful, with space. It was a great place for our dog to run. The cottage is cute and quaint. It is 1930's in many ways. Clawfoot tub, farmhouse sink, fireplace (gas). My wife and I loved it and the hottub as well, on the deck. My only warning would be if you don't like the quirkiness of a 1930's cottage, then don't go. It's something we liked, and it was perfect for our weekend away. Whidbey is a great with a nearby winery and dog park. A great place to relax. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Country cottage in Greenbank

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was as we expected, and was in a nice enough part of the island. Great dog walking trails at Greenbank Farm about a mile away. The cottage was cozy as others have stated and the kitchen, although very small, had everything we needed to cook a proper meal. The cubbards could use a good clean and throw-out of things no longer usable. Lots of art deco stuff in the kitchen which was cute enough, but 'sticky'. Bedroom was great...very large with a nice view out the back. The Lounge was small but just fine for a social glass of wine and a sit in front of the fireplace. The only weakness we found in the place was in the bathroom. The shower head is hanging from a bunji cord and overall this room needs an update and a clean. We had a scare one morning when the cleaners showed up unannounced. Guess there was a mix-up with dates, but we were NOT dressed when they arrived. Overall, I'd recommend the place if you're okay with quirky and need some space for your pups. It's a great dog-friendly place!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We had our housekeeper go through the entire kitchen cupboards and clean as per your request. We are sorry it did not completely meet your expectations and hope you will return sometime so we can. All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Wonderful, relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We spent 3 nights here. The house brought us back in time. The yard and bunnies, hot tub and stars, and day trips to farmers markets, trails, beaches, farms, and wine tours. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much...we are so happy when people love the place like we do...we do hope you will return some time so we can earn that last star! Please let us know how we can... All Good Things, Nancy
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Not what I expected

  • 1 of 5

I can not recommend this property. It was listed as a historic home, but we would just consider it OLD.

The good... Bed Large and comfortable, the TV worked, and they accommodate pets...that is it. In my husband's words- "this place is a disaster". We just bought a property near-by and needed to stay a couple of night as we completed Escrow. I was really hoping to have this be a home base as we remodel our new home. NO WAY!! Owners pleasant enough to deal with and were responsive when booking. I have NO IDEA where all of the positive ratings came from. Just hate to write a negative review, but I was mislead and would not want others to be.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry your expectations were not met. We are always available by phone to take care if anything not right, and cannot make it right if you don't communicate, as we cannot read minds. We feel the photos show the 1930 ' s feel of the cottage, and we, like many others, enjoy that it is not shiny new, which perhaps was an expectation you had? Again, we are guessing, and would love a call from you to make things right. Warmly, Nancy and George
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Cathy Eglin

  • 4 of 5

Loved the cottage. All our needs were met and we had a wonderful time. Very private and quiet. Our little dog loved chasing the Bunnies and exploring.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are glad you enjoyed the cottage as we do We do hope you visit us again. All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Meerkerk Rhododendren Gardens right next door, Loganberry festival, Choochokum Arts Festival, Ebey's Prairie


Rates & Availability

Greenbank Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $50

30.00 per pet is for entire stay, additional pet 30.00
extra person 15.00 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Whidbey Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
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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