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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:
June 23, 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 4.357143 based on 28 reviews

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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A sweet place for our first family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cute, quirky cottage was the perfect place for our first official family vacation. It was really windy the night we arrived but the next day it cleared off and was absolutely beautiful! Our dog and two year loved running around the huge grassy yard and we enjoyed grilling out every night. The cottage was clean, well stocked with pots and pans and some extras in the kitchen, had an array of fun artwork and ceramics throughout, and the huge comfortable king sized bed slept all three of us (even when our toddler slept horizontally!). There was a little noise from the traffic but it's such a beautiful setting that you forget about it. It was a nice, laid back place and great for our family of three! We loved it and would definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Savannah, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy when people appreciate the cottage and its surroundings...We do hope you will return soon! All Good Things, Nancy and George
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The cottage was pleasent and homey

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a nice 1930's style with furniture to match. The bedroom was large with a large confortable King bed and TV. The land was pretty with the bog and trees around with the grass and flowers. It was a quite, relaxing stay for us. thanks

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, Thank you for your kinds words...we know how we all need to unplug and simply relax at times...we use the cottage for the same thing every year. We hope you will visit again! All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Stay awhile in an antique house

  • 4 of 5

This is a quirky little place that is like living in a museum. We spent hours congecturing about what additions were added when. Massive furniture pieces. A very old fashioned, one piece, metal form for the kitchen sink and countertops. Must be original from about the 1940's? The original claw foot tub. The floors sloped up and down. The front entry barely cleared my husband's head but all the bathroom mirrors were too tall for me to see my face. It was fun! The kitchen had all the normal pots and pans and dishes. We hunted for frogs in the pond. We listened to the birds singing and watched them arguing over territory. There is some traffic noise but the place feels very private. No neighbors to the front or the back or the sides. The back deck has a U shape around a seating area and the hot tub, which was a wonderful place for morning coffee or a meal. A quiet alcove except for the birds' chattering. An eclectic display of 'art' on every surface. Our favorite were the rock carvings tucked away in odd places all around the yard. Walked all around looking for them

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diana- Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and especially happy you noticed the Zimbabwean sculptures around the acreage...George is from Zimbabwe. We are happy you appreciated the things from the past as well as the comforts of a good bed and a hot tub. The frogs are waiting for your next visit! All Good Things, Nancy and George
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quaint, cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice stay here, enjoying the privacy and quiet. It's a great location for day-trips around the island, and we visited a lot of parks and forts during our stay.

The cottage is quirky, as many others have mentioned, but nothing that detracted from our stay. I'm 6'2", and i never bumped my head. it's mostly the front door, which is small even for small people, but if you just duck there, the rest is fine. The bedroom is beautiful and modern, with a very nice king-size bed.

We enjoyed walking around the property, and the outdoors. Looking at the stars from the hot-tub was also nice. We had to wait a day before the water was warm enough though, since it was the middle of winter, and the water was a bit greenish, but I'm sure they addressed that after our stay...

If you come in winter, you'll have to leave the gas fireplace on most of the time to keep it warm. But it was nice and cozy sitting by the fire.

Also, if below-freezing temperatures are expected, be sure to leave a faucet trickling a bit all the time so that the pipes don't freeze outside. We did not know this, and so the pipes froze and we had no water for the last two days of our stay. But Nancy and George were helpful over the phone.

If you're uptight and not prepared to deal with life, then maybe a 4-star hotel in some big city is more your thing. But if you're looking for a getaway, and are chill people, this is a great place. I would come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kinds words and thorough review Zac! We hope you will return soon! All Good Things, Nancy and George
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Funky unique cabin

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the artist cottage. Very unique, crooked little cabin with pretty much everything you could need. The hot tub was a nice treat! The kids spent countless hours picking blackberries. Fun vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leslie- I am so glad you had a great time with your family...and great that blackberries were ripe for picking! We hope you will return again soon! 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 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
cleaning fee $100

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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